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Oswald : Letters to ministers and 'distinguished persons', 1742-67

Mary Berry, Journal, October 23 1821: 'Went on a visit to Sir John and Lady Oswald. Sir John had given me a collection of his grandfather's letters to Ministers and several distinguished persons of his day, since the years 1742 and 1767 [...] The reading of these letters, which make two large MS. books, occupied me very agreeably all the morning.'

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Berry      Manuscript: Letter


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