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Note by Thomas Kerrich accompanying a copy of a MS by ‘Thomas Rowley’ [Thomas Chatterton]

A ‘careful copy of one of the ancient manuscripts, said to be by Thomas Rowley of Bristol which were bequeath'd by the late Dr Glynn to the British Museum: It was traced upon the original some years ago by T. Kerrich M.A. then Fellow of Magdalen College Cambridge, & was engraved by [Barak] Longmate for Mr Barrett’s History of Bristol’. A copy of a page from ‘Rowley's Heraldic Account of Bristol Artists and Writers’ [since established as Thomas Chatterton's forgery].

Letter from Lord Wellesley to unidentified

Private & Secret. Fort William - Has considered the objection against the proposed Commission of Brigadier General to Colonel Champagné, and announces that the execution of His Majesty's commands requires it; encloses a letter from Lord Clive on the subject of pay to the native troops on the coast [not present].

Wellesley, Richard Colley (1760-1842) Marquess Wellesley, governor-general of Bengal

Peter Paul Dobree: commonplace book

Commonplace book with verses (including "Gray's Elegy parodied by W. Benwell") and epigrams (from Porson and Mansel). At the front of the book is A New Common-Place Book, in which the plan recommended and practised by John Locke, Esq. is enlarged and improved, by a Gentleman of the University of Cambridge, Second Edition. Cambridge, 1777.

Dobree, Peter Paul (1782-1825) classical scholar

Siday Hawes: papers relating to the estate of Richard Porson

Letters, including drafts of letters, statements of account, an inventory, and Stamp Office receipts for legacy duties, many of them sent to, drafted by, or signed by Siday Hawes on behalf of his wife Elizabeth, Richard Porson's sister, with Stamp Office receipts for nephews Julius and Frederic Porson. Correspondents include James Parry, Samuel Sotheby of Leigh and Sotheby, George F. Tavel, Wilkie & Robinson, John Marshall, and John Hailstone, with a draft letter addressed to Dr. [Matthew?] Raine. Contains multiple references to the disposition of Porson's library, and sums paid by Trinity College Library, and auctioneers Leigh and Sotheby.

Hawes, Siday (1748-1827) brother-in-law of Richard Porson

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