A Guide to the Charles James Apperley [Nimrod] Papers 1797-1851 Apperley, Charles James [Nimrod] Papers, 1797-1851 11080

A Guide to the Charles James Apperley [Nimrod] Papers 1797-1851

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11080
Title
Charles James Apperley [Nimrod] Papers 1797-1851
Physical Characteristics
1043 items
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These papers were collected by John M. Schiff.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of the unpublished correspondence of Charles James Apperley ["Nimrod"] (1778-1843), primarily with John Pittman, editor of The Sporting Magazine, and other members of the staff, and other papers pertaining to the magazine, bound into eleven volumes, and one volume of financial documents. Apperley is ranked as the greatest hunting correspondent of all time by A.H. Higginson in British and American Sporting Authors.

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Charles James Apperley [Nimrod] Papers, 1797-1851, in the Marion duPont Scott Collection, Accession #11080, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The University of Virginia Library purchased these papers from James Cummins, Bookseller, New York City, on March 3, 1993.

Provenance

This collection was formerly owned and bound into volumes by the collector John M. Schiff.


Biographical/Historical Information

Charles James Apperley (1778-1843), "Nimrod," was born at Plasgronow, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, second son of Thomas Apperley, tutor to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn. In 1790, Apperley entered Rugby and stayed until 1798; After leaving he became a cornet in Sir Watkin Wynn's Ancient Light British Dragoons, a regiment of fencible cavalry, with which he served in the suppression of the Irish rebellion. Returning to England in 1801, he married Winifred, the daughter of William Wynn of Peniarth (the cousin of Sir Watkin), Merionethshire, and settled at Hinkley in Leicestershire. In 1804, Apperley moved to Bilton Hall, near Rugby, where he hunted with the Quorn, the Pytchley, and the Warwickshire hounds. From Bilton he moved in 1809 to Bitterley Court in Shropshire, and accepted a commission as captain in the Nothinghamshire militia, known as the Sherwood Foresters. Later he moved to Brewood in Staffordshire, and then to Beaurepaire House in Hampshire, where he lost much capital in farming experiments. His first paper in The Sporting Magazine was an article about "Foxhunting in Leicestershire" in January 1822. Apperley continued a fruitful association with the magazine and its editor, John Pittman, until 1828, when he stopped writing for the publication. To escape disputes over his finances, connected with the settling of the Pittman estate, Apperley fled to Calais, France in 1830, where he became a regular member of the staff of the Sporting Review. He also began a series of sporting memoirs and reminiscences, and in 1835, he published three articles, including "The Road," "Melton Mowbray," and "The Turf". Nimrod returned to England in 1842, dying in Upper Belgrave Place, Pimlico, on May 19, 1843.

Scope and Content Information

This collection consists of the unpublished correspondence of Charles James Apperley ["Nimrod"] (1778-1843), primarily with John Pittman, editor of The Sporting Magazine, and other members of the staff, and other papers pertaining to the magazine, bound into eleven volumes and containing ca. 1,043 items, ca. 1797, 1818-1839, 1847-1851, and one volume of financial documents. Apperley is ranked as the greatest hunting correspondent of all time by A.H. Higginson in British and American Sporting Authors.

An experienced horseman, Apperley wrote his lively anecdotes and stories mainly for The Sporting Magazine, the greatest sports journal of its day, from 1822 to 1828, under the pseudonym "Nimrod," reaching a large audience and providing an accurate picture of 19th century English sports, especially those of fox hunting and horse racing. Many of the letters in the collection deal with Apperley's often stormy relations with the magazine and its publisher; his financial difficulties despite constant loans and an ever increasing salary; his own personal horse-dealing interests, complaints about the quality of other writers' work; suggestions for raising the price of the magazine; details of his hunting tours, complete with expense reports; gossip; praise of himself and his popularity; suggestions for articles on cock fighting, fencing, pheasant breeding and others; and sprinkled throughout with names of royalty, nobility, and sporting personalities.

Apperley's relationship with The Sporting Magazine and its editor was extremely variable. During his tenure as hunting correspondent, the immense popularity of his reports of hunts and hunting men tripled the magazine's circulation. But his financial demands on the magazine's editor and owner John Pittman were so great that after Pittman's death on November 27, 1827, the publication, burdened with debt, had to be sold. Apparently, Apperley moved to Calais, France, in November 1830 (see volume seven, page 83) to avoid the importunities of the widow, Mary Ann Pittman, and the estate's executors, who were trying to recover money advanced to Apperley by Pittman and already spent.

The collection consists of two distinct but intertwined groups of papers. One is the correspondence of Apperley, approximately 584 letters, signed, mostly to John Pittman, and after Pittman's death, to various individuals concerning the claims of his estate. Also present is a manuscript by Apperley, Road Work, and two pages of corrected proofs, both in volume one. General subjects in these letters include: Apperley's comments about the quality of the reporting in The Sporting Magazine which is lacking from "real practical observation"; an emphasis on his own qualifications as a sporting correspondent; his agricultural pursuits; innovative ideas like watering down race courses; potential subjects for articles such as cockfighting, angling, fencing, pheasant breeding, etc.; Apperley's various literary projects; details of hunting tours and expense reports; and constant financial appeals. The financial arguments continue after Pittman's death and Apperley's resignation from the magazine on October 10, 1828, well into the next decade.

The second group contains 459 letters and documents concerning The Sporting Magazine, and includes drafts of letters to Apperley, correspondence from the magazine's contributors, and legal documents detailing the confusion which affected the magazine after Pittman's death, partially attributable to Apperley's financial demands. Items include: expense reports, drafts of solicitors' letters, an enumeration of subscribers to reimburse Apperley for expenses incurred in his support of fox-hunting (1830 Apr 2), a letter from Lord Palmerston regretting that he could not stay a legal proceeding against Apperley (1824 Jun 23), correspondence to the staff of The Sporting Magazine from attorneys, readers, potential correspondents, and two letters from R.S. Surtees about writing under another name.

Contents List

Volume One ca. 1821-1823
39 items mounted on 63 pages
VOLUME ONE

Contains a color engraving of Nimrod by E. Finden in the front, two pages of corrected proofs for an article in The Sporting Magazine, and a fourteen and a half page manuscript "Road Work" by Charles James Apperley (Nimrod), with corrections and deletions throughout, concerning "everything relating to working a coach through a country." Nimrod defines several of the technical terms, "working a coach is called horsing it," discusses considerations in horsing a coach, the division of the coach's earnings, the inequity of tolls paid by stage coaches compared to steamers, "so many of their old customers patronize the tea kettles and forsake the road," and praises the contributions of John Loudon McAdam to the betterment of British roads giving a brief history of his career.

