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Album of franks,

  • NLW MS 12136F.
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  • 1831-1840 /

An album compiled by Rees Goring Thomas, Llannonn, Llanelly, co. Carmarthen, in 1840, and containing mounted franks of letters of members of the House of Commons almost entirely of the period 1831-40. The writers include Henry Granville Fitzalan-Howard, aft. 14th duke of Norfolk, W. O. Stanley, Charles Hindley, Winthrop M. Praed, J. P. B. Chichester, H. W. Tancred, Fredk. Hodgson, W. H. Ludlow Bruges, John Hume Cust, viscount Alford, S. Crawley, C. J. F. Russell, R. Palmer, William Keppel Barrington, viscount Barrington, Jos[hua] Scholefield, Wm. Holmes, G. L. Fox, Wm. Turner, Wm. Feilden, J. S. Brownrigg, E. C. Lister, R. Pigot, P. Courtenay, Thos. Wood, Hy. Broadwood, F. Henry F. Berkeley, G. R. B. Pechell, P. W. S. Miles, Richard Plantagenet Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Grenville, aft. 3rd. marquess of Buckingham, Frederick William Hervey, aft. 1st marquess of Bristol, Eliot [T.] Yorke, H. Verney, C. Fitz Roy, Henry Petty- Fitzmaurice, aft. 3rd marquess of Lansdowne, Richard J. Eaton, R. G. Townley, Chas E. Law, Henry Goulburn, Thomas Spring Rice, 1st baron Monteagle of Brandon, W. E. Powell, G. Rice Trevor, D. Morris, J. Jones, Wm. Bulkeley Hughes, C. F. Berkeley, [Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton], E. J. Stanley, H. G. Boldero, [Lord] Arthur Lennox, Hugh Rose, John Fort, Edwd. Horseman, C. Lemon, H. A. Aglionby, R. Sanderson, Edward Granville Eliot, aft. 3rd earl of St. Germans, W. Williams, Edwd. Ellice, John Neeld, S. Irton, G. H. Cavendish, Geo. Crewe, F. Hunt, G. Grey, E. Strutt, Lewis Wm. Buck, M. E. N. Parker, R. Williams, H. C. Sturt, J. Yarde Buller, Anthony Ashley Cooper, aft. 7th earl of Shaftesbury, J. R. Reed, E. R. Rice, Arthur Hill Trevor, 3rd viscount Dungannon, J. T. Tyrell, T. W. Bramston, Charles G. Round, Edwd. Divett, Edwd. Kerrison, Tho. Duncombe, Library of Wales Wm. Follett, Stephen R. Glynne, Cuthbert Rippon, Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin, aft. 3rd earl of Dunraven, C. R. M. Talbot, Grantley F. Berkeley, J. Phillpotts, F. Tollemache, E. Barnard, C. B. Wall, Glynne E. Welby, C. Wood, Hen. C. Compton, J. Planta, ?R. B. P. Philipps, W. H. Scourfield, Robert Price, Ed. Foley, George John Frederick Sackville- West, viscount Cantelupe, E. B. Clive, Higford Burr, R. Alston, Philip Henry Stanhope, aft. 5th earl of Stanhope, James Walter Grimston, aft. 1st earl of Verulam, Abel Smith, W. Cowper, R. H. Hurst, Edw. Fellowes, Fred. Pollock, J. Peel, Fitz Roy Kelly, Wm. Geary, John P. Plumptree, W. T. Praed, Tho. Law Hodges, Rd. Godson, W. C. James, H. Rich, Stratford Canning, William Hutt, W. Wilberforce, H. Hardinge, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, aft. 14th earl of Derby, George Marton, Edw. B. Farnham, Charles Packe, S. Duckworth, Beaumont Hotham, 3rd baron Hotham, C. Greenaway, R. A. Christopher, G. Anson, Charles Anderson-Pelham, aft. 1st earl of Yarborough, G. J. Heathcote, H. Handley, Dudley Ryder, 1st earl of Harrowby and viscount Sandon, C. Cresswell, W. Crawford, J. Pattison, Edward Herbert, viscount Clive, Willm. Pinney, Jno. Stewart, John Brocklehurst, T. Grimsditch, Jno. Fector, John Round, Q. Dick, M. Philips, Ernest Bruce, Wm. Robt. Clayton, Fred Spencer, C. W. Williams Wynn, Thos. Wood, G. C. H. Somerset, J. Edwards, Granville George Leveson Gower, aft. 2nd earl Granville, Tho. Wilde, W. J. Blake, H. N. Burroughes, W. Bagge, Edmond Wodehouse, George