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Somerset (county)

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Fonds

Account of the Longman family, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/21
Scope and Contents

An account of the Longman family from Dorset or Somerset and connected families 'compiled in 1940, with some additions of a later date', 44 pages. A title page lists the families that are covered, several of which had Caribbean connections. There are seven inserted photographs on pages 42 and 43. It is not known how many copies of the account were made.

Dates: 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

Bishop's Palace, Wells

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y304A/363
Scope and Contents

296 x 88 mm. A panoramic view looking across lawns towards the Bishop's Palace. Photograph presumably by Christy.

Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

Curry Rivel, 1930 - 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 120/1/1/75
Scope and Contents

110 x 65 mm. Showing a man digging a trench beside a road. He has a car beside him laden with rocks.

Dates: 1930 - 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 File

Diary, 1933-1944, 1933 - 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 51/2
Scope and Contents

A diary of time spent in Spain and Morocco (1933), the Channel Islands (1934), England (1934), Ireland (1935), Italy via Germany (1937), Lincolnshire and the Cotswolds (1939), Lynmouth (1940), Sussex (1941), Somerset (1942), the north of England and Wales (1943) and the Lake District (1944).

Dates: 1933 - 1944
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

Dowlish Wake Church from the road, 1968-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/1
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. Showing the fifteenth century tower, retained when the church was rebuilt.

Dates: 1968-08-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

East end of the exterior of the church, 1968-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/2
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. Showing Speke graves and the Manor Farm once occupied by the Hannings.

Dates: 1968-08-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

Gates of Jordans, 1968-08-25

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/5
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. The Speke residence near by on Ilminster Ashill Road. The house has been demolished.

Dates: 1968-08-25
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

Memorial window of J.H. Speke, 1969-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/3
Scope and Contents 90 x 90 mm. Consisting of a massive black marble sarcophagus, with a cross of bronze inlaid in the top and a band of bronze with the inscription: 'Sacred to the memory of John Hanning second son of William and Georgina Speke who dies September 15th 1864 aged 37 years'. Behind it an arch has been recessed in the church wall in the centre of which is a trophy in relief consisting of a gun, a sword and a sextant and the motto: 'A nilo praeclarus.' At the top of the monument is a bust of the...
Dates: 1969-08-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Series

Speke family photographs 1969, 1968 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4
Scope and Contents Collection of five coloured photographs of places associated with the Speke family of Somerset, taken by Donald Simpson.The Speke family were lords of the manor of the Somerset village of Dowlish Wake from the 15th century until early in the twentieth. William Speke (1798-1887) married Georgina Elizabeth Hanning, whose family once occupied Manor Farm, close to Dowlish Wake Church. Their second son John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) was the discoverer of the source of the Nile. After...
Dates: 1968 - 1969
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).
 Item

Stained glass window, 1969-08-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/30/4/4
Scope and Contents

90 x 90 mm. Another memorial is in the form of a stained glass window by O'Conner of London representing the finding of Moses. Below this are four bearded figures each holding a text. The significance of these is not clear; they are 'Unto us a child is born: There is hope in their end: Can these bones live: The ancient of days did sit.' The base of the window is inscribed: 'In memory of John Hanning Speke OBT Sept. 15th, 1864 AET 37, presented by his uncle John Lee Lee.'

Dates: 1969-08-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. 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).

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