File NLW MS 12757C. - Letters from Thomas Glynne Jones, Mostyn,

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NLW MS 12757C.


Letters from Thomas Glynne Jones, Mostyn,


  • 1843-1859 / (Creation)

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Eighteen holograph letters from Thomas Glynne Jones from Mostyn [co. Flint ], to Thomas Jones (in sixteen instances identified as the writer's nephew) in Chester, 1843-1859 (personal and family affairs, the writer's ? drapery and grocery business, his loss of custom owing to the operation of the ' truck system' (1843), his difficulty in obtaining payment for goods from workers in the area, including Mr. Mostyn's estate and colliery workers, owing to the fact that they were not receiving their wages regularly, comments and suggestions with regard to recipient's inclination to take Anglican orders, mention of help given by the writer and Mr. Richards to John Blackwell ['Alun'] to enable him to enter Jesus College, Oxford, a note on Blackwell's career, mention of [the Reverend Richard] Briscoe, vicar [of Whitford, co. Flint, 1839-1865], and his Pusseyite tendencies, the setting up of a Sunday school and meetings [by the Calvinistic Methodists] at Ffynon Groyw, two miles from Mostyn, in 1848, and subsequent efforts by the writer to collect funds for the purchase of land and the erection of a chapel, schoolhouse, etc., there, an exhortation to recipient to practise family worship in his home).

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Welsh, English.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Digital version available (July 2021)

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For Thomas Jones of Chester see also NLW MSS 12756C, 12774C.

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Formerly known as D. E. Jenkins 27.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12757C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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