James Finch-Hatton, aft. 11th earl of Winchilsea, Henry George Grey, aft. 3rd earl Grey, Charles Bennet, aft. 7th earl of Tankerville, Raikes Curry, Matt[hew] Bell, C. Blackett, H. Gally Knight, Lanc[elot] Rolleston, Arthur Richard Wellesley, marquess of Douro, Henry Pelham Fynes Pelham Clinton, aft. 5th duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, John Hobhouse, G. G. Harcourt, Donald Maclean, T. G. Brunhall Estcourt, R. H. Inglis, W. Erle, John Owen, R. M. Rolfe, C. J. Hector, Hesketh Fleetwood, W. Wilkins, G. R. Philips, Geo. Thos. Staunton, R. Townley Parker, T. Dundas, Alex. Speirs, Thos. Pemberton, E. B. Sugden, R. Bernal, John Fenton, Thomas Hobhouse, E. T. Troubridge, F. W. Trench, J. Parker, H. G. Ward, W. Ormsby Gore, R. Hill, William Harry Vane, 4th earl of Darlington, R. H. Clive, Adam Duncan-Haldane, aft. 2nd earl of Camperdown, Wm. Gore Langton, A. R. Dottin, R. Ingham, E. Buller, Henry John Chetwynd Talbot, aft. gist earl of Shrewsbury, Dan. W. Harvey, [Lord] J[ohn] Russell, W. T. Copeland, Ed. Barnes, John Henniker-Major, 2nd baron Henniker, Rt. Rushbrooke, J. Bailey, Charles Broke Vere, R. Alsager, C. C. Cavendish, G. Darby, E. H. A'Court, Robert Peel, John Martin, J. Heathcoat, C. Barry Baldwin, Wm. Blount, Henry Fitzroy, aft. 5th duke of Grafton, Henry John Temple, 3rd viscount Palmerston, Edward Adolphus Seymour Seymour, aft. 12th duke of Somerset, J. Ennis Vivian, W. S. Lascelles, J. Eardley Wilmot, J. Mordaunt, Willm. Collins, W. Stratford Dugdale, E. J. Shirley, W. G. Hayter, J. Milnes Gaskell, G. W. Hope, M. Attwood, George Augustus Frederick Child-Villiers, aft. 6th earl of Jersey, Paulet St. J. Mildmay, Walter Long, J. B. East, J. Ramsbottom, George Spencer-Churchill, aft. 6th duke of Marlborough, Henry J. Winnington, R. Smith, Geo. Rob. Smith, Wm. Duncombe, W. Wilshere, E. S. Cayley, Henry Broadley, W. Gordon, J. Duff, Al[exander] Bannerman, [Patrick] Jas. [Herbert Crichton-] Stuart, Hope Johnstone, George Sinclair, Ja[mes] Colquhoun, Matt. Sharpe, J. Campbell, W. D. Gillon, A. Leith Hay, ?F. Maule, James Wemyss, R. Macleod, Robert Wallace, R. Steuart, J. Oswald, R[obey]t Ferguson, Fred. Dundas, R. Cutlar Fergusson, P. Chalmers, A. Kinnaird, Archibald Primrose, lord Dalmeny, J. McTaggart, W. Howard, J. Blair, ?J. O'Neill, Willm. Curry, J. D. Jackson, John Young, J. Stock, S. R. Maxwell, E. Litton, F. B. Beamish, Wm. M. Somerville, aft. baron Meredyth, William Brabazon, aft. 11th earl of Meath, Daniel O'Connell, F. Shaw, R. Hutton, Thos. Knox, aft. 1st earl of Ranfurly, Thomas Martin, A. H. Lynch, Mervyn Archdall, M. J. O'Connell, N. Fitz Simon, H. Thomas, Nathaniel Clements, aft. 2nd earl of Leitrim, William Roche, R. Bateson, R. A. Ferguson, ? John H. Talbot, J. W. Fitz Patrick, [Dennis O'Connor] 'O'Connor Don', C. H. Coote, J. P. Somers, H. Corry, James Power, etc. Among the recipients of the letters are J. B. Jeffreys (Jeffries, Jeffenes), solicitor, Carmarthen, Geo. T. Thomas, Gelliwernen, Llanelly, John Biddulph, Llanelly, etc., Eben[eze]r Morris, [vicar of] Llanelly, etc., Rees Goring Thomas, Llanon, etc., John Jeffereys, Swansea, David Lewis, Stradey, Llanelly, H. R. Downman, Tin Works, Carmarthen, John Davies, Guildhall Square, Carmarthen, R. J. Nevill, Llangennech, and W. Harris, Swansea. English and Welsh, Scottish, and Irish members are separately grouped, and the franks are arranged within each of the three groups in alphabetical order of constituencies. The initials 'R. G. T.' are lettered in gold on the upper cover, and 'House of Commons, 1840' likewise on the spine.

