Richard Polwhele notebooks

collection of manuscript notebooks

A collection of 17 notebooks bound in two groups and written by Richard Polwhele between the ages of 12 and 17 while attending Truro School.


  • Author: Polwhele, Richard, 1760-1838.
  • Title: Richard Polwhele notebooks : manuscript.
  • Production: Truro, Cornwall, England, 1772-1777.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 276

Acquired August 2022

The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree

printed text title page

  • Author: Blanch, N., author.
  • Title: The ax laid to the root of the corrupt tree, or, An essay on the hard case of the retail-traders, citizens, shopkeepers, &c. of the city of London : in regard to their trade, as at present invaded by hawkers and pedlars : humbly addressed to the gentlemen that may either be nominated, or offer themselves for candidates against the next general election for representatives in Parliament : with advice to the electors, and recommended to all others whom it may concern : shewing that the principal cause of the decrease of the legal trade of this city is more owing to our own faults therein / by a liveryman.
  • Edition: The second edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for the author; and sold by C. Corbett,, at Addison’s Head, over-against St. Dunstan’s Church in Fleet-Street, [1741?]

Catalog Record

646 741 B639

Acquired August 2021