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TitleVolume 16
AdminHistoryMariamne Johnes (1784-1811), born 26 June 1784. Daughter of Thomas Johnes. Talented botanist, musician, and artist. Contributed a "pensile garden" to landscape at Hafod. Suffered extended periods of ill health.

Died 1811.

Thomas Johnes (1748-1816), agriculturist and translator, born Ludlow, Shropshire, 1 September 1748. Educated at Eton College, 1760-1765, and University of Edinburgh, 1766-1768. Made an extended tour of Europe with Robert Liston. Elected member of parliament for the borough of Cardigan, 1774, and subsequently elected for three terms in Radnorshire, and five in Cardiganshire. Supporter of both Catholic emancipation and political reform but largely avoided active political involvement. Lord lieutenant of Cardiganshire, colonel of the Cardigan militia, and auditor for life of the land revenue in Wales. Elected FRS 1800.

Married Maria née Burgh (d 1782), no children. Married Jane née Johnes (d 1833), 1783, one daughter, Mariamne Johnes (1784-1811). Developed estate at Hafod to "picturesque" principles. Mansion built 1785 but destroyed in a fire in 1807, rebuilt and reoccupied in 1810. Translated and selfpublished the medieval French chronicles.

Died 23 April 1816.

Andrew Fountaine (1770-1835), collector, lived at Narford Hall, Norfolk.
DescriptionLetters between Sir James Edward Smith and Mariamne and Thomas Johnes, Andrew Fountaine, and others.

PrevRefNo refers to Dawson, W R, (1934). "Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of The Linnean Society - Part I. The Smith papers: The correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Sir James Edward Smith", London: Linnean Society.
Date1790-1821
LevelFile
Extent115 items, 3 sp
ArrangementAlphabetical and chronological; some deviations occur
Finding_AidsDawson, W R (1934). "Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of The Linnean Society - Part I. The Smith papers: The correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Sir James Edward Smith", London: Linnean Society.
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