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Farington family correspondence
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Description
This collection contains multigenerational correspondence and personal notes of the Farington family. Reverend William Farington (1704-1767) was the vicar of Leigh and rector of Warrington in Lancashire, England. His son, Joseph Farington, RA (1747-1821), was a landscape painter best known for two collections of engraved views of the English lakes. The collection consists of manuscript correspondence to and from the Reverend William Farington and his son Joseph Farington concerning Joseph's art studies with Richard Wilson and his work and life in London. The collection includes the personal notes of, and watercolors and a pen and ink caricature by, Joseph's younger brother and fellow artist George Farington. There are also letters to an older son, William, Jr., regarding his naval travels in the West Indies, as well as correspondence with other family members.
Background
This collection contains multigenerational correspondence and personal notes of the Farington family. Reverend William Farington (c.1704-1767), the second son of William Farington of Worden and Shaw Hall, Leyland, was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 11 February 1723. In 1733 he became vicar of Leigh, near Manchester, a post he held for thirty-four years, and in 1766 he became rector of Warrington (a living that belonged to his relatives, the Athertons) in Lancashire, England. A collection of his Sermons was posthumously published in 1769.
Extent
3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Restrictions
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