The Piozzi Letters: 1817-1821

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University of Delaware Press, 1989 - Literary Collections - 576 pages
The letters in this volume record the last years of Mrs. Piozzi's life. Her correspondence from 1817 to 1821 reads like extensions of her private journals and may be seen as affirmation of hope and ambition as well as decelarations of frustration, grief, anger, and self-pity.

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On Page 350 there is mention of John Whalley Yeates, son of John Luther Yeates, my great great grandfather - John Whalley Yeates inherited a gold coin collection from "TSW" ?? to assist him in his employment as Clerk to an Attorney at Law, John Cunnington. I have found a Citation from UK that shows John Whalley Yeates was signed up in this profession in the presence of his father, John Luther Yeates on 19 November 1823 when he was 15. Unfortunately, he died when he was 18. 

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