GB 0210 MSHWWYNN
Henry Williams Wynn Papers,
- 1795-1856. (Creation)
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Sir Henry Watkin Williams Wynn was the youngest of the three sons of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th baronet, of Wynnstay, Denbighshire, by his wife Charlotte (née Grenville). Sir Henry was envoy extraordinary to the Elector of Saxony from 1803 to 1807, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Switzerland in 1822, Würtemberg in 1823, and Copenhagen from 1824 to 1853; he also travelled extensively in a private capacity in Europe, Asia and Africa.
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Mrs Stanley Leighton, granddaughter of Sir Henry Williams Wynn and Miss Rachel Leighton, great-granddaughter of Sir Henry Williams Wynn; Donation; 1918
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Correspondence, 1795-1856, consisting of several hundred letters to Henry Williams Wynn and his wife Hester mostly from family members, together with letters, 1818-1821, between Henry and Hester Williams Wynn and letters, 1803-1850, from Henry Williams Wynn to his brother Charles.
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Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 2789-2806.
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English, French, Latin, German.
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See Leighton, Stanley [Mrs] & Leighton, Rachel (eds): Correspondence of Charlotte Grenville, Lady Williams Wynn ... (London, 1920).
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Formerly known as Henry Williams Wynn 1-18.
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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This description was compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume I (Aberystwyth, 1943).