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William Cowper (1731-1800), poet, was born at Great Berkhampstead on 15 November 1731, the son of John Cowper, D.D., and Anne, daughter of Roger Donne of Ludham Hall, Norfolk. He was educated at Westminster School, before spending three years articled to a solicitor. He entered Middle Temple in 1748, and was called to the bar in 1754, becoming a commissioner of bankrupts in 1759. As a result of his declining mental health, Cowper was taken to a private house at St Albans for treatment in December 1763. After his recovery, he resigned his commissionership of bankruptcy. He removed to Huntingdon in 1765, where he befriended John Newton, vicar of Olney, whom he assisted in his parish duties. Cowper suffered from a fresh bout of mania in 1773, but recovered to devote himself to literary work. A volume of his poems was published in 1782, and the publication of the Task in 1785 won him popular acclaim. As well as producing other volumes of poems, Cowper's translation of Homer's Iliad was published in 1791, and he edited an edition of Milton, which included his translations of Latin and Italian poems. He died on 25 April 1800.

John Johnson (d. 1833) was the grandson of Cowper's mother's elder brother, Roger Donne, and studied at Cambridge University.

From the guide to the William Cowper: Notes on Dreams, 1797-1799, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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referencedIn COPIES of Privy Seal warrants to William, Lord Cowper, Lord Chancellor for making out patents of offices and other grants, 2 Geo. I. [1716], commencing with the Commission of the Prince of Wales, as Custos of the kingdom, during the King's absence, [..., 1716 British Library
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referencedIn William Cowper, FRS, Surgeon and Anatomist: Surgical operations, with drawings: 17th cent.includes:ff. 53 b, 57 b, 85 b William III of England: Post-mortem examination of: 1702.f. 81 b William Stuart, Duke of Gloucester; son of Qu. Anne: Post-mor... British Library
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creatorOf Letter from William Cowper to [Joseph Johnson?] concerning the placing of an advertisement for Cowper's translation of Homer in the 1787 (3rd) edition of his Poems; 9 Jan. 1787. Also included are a postcard from Arundel Esdaile (ff. 120, 120b) and a ... British Library
referencedIn Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet: Medical cases: 17th-18th centt.includes:ff. 1, 3 D-Colby, MD, of Rockingham, county Northamptonshire: Letters to Sir H. Sloane: 1732.ff. 5-9 Henry Hare, 2nd Baron Coleraine: Letters (two signed Cleanor) to Dr. Plukenett... British Library
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referencedIn BLENHEIM PAPERS. Vol. XXXV (ff. 120). (1) Correspondence with William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper; 1705-1709. ff. 1-13b. (2) Correspondence with Benjamin Sweet, merchant, banker and Paymaster of the British forces in the Low Countries; 1702-1714. Partly ..., 1702-1714 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. CCCXXII (ff. 202). A series of narratives and open letters by the Duchess, chiefly describing episodes in her own and her family's loss of royal favour; [1709?]-[1712?], with a few later additions. Autograph and copies, mostly by or dictated to ..., 1709-1712 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. iii. (fF. 222). Hemelhempstead-Rushden.includes:ff. 1-21 Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire: Drawings and views,: 18th, 19th centt. ff. 8-15 Boxmoor, Hertfordshire: Drawings, views, etc.: 19th cent. f. 9 Sir Astley Paston Cooper, surgeon to the ki..., 16th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn SEIBER COLLECTION. Vol. XIII. Short works, some written under the name of G. S. Mathis; 1958-1960, n.d. 1. ff. 1-7. Divertissement; n.d. Pencil (ff. 1-2v) and ink (ff. 3-5v) short scores. Full score (ff. 6-6v) incomplete). 352 x 264mm. 2. ff. 8-14. '..., 1944-1960 British Library
referencedIn "TWO MEMORIALS of Hayley's Endeavours to serve his Friend Cowper," by William Hayley. Holograph. These memorials, especially the second, are treated by E. Dowden in The Atlantic Monthly, vol. c (1907), p. 74, and illustrated with many extracts. They ..., 1794-1809 British Library
