Reminiscences of Thomas Reay

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      GB 133 Eng MS 1114
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      230 x 180 mm 1 volume (31 folios)  Medium: Paper Binding: half-bound in calf, buckram-covered boards. Condition: boards detached.

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Reminiscences of Thomas Reay of Liverpool, entitled Rambling Recollections of Men and Manners, and dedicated and presented to Joseph Mayer. The reminiscences are divided into two parts.

  • Folios 1-14: Reay's reminiscences of his friend Benjamin Buxton, prefaced by a letter from Reay to Mayer, dated 18 October 1832, in which he states: 'More by way of passtime [sic] than to shew any excellence in composition, more to please you than the least desire to satisfy a single vanity, I now send you... the first of my personal sketches - which I have written... in a great hurry.'
  • Folios 16-31: Reay's reminiscences of 'Scholasticus', prefaced by a second letter from Reay to Mayer, dated 7 July 1833, on folio 15v.

Related Material

Liverpool Record Office and Local History Service holds a scrapbook of one Thomas Reay, 1847-1862 (ref.: 920 MD 383).