Tudalen Hafan / Home Page

Archifdy Ceredigion Archives
Estate Records: Hafod Uchtryd Estate, Series F


Acc. 1301



Ref: H/F

TITLE: H/F
DATE: 1873 1875
SIZE: 13 files (bundles)
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: Series
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mostly correspondence between John Waddingham, Rawson and Best (his solicitors) and other parties, but also a variety of other papers: accounts, legal documents, miscellaneous notes and scribblings. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This field appears only when associated material can be identified. If two or more documents were found pinned or folded together, this is noted. Other cross-references are given whenever possible.

TITLE: H/F1
DATE: 1873-1875
SIZE: 43 items
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Miscellaneous correspondence between John Waddingham and other parties. This bundle was wrapped and labelled ‘Hafod Papers’. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F1/1
DATE: 5 December 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from F. Roberts of Aberystwyth to John Waddingham about legal representation. 

TITLE: H/F1/2
DATE: 12 March 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about chief rent on Nantrhys owed to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. Includes copy of a letter dated 4 March 1874 from Longueville Jones and Williams (solicitors) to Rawson and Best. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also H/E10/23.

TITLE: H/F1/3
DATE: 13 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from South Lisburne Silver Lead and Blende Mining Co. to John Waddingham about rent due to him on South Lisburne Mine. With John Waddingham’s draft reply. 

TITLE: H/F1/4
DATE: 4 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Seed Warehouses of Edinburgh to John Waddingham about larch seedlings. 

TITLE: H/F1/5
DATE: 12 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Upward of London to John Waddingham informing him of success in selling the Llwyngwiddil [Llwyngwyddil] Mine. 

TITLE: H/F1/6
DATE: 22 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from South Lisburne Silver Lead and Blende Mining Co. to John Waddingham enclosing a cheque for £25 for rent due (the cheque is not present). Mentions the new owner of Llwyngwiddil [Llwyngwyddil] Mine, one Richard Attenborough. 

TITLE: H/F1/7
DATE: 23 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Jones Atwood to John Waddingham junior, enquiring about the whereabouts of John Waddingham pater

TITLE: H/F1/8
DATE: 25 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Jones Atwood to John Waddingham about the imminent court hearing in Waddingham v. Mason case. 

TITLE: H/F1/9
DATE: 25 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Edward J. Jones to John Waddingham, giving his opinion on different circular saws and cost thereof. 

TITLE: H/F1/10
DATE: 26 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Jones Atwood to John Waddingham, about evidence needed for the Waddingham v. Mason case. 

TITLE: H/F1/11
DATE: 27 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Jones Atwood to John Waddingham about postponing the Waddingham v. Mason case, and travel arrangements if postponement cannot be arranged. 

TITLE: H/F1/12
DATE: 17 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item (3 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Jones, headmaster of the Ystrad Meurig School, to John Waddingham about the latter’s offer to buy Prignant Uchaf, and John Waddingham’s draft reply explaining that he wishes to buy Prignant to stop its tenants from encroaching on his estate. 

TITLE: H/F1/13
DATE: 17 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Davies to John Waddingham about a prospective tenant for Blaenmerin [Blaen Myherin] (he proposes his brother-in-law, Edward Morgan of Tyllwyd). 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/13 to H/F1/16 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/14
DATE: 24 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (copy) from John Waddingham to W. Davies about the terms of the proposed tenancy of Blaenmerin [Blaen Myherin]. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/13 to H/F1/16 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/15
DATE: 27 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Davies to John Waddingham, declining the offer of tenancy of Blaenmerin [Blaen Myherin] unless the rent is lowered. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/13 to H/F1/16 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/16
DATE: 6 April 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (draft) from John Waddingham to W. Davies, offering some concessions in the Blaenmerin [Blaen Myherin] tenancy terms. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/13 to H/F1/16 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/17
DATE: 1 April 1875.
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from R. J. Flowerdew of Hoghton Estates Office in Preston to John Waddingham about William Hughes, a woodman, who had been working at Hafod and offered his services to Hoghton Estates without telling his current employer. Flowerdew informs John Waddingham of this in order to warn him about Hughes’ integrity. John Waddingham’s draft reply is on the same sheet. 

TITLE: H/F1/18
DATE: 6 April 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from R. J. Flowerdew to John Waddingham with further developments in the Hughes case, and John Waddingham’s draft reply. 

TITLE: H/F1/19
DATE: 27 April 1875
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Lewis Pugh to John Waddingham about viewing documents held by John Waddingham pertaining to a case in which Pugh is involved, and John Waddingham’s draft reply. 

TITLE: H/F1/20
DATE: 5 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. Mitchell of Dologau to James Waddingham, about work being done (prior to sale of the mine) on a mine watercourse- he wants the work stopped because he suspects foul play. 

TITLE: H/F1/21
DATE: 6 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. Mitchell of Dologau to James Waddingham informing him of the course of action he means to take to stop the work on the watercourse. 

TITLE: H/F1/22
DATE: 14 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Robert Girdwood of Edinburgh Wool Sales to John Waddingham, about payments due to John Waddingham being temporarily withheld due to a pending court case involving Bodcoll. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/22 to H/F1/24 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/23
DATE: 2 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham’s draft reply to Girdwood.. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/22 to H/F1/24 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/24
DATE: 11 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Robert Girdwood’s reply and offer of an interim payment of £5. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/22 to H/F1/24 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/25
DATE: 25 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Lewis Pugh to John Waddingham, enclosing an extract from a conveyance of 1860 (J. K. Howard to Lewis Pugh) concerning mineral rights at Blaenmerin [Blaen Myherin]. 

TITLE: H/F1/26
DATE: 27 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from the Seed Warehouse in Edinburgh to John Waddingham about larch seedlings. 

TITLE: H/F1/27
DATE: 31 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. Mitchell of Dologau to John Waddingham about the house promised to him and not built, and about his building the house himself. Also John Waddingham’s draft reply, which deals with this matter and with Capt. Kemp’s leat and compensation to Mitchell. 

TITLE: H/F1/28
DATE: 1 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from the Seed Warehouse in Edinburgh to John Waddingham, concluding the missing larch seedlings matter.

TITLE: H/F1/29
DATE: 4 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. Mitchell of Dologau to John Waddingham, still unhappy about Capt. Kemp and his leat, and discussing the iron roof on the house he (Mitchell) had built. 

TITLE: H/F1/30
DATE: 7 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Sarah Humphreys of Aberystwyth (writing on behalf of Z[ophar?] Humphreys) to John Waddingham, asking for a cheque to settle a bill. 

TITLE: H/F1/31
DATE: 7 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from James Hodge of de Broke mine to John Waddingham, about repairs to the road between Gwarfelin and Dolwen Farm. 

TITLE: H/F1/32
DATE: 24 August 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from David Jones, inspector at the Office of Nuisances to John Waddingham about the unsatisfactory condition of some of the houses on the estate, namely Pen-yr-arch (alias Pen-bwlch Bodcoll) and Gwar-rhos. 

TITLE: H/F1/33
DATE: 9 September 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from James Szlumper, County Surveyor, to John Waddingham, about unauthorized improvements to a road near Pontrhydygroes Bridge, and John Waddingham’s draft reply promising to deal with the problem. 

TITLE: H/F1/34
DATE: 6 September 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Matthew Greene of the Great West Van Mining Co. to John Waddingham, promising to attend to John Waddingham’s account upon returning from North Wales. 

TITLE: H/F1/35
DATE: 24 December 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Agreement between John Waddingham and George Pell of the New Lisburne Mine about using the water from Bwlchgwallter brook at the mine, and building a leat through a tenant’s land to carry the water. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/36
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Another copy of H/F1/35, this one signed by George Pell.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/37
DATE: 13 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from George Pell to John Waddingham about the leat and requesting the signing and return of the agreement (H/F1/35), with John Waddingham’s draft reply.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/38
DATE: 29 April 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from John Waddingham to George Pell about the location of the proposed leat and John Waddingham’s meeting with Capt. Kemp to discuss the matter. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/39
DATE: 30 April 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. Mitchell to John Waddingham, complaining about the work on the leat being done without proper agreement from him, the tenant. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/40
DATE: 3 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham’s draft reply to J. Mitchell. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/41
DATE: 29 May 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best, instructing them to prepare an agreement about the water supply to George Pell’s mine. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/42
DATE: 1 June 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing draft agreement and asking for clarification of a number of points, and John Waddingham’s draft reply. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F1/35-H/F1/42 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F1/43
DATE: no date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Inscribed label for the present bundle

TITLE: H/F2
DATE: 1871; some copies made ca. 1871 of material from the 1860s.
SIZE: 61 items
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letters and documents: John Waddingham's correspondence with Rawson and Best and others concerning estate matters and mining and mineral rights in particular. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F2/1
DATE: 8 May 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about an alleged contract between Lady Willoughby de Broke and Sir E. Pearson prior to her selling the estate to John Waddingham.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/2 and H/F2/3 were enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/2
DATE: 8 May 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of Rawson and Best's letter to Messrs. Lindo (solicitors) who are making the claim detailed in H/F2/1 on behalf of Sir E. Pearson.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/1.

TITLE: H/F2/3
DATE: 8 May 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of Rawson and Best's letter, dated 8 May 1871, to John Jones of Oswestry, solicitor to Lady Willoughby de Broke, requesting copies of relevant documents, and (on the same sheet) copy of John Jones' letter, dated 6 May 1871, to Rawson and Best about Mr. Pearson’s claim.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/1.

TITLE: H/F2/4
DATE: 18 May 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a mix-up with a cheque for £7400, enclosing a copy of J. Jones' letter dated 17 May 1871 thanking Rawson and Best for correcting the error and saying that Messrs. Lindo have been told they would be held responsible for any confusion. As a result, Messrs. Lindo are now much more polite. 

TITLE: H/F2/5
DATE: 12 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Blue envelope addressed to John Waddingham.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Contained items H/F2/6- H/F2/9.

TITLE: H/F2/6
DATE: 11 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham on a number of matters: shooting on Mr. Dashwood's land; mining leases; the likelihood that Mr. Pugh, whose land adjoins Ty Gwyn and who had opened a very rich lead mine there, may seek to extend his boundaries at John Waddingham's expense, etc.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F2/5) with items H/F2/7- H/F2/9.

TITLE: H/F2/7
DATE: 12 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the de Broke/Dashwood dispute.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F2/5) with items H/F2/6, H/F2/8 and H/F2/9.

TITLE: H/F2/8
DATE: 13 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about the Dashwood dispute.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F2/5) with items H/F2/6, H/F2/7 and H/F2/9.

TITLE: H/F2/9
DATE: 17 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about leasing a mine to the East Hafod Mining Co.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F2/5) with items H/F2/6- H/F2/8.

TITLE: H/F2/10
DATE: 21 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about leasing a mine and the Dashwood/de Broke matter. 

TITLE: H/F2/11
DATE: 24 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham- more about leasing a mine, the Dashwood/de Broke matter and other subjects.

TITLE: H/F2/12
DATE: 27 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham reporting on the results of his visit to Oswestry to inspect deeds held by John Jones (of Longueville, Jones and Co.). 

TITLE: H/F2/13
DATE: 29 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, reporting further progress from Oswestry. 

TITLE: H/F2/14
DATE: 2 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about the documents Mr. Best had examined in Oswestry and the conclusions about mineral rights etc. drawn therefrom. 

TITLE: H/F2/15
DATE: 9 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Office of Woods and Forests alleging encroachment on Crown wastes, and about the mineral rights at Blaen Myherin, Nantrhys and Dyliw.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found bundled with H/F2/16 and H/F2/17

TITLE: H/F2/16
DATE: 2 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about (inter alia) Pantyffynnon. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found bundled with H/F2/15 and H/F2/17

TITLE: H/F2/17
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to unidentified letter. Fragmentary. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found bundled with H/F2/15 and H/F2/16

TITLE: H/F2/18
DATE: 11 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Longueville Jones and Williams (solicitors) of Oswestry to John James. 

TITLE: H/F2/19
DATE: 15 August 1871
SIZE: 1 f. with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (with envelope) from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, acknowledging receipt of Lord Lisburne's notice. 

TITLE: H/F2/20
DATE: 17 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the title to mines. 

TITLE: H/F2/21
DATE: 17 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham. More about the title to mines. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Copy of Thomas Pryce's declaration (H/F2/22) was enclosed with the present item..

TITLE: H/F2/22
DATE: 1871
SIZE: 1 item (4 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft statutory declaration of Thomas Pryce (mine captain) as to the Mines.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/21.

TITLE: H/F2/23
DATE: 18 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to Rawson and Best's letter of 17 August (H/F2/21). 

TITLE: H/F2/24
DATE: 21 August 1871
SIZE: 1 f. with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (with envelope) from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham: a progress report.

TITLE: H/F2/25
DATE: 22 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about John Waddingham's shooting rights over former Crown wastes in Gwnnws parish adjoining the Hafod Estate, and Lord Lisburne's right to interfere with John Waddingham's shooting there. 

TITLE: H/F2/26
DATE: 25 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the disputed mineral rights. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/27 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/27
DATE: 23 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of letter from Young Maples Teesdale Nelson and Co. to to Longueville Jones and Co. about mineral rights previously owned by William Chambers. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/26.

TITLE: H/F2/28
DATE: 28 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about mineral rights and Crown wastes. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/29 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/29
DATE: [1847]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of the heading and the table of reference of a map received from Longueville and Co., which was made in 1847 and which shows the Hafod wastes and states that the minerals under these were 'reserved by the Crown and leased to John Salmon Esq.'.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/28.

TITLE: H/F2/30
DATE: 29 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F2/28.

TITLE: H/F2/31
DATE: 29 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a number of matters (Crown claim, mineral rights, Mr. Dashwood, Richardson etc.) 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/32 and H/F2/33 were enclosed with the present item. H/F2/61 may be the draft of Waddingham’s reply.

TITLE: H/F2/32
DATE: 29 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy. Hafod Estate: list of detached lots received from Messrs. Longueville and Co. by Rawson and Best. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/33 and this item were enclosed with H/F2/31

TITLE: H/F2/33
DATE: 29 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Estate: Messrs. Rawson and Best's remarks on the list of detached lots received from Messrs. Longueville and Co.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/32 and this item were enclosed with H/F2/31.

