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names), Assistant Principal (Private Secre- Lambert with having overworked Chatterton. tary to the Secretary), Confidential and This charge has not been brought before Chief Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk.

against Lambert even by the most ardent While the Committee of Imperial Defence defenders of Chatterton. is provided with: Secretary, Principal

G. W. WRIGHT. Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretaries (three names), Principal, Confidential and

FRANKENSTEIN.'-I should be glad to be Chief Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk.

informed of the earliest recorded instance The noun Principal does not seem to occur of the confusion between the protagonists in elsewhere in the list.

Q. V.

Mrs. Shelley's story 'Frankenstein,' in general

literature or journalism. In journalism at THACKERAY : "THE NEWCOMES.'-In least three instances have occurred in the vol. i., chap. ix., of 'The Newcomes,' past few months of references to the creation Thackeray speaks of the Rev. Charles of a “Frankenstein,” meaning of course the Honeyman's - luxurious sofa from Oxford, monster which Frankenstein brought into presented to him by young Cibber Wright existence. of Christchurch.' In later editions, in place It would be interesting to know if there of young Cibber Wright,” we find "young is any satisfactory explanation of the Downy. I shall be obliged to any one extraordinary prevalence of this curious who will explain why Thackeray made this error, which constitutes a problem with few change of name.

parallels in literature. H. J. AYLIFFE. CHARLES E. STRATTON. 2 New Steine, Brighton. Boston, Mass.

BARLOW FAMILY.–At 9 S. viii. 144, I asked for particulars of the Rev. F. Barlow,

Replies. described as Vicar of Burton on the title-page of his 'Complete English Peerage,' A NOTE ON SAMUEL PEPYS'S DIARY. 1772, &c., but nothing definite was elicited. At 12 S. i. 469 is mention of a Descendants'

(12 S. vii. 507.) Dinner of the Barlow family, held in London I am particularly interested in SIR CHARLES in December 1906, and it may now be possible TOMES's note, as I have for some time past to renew the former query with better been endeavouring to trace the exact chance of success. My, principal object is to relationship of Nan Pepys of Worcester identify the

Burton of which the Rev, F. with the Diarist, in connexion with my Barlow was vicar at the period indicated.

forthcoming book on Pepys and his family. W. B. H.

The only information I have been able to MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ROBERT SALE.—It obtain in relation to any Anne Pepys of is said that in a despatch from him, sent Worcester is the following :from Jellalabad, concealed in a quill, a

In Water's "Genealogist's Cleanings,' small paper was enfolded on which was

there is a reference to the will, dated Apr. 5, written “iodine.' When this was applied 1658, and proved on Oct. 2 following, of to the invisible writing, written with rice John Danvers of Upton, in the parish of water, the letter became visible.

Ratley, Warwickshire, Esq., whereby he What is the authority for this statement ? bequeathed a legacy of 1001. to Anne Pepes,

G. H. J.

wife of John Pepes of Littleton in the co.

of Worcester. CHATTERTON'S APPRENTICESHIP TO LAM- I searched at Somerset House for the will BERT.—Sir Sidney Lee's account of Chatter- of John Pepes of Worcester, but found none. ton (published in 1906) contains the follow- In the Administration Book now at Somerset ing statement :

House, however, I found that on May 31, "He lived at his master's house, was harshly 1660, Letters of Administration to the used and greatly overworked."

estate of Anne Pepys alias Peakes, late of The italics are mine.) All previous bio Littleton, Worcester, were granted by the graphers of Chatterton agree that he had Prerogative Court of Canterbury, to her much leisure time, and was thus able during husband John Pepys alias Peakes. This office hours to carry on his own literary proves that this Anne died intestate and work. It would be interesting to know on not leaving a will as Dr. Wheatley conwhat grounds Sir Sidney Lee charges jectured.

