Old Miscellany Collection
Introduction
Contents
Arrangement

Catalogue
Old Miscellany A
Old Miscellany B: Stephen C. Barber
Old Miscellany B: Evan Buller
Old Miscellany C: Charles I
Old Miscellany C: Gillow (Allotment Defence Association)
Old Miscellany H: Patrick Lafcadio Hearn
Old Miscellany L: John Larkin
Old Miscellany P: Pugin
Old Miscellany T: Francis Thompson

Reference code: GB-0298-UC/P35
Title: Old Miscellany Collection
Dates of creation: 1508-1990
Extent: 9 files
Held by: Ushaw College Library
Language: Mostly English and Latin, with some documents in French, Italian and Spanish

Contents

The Old Miscellany collection comprises disparate material covering a wide range of topics, including: the financial transactions of sixteenth century Spanish notables; research into Catholic history and notable Catholics such as John Larkin and Francis Thompson; letters and papers on Ushaw history, notably the early years of the St Cuthbert's Society, the design of the Ushaw medal, and other Pugin architectural initiatives; teaching at Lisbon College; and the Allotment Defence Association. The papers also include a letter from King Charles I to the earl of Glamorgan securing the services of the Roman Catholics of Ireland to fight on his side during the English Civil War.

Previous custodial history

Series adopted in June 1985 in order to bring together various documents previously referred to only by a location mark.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from ushaw.library@durham.ac.uk and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Arrangement