Thomas, Rees Goring.

Autograph album,

An album of franks of letters and cut-away signatures, 1816-1837 and undated, of George Harry Grey, 5th earl of Stamford, Kenneth Alexander Howard, 1st earl of Effingham (2nd creation), Geo. Canning, prime minister, Felicia [Dorothea] Hemans, H[enry] Gastineau, water-colour painter, William Courtenay, 10th earl of Devon, George Harry Grey, 6th earl of Stamford, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington, Thomas Tynne, 2nd marquess of Bath, [Sir] J[ames] Mackintosh, philosopher, Henry FitzRoy, earl of Euston, aft. 5th duke of Grafton, Henry Conyngham, earl of Mount Charles and 1st marquess Conyngham, W[illiam Van Mildert], bishop of Durham, C. Greville, E[dward Copleston], bishop of Llandaff, G[eorge] H[enry Law], bishop of Bath and Wells, [Sir] Hugh Owen, I[lltid] Nicholl [of the Ham, Glamorgan], [Sir] Christ[ophe]r Cole, C[hristopher] R[ice] M[ansel] Talbot [of Margam, Glamorgan], R. Frankland, H[erbert Marsh], bishop of Peterborough, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd marquess of Lansdowne, H[enry Ryder], bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, Edward Harley, 5th earl of Oxford, W[illiam Howley ], archbishop of Canterbury, Wm. Cobbett, essayist, Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician, Richard Grosvenor, viscount Belgrave, aft. 2nd marquess of Westminster, W[illiam Carey], bishop of Exeter, Archibald Acheson, 2nd earl of Gosford, William Lowther, viscount Lowther, aft. 3rd earl of Lonsdale, Montagu Bertie, 5th earl of Abingdon, Henry Peyto Verney, 16th baron Willoughby de Broke, Sir Stapleton Cotton, 1st viscount Combermere, John Sommers Cocks, viscount Eastnor and 1st earl of Sommers, George Harry Grey, lord Grey of Groby, Henry Pelham Pelham-Clinton, 4th duke of Newcastle[-under-Lyne], Robert Edward King, viscount Lorton of Boyle, E[ dward Grey], bishop of Hereford, John Poulett, 5th earl Poulett, John Frederick Campbell, 1st earl Cawdor, Arthur James Plunkett, 8th earl of Fingall, John Crichton-Stuart, 2nd marquess of Bute, Frederick William Robert Stewart, viscount Castlereagh, aft. 4th marquess of Londonderry, John Charles Villiers, 3rd earl of Clarendon, R. W[illia]mes Vaughan [of Nannau], Dolgellu, G[eorge] Rice Trevor, aft. 4th baron Dynevor, Lord Will iam] Pitt Lennox, Edward Harbord, 3rd baron Suffield, George William Coventry, 8th earl of Coventry, Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways, 3rd earl of Ilchester, [Edward] Clive, aft. 2nd earl of Powis, Thomas Knox, 1st earl of Ranfurly, Henry Peter Brougham, 1st baron Brougham [and Vaux], Wm. Ewart, politician, [Sir] E[dward] H[yde] East, chief justice of Calcutta, J[ohn] E[velyn] Denison, 1st baron Ossington, H. W. Tancred, Jno. Wallace, J. Alexander, W. Mayhew, R. G. Townley, J. Barton, Wm. A. Williams, George Howard, viscount Morpeth, aft. 6th earl of Carlisle, Edw. Rogers, W. Egerton, J[ohn] H[enry] Vivian, Swansea, Edward Ellice [the elder], politician, J. Wedgwood, R. Grant, Jas. Knox, [Sir] John Owen [of Orielton ], Pembroke, L[ewis] W[eston] Dillwyn [of Penlle'r-gaer, Glamorgan], Sir William Knighton, etc., etc., together with a few engraved facsimiles of franks, letters, and autographs of Frederick Augustus, duke of York and Albany, H[enry] St. John, viscount Bolingbroke, Voltaire [Franqois Marie Arouet], Robert Harley, 1st earl of Oxford, Jonat[han] Swift, etc. Among the recipients of the franked letters are Mrs. G. Jenner, Bridge End, etc., Rowley Lascelles, Duffryn, Cardiff, etc., the Hon. Wm. Booth Grey, Duffryn, etc., Lady Louisa Grey, Duffryn, etc., Mrs. Taddy, Llantillio, Monmouth, etc., Miss Elinor Traherne, Coytrahen, Bridgend, etc., Mrs. Percy, Duffryn, the Rev. J. M. Traherne, Coedriglan, Cardiff, the Rev. W[illiam] Michell, Llantrissant, Cardiff, Robert F. Jenner, Wenvoe Castle, Cardiff, etc., the Rev. Chancellor [William Bruce] Knight, Margam, Miss Jane Traherne, Wenvoe Castle, Cardiff, etc., John S. Graves, Whitehall, Capt. H. Bloomfield, r ith Regt. [of Foot], Brecon, Lt.-Col. J. F. Love, 11th Regt., Cardiff, Richard Gardner, 11th Regt., Cardiff, Miss Hales, Wenvoe, Miss Morse, Bryn Garw, Bridgend, Llewellyn Treherne [sic], St. Hilary, Cowbridge, and Mrs. Hill, Llandaff House, Cardiff.