Volume one also contains Apperley's letter of approach to The Sporting Magazine offering to write for the publication and furnishing his qualifications, December 10, 1821, "I have long been a reader of your magazine and have for some time observed, in common with my friends, a great falling off in its contents, for the want of information derived from a proper source; that is to say - from the real practical observation of one who witnesses and has witnessed the scenes which your work (to create the interest of your readers) ought to contain. .... With respect to my pretensions to your notice I have to observe that I have been an owner of race horses up to the present year, as also an attendant with [the] best hounds in all the celebrated counties up to the present season - have a large circle of sporting friends with whose private entertainments I am well acquainted, and my own connections in life are of the highest class." In his second letter to the magazine, December 12, 1821, Apperley continues, "I think I could materially alter the character of your work, and increase its sale very considerably by making it the vehicle for that kind of information which is so much sought after in the sporting world - add to which, I know the private history of almost every man who is, or who has been, conspicuous amongst us." A latter letter, October 16, [1822], in the same volume attacks one of his predecessors at the magazine, "My friend Corbet thinks old L[awrence] and his chaff sickened them [the readers] and certainly on looking over your kind present [past numbers of The Sporting Magazine,] I do find a great deal that had better been blown away. However, we must remember he has been an old servant, & perhaps, once useful."

Articles mentioned in volume 1 as sent or in preparation:

agriculture article for The County Chroniclepage 18
"Basingstoke Race" page 11
"Cocking" page 7
"Condition of Hunters" pages 20, 28
"Croxton Park, the Mostyn Hunt, and the H.H. Races" (1822 Apr) page 54
Dandyism article pages 11, 17, 19
Devon Fox Hunting page 6
Earl of Derby Stag Hounds page 7
"Feast of Wit" pages 11, 28
fencing book & article pages 24, 28
fishing pages 24, 28
"Hampshire Hunting" pages 11, 54
"Hare Hunting" page 10
"His Royal Highness The Duke of York" in 1822 June & July numbers pages 12-14, 32
"Hunting in Leicestershire" in Lord Foley's time pages 12, 44
Mostyn Hunt page 54
"Nabob's Racing Calendar" page 10
"Partridge Shooting" page 10
"Pleasure" page 44
riding to hounds pages 6, 38, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49
"The Road" pages 10, 11, 30
"Sir John Dashwood's Harriers" page 11
snipe shooting page 38
"Sporting Anecdotes" page 11
stag hunting pages 25, 26
veterinary surgeons & farriers page 40
"Warwickshire" pages 12, 18, 19, 30, 41, 42, 43, 45
woodcocks page 28

Subjects mentioned in volume 1:

Apperley's advice for advancing the circulation of the magazine pages 20, 21, 23, 42, 45
Apperley's farm pages 46, 48
Apperley's handwriting - no need for proofs if he writes more legibly page 15
Apperley's financial difficulties - (who also suggests charging more for SM p. 39) pages 43, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 57, 60, 63
Apperley's requests for money or an increase in salary pages 17, 18, 23, 29, 30, 36, 41, 58
Apperley's request to publish Nimrod's letters in The Sporting Magazineas a separate volume page 58
Apperley - death of his sister page 44
ashes as a manure page 58
Berkeley Hunt Day page 16
breeding pheasants page 41
William Chute pages 24, 26, 28
colored engraving of Nimrod on frontispiece
Sir John Cope page 49
Vincent Corbet, Master of Hounds, wants a plate illustration of, with his grey horse & hound Trojan page 12
Vincent Corbet & Mervinia page 41
C. Day, stables of page 16
Lord Derby's hounds page 35
Duke of York - request for information about trainer, rider of his light weights, and if he was on the turf before 1800 pages 12-14, 32
Euphrates purchased by Mr. Charlton page 19
Newton Fellows, "Brother of the crazy Lord Portsmouth" & Master of Fox Hounds pages 20, 26
Lord Foley page 12
Lord [Forester] page 6, his leap at the hunt of the Duke of Rutland page 43
[Stephen ?] Goodall - need a portrait of page 28
greyhounds page 47
Hambledon Foxhounds page 29
Hambledon Hunt Races, Apperley's win in 2nd heat and his black eye pages 47, 55
the Hampshire Club pages 19, 26
horse breeding pages 21, 23
Colonel Jolliffe page 35
[Warwick ?] Lake (Master of the Horse to the Duke of York) page 13
[Fox Lane?], sale of stud horses and dogs at York page 43
Leicestershire trip page 36
Lichfield Meeting - horses Master Henry & [Anti?]-Radical page 34
Mr. Lucas & his "flattering offer" to Apperley page 56
McAdam, John Loudon, "the Colossus of Roads" and his contributions to British roads pages 2-4
Melton [Hunt] page 48
Moses and the [St. Leger Race ?] pages 11, 19
Sir Thomas Mostyn page 28
Mostyn Hunt page 54
Mr. Nicoll, Master of New Forest [Fox] Hounds page 29
Oatlands Stakes, request to find origin of pages 13-14
Philo Junius style of writing by Apperley pages 10-11
John Pittman suffering from gout page 48
John Pittman's horses are ready at Apperley's page 59
Mr. [Poplin], Apperley's comments re earlier contributor to The Sporting Magazinepage 8
qualifications of Apperley to correct some of the deficiencies of the magazine pages 8-9
"The Road and Field," tentative title of Apperley's book page 9
Road Workmanuscript pages 1-5
Tom Smith page 12
The Sporting Magazinecorrected page proofs (pages 179 & 182) w/letter on verso, page 6
stage coaches - financial aspects page 1
Lord Stanford & his stud horse page 19
steamers taking passenger traffic away from stage coaches page 1
Mr. Villebois of the Hampshire Hunt pages 26, 29
watering race courses page 14
Mr. West page 61
Mr. West's jockey, Langer, died as a result of a fall while riding at Warwick last year page 54
W. Wynn (brother-in-law to Apperley) to Pittman, giving security for 300 pounds page 52

Volume Two
103 items mounted on 88 pages
VOLUME TWO

Volume two, ca. 1823-1824, consists of 103 items mounted on 88 pages, and is as much concerned with Apperley's financial difficulties, his schemes for expanding the readership of The Sporting Magazine, and his negotiations with John Pittman for an increase in salary or loans of money, as it is with authoring articles for publication. An example of this is a letter from Apperley to Pittman, August 5, 1823, where he is proposing new terms for his services, including agricultural articles, "This could enable me to keep one hunter, and go some way towards keeping a sort of a groom (one of all works) which would contribute not only to my comfort but respectability, which should not be altogether lost sight of." He goes on to say that he must also have a pony for parcels, copies of the provincial papers, money to attend the principal agricultural fairs, and be recompensed for the money lost by having to keep his hunting horse at hand.

