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Flower, Benjamin, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BENER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Benjamin Flower Papers

Short Title: Flower, Benjamin, papers

Creation date(s): 1794-1829

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 volume

Name of creator(s): Benjamin Flower


Administrative/Biographical history: Benjamin Flower (1755-1829) was a writer and printer who travelled widely in Europe and spent six months in France in 1791. He was appointed editor of the influential provincial newspaper The Cambridge Intelligencer, which had liberal views. In 1799, he was summoned before the House of Lords for libelling Bishop Watson of Llandaff, whose political conduct he had censured. He was imprisoned in Newgate. He married Eliza Gould (d. 1810) in 1800, and they had two daughters, Eliza (1803-1846) and Sarah (1805-1848). Later, he became a printer in Harlow.


Scope and content/abstract: Personal correspondence of the writer Benjamin Flower, 1794-1808, mainly between Benjamin and his wife Eliza Gould.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order in NLW MS 13587F.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: The catalogue can be accessed online. A hard copy of a catalogue of the individual letters is available at NLW.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed by George Eyre Evans in 1940 among his other manuscripts (NLW MSS 13271-13685).


Existence and location of copies: A transcript of NLW MS 13587F is available in NLW ex 2225.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Benjamin Flower Papers, 1980.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Flower, Benjamin, | 1755-1829 | Correspondence
Flower, Eliza Gould, | 1770–1810 | Correspondence

Personal names
Flower , Benjamin , 1755-1829
Flower , Eliza Gould , 1770–1810

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