EARLY ASCENTS OF MONT BLANC BY | Budex, Beaudeux and Beaudeaux are, ENGLISH TRAVELLERS.—The fourth ascent I suppose, forms of the modern St. Budeaux. of Mont Blanc was made in 1788 by a young The first evidently recalls the local nineEnglishman named Woodley accompanied teenth-century pronunciation of “Buddix." by the celebrated guides Jacques Balmat What however is the place referred to as and Cachat le Géant, and two others. He Pouldram House and what is the modern is described by the Genevese Alpine traveller, name of “Tadcaster in Cornwall,” taken Marc-Théodore Bourrit, who accompanied along with "Foy? W. S. B. H. him during part of the ascent, as fils du

Can gouverneur de l'Amérique Angloise,

Coats OF ARMS : IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT. any reader of ‘N. & Q.' throw any light on

-Can any reader of ‘N. & Q.’ help me to his identity ?

identify the bearers of two coats of arms I should also be particularly glad to know painted on the portraits of a man and his something about the following Englishmen wife, dated 1558 ? the dates of whose ascents of Mont Blanc

His coat is Sable, on a chevron between I give in parenthesis :

three butterflies argent, an escutcheon of

the field, charged with a fleur-de-lys. 1. Capt. John Undrell (1819). · According

His wife's escutcheon shows two coats to the Royal Kalendar' for 1818 he was promoted to the rank of commander in the impaled : the first as above; the second R.N. in 1815.

Gules, a fesse wavy arg. between an escallop2. Frederick Clissold (1822).

shell of the last in chief, and a crown or

in base. 3. H. H. Jackson (1823).

Some member of the Papillon family 4. Capt. Markham Sherwill (1825). 6. Dr. Edmund Clark (1825).

would seem to be indicated, but I have been 7. Alfred Waddington (1836).

quite unable to trace the lady's family, 8. Mr. Nicholson, & London barrister

which was evidently foreign.

R. T. GUNTHER. (1843). 9. W. Bosworth (1843).

Magdalen College, Oxford. 10. Dr. Archibald Vincent Smith (1847). 'MELIORA.'—When a boy I often used to 11. J. D. Gardner (1850).

see copies of a magazine with this title. All of the foregoing except numbers 7, 9, When did it originate and when did it die ? and 10 published narratives of their expedi- Who were its editors and contributors. tions, but as far as I am aware nothing else

1. F. is known about their lives.

(In The Times 'Handlist of English and Welsh HENRY F. MONTAGNIER,

Newspapers' Meliora is referred to the year 1858 Member of the Alpine Club. and described as “A quarterly review of social Champéry.

science in its ethical, economical, political and

ameliorative repects." Apparently it came to an KENSINGTON GRAVEL AT VERSAILLES.-end in 1869.) An old issue of The Quarterly Review is an STEVENSON AND Miss YONGE.—Which of authority for the statement that the garden Miss Yonge's novels is alluded to by R. L. walks at the Palace of Versailles were laid Stevenson in his essay, 'A Gossip on a Novel out with gravel from Kensington, which was of Dumas's '? In it he writes that he made of European repute. When and by whom the acquaintance of Dumas's ‘Le Vicomte was this transaction carried out ? By what de Bragelonne’in 1863, and that he saluted method was the transportation of the gravel the name of d'Artagnan like an old friend, from Kensington to Versailles effected, and having met it the year before in a work of what was the total quantity of material so Miss Yonge's. The question is which ? transferred ? Where were the Kensington

EDWARD LATHAM. gravel pits situated ?

61 Friends Road, Croydon. J. LANDFEAR LUCAS.

· PRINCIPAL.”—In the official list of ‘His WEST COUNTRY PLACE-NAMES IN THE Majesty's Ministers and Heads of Public SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.—I have just been Departments, Revised October, 1920,' this examining Ricraft's 'Survey of England's word appears to be used in a novel sense: it Champions,' the date of which on the first would be a convenience to have that sense title-page is 1647 and on the second 1649. defined. The members of the “ Cabinet I am puzzled at the forms taken by some Secretariat have the titles : Secretary, Devon and Cornwall names of places and Principal, Assistant Secretary, Assistant should be glad of information about them. Secretaries (three names), Principals (two