referencedIn CHRONOLOGICAL list of the letters of William Cowper, the poet, Aug. 1758-11 Apr. 1799, with references to his printed works; by John Bruce, F.S.A. Paper; xixth cent. Quarto. Presented by William Thoms, Esq., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL letters to William Hayley; 1793-1816. The writers are:-1. W[illiam] Cowper; 19 Mar. 1793, f. 2. 2. G[eorge] R[omney], [Portrait-painter], London, 3, 5 Nov. 1794, 17 June, 1795, ff. 4, 6, 8. (A copy of his marriage certificate is on f. 1; and..., 1793-1816 British Library
referencedIn BLENHEIM PAPERS. Vol. XXXIV (ff. 237). (1) Letters from George Granville, Baron Lansdowne, mostly as Secretary at War; 1706-1711; including, as enclosures, minutes and regulations of the Committee of Council at the War Office in 1711, for which see I..., 1702-1715 British Library
referencedIn TOWNSHEND PAPERS Vol. XVI (ff. 286). Miscellaneous correspondence and papers. The contents are: 1. Letters to George Compton, 4th Earl of Northampton, from his son James [5th Earl, 1727], and his tutor Dr. James Hay, on a tour in the Netherlands, Ger... British Library
referencedIn Vol. DXIX (ff. 221). (1) For writs, permission to visit prisoners, licence to retain Q.C.s, and relating to jurisdictional disputes; 1706-[1718 ?], n.d. ff. 1-92b. (2) For ecclesiastical preferment, financial awards to clergymen, etc.; aft. 1704-1721..., 1704-1721 British Library
referencedIn Vol. i. 30 July, 1797-23 Dec. 1801.includes:f. 185 William Cowper: Poems: 1797-1803. f. 199 Theodora Cowper: Poems: 18th cent. British Library
referencedIn BLENHEIM PAPERS. Vol. CCLX (ff. 210). (1) Verses, chiefly relating to Marlborough and his victories; circ. 1704-[1722?], n.d. Partly French, Dutch and Latin. Partly printed. ff. 1-95b. Including: — (a) Prologue for a performance of the opera, Camill..., 1699-1731 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. I (ff. 215). (1) Verses, etc., almost entirely by Birch, or addressed to him, some of them apparently written as exercises. They are:— (a) 'Jam tibi perfectum jactare, Britannia, carmen': a version (100 lines) of the Rev. John Nixon's poem on Si... British Library
referencedIn Vol. i. (ff. 447). General Correspondence; 1697-1723.George I of England: Home correspondence of the Duke of Newcastle, Sec. of State: 1714-1727.includes:f. 1 John Holles, Baron Houghton; 4th Earl of Clare; Duke of Newcastle: Letter to: 1697. f. 2 F..., 1697-1723 British Library
referencedIn Vol. DCLXXXI (ff. 215). 1882.includes:ff. 1-143 passim England; Parliament: Papers rel. to Commons procedure: 1871-1886.: Partly printed.f. 6 Sir Andrew Clark, Baronet; physician: Memoranda rel. to: [1873], 1882.ff. 14, 15 Richard de Aquila Gro..., 1882 British Library
referencedIn D. Section VIII. ECCLESIASTICAL CORRESPONDENCE61612. BLENHEIM PAPERS. Vol. DXII (ff. 224). (1) Correspondence, nominations and recommendations relating to universities, colleges, hospitals and charitable institutions; 1698-1722, n.d. ff. 1-46b. (2) L..., 1698-1722 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XLV 2.Peter Speke: Commission to, by the East India Co., to continue Councillor of Fort William: 1797.William Cowper, 1797: Commission to, as member of the Council of Bengal: 1797.Field-Marshal Sir Alured Clarke: Commission to, as Member of Coun... British Library
referencedIn Vol. DLII (ff. iii+323). (1) Letter-book containing copies of Sunderland's letters as Secretary of State, relating to domestic affairs; 1706-1710. ff. 2-229. (2) Letter-book containing copies of Sunderland's letters as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; 171..., 1706-1715 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. 243). 1688-1712. 1. J[oseph] Addison, [Under Secretary of State], to [Erasmus] Lewis, [Under Secretary of State]; [Menin in W. Flanders], 26 July, 1706. f. 71. 2.[Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of] O[rrery,Ambassador to the Netherlands], to [Wi... British Library
referencedIn VOL. I.: [William Gordon] Earl of Aberdeen; Kelly, 6 Apr. 1733, f. 1. [Montagu Venables-Bertie] Earl of Abingdon; [? 1712] and Rycott, 7 Apr. 1726, ff. 3, 7. [Thomas Bruce] Earl of Ailesbury; Brussels, etc., 19 Nov. 1711-7 Mar. 1714[5], ff. 9-29. Geo..., 1698-1755 British Library
referencedIn Vol. DCLXXXV (ff. 235). Dec. 1885-1887.includes:ff. 1-3 Religion: Memoranda by W. E. Gladstone rel. to: 1832-1894. ff. 2, 19, 23-54 passim Poetry ENGLISH: Verses by W. E. Gladstone: [1818]-1897. ff. 5-14 Political Tracts: Miscellaneous pamphlets on... British Library
