Item 2 - Letter from Thomas Colpitts to James Lambert(?)

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Add. MS b/74/6/2


Letter from Thomas Colpitts to James Lambert(?)


  • 30 Apr. 1793 (Creation)

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Streatlam Castle, (Co. Durham).—Sends a payment for rent, and asks how they should go about recovering the debt owed by McLellan.

(The word ‘apurpose’ has been underlined.)



Rev[eren]d Sir

Agreeable to your acco[un]t sent me p[er] Mr Farrer I now inclose you a Dr[a]ft on Smith and Co for the last half year rent due to Trinity College at Lady day last £108:11:2. which you will please to acknowledge the Rece[ip]t of as soon as convenient. which will oblige

R[everen]d Sir
Your very ob[edien]t hum[b]l[e] Serv[an]t
Thomas Colpitts

Streatlam Castle.
Apr: 30. 1793.

PS. I sent your L[ette]r {1} to Mr Maclellan by apurpose {2} Messenger, who deliver’d it into his own hands. He return’d no answer to me, and I am afraid none to your self; as you w[oul]d have acquainted me with it. Shall be obliged to you for your advice, respecting our proceedings, to recover the money according to Law.

[Docketed:] Colpitts—desires Instructions how to proceed on Pensions | Ap. 30. 1793 | Ansd M.L. May 2.


This letter, which was evidently removed by Aldis Wright from the College archives, was probably directed to James Lambert, senior bursar of Trinity from 1789 to 1801. The missing letters of words abbreviated by superscript letters or special marks have been supplied in square brackets.

{1} MS ‘Lre’ with a tittle above.

{2} Underlined in red pencil, probably by Aldis Wright. Cf. Trinity Muniments, Box 39, Gainford, Nos. 59-60.

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This description was created by A. C. Green in 2022.




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