Parys Mountain (Wales)



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Composite volume of Henry Thomas Payne,

A composite volume which belonged to Archdeacon Henry Thomas Payne (1759-1832) containing the following printed works: (1) interleaved copy (title-page and preface wanting) of [A History of the island of Anglesey, ... to which are also added, memoirs of Owen Glendowr (London, 1775)], with some manuscript additions by Payne including 'Account of Parys Mountain, & the Copper Works in 1796'; (2) Evan Evans, Some specimens of the poetry of the antient Welsh bards, translated into English, with explanatory notes on the historical passages (London, [1764]), with the following manuscript note by Payne: 'This Copy was given to the Rev. Thomas Payne, late Rector of Llangattock in Brecknockshire, & Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral Church of Wells, by the author, who was then Curate of Llanvihangel Cilcornel [sic], in Monmouthshire - The Corrections are in the Authors own hand writing,' and also a printed list of '[Ad]denda et corrigenda' (insert); (3) George Richards, fellow of Oriel College, The Aboriginal Britons, a prize poem, ... second edition (Oxford, 1791); (4) [Alexander Geddes], Epistola macaronica ad fratrem ... (Londini: apud J. Johnson, 1790); (5) [Thomas Warton] Specimen of a history of Oxfordshire, second edition, corrected and enlarged (London, J. Nichols, etc., 1783); and (6) Robert [Clayton], bishop of Clogher, A Journal from Grand Cairo to Mount Sinai and back again. Translated from a manuscript ... (London, 1753). There is a brief list of contents in the autograph of Henry Thomas Payne.