Articles mentioned in volume two as sent or in preparation:

Apperley's detailed plan for future articles pages 49, 51
Ascot Races -error in Apperley's account pages 25, 31
"Bird Catching" page 28
"Bit of a Jockey" criticism by Apperley page 2
Buckle's biography page 61
"Cheetah Hunt" (in 1823 Sep) pages 26, 27, 33
"Chester Races" (in 1824 May) pages 59, 60, 61
Comparison between Scotch & English farming page 85
"Condition of Hunters" pages 28, 33, 48, 65, 76, 77, 79, 81, 85, 86
"coursing" letter (dog racing) page 80
"Feast of Wit" page 28
fishing page 70
the game laws page 46
grouse shooting page 16
"Hawkers Review" pages 76, 77
"His Majesty's Hounds" [King George IV] (in 1824 Feb) pages 3, 4, 48, 70
horse course remarks page 35
Kentish fox hunting (in 1823 May) pages 32, 35
"Liverpool Harriers" page 58
memoir of Sir Charles [Bamfylde ?] (in 1823) page 32
"Mr. Yeatman's Harriers" (in 1823 Aug) page 28
"North Devon Stag Hunting" pages 74, 75, 77
"the Old Forester" letter (in 1824 Oct) page 84
"On the Road" page 77-79
the pavement of London page 33
pigeon shooting rules page 58
"Pugilistic Ring" errors page 2
"Riding to Hounds" pages 10, 11, 28, 33
"The Road" pages 66, 71
Surrey Hunt & fox hounds pages 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 13, 25, 29, 44, 48
training page 69
"The Tour" pages 14, 15
"The Union Hounds" (in 1824 Jan) pages 4, 9
vascular disease page 73
"Warwickshire" pages 11, 32, 70, 72, 82
Woodcock Shooting page 76

Subjects mentioned in volume 2:

[Rudolph] Ackermann (1764-1834) page 1
agricultural articles page 14
Lord Anson pages 38, 39
Apperley's advice for advancing the circulation of the magazine pages 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 21, 21, 22, 49, 78
Apperley elected a member to the old Hampshire Club page 11
Apperley's expenses page 82
Apperley's fall at Brighton page 56
Apperley's farm & stock pages 14, 20, 33, 52, 53, 63
Apperley's financial difficulties pages 11, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 29, 44, 49, 55
Apperley's plan for future articles pages 49, 51, 63, 77
Apperley's sons, one to the East Indies & the other writing for SMpages 12, 70
Apperley wants Nimrod's letters published by themselves in a volume page 4
Mr. Atherton, debt owed to page 81
Mr. Baring page 76
Duke of Beaufort page 82
Beaurepaire Farm Account page 40
Blandford Races pages 69, 76
Brighton Races pages 30, 51, 56
Jack Bun[ie?] "of sporting notoriety" page 76
Cheltenham meeting pages 71, 73, 74
[William] Chute pages 53, 54, 70, 77, 86
Professor Coleman contradicted by Apperley page 1
competitor's comments about Nimrod page 54
[Sir John] Cope pages 53, 57
Vincent Corbet pages 26, 33
Mr. Davis told Nimrod that the King read his letters in SMpage 48, 84
Charles Day, the jockey pages 69, 73
Lord Derby pages 25, 30, 44, 48, 51, 52, 53, 59, 60, 70
Devon pages 81,82,84, 87
distemper "raging" page 81
Lord Egremont's stud horse pages 49, 51
Epsom stables page 25
John James Farquharson (1784-1871) page 76
Newton Fellows pages 74, 81
Lord Fortescue & his hounds page 76
Thomas Gifford page 59
Sir Bellingham Graham pages 38, 59, 82
greyhounds pages 8, 84
hare hunting pages 1, 2
the Reverend Harrison page 49
hawking information page 1
hunting counties - Apperley has material for at least articles on seventeen more (listed page 11), page 44
Colonel Jolliffe & his fox hounds pages 1, 2, 4, 30, 48, 54
Mr. Kenyon page 32
[King George IV] - Nimrod rode in his company for almost two hours page 48
Mr. Lawrence pages 74, 84
Leicestershire page 82
John Lockley and his horse Confidence pages 45, 46, 66, 75, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84
London's floods page 60
Mr. Lucas page 69
Sir Thomas Mostyn page 82
Mr. Mullins & his harriers pages 77, 86, 87
John Mytton pages 59, 82
Newmarket page 69
Oatlands page 31
Mr. Oswald - has got a whipper-in for him, the son of Sir Thomas Mostyn's huntsman page 37
Devon Parsons pages 28, 35
Mr. Peel, brother to the Secretary page 38
Lord Plymouth pages 62, 71, 74, 76
praise for Nimrod page 50
Prosper belonging to Lord Derby pages 51, 54
Sir Richard Puleston (Master of Fox Hounds) married Vincent Corbet's daughter pages 11, 28, 54, 70, 82
Rev. John Russell page 69
Mr. Tattersall page 79
George Templer (1781-1843) pages 69, 81, 82
John Warde (1751-1838) pages 51, 54, 66, 67, 69, 70, 82, 84, 86
Welsh parson in Devon page 86
Mr. West page 25
Tom [Whipcord ?] page 79
Colonel Wyndham's hounds pages 49, 50, 51
Mr. Wynne's estate to be sold, (August 1823) page 17
Mr. Young pages 25, 41, 51, 60

Volume Three 1824-1825
ca. 84 items mounted on 75 pages
VOLUME THREE

Volume three of the Nimrod letters, ca. 1824-1825, consists of ca. 84 items mounted on 75 pages. Apperley writes of his and Pittman's relationship, "I have often thought it was an evil day that brought you and myself together. Our whole career has been one of trouble, perplexity, & everything unpleasant to our feelings as gentlemen" (n.d., page 20). In this volume, he also asks Pittman to release him from his contract, "I am getting very sick of labouring, as I have done these last few years, and doing myself no good. I have a great regard for you, but 'number one' will predominate" (n.y. May 17, page 27).

