Letters addressed to the Countess of Ossory

 

Letters addressed to the Countess of Ossory

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Title: Letters addressed to the Countess of Ossory, from the year 1769 to 1797. By Horace Walpole, lord Orford. Now first printed from original mss. Edited, with notes, by the Rt. Hon. R. Vernon Smith.
  • Published: London, R. Bentley, 1848.

Catalog Record 

22 848

Acquired May 2019

Earl of Drumlanrig, signed letters to the Duchess of Queensbury

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A first-hand account of the Lisbon earthquake that struck on November 1st 1755 destroying 85% of buildings and killing upwards of 60,000.

  • Author: Drumlanrig, Charles Douglas, Earl of, 1726-1756.
  • Title: Earl of Drumlanrig, signed letters to the Duchess of Queensbury detailing an eyewitness account of the Lisbon earthquake, 1755 November 5 and 8 : manuscript.
  • Production: Lisbon, 1755 November 5 and 8

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 151

Acquired December 2018

Samuel Lambert’s journal of his travels on the Continent

Samuel Lambert's journal

Almost 300 pages of slightly sprawling but legible hand. Manuscript digest of Burke’s Peerage laid in at front, opposite a hand-written note stating: “Manuscript of Travels of my Uncle Major Gen. S. Lambert in 1816 and 17, given to me by my Uncle Morton, Augt. 18th 1881.”

  • Author: Lambert, Samuel, Major General.
  • Title: Samuel Lambert‘s journal of his travels on the Continent, between 1816 and 1817.

Catalog record 

LWL Mss Vol. 238

Acquired July 2018

George Townshend manuscript letter book

George Townshend manuscript. Detailed description below.

A manuscript letter book containing copies of incoming correspondence from George Beauchamp Proctor, Mr. Oldenshaw, Lancaster Framingham, the Duke of Richmond, Sir William Fordyce, Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, Mr. Lionel Smythe, Benjamin Stehelin, and others as well as Townshend’s outgoing letters to Mr. Stacpoole, the earliest dated 5 March 1785 and the last dated 22 June 1785. The subjects discussed with Thomas Beevan include a living in his posession that he did not confer on Beevan’s son, to Beevan’s great disappointment; issues regarding his regiment with Major Taylor; his appointment by the King to the Board of Land & Sea Offices to investigate the plans to secure the dock yards at Plymouth and Portsmouth; a court martial of 1785; the American loyalists (“I have given one fourth of my Lot to the unfortunate American Loyalists”; military patronage, concerns about his son Frederick, who was later declared insane for shooting his brother. Other matters include the difficulties in assembling an impartial jury and other parliamentary matters and references to the wishes of the King.

  • Author: Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807.
  • Title: George Townshend manuscript letter book entitled ‘1. Copies of letters from the 5th March 1785-‘ : manuscript.
  • Production: Norfolk, England, approximately 1785.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 245

Acquired March 2019

Letters relaying observations of Jamaica to Lord Cornbury

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Two letters signed pseudonymously ‘Salamander’ and ‘Montezuma’. The first, addressed to the Right Honourable Lord Cornbury, was sent with the second, a duplicate of a ‘love’ letter sent to Catherine Douglas, the Duchess of Queensberry.

  • Title: Letters relaying observations of Jamaica to Lord Cornbury and the Duchess of Queensbury, 1738 : manuscript.
  • Production: Jamaica, 1738.

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss File 150

Acquired November 2018

John Jackson ledgers relating to the naval administration

3 manuscript volumes

Three manuscript volumes comprising the correspondence and bills of John Jackson. His meticulously detailed correspondence and accounts reveal vast amounts about Maltese trade, the mechanics of privateering, and the opportunities for profiteering.

  • Author: Jackson, John.
  • Title: John Jackson ledgers relating to the naval administration, export, and privateering activities in Malta, 1807-1813.

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss Vol. 240

Acquired June 2018

Godissart de Cari’s Souvenirs de l’Angleterre

Cover of sketchbook

An album of twenty watercolors recording the 1826 journey to England by members of the French Delahaye family. Gaudissart, a family friend of the Delahaye clan, traveled with them from their home in Pierrefitte, near Saint-Denis, recording the sights they saw across The Channel.
With a 16-page letter dated 1826, written in French, addressed by L. Delahaye to her friend Alexandrine upon the Delahayes’ return from England. The letter recounts the family’s journey in great detail from start to finish, and includes several mentions of the (lively) participation of Gaudissart. Also included is a single leaf written ca. 1850 describing the genesis of the album and brief biographical sketch of Gaudissart de Cari.

  • Artist: Cari, Godissart de, -1848, artist.
  • Title: Godissart de Cari’s Souvenirs de l’Angleterre, with a letter from Madame Delahaye, 1826, 1850.

Catalog Record

LWL MSS 30

Acquired March 2019

Letter book describing a tour on the Continent in the summer of 1814

Letter book describing a tour. Detailed description below

A collection of copy letters from William Douglas. The letters to his father James Douglas record his thoughts and adventures in French society and whilst travelling across the country, into the Alps, Switzerland, and eventually to the Netherlands.

  • Author: Douglas, William.
  • Title: Letter book describing a tour on the Continent in the summer of 1814, 1814.

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss Vol. 239

Acquired July 2018

William Whitehead poem to the Duchess of Queensbury, 1777

manuscript letter

The manuscript poem is accompanied by a note written in the same hand, and in the third person, from Whitehead to Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon, the Duchess of Queensberry’s brother-in-law.

  • Author: Whitehead, William, 1715-1785.
  • Title: William Whitehead poem to the Duchess of Queensbury, 1777.

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss File 144

Acquired November 2018

Sir Christopher Musgrave receipts for personal goods

receipts

A collection of receipts and bills, in a variety of hands and mostly signed by the tradespeople, related to Sir Christopher Musgrave’s expenses during the years 1708-1718, with the bulk of the detailed receipts covering the years 1716-1718.

  • Author: Musgrave, Christopher, Sir, 1688-1736.
  • Title: Sir Christopher Musgrave receipts for personal goods and household expenses, 1708-1718 (bulk 1716-1718).

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss 31

Acquired November 2018