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O./13.17/No. 17 · Part · 25 Jan. 1819
Part of Manuscripts in Wren Class O

(At the foot is a note by Turner, dated 9 Feb., forwarding the letter to an unknown person, and on the back is a transcript by him of a postscript added by Sherwill on a loose bit of paper, the original of which is no longer present.)

Add. MS a/698 · File · 1895-1897
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Three photographs of the Cambridge University Drag club portraying groups on horseback with hounds. An Oct. 1895 photograph depicts the Master F. M. Freake, J. Brocklebank, C. E. Pease, A. D. H. [A. J. H. ?] Saw, Whips J. O. Murphy and H. B. Black, Hon. O. Bridgeman, J. V. Hermon, and L. Williams. There are two photographs from 1897: one of the Master and Whips, all from Trinity: Master the Earl of Ronaldshay [Lawrence Dundas] and Whips J. A. Crocker and H. S. McCorquodale, and another photograph of a large group, not identified individually.

There are two photographs of the Cambridgeshire Harriers, 1897: one photograph of the Master & Whips on horseback, with dogs: J. R. Aspinall (Trin: Hall), Whip; J. V. Hermon (Trin: Hall), Master, B. Hardy (Trin: Hall), Whip; and one photograph of the members on horseback with dogs, with three men and three women standing, not identified individually.

The other two photographs are of The Angels, Lent 1896, a group photograph of Lawrence Williams with W. H. Oakeley, F. E. C. Pilkington, O. J. Kuhn, Hon. W. James, all of Trinity, and E. H. Johnston, T. Simpson, G. O. G. Bramson, and C.R. Holmes of Trinity Hall. Each man is in a dinner jacket with a sash with an angel on the front. The second photograph is of a student room, probably belonging to Lawrence Williams, who lived at 27 Trinity Street while a student.

The photographs are accompanied by two labels from the versos of the frames of two [unidentified] photographs addressed to L. Williams from Messrs. Stearn, Photographers and Frame Makers, 72, Bridge Street, Cambridge.

All photographs are by Stearn or Stearn Bros., Cambridge.

Williams, Lawrence (1876-1958), Colonel
Add. MS a/659/30 · Item · 7 Dec. 1831
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Chessel House.—Asks him to make corrections to the verses inserted over his name in this year’s Keepsake.



Chessel house {1} Dec[embe]r 7th | 1831


I return you Mr Bayly’s letter, which I must own, is some excuse for the insertion in the Keepsake, {2} that I complain of, as you could hardly imagine that he would have acted without my authority—I only regret that you did not read the lines with some little attention, as you must then have seen that some alteration was necessary in them, as well as Mr Bayly’s, {3} to make any thing like sense of them—Perhaps you were of opinion, that I was privileged to write nonsense, a privilege that I do not lay any direct claim to—Tho’ I may sometimes use it, I do not with to abuse it so egregiously—

If you have any copies remaining on hand, I wish you would with a pen blot out repose & substitute regret in the 3d stanza or at least that you would give me half a dozen or three or four copies that I may alter, & give to my friends—I have already done so with some that I have met—

Mr Parkhouse {4} the bearer of this will bring them to me—As a contributor I have a claim to one copy, & as a contributor of nonsense, I have a double or treble claim—On Mr Bayly’s conduct, I shall make no comment—He is now at Boulogne—

I remain, Sir
Your very humble Serv[an]t

The lines were addressed to Lady A—


Dawson Turner has added at the top in pencil, ‘To C. Heath.’ The letters missing from words abbreviated by superscript letters have been supplied in square brackets.

{1} Lord Ashtown’s seat near Southampton, demolished in the 1920s.

{2} A literary annual, established by Heath in 1927. The 1832 edition contained verses by Ashtown ‘On being shown the tomb of a favourite dog’ (p. 73).

{3} Bayly had contributed to The Keepsake for 1829 and 1830, but no verses by him appear in the 1832 edition. Perhaps he submitted some and they were rejected.

{4} Probably George Parkhouse, who had married Ashtown’s niece in 1830.

Add. MS a/659/13 · Item · 16 Jan. 1820
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Norwich.—Agrees to subscribe to the Antiquities of Normandy.

(With a cutting and a tiny portion of another. The first contains a notice of Stone’s Norfolk Bridges (1810).)



My Dear Sir.

I have to beg Your pardon for not answering Your letter earlier at the same time I wish to inform You that I shall without hesitation become a subscriber to the Antiquities of Normandy having been so well satisfied with those of Norfolk.

I remain
Yours truly
Francis Stone

January 16. 1820.

To J. S. Cotman Esqr.


Mounted on a larger sheet (i.e. inserted into a space cut out for it), with a cutting and a tiny part of another pasted to the same sheet. The first cutting contains a notice of the publication of Stone’s The Norfolk Bridges (1831).