Letters from Fortescue Wells to his father
Wells came to Eton in 1830 and went on to St. John's College, Cambridge, after apparently spending some time in France. He was ordained in 1844 and became a chaplain in the Royal Navy. He died of consumption.
1830 - 1834
1 volume (65 letters) and loose papers
Detailed descriptions of bullying, rick burning, rebellions, cholera at Windsor etc. In a pocket at the back are (/66) notes and extracts on each letter in Michael Meredith's hand; (/67) ts extracts from Ralph Nevill : Floreat Etona; (/68) Etonian 120 - 122; copy of letter 28; (/69) letter to William Wells (father) from Mr. Caffieri about the cost of private instruction and boarding for his son in France, 15 November 1830; (/70) bill for tuition and board for William in France, 29 June 1831; (/71)copy of family births and marriages,1650 - 1805, from the register of East Allington; (/72) draft chapter of novel; (/73) appointment as Chaplain to HMS Cumberland, 13 January 1851; (/74) certificate of cause of death; (/75) letter from F. P. White on entries on Wells in the St. John's College archives
Formerly Ms. 364. (According to inscription, presented `to the College Archives' by Michael Meredith, 1991, but not transferred until 2012).
A separate spreadsheet index exists
Etoniana 120 - 122