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Edward Henry Blakeney and family: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8553

Scope and Contents

Comprises family correspondence of the Blakeney family, including letters of William Blakeney RN, who worked in the cartographic section of the Admiralty, Robert 'Bertie' Blakeney and Edward Henry Blakeney. The correspondence has been calendared to provide short summaries of the contents, including some direct quotation. The catalogue has retained original historic language that may be offensive, inaccurate or inappropriate. In order to reflect the original context of creation, such historic language has not been edited or replaced.

In addition to the correspondence, there are papers relating to testimonials for Edward Blakeney for various positions, manuscript copies of some of his works, press cuttings and probate of his will, and a small section of family photographs. The correspondence of Thomas Sydney Blakeney (MS Add.8553/10), youngest son of Edward Blakeney, gives some account of the family history.


  • Creation: 1858-1975 (Circa)


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by the executors of the estate of Thomas Sydney Blakeney, youngest son of Edward Henry Blakeney, 1984.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library also holds poetry and letters of the Edward Henry Blakeney, MSS.Add.7504-7509.

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