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names), Assistant Principal (Private Secre- Lambert with having overworked Chatterton. tary to the Secretary), Confidential and This charge has not been brought before Chief Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk.

against Lambert even by the most ardent While the Committee of Imperial Defence defenders of Chatterton. is provided with: Secretary, Principal

G. W. WRIGHT. Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretaries (three names), Principal, Confidential and

'FRANKENSTEIN.'-I should be glad to be Chief Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk.

informed of the earliest recorded instance The noun Principal does not seem to occur of the confusion between the protagonists in elsewhere in the list.

Q. V. Mrs. Shelley's story ‘Frankenstein,' in general

literature or journalism. In journalism at THACKERAY : "THE NEWCOMES.'-In least three instances have occurred in the vol. i., chap. ix., of “The Newcomes,'| past few months of references to the creation "Thackeray speaks of the Rev. Charles of a “Frankenstein,” meaning of course the Honeyman's “luxurious sofa from Oxford, monster which Frankenstein brought into presented to him by young Cibber Wright existence. of Christchurch.' In later editions, in place It would be interesting to know if there of “young Cibber Wright,” we find "young is any satisfactory explanation of the Downy. I shall be obliged to any one extraordinary prevalence of this curious who will explain why Thackeray made this error, which constitutes a problem with few change of name.

parallels in literature. H. J. AYLIFFE. CHARLES E. STRATTON. 2 New Steine, Brighton. Boston, Mass.

BARLOW FAMILY.–At 9 S. viii. 144, I asked for particulars of the Rev. F. Barlow,

Replies. described as “ Vicar of Burton

on the title-page of his Complete English Peerage,'A NOTE ON SAMUEL PEPYS'S DIARY. 1772, &c., but nothing definite was elicited. At 12 S. i. 469 is mention of a Descendants'

(12 S. vii. 507.) Dinner of the Barlow family, held in London I am particularly interested in SIR CHARLES in December 1906, and it may now be possible TOMES's note, as I have for some time past to renew the former query with better been endeavouring to trace the exact chance of success. identify the “Burton" of which the Rev. F. with the Diarist, in connexion with my

My, principal object is to relationship of Nan Pepys of Worcester Barlow was vicar at the period indicated.

forthcoming book on Pepys and his family. W. B. H.

The only information I have been able to MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ROBERT SALE.-It obtain in relation to any Anne Pepys of is said that in a despatch from him, sent Worcester is the following :from Jellalabad, concealed in a quill, a

In Water's Genealogist's Gleanings, small paper was enfolded on which was

there is a reference to the will, dated Apr. 5, written "iodine.” When this was applied 1658, and proved on Oct. 2 following, of to the invisible writing, written with rice John Danvers of Upton, in the parish of water, the letter became visible.

Ratley, Warwickshire, Esq., whereby he What is the authority for this statement ? bequeathed a legacy of 1001. to Anne Pepes,

G. H. J. wife of John Pepes of Littleton in the co.

of Worcester. CHATTERTON'S APPRENTICESHIP TO LAM- I searched at Somerset House for the will BERT.-Sir Sidney Lee's account of Chatter- of John Pepes of Worcester, but found none. ton (published in 1906) contains the follow. In the Administration Book now at Somerset ing statement :

House, however, I found that on May 31, "He lived at his master's house, was harshly 1660, Letters of Administration to the used and greatly overworked."

estate of Anne Pepys alias Peakes, late of The italics are mine.) All previous bio. Littleton, Worcester, were granted by the graphers of Chatterton agree that he had Prerogative Court of Canterbury, to her much leisure time, and was thus able during husband John Pepys alias Peakes. This office hours to carry on his own literary proves that this Anne died intestate and work. It would be interesting to know on not leaving a will as Dr. Wheatley conwhat grounds Sir Sidney Lee charges jectured.

EARLY ASCENTS OF MONT BLANC BY|Budex, Beaudeux and Beaudeaux are, ENGLISH TRAVELLERS.

