Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS15/4
TitleCompilation, made by Catherine Hutton, of published extracts of her letters written during tours to North Wales, and serialised in 'Monthly Magazine', 1796-1800
Extent1 vol.
Date[c 1800]
DescriptionThe volume has a title page in Catherine Hutton's hand, and on some pages she has added a header 'Letters from North Wales'. She has also made a very few amendments to the printed text. The letters relate to four separate tours which were made in Jul-Sep 1796; Oct 1797; Aug-Sep 1799; and Aug-Sep 1800.

The volume also includes a letter, dated 1816, from Catherine Hutton to Amelia [?Reynolds], who is possibly a relative. The letter has been cut down in order to fit into the volume; as a result, part of the address panel has been lost although the text of the letter is still intact. She writes hoping that Amelia will have 'recovered of the cold and pain' from which she had been suffering when Catherine last saw her. She also tells the recipient that a Mrs Massen has called her uncle 'the dirtiest wretch she ever saw' and goes on to give the address of their new lodgings - 2 Old Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square [London] - where they will be moving shortly, providing the character reference supplied by Mrs Massen 'does not prejudice our new landlady against us'
Access StatusOpen
Custodial HistoryFrom the evidence of signatures and bookplates, this volume has been in the hands of several individuals since it was compiled by Catherine Hutton. In addition to her signature, there are those of Samuel Hutton, 15 April 1820 and Tho[mas] Sumner 1865; and there is also a note, signed by John Sumner and dated 23 August 1923, to the effect that the writing in the volume is in Catherine Hutton's hand. There are also three bookplates: Ham Hill Library, dated in manuscript,1924; Percival F. Hinton, dated in manuscript, 1935, together with a manuscript note recording his sale of the volume in 1962 to E[ric] S. Q[uayle]; and of Eric S. Quayle, Greensleeves, Sutton
Coldfield [Warwickshire], 1962.


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