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Autograph letter, signed, from Thomas Whaley to Samuel Faulkner,

1790 Aug. 30.
Main Creator: Whaley, Thomas, 1766-1800
Contributors: Faulkner, Samuel
Summary:Whaley writes from London asking for the statement of his account, which he hopes his brother, William, settled up before leaving town. He says he will be going to Margate for a few days, and to direct his correspondence as usual to the Jamaica Coffee House. He concludes the letter 'my Dear Faulkner your very affectionate friend...'
Notes:Samuel Faulkner was an amateur architect, and agent for the Whaley family estates, including Castletown, Co. Carlow.

The second line of the address is scratched out, leaving just 'Samuel Faulkner Esq. ... Carlow'.

Thomas 'Buck' Whaley is described in the Dictionary of Irish Biography as 'a politician and rake'. He inherited estates worth about £7,000 a year, but succeeded in spending and gambling away all his money. He was a member of the Irish Parliament at the time of the Act of Union, and changed sides several times, selling his vote to the highest bidder. 'Buck' Whaley's father Richard Chappel Whaley built the property in St. Stephen's Green, Dublin now known as Newman House.

Physical description: 1 item.

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MS 49,837
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