TITLE: H/F2/34
DATE: 30 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Crown claim etc.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/35 was enclosed with the present item. H/F2/61 may be the draft of Waddingham’s reply.

TITLE: H/F2/35
DATE: [1871]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extract from the Schedule to the conveyance to Mr. Chambers, abstract no. 10 p. 22. Lists Rhos Fair and Llwyn Gwyddil. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/34.

TITLE: H/F2/36
DATE: 31 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham and John Waddingham's draft reply.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/37 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/37
DATE: 30 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of letter from Longueville and Co. to Rawson and Best about lands at Pantyffynnon and at Llangurig. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/36.

TITLE: H/F2/38
DATE: 5 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a number of matters mostly connected with the ongoing dispute. 

TITLE: H/F2/39
DATE: 6 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the draft agreement with Richardson and other matters. 

TITLE: H/F2/40
DATE: 18 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a codicil to John Waddingham's will and reporting Mr. Best's progress at Oswestry. John Waddingham's draft reply is on reverse. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/41 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/41
DATE: 15 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Thomas Richardson of Pendre, Devil's Bridge to Rawson and Best, saying that the terms of the draft agreement between himself and John Waddingham are unacceptable and he therefore will take steps to give up his tenancy.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/40.

TITLE: H/F2/42
DATE: 20 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Richardson matter. 

TITLE: H/F2/43
DATE: 22 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham- more about the Richardson matter. 

TITLE: H/F2/44
DATE: 23 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the impending Richardson sale, enclosing purchase agreements for signing (these are not present in this bundle). 

TITLE: H/F2/45
DATE: 23 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a map drawn in 1833 of the Estate, showing old enclosures at Nantrhys, Dyliw, Blaen Myherin, Dolwen and Ty Gwyn. 

TITLE: H/F2/46
DATE: 26 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham confirming Oswestry as location for completion of the sale. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/47 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/47
DATE: [25 September 1871]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of letter from John Jones of Oswestry to Rawson and Best, saying that Oswestry will 'do well enough' (presumably as a location for signing the sale agreement). The same sheet of paper also contains a copy of letter from Young Meaples and Co. to Rawson and Best about the Crown's claim on sheepwalks at Hafod, which claim was not admitted by William Chambers during his ownership of the Estate. Both letters dated 25 September 1871.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was enclosed with H/F2/46.

TITLE: H/F2/48
DATE: 26 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham finalizing arrangements for the completion of the sale. 

TITLE: H/F2/49
DATE: [21 September 1867]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Memorandum of an Agreement concerning Bodcoll, Blaenmerin [Blaen Myherin], Nantrhys, Dyliw and part of Nantsyddion. William Chambers to T. W. Richardson. 

TITLE: H/F2/50
DATE: 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Observations suggested by comparison of the plans on the conveyance from:
-the representatives of Col. Johnes to the Duke of Newcastle in 1835,
-the Duke of Newcastle to Mr. Hoghton in 1846
-Mr. Hoghton to William Chambers in 1857
with the present sale plan (i. e. 1871). 

TITLE: H/F2/51
DATE: [1 April 1868 and 19 March 1870]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Amended copy of Mr. Dashwood's Take Note. William Chambers to Maitland Dashwood. Dated 1 April 1868, amended 19 March 1870. Copy date unknown.

TITLE: H/F2/52
DATE: [11 November 1867]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Memorandum of an agreement between William Chambers and James and Matthew John Mitchell. This agreement is the precursor of the lease to Messrs. Mitchell. Copy date unknown.

TITLE: H/F2/53
DATE: 1871
SIZE: 1 item (17 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Lease of messuages, sheepwalks, farms and lands called Dolchenog, Bwlchwalter and Tyloge in the parishes of Gwnnws and Llanfihangel y Creuddyn. Term 21 years. William Chambers to Messrs. James Mitchell and Matthew John Mitchell. 1868. Copied 1871.

TITLE: H/F2/54
DATE: [14 July 1871]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extracts from the further instructions laid before Mr. Kemp by Messrs. Rawson and Best on 14 July 1871 and of his observation thereon. Copy date unknown.

TITLE: H/F2/55
DATE: [24 February 1871]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mid-Wales Railway Company: report of the directors to be submitted to the shareholders at the half-yearly meeting to be held on 24 February 1871.

TITLE: H/F2/56
DATE: [13 February 1863]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Memorandum for lease of New Farm [Gelmast]. William Chambers Esq. to Thomas Smith. Original document dated 13 February 1863. Copy date unknown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/57 and H/F2/58 were pinned to the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/57
DATE: [11 March 1863]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from William Dickson to Thomas Smith, agreeing to grant the lease on Ty Gwyn in addition to New Farm. Original document dated 11 March 1863. Copy date unknown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/56 and H/F2/58 were pinned to the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/58
DATE: [7 September 1863]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Thomas Smith to William Chambers, agreeing to terms of lease of Ty Gwyn. Original document dated 7 September 1863. Copy date unknown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/56 and H/F2/57 were pinned to the present item.

TITLE: H/F2/59
DATE: [6 August 1860]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Memorandum of the Agreement for Dolwen. Mr. James Adams. Pencil note: ‘Now Daniel Davies’. Original document dated 6 August 1860. Copy date unknown.

TITLE: H/F2/60
DATE: [1871]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extracts of the covenants entered into by the lessees of the mines. No date; prepared for Rawson and Best, probably ca. 1871.

TITLE: H/F2/61
DATE: [1871]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to Rawson and Best's 'letters of the 29th and 30th'. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F2/31 and H/F2/34 appear to be the letters being answered.



TITLE: H/F3
DATE: 1872-1879; predominantly 1876, 1877 and 1879
SIZE: 96 items
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the overall chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Papers relating to Attorney General v. Waddingham, also correspondence about John Waddingham's will, various property transactions and miscellaneous traders' and other letters. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F3/1
DATE: 14 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about business with a Mr. Howard (probably of the Office of Woods and Forests). 

TITLE: H/F3/2
DATE: 23 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about disputed banks and the Crown's claim, with John Waddingham's draft reply on reverse. 

TITLE: H/F3/3
DATE: 6 October 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Memorandum of an agreement to grant Mr. John Oliver Jones of Liverpool, merchant, a lease for 21 years on a property recently purchased in the Nanteos sale and located near Devil's Bridge (probably Smelting or part thereof). Unsigned; probably a copy.

TITLE: H/F3/4
DATE: 22 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope stamped 22 July 1873 and labelled 'Substance of declarations respecting no. 338' 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F3/5 and H/F3/6 were in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F3/5
DATE: 29 May 1874
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the impending case versus the Crown and about the witness statements regarding the antiquity or otherwise of the disputed banks, and pointing out that a professional surveyor ought to be employed to back up the witnesses' evidence.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/4) along with item H/F3/6.

TITLE: H/F3/6
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extracts from the declarations about the disputed banks near Cyrne and Dolgors by the following witnesses: Thomas Jones, William Williams, John Johnes, James Jones, Richard Hughes. No date.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/4) along with item H/F3/6.

TITLE: H/F3/7
DATE: 5 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Evan Evans, clerk to F. R. Roberts, to John Waddingham, enclosing extract from the tithe apportionment as to Nantsyddion. 

TITLE: H/F3/8
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope labelled 'Zophar Humphreys, Thomas Howell, Capt. W. Mitchell [recte Michell]and Hugh Jones' containing statements by the above or drafts thereof, as well as correspondence about the evidence in the boundary case versus the Crown. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F3/9 to H/F3/15 were in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F3/9
DATE: 23 July 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Signed statement made by Zophar Humphreys, engineer and surveyor, about the disputed banks which he had inspected personally in John Waddingham's company only days previously. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/10 to H/F3/15.

TITLE: H/F3/10
DATE: 12 December 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Statement about the banks and previous mining activity in the disputed area, unsigned but made by a miner at Cwmystwyth who had been employed by Absalom Francis. Based on the list of names on the envelope (H/F3/8), this would presumably be Capt. Mitchell. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/9 and H/F3/11 to H/F3/15.

TITLE: H/F3/11
DATE: 6 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Notes taken by John Waddingham in preparation for a declaration to be made by Thomas Howell (aged 77) of Ty Gwyn, Hafod Estate. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/9, H/F3/10 and H/F3/12 to H/F3/15.

TITLE: H/F3/12
DATE: 28 January 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham returning various documents and reporting on progress in the case. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/9 to H/F3/11 and H/F3/13 to H/F3/15.

TITLE: H/F3/13
DATE: 15 February 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging the latter's letter enclosing the sketches of 5 affidavits, and Rawson and Best's comments on these and on the case in general. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/9 to H/F3/12, H/F3/14 and H/F3/15.

TITLE: H/F3/14
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft of Zophar Humphreys' affidavit in John Waddingham's hand. No date.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/9 (this is the finished affidavit of Mr. Humphreys) to H/F3/13 and item H/F3/15.


TITLE: H/F3/15
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft of Hugh Jones' affidavit in John Waddingham's hand. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/8) along with items H/F3/9 to H/F3/14.

TITLE: H/F3/16
DATE: 27 January 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: letter from Bell Broderick and Co. solicitors (London) to Rawson and Best about the Attorney General v. Waddingham case. 

TITLE: H/F3/17
DATE: 10 April 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about details of affidavits to be presented, and John Waddingham's draft reply dated 18 April 1876. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F3/96 for next letter in the sequence.

TITLE: H/F3/18
DATE: 13 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Mr. Szlumper's affidavit and measurements of the disputed lands. 

TITLE: H/F3/19
DATE: 26 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to T. James Waddingham, postmarked 26 October 1876, containing 3 documents.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F3/20 to H/F3/22 were in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F3/20
DATE: 20 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Attorney General v. Waddingham: instructions as to the mode in which the accompanying affidavit of Evan Evans should be sworn. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/19) along with items H/F3/21 and H/F3/22.

TITLE: H/F3/21
DATE: 24 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: On Hafod notepaper, a note in John Waddingham's hand beg. 'Evan Evans says…' - notes for his affidavit. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/19) along with items H/F3/20 and H/F3/22.

TITLE: H/F3/22
DATE: 27 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Affidavit (with annotations and corrections but unsigned) of Evan Evans of Eithin Llwydion about the banks at Bodcoll and Prignant disputed by the Crown in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/19) along with items H/F3/20 and H/F3/21.

TITLE: H/F3/23
DATE: 3 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Rheidol Cottage, and more on the Crown claim case. 

TITLE: H/F3/24
DATE: 2 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Rheidol Cottage and the notice to be served on its tenant, John Oliver. 

TITLE: H/F3/25
DATE: 2 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Ysbyty Chapel and Smelting. 

TITLE: H/F3/26
DATE: 23 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope postmarked 23 December 1876 labelled 'Smelting papers' containing correspondence and plans relating to that property. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F3/27 to H/F3/39 were in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F3/27
DATE: 23 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting and the information and plans sent to Rawson and Best by Bridges and Co. solicitors to Mr. Balcombe the owner, and enclosing items H/F3/28-H/F3/30. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/28 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/28
DATE: 16 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to Messrs. Bridges and Co. asking for particulars of tenancies at Smelting. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 and H/F3/29 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/29
DATE: 23 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to Bridges and Co. commenting on the material received from them and requesting further information on the tenants and abstracts of their leases. The tenants are: Oliver Jones- the Public House; Mr. Edwards- the Factory; Elizabeth Davies- Nanteos Cottage. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27, H/F3/28 and H/F3/30 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/30
DATE: 27 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bridges and Co. to Rawson and Best about the draft contract for Smelting.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/29 and H/F3/31 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/31
DATE: 8 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bridges and Co. to Rawson and Best enclosing the Smelting contract to be signed by John Waddingham and mentioning the 1873 valuation (see H/F3/32). 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/30 and H/F3/32 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/32
DATE: [22 November 1873]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Survey of the land at Smelting done for Mr. Balcombe by George Jones and Son, architects and surveyors of Aberystwyth. Survey dated 22 November 1873. Copy date unknown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/31 and H/F3/33 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/33
DATE: 19 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the new lease for Messrs. Pullar, and about Smelting. John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 22 February 1877 on reverse. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/32 and H/F3/34 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/34
DATE: [13 May 1873]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extract from the first schedule of an indenture dated 13 May 1873 between William Powell and George Powell, mentioning Smelting, the factory on it, and Nanteos Cottage. Extract date unknown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/33 and H/F3/35 to H/F3/39. Originally enclosed with item H/F3/41.

TITLE: H/F3/35
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extract from sale particulars of Smelting cottage and factory and a field nearby detailing acreage and tenants and stating that Nanteos Cottage was not included in the conveyance to Balcombe. No date.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/34 and H/F3/36 to H/F3/39. Originally enclosed with item H/F3/41.

TITLE: H/F3/36
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Notes in John Waddingham's hand about Tynrhos homestead and its component parts, identified by tithe map numbers (in reference to the map he mentions in the note, viz. 'Date of Map-1845'; see also H/F3/37)
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/35 and H/F3/37 to H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/37
DATE: February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Map (pencil, very basic) on tracing paper, with tithe map numbers and note: 'Copied from Parish map […] Feb. 1877'. Referred to in item H/F3/36. Outsize.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/36, H/F3/38 and H/F3/39.

TITLE: H/F3/38
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: linen
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Linen map of Smelting and surroundings. Outsize.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/37 and H/F3/39. 

TITLE: H/F3/39
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Notes in John Waddingham's hand on discrepancies between the tithe map and the tracing. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/26) along with items H/F3/27 to H/F3/38.

TITLE: H/F3/40
DATE: 1 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Affidavit of Hugh Jones as to deaths and incapacity of witnesses examined de bene esse. Attorney General v. Waddingham in the High Court of Justice, Exchequer division. Copy date unknown.

TITLE: H/F3/41
DATE: 12 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the difficulty in identifying Smelting property with the description in the title deeds and enclosing two documents. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F3/34 and H/F3/35 were enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F3/42
DATE: 14 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting and its correct acreage.

