William Godwin's Diary

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Fairfax Papers (13  July  1827) Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Baron WG's diary for 1827-07-12 records that he travels to Maidstone, where he reads ‘Fairfax Papers' on 1827-07-13 and 1827-07-14. In 1848The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 184 reviews The Fairfax Correspondence.—Memoirs of the Reign of Charles I. Ed. George W. Johnson, Esq, Barrister-at-Law. 2 vols. Although the correspondence of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Lord Fairfax, is not in this publication, it is expected in a later volume. Much of the correspondence comes from a cache of papers once in the possession of a shoe-maker in Maidstone. The London Literary Gazette of 1831 mentions that this cache was later bought by J. N. Hughes of that town. If it was in his possession in 1827, WG may have read that material. Result of Google search: fairfax papers + maidstone. Produced the above results at http://books.google.com/books. Accessed on 2010-09-01.

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