File NLW MS 12577C. - Fox hunting in Montgomeryshire,

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NLW MS 12577C.


Fox hunting in Montgomeryshire,


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Correspondence (nineteen letters) and notes, November-December 1840, relating to proposals for establishing fox hunting in co. Montgomery. The correspondence includes letters from J. Robinson Jones, Welshpool, to R[ichar]d Griffiths Parry, W[elsh] Pool (soliciting recipient's company at a meeting to be held at Welshpool, 9 November, to consider proposals relating to fox hunting in the county) (autograph), and [Edward Herbert, 7th earl of] Powis (enclosing a copy of the resolutions passed at the aforementioned meeting held 9 November, viz., that a subscription be 'set on foot in aid of the intended establishment of The Montgomeryshire Fox Hounds', that a committee be formed in connection therewith, that the committee should solicit the support of the earl of Powis and other landed proprietors in the county, that John Buckley Williams be appointed master of the fox hounds, that Tho[ma]s Bowen and Alfred Meredith be treasurer and secretary respectively, etc.) (holograph draft); a letter from John Vaughan, Crosswood, to J. Robinson Jones, Welsh Pool (an offer by the writer to lend his hounds to the gentlemen of the county for the remainder of the season) (holograph); a copy of a circular letter addressed by the aforesaid Alfred Meredith (as secretary), from Welch-Pool [to landed proprietors in the county] (informing recipients of the meeting held 9 November, soliciting subscriptions, requesting permission to draw recipients' coverts); and fifteen holograph letters, eight of which are addressed to Alfred Meredith, and the remainder of which were also, by inference, intended for him, from Fra[nci]s Allen, Pool, P. Devereux, Llanfair, Tho[ma]s Edgworth, Wrexham (on behalf of the Rev[eren]d N. Roberts, Cefn Park, near Wrexham), John Edmunds, Edderton, the Rev[erend] G[eorge] A[rthur] Evors, Newtown, J[ohn] R[alph] Ormsby Gore [aft. 1st baron Harlech], Porkington, the Rev[eren]d J[ohn] A[rthur] Herbert, Glan Hafren, Rob[ert] Lightbody, Pant, R[obert] M[aurice] Bonnor Maurice, Preston, Cirencester, W[illia]m Morris, Pentre pant, R[ichard] H[erbert] Mytton, The Derwin, J. M. Severne, Wallop Hall (2), Sir R[obert] W [illiames] Vaughan [2nd bart. of] Nannau, and J. B. Williames, Pennant (replies to the circular sent out by recipient). The notes, dated ?26 December 1840, are in the hand of the earl of Powis, and give the substance of a conversation between the writer and representatives of the hunt committee, concerning the drawing of coverts on the Powis estate.

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Formerly known as A. Stanley Davies 20.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12577C.

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