TITLE: H/F3/43
DATE: 27 April 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Devil's Bridge and the Falls, and a lease Mr. Balcombe allegedly had on the property. 

TITLE: H/F3/44
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (2 sheets, loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best detailing amendments to his will. No date.

TITLE: H/F3/45
DATE: 21 March 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the alterations to his will. John Waddingham's pencil notes on reverse. 

TITLE: H/F3/46
DATE: 12 April 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the provisions of John Waddingham's draft will. 

TITLE: H/F3/47
DATE: 18 April 1877
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham- more about the will. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F3/48 for draft reply.

TITLE: H/F3/48
DATE: 21 April 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F3/47. 

TITLE: H/F3/49
DATE: 25 April 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a draft of the altered will (not present) and dealing with specific points thereof. John Waddingham's pencil notes on the same sheet. 

TITLE: H/F3/50
DATE: 5 May 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the will. 

TITLE: H/F3/51
DATE: 19 May 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the middle portion of the will and matters arising therefrom. 

TITLE: H/F3/52
DATE: 21 May 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Rheidol Cottage and its lease. 

TITLE: H/F3/53
DATE: 18 July 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about an application by the Office of Woods and Forests to use some of the depositions by the witnesses who were 'examined de bene esse at the Devil's Bridge'. Rawson and Best advise John Waddingham not to oppose the application. Copy of letter dated 17 July 1877 from Bell Broderick and Co. to Rawson and Best requesting the information is enclosed on the same sheet. 

TITLE: H/F3/54
DATE: 22 October 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Order for wood to be sawn into planks. From Messrs. Barker and Co. 

TITLE: H/F3/55
DATE: 1 November 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Mr. Dashwood's Take Note and about mineral rights under the land purchased from Lord Lisburne (Logelas etc.). 

TITLE: H/F3/56
DATE: 6 June 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about his proposed settlement with the Crown and the amount of the Crown's disbursements. John Waddingham's draft reply is on the same sheet. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F3/57 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F3/57
DATE: 5 June 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Two copies of letters on same sheet, both dated 5 June 1879. 
- from Bell Broderick and Co. to Rawson and Best about costs in Attorney General v. Waddingham.
- from J. W. Gorst of the Office of Woods and Forests to Bell Broderick and Co. with an estimate of costs. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F3/56.

TITLE: H/F3/58
DATE: 25 April 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing the impending case (Attorney General v. Waddingham).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F3/59 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F3/59
DATE: 23 April 1879 and 24 April 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of 2 letters on same sheet. 
- from J. W. Gorst of the Office of Woods and Forests to Bell Broderick and Co. (who are Rawson and Best's agents) re costs. 23 April 1879.
- Bell Broderick and Co's reply. 24 April 1879.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F3/58.

TITLE: H/F3/60
DATE: 25 April 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from T. F. Evans to John Waddingham requesting names and addresses of the lessees of the minerals on Ty Gwyn and Bodcoll mines. 

TITLE: H/F3/61
DATE: 19 April 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Macfarlane of Macfarlane Castings in Glasgow to John Waddingham requesting payment of outstanding account. 

TITLE: H/F3/62
DATE: . 25 April 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from R., E. and C. Marshall, General Ironmongers, Metal Workers, Gas Fitters etc. of Cheltenham to John Waddingham (at Guiting Grange, Glos.) about providing a water supply to a location not explicitly stated, but possibly Naunton Inn (?Glos.)

TITLE: H/F3/63
DATE: 28 April 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Westfahll to John Waddingham. The writer is a friend of Miss Wilkinson, a relative (possibly sister-in-law- Waddingham’s wife was née Wilkinson) of John Waddingham, and he worries about her plan to go to Leamington taking with her a Mrs. Wintle as a companion. He warns John Waddingham that this Mrs. Wintle may be one of the 'many designing people [who] are watching their opportunities'. John Waddingham's draft reply (dated 1 May 1879) saying that Miss Wilkinson is a cautious person and should therefore be in no danger, is on the same sheet. 

TITLE: H/F3/64
DATE: 23 May 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing the item H/F3/65 and commenting on its contents.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned together with items H/F3/65 and H/F3/66.

TITLE: H/F3/65
DATE: 13 May 1879 and 20 May 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of two letters on the same sheet: 
-Letter from Rawson and Best to Bell Broderick and Co. making a proposal how to settle the case. 13 May 1879.
-Letter from Mr. Gorst of the Office of Woods and Forests to Bell Broderick and Co., replying to their letter with the offer of settlement. 20 May 1879.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned together with items H/F3/64 and H/F3/66. Originally enclosed with item H/F3/64.

TITLE: H/F3/66
DATE: . 26 May 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to Rawson and Best's letter (item H/F3/64) saying that he would prefer to settle out of court for the sake of speed and economy, and dealing with specific points raised in the above letter and its enclosures.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned together with items H/F3/64 and H/F3/65.

TITLE: H/F3/67
DATE: 28 June 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing Mr. Gorst's (of the Office of Woods and Forests) reply dated 26 June to a letter to Bell Broderick and Co. requesting an interview. John Waddingham's draft reply dated 1 July 1879 is on the same sheet. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned together with items H/F3/68 and H/F3/69.

TITLE: H/F3/68
DATE: 30 June 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the new proposal put to the Crown in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case. Includes details of said proposal. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned together with items H/F3/67 and H/F3/69.

TITLE: H/F3/69
DATE: 22 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking him to sign a draft letter detailing his views on the proposed arrangement in the court case. John Waddingham's draft reply dated 25 December 1879 is on reverse. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned together with items H/F3/67 and H/F3/68.

TITLE: H/F3/70
DATE: 17 February 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham (postmarked 17 February 1876) marked 'Suggestions for affidavits'.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F3/71 to H/F3/74 were in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F3/71
DATE: 16 February 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a draft of suggested clauses for an affidavit. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/70) along with items H/F3/72 to H/F3/74.

TITLE: H/F3/72
DATE: 16 February 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of item H/F3/71.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/70) along with items H/F3/71, H/F3/73 and H/F3/74. Originally enclosed with H/F3/74.

TITLE: H/F3/73
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft of suggested clauses for an affidavit concerning fences, banks and enclosures in Wales in general and on the Hafod Estate in particular. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/70) along with items H/F3/71, H/F3/72 and H/F3/74. Originally enclosed with H/F3/74.

TITLE: H/F3/74
DATE: 17 February 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham sending him a copy of the letter of 16 February and of the suggested clauses; the original letter was addressed to John Waddingham at Hafod, but he was at the time at Guiting Grange, Glos., his other home. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/70) along with items H/F3/71 to H/F3/73. Items H/F3/72 and H/F3/73 were originally enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F3/75
DATE: [18 April 1877]
SIZE: 1 f. with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Notes in John Waddingham's hand about the details of his will. In an envelope addressed to himself, postmarked 18 April 1877 and labelled 'Will'. 

TITLE: H/F3/76
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Sheet of paper with a table of amounts payable for probate duty according to the value of personal property. 

TITLE: H/F3/77
DATE: 1 March 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Printed circular from T & H Littledale and Co. and Albert Ragg and Co. (Liverpool wool brokers) giving notice of their amalgamation into Littledale Ragg and Co.

TITLE: H/F3/78
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Table of tithe apportionment of Prignant Uchaf. 

TITLE: H/F3/79
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of statute pertaining to Leases and Sales of Settled Estates. (19 and 20 Victoria ch. 120).

TITLE: H/F3/80
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Index to draft of defendants’ affidavits in Attorney General v. Waddingham.

TITLE: H/F3/81
DATE: [1 April 1868 and 19 March 1870]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Take Note for Maitland Dashwood Esq., given by William Chambers 1 April 1868 and extended 19 March 1870. 

TITLE: H/F3/82
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Very detailed notes in John Waddingham's hand on the forthcoming Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F3/83
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (6 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Annotated draft affidavit of John Waddingham in his hand and five smaller sheets filled with additional notes. 

TITLE: H/F3/84
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft of part of John Waddingham's affidavit in his hand.

TITLE: H/F3/85
DATE: 22 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham at Guiting Grange, postmarked 22 March 1875 and labelled 'County Court papers- John Conway Mason'.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F3/86 to H/F3/95 were in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F3/86
DATE: 11 February 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Memorandum in Daybook of an agreement to let Pendre House to John Conway Mason. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/87 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/87
DATE: 15 January [1875]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Note in John Waddingham's hand stating that Mason 'will pay his rent if pressed to do so'.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 and H/F3/88 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/88
DATE: 4 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Receipt for 3 s. received from John Waddingham by the Cardiganshire County Court as damages and costs in the Mason v. Waddingham case. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86, H/F3/87 and H/F3/89 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/89
DATE: 6 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Registrar's Notice of Jury announcing that Mason v. Waddingham case will be tried by jury on the plaintiff's request. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/88 and H/F3/90 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/90
DATE: 9 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Conway Mason of Pendre Lodge to John Waddingham demanding 4 s. compensation for trespass by six of John Waddingham's cattle and threatening court proceedings if the payment is not made. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/89 and H/F3/91 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/91
DATE: 26 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Two sheets stuck together:
- Summons. John Conway Mason of Pendre, mining agent, and John Waddingham of Hafod, gentleman, are to appear at Aberystwyth County Court on 12 February 1875. 
-Statement of damages sought against John Waddingham for trespass by cattle and for making an illegal distress on John Conway Mason.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/90 and H/F3/92 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/92
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Atwood to John Waddingham saying that he will not be able to represent him in the Mason v. Waddingham case and informing him that all details and papers have been passed to Arthur Hughes who will take the case. Undated except for 'Tuesday night'.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/91 and H/F3/93 to H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/93
DATE: 23 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mason v. Waddingham: Plaintiff notice to produce documents. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/92, H/F3/94 and H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/94
DATE: 23 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of H/F3/93 on blue paper. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/93 and H/F3/95.

TITLE: H/F3/95
DATE: February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mason v. Waddingham. Mr. Atwood's application to have the case adjourned (it was, on 12 February). 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope (item H/F3/85) along with items H/F3/86 to H/F3/94.

TITLE: H/F3/96
DATE: 25 April 1876
SIZE: 1 letter and one plan
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing copy of Mr. Bray’s Declaration (not present here) and a tracing of a plan with Prignant Isaf at its centre. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This letter follows in sequence from item H/F3/17, which see.
TITLE: H/F4
DATE: 1876
SIZE: 56 items
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Correspondence between John Waddingham and Rawson and Best and some other parties. Three main subject areas can be identified: the Attorney General v. Waddingham case; the purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate; Ysbyty Chapel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F4/1
DATE: 19 June 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the application of the Crown as to production of documents in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case, and copy of a letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best dated 17 June 1876.

TITLE: H/F4/2
DATE: 23 June 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits for the Crown case and confirming date of a meeting to discuss the possible purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate.

TITLE: H/F4/3
DATE: 8 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing item H/F4/4 and indicating that it requires a prompt reply.

TITLE: H/F4/4
DATE: 7 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Messrs. Hardisty and Rhodes to Rawson and Best about the sale of the Devil’s Bridge Estate and about which paintings and furniture are to be included in the sale. John Waddingham’s decision is required by 18 August 1876.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/3.

TITLE: H/F4/5
DATE: 8 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Carbon copy: Letter written in London from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, about the details of the proposed purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate and suggesting that John Waddingham examine the Devil’s Bridge Hotel on Friday next. With John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 11 August 1876..

TITLE: H/F4/6
DATE: 14 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Carbon copy: Letter written in London from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that the purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate has been arranged and asking for the deposit money in form of a cheque.

TITLE: H/F4/7
DATE: 14 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Carbon copy: Letter written in London from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the preparation of the contract for the purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate.

TITLE: H/F4/8
DATE: 15 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Carbon copy: Letter written in London from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that the contract for the purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate was signed that morning, and about complications with the furniture, the licences and the right bank of the Mynach.

TITLE: H/F4/9
DATE: 16 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about his purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate, suggesting how to deal with the furniture and fittings in the Hotel.

TITLE: H/F4/10
DATE: 16 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham requesting that he return the plan on the conveyance from Mr. Chambers to Balcombe.

TITLE: H/F4/11
DATE: 17 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that he had received and forwarded his deposit cheque and had received an abstract from Mr. Rhodes.

TITLE: H/F4/12
DATE: 18 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about finding a tenant for the Devil’s Bridge Hotel and about the rent due on the Falls.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F4/13 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F4/13
DATE: 18 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to Joseph Shipton of Chesterfield, solicitor to Mr. Barron, asking whether the latter would take a lease on the Devil’s Bridge Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/12.

TITLE: H/F4/14
DATE: 19 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the details of the plan on the conveyance from Chambers to Balcombe.

TITLE: H/F4/15
DATE: 21 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about discrepancies between two plans of the Devil’s Bridge Estate.

TITLE: H/F4/16
DATE: 23 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about rent on the Devil’s Bridge Hotel and enclosing H/F4/17.  

TITLE: H/F4/17
DATE: 22 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Mr. Shipton to Rawson and Best enquiring about the rent on the Devil’s Bridge Hotel. With John Waddingham’s draft reply to Rawson and Best’s letter of 23 August 1876 (H/F4/16)
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/16.

TITLE: H/F4/18
DATE: 24 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Mr. Joyce settling the affidavits of Capt. Mitchell and the ‘old men’ to be used in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See items H/F3/8 to H/F3/15 for the affidavits.

TITLE: H/F4/19
DATE: 25 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the details of the conveyance of the Devil’s Bridge Estate, with copy of John Waddingham’s reply dated 28 August 1876.

TITLE: H/F4/20
DATE: 26 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about letting the Devil’s Bridge Hotel and the Falls and enclosing item H/F4/21.

TITLE: H/F4/21
DATE: 24 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to Mr. Shipton setting out the terms of letting the Devil’s Bridge Hotel to Mr. Barron.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/20.

TITLE: H/F4/22
DATE: 28 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about strategy in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F4/23
DATE: 30 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about letting the Devil’s Bridge Hotel to Mr. Barron, whom they have pressed for a decision.