5.-The fourth ascent I suppose, forms of the modern St. Budeaux. of Mont Blanc was made in 1788 by a young The first evidently recalls the local nineEnglishman named Woodley accompanied teenth-century pronunciation of " Buddix.” by the celebrated guides Jacques Balmat What however is the place referred to as and Cachat le Géant, and two others. He Pouldram House and what is the modern is described by the Genevese Alpine traveller, name of “Tadcaster in Cornwall,” taken Marc-Théodore Bourrit, who accompanied along with “Foy"? W. S. B. H. him during part of the ascent, as " fils du

COATS OF ARMS : IDENTIFICATION SOUGHT. gouverneur de l'Amérique Angloise.” Can

-Can any reader of ‘N. & Q.' throw any light on

any reader of ‘N. & Q.' help me to his identity ?

identify the bearers of two coats of arms I should also be particularly glad to know painted on the portraits of a man and his something about the following Englishmen wife, dated 1558 ? the dates of whose ascents of Mont Blanc

His coat is Sable, on a chevron between I give in parenthesis :

three butterflies argent, an escutcheon of

the field, charged with a fleur-de-lys. 1. Capt. John Undrell (1819). · According

His wife's escutcheon shows two coats to the ‘Royal Kalendar' for 1818 he was promoted to the rank of commander in the Gules, a fesse wavy arg. between an escallop

impaled : the first as above; the second R.N. in 1815.

shell of the last in chief, and a crown or 2. Frederick Clissold (1822).

in base. 3. H. H. Jackson (1823).

Some member of the Papillon family 4. Capt. Markham Sherwill (1825).

would seem to be indicated, but I have been 6. Dr. Edmund Clark (1825). 7. Alfred Waddington (1836).

quite unable to trace the lady's family,

which was evidently foreign. 8. Mr. Nicholson, & London barrister

R. T. GUNTHER. (1843). 9. W. Bosworth (1843).

Magdalen College, Oxford. 10. Dr. Archibald Vincent Smith (1847).

MELIORA.'—When a boy I often used to 11. J. D. Gardner (1850).

see copies of a magazine with this title. All of the foregoing except numbers 7, 9, When did it originate and when did it die ? and 10 published narratives of their expedi- Who were its editors and contributors. tions, but as far as I am aware nothing else

1. F. is known about their lives.

[In The Times 'Handlist of English and Welsh HENRY F. MONTAGNIER,

Newspapers' Meliora is referred to the year 1858 Member of the Alpine Club. and described as • A quarterly review of social Champéry.

science in its ethical, economical, political and

anieliorative repects.' Apparently it came to an KENSINGTON GRAVEL AT VERSAILLES.- end in 1869.] An old issue of The Quarterly Review is an STEVENSON AND Miss YONGE.-Which of authority for the statement that the garden Miss Yonge's novels is alluded to by R. L, walks at the Palace of Versailles were laid Stevenson in his essay, 'A Gossip on a Novel out with gravel from Kensington, which was of Dumas's'? In it he writes that he made of European repute. When and by whom the acquaintance of Dumas's Le comte was this transaction carried out ? By what de Bragelonne’in 1863, and that he saluted method was the transportation of the gravel the name of d'Artagnan like an old friend, from Kensington to Versailles effected, and having “met it the year before in a work of what was the total quantity of material so Miss Yonge's.” The question is which ? transferred ? Where were the Kensington

EDWARD LATHAM. gravel pits situated ?

