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A catalogue of the library of the Right Honorable Charles William Earl of Charleville

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D135

Library catalogue of the library of the Right Honorable Charles William Earl of Charleville at his residence near Tullamoore, Ireland, dating from 1825-1826.

Dates: 1825 - 1826

A copy of the Tatler annotated and extra-illustrated by Weeden Butler

Call Number: MS E241

A complete set of the original issues of the Tatler British society magazine, dating from April 12, 1709- January 2, 1710, with the addition of interleaved manuscript annotations and published items. Loose items have been removed to MS P553.

Dates: 1709-1711; 1713; 1792

"A list of books published by Edmund Curll, 1706-1714" and related papers

Call Number: MS 218

Scholar's archives, unbound (typed draft bio/bibliography, with typed and MS notes, correspondence, clippings, etc): publishing history. Records related to Ruhe's research into the Edmund Curll collection at the University of Kansas' Kenneth Spencer Research Library in the Special Collections.

Dates: 1675-1747; 1956; 1959-1972

A Miscellany of Deeds and Manorial, Estate, Probate and Family Documents

Call Number: MS 239

This collection of miscellaneous documents, written between the 13th to 19th centuries, mostly relate to land and property transactions and maintenance in England. The bulk of the documents are dated from the 16th through 19th centuries. The remaining documents concern legal and official matters, family papers, probate and wills, and accounts and business. The documents pertain to many of the counties in England, as well as some matters taking place in other parts of the British Isles.

Dates: 1230-1900 (bulk 1461-1860)

A true survaigh of [lands in Creswell Manor, Blimhill, and Brineton, Staffordhire] belonging to Oliver Lord Fitzwilliam Earl of Tirconnel and Mrs. Mary Fitzwilliam

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P449

This survey describes lands in Creswall [i.e. Creswell] Manor, Blimhill [i.e. Blymhill] and Brineton, Staffordshire, England, belonging to Oliver, 2nd Viscount Fitzwilliam, 1st Earl of Tirconnell [i.e. Tyrconnell] (died 1667) and Mrs. Mary Fitzwilliam. The survey was done between 1663-1667 by John Wilson.

Dates: 1663 - 1667

Account-book of the estate of Reverend Richard Greene

Call Number: MS B125

An account book containing legal documents that records the history of the estate, household accounts, etc., kept by estate administrator William Webb for the estate of Reverend Richard Greene of England. The account-book runs from the death of Greene of Greatham to Richard I. Greene's death and the final settlement with Maria Greene (Richard I. Greene's sister) in 1794. Although the family is genteel and has income from investments and land, the income is very small.

Dates: April 8, 1786-September 11, 1794

Accounts of the Trustees of the Poor's Ground

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B124
Overview Account book for a charity issuing bread and a yearly coat for each poor person (presumably of the parish). Recipients are named (in 1685 there are 8; in the 1760's there are about 40; after 1784 they are no longer named). Trustees are named: they usually sign the account yearly. The charity is not named or located; after 1725 the yearly heading is "The Accounts of the Trustees of the Poores Land Devisd by, Richard Hill Gent. Decd." The money is derived from rents from land in Cradley and in...
Dates: 1685-1805[?]

Adversaria. The Common-Place-Book, by Robert Courthope Sims

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS B40

Commonplace book, or a volume created to compile knowledge, kept by Robert Courthope Sims of Essex, England.

Dates: approximately 1755-1769 or later

An account of the Church and remains of the Manor House of Stanton Harcourt in the County of Oxford

Call Number: MS C202

This historical account of the church and remains of the manor house of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire (Nuneham Courtenay), covering the period 1199 to circa 1800, was written by George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt (1736-1809) in 1808, although this year that was copied may have been 1818. It is dedicated to the antiquary, Richard Gough (1735-1809), and includes texts of epitaphs by William Congreve, Alexander Pope and John Gay, and of a letter from Gay.

Dates: 1808 or 1818

"Arthur" theatrical production records

Call Number: MS 102
Overview A collection of records related to a proposed (but never staged) 1919 production of "Arthur: a tragedy," a play written by poet, playwright, and art historian Laurence Binyon "for and with" Martin Harvey (actor and theater manager later known as Sir John Martin-Harvey) . The collection includes correspondence and notes by or addressed to Martin Harvey, as well as sketches, some signed by artist and designer Robert Anning Bell, relating primarily to the design of the proposed production,...
Dates: 1919, 1933 (bulk 1919)

Balance books from a London trader

Call Number: MS E188

Account books of an anonymous speculative trader, providing yearly summary of accounts. Each volume covers a year, and contains a dozen accounts in fair detail and a list of 50 to 100 accounts showing net profit or debit. The "bottom line" is about £50,000. Cargoes largely consist of tropical produce; the trader also imported cheese and butter from Holland into England and had other investments.

Dates: 1810 - 1818

Benjamin Robert Haydon Clipping Book

Call Number: MS 305

Benjamin Robert Haydon, 1786-1846, was an English historical painter and author. This clipping book contains items from the first half of the 19th century, including printed reviews of Haydon's art works, printed essays and letters to the editor by Haydon, letters to Haydon, and handwritten copies of quotations and verse.

Dates: 1813 - 1846

Berkeley-Dursley account books

Call Number: MS 130
Overview A collection of financial accounts for the Berkeley family, including primarily Charles Berkeley (1649-1710), the 2nd Earl of Berkeley, and his son James Berkeley (1680-1736), 3rd Earl of Berkeley (James was also styled Viscount Dursley from 1699-1710 before he succeeding his father as Earl of Berkeley in 1710). Also included are briefer accounts for the Countess Dowager of Berkeley (presumably Elizabeth, Charles's wife and James's mother), and the Honorable George Berkeley, Charles's fourth...
Dates: 1702-1713; 1716-1717

Chancellor Reports and Pleedings

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Call Number: MS E179

Collection of approximately 200 translations of legal documents, many of which are undated but appear to be from the 15th century. Scholar's archives?

