Durham Cathedral Library Additional Manuscripts
Introduction
Contents
Arrangement

Catalogue
Add Mss 1 - 99
Add Mss 100 - 199
Add Mss 200 - 299
Add Ms 300 onwards

Reference code: GB-0036-ADD
Title: Durham Cathedral Library Additional Manuscripts
Dates of creation: c.1400 - 2002
Extent: c.16m
Held by: Durham Cathedral Library
Origination: A variety of individual items and small groups of material about, concerning or produced by Durham cathedral and people associated with it.
Language: English with some Latin and occasional French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Danish, Chinese and Russian.

Contents

Much of the material concerns, directly or indirectly, the running of Durham cathedral and its environs, and the people responsible. Some of the material reflects other aspects of the lives of people linked with the cathedral, such as sermons delivered elsewhere or correspondence unrelated to the cathedral. Yet more material is unrelated to the cathedral and has perhaps been acquired through an antiquarian interest or given to the cathedral by local persons.
Much of the material is personal writings in the form of correspondence, journals, sermons or lectures. There are quantities of photographs and some collections of newspaper cuttings, and even cassettes and gramophone records.

Accession details

Individual items and groups of material presented to Durham Cathedral Library as indicated; some have no provenance details and are recorded as and where found. The series seems to have been begun in the early 20th century but most of the material has come in since c.1960. Most of the material has been “presented”.
From December 1959, some of the material then present in the Cathedral Library was assigned accession numbers (recorded in LIB 5/6). Material received thenceforward was accessioned in the accession register LIB 5/4, but almost no additional manuscript material appears in this register after the end of 1963 and such accessioning details as there are come from the items themselves.

Previous custodial history

As individually indicated, mostly reflecting duplicate and subsequent renumbering of items.

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 the Librarian 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

In 2003, there appeared to be more than one sequence of additional manuscripts numbers. Occasionally different items had the same “Add Ms” number, a few had a “U Add Ms” number, and a few more had a pencilled number within a circle. Efforts to discern the logic or establish the history of these different sequences having been unsuccessful, it was decided to have just one continuous sequence, preserving original numbers whereever possible but renumbering where necessitated by duplication. Occasional items which fitted in with another sequence within the Cathedral Library were removed and some groups of material were brought together (such as the Rowlandson collection at Add Ms 74). The sequence is very roughly, but only very roughly, in chronological accession order, which should more consistently be the case henceforth (from 2005).

Accruals

Accruals at the end of the sequence are expected.

Technical requirements

The cassette tapes at Add Mss 356-358 and the gramophone records at Add Mss 359-360 require specialist equipment to access them which is not available at the Cathedral Library, but which can be found in the searchroom at the Durham University Palace Green Library.

Catalogue

Add Mss 1 - 99
Add Ms 1   [19th century]
Durham Cathedral statutes, titled “Statuta et Ordinationes Ecclesiae Cathedralis Christi et Beatae Mariae Virginis Dunelmensis”, copy in a 19th century hand of the 1554 statutes, with pen and ink cameos of Philip and Mary I. Unassigned to any prebendal stall.
Paper book   22f.
Size: 210 x 140mm
Add Ms 2   [1957]
“The Birtley family of County Durham, England”, by James B. McNair of Los Angeles, California. Typescript.
Language:  English
Paper file, in manilla covers   9f.
Size: 265 x 227mm
Presented by the author, James B. McNair; Chapter Library Acc No 36.
Add Ms 3   6 November 1867
Verger's calendar of liturgical and ceremonial practice for Durham Cathedral.
Paper   1f.
Size: 332 x 210mm
Add Ms 4   1960
“Durham Bailey Houses : 16 South Bailey. An account of its occupation ... 1714-1851” by C.R. Hudleston.
Language:  English
Paper file, in manilla covers   4f.
Size: 265 x 227mm
Gift of C.R. Hudleston, 29 April 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50114.
Add Ms 5   1882 - 1892
Durham Cathedral attendance register for deans, canons, and minor canons
Language:  English

Size: 225 x 180mm
Deposited by the precentor from the minor canons' vestry 30 April 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50115.
Add Ms 6   1892 - 1898
Durham Cathedral attendance register for deans, canons, and minor canons
Language:  English

Size: 225 x 180mm
Deposited by the precentor from the minor canons' vestry 30 April 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50116.
Add Ms 7   1906 - 1916
Durham Cathedral attendance register for deans, canons, and minor canons
Language:  English

Size: 325 x 205mm
Deposited by the precentor from the minor canons' vestry 6 July 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50175.
Formerly Add Ms 17.
Add Ms 8   1917 - 1928
Durham Cathedral attendance register for deans, canons, and minor canons
Language:  English

Size: 327 x 200mm
Deposited by the precentor from the minor canons' vestry 30 April 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50117.
Formerly Add Ms 7.
Add Ms 9   1929 - 1933
Durham Cathedral attendance register for deans, canons, and minor canons
Language:  English

Size: 340 x 215mm
Deposited by the precentor from the minor canons' vestry 30 April 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50118.
Formerly Add Ms 8.
Add Ms 10   28 December 1805
Letter from E[lizabeth] Smith [d.1816, of Burn Hall, Durham, translator of Klopstock], written at Sunbury, to Mrs. Claxton at Bath, thanking her for her care in nursing the writer, and commenting on her improved health and recent reading, and sending news of friends etc. With a note [by the recipient ?] of Elizabeth Smith's death on 7 August 1806.
Language:  English

Size: 230 x 185mm
Bought by Durham Dean and Chapter May 1967
Add Ms 11   c.1677 - 1684
Sermons of Thomas Comber (1645-1699, Dean of Durham from 1691) [as prebendary of York Minster], with two sequences of text reading from each end of the volume and a loose insert on f.152v. Most sermons have a note at the head of the dates when they were preached.
Paper book   188f.
Size: 162 x 112mm
Chapter Library Acc No 125.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 12   c.1688 - c.1692
Sermons of Thomas Comber (1645-1699, Dean of Durham from 1691) [as prebendary of York Minster] with two sequences of text reading from each end of the volume, and with loose inserts. Many of the sermons have a note at the head of the place and date when they were preached (sometimes more than once). Dated “T:C:1690” on the back flyleaf.

Size: 185 x 122mm
Chapter Library Acc No 124.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 13   1695 - 1696
“The History of my Life : Collected Anno Domini 1695 & -96” [by Thomas Comber (1645-1699)]. On the 2 final leaves of the volume are “A prayer said to be made by Edward Thompson Esqr on his last sickness” and “The distinction of ages, by Solon, into divisions of seven years”.
Paper book, stiff cover vellum binding   39f.
Size: 160 x 105mm
Chapter Library Acc No 123.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 14   1662
The church catechism with a brief and easie explanation [by Thomas Comber (1645-1699)]. With interleaved ms. annotations by Thomas Comber, late 17th century, and a letter to William Greenwell of 29 June 1904 from Herbert Squance of Sunderland, the donor, tipped in at the back. Not in Wing 1 or 2. Comber was only 17 when this edition was published; (he graduated B.A. from Cambridge in January 1663). A much revised edition was published in 1681, signed T.C., and others appeared subsequently.
Paper booklet   22p. & 15f. interleaved
Size: 170 x 115mm
Given 1904 by Herbert Squance of Sunderland; Chapter Library Acc No 126.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 15   1691x1699
Thomas Comber's letter on behalf of Durham Dean and Chapter to Ford Grey, 2nd earl of Tankerville, re renewal of the lease of the glebe in Heaton, Cornhill and Tilmouth, and the provision of a curate at Cornhill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Size: 275 x 180mm
Presented by C.M. Cooper of Bourne End, Bucks., 21 September 1927; Chapter Library Acc No 127.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 16   5 March [1821]
Letter from Deb[orah] Brand, Shincliffe Hall, [Durham] to Miss Viner at Edinburgh, sending news of Durham social life and gossip, and of her own forthcoming move from Shincliffe Hall to Old Elvet, Durham. Includes mention of the Grey, Mowbray, Blackburne and Shipperdson families and Eliza Salvin, and comment on Sir Walter Scott. With a typescript transcript.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Size: 230 x 187mm
Add Ms 17   c.1945
“Roll of Honour 4th (Durham) Survey Reg[iment] Royal Artillery, T.A. 1939-1945” on the cover. On the final leaf is: “The design of this Album was prepared by P. Blackburn, Esq., Hon. Asst. Secretary”. With a press cutting, August 1947, inside the front cover describing the unveiling of a memorial in Durham Cathedral to men of the regiment killed in World War II.
Language:  English

Size: 370 x 335mm
Presented to Durham Dean and Chapter 1947; Chapter Library Acc No 102.
Recorded in the accession register as Add Ms 9.
Add Ms 18   c.1940
“Extracts from the Minutes of the Dean and Chapter [of Durham] relating to the Services of the Church (Minor Canons, Organists, Singing Men, Choristers, etc.) 1580-1867”. In the hand of Ernest H. Knight, lay clerk.
Paper book   150f.
Size: 220 x 180mm
Chapter Library Acc No 110.
Formerly in a desk in the music closet [in the Refectory].
Original minutes are in DUL DCD/B/AA/1-16.
Add Ms 19   18 August 1828
Letter from James Raine (1791-1858), Durham, to John Adamson, sending apologies for the late return of a book to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Size: 225 x 185mm
Given in 196- by Dr. Cuthbert Adamson, great-grandson of the recipient
Add Ms 20   1797 - 1802
Account book of the Society for distributing cheap books amongst the poor, recording names of subscribers, and subscriptions and donations received by George Wood, August 1797 to June 1799 (the 1799 account includes subscribers' addresses, all from the north-east of England). At the other end of the volume is the Society's account with the administrators of Wood's estate, December 1799, and the account of expenditure and receipts by Dickens Haslewood, secretary of the Society, 1799-1800 and July 1801 "On Revival of Society" to January 1802
Paper pamphlet   11f.
Size: 195 x 158mm
Add Ms 21   1960
Paul Kaufman of Washington's “Survey of loans by the libraries of English Cathedrals 18th century : a partial recapitulation, Carlisle, Durham, Gloucester, Winchester”, (preparatory to a comprehensive article in New York Library Bulletin.) Typescript
Language:  English
Paper, in a manilla cover   1f.
Size: 230 x 172mm
Given by Paul Kaufmann on 28 September 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50203.
Add Ms 22   c.1960
Paul Kaufman, “Durham Cathedral Library. Data from the lending registers: record of loans, 1711-1801”, extracted for an article published in New York Library Bulletin. Typescript.
Language:  English
Paper pamphlet   56f.
Size: 278 x 225mm
Given by Paul Kaufmann on 18 October 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50212.
Add Ms 23   [1930]
C.K. Pattinson, “Auckland Castle”, typescript of an article published in Church Assembly News December 1930.
Language:  English

Size: 275 x 225mm
Given by C.K. Pattinson 6 January 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50242.
Add Ms 24   1947 - 1960
“Durham Cathedral Miners' Memorial 1947 : notes collected from various sources”. Newspaper cuttings of 1947 and typescript transcripts with a letter of Donald McIntyre of 30 January 1960.
Language:  English

Size: 223 x 171mm
Given 4 February 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50064.
Add Ms 25   1960
“Durham Cathedral Miners' Memorial [in south aisle of nave] : extracts from Chapter Minutes 1946-7”, compiled 1960.
Language:  English
Paper, in a manilla cover   1f.
Deposited by the Chapter Office 5 February 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50068.
Add Ms 26   1961
Correspondence between Miss Margot Johnson and Prof. J.M.C. Toynbee about statues of classical type then in Durham Cathedral Refectory and Undercroft, with photographs and negatives of the statues and South Nave triforium arcading by T. Cotton.
Language:  English

Bought 20 February 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50248.
Add Ms 27   1961
Durham Cathedral, Galilee Chapel : notes by J.H.S. Wild and 4 photographs by C.W. Gibby showing the centre of the wall behind the North-East altar, preparatory to the erection of the memorial cross to Dr. G.H. Christie, designed by G.G. Pace.
Language:  English

Size: 265 x 210mm
Transferred by the dean 22 April 1961, Chapter Acc No 50269.
Add Ms 28   mid 19th century
Notebook of James Raine (1791-1858) :
1. Extracts from Durham Dean and Chapter accounts 1624-1634, largely re expenditure on the library, in Raine's hand (12p.).
2. (Reversed) transcripts of letters of Charles Pye, rector of Meldon, 1706, to the Dean and Chapter re his rights in the parish, in a fair copy hand (6p.).

See other Meldon papers in the Raine Mss.
Add Ms 29   c.1940
Transcript of John Earle's “Microcosmographie” (1628) in the hand of Ernest H. Knight, lay clerk.
Paper file   15f.
Original is MS Hunter 130.
Add Ms 30   May 1961
3 photographs of Durham Cathedral Refectory taken during reflooring and restoration.
Language:  English

Size: 270 x 225mm
Bought from J.A. Mills of Durham 6 June 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50293.
Add Ms 31   c.1915
“Memories and Impressions of the life and character of Edwin Price, Priest, [Archdeacon of Auckland] 1870-1914”, by friends and colleagues, with a preface by H.C.G. Moule, Bishop of Durham. Typescript
Language:  English
Paper book   96f.
Size: 270 x 200mm
Boxed with Add Ms 32
Presented to the Chapter Library in January 1930, as recorded in a letter from A. Price inserted in the front, Chapter Library Acc No 265.
Formerly VIII.K.1.
Add Ms 32   c.1915
“Extracts from Letters to a Lay Evangelist”, extracts from letters of Edwin Price, 1893-1912, selected to form a supplement to the memoir of him (Add Ms 31). Typescript
Language:  English
Paper book   74f.
Size: 210 x 130mm
Boxed with Add Ms 31
Chapter Library Acc No 266.
Formerly VIII.K.1.
Add Ms 33   9 October 1928
Contemporary description of the funeral in 1671 of John Cosin, Bishop of Durham, with a summary of his career, his benefactions and bequests. Extracted from the records of the College of Arms, in a transcript signed by Arthur Cochrane, Clarenceux, and with Cosin's coat of arms tricked at the head.
Paper file   4f.
Size: 380 x 275mm
With an envelope indicating receipt of this item by John Meade Falkner in October 1928.
Add Ms 34   3 April 1937
“Homage to [John Bacchus] Dykes 1937”, text of a radio broadcast on the Northern programme, 8.25-9.20.p.m., unascribed, but likely to be by Conrad W. Eden. Typescript with pencil annotations.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   8f.
Size: 290 x 200mm
Chapter Library Acc No 339.
Formerly in a desk in the Music MS closet.
Add Ms 35   c.1938
Album of photographs of British Library Add Ms 45025, Lord Midleton's leaves from the 7/8th century Ceolfrid Bible, with a prefatory typescript description of the manuscript extracted from Codices Latini Antiquiores. With a letter of 26 July 1938 to C.F. Battiscombe from R.A.B. Mynors about the manuscript tipped in at the front
Paper album   2f. typescript, 22f. photographs
Size: 300 x 290mm
Chapter Library Acc No 264.
Formerly numbered III.J.10.
Add Ms 36   1960
Durham Cathedral Refectory, photographs and newspaper cuttings relating to discoveries during repair and restoration.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   9f.
Size: 330 x 220mm
Received 12 October 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50341.
Add Ms 37   1960
“Medieval pottery etc., from Finchale Priory : drawings made by Wilfrid Dodds, with a brief description, 1960”. Concerns14 items of medieval pottery from Finchale Priory, now at Sunderland Museum. Photographs and typescript.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   4f.
Size: 270 x 210mm
Given by W. Dodds 19 October 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50349.
Add Ms 38   1935
“Report on the wall-paintings in Durham Cathedral” by E.T. Long and “Durham Cathedral : wall-paintings in the Galilee” by E.W. Tristram. Typescript.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   4f.
Size: 320 x 225mm
Transferred from the Chapter Office 19 October 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50350.
Add Ms 39   1961
“Report to the Very Rev. the Dean of Durham on discoveries in the Cathedral Library [Refectory], formerly the frater of the Abbey at Durham” by Eric A. Gee of York. Typescript.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   6f.
Size: 282 x 215mm
Received from Eric Gee 19 October 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50352.
Add Ms 40   November 1954
Drawing of armorial bearings in the College, Durham Cathedral, by Cordingly & McIntyre, Architects of Durham.
Language:  English
Paper roll   1f.
Size: 680 x 690mm
With a letter of 16 October 1961 from Donald McIntyre sending the drawing, and a carbon of the letter of acknowledgement of 20 October 1961 by Margot Johnson, received by the Library 19 October 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50351.
Add Ms 41   1901
Album of BW photographs of Durham cathedral and castle taken by Canon A.H. Walker (vicar of Sedbergh 1916-1948, Hon. Canon of Bradford, Canon Emeritus of Durham)
1a Durham cathedral and castle from NW from Framwellgate bridge, carriages on it.
1b Durham cathedral from the N across Palace Green.
1c Durham cathedral from SW from Prebends' Bridge.
2a Durham cathedral from SW from the Banks, showing the fulling mill and boathouse.
2b Durham cathedral north porch exterior.
2c Durham cathedral sanctuary knocker.
2d Durham cathedral font in the nave aisle.
3a Durham cathedral nave looking E showing pews and screen.
3b Durham cathedral nave looking W showing pews and font.
3c Durham cathedral S aisle.
3d Durham cathedral nave John Neville's tomb.
4a Durham cathedral nave pulpit.
4b Durham cathedral nave pelican lectern.
4c Durham cathedral nave looking NW across the pews.
4d Durham cathedral N transept.
5a Durham cathedral view from triforium transept.
5b Durham cathedral view of nave vault from the clerestory.
5c Durham cathedral triforium interior showing pipes and stacked benches.
5d Durham cathedral triforium interior showing pipes and stacked planks.
6a Durham cathedral choir the bishop's throne, draped after the death of Bishop Westcott, with pews in front.
6b Durham cathedral choir looking W showing pews and central reading desk.
6c Durham cathedral nave looking NE across the pews.
6d Durham cathedral high altar with frontal, reredos, candlesticks and flowers.
7a Durham cathedral chapel of the nine altars view SE from choir triforium.
7b Durham cathedral exterior dun cow.
7c Durham cathedral choir triforium 1 archway.
7d Durham cathedral Galilee chapel, Bede's tomb with pews and pulpit.
8a Durham cathedral Neville screen looking E, high altar, altar rails, carpets.
8b Durham cathedral choir looking NW across the pews.
8c Durham cathedral N aisle, gates closed.
8d Durham cathedral tomb of Bishop Lightfoot.
9a Durham cathedral chapel of the nine altars looking NE showing N window.
9b Durham cathedral interior view W from the Rose window.
9c Durham cathedral tomb of Bishop Hatfield.
9d Durham cathedral passage across the E window.
10a Durham cathedral nave looking NE across the pews.
10b Durham cathedral Galilee chapel view NE showing pulpit, lectern and pews.
10c Durham cathedral view looking SW showing central tower.
10d Durham cathedral Van Mildert monument in the chapel of the nine altars.
11a Durham cathedral exterior view S along the dormitory roof showing SW tower.
11b Durham cathedral view of central tower from SW tower parapet.
11c Durham cathedral choir triforium interior.
11d Durham cathedral Bishop Shute Barrington monument.
12a Durham cathedral cloister garth looking NE.
12b Durham cathedral chapter house interior E end, table, chairs, carpets.
12c Durham cathedral dormitory crypt, pendant light, railings and lapidarium.
12d Durham abbey reconstruction drawing overview looking NE.
13a Durham cathedral central tower top parapet and staircase access.
13b Durham cathedral view looking SW from Hatfield, showing Hatfield and St Mary-le-Bow tower.
13c Durham Hatfield college view of the E range and tennis court from within the college.
14a Durham cathedral N transept turret.
14b Durham cathedral chapter house bishop's seat.
14c Durham cathedral prior's ( “Dean's” ) kitchen exterior looking NW showing SW tower.
14d Durham cathedral prior's kitchen roof looking SW.
15a Durham cathedral dormitory library interior looking N showing bookcases, exhibition cases, tables, stones, portraits, including 5 on the N wall.
15b Durham cathedral refectory library interior looking E showing bookcases, exhibition cases, 2 statues against the W wall and 1 portrait on the W wall.
15c Durham cathedral E cloister walk interior looking N showing cathedral SE prior's door.
15d Durham cathedral SE prior's door from cloister with grill closed.
16a Durham cathedral exterior from South St showing W front and dormitory.
16b Durham cathedral looking NE from the Banks showing the fulling mill and boathouse.
16c Durham College gateway from the College side and 16 The College.
16d Durham South Bailey gateway looking S.
17a Durham Elvet bridge looking SW with cathedral and castle beyond.
17b Durham Framwellgate bridge looking NE.
17c Durham Prebends' bridge looking N.
17d Durham castle fellows garden looking S with the back of Cosin and Routh libraries, the new lecture room and the fives court.
18a Durham Banks under the castle looking N along an avenue.
18b Durham South St ( “Old”) mill from across the Wear, dog swimming.
18c Durham Prebends' bridge view s along the roadway.
18d Durham Banks “Count's House”, enclosed by wooden railings, chimney smoking.
19a Durham Banks and Wear looking NE towards St Oswald's tower.
19b Durham Banks path through trees below St Oswald's.
19c Durham Kepier hospital gateway from inside.
19d Durham Kepier hospital gateway exterior.
20a Durham view N along the Wear from Framwellgate bridge showing weirs.
20b Durham view across the Wear to New Elvet from the Banks below Hatfield, 2 fours rowing, women with aprons on the far bank.
21a Durham Palace Green, view NW from the cathedral showing the castle, Cosin's library and lecture rooms.
21b Durham Palace Green, view NW from ground level showing the castle and Cosin's library.
21c Durham castle keep and gateway looking NE from the fellows' garden.
21d Durham castle hall exterior looking E up from the river.
22a Durham castle view looking E from St Margaret's churchyard.
22b Durham castle gateway exterior looking N.
22c Durham castle keep looking E from the Great Court.
22d Durham castle gateway from inside looking S with the cathedral central tower beyond.
23a Durham castle great hall entrance.
23b Durham castle hall interior showing pendant lights, benches, tables and the S wall displaying portraits and armaments.
23c Durham castle Tunstall gallery interior looking E with lights, tapestries, busts on columns, chairs and chests.
23d Durham castle proctor's chair.
24a Durham castle view of the N side of the Great court looking NW.
24b Durham castle great hall exterior looking NW.
24c Durham castle black staircase.
24d [Durham castle] “coffin case of S' Cuthbert”.
25a Durham castle Tunstall chapel looking W showing stalls and organ.
25b Durham castle crypt chapel column decoration.
25c Durham castle Tunstall chapel stall end carving of arms.
25d Durham castle Tunstall chapel stall end carving of arms.
26a Durham castle Norman Gallery.
26b Durham castle Tunstall chapel E end altar and reredos.
Language:  English

Size: 282 x 245mm, most photos 95 x 120mm
Given to Durham Cathedral Library by Canon Walker in 1959 (from a note by J.H.S. Wild on front flyleaf), accessioned 15 December 1960, Chapter Library Acc No 50225.
Add Ms 42   1961
5 photographs of the Conyers Falchion, with a typescript of the relevant extract from Sir Timothy Eden's Durham, vol. 1, (1952) p.124, concerning the medieval sword now in Durham Cathedral Treasury.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   4f.
Size: 230 x 215mm
Accessioned 28 October 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50359.
Add Ms 43   mid to late 18th century
Prayers and intercessions, mid to late 18th century, mostly but not entirely in the same hand. "C.T." is mentioned on some as the author, and all were ascribed to Catherine Talbot by Canon Couratin at the time of the gift, presumably on the information of the donor. Mrs Rowe or Row is mentioned at the head of ff.34, 39 and 42, possibly as author of those texts.
Includes :
1. “Public prayers for his Majesty's recovery, from Ireland November 1788”
6. “Johns Prayers on his Birthday”
20-21. “Copy of a Prayer given by C.T. to a Servant who was going to the Blessed Sacrament for the first time”
22. “Prayer for a boy [altered to "servant"] who had formerly been Guilty of swearing - Preparatory to his first receiving the sacrament”. See 64-65 for another copy without alterations.
23-27. “A Paraphrase of the Lords Prayer”
29-30. “Prayer of Queen Catherine Parr”
50. “Prayer - Jones Lectures on the Scriptures”
51-52. Meditative notes, dated Easter Eve 1752, preparatory to taking the sacrament on Easter Day. (Two copies)
53-54. Meditation headed “wrote by C.T. in 1746 Decem[be]r 7th & 14th”
58-59. “Private Devotions. Morning Prayer”
60-62. “Prayers by C.T. Jan[uar]y 1746”
64-65. Another copy of 22, without the alterations marked on that copy.
Loose paper sheets disordered and in some cases fragmentary, originally loosely interleaved in a book, but now kept separately   66f.
Given 2 November 1961 by Bridget E. Talbot, of Kiplin Scorton, Chapter Library Acc No 50370.
Add Ms 44   April 1987
“Durham Cathedral”, report by Don Witts, a student at Cranmer Hall, St John's College, Durham, of his placement at Durham Cathedral March-April 1987 to gain experience of the life of the cathedral and the people making up the cathedral community, with photographs, captions and service sheets, describing the life of the cathedral. (Mr Witts was later ordained and became an officer with the Church Peoples' Union.)
Language:  English

Add Ms 45   1960 - 1961
Copies of working notes and diagrams concerning the wall-paintings in Durham Cathedral's Galilee Chapel, from the note-books of Mrs. Eve Baker, who restored the Galilee Chapel wall-paintings. Typescript and photographs
Language:  English

Size: 280 x 220mm
Accessioned 1 December 1961, Chapter Library Acc No 50406.
Add Ms 46   c.1920
Lists of deans, prebendaries, priors of cells, and holders of benefices of Durham cathedral and priory; compiled by C.H. Boutflower, preparatory to the publication of Fasti Dunelmenses (Surtees Society cxxxix 1926).

Size: 315 x 200mm
Add Ms 47   1935 - 1961
Reports and correspondence concerning wall-paintings in Durham Catheral, by E.W. Tristram, E.T. Long, Margot Johnson, Margaret McIntyre and E.C. Rouse. Typescripts.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla folder   15f.
Size: 323 x 215mm
Add Ms 48   1960
“Our yearly gathering”, notes on the inception of the service in Durham Cathedral on Durham Miners' Gala day, by Sam Watson, General Secretary of the National Union of Miners (Durham Area), with a covering letter to J.H.S. Wild, Dean of Durham, 28 November 1960.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla folder   4f.
Size: 270 x 215mm
Presented by Dean Wild 1961
Add Ms 49-50   c.1950
Photograph of the chalice and two flagons given to St. Nicholas parish church, Durham, in 1686, with a photostat copy of a pre-1856 photograph of the church.

Size: 285 x 210mm
Add Ms 51   1917 - 1927
Letters from Edmund H. Fellowes, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, 1917-27, re 16th/17th century manuscript music in Durham Cathedral Library, with a cutting from the Newcastle Daily Journal of 19 May 1924 re a performance of William Byrd's Great Service.
Language:  English
Paper file   12 pieces
Chapter Library Acc No 698.
Formerly in a box in the Music MS closet.
Add Ms 52   1761
“Statuta et Ordinationes Ecclesiae Cathedralis Christi et Beatae Mariae Virginis Dunelmensis. Anno Dom : 1554, Philippi et Mariae Primo”, copy of Durham Cathedral's 1554 Statutes, with amendments 1556-1558 and “Interpretatio Clausulæ in Cap.16 per J[ohn] Cosin” appended, and with an index at the end. With a record on f.1 of Thomas Burton's installation to the 3rd stall in 1760 and the 12th stall in 1761, and a note dated 2 July 1761 that he transcribed this copy of the statutes for the use of the holders of the 12th stall. With later notes added of installations to the 12th stall 1769-1778. Used by the canon of the 12th stall until c.1808.
Paper book   78f., paginated i-iv and 1-151
Size: 325 x 212mm
Add Ms 53   1858 - 1903, most 1896 - 1903
Letters, photographs and offprints concerning the tomb of St. Cuthbert in Durham Cathedral, and St. Cuthbert more generally. Particularly relates to the investigations of Dr. Selby W. Plummer in 1899. 9 envelopes lettered A-I.
A. Four groups of notes relating to the examination of the bones found in St. Cuthbert's tomb, 1899 :
A1. Rough pencil notes and measurement of bones, by J.T. Fowler.
A2. Catalogue of bones found in the grave of St. Cuthbert. Compiled by [J.T.] Fowler. [Copied by S.W. Plummer].
A3. An examination of the alleged skeleton of St. Cuthbert : 1st draft; [&] St. Oswald's skull ? 1st draft. [By S.W. Plummer]
A4. Notes on St. Cuthbert's health during life. [By S.W. Plummer]
B. “Cuthbertus exhumatus” [a Latin poem by Herbert Kynaston, formerly Snow, with translations in prose and verse by H.B. Smith]. [1899 ?]
C. [5 newspaper cuttings from the Durham County Advertiser and the Newcastle Journal, March-April 1899, relating to the examination of the bones found in St. Cuthbert's tomb]. 1899
D. 18 letters to S.W. Plummer, dated 1899 from W. Brown, W.G. Footitt, A.S. Farrar, J.T. Fowler, J.L. Bennett, G.H. Hamilton, G.H. Philipson, E.J. Taylor, G.W. Kitchin, B.F. Westcott, L. Plummer, R.O. Heslop, C.J. Bates, E.A.W. Budge and G. Body, relating to the examination of St. Cuthbert's remains, March 1899.
E. Postcard and two letters to S.W. Plummer, from J.T. Fowler and G.W. Kitchin, Durham 1903, relating to the remains of St. Cuthbert.
F. The Northumberland and Durham Medical Journal July 1899. Includes (pp.231-266) "St. Cuthbert : notes of the examination of his remains, March 1899" by S.W. Plummer. With, loose inside, copy of an unrelated article by Plummer, and a letter to Plummer from William Brown, 7 November 1896, concerning the reputed skull of St. Cuthbert.
G. Offprint of Plummer's article from The Northumberland and Durham Medical Journal.
H. “Where is St Cuthbert buried ? An old question reconsidered” by William Brown. Repr., 1897, with additions and corrections, from the Ushaw Magazine, 1896-1897.
I. Newspaper cutting, probably from the Gateshead Observer, of the summary of a paper by W.H.D. Longstaffe on the banner and cross of St Cuthbert read to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and printed in full in Archaeologia Aeliana, N.S. II, 1858, pp.51-65.
Paper file   9 items
Chapter Library Acc No 717.
Formerly in the Deanery.
Add Ms 54   1962
3 photographs of 17th century "Turkey work" chairs in Durham Cathedral Dormitory, with a letter about the chairs from S.W. Wolsey of Wolsey Antiques, London
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla cover   5f.
Size: 275 x 215mm
Add Ms 55   1853 - 1924
7 letters from John Bacchus Dykes (1823-76) (composer of hymn tunes, precentor of Durham Cathedral 1849-1862, vicar of St. Oswald's, Durham 1862-76), and other members of the Dykes family.
Paper file   8f.
Bought 1968, from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, London bookseller at 22 Buckingham Gate, for £18 18s, on the recommendation of C.K. Pattinson, whose letter of 8 October 1968 is also present (Add Ms 55/9).
Add Ms 55/1   27 September 1853
John Bacchus Dykes, Durham, to “Dearest Susy” [his future wife, Susan Kingston], re his duties at Durham Cathedral as precentor, etc.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/2   11 November 1862
John Bacchus Dykes, Durham, to [Richard Robert] Chope, re his new setting of his hymn tune “Dies Iræ”, with his reasons for preferring it to the setting in Hymns Ancient and Modern, and references to other tunes composed by him for the Hon. John Grey's Hymns and Chope's own Congregational Hymn and Tune Book (1860).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/3&4   [14 May] 1865
John Bacchus Dykes, St Oswald's, Durham, to [Richard Robert] Chope, concerning defects in the way several of his tunes had been printed in Chope's hymn book, and mentioning other hymn tune matters.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/5   18 September 1868
John Bacchus Dykes, St Oswald's, Durham, to [Richard Robert] Chope, requesting permission to reprint the setting of his tune [ “St. Sylvester”] for Caswell's “Days and Moments” and his tune [“St. Aelred”] for “Fierce raged the Tempest” (both of which Dykes had composed for Chope's hymn book) in the forthcoming appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/6   18 January 1899
Ernest H. Dykes [eldest son of John Bacchus Dykes], Leeds, to “My Dear Sir”, thanking him for photographs, congratulating him on his degree, and wishing him well in his work although expressing surprise that he should have chosen the church in Ireland - “I should have thought your Ch[urch] view hardly coincided with the current view in Ireland”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/7   21 December 1907
Edward O. Dykes [brother of John Bacchus Dykes and formerly honorary choirmaster at St. John's, Leeds] Wressle, East Yorkshire, to Mr. Jobson, agreeing to take a copy of a chant book.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/8   22 October 1924
Octavia M. Dykes, Newlyn, to Mr. Jobson, telling him of her husband's death.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 55/9   8 October 1968
C.K. Pattinson, The College, Durham, recommending purchase of the letters.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 56   19th century
Durham Cathedral's 1554 statutes, copy made for the use of the canon of the 3rd stall.
Paper book   108p.
Size: 320 x 205mm
Add Ms 57   17th century
Durham Cathedral's 1554 statutes, with appended “Preces in Schola Gramaticali dicendæ”. With a note on the front flyleaf by Canon Henry Jenkyns of the gift of the book to him in 1863 by Archdeacon R.C. Coxe, for the use of the canon of the 3rd stall.
Paper book, in a later 17th century gold-tooled black goatskin binding   71f., paginated i-viii & 1-134
Size: 190 x 130mm
Add Ms 58   17th century
Durham Cathedral's 1554 statutes, copy for the holders of the 2nd cathedral stall, with other material appended, and later (17th-18th centuries) additions and corrections. With inscriptions of Sir George Wheler and Martin Benson [Durham prebendaries] on the front pastedown.
Contents:
ff.6-99 Statutes, with appended prayers and 1556 amendments
ff.100-105 Order in Council regulating affairs between the Dean and Chapter of Durham and their tenants, 1577
ff.108-129 Letters patent of Queen Mary and an Act of Parliament restoring the dissolved diocese of Durham
ff.130-173v “A Booke of the valuations and Patronages of all and singular Spirituall or Ecclesiasticall livings w[i]thin the province of Yorke”
ff.173v-179v “Temporalities of the Archbishopprick of Canterbury appointed to the Queenes Ma[jes]tie”
ff.180-182v “A Briefe of the Revennues and state of the Archb[isho]ppr[i]ck of Canterbury”
ff.186-191 “Compositio int[er] Priorem et Conventum et Ep[iscop]orum Dunelmenses”
ff.193-204 Catalogue of the bishops, priors, deans, prebendaries and archdeacons of Durham, in the hand of Thomas Rud, with later additions to 1751
Paper book, in a blind-tooled brown goatskin binding by Hugh Hutchinson of Durham   204f.
Size: 245 x 190mm
Add Ms 59   17th century
Durham Cathedral's 1554 statutes, [incomplete] copy of chapters 1-4 only
Paper book, in a stiff vellum binding   13f.
Size: 202 x 173mm
Add Ms 60   1923 - 1925
“The Burying-Place of S. Cuthbert ... The Benedictine tradition”, file of offprints, newspaper cuttings, and related correspondence, 1924-25, concerning a belief that the true burial place of St. Cuthbert is a secret of the English Benedictines. With two unrelated letters, 1923, on the identity of the assize judges attending the North Eastern Circuit in 1835.
Contents :
1. “St. Cuthbert's relics” by J.I. Cummins, from The Ampleforth Journal (xxx, no.1, Autumn 1924)
2-4. The Universe, nos 3340-42, 9-23 January 1925, front sheets only, with articles on the burial place of St. Cuthbert
5. Copy letter of J.E.C. Welldon, Dean of Durham, of 19 January 1925, to the editor of The Universe
6-7. Letter of Sydney Walton of Yorkshire Evening News of 21 January 1925 to J.E.C. Welldon and newspaper cutting on the bones of St. Cuthbert
8. Letter of J.W. Knowles of 21 January 1925 to J.E.C. Welldon
9. Letter of J. Morgan of 28 January 1925 to J.E.C. Welldon
10-12. Letter of J.I. Cummins of 23 February 1925 to J.E.C. Welldon with Welldon's reply of 26 February and a partial undated letter of Cummins
13. Cutting from Yorkshire Post of 20 January 1925
14. Cutting from Newcastle Daily Journal of 5 February 1925
15. Cutting from The Times of 20 February 1925
16. “Legend deposited at Ushaw College, & shewn to Dr. Farrar & Arch[deaco]n Prest in Sept. 1867 ... This was given to Ushaw by Mr W. Swinburne ...” in the hand of Archdeacon Prest, and annotated by John Meade Falkner
17-18. 2 letters, of 5 December 1923 from A.E. Stamp to C. Milton Barber and of 8 December 1923 from [Charles] Lord Darling to John Meade Falkner on the names of the judges in the Assize Sunday oil painting by Edmund Hastings, now in the Monks' Dormitory, Durham Cathedral.