TITLE: H/F4/24
DATE: 1 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that Mr. Barron declined to take the Devil’s Bridge Hotel on the terms proposed by him, and enclosing copy of letter from Mr. Shipton communicating this decision.

TITLE: H/F4/25
DATE: 4 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about completing the Devil’s Bridge Estate purchase and suggesting that Mr. Best come to Hafod to attend to John Waddingham’s affidavit for the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F4/26
DATE: 12 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the damage Mr. Balcombe had done to the title to the Devil’s Bridge Estate, and making arrangements for Mr. Best’s visit to the Hafod.

TITLE: H/F4/27
DATE: 15 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing on the same sheet a copy of Mr. Gray’s (of Bell Broderick and Gray) opinion on the current strategy in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case; he thinks it better not to concede anything but to fight the case as it stands and try and back the other side into a corner.

TITLE: H/F4/28
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Ysbyty Chapel.

TITLE: H/F4/29
DATE: 29 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing David Oliver’s lease which he (Oliver) had assigned to Mr. Balcombe, and thanking Waddingham for the hospitality he enjoyed at Hafod during his recent visit.

TITLE: H/F4/30
DATE: 30 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Mr. Best of Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about his (Best’s) affidavit and a clerical error therein.

TITLE: H/F4/31
DATE: 13 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to James Waddingham (son of John Waddingham) asking him to fill in tithe map numbers on the tracing enclosed (this tracing is not present here).

TITLE: H/F4/32
DATE: 24 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to James Waddingham (son of John Waddingham) asking him to forward Evan Evans’ affidavit.

TITLE: H/F4/33
DATE: 19 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about how Evan Evans’ affidavit is to be sworn, and about the need to employ an interpreter for the procedure.

TITLE: H/F4/34
DATE: 1 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking him to instruct his son to forward the tithe map to Leeds, and about the need for the draughtsman preparing the plan to accompany the affidavits to swear an affidavit verifying additions to it.

TITLE: H/F4/35
DATE: 6 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Rheidol Cottage, Evan Evans’ affidavit and enclosing item H/F4/36.

TITLE: H/F4/36
DATE: 3 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bridges Sawtell and Co. to Rawson and Best about rents on the Devil’s Bridge Estate.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/35.

TITLE: H/F4/37
DATE: 7 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Ysbyty Chapel, enclosing on the same sheet a copy of a letter dated 4 November 1876 from Mr. Davies of Pontrhydygroes (possibly a Chapel trustee) to Rawson and Best.

TITLE: H/F4/38
DATE: 8 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Ysbyty Chapel and his affidavit and anticipating that the Tithe Plan and Reference Book will clear up some of the points they cannot at present solve.

TITLE: H/F4/39
DATE: 9 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing the concluding part of the latter’s affidavit (this is not present here) and discussing Evan Evans’ affidavit.

TITLE: H/F4/40
DATE: 11 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham mostly about Ysbyty Chapel.

TITLE: H/F4/41
DATE: 15 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing his affidavit in detail.

TITLE: H/F4/42
DATE: 16 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Rheidol Cottage and enclosing item H/F4/43.

TITLE: H/F4/43
DATE: 15 and 16 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Messrs. Hardisty and Rhodes to Rawson and Best about Devil’s Bridge rents and Rawson and Best’s reply.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/42.

TITLE: H/F4/44
DATE: 17 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing on same sheet copy of a letter from Bell Broderick and Gray informing them that Mr. Joyce may be able ‘by superhuman effort’ to have the drafts of affidavits ready that week, now that he has the further documents.

TITLE: H/F4/45
DATE: 18 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing the Crown claim and enclosing item H/F4/46.

TITLE: H/F4/46
DATE: 11 and 17 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to Messrs. Hardisty and Rhodes about the Devil’s Bridge Estate rents and their ‘more satisfactory’ reply to Rawson and Best.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F4/45.

TITLE: H/F4/47
DATE: 20 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging receipt of the Tithe map and reference book for Llanfihangel and about Rheidol Cottage, Devil’s Bridge.

TITLE: H/F4/48
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the difficulty in ‘obtaining the papers from Mr. Joyce’ and asking Waddingham to forward other papers by return of post. With copy of letter dated 20 November 1876 from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best on the same sheet. 

TITLE: H/F4/49
DATE: 22 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits, discussing in detail some of the points as to translation etc. made by Mr. Joyce.

TITLE: H/F4/50
DATE: 23 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the acreage of the land involved in the Crown wastes dispute.

TITLE: H/F4/51
DATE: 24 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits and other exhibits in the Crown wastes dispute case.

TITLE: H/F4/52
DATE: 24 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best about the affidavits.

TITLE: H/F4/53
DATE: 25 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits and other exhibits in the Crown wastes dispute case.

TITLE: H/F4/54
DATE: 27 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits and Rheidol Cottage.

TITLE: H/F4/55
DATE: 28 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits and enclosing on same sheet copy of a letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best about filing the evidence in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case at the last possible moment.

TITLE: H/F4/56
DATE: 30 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the affidavits and other evidence for the Crown dispute.


TITLE: H/F5
DATE: 1881-1882
SIZE: 15 items
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Correspondence concerning change of tenant at the Hafod Hotel [Devil's Bridge Hotel]. The outgoing manager is John James; his replacement is Mr. Williams.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F5/1
DATE: 2 February 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Note (draft?) from John Waddingham to John James about plumbing and water damage. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found tied to H/F5/2

TITLE: H/F5/2
DATE: 23 July 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (draft) from John Waddingham to John James about wallpapering. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found tied to H/F5/1

TITLE: H/F5/3
DATE: 15 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James to John Waddingham reporting bad business at the Hotel and indicating intention of giving a notice to quit, and about plumbing and burst pipes. 

TITLE: H/F5/4
DATE: 21 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James to John Waddingham enclosing the notice to quit (item H/F5/5) and discussing the re-letting of the Hotel and the possible purchase of stock by the incoming tenant. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F5/5 was enclosed with this letter.

TITLE: H/F5/5
DATE: 21 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Notice from John James that he intends to quit and give up possession of the Hafod Hotel on or before 29 September next. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Enclosed with H/F5/4

TITLE: H/F5/6
DATE: 2 December 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Two drafts of a letter, one from John Waddingham to John James enclosing a list of broken and missing items at the Hotel, the other to Mr. Williams, the incoming tenant.  
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F5/7 is probably the list mentioned in the present item.

TITLE: H/F5/7
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (4 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List detailing the broken and missing articles at the Hotel- No date.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Probably the list referred to in H/F5/6

TITLE: H/F5/8
DATE: 15 December 1881
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James to John Waddingham about the Oliver v. James case which John James defended on John Waddingham's behalf; James thinks that Waddingham ought to pay him £50 or £60 in expenses as the case saved him at least £1000. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F5/8 to H/F5/11 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F5/9
DATE: 17 December 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's reply to H/F5/8, saying that he had paid for expenses in proceeding by summons for trespass at Petty Sessions, and has therefore no intention of paying any more- but that he takes into account John James's contribution to the case when asking for only a nominal contribution for wear and tear of the Hotel's furniture during his tenancy. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F5/8 to H/F5/11 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F5/10
DATE: 2 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James to John Waddingham arguing about the inventory and making an offer to settle things amicably. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F5/8 to H/F5/11 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F5/11
DATE: . 4 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to John James. Further haggling about the inventory, but he does indicate that an amicable settlement would be preferable
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F5/8 to H/F5/11 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F5/12
DATE: 15 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to John James, enclosing a cheque for the balance of John James's account with Mr. Williams, the new manager. 

TITLE: H/F5/13
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Memorandum by Mr. Williams of china etc. taken from John James. 

TITLE: H/F5/14
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List of articles of furniture etc. brought from the Hotel by D. Jones. 

TITLE: H/F5/15
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List (in John Waddingham's hand) of things to enquire about at the Hotel (china, glass, washing and mangling apparatus). 


TITLE: H/F6
DATE: 1881-1882
SIZE: 26 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: file, arranged chronologically
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel [Hafod Arms Hotel] accounts and correspondence between W. Williams (the Hotel’s manager) and John Waddingham.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also files H/F5 and H/F11. 
      Cross-references are given whenever possible. This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F6/1
DATE: 30 November 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for October and November 1881.

TITLE: H/F6/2
DATE: 2 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for December 1881.

TITLE: H/F6/3
DATE: 1 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for January 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/4
DATE: 2 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: Analysis of receipts and payments from 29 September 1881 to 28 February 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/5
DATE: 11 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for February 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/6
DATE: 13 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham asking his permission to go to Evesham for a day that week. 

TITLE: H/F6/7
DATE: 14 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the price of flour, the cleaning of carpets by Mrs. Williams, and expressing hope that with the better weather more visitors should be arriving soon. 

TITLE: H/F6/8
DATE: 15 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the trip to Evesham. 

TITLE: H/F6/9
DATE: 27 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham reporting on the state of affairs at the Hotel after his return from Evesham, and answering Waddingham’s query about the wagonette. 

TITLE: H/F6/10
DATE: 1 April 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for March 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/11
DATE: 3 April 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the allowance for his children (who are ‘mere babies’), Davies’s wages, and expressing the hope that the Easter holidays will bring a few more visitors; meanwhile, Col. Pryce’s hounds are expected that night. With Waddingham’s draft reply dated 8 April 1882 on reverse.

TITLE: H/F6/12
DATE: 1 May 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for April 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/13
DATE: [1 June 1882]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for May 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/14
DATE: 1 July 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for June 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/15
DATE: 5 August 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for July 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/16
DATE: 5 September 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for August 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/17
DATE: 30 September 1882
SIZE: 1 document with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: Stock Book 30 September 1882. With envelope addressed to John Waddingham at Hafod.

TITLE: H/F6/18
DATE: 2 October 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for September 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/19
DATE: 2 October 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: profit-loss account 30 September 1882. 

TITLE: H/F6/20
DATE: 2 October 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: balance sheet 30 September 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/21
DATE: 6 October 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to W. Williams about the details of the statement of Hotel accounts for the year ending 29 September 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/22
DATE: 1 November 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for October 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/23
DATE: 1 December 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Devil's Bridge Hotel: abstract of accounts for November 1882.

TITLE: H/F6/24
DATE: [1881]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Cash book containing records of payments to W. Williams and assorted tradesmen for goods and services connected with the Devil’s Bridge Hotel. Date range is 1881-1883. Only a few pages have been used.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F6/25 and H/F6/26 found inserted into this book.

TITLE: H/F6/25
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Page containing calculations relating to the Devil’s Bridge Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found inside H/F6/24.

TITLE: H/F6/26
DATE: 29 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List: Summary of articles taken over from John James [the former tenant of the Devil’s Bridge Hotel] by W. Williams [the new manager]. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found inside H/F6/24.

TITLE: H/F7
DATE: 1871-1873
SIZE: 15 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: file
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letters exchanged between the Office for Woods and Forests, Rawson and Best solicitors (Leeds)  and John Waddingham regarding the dispute about the encroachment on Crown wastes which eventually led to the Attorney General v. Waddingham case. Also some earlier material concerning sporting rights over the manor of Myfenydd, p. Gwnnws.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F7/1
DATE: 16 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F7/2 to H/F7/4 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F7/2
DATE: 15 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. K. Howard of the Office for Woods and Forests to John Waddingham informing him that he had been sporting over land in the manor of Mevenith [Myfenydd], where the sporting rights were exclusively let by the Crown to Lord Lisburne.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F7/2 to H/F7/4 were found in one envelope (H/F7/1).

TITLE: H/F7/3
DATE: 18 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. K. Howard of the Office for Woods and Forests to John Waddingham defining precisely which are the lands in question.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F7/2 to H/F7/4 were found in one envelope (H/F7/1).

TITLE: H/F7/4
DATE: 27 September 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. K. Howard of the Office for Woods and Forests to John Waddingham acknowledging his reply and answering his further question about the sporting rights.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F7/2 to H/F7/4 were found in one envelope (H/F7/1).

TITLE: H/F7/5
DATE: 2 April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the encroachments over Crown land; this letter illuminates the background and sets the scene for what eventually became the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F7/6
DATE: [12] April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft reply by Rawson and Best to H/F7/5 with John Waddingham’s annotations. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also H/F7/7 and H/F7/8.

TITLE: H/F7/7
DATE: 12 April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft in John Waddingham’s hand of H/F7/6 (a reply to H/F7/5) to be sent by Rawson and Best on his behalf.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also H/F7/6 and H/F7/8.

TITLE: H/F7/8
DATE: [12 April 1872]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft in John Waddingham’s hand of H/F7/6 (a reply to H/F7/5) to be sent by Rawson and Best on his behalf.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also H/F7/6 and H/F7/7.

TITLE: H/F7/9
DATE: 16 April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Two letters on the same sheet from the Office for Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the encroachments. The first is apparently a reply to H/F7/6.

TITLE: H/F7/10
DATE: 23 April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office for Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best and draft reply thereto in John Waddingham’s hand. 

TITLE: H/F7/11
DATE: 27 April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham commenting about his suggested reply to H/F7/10.

TITLE: H/F7/12
DATE: 27 February 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, acknowledging receipt of the latter’s letter with declarations and plan to be used in the Crown wastes case.

TITLE: H/F7/13
DATE: 1 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking for the return of the draft letter to the Office of Woods and Forests with his comments. 

TITLE: H/F7/14
DATE: 3 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a draft reply to the Office of Woods and Forests (not present) and discussing the history of the encroachments in the light of the present dispute. Also John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 5 March 1873.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: H/F7/15 was found pinned to the present item.

TITLE: H/F7/15
DATE: 5 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of final version of John Waddingham’s reply (draft is in H/F7/14).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was pinned to H/F7/14.

TITLE: H/F8
DATE: 1883
SIZE: 24 items
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File
NATURE AND CONTENT: Accounts and correspondence concerning Hafod Hotel [Devil's Bridge Hotel].
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. 

TITLE: H/F8/1
DATE: 5 January 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for December 1882.

TITLE: H/F8/2
DATE: 6 February 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for January 1883. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/3 and H/F8/4 were pinned to the present item.

TITLE: H/F8/3
DATE: 9 February 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Waddingham to John James asking that he be consulted before any goods are supplied to the Hotel on his account. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned to items H/F8/2 and H/F8/4.