The catalogue retains the original alpha-numeric arrangement

Finding aids

Calendared card index

Catalogue

Old Miscellany A
Reference: UC/P35/A1-12
UC/P35/A1   2 October 1508
Language:  Latin
[?Declaration] by Cardinal Guillaume Briconnet, bishop of Albano and Narbonne; signed and sealed.
2f
UC/P35/A2   28 August 1564
Language:  Latin
Part of an incomplete notarised parchment deed by which Dominus Joannis agrees to give money or property to certain nuns in Ferrara.
2f
UC/P35/A3   26 November 1573
Language:  Latin
Part of a parchment deed by which Lucrezia Anguilla enunciates a casale in Ferrara in favour of her sister.
4f
UC/P35/A4
Number not in use
UC/P35/A5   1 December 1724
Language:  Latin
Papal brief from Pope Benedict XII to the Confraternity of St Albert in the Carmelite Church of Valencia.
Signed by Cardinal Oliveri
2f
UC/P35/A6   14 September 1810
Language:  French
Enquiries by Cardinal Jean Siffrein Maury about a collection of Latin imprints.
1f
UC/P35/A7   1 February 1851
Language:  Italian
Letter from Cardinal Angelo Mai, with an enclosed engraving of Mai, requesting a papal audience for two Catholic Frenchmen visiting Rome.
2f
UC/P35/A8   31 January 1851
Language:  Spanish
Christmas greetings from Francisco de [?] (in the Royal Palace of Madrid) to Cardinal Camilo di Pietro.
1f
UC/P35/A9   2 June 1850
Language:  Italian
Letter from Cardinal Giacomo Antonelli, Secretary of State, to the Minister Plenipotentiary of the Emperor of Brazil, arranging a papal audience.
With an envelope addressed by Antonelli to the Duc de Gramont, French ambassador, as well as an engraving and signed photograph of Antonelli.
4f
UC/P35/A10   4 October 1653
Language:  Italian
Andrea, Abbate di S. Angelo, reporting from Brussels to the Nuncio di Spagna on the revocation of the edict of the Council of Brabant: obstinate Louvain doctors must be disciplined; absolution of the archbishop of Malines; and the need to fill vacancies at Antwerp, Ypres and Namur.
Includes a typed English transcript.
4f
UC/P35/A11   12 March 1699
Language:  French
Letter from C.D. Jordan to [?Labbé de Malani]: religious questions.
1f
UC/P35/A12   [?17th century]
Language:  French
Report by [?] offering detailed comments and suggestions on a particular work.
2f
Old Miscellany B: Stephen C. Barber
Reference: UC/P35/B1-3
UC/P35/B1   [?1950 x 1959]
Details and notes by Stephen C. Barber on the consecrators and consecrations (with charts of descent) of English Catholic bishops, 597-1950.
1 envelope
UC/P35/B2   [?1950 x 1959]
Details and notes on consecrators and consecrations (with charts of descent) of Scottish Catholic bishops, 1100-1959.
1 envelope
UC/P35/B3   [?1950 x 1959]
Details and notes on consecrators and consecrations (with charts of descent) of Irish Catholic bishops, 1100-1560.
1 envelope
Old Miscellany B: Evan Buller
Reference: UC/P35/B4-35
UC/P35/B4   3 August 1889
Letter from John W. Bone to Evan Buller: sending money for Records and Recollections.
2f
UC/P35/B5   24 March 1857
Letter from James Chadwick to Evan Buller: enclosing payment for books, and urging him to keep up his Catholic publications.
2f
UC/P35/B6   30 December 1877
Letter from James Chadwick to Evan Buller: invitation to the President's Feast.
2f
UC/P35/B7   [?1882]
Letter from Edward Consitt to Evan Buller: commenting on Records and Recollections and suggesting additions.
2f
UC/P35/B8   26 February 1856
Letter from Richard Duckett (English College, Lisbon) to Evan Buller: requiring Baldeschi's book on ceremonies because he is M.C., his appointment as deacon, description of the college's course of studies and teachers, the possibility of reviving its degrees, debating society, and the college band.
2f
UC/P35/B9   21 March 1857
Letter from Richard Duckett (English College, Lisbon) to Evan Buller: thanking him for the Baldeschi, his wish to send letters cheaply, his role in teaching humanities.
2f
UC/P35/B10   26 July 1859
Letter from Richard Duckett (Luz, Lisbon) to Evan Buller: statues damaged in transit during his voyage to Luz, his inability to smuggle snuff through Wade, his belief that Buller will be made agent for the college's books, advice on postal arrangements, the Queen [Stephanie]'s death and the role of the president as her confessor, Duckett's preaching of a panegyric to the nobility, and a plenary indulgence from the pope for his family.
3f
UC/P35/B11   31 July 1859
Letter from Richard Duckett (Luz, Lisbon) to Evan Buller: cannot send snuff, Kenrick of St Patrick's in Liverpool will pay for books ordered.
2f
UC/P35/B12   11 December 1866
