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ADX/1243: The Malkin letter


Ref: ADX/1243

Reference: [GB 0212] ADX/1243
Title: The Malkin letter
Date(s): Original 1805; copy 2011
Level: Fonds
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content:
Colour photocopy of letter from Benjamin Heath Malkin.
Original 1805; copy 2011

[The depositor's note states: 'I recently acquired a copy of the first edition of Benjamin Heath Malkin's 'Scenery, Antiquities and Biography of South Wales', London, 1804. Loosely laid inside this copy is an autograph letter from the author (a close friend of William Blake) which touches upon his staying at Hafod, mentions the library and also that the Johnes's are not particular about the clothing worn by visitors. Unfortunately there is no accompanying envelope or other indication as to whom the letter is addressed other than that he was a gentleman and known to the Johnes's. The Hafod Arms is mentioned on several occasions as a place to rendezvous. The letter is sent from Hackney in the June of 1805.']
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