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.