Add Ms 61   1674 - 1750s
Precedent book relating to the diocese and palatinate of Durham, originally compiled in the time of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, bishop of Durham 1674-1721, with miscellaneous other notes and later additions up to about the 1750s. With two sequences of entries, one reading from each end.
Contents :
At one end (cover title “Patents”) largely a formulary of patents of appointment to Durham palatinate offices (index on p.154); also includes (pp.114-153) lists relating to payment of tenths owed to the crown by clergy of the diocese of Durham, undated and c.1701-1716, with (pp.146-147) a list of livings in the diocese with an annual value below £50, and (pp.151-152) a copy of Dr. John Smith's letter to the bishop of Durham, 26 May 1710, about the presentation to the living of Stranton.
At the other end (cover title “Ecclesiastical Precedents ...”) is a formulary of mandates for induction to Greatham Hospital, collation to a rectory, installation of a dean and prebendary, revocation of a licence to preach etc., a list (pp.1-2) of parishes and chapelries in the diocese of Durham, lists (pp.21-23) of values and patrons of livings in the diocese, and (pp.31-51) incumbents, prebendaries, deans, chancellors, archdeacons and masters of hospitals in the diocese.
On the verso of the flyleaf is a note of a caveat concerning Hurworth, 1708, signed W. Pye, Notary.

Size: 215 x 167mm
Add Ms 62   mid 17th century, after 1627
“Saint Cuthbert or the Histories of his Churches at Lindisfarne, Cuncacestre & Dunholme”, [by] RH [ Robert Hegge] (1599-1629), 1625. Fair copy manuscript in John Cosin's hand after 1627. The initials R.H. separated by the date 1625 are written above the title on p.vii. With, reading from the other end of the volume, an inscription “Ecclesia Dunelm 1627” on p.149 and prayers etc on p.142-148. The text of “Saint Cuthbert” ends on p.73; p.74-147 are blank.
With two illustrations:
p.(ix) “THE ABBY OF DVRHAM” , a map in ink of Durham, showing only the loop of the Wear, with a pencilled incorrectly oriented cathedral with spires as they stood before the 1650s.
p.41 The coin of Alfred.
Paper book, limp vellum binding contemporary   xiv, 150p.
Size: 196 x 160mm
Discussed and catalogued in P. Pattenden, “Robert Hegge of Durham and his St Cuthbert” , in Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland, new series vol.5 (1980), p.107-123
Other copies of this manuscript are in: DCL Hunter 44/2; DCL Hunter 44/7; DUL MS Cosin B.II.11/2; DUL Add Ms 1557 f.7-51; BL Add 27423; BL MS Sloane 1322; Northumberland County Record Office ZAN B13/B22; Bodleian Eng.hist.d.92.
It has been published in editions by:
R. Baddeley (1663) (in DUL ASC as Cosin Q.6.16 and XL 942.81 DUR/1(2),
G. Allan (Darlington 1777) (in DUL ASC as SB +0117-0119 and Routh 56.C.1),
J.B. Taylor (Sunderland 1816) (in DUL ASC as Routh 36.B.18).
Add Ms 63   1721 x 1755
Historical notes concerning Durham Cathedral Priory, with some indication of sources, in the hand of Thomas Mangey, prebendary of Durham (5th stall 1721-1722, and 1st stall 1723-1755, died 6 March 1755), according to a note signed by Granville Sharp (1735-1813) (the slave emancipator), in red ink on the inside front cover, dated 20 December 1782.
Paper book, stiff vellum binding   87f.
Size: 207 x 168mm
Add Ms 64   early 18th century
Biographical notes on the bishops, priors, deans, prebendaries and archdeacons of Durham entited “Catalogus Episcoporum, Priorum, Decanorum, et Prebendariorum Ecclesiae Dunelmensis una cum Serie Archidiaconum Ejusdem Dioeceseios”, compiled by Nathaniel Ellison, prebendary of Durham (fifth stall 1712-1721, vicar of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1695-1721, died 4 May 1721) and donor of Hebrew books to the Durham Cathedral Library. Index on pp.189-191.
Paper book, binding 18th century gold-tooled calf   191p.
Size: 206 x 168mm
Gift of Mrs G.I. Barstow in September 1951
Has Nathaniel Ellison's signature on the front flyleaf, and Henry Ellison's, dated 1843, rector of Melsonby, on the second front flyleaf
Add Ms 65   19th century
Notebook (largely notes on the writer's theological reading) and commonplace book, with sequences of text reading from both ends. Written in a 19th century hand. With three receipts (65A-C) loosely inserted. Contents:
ff.1-26 Quotations and aphorisms on readings etc., followed by notes on an unidentified theological work (chapter 1, Inadequate conceptions of Christianity; chapter 2, section 1. A knowledge of the corruption of human nature is the very root of all true Religion; section 2, Existence of the Devil an article of necessary faith, etc.)
ff. B1-12 Quotations in Greek and French, followed by notes on “Vol. 4 Tucker”, a list of Durham Dean and Chapter Library Mss. B.IV.23-25, C.I.1-17, C.II.1-13, C.III.1-19 and C.IV.1-24, and (ff. B11v-12) notes on Hebrew words.
65A Receipt, 26 January [18--] for £2, signed John Lightfoot.
65B Receipted bill, Durham, 18 January 1822, from Geo. Mitcheson to Mr. Stoddart for making and erecting railings.
65C Receipt, 10 April 1810, for 15 shillings, 6 months rent for the Garth, Gilesgate, from Jos. MacKnight. Signed Jam. Deason, sacrist.
Paper book, in marbled paper covers   26 + 12f., foliated 1-26 and (from the other end) B1-12, + 3f. inserted
Size: 188 x 120mm
Add Ms 66   27 February 1691
Dean Thomas Comber's library catalogue, entitled “Catalogus librorum meorum fact. Febr: 27 in Decanatu[m] Dunelm: ad: An: Dom: 1691. - per me T: C: Dec: Dun:”, in the hand of Thomas Comber, dean of Durham 1691-1699 (died 25 November 1699). Arranged by subject category and size, giving for each book a location number and a price/value. With a summary of the number of books in each class (total 923), and their value (f.26), a more detailed list of the contents of some volumes, especially pamphlet volumes (ff.26v-37v), and an alphabetical author index (ff.38-47).

Size: 200 x 160mm
Add Ms 67   early 18th century
A list of bishops, priors, deans & canons of Durham cathedral, and archdeacons of Durham, with some biographical details, up to c.1723, entitled: “Catalogus Episcoporum, Priorum, Decanorum, et Præbendariorum, Ecclesiæ Dunelmensis una cum serie Archidiaconorum Ejusdem Dioeceseös”, in an early 18th century hand, possibly another copy of Nathanial Ellison's list (Add Ms 64). Index of names on pp.68-73.
Paper book, marbled paper covers, with a nineteenth century label on the front cover “Notitia Dunelmensis”   73pp.
Size: 198 x 165mm
Add Ms 68   1844 x 1880
Notes on passages in the New Testament in the hand of George Bland (archdeacon of Lindisfarne 1844-1853 and canon of the 1st stall and archdeacon of Northumberland 1853-1880).

Size: 237 x 192mm
Add Ms 69   1844 - 1854
1. Account-book of George Tate with George Bland (archdeacon of Lindisfarne 1844-1853), for receipts of tithe rent charges and glebe rents of the parish of Eglingham, and outgoings on poor rate and highway rate, Tate's own remuneration as agent, etc, 1844-1854.
2. Loose vouchers for 1852-1854.
Paper book & a paper bundle in an envelope   (69/2) File of 45ff.
Size: (69/1) 235 x 198mm
Add Ms 70   early 18th century
Miscellany of late 17th century English poems, copied in a clear early 18th century hand, with a contents list on pp.275-276.
Contents (pp.180-274 blank):
p.1 “The Imperfect Enjoym[en]t by S[i]r Geo: Etherege”
p.2 “To A very young Lady by the same” “The forsaken Mistress by the same”
p.5 “The Divided heart by the same”
p.6 “To A Lady who fled the Sight of him, by the same”
p.7 “The Duel of the Staggs by S[i]r Rob[er]t Howard”
p.21 “On the death of Mr Abraham Cowley and his Burial in Westminster Abbey By the E[arl of] Orrery”
p.25 “To a Lady who told him he could not love By S[i]r Charles - er Sedley”
p.26 “To Chloris. By the Same”
p.27 “Dialogue between Amintas and Celia. By the Same”
p.30 “A Song by the Same”
p.32 “On the late Sickness of Madam Mohum, and Mr Congreve. Epigram” “On a lewd Scotch Parson. By Dennis” “Vpon the Countess of Pembrooke by Mr Osborne”
p.33 “Falling in Love with a Stranger at a Play. By Sir Charles Sedley”
p.34 “Celia. By the same”
p.35 “The Indifference. By the same”
p.37 “To Mr J.N. On his translations out of French and Italian. By the same”
p.39 “Sylvia. By the same”
p.40 “Song. By the same”
p.41 “To her Excellence the Marchioness of Newcastle After - the reading of her incomparable Poems. By the same”
p.43 “A Prologue spoken at the opening of the Dukes New Play house. By the same”
p.45 “On the Death of K. Charles the IId. Writt ... by Charles Montague, Baron Hallifax”
p.52 “On the Marriage of the Lady Mary with the Prince of Orange. By Edmond Waller in the year 1677”
p.54 “On the late horrid Conspiracy. By Mr Stepney”
p.55 “A Song by Mr Cheek”
p.56 “Epigram. By Mr Killingworth”
p.57 “A Dialogue between Strephon and Daphne. By the L[or]d Rochester”
p.60 “A Pastoral Dialogue between Alexis and Strephon : Written at the Bath in ... 1694. By the same”
p.64 “The Advice. By the same with several others of the late E. of Rochester to Page the 77th”
p.66 “The Discovery”
p.68 “The Mistress. A Song”
p.70 “Song”
p.71 “A Song to a young Lady : To her ancient lover”
p.72 “Song”
p.73 “An Epilogue”
p.74 “A Prologue spoken at the Court of White-hall, before K. Charles II. By the Lady Elizabeth Howard”
p.75 “To the King”
p.76 “Grecian Kindness. A Song”
p.77 “On his Ma[jes]ties Conquests in Ireland”
p.88 “To the memory of the most Illustrious Prince George, Duke of Buckingham lately deceased”
p.86 “To Amarillis. Out of the Anthologia of the Italian Poets”
p.89 “Song by C.H. Esqr”
p.90 “A translation out of the Priapeia. The complaint of the Priapus for being veil'd. By C.B. Esqr”
p.91 “Song. By Th. Ch. Esqr” “Song. by S[i]r Geo: Etherege”
p.92 “On the Death of the Right Honble Thomas Earl of Ossory. By Mr Flatman”
p.97 “To the Memory of the Incomparable Orinda. By the same”
p.102 “A thought of Death. By the same”
p.103. “Death. By the same”
p.104 “On Mr Hobbs. By the E[arl] of Mulgrave”
p.107 “On the Death of the Learned Mr John Selden. By R.B.T. Co. Oxon. December 19th 54”
p.112 “On Mrs Arabella Hunt singing : by Mr Congreve”
p.116 “To a Person of Honour : upon his Incomparable Poem. By Mr Waller”
p.118 “On the same. By Dr. S-”
p.120 “On the same. By Mr. Mat. Clifford” “On the same. By the Lord V”
p.121 “On these two Verses, out of the same. But Fame had sent ...”
p.123 “To the Dutchess, on her return from Scotland , in the year 1682. By Mr. Dryden”
p.125 “A Song for St Cecilia's Day, 1687. By John Dryden ... and compos'd by Mr. John Baptist Draghi”
p.129 “To S[i]r Godfrey Kneller, drawing my Lady Hide's Picture. By Mr. B. Higgons” “On my Lady Sandwich's being stay'd in Town by the Im[m]oderate Rain. By the same”
p.130 “Prologue to the University of Oxford, 1681. By Mr. Dryden”
p.132 “Prologue. By the same”
p.134 “The Insect, ag[ains]t Bulk. By Mr Yalden”
p.136 “An Ode of Monsieur Malherbe writt by him when the Marriage was afoot between Lewis 14th present K of F. and Anne of Austria” “Song. By the E[arl] of Roch[ester]”
p.137 “A Song”
p.138 “To the King in the year 1686. By Mr Geo: Granville”
p.139 “Written by a Lady”
p.140 “In a Letter to the Honourable Charles Montague Esqr ... by Mr Prior”
p.143 “Writt on a Lett[e]r sent to his Mistress” “To Cupid. Song”
p.144 “On Fortune. By the late D[uke] of Buckingham”
p.145 “On a blew Spot made in a Lady's neck by Gun-Powder; by a person of Quality”
p.146 “Song of Basset, by S[i]r Geo: Etherege”
p.147 “Song, by a Person of Quality”
p.149 “Song”
p.150 “Armida : or, the Fair' Gill”
p.153 “To Chloris. by Mr Waller”
p.155 “To S[i]r Godfrey Kneller. by Mr Dryden”
p.164 “Part of a Prologue to the Queen; upon her late Ma[jes]ties coming to see the Old Batchelor. By Mr Congreve”
p.165 “To the Honourable Mrs Mohun; on her Recovery. By Mr Cha. Hopkins”
p.166 “The Enjoym[en]t. a song. By Mr. Geo; Granville”
p.167 “A Short visit”
p.169 “The Foreigners”
Paper book, stiff vellum binding   276p.
Size: 202 x 162mm
Add Ms 71   1769 - 1789
Courts of Correction minute book for courts held by Samuel Dickens, archdeacon of Durham on 29 August and 28 September 1769, 7 November 1771, 8 October 1772, 21 October 1773, 12 December 1776 (in the archdeacon's prebendal house), 16 July and 6 August 1789 (before Thomas Hayter, his official). The offences dealt with include fornication, adultery, bigamy, bastardy, incest, “subtraction of church sess”, making a disturbance in church, and exposing goods for sale on the Lord's day. Most cases relate to fornication. Text on ff.4-38, remainder blank
Paper book, stiff vellum binding   139f.
Size: 206 x 167mm
Add Ms 72   1712 - 1725
Cock Charity, Durham St. Oswald's parish, disbursement book of expenditure. In the hand of Thomas Rud (1668-1733), vicar of St. Oswald's 1711-1725. Lists disbursements and receipts signed by beneficiaries of the charity. Notes(?) for a sermon on pp.108-110; pp.62-101 blank.
Paper book, in brown sheepskin binding   ii, 114p.
Size: 130 x 80mm
Add Ms 73   1712 - 1717
Cock Charity, Durham St Oswald's, directions to trustees and accounts of receipts and disbursements.
Contents (pp.9-12, 42-526, 528-560 blank):
p.2 “A Schedule of the writings relating to the security taken for Mr Cock's Legacy, which was lent to Craven Peyton, Esqr: which writings are now lodged in the Strong Chest in the Treasury of the Dean and Chapter of Durham. 1713”
pp.3-8 “The declaration and directions of me John Cock, Clerk, Vicar of St Oswald's, in Durham, now deprived”
pp.13-41 Accounts of disbursements, 1712-1717. Includes (pp.21-22) an order for the appointment of 4 new trustees made by John Morton and Sir George Wheler, the two surviving trustees
p.527 Watercolour drawing of catkins
pp.561-562 (Beginning on p.562 and reading backwards) “An account of what has been receiv'd of Mr Cock's Charity, by the Vicar & Church-wardens of Oswald's Parish in Durham” 1712-1716
Paper book, brown sheepskin binding   563p.
Size: 195 x 160mm
Add Ms 74   1839 - 1934
Rowlandson collection
Documents of the Rowlandson family which served Durham cathedral for many years as land agents: Samuel Rowlandson served 1829-1883, Christopher Rowlandson (1839-1908), suuceeded in 1883, and Samuel Messiter Rowlandson (1877-1931), succeeded in 1908. The collection also features Isabel Rowlandson (d.1979), sister of Samuel Messiter, and their brother Christopher Orlebar (1880-1909).
The documents comprise journals, and some newspaper cuttings, correspondence, photographs and ephemera.
Language:  English
1 box
Presented by Miss Isabel E. Rowlandson, Whinney Hill, Durham, 1977.
Add Ms 74/A   1839 - 1868
Journals and diaries of Samuel Rowlandson (1805-1883), Durham Cathedral chapter clerk,
containing brief daily notes of engagements and activities, social life, and the weather.

Formerly Add Ms 74-77.
Add Ms 74/A1   1 January 1839 - 16 July 1842
Journal of Samuel Rowlandson
Inserted:
1. Letter to Sam[uel M Rowlandson] from T.M. Durham Senr., giving family information, Reading, 27 January [19]2?.
2. Photograph of a man in a top hat and frock coat with a whip, standing, with a saddled horse, [c.1900].
3. A note on bequests after the death of parents and "Uncle John", [earlier 19th cent.].
4. Press cutting of Rowlandson's obituary [1883].
5. Fragment of a letter from Thom[as] to ?S Rowlandson [1878] re Sir Henry ?

Size: 203 x 128mm
Add Ms 74/A2   17 July 1842 - 31 January 1846
Journal of Samuel Rowlandson

Size: 195 x 125mm
Add Ms 74/A3   1 February 1846 - 26 February 1851
Journal of Samuel Rowlandson

Size: 195 x 125mm
Add Ms 74/A4   January 1838 - February 1868
1. 19 loose leaves from pocket diaries of Samuel Rowlandson covering 1838 (January-March, May), 1859 (December), 1863 (April-June), 1864 (June), 1865 (February), 1868 (January-February)
2. 8 leaves of 20th century notes [?by Isabel Rowlandson] extracting points of interest from the diaries (the first three misdated 1938, 1957, 1959, recte 1838, 1857, 1859)
3. 10 leaves from Marshall's Ladies Fashionable Repository for 1838 with images of buildings in England and abroad
4. Blank cheque (19th century) drawn on the bank of J. Backhouse & Co., Durham. .
Paper file   38f.
Add Ms 74/B   1864 - 1908
Ephemera of Christopher Rowlandson

Add Ms 74/B1   15 July 1864
Passport for Christopher Rowlandson “travelling on the Continent”, stamped by the Austrian embassy 16 July 1864.

Add Ms 74/B2   1866
River Wear Angling Association member's ticket for Mr C. Rowlandson.

Add Ms 74/B3   29 - 30 June 1868
Durham Regatta programmes (C. Rowlandson Hon. Treasurer), printed by William Ainsley.

Add Ms 74/B4   [1875]
Printed “Notes upon the early history of the Archery Club” [of Durham], 1871-1874 with C. Rowlandson as a member of the first committee of 24 October 1871.

Add Ms 74/B5   1908
Durham School Speeches Epilogue [tribute to Christopher Rowlandson].

Add Ms 74/C   1890
A share certificate and a sheet of coupons for Russian 4% gold loan, third issue, 1890, with an envelope, annotated by [Isabel Rowlandson], that the bonds were bought by “Aunt Edie” [E.C. Messiter] who “was left without enough to live on when her father Col. Messiter (69th Regt) died”. She was supported by [Charles Rowlandson] and other relations and invested her savings in Russian bonds which became worthless after the 1917 revolution.
Language:  Russian, English and German

Add Ms 74/D   c.1900 - 1909
Newspaper cuttings describing amateur theatrical performances, some mentioning Christopher Orlebar Rowlandson, younger son of Col. Christopher Rowlandson.

Add Ms 74/E   1900 - 1902
12 BW prints of [the Rowlandson family] having a day at the seaside at Cromer, August 1902, individually titled, featuring Mrs Dearberg and Hilda Aldersmith, showing paddling, walking along the beach, sitting in the sand, boats and bathing machines.
On the reverse is a Boer War tableau with a printed announcement of the relief of Ladysmith 1 March 1900, a programme for the garrison dance at Viljoans Drift 23 April 1902 and BW prints of Queen Victoria, 2nd Lt C.D. Shafto and 10 other military figures.

Add Ms 74/F   early 20th century
Drawings, caricatures and watercolours, some signed by Samuel Rowlandson and probably all originally done by him.

Add Ms 74/F1   early 20th century
Printed pen drawing of [Durham School], signed “S.Rowlandson”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 74/F2   early 20th century
Printed pen drawing of a doorway, signed “S.Rowlandson”.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F3   early 20th century
Printed pen drawing of [Durham fulling mill], signed “S. Rowlandson”.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F4   early 20th century
Printed pen drawing of a bellcote.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F5   early 20th century
Printed pen drawing of a wooden doorway.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F6   early 20th century
Watercolour of [the Banks], a path between trees and shrubs.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F7   early 20th century
Watercolour view of Durham cathedral through trees, cancelled.
Card   1f.
Add Ms 74/F8   early 20th century
Pen and wash drawing, titled “Sam”[uel Rowlandson], 3/4 length, in a suit with a stick, with a British military camp behind.
Card   1f.
Add Ms 74/F9   early 20th century
Pen and wash drawing, titled “Robert Hutchinson Blanchlaw”, half length, jacket and cap.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F10   early 20th century
Pen and wash drawing, titled “Noble was hung”, half-length man in a suit, ?in the dock.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F11   early 20th century
Pen and wash drawing, titled “Judge Jeffreys who judged Noble”, half-length in gown and wig, with part of a pencil sketch of [Noble] on the back.
Card   1f.
Add Ms 74/F12   early 20th century
Printed pen drawing, titled “Mr Elliott, M.P. for Durham”, full length in suit and glasses, speaking by a table.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F13   early 20th century
Pen drawing, titled “Mr Guest-Williams The Refer! 2nd Master Durham School”, head and shoulders, in top hat.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F14   early 20th century
Copy pencil drawing, titled “The Archdeacon [Watkins] S.M.R. 1922”, caricature, in frock coat, doffing his top hat.
Paper, mounted on card   1f.
Add Ms 74/F15   early 20th century
Copy pencil drawing, with “Yours very truly C. Rowlandson” affixed, half-length, in a suit and cravat with tiepin.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F16   early 20th century
Montage of 4 printed caricatures of Durham School masters:
1. [R.H.J.] Poole (assistant master 1881-1908, second master 1909-1923), full length in a monk's habit.
2. [G.C.] Kerr (assistant master 1894-1901), seated working at a desk with paper all round.
3. Group of 8 men in top hats and ?nightshirts, 2 with umbrellas; Poole, [Walter] Hobhouse (headmaster 1894-1899), [T.G.] Blunt (assistant master 1893-1901), [H.B.] Smith (assistant master 1892-1906), Kerr identified.
4. [S.B.] Guest-Williams (second Master 1877-1899), full length, walking, in suit and top hat with umbrella, with a boy in shorts.
Paper, 4 items mounted on paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/F17   early 20th century
Montage of 4 printed caricatures of Durham School masters:
1. Tristram in top hat and apron with soap and scrubbing brush about to scrub Watkins sitting in a hip bath.
2. Poole, seated at his desk in the classroom, raising a cane, with a row of boys in front, 1 boy standing before the class dropping an open book in anticipation of being beaten.
3. Poole in an apron kneeling before a bowl, holding a child, with a sponge and soap, titled “What it is to be a Nuss” and signed “SMR”.
4. Poole, full length, rotund, (?à la Billy Bunter).
5. Kerr, in kilt and tam o'shantar, with cane, agitated, behind a fence, with other 5 spectators fleeing, titled “GCK watching the Merchiston match. Merchiston are winning.”.
Paper, 5 items mounted on paper   1f
Add Ms 74/F18   early 20th century
Printed caricature of 7 members of a PCC meeting in 1920 to discuss a boiler burst, and again in 1930, 1940 and 1950, ever more aged, but never reaching a decision, with the boiler bursting in 1960.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 74/G   c.1860 - c.1920
Photographs
A collection of Durham views, mostly of the cathedral, also the castle, market place and the Bailey, with some family groups. Few are identified and none is dated, but they probably all reflect the times of Christopher Rowlandson and Samuel Messiter Rowlandson.
1. Durham cathedral exterior from the N across Palace Green, 8693 N. Poulson series.
2. Durham cathedral exterior from the N across Palace Green, ?from on the castle.
3. Durham cathedral N porch, with a verger and a boy standing outside it.
4. Durham cathedral from the NW, showing the Wear weir, very low water, Framwellgate Bridge and castle.
5. Durham cathedral and castle from the park above the railway station, St Godric's without a tower so pre-1910.
6. Durham cathedral exterior from the NW from the W bank of the Wear.
7. Durham cathedral exterior from the W showing a South St garden and outbuildings.
8. Durham cathedral and castle from the SW with part of Durham School in the foreground.
9. Durham cathedral from the SW from the lower part of Observatory Hill.
10. Durham cathedral from the SW with Durham School in the foreground.
11. Durham cathedral from the SW showing Prebends Bridge cottage, the Banks and paths to Prebends Bridge, c.1900.
12. Durham cathedral from the SW from ?Prebends Bridge looking towards Framwellgate Bridge, 8823.
13. Durham cathedral from the SW from the W bank of the Wear, frozen over, snow, c.1895x1898.
14. Durham cathedral from the SW from the W bank of the Wear.
15. Durham cathedral from the SW with a man leaning on Prebends Bridge parapet.
16. Durham cathedral exterior from the S in the College showing the Deanery, 14617.
17. Durham cathedral W half exterior from the S in the College with a lady and 4 children; on the back is part of a view of part of the roof area of the ?eastern end of a ?French cathedral, ?Rheims.
18. Durham cathedral central tower, Prior's Kitchen, Refectory, from the S in the College.
19. Durham cathedral from the SE from the area of St Oswalds.
20. Durham cathedral interior, the Elvet capital.
21. Durham cathedral interior, choir, looking E, Neville screen, 8830.
22. Durham cathedral interior, looking W from high altar, pre-1870 Scott screen, organ on N, stone pulpit, stone altar rail with wrought iron gates.
23. Durham cathedral Galilee chapel interior looking SE, pewed.
24. Durham cathedral Galilee chapel interior looking SE, Bede's tomb, funeral hatchments.
25. Durham cathedral interior looking E showing nave and choir, pews only under crossing, pre-1870 Scott screen.
26. Durham cathedral interior looking ESE showing nave and choir, pews only under crossing, pre-1870 Scott screen.
27. Durham cathedral interior looking W from the crossing, no pews in nave, no font.
28. Durham cathedral interior nave N aisle looking E.
29. Durham cathedral interior nave S aisle looking NE, tomb of John Neville.
30. Durham cathedral interior choir looking E from the crossing, pews, verger.
31. Durham cathedral interior looking E, nave, pewed, and choir, Scott screen, post 1876, 5500 GWW.
32. Durham castle, looking N from entrance showing lodge, man in top hat and boy.
33. Durham castle, courtyard and keep looking E, 2 students.
34. Durham castle, courtyard looking N, Tunstall's gallery.
35. Durham castle, looking SE from Fellows' Garden, lodge and keep.
36. Durham Prebends Bridge looking SE from the Banks through trees.
37. Durham Prebends Bridge looking S from the Banks to the mill through trees, man on bank.
38. Durham Elvet Bridge, looking NE to the cathedral, boy in cap sitting on bank.
39. Durham Banks, by Dark Entry, 11 The College back, lady sitting on wall.
40. Durham market place, town hall, temporary stand in front of the Londonderry statue with dignitaries, earl of Durham mayor, DLI band, police, Rowlandsons and a crowd for the visit of Captain Hedworth Lambton, the hero of the relief of Ladysmith, 10 May 1900.
41. Durham market place, St Nicholas church, Londonderry, Neptune on his domed pant roof with lampstands around, various carts and a man, 1902x1923. On the back is part of [Eggleston] Abbey Bridge over the Tees.
42. Durham market place looking SW, Neptune on a gothic pant roof so pre-1902, horse and cart.
43. Edinburgh from the castle looking NE over the Scott monument and railway station, Floors castle Kelso on the back.
44. Barnard Castle looking NE from a very low Tees with 3 girls on rocks.
45. Blanchland looking N over the bridge over the village.
46. Scene from a play, 2 men and 2 women in costume, 1 is Lt ?Orlebar Rowlandson.
47. ?Christopher Rowlandson, seated in a rustic chair in a garden.
48. Christopher Rowlandson in his robes as mayor of Durham, half-length.
49. Durham City first IV, rowing, group with cox and trophy, in jackets and trousers, including Christopher Rowlandson, by T. Heaviside, 1861x1868 (Rowlandson was in trophy winning crews during this period).
50. [Durham City] IV, rowing, group, with cox, in rowing tops and trousers, Christopher Rowlandson, Brignal, Jack Robson, C. Barnes, another Barnes, by Heaviside, 1861x1868, 3 copies.
51. Christopher Rowlandson, full length, kneeling on a chair, with a top hat.
52. Durham Regatta, group of 4 by the river: Monica, Sam[uel Rowlandson], Bertie Holland, Clare.
53. Group of 9 men in bowler hats and deerstalkers, with a dog outside a building, probably including Christopher Rowlandson.
54. Group of 2 men, 1 in uniform, and 6 women,with 2 dogs, sitting on grass outside.
55. [Christopher Rowlandson, with hat and stick, and his sons Samuel Messiter and Christopher Orlebar], both in DLI uniform, with 3 ladies, standing on a river bank, c.1905.
56. Samuel Rowlandson in uniform, with a lady and man ?Christopher Rowlandson, in a rowing boat on ?the Wear, c.1905.
57. [Orlebar Rowlandson,] half-length, in DLI uniform, c.1905.
58. Herman Salvin, boy, half-length, seated.
59. Durham Cathedral interior, Last Supper tableau with altar in front, behind Neville Screen.
60-68. Photo album page:
60. Durham North Bailey looking N.
61. Durham South Bailey looking N.
62. Lady with 2 boys outside a window.
63. 2 ladies with hats in a garden.
64. Man and a woman sitting in a garden with a cup of tea.
65. Boy and a girl with a horse on wheels, in the background a man constructing a stone window in a house.
66. The same boy and girl with their horse on wheels.
67. 2 boys and a girl with the horse on wheels.
68. A lady with the two boys and a girl and the horse on wheels.
Paper   70 BW prints
Add Ms 74/H   9 January - December 1931
Obituary notices and letters of sympathy to Isabel Rowlandson re the death of Major Samuel Messiter Rowlandson.

Add Ms 74/H1   9 January 1931
Letter to Isabel Rowlandson from Herbert [Henson bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle about her brother's death and the New Year beginning “in much trouble”.
Paper   2f
Given by Isabel Rowlandson of Durham, 23 May 1977, with her copy of Henson's Recollections of an Insignificant Life, with 2 of Henson's caricatures on the inside cover, now in the Chapter Library.
Formerly numbered Add Ms 277 until united with the rest of the Rowlandson material 14 April 2005.
Add Ms 74/H2   14 January 1931
Letter to Isabel Rowlandson from Mary Parker at Old Cornsay about Major Rowlandson's death, recalling his kindness over the house and rent.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/H3   28 January 1931
Letter to Isabel Rowlandson from C. Meade Falkner at Bath about her brother's death, his respect for him, and memories of his walks in Durham with “Bandit” and to Finchale.
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 74/H4   December 1931
Extract from The Bow Record, being a reprint from the Newcastle Daily Journal describing Major Rowlandson's burial at Durham Cathedral and his service as land agent and in the Durham Light Infantry.
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 74/I   c.1850 - 1934
Newspaper cuttings, mostly from The Durham County Advertiser and Durham Chronicle of 1933-1934 recalling events of 100, 50 and 25 years ago, collected by [Isabel Rowlandson] for their mentions of Rowlandsons, with a few contemporary cuttings on Christopher Rowlandson as mayor and alderman of Durham, “Tableaux Vivant at the Assembly Rooms”, “How Horses Were Tamed in 1825” and engravings of a “Grand Cricket Match at Durham” and “Durham Infirmary” (“Jos. Bouet delt 1850 W H Lizars sc”).