Articles mentioned in volume 3 as sent or in preparation:

Austrian hunting page 66
"Basingstoke Races" page 33
biographical sketches of prominent jockey proposal page 57
"Breeding the Race Horse" page 31
"Condition of Hunters" pages 3, 17, 19, 21, 26, 31
"Coursing" pages 11, 12
"Eclipse with his Jockey, Jack Oakley, going over the Beacon Course" page 25
"A Fortnight With Mr. Warde's Hounds" (in 1824 Dec) page 11
Leicestershire letter page 28
"The New Year" (in 1825 Jan) page 17
"Mr. Bryant Corcoran. Aged 73 A Celebrated Character in Lord Derby's Hunt" page 33
ornithology (in 1825 Jan) page 17
preservation of game and the destruction of foxes page 44
"the Regatta" pages 67, 70
"Riding to Hounds" page 19
"The Road" pages 26, 30, 31
"The Tour" pages 60, 61, 62, 64, 66, 68, 74, 75
Villebois, the Hampshire Hunt, and the Hambledon (in 1825 Jan) pages 17, 18, 63
Yeatman's hounds, account of pages 25, 33

Subjects mentioned in volume 3:

Lord Anson & his hounds page 36
Apperley's advice for advancing the circulation of the magazine pages 5, 10, 15, 68
Apperley asks Pittman for a release from his contract & other negotiations pages 27, 47, 48
Apperley's farm & horses pages 15, 16, 27, 29, 35, 48, 50, 71
Apperley's financial difficulties pages 3, 8, 9, 19, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 47, 48, 51, 58, 60, 66, 68
Apperley's sons page 23
Ascot Races page 30
Barmoor page 1
Mr. Smith Barry pages 40, 41, 42
Duke of Beaufort pages 34, 58
young Berkeley's stag hounds pages 8, 10
Mr. [Henry?] Bigg page 4
the Blandford races pages 21, 33
Brighton Harriers page 32
Lord Brudenell page 14
Captain Burton page 42
Billy Butler page 44
[Harrison?] Carr page 32
censorship page 1
[Letchmere?] Charlton pages 21, 33
John Codrington pages 4, 7
Harvey Combe pages 22, 34, 35
Colonel Cook's book on hunting page 72
Sir John Cope pages 22, 75
coursing (dog racing) page 2
[Guy?] Crane page 66
Croxton Park Races pages 35, 39, 42
Mr. Davis pages 2, 12
Lord Derby pages 53, 57
East Sussex page 32
Exton Park Races page 38
John James Farquharson pages 15, 33
Newton Fellows pages 16, 21, 57, 59
the Rev. Fulwar Fowle page 13
Sir Bellingham Graham pages 36, 57, 65, 75
Hambledon hounds pages 16, 17
Mr. T. Heathcote page 75
hounds visited by Apperley, list of page 43
hunting counties page 10
inns listed by Apperley where Pittman should try to sale copies of The Sporting Magazinepage 5
Colonel Jolliffe pages 53, 57
Chief Justice Kenyon page 14
Lord Kintore page 40
Mr. Lawrence pages 23, 31, 63
Leeds page 1
Lewes Harriers page 32
John Lockley & his horse Confidence pages 5, 7, 21, 46
Lord Lonsdale page 37
Mr. Lucas pages 15, 33
Mr. Maxse pages 41, 42
Melton Races pages 37, 65
Lord Molyneux page 40
Mr. Moore, son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, page 41
John Mytton pages 26, 30, 31
New Forest hounds page 4
Mr. Nicoll pages 43, 47, 75
Nim North's letter [Mr. Sitwell] pages 46, 47, 59
North Devon stag hounds page 3
[Mr. George Osbaldeston? (1787-1866)] page 37
Philip Payne, the Duke of Beaufort's huntsman, page 58
Sir Richard Puleston pages 5, 10, 66, 72
Quorn Hounds page 37
Captain Ross pages 30, 37
Mr. Shaw page 3
Mr. [Tom] Smith & his hounds pages 2, 17, 37
Sir Thomas Stanley page 21
Mr. Strickland page 3
Parson Strode page 33
Sussex & Surrey page 22
Sir Richard [Sutton?] & his hounds page 38
Mr. Tattersall pages 30, 31
Mr. [Henry?] Taylor & his hounds page 7
Mr. [George?] Templer page 21
Vagus, a correspondent to The Sporting Magazineoffended at Nimrod page 23
Mr. Villebois pages 13, 14, 16, 18, 70
General Sir Hussey Vivian, Equerry to the King, pages 4, 38, 44
John Warde pages 4, 5, 11, 13, 22, 43, 75
Charles Wright page 57
Colonel [Henry?] Wyndham page 32
Mr. Wynne & his marriage to "a rich widow" page 25
William Young page 1

Volume Four ca. 1825-1826
ca. 66 items mounted on 62 pages
VOLUME FOUR

Volume four of the Nimrod letters, ca. 1825-1826, consists of ca. 66 items mounted on 62 pages. Apperley writes about his relationship with Pittman, "I cannot conceive what you allude to in 'the tone of my letter.' I am not aware of having said anything that could have hurt your feelings - on the contrary, all I say, do, or think of, is for our mutualinterest" (page 3, [1825]). Apperley also assures him, "All my predictions will be verified and in another year or so, The Sporting Magazinewill be one of the most interesting periodical works going, and its circulation unbounded"(page 6). He reports to Pittman, "the whole county rings with the praises of Nimrod's second Tour. I told you how it would be!" (page 19, [1826] Mar 5). Elsewhere Nimrod writes, "Indeed, from the beginning to the end, the work is worthy of the title it bears, and I assure you I feel an honest pride in the reflection that I have been so powerful and instrument in advancing it to its present respectability" (page 51, [1826]). Apperley discusses his financial difficulties, "Had these difficulties been brought on me by extravagant living, or any other misconduct, I could not hold this language to you; but this has not been the case. I have barely allowed myself the necessaries of life, and have been guilty of no extravagance. My debts have been contracted by my connection with your work" (page 58, [1826?]).