TITLE: H/F8/4
DATE: 10 February 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James to John Waddingham thanking him for the cheque received and acknowledging his request (in item H/F8/3). 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned to items H/F8/2 and H/F8/3.

TITLE: H/F8/5
DATE: 3 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for February 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/6
DATE: 3 April 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for March 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/7
DATE: 9 May 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for April 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/8
DATE: 9 June 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for May 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/9
DATE: 6 July 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for June 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/10
DATE: 18 August 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for July 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/11
DATE: 3 September 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for August 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/12
DATE: 2 October 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for September 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/13
DATE: 5 November 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel: statement of accounts for October 1883.

TITLE: H/F8/14
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List made by W. Williams of outstanding accounts, requesting John Waddingham to pay them.

TITLE: H/F8/15
DATE: 10 January 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to W. Williams about December's accounts and asking about the Hotel's personnel.

TITLE: H/F8/16
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Mr. Williams’ note relating to John James’ invoices (items H/F8/17-H/F8/
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/17
DATE: 2 February 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/18
DATE: 1 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/19
DATE: 2 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/20
DATE: 8 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/21
DATE: 22 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel (first of this date).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/22
DATE: 22 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel (second of this date).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/23
DATE: 26 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F8/24
DATE: 30 March 1883
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Invoice from John James for goods delivered to Hafod Arms Hotel.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F8/16 to H/F8/ were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9
DATE: 1873-1875
SIZE: 82 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Correspondence concerning (mostly) Prignant and Dolgors. Much is concerned with the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F9/1
DATE: 30 April 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a receipt from Mr. Dashwood (not present) and discussing the Crown case. 

TITLE: H/F9/2
DATE: 29 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking for clarification of his proposed reply to the Office for Woods and Forests. 

TITLE: H/F9/3
DATE: 2 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that they have written to the Office for Woods and Forests as per his recent instructions. 

TITLE: H/F9/4
DATE: 29 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Declarations which are to be prepared for the Crown dispute and the map which is to accompany them. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F3/6 for extract of the Declarations.

TITLE: H/F9/5
DATE: 30 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Declarations. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F3/6 for extract of the Declarations.

TITLE: H/F9/6
DATE: 3 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing details of the Declarations. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F3/6 for extract of the Declarations.

TITLE: H/F9/7
DATE: 5 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (apparently unfinished, probably a draft) from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best, with additional draft on another sheet (undated but on the same subject and found folded within the letter). Both are about the old bank no. 184 on the tithe map and the boundary it represents.

TITLE: H/F9/8
DATE: 6 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham suggesting the points he might make when sending the Declarations to the Office for Woods and Forests. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See item H/F9/82 for the next letter in this sequence.

TITLE: H/F9/9
DATE: 10 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Declarations and enclosing a draft reply to J. K. Howard of the Office for Woods and Forests.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See item H/F9/82 for the preceding letter in this sequence.

TITLE: H/F9/10
DATE: 24 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing the recent long letter (a copy was enclosed but is not present) from J. K. Howard of the Office for Woods and Forests.

TITLE: H/F9/11
DATE: 27 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best suggesting that they tell Mr. Howard that ‘we agree with him as to the law but not as to the facts of the case’ and elaborating further on this assertion.

TITLE: H/F9/12
DATE: 6 September 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the disputed sheepwalk boundaries.

TITLE: H/F9/13
DATE: 19 December 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about alterations to a warehouse (in Leeds?) proposed by two of John Waddingham's tenants. 

TITLE: H/F9/14
DATE: 28 December 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, with further discussion of warehouse alterations, and noting Mr. Lorenz’s disappointment at John Waddingham not granting permission to implement the same. 

TITLE: H/F9/15
DATE: 21 January 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the need to secure Richard Hughes’ Declaration in light of the recent moves by the Office for Woods and Forests. 

TITLE: H/F9/16
DATE: 21 January 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a draft agreement (not present) with Mr. Lorenz. 

TITLE: H/F9/17
DATE: 3 February 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing how to reply to a letter from the Office for Woods and Forests which contained an incorrect assumption about the title to Rhosprignant.

TITLE: H/F9/18
DATE: 5 February 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about his will and other matters.

TITLE: H/F9/19
DATE: 12 February 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing acknowledging a letter from the Office for Woods and Forests and asking whether Dolgors and Rhosprignant are names for different portions of what is now called Dolgors sheepwalk.

TITLE: H/F9/20
DATE: 21 February 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing the relevance of Attorney General v. Reveley case to the present Crown dispute in light of a letter from the solicitor to the Office for Woods and Forests. 

TITLE: H/F9/21
DATE: 8 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging receipt of printed correspondence and asking about its use in future communication with Mr. Watson of the Office for Woods and Forests, to whom they have written as instructed using a draft by Waddingham. 

TITLE: H/F9/22
DATE: 24 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham reporting on progress with Mr. Watson of the Office for Woods and Forests. 

TITLE: H/F9/23
DATE: 28 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a copy of Mr. Watson’s letter (not present) and noting from it that ‘Mr. Morgan’s Plan is not forthcoming’. Also discusses use of plans as evidence by both sides in the dispute.

TITLE: H/F9/24
DATE: 4 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Crown dispute. 

TITLE: H/F9/25
DATE: 7 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about evidence needed by the Crown to proceed with the case and John Waddingham draft reply stating that he will make enquiries into ‘the ancient meaning of Cyrne or Rhos prignant otherwise Dolgors sheepwalk’ and suggesting how to reply to the Office of Woods and Forests.

TITLE: H/F9/26
DATE: 10 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that they have written to Mr. Watson of the Office for Woods and Forests in the terms he had suggested, but omitting one paragraph in order not to sound desperate to avoid court proceedings. Also discusses the lease on Llwyngwyddil Mine (South Hafod Mine).

TITLE: H/F9/27
DATE: 5 May 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham’s draft reply to Rawson and Best’s letter of 3 May 1873 (not present here). 

TITLE: H/F9/28
DATE: 22 May 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (draft) from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best about the disputed banks which he had just inspected, and a suggested draft of a letter to the Office for Woods and Forests.

TITLE: H/F9/29
DATE: 17 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham containing the conclusions drawn from comparing the Information [for the court] and the Plan annexed to it. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See file H/E8 for copies of the documents and plans submitted to the Court, including the ‘Information’ referred to here. Items H/F9/29 to H/F9/32 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/30
DATE: 18 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing obtaining affidavits from the original declarants (if they are still living), and enclosing extract of a letter from Bell Broderick and Gray [Rawson and Best’s agents] to Rawson and Best concerning legal representation in the forthcoming court hearing. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See file H/E8 for copies of the documents and plans submitted to the Court, including the ‘Information’ referred to here. Items H/F9/29 to H/F9/32 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/31
DATE: 19 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F9/29 and H/F9/30. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F9/29 to H/F9/32 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/32
DATE: 20 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the disputed boundaries. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F9/29 to H/F9/32 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/33
DATE: 25 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham stating that the Declarations cannot be used in the suit (the evidence must be given in the shape of Affidavits) and discussing boundaries. 

TITLE: H/F9/34
DATE: 1 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that the Draft Instructions for his answer are being prepared.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item and H/F9/35 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/35
DATE: 2 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F9/35 containing suggestions for framing their reply to the Interrogatories. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item and H/F9/34 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/36
DATE: 2 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the boundaries and copy of John Waddingham's answer referring in particular to Nantsyddion, J. W. Balcombe, Devil’s Bridge road, Plantation 183 and Morgan’s lawsuit [who had established his rights of common over Rhos Cyrne and Rhos Prignant]. 

TITLE: H/F9/37
DATE: 3 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the boundaries (esp. of Rhostyddyn sheepwalk). 

TITLE: H/F9/38
DATE: 5 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, concerning the tenancy of a warehouse in Leeds. 

TITLE: H/F9/39
DATE: 5 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Nantsyddion, Morgan’s action and the Plans to be used in the lawsuit. 

TITLE: H/F9/40
DATE: 22 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Plans and the implications of the outcome of Morgan’s suit on the case. With copy of John Waddingham's reply dated 24 July 1873. 

TITLE: H/F9/41
DATE: 31 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that the Crown has taken out a summons to examine six elderly witnesses and making arrangements for their examination by the Defence to take place at the Devil’s Bridge Hotel.  
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Item H/F9/42 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F9/42
DATE: 30 July 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best, with copy of John Waddingham's reply (dated 4 August 1873) to Rawson and Best's letter of 31 July. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F9/41

TITLE: H/F9/43
DATE: 5 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the instructions they had issued to Bell Broderick and Gray, their agents, and about the examination of witnesses. 

TITLE: H/F9/44
DATE: 5 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best informing them that the solicitor of the Office for Woods and Forests objected to exchanging particulars of evidence. 

TITLE: H/F9/45
DATE: 6 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best confirming that the witnesses shall be examined at the Devil’s Bridge Hotel, and about court costs. 

TITLE: H/F9/46
DATE: 22 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, hoping that he will ascertain what evidence can be obtained in support of the antiquity of the alleged encroachments, and discussing the case and the examination of witnesses. 

TITLE: H/F9/47
DATE: 23 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham suggesting that his witnesses be examined at the same time as the Crown’s. 

TITLE: H/F9/48
DATE: 27 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing H/F9/49. 

TITLE: H/F9/49
DATE: 25 and 27 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copies (on one sheet) of 3 letters: Two letters from H. Watson of the Office for Woods and Forests to Messrs. Bell Broderick and Gray, both dated 25 August 1873; letter from Rawson and Best to Bell Broderick and Gray dated 27 August 1873.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F9/48.

TITLE: H/F9/50
DATE: 28 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that the witnesses will be examined at the Devil’s Bridge Hotel on the 28 October 1873. 

TITLE: H/F9/51
DATE: 30 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item (3 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best listing the mistakes he found in the proposed answer to the Interrogatories.

TITLE: H/F9/52
DATE: 4 September 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham commenting on H/F9/51. 

TITLE: H/F9/53
DATE: 11 September 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham commenting on his ‘improved draft’. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item and H/F9/54 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/54
DATE: 13 September 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F9/53. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item and H/F9/53 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F9/55
DATE: 16 September 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the amended plan enclosed in his letter of 13 September 1873 (see H/F9/54 for the draft). Some pencil annotations.

TITLE: H/F9/56
DATE: 19 September 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing the additions he proposes to Clause 62 of the Answer. 

TITLE: H/F9/57
DATE: 25 September 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that ‘this unfortunate Clause [62, of the Answer] cannot yet be considered as settled’ and discussing its details. 

TITLE: H/F9/58
DATE: 3 October 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham detailing the amendments made to the Information Plan. 

TITLE: H/F9/59
DATE: 1 June 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about plans shown to witnesses, their affidavits and the strategy in pursuing the case. 

TITLE: H/F9/60
DATE: 8 August 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Draft Answer to the Amended Information. 

TITLE: H/F9/61
DATE: 24 December 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the East Hafod Mining Co. surrendering their lease, and the documents submitted to the court in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 28 December 1874. 

TITLE: H/F9/62
DATE: 15 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about his Answer to the Re-amended Information.. 

TITLE: H/F9/63
DATE: 21 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about his Instructions for Answer and enquiring when they can expect the General Summary. 

TITLE: H/F9/64
DATE: 26 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Plan annexed to the Declarations of Identity made on the Sale of the Estate to Mr. Hoghton. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See File H/B13 for the Declarations of Identity.

TITLE: H/F9/65
DATE: 27 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Amended Copy of his Observations and other documents enclosed in his recent letter. 

TITLE: H/F9/66
DATE: 30 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing draft plans and other documents (none is present here) and discussing their contents. 

TITLE: H/F9/67
DATE: 4 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about some additional matters relating to the new Plan. 

TITLE: H/F9/68
DATE: 5 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a Plan coloured the same as one sent to Mr. Joyce, and discussing its contents and amendments thereto. 

TITLE: H/F9/69
DATE: 12 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the amendments to the Plan in light of new information supplied by him. 

TITLE: H/F9/70
DATE: 13 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best about further amendments which need to be made to the Plan. 

TITLE: H/F9/71
DATE: 17 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Plan, with John Waddingham's draft reply dated 26 February 1875. 

TITLE: H/F9/72
DATE: 27 February 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham thanking him for forwarding his Observations on the Evidence of the Crown Witnesses, which will assist them with that part of the case. 

TITLE: H/F9/73
DATE: 18 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing copies of the draft Answer to the Re-amended Information and of Mr. Joyce’s opinion (not present here, but discussed in some detail). With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 22 March 1875. 

TITLE: H/F9/74
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to a letter from Rawson and Best dated 'the twelfth'

TITLE: H/F9/75
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to a letter from Rawson and Best dated 30 September.

TITLE: H/F9/76
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's notes and queries about land matters, related to the Crown dispute. 

TITLE: H/F9/77
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's notes and queries about land matters, related to the Crown dispute.. 

TITLE: H/F9/78
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List of tenants of the lands involved in the Crown dispute and their rents. 

TITLE: H/F9/79
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's comparison of acreages of Lanlwyd and the Ystrad Meurig School land (i. e. Prignant Uchaf)  on the school map, the Duke's conveyance and according to Mr. Best.

TITLE: H/F9/80
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Table matching tenants and their rents with reference numbers on the Tithe map.

TITLE: H/F9/81
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Blank form for a declaration or affidavit (such as those sworn by the Crown lawsuit witnesses).

TITLE: H/F9/82
DATE: 7 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that they have completely revised the drafts of the Declarations, and about recent correspondence with the Office of Woods and Forests.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This letter came to light after this bundle was listed; it fits in sequence between items H/F9/8 and H/F9/9.

