Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times: Volume 2 (1887) by D.H. Atkinson

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Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times: Volume 2

Ralph Thoresby (1658–1725) was an antiquarian, who was born in Leeds and is widely credited with being the first historian of that city. Besides being a merchant, he was a non-conformist, fellow of the Royal Society, diarist, author, common-councilman in the Corporation of Leeds, and museum keeper.

Contents

  • Chapter 11: The Ducatus Leodiensis (page 1)
  • Chapter 12: Religion, Politics and Municipal Office (page 9)
    Biblical Study — Church Attendance — Elections — Europa Libera — Gibson on Convocation — Municipal Festivities — County Elections — Charity School — Recorder Thornton — Threatened Invasion — Election of 1708 — Oudenarde and Malplaquet — Renewed Vexationlocal Improvements — Death of Mr. Thornton — Monuments — Sacheverel Ferment — Corporation of Leeds — Peace of Utrecht — Corporation of Leeds — Queen Anne's Statue — Thoresby Resigns Office
  • Chapter 13: Acquaintance, Travel and Correspondence (page 55)
    Mr. Kirk of Cookridge — Abraham de la Pryme — Town End Club — Plaxton, Rector of Berwick-in-Elmet — Winter Journey to London — Earl of Pembroke — Dr George Hickes — Bishop Burnet — Other Celebrities — The Elstobs-Thoresby's Album — Sir Hans Sloane — Rev. John Strype — Humphrey Wanley — End of London Visit, 1709 — Parson Atkinson of Methley
  • Chapter 14: Short Excursions and Further Correspondence (page 146)
    Methley Hall — Barmbow Hall — Humourous Letters of Parson Plaxton — Ribstone — At York — More Correspondence with Strype — Letter to Le Neve
  • Chapter 15: The Ducatus Published (page 175)
    Friendly Advice — In London — Return with Mr. Boulter — Progress of the Ducatus — Bowter's Printing Office Burned — Letter to S. Gale — Leeds Parish Church — General Election — Death of Archbishop Sharp — Again in London — In Cambridge — Return to London — Death of Queen Anne-subscribers to the Ducatus.
  • Chapter 16: The Ducatus and its Reception (page 257)
    Title and Preface — Reviewed in Philosophical Transactions — Letters — Leeds Castle — Earlier Topography-museum Thoresby-Anum — Thoresby's Appendix.
  • Chapter 17: From A.D. 1715 to 1719 (page 28)
    Political Crisis — Correspondence on the Jacobite Insurrection — Death of the Vicar of Leeds, and of the Chancellor of York — Correspondence With Hearne and Strype — Letter to Bishop Kennet — Death of the Minister of St. John's
  • Chapter 18: M.S. Letters in the Bodleian Library (page 313)
    Letters to Dr. Charlett and Anstis — Warburton's Map of Yorkshire — Thoresby and Warburton in York — Alderman Milner's Benefactions — Sickness in Lincolnshire — Hydrophobia — A Serpent-bite and its Result — Wilson, Bishop of Man — Further Letters to Charlett
  • Chapter 19: From A.D. 1719 to 1723 (page 331)
  • Chapter 20: The Vicaria Leodiensis (page 370)
  • Chapter 21: The Last Days of Ralph Thoresby (page 409)
  • Chapter 22: Wills and Descendants (page 419)
  • Chapter 23: Musæum Thoresbyanum (page 425)

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