Articles mentioned in volume 4 as sent or in preparation:

"Condition of Hunters" pages 7, 9, 33, 34
"Last Words from a Loser" page 61
"Pembrokeshire Hunt" (not by Apperley) page 10
preservation of game and the destruction of foxes page 3
"Riding to Hounds" pages 2, 9
"The Road" pages 11, 31, 32, 33, 36, 43, 57
"The Tour" pages 19, 20, 27, 30, 52

Subjects mentioned in volume 4:

Apperley asks Pittman for a release from his contract & other negotiations pages 5, 58, 59
Apperley's expense account for the Tour page 4
Apperley's farm & horses pages 2, 5, 11, 31, 32, 40, 55, 56, 62
Apperley's financial difficulties pages 2, 5, 13, 16, 18, 19, 27, 30, 31, 33, 52, 53, 55, 58, 59, 62
Apperley's plan for future articles page 5
Colonel Berkeley page 3, 17
Mr. Biddulph page 12
Cheshire fox hounds page 16
Marquis of Cleveland page 53
[Norton Conyers?] pages 46, 48
coursing meeting pages 41, 49
Lord Darlington pages 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 51
Lord Derby's hunt page 2
John James Farquharson page 35
hounds visited by Apperley, list of page 45
Mr. Gifford page 43
Duke of Grafton page 23
Sir Bellingham Graham pages 5, 10, 16, 26, 31, 41, 42, 43
Mr. Holloway page 43
[John] Horlock page 51
Lord Kennedy page 19
Ralph Lambton pages 38, 44
Mr. Lawrence pages 47, 51
Leicestershire page 9
John Lockley pages 3, 7, 8, 27
Mr. Lucy (descendant of Justice Shallow) pages 3, 36
Lord [Lynedocks?] pages 22, 23
Sir Harry Mainwaring, letter from page 16
Mr. [George?] Marriott page 10
C. Mathews pages 36, 37
Mr. Milbanke page 42
[John] Musters page 21
John Mytton pages 15, 21, 27
Mr. Nicoll pages 11, 12
Nim North page 41
North Devon stag hounds page 1
"the Old Forester" pages 31, 50, 51
George Osbaldeston page 28
Philip Payne pages 21, 39, 43, 49, 51
Lord Portsmouth page 53
Sir Richard Puleston pages 9, 15, 27
Raby Hunt Club page 44
Captain Ross pages 19, 24, 25
saddle, self-adjusting page 27
Shamrock (the horse) pages 40, 44, 45, 47
the great Tom Smith, new wife, & his fox hounds pages 51, 53
Sir Tatton Sykes page 43
Lord Tavistock page 23
John Warde & his dog Comfort pages 7, 8, 11, 12, 51
Captain Warrington page 60
Mr. West of Alscot Park pages 3, 40
Matty Wilkinson pages 44, 46
Reginald Winniatt page 3
Yorkshire Tour & Apperley's expenses pages 47, 50, 57

Volume Five ca. 1826-1828
102 items mounted on 76 pages
VOLUME FIVE

Volume five of the Nimrod letters, ca. 1826-1828, consists of 102 items mounted 76 pages. In this volume his financial difficulties and complaints continue, "Whatever my future fate may be, I shall have this to console me - I have exerted myself to the utmost- nay indeed, to the manifest injury to my health for the well-doing of the magazine and I have done what no other person could have done for its advancement. I may say still more that nothing but a personal regard for yourself would have, under existing circumstances, kept me to the collar as long as I have been at it" (page 1, 1827 Jan). He continues, "Altercation you say is unnecessary and I see no reason for it. The world will of course know what has [dissolved?] our contract, and I think it will say there was nothing unreasonable in my demand, which would give me a year to endeavor to write myself out of debt, and the produce of my pen to go to the Magazine. If I am to work hard, and get poorer every year, it shall not be my fault if I don't try to remedy the evil" (page 23, 1827 June 30).

Articles mentioned in volume 5 as sent or in preparation:

Acton Fair page 31
the biography of Buckle page 45
"Condition of Hunters" pages 5, 6, 9, 49, 64, 74
dandyism page 75
"Feast of Wit" pages 57, 64
fishing pages 57, 64, 66
India sporting article page 54
ornithology page 14
"The Road" pages 21, 37, 46, 51, 57, 66, 70, 74, 75
Surrey hounds pages 42, 47
"The Tour" pages 2, 11, 15, 24, 27, 31, 32, 34, 37, 39, 46, 60, 70

Subjects mentioned in volume 5:

Abingdon Race page 51
advertisement by Apperley for his "Condition of Hunters" page 49
Apperley asks Pittman for a release from his contract & other negotiations pages 1, 5, 10, 23, 29, 35, 47, 71
Apperley suffering from eye inflammation page 18
Apperley's farm & horses pages 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 34, 36, 41, 42, 51, 68, 73, 76
Apperley's financial difficulties pages 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36, 38, 40, 43, 44, 47, 48, 54, 55, 56, 61, 62, 63, 68, 71
Duke of Beaufort page 76
Berkeley staghounds page 14, 58
Mr. Biddulf page 11, 57
Sir H. Carew page 67
Chester Races pages 50, 73
[Harvey?] Combe page 76
Sir John Cope page 2
Vincent Corbet & [Darius?] pages 6, 18
Sir Vincent Cotton page 33
Lord Darlington pages 4, 52
Sir John Dashwood pages 24, 35, 38, 63
Lord Derby page 45
John James Farquharson pages 50, 60
Glenartney (the horse) & the Derby page 22
Sir Harry Goodricke page 17
Duke of Grafton page 8
Sir Bellingham Graham pages 1, 74
Lord Harewood page 4
Frederick Heysham page 76
hunting counties, possible article re page 47
Lord Jersey page 22
Colonel Jolliffe page 45
Mr. Lawrence pages 27, 28, 53
John Lockley pages 46, 69, 76
Lord [Lynedocks?] pages 16, 73
Lord [MacDonald?] page 3
[John] Musters page 8
Nim North page 37
George Osbaldeston pages 8, 15
Paris races, an account of, by Strickland page 7
Philip Payne pages 8, 37, 73
Lord Portsmouth page 34
Sir Richard Puleston page 65
Raby Hunt Club pages 3, 4
Mr. Ramsey, the painter, page 46
riding to hounds, expertise of Apperley page 47
Captain Ross page 39
Duke of Rutland page 47
Shamrock (the horse) page 11
Mr. Shaw pages 45, 46
Mr. Strickland pages 7, 44, 70, 74
Mr. [George?] Templer page 67
Mr. West page 14
W. Wynn page 59