Add Ms 75-77

Converted to Add Ms 74/A2-4 14 April 2005.
Add Ms 78   later 17th century
A Hebrew language compendium entitled “Compendium Hebreæ Linguæ Metricum Commentario Anglicano Illustratum” (caption title at head of p.1). Ascribed to Nicholas Burton, headmaster of Durham School, 1700, in an inscription on a label on the front cover. Text written in a late 17th century hand.
Language:  English text, Latin headings and summaries, Hebrew examples
Paper book, in limp marbled paper covers with a red leather spine   90p.
Size: 187 x 154mm
Deposited in Durham Cathedral Library by John Carr, 20 January 1831
Ownership inscription of Christopher Mickleton, 18th century, at head of p.1. With notes on the flyleaf of its loan to Mr [John] Carr, headmaster of Durham School, by the Bishop of St. David's [Thomas Burgess, canon of Durham 1791-1825, Bishop of St. David's 1803-1825 and Bishop of Salisbury 1825-1837], 21 May 1812
Add Ms 79   1704 - 1724
Letters from Robert Boothe (1666-1730), archdeacon of Durham (collated 15 May 1691) and dean of Bristol (from 1708), to his official, Posthumus Smith (1676-1725, commissary-general and official of the archdeacon of Durham and registrar to the dean and chapter of Durham), with several enclosures and other letters to Smith.
The letters largely concern the administration of Boothe's estates at Easington in particular and also Archdeacon Newton covering exacting rents, renewing and adding lives to leases, repairs to buildings and selling off Boothe's effects at Easington. Other topics include: Boothe's reluctance to travel north from Bristol; the holding of his visitations, frequently by Smith, and occasional other business of his archdeaconry; work on Bristol deanery and occasional other comments on life in Bristol; the weather; Boothe's health, especially his gout; occasional comments on the royal Court, elections and national affairs such as the Treaty of Utrecht and the 1715 Jacobite rebellion; the receipt and encashing of Smith's bills; Boothe's curates at Easington, the unsatisfactory Mr Richardson and the rather better Mr Dunn; occasional comments on the bishops of Durham; and the procurement of wigs and books for Boothe. Until March 1709 the letters are mostly written from Chester, and thereafter from Bristol. Letters other than Boothe to Smith include:
31. William Hales to Posthumus Smith, 27 April 1708 about accounts.
68. Note of the yearly value of Mr. Marshall's estate at Archdeacon Newton, Co. Durham.
111. “Copyes of Billes sent to Mr Archd[eacon]n Boothe for my Fyns of Thompsons Farm being 330”
132A. (Enclosed in a letter dated 21 October 1719) part of a petition from the inhabitants of Easington on behalf of Philip Richardson, schoolmaster there, with an annotation by Boothe that he believes some of the names to be forged; in the letter he instructs Smith to discharge Richardson as idle and unfit.
148. T. Conyers to Posthumus Smith, 30 December 1720 about a lease of tithes.
158. George Allan to Posthumus Smith, 11 January 1722 about the condition of Newton Hall.
175. Copy letter from Posthumus Smith about the rent of Dobson's farm, dated Saturday.
176. Isaac Gatton to Posthumus Smith, from Cambridge, 14 April 1724, informing him of the death from an apoplectic fit of his master, Chancellor [John] Brookbank, (official to the archdeacon of Ely and spiritual chancellor of Durham from 1 September 1691, fellow of Trinity Hall Cambridge 1679-1724, died at Cambridge and buried at St Edward's Church 1724).
Paper items bound in a guardbook, half-leather binding with marbled boards, with many items loose   176 items
Size: 228 x 226mm
Robert Boothe was born in about 1662, went up to Christ Church Oxford in 1678, took his B.A. in 1681 and proceeded M.A. in 1684 and was then awarded a D.D. in 1712. He was rector of Satterleigh and Warkleigh in Devon before becoming rector of Thornton-in-le-Moor in Cheshire in 1691 and being collated archdeacon of Durham on 15 May 1691. Later, he was made rector of Richmond, Yorkshire in 1700 and dean of Bristol in 1708. He died on 7 August 1730.
Formerly numbered Add Ms 209 and 3 within a circle.
Add Ms 79/1   19 May 1705
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith in Durham, sending instructions, “Quinee and Hutchinson two of the most scandalous criminals that ever were presented at my Court”, needs to send reminders to clergy to send in values of their livings, those already received listed, and send them to him in one parcel to save postage, also send him the names of all the lives in his leases.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/2   29 June 1705
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, commenting on the Darlington churchyard wall affair and the bishop of Durham's likely displeasure, send money to Mr Richardson.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/3   11 July 1705
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, money due from Mr Richardson and received from John Wilson involving Archdeacon Newton and “Spearman's bill”, manure spreading in the Hall Field by George Dixon and Richmond is contrary to the agreement. Endorsed with notes of moneys paid 18 July 1705 and an instruction from Martin Nicholson at Durham to Thomas Cox in London to pay money 31 July 1705.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/4   24 October 1705
Letter from R. Booth at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, best wishes for his new office, no mention in his letters of the Richardson visitation nor “the infamous Curate of Lanchester”, Mrs Beaumont's arrears at Archdeacon Newton.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/5   6 December 1705
Letter from R. Booth at Chester to [Posthumus] Smith, arrangements for paying in Mr Richardson's rents, his letter to the dean of Wells will do him no service as he is “in close waiting at Court”, hopes his brother has mollified his “gruff fraternity” so that they are better disposed towards him, first day in his study for 6 weeks but still lame.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/6   20 June 1705
Letter from R. Booth at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, John Wilson impudent to ask for his attorney's bill to be paid, paid Frank Maschal's bill, will begin a suit against George Dixon and Richmond if he is not paid, sorry to hear of “honest” Mr Milner's death, Mr Yap to be surrogate in the consistory court, bring Bromley to court, instruct parishes to send in returns of “Popish Recusants and Protestant Dissenters”, you do not mention Dr Claydon's death.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/7   20 April 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Westminster to Posthumus Smith at Durham, send on Mr Richardson's payment, endorsed with a draft letter from [Smith to Booth] about payments from John Wilson and Mr Richardson.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/8   [?1706]
Letter from R. Boothe to Posthumus Smith at Durham, summoned north as his wife was ill but she is recovered so he took coach for London and is now “in waiting”, wants “to see how preferments will be disposed of ”, so send his money.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/9   18 May 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at The Black Boy, Charing Cross, to Mr Smith, arrangements for Mr Richardson's payments, attending Queen [Anne] at Windsor, will then return to Chester, explore the rumour that Mrs Bowes and Mrs Beaumont are disposing of their estates at Archdeacon Newton.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/10   1 April 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, measures to extract John Wilson's rent from him and arrears at Archdeacon Newton, arrangements for sending his post to London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/11   24 June 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, payments to his Brother Hales, demand John Wilson's rent, will use Frank Maschal's bill, instruct Mr Richardson to collect his rents.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/12   31 July 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, has apologised to the bishop of Durham for being absent at the visitation, will not travel north this summer as is afflicted in arm and leg, who is to succeed Dr Bagshaw, send the rents from Mr Richardson to his brother Hales, let him know if Mr Wilson is difficult about paying his rent.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/13   5 September 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, serve his friend Mr Lancaster well, has sent his accounts, arrangements for holding the visitation.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/14   4 June 1706
Letter from R. Boothe to Mr Smith, setting off for Chester, had his fill of [royal] Court attendance, send the money from Mr Richardson, when is the bishop of Durham's visitation?
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/15   8 September 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, being generous, only ask 10 guineas for putting a new life into Mr Beaumont's lease, Mr Bowes's kinswomen backward with their rent, arrangements for sending money to Hales, letter from Mr Richardson with the news of the death of “his Glory”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/16   13 November 1706
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, collect rents from Easington as Mr Richardson is ineffectual, collect John Wilson's rent, Richmond boasts of the value of his farm.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/17   25 January 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, Quiney has asked to be absolved from his excommunication, summon him to Durham for Mr Official to check his sincerity, tell Mr Official to admonish his Dr at Easington as he will probably resort to the alehouse now his wife is dead, he will remove him if he does not reform.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/18   30 January 1707
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, a letter “fell into the hands of rogues”, values of lives in dean and chapter leases, advises Mrs Blakiston to ask Mr Gouland to recommend her son to Lord Scarborough who should provide a preferment in memory of “honest” Frank. Endorsed with a note of sums 30 January 1717.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/19   15 March 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, ask Dr Ellison, rector of Whitbourne, to preach at the visitation at Durham St Nicholas on 24 April, enquire of the popish seminary at Bishop Middleham, needs to know of other things amiss in any of his parishes, a bad cold prevents him writing more.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/20   9 June 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, arrangements for payments, Mr Wilson's rent, tell the vicar of Darlington to sort out his tenants at Archdeacon Newton, keep him informed of affairs in the bishoprick.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/21   25 June 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, asking for news of the bishop of Durham, rumoured to be seriously ill, the dean [of Durham] “will be ready to step into his throne” , though the bishop of Carlisle has hopes of succeeding, send his rents to Brother Hales in Lombard St.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/22   26 July 1707
Letter from R. Boothe to Mr Smith, collect his rents as Mr Richardson is laughed at by the tenants, let him know if any of his masters die as he is “resolved to attack the Bishop if there should be a vacancy in the College”, confident his brother's chancery suit will succeed, no news of a bishop in this diocese [of Chester] though Sir William Dawes is opposed at Lambeth, Freeman's report revived, collect Mrs Spearman's rent arrears.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/23   12 August 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, his Archdeacon Newton rents should be in, he will take measures if Mr Wilson has not paid, send on what has been paid, the archbishop of York assures him that Sir William Dawes will be the next bishop [of Chester], needs to know when he can go to London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/24   14 September 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, sends him his accounts, will take time to look over Mr Richardson's, send him money, Mr Lancaster says he has written a sharp letter to Mr Douthwaite as [Mr Smith] directed.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/25   6 October 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, Mr Official to be sharp with the Easington churchwardens at the visitation for not repairing the churchyard wall or the vestry, Mr Richardson's accounts are confused, send a valuation of the prebends of Sir George Wheeler and Mr Pickering, in confidence, ask Mr Thomson to order another periwig for him in Darlington to be sent to the warden of Manchester's house, John Wilson pays rent for the glebe at Easington.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/26   1 December 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received the money, where was his periwig delivered, Wilson and Richmond are not to renege on the glebe behind the barn [at Easington], ask Mr Richardson whom he sent the weatherglass to, the Archdeacon Newton tenants are to pay their rents to a collector, as by old custom, news of a bishop unlikely while parliament sits.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/27   20 December 1707
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, periwig has arrived, pay the man, put up Mr Wilson's rent for the Hall Field, Richmond cannot pay as he gets no assistance, ask his brother to enquire of Mr Pickering if he would exchange his prebendary for Booth's archdeaconry, enquire of the lives in Marshall's lease, and his other leases.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/28   12 January 1708
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, thinks Mr Wilson ought to hold the orchard field and the rest of the glebe behind the house for a year longer, say nothing of the business of Mr ?P[ickering], enquire of the value of the prebends of Mr Gall and the dean of Wells, a bad cold prevents him writing more, tell him the lives in his leases.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/29   9 February 1708
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, find a tenant for Mr Wilson's part of the glebe and ask Mr Richardson to, his weatherglass seems to be lost, who are the candidates for parliament.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/30   31 March 1708
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, glad the storm is over, visitation as usual to be at Durham St Nicholas on 22 April, ask Mr Shafto to preach the sermon, bargain well with John Wilson over his lease, produce an account of his archdeaconry to ensure his visitation is as useful as possible, he will need £100 for May, hopes Mr Lancaster will accompany him on his journey north.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/31   27 April 1708
Letter from William Hales to Posthumus Smith at Durham, about what he can draw from the account.
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Add Ms 79/32   5 May 1708
Letter from R. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, bad journey, one horse failed, buy a galloway when he goes to North Britain, ask Mrs Mary Richardson to go to Easington, air his goods and inventory the brass and pewter, George Morland's assertion to Lord Scarborough that the clergy of his jurisdiction do not acknowledge Queen Anne is false, acquaint the dean and prebends of this.
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Add Ms 79/33   29 May 1708
Letter from R. Boothe at London to Posthumus Smith at Durham, needs £20 to cover his instruments passing the seals and taking his Bachelor of Divinity degree at Oxford, confined to his chamber by a rheumatism, lodges at Mr Beale's, an apothecary in St James's St.
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Add Ms 79/34   8 June 1708
Letter from R. Boothe at Westminster to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received one letter but not another, will let him know where to write to, send Easington money to Brother Hales.
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Add Ms 79/35   11 July 1708
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, been busy sorting out Bristol [cathedral], the choir was performing common parish service, the dean and prebendaries had taken over 5 of the 8 singing-men's salaries, happy to comply with his request, only interested in his brother amongst the [Durham] dean and his brethren, pay off Richardson and his sister.
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Add Ms 79/36   28 August 1708
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Chester to Mr Smith, sent off the instruments, still indisposed with a rheumatism, send money to Mrs Jane Blundel near the Dog and Bull in Drury Lane.
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Add Ms 79/37   22 September 1708
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, bring all criminals to “condigne punishment”, is Mr Claverson still not paying his church sesses, be hard on “that incorrigible Scot” at Lanchester, pay off Mr Richardson and his sister and send the rest of the rents to Brother Hales, ask someone to survey his goods at Easington, will put off taking them to Durham to sell until spring as the roads are so bad, interested to hear how his brother is getting on with his parishioners.
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Add Ms 79/38   [?1708]
A list of suggested actions in specific parishes [from R. Booth to Posthumus Smith]:
Castle Eden, repair of the churchyard wall and the communion table.
Easington, order Mr Richardson to tell two idle fellows to attend church.
Durham St Giles, prosecute the 3 persons presented.
Wearmouth, follow the rector's advice on proceeding against criminals.
Medomsley, take an account of the ruinous condition of the chancel to the bishop's court.
Lumsley, prosecute the criminals otherwise our friends at Ravensworth Castle will censure us.
Whitbourne, Linton and Wood should be made examples of for their lewdness.
Auckland St Helen, serve an injunction on the churchwardens to provide what is necessary.
Lanchester, cite Meabourn and his gang.
Auckland St Andrew, prosecute those presented.
Barnard Castle, prosecute those presented to stop Sir William Bowes's foul mouth.
Kelloe, Mr Official should admonish those presented.
Darlington, prosecute those presented.
Coniscliffe, Mr Official must write to the impropriator.
Hartlepool, “a very wicked place”, make examples of those presented.
Hurworth, “notorious criminals”.
Strainton, the vicar declared children were not catechized, prosecute some offenders.
Bishop Middleham, inquire into the popish seminary.
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Add Ms 79/39   15 January 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, can find nothing in his papers about Mrs Richardson's money, the gardens will be ruined under Mr Richardson, hire someone else, have his goods aired at Easington.
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Add Ms 79/40   9 March 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Chester to Posthumus Smith at Durham, recovering from fever, ague and gout, moves to Bristol next month, send his rents to Brother Hales, the story against his brother in the Postman is a contrivance of that wicked gang at Sunderland, the story in the Observator of a Durham prebend swearing and cursing in the chapter house has truth in it.
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Add Ms 79/41   7 May 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Westminster, will not be in London before August, send Mr Spearman's lease to him when it is ready, going to Wells to visit the bishop.
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Add Ms 79/42   2 May 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Westminster, intends to stay in Bristol for a time, does not want to return to the north but will visit, hopes the dean of Salisbury will get his waiting [at court] changed, hopes he get his land tax at Easington eased. Endorsed with later notes on land plots.
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Add Ms 79/43   18 May 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Mr Daniel's in Brownlow St, will not be in [London] this month as exchanged [his waiting] for August, please enquire of the character of Maddison, a non-juror beneficed near Newcastle.
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Add Ms 79/44   29 August 1709
Letter from Ro. Booth at Bristol to Mr Official, his books have arrived at Bristol but rather damaged, inventory and dispose of his goods, take no notice of Richmond but seek the rent from John Wilson, needs money to make [Bristol] deanery comfortable.
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Add Ms 79/45   14 September 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, changed his mind re his Easington goods, only wants to sell the lumber part and ship the rest to London, make the Hawthorne inhabitants pay their proscription in two payments, pay Mr Richardson £20 every half year though only the Easington alehouses will benefit, will not pay for his drink expenses, how is his brother getting on with his litigious parishioners.
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Add Ms 79/46   4 July 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, wants him sell his Easington household goods, impatient to have his books, has a study ready, needs his Easington rents as repairing and beautifying [Bristol] deanery is expensive.
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Add Ms 79/47   16 July 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, inform the bishop of Durham he cannot attend his visitation as he has to be at Court, Richardson's letter “moved me more than any letter I ever received in my whole life” suggesting Booth leave his books for his benefit, let Thorpe tithe to best advantage, the Hawthorne people ought to pay their proscription in a lump. Endorsed with a request to expedite the transfer of his books from Easington as he is losing money on the delay.
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Add Ms 79/48   24 October 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, arrangements for the sale of his goods at Easington, leaving enough for his occasional visits, needs a good price otherwise he will remove them, wants to know of anything significant at the visitation.
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Add Ms 79/49   10 September 1709
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, sale of his goods, instructions for those going to Mrs Rowell and Mr Spearman (removing papers from the “scrutore” whose locks will need breaking), not keen to assign Hawthorne tithe to Mr Richardson whose drinking expenses he will not pay, the Archdeacon Newton tenants ought to pay their rents in a lump.
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Add Ms 79/50   30 January 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, collect the rents and send him the money, not his brother, can sell only the chairs at Easington.
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Add Ms 79/51   4 February 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, his health this winter has been better than for many years, send the next money to him, instruct Dr Hand of Ireland's estate agent for Archdeacon Newton to put the house in good repair or he will bring an action.
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Add Ms 79/52   18 February 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, value and rents of Archdeacon Newton manor, lives on the Chancellor of Ireland's lease there.
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Add Ms 79/53   [6 March 1710]
Letter from George Thomson to Posthumus Smith at Durham, sent Lieutenant's Smith wife the copy of the bond, gone to Newcastle to ship to Portsmouth, valuation of Mr Marshal's part of the Archdeacon Newton estate sent to Dean [Booth], efforts to baptise the Quaker Anna Eddly of Darlington whom Mr Shaw of Denton married to John White of Walworth, they ought to be cited, similarly Thomas Yellowly, a Quaker, and Mary Brankinghame married at Stockton.
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Add Ms 79/54   20 March 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, visitation to be in Durham St Nicholas on 11 May, ask Dr Pickering to preach, if not, try Dr Dobson or Dr Ellison, Bristol in “a mighty ferment” about Dr Sacheverell, the spiritual lords are his most bitter adversaries but the bishop of Bristol is his friend.
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Add Ms 79/55   15 March 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, Mr Eaton writes to say he is communicating with the Lord Chancellor of Ireland about a new life in his Archdeacon Newton lease, enquire about the health of John Bromwell son of John Bromwell of Stanhope, will hold his visitation in person in early May.
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Add Ms 79/56   10 June 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, do not push things too far with Michael Robinson, Mr Richardson must have the Hawthorne and Eden proscriptions as part payment of his salary, the curate of Escomb's crime is notorious, ask the vicar of Newcastle to tell him which authors write about bowing at the name of Jesus and towards the altar.
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Add Ms 79/57   4 August 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, would rather sell his Easington goods than remove them, please advise what they might be worth, needs his rents as goes to London soon, grateful for the music his brother sent except he never received the Blow Communion service he said he had sent, has heard from Ireland that Lord Standlove's lady is close to death.
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Add Ms 79/58   30 September 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, will decide on his Easington goods when he has been to London, but use the featherbed, will give him orders about Richardson's bill when he has it, the bishop of Durham's health is not as bad as reported, find out the health of John Bromwell of Warden Hill, the third life in the Archdeacon Newton manor [lease].
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Add Ms 79/59   11 October 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, sell his Easington goods, needs the money to furnish [Bristol] deanery, costly though he has done nothing “very modish or fine”, lists some items to be retained, find out about Mr Bromwell as Mr Eaton will no doubt ask Boothe in London about putting a new life in the lease.
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Add Ms 79/60   4 October 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, will leave his goods at Easington if they will not sell well, see if they can be sold in Newcastle for a lump sum, the table and stand are very fashionable, there is no worm in the chairs, sell what he can, will be in his debt until the spring when the Lord Chancellor of Ireland writes he will be in England to put a new life into the Archdeacon Newton lease, will stay in London awhile, at Mrs Stepney's next to the Old Man's coffee house.
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Add Ms 79/61   18 November 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Westminster to Posthumus Smith at Durham, needs the money from his Easington rents for [Bristol deanery] as he has now moved his family in, manage Eden as he thinks most convenient, has had a report at Bath of a sermon of Sir George [Wheeler]'s before the bishop [of Durham] which gave great offence.
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Add Ms 79/62   16 December 1710
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Westminster to Mr Official, will need his money, now received, until the spring as he is trying to put in order and furnish an old house not used for 25 years, Mr Eaton has enquired about filling up the lease, the dean of Wells declines, cannot endure the coach-ride from Hampton Court to his house.
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Add Ms 79/63   4 January 1711
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Westminster to Mr Official, returns to Bristol on Monday as the air in town is not good to his health, Mr Eaton has discussed Lord Chancellor Freeman's will and the Archdeacon Newton lease, the tithe of Hemming field and Pespool should be raised, needs his rents and Easington arrears as Cheshire rents are not forthcoming, the kitchen roof at Easington needs repairing, he has no confidence in Richardson.
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Add Ms 79/64   15 February 1711
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, his money is welcome as Cheshire rents are not forthcoming, has finished repairing and furnishing his old house, assure Mr Rewell he will discharge his bond as soon as possible, terms of John Wilson's lease, knows of no lease or contract for Pespool or Hemming field, will look at his accounts soon but always finds them just, dispose of the Easington goods as they will not be improving in Richardson's custody.
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Add Ms 79/65   19 March 1711
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, has to be at Court in May so cannot be at his visitation, if he was interested in the bishop of Durham, he would look for one of Mr Pickering's preferments if “he drops off”, (he needs to know of his death as soon as possible), dispose of the Easington goods, how is he progressing with the tithes of Pespool and Hemming field.
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Add Ms 79/66   24 January 1712
Letter from Ro. Boothe to Posthumus Smith at Durham, has resolved with Mr Eaton about his Archdeacon Newton lease, send it to London, has been awarded a doctorate by Oxford university. Endorsed with notes [by Smith] about the lease.
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Add Ms 79/67   25 April 1711
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official at Durham, has been sent the included account of Marshal's estate which falls short of the rental, please prepare another, and send it to him at Mr Bales, an apothecary in James St, Dr Thompson has no information on Archdeacon Newton.
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Add Ms 79/68   10 May 1711
Valuation of Mr Marshall's estate at Archdeacon Newton both as formerly let and as now let.
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Add Ms 79/69   31 March 1711
Letter from Ro. Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, will not push for one of Dr Pickering's preferments as the bishop [of Durham] is averse to him, arrange the visitation for his convenience as he cannot tell when he might be in the north, has Paxton the postmaster taken a lease of Thorpe tithes, and what of the Pespool tenants, Christopher Hendry might take on the Hemming field rent at a higher level.
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Add Ms 79/70   23 May 1711
Letter from Ro. Boothe to Mr Official, Mr Eaton promises to visit again, needs his Easington rents as he has put all his money into “the fund”, keep in touch with Michael Robinson, has to return to Bristol sooner than anticpiated to receive the bishop [of Bristol] on his first coming amongst them.
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Add Ms 79/71   13 June 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, Mr Eaton has been advising him about Mrs Neeman's lease, needs his Easington [rents], his tenants there have “very good bargains ... which they frequently boast of over their cups”, publicise the disposal of the Hall field and the rest of the glebe as it should prove popular, has to be in attendance on the bishop who is likely to be promoted to Canterbury “as soon as the old gentleman of Lambeth drops of”, only sell the Easington goods “to good advantage”, repair the kitchen at Easington, the dean of Wells is declining.
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Add Ms 79/72   2 July 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, will send his accounts when he has transcribed them, have to bully the bishop of Durham for anything, the Speaker of the House of Commons has solicited him for Dr Sacheverell, get John Wilson's rent in, the dean of Wells found himself £2000 in debt, his wife paid off £1500.
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Add Ms 79/73   16 Juy 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, has won a case over a debt of £157 but he cannot yet get the money though he needs it having spent much on his “old rotten house”, needs his rents, hopes he will hear that Mr Eaton has sorted out his lease.
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Add Ms 79/74   30 July 1711
Letter from Rob Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, Mr Richmond not able to manage the considerable farm of Easington glebe, press Mr Eaton at Darlington to put [Archdeacon Newton] manor house into good repair, and make him realise that 200 guineas is a fair value for the lease as Boothe previously gave Mr Marshal too good a bargain, Mr Official is empowered to treat with him, disappointed in his £157, needs his rent arrears.
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Add Ms 79/75   24 September 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, has not had a reply to his offer to Mr Eaton to buy out his interest in Archdeacon Newton, you may agree with Mr Pinckney about Mrs Bowes's lease, does not want to sell his goods at Easington “for an old song”, rather they rotted there, sorry his brother fared badly at the last Durham assizes, the time will come when “the clergy will be more regarded than they are at present”, “if some body would drop, you may be assured my Lord Privy Seal would be his successor, who is one of the best men in the world.”
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Add Ms 79/76   1 October 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, sure he will let his glebe “to the best advantage”, allow a new tenant more tillage if he takes it “where the whinns are thickest”, advance Robinson, heard nothing of Mr Eaton, let him know of “any thing of moment” at the visitation.
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Add Ms 79/77   27 October 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, Mr Eaton does not wish to treat on Archdeacon Newton, has Mr Pinkney renewed Mrs Bowes's estate, Easington rents should be paid on “the thursday sennight after the Great Monday at Darlington”.
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Add Ms 79/78   7 November 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, Easington glebe must not be let to a dissenter so Richmond may be suitable with Robinson as security, get Hendry “to take a view of the Lee”, will have to compound to Richardson about window tax.
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Add Ms 79/79   1 March 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received the money, Richardson is “a wild beast that is not to be tamed”, Richmond more trustworthy for chancel and house repairs, leaves him to decide about the more tillage asked for by Richmond and Paxton, Eaton still barters with him about filling up his lease, would like to know how the bishop of Durham has filled his vacant preferments as he did have hopes of Dean Graham's prebendary, asks him to pay for a periwig at Darlington and order another to be sent to London.
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Add Ms 79/80   26 December 1711
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received the money, goes to London next month, needs Richmond's rent as his Irish cousin who owes him £157 can only give security which will be worthless, set Robinson's glebe, you should have heard from the Boweses.
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Add Ms 79/81   12 April 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, any progress in disposing of the Easington lee glebe lands, sell all his goods as they will not improve, has he heard from Mr Pinckney as he and Mrs Bowes are agreed about her lease.
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Add Ms 79/82   19 April 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, will remunerate him for letting his glebe with the Pentecost rents, will give instructions about Paxton, hopes the bishop of Durham will not renege on visiting his diocese this year as it will not be in his interest “to be too far from the Coast”, has sealed Eaton's lease, has agreed with Mrs Bowes about her lease, has threatened to turn Richardson adrift, has to go to Cheshire for 3 weeks, wishes his Easington goods sold, with exceptions.
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Add Ms 79/83   28 April 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Chester to Mr Official, will not visit this year, returns to Bristol, send the lease in a box to Mrs Jane Blundil in London who will forward it to Bristol, send Mrs Bowes's lease.
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Add Ms 79/84   16 July 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, received the money, dispose of the goods at Easington, keep £10 for himself from the next rents, send any worthwhile news, send Richmond's [rent].
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Add Ms 79/85   2 August 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, Robert Alwood's money received, dispose of the goods at Easington but keep the hangings in both parlours, get in the arrears.
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Add Ms 79/86   8 September 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, sends his accounts, Richardson's bill is unreasonable, needs advice on finding “a proper person” in the parish, Ciff Robinson might be suitable, the house needs airing so appoint Luke Taylor's family to make fires in the rooms weekly during winter, lock his coals up in the coalhouse, happy for the parishioners to have ale if it keeps them “in good humour”, Richardson's window tax, hears Richardson has married again, encourage the Easington schoolmaster as you think fit, knows not how to dispose of Richardson, dispose of the goods keeping hangings and some chairs, will discharge Mrs Rowel's bond.
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Add Ms 79/87   6 December 1712
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received two bills, get what he can from the holsterer for the goods at Easington, get Luke Taylor's family to make fires in the house in the winter and make sure they watch them and put them out, get the tenants to pay their arrears.
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Add Ms 79/88   11 February 1713
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, his last bill paid, needs the rent arrears, and his account, indebted to Thomas Johnson of Darlington for a wig, will be in Durham in mid May, heard from Utrecht that a general peace is imminent, glad he has disposed of the effects at Easington.
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Add Ms 79/89   25 January 1714
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill, heard from Mr Eaton that he and Mrs Freeman are willing to treat for a new life so please value the estate, goes to London next month, needs his account before then.
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Add Ms 79/90   9 July 1713
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bills, when in Durham had made provision for the poor of Easington and his clerk, given Richmond time to pay and he must be regular in future, acquaint the resident prebendaries that he wishes Mr Richardson to be given Dalton vicarage if Mr Sharpe has died and write to the dean in London likewise as he wants “a man of some character” in [Easington].
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Add Ms 79/91   16 September 1713
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, received his bill, get Mr Richmond's rents, and the other Pentecost rents.
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Add Ms 79/92   30 October 1714
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, send his account, presumes Richmond has yet to pay, will need his rents as intends to place his third son with a London attorney at a cost of near £200, pay Mrs Rowel if she needs her money on the security of his Pentecost rents.
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Add Ms 79/93   5 July 1714
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bills, arrangements for their payment, seek a preferment from [the dean and chapter] for Richardson and in return he will entertain “any person of character” as his curate at Easington, asks to be informed if he sees “any alteration in either of your two great men (for neither of them merit by their goods deeds to be immortal)”.
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Add Ms 79/94   13 December 1714
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bills, send his account when he has the rent arrears.
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Add Ms 79/95   17 November 1714
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, glad to hear that Whorlton chapel is to be taken care of “the only scandal of my whole jurisdiction” despite his representations to the master of Trinity, wishes he had made Richardson his apparitor rather than his curate as his lungs are better than his brains, will allow him 30s provided he makes fires in all the rooms weekly during winter, dismisses all his other claims for arrears, tell him not to journey to Durham on the pretence of doing his business as it will be only to get drunk and that if he does not reform his manners he will be apparitor rather than curate, keep the tenants to the usual payday.
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Add Ms 79/96   25 April 1715
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, hold his visitation when it suits as he has to be in Bristol to attend the bishop, but do not forewarn his clergy of his absence.
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Add Ms 79/97   7 January 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, his last letter was delayed by having London put on it, please direct post just to Bristol, the bills were not signed so he had to forge his name on them, returning one as only endorsed by Middleton, not Paxton, “Dr [William] Lupton (1676-1726) is removed to the Bath where I fear he will end his days”, would like to know if any papists in the bishoprick [of Durham] joined the Northumberland rebels.
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Add Ms 79/98   21 January 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe of Bristol to Mr Official, received Paxton's bill, needs the arrears and last year's account, “cannot imagine what new scruples can be raised against takeing the abjuration oath” under the new king by those who took it under Queen Anne, are any Northumberland clergy mentioned in the Articles of Impeachment as joining the rebels, commend Richardson for his letter of loyalty to King George [I].
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Add Ms 79/99   8 February 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received Paxton's bill, his father Wheeler has been too hard on him as he has sent horse and man to the milita for many years, the roof over his bedroom at Easington needs repairing, cannot visit the north before mid May “the times being so unsettled”, distribute money in Easington, has not services to present to anyone in Durham now his brother is dead, when in London he enquired unsuccessfully after the two Thompsons (Essex clergymen) in Garthorns farm lease, Smith is to enquire at the House of Commons about them when next he writes there.
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Add Ms 79/100   3 March 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, make the repairs at Easington though he already has to bear the costs of having “two boys to put out into the world” this year, the money can come from the Pentecost rents, intends to make his visitation in person in May, Dr Lupton still at Bath though he fears “his constitution is too much shattered to be repaired by the influence of those waters” but he is cheerful, needs an account of the 3 lives in Thompson's estate as he believes “some of them are drop't”.
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Add Ms 79/101   23 July 1715
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bills, next Spring he intends to repair and adorn his chancel.
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Add Ms 79/102   20 July 1715
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, sorry to hear of the condition of his chancel at Easington, patch it up immediately, the great storm in Cheshire in February has put him to much expense, intends to repair and beautify his chancel next Spring.
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Add Ms 79/103   29 September 1715
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received the bills, “much concerned at the storme in the north” and prays it never reaches England.
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Add Ms 79/104   15 August 1715
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, commiserates over his brother's death, “an honour and ornament to the Church of Durham”, though “Morton may now governe without controle and swear without restraint”, recently lost his sister Katherine Hales to small pox, allowed Richmond to plough part of Parson's meadows as presently only produces moss, better drainage needed, please survey, taking with him an “understanding farmer” not of the parish, failed to find out about the Thompsons when he was in London, Smith to enquire of them amongst his friends at the Commons.
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Add Ms 79/105   21 May 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, hopes his carpenter can reuse timber in his hall roof, tell the steward of his courts he is happy to entertain him and the jury but anyone else enters his house at their peril, so tell Mr Richardson he wants to know of all such intruders, grateful for his good entertainment when he was last in Durham.
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Add Ms 79/106   5 November 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, arrangements for paying his workmen at Easington on the security of his Pentecost rents, a recent violent storm has also shattered the roof of the deanery so he is having the expense of repairing that as well.
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Add Ms 79/107   27 August 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, Richardson is “a bear”, take him to Bridewell and “order the keeper to give him a good slashing” , can afford no more expenses for next year, but will repair his chancel and build a barn on the glebe the year after so secure all old timber.
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Add Ms 79/108   15 December 1716
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bills, will sign an assignment for him on his Pentecost rents.
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Add Ms 79/109   16 April 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, has been “a very considerable looser” in the lease he has lately sent him, will be in Durham on 13 May for his visitation on 16 May, Dr Harcourt will also need lodging, needs his money.
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Add Ms 79/110   30 April 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received the rest of the fine for Thompson's farm, grateful for his efforts on that, cannot come to hold his visitation without “a confiding servant” to attend him on the long journey, Mr Bowes's lease and his disappointment at Thompson's farm, presumes the Spearmans have recovered, can find no counterpart lease for Easington or Shotton tithes amongst his papers, leases of Mr Conyers and the two Haswells, Richardson probably not dying but will give Mr Dunn £5 p.a. when he does, Kit Hendry borrowed the Easington decree from the church chest.
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Add Ms 79/111   [23 April 1720]
Posthumus Smith's copies of 4 bills sent to Archdeacon Boothe for the fines for Thompson's Farm 23 March 1720 (1) and 23 April 1720 (3).
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Add Ms 79/112   18 April 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill, not sorry to hear the news of Richardson, pleased to hear the reports of Mr Dunn's good character from Dr Lupton and Mr Conyers.
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Add Ms 79/113   19 June 1717
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, needs money from his rents as he has to set up his second son at Christ Church Oxford, having been elected there from Westminster, do nothing if Gilbert Spearman asks about changing his three lives until he comes to the north, ask if the people of Eden pay their Easter dues to Mr Richardson.
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Add Ms 79/114   8 April 1717
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, cannot contemplate travelling north to hold his visitation in person as long as the north is “oppressed with the army”, just returned from London where neither whig nor tory were “in any great pain for the King of Sweden”, so the north “will suffer more by guarding our own Army, than from any foreign invasion”, presumes the lives [in his leases] at Archdeacon Newton “continue sturdy”, has not answered his query about renewing for lives as well as years, (in a PS) will come north is he hears that the troops are to be gone by the middle of next month, keen to see the roof of his magnificant hall at Easington.
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Add Ms 79/115   6 July 1717
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill, ask Mrs Wharton to ask her correspondent to pay it punctually as his creditor has to pay off a foreign bill.
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Add Ms 79/116   31 August 1717
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, received his bill, the bishop of Durham stayed at Lincoln College Oxford and attended chapel more assiduously than when he was head of house, one of Boothe's prebendaries (the vice-chancellor of Oxford) reports also that he is in good health and intends to keep to the country and never see London again, report to him on his Michaelmas visitation.
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Add Ms 79/117   21 November 1717
Letter from Ro Boothe at Westminster to Mr Official, attending his sister's funeral in “towne”, she has made her family “easie”, but he has to pay out legacies at present and so needs his rents, wishes he could “spirit up” Mr Wright and the rest of the Corporation of Hartlepool to petition the bishop of Durham to consider the ruinous state of their church.
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Add Ms 79/118   16 December 1717
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received the bill on Sir Richard Hoare, do not forget to return his ?tenth to the proper officer in London as the late Act of Parliament directs.
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Add Ms 79/119   1 March 1718
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, sends the balance of his account, find out Richardson's health and provide assistance as necessary, need to chase up the Easter dues at Eden while old Lake is still alive, his doctor tells him he never spends more than 2d a time on drink, cannot face travelling north for his visitation before May, send an account of the clergy and the characters of those he does not know.
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Add Ms 79/120   12 April 1718
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, glad he is recovering, plans for holding his visitaiton in Durham, grateful for his hospitality but needs him to find a bed for a colleague at the inn where he puts his horses.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/121   12 May 1718
Receipt of Ro Boothe for £50 from Posthumus Smith out of his Easington rents, witnessed by Samuel Slaughter.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/122   4 June 1718
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, he and Mr Waterman grateful for the good entertainment at Durham, has sent the Hotwell water to Sir George [Wheeler] as he directed and hopes it does Mrs Smith good, the late Act of pardon indemnifies Wilkinson from his riot at Hurworth, but he later, with the schoolmaster at Winston, pick-pocketed a country man, Dr Eden has a better account of this, he needs a curate, ask his tenant Jurdison for a truthful opinion of Richardson, he is about to write to Richardson “to signifie his will and pleasure to him which will make him roar to that degree, that youll hear him to Durham” and he is sure he will then immediately come to Durham “to discharge his indignation and Jury upon you”, needs a person of good character to assist Richardson at Easington, keep his Easington tenants to their payday, keep healthy, ride as exercise is good for him and the horse.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/123   28 June 1718
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill on Ambrose Cox, sorry the Hotwell water has not arrived, glad he and she are recovered.
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Add Ms 79/124   20 September 1718
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill to William Best, impossible for him to find a person in his part of the world to quit the warm sun for a northern curacy, needs someone as fears winter will confine Richardson, asked by Mr Browne, the minister of Cockfield, for help in removing his curate Wilkinson, “make an example of this impudent villain”, be careful of catching cold in the winter, the bishop of Durham “is resolved to outlive some of his successors”.
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Add Ms 79/125   13 December 1718
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill on Ambrose Cox, hopes Mr Dunn “will make both the Parish and me very easie by his prudent conduct”, hears the bull of Basan has been roaring against him but warn [Richardson] not to say anything against Mr Dunn, tell him of Dr Ellison's health, hopes his dean “may have interest at Court to succeed his uncle when he dropps”, be sharp on Richardson's accounts.
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Add Ms 79/126   7 February 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr Official, received his bill on Ambrose Cox, Mr Dunn should do well, “after having entertained such a bear as Richardson for so many years”, encloses a letter of Richardson's which shows he ought to go to Bedlam or Bridewell, ask Gilbert Spearman to “ease” his taxes at Easington, find out about the repairs at Archdeacon Newton as he hears “the house is ready to tumble”, pay his clerk.
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Add Ms 79/127   7 March 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, find out about the schoolmaster situation at Easington as Mr Dunn writes that he has allowed a Quaker, John Clerk, to set up a school on condition he conforms to the Church of England as he says “the present master behaves himself like a Richardson”, of which breed he would gladly be rid, endeavour to ease his taxes at Easington, enquire after the condition of the buildings at Archdeacon Newton.
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Add Ms 79/128   25 January 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, will observe the hints he has given him about Mr Thompson that the Church does not have less than 6 years' value for 2 lives, would have thought his mortgage should make him resolve the issue, keep him informed of developments.
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Add Ms 79/129   25 July 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr [Official], received his bill on Daniel Oley, keen to know how the bishop of Durham will fill his present vacancies.
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Add Ms 79/130   26 September 1719
Letter from Ro Booth at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, will be pleased to hear of Richardson's departure, hopeful of Richmond's arrears, would get him a small place at Sunderland or Newcastle if he had any interest at Court, he was no great friend of George Paxton when he was at Easington, but will keep up a fair understanding for Mr Dunn's sake, on second thoughts, let Richardson stay at Easington until Lady Day but he wants satsifaction for his embezzlements.
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Add Ms 79/131   24 October 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, happy with the agreements he has made with his tenants, who are often backward in renewing leases, Richmond must pay his arrears off or he will “be blowne up”, glad Richardson has left his house if not the parish, prepared to let him have the sheets, napkins and kettle which Richardson pretends he bought of him, has found the Haswell leases of 16 December 1700, will make better bargains next time, needs to know the names and ages of the lives in his leases.
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Add Ms 79/132&132A   21 November 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, happy for him to agree with his tenants on the best terms he can, keep his tenants punctual at payday but Richmond may have to be allowed more time, received a petition from Christopher Robinson and others of Easington to continue with Philip Richardson as schoolmaster, thinks he is idle and happy to have another, transcribes the petitioners' names from the enclosed petition on which he notes that some of the hands are forged.
PaperThe enclosed petition is now in 3 parts   3f
Add Ms 79/133   12 December 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill on Mr Henry and Ben Hoare, needs his rents as the deanery has produced no more than the annual pension as tenants are fearful of paying with all the invasion alarms, pardon Mr Dunn, he has augmented his salary, dispatch Thompson's lease, he will deal with the Spearmans in person when he is in the north, probably next May, needs the names of his clergy and the characters of those not known to him, keen to keep the Spearmans under his thumb, needs him to value the Easington farms.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/134   23 January 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr [Official], received his bill, the mortgage on Mr Thomson's estate should pay for the lease.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/135   30 January 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, sorry Mr Tomson's estate at Archdeacon Newton will fall to Mr Bowes “as he hates all clergymen”, may ask six years' value of Mr Tomson as he is currently treating over putting two lives into an estate [at Bristol], hopes he can make a bargain with Thomson.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/136   15 February 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, discusses a letter from Robin Bowes about Mr Tomson's lease at Archdeacon Newton, changing the lives of the two Beaumonts, warns Smith to keep his temper when Bowes comes to discuss it with him as he is “a very provoking passion”, hopes he can finish this affair, needs money to treat with his first wife's sister's husband, who is soon taking up a command in the army in Ireland, over a moiety of property in Kensington, putting two lives into Durham dean and chapter leases costs twenty years' purchase, impatient for the news out of Yorkshire, reiterates his warning about Mr Bowes.
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Add Ms 79/137   1 March 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus at Durham, sorry he has had “such ungrateful treatment from young Tomson”, amazed at his valuation of the estate, Bristol leases sell for no more than 14 years' value, should trouble no more with it as Thompson has sold his interest to Bowes and his money would be better spent on a freehold estate, and Bowes would be as bad a neighbour as Christopher Hendry is at Easington, going to London; PS has now had a better offer of £350 which he is to give Mr Thompson and Mr Taylerson notice of.
Paper   3f
Add Ms 79/138   7 March 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol at Posthumus Smith at Durham, glad he has settled “Thompson's troublesome affair” and prevented Bowes from being the purchaser, expects to hear of his health, going to London.
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Add Ms 79/139   5 December 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr [Official], received his bills, accept Jurdison's offer of £160 for the Hall field, with deductions for erecting a barn and stubbing the whins, prepared to give Richmond more time to pay.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/140   29 October 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr [Official], commiserates on the loss of his wife, knows the value of a good wife, hopes he never has “the plague of a bad one”, needs money to purchase chambers for his son in the Temple, so needs Richmond's and Jurdison's rents and the Haswell tithes, the counterpart of the Easington tithes was lost when the Bristol mail was robbed.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/141   7 November 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, grateful for the care he takes of his concerns, arrangements for erecting a barn in the Hall field, poor Richmond needs a small farm as he has no stock or credit to increase, cannot find the High Haswell counterpart but sends that of Mr Conyers, in good health apart from an old swelling in the legs, John Proud says Robin Bowes is fading, Mr Dunn says that “as Richardson has lived like a beast, so he is likely to die like one, in his own dung”, Haswell tenants have neglected to bring their coals.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/142   12 November 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Mr [Official], a tenant for the Hall field, a tenant in the house should not disturb Mr Dunn, would help Richmond but cannot afford a barn on the Lee Glebe as well as hall field this year, so dispose of the Lee Glebe as he can, would like to know the cost of building a house and barn on the Lee Glebe.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/143   9 January 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill, land values dropping so dispose of the Hall Field as soon as he can, one bill in ten sent to London is returned “protested”.
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Add Ms 79/144   16 January 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, pleased he has let the Hall Field to Hubbathorne, Richmond's brother Thompson must be security for his rent, Conyers has written but he will talk when he is in the north, searching for the Easington tithes counterpart at the General Post Office, no money here as all sunk in the South Sea, expects only one fine at his [Cathedral] audit, is Lady Sandford, a life in Mrs Bowes's farm, living?
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/145   28 January 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, apologises for not acknowledging receipt before of his bill on James Wroughton, wants his last penny out of Conyers for his tithes despite his huffing and puffing, expects to be waylaid by Robin Bowes at Darlington when he comes north with his own prepared lease but he will only look at one from Smith's office, Robin Bowes and Lady Sandford both declining, needs money.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/146   9 July 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bills, extract his rents from Easington “for a worse sort of people do not live upon the face of the earth”, “advance” the Haswell tithes, needs “an honest substantial tenant” for Easington glebe-land, will make Bowes pay for his lease, repair Archdeacon Newton manor house.
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Add Ms 79/147   16 July 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, discusses two endorsements on the Easington tithes lease about his paying the taxes and assessments, also found George Paxton's survey of Easington glebe, Mr Conyers and High Haswell have not sent coals, survey Haswell to evaluate the tithes, hopes his purchase of land at Archdeacon Newton will appreciate as land is doing in the south, will give nothing to his Easington tenants, will forward the lease if requested.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/148   30 December 1720
Letter from T. Conyers at Abinger to Mr Smith, does not know what John Clayton has done with the lease, but explains and discusses Dean [Boothe]'s lease of Haswell tithes to him, improvements to the land, his terms, and his fears for the effects of raising the tithes. Endorsed with a draft of [Smith's] reply about valuing the tithes and the length of his lease.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/149   7 May 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Lichfield to Posthumus Smith at Durham, cannot move from Lichfield because of the rain so cannot hold his visitation in person.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/150   3 June 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, glad to be safely back in Bristol, value [the Haswell] tithes as Mr Conyers offers £10 for them, send the leases and seals as the journey to Chester was expensive.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/151   29 July 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], happy with Mr Dunn's conduct [at Easington], will only advance his salary to £50 as the parish is large but not greatly populated and the people are healthy so he does not have much visiting of the sick to do and he should air the rooms as he gets coals, Mr Richardson's daughters should cope on his £160 legacy, happy enough with his report on the Easington tithes so will not insist on a new counterpart, fears “poor Richmond” will starve on Lees farm, hopes his brother Thompson is security for his rent.
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Add Ms 79/152   9 December 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], received his bills, his doctor allows him out after his gout but the weather is not good, would like to know of any benefactions from the late bishop [of Durham] to his diocese, and of any changes by the new bishop apart from removing Shafto as high sheriff, will receive a longer letter when he is settled in his study.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/153   4 November 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, Conyers has been lying over his Haswell tithes and falsely accuses Smith, sorry to have lost “our old Bishop”, the new one will prefer “a very vile sort of people, worse even than whiggs”, trade flourishing [in Bristol] despite it being prohibited with France but there is no money about because of the South Sea, send his rents, precautions for his bills as post is stolen by highwaymen, raised Mr Dunn's salary to £50 and told him to air the rooms, has gout in his feet.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/154   15 April 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, his old acquaintance the Chief Justice of Ireland has advised him how to get a new counterpart in the Palatinate using the threat of a bill in Chancery, plans for his Durham visitation, Dr Harcourt will require Mr Waterman's lodgings, hopes Mr Dunn will provide good food and drink for the vestry [meeting], will then have to be at Lord Warrington's.
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Add Ms 79/155   11 March 1721
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, satisified Richmond “will break upon my hands” despite his bond with with his brother Thompson, clause in his leases about due days for rent, a friend will look in the London General Post Office for his counterpart lease, Mr Dunn should not be incurring bills for house alterations without his permission, plans for his Durham visitation, the bishop of Durham permitting.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/156   16 December 1719
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], his Cheshire agent has no rents, so needs the money from Thomson's lease and Easington arrears as 25 January is the day for clearing all debts at the fair [in Bristol].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/157   2 January 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, insert two lives in Thompson's lease for a very moderate £280, must raise his fine for the late Sheriff Spearman's house, will settle the houses when he comes to Durham in May, find out the value of the Easington farms, perhaps from the postmaster or Kitt Hendrey, for raising more money threaten his tenants with taking tithe in kind rather than money, as the corn is worth more than the tithe payment.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/158   11 January 1723
Letter from George Allan to Posthumus Smith at Durham, Newton Hall is in good repair, tell Archdeacon [Boothe] that he has even erected a new tenant's house.
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Add Ms 79/159   10 March 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, will renew Mr Spearman's lease with a fine of £24, do not dispose of the old wood until the barns are finished, Rundle will do more mischief, the new comers “are dangerous persons”, wishes Tom Conyers success as “he has always voted for the true interest of his Country”, the new candidates “will be enemies both to church and state”, let him know about the city and county elections.
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Add Ms 79/160   16 March 1723
Letter from Ro Boothe to Posthumus Smith at Durham, returned his accounts but fears the Bristol post bag has been stolen, wrote to the archbishop of Canterbury about his fears of the mines Bill, he responded that it had the bishops' support.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/161   21 April 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], his last being stolen, reiterates to close with Spearman, the local tenants do not make leases as they plead poverty, if he can get some money he will come north before the [bishop of Durham] “now his good friend Sunderland is dead, I believe, some of the sticklers for his son at the late election, may be balked in their expectations, of getting places; for Im satisfied his interest expired with his Patron”.
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Add Ms 79/162   12 May 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], has not been able to seal Mr Spearman's lease although he pretends to be a £30,000 man, money scarce in the west and has a tenant offering a note for part of his fine so needs his northern rents, split his buildings expenses between his two half year's rents, will not be in Durham this summer because of the expense and “the news of terrible plot”, in good health, able “to journey in a leathern convenience”, and rides.
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Add Ms 79/163   9 June 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], received his £100 bill, hopes “the trade of robbing the Bristol mail” is ended, supposes Robin Bowes “has taken the sturdy”, supposes Gilbert Spearman will take up his lease when he returns from London where “things have gon very bad with him”, expects to hear “of the publick entry of your Bishop”.
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Add Ms 79/164   14 July 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill for £40, beware of Richmond taking flight as Mr Dunn reports he has few means, hopes Robin Bowes's “sturdyness will in the end prove a bite upon himselfe” though he is very much in line with the bishop's principles, hears Sir George[Wheler]'s living is disposed of, he would have told some stories of Bishop Talbot if he did not have a preferment, his successor at Sarum “preaches warm sermons against the Arians”.
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Add Ms 79/165   22 September 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], sorry about his eldest son's death, wants £70 for the third life in Thompson's lease, Mr Spearman's lease, the settling of his bill, does not expect an answer from the bishop of Durham.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/166   15 October 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], mutual consolation on the loss of their wives, the bishop of Durham thought his account of his clergy and buildings “in the main very just”, hopes Gilbert Spearman will renew [his lease], hopes Robin Bowes can be similarly encouraged and that the archdeacon [?Sharp] will follow the bishop's example in his demands on his tenants, watch Richmond otherwise he will abscond with his rent, he is often asked how all the money brought into Newcastle and Sunderland by shipping is disposed of, hopes Smith will become the next bishop's chancellor.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/167   15 December 1722
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill for £44 8s, values Archdeacon Newton manor, his health is better than when he was in the north, he walks on College Green after morning prayer, hopes he will “bury as many successors as Bishop Crew did”, “that miserable wretch Morton ... lived like a beast and died like a brute” as Boothe twice wrote asking for an apology for his accusation that Boothe was a “common swearer and curser” but received no reply, watch Richmond as he has insufficient stock to survive, no money here as the recent storm in Jamaica has cost £40,000.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/168   5 January 1723
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, recived his bill on Ambrose Cox for £80, hopes he will verify his valuation of Archdeacon Newton manor.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/169   20 May 1723
Receipt of Ro Boothe for a loan of £105 from Posthumus Smith to be repaid from Easington rents and tithes, witnessed by Samuel Slaughter and Braems Wheler.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/170   1 July 1723
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], Mr Dunn's reports on collecting his rents, Richmond claims longer to pay which needs checking, no tenants appeared to renew at Midsummer so Boothe needs his northern rents, gout in his right hand makes writing painful though everyone laughs at him and his physician says he “ought to be thankfull for it”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/171   16 September 1723
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill for £50 on Mr Crisp Gascoune, will let Richmond off £10 of his rent if he pays up, hopes he will not lose out by the obstinacy of Robin Bowes or Gilbert Spearman, a day trip to Bath has brought on the gout in his right hand which struggles to write.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/172   21 December 1723
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill for £100 on Henry Hoar, needs news of Richmond, a great 2 day storm in Cheshire has wrecked his parsonage house, barns and outbuildings there which will be costly to repair.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/173   23 November 1723
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol [to Smith], Richmond has “sliped thro our fingers”, watch Hubbothorne who is behind with his rent, “this part of the World says that North Country men are only honest with well looking to”, supposes neither Bowes nor Spearman are disposed to renew, regards to the dean of Durham.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/174   29 May 1720
Letter from Ro Boothe at Bristol to Posthumus Smith at Durham, received his bill for £30, sorry he missed his visitation but glad all is in order which is a credit to Smith, his “mans sickness” meant his gout has struck him at home rather than on the journey, it afflicts his legs, his friends say it aids longevity, Mr Conyers proposes renewing the lease of his tithes on the old terms but he needs a valuation as he was tricked last time, likewise for Haswell as he is sure they can be raised, sorry his Archdeacon Newton farm is not meeting expectations, floods have washed away some houses and damaged merchants' goods in cellars, not likely to hear from Bowes, “Molley Beaumont lays deeply to heart the usage she received from our Bishop at his wife's death” .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 79/175   [c.1720]
[Copy] letter from P. Smith with a valuation of Dobson's Farm's tithes, discussing Archdeacon [Boothe]'s tithe demands.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 79/176   14 April 1724
Letter from Isaac Gaccon at Cambridge to Posthumus Smith at Durham, reporting the sudden death from “an Apoplectic fit” of his master [Chancellor John Brookbank (official to the archdeacon of Ely and spiritual chancellor of Durham from 1 September 1691, fellow of Trinity Hall Cambridge 1679-1724, died at Cambridge and buried at St Edward's Church 1724)].
Paper   2f
Add Ms 80   1721 x 1755
“Notitia Dunelmensis”, notes on the early history of the church in Northumbria and Durham in the hand of Thomas Mangey (canon of Durham 1721-1755) with his ownership inscription dated 6 September 1723 at the head of the contents leaf on folio i.; many folios blank.
The notes are arranged in three sections entitled “Scriptores Dunelmenses” (ff.1-10), “Annales Dunelm. Lindisfarn.” (ff.11-39), and “Notitia locorum” (begins on f.40). On ff.62-90 there is a collation of the York manuscript of Symeon of Durham's History of the church of Durham with the edition of Sir Roger Twysden (published in his Historiæ Anglicanæ Scriptores X, 1652)
An inscription on the front pastedown by Granville Sharp, 20 December 1782, confirms that the volume is in the hand of Thomas Mangey, since it matches the hand of Mangey's commonplace books and other manuscripts, which are in his [Sharp's] own possession, having been given to him by Mangey's son, the Revd. John Mangey, Vicar of Dunmow
Paper book, early 18th century blind-tooled reversed calf binding by Waghorn of Durham   i, 91f.
Size: 320 x 215mm
Add Ms 81   1953 - 1969
“The Cobham book of doodles 1953-1969”. Ink portrait sketches of Durham cathedral clergy and staff, and other people and pets associated with Durham cathedral and diocese, and bishops attending the Church Assembly, drawn by the Ven. J.O. Cobham (archdeacon of Durham 1953-69), during the 1950s and 1960s.
Sketches on paper pasted on to sheets inserted in a ring binder   47f.
Size: 340 x 250mm
Add Ms 82-85   1825 - 1843
Plans and drawings of churches in the archdeaconry of Durham, drawn by John Burlison (father of the artist Clement Burlison) and countersigned by Charles Thorp (1783-1862) archdeacon of Durham 1831-1862.
There is a plan for each church, in some cases accompanied by an elevation and occasionally a drawing of the interior. Most of the plans are signed “Cha. Thorp Official 182[5]” but some have later additions and corrections dated 1828-1829. Thorp was official to the archdeacon of Durham and continued to use the set when he himself became archdeacon of Durham in 1831. Most of the plans have notes on the number of seats, frequently with the division into free and appropriated. Information on the erection of galleries is often given, and occasionally also information on effigies and other features of the church.
Language:  English
Ink and wash plans and drawings in 4 volumes in diced calf bindings, in a leather case   104 items
Size: each volume 325 x 264mm
Copy available (with Add Ms 234) on ChapterLib CD 4 & 5.
Add Ms 82   1825 - 1829
Easington Deanery. Plans numbered 1-14, 16, 19, with two additional plans, number 20-21, folded and loose in the front pocket of the binding.
1. Easington.
2. St. Nicholas Durham.
3. St. Mary-le-Bow Durham.
4. St. Mary the Less Durham.
5. St. Giles Durham, before repair 1829.
6. St. Giles Durham, after repair 1829.
7. Houghton-le-Spring. With elevation of tower.
8. West Rainton chapel.
9. Old Penshaw in Houghton-le-Spring parish.
10. Bishopwearmouth church.
11. Bishopwearmouth chapel.
12. Ryhope.
13. St. John's chapel, Sunderland.
14. Sunderland parish church.
16. Seaham.
19. Trimdon.
20. New chapel of ease, John Street, Bishopwearmouth, begun 18 June 1827, finished May 1829. This is signed and dated “Wm. Hill, Church Warden, 13 July 1829”.
21. Hilton chapel, Bishopwearmoth. Signed and dated “Wm. Hill, Church Warden 10 June 1829”, and includes an area marked “Intended for a library”.