Correspondence,

A group of sixteen letter books of Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 1807-1813, 1825-1831, containing carbon copies of private and professional letters, the correspondents including his brothers Watkin Williams Wynn and Henry Watkin Williams Wynn, Robert Southey, Edward Herbert, 1st earl of Powis, Arthur Wellesley, 1st duke of Wellington, William Wyndham Grenville, baron Grenville, Sir Charles Grey, Lord Chief Justice of Bengal, Reginald Heber, bishop of Calcutta, and Daniel Corrie, bishop of Madras. Among the subjects of Welsh interest discussed are the parliamentary elections for Montgomeryshire and Flint, 1807, and the Montgomeryshire Local Militia.

Charles Watkin Williams Wynn.

Fox hunting in Montgomeryshire,

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.

Letters M-P

One of six volumes consisting of several hundred letters ranging in date from the late eighteenth century to about the middle of the nineteenth, and addressed mainly to Walter Davies, with some to his daughter Jane, to John Jenkins, and to John Vaughan, from numerous correspondents connected with various aspects of Welsh life and including: B. McMillan, William A. Madocks, Charles Maund, Charles Meyer, Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, William Augustus Miles, Joseph Morris, Richard Morris (Pentrefelin), Robert Lloyd Morris (Rhufoniawc), Lord George Murray (bishop of St. Davids), Richard Mytton, R. Newcome, Richard Newell, William Oakeley (Tanybwlch), Aneurin Owen, Anne Warburton Owen, David Owen (Dewi Wyn o Eifion), S. A. Owen (Bardd Meirion), John Owen (Fulham), William Owen [-Pughe], John Painter, J. Parker, John Parry (London), Edward Parry (Chester), Henry Parry (Holywell), Robert Parry (Robin Ddu Eryri), John Poole, Richard A. Poole, the Earl of Powis, J. Price (Bodleian Library), Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc), R. Mostyn Pryce, John William Prisiart (Plas y Brain), David Prothero, William Pugh (Brynllywarch), and Sir William Pulteney

Transcripts by Mary Richards, etc.