Volume Six ca. 1824-1828
83 items mounted on 79 pages
VOLUME SIX

Volume six contains letters from Apperley, most following the death of John Pittman, ca. 1824-1828, 83 items mounted on 79 pages, chiefly to and from Mr. Henry Crawter, the executor of Pittman's estate and representative for Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman in her dealings with Apperley, and including several letters to William Young and D.N. Shuey. In a letter to Crawter, Apperley writes, "I have always been a great admirer of women in certain situations and places but in the way of business I abhor them. They are, for the most part, suspicious, illiberal, and see no further than the present moment; so that on the present occasion I must look to you to arrange matters in Warwick Square" (page 2, 1827 Dec 21). To the editor of The Sporting Magazine, William Young, Apperley threatens to quit, "I am quite prepared for consequences, and having lost the tie that has hitherto bound me to the task - I mean a strong personal regard for Pittman - I care not how soon I quit an occupation that has never put a shilling into my pocket, but has fixed me with the charge of taking it out of that of others" (page 10, 1828 Jan [28?]). Nimrod also observes, "I understand when Mrs. P. speaks of me - It is that fellow" (page 13, [1828 Jan]). For another letter mentioning his relationship with Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman see page 53, July 7, 1828.

The draft of Apperley's "advertisement" concerning his retirement from The Sporting Magazinereads as follows, "Never having had much relish for Hampshire hunting, and being unable to afford to go from home for better, I have determined on retiring from the field. Under such circumstances, it would be presumptuous in me to continue to write in The Sporting Magazineunder the imposing signature of Nimrod. I therefore think it proper to state, that nothing in that work in future will proceed from my pen, with the exception of two more letters, concluding the Yorkshire Tour which shall appear at my earliest convenience" (page 15, 1828 Jan 31).

Articles mentioned in volume 6 as sent or in preparation:

"Condition of Hunters" pages 43, 47, 49, 57, 62, 75
game laws page 43
"The Road" pages 43, 62
"The Tour" pages 5, 8, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, 37, 75
"Ten [Lives?] page 8

Subjects mentioned in volume 6:

Apperley's threat to break his contract with The Sporting Magazineand other negotiations pages 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 30, 33, 34, 53, 59
Apperley's financial difficulties pages 13, 16, 20, 21, 40-42, 51, 57, 59, 66, 70-74
Apperley offers himself as editor of The Sporting Magazineif Young retires pages 31, 55, 61
Mr. [Richard?] Best pages 6, 43
Lord Cleveland page 33
Vincent Corbet page 52
Baron De Biel pages 49, 51, 54
Germany, Apperley's trip to pages 53, 54, 55, 65, 67, 68, 70, 76-77
Mr. Murray pages 15, 21, 25, 30, 32, 33, 43, 45
"the Old Forester" page 7
Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman, Apperley's complaints about, pages 53-59, 62, 75-78
John Pittman, death of page 10
Mr. West page 52

Letters to and from Henry Crawter, London:

Pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14,15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21-40, 43, 45, 47, 49, 50-66, 69, 70-78

Letters to Mr. Shuey

Pages 8, 67

Letters to editor William Young, Warwick Square, London:

Pages 6, 10

Volume Seven 1828-1831
101 letters mounted on 94 pages
VOLUME SEVEN

Volume seven consists of 10l letters mounted on 94 pages, ca. 1828-1831. Apperley continues to complain about The Sporting Magazine and threatens to sever his ties with the magazine, "Circumstances have occurred to render it impossible that as a gentleman and a sportsman, I can continue my contributions to the Sp. Mag. under the signature Nimrod" (page 2, 1828 Oct [8]) and "I have run my eye over the last double number and cannot help observing that with two or three exceptions, such low life trash was never foisted on the public. I shall really feel happy when my name and reputation as a writer is withdrawn from this work" (page 12, 1828 Dec 8).

Articles mentioned in volume 7 as sent or in preparation:

"Condition of Hunters" pages 19, 26, 36, 47, 53, 73, 75
Melton article page 32
Mervinia article page 47
"Remarks on Foxhunting" page 47
"Riding to Hounds" page 59
Warwickshire article page 59

Subjects mentioned in volume 7:

The American Sporting Magazinepage 8
Apperley's farm pages 2, 23, 47
Apperley's threat to break his contract with The Sporting Magazineand other negotiations pages 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 24, 25, 28, 29, 32, 38, 44, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 69, 72, 75, 77, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94
Apperley's financial difficulties pages 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41
Calais, France, Apperley's escape to page 83
Sir John Cope page 47
Sir John Dashwood page 19
Baron De Biel page 23
Newton Fellows page 47
German Tour pages 4, 7, 10, 13, 14, 23, 25, 29, 39, 51, 73
[Ragnon ?] Jones page 47
Mr. Lawrence pages 17, 47
Mr. Murray page 38, 44
Mr. Nicoll page 35
Duke of Orleans, offer to hunt at Chantilly page 43
Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman, Apperley's complaints about, pages 1, 4, 6, 7, 11, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 38, 41, 44, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 66, 69, 84, 87, 88, 94
The Quarterly Review, offer of 1,000 pounds to release Apperley from his contract page 84
Lord (George Pitt Baron) Rivers, death of page 47

Letters to John Chandler:

Pages 22, 39, 40, 46, 50, 80

Letters to and from Vincent Corbet:

Pages 15, 16, 17

Letters to and from Henry Crawter, London:

Pages 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 48, 49, 51, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58, 61, 71, 72, 73, 74, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94

Letters to D.N. Shuey:

Pages 11, 12, 25, 27, 28, 31, 32

Letters to Thomas Tibbutt:

Pages 56, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83

Letters to editor William Young, Warwick Square, London:

Pages 11

Volume Eight 1824-1831, 1849-1851
159 items mounted on 103 pages
VOLUME EIGHT

Volume eight consists of 159 items mounted on 103 pages, ca. 1824-1831 and 1849-1851, including the correspondence of Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman and the staff of The Sporting Magazine, receipts, accounts with contributors to the magazine and with subscribers, and legal documents pertaining to lawsuits, chiefly reflecting the efforts of Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman and her representatives to settle her husband's estate and put her financial affairs on a firmer footing.