Add Ms 83   1825 - 1835
Darlington Deanery. Plans numbered 1-24, with an additional loose plan numbered 16A.
1. St. Andrew Auckland.
2. St. Anne's chapel Bishop Auckland.
3. Escomb chapel.
4. St. Helen Auckland.
5. Hamsterley.
6. Witton-le-Wear.
7. Wolsingham.
8. Stanhope.
9. Hether-le-Cleugh. With a note that Rookhope church is of the same dimensions and form.
10. Chapel of St. John in Weardale.
11. Middleton in Teesdale.
12. Egglestone chapel.
13. Gainford.
14. Barnard Castle.
15. Whorlton.
16. Denton chapel, parish of Heighington.
16A. Denton chapel, an additional loose plan giving the ground plan of the chapel “in its present state”, a proposed ground plan for increasing the number of seats, and an elevation of the proposed new north transept. This is signed by Thorp as archdeacon 13 November 1835.
17. Coniscliffe.
18. Winston
19. Staindrop. With an elevation of tracery of one window.
20. Cockfield.
21. Haughton-le-Skerne.
22. Sadberge chapel.
23. Brancepeth.
24. Darlington.

Add Ms 84   1825 - 1829
Chester Deanery. Plans numbered 1-25, with three additional drawings numbered 26-28 loose in a front pocket of the binding.
1. Chester-le-Street.
2. Tanfield chapel.
3. Lamesley chapel.
4. Washington.
5. Boldon.
6. Whitburn
7. St. Mary Gateshead, ground plan.
8. St. Mary Gateshead, gallery plan.
9. Gateshead Fell, ground plan.
10. Gateshead Fell, south elevation.
11. St. Mary Whickham.
12. Ryton (with annotation “Holy Cross”).
13. Ryton. Ground plan with additional seating, elevation of porch, and drawings of mouldings, December 1828.
14. Ryton Holy Cross. West elevation, and elevation of window tracery with note “placed A.D. 1827”.
15. Winlaton chapel (with annotation “St Paul's”).
16. Winlaton St. Paul's chapel, showing a different placing of the font and heating.
17. Winlaton St. Paul's chapel, south elevation.
18. Winlaton St. Paul's chapel, interior, looking east, with a note of its consecration on 9 September 1828.
19. Winlaton St. Paul's chapel, interior, looking west.
20. Hunstanworth.
21. Ebchester.
22. Lanchester.
23. Medomsley.
24. Esh.
25. Drawing of the font in Winlaton St. Paul's chapel, designed by J[oseph] Bonomi, and drawn by Burlison 29 October 1828.
26. Ink and wash sketch of an arch and columns beyond, with pencil caption "Hartburn".
27. Ink and wash sketch of window tracery, without caption.
28. Lithograph of a plan of a proposed church at Brookfield, Kentish Town, with an elevation of transverse sections of interior on other side of the leaf.

Add Ms 85   1825 - 1843
Stockton Deanery. Plans numbered 1-21, with 4 additional plans, numbered 22-25, folded and loose in a front pocket of the binding.
1. Hart.
2. Hartlepool.
2A. A print of an elevation (cut from an advertisement for a book on Hartlepool), loose in the volume.
3. Stranton.
4. Elwick Hall.
5. Greatham.
6. Norton.
7. Stockton, ground plan.
7A. Stockton, gallery plan loose in the volume.
8. Stockton, interior showing the galleries on the north and west sides, with a note proposing an additional gallery on the south side to provide extra seats.
9. Elton.
10. Grindon.
11. Egglescliffe.
12. Middleton St. George.
13. Sockburn.
14. Hurworth.
14A. Hurworth, an additional plan showing proposed changes 1830.
14B. A note in Thorp's hand of population, loose in the volume.
15. Longnewton.
16. Bishopton.
17. Redmarshall.
18. Sedgefield.
19. Elmdon, in Sedgefield parish.
20. Great Stainton.
21. Bishop Middleham.
21A. Bishop Middleham, pencil sketch of an elevation as proposed 1843 loose in the volume.
22. Dalton le Dale, ground plan.
23. Dalton le Dale, east and west end elevations.
24. Dalton le Dale, south elevation.
25. Dalton le Dale, north elevation.

Add Ms 86   1838 - 1878
Album of letters mainly addressed to John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield (1802-1879, diplomatist, attaché at Vienna from 1818, and thence served in Lisbon (1824), Stuttgart (1825), Stockholm (1826), St Petersburg (1839), Berlin (1851) and Vienna (1860), retiring in 1871 as ambassador there, 2nd Baron Bloomfield in the peerage of Ireland from 1846 and created Baron Bloomfield in the peerage of the United Kingdom in 1871), with a smaller quantity addressed to Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1815-1881), Dean of Westminster.
The album was probably assembled by Lord Bloomfield's wife Georgiana (1822-1905, née Liddell, 16th daughter of Thomas Henry Liddell, 1st Baron Ravensworth, maid of honour to Queen Victoria 1841 till, on her marriage in 1845, she moved to Russia). Although arranged in the form of an autograph album, the letters are of considerable interest for their content as well as their signatures. Many of those to Lord Bloomfield touch on matters of diplomacy, while those to Dean Stanley shed light on late 19th century church affairs.
Paper book, in black half morocco bindingmany of the letters are now stained from the acidity in the mounting card of the volume they are stuck into   112 items stuck in with stamp edging, some now loose
Size: 315 x 276mm
Chapter Library Acc No 205.
Formerly in a desk in the Hunter MS closet. Formerly numbered Add Ms 28.
The letters were possibly originally numbered on the pages of the volume with the correspondents identified also on the pages by Lady Bloomfield. The letters have subsequently been renumbered, on the letters, and dates and correspondents listed [by Roger Norris c.1990]. The list was checked and expanded to include contents by Michael Stansfield, August 2005.
Lady Georgiana Bloomfield, Reminiscences of Court and Diplomatic Life, 2 vols. (1883).
Add Ms 86/1   3 March 1851
Warrant of appointment of John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield, Baron Bloomfield to the rank of K.C.B.. With signature of Queen Victoria and a wafer seal.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/2   4 [?] November 1857
Letter from Albert, Prince Consort, at Windsor Castle, to Lord Bloomfield, asking him to forward a letter from the king of Portugal to Count Lavradio whose whereabouts are not known though he is due to go to Berlin to ask for the hand of Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern, the king of Prussia and his brother are to be pitied.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/3   6 August 1866
Letter from Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, at Osborne, to Lord Bloomfield, asking him to forward a letter to Prince Teck, lamenting the [Austrian] emperor's defeat by the Prussians.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/4   2 February 1857
Letter from George, Duke of Cambridge, St James's Palace, to [Lord] Bloomfield, thanking him for his paper on the Russian army, glad the ?Teachald question is settled, wished the Persian one could be likewise.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/5   9 May 1855
Letter from Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, at Strelitz, to Lord Bloomfield, about arrangements for passports.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/6   24 May 1855
Letter from Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, at Strelitz, to Lord Bloomfield, about sending gloves to London, Augusta happy in England, account of [Queen Victoria] conferring the Crimean medal on returned troops.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/7   23 May 1852
Letter from Leopold, King of the Belgians, to Lord Bloomfield, about diplomatic relations with Russia. With envelope.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/8   1st [no month or year stated]
Letter from Lord Melbourne to [Lord] Bloomfield, providing a testimonial (“no worse than the rest of them”) for a cook.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/9   5 May 1863
Letter from William John Colenso, Bishop of Natal, at Kensington, to Canon Stanley, thanking him for a copy of his Letter on Subscription.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/10   27 October 1852
Letter from John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, at Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, about his hunting exploits, and arrangements for a funeral.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/11   Tuesday
Letter from John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, at Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, about instructions based on Lord Derby's speech, abuse of him at a meeting in Edinburgh, and travel arrangements.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/12   31 October 1852
Letter from John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, at Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, about arrangements for the duke's funeral.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/13   6 June 1854
Letter from Viscount Palmerston at Carlton Gardens [London] to [Lord] Bloomfield, asking him to look after his brother-in-law Vice-Admiral Bowler and Sir John Boileau who are soon to visit Berlin.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/14   28 March 1863
Letter from Viscount Palmerston at Piccadilly [London] to [Lord] Bloomfield introducing his friend Lord Fermoy, soon to visit Vienna.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/15   28 June 1862
Letter from ?Morton to Lord Bloomfield, about Mr Lassella's Corfu background, and Mr Lombardo a member of the Ionian parliament, caution needed about information coming out of Italy, Turkish reinforcements in Montenegro, his islands very quiet, and cyphers.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/16   Saturday
Letter from Edward Earl of Derby at St James Square [London] to Lord Bloomfield wanting to have a further conversation about the situation in Berlin.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/17   10 March [1852]
Letter from Charles Philip Yorke, Earl of Hardwicke, Post Master General, at the Post Office, to "my dear John" [i.e. Lord Bloomfield], the country quiet, “We look on ourselves as a provisional government”, favourable towards Prussia, hopes France will be reasonable, discussions with the opposition. Dated from the postmarked envelope.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 86/18   16 September 1853
Letter from Lord Raglan at the Ordnance Office, to Lord Bloomfield, thanking him for looking after the officers he recommended, does not intend to visit Berlin.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/19   16 February 1855
Letter from John 1st Earl Russell at Pembroke Lodge to Lord Bloomfield, about his arrival at Berlin.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/20   17 February 1855
Letter from John 1st Earl Russell at Pembroke Lodge to Lord Bloomfield, changed arrival at Berlin, audience with the king [of Prussia].

Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/21   [1855]
Letter from John 1st Earl Russell to Lord Bloomfield, asking him to telegraph London that the emperor of Russia is very ill ( ex info Manteuffel) and so Lord Lyndhurst might be asked “to put off his motion”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/22   16 October 1835
Letter from Sir Henry Taylor at Windsor Castle to Lord Bloomfield, asking him to take a letter to Stockholm, sorry that his family plans are interrupted by having to travel there.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/23   29 May 1856
Letter from George Earl Granville at London to Lord Bloomfield seeking advice for his journey to Moscow for the [tsar's] coronation, a man Tate, carriage horses, where to stay in St Petersburg, and the date of the coronation.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/24   29 July 1856
Letter from George Earl Granville at Dresden to Lord Bloomfield about travel arrangements, meeting in Berlin and looking in his archives.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/25   1 August 1856
Letter from George Earl Granville at Berlin to Lord Bloomfield, has read the box [of papers], grateful for his help, sorry to have troubled West.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/26   18 April 1872
Letter from George Earl Granville at Bruton St, London, to Lord Bloomfield, about his presentation with Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/27   21 May 1856
Letter from General Charles Grey at Warsaw to [Lord] Bloomfield, about his comfortable journey to Warsaw, his reception by Prince Gertschakeff and accommodation in Warsaw, the imminent arrival of the emperor, his review of troops, arrangements for letters.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 86/28   26 August 1853
Letter from FitzRoy Somerset Lord Raglan at the Ordnance Office to Lord Bloomfield, recommending his cousin Lieut-Col Bloomfield and Capt Du Plat, both R.H.A., and asking to assist them attending the Prussian and Austrian army reviews.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/29   11 March 1855
Letter from FitzRoy Somerset Lord Raglan, before Sebastapol, to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for the greatcoat of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, Nigel is proving useful, Fitzhardinge had to be invalided out to Constantinople but is now back in the trenches with the 41st, Raglan could not get him transferred to the Guards, impatient for news.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/30   6 December 1858
Letter from Archibald Montgomerie Earl of Eglinton, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, at Viceregal Lodge [Dublin], to Lord Bloomfield, will consider his recommended Mr Disney for any clerkship of the crown vacancy.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/31   6 November [1855 x 1864]
Letter from George Howard Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, at ?Shamhally [Ireland], to Lord Bloomfield, has received his testimonial in support of McConnelly's application.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/32   24 February 1855
Letter from George Earl Canning, Postmaster-General, at the G.P.O., to Lord Bloomfield, opinion of Mr Benjamin Freud as a clerk.

Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/33   29 May 1855
Letter from Stratford Canning Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, at Constantinople, to Lord Bloomfield, had secured his recommended Grant Schultze a position in General ?Bertran's cavalry and advanced him money, but Schultze has absconded leaving an unpaid bill and Startford embarassed with the general. With envelope.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/34   28 November 1855
Letter from George Villiers Earl of Clarendon at the Post Office to [Lord] Bloomfield, the Queen wishes to know when he will arrive at Berlin.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/35   4 November 1858
Letter from George Villiers Earl of Clarendon at Ashridge to [Lord] Bloomfield, disappointed that his “G.C.B.ing” at Windsor was put off through “a deficiency of Gd Crosses”, sorry to miss him in Berlin, glad he had a holiday and glad to hear Madame Blücher will be with the princess. Part cut out and missing.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/36   28 January 1863
Letter from Sir Henry Bulmer (later Lord Dalling), ambassador at Constantinople, to [Lord] Bloomfield, sending a copy of a despatch about arms questions, advising caution “Everything here is brittle”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/37   3 February 1864
Letter from Sir Henry Bulmer at Brown's Hotel, Dover St, to Lord Bloomfield, will be going to Constantinople via Marseilles rather than Vienna.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/38   3 April 1857
Letter from George Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen, at Argyll House to Lord Bloomfield, testimonial for James Russell, one of Bloomfield's attachés.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/39   13 November [1868x1872]
Letter from Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, Governor General of India, at Calcutta, to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for his trouble over the band master Mr Siecle, promises well but poor materials, £150 sent home to his account, Mubaka policy working well, central Asian matters more serene than for some time.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/40   13 July 1868
Letter from Lord Clarence Paget, Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet, on Caledonia off Ancona, to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for his efforts with the Austrians, movements from Venice to Trieste, cannot get to Vienna, Augustus Paget on leave, makeup of his squadron, happy to meet Admiral Tegetthoff.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/41   20 July 1868
Letter from Lord Clarence Paget, on Pysche, Venice, to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for the Austrian politeness, movements to Trieste and then southwards, local demonstration against the Syndic frightened ladies off their walk but lots of “Gigantic Jacks” around.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/42   5 August 1868
Letter from Lord Clarence Paget, Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet, on Caledonia off Rodigno, to Lord Bloomfield, happy to show him the squadron, and something of the Dalmatia islands before going on to Corfu, has room for a friend as well.

Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/43   30 November 1862
Letter from Antoine Alfred Agénor Duc de Gramont and Prince de Bildache, French ambassador at Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, sorry to hear of his cold, will give his message to Baron Lina, no news about collisions at sea, “poor Lady Pigot”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/33-37   9 September 1865
Envelopes only of 3 letters to Lord Bloomfield from, respectively, 10th Lord Napier, 1st Earl of Cowley, and Sir Henry Layard (9 September 1865), and envelope of a letter from 18th Duke of Somerset to Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 86/48   24 November 1856
Letter from Baron Manteuffel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, to Lord Bloomfield, responding to his invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/49   19 April 1862
Letter from Count Richberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, about an audience with the emperor.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/50   16 December 1865 [?]
Letter from Count Alexander Minsdorff to Lord Bloomfield, ill health does not allow him out of his house.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/51   11 April 1860
Letter from Prince Frederick of Holstein, at Dobrig, to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for his forwarding of a letter from the Queen [Victoria] to his father.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/52   7 December [?1851 x 1860]
Letter from Prince Wilhelm of Baden, Berlin, to Lord Bloomfield, ill health means he cannot accept his invitation for tonight.

Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/53   13 March 1860
Letter from Prince de la Tour d'Auvergne, French ambassador, to Lord Bloomfield, accepting his invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/54   [1860 x 1871]
Letter from Count E. Stackelberg, Russian Envoy at Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, accepting his invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/55   [1860 x 1871]
Letter from Prince Hohenlohe, Grand Maréchalle, Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, the emperor will be attending a ball of the Prince and Princess of Wales, “lundi soir”.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/56   17 January [1860 x 1871]
Letter from Colonel [later Sir] Christopher Charles Teesdale, at Hamburg, to Lord Bloomfield, about arrangements for the forthcoming visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Vienna.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/57   25 July [year not stated]
Letter from Baron Alexander von Humboldt to [Lord Bloomfield], about the enslavement of negroes and the acquisition of Cuba.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/58   14 January 1859
Letter from Baron Schleinitz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, to Lord Bloomfield, on the Belgrade affair.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/59   [1839 x 1851]
Letter from Count Karl Robert Vasilievich Nesselrode, Russian Imperial Chancellor (1845-62) and Foreign Minister (1822-56), at St. Petersburg, to Lord Bloomfield, arranging a meeting.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/60   [1825 x 1871]
Letter from Count Nesselrode to [Lord Bloomfield], about a mission to Hamburg.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/60A   [1825 x 1871]
Letter from Count Matuservich to [Lord Bloomfield] about sending a letter to London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/61   [1860 x 1871]
Letter from Baron Ferdinand Friedrich de Beust, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vienna, and Austrian Imperial Chancellor, to [Lord Bloomfield].

Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/62   15 October 1848
Letter from Princess de Lieven, Clarendon Hotel, Albermarle St, [London], to Lord Bloomfield, about a package for St Petersburg.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/63   15 December 1861
Letter from John Lothrop Motley, American historian and diplomat, sending condolences on the death of the Prince Consort, recalling their meeting at Balmoral.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/64   24 April 1869
Letter from John Lothrop Motley, Washington, to Lord Bloomfield, introducing Mr John Jay, [U.S.] minister in Vienna, and Mrs Jay.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/65   4 February 1848
Letter from Richard Cobden, Manchester, to Lord Bloomfield, introducing the bearer of the letter, Mr Bernus du Fay, who has gone to St Petersburg after the arrest of Mr J.C. Plitt, in debt to his company, and the implications for Anglo-Russian trade.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/66   20 July 1859
Letter from Count Mauderstrom, Stockholm, to Lord Bloomfield, consequences of the death of the king [Oscar I].
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/67   16 March 1861
Letter from Monsignor Luca, Archbishop of Targe, papal nuncio, Vienna, to Lord Bloomfield, sending him Baron Goernig's work on the ethnography of the Austrian empire.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/68   14 January 1871
Signature only of a letter from Count Platen-Hallermunde to Lord Bloomfield .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/69   6 December 1858
Envelope only of a letter from Lord Eglinton to Lord Bloomfield, postmarked.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/70   13 February [year not stated].
Letter from [Hon.] C[harles] R. Villiers, Sloane Square, to Lady Bloomfield, declining her invitation.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/71   17 March [year not stated]
Letter from Sir Henry Taylor, Eaton Square, to Lady Bloomfield, happy to dine rather than lunch.

Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/72   11 August 1865
Letter from Lord Herschell, Lord Chancellor, Deal Castle, to “My dear Victor”, Sunderland “fidities”, looking forward to his holiday across the Channel, .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/73   8 December 1874
Letter from the Earl of Elgin, Broomhall, to “My dear Dean” [? Dean Stanley], accepts his appointment as assessor, Aunt Augusta recovering.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/74   7 January 1873
Letter from the Earl of Shaftesbury to Miss Stanley, grateful for her sympathy and affirming St Paul's words: “Grace be with all those who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity” .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/75   10 May 1872
Letter from the Duke of Argyll to “My dear Divine (?) Afterthought” [i.e. Dean Stanley], thanking him for his sermon.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 86/76   9 April [1864 x 1876]
Letter from Lady Palmerston at Park Lane to Lady Augusta Stanley, wife of Dean Stanley, sorry to have missed her, hopes she will call again and congratulates the dean on his pamphlet.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/77   24 May 1870
Letter from Earl de Grey to “My dear Forster”, saying his wife agrees with him that the dean's sermon ought to be published.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/78   2 January [1855]
Letter from J[ohn] B[ird Sumner, archbishop of] Canterbury, at Addington, to Rev Arthur Stanley, grateful for his volume [? Historical Memorials of Canterbury (1854)] which appeals to the learned and unlearned, glad Miss Stanley is safe at Constantinople.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/79   17 May 1872
Letter from E.W. Benson, (later archbishop of Canterbury), at Wellington College, to Dean [Stanley], praising [his sermon], apologises for his poor sermon, comments on Godet on the epistles, has not seen Knight Bruce at the sanatorium.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/80   18 November 1872
Letter from A[rchibald] C[ampbell Tait, archbishop of] Canterbury, at Stonehouse St Peter's, to Dean [Stanley], sorry not to have seen him, grateful for his letter from Lyons with news of Merle d'Aubyné, death of Ramsey Campbell, has been enjoying the stay of the bishop of Winchester.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/81   6 September 1873
Letter from E[dward] H[arold Browne, bishop of] Ely, at Gilsland, to Dean [Stanley], grateful for his sermon and his encouragement to follow Wilberforce as bishop of Winchester, will be sorry to leave Ely.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/82   26 December 1862
Letter from J[ohn Lonsdale bishop of] Lichfield at Eccleshall to Canon [Arthur] Stanley, grateful for his books and looking forward to reading Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/83   7 January 1872
Letter from W[illiam] C[onnor Magee, bishop of Peterborough], at the Palace, Peterborough, to Dean [Stanley], introducing Hercules Macdonnell who seeks permission for a monument in Westminster abbey for their countryman [M.W.] Balfe, suggests a synodical declaration to avoid committing himself.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/84   26 August 1872
Letter from C[hristopher] Wordsworth, bishop of St Andrews, at the Fen House, Perth, to Dean [Stanley], congratulating him on his sermon at St Andrews, had hoped to use the same text soon himself but might do a continuation of his theme, hopes to see him at Methven.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/85   18 January 1873
Letter from C[onnop Thirlwall, bishop of] St David's, to [Stanley], grateful for his suggestion in his dispute with MacColl which he discusses, MacColl's letter in the Guardian and the possible sources of the “hounding” in the bishop's charges of 1842 and 1845.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/86   11 December 1871
Letter from [Canon] H[enry] P[arry] Liddon at Amen Court to Dean [Stanley], discussing the author of a letter to [Stanley] and the correspondent's problem with drink, he finds such cases “a daily difficulty” since coming to London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/87   27 March 1872
Letter from R[ichard] W[illiam] Church, [dean of St Paul's], at the Deanery, St Paul's, to Dean Stanley, missed his success as he was waiting for the bishop of Manchester, query over deans' dress for levees, passes on for Lady Stanley writings from a soldier of the 47th.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/88   14 June 1872
Letter from William [Alexander, bishop of] Derry, at the Palace, Derry, to Dean [Stanley], asking for the return of a paper by a Donegal clergyman “on certain traditions of Prince Charles Edward in Glencolumbkille”, his wife's father, Major Humphreys, had died aged 93, his long memories of Pitt et al, tell Lady Stanley that Miss Hamlys seems “a very nice person”, good opinion of judge ?Vengl's judgement.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/89   25 January 1873
Letter from R[ichard] C[henevix Trench, archbishop of] Dublin, at Dublin, to Dean [Stanley], has to decline his invitation as he is going to join his wife in Rome, would be grateful for any introductions there, except the pope, his daughter says Judith's character and exploits are popular in Rome.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/90   [24 July 1842]
Letter from R[ichard Whateley archbishop of] Dublin, at the Palace, had good reports of his speech on the Education Board, discusing the general government situation in Ireland.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/91   23 July 1873
Letter from W[alter Farquhar] Hook, [dean of Chichester], at the Deanery, Chichester, to Dean [Stanley], inviting him to stay, very sad after the loss of his wife, doctors forbid travel.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/92   10 February 1873
Letter from [Gerald Valerian] Wellesley, [dean of Windsor], at the Deanery, Windsor, to Dean [Stanley], no royal effigies [in the chapel], only a screen round Edward IV, memorial windows by Willemont has images of them, Henry VI's tomb is in Vetusta Monumenta, Queen [Victoria]'s visit, enjoyed his Cambridge sermon.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/93   18 March 1872
Letter from E[dward] B[annerman] Ramsey, [dean of Edinburgh], at 23 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, to Dean Stanley, grateful for his Scottish lectures, encloses a letter on the “monstrous” inhibition by the bishop of Glasgow against the bishop of Argyll conducting a service in Glasgow College chapel.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/94   18 April 1873
Letter from [Canon] C[harles] Kingsley (d.1875) at Harrow to Dean [Stanley], 4 May will do perfectly for his installation [as canon of Westminster], grateful for his kind letter [about his loss].
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/95   19 April 1863
Letter from B[enjamin] Jowett at Oxford to Mrs. Williamson, about dating a letter, did not think he had preached a sermon at the University [church] between 1855 and 1871 and surprised at the “hostility of the Coleridges”, dispute between Goldie Smith and Arthur Stanley resolved before Smith's death.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/96   23 January 1862
Letter from [Hon.] R[obert] Curzon to [Dean] Stanley, recommending Giovanni Dimitri, well-travelled, with languages, as a servant for his projected pilgrimage, recites the Arab proverb about Hadjis.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/97   1 December 1874
Letter from A. Montagu Butler, at Harrow, to Dean [Stanley], wishing him well for his election at St Andrews, “those young 'perfervidi' Scotchmen” often recognise “national fame” and choose well, sorry to hear of Lady Augusta's illness in Paris.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/98   12 April [1864 x 1875]
Letter from C.H. Spurgeon at Nightingale Lane, Clapham, to Lady Augusta Stanley, sorry to decline the invitation, been busy chairing a conference.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/99   19 April 1861
Letter from William Rogers, [rector of Bishopsgate], at Charles House Square, to [Dean] Stanley, congratulating him on the article in The Edinburgh which provided him with “a good wholesome beefsteak”, he deduced the author from the anecdote about “Presence of Mind Smith”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/100   [?1861]
Letter from Charles Bowen, [Lord Bowen, Judge of the Court of Appeal], to Dr Stanley, will sever his connection with The Saturday Review as he does not wish to write for a paper that attacks Stanley or Jowett and does not sympathise with liberal Church of England principles.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/101   4 January 1877
Letter from A[lexander] W[illiam] Kinglake at Hyde Park Place to [Dean] Stanley, grateful for being allowed to see Madame Blandoff's masterly letter on “the Eastern Question” - a very clear exposition of a difficult subject - and Stanley's reply with which he concords except for feeling rather harshly towards Tsar Alexander II.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/102   4 March 187[1?]
Letter from W[illiam] E.H. Lecky, [Irish historian], at 72 Park St, to Dean Stanley, he should have taken the accompanying books to the Deanery before, he hopes he will write about Irish ecclesiastical history as he has done on Scotland, much on the last century in the journals of Wesley and the memories of Lady Huntingdon.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/103   25 November 1873
Letter from [Professor] Max Müller at Parks End, Oxford, to [Dean] Stanley, happy to do his part of the work, has mentioned it to few, will show him what he means to say, will be careful not to give offence though he will speak with freedom, would have preferred a quieter place to say what he has to say than [Westminster] abbey, but he is not afraid.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/104   2 October 1878
Letter from [Professor] Goldwin Smith, at Cornell University, to [Dean] Stanley, hopes he will visit, perhaps to Toronto, before he leaves U.S.A., his wife remembers her tour of [Westminster] abbey.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/105   7 October 1878
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher, at Brooklyn, N.Y., to Rev A.P. Stanley, introducing Rev Lyman Abbott of the paper The Christian Union which most nearly matches in U.S.A. his liberal evangelical views, hopes he can help Rev Abbott, wishes he had more time to see the land “on which is to be developed great forces of civilization in the near future”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/106   20 September 1878
Letter from George Bancroft, at Newport, Rhode Island, to Dean [Stanley], hopes he will stay with him in Washington, best to stay into the New Year, will provide introductions.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 86/107   22 April 1876
Letter from [Sir] G[eorge] O[tto] Trevelyan at Ennismore Gardens, London, to Dean Stanley, grateful for his letter, memories of reading his biography [of Thomas Arnold] on the road between Rugby and Bilton, collecting materials for his own life, puzzled by Stanley's reference to an attack on himself [on account of a railing at Westminster], agrees with his impression of his uncle's life.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/108   19 September 1878
Letter from Cyrus W. Field, at Irvington-on-Hudson, New York [promoter of the Atlantic Cable] to Dean Stanley, pleased he is in U.S.A., his health will benefit, happy for him to visit, October is good in New York.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/109   5 October 1878
Letter from Jefferson Davis, at Harrison County, Mississippi, to Dean Stanley, sorry pestilence is limiting his visiting and that he cannot renew the acquaintance.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/110   22 June 1875
Letter from Keshub Chunder Ley, at Calcutta, to [Dean Stanley], sending his lecture “Behold the light of Heaven in India” and hoping he will give his opinion on it.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/111   4 April 1872
Letter from M[arcus] Kalisch, [Greek and Hebrew scholar], at Clifton Road, St John's Wood, to [Dean Stanley], sending him the 4th volume of his commentary, greatly values his writings and ministry.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 86/112   28 March 1839
Letter from A[rthur] Wellesley, [Duke of Wellington], to [his brother, Canon] Gerald [Valerian Wellesley], arranging a meeting.
Paper   2f
This letter was presented to Durham Cathedral Library by Mrs. Rogers of Canterbury, granddaughter of Bishop Edward Maltby, in 8 April 1920, and inserted in Add Ms 86, with which it has no connection.
Add Ms 87   1801 - 1902
Album of letters, signatures, envelopes, concert programmes, menus, invites etc. (some only loosely inserted) assembled by Georgiana, Baroness Bloomfield (1822-1905, née Liddell, daughter of 1st Baron Ravensworth and wife of the diplomat, John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield).
Although asembled in the form of an autograph album, many of the letters hold significant interest for their contents as well as their signatures (e.g. no.137, a letter from Charles Dickens commenting on the way in which Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, had influenced the ending of Great Expectations, or no.194, a letter from Liszt with a short autograph piece of music, or no.201A, a sketch plan of the battle of Balaclava by Lord Cardigan). Family connections as well as her husbands's diplomatic career gave Lady Bloomfield a wide acquaintance among the most eminent people of the day, both in Britain and abroad and much of the material is correspondence generated in the course of that career. Internal evidence in the album reveals that she also actively solicited contributions to her collection of autographs, both autographs and letters, from appropriately distinguished people. Item 1, and some indications in other letters, suggest that some of the material was supplied by her niece, Edith, Lady Lytton, wife of 1st Earl of Lytton. The material comes generally from Lady Bloomfield's time as maid of honour to Queen Victoria (December 1841 to July 1845), as a diplomat's wife in St Petersburg (1845-1851), Berlin (1851-1860) and Vienna (1860-1871). Her husband retired in 1871 and died in 1879 but Lady Bloomfield continued to collect material up to her own death in 1905. Dating of undated material has often been attempted on the basis of when a certain person may thus have come within Lady Bloomfield's milieu.
The material is generally grouped by category of author [in Lady Bloomfield's arrangement); the authors include the following (a far from complete list) :
Literary authors: Hans Anderson, Mathew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, Maria Edgeworth, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Hannah More, Sydney Smith, Alfred Tennyson, William Wordsworth.
Composers and musicians : Joseph Dessauer, Adolf von Henselt, Natalia Janotha, Luigi Lablache, Franz Liszt, Jules Massenet, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Wilma Neruda, Clara Schumann, Maria Taglioni, Henry Vieuxtemps.
Architects, sculptors, artists : Sir Charles Barry, Sir Frederick W. Burton, Sir Francis Grant, Sir George Hayter, Harriet G. Hosmer, Edward Lear, Frederick Leighton, William Leitch, Carlo Marochetti, George Heming Mason, Clara Montalba, C.D. Rauch, T.M. Richardson, John Thomson, Horace Vernet, G.F. Watts.
Scientists : T.H. Huxley, Sir Roderick Murchison, George Rolleston, John Tyndall, Charles Blacker Vignoles, William Whewell.
Scholars : Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt, William Lecky.
Churchmen : C.J. Blomfield, F.W. Farrar, John Keble, W.D. MacLagan, Cardinal H.E. Manning, E. Meyrick Goulburn, F.W. Newman, E.B. Pusey, Arthur Stanley, William Thomson, Richard Chenevix Trench.
British politicians and statesmen : 4th Earl of Aberdeen, John Bright, Henry Brougham, Sir Francis Burdett, W.E. Gladstone, 3rd Earl Grey, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Sir Robert Peel, Duke of Wellington.
Foreign politicians, statesmen and diplomats : Mehemed Fuad, Duc de Gramont, Abraham Lincoln, Baron Manteuffel, Metternich, John Lothrop Motley, Baron Stockmar, Talleyrand, Thiers.
Soldiers and sailors : Sir Edward Blakeney (letter about the trial of Daniel O'Connell), 7th Earl of Cardigan, Sir Edward Collingwood, Xavier de Maistre, Admiral Sir Charles Napier.
Royalty, British : Queen Adelaide, Queen Victoria, Albert Prince Consort, Princess Alice, Princess Charlotte, Queen Charlotte, Frederick Duke of York, Princess Helena, William IV.
Royalty, foreign : Ernest King of Hanover, George King of Hanover, Leopold King of the Belgians, Louis Philippe King of the French, Louis Napoleon French Emperor, and Empress Eugènie.
Paper book, gold-tooled machine-grained purple leather binding, with gold stamp “Georgiana Liddell” on the front cover; clasp with lock on fore-edge   426 items
Size: 290 x 250mm
Add Ms 87/1   later 19th century
Note: “The Book and autographs which she wanted from her ever loving niece Edith Lytton”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/1a   11 October 1839
Envelope label from [Lord] Ravensworth at Gateshead to the Marchioness of Normanby at Mulgrave Castle, Whitby.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/1b   January - July 1842
Rota for the maids of honour [of Queen Victoria] drawn up by John Dobell, State Page, including Miss [Georgiana] Liddell.
Card   1f
Add Ms 87/2   5 September 1843
Programme for a musical concert at the Palais d'Eu.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/3   July 1846
Letter from [Baroness] L. Lehzen at Bürkeburg to Lady Bloomfield with directions for visiting her and apologising for not knowing her husband's name.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/4   12 June 1840
Programme for a concert at Buckingham Palace (performers include Miss [Georgiana] Liddell), printed.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/4a   8 October 1846
Letter from [Prince] Albert at Windsor Castle to Lord Bloomfield returning letters from [King] George IV to Bloomfield's father, would be glad to see any other of his father's papers not from the king which might be of interest, wishing him a prosperous journey to St Petersburg.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/5   17 December 1843
Autograph of Queen Victoria, at Windsor Castle, coloured royal arms.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/6   5 June 1842
Autograph of [Prince] Albert at Buckingham Palace.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/7   15 March 1854
Letter of [King] F[rederick] W[illiam IV of Prussia] to [Baron Manteuffel].
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/8   12 April 1860
Autograph of [Queen of Prussia] at Sans ?Savin, coloured royal arms.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/8a   5 March 1860
Letter from [Prince] William [later William I] of Prussia at Berlin to Lord Bloomfield inviting him, on behalf of his brother the king, to his son's baptism anniversary.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/9   31 January 1842
Autograph of Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, at Windsor Castle [at the Prince of Wales's christening].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/10   31 January 1842
Autographs of the King of Prussia's suite, including Alexander Humboldt, L. Meyerinck and Dr Müller (and 4 others) at Windsor Castle [for the Prince of Wales's christening].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/11   [1820 x 1830]
Envelope label to Sir Benjamin Bloomfield from King George IV, with seal.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/12   [1814 x 1820]
Envelope label from George Prince Regent to Major General Bloomfield, with seal.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/12a   c.1830
Note from [Sir] H[erbert] Taylor to Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/12b   16 October 1822
Copy release from King George IV at the Royal Lodge, Windsor Park, to Major General Benjamin Bloomfield from all responsibilities when he was keeper of the privy purse from 19 July 1817 to 20 September 1822 with details of the royal account at Coutts and Co [bank].
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/12c   9 October 1819
Copy letter from George Prince Regent at Carlton House to [Benjamin] Bloomfield accompanying decorations [of the Royal Guelphic Order] for him to wear.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/13   12 September 1813
Letter from [Princess] Charlotte to Lady Burghersh, sending items to Seymour St.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/14   23 December 1801
Letter from [Queen] Charlotte at Windsor, happy to accede to his suggestion of a successor to the late Mr Baxter as a member of the Society, would like something done for Mr Charles Digby, happy with his recommendation of Nicolay's son, other business concerning the brothers at St Katherine's [Hospital, London], has ordered repairs to a pavilion at Frogmore after recent snow damage.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/15   [?1818 x 1830]
Letter from [Queen] Adelaide to Lady Barrington about arrangements for an invitation to “the Palace” .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/16   [?1800 x 1818]
Letter from William [Duke of Clarence] at Bushey House to “Dear Madam” accepting an invitation with his two daughters to Portland Place, with best wishes to Thomas and Miss Liddell, pleased the Regent will return to town and silence the “foolish and improper reports” about him.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/16a   [?1800 x 1818]
Letter from William [Duke of Clarence] at Brighton to “Dear Madam” about sending patterns by the Duke of York's messenger to Windsor, Princess May keen to receive them, the Prince Regent is recovering and taking exercise, keen to avoid a fit of gout, he is sorry she had not accompanied Sir Thomas.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/17   ?1843
Address label of [Prince George of Cambridge (1819-1904)] to the Queen Dowager [Adelaide] at Marlborough House, London.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/18   16 July c.1843
Address label to [Princess] Augusta Caroline [of Cambridge (1822-1916)] at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/19   2 May 1867
Letter of King George of Hanover at Villa Brunswick, Hietzing, to Lady Bloomfield thanking her and Lord Bloomfield for their gift of a miniature of his late uncle, King George IV.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/20   14 September 1844
Note of [Henry Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Strelitz].
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/21   2 October 1842
Autograph of Adolphus Frederick [Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850)] at Ravensworth Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/22   23 November 1855
Autograph of [Princess] Mary Adelaide [of Cambridge (1833-1897)] at Wimpole.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/22a   9 February 1870
Letter from [Prince Francis of] Teck (1837-1900) at Kensington Palace to Lord Bloomfield asking him to forward a letter to the [Austrian] emperor at Vienna or Buda, sorry to have missed him on his visit to London, “poor ?Adeane is in a very critical state” .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/23   1 June 1870
Letter from [King] George [of Hanover] at Gmunden to Lord Bloomfield informing him he has sent Hof Rath Guno Klopp, director of his archives, to Abergeldie to help Sir Alexander Malet with his history of Hanover and the Hanoverian army's role in 1866 [? The Overthrow of the Germanic Confederation by Prussia in 1866 (1870)].
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/24   1837 x 1849
Address label from Ernest [King of Hanover] to the Queen Dowager [Adelaide] at Marlborough House.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/25   17 May c.1800 x 1827
Letter from Frederick [duke of York (1763-1827)] to “Dear Madam” apologising that his box at the opera house is already engaged on Tuesday.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/26   10 August 1859
Letter from Leopold [King of the Belgians to the Belgian minister at Berlin] asking that [an enclosed] letter be forwarded to Ernest Stockman, secretary to his niece the princess.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/27   [1797 x 1820]
Letter from F[rederica duchess of York] at Oatlands about Mrs Paget, Lady Liverpool, rejoining Berkeley at Brighton and waiting on Lady Anne Savedy.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/27a   6 August 1843
Autograph of Ferdinand Prince of Saxe Coburg Gotha at Windsor.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/27b   6 August 1843
Autograph of Leopold Prince of Saxe Coburg Gotha at Windsor Castle.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/27c   mid 19th century
Autograph of the count of Flanders [son of Leopold King of the Belgians].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/27d   9 November 1865
Letter from Auguste Prince of Saxe Coburg Gotha at Ebenthal issuing an invitation to visit him at Dürnkrut (Austria) on 11 November.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/28   28 November 1855
Letter from Sophia [Queen of Holland] at The Hague to Lady [Priscilla Anne Fane countess of] Westmorland (1793-1879) about sending a print of hers which Lord Raglan had had, Sebastopol taken but no peace, comments on the resignation [from Vienna] and settling in England, sorry when she left Ischl, a photograph of her, her father well.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/29   23 August 1843
Autograph of Victoria, duchess of Kent, at Frogmore.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/30   14 April 1844
Autograph of Louise [-Marie princess of Orleans, queen of the Belgians (1812-1850)].
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/31   6 August 1843
Autograph of Auguste duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha and Clementine of Orleans duchess of Saxe Coburg Gotha, at Windsor Castle.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/31a   3 June 1854
Letter from Frederick [grand duke of] Mecklenburg [-Strelitz] at Neu Brandenburg to Lord Bloomfield reporting on 2 suitable phaeton horses for the Bloomfields which he has seen on Baron Oertzen's estate.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/31b   mid 19th century
Address label from the duchess of Saxe Coburg Gotha for Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/32   [c.1840 x 1857]
Letter from [Princess] Mary [duchess of Gloucester (1776-1857)] at Richmond to Georgiana [Lady Bloomfield] sending her a present.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/33   [c.1840 x 1848]
Letter of [Princess] Sophia (1777-1848) (when blind), to Georgiana [Lady Bloomfield] about her visiting.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/33a   [c.1840 x 1848]
Letter of [Princess] Sophia (1777-1848) (when blind), to Mrs Augustus Liddell about her visiting, and having to be at the duchess of Gloucester's house. With a transcription.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/34   17 June 1831
Letter from Marie Amélie [Queen of France (1782-1866)] at St Cloud, grateful for the news about Joinville's child, she will send a present to Naples.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/35   29 June ?1845
Letter of [Princess] Adelaide [of Orleans (sister of King Louis-Philippe)] at ?Mandau to “cher Marechal”, hoping to travel to Neuilly.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/36   1 May 1831
Letter from [Louis-Philippe, King of France to Maréchal Sebastiani] about letters and riding.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/37   25 December 1836
Letter from Ferdinand Philippe of Orleans [duke of Orleans (1810-1842)] at the Tuileries to “mon cher Général”, grateful for his letter.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/38   mid 19th century
Letter from [Princess] Clementine [duchess of Saxe-Coburg Gotha] about a letter from Helène [duchess of Orleans].
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/39   1830 x 1842
Letter from F[erdinand Philippe duke of] O[rleans] to “mon cher Général” about the king of Naples coming to dinner.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/40   1841 x 1845
Address label from Robert Peel (1788-1850) to Miss [Georgiana] Liddell at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/40a   20 November 1830
Letter from Robert Peel at Whitehall to General Arbuthnot M.P. about a vacant living not yet reported to him.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/41   10 November 1839
Address label from [Lord Edward] Stanley (1799-1869) to Viscountess FitzHarris at Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/42   3 December 1844
Address label from [Sir James] Graham (1792-1861) to Miss [Georgiana] Liddell at Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/43   13 December 1843
Autograph of [George Hamilton-Gordon earl of] Aberdeen (1784-1860), Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/44   16 July 1842
Letter from [George Hamilton-Gordon earl of] Aberdeen to [John Bloomfield] introducing his second son, captain in the 1st Guards, who is about to go to St Petersburg for the military reviews, hoping he might be introduced to the emperor.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/45   23 August 1843
Autograph of [Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott duke of] Buccleuch (1806-1884), Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/46   [?1841 x 1845]
Address label from [Thomas Hamilton] Lord Haddington (1780-1858) to G.E. Anson at Brighton Pavilion.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/47   24 January 1844
Address label from [Edward Lord] Eliot (1798-1877) to George Edward Anson at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/48   [?1841 x 1845]
Address label from [Henry Pelham-Clinton Lord] Lincoln (1811-1864) to George Edward Anson at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/49   27 October ?1839
Address label from [Startford] Canning (1786-1880) at Ollerton to Lady Stuart de Northray at Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/50   18 January 1844
Address label from W.E. Gladstone (1809-1898) to G.E. Anson at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/50a   11 November 1851
Letter from [Henry Earl] Grey (1802-1894) at the Colonial Office to Lord Bloomfield regretting he cannot help increase the salary of Mr Hugon protector of immigrants in Mauritius without a recommendation from the governor.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/51   c.1820 x 1850
Address label from [Lord] Melbourne (1782-1853) to the Marchioness of Normanby at Mulgrave Castle, Whitby.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/52   c.1820 x 1850
Address label from [Lord] J[ohn] Russell (1792-1878) to the Marchioness of Normanby at Witham Abbey.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/53   19 December 1839
Address label from [Constantine Henry Phipps marquess of] Normanby (1797-1863) at London to the earl of Mulgrave at Mulgrave Castle, Whitby.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/53a   mid 19th century
Letter from ?I. Dundonald to [?Granville Leveson-Gower earl] Granville (1773-1846) about “how Ld Charles's list stands for Friday”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/54   1841 x 1845
Address label from [Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice Lord] Lansdowne (1780-1863) to Miss Georgiana Liddell at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/55   ?1841 x 1845
Address label from [John William Ponsonby Lord] Duncannon (1781-1847) to the marchioness of Normanby.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/56   ?1841 x 1845
Address label from [Lord Clarendon] to Mrs Edward Villiers at Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/57   ?1841 x 1845
Address label from [?Hugh Lord] Fortescue (1783-1861) to G.E. Anson at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/58   12 December 1844
Autograph of [George Howard Viscount] Morpeth (1802-1864).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/59   c.1830 x 1847
Address label from Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) to Lord Melbourne.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/59a   26 September 1849
Letter from [Constantine Henry Phipps marquess of] Normanby at Chartilly to “My dear Anne” about Hedworth moving from Petersburg to [Paris], hopes she can continue her residence at Paris.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/60   30 October 1839
Address label from [John Lambton earl of] Durham (1792-1840) at Chertule to the marchioness of Normanby at Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/61   11 February [1844]
Letter from [General Sir] E[dward] Blakeney (1778-1868) to [his brother] John reporting the verdict of guilty against [Daniel] O'Connell and verdicts yet to be pronounced against other “traversers”, some “curiosity” around the courts, the solicitor-general has done his work well.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/62   mid 19th century
Address label from [Edward] Ellice (1783-1863) to George Edward Anson at Claremont.
Paper, penny stamp   1f
Add Ms 87/63   mid 19th century
Address label from [Gilbert Kynynmound earl of] Minto (1782-1859) to Henry Elliott at the British Embassy, St Petersburg.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/64   30 October 1871
Letter from W.E. Gladstone at Whitehall to Lord Bloomfield at Holland Park, Kensington, sorry to have missed him and inviting him for lunch at his club, with address label.
Paper   1f + envelope label
Add Ms 87/64a&b   25 June 1839
Letter from [Henry Temple viscount] Palmerston (1784-1865) at the Foreign Office to [Lord] Bloomfield appointing him secretary of embassy at St Petersburg, he should be presented at the levee tomorrow.
Paper   2f + envelope with seal
Add Ms 87/65   28 September 1841
Letter from [Viscount] Palmerston at C.T. to [Lord] Bloomfield commending his conduct during the time when he was his “official Chief”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/66   20 December 1839
Address label from [Edward Law earl of] Ellenborough (1790-1871) to Georgiana Liddell at Ravensworth Castle, Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/67   1840 x 1861
Address label from [Richard marquis of] Wellesley (1760-1842) to the equerry in waiting of Prince Albert.
Paper, with a seal separate   1f
Add Ms 87/68   28 January 1855
Letter from [George Leveson-Gower earl of] Granville (1815-1891) at London to Lord Bloomfield introducing Sir John Acton, Lady Granville's son [by Sir Richard Acton], visiting Berlin.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/68a   12 March 1860
Letter from the [Edward St Maur duke of] Somerset (1804-1885) at the Admiralty to Lady Bloomfield reporting that Mr Maclean was not the regulated age for a temporary vacancy
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/69   26 December 1852
Letter from [James Harris earl of] Malmesbury (1807-1889) at the Foreign Office to Lord Bloomfield thanking him for his assistance as he is about to give up his seals.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/70   31 October 1844
Autograph of Florentia Sale (1790-1853), Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/71   31 October 1844
Autograph of [Sir] R[obert] Sale (1782-1845), Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/72   18 June 1872
Letter from [Samuel Wilberforce bishop of] Winchester at the House of Lords to Lady Bloomfield declining her invitation as he is “pledged to Lord Brownlow”.
Paper   1f + envelope with penny stamp
Add Ms 87/73   9 April 1853
Letter from C[harles] J [Blomfield bishop of] London at London to Lady Bloomfield reporting that the bishop of Ripon is to visit Berlin and will hold a confirmation and Bishop Spencer is to visit Russia and confirm at St Petersburg, Moscow and Archangel.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/74   6 March 1874
Letter from E. Meyrick Goulburn [dean of Norwich] at The Deanery, Norwich, to Lady Bloomfield, will stay at St Paul's Deanery rather than with Lady Bloomfield but still hopes to visit, mentions the credence table.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/74a   9 March 1874
Letter from [Dr Church] the dean of St Paul's at The Deanery, St Paul's, to Lady Bloomfield inviting her to meet the dean of Norwich at The Deanery.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/74b   27 August 1880
Autograph of E. Vaughan, [dean of Llandaff], The Deanery, Llandaff.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/75   1850 x 1890
End of a letter from [Henry] Liddon (1829-1890) to the dowager viscountess Barrington.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/76   24 August 1850 x 1881
Signed card of A.P. Stanley (1815-1881), dean of Westminster.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/76a   29 August 1850 x 1900
Letter from an “old dowager” and “ambassadress” “To my poor insulted Foe” adumbrating about an apparent insult which would require an apology in verse, citing the bishop of Ely, Lady Anna Loftus, the death of Lady Stanley's daughter Louisa, with an inserted comment [by Lady Bloomfield] about it all adding “such an invaluable autograph to her interesting collection”.
Paper   3f
Add Ms 87/77   30 January 1878
Letter from A.P. Stanley [dean of Westminster], at The Deanery, Westminster, to Lady Bloomfield at Holland Park, comprising some verses on writing letters.
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/78   16 April 1867
Letter from E.M. Goulburn [dean of Norwich], at The Deanery, Norwich, to [Lady Bloomfield] with comments on her review for The Christian Remembrancer of “the bishop's work”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/78a   21 November 1886
Letter from W.D. [Maclagan bishop of] Lichfield at Lichfield to “Aunt Georgie” [Lady Bloomfield], grateful for the buckles, would love to stay, Augusta recovering from London, read The Empire of the Hittites, admires Lord Shaftesbury greatly, read Duponloup's Life in French on his 26 mile drive today.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/78b   21 February 1842 x 1893
Letter from B. Jowett at Oxford to Mr Butcher inviting him and Mrs Butcher to dinner.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/78c   29 February 1876
Letter from Frederick W. Farrar at Marlborough College to Lady Bloomfield, discussing [Edward Bulwer-]Lytton's appointment as [viceroy] of India, would visit if he was ever in London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/78d   7 May 1853
Letter from C[harles] J[ames Blomfield bishop of] London at Lambeth Palace to Lady Bloomfield, her letter mislaid amongst the “multitude of papers” always on his library table, has enquired at the Foreign Office and there is no allowance for a chaplain at Berlin, with an explanation from the Treasury (ambassadors allowed one, not ministers), so Mr ?Bellner's London Society stipend cannot be augmented.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/78e   18 June 1866
Letter from C[harles] T[homas Longley archbishop of] Canterbury at Lambeth Palace to Lord [Bloomfield] at Vienna regretting he cannot nominate to a vacancy a son of Sir Brook Boothby, an old Christ Church [Oxford] friend.
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/78f   19 March 1895
Letter from William [Dalrymple Maclaggan archbishop of] York at the Athenaeum to Lady Bloomfield discussing her publication of Lasserre's preface which he talked about to the secretary at the Christian Knowledge Society.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/79   24 February 1844
Address label from W[illiam Howley archbishop of] Canterbury to G.E. Anson at Windsor Castle.
Paper + seal   1f
Add Ms 87/79a   25 August 1864
Letter from R[ichard] C[hevenix Trench archbishop of] Dublin at Vienna to Lord Bloomfield asking him to find an English-speaking officer to show his son, an artillery officer, something of the Austrian army.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/79b   19 June 1896
Letter from S[amuel] Reynolds Hole [dean of Rochester] at The Deanery, Rochester, to Lady Bloomfield, grateful for her sending a rose celeste, now in the Deanery garden, discusses other roses.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/79c   [August 1864]
Letter from Richard C[hevenix Trench archbishop of] Dublin at Vienna to Lord Bloomfield asking what time dinner is, being ignorant of Viennese hours.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/80   21 March 1844
Address label from E[dward Venables Vernon archbishop of] York to George Edward Anson at Buckingham Palace, London.
Paper + seal   1f
Add Ms 87/81   1840 x 1861
Address label from R[ichard Whately archbishop of] Dublin to Prince Albert.
Paper + seal   1f
Add Ms 87/82   16 July 1838
Letter from [Arthur Wellesley duke of] Wellington at London to Lord Bloomfield, cancelling a meeting as he has to be at a chapter of the Order of the Garter in Buckingham Palace and then parliament.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/82a   1 November 1840
Letter from [Arthur Wellesley duke of] Wellington Prince of Waterloo at Walmer Castle to Baron Dedel [Dutch minister in London] about Dedel visiting him [at Walmer], Lord and Lady Wilton and Lord and Lady Mahon will be there also.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/82b&c   27 June 1840
Letter from [Arthur Wellesley duke of] Wellington at London to Lady Ravensworth apologising for not visiting but he was afraid of the rain and, still needing to wear a high hat, was apprehensive of walking.
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/83   25 September 1845
Letter from [Admiral Sir] G[eorge] Cockburn at the Admiralty to Lord [Benjamin] Bloomfield “The Lightning's orders shall be altered to meet your son's wishes”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/84   [?1841 x 1845]
Letter from [Admiral Sir] Edward Codrington to Georgiana Liddell comprising a short homily on “Honor” which he had “present to me many years” .
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/85   May 1851
Letter from the comte de Heiden to [Lord Bloomfield] asking him to forward an enclosed letter (not present) to Capt Henry at St Petersburg.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/86&86a   [?1841 x 1845]
Autograph of Baldomero Espartero, duke de la Victoria and de Morella (1793-1879).
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/86b   1 August 1844
Letter from [Lord] S[tockman to Georgiana Liddell] suggesting [she] takes it home to show to [her] mother.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/87   27 December 1839
Letter from [Richard Marquess] Wellesley (1760-1842) at Kingston House to [his niece] Priscilla [Lady Burghersh] (1793-1879) about their shared sentiments of “Virtue, Honor or Religion” as expressed in verses “to Eton or Oxford ” which she had asked for.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/87a   4 January 1840
Letter from [Richard Marquess] Wellesley at Kingston House, Knightsbridge, to S[tephen] R[umbold] Lushington (1776-1868), delighting in Lushington's book [ The Life and Services of General Lord Harris (1840) ], vindicating the roles of himself, Harris (Lushington's father-in-law) and [Edward Clive earl of] Powis in India, “dispensing to each claimant of Glory & Honor his due share of each”, and enquiring about a 23 February 1799 letter of his to General [George] Harris published in the book.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/88   5 September 1842
Letter from [Rowland] Lord Hill (1772-1842) at Hardwick Grange, Shrewsbury, to Lord [Benjamin] Bloomfield returning Sir Robert Gardiner's letter, a surprise “that poor Vivian should have existed so long”, grateful for Bloomfield's friendly feelings towards him.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/88a   30 June [1830 x 1870]
Letter from ?Wallisfech at Castle ?Sheen returning a volume of Swedish songs, suggests comparing them with a Danish work.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/89   18 April 1844
Note from [Baron] D[edel Dutch minister in London] transcribing [for Georgiana Liddell] and discussing a letter of 29 March from viscount Chateaubriand to General count de la Porterie inviting him to dine on some “gros Bretons” fresh from the sea.
Language:  French & English
Paper   2f
See the next entry for the original.
Add Ms 87/90   29 March [1841]
Letter from Chateaubriand to [General count de la Portiere] inviting him to dine on some “gros Bretons” fresh from the sea.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/91   June 1840
Address label from [Charles Earl] Grey to Lieut-Col Charles Grey in Dover.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/92   [?1846 x 1865]
Letter from Richard Cobden [M.P.] (1805-1865) at Mrs Hall's lodgings to Lord Bloomfield accepting his dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/93   1879 x 1898
Letter from C.P. Villiers [M.P.] (1802-1898) at Sloane St to Lady Bloomfield, hopes to attend her dinner though there are a few measures going through the House of Commons “to which an independent member must attend”, will come by underground.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/94   24 November 1869
Letter from John Bright [M.P.] (1811-1889) in Rochdale to H.G. Calcraft at the Board of Trade asking for a reader's ticket for the British Museum for Robert M. Craven of University College London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/95   10 October 1819
Letter from [Sir] F[rancis] Burdett [M.P.] (1770-1844) at Ramsbury Manor to J. Douglas at Newmarket asking him to ask the duke of Rutland to allow his name to be put at the head of the playbill of a Mr Ward, acting in Leicester, also seen in Bath and London.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/96   [?1841 x 1845]
Address label from John Croker (1780-1857) to the earl of Hardwick at Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/96a   [1845 x 1868]
Letter from H[enry Lord] Brougham (1778-1868) to [Lady Broomfield] advising a remedy for her eyes.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/96b   8 June 1824
Address label from John Croker to Lady [Harriott] Bloomfield at Stud House, Kingston.
Paper, with applied seal   2f
Add Ms 87/97   10 May 1850
Letter from [William A'Court] Lord Heytesbury (1779-1860) at Heytesbury to Lord Bloomfield asking him to assist the bearer, the representative of Adrian Hope, seeking some pecuniary claims in St Petersburg in the right of his wife, daughter of the late French general Count Rapp, unimpressed by “the pretty mess” Lord Palmerston has made of “the Greek business”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/98   20 June [?1871 x 1880]
Letter from [Sir] G[eorge] H[amilton] Seymour (1797-1880) to Lady Bloomfield accepting her dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/98a   13 October 1854
Letter from [Stratford Canning Viscount] Stratford de R[edcliffe] (1786-1880) to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for his letter about John Christerlin now at Berlin, forwards a letter from him and hopes he does not put Canning to shame for having introduced him to Bloomfield.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/98b   7 January 1887
Letter from [Sir] R[obert] Morier (1826-1893) at St James Club, Piccadilly, to Lady Bloomfield about visiting.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/98c   1846 x 1879
End of a letter from H[enry] Stocks to Lord [Bloomfield], “on the point of departure” .
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/99   1845 x 1855
Letter from [Sir] R[obert] Adair (1763-1855) to Lady B[loomfield] accepting a dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/99a   2 January 1872
Letter from [Lord] Odo Russell (1829-1884) at Upper Grosvenor St to Lady Bloomfield, Emily had a girl yesterday, recommending Rebecca Clark as a kitchen maid for her, though she has been offered a place in Lord Rothschild's kitchen, she “is a really experienced aspirant to the blue ribbon”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/100   16 March [?1845 x 1879]
Letter from [Sir] W[illiam] Temple to Lady Bloomfield acknowledging her acceptance of a dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/101   15 May [1846 x 1863]
Letter from H[enry] Taylor (1800-1886) at 32 Marina to Lord Bloomfield asking him to introduce him to Lord Lyndhurst.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/102   16 September [1865]
Letter from Matthew Arnold in Vienna to [Lord Bloomfield] accepting a dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/103   28 December [1845 x 1905]
Letter from John Forster at Palace Gate House, Kensington, to Lady Bloomfield, arranging to meet at Rutland Gate or his home and hoping there is no anxiety in the news from Athens.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/104   10 November 1846
Letter from [Philip Henry Stanhope Lord] Mahon (1805-1875) at Grosvenor Place to Lord Bloomfield sending some papers to Prince A[lexander] Labanoff, compiler of Letters of Mary Queen of Scots (1845).
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/105   [c.1830 x 1870]
Couplet on love of [Aubrey de Vere] (1814-1902).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/106   [c.1830 x 1870]
Letter from Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) at Farringford, Freshwater, declining a dinner invitation from the vice-chamberlain for the royal birthday as he will not be in town.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/106a   30 June 1875
Letter from [Sir] Henry Taylor (1880-1886) at Bournemouth to Lord Bloomfield asking for an introduction for his son, staying at Ausden, Harry Ashworth Taylor to Mr Strachey, the chargé d'affaires, details of his son's career to date in the military and at court in England and Germany, great affinity for jam at the age of 4, his daughter proposes to marry a Revd Mr Towle but he is yet to be convinced and would like something from Lady Bloomfield midway between a condolence and a congratulation, fears the Bloomfields will never visit again.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 87/106b   27 January 1883
Letter from Martin F. Tupper (1810-1889) at Norwood to Lady Bloomfield, congratulating her on her published Reminiscences, her portrayl of the kindliness of the Queen [Victoria], also thanks her brothers Henry, Robert and Augustus, and enclosing some verses (not now present) for Lady Bloomfield to present to the Princess Royal on her silver wedding recalling he also gave her some 25 years ago, with details of his German and poetic ancestry.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/107   [1871 x 1879]
Letter from Hamilton Aidé (1826-1906) at Hanover Square to Lady Bloomfield accepting a dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/107a   26 February 1884
Letter from W.E.G. Lecky (1838-1903) at Onslow Gardens to Lady Bloomfield, had heard that she was intending to publish the first Lord Bloomfield's Swedish despatches, advising her the originals are in the record office in Fettes Lane which Lord Grenville's permission will be needed to access.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/108   29 December 1849
Letter from William Wordsworth at Rydal Mount, Ambleside, to [Lady Ravensworth] asking for any news of the health and abode of Mrs Edward Villiers, her friend Miss Fenwick staying at Rydal Mount has no news, and Mrs Henry Taylor does not know if she might have left Nice.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/109   [1830 x 1866]
End of a letter from John Keble (1792-1866) about a vacant cottage at Standen making a vacancy for Taylor, lamenting the death of J.D.C.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/110   15 March 1862
Letter from A[rchibald] Alison (1792-1867) at Glasgow to [Lady Bloomfield] “complying with her flattering request” .
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/111   23 May 1866
Letter from E[dward] Meyrick Goulburn [dean of Norwich] (1818-1897) at 26 Westbourne Terrace to Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), will call on Lady Bloomfield on his morning walk.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/111a   [1830 x 1870]
Autograph of Revd Dr Reith.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/111b   [1830 x 1870]
Autograph of Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/112   [1826]
Part of a draft address to students by T[homas] Campbell (1777-1844) as rector of Glasgow university.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/113   22 February 1843
Address label from John Franklin (1786-1847) by the Mayflower to Hon. H. Elliott at Minto House, Roxburghshire.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/113a   1 November 1888
Autograph of F[rancis] L[eopold] McClintock (1819-1907).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/114   13 December [1845 x 1875]
Letter from Mr [Charles Blacker] Vignoles (1793-1875) to Lady Bloomfield about her visit to see the model.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/115   26 April [1874]
Letter from A[lexander James] E[dmund] Cockburn (1802-1880) to Lady Bloomfield about [dinner].
Paper    1f
Add Ms 87/116   29 March
Letter from W[illiam] Folate at London to ?Wortly about fixing a date for Taylor v Ashton.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/117   5 October [1851 x 1871]
Letter from T[homas] Carlyle (1795-1881) at the British Hotel to Lord Bloomfield, back from a “campaign among Kunstkammer”, declining an invitation as already booked with a professor of painting, “one Magnus”, but will call, his paper “has been completely effectual at the library”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/118   8 June 1837
Letter from Sydney Smith (1771-1845) at Charles St to Viscount Melbourne sending him a ?cutting (not present). Part cancelled.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/119   12 May 1848
Autograph of W. Struve [astronomer] at Pulkowa [Russia].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/120   [1841 x 1867]
Autograph of [William Parsons Earl] Rosse (1800-1867) to Lord Bloomfield at Laughton Moneggale.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/121   20 August 1838
Letter from Sir John Herschel (1792-1871) to Lady Ravensworth accepting her invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/122   [August 1838]
Letter from Sir William Hamilton ?(1777-1859) to Lady Ravensworth accepting her invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/123   6 November 1868
Letter from George Mason (1818-1872) at Hammersmith to Lady Bloomfield, sending the sketch, she has overpaid.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/124   [?1871 x 1896]
Letter from Frederick Leighton (1830-1896) to Lady Bloomfield sending his drawing of Mrs ?Lentoin, not happy with it but he is worked out, hopes she will accept it in memory of their time at Beckett, asks if she will have it photographed and send him a copy, sorry to hear she is not well.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/125   4 November [?1871 x 1883]
Letter from Mr Leitch (?William (1804-1883) or his son Richard (c.1827-1882)) to Mrs Hanbury about rearranging Lady Bloomfield's ?needlework lesson.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/126   1 February 1854
Letter from Horace Vernet (painter, 1789-1863) at Paris to Princess Csartnyeka arranging a meeting.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/127   mid 19th century
Letter from Jules de Lacroix, unable to meet tomorrow.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/128   2 May 1864
Letter from T[héodore] Gudin (1802-1880) at Vienna to Lady Bloomfield accepting a dinner invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/129   [?1841 x 1845]
Address label from E[dwin] L[andseer] (1802-1873) to G.E. Anson at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/130   4 April 1842
Autograph of Matthew Cotes Wyatt (1777-1862).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/131   1851
Autograph of Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) at Nice.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/132   26 February 1854
Letter from J.W. Krüger at Berlin [to Lord Bloomfield].
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/133   25 June 1878
Letter from Frederick Tayler (1806-1889) at Regents Park to Lady Bloomfield about a dinner invitation, hoping to meet Mrs B. Simpson.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/134   27 May 1874
Letter from G.F. Watts (1817-1904) at Holland House to Lady Bloomfield, sorry she was not let into his studio.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/135   later 19th century
Letter from Frederic W. Burton (1816-1900) at Argyll Road, Kensington, to Mrs Fairholme, visit by her and Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/136   later 19th century
Letter from Clara Montalba (1842-1929) at Campden Hill to Lady Bloomfield, happy to let her see her pictures before they go to the Academy.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/136a   9 January 1877
Letter from Edward Lear (1812-1888) at Villa Emily to Lady Bloomfield about drawings of Alderley for Mrs Vaughan, can only find 3 out of the 12, would be happy to show his gallery again as he has had many drawings hung since her last visit, and the garden is also worth seeing, “about the prettiest in Sanremo”, especially the terrace.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/136b&c   4 February 1901
Letter from Augusta Caroline [grand-duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz] (1822-1916) at Strelitz to “Georgy” [Lady Bloomfield] at Bramfield House, commiserating about the death of the Queen [Victoria], “we are almost the last ... ones left who were young ... with her”, sorry to have had to be away from England, her own troubles, and the war.
Paper   2f + envelope with 2 Reichspost stamps
Add Ms 87/136d   [?1851 x 1860]
Envelope from [Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1797-1888)] to Lord Bloomfield.
Paper   1 envelope
Add Ms 87/137   9 May [?1872 x 1878]
Letter from Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878) at Sussex Place, Regents Park, to Lady Bloomfield, will put her letter before the Council [of the Royal Academy], hopes she will allow the picture to be inspected before it can be admitted to the winter exhibition of old masters.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/138   15 July 1857
Letter from Mr T[homas] M[iles] Richardson [jr] (1813-1890) at Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, to Lady Bloomfield sending her one of his “sketches from nature”, sorry “the former scrap's of his ... had come to such an end”, asking for her help in building up his autograph collection, could he have Lord Bloomfield's please.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/139   [1821 x 1840]
Letter from John Thomson [of Duddingston] (1778-1840) to [Lord Ravensworth] about a visit from himself and Lady Ravensworth, discusses the best time for the light.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/140   mid 19th century
Autograph of W[illiam] C[harles] Ross (1794-1860).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/141   later 19th century
Letter from H[arriet] G[oodhue] Hosmer (1830-1908) [at Rome] to Lady Bloomfield thanking her for an article, getting beneath the surface of marble, the difference between fawns and satyrs, the merits of fawns, visiting the studio and seeing Stella there.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/142   14 June 1852
Letter from Baron [Carlo] Marochetti (1805-1867) at Brompton to [Lady Bloomfield], the bust of Lord Bloomfield is ready and awaits instructions for sending it to Berlin.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/143   mid 19th century
Autograph of Joseph Paxton (1803-1865).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/143a   9 September 1852
Letter from Baron [Carlo] Marochetti to Lady [Bloomfield], grateful for her cheque for £60, if she can get the bust to London he will see about making the alterations.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/144   25 April [1845 x 1850]
Letter from Charles Barry (1795-1860) at Westminster [to Thomas Liddell, commissioner for the new Houses of Parliament] about arrangements for the visit of the duke of Cambridge to the new Houses of Parliament.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/144a   7 October 1894
Letter from ?Mary N. Roth at Cobham to “Aunt Georgy”, been too ill to visit, going back to North Africa soon, inviting her to visit.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/145   3 June 1865
Letter from R[obert] Napier (1810-1890) at Vienna to Lord Bloomfield, farewell, grateful for all he and Lady Bloomfield have done for him, would happily reciprocate in India for any friends of theirs.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/146   [1856]
Letter from W[illiam] F[enwick] Williams (1800-1883) to Lady Bloomfield at Berlin granting hr request for his autograph, reminiscing on the first Lord Bloomfield's affection for “our old & glorious regiment” (Royal Artillery), [the current] Lord Bloomfield's reception was the first real pleasure he had on coming out of captivity [with the Russians], grateful for her praise of his defence of Kars, looking forward to meeting John Bloomfield in England.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 87/147   [1827 x 1851]
A note by C[harles] Gützlaff (1803-1851) that “The myriads of inhabitants in the Celestial Empire” will be converted to christianity, in ?Chinese and English.
Language:  Chinese and English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/147a   [c.1830 x 1860]
[?Greeting] in 4 languages (Hebrew, ?Arabic, ?Persian, ?Syriac) from Henry West to Joseph Wolff (1795-1862)
Language:  English, Hebrew, ?Arabic, ?Persian, ?Syriac
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/148   [1793 x 1819]
Letter from Hannah More (1745-1833) at Bath to [Mrs King] at Bristol, returned from her excursion, thanks to “Providence and the virtuous Benedict”, tell Mr King she has read Dr [George] Huntingford's book “on the road” and is “highly pleased” with it.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/149   27 October 1871
Letter from Dr Döllinger at Munich to [Lady Bloomfield] about the burden she has no choice about bearing in the evening of her life, with a translation.
Language:  German and English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/150   5 November 1842
Letter from Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) at Upton, West Ham, to Prince Albert sending him a paper and pamphlet (not present) about the “sad state of the Waldenses”, hoping he might interest the Queen [Victoria], and she has also sent them to the King of Prussia, to elicit the support of the ministers of the protestant powers at the court of Turin.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/150a   mid 19th century
Address label from Miss [Harriet] Martineau (1802-1876) to Lady [Jane] Barrington at Ravensworth Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/151   26 February 1874
Letter from Mr Bartley at Ealing to Lady Bloomfield, will soon send a memorandum about the nurses' annuity scheme, keen to see “a better class of persons” taking up nursing.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/157   29 March 1855
Letter from [Sarah Sophia Child-Villiers] countess of Jersey (1785-1867) to Lord Bloomfield, grateful for the prints of the late emperor, sorry to hear of Lady Bloomfield's loss of her father [Lord Ravensworth].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/158   9 March [1834 x 1857]
Letter from Princess [Dorothea] Lieven (1785-1857) to Mr [Lord] Bloomfield at Rue de Richelieu, [Paris], inviting him to her house to meet Mr Guirot.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/159   8 September 1833
Letter from Prince Talleyrand (1754-1838) at London to Lady Jersey, grateful for her letter, the king of Holland departs, must go to Paris to sort out his family affairs as his agent of 30 years has died, only telling her all this because of his affection for her.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/160   28 July 1843
Letter from [Pierre Jean de] Béranger (1780-1857) to Hippolyte Raynal (1805-1864) giving advice about writing poetry (incomplete), certified by ?Charles Leorndi advocate at the royal court in Paris.
Language:  French
Paper   3f
Add Ms 87/161   20 June 1867
Letter from [Antoine duc de] Gramont (1819-1880) at Vienna to Lord Bloomfield about paying a hotel bill, death of the archduke, not been well; endorsed by Lord Bloomfield as paid.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/161a&162   13 July [1863]
Letter from Mr Thiers at Baden to Lady Bloomfield at Vienna, not able to go to Ischl as he was indisposed.
Language:  French
Paper   2f + 1 envelope with a Baden stamp
Add Ms 87/163   11 January 1845
Letter from Marshal [Horace] Sebastiani (1772-1851) at Paris to “Mademoiselle” apologising for the tardiness of his honouring of a promise.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/164   c.1850
Envelope from A[dolphe] Fould (1824-1875) to Lady Bloomfield at the English Embassy [in Paris].
Language:  French
Paper   1 envelope
Add Ms 87/165   1 July 1840
Letter from Oscar [king of Sweden] at Stockholm to Lord Bloomfield about a lithograph he had given him and asking to be remembered to his father the general.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/166   1848 x 1852
Autograph from [President Louis Bonaparte] for the marquis of Normanby, English ambassador.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/167   3 December 1881
Letter from [Empress] Eugénie (1826-1920) at Prince's Gate, London, to Lady Barrington, grateful for the set of patience cards and for the help with her bronchitis.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/168   25 September 1842
Watercolour portrait of Napoleon I by Mathilde de Démidoff (1820-1904).
Language:  French
Card, with a decorated perforated border   1f
Add Ms 87/169   20 November 1817
Letter from [Empress Marie] Louise (1791-1847) at Sarme to [?Priscilla Anne Fane Lady Burghersh (1793-1879)], commiserating on the sad end of Princess Charlotte and her child, a blow to all England, news from Vienna.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/170   1850
Letter from [President] Louis Napoleon (1808-1873) at the Elysée [Palace] to the [marquis of] Normanby, grateful for his advice on the law of “dotation”, counted on his support for a long time.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/171   26 December 1849
Letter from General [Louis-Christophe-Leon Juchault] de la Moricière [French ambassador] (1806-1865) at St Petersburg to [Lady Bloomfield] about taking a letter for Lady Normanby and saying his farewells, leaving for Paris.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/172   12 September [18]51
Letter from General Castelbajac [French ambassador] at St Petersburg to Lady Bloomfield, grateful for her letter and packets from Paris, husband and wife relationship, incident on Lac Bleu in the Pyrenees.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/173   [1849]
Letter from Fuad [Effendi Turkish ambassador to St Petersburg to Lord Bloomfield], has received news from Constantinople, call round if details are needed.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/174   16 September 1855
Letter from [Edoard] Thouvenel [ambassador at Constantinople] (1818-1866) about affairs in Constantinople.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/175   [?1839 x 1851]
Letter from Xavier de Maistre (1763-1852) [to Lady Bloomfield], grateful for her delivery, her autographs.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/176   mid 19th century
Autograph of [Jean Gilbert Victor Fialin] Count Persigny (1808-1872) ambassador of France.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/176a&b   [c.1830 x 1855]
List of places to see in Paris for Lady Williamson at the English Embassy written by [Louis-Mathieu Count Molé (1781-1855)].
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/177   [c.1863 x 1884]
Letter from Mrs Norton [?Charlotte Brame, novelist, (1836-1884)] at Casa Parete, Chiaja, to Lady Bloomfield, asking about the state of the road to Rome as undecided between the land or sea route, hopes a letter from Lady Normanby arrived posted last December at Leghorn.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/178   [?1841 x 1845]
Letter from [Louise Baroness] Lehzen (royal governess, 1784-1870) at Buckingham Palace to Miss [Georgiana] Liddell sending her some music to practise to sing with the Queen [Victoria] tomorrow.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/179   15 April 1878
Letter from Elizabeth [Lady] Eastlake (journalist, 1809-1893) at FitzRoy Green, [London], to Lady Bloomfield, commiserating on [her brother] Lord Ravensworth's death, arrangements to visit.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/180   15 June 1875
Letter from Wilma Norman-Neruda (violinist, ?1838-1911) at Bentick St, Manchester Square, [London], to Lady Bloomfield, enclosing tickets for her concert, is much better and stronger.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/182   [c.1850 x 1884]
Letter from [Auguste] Franchomme (cellist, 1808-1884) to Princess Czartnyska about her visit with Lady Bloomfield.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/183   16 November 1902
Letter from [Jules] Massenet (composer, 1842-1912) at Paris to Princess [?Czartnyska] about arranging a meeting in Paris.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/183a   22 March 1875
Letter from Wilma Norman-Neruda at Seymour St, Portman Sq, [London], to Lady [Bloomfield], cannot visit on the day suggested as she has a concert in Torquay.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/184   14 April 1846
Letter from [Henri] Vieuxtemps (violinist, 1820-1881) to Mr Haviland, accepting Mr Bloomfield's invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/185   29 March [1]867
Letter from Joseph Dessauer (composer, 1798-1876) to [Lady Bloomfield] about her invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/186   8 February 1851
Letter from Adolph von Henselt (composer, 1814-1889) to [Lady Bloomfield], will be late tomorrow as he has to attend a funeral.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/187   8 April 1875
Letter from Therese Titiens (singer, 1831-1877) at Finchley New Road, Hampstead, to Lady Agneta, may not be able to sing as invited if it is an opera night.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/188   22 April 1875
Letter from Signor [Giacinto] Marras (singer, 1810-1883) at Hyde Park Gate to Lady Bloomfield about the printing of a programme for a recital with the pianist Miss Aimers at Dudley House.
Language:  Italian
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/188a   29 November 1887
Letter from N[atalia] Janotha (pianist, 1856-1932) at New Bond St to Lady [Bloomfield], will visit as soon as possible.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/189   26 December 1874
Letter from M[arie] Taglioni (dancer, 1804-1884) at Connaught Square, Hyde Park, to Lady [Bloomfield] about the merits of Miss Baring
Language:  French
Paper, stained   2f
Add Ms 87/190   27 July 1842
Letter from [?Luigi] Lablache (singer, 1795-1858) to Miss [Georgiana] Liddell, he has give the Mozart and Haydn masses he found at Mr Novello's house to Her Majesty [Queen Victoria], he recommends Miss Liddell studies two of the Mozart masses.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/191   29 May 1838
Autograph of Giulia Grisi Gérard de Melcy (singer, ?1810-1869) at London.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/192   6 ?November 1843
Letter from Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (composer, 1809-1847) at Berlin to Herr ?Guenslumigtar.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/193   14 February 1860
Letter from [Giacomo] Meyerbeer (composer, 1791-1864) at Berlin to Lord [Bloomfield] enclosing a packet with the score of his march and a letter for [Queen Victoria] from Princess Frederick-William.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/194&194a   [1845 x 1886]
Letter from Franz Liszt (composer, 1811-1886) to Lady [Bloomfield], hopes to visit after his concert this evening; with the autograph score of 4 lines of 21 bars of a 3/4 ?piano piece.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/195   [c.1840 x 1896]
Letter from Clara Schumann (composer, 1819-1896).
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/196   1857
Letter from E[dward] Bulwer Lytton (writer, politician, 1803-1873) to Lady Bloomfield inviting her and Lord Bloomfield to stay at Knebworth, with directions.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/197   4 October 1861
Letter from Charles Dickens (writer, 1812-1870) at Wellington Street North, Strand, London, to Robert Lytton, about printing his “piece of Poetry” [in his journal] the week after next, a slight alteration of one phrase, his subscription, would be happy to have more contributions, comments on [his poem] Tannhaüsen, told Chapman and Halls about it, grateful for his comments on Great Expectations, his father's influence on the last two pages, staying with him at Knebworth, Forster's account of Browning is cheering.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/198   [1845 x 1879]
Letter from Charles Leven at Archduke Charles St to Lord [Bloomfield] declining a dinner invitation.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/199   8 August 1853
Letter from A[usten] H[enry] Layard (archaeologist, politician, 1817-1894) at Little Ryder St, [London], to Col C. White at Berlin, busy with the “Eastern question”, the emperor is going to accept the proposals from Vienna, his views of and role in the situation, efforts to curb Russia's ambitions, threats to the peace of Europe, anxious to know how the settlement will be received in Turkey fearing they will not submit to “the insults to their religion and independence”, thinking of going abroad to Germany, Etruria and Rome “now that matters seem so far settled”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/200   21 May [1845 x 1895]
Letter from H[enry] Rawlinson (assyriologist, diplomat, 1810-1895) at Langham Place to Miss Boothby declining an invitation to lunch at Lady Bloomfield's, establishing his absence from Mrs Reeve's on Monday.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/201&201a   23 November 1855
Autograph of [James Brudenell earl of] Cardigan (soldier, 1797-1868) Major General, Inspecting General of Cavalry, at Wimpole; with a sketch plan of the battle of Balaclava and the charge of the Light Brigade with Capt Nolan's movements marked, noted by Lady Bloomfield as given to her by Lord Cardigan at Wimpole on 23 November 1855.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/202   2 September [1851 x 1860]
Letter from [Henry Robinson-Montagu Lord] Rokeby (soldier, 1798-1883) at Wiesbaden to Lord[ Bloomfield at Berlin], his and Lady Rokeby's travel arrangements to Berlin.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/203   25 March [1845 x 1878]
Letter from Sir Henry Bentinck (soldier, 1796-1878) and Lady Bentinck at the Hotel de Rome accepting the invitation of Lord and Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/204   5 January 1857
Letter from [General Sir Colin] Campbell (soldier, 1792-1863) at Berlin to Lord Bloomfield, still here as was invited to dine with the prince of Prussia, grateful for himself and his officers for the kindesses of Lord and Lady Bloomfield.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/205   31 October 1854
Autograph of [General Hugh Viscount] Gough (soldier, 1779-1869).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/206   6 June 1854
Letter from [Admiral Sir] Charles Napier (sailor, 1786-1860) in Barro Sound to Lord [Bloomfield] sending despatches, it would be better via Stockholm, in sight of the “Helsingfors” (Helsinki) squadron, will move on Kronstadt when he has his fleet and the French but it is “inattackable”, hopes Prussia and Sweden will support, please send any news from [St] Petersburg.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/206a   14 April 1854
Letter from Charles Napier in the Duke of Wellington off Gothland to Lord [Bloomfield], now becalmed off Gothland, has sent 2 vessels to blockade the Russian coast, arrangements for any captures, hoping Prussia will not object, and communications.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/207   13 August 1854
Letter from [Canning Viscount] Stratford de Redcliffe (diplomatist, 1786-1880) at ?Thespiae to Lord Bloomfield introducing John Aristarchi, a Greek diplomat going to Berlin who has impressed British colleagues in Baghdad and Persia, his elder brother is a “known partisan of Russia”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/208   13 December 1855
Letter from [Christian Daniel] Rauch (sculptor, 1777-1857), mentioning Professor Magnus and Lady Westmorland.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/209&209a   [1851 x 1859]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt (naturalist, 1769-1859) at Potsdam describing a royal valet's villa near Potsdam, available for rent.
Language:  French
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/209b&209c   [1851 x 1859]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt to Lady Bloomfield about an invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/209d   [?1854]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt to Lady [Bloomfield] discussing porpoises, seals, and varieties of camel.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/209e   [?1854]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt to Lord [Bloomfield] asking him to find out if his friend Robert Jameson (1774-1854), professor of mineralogy at Edinburgh university, is still alive.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/209f   12 February [1851 x 1859]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt to Lord [Bloomfield] about King Frederick William IV, the young prince Ypsilanti travelling from Berlin to Paris, and his 95 year old grandmother still living in Odessa.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/209g   ?7 November [1851 x 1859]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt at Leipzig Straße to Lord Bloomfield, free dates, news from St Petersburg, journey of the emperor, 76 million roubles. Various mistakes and cancellations.
Language:  French
Paper, applied seal   2f
Add Ms 87/209h   [1851 x 1859]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt to Lady [Bloomfield] asking for favours on behalf of prince Boldave, grandson of a 95 year-old princess in Odessa, and his niece Madame de Bulow and nephew Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/209i   [1859]
Letter from A[lexander von] Humboldt to [Lord Bloomfield] about an invitation, endorsed as “written only a few weeks before his death”.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/210   4 November 1853
Letter from W[illiam] Sewell (academic, 1804-1874) to Lady Hardwicke about visiting.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/211&211a   2 March 1864
Letter from H[ans] C[hristian] Andersen (writer, 1805-1875) at Tyobenhaven to [Edward] Bulwer Lytton discussing his works I Sverrig, Han Er Ikke Født and Ole Lukøie, and asking for an autograph of his father (in Danish), with a translation in French.
Language:  Danish & French
Paper   1f & 2f
Add Ms 87/212a   14 March 1886
Autograph of J[ames] A[nthony] Froude (historian, 1818-1894).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/212b   30 July 1869
Letter from Professor [Richard] Owen (palaeontologist, 1804-1892) at the British Museum to Colonel ? asking if the deer heads were out of the peat or the marl beneath the peat.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/213   4 May 1866
Letter from Matthew Arnold (poet, 1822-1888) at The Athenæum to Lady Bloomfield, going to Paris, but will dine on his return, those who are or who are not philistines.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/214   17 May 1859
Autograph of Leopold Ranke (historian, 1795-1886), with a quotation from psalm 43.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/215   [1842]
Letter from Mr [Charles] Babbage (mathematician, 1791-1871) at 34 Carliol St, [London], to Lady Ravensworth saying he cannot visit, but grateful for her invitation to his American friend Col Biddle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/216   7 September 1857
Letter from [Sir] Roderick Merchison (geologist 1792-1871) at Potsdam to Lady Bloomfield, sending her a copy of his “last anniversary address”, highlighting his sketch of Lord Ellesmere and his use of Humboldt's work, he has induced Lord Clarendon to take on Livingstone as an “accredited agent” to the king of the Makofolo (central Africa).
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/217   12 August 1827
German verse of [Friedrich] de la Motte Fouqué (writer, 1777-1843), given to [Lady Bloomfield] by his daughter.
Language:  German
Paper   1f mounted on 1f
Add Ms 87/218   20 September 1864
Letter from Henry Liddell [dean of Christ Church] (1811-1898) at Llandudno to [Lady Bloomfield] ( “dear Cousin”) introducing Bonamy Price, visiting Vienna.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/218a   21 August 1838
Letter from Sir John Robison (inventor, 1778-1843) at Newcastle to Lady Ravensworth saying he will visit on 25 August.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/219   23 May 1842
Letter from C[harles] M[ayne] Young (actor, 1777-1856) at 174 Piccadilly, [London], grateful for their showing the case to the baroness, hopes the boy will please, has hinted to him to keep his “morceaux ... short and chosen more to please than surprise” .
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/220   c.1800
Letter from Maria Edgeworth (novelist, 1768-1849) to Sir Brooke Boothby (1744-1824) about visiting.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/221   30 May 1809
Note from J. Jellachieb Bau of Croatia.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/221a   [c.1810]
Note from [J. Jellachieb Bau of Croatia] at St Petersburg.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/222   1 October c.1800
Letter from [George] Nugent (soldier, 1757-1849) at Meidling to “My Dear Lord” sending “the order of Battle of the army suppos'd coming from Sachsenburg”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/223   6 September 1861
Letter from [Alfred] Windischgrätz (soldier, 1787-1862) at Vienna to [Lady Bloomfield] about photography and visiting.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/224   1800 x 1842
Letter from [Carlo Andrea] Pozzo di Borgo (diplomat, 1764-1842) about ?a meeting.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/225   27 April 1849
Letter from [Josef] Radetzky (soldier, 1766-1858) at Mailand mentioning Piedmont and Palermo.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/226   31 December 1846
Letter from [Prince Clemens von] Metternich (statesman, 1773-859) at Vienna about an accident to the family of Count Victor Zeihy, journeys to Oedenburg and Neustadt.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/227   1845 x 1866
Letter from [Prince] Paul Esterhazy (diplomat, 1786-1866) to Lady Bloomfield about a visit.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/228   9 October [1860 x 1871]
Letter from [Baron Anton von] Prokesch-Osten (diplomat, 1795-1876) at Hotel de Frankfurt to Lord [Bloomfield] about meeting before he returns to Constantinople [as Austrian ambassador].
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/229   [1868]
Letter from [Friedrich Ferdinand] Beust (politician, 1809-1886) at [Vienna] to Lady [Bloomfield] declining an invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/230   17 July 1847
Letter from [Count] Orloff to Lord [Bloomfield] about the emperor inviting Lady Bloomfield to an evening event, the empress is indisposed but the princess of the Netherlands will be there.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/231   [1848 x 1851]
Letter from Fuad [Pasha] (Turkish ambassador to St Petersburg, 1815-1869) about the Constantinople courier bringing letters from Ali Pasha with responses from the Porte for Austria and Russia.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/231a   16 November [?1800 x 1836]
Letter from M. Stourdzen to General [?Herman Ludwig] Lewenstern (soldier, 1777-1836) accepting his invitation.
Language:  French
Paper, remains of a seal   2f
Add Ms 87/232   [?1839 x 1851]
Letter from [Count Karl Robert] Nesselrode (statesman, 1780-1862) ?about an invitation.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/232a   [1839 x 1851]
Letter from Nesselrode to [Lord Bloomfield] about a meeting
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/233   19 July 1847
Autograph of Marie [grand-duchess of Leuchtenberg] (1819-1876).
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/234   [1839 x 1851]
Letter from [Prince] Menschikoff (soldier) to [Lord Bloomfield] about a letter for the marquis of Londonderry.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/235   17 October 1818
?Order signed by Nicholas, later Czar (1796-1855).
Language:  Russian
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/236   19 November 1809
Letter from [Grand Duke] Michael [of Russia] at St Petersburg to General ? about visiting his son and Lord Bloomfield.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/237   6 June 1882
Letter from the Princess [Augusta] of Prussia (1858-1921) at Weimar to Lady Bloomfield, detained 15 days in London.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/238   7 January 1859
Autograph of Wilhelm [prince regent of] Prussia (later Wilhelm I, 1797-1888)
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/239   16 July [?1851 x 1860]
Letter from [Baron Otto Theodor von] Manteuffel (statesman, 1805-1882) to [Lord Broomfield] saying that the king would recieve him at Bellevue tomorrow and the queen would see him the following day.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/240   24 March 1858
Letter from Victoria [Crown Princess of Prussia] (1840-1901) [at Berlin] to Lady Bloomfield, grateful for her gift of the “piece of work” of Lady Normanby's, will make it into an ottoman, hopes the colds are better, “they are getting quite stale ... and ought to be done with now”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/240a   c.1860
Signature of [Princess] Victoria.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/241   8 December 1858
Letter from Albert Edward [Prince of Wales] (1841-1910) at Berlin to Lady Bloomfield, enjoyed the ball.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/242   1 December 1858
Letter from [Princess] Alice (1843-1878) at Windsor Castle to Lady Bloomfield thanking her on her mother's [Queen Victoria's] behalf for her letter, would write more but the messenger is waiting and she only just learnt she was to have the pleasure of writing the letter.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/242a   16 March 1859
Letter from [Princess] Alice to Lady Bloomfield thanking her on behalf of her mother [Queen Victoria] for her 2 letters, sorry she has not been able to see [Princess] Victoria but she is recovering, hopes she does not have a cold, weather so warm the windows are open.
Paper, with a flower-bedecked border   2f
Add Ms 87/243   19 June 1876
Letter from [Princess] Louise (1848-1939) at Kensington to Lady Bloomfield asking where the bazaar is to be tomorrow.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/244   17 January 1875
Letter from [Princess] Helena (1846-1923) at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, to Lady Bloomfield soliciting her vote for the orphan Eleanor Harriett Rose on a printed election circular for her for the Infant Orphan Asylum, Wanstead.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/244a   28 February 1888
Facsimile letter of [Prince] Arthur [duke of Connaught] (1850-1942) to the secretary of the British Home for Incurables, agreeing to be chairman at the anniversary dinner, hopes it will raise large funds, will pay £25.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/245   15 May 1858
Letter from Princess F.W. [?Elizabeth] of Prussia to Lord Bloomfield asking him to forward some lines to Lord Ravensworth with apologies for the bad writing caused by writing on a sofa.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/245a   9 May 1876
Envelope from [Sir Francis Grant] (painter, 1803-1878) to Lady Bloomfield at Notting Hill.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/245b   5 December 1881
Envelope from [Empress Eugénie of France] (1826-1920) to Viscountess Barrington at Shrivenham.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/245c   later 19th century
Envelope to Leipzig.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/245d   later 19th century
Signature of [Prince] Edward Saxe Weimar (1823-1902).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/246&246a   22 August 1869
Letter from [Richard Bourke earl of] Mayo (governor-general of India,1822-1872) at Simla to Lord Bloomfield at Vienna, arrangements for a bandmaster who could “make a lot of money at Calcutta”, “the work here is 'tremendous'”.
Paper   2f + envelope with 6 x 2d stamps
Add Ms 87/247   27 September 1854
Letter from [Charles John Earl] Canning (postmaster-general of India, 1812-1862) at G.P.O. to Lady Bloomfield, cannot accede to her request as “Mr Morgan's Official character will not allow of his receiving any promotion”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/248   [1846 x 1863]
Letter from [James Bruce earl of] Elgin and Kincardine (1811-1863) to Lord Bloomfield, will call to “settle about Count Beckberg”, accepts the dinner invitation.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/248a   17 May 1869
Job specification for the bandmaster of the Vicerory [of India]'s band, signed “ERB”, with an added note about the recommended route from [England] to India, endorsed as “Conrad Siede”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/249   [1842 x 1854]
Address label from [Baron Christian Carl Josias von] Bunsen (diplomat, 1791-1860) to G[eorge] E. Anson, Prince Albert's treasurer, at Windsor Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/250   [?1839 x 1840]
Address label from [Baron ?Heinrich von] Bülow (?Prussian ambassador) to G[eorge] Anson, Prince Albert's private secretary, at Buckingham Palace.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/251   [?1847 x 1871]
Letter from [Count] M[arco] Minghetti (1818-1886) to Lord [Bloomfield] accepting his invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/251a   [?1862 x 1871]
Xeroxed foot of a document with the signatures of the [Prussian] ministers Bismarck, Maybach and ?Luciens.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/251b   [?1851 x 1871]
Letter from [Count Harry von] Arnim (diplomat, 1824-1881) at Rome to Lord [Bloomfield], problems with moving his effects before his return to Berlin.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/251c   [1871 x 1879]
Autograph of Field Marshal [Helmuth von] Moltke (1800-1891).
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/252   12 November 1858
Letter from [Karl Anton] Prince of Hohenzollern (1811-1885) to Lord [Bloomfield] asking for a letter to be forwarded.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/253   7 December 1858
Letter from [Baron Alexander von] Schleinitz (1807-1885) at Berlin to Lord Bloomfield, his doctor bans him from going out this evening so he cannot visit.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/254   1859
Letter from [Count] C[amillo di] Cavour (1810-1861) to Prince [Henri] de la Tour d'Auvergne (1823-1871) reporting the departure of Archduke Maximilian (1832-1867) for Vienna.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/255   25 January 1862
Letter from [Count Bettino] Ricasoli (1809-1880) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs [Rome] to “Caro Amice” about sending a letter to London and Paris.
Language:  Italian
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/256   [1863]
Letter from J[ohn] L[othrop] Motley (historian, 1814-1877) to Lady Bloomfield, sending her The Daily News, discussing articles, the American situation and the necessity of war to end slavery, and the “frivolous, flippant, malignant & ignorant tone of many of the London journals” on the slavery issue in contrast to the “earnest & dignified” approach of The Daily News.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/257   27 April 1864
Letter from A[braham] Lincoln (1809-1865) at Executive Mansion, Washington, to the Secretary of State asking for a nomination for James H. Campbell as Minister Resident to Sweden and Norway.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/257a   25 May 1865
Letter from James Speed, at the Attorney General's Office, Washington, to Delos Lake, attorney, in San Francisco, about instituting proceedings over a cargo of muskets on the Bark Brantez in port there.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/257b   26 August 1865
Letter from William H[enry] Seward (Secretary of State, 1801-1872) at Washington to Malcolm Seward giving him his autograph.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/258   28 July 1865
Letter from J.L. Motley at Vienna to Lady Bloomfield about the marriage of Lily to Captain Ives, U.S. Navy, recovering his health after the war by “the Carlsbad cure”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/258a   [1860 x 1871]
Letter from J.L. Motley to Lady Bloomfield, accepting her dinner invitation to Weidlingan, sorry they will be leaving for England, looking forward to seeing Lytton again.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/259   [1865 x 1869]
Autograph of Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), President U.S..
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/260   [c.1850 x 1863]
Autograph of [General] T[homas] J[onathan “Stonewall” ] Jackson (1824-1863).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/261   1 May 1861
Letter from Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War (1814-1869) at the War Department, Washington, to W[illiam] Hunter, Acting Secretary of State, asking him to deliver to Major Eckert the cypher correspondence between Thompson and Davis which he left with Secretary Seward some months ago as it is needed by the Judge Advocate General.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/262   [1835 x 1865]
Address label of C[ount Karl Ferdinand von] Buol[-Schauenstein] (1797-1865) to Baron Koller.
Language:  French
Paper with separate applied seal   1f
Add Ms 87/262a   25 January [1860 x 1871]
Letter from [Baron Francis] Koller to Lady Broomfield sending her the autographs of the Emperors Franz [II] and Franz-Josef and Count Buol-Schauenstein, and letters of Prince Metternich and Mr Thouvenel, ambassador in Constantinople, he is also interested in autographs.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/262b   [?1845 x 1851]
Address label of [Prince Paul Esterhazy (1786-1866)] to Lady Bloomfield at St Petersburg.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/262c   18 April [1845 x 1871]
Letter from Comte de Geust presenting himself to Lord and Lady Bloomfield.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/262d   3 October 1871
Letter from Count [August] von Bellegarde (1795-1873) to Lord [Bloomfield] sending the autographs of the emperor and empress.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/262e   23 May [1871]
[Ball] printed programme of 10 waltzes and other musical pieces.
Language:  German
Card, with embossed decorated edge   1f
Add Ms 87/263   October 1830
Signature of [Emperor] Franz [II of Austria] (1768-1835) at the end of a letter.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/264   [1848 x 1871]
Signature of [Emperor] Franz Josef [I of Austria] (1830-1916) at the end of a letter.
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/265   [1853 x 1871]
Signature of [Empress] Elisabeth [of Austria] (1837-1898).
Language:  German
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/266   [23 May 1860 x 1871]
Letter from Vice-Admiral [Wilhelm von] Tegetthoff (1827-1871) to [Lord Bloomfield] declining an invitation for 26 May.
Language:  French
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/267   [1860 x 1871]
Letter from Princess [Pauline de] Metternich (1836-1921) to Lady Bloomfield declining her invitation.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/267a   [1860 x 1871]
Letter from Princess [Pauline de] Metternich to Lord Bloomfield asking him to forward a package to London.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/267b   [1870]
Letter from [Count Rudolf] Apponyi [Austrian ambassador] at Belgrave Square [London] to Lady Bloomfield denying the rumours of Lord Bloomfield's recall from Vienna.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/267c   11 July 1866
Letter from [Count Rudolf] Apponyi at Chandos House to Lady Bloomfield, about her chamber-maid and her passport and the safe arrival of Lord Bloomfield.
Language:  French
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/267d   11 January 1870
Letter from H. Prince Salm at Vienna to [Lady Bloomfield] accepting her invitation for 13 January, looking forward to meeting Mr Lytton.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/268   27 July 1880
Letter from George Rolleston (physician and physiologist, 1829-1881) at Oxford to Lady Bloomfield, suggesting she sends over a builder's foreman when she is at Shrivenham House to see his filter plans, delighted she is so interested in drinking filtered rainwater.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/268a   15 April [1870 x 1879]
Letter from Sir Garnet Wolseley (soldier, 1833-1913) at Portman Square [London] to Lord Broomfield recommending his footman Charles Ellis to him.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/269   14 March 1886
Autograph of [Sir] D[onald] M[artin] Stewart (soldier, 1824-1900) at Kenbworth House.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/270   [1879 x 1901]
Letter from [Sir] Sam[uel James] Browne (soldier, 1824-1901) at Ryde to Mr Liddell thanking him for the salmon and hoping his brother continues to improve.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/271   [1882 x 1895]
Letter from [Sir] H[enry Dermot] Daly (soldier, 1821-1895) at Ryde to Mr Liddell, grateful for the fish and concerned about his brother's health.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/271a   [1895 x 1905]
Autograph of Field Marshal [Frederick Sleigh] Roberts (soldier, 1832-1914).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/272
[Letter from Mrs Fanny Kemble.] Missing by c.1950.