Letters to John Lloyd of Wigfair,

Fifty-three holograph and autograph letters, notes, etc., addressed to John Lloyd at Garden Court, London, at Hafodunos near St. Asaph, at Wigfair near St. Asaph and elsewhere, 1772-1812.
They comprise letters, etc., from Sam[ue]l Gale, Brick Court, Temple, and York, 1798-1805 (3) (personal, news of acquaintances); Alex[ander] Galloway, High Holborn, London, 1812 (business matters); John Garnons, Rhiwgoch, 1780 (personal); R[ichar]d Garnons, Carnarvon, 1793 (business and legal matters); G[eorge] Gilpin, Somerset Place, [London], 1798-1804 (2) (notification of meetings of the Royal Society, medical advice); F. Gower, Chelmsford, 1772 (a transcript of a certain manuscript); E. W. Gray, The British Museum, 1798-1800 (2) (acknowledgement, on behalf of the trustees of the Museum, of receipt of a pig of lead found near Salop, personal); C. F. Greville, Carnarvon, 1789 (a journey to North Wales with places visited, and a proposed visit to Aberystwyth and Pembrokeshire, the collecting of specimens on Paris mountain); Rob[er]t F. Greville, The King's Mews and Oxford Street, [London], 1797-1805 (2) (a request for information regarding routes prior to a visit to North Wales, a Roman villa near Rhaiadr y Wenol, a discovery by recipient in the Hengwrt library, a report of an earthquake shock in the Vale of Clwyd, a fir tree with cones dug up in the lead mines on Halkin mountain, Flintshire, personal); Hu[gh] Dav[id] Griffith, Caer Rhun, [17]98 (a request for genealogical information to support a claim to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Trevor of Llanfyllin, deceased, reference to the pedigree of Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls in 1692, in the Heralds' Office); J. W. Griffith, Garn, [17]94 (a contest for ?the coronership in [Denbighshire]); T. Griffith, Rhual, 1794 (a dispute between Rob[er]t Roberts and Jonathan Armstrong concerning possession of a mine, the writer's opposition to a petition to Parliament 'for granting further powers in the damned inclosure Bill', which powers would enable part of the commons to be sold so that a poor house, a round house and an infirmary could be built); Sackville Gwynne, Glane Brane, 1787 (personal); A. H., [London], undated (medical); S[amuel Hallifax, bishop of] St. Asaph, Warsop, [Nottinghamshire], 1789 (a vacancy in [the benefice of] Llandegla); Major R [ ] Hamilton, Assistant Quarter Master General, Gloucester House, London, 1805 (a request for three copies of the monthly accounts rendered of expenses incurred in respect of wages, fuel, etc., at the beacon under the recipient's superintendance); Tho[ma]s Hanmer, Bettisfield Park, 1795-1796 (2) (disturbances in the neighbourhood of Denbigh and the threat of such incidents in the writer's own district (1795), a request for support with regard to the [parliamentary] representation of the county [of Flint] (1796)); T. B. Hatchett, Ellesmere, 1811 (personal, the writer's acquisition of the Nymphaea Stellata); Ja[mes] Hayes, Conway, 1784 (thanks for information re. the Dean of St. Asaph's cause, the interruption of law business by the election battles in Anglesey and the borough of Carnarvon, the acquittal of a clergyman tried for murder); Mr. Henry, King Street, [Manchester], [1802] (an invitation to dinner, personal); W[illia]m Herschel, Slough near Windsor, 1791-1796 (2) (personal, the dispatch of a telescope to Lloyd (1796)); [Sir] Rich[ar]d Hill, [M.P. for Shropshire], London, 1804 (the candidates for the mastership of Wem school [Shropshire]); J. Holmes, London, 1793 (the death of Mr. Smeaton [? John Smeaton, civil engineer] and the sale of his instruments); J. Holmes, Llysmeirchion, 1810 (a request for an opinion as to the value of a book described in [Joseph] Ames's Typographical Antiquities [London, 1749], under the article 'Faques' or 'Fawkes', as a psalter printed in 1504); S[amuel Horsley, bishop of] St. Asaph, 1803-[1805] (2) (personal, the refusal of the living of St. Martins by Mr. Tisdall); David Hughes, Jesus College [Oxford], [17]93-1794 (2) (the admission of Mr. Jones [to Jesus College] and a grant to him of a Meyrick Exhibition, a violent 'contest' in Denbigh); Edw[ar]d Hughes, Kinmel, [17]92 (the price of Sir T[homas] Dundas's polished glass plates); Edw[ar]d Hughes, Kinmel, 1811 (an appeal for support in dealing with poachers); Ph[illi]p Humberston, Chester, 1803 (genealogical queries); Mr. Hunter and other gentlemen of Shetland, Lerwick, 1791 (an invitation to dine); Dr. John Hunter, Leicester Fields [London], 1778 (the election of a physician to the Westminster General Dispensary); Rich[ar]d Jackson, Abergele, 1804 (the disappearance of birds into a well near [?Abergele]); [Robert Banks Jenkinson, baron] Hawkesbury, [later 2nd earl of Liverpool], Whitehall, [London], 1807 (acknowledging receipt of a loyal address to the King from the High Sheriff and Grand Jury of the county of Denbigh, expressing gratitude for his solicitude in preserving the security of the Protestant Church); Edw[ard] Jones, Soughton, 1780 (personal and legal); Edw[ard] Jones, Adelphi, [London], and Wepre Hall, 1787 (2) (financial matters, ?differences between recipient and his family); Herb[ert] Jones, Llynon, 1784 (the writer's decision to emigrate ?to America, a request for an introduction to Dr. Franklin); J[oh]n Jones, Denbigh, 1799 (thanks for important news, expectation of successes and of favourable news from Italy and Germany and from the fleets, comments on 'this horrid system of French tyranny', cases to be heard at Shrewsbury Assizes); John Jones, Kinmel, 1804 (2) (the erection of a beacon and but ?at St. George); Thomas Jones, Llantysilio, 1806 (a request for a recipe for walnut ketchup and for the titles of certain books); Ll. Kenyon, 1779-1782 (2) (returning a case with opinion, thanks for congratulations); and Edward King, Bedford Row, 1775 (personal, drawings of Elden Hole).