Letters to David Pennant, etc.,

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Eight holograph letters to David Pennant [son of Thomas Pennant], at Downing, from [the Reverend] T[homas] D[udley] Fosbroke, Walford, near Ross, 1823 (2) (personal, enquiring whether there was a plan of Tre'r caeri in Caernarvonshire amongst the papers of the late Mr. [Thomas] Pennant, the writer being in need of one for his encyclopaedia [? Encyclopedia of Antiquities . . . (London, 1825)], information concerning the Weston family, who held the earldom of Portland [1633-1688], support for the proposed encyclopaedia, thanks to recipient for his promise of a new sketch of Tre'r Caeri), G[eorge] P[erfect] Harding, Strand [London], 1812 (a visit by the writer to the Savoy Chapel, a brief description of some of the monuments there, including those of Sir Robert Douglas, Lady Dalhousie, and ? a countess of Nottingham, and of the brasses in memory of William Chatterby and Thomas Halsey, the raising of the floor of the Savoy Chapel in 1801, an intended visit to St. Stephen's Chapel, portraits copied by the writer during the previous summer, including those of Sir F[rancis] Bacon, Thomas, earl of Cleveland, and Queen Elizabeth (by [Nicholas] Hilliard), at Gorhambury, and of Algernon, earl of Northumberland ('a very fine picture by Vandyke'), and Lady Jersey at Cashiobury), [the Reverend] J[ohn] Jones, the Vicarage, Holywell, 1819 and undated (2) (unrest amongst the colliers, threats to use violence against Mr. Clarke and Mr. Storey, and to destroy the Bagillt coal works, the writer's orders to innkeepers not to provide the Bagillt colliers with beer, his belief that parish relief could not be provided, and that it was necessary to summon military aid), Messrs. Longman & Co., London, [18]18 ( a reply to recipient's enquiry concerning his father's Tour in Scotland), Henry Parry, undated (a reply to a query relating to the sheriffs of cos. Denbigh and Flint, sixteenth and first half seventeenth cent., giving occasional biographical detail), and N. Roberts, clerk of the peace [for co. Flint], Mold, 1823 (enclosing a copy of a letter the writer had received from the Rev[eren]d Whitehall Whitehall Davies, from Broughton, 1823, in which he tendered his resignation as chairman of the magistrates, owing to the state of his health); and a holograph letter from [the Reverend] R[obert] W[ynne] Eyton, Llangollen Vicarage, to ? Mr. or Mrs. Pennant, 1824 ( personal, requesting recipient's assistance in finding a person to be responsible for the cleanliness of [St. Winifred's] well at Holywell, money for the purpose having been given by Mrs. Coutts).


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Pennant[-Feilding] 12.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 12717C.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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