Letter from Richard Duckett (English College, Lisbon) to Evan Buller: Bacon's stay for another year as prefect, his preparations for the grand distribution of prizes in the college's secular school, having to make a speech in Portuguese, the Queen of Spain's visit.
2f
UC/P35/B13   [1856 x 1866]
Letter from Richard Duckett (English College, Lisbon) to Evan Buller: thanking him for his letter and books, sending payment, informing him that the president is in the Rhineland.
2f
UC/P35/B14   22 March 1885
Letter from Charles Eyre to Evan Buller: his wish to buy Records and Recollections, his relationship with Thomas Eyre, requiring a copy of the second edition of The History of St Cuthbert.
2f
UC/P35/B15   21 November 1886
Letter from Charles Eyre to Evan Buller: sending a copy of his sermon, thanking him for the verses and records of Ushaw, his plans to bring out a new edition of The History of St Cuthbert.
2f
UC/P35/B16   8 August 1885
Letter from Lewis Eyre to Evan Buller: sending a list of five generations of Eyres connected with Ushaw.
3f
UC/P35/B17   27 April [?1878]
Letter from Joseph Cottam Fisher to Evan Buller: ordering Whitaker's Whalley, his memories of 1828-1834.
2f
UC/P35/B18   11 May [?1878]
Letter from Joseph Cottam Fisher to Evan Buller: subscribing to the Douai Diaries, and his memories of Richard and Henry Gillow.
2f
UC/P35/B19   15 October 1888
Letter from Charles Eyre to Evan Buller: ordering twelve copies of Records and Recollections.
1f
UC/P35/B20   8 May 1889
Letter from Charles Eyre to Evan Buller: thanking him for the copies of Records and Recollections.
1f
UC/P35/B21   12 November 1867
Letter from John Gillow to Evan Buller: thanking him for the newspaper account of his cousin, the late Richard Gillow.
2f
UC/P35/B22   24 October 1876
Letter from John Gillow to Evan Buller: informing him that the procurator will pay Tate's bill for mortuary cards, his memories of John Lund's fight with a Protestant when he and Gillow were at school in Lea.
2f
UC/P35/B23   26 December 1876
Letter from John Gillow to Evan Buller: wishing him a Happy Christmas and thanking him for his elegy on Tate and Provost Platt.
1f
UC/P35/B24-29   22 February 1867 - [1870 x 1879]
Letter from Richard Gillow to Evan Buller: mostly on purchasing books.
6 letters
UC/P35/B30   27 March 1879
Letter from William Gillow to Evan Buller: sending a memento of his late uncle.
1f
UC/P35/B31   [?1878]
Letter from James Lennon to Evan Buller: sending his curriculum vitae.
(James Lennon was the Librarian of Ushaw 1868-1884.)
2f
UC/P35/B32   4 December 1884
Letter from G. O'Reilly to Evan Buller: sending information on Ferdinand Ashmall, Thomas Eyre, Broom Hall, and Miles Pinkney (Thomas Carr).
4f
UC/P35/B33   10 February 1885
Letter from G. O'Reilly to Evan Buller: sending information on Miles Pinkney (Thomas Carr), Ushaw property, Ferdinand Ashmall, and Broom Hall.
2f
UC/P35/B34   8 December 1873
Letter from Ralph Platt to Evan Buller: arrangements for a visit during the Christmas period.
2f
UC/P35/B35   6 February 1874
Letter from Robert Tate to Evan Buller: the death of R. Platt who is the fourth of Tate's old college friends to die in nine months.
2f
Old Miscellany C: Charles I
UC/P35/C1/1-2   12 January - 12 March 1644
(12 March 1644) King Charles I to Edward Somerset, earl of Glamorgan: commissioning him to act for the king with the Roman Catholics of Ireland (framed).
(12 January 1644) Copy of a similar commission, with Glamorgan's signature.
2 letters (1f/2f)
Old Miscellany C: Gillow (Allotment Defence Association)
UC/P35/C2   1863 - 1882
Papers of the Allotment Defence Association and their case against the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, mostly printed appeals with two papers of 1882 concerning the Lanchester Common Enclosure Act.
1 bundle
UC/P35/C3   17 January 1860
Letter from Charles Newsham to John Gillow: Ushaw's dispute with Liverpool in Rome.
2f
UC/P35/C4   24 January 1860
Letter from Charles Newsham to John Gillow: Ushaw's dispute with Liverpool in Rome.
1f
UC/P35/C5   14 November 1860
Letter from J.S. Northcote to John Gillow: hoping he will write against Oxenham.
2f
UC/P35/C6   20 November 1860
Letter from J.S. Northcote to John Gillow: Vaughan and the split at Old Hall over Oxenham.
2f
UC/P35/C7   14 January 1861
Letter from J.S. Northcote to John Gillow: seeking information on Ushaw's rules for divines.
2f
UC/P35/C8   18 January 1861
Letter from J.S. Northcote to John Gillow: seeking information on Ushaw's rules for divines.
2f
UC/P35/C9   10 March 1856
Letter from James Toovey to [?John Gillow]: disappointed that Ushaw will not sell rare and curious books.
2f
UC/P35/C10   6 June 1847
Language:  Italian
