Document ReferencePl C 37/10
TitleLetter in French from P. Grandey, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire to John Achard; 17 Dec. 1744
Date17 December 1744
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionThanks him for the parcel; discusses Achard's view on a poem attributed to Voltaire and political news from at home and abroad; enquires after Achard's health in view of his recent cold and the time of year; Sir George [Savile, 8th Baronet] is talking of going to London after Christmas, but the newlyweds [Mr and Mrs John Thornhagh] have all they need for happiness at Shireoaks; reports that the Duchess of Norfolk arrived 'at the Mannor' on Friday; is amusing himself by reading letters from Mr Locke to Mr Molineux and 'Limborch' and his posthumous works; asks Achard's opinion on a poem in Latin called 'On Molly B-- wedding night', beginning 'Hic Jacet...'; is worried about his brother's and sister's silence; writes that it froze hard but did not last; Rev. Sutton lent them a French book called 'les Memoires Tures'.
Termliterature, Voltaire
literature, Locke
literature, poetry
publications, books, 'Les Memoire Tures'
medical conditions, cold
weather, ice
Related MaterialFurther correspondence from the writer to John Achard can be found in the Portland Collection in Nottingham University Library, reference Pw C.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA8508Savile; George (1726-1784); 8th Baronet; succ. 1743; M.P. Yorkshire 1758-17831726-1784
NA40652Hewett; Arabella Thornhagh (-1767); Mrs; daughter of Sir George Savile 7th Baronet; wife of John Thornhagh Hewett-1767
NA12333Hewett; John Thornhagh (c.1721-1787); Mr; M.P.for Nottinghamshire 1747-74c.1721-1787
NA40660Sutton; - (fl 1744); Rev.fl 1744
NA11853Howard; Mary (-1773); Duchess of Norfolk; née Blount; wife of 9th Duke of Norfolk-1773
NA40650Grandey; P. (fl 1744-1753); Mrfl 1744-1753
NA1049Achard; John (-1770); tutor to 2nd Duke of Portland-1770
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