Add Ms 87/273&273a   20 January [18]91
Letter from [Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Marquess of] Dufferin and Ava (diplomatist, 1826-1902) at the British Embassy, Rome, to Lady Bloomfield at South Kensington, happy to show Capt Liddell and his wife “every possible civility”, though they had missed their ball, devoted to her family through Lady Normanby's “increasing kindness” towards his mother, entertained Lady Haldon from Naples last week.
Paper   2f + envelope with detached applied seal
Add Ms 87/273b   24 October [1898 x 1902]
Letter from [Philip Henry Woodhouse, Lord] Currie (diplomatist, 1834-1906) at the British Embassy, Rome, to Lady Bloomfield, sorry to have missed Mrs Liddell, October a dull month for society in Rome, lovely weather.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/274   [1886 x 1887]
Address label from [Stafford Henry Northcote, earl of] Iddesleigh (politician, 1818-1887) to Sir Robert Morier (diplomatist, 1826-1893) at Manchester Square, [London].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/275   12 November [1868 x 1903]
Letter from [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquess of] Salisbury (prime minister, 1830-1903) at Hatfield House to Lady Bloomfield, did not know she was a neighbour, invites her and Mrs Robert Smith to lunch.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/275a   [10 December 1888]
Autograph of [Marquess of] Salisbury at Hatfield House.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/276   [October 1887]
Autograph of [Roundell Palmer, earl] Selborne (politician, 1812-1895) at Ledbury.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/277   20 June [18]79
Letter from Algernon Turnor (1845-1921) at 10 Downing Street, [London], to Lady Bloomfield enclosing the autograph of [Benjamin Disraeli, earl] Beaconsfield (prime minister, 1804-1881).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/278   22 October 1893
A note by [John Duke, Lord] Coleridge (judge, 1820-1894) at Ickwell-Bury, Biggleswade, of graces before and after dinner.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/279   11 June 1895
Letter from [John Wodehouse, earl of] Kimberley (politician, 1826-1902) at the Foreign Office to [Farrer Lord] Herschell (lord chancellor, 1837-1899) suggesting that the Foreign Office should have Lord Bloomfield's correspondence which could remain confidential, be arranged and bound up in volumes, and kept separately from the official correspondence.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/279a   13 June 1895
Letter from [Lord] Herschell at the House of Lords to Victor ? enclosing 279 above about the Bloomfield correspondence, and wishing he could be with him assisting at the “Durham function” .
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/280   7 June 1877
Letter from [Arthur Richard Wellesley, duke of] Wellington (1807-1884) at London to Lord Bloomfield asking for a reference for William Wilson who has applied to him to be a butler, with particular emphasis on his “truth-telling” as he has found “lying servants an enormous plague” .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/281   28 January [18]89
Letter from [Edward Henry Stanley, earl of] Derby (politician, 1826-1893) at Knowsley, Prescot, to Lady Bloomfield declining her request as he has now severed all connections with Ireland.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/282   22 January 1889
Letter from [Francis Charles Hastings Russell, duke of] Bedford (1819-1891) at Woburn Abbey to Lady Bloomfield enclosing a cheque in answer to her request and hoping she will forgive its “humility” as he has such demands from “immediate neighbourhoods”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/283   21 January 1889
Letter from [Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, duke of] Westminster (1825-1899) at Eaton [Hall] to Lady Bloomfield, can only send her £10 for her “uphill task in her kind endeavour” for the parish of Finnol, [Ireland].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/284   28 January [18]75
Letter from F[rancis] W[illiam] Newman (1805-1897) at Weston-super-Mare to Dean Stanley sending him an address on religious endowments delivered to the Manchester Reform Club who were disappointed in his approach, Bishop Colenso supports it, he had just held a public meeting of Church Defence, reports their views on disestablishment and plans for circulating his address.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/285   10 July 1861
Letter from H[enry] E[dward] Manning (1808-1892) at Bayswater, [London], to [A.P. Stanley] thanking him for his Edinburgh Review article, hopes he will visit, pleased by his article's “appreciation of the real state of religious thought” in the Church and its “fairness of dealing”, discusses the Essays and Reviews as “subversive of a great part of Chirstianity” .
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/286   22 February [1857]
Letter from E[dward] B[ouverie] Pusey (1800-1882) to [A.P.] Stanley outlining his “distress” rather than “coldness” at Stanley's joining them in Oxford, viewing his appointment with “sorrow and fear” , giving his objections to his views and those of Professor Jowitt whose faith he could not hold for an hour.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/287   14 January 1873
Letter from Charles R[anken] Conybeare (1821-1885) at Itchen Stoke rectory, Alresford, to Dean [Stanley] asking him for advise on responding to Lord Northbrook's request for a commentary of the psalms, discussing the merits of [Heinrich] Ewald, [Joseph Francis] Thrupp and [Franz] Delitsch, he has been laid up since the end of Advent so has been unable to send New Year wishes or a gift for his Refuge.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/288   29 May 1878
Letter from [John Saul] Howson, [dean of Chester], (1816-1885) at Chester Deanery to Dean Stanley at Westminster, grateful for his sympathy, which he has also had from Dr Radcliffe and the duke of Westminster, Lady Victoria Campbell has reported on Friday night, the duke of Argyll has been a considerable influence on his life, would like to see again his account of the marriage.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/289   1 April 1861
Letter from T[homas] H[enry] Huxley (biologist and science educationist, 1825-1895) to [A.P.] Stanley, had expected to hear his opinions on the address from Rolleston, discusses the merits of a weaker or stronger document, and his maxim that “wherever Science leads I follow”, whatever the views of others including clergymen.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/290   1 March 1877
Letter from John Tyndall (physicist and mountaineer, 1820-1893) at the Royal Institution to [Dean] Stanley, reflecting on the first anniversary of his marriage, the qualities that he and [Louisa] had seen in each other and their meetings in the Alps, and their mutual happiness, also commends Stanley's acceptance of the presidency of the Sunday Society.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/291   26 November [18]61
Letter from Stephen Lushington (judge, 1782-1873) at Belgrave Square, [London], to [A.P.] Stanley commending his speech to the House of Congregation which he has just read and supporting his principles.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/292   [c.1850 x 1863]
Letter from Richard M[onckton] Milnes (author & politician, 1809-1885) at Orwell Park to Mr Stanley discussing a practical joke and suggesting Mr Opie as the author, hopes he will call on Mr Alfe who is “good about Irish manners and social life”, [Orwell Park] is a lonely place where “you can just sense the corruption of Harwich”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/293   3 February 1862
Letter from J[oseph] Wolff (missionary, 1795-1862) at Ile Brewers vicarage, Taunton, to Dr Stanley commending his appointment as guide to [Edward] Prince [of Wales] for his tour of the [Middle] East but asking Stanley if he might solicit the same high honour from the prince for himself.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/294   26 December 1873
Letter from F[rederick Temple bishop of] Exeter (1821-1902) at The Palace, Exeter, to [Dean] Stanley about a sermon he had preached, he never keeps sermons “they all go into the fire”, suggesting a title and text [for a sermon].
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/295   30 January [18]86
Letter from [Garnet Joseph Viscount] Wolseley (1833-1913) at the War Office to [Edward] Lord Lytton (1813-1891) explaining that he has told Captain Rose that he cannot comply with his request.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/296   23 December 1893
Letter from [Frederick Lord] Roberts (1832-1914) at Evercreech, Somerset, to [Edith] Lady Lytton (1841-1936), wondering about her arrangements for Christmas, he will be taking Grove Park, north of London, for a year and hopes she may visit in the summer.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/297   [?1891 x 1902]
Letter from Arthur James Balfour (prime minister, 1848-1930) at Edgbaston, Birmingham, to Lady Lytton, hoping to come over on Tuesday.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/298&298a   15 December 1902
Letter from George Wyndham (politician, 1863-1913) at the House of Commons to his godmother [Lady Bloomfield] retelling a conversation at Bowood when he recalled her giving him a mechanical duck, and also recalling a bible and prayer-book at Clouds which she also gave him, hoping to visit.
Paper   2f + envelope
Add Ms 87/299   15 March 1855
Letter from P[riscilla countess of] Westmorland (1793-1879) at Vienna to Lord Bloomfield commiserating with Lady Bloomfield over the death of her father Lord Ravensworth, and also commiserating with Lady Normanby, and, in confidence, Lord Westmorland reports after dining at Prince Esterhazy's that all were happy with the conference and the first article was settled.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/300   31 December 1874
Letter from Edward Clifford (artist, 1844-1907) at Madresfield Court, Great Malvern, to Lady Bloomfield about arrangements for doing a sketch of her at her home, sorry to have missed her at Ford Castle.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 87/301   15 February 1858
Menu for the wedding breakfast for the [marriage of the Princess Royal] printed by Robert Winckelmann of Leipzig Straße, Berlin.
Language:  French
Paper, glossed, with a coloured cartouche of the arms and flags of Germany and Great Britain, decorated with beribboned swags of roses, printed   1f
Add Ms 87/302   13 June 1897
Letter from Marie Mallett at Balmoral Castle to “Aunt Georgie” [Lady Bloomfield], sending 2 tickets for the Household Stand, at the Queen's suggestion, for [Queen Victoria's diamond] jubilee, very busy [with preparations], goes out of waiting on Saturday and will be glad to be at home, with a printed ticket for 22 June 1897 and a plan of the Buckingham Palace environs.
Paper   2f & 2f
Add Ms 87/303   later 19th century
Menu “de Leurs Majestés” for a lunch or dinner.
Language:  French
Paper, embossed border, with a coloured coat of arms at the head   1f
Add Ms 87/304   [1860 x 1871]
Envelope addressed to Lady Bloomfield at Purkersdorf (Austria).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/305   25 January [1858]
Invite from [Lord] and Lady Bloomfield to Mr Scott to their ball to celebrate the marriage of the Princess Royal and Prince Frederick William [of Prussia].
Language:  French
Card, printed   1f
Add Ms 87/306   1905
Postcard of a BW drawing of Durham cathedral from the SW, across the Wear, showing the Fulling Mill and boats sailing, printed by C.W. Faulkner of London, inscribed on the front “Edward.1905.Albert” .
Card   1f
Add Ms 87/307   14 July 1897
Envelope addressed to Lady Bloomfield at Bramfield, Hertford, “Please forward”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/308   5 February 1861
Instructions from Sir George Hayter (artist, 1792-1871) on caring for a picture.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 87/309   c.1900
List of the collection 1-300 [by Lady Bloomfield], entitled “List of autographs”, recording the item number, with occasional additions by the author of 310.
Paper   8f
Add Ms 87/310   early 20th century
List of the collection 1-301, with some later pencil amendments, with page and item numbered recorded.
Paper   6f
Add Ms 88   19th century
Hymn tune book, largely manuscript, written by several 19th century hands, with two pieces of printed music ( “Let the voice of the people decide” and “The daughter of Israel”) bound in at the end. Predominantly tunes for evangelical and temperance movement hymns. Includes words of a few of the hymns.
Receipt of J.C. Kendle, Durham chemist, 4 June [18]83, loose inside the front cover.
Paper book, in green baize over millboards binding   Pages numbered (in a mixture of foliation and pagination) 1-195; pp.181 and 193 repeated in the page numbering sequence. Lacks pp.67-70, 81-82, 173-177, lower half of 103/104, 182-184, 189-190. Leaf 99/100 misbound before 83.
Size: 295 x 235mm
Ownership inscriptions of John Dawson, one of which, on the inside back cover, is dated March 1860. Dawson's total abstinence pledge card is also pasted to the inside back cover. Inscription also of Robert Gregory on the verso of the final leaf of the last printed item.
Add Ms 89   1711
Liturgy of St. Basil, beginning at the Anaphora, translated into English verse by and in the hand of Sir George Wheler (1650-1724) canon of Durham 1684-1724. Pencil inscription on f.1 “By Sir George Wheler Rector of Houghton le Spring and Prebendary of Durham 1711. ”
Paper booklet   44f.
Presented by Bath Municipal Library
Inscription on f.1 “From Mr C.G. Stuart Menteth 1869 to G.D. H[ill]”, also an ink accession number 2767 and label “Pamp. N.100 class 264” of [Bath Municipal Library]

Add Ms 90   c.1711
“A paraphrase on the Lord's Prayer” in verse, by and in the hand of Sir George Wheler (1650-1724) canon of Durham 1684-1724. Ff. 6-8 blank.
Paper booklet   8f.
Size: 310 x 200mm
Presented by Bath Municipal Library
Inscription of f.1 “From Mr C.G. Stuart Menteth 1869 to G.D. H[ill]”, also an ink accession number 2767 and label “Pamp. N.100 class 264” of [Bath Municipal Library]
Add Ms 91   18 January 1810
Letter from John Wolfe, Durham, to William Russell, Esq., Brancepeth Castle, appending an “Account of Debtors discharged from the Gaol at Durham by Voluntary Contribution since the 25th day of Octr. 1809”. The account gives the names of prisoners, their debts and the sums for which these were compounded, and the names of the contributors to their release (of whom Russell was one) and the amount of their donations.
1 folded paper quarto sheet   3p.
With a letter of gift to Durham Cathedral by Angus D. Falconer, 13 November 1963
Add Ms 92   c.1700
“Whither Truth and Good be things antecedent to the divine Intellect and Will”, a discourse in a late 17th/early 18th century hand
1 quarto paper quire, sewn in paper covers   14f.
Size: 185 x 140mm
Add Ms 93   28 February 1906
Mandate of Edward VII for the appointment of John Robertshaw as a bedesman in Durham Cathedral, signed by H[erbert] Gladstone, Home Secretary.
1 folded folio paper sheet   3p.
Add Ms 94   1900 - 1934
Three plans of 12 The College, Durham, the house usually attached to the 3rd canonry.
3 sheets
Add Ms 94/1   c.1900 - 1905
“Sectional plan of drains, gas and water pipes for Dr. Farrars house”. Drawn c.1900-1905. Inscription on verso “Revised Oct. 1934 by Wm. Jopling in Canon Chase Quick's time of Residence” [Professor Adam Storey Farrar was prebendary of the 3rd stall May 1878-June 1905 and Professor Oliver Chase Quick was appointed a canon of Durham in 1934]
scale: 100 feet = 120 mm

Size: 278 x 310mm
Add Ms 94/2   c.1934
“House of the 3rd canonry”, plan of 2nd (bedrooms) floor, by Cordingley & McIntyre, chartered architects, the College, Durham. Drawing no.472. No scale stated.

Size: 306 x 398mm
Add Ms 94/3   April 1934
“Proposed alterations to the 3rd canonry”, by Cordingley & McIntyre, chartered architects, the College, Durham. Drawing no.485. All floors are shown.
scale: one eighth inch = 1 foot.

Size: 650 x 832mm
Add Ms 95   c.1823 - 1824
Sketches of buildings and views in Durham City, some signed by J. Bouet and all apparently by him
Sketches mounted in an album, in a 20th century quarter niger binding   16 sketches
Size: 235 x 295mm
Add Ms 95/1   c.1823 - 1824
“Gateway at Durham Taken Down in 1821”, i.e. Durham's North Gate, drawn from the south side, looking towards Saddler Street from Owengate, signed J.B. (at right, 40mm. from foot).

Size: 220 x 180mm
Add Ms 95/2   c.1823 - 1824
“Goal [sic] Gate from Queen Street”, i.e. Durham's North Gate showing the gaol and adjacent buildings as well as the archway. Unsigned.

Size: 190 x 180mm
Add Ms 95/3   1824
St Mary the Less church and rectory, South Bailey, Durham. Signed J. Bouet. Pencil.

Size: 73 x 84mm
Add Ms 95/4   1823
Durham gaol [i.e. the new prison, built 1820], Old Elvet, front façade with two figures. Signed J.B.

Size: 73 x 85mm
Add Ms 95/5   c.1823 - 1824
View of Durham city wall with Durham Castle in background. Unsigned.

Size: 74 x 85mm
Add Ms 95/6   c.1823 - 1824
St. Helen's chapel and archway below, from the College, Durham, with a small foreground figure wearing an academic hood. Unsigned.

Size: 75 x 85mm
Add Ms 95/7   c.1823 - 1824
Market Place, Durham, from Saddler Street, with the statue of Neptune on Pant, and small figures, one on horseback. Unsigned.

Size: 75 x 119mm
Add Ms 95/8   c.1823 - 1824
Palace Green, Durham, from the Cathedral graveyard, showing the Registry building with Bishop Cosin's Library and Durham Castle beyond. A small figure seated on a tombstone in the foreground. Two boys playing on a graveyard wall. Unsigned.

Size: 85 x 120mm
Add Ms 95/9   1824
St. Oswald's church, Church Street, Durham, from the north. A small figure leaning on a tombstone in the foreground. Signed J. Bouet.

Size: 81 x 120mm
Add Ms 95/10   1824
North Bailey, Durham, showing St. Mary le Bow church, with adjacent buildings, a small figure of an old woman, and the Cathedral graveyard wall in the foreground. Signed J Bouet.

Size: 76 x 120mm
Add Ms 95/11   c.1823 - 1824
Palace Green, Durham, from the Cathedral graveyard, showing Divinity House, then the Grammar School, a gated wall round the graveyard, and Bishop Cosin's Almshouses and Cosin's Hall beyond. Small figures in the foreground, including a woman leading two children by the hand, a man with a book under his arm, and boys playing with a dog. Unsigned.

Size: 75 x 120mm
Add Ms 95/12   1824
St. Margaret of Antioch church, Crossgate, Durham, from the south west. Signed J Bouet.

Size: 74 x 120mm
Add Ms 95/13   c.1823 - 1824
View of Framwellgate Bridge and Durham Castle from the river bank to the north. Two small figures, one fishing, in the foreground.

Size: 80 x 122mm
Add Ms 95/14   1824
St. Giles's church, Gilesgate, Durham, from the north east. A small figure (a gravedigger ?) in the foreground. Signed J. Bouet.

Size: 85 x 118mm
Add Ms 95/15   c.1823 - 1824
Durham Cathedral, interior view of south nave door. Signed JB.

Size: 74 x 105mm
Add Ms 95/16   c.1823 - 1824
North Gate, Durham, from the south side, with two small figures conversing under the arch (cf. no.1). Signed J.B.

