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Hugh Fraser Stewart and family: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7671

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters and papers relating to the life and career of Hugh Fraser Stewart and to the lives of the members of his family. The papers include correspondence of Stewart's wife Jessie, and of her father, mother and sisters. There is also correspondence of Stewart's brother-in-law Francis Jenkinson, as well as papers acquired by Stewart for his Memoir of the late librarian, published in 1926. The Stewart and Crum families's shared interest in music is represented in the form of letters from the composers Sir Hubert Parry and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. I. Ludovick Charles Stewart A. Letters from Ludovick Stewart to his wife Emma; B. letters from Emma Stewart to her husband Ludovick; C. correspondence of Margaret Clifford Stewart; D. miscellaneous correspondence to or concerning Emma Stewart; E. further letters of Ludovick Stewart to his wife; F. further letters from Emma Stewart to her husband; G. miscellaneous correspondence; H. further letters from Ludovick Stewart to his wife Emma; J. further letters from Emma Stewart to her husband Ludovick; K. further miscellaneous correspondence; L. miscellaneous papers relating to Ludovick Stewart; M. further papers relating to the life of Ludovick Stewart; O. letters from Stewart to Emma Ray, his fiancee. II. Hugh Fraser Stewart A. Miscellaneous correspondence to Stewart; B. letters from various correspondents to others, most concerning Stewart; C. correspondence from Stewart to various correspondents; D. miscellaneous correspondence to Stewart (mostly foreign); E. printed material; F. material relating to Stewart's visits to foreign universities, including several Belgian institutions, Grenoble, and Lausanne; G. papers relating to Paul Claudel; H. miscellaneous lecture notes by Hugh Fraser Stewart and his daughter Jean Stewart; I. Miscellaneous material; J. correspondence concerning the death of Hugh Fraser Stewart, 1948; K. music: papers relating to the Cambridge University Musical Society; L. papers of and correspondence with Edward Kennet Rand; M. letters from Frank L. Norris, Anglican Bishop in North China, to Stewart, who was his contemporary at Trinity; N. letters of John E.B. Mayor; O. letters to Stewart on his eightieth birthday, 1943. III. Francis John Henry Jenkinson A. Miscellaneous correspondence to Jenkinson, including material relating to his work as the Librarian of Cambridge University Library; B. miscellaneous correspondence from Jenkinson to others; C. letters to Eleanor Jenkinson from Jenkinson; D. letters from Jenkinson to his father, John Henry Jenkinson, including enclosures to his sister Elizabeth and to Ann Hustler; E. miscellaneous Jenkinson correspondence; F. miscellaneous material. IV. Margaret Clifford Stewart Jenkinson A. Personal correspondence from others, including letters of sympathy on the death of her husband; B. letters of sympathy on the death of Margaret Jenkinson, 1933, addressed to her brother and sister-in-law, Hugh and Jessie Stewart. V. Mary Campbell Crum A. Miscellaneous writings; B. printed matters; C. letters sent; D. letters received; E. correspondence from Germany, 1905; F. miscellaneous material; G. other correspondence, the connection to Mary Crum not always clear. VI. Edith G.E. Crum A. Letters from various correspondents. VII. William Graham Crum A. Letters from various correspondents, including letters of sympathy to William and Jean Mary Campbell Crum on the death of Mary Campbell Crum in September 1911; B. letters of sympathy received on the death of his wife, November 1915; C. letters to his sister Jessie; letters to his son Major Frederick Maurice Crum. VIII. Jean Mary Campbell Crum A. Letters from various correspondents, including letters of condolence on the death of Mary Campbell Crum; B. letters from Jean Mary Campbell Crum to family members, 1864-1865. IX. Katharine Fraser Stewart A. Letters from various correspondents. X. Margaret Campbell Stewart A. Letters from various correspondents. XI. Jean Margaret Stewart A. Letters from various correspondents (English); B. Letters from various correspondents (foreign). XII. Frideswide Stewart A. Letters from various correspondents. XIII. Ludovick Drummin Stewart A. Letters from various correspondents. XIV. Jessie Stewart (Additional Correspondence) A. Letters from various correspondents; B. letters from French friends; C. letters of congratulation on her engagement and marriage to Hugh Fraser Stewart, 1902; D. letters from Hugh Fraser Stewart prior to their marriage.


  • Creation: 1850-1950 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

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16 archive box(es) (16 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were kept formerly at Malting House, Cambridge. Presented to the Library by Mrs Jessie Stewart, widow of Hugh Fraser Stewart, 1966.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library also holds Charles Stewart's letter book, MS.Add.8811, and further accessions of Stewart family papers, MSS.Add.9613 and 9614.

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