File 862E. - Letters and papers of the Reverend Eliezer Williams,

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Letters and papers of the Reverend Eliezer Williams,

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  • [1778x1886]. (Creation)

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(I and ii). An interleaved copy in two volumes of The English Works of the late Rev. Eliezer Williams with a memoir of his life by his son St George Armstrong Williams (London, 1840), with corrections and annotations by the Reverend St George Armstrong Williams. (Iii). (A) Letters addressed to the Reverend Eliezer Williams (1754-1820), vicar of Lampeter (1805-20), from St G[eorge] Armstrong, Whitehaven, 1803 (personal finances, expectations of war, intends applying for a company in the Leitrim Militia), [Susan] Lady Blandford, undated (gift of books for addressee), Charles Bowdler, Lampeter, undated (invites Evans ('Ieuan Brydydd Hir'), Aberystwyth, 1778 (the publication of writer's sermons and the addressee's subscription, writer's distrust of Evan James, hopes addressee and Richard Thomas will transcribe 'the Damhegion from the Llyfr Coch' for him, Sir Watkin [Williams Wynn]'s generosity, intends 'to print the Adagia Britannica and the Triades with Mr Vaughan of Hengwrt's notes in two volumes', hopes addressee, Mr Rice Jones and Mr Richard Thomas will help to obtain subscribers (published in D. Silvan Evans (ed.) Gwaith y Parchedig Evan Evans (Caernarvon, 1876), pp. 243-4)), H. Flemyng, Dublin, 1817 (addressee's claims on the estate of the late Captain Armstrong's estate), John Stewart, 7th Earl of Galloway, 1792-6 (12), from Galloway House, London, Bath, etc. (addressee's work on the earl's pedigree to establish his claim to an English peerage) [the Earl was created Baron Stewart of Garlies in the Peerage of Great Britain, 6 June 1796], Andrew Stuart, London, 1790 (Lord Galloway's pedigree, reference to documents, etc.), Thomas Thomas, Aberporth, 1819 (the tenant of Lluest farm feared the rights of Lluest might be overlooked by the commissioners partitioning the common), G. Williams, Limehouse, 1793 (rearrangement of meeting with addressee because of writer's funeral engagements), [Reverend] Peter [Bailey] Williams (1763-1836), Llanrug, 1793 (family and personal news, prejudice against his father wearing off, sales of his father's edition of the Bible, approved of addressee's plan of establishing a school at Paddington) and 1805 (addressee's return journey to Lampeter, little Harry to be innoculated with cowpox because of the smallpox in the parish, comments on Dolgellau, antiquarian notes, inscriptions at Pant y Polion, Carmarthenshire and Llanwnnen and Llanddewibrefi, Cardiganshire, names and dates of various Welsh saints' festivals), a copy ?of the previous letter which has been altered and contains some additions, [ ], London, 1785 (news of Oxford acquaintances, writer had been a candidate for an office in the University but had been unsuccessful, writer's interest and that of Crowe had clashed and he had thus been unable to solicit the support of Crowe's friends, who would normally have supported him). (B) Miscellaneous letters and papers relating to the Reverend Eliezer Williams, including drafts or copies of letters from the Reverend Eliezer Williams to his mother from Galloway House, 1791 (a translation of a letter written in Welsh) (religious sentiments, his father's writings), to Charles [?Stewart, later Bishop of Quebec], c. 1812 (family news, enquiries concerning addressee's family), a letter written from Lampeter, 1817 to [ ] (writer's claims on Captain Armstrong's estate, describes his own circumstances since he had married Captain Armstrong's daughter and the help he had given Captain Armstrong and his family); original letters from [William Stuart], Bishop of St Davids, c. 1795, to [? Lord Galloway] (the present state of the diocese rendered it important, to the King as well as to the people, that the residence of the clergy should be more exemplary than hitherto, hopes Mr Williams's absence will not be protracted), T [ ], 1799, to the Earl of Galloway (requests the loan of Mr Williams's two pamphlets), the Reverend Eliezer Williams, Lampeter, 1814, to his brother the Reverend Peter Bailey Williams, Llanrug (writer's involvement in the controversy relating to Welsh orthography in Seren Gomer, desires David Thomas to look over the writer's ode, [Lampeter] illuminated for the return of the Cardiganshire Militia, writer's opinion of the peace), a newspaper cutting relating to a meeting held by the pupils of the late Reverend Eliezer Williams held at the Star Inn, Lampeter, 14 June 1822, in order to open a subscription to erect a monument to his memory, 'An Acrostic to the Memory of the late Mrs Armstrong, the wife of St George Armstrong, Esq., of Annaduff in the County of Leitrim, Ireland'. (C) Letters relating to The English Works of the Rev. Eliezer Williams to the Reverend St George Armstrong Williams from Charles Cradock, London, 1840-1(2) (details of the cost of binding and despatching the book and the receipt of a remittance from addressee), Jenkin Davies, Talybont, Brecon, 1841 (details relating to sales of the book and of subscribers who had died or moved, etc.), Mathilde Tobler, Glangwna, 1840 (gratitude upon the receipt of a gift of the book), a letter from Dr [Joseph] Bosworth, Etwell, 1843, to the Very Reverend Dean of Bangor [James Henry Cotton] (obliged to addressee for recommending The English Works of the Rev. Eliezer Williams, it had revived his desire to become acquainted with the Welsh language and literature, intends applying himself to the subject as soon as his present work was finished, requests addressee to take charge of his subscription of a sovereign, his high opinion of the work). (D) Miscellaneous letters and papers, including letters (2) from A[nne] A[rmstrong] Williams, Fron, near Caernarvon, 1840, to her son [St George Armstrong Williams] (family news) and to her husband, the Reverend St George Armstrong Williams, at the Belle Vue Hotel, Aberystwyth (family and local news), copies of a letter from Cyril Williams, Talcymmerau, 1844, to [Christopher Bethel] Bishop of Bangor, with the bishop's reply (support for the retention of a curate in the parishes of Llannor and Denio, Caernarvonshire), a letter from ? George W. Edmonds, Middlesborough, 1880, to his grandfather (personal), a bill, 29 September 1797, for the funeral of the daughter of the Reverend Mr Williams, proposals (draft) for publishing an English edition of Peter Williams's annotated Bible, a blank Schoolmaster's Certificate (printed), a printed copy of the rules of the Carnarvon Clothing Club (Cymdeithas Dilladu y Tlodion yn Nghaernarfon) in English and Welsh, copies (drafts) of the rules of the Pwllheli Clothing Club (Cymdeithas Dilladu y tlodion y' Mhwllheli) in English and Welsh, and of the Llannor Clothing Club, Cymdeithas i ddilladu y tlodion yn Llannor, in Welsh.

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Preferred citation: 862E.

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vtls005596085

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