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illustrated.1883 Excerpt: ... Leicestershire. 4 Feb., 1755. Sir
Thomas Cave" visited me. He is collecting the antiquitys of
Leicestershire.--Diary, vol. xv., 42. Radcliffe. 25 Jan., 1759. At
the Royal Society. An account of a Roman camp at Ratcliff, in
Leicestershire, by Cossington, the foss almost obliterated, I
believe of Agricolas.--Diary, vol. xviii., 26. Leicester. 24 May,
1759. At the Antiquarian Society. Mrs. Rudiug sent two drawings,
exquisitely done, of the Roman pavement found 3 years ago at the
black fryers, Leicester.--Diary, vol. xviii., 54. LINCOLNSHIRE.
Rev. Abraham De La Pryme13 To The Very Revernd. Dr. Gale, Dean Of
York. Printed in De la Pryme's Diary, p. 209, Surtees Soc, vol.
liv. Hull, July 22 1699. Very Reverend Sir, Having made bold in my
last letter unto you, dated the 16 of this month, to acquaint you
with the recent discovery of a "Sir Thos. Cave, who died in 1778,
was an active and learned public character. He completed the family
mansion at Stanford, and stored its library with a large and
well-selected collection of books. He contributed very materially
towards the publication of "Bridges' History of Northamptonshire: "
and made ample collections for the "History of Leicestershire," but
did not live to arrange them for publication. Stanford Hall became
the property of Henry Otway, Esq., in right of his wife, only
sister of the last Sir Thomas Cave.--See Beauties of England and
Wales, vol. x., p. 462. "The Rev. Abraham de la l'ryme was lecturer
at Hull, and minister of Thome, where he died at an early age.
Thoresby, in his Diary, June 20, 1704, writes, "I was much
concerned to hear of the death of my kind friend, Mr. Abr. de la
Pryme, who, visiting the sick, caught the new distemper or fever,
which seized him on Wednesday, and he died the Monday after, the
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