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Papers of Lady Pauline Trevelyan, 1827-1866, and other family members, 1809-1879, Great Britain and Europe

Call Number: MS C133


Lady Pauline Trevelyan, wife of Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, was the center of a coterie of Pre-Raphaelites (John Ruskin, William Bell Scott, Algernon Swinburne, John Everett Millais, etc.) who often visited Wallington Hall, the Trevelyan estate in Northumberland, England. She took an intelligent interest in art, literature, science, technology, etc., and was a good amateur artist herself. She and her husband spent much time travelling in Great Britain and Europe, particularly Italy. Most of her journals are full of detail and contain small sketches within the text. The sketchbooks are scattered in date between 1834 and 1866 and complement the travel journals to some extent. The sketches are often annotated with date and place, and notes have been made in some of the sketchbooks. The collection also includes some estate and household papers and several miscellaneous items.


  • Creation: 1809-1879


Language of Materials

English, French, Egyptian, Italian

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Biography of Pauline Trevelyan

Pauline Jermyn Jermyn was born at Hawkedon Suffolk in 1816. She married Sir Walter Trevelyan (1797-1879), sixth baronet, on 21st May, 1835. She was a writer, traveller, etcher and painter of watercolors. She was also known as a naturalist and scientist. Lady Pauline died in 1866 at Neuchatel.


69 Volumes (69 volumes + 1 document case (.5 linear foot))

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection consists of journals written by Lady Pauline Trevelyan between 1828-1865, in volumes and loose pages, along with sketchbooks created between 1834?-1866. It also includes notebooks probably written by Lady Pauline between 1820-[1842], as well as papers of the Trevelyan family, along with the household estate. There is also in the collection miscellaneous material of accounts and a notebook.

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MS C133

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MS 247

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MS B51

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MS B52

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MS B53

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MS B54

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MS C134

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MS C135

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MS C136

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MS C137

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MS B55

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MS B56

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MS C140

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MS D770

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MS C139

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MS C138

Separated Materials

Wooster, David, ed. Selections from the literary and artistic remains of Paulina Jermyn Trevelyan. London: Longmans Green, 1879. Located at Spencer Research Library at C18995.

Enclosure from MS C133, taken from MS 247, negative calotype located at MS P6.

Trevelyan, Sir Walter Calverley. Will and codicils of Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan, bart. : February 1869 to October 1878. London: Spottiswoode & Co, [1879?] Located at Spencer Research Library at D770.


Batchelor, Jon. Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood., London: Chatto and Windus, 2006. Housed at Spencer Research Library at call number C22288.
Guide to the Trevelyan Collection
Papers of Lady Pauline Trevelyan, 1827-1866, and other family members, 1809-1879, Great Britain and Europe
Finding aid prepared by ksc, 2013
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Trevelyan Collection, Department of Special Collections, MS C133, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States