Bound volume with 2 printed titles (A Poem on Leigh Park and Letters Addressed to William Garrett) and manuscript entries, 1819-1858

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Bound volume (former call number E K53P) regarding the Staunton seat in England: Leigh Park. Contains two titles: A Poem on Leigh Park, the seat of Sir George Thomas Staunton, bart. by James King (London: Whittaker, Treacher, 1829) and Letters Addressed to William Garrett, esq., relative to the state of Leigh House. (Havant, Hampshire, England: Havant Press, printed by H. Skelton, 1819). These twenty letters testify to the sound condition of Leigh House at the time when Garrett repossessed it from John Julius Angerstein. Staunton bought Leigh House in January 1820.

The volume was originally printed with 52 blank pages at the end. 33 pages of this section contain entries most likely written by George Thomas Staunton from 1819-1858 pertaining to events of personal interest, improvements at Leigh Park, purchases of real estate, employment of tenants and workers, national affairs, and a list of visitors to Leigh Park. Eight newspaper clippings are mounted on the fly-leaves. Two items relate to the election of 1832 (July 25 and Sept. 25, 1832) and the others refer to local matters.

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