File PEF1/2. - Letter books,

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Letter books,


  • 1680, 1702. (Creation)

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2 vols (62 ff., 0 ff.) A small number of pages in Edward Lloyd's letter book are torn. PEF1/2/1 some pages torn

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A letter book of Edward Lloyd of Llanforda, 1680, containing copies of outgoing correspondence to family members, Sir John Trevor, Sir Robert Owen, John Gadbury, Sir William Williams, and other acqaintances in London and Shropshire, relating to financial, legal and estate matters, horticulture, political and religious disputes of the Stuart period, publishing, domestic arrangements and personal affairs; there are occasional remarks on the activities of his son, 'Neddy' [Edward Lhuyd]. The letters include several scathing responses to a scurrilous attack on the author 's character, involving a Betty Rawson and her associates, which resulted in the publication of a retaliatory pamphlet entitled 'The Westminster Jilt'. The file also contains the empty cover of a letter book of Sir Robert Owen, inscribed 1702 by his daughter, later owned by William Owen and Robert Godolphin Owen.

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Further correspondence and memoranda of Edward Lloyd are NLW, Sweeney Hall collection, A3-7.

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cover inscribed inside 'Elizabeth Owen', 1702.


Preferred citation: PEF1/2.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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