Document entitled “Estratta dalla relazione depositata nella curia vescovile di Ventimiglia delle predizioni di Suor Rosa Asdente monaca domenicana...”
2f
UC/P35/C11   [mid 19th century]
Note by Robert Hogarth on the Roman altar and its location on the south west boundary of Ushaw property.
1f
Old Miscellany H: Patrick Lafcadio Hearn
UC/P35/H1   [late 20th century]
Photocopies of a table of Hearn's examination positions for each term he was at Ushaw in the 1860s, with a photocopy of the photograph from the college album.
1 item
Old Miscellany L: John Larkin
UC/P35/L1   1990
Photocopies of articles from printed sources on Fr John Larkin.
1 file
Old Miscellany P: Pugin
UC/P35/P1   5 May 1846
Letter from Augustus Welby Pugin to John Walker: currently finishing the Maynooth drawings but offering to visit him in Scarborough on Sunday if needed urgently.
1f
UC/P35/P2   24 May 1846
Letter from Augustus Welby Pugin to John Walker: in spite of his poor health offering to visit if required.
2f
UC/P35/P3   30 May 1846
Augustus Welby Pugin to John Walker: planning to go abroad to help recover from his poor health and his belief that he has aged ten years in a few months
1f
UC/P35/P4   3 June 1846
Letter from Augustus Welby Pugin to John Walker: unable to visit owing to poor health, and his plan to visit old buildings in France to help in his restoration.
1f
UC/P35/P5
Missing; not located when these papers were re-catalogued in 1985.
UC/P35/P6   [?21 September 1851]
Letter from Augustus Welby Pugin to Robert Tate: his ecumenical hopes between the Catholic Church and the Church of England.
1f
UC/P35/P7   1 March 1841
Letter from Augustus Welby Pugin to Robert Tate: designs for a tomb, with illustrations.
1f
UC/P35/P8   [?1843]
Letter from Augustus Welby Pugin to [Charles Newsham]: advising against false economies in planning the college chapel.
1f
UC/P35/P9   14 April 1857
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: estimate for kitchens.
1f
UC/P35/P10   3 July 1857
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: windows for a chapel.
1f
UC/P35/P11   24 September 1857
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: proposed alteration on a chapel.
1f
UC/P35/P12   22 October 1857
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: suggesting that there is nothing he can do if Newsham has made up his mind.
2f
UC/P35/P13
This item could not be located when these papers were re-catalogued in 1985.
UC/P35/P14   29 March 1858
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: suggesting that alterations can be made to the plan while work is in progress, surveyors, and the site of the mortuary chapel.
3f
UC/P35/P15   19 April 1858
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: the ambulacrum flags, his belief that the damp walls of the museum should dry out, and his opinion on the dormitories.
2f
UC/P35/P16   9 June 1858
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: the stand for St Cuthbert's Ring, museum and parlour decoration, and St Joseph's chapel.
2f
UC/P35/P17
This item could not be located when these papers were re-catalogued in 1985.
UC/P35/P18   26 June 1858
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: sorry that Newsham wants the museum to be plain.
1f
UC/P35/P19-20
These items could not be located when these papers were re-catalogued in 1985.
UC/P35/P21   25 November 1858
Letter from Edward Welby Pugin to Charles Gillow: design for Oratory discussed, and St Aloysius Chapel.
2f
UC/P35/P22   [1840 x 1852]
Drawings and caricatures (including copies).
12 items
UC/P35/P23   28 January 1965
Letter from Barbara Dunn to Bernard Payne enclosing typed transcripts of four letters from Augustus Pugin to William Dunn, 1841-1844, all relating to the building of St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle
3f
UC/P35/P24   26 April 1969
Ushaw's purchases from Pugin and Hardman in the 1840s, a list compiled by Phoebe B. Stanton, with an accompanying letter to Bernard Payne.
2 items
UC/P35/P25   28 July 1989
Letter from Patricia Spencer-Silver to Fr Michael Sharratt, enclosing photocopies of the Hardman letters in the Birmingham Reference Library relating to the Ushaw lectern and reredos.
2f
UC/P35/P26   [late 20th century]
Photograph of a portrait of A. W. N. Pugin
Copyright: R. I. B. A. Sir Banister Fletcher Library Drawings Collection
1 BW print
Old Miscellany T: Francis Thompson
UC/P35/T1-9   1876 - 1988
Miscellaneous papers relating to Francis Thompson, mostly letters concerning research into Thompson's life, photocopies of poems, and a publisher's advertisement for Thompson's Collected Poems, but also including Thompson's original birth certificate.
1 file