NLW MS 21692C.
A small collection of papers relating to Thomas Pennant and David his son,
- 1787-1789 / (Creation)
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Thomas Pennant, naturalist, antiquary and traveller, was born on the Downing estate in Flintshire. He was educated at Wrexham and London before entering Queen's College, Oxford aged eighteen. Thomas developed a love of the natural world at school and began travelling whilst at Oxford; in the following years he travelled widely throughout Britain and Europe. The Outlines of the Globe was Thomas's most ambitious literary project. The work originally took up twenty-two volumes but only four of these were published - two by Pennant himself and two by his son, David.
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Sotheby's; London; Purchase; December 1980
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English, French, Latin.
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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21692C.
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
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