Scope and Content

Miscellaneous loose press cuttings and manuscript notes (some in the hand of Thomas and David Pennant), extracted from NLW MSS 12706-12714. The cuttings contain notes on the 'History of the sugar cane' (1832), and 'Northern herring fishing' (1827); news of an explosion at 'Mr. Eyton's Flint colliery' (1828), a meeting at Holywell in connection with a proposed petition against Catholic emancipation (1829), a suit, Sillitoe v Thomas, at Denbigh Great Sessions (1828), and the sale of an extra- illustrated copy (the Chiswell copy, consisting of eleven volumes quarto and one folio) of Thomas Pennant: A Tour in Wales, by Mr. Thorp, bookseller, of St. Martin's Lane [London], to an American buyer; obituary notices of the Reverend Thomas Maurice, assistant keeper of MSS at the British Museum (1824), and of Sir Thomas Mostyn [6th bart., of Mostyn, co. Flint] (1831); and a copy of a poem entitled 'Verses to Mr. Pennant on the writer's being apprized of his intention to make a visit into Cornwall'. The manuscript notes include 'A List of rare Plants observ'd in N. Wales nearly in the Order they were discover'd'; an 'Index to Walpole's Catalogue of Portraits at Woburn'; a list of ? portraits in various residences in England and Scotland, with a note at the top, in Thomas Pennant's hand, 'such as I have are marked thus X'; an 'Account of the Money mortified by George Heriot, Jeweller, to K. James VI, for founding his Hospital in Edinburgh'; copies of memorial inscriptions to Sion Trevor, Trevalyn, Dame Catherin, wife of Sir Richard Trevor of Trevalyn, Nicholas Pennant, Robert Pennant, Simon Yorke of Erthig, and his wife Dorothy, Elizabeth Yorke of Erthig, Sir John Williams, bart., of Bodelwyddan, and his wife, Dame Margaret, and Thomas Mostyn Edwards of Kilken Hall; notes on the Yarmouth herring fishery (1786); a rough pedigree of the Pennant family (sixteenth-eighteenth century); a list of the children of Mr. Lloyd [? the Reverend John Lloyd] of Caerwis (1794), with dates of birth; comments on [E.] Olafsen: Reise durch Island, 2 vols., 4°(Copenhagen and Leipsic, 1774); a copy of the inscription on Whitford school house; data relating to the births and deaths of various members of the Pennant family, 1637-1699; consolidated census statistics (houses and population), relating to the six counties of North Wales, with more detailed figures relating to specific parishes in co. Flint (1800), etc.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Pennant[-Feilding] 15.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 12720E.

Other Finding Aids

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

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