referencedIn Writers of Manuscripts: Cowper (William): 1681.Owners of Manuscripts: Cowper (William): 1681.William Cowper, FRS, Surgeon and Anatomist: Medical and botanical collections and letters: 1681.includes:f. 175 Buckeridge: Letter to, from Dr. W. Cowper: ... British Library
referencedIn WILLIAM COWPER, Minor poems, autograph, with a few letters, etc. Several of the poems were published for the first time by Mrs. D'Arcy Collyer in the Universal Review, June, 1890, and in Thomas Wright's The Unpublished and Uncollected Poems of W. Cow..., 18th century British Library
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referencedIn Vol. i. (ff. 217). Abbot's Langley-Bushev.includes:ff. 1-21 Maps and Plans: Co. Herts: 16th-19th centt. ff. 22-36 Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire: View of the church, etc.,: 19th cent. ff. 37-40 Aldbury, Hertfordshire: Views of Pendley Manor-house, e..., 16th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. III. (ff. 280). LETTERS On various topics; 21 Feb. 1757-21 Oct. 1768. (At the end of Vol. III. a letter to Thomas Astle, 4 July, 1797, is inserted.)includes:ff. 1, 10 Cæsar Ward, of York: Letters to Dr. C. Lyttelton: 1749-1758.ff. 2, 8, 18, 5... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXCIX (ff. 351). 6 Nov.-Dec. 1883.includes:ff. 1, 33 Benjamin Morgan Cowie, Dean of Exeter (1883): Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1872-1884.ff. 3, 28 James Fraser, Bishop of Manchester: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1857-1885.ff. 6, 2... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II (ff. 236). 1. Letters of William Cowper, 1766-1793. Four are from the Hayley Correspondence (Sotheby's sale-cat. 20 May 1878). All printed, except the postscript of 15 Sept. 1787, by T. Wright in The Correspondence of William Cowper. (4 vols..., 1634-1809 British Library
referencedIn " VARIATIONS from the first edition of the Iliad translated by William Cowper." Autograph. Printed, as revised, in the 2nd edition, published in 1802, by John Johnson. Paper; ff. 73. xviiith cent. Small Quarto., 18th century British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL LETTERS from lawyers, scholars and others addressed for the most part to Thomas Parker, Lord Chief Justice 1710, Baron Parker 1716, Lord Chancellor 1718, Earl of Macclesfield 1721 (ob. 1732); 1704-1739. A few draft replies of Lord Macclesfie... British Library
referencedIn Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet: Original correspondence, chronologically arranged: 17th-18th centt.includes:f. 1 James Knapton, Bookseller, of London: Letter to Sir H. Sloane: 1702.f. 2 James Sutherland, Superintendent of the Physic Garden at Edinburgh... British Library
referencedIn " THE LATIN POEMS of [John] Milton .... translated, together with his Italian Sonnets, into English verse by William Cowper of the Inner Temple Esq." In two parts: -(a.) Original draft with autograph corrections. ff. 1-103. (b.) Fair copy of the sam..., 18th century British Library
referencedIn SIX letters of William Cowper, the poet, to Samuel Rose, of Chancery Lane; 30 Oct. 1791-29 Sept. 1793. Holograph. Paper. Quarto. British Library
referencedIn Vol. ii. 7 Mar. 1802-18 Dec. 1803.includes:f. 60 William Cowper: Poems: 1797-1803. British Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. I.Reverend William Unwin, of Stock: Letters to him and his son John, from W. Cowper: 1770-1786.William Cowper, poet: Letters to Rev. W. Unwin and J. Unwin: 1770-1793.William Cowper, poet: Poems: 1770-1793.: Autogr. British Library
creatorOf British Records Association Collection. Vol. XXI. Commonplace book in a variety of hands, mostly containing poetry and prose transmitted by 'Rev. Mr Cottam' (f. 1b); 1789-1796. Partly Latin. Mostly comprises religious verse and epitaphs, partly by R...., 1789-1796 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXLIX, 1868-1895Sir James Philip Lacaita, KCMG: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1851-1895.includes:ff. 18, 46 Sir James Hudson, GCB; diplomatist: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1859-1876.f. 27 Sir William Brampton Gurdon, KCMG: Le..., 1868-1895 British Library
referencedIn VOL. II.: C Conduitt [wife of John Conduitt, Master of the Mint]; Clanbury, 17 Nov. 1729-20 May, 1735, f. 1. Mary [Clavering, wife of William, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor]; 4 Oct. 1713-20 Oct. 1720, and undated, ff. 7-10. 13-19, 22-33. [William..., 1713-1736 British Library
