Reference numberMC/5/237
TitleLetter from W H [William Henry] Smyth, St John's Lodge, near Aylesbury, to the Society
Date1 April 1856
DescriptionForwarding an extract of Mr Ludlow's letter, from Lincoln's Inn, regarding a compromise in the case of [William Ford] Stevenson [and his will]. Smyth makes brief comments about his own state of health.

[Enclosure is present, has an extent of 4p, and is labelled within the volume as MC/5/237a. It contains the background to Stevenson's will and the complex distribution of his property and assets to his family. A portion of his properties was to be transferred to the Society, although there was some interference from Stevenson's daughter, the executor.]
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5062Smyth; William Henry (1788 - 1865)1788 - 1865
NA3728Stevenson; William Ford (- 1852) - 1852
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