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? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816)

St Cast, 1758 c.1758

Ten pages of text. Ink on two sheets of paper, folded in half to give eight sides, together with two smaller, separate sheets. | 22.9 x 19.0 cm (folded size) | RCIN 732078.c

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J. Falkner, 'Eliott, George Augustus, first Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar (1717–1790)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004; online edition, Jan 2008.

  • ? John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816) (author)

  • Watermark: I V

    Mark, stamped: 866

    Condition: every page has three fold lines and the whole appears to have been tightly folded to 14.1 x 8.0 cm; worn and slightly torn along folds on back page

  • 22.9 x 19.0 cm (folded size)

  • Manuscript title:

    No title. [Unsigned letters, possibly by John Cleeve Pleydell, dated Plymouth Septr 17 1758, and Newport Sep: 22.d 1758, to an unknown recipient, giving details of the action at St Cast and the events before and after.]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: S.Cas 7-11 Sep. 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [top right, black pencil:] 10 [this number appears on subsequent recto pages]. (Verso) none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cas, S.t A drawn Map of the Bay of S.t Cas in Bretagne and the adjacent country relative to the Expedition under General Bligh in September 1758: inclosing another copy of D.o on thin paper and a copy of a Letter giving an account of the Expedition.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, Brittany, France (48°37'49"N 02°15'27"W)

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