Subjects mentioned in volume 8:

Apperley's accounts pages 26, 98, 99, 100, 101
Apperley's contract & other negotiations pages 3, 7, 27, 28, 43
Apperley's financial demands pages 4, 10, 11
Brighton Harriers page 22
The County Heraldadvertising pages 44, 45, 94
coursing page 14
German Tour pages 12, 16, 19, 20, 21
Mr. Lawrence pages 7, 20
lawsuit against George Doubell pages 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63, 73
lawsuit against Mr. [Graham] pages 52, 55, 59
lawsuit against William Heckford pages 31, 32, 33, 34, 49, 53, 60, 61, 69, 71
lawsuit against Mr. Langdon page 35
lawsuit against Mr. Martin page 65
Letters on Condition, possible publication of page 24
London militia & Lord [Sidmouth's?] letter page 29
Masters of the Hounds, a list of those contributing financially to Nimrod page 39
property tax pages 2, 87
receipts of John & Mary Ann Pittman pages 1, 9, 74-92
Thomas Tibbutt's account with Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman pages 66, 67, 68

Correspondents writing to Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman (and earlier letters to Mr. Pittman) in volume 8:

Charles J. Apperley pages 10, 11, 12
James Aubrey to Thomas Tibbutt page 64
Henry Crawter pages 4, 5, 6
James Robinson page 48
R. Surridge page 13
Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864)["Nim South"] page 22
Mr. Tattersall pages 25, 72
[William?] Thacker page 14
J. Warren page 15
John Wheble page 47
Matt Winter page 48

Copies of correspondence by John Chandler & D.N. Shuey on behalf of Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman:

Pages 17, 18, 19, 20

Copies of correspondence by John Chandler & D.N. Shuey on behalf of Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman to Charles J. Apperley:

Pages 18, 19, 20, 21

Volume Nine ca. 1822-1830
116 items mounted on 97 pages
VOLUME NINE

Volume nine consists of 116 items mounted on 97 pages, ca. 1822-1830, including correspondence, accounts, receipts, and legal documents concerning the settlement of the John Pittman estate, the business of The Sporting Magazine, and questions concerning the contract and the employment of C.J. Apperley. The rupture in relations between Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman's representative and the executor of the estate, Henry Crawter, and Apperley is shown in his letter of October 6, 1831 (page 18), "All your spouting about the Magazine a fraud on the public is not worth answering. Your last letter to me was a most insulting one and this a tissue of misrepresentation which I flatly say is not true and when insulted you will find I can kick. I must now say I do not intend to waste my time in again writing answers to your misrepresentations and repeat what I said in my last that your threats and daring I hold in sovereign contempt." For additional letters from Crawter to Apperley about their disagreements over his contract and payments see the pages listed below under Crawter's name.

Subjects mentioned in volume 9:

Rudolf Ackermann page 64
Apperley's debts and contract pages 1, 22, 23, 35, 40, 68, 74, 75, 77-81, 9
Brighton Hurdle Race card page 96
Mr. Dundas and his stud Rubens page 28
Edinburgh races page 2
Pierce Egan (1772-1849) page 62
German Tour pages 8, 13, 23, 27, 38
life insurance on C.J. Apperley page 41, 55
William Miller account page 85
John Murray page 83, 84
promissory notes from Apperley pages 45, 46, 53, 59
"Reminiscences of an English Foxhunter Abroad" by R.S. Surtees page 91
"The Road" page 72
Shamrock (a horse) page 20
The Sporting Magazine, index proposal pages 70, 71
Frederick Villebois page 28
John Warde page 28
Colonel Henry Wyndham page 94

Correspondents in volume 9:

George Acker to C.J. Apperley page 48
C.J. Apperley to John Chandler page 15
C.J. Apperley to Henry Crawter page 95
C.J. Apperley to [John Pittman] pages 28, 66, 72, 94
C.J. Apperley to Thomas Tibbutt page 66
C.O. Apperley (son) to C.J. Apperley page 64
Charles George Belt to Henry Crawter page 4
George Biggs to C.J. Apperley page 62
Mr. Boland to Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman page 90
B. Brown to C.J. Apperley page 34
Mr. Vincent Corbet to Henry Crawter pages 24, 25, 27
Mr. Vincent Corbet to John Pittman page 3
Henry Crawter to C.J. Apperley pages 15, 18, 19, 29, 31, 32, 33
Henry Crawter to [V. Corbet] pages 22, 23, 26
Henry Crawter to Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman page 17
Henry Crawter to Mr. Tattersall pages 16, 30
Henry Crawter to Thomas Tibbutt page 17
Henry Crawter to agents for money owed to the John Pittman estate pages 5, 14
Rev. [William Barker?] Daniel (1753-1833) to John Pittman pages 70-71
George Glover to Henry Crawter page 1
Sir Bellingham Graham to C.J. Apperley page 54
Mr. Holloway to C.J. Apperley pages 42, 67
"Jacques" to the Editors of The Sporting Magazinepage 92
John Murray to C.J. Apperley page 50
John [Norwood?] to C.J. Apperley page 52
Lord Palmerston [Henry John Temple] page 74
William Percivall to C.J. Apperley page 49
John Pittman to C.J. Apperley pages 36-37, 75, 77-82, 84, 88
John Pittman to [Charles] George Belt page 76
Quarterly Revieweditor, [H.L.?] to C.J. Apperley page 83
Samuel Reynolds to C.J. Apperley page 44
Letter to Rev. John Russell re getting introduction to Nimrod for writer's son page 86
Rev. John Russell to C.J. Apperley page 47
R. Sanders to C.J. Apperley pages 56, 60, 63, 65
D.N. Shuey to C.J. Apperley page 2
Robert Smith Surtees (1803-1864) to D.N. Shuey page 91
Mr. Tattersall to C.J. Apperley page 11
Mr. Tattersall to Henry Crawter pages 8, 9, 10, 12, 13
Mr. Tattersall to D.N. Shuey page 89
Thomas Tibbutt to C.J. Apperley page 39
Thomas Tibbutt to Mr. Tattersall page 73
Mr. Young to Mr. Tattersall page 13
Mr. West to C.J. Apperley page 61
John Whyte to Henry Crawter page 20-a
Miscellaneous Letters to Henry Crawter re the John Pittman estate pages 6, 7

Volume Ten ca. 1797, 1822-1833, 1847
71 items mounted on 64 pages
VOLUME TEN

Volume ten consists of 71 items mounted on 64 pages, ca. 1797, and 1822-1833, and 1847, containing correspondence and manuscripts addressed to the staff of The Sporting Magazine.