creatorOf William Cowper: poems by William Cowper (b.1731, d.1800); dated 11 May 1799. Autograph, all heavily re-worked and edited. An autograph annotation suggests they are the last poems written by Cowper. As follows: [The Silk Worm], beg. 'The beams of Apri..., 1799-2000 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL LETTERS from Browne Willis, LL.D., to Dr. Andrew Coltee Ducarel, LL.D., from 4 Dec. 1745 to 9 Jan. 1760, inclosing several Lists of Chancellors and Vicars General of various dioceses. Among these Letters are inserted two from Katherine Willi... British Library
referencedIn FLAXMAN PAPERS. Vol. XII (ff. 329). Miscellaneous volume, including :-1. Contracts and other papers relative to public commissions of Flaxman, 1794-1828. f. 1. 2. Catalogue of the Flaxman sale, 1 July 1828. Printed. With MS. inventories, n.d. f. 28. ..., 1784-1845 British Library
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referencedIn Sir Hans Sloane, Baronet: Medical cases: 17th-18th centt.includes:f. 1 Mapp, Professional Bonesetter: Letters relating to her cures: 1736.f. 2 A-Noakes: Letter from her to Sir H. Sloane: 1736.f. 4 H-Pine, of Impington, county Cambridgeshire: ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. 193). 6 May 1819-bef. 1830, n.d.includes:f. 1 Mark Wilks, Dissenting minister: Protestant Society for the Protection of Religious Liberty: Letter to Sir J. Mackintosh: 1819.f. 3 William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville; Prime Minis... British Library
referencedIn LETTERS (six) OF THE REV. JOHN NEWTON to William Cowper, the poet; 18 Aug. 1767-3 Feb. 1781. The first, written from Olney, co. Bucks., of which Newton was Curate, is referred to, and in part printed, by T. Wright, The Life of William Cowper, 1892, p... British Library
referencedIn Vol. II.Reverend William Unwin, of Stock: Letters to him and his son John, from W. Cowper: 1770-1786.William Cowper, poet: Letters to Rev. W. Unwin and J. Unwin: 1770-1793.William Cowper, poet: Poems: 1770-1793.: Autogr. British Library
creatorOf William Cowper: Notes on Dreams, 1797-1799 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn English-language manuscript verse in the Houghton Library: First-line index, ca. 1000-ca. 1820. Houghton Library
referencedIn WARREN HASTINGS PAPERS. Vol. XXXI (ff. 72). Verses, collected by Charlotte Blunt (afterwards Imhoff by marriage with Sir Charles Imhoff, Hastings' stepson), whose name, with date 1790, is on f. 2. The verses appear to have been collected in many case..., 1790 British Library
referencedIn Vol. DXI (ff. 26 1). (1) Letters and papers from, and relating to, Claude Baud, Secretary to Giuseppe Gioacchino Carron di San Tomasso, Conte di Briançon, Savoyard Envoy in London; 1708. Mostly French. Partly Italian. Partly copies and signed. ff. 1-..., 1702-1727 British Library
referencedIn POLITICAL and miscellaneous papers:-1. "Gervasii Tilberiensis de necessariis Scaccarii observacionibus Dialogus," f. 1. 2. A defence of the statutes of England against the libels of foreign writers and Engish fugitives; circa 1630. Imperfect. f. 14...., 17th century-18th century British Library
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Surrey, England
Sundridge, Kent
Wing, Rutland
Taplow, Buckinghamshire
Plymouth, Devon
Dudley, Staffordshire
Poole, Dorset
Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Stone, Buckinghamshire
Bow, Middlesex
Ashridge, Buckinghamshire
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire
Kimpton, Hertfordshire
Verulam, St. Albans
Dublin, Ireland
Boutonnet, Montpellier
Newton Blossomville, Buckinghamshire
Carlisle, Cumberland
Peebles, Scotland
Pontefract, Yorkshire
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Wellwick, Wendover
Catterick, Yorkshire
Acquigny, France
Ireland, Europe
Gloucester, Gloucesterhire
Ghent, Flanders
Wingrave, Buckinghamshire
Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire
Northaw, Hertfordshire
Buckinghamshire, England
Westhorpe House, Little Marlow
India, Asia
Ewelme, Oxfordshire
Stockgrove, Buckinghamshire
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Windsor Forest, Berkshire
Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Netherlands, Europe
Acton, Middlesex
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Stewkley, Buckinghamshire