TITLE: H/F10
DATE: 1872-1879
SIZE: 93 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Correspondence and other documents concerned with the dispute between John Waddingham and the Crown (represented by the Office of Woods and Forests) over Crown rights to the wastes in the Manor of Creuddyn part of the Hafod Estate. The dispute is referred to as ‘Attorney General v. Waddingham’.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See file H/E8 for court and other legal documents relating to this case. More related material is scattered through the collection; some can be found in H/F2. 
      Cross-references are given whenever possible. This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F10/1
DATE: 15 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, with comments on the enclosed letter from Office of Woods and Forests (item H/F10/2) and requesting John Waddingham's comments on same.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/1 to H/F10/3 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/2
DATE: 14 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item (5 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from J. Rinsall Souray of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the encroachments on Crown lands; unless John Waddingham agrees either to lease or to purchase the disputed land, the matter is to go to court.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item was sent enclosed with H/F10/1. Items H/F10/1 to H/F10/3 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/3
DATE: 18 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: John Waddingham's reply to H/F10/1
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/1 to H/F10/3 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/4
DATE: 20 June 1872
SIZE: 1 letter with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging receipt of H/F10/3 and enclosing H/F10/5. Also envelope postmarked with same date.

TITLE: H/F10/5
DATE: 20 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to James K. Howard of the Office of Woods and Forests informing him that John Waddingham has looked up some relevant documents and requesting the precise details of the disputed boundaries.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Enclosed with H/F10/4.

TITLE: H/F10/6
DATE: 25 June 1872
SIZE: 1 letter with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter form Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing H/F10/7, with copy of John Waddingham's reply to the latter on the same sheet. Also envelope postmarked with same date.

TITLE: H/F10/7
DATE: 24 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from William Souray of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best defining the disputed lands from the Crown's viewpoint.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Enclosed with H/F10/6.

TITLE: H/F10/8
DATE: 27 June 1872
SIZE: 1 letter with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter form Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing H/F10/9. Also envelope postmarked with same date and inscribed 'As to what is to be understood by Rhos Prignant'.

TITLE: H/F10/9
DATE: 27 June 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from William Souray of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best dated 26 June 1872 and Rawson and Best's reply to same dated 27 June 1872. Both copies on one sheet. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Enclosed with H/F10/8.

TITLE: H/F10/10
DATE: 1 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best instructing them to write to the Office of Woods and Forests with an offer to purchase the interest of the Crown in Dolygorse sheepwalk but requesting further clarification of the disputed boundaries.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found in envelope with H/F10/8 and H/F10/9.

TITLE: H/F10/11
DATE: 2 July 1872
SIZE: 1 letter with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests conveying John Waddingham's offer contained in H/F10/10. This copy was apparently forwarded to John Waddingham; its envelope is addressed to him.

TITLE: H/F10/12
DATE: 8 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing item H/F10/13, commenting that the clerk who wrote it 'does not, or will not, understand the matter' and hoping that John Waddingham will have better luck obtaining satisfactory declarations as to the alleged encroachments.

TITLE: H/F10/13
DATE: 6 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from J. Rinsall Souray of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best acknowledging H/F10/11.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Enclosed with H/F10/12; see same for Rawson and Best's comments.

TITLE: H/F10/14
DATE: 16 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the disputed lands, referring to declarations made by the Estate's tenants and enclosing documents and maps (not present in this bundle)

TITLE: H/F10/15
DATE: 26 July 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging receipt of the latter's letter with instructions for four declarations. Annotated in pencil by John Waddingham.

TITLE: H/F10/16
DATE: 12 September 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham which contained items H/F10/17 and H/F10/18. Inscription: ‘Reference to Judgement of Chief Baron in the Case A[ttorney] G[eneral] v. Reveley’.

TITLE: H/F10/17
DATE: 23 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the disputed banks.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item and item H/F10/18 were found in one envelope (item H/F10/16)

TITLE: H/F10/18
DATE: 5 September 1872
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the disputed banks containing references to the Attorney General v. Reveley case, with John Waddingham's draft letter to Rawson and Best.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: This item and item H/F10/17 were found in one envelope (item H/F10/16)

TITLE: H/F10/19
DATE: 28 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing H/F10/20 and discussing the disputed lands at Prignant etc.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found folded with H/F10/20 and H/F10/21.

TITLE: H/F10/20
DATE: 28 August 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Rawson and Best's reply to the letter from the Office of Woods and Forests (item H/F10/17).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found folded with H/F10/19 and H/F10/21.

TITLE: H/F10/21
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Sheet of paper with a clause relating to mines and mineral rights from an unidentified deed.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found folded with H/F10/19 and H/F10/20.

TITLE: H/F10/22
DATE: 12 September 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests arguing about the disputed lands at Dolgors etc.

TITLE: H/F10/23
DATE: 16 September 1872
SIZE: 1 item (4 ff., now loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the Crown dispute.

TITLE: H/F10/24
DATE: 1 October 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing copy of a letter from the Office of Woods and Forests (not present) and informing Waddingham that one of his tenants (in Leeds?) is dead.

TITLE: H/F10/25
DATE: 4 October 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking him to forward a letter from Longueville & Co and documents connected with the purchase of Devil’s Bridge Estate.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/92 – H/F10/95 follow in sequence from the present item.

TITLE: H/F10/26
DATE: 11 October 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a remittance of 12/6 due from Messrs. Longueville & Co.

TITLE: H/F10/27
DATE: 31 October 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best acknowledging receipt of letter in which John Waddingham refused to pay the sum demanded by the Crown for its rights on the disputed lands.

TITLE: H/F10/28
DATE: 6 November 1872
SIZE: 1 item (3 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Nantsyddion, the East Hafod Mine, trespassing miners and John Morgans’s lease. Includes draft memorandum for copying and signing by Waddingham and Morgans.

TITLE: H/F10/29
DATE: 13 November 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Nantsyddion, the East Hafod Mine and trespassing miners.

TITLE: H/F10/30
DATE: 14 November 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about trespassing miners and Nantsyddion.

TITLE: H/F10/31
DATE: 28 December 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Pantyffynnon sheepwalk, trespassing miners and John Waddingham’s will.

TITLE: H/F10/32
DATE: 15 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham and labelled ‘Mr. Watson’s letter & the answers’
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/33 to H/F10/35 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F10/33
DATE: 10 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: letter from Horace Watson of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the disputed Crown rights to Dolgors and other sheepwalks.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/33 to H/F10/35 were found together in one envelope (H/F10/32).

TITLE: H/F10/34
DATE: 15 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing points raised in Watson’s letter (H/F10/33)
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/33 to H/F10/35 were found together in one envelope (H/F10/32).

TITLE: H/F10/35
DATE: 17 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham’s draft reply to H/F10/34. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/33 to H/F10/35 were found together in one envelope (H/F10/32).

TITLE: H/F10/36
DATE: 17 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, following up on points made in H/F10/34.

TITLE: H/F10/37
DATE: 15 January 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham labelled ‘Form of acknowledgement & letter from Mr. Watson of 21 March 1873 defining Cyrne Common as containing 562 acres 2 rods and 7 perches in 1835 10 Sept.’ Date on postmark is later than the contents’ date.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/38 and H/F10/39 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F10/38
DATE: 21 March 1873
SIZE: 1 item (4 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Horace Watson of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the disputed Crown rights.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/38 and H/F10/39 were found in one envelope (H/F10/37).

TITLE: H/F10/39
DATE: April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from John Waddingham to Mr. Howard of the Office of Woods and Forests acknowledging Crown rights on the disputed lands. This appears to be the ‘Form of Acknowledgement’ referred to in the inscription on H/F10/37.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/38 and H/F10/39 were found in one envelope (H/F10/37).

TITLE: H/F10/40
DATE: 3 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham and labelled ‘Mr. Korslake advises that an English Information should be filed’
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/41 and H/F10/42 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F10/41
DATE: 2 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Horace Watson of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about Mr. Korslake opinion on the Crown dispute.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/41 and H/F10/42 were found in one envelope (H/F10/40).

TITLE: H/F10/42
DATE: 3 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing H/F10/41.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/41 and H/F10/42 were found in one envelope (H/F10/40).

TITLE: H/F10/43
DATE: 16 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham and inscribed with the following quotes (presumably from its contents): ‘Mr. Howard will consider what terms of sale may be proposed’ and ‘Mr. Waddingham declines to purchase unless the terms &c.’
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F10/44
DATE: [7 October 1872]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Extract from Mr. Howard’s (of the Office of Woods and Forests) letter dated 7 October 1872 about reservations of mines and mineral rights which will be present in a proposed conveyance.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in one envelope (H/F10/43).

TITLE: H/F10/45
DATE: 15 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Horace Watson of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about the Croyddyn Waste lands.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in one envelope (H/F10/43).

TITLE: H/F10/46
DATE: 16 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing H/F10/45 and discussing its contents. Also copy of John Waddingham’s reply to Rawson and Best, dated 18 April 1873.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in one envelope (H/F10/43).

TITLE: H/F10/47
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft of a letter in John Waddingham’s hand referring to a letter of April 15th (probably item H/F10/45); apparently this is a suggested letter to be written by Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests on John Waddingham’s behalf.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in one envelope (H/F10/43).

TITLE: H/F10/48
DATE: 18 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about what should and should not be said in a letter to the Office of Woods and Forests. Also John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 21 April 1873.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in one envelope (H/F10/43).

TITLE: H/F10/49
DATE: 21 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, reporting that they have acted on instructions received and enclosing copy of their letter to the Office of Woods and Forests of the same date.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/44 to H/F10/49 were found in one envelope (H/F10/43).

TITLE: H/F10/50
DATE: 23 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham and labelled ‘Mr. Best’s proposed admission of the Crown’s rights & sketch of our letter of 26 April 1873’
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F10/51
DATE: 22 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best enclosing a form of acknowledgement by Mr. Waddingham (this could be H/F10/39).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in one envelope (H/F10/50).

TITLE: H/F10/52
DATE: 26 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging the receipt of John Waddingham’s draft reply to the Office of Woods and Forests and suggesting a minor adjustment to it.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in one envelope (H/F10/50).

TITLE: H/F10/53
DATE: 28 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best requesting further details of John Waddingham’s proposed admission.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in one envelope (H/F10/50).

TITLE: H/F10/54
DATE: 29 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing H/F10/53 and commenting on its contents.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in one envelope (H/F10/50).

TITLE: H/F10/55
DATE: April 1873
SIZE: 1 item (4 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests explaining why John Waddingham will not sign the admission.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in one envelope (H/F10/50).

TITLE: H/F10/56
DATE: 30 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking for his instruction in the matter of detail on a plan sent to the Office of Woods and Forests.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/51 to H/F10/56 were found in one envelope (H/F10/50).

TITLE: H/F10/57
DATE: 23 April 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham promising to deal with the mining leases soon, and discussing the Crown wastes matter.

TITLE: H/F10/58
DATE: 25 April [1873]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft of a letter in John Waddingham’s hand; apparently this is a suggested letter to be written by Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests on John Waddingham’s behalf.

TITLE: H/F10/59
DATE: 1 May 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham reporting that they replied to the Office of Woods and Forests as instructed. Also copy of John Waddingham’s answer dated 2 May 1873.

TITLE: H/F10/60
DATE: 3 May 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best discussing John Waddingham’s proposed admission of the Crown’s rights to the Croyddyn wastes, and Rawson and Best’s reply.

TITLE: H/F10/61
DATE: 8 May 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best about John Waddingham’s admission.

TITLE: H/F10/62
DATE: 15 May 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests about the disputed Crown boundaries and their precise definition.

TITLE: H/F10/63
DATE: May 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from Rawson and Best to the Office of Woods and Forests discussing terms of John Waddingham’s admission.

TITLE: H/F10/64
DATE: 7 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Crown dispute and Nantsyddion.

TITLE: H/F10/65
DATE: 11 June 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best informing them that in the light of the failure to reach a settlement between the Crown and John Waddingham, the case must now proceed to court.

TITLE: H/F10/66
DATE: 9 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Mr. Charles Hall’s opinion on the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F10/67
DATE: 19 August 1873
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that the Crown do not claim five of the disputed lands, and enclosing copy of the Office of Woods and Forests’s letter dated 18 August 1873 containing this information.

TITLE: H/F10/68
DATE: 14 October 1873
SIZE: 1 letter (2 ff., loose) with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about preparing documents to be presented in the forthcoming Attorney General v. Waddingham case. In envelope labelled ‘Particulars of Lands described in Conveyance of Mines and Chief Rents from Lord Lisburne to Mr. Hoghton 21 May 1849’.

TITLE: H/F10/69
DATE: 29 May 1874
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Messrs. Bell and Co. (solicitors) about the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F10/70
DATE: 13 March 1875
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of Mr. Joyce’s opinion on the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F10/71
DATE: 3 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Envelope addressed to John Waddingham.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in this envelope.

TITLE: H/F10/72
DATE: 26 June 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing item H/F10/73 and discussing coming to an arrangement with the Crown about court costs. Also John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 28 June 1879.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71).

TITLE: H/F10/73
DATE: 25 June 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Mr. Gorst of the Office of Woods and Forests to Rawson and Best’s agents (Bell Broderick and Gray solicitors) proposing a costs settlement and asking for an answer within a week. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). This letter was enclosed with H/F10/72.

TITLE: H/F10/74
DATE: 4 July 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing item H/F10/75. Also John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 7 July 1879, and another, dated 8 July 1879..
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71).

TITLE: H/F10/75
DATE: 3 July 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Bell Broderick and Gray, rejecting John Waddingham’s terms and concluding that the matter must now go to court.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). This letter was enclosed with H/F10/74.

TITLE: H/F10/76
DATE: 7 July 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter by John Waddingham; it is either intended directly for the Office of Woods and Forests, or contains instructions for Rawson and Best to convey his revised proposal of a settlement to the Office of Woods and Forests.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71).

TITLE: H/F10/77
DATE: 29 October 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing H/F10/78 and H/F10/79 and copies of the Crown’s affidavits and evidence (these may be found in H/E8) and suggesting further strategies.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71).

TITLE: H/F10/78
DATE: 28 October 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to the Office of Woods and Forests proposing yet another settlement of the Crown wastes dispute.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). This letter was enclosed with H/F10/77.

TITLE: H/F10/79
DATE: 28 October 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best reporting on their interview with Mr. Gorst of the Office of Woods and Forests.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). This letter was enclosed with H/F10/77.