A composite volume, comprising five exercise books and numerous pieces mounted therein, largely in the hand of Mary Richards, Darowen. The contents include an appeal on behalf of the 'Welsh Metropolitan Church', 1841, together with a list of subscriptions, and a brief account by Mary Richards of the origin of the movement; a prospectus of Seren Gomer, 1813; a list of subscribers to a testimonial by the laity and clergy of the diocese of St Asaph to [Edward Herbert, 2nd] earl of Powis; a prospectus of [Y] Protestant, a Welsh fortnightly newspaper [1839]; letters from Ellis Edward, Penrhos to [ ], 1786 (the will of Thomas Owen, rector of Darowen), Eleazar William, Liverpool to R[ichard] R[ichards], Vicarage, Meifod, 1855 (the death of the recipient's brother Thomas), [ ] Brithdir to [Mary] Richards, 1838 (rejecting a Madam Bevan School) (incomplete), William Owen ('Ab Owen Glan Hafren') to T[homas] Richard[s], Berriew, 1824 (an invitation to a Bible Society meeting, 'englynion' to [John] Jenkins ['Ifor Ceri']), [John Jones] ('Myllin'), Llanfyllin to [David] Richards, rector of Llansilin, 1826 (a request for six copies of the Ieithiadur of Robert Dafydd [Nantglyn] for the newly-formed Welsh Society at Llanfyllin), William Williams ('Gwylym ab Iorwerth'), [Darowen] and Llanidloes, to Mair Richards, 1827-51 and undated (the writer's education by the recipient, poetry by the writer, Denbigh eisteddfod (1828), a proposed Welsh Society at Darowen, the receipt of a grammar), W. Toleman, watchmaker, Carnarvon to M[ary] Richard[s], 1826 (engraving on two silver cups for Llanbeblig Church), J. W. Prisiart, Plasybrain to Owain William, Bwlch, Pentraeth, 1825 (the writer's health, Welsh orthography) (incomplete), David Jones, minister [curate in charge], Cyffyliog [sic] to D[avid] Richards, Llansilin, 1817 (banns of marriage), Edward Richard, parish clerk ('clochydd'), Llansilin to Thomas Richards, Llangynyw, 1830 (a proposed memorial stone for David Richard), T. Beinion, Rayto(w)n to David Richard[s], Llansilin, 1824 (personal, the writer's studies), George Sibley, Can Office to T[homas] Richards, Llangynyw, undated (the return of a pony), and M[ary] R[ichards], Llangynyw to [ ] [London], 1857 [recte 1851] (personal, the death of Aneurin [Owen], a tea at Meifod, references to friends]; poetry in strict and free metres ('englynion', etc.) by 'Elidir', W[alter] D[avies] ['Gwallter Mechain'], William Williams ('Gwilym Cyfeiliog'), [Morris Jones] ('Meurig Idris'), Mrs Mytton ('A Welsh Translation of Mrs. Mytton's Cambrians Holyday'), Evan Evans ('[Ieuan] Glangeirionydd'), R. Llwyd (Mathrafal), [Robert Llwyd Morris] ('Rhufionawg') [sic], Dafydd Richard ('Dafydd Ionawr'), [Isaac Llwyd, Mold] 'Gwyddon' (see N1922E, 22), Thomas Edward (['Twm o'r] Nant'), R[obert] D[avies] (Nantglyn), Daniel Jones (Liverpool), [William Williams] ('Gwilim ab Iorwerth'), Evan Jones (Darowen), William Jones ('G[wilym] Cawrdaf'), Rowland Parry ('Ieuan Carndochan'), Aneurin Owain, [W. Williams] 'Gwilym Bryn Mair', Thomas Lewis, E. Lewis ('E. ab Dewi'), [David Jones] ('Ieuan Cadfan'), William Philip, David Ellis (Mowddwy), Hugh Jones ('Hugh Erfyl'), D[avid] R[ichards] ('Dewi Silin'), Harri Parry (Graig y Gath), etc., and anonymous poems; a list of bards at Conway Eisteddfod, 1861; triads, 'Adar llwch gwin', 'Y Pedair Camp ar hugain', 'Naw helwriaeth', etc., from a manuscript belonging to Simon Jones; medical recipes; calligraphic exercises; etc. Some of the transcripts are dated within the period 1856-61. Among the pieces mounted on the inside covers of the exercise books is A Card, Intended to be privately put into the hand of one that Swears, written (according to an accompanying note by Mary Richards) by the Reverend John Llwyd, vicar of Hindolveston, Norfolk, son of David Llwyd, Cymerau, Tal y Bont [Cardiganshire].