Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Contains letters and papers held by Ida Darwin. The bulk of the collection are letters sent to Ida Darwin but also includes a small quantity sent to her husband Horace Darwin, a small collection of papers relating to the purchase of opals by her son Erasmus Darwin, a collection of envelopes addressed to and letters sent to Gwen Raverat, photographs of Ida's family, and a few items of ephemera.
8 letters, some on psychological, sexual and religious matters. With 3 poems by Laurence Housman. The correspondence has been calendared to provide short summaries of the contents, including some direct quotation.
The letters listed below from Stanley Baldwin to his elder son Oliver are additional to those acquired by the University Library at auction in 1989 (MS Add.8795). John Boyle (1893-1969) was Oliver Baldwin's companion for thirty-five years from 1923. He had Conservative sympathies and great charm, and was liked by both Oliver's parents.
Personal and family correspondence and papers
The letters catalogued are an autograph collection, gathered (at least in part) by Sir Edward Frys daughter Agnes. Although individually many of them are of limited historical value, being notes of thanks to Fry and his family for congratulations or donations, and social invitations and replies, the letters as a group do throw some light on Frys career: his relations with other judges, his work as an arbitrator, and his zoological interests.
49 letters to Oliver Baldwin, containing mostly family and personal news, with occasional references to the strain of political life. There is also 1 letter from the Shropshire Archaeological Society to Stanley Baldwin, 17 June 1937, on his Earldom, and congratulating him for selecting Corvedale, a Shropshire place name, for his subsidiary title.