Dates: 19th century?

Christopher Smyth legal document

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P715

Christopher Smyth, a gentleman of Northampton, acknowledges that he has a conveyance from Thomas Breton, an apothecary of Northhampton, and Robert Lloyd Breton, his son, for an estate at Winston and Pettaugh currently being occupied by Joseph Peck. Smyth pledges to keep the deeds for the Breton family. The document is docketed.

Dates: September 5, 1789

Collection of Accounts of Political and Governmental events

Call Number: MS E205

Collection of 72 separately written accounts of Parliamentary debates, political law-cases, diplomatic correspondence, etc., bound together in two volumes. Most (perhaps all) are near-contemporary copies of the originals.

Dates: Events date from 1558-1640; writings separately copied 17th century (nearly contemporary)

Correspondence and writings about forestry

Call Number: MS E234

Account of Sylvester Douglas Glenbervie’s experiments in planting the New Forest, the Forest of Dean, and other royal forests with ship-timber, 1808-1814; report on state of the forests in 1819; brief history of royal forests. Also includes letters about timber-growing, forest management, etc. by Glenbervie and others, found laid into the volume of his Account.

Dates: 1820; and 1813, 1844, 1860, 1874, 1882, 1886, 1896

Correspondence of Robert Graves and Laura Riding

Call Number: MS 100
Overview This is a group of several separately acquired collections of letters (a total of 62 letters) by the writers Robert Graves (1895-1985) and Laura Riding (1901-1991), largely to their literary agents. The correspondents include: Harold Monro (1879-1932), Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931) [Robert Graves' father], Pinker (of James B. Pinker & Son, literary agents), Wicken (of James B. Pinker & Son), James Burton Pond (1890?-1961), lecture agent, Thomas R. Buckman, librarian. Most of the...
Dates: 1916 - 1966

Correspondence of the Poetry Bookshop

Call Number: MS 177

Collection of 68 letters, postcards, telegrams, by literary and artistic figures, all addressed to Poetry Bookshop, 38 Great Russell Street, London, regarding its grand reopening at its new location.

Dates: September-October 1926

Cum mota esset petitio ac dissentio inter Johannam [etc.]

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C150

This collection consists of a single legal document, an agreement whereby the lands of Sir Roger Lasceles are divided amongst his four daughters: Joan, wife of Thomas de Coiwen; Avis, wife of Robert le Conestable; Maud, wife of Robert de Tilliol; and Theophania, wife of Ralph son of Ranulph.

Dates: 1301 - 1302

Dissertation on the best means of maintaining and employing the poor in parish work-houses

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C13
Overview "Dissertation on the best means of maintaining and employing the poor in parish work houses," from the Guilford Street Foundling Hospital in London, England. The collection consists of the manuscript version of the dissertation and, tipped in ahead of the title page, a letter from Good to a Mr. Moore, presenting the manuscript to the Society for Promoting Arts and Commerce and apologizing for its illegibility, promising a clear copy if the printer needs it. This is the printer's copy with...
Dates: 1798?

Documents of Abbey Dore

Call Number: MS Q80

Documents concerning land conveyed to Abbey Dore, Herefordshire, England, mostly dating to the 13th century. Relates primarily to the Abbey's granges called Lincoyt and Lanveyr located near Grosmont and the forest of Severenny, Upper Gwent (present-day Monmouthshire). Land was issued by Hubert de Burgh; Edmund, earl of Lancaster; and private persons.

Dates: approximately 1215-approximately 1300

Donald Gunn sketchbooks of antiquarian and ornithological subjects

Call Number: MS K23
Overview In these 9 sketchbooks, collectively spanning the period 1903-1939, Donald Gunn has recorded his antiquarian and ornithological observations in the form of notes, church plans, sketch maps, sketches of architectural details and diagrammatic sketches of birds. Notebooks 1-4 are antiquarian in subject, while 5-9 are ornithological. The notebooks are for different locations visited and cover various time periods. The churches recorded are in Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Surrey and other southern...
Dates: 1911-1938

Duke Yonge letter

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P358

This collection consists of a single letter written by Duke Yonge to "My Lord," regarding monetary allowances for clerks and soldiers in his county in England, which appears to be Cornwall. Yonge stated that the soldiers' operations he considers to be extortion. He notes that as the law is written it seems to him "ministering justice impractically" and that he has heard "of such scenes of [disturbing?] anxiety arising from the small allowance."

Dates: September 29, [1803]

Earls of Westmorland collection

Call Number: MS D148

14 Italian manuscripts bound together, regarding the politics of Italy, the Church, France, England, and the Holy Roman Empire.

Dates: approximately 1628-1633?

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Carter, H. J. (Henry John), 1813-1895 1
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 1
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Cole, Robert, active 1819 1
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Great Britain. Army 1
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Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee Appointed to Enquire into the State of the Goals of This Kingdom 1
Griffith,, Kate , 1854-1902 1
Guilford, Francis North, 1673-1729 1
Guilford, Francis North, Earl of, 1704-1790 1
Gunn, Donald, Dr. 1
Haghe family 1
Hannon, Les, 1923- 1
Harcourt, George Simon Harcourt, Earl, 1736-1809 1
Harper, George, active 1642-1683 1
Harper, John, active 1642-1683 1
Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846 1
Heigham, Charles William 1
Hewitson, William C. (William Chapman), 1806-1878 1
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Jackson, Laura (Riding), 1901-1991 1
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