BENNET, William, Bishop of Cloyne. 17093



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Cloyne’, to the Revd. Mr. Maurice at the Museum, ready to collect him in his carriage tomorrow. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, minor repairs, with the address leaf. Monday, undated, watermark 1808. William Bennet (1746-1820), Bishop of Cloyne from 1794. He was a scholar and antiquary, elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1790. He was particularly interested in tracing the Roman roads of Britain, and Bishop Bennet Way is a horse-riding, walking and cycling route in Cheshire, England, named in honour of his surveys of the Roman roads of the area. “I am ready to attend you tomorrow, and will call on you with my carriage at any hour you please. My Man drives but slow, so you will regulate the time accordingly, and if it proves a fine day I promise myself much entertainment. If it should be very bad, I suppose the Dr. will not expect us. I pray that it may not.” Annotated by the recipient: Bishop of Clyne, the intimate friend of Dr. Parr.