File BOL 2/42, 739X8 - Bundle of letters from Elizabeth's Oxfordshire Friends.

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BOL 2/42, 739X8

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Bundle of letters from Elizabeth's Oxfordshire Friends.

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  • 1771-1785 (Creation)

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2/42i Mary Pocock [school friend], Whetstone, London and Petersham, summer fashions, the opera, description of dinner and ball at the Mansion House, assembly at Shooter's Hill, the Duke of Bridgewater's works near Manchester, trial of Duchess of Kingston [for bigamy], French tumblers at the Sadler's Wells, 1771-1776; letters from Mary's father William Pocock, to Revd James Reading with a price list of telescopes and other instruments, astronomical observations, trusteeship accounts, 1771-1784, and to Elizabeth Leathes about death of her uncle Philip Reading in America, 1779; letter from Mary Pocock [senior] to Elizabeth Leathes about deaths of husband and children, 1787 (16 papers).

2/42ii Elizabeth Grosvenor, Oxford: invitations to Oxford with details of concerts they could attend; news of family and friends (10 papers).

2/42iii Mrs Ann Goldwyer, Stockwell, 1774, later Mrs Ann Cuthbertson, Salisbury, congratulations on her second marriage, invites her to see Cathedral and festival, 1790, 1797; letter announcing her death, 1798. (4 papers)

2/42iv Mrs Susanna Holloway, Woodstock, Charlbury, local news, death of husband Benjamin, 1774-1800, letters from Vere Nicoll and Eliza Holloway after death of Mrs Holloway. [12 papers, and another undated letter used as wrapper

2/42v Miss Ann Loggin, later Mrs Man, with news of their families and friends, 1774-1808 (34 papers).

2/42vi Mary Medcalfe, later Mrs Horner of Oxfordshire, concerning play performed by Mr Mavor's scholars at Old Woodstock; mutiny of division of Lord Fauconberg's Regiment, the Yorkshire Volunteers; robbery at Blenheim; performance of 'She Stoops to Conquer' at Blenheim; proposals of marriage and marriage to Dr Horner of Lincoln College and other local news, 1783-1789 (3 bundles).

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