Scope and Contents
Personal papers, correspondence, notes, drafts and writings of Charlotte Lady Blennerhassett, chiefly, and her husband, Sir Rowland Blennerhassett. This includes a series of Lady Blennerhassett's working notebooks, collections of reviews and her correspondence with family members, friends and prominent individuals including Ignaz von Dollinger, Lord Acton, Franz Xaver Kraus and members of the German nobility. Sir Rowland Blennerhassett's papers include copies of his speeches, political essays, lecture notes and material gathered for his obituary.
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
13 archive box(es) (15 boxes)
Language of Materials
The system of arrangement does not reflect archival order. Many of the bundles have been retained as found - the material was presumably gathered together and labelled by Charlotte Lady Blennerhassett or by one of her relatives. No attempt has been made to sort or re-order material. For details of the deposit and original numbering, see MS Butterfield 468.
Other Finding Aids
A handwritten finding list is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred to the University Library, Cambridge, by Lady Galway [Marie Carola Franciska Roselyne Galway, nee Blennerhassett] and Captain Willy Blennerhassett, 7 Sept. 1953.
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