Title: Correspondence and recollections related to Charles Waterton, and two letters by him.
Classmark: BC MS Gen 10
Creator(s): Waterton, Charles (1782-1865)
Main language: English
Size and medium: 1 folder, manuscript, typescript, printed.
Comprises: a) "Letter to the Right Honorable Robert Peel, from the author of the Wanderings in South America" (the author of the Wanderings" = Charles Waterton), 15 pp., printed. Kept with it: MS letter, 3 ff., about Waterton, beginning "Reply to queries respecting Walton" and signed "JQW" (?); b) TS about Waterton and his family written by Sir Alan Moore (the son of Sir Norman Moore (1847-1922), a close friend and biographer of Waterton), 7 ff.; c) TSS about Waterton and his father-in-law Charles Edmonstone, 7 ff.; d) "Extracts from the note-books of Percy Fitzgerald (a boy at Stonyhurst from 1843-1849)" about Waterton (who was also educated at Stonyhurst College), 2 ff.; e) Correspondence: letters about Waterton from "Jacky" (with TS about Richard Hobson, the author of "Reminiscences of Charles Waterton", 3 ff.), J.Graham Cruickshank, C.Harold Wright, and Mother Mary Borgia (Monica Mary Waterton) to Philip and Helen Gosse, 1939-1942. And one letter from Charles Waterton, 1 f., addressed to "Sir", dated June 28th 1863; f) 2 issues of "The Stonyhurst Magazine", v. 10, no. 155, December 1907 (includes photograph of Charles Waterton on plate facing p. 432), and v. 16, no. 237 February, 1922 (includes, pp. 132-36, obituary of Thomas More Waterton, grandson of Charles Waterton), issue of "Timehri: the journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana", 3rd ser., v. 3 May, 1915 (includes, pp. 257-265, "Charles Waterton in Demerara" by James Rodway), and off-print "'Owd Till' (William Wilkinson), gamekeeper at Stonyhurst for sixty years: some random reminiscences" by F.J. Irwin, 12 p., 1921.
Charles Waterton, the naturalist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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