Document ReferencePl C 37/8
TitleLetter in French from P. Grandey, Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire to John Achard; 17 Oct. 1744
Date17 October 1744
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionWas concerned for Achard's health because of his long silence; has suffered in the past few days from an inflamed tooth and a bad fever; about three or four weeks ago Miss Savile [later Countess of Scarbrough] stayed with widow Thornhagh at Ollerton while the rest of them visited Mr [Patientius] Ward[e], who married one of Mr Thornhagh's sisters.

Describes Sir Rowland Winne's house, where they dined, and which is not yet completely built; many friends of Mr Thornhagh have come visiting; Sir George [Savile, 8th Baronet] has not mentioned going either to Oxford or London, and has been hunting; while seeing Mr Ward they visited one of his uncles who showed them a summer house from where 64 churches could be seen; describes the book he is reading, entitled 'Il Tempio Vaticano di Carlo Fontana'.
Termtourism, country houses
publications, books, 'Il Tempio Vaticano di Carlo Fontana'
social life
medical conditions, toothache
medical conditions, fever
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
NA35503Saunderson; Barbara Lumley- (-1797); Countess of Scarbrough; sister and heir of George Savile 8th baronet of Thornhill and Rufford; m 4th Earl of Scarbrough 1752-1797
NA40656Thornhagh; - (fl 1744); Mrs; widow of Ollertonfl 1744
NA40657Warde; Patientius (1717-1786); Mr; of Hooton Pagnell Doncaster brother in law of John Thornhagh Hewett1717-1786
NA12333Hewett; John Thornhagh (c.1721-1787); Mr; M.P.for Nottinghamshire 1747-74c.1721-1787
NA40658Winn; Rowland (c.1706-1765); 4th Baronet; of Nostell Yorkshirec.1706-1765
NA8508Savile; George (1726-1784); 8th Baronet; succ. 1743; M.P. Yorkshire 1758-17831726-1784
NA40650Grandey; P. (fl 1744-1753); Mrfl 1744-1753
NA1049Achard; John (-1770); tutor to 2nd Duke of Portland-1770
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