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The Papers of Stair Carnegie Agnew

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AGNW

Scope and Contents

The collection chiefly consists of letters written by Agnew to his parents which include descriptions of life in Russia (1897-1911), a short essay by Agnew on Russian peasants and a few photographs.


  • 1888-01-01 - 1915-12-31

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Biographical / Historical

Stair Carnegie Agnew was born in Edinburgh in 1872, the son of Sir Stair and Georgina Agnew. He was educated at Sedbergh School, then Trinity College, Cambridge. Agnew was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1893 and called to the Bar in 1896. From 1987 to 1911, Agnew worked as a company lawyer in Russia. In 1918, Agnew married Sylvia Belville Bremner (of Sidmouth, Devon). He died in 1940.


6 archive box(es) : paper



Other Finding Aids

The collection has been catalogued and the catalogue is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre and the National Register of Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in 1975.


This collection level description was created by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in 2001 using information from the catalogue. The collection was catalogued in 1975.


Agnew, Stair Carnegie (1872-1940), lawyer
2001-09-11 14:25:44+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.