Manuscripts in volume 10:

"Annual Golfing Match" (1831) page 20
Arabian Horse article page 41
"Arrian on Coursing" translated by John Bohn and reviewed by L.L.W. page 50
"Ayr Western Meeting" (1831) page 19
"A Bacchanalian Ode" page 44
"Cricketing" proof sheet page 64
"Fox Chase Extraordinary" page 57
"The Ladies Anticipated Grand Equestrian Feat" by "Philo Diana" (proof sheet) page 45
"The Late Hurdle Race at Brighton" page 39-40
"Lines Written on the Death of Brush A Favorite Horse in the Berkeley Hunt" [post 1817] page 2
Melton Mowbray article by "Alfred" pages 46, 47
"The Orkney Island Bird-Catchers" page 64
"The Pointer Bitch" by "Halycon" [1797] page 1
"Reply to the late inquiry on the portrait of Morwick Batt" by "Philo Turf" page 51
Sepoy article page 38
"Sporting Fracas" (1831) pages 18, 60-63
"Sporting Law" (1829) page 12
Letter answering "Nimrod's mode of Summering the Hunter" by a member of the Burton Hunt (1825 Dec 4) page 13

Correspondents in volume 10:

"Agricola" to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 22
[C.J. Apperley?] to John Pittman pages 6, 64
Crawford Archer to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 64
W.H. Armstrong to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 32
Isaac Barnes to Henry Crawter page 11
"A Briton" to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 24
Sam Chips to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 36
[William] Clarke to John Pittman and Editor of The Sporting Magazinepages 3, 4, 59
"A Constant Reader" to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 33
N. Copland to Henry Crawter page 15
John M. Davies to D.N. Shuey page 27
"A Foxhunter" to Mary Ann Pittman page 28
T.R.H. to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 59
B. Hart to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 55
Christopher Harris to D.N. Shuey page 30
G. Agar Hausard ("Rusticus") pages 23, 56
Edward Hickman to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 25
Charles Howe to Mary Ann Pittman page 26
"An Irish Horse Breeder" to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 37
"Noon Day" [Mr. Jackson?] page 58
J. Orton to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 31, 35
William Smallwood to Henry Crawter page 5
[Tobius ?] Smith to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 34
William Sullivan Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 18
[William?] Thacker to John Chandler page 17
G. Osborne [Townshend] to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 16
Charles Trist to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 48
"Veterinarius" to Editor of The Sporting Magazinere article "The Veterinary Surgeon" (1827) page 7
C.W. to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 9
John Warren to Mary Ann Pittman page 10
"The Young Forester" to Mary Ann Pittman page 21

Subjects in volume 10:

Matthew Aylett, possible subject for a published portrait page 10
bear or bull baiting page 52
Sir John Cope page 15
The Craven Hunt page 15
"Dashwood" [N. Copland] pages 15, 49
John James Farquharson page 49
German Tour, where is Nimrod's account? page 14
George Goold page 48
Lord Kintore page 15
"The Late Mr. Baird" (see SM 1828 Aug) page 9
John Mytton, sale of property containing the old race course page 25
yachting pages 36, 42

Volume Eleven 1816-1839
96 items mounted on 75 pages
VOLUME ELEVEN

Volume eleven consists of 96 items mounted on 75 pages, ca. 1816-1839, including correspondence by contributors to The Sporting Magazine other than Charles J. Apperley.

Manuscripts in volume 11:

"R. Ancell Gun Maker" by "Luck Penny" page 43
Churches & stained glass windows, letter of opinion for County Herald(1830) page 38
"New Safety Fowling-Piece" proof sheet page 62

Correspondents in volume 11:

Joseph Anderson to Mary Ann Pittman page 51
C.J. Apperley to John Pittman page 13
Sir Alexander Bannerman to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 61
Mr. Bass to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 50
W.L. Castell to Henry Crawter page 28
William Chambers to C.J. Apperley page 14
N. Copland to Mary Ann Pittman pages 53
Vincent Corbet to Gray Inn Coffee House page 15
Henry Crawter to Mary Ann Pittman pages 60, 63
Henry Crawter to Mr. Porter page 32
Henry Crawter to Proprietors of The County Chroniclepages 17, 18
John Crowder to Henry Crawter page 16
"Dashwood" [N. Copeland] to D.N. Shuey page 37
Harry Dobre to William Young page 20
G.V. Driver to Henry Crawter page 21
E. Dunn to James Pittman page 42
James Dunn to Frederick W. Pittman page 67
H. Fleming to Henry Crawter page 27
Mr. Haines to Mary Ann Pittman page 63
"The Hermit in London" to D.N. Shuey page 48
Henry Hewes to Mr. Payne page 23
Charles Howe to Mary Ann Pittman page 42
Jack's Coffee House to Mary Ann Pittman page 33
William Lake to Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman page 26
L. Lambert to Dear Sir page 41
Rev. G.L. Langdon to Henry Crawter page 34
"Luck Penny" [Francis Beirne] to D.N. Shuey pages 43, 44, 45, 47
Frederick W. Pittman (son of John & Mary Ann Pittman) to James Dunn pages 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75
John Pittman to C.J. Apperley pages 8, 11
John Pittman to "Vagiana" pages 9, 10
Horatio Ross to Mary Ann Pittman page 35, 36
Hugh Rowland to Henry Crawter pages 19, 22
Archer Ryland to Henry Crawter page 24
Godfrey Sykes, Solicitor of Stamps, to Mrs. Mary Ann Pittman page 25
Theatre Royal Covent Garden to D.N. Shuey page 39
Tompson's lawyers to Henry Crawter page 29
"Vagiana" to John Pittman page 6
"Verex" to Editor of The Sporting Magazinepage 54
John Wheble to John Pittman pages 2, 3, 4, 5
W.B. Wheeler to Henry Crawter page 31
Benjamin Wingrove to Henry Crawter page 30
"The Young Forester" to Mary Ann Pittman page 41
[?] to John Pittman page 12

Subjects in volume 11:

account of John Pittman with Butler & Teague page 7
account of John Wheble with W. Walter page 1
American interested in sports pages 65, 66
Collin Drummond [Riparius] page 47
Lord Harley, death of page 20
law suit against Delano page 57
life insurance policy receipts pages 40, 46
Nimrod pages 9, 10, 12, 35, 36, 37, 60
George Palmer page 49
John Pittman, death of pages 17, 18
Shropshire fox hounds page 49
E. Tattersall, death of (1810) page 63
R. Tattersall, death of (1795) page 63
Colonel Wyndham's hounds page 37

Volume Twelve ca. 1818, 1829-1830
16 items
VOLUME TWELVE

Volume twelve consist of 16 legal documents pertaining to law suits Wheble v. Smith and Pittman v. Young, and a statement of debts due to the executors of Mr. Pittman, ca. 1818, and 1829-1830. Mr. William Young was the former editor of The Sporting Magazine.