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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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Arcedeckne of Glevering papers, 1744-1848

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Vanneck-Arc
Scope and Contents This section relates to the Arcedeckne family, a self-contained sub-section of the wider Vanneck family papers, and relates to the family’s estates in Suffolk and plantations in Jamaica. Comprises family and business correspondence, 1757-1839, relating mostly to Andrew Arcedeckne (1691-1763), Chaloner Arcedeckne (1743-1809) and Andrew Arcedeckne (1780-1849), matters of estate management, the 1832 General Election, and other financial matters. The Glevering estate papers comprise property...
Dates: 1744-1848
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).
 Fonds

Barlow of Thornby Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Barlow of Thornby
Scope and Contents 1. Provenance and significance of the collectionThe papers in this collection document the varied interests of several generations of the Barlow family of Thornby, Northants, between c. 1850 and 2015, with some material going back to the 18th century.The collection is of considerable interest to a wide range of research: to social historians, as charting the rise of a yeoman and merchant family over several generations; to political historians, as covering the careers of...
Dates: 1707-2015
Conditions Governing Access: Subject to the terms of the donation, access to papers after 1969 requires the permission of Mr Henry S. Barlow (P.O. Box 10139, Postcode 50704, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, or E-mail at hsbar@pc.jaring.my). Additionally, access to some items is restricted under data protection legislation. These restrictions are marked on the catalogue. Most of the papers are in good condition. In a few cases, where indicated, papers are currently awaiting conservation and therefore not available to readers.
 Fonds

Dominica Estate documents

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 266
Scope and Contents A collection of documents relating to the West Indian property of the Greg family of Belfast, notably Hillsborough, in Dominica. The collection also comprises two volumes of accounts and notes, an album of photographs and five other related documents, as detailed below:1. A coloured map of Hillsborough, 810 mm x 530 mm, by F. Lowndes, 1795 which shows the layout of the estate. 2. Certified copy (1917) of the will of John Greg, 1795.3. Power of Attorney given to...
Dates: 1772 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Fonds

Letters of Edward Lyulph Stanley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 232
Scope and Contents Eight exercise books containing copies of letters, which were written by Stanley during a tour of Civil War America in 1864, undertaken in the period between his leaving Oxford and being called to the Bar. Most are addressed to his mother and sister, but were intended to be circulated and read together, providing a single picture. Stanley was very interested in examining the causes and course of the conflict from both the Union and Confederate perspectives, and secured introductions to...
Dates: 1864-03-12 - 1864-09-23
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection may only be consulted on microfilm reel MC88.
 Fonds

Wiles Family: correspondence and genealogical papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7721
Scope and Contents Family correspondence and genealogical papers of the Wiles Family, originally of Holywell near Stamford in Lincolnshire, then of Jamaica, London and Cambridge. There are letters from three sons of Henry Wiles (1729-1815), a gardener at Holywell, who settled in Jamaica: James (1768-1851) was superintendent of the Botanic Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, and was joined by two of his brothers, Henry (1771-1846) and John (1778-1842). All three were plantation owners with enslaved labourers, and are...
Dates: 1791 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: 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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