61 Friends Road, Croydon. J. LANDFEAR LUCAS.

“ PRINCIPAL."-In tho official list of His West COUNTRY PLACE-NAMES IN THE Majesty's Ministers and Heads of Public SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.—I have just been Departments, Revised October, 1920,' this examining Ricraft's 'Survey of England's word appears to be used in a novel sense : it Champions,' the date of which on the first would be a convenience to have that sense title-page is 1647 and on the second 1649. defined. The members of the "Cabinet I am puzzled at the forms taken by some Secretariat have the titles : Secretary, Devon and Cornwall names of places and Principal, Assistant Secretary, Assistant should be glad of information about them. J Secretaries (three names), Principals (two

names), Assistant Principal (Private Secre- Lambert with having overworked Chatterton. tary to the Secretary), Confidential and This charge has not been brought before Chief Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk.

against Lambert even by the most ardent While the Committee of Imperial Defence defenders of Chatterton. is provided with: Secretary, Principal

G. W. WRIGHT. Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretaries (three names), Principal, Confidential and

‘FRANKENSTEIN.'-I should be glad to be Chief Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk.

informed of the earliest recorded instance The noun Principal does not seem to occur of the confusion between the protagonists in elsewhere in the list.

Q. V.

Mrs. Shelley's story 'Frankenstein,' in general

literature or journalism. In journalism at THACKERAY : 'THE NEWCOMES.'-In least three instances have occurred in the vol. i., chap. ix., of 'The Newcomes,' past few months of references to the creation Thackeray speaks of the Rev. Charles of a “Frankenstein,” meaning of course the Honeyman's * luxurious sofa from Oxford, monster which Frankenstein brought into presented to him by young Cibber Wright existence. of Christchurch.' In later editions, in place It would be interesting to know if there of “young Cibber Wright,” we find “ young is any satisfactory explanation of the Downy.” I shall be obliged to any one extraordinary prevalence of this curious who will explain why Thackeray made this error, which constitutes a problem with few change of name.

parallels in literature. H. J. AYLIFFE. CHARLES E. STRATTON. 2 New Steine, Brighton. Boston, Mass.

BARLOW FAMILY.–At 9 S. viii. 144, I asked for particulars of the Rev. F. Barlow,

Replies. described as * Vicar of Burton"

on the title-page of his Complete English Peerage,' | A NOTE ON SAMUEL PEPYS'S DIARY. 1772, &c., but nothing definite was elicited. At 12 S. i. 469 is mention of a Descendants'

(12 S. vii. 507.) Dinner of the Barlow family, held in London I Am particularly interested in SIR CHARLES in December 1906, and it may now be possible TOMES's note, as I have for some time past to renew the former query with better chance of success.

trace the exact been endeavouring to My, principal object is to relationship of Nan Pepys of Worcester identify the “Burton of which the Rev. F. with the Diarist, in connexion with my Barlow was vicar at the period indicated.

forthcoming book on Pepys and his family. W. B. H.

The only information I have been able to MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ROBERT SALE.-It obtain in relation to any Anne Pepys of is said that in a despatch from him, sent Worcester is the following: from Jellalabad, concealed in a quill, a

In Water's Genealogist's Gleanings,' small paper was enfolded on which

there is a reference to the will, dated Apr. 5, written iodine.” When this was applied 1658, and proved on Oct. 2 following, of to the invisible writing, written with rice John Danvers of Upton, in the parish of water, the letter became visible.

Ratley, Warwickshire, Esq., whereby he What is the authority for this statement ? bequeathed a legacy of 1001. to Anne Pepes,

G. H. J.

wife of John Pepes of Littleton in the co.

of Worcester. CHATTERTON'S APPRENTICESHIP TO LAM- I searched at Somerset House for the will BERT.-Sir Sidney Lee's account of Chatter- of John Pepes of Worcester, but found none. ton (published in 1906) contains the follow- In the Administration Book now at Somerset ing statement :

House, however, I found that on May 31, "He lived at his master's house, was harshly 1660, Letters of Administration to the used and greatly overworked.

estate of Anne Pepys alias Peakes, late of The italics are mine.) All previous bio- Littleton, Worcester, were granted by the graphers of Chatterton agree that he had Prerogative Court of Canterbury, to her much leisure time, and was thus able during husband John Pepys alias Peakes.

This office hours to carry on his own literary proves that this Anne died intestate and work. It would be interesting to know on not leaving a will as Dr. Wheatley conwhat grounds Sir Sidney Lee charges jectured.

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