CARMARTHEN

[ Cholera outbreak in Victorian Wales: a poetry pamphlet in Welsh. ] Pryddest Ar Paul Yn Athen, Act. XVII; At Ba Un Yr Ychwanegwyd, Awdl Ar Ymweliad Y Geri Marwol A Chymru Yn 1849. Gan J. Rhys Morgan, (Lleurwg,) Aberafon.

Author: 
J. Rhys Morgan, (Lleurwg,) Aberafon [ Cholera epidemic in Wales ]
Publication details: 
Caerfyrddin [ Carmarthen ]: Argraffwyd Gan William Thomas, Yn Heol-Y-Bont. 1852.
£100.00

64pp., 12mo. Disbound pamphlet without wraps. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Two poems, the first on a biblical topic and the second on an outbreak of cholera. Three copies on COPAC: at the National Library of Wales, Cardiff, and the British Library. Now extremely scarce.

[ Samuel Heywood of the Inner Temple. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Saml. Heywood') to 'Mr. Strong', enquiring when 'Mr. Whitbread' would like him to make an appearance at 'the Election for Bedford'.

Author: 
Samuel Heywood (1753-1828) of the Inner Temple, Serjeant-at-Law and Chief Justice of the Carmarthen Circuit of Wales [ William Henry Whitbread (1795-1867), brewer; MP for Bedford 1818-1835 ]
Publication details: 
'Inner Temple [ London ] - Monday. 4 oClock'. No date [ 1818 or 1820?].
£35.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Addressed on second leaf of bifolium to 'Mr. Strong | Redcross Street | Cripplegate'. He would like to be informed 'by the bearer whether the Election for Bedford comes on on Wednesday & when Mr. Whitbread wishes me to be there - If we set out tomorrow I will thank you to mention the news that I may make my arrangements accordingly'. Whitbread was the son of the celebrated brewer Samuel Whitbread.

Seven Typed Letters Signed (all 'Megan Lloyd George') from Lady Megan Lloyd George, daughter of Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George, and Member of Parliament, to J. W. Robertson-Scott, editor of 'The Countryman'.

Author: 
Megan Lloyd George [Lady Megan Arfon Lloyd George] (1902-1966), daughter of Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
Publication details: 
Six from the House of Commons, Westminster, and the other from Brynawelon, Criccieth, North Wales. 1942 (2), 1943 (3), 1951 and 1957.
£160.00

Each of the seven letters is 1p., 12mo. All fair, on lightly-aged paper, and each with rust staining from paperclip in top left-hand corner of page. In the first letter she thanks him for his 'charming letter', giving her 'a warm welcome as your new colleage'. In the second letter she apologies for being unable to attend a meeting of 'the Design Panel', as she has 'a broadcast on Sunday, and the B.B.C. are clamouring to have the script on Friday'. In the third letter she thanks him for 'enclosing Proof of The Housewives' Ultimatum'.

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