TITLE: H/F10/80
DATE: 3 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, enclosing item H/F10/81, discussing its contents and asking for further instructions.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). Items H/F10/80 to H/F10/84 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/81
DATE: 2 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from the Office of Woods and Forests to Bell Broderick and Gray extending the Crown’s proposals contained in H/F10/73 and enclosing a Form of Reservation of Minerals (item H/F10/85).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). Items H/F10/80 to H/F10/84 were found pinned together. This item was originally enclosed with H/F10/80.

TITLE: H/F10/82
DATE: 6 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best commenting on the Form of Reservation of Minerals (H/F10/85) enclosed in their recent letter.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). Items H/F10/80 to H/F10/84 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/83
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Note (draft letter?) in John Waddingham’s hand about the details of the proposed settlement with the Crown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). Items H/F10/80 to H/F10/84 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/84
DATE: 8 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft letter from John Waddingham to Rawson and Best clarifying his recent instructions.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). Items H/F10/80 to H/F10/84 were found pinned together.

TITLE: H/F10/85
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (4 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Form of Reservation of Minerals prepared by the Office’s of Woods and Forests solicitor. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71). This item was originally enclosed with H/F10/81.

TITLE: H/F10/86
DATE: 8 December 1879
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that they are about to accept the offer from the Office of Woods and Forests and asking him to mark pieces of land he wants included in the deal on a plan. Also John Waddingham’s draft reply dated 11 December 1879.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71).

TITLE: H/F10/87
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (7 ff., attached)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: A document which appears to be a draft of John Waddingham’s settlement with the Crown.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/72 to H/F10/87 were found in one envelope (H/F10/71).

TITLE: H/F10/88
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List (in John Waddingham’s hand) of lands affected by the Crown dispute.

TITLE: H/F10/89
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Note in John Waddingham’s hand detailing the particulars of conveyance of the disputed lands.

TITLE: H/F10/90
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List (in John Waddingham’s hand) of the ‘Particulars of survey by Mr. Morgan 1830’.

TITLE: H/F10/91
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List of acreages and rent charges of fields comprising Prignant Uchaf (owned by the Ystrad Meurig School).


TITLE: H/F10/92
DATE: 5 October 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham, returning his copy of the Sale Plan and schedule. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See items H/F10/93 – H/F10/95 for the schedule and maps. The present item and its enclosures (items H/F10/93 to H/F10/95) follow in sequence after item H/F10/25.

TITLE: H/F10/93
DATE: 1872
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Schedule of properties comprised in John Waddingham’s second purchase.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/93 to H/F10/95 were originally enclosed with H/F10/92.

TITLE: H/F10/94
DATE: [1872]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: linen
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Plan of Dol-Nant-Rhys in the p. of Llangurig and Plan of lands and buildings at Rhosfair in the p. of Gwnnws.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/93 to H/F10/95 were originally enclosed with H/F10/92.

TITLE: H/F10/95
DATE: [1872]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: linen
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Plan of Pant-y-ffynnon sheepwalk in the p. of Ysbyty Ystwyth.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F10/93 to H/F10/95 were originally enclosed with H/F10/92.

TITLE: H/F10/96
DATE: [1845]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Wrapping (part of an 1845 railways poster or notice) in which items H/F10/92 to H/F10/95 were found.

TITLE: H/F11
DATE: 1876 (1 item); 1880-1883
SIZE: 75 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hafod Arms Hotel [Devil's Bridge Hotel] bills and accounts, John Waddingham's correspondence with and about W. Williams the hotel manager, and other letters and miscellaneous documents. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F11/1
DATE: 25 September 1876
SIZE: 1 item. Outsize.
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Poster advertising a liquidation sale of furniture, fittings and stock at the Hafod Arms Hotel.

TITLE: H/F11/2
DATE: 17 September 1880
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, expressing interest in taking up the post of hotel manager. 

TITLE: H/F11/3
DATE: 20 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham accepting the post of hotel manager and discussing terms. With Waddingham’s draft reply dated 21 June 1881.

TITLE: H/F11/4
DATE: 22 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham accepting his modified terms. 

TITLE: H/F11/5
DATE: 23 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham telling him he had arrived in Aberystwyth and will take the public conveyance to Devil’s Bridge the following day. 

TITLE: H/F11/6
DATE: 25 June 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham saying that having seen the Hotel, he is ‘quite satisfied’ but would like to discuss some matters further.

TITLE: H/F11/7
DATE: 1 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the draft agreement, and John Waddingham's draft reply dated 4 August 1881 mentioning the future role of Mrs. Williams in the business. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F11/70 for the draft agreement.

TITLE: H/F11/8
DATE: 5 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about Mrs. Williams’ role and about the stock belonging to the previous tenant, Mr. James. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 8 August 1881.

TITLE: H/F11/9
DATE: 12 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham discussing details of the draft agreement and the purchase of stocks of wines and spirits. 

TITLE: H/F11/10
DATE: 16 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham’s draft reply to W. Williams’ letter of 12 August 1881 (i. e. item H/F11/9).

TITLE: H/F11/11
DATE: 25 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (draft) from John Waddingham to C. H. Drury, W. Williams's previous employer, requesting W. Williams's reference. 

TITLE: H/F11/12
DATE: 26 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from C. H. Drury to John Waddingham, supplying a very favourable reference for W. Williams. 

TITLE: H/F11/13
DATE: 27 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the security he had arranged for himself from The London Guarantee and Provident Clerks’ Association. 

TITLE: H/F11/14
DATE: 5 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham’s draft reply to item H/F11/13 about filling a form sent to him by the Provident Clerks’ Association.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See item H/F11/14 for the form.

TITLE: H/F11/15
DATE: 29 August 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Form from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. requesting John Waddingham to fill in details of his employment of W. Williams. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See item H/F11/18 for another form like this one. See also H/F11/13.

TITLE: H/F11/16
DATE: 1 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James, the outgoing tenant of the hotel, to John Waddingham about outstanding rent and other matters. 

TITLE: H/F11/17
DATE: 5 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the Provident Clerks’ form and arranging a ‘personal interview’ to discuss another unspecified matter. With Waddingham’s draft reply dated 6 September 1881 asking Williams to drive over the following morning.

TITLE: H/F11/18
DATE: 7 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Form from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. requesting John Waddingham to fill in details of his employment of W. Williams. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F11/15 for an earlier copy of same form.

TITLE: H/F11/19
DATE: 10 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from John Waddingham to W. Williams, regarding filling in of the Provident Clerks' form.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F11/18 for the form.

TITLE: H/F11/20
DATE: 10 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, returning the signed Agreement (this document is not present here) and requesting a letter of introduction to John James the outgoing tenant. With John Waddingham's draft reply and a draft introduction letter to John James, both dated 12 September 1881. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F11/70 for a draft version of the agreement.

TITLE: H/F11/21
DATE: 11 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham including suggested answers to questions on the Provident Clerks' form (item H/F11/18) and saying that if there is any more difficulty with the guarantee he (Williams) should arrange for one among his friends.

TITLE: H/F11/22
DATE: 13 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham telling him he will start for Aberystwyth the following day, and will write as soon as he has seen Mr. James. 

TITLE: H/F11/23
DATE: 14 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to W. Williams about annual premiums securing the guarantee applied for in the form they had sent (item H/F11/18). 

TITLE: H/F11/24
DATE: 14 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to John Waddingham about the conditions for granting W. Williams the guarantee applied for in their form (item H/F11/18).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F11/25 for Waddingham’s draft reply.

TITLE: H/F11/25
DATE: 17 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F11/25, stating that he requires an unconditional guarantee for Mr. Williams.

TITLE: H/F11/26
DATE: 14 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John James to John Waddingham asking him whether he would be prepared to let him keep the Hotel at the present rental. 

TITLE: H/F11/27
DATE: 17 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham reporting the result of his meeting with John James. 

TITLE: H/F11/28
DATE: 19 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to John Waddingham concerning the guarantee for W. Williams. 

TITLE: H/F11/29
DATE: 20 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
TITLE: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F11/27 and (on reverse) another draft letter from John Waddingham to W. Williams, discussing the letter from the Provident Clerks' Association (item H/F11/28).

TITLE: H/F11/30
DATE: 24 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, writing for the first time from the Hotel. 

TITLE: H/F11/31
DATE: 24 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List of wines at the Hotel.

TITLE: H/F11/32
DATE: 27 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to W. Williams concerning terms of his guarantee. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 29 September 1881.

TITLE: H/F11/33
DATE: 29 September 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter (draft) from John Waddingham to W. Williams, about routine management matters and wishing him every success as manager, this being his first day in post.

TITLE: H/F11/34
DATE: 1 October 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to John Waddingham concerning terms of guarantee for W. Williams. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 5 October 1881 on reverse.

TITLE: H/F11/35
DATE: 3 October 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about routine matters.

TITLE: H/F11/36
DATE: 3 October 1881
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, about the Mines Inspector's proposed visit, enclosing a copy of letter to Mr. Whymper, HM's Superintending Inspector of Factories etc., about the virtues and comforts of the Hotel and its proximity to lead mines. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 3 October 1881. 

TITLE: H/F11/37
DATE: 10 October 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the new piano, some expected visitors and reporting that nothing was heard from Mr. Whymper the Mines Inspector. Hotel accounts are included. Some annotations by Waddingham.

TITLE: H/F11/38
DATE: 31 October 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to John Waddingham about W. Williams's guarantee.

TITLE: H/F11/39
DATE: 9 November 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, with the previous month's accounts.

TITLE: H/F11/40
DATE: 10 November 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, about placing an advertisement in the London Directory, the licence for the hotel and the James v. Powell court case (adjourned). 

TITLE: H/F11/41
DATE: 11 November 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from The Provident Clerks' and General Guarantee Association Ltd. to John Waddingham, enclosing W. Williams’ policy (this document is not present here). 

TITLE: H/F11/42
DATE: 6 December 1881
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the payment of various outstanding accounts. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 7 December 1881. 

TITLE: H/F11/42
DATE: 2 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham and John Waddingham's draft reply dated 5 January 1882. W. Williams reports that business is not good; Waddingham is not pleased.

TITLE: H/F11/43
DATE: 10 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, about the licence and including accounts.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Item H/F11/44 was pinned to the present item.

TITLE: H/F11/44
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to H/F11/43. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Found pinned to item H/F11/43.

TITLE: H/F11/45
DATE: 14 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about rates and taxes and enclosing copy of his letter to the Surveyor of Taxes.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F11/46 for the enclosure.

TITLE: H/F11/46
DATE: 14 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from W. Williams to the Surveyor of Taxes at Dolgellau. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F11/45.

TITLE: H/F11/47
DATE: 17 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about Income Tax, and Waddingham's draft reply dated 18 January 1882.

TITLE: H/F11/48
DATE: 31 January 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about a ‘Take Note’ on Tymawr, taking credit to purchase stock and defective fences which do not keep out Rhostyddyn and Tynlwyn sheep. 

TITLE: H/F11/49
DATE: 1 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham, hoping that latest accounts are better than those of the previous month. 

TITLE: H/F11/50
DATE: 4 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about running the Hotel and the Falls, and other matters. 

TITLE: H/F11/51
DATE: 8 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham asking him to fill in a Certificate of Rent, reporting on Mr. James’ account (not yet returned) and referring to the mending of wire fences. 

TITLE: H/F11/52
DATE: 10 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the certificate for Inland Revenue and the account with Mr. James. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 11 February 1882.

TITLE: H/F11/53
DATE: 10 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Memorandum from John James, merchant, to W. Williams. Annotated by Williams.

TITLE: H/F11/54
DATE: 11 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Memorandum from John James, merchant, to W. Williams. Annotated by Williams.

TITLE: H/F11/55
DATE: 13 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham discussing Mr. James’s account. With John Waddingham's draft reply dated 15 February 1882.

TITLE: H/F11/56
DATE: 16 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to T[homas] J[ames] Waddingham [John Waddingham's son] about the price of mutton and repairing of fences. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/56 to H/F11/58 were found tied together.

TITLE: H/F11/57
DATE: 17 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about the comparative price of flour and other goods, and the ordering of spirits, cigars and other goods at wholesale prices for the Hotel. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/56 to H/F11/58 were found tied together.

TITLE: H/F11/58
DATE: 20 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply discussing suggestions made by Williams in H/F11/57.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/56 to H/F11/58 were found tied together.

TITLE: H/F11/59
DATE: 21 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about ordering wholesale groceries for the Hotel and about maintenance matters. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/59 to H/F11/63 were found tied together.

TITLE: H/F11/60
DATE: 28 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about prices, the weather (wet) and enclosing a press cutting about the hotel. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/59 to H/F11/63 were found tied together. See H/F11/61 for the press cutting.

TITLE: H/F11/61
DATE: 22 February 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Press cutting (from ‘last Wednesday’s “Society”’) about the Hotel. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/59 to H/F11/63 were found tied together. This item was originally enclosed with H/F11/60.

TITLE: H/F11/62
DATE: 1 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about February’s accounts and the non-payment of Messrs. Jones and Szlumper’s account despite repeated requests. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/59 to H/F11/62 were found tied together.

TITLE: H/F11/63
DATE: 3 March 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: John Waddingham's draft reply to W. Williams’ last three letters (H/F11/59, H/F11/60 and H/F11/62). 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Items H/F11/59 to H/F11/62 were found tied together.

TITLE: H/F11/64
DATE: 28 June 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham about accounting matters and noting Waddingham's fall the previous day.

TITLE: H/F11/65
DATE: 28 June 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from W. Williams to John Waddingham explaining a confusion which had arisen in the accounts. 

TITLE: H/F11/66
DATE: June 1882
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Statement of account from John James (groceries merchant) to John Waddingham for the period between April and June 1882, with receipt for payment of account. 

TITLE: H/F11/67
DATE: [July 1882]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Hotel accounts (sundries) for October 1881- June 1882.

TITLE: H/F11/68
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: ‘Inventory at Devil’s Bridge’ (a scrap of paper with sums).

TITLE: H/F11/69
DATE: No date
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List with prices of stock at the hotel (contents of cellar, household implements, a horse wagonette and harness etc.). Possibly the items purchased by W. Williams from John James, the previous tenant. 

