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Item date: 1869 - [1920].
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £125
Item cost: £125
Institution: Carmarthenshire Archive Service
Town/City: Carmarthen
County: Carmarthenshire

Pantglâs Hall was a splendid 19th century country house with landscaped gardens, located near the parish of Llanfynydd to the north-east of Carmarthenshire. In 1850, the 7,854-acre Pantglâs estate was purchased by David Jones (MP for Carmarthenshire, 1852 – 1968) where he built a large house there at the considerable cost of £30,000. What is particularly interesting about this document is that visitors who called at Pantglâs Hall were measured for their height and weight with the results (including their age) written into this specially-made book.

Item date: June 1777
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £3,300
Item cost: £7,850
Institution: Captain Cook Memorial Museum
Town/City: Whitby
County: Yorkshire

Any document relating to the Cook voyages is now extremely rare.  Imprest documents are unusual and only two others survive from those issued by Captain Cook on this voyage, neither of which are held in this country.

Author: John Wickins (d.1719)
Item date: August 1682–April 1684
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £7,000
Item cost: £65,314
Institution: Cambridge University Library
Town/City: Cambridge
County: Cambridgeshire

John Wickins was a friend, collaborator and amanuensis of Isaac Newton. The notebook contains transcripts of letters and other writings by Newton, including the longest example of Newton’s writing to be found in the past 50 years.

Author: Ralph Knevet (1600-1671)
Item date: c1640s
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £5,000
Item cost: £14,936
Institution: Leeds University, Brotherton Library
Town/City: Leeds
County: West Yorkshire

Joanne Fitton, Associate Director Special Collections and Galleries, writes: The Brotherton Library holds a signifi

Author: Frankie Howerd (1917-1992)
Item date: 1947-1992
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £20,000
Item cost: £95,000
Institution: York University, The Borthwick Institute for Archives
Town/City: York
County: Yorkshire

The collection comprises 36 boxes of scripts and files of agency contracts and correspondence which document Howerd’s career between the late 1940s and his death in 1992. Previously unseen, the archive tells the story not only of the career of one of our best-loved performers and charts the craft and development of modern stand-up comedy as we know it - the journey from 1940s gag-tellers to observational storytelling.

Item date: Undated [mid-18th century)
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £10,000
Item cost: £13,000
Institution: Bodleian Library
Town/City: Oxford
County: Oxfordshire

A rare copy of Hachiman Tarō Ichidaiki, a work of popular illustrated fiction published in the second half of the 18th century. This set is complete in five volumes, each preserving its original cover and pasted title slip. The book comprises twenty-five leaves of woodblock-printed text and images, with later hand colouring added to the illustrations by a contemporaneous reader.

Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
Item date: November 1869
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £1,248
Item cost: £2,495
Institution: Aberdeen University Library
Town/City: Aberdeen
County: Aberdeenshire

The letter exemplifies Dickens’ perhaps surprising but consistent link with Aberdeen. The novelist visited the ‘Granite city’ twice on his famous lecture tours. John Thomson Gordon, variously High Sheriff of Aberdeen and Edinburgh and one time Rector of Marischal College, one of the University's two antecedent institutions, was among his closest Scottish friends.

Author: (1614-1673)
Item date: c.1675
Date acquired: 2021
Grant Value: £5,000
Item cost: £15,000
Institution: Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Libraries
Town/City: Aberdeen
County: Aberdeenshire

The testament of Alexander Jaffray is a unique manuscript of major regional and national significance. Original documents that shed light on religious belief in 17th-century Scotland are extremely rare. This manuscript is an extraordinary example of an individual articulating their moral and spiritual viewpoint at a time of significant change within society.

Author: Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) and family
Date acquired: 2020
Institution: Eton College Library
Town/City: Eton
County: Berkshire

Eton has acquired this archive, which had been on loan to the library for the past ten years. It consists of autograph scores of 55 major orchestral and chamber works by Arnold, including two symphonies and 13 concertos. There are manuscripts of six choral works and music for 25 films and TV programmes, as well as much music for solo instrument and for voice. Also included in the archive are fifty autograph letters to Arnold from luminaries of music and the arts

Author: John Brearley of Wakefield
Item date: 1772-73
Date acquired: 2020
Grant Value: £3,125
Item cost: £6,250
Institution: Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Town/City: York
County: Yorkshire

The curious nature of the manuscript itself may well have accounted for the price - it is a miscellany of personal thoughts and reflections on national events, human nature or the weather, but frequently relating to the textile industry in which the compiler, John Brearley of Wakefield, was engaged as a cloth ‘frizzer’. His interest in his industry is also evident in this manuscript, which he compiled in 1772-73, and includes 140 line-drawings to illustrate his ideas about the machinery of the day.