Dublin, Ireland
Pendley Manor House, Hertfordshire
Essex, England
Deal, Kent
Lille, Nord
Suffolk, England
Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire
Braintfield, Hertfordshire
Bewdley, Worcestershire
Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Marsh-Gibbon, Buckinghamshire
Mardike Canal, Dunkirk
Lavendon, Buckinghamshire
Little Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire
Chester, Cheshire
Banffshire, Scotland
Strasburg, France
Lathbury, Buckinghamshire
Canterbury, Kent
Coverham, Yorkshire
Marseilles, France
Upton, Buckinghamshire
Bengeo, Hertfordshire
Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire
India, Asia
Bologna, Italy
Walton, Buckinghamshire
Tittenhanger, Hertfordshire
Middlesex, England
Kent, England
Moor Park, Hertfordshire
Guernsey, Channel Islands
Newbury, Berkshire
Worcester, Worcestershire
West Friesland, Holland
London, England
Weston Underwood, Buckinghamshire
Sherrington, Buckinghamshire
Bromley-by-Bow, Middlesex
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Standish, Gloucestershire
Boston, Lincolnshire
Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Woolmer Forest, Southampton
Liverpool, England
Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire
Dover, Kent
Great Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire
Silchester, Hampshire
Netherlands, Europe
Liverpool, England
Exeter, Devon
Quarrendon, Buckinghamshire
Plymouth, Devon
Lydd, Kent
Tingewick, Buckinghamshire
Boxmoor, Hertfordshire
Norbury, Derbyshire
London, England
Minehead, Somerset
Carlisle, Cumberland
Ramillies, Brabant
Ireland, Europe
East Dereham, Norfolk
Cerne Abbas, Dorset
Aldenham, Hertfordshire
Poyais, Central America
Colchester, Essex
Whitchurch, Herefordshire
Fort William, Scotland
Clifton Reynes, Buckinghamshire
Flitton, Bedfordshire
East Looe, Cornwall
Temple-Dinsley, Hertfordshire
Wraysbury, Buckinghamshire
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Glasgow, Scotland
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Egypt, Africa
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Stroud, Gloucestershire
Edinburgh, Scotland
Utrecht, the Netherlands
Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Ippollitts, Hertfordshire
Saunderton, Buckinghamshire
Westmorland, England
Royston, Hertfordshire
Dorchester, Dorset
Nettleden, Buckinghamshire
London, England
Ireland, Europe
Southampton, Hampshire
Sunninghill, Berkshire
Hunsdon, Hertfordshire
Liverpool, England
Knebworth, Hertfordshire
East Looe, Cornwall
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Fowey, Cornwall
Barnstaple, Devon
Ipswich, Suffolk
Pitchcott, Buckinghamshire
Furneaux Pelham, Hertfordshire
Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire
Barkway, Hertfordshire
Baldock, Hertfordshire
Scotland, Kingdom of, United Kingdom
Devizes, Wiltshire
North Erpingham, Hundred of, Norfolk
Whittlewood Forest, Oxfordshire, and Buckinghamshire
Quainton, Buckinghamshire
Little Munden, Hertfordshire
Hythe, Kent
Winslow, Buckinghamshire
Northamptonshire, England
Edinburgh, Scotland
Towersey, Oxfordshire ( formerly Bucks.)
Braughing, Hertfordshire
Olney, Buckinghamshire
Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire
Stratford-le-Bow, Middlesex
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Nova Scotia, North America
Haversham, Buckinghamshire
Wooburn, Buckinghamshire
Finsbury, Middlesex
Calcutta, India
Edinburgh, Scotland
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ravenstein, Gelderland
Winchester, Hampshire
Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Ridge, Hertfordshire
Ecclestone, Lancashire
Chicheley, Buckinghamshire
Hertfordshire, England
Gravesend, Kent
Altona, Germany
Emberton, Buckinghamshire
Wapping, London
Thame, Oxfordshire
Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire
Kent, England
Ostend, Flanders
Aspenden, Hertfordshire
Yarmouth, Norfolk
Kensworth, Hertfordshire
Carlisle, Cumberland
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Amwell, Hertfordshire
Chichester, Sussex
Northamptonshire, England
Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Wendover, Buckinghamshire
London, England
Lee, Kent
Lisbon, Portugal
Offley, Hertfordshire
Ireland, Europe
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Bennington, Hertfordshire
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Hexton, Hertfordshire
Natural history





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