TITLE: H/F11/70
DATE: August 1881
SIZE: 1 item (5 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Draft agreement between John Waddingham and W. Williams. This is in effect W. Williams's proposed employment contract. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also H/F11/7.

TITLE: H/F11/71
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List of goods with prices (presumably stock for the Hotel) ordered between October 1881 and January 1882.

TITLE: H/F11/72
DATE: August- October 1883
SIZE: 16 bills
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Bills from Alfred Noyes, tea, flour and provisions merchant (22 Pier St., Aberystwyth) for goods supplied to the Hotel.

TITLE: H/F11/73
DATE: February- November 1883
SIZE: 10 bills and 2 notes with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Bills from Samuel Evans, butcher (Rhydgoch) for supplying meat to the Hotel. Also 2 slips of paper with notes and an envelope.

TITLE: H/F11/74
DATE: April- September 1883
SIZE: 20 bills with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Bills from John James, grocer (Terrace Road, Aberystwyth) for goods supplied to the Hotel. With envelope inscribed ‘John James’ Bills.’

TITLE: H/F11/75
DATE: April- June 1882
SIZE: 19 bills (tied together)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Bills from John James, grocer (Terrace Road, Aberystwyth) for goods supplied to the Hotel.

TITLE: H/F12
DATE: 1876-1878
SIZE: 52 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: File. Letters with their enclosures were listed first in chronological order, followed by other documents and undated material. The order is departed from if in the original bundle the letters were pinned together, kept in a separate bundle or the like (this is noted in the ‘Associated Material’ field). In these cases the earliest letter’s date is the one which determines the listing order; after the enclosures are listed, the chronological order is resumed. 
NATURE AND CONTENT: Correspondence between John Waddingham and Rawson and Best, with a few letters to and from other parties or individuals. Mostly concerning the Attorney General v. Waddingham case and the purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. 
This field appears only when associated material can be identified. See ‘Level and Arrangement’ for criteria for inclusion.

TITLE: H/F12/1
DATE: 17 March 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham saying that papers (relating to the Attorney General v. Waddingham case) they thought had gone missing in the post have arrived, but that they had only been able to give them a ‘cursory perusal’ so far; also includes questions about the alleged encroachments. Some notes for Waddingham’s reply on reverse.

TITLE: H/F12/2
DATE: 24 March 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham saying that Mr. Ingle Joyce (a London lawyer) should decide whether or not to furnish the Crown’s solicitors with certain documents, and asking Waddingham to send a copy of William Bray’s declaration to him.

TITLE: H/F12/3
DATE: 19 May 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing a copy of a telegram from Bell Broderick and Gray about who is to prepare a draft affidavit, and asking to be kept informed of his movements so that they know where to address him.

TITLE: H/F12/4
DATE: 6 July 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the details of his proposed purchase of the Devil’s Bridge Estate, and making arrangements to meet him in Birmingham.

TITLE: H/F12/5
DATE: 8 July 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about meeting in Birmingham to attend the auction of the Devil’s Bridge Estate.

TITLE: H/F12/6
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about negotiating a better price for the Devil’s Bridge Estate with Mr. Rhodes. In a part of his draft reply on the same sheet Waddingham says that he is prepared to pay over the odds for the Estate in order to prevent a rival bidder (Mr. ?Barson) from acquiring it.

TITLE: H/F12/7
DATE: 3 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the draft affidavit which Mr. Joyce has not finished preparing yet, and enclosing item H/F12/8.

TITLE: H/F12/8
DATE: 2 August 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Two letters on one sheet: Copy of a letter from Messrs. Hardistry and Rhodes to Rawson and Best about the offer John Waddingham made for the Devil’s Bridge Estate, and a draft of Rawson and Best’s reply for Waddingham’s approval, saying that the asking price is too high and suggesting further negotiations. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F12/7. See also item H/F12/9. 

TITLE: H/F12/9
DATE: [August 1876]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Suggested reply (in John Waddingham’s hand) to Hardistry and Rhodes’ letter (in item H/F12/8). The wording is somewhat different from Rawson and Best’s draft reply (also in item H/F12/8); as there is no date, it is impossible to determine which one is the earlier.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also items H/F12/7 and H/F12/8.

TITLE: H/F12/10
DATE: 7 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from M. Sawtell to Rawson and Best about Oliver’s and Jones’ leases (they are tenants on Devil’s Bridge Estate), and making arrangements for ‘completion’ (presumably of the Devil’s Bridge Estate sale to Waddingham). 

TITLE: H/F12/11
DATE: 8 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the settlement to be made on Miss Waddingham’s marriage, with Waddingham’s draft reply stressing the need for urgency because the marriage is to take place very soon.

TITLE: H/F12/12
DATE: 15 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about completing the Devil’s Bridge Estate purchase.

TITLE: H/F12/13
DATE: 30 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing copy of a letter (dated 28 October 1876) from Messrs. Bridges Sawtell and Co., about the Devil’s Bridge [Hotel?] rent having been taken by Mr. Frier, and informing them that Smelting (a part of the Devil’s Bridge Estate) is to be sold by auction because Waddingham ‘does not see his way to approach the valuation’.

TITLE: H/F12/14
DATE: 31 October 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Ysputty Chapel.

TITLE: H/F12/15
DATE: 1 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Rawson and Best to Messrs. Bridges Sawtell and Co. asking them to clarify on whose authority or on whose behalf Mr. James (or Mr. Frier) had received the rents of the Estate.

TITLE: H/F12/16
DATE: 2 November 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Ysputty Chapel, and saying that there is no point making any further offers for Smelting to Mr. Sawtell.

TITLE: H/F12/17
DATE: 7 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting, and about the title of Oliver to Rheidol Cottage.

TITLE: H/F12/18
DATE: 8 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from M. Lloyd of Strata Florida to John Waddingham about the rent on Rheidol Cottage.

TITLE: H/F12/19
DATE: 9 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about exhibits A and B in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F12/32 for the full list of exhibits.

TITLE: H/F12/20
DATE: 14 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that the there is 6 weeks left to complete the Evidence for the Attorney General v. Waddingham case, and that Mr. Rhodes has completed the purchase of Queen’s Hotel in Aberystwyth.

TITLE: H/F12/21
DATE: 15 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham acknowledging receipt of his cheque for the purchase of Ysbyty Chapel.

TITLE: H/F12/22
DATE
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting and about the wording of the notice to John Oliver of Rheidol Cottage.

TITLE: H/F12/23
DATE: 19 December 1876
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Ysbyty Chapel, quoting the part of Mr. Thomas’s letter which refers to the agreement respecting the strip of Land and Wall.

TITLE: H/F12/24
DATE: 5 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting, and about terms of renewing a lease on a property (in Leeds ?) for its present ‘excellent’ tenants (Messrs. Pullar and Sons).

TITLE: H/F12/25
DATE: 6 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that Mr. Best will go through his [Waddingham’s] affidavit ‘resettled’ by Mr. Joyce for the Attorney General v. Waddingham case soon, and that Mr. Joyce thinks that it will also be necessary that Mr. Szlumper make an affidavit. 

TITLE: H/F12/26
DATE: 8 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham

TITLE: H/F12/27
DATE: 8 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham asking him to peruse and if necessary correct his draft affidavit before sending it back.

TITLE: H/F12/28
DATE: 9 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the details of the Smelting purchase agreement.

TITLE: H/F12/29
DATE: 10 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling them that some of his title deeds have been sent to London at the request of Messrs. Meynell and Pemberton who are ‘busily engaged in getting up the evidence in Wales’, and asking for the return of his affidavit as soon as possible.

TITLE: H/F12/30
DATE: 11 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting, and informing him on the progress on his affidavit and on getting Mr. Szlumper to Devil’s Bridge so that he can prepare his one.

TITLE: H/F12/31
DATE: 15 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that his deeds have been safely returned from London, and discussing a List of the Exhibits to the Defendant’s Affidavit (in Attorney General v. Waddingham case).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Item H/F12/32 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F12/32
DATE: [15 January 1877]
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: List of the Exhibits to the Defendant’s Affidavit (in Attorney General v. Waddingham case).
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F12/31.

TITLE: H/F12/33
DATE: 17 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that Mr. Szlumper has returned his further affidavit duly sworn and has sent back the exhibits he had in his possession.

TITLE: H/F12/34
DATE: 18 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing Mr. Joyce’s Opinion and discussing various matters relating to the Attorney General v. Waddingham case in anticipation of an imminent court hearing.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Item H/F12/35 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F12/35
DATE: 17 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy of two documents (both of the same date) on one sheet: 
1. Attorney General v. Waddingham: Mr. Ingle Joyce’s Opinion on Evidence.
2. Letter from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best discussing Mr. Joyce’s Opinion they had enclosed, and speculating on the benefit or otherwise of trying to force the Crown to disclose (‘discover’) some of its hitherto secret evidence.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F12/34.

TITLE: H/F12/36
DATE: 18 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the renewal of Messrs. Pullar and Sons’ lease in Leeds.

TITLE: H/F12/37
DATE: 19 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Crown’s ‘Discovery’ [of evidence] and the mutual admissions proposed by the Crow’s solicitors. Both these matters are discussed in the annexed copy letter dated 18 January 1877 from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best.

TITLE: H/F12/38
DATE: 20 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing strategy in the Attorney General v. Waddingham case.

TITLE: H/F12/39
DATE: 27 January 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham telling him that the Crown had obtained 10 days further time for filing the evidence. Rawson and Best will attempt to derive some advantage therefrom, but 'are by no means sanguine of success'.

TITLE: H/F12/40
DATE: 1 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that it is uncertain whether they will obtain production of the documents held by the Crown. Copy of a letter dated 31 January 1877 from Bell Broderick and Gray to Rawson and Best is annexed.

TITLE: H/F12/41
DATE: 5 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham enclosing copy of a letter dated 2 February 1877 from Messrs. Meynell and Pemberton to Bell Broderick and Gray about searching for documents to be produced.

TITLE: H/F12/42
DATE: 6 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that all affidavits have been filed and other documents signed and exchanged.

TITLE: H/F12/43
DATE: 7 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about the Crown's affidavits.

TITLE: H/F12/44
DATE: 13 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting and about the Crown case.

TITLE: H/F12/45
DATE: 27 February 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about a long field formerly part of Tynrhyd Farm, and about the affidavits.

TITLE: H/F12/46
DATE: 5 March 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham discussing the long field (part of Smelting, but formerly part of Tynrhyd and once belonging to the Nanteos Estate) and its precise dimensions and boundaries. 

TITLE: H/F12/47
DATE: 7 March 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting and the long field.

TITLE: H/F12/48
DATE: 13 March 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Smelting and its tenants.

TITLE: H/F12/49
DATE: 16 March 1877
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham informing him that the draft conveyance of Smelting has been approved, and making arrangements for completion.

TITLE: H/F12/50
DATE: 17 May 1877
SIZE: 1 item (2 ff., loose)
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about Rheidol Cottage.

TITLE: H/F12/51
DATE: 2 July 1878
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Rawson and Best to John Waddingham about lease extension and proposed alterations to a warehouse in Leeds occupied by Messrs. Pullar and Sons. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Item H/F12/52 was enclosed with the present item.

TITLE: H/F12/52
DATE: 29 June 1878
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from Messrs. Pullar and Sons to Rawson and Best asking for lease extension and permission to make alterations to a warehouse in Leeds owned by John Waddingham. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with H/F12/51.


TITLE: H/F13
DATE: 1868 (one item); 1871
SIZE: 8 items
MEDIUM: see item level description
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: file, arranged chronologically.
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letters and documents concerned with a dispute between John Waddingham and Lord Lisburne over sporting rights on Lewis Oliver’s land (Pengraig in the p. of Gwnnws); Lisburne claimed the sporting rights over this land.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Cross-references are given whenever possible. This field appears only when associated material can be identified. 

TITLE: H/F13/1
DATE: 26 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Lease of the Right of Sporting over [Pengraig]. Mr. Lewis Oliver to John Waddingham Esq. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F13/2 for counterpart lease.

TITLE: H/F13/2
DATE: 26 July 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Counterpart Lease of the Right of Sporting over [Pengraig]. Mr. Lewis Oliver to John Waddingham Esq. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See H/F13/1 for lease.

TITLE: H/F13/3
DATE: 9 August 1871
SIZE: 1 letter with envelope
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from R[obert] Gardiner [Lord Lisburne’s estate manager], Crosswood Estate Office, Wenallt House, to John Waddingham telling him that Lord Lisburne owns the sporting rights over Pengraig and that he (Waddingham) should not have entered into a private agreement with Lewis Oliver (the tenant) without checking with Lord Lisburne first. Encloses a copy of Lord Lisburne’s notice (item H/F13/4)

TITLE: H/F13/4
DATE: August 1868
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Printed Notice of Lord Lisburne’s rights over shooting, hunting, sporting, fishing and fowling on his land. 
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Originally enclosed with item H/F13/3.

TITLE: H/F13/5
DATE: 10 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter with envelope from Robert Gardiner to John Waddingham. Refers to an earlier letter (item H/F13/3) of similar content, which had been sent to Waddingham in Gloucestershire. The writer then heard that Waddingham was at Hafod and so decided to communicate the matter to him there. With Waddingham’s draft reply of the same date. 

TITLE: H/F13/6
DATE: 10 August
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from John Waddingham to Robert Gardiner (a reply to H/F13/5; see that item for draft of this reply) in which he says that he had indeed entered into an agreement with Oliver and that he would be very sorry indeed to have any dispute with Lisburne, and asks for further information on the subject. 

TITLE: H/F13/7
DATE: 11 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Letter from Robert Gardiner to John Waddingham outlining Lord Lisburne’s rights over the game on his land (not 'a strictly legal definition of Lord Lisburne’s rights').

TITLE: H/F13/8
DATE: 11 August 1871
SIZE: 1 item
MEDIUM: paper
LEVEL & ARRANGEMENT: item
NATURE AND CONTENT: Copy: Letter from John Waddingham to Robert Gardiner about the sporting rights dispute.


Ceredigion Archives - 40 years of preserving the past for the future - and counting
Admin