Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)KWH/B/18/527
TitleLetter from William Firth, Crostwick, Norfolk, to his son, George W. W. Firth, 'The Newarke', Leicester
Extent1 item
DescriptionHe has seen [his son's] 'criss cross row' letter sent to Mrs Scott and now accuses him of 'several Yankeeisms'; warns him that 'the school master is abroad' and refers to his use of 'horrid, jargonic words of 'progressing' 'eventuating', 'grade' and all the gipsy tribe of vulgar slang words which no Scholar will use'; will attend the Conservative dinner in Norwich though is not strong enough to make a speech much as he wishes so to do; other references to acquaintances
24 October 1836
Access StatusOpen


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