File NLW MS 21724B. - Early mountaineering,

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NLW MS 21724B.


Early mountaineering,


  • 1869-1874 / (Creation)

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34 ff. Guarded and filed.

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Henry Sotheran Ltd.; London; Purchase; 1981

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Three letters, 1869-1874, to James Kenward, FSA ('Elfynydd'), writer and poet, from H. B. Biden of Nottingham and London. They describe in detail walks and climbs in Snowdonia, South Wales and the Lake District, and include notes and comments on flora, geology, local guides and lodgings, the death of [John Williams] ab Ithel, Llandanwg church, co. Merioneth, the effects on the landscape of industrial and other development, guidebooks to Wales, Kenward's For Cambria: themes in verse and prose (London, 1868), and Oriel: a study in Eighteen Hundred and Seventy (London, 1871), and Biden's own publishing problems.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21724B.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH.


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  • English



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