Size: 73 x 102mm
Add Ms 96   1839 - 1840
Copies and drafts of letters from George Moor, attorney of Durham, about the charitable status of Durham School and its King's Scholars to (variously) the Bishop of Durham [Edward Maltby, Bishop of Durham 1836-1856], the dean and chapter of Durham, Canon George Townsend (prebendary of the 10th stall 1825-1857), and Mr. Richardson Peel (clerk to the dean and chapter of Durham). Many of the drafts are written on the reverse of printed and manuscript papers relating to the Durham court of pleas.
96/1-2 Copy letter to the bishop of Durham, undated.
96/3 Copy letter to the dean and chapter of Durham, 22 March 1839.
96/4 Another copy of the same letter.
96/5-12 Draft letter to Mr Peel (clerk to the dean and chapter of Durham - see 96/13-14), 24 March 1839.
96/13-14 Draft letter to the bishop of Durham.
96/15 Part of a draft letter to prebendary George Townsend, 20 February 1840.
96/16-17 Fragments.
Paper file   17 leaves
Size: Various sizes
Chapter Library Acc No 1765.
Formerly in a cupboard beneath the reference case in the Dormitory.
Add Ms 97   19 March 1709
Letter from Robert Fenwick, mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, defending his course of action in demanding sureties for good behaviour from Newcastle keelmen, in view of their involvement in a riot in the previous year.
Paper   1f.
Chapter Library Acc No 965.
Formerly in a cupboard beneath the reference case in the Dormitory.
Add Ms 98   1962
Notes by C. Roy Hudleston (1905-92) on the family of Braems Wheler (d.1774) and his relationship to Sir George Wheler (1650-1724). 1 sheet, with related attached letters
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 99   19 March 1772 - 23 August 1774
“An account of Braems Wheler the only acting Executor of Grace Myddleton Widow Dec[eas]ed beginning the 19th March 1772”. Grace Myddleton or Middleton, widow of Francis Middleton, was Sir George Wheler's daughter, and Braems Wheler's sister-in-law. The account provides a very detailed record of receipts from the sale of Mrs. Middleton's domestic goods including books (pp.51-53), with the names of the purchasers, and of payments made from her estate.
1 quarto paper quire, sewn in marbled paper covers   77p.
Size: 230 x 190mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1105.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Mss 100 - 199
Add Ms 100   February 1775 - April 1778
“An Account of John Sharp the surviving executor of Grace Myddleton Widow deceased beginning the 27th February 1775”. Braems Wheler died in 1774, apparently before completing his task as executor. This account is in the hand of John Sharp, prebendary of the 9th Durham stall 1768-1791 and of the 11th stall 1791-1792. It relates chiefly to receipts of rents for Mrs. Middleton's properties, and the payment of legacies and legal expenses.
Paper book, in half calf bound marbled boards   8f. only used
Size: 233 x 194mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1106.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 101   19 March 1772 - 23 December 1774
“An account of Braems Wheler with his wife Mary Wheler, Hilkiah Bedford and AliceWife of John Hall, Devisees in the Will of Grace Myddleton Widow deceased, containing his Receipts and Payments ... which are not comprized in his Account as the only acting Executor ...”, 22 April 1772. Relates to leases and rents.
1 quarto paper quire, sewn in marbled paper covers   16p.
Size: 230 x 190mm
Gift from Leeds Record Office; Chapter Library Acc No 1107.
Add Ms 102   1962
Photostat copies of 8 letters 1698-1704 to and from Sir George Wheler (1650-1723), together with a photostat of a June 1823 note about their provenance and 3 sheets of notes by C. Roy Hudleston, 27 July 1962, on the correspondents.
Contents:
102/1 Covering note on the provenance, June 1823.
102/2 Sir George Wheler to his daughter B[ridget] Shere, 24 May [ ].
102/3 Sir George Wheler to his brother, [draft]. 2f.
102/4 Edward Marston to Sir George Wheler, 30 September 1698. 3f.
102/5 Samuel Bromesgrove to Sir George Wheler, 22 August 1699. 2f.
102/6 Robert Booth to Sir George Wheler, 4 November 1700.
102/7 Sir George Wheler to Mrs Hutchinson, 19 July 1704. 2f.
102/8 Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, to Sir George Wheler, 23 July 1704.
102/9 David Paton to Sir George Wheler, 23 July 1704.
102/10 Typescript contents list, with brief details of each letter.
102/11 Notes by C. Roy Hudleston, 27 July 1962. 3f.
Paper file   18f.
Gift from Leeds Record Office; Chapter Library Acc No 1108.
The original letters are in the Ledston Hall records, reference LD, held by the West Yorkshire Archives Service in Leeds.
Add Ms 103   14 October 1664
Fair copy of Durham Consistory Court's “Orders and Rules that the Proctors may not use delayes in the expediting of Causes” Signatories to the final enforcement clause: John [Cosin bishop of] Durham and Thomas Burwell, with the consent of Robert Newhouse, registrar, and Cuthbert Sisson, Gabriel Jackson, Richard Mathew, William Mathew and George Barkas. Two further names, Francis Hanby and Gabriel Swainson, are added below the date 30 July 1674.
Language:  Text of the orders and rules in English, final enforcement clause in Latin
Paper bifolium   3p.
Presented by Kingston upon Hull Public Libraries, via R.F. Drewery, Chief Librarian, 5 September 1962, Chapter Library Acc No 50607.
Add Ms 104   25 February 1822
Letter from Edward Maltby (1770-1859), bishop of Durham (1836-56), to “Dear Sir” [his bookseller and publisher], written from Buckden, giving instructions about sending copies of his own sermons and other books as gifts. Mounted in a folder facing an engraving of Maltby as a young man, by R. Cooper, from a drawing by H. Edridge.
Paper   2f.
Bought from W.A. Hyers Ltd, New Bond St, London, 5 September 1962, Chapter Library Acc No 50608.
Add Ms 105   1961
“Further notes by E.A. Gee on discoveries in the Cathedral Library, formerly the Frater of the Abbey at Durham”, typescript notes relating to Dr. Gee's visit to Durham Cathedral Library in October and November 1961, together with a typescript transcript from The Gentleman's Magazine, 31 (1849), p.531.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla folder   5f.
Given by Eric Gee, per the Chapter Office, 22 September 1962, Chapter Library Acc No 50640.
Add Ms 106   18 January 1962
“Comments on the west side of the Abbey plan at Durham by E.A. Gee”; typescript notes relating to Dr. Gee's attempt to explain features of the monastic prison.
Language:  English
Paper file, in a manilla folder   4ff.
Given by Eric Gee, per the Chapter Office, 27 September 1962, Chapter Library Acc No 50643.
Add Ms 107   September 1962
Four photographs of features discovered beneath the entrance stair to Durham Cathedral refectory during repairs in September 1962.
Language:  English
Photos mounted in a folder   4 photos
Bought from J.A. Mills of Durham 5 October 1962, Chapter Library Acc No 50648.
Add Ms 108   15 October 1962
“The frater at Durham”, typescript notes by E.A. Gee.
Language:  English
Pape file, in a manilla folder   3f.
Given by Eric Gee, per the Chapter Office, 17 December 1962, Chapter Library Acc No 50727.
Add Ms 109-116   1903 - 1908
Notes and drafts for talks etc by Samuel Kirshbaum, later Kirshbaum Knight, suffragan bishop of Jarrow 1924-1932. Partly manuscript, partly typescript
Language:  English

Presented by the Revd. J. Breay, vicar of Warcop, June 1957
Add Ms 109   3 May 1903
“Doctrine of Annihilation”, notes explaining Kirshbaum's opposition to the doctrine
4f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1229.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 110   19 February 1908
“The Fatherhood of God”, a paper read to the St. Paul's Association, at 26 Bruton Street, London
33f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1230.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 111
“Self-discipline”
5f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1231.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 112
“Home”
5f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1232.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 113
"How to teach the Bible", typescript talk, with notes for the same talk.
22f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1233.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 114
Notes on J.K. Mozley's The Doctrine of the Atonement
40f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1234.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 115
“The Cambridge Platonists”
28f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1235.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 116
“Nature's Witness”, a sermon on Romans 1, v.20
22f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1236.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 117   1932 - ?1950
4 photographs of the Prior's Kitchen, Durham Cathedral
117/1. Interior, showing the building empty, ?1950.
117/2. Interior, with tables and kitchen fitments and utensils, 1932.
117/3. Interior, roof vault, ?1950.
117/4. Exterior, ?1950.
Language:  English
Mounted in a manilla folder   4 photos
Chapter Library Acc No 1256.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 118   1961
"The Refectory Diggings", ms account by James Martin Fenton, a schoolboy at Durham Cathedral Chorister School (later Auden professor of poetry at Oxford), of excavations at Durham Cathedral Refectory.
Language:  English
Paper file   2f.
Presented by the author, 23 December 1962.
Add Ms 119   October 1923
Aycliffe people: notes by H.M. Wood of references to people from Aycliffe, Co. Durham, in marriage bonds among the Durham Diocesan Records, and in registers of other parishes, and in Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses
Language:  English
Paper exercise book   15p. only used
Size: 200 x 160mm
Presented by Louisa Wilson of Aycliffe, 26 March 1942
Add Ms 120   1928
“Annals of Aycliffe. A Parish of the Palatinate” volume I, typescript history by Louisa Wilson, with a ms foreword by W.A. Spooner, Warden of New College, Oxford
Language:  English
Paper file, in springback binders   [1], 5, [4], 424p.
Chapter Library Acc No 1373.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 121   1928
“Annals of Aycliffe. A Parish of the Palatinate” volume II, typescript history by Louisa Wilson, with a ms foreword by W.A. Spooner, Warden of New College, Oxford
Language:  English
Paper file, in springback binders   [1], 5, [4], 424pp.
Chapter Library Acc No 1374
Add Ms 122   early 19th century
Pedigrees and armorials of County Durham families.
Written in an early 19th century hand (see p.75 for dating evidence); at least some sections are said (pp.13, 42, 54, 62, 94) to have been copied from a manuscript of Thomas Gyll. Some armorials coloured. With a few later 19th century additions (pp.52, 73).
Paper book, 19th century binding, marbled sides   106p.
Size: 245 x 160mm
Presented by Louisa Wilson of Aycliffe, 26 March 1942
Add Ms 123   1900
Durham Cathedral statutes : transcript, made by Miss Jessica Lewis for Christopher Wordsworth, of B.L. Additional Manuscript 5867, a copy of the statutes made by the Revd. William Cole (1714-1782) F.S.A. With an inscription “Chr. Wordsworth, St Nicholas' Hospital Salisbury” on the front pastedown and with notes in his hand on a preliminary leaf about Cole manuscripts relating to Durham in the B.L., and further annotations by him throughout the text
Paper book, quarter leather binding, marbled sides   a-c, i-iv., 82f.
Size: 320 x 202mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1364
Add Ms 124   24 January 1923
Letter to John Meade Falkner (1858-1932) from Mrs. Lilian Green, Leamington Spa, suggesting that his novel The Nebuly Coat might be suitable for adaptation as a film.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1372.
Found within Add Ms 123.
Add Ms 125   early 20th century
Masons' marks in Durham Cathedral compared with marks in St Magnus's Cathedral, Kirkwall and in other churches and buildings in the north of England and in Scotland : pencil drawings and notes by Alwyn T.P. Williams, Bishop of Durham (1939-1950), with a covering letter from him to S.L. Greenslade (Durham Chapter Librarian), 16 January 1949
Paper file   11f.
Given by Alwyn T.P. Williams, bishop of Durham, 16 January 1949; Chapter Library Acc No 1378.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 126   4 May 1961
6 ultra-violet photographs of Durham Cathedral Library Ms. A.II.17, f.37 recto and verso, 3 of the recto and 3 of the verso; 2 of each were taken by Alan Wiper on 4 May 1961; the others were taken by D.H. Wright of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Mounted on card   6f.
Add Ms 127   1895
“Entrance to the Deanery, Durham - Sketch Designs for Arcading”. 3 pencil sketches, one with water-colour colouring, by G.H. Kitchin, architect (son of Dean G.W. Kitchin).

Size: 127/1 182 x 252mm; 127/2 126 x 168mm; 127/3 126 x 170mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1381.
Formerly in the desk in the Hunter MS closet.
Add Ms 128   June 1903
“Sketch design for Bp De Bury Memorial In Durham Cathedral. Scale 110 = 1ft”, two pencil sketches by G.H. Kitchin

Size: Measurement of sketches (image area) : 213 x 110mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1382.
Formerly in a desk in the Hunter MS closet.
Add Ms 129   5 April 1894
“The monastery at Durham”, account of a presidential address of Canon William Greenwell (1820-1918) to the "Durham Archæological and Architectural Society" [i.e. The Architectural and Archæological Society of Durham and Northumberland]
Language:  English
Paper booklet, bound in blue buckram   37f.
Size: 430 x 277mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1383.
Formerly in a desk in the Hunter MS closet.
Add Ms 130   1920 x 1939
“A great Tudor bishop of Durham : the life story of Cuthbert Tunstall by Edward Sykes, Honorary Canon of Durham : sometime Rector of Sedgefield”, with a preface by Herbert Hensley Henson, Bishop of Durham
Language:  English
Paper book, carbon copy typescript, 20th century buckram binding   [4], 1-2, 2A, 3-97f
Size: 265 x 205 mm
Presented by John Sykes, the author's son, 1951; letter of presentation tipped in at the front. [Latest known relict, May 1987, Mr. O.J.P. Sykes, 7 Sandy Lane, Little Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey GU17 8NL.] Chapter Library Acc No 1387.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 131   21 October - 18 November 1792
Autograph diary of Thomas Burgess (1756-1837), prebendary of Durham 1791-1825, bishop of St David's and later of Salisbury, describing a tour of Scotland, visiting Edinburgh, Carron (where he describes the blast furnaces), Stirling, Loch Lomond, Dumbarton, Glasgow (with an account of his visit to the university), and back to Durham via Edinburgh. With a note of his expenses on the final leaf.
Paper book, marbled paper covers   46p., pp.26-44 blank
Size: 190 x 122mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1391.
Formerly in North MS closet.
Add Ms 132-135   early 20th century
Transcripts of entries in the parish registers of Aycliffe, Co. Durham. Transcriber unknown (? Louisa Wilson - cf. Add. Mss. 120-121).
Paper, carbon copy typescript, with a few manuscript annotations   4 volumes
Size: each volume 273 x 206mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1395-1398.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 132
Transcripts of Aycliffe registers 1560-1658.
pp.1-73 baptisms;
pp.74-93 marriages;
pp.94-146 burials.
Index of personal names

Add Ms 133
Transcripts of Aycliffe registers 1659-1737.
pp.1-83 baptisms;
pp.84-104 marriages;
pp.105-161 burials.
Appendices: transcripts of other memoranda entered in the register concerning inductions of vicars, ? collection of ship money, repair of the churchyard wall, Aycliffe men imprisoned for participation in the 1569 rising of the northern earls, followed by a list of rectors and vicars of Aycliffe 1085-1928.
Index of personal names.

Add Ms 134
Transcripts of Aycliffe registers 1738-1812, baptisms and burials for the whole period, and marriages 1738-1755. A flyleaf memorandum concerning an 1811 comet and the 1812 Luddite rising is transcribed in an appendix.

Add Ms 135
Transcripts of Aycliffe registers, contains marriages 1754-1812, banns 1793-1816, indexes of personal names to Add Ms 134-135, and an index of place names to Add Ms 132-135

Add Ms 136   December 1962
8 photographs of repairs to the north-western roof pinnacle of the Chapel of the Nine Altars, Durham Cathedral
Language:  English
Mounted in a folder   8 photos
Add Ms 137   1879 x 1889
Bidding prayer used at Durham Cathedral in the time of Bishop Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1828-1889)
Language:  English
Paper, typescript with ms alterations   2f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1405.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 138   1923 - 1935
3 photographs of Durham Cathedral choir or some of its members
138/1 The choir with the Dean, C.A. Alington, at the Cathedral crossing, Christmas 1935
138/2 Lay clerks of Durham, York and Ripon, early 1930s
138/3 Lay clerks, 1923
Language:  English
Mounted in a manilla folder   3 photos
Add Ms 139   1963 - 1965
Notes on the occupants of nos. 24 and 27 North Bailey, Durham, in the 17th to 20th centuries, compiled by C. Roy Hudleston.
Language:  English
Paper file, typescript   5f.
Given by C.R. Hudleston 9 April 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50781.
C.R. Hudleston, “Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Residents of the South Bailey”, Transactions of the Architectural and Archæological Society of Durham and Northumberland vol.XI parts III and IV (1962), pp.247-255.
Add Ms 140   1963
“Notes on cressets, collected from various sources” by Wilfred Dodds, University of Durham Department of Archaeology.
Language:  English
Paper file, typescript   4f.
Given by W. Dodds 9 April 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50782.
Add Ms 141   [1960]
Notes on the history of Bearpark, Co. Durham, entitled “The story of our village 1244 to 1960”, compiled by Mrs Marton and Bearpark Womens' Institute from published sources, stories of old inhabitants and the compilers' own recollections.
Language:  English
Paper file, carbon copy typescript, in a manilla folder   20f. + 6 illustrations
Size:
Given by the author per Durham County Federation of Womens' Institutes 16 May 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50796.
Add Ms 142   1874
“Cruciform drain-hole in stone coffin of Bp Kellawe”, rubbing, with pencil enhancements and notes, by Canon J.T. Fowler of the coffin of Richard de Kellawe, Bishop of Durham 1311-1316, in Durham cathedral chapter house. The discovery, in June 1874, of this drain is referred to, with a sketch, on p.255 of J.T. Fowler, “Excavations on the site of the Chapter-House of Durham Abbey”, Transactions of the Architectural and Archæological Society of Durham and Northumberland, vol.2, 1883, itself substantially reproduced from Archæologia, vol.45.
Paper   1f.
Size: 580 x 530mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1579.
Formerly in the Greenwell desk bottom drawer.
Add Ms 143   1963
“Easter morning in Durham Cathedral”, camera script for a BBC TV broadcast transmitted 14 April, producer Peter Hamilton, including an order of service and text of the sermon by the dean of Durham, J.H.S. Wild.
Language:  English
Paper file   [1], 27f.
Transferred from the dean and chapter 7 May 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50793.
Add Ms 144   1993
“The making of the Stella Maris window for the Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral by Leonard Evetts, 1993”, album of colour photographs of the making of the window from cartoon to completion. The window was donated by the American Friends of Durham Cathedral.
Paper book   23f.
Size: 253 x 180mm
Add Ms 145   27 October 1960
Letter from the Rev. Angelo Raine to the Very Rev. J.H.S. Wild, Dean of Durham, giving his recollections of the opening of St. Cuthbert's coffin in 1898, when, as a boy, he was invited by Canon J.T. Fowler to the Deanery to see the contents of the coffin, which had last been opened by his grandfather, the Rev. James Raine, senior, in 1827. The letter is in the hand of the Rev. Angelo Raine's wife, Alice, to whom, at the age of 83, he dictated it, and it is accompanied by a covering letter from her and a note by Dean Wild.
Language:  English
Paper   5f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1698.
Formerly with Add Ms 53.
Add Ms 146   1816 x 1849
Fragment of a letter signed C.S. [Sir Cuthbert Sharp] to the Rev. James Raine, about copper for engravings. Left hand side of leaf defective
Paper   1f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1730.
Add Ms 147   30 October 1851
Letter from the Rev. J[ohn] P[atrick] Eden, Bishop Wearmouth Rectory, to [Robert Archibald Douglas Gresley], calling in the bishop of Durham's subscription for a new church at Hendon, Sunderland, and commenting on the difficulty of eliciting assistance from his wealthy parishioners, and on a dispute between the Sunderland freemen and the bishop.
Language:  English
Paper   2f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1731.
Formerly in a cupboard beneath the reference case in the Dormitory.
Add Ms 148   1828
James Raine's annotated, interleaved copy of his book Saint Cuthbert : with an account of the state in which his remains were found upon the opening of his tomb in Durham Cathedral in ... MDCCCXXVII (Durham and London, 1828).
The interleaved material includes original drawings and engravings for the illustrations, as well as numerous extra illustrations. Drawings signed M.T. are by Matthew Thompson of Durham. The annotations include a detailed account of Raine's payments to the printer Francis Humble, and to Mark Lambert of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for engravings and to Isaac Richardson of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for woodcut illustrations for the book. The interleaved material also includes letters from W.N. Darnell to Raine, in one of which (facing p.214), commenting on his lack of success in enlarging a drawing of St. Cuthbert's skull, he writes “perhaps there is a spell upon me. I wish no evil may befal you for having been engaged in that wicked spoliation of the dead.” Some of the illustrations are hand coloured.

Size: 293 x 230mm
Presented, with Add. Ms. 149, in 1960 by Raine's grandson, another James Raine (b.1869), of Dartford; Chapter Library Acc No 1610.
Formerly in the North MS closet.
“Dr Raine and St Cuthbert”, by M[argot] J[ohnson], Durham Philobiblon 2 part 7 (June 1962), p.51-52 and in Friends of Durham Cathedral twenty-Seventh Annual Report 1959-1960 p.13-14 (an account of this and Add Ms 149).
Add Ms 149   1828
Disbound copy of James Raine's Saint Cuthbert : with an account of ... the opening of his tomb in ... MDCCCXXVII (Durham and London, 1828) with the 8 plates and many of the illustrations finely hand-coloured and gilded in imitation of the manuscripts and artefacts from which they were copied; together with:
(a-b) Two pencil drawings by Joseph Bouet (one the original for the figure of a monk on plate 3, the other a drawing of a grave cover revealed during excavations in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral, dated 17 February 1830, and having on the back a pencil note “Mr Surtees with Mr Bouet's compliments”.)
(c) Two pages (a bifolium) of unpublished drawings connected with the opening of St. Cuthbert's tomb, showing the outer coffin, the positions of the remains found within, and the profile of the three coffins, showing the thickness of each.
(d) Newspaper cutting from The Times of 1939 about St Cuthbert's cross.
Different traditions among Raine's descendants ascribe the fine colouring of the plates and illustrations to Raine himself, or possibly to his daughter Annie Raine Ellis, author of Sylvestra (1881).

Size: 293 x 230mm
Presented, with Add Ms 148, in 1960 by Raine's grandson, another James Raine; Chapter Library Acc No 1611.
Formerly in North MS closet.
“Dr Raine and St Cuthbert”, by M[argot] J[ohnson], Durham Philobiblon 2 part 7 (June 1962), pp.51-52 (an account of this and Add Ms 148)

Add Ms 150   1885 x 1900
Lists of minor canons of Durham Cathedral 1557/8-1594/5, headmasters and second masters of Durham School 1557/8-1614/5 and King's Scholars of Durham School 1557/8-1597/8, written in a late 19th century hand [?possible E.A. White] on the back of sheets from an 1885 electoral register from Tow Law and Stockton polling districts.
Language:  English
Paper file   5f.
Chapter Library Acc No 1766.
Formerly in a cupboard beneath the reference case in the Dormitory.
Add Ms 151   1844
2 manuscript letters signed by James Raine the elder about a Roman inscription at Cliff written at Crook Hall, Durham

Chapter Library Acc No 1773.
Former ref L913.4274, formerly with Add Ms 53.
Add Ms 151/1   19 April 1844
Asking for a rubbing of a stone inscription, explaining the technique, opinion on what “DDD” might stand for.
Paper   2f.
Size: 110 x 90mm
Add Ms 151/2   9 May 1844
Explaining the meaning and significance of the inscription on the stone at Cliff as a memorial to a Roman soldier.
Paper   1f.
Size: 190 x 110mm
Add Ms 152   1911 - 1924
18 letters, most from G. Baldwin Brown to H.D. , about Anglo-Saxon sculptures and St. Cuthbert’s relics

Chapter Library Acc No 1776.
Former ref L913.4201; formerly in the bottom drawer of the Greenwell desk.
Add Ms 152/1   9 July 1911
GBB to the dean [G.W. Kitchin] asking permission to photograph the Acca Cross and embroidered stoles in the Cathedral Library. Written at Edinburgh university.
Paper   2f.
Size: 176 x 112mm
Add Ms 152/2   11 July 1911
[Dean] G W Kitchin to HDH asking him to assist GBB, professor of Fine Art at Edinburgh. Written at The Deanery, Durham.
Paper   2f.
Size: 102 x 157mm
Add Ms 152/3   12 July [1911]
GBB to [HDH] suggesting when he might visit. Written at Edinburgh university.
Paper   2f.
Size: 115 x 178mm
Add Ms 152/4   25 October 1911
GBB to HDH discussing the arrangement, display and installation of the stole and maniple. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   2f.
Size: 115 x 178mm
Add Ms 152/5   5 November 1911
GBB to HDH discussing the arrangement and display of the stole and maniple, and his arrangements for visiting. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   5ff.
Size: 115 x 178mm
Add Ms 152/6   14 November [1911]
GBB to HDH discussing his arrangements for visiting and photographing the embroideries. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   2f.
Size: 114 x 180mm
Add Ms 152/7   2 June [1912]
GBB to HDH discussing arrangements for the photographing of the embroideries involving Mrs Christie. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   2f.
Size: 113 x 177mm
Add Ms 152/8   14 June [1912]
GBB to HDH discussing further examinations of the embroideries by Mrs Christie; the trouble caused to HDH; the number of prophets on the embroideries; sending a photo of the Bewcastle cross. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   5f.
Size: 114 x 177mm
Add Ms 152/9   4 August [1912]
GBB to HDH on the order of the figures on the stole and the quality of photos for his Burlington Magazine article. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   2f.
Size: 112 x 176mm
Add Ms 152/10   29 August [1912]
GBB to HDH, name of the Acca cross, published opinions on the stole and maniple, possible visit with Mrs Christie to examine them. Enclosing a BW photo print of the top of the Acca cross. Written at 50 George Sq, Edinburgh.
Paper   2f. & 1f.
Size: 128 x 201mm & 81 x 110mm
Add Ms 152/11   15 May [1913]
GBB to HDH, unable to help re the hogback stones. Written at 13 Coates Crescent, Edinburgh.
Paper   2f.
Size: 113 x 176mm
Add Ms 152/12   10 September [1913]
GBB to HDH, proposed visit, name of the Acca cross. Written at 98 South Hill Park, Hampstead.
Paper   2f.
Size: 113 x 176mm
Add Ms 152/13   17 October [1913]
GBB to HDH, visit with Mrs Christie, needs to see the embroideries without the intervening glass. Written at Edinburgh University.
Paper   2f.
Size: 111 x 177mm
Add Ms 152/14   5 January 1920
GBB to [Mr. Andrews, publisher], copyright in photos of St. Cuthbert’s coffin published in Canon Greenwell’s catalogue of the carved stones. Written at Edinburgh university.
Paper   2f.
Size: 114 x 178mm
Add Ms 152/15   6 February 1920
GBB to HDH, copyright in photos of St Cuthbert’s coffin published in Canon Greenwell’s catalogue of the carved stones. Written at Edinburgh university.
Paper   2f.
Size: 114 x 178mm
Add Ms 152/16   8 April 1920
GBB to HDH, runic inscriptions on St. Cuthbert’s coffin. Written at Edinburgh university.
Paper   2f.
Size: 113 x 177mm
Add Ms 152/17   18 April [1920]
GBB to HDH, runic inscriptions on St Cuthbert’s coffin, photo of the portable altar, possible catalogue of the treasures. Written at Edinburgh university.
Paper   2f.
Size: 113 x 177mm
Add Ms 152/18   29 November 1924
GBB to HDH, scaffolding on Monkwearmouth church tower, runic inscriptions on Bewcastle cross, Bruce Dickins’s opinion. Written at Central Station Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Paper   2f.
Size: 127 x 204mm
Add Ms 153   early 19th century
Ledger containing transcripts in the hand of Rev. James Raine senior (1791-1858) from various sources. Contents:
ff.2-3 “Flood of 1771 The Benefactions given by the following Gentlemen to the relief of the Indigent Sufferers in the County of Durham by the late Inundation”
f.4 Names of those present at a committee meeting in Durham on 27 February [1772 ?], chairman Sir John Eden bart., clerk Rev. J. Rotheram, to consider losses occasioned by the great flood of November 1771 and measures of relief.
ff.5-20 List of religious houses in various English dioceses, with the order to which they were affiliated; transcribed from an unidentified roll.
Paper book, disbound   20f, remainder of the book is blank
Size: 394 x 58mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1785.
Formerly in the South MS closet.
Add Ms 154   1722
“Catalogue of my Musick-Books”, autograph catalogue of his own collection made by Revd. Philip Falle (1656-1742), prebendary of Durham Cathedral, with a note signed by him on the final page bequeathing the collection to Durham Chapter Library, 25 June 1722. Arranged in the following sections:
I Books treating of Musick as a Service or Art.
II. Sacred Vocal Musick.
III. Profane Vocal Musick.
IV. Instrumental Musick.
The collection is now in Durham Cathedral Library, and the catalogue is annotated with current call-numbers.
Paper book, in 20th century buckram binding   16p.
Size: 316 x 195mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1786.
Formerly in the Music closet desk.
G.B. Crosby, A catalogue of Durham Cathedral music manuscripts (Oxford 1986); Raymond Falle “The Falle music collection in Durham Cathedral Library” (Bull. Soc. Jervioise 1969); R.A. Harman, A catalogue of the printed music and books on music in Durham Cathedral Library (London 1968)
Add Ms 155-194   1905 - 1928
40 sermons by Samuel Kirshbaum Knight (1868-1932), bishop of Jarrow. Some manuscript, some typescript, with ms notes. Contents:
Language:  English
Paper files   3 boxes
Presented by Revd. J. Breay, Vicar of Warcop, June 1957; Chapter Library Acc No 1789-1828.
Formerly a parcel on a seat in the Refectory.
Add Ms 155   1 October 1905
“Nature's witness to God”. On Acts xiv, 17. Harvest Festival, St Margaret's, Westminster. Sunday evening.
22f.
Add Ms 156   1 April 1906
“The sufferings of Christ”. On I Peter i,11. Matins, St Margaret's, Westminster, Passion Sunday.
22f.
Add Ms 157   8 April 1906
“The purpose of Christ's death”. On 1 Corinthians xv, 3. St Margaret's, Westminster, Matins, Palm Sunday.
20f.
Add Ms 158   22 July 1906
“The kingdom of heaven”. On Matthew iv, 23. St Mark's Notting Hill, Evensong, the first Sunday after institution and induction to the vicarage.
22f.
Add Ms 159   12 February 1916
“The Christian's transfiguration”. On 1 John iii, 2-3. Matins, 6th Sunday after Epiphany.
14f.
Add Ms 160   13 February 1916
“On words”. On Proverbs xv, 23. Evensong.
4f.
Add Ms 161   20 February 1916
“A new heaven and a new earth”. On Genesis i,1. Matins, Septuagesima.
15f.
Add Ms 162   27 February 1916
“The cross in Christian experience”. On 1 Corinthians i, 18.
14f.
Add Ms 163   3 September 1916
“The quest for the chief good”. On Ecclesiastes xii, 13-14.
14f.
Add Ms 164   1 November 1916
“All Saints' Day”. On Revelation vii, 9-10.
12ff.
Add Ms 165   5 November 1916
“The communion of saints”. On Ephesians ii, 19-22.
17f.
Add Ms 166   5 November 1916
“The communion of saints II”. On Hebrews xii, 1-2.
6f.
Add Ms 167   12 November 1916
“Sacramentalism”. On Colossians iii, 1,2.
17f.
Add Ms 168   19 November 1916
“The eucharistic sacrifice”. On 1 Corinthians xi, 26. Sunday before the National Mission.
17f.
Add Ms 169   31 December 1916
“Sovereign love”. On Romans viii, 28. Day of special prayer in war time.
13f.
Add Ms 170   10 February 1918
“The knowledge of God”. On 1 Corinthians xiii, 9-10.
14f.
Add Ms 171   7 December 1924
“The Bible”. On 2 Peter i, 21. Durham Cathedral.
17f.
Add Ms 172   28 December 1924
“The incarnation the satisfaction of man's aspirations”. Galatians iv, 4. Durham Cathedral.

Add Ms 173   8 March 1925
“Progress in faith”. On Philippians iii, 12. Cambridge.
24f.
Add Ms 174   26 April 1925
“The natural and the spiritual”. On 1 Corinthians xv, 46. Durham Cathedral.
19f.
Add Ms 175   13 June 1925
“Life and light”. On John i, 4. Festival of St Hild's College, service in Durham Cathedral.

Add Ms 176   6 September 1925
“Grace”. On Ephesians ii, 8. Durham Cathedral.
18f.
Add Ms 177   13 September 1925
“The Holy Spirit”. On John vii, 39. Durham Cathedral.
19f.
Add Ms 178   18 October 1925
“Education and life”. On Matthew vi, 23. Newcastle Cathedral, with a printed order of service.
16f.
Add Ms 179   24 January 1926
“The Church of England's special vocation in missionary work”. On 1 Corinthians ix, 22-23. Durham Cathedral, Eve of St Paul's Conversion.

Add Ms 180   10 July 1927
“The church's worship”. On John iv, 23. Westminster Abbey, Sunday after the Church Assembly's final approval of the Prayer Book Measure.
16f.
Add Ms 181   17 July 1926
“Lay helpers in the church”. On 1 Corinthians xvi, 9. Annual service of the Durham Diocesan Lay Helpers Association, Auckland Castle Chapel, with a printed order of service with ms corrections.
16f.
Add Ms 182   12 December 1926
“Judgment by Christ”. On Luke xxi, 36. Durham Cathedral.

Add Ms 183   12 December 1926
“The Christ that is to be”. On Ephesians iv, 13. Newcastle Cathedral.
18f.
Add Ms 184   26 December 1926
“Christianity and childhood”. On Luke ii, 27. Durham Cathedral, St Stephen's Day.
17f.
Add Ms 185   5 June 1927
“The wonder of Whitsunday”. Broadcast service from Newcastle, Whit Sunday.
13f.
Add Ms 186   5 June 1927
“The value of the church to religious living”. On Ephesians v, 25. Newcastle Cathedral, Whitsunday.
17f.
Add Ms 187   4 September 1927
“Am I a Christian ?”. On 2 Corinthians v, 17. Durham Cathedral.
15f.
Add Ms 188   11 September 1927
“Christian experience”. On 2 Corinthians v, 17. Durham Cathredral.
14f.
Add Ms 189   18 September 1927
“The Christ of the Gospels”. On 2 Corinthians v, 17. Durham Cathedral.
17f.
Add Ms 190   25 September 1927
“Christ and his church”. On 2 Corinthians v, 17. Durham Cathedral.
15f.
Add Ms 191   9 October 1927
“Form and principles”. On John viii, 29. Durham School.
14f.
Add Ms 192   6 November 1927
“England's freedom”. On 1 Peter ii, 16. Bishop Auckland, at a service of local officials.
16f.
Add Ms 193   15 January 1928
“Frivolity and its cure”. On John ii, 5. Holy Trinity Church, Jesmond.
16f. and 1 leaf of ms. notes
Add Ms 194   12 July 1928
Sermon at the laying of the foundation stone of the Church of the Ascension, Easington Colliery, and a printed order of service.
5f.
Add Ms 195   later 17th century
Advice on subjects for ordination candidates entitled “Analecta sacra novitijs theologicæ candidatis aliquantillid[?] fortassis p[ræ]fectura”, directed (f.2) to “He yt would be a knowing and wel grounded divine (for 'tis a matter of laboure & sweat and industry nothwithstanding ye wild and wilfull contradiction of these bleeding and unhappy times)”. First word of the title transliterated from the Greek. Written in a late 17th century hand.
Language:  English, with Latin title
Paper pamphlet, quarto, stabbed sewing   14f.
Size: 190 x 150mm
Inscriptions on f.1 "Lib. Nic. Burton" and "Tho Rud 1716". [Nicholas Burton : headmaster of Durham School and rector of St Mary-le-Bow Durham 1703-05 : died 1713 and buried at St Mary-le-Bow Church Durham.]
Add Ms 196/1   3 January 1843
Letter from Charles Armstrong to James Raine, will visit him in Durham, including a list of 69 Durham Cathedral Priory lay officers and servants in 1533 [in Raine’s hand], and a note [by Raine] “Mr. Armstrong about the new foot path passing by the Hall”. Written at Adwell Park.
Language:  English
Paper, remains of a red seal, penny red stamp   2f.
Size: 203 x 251mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1832.
Formerly in a package containing Add Ms 53.
Add Ms 196/2   31 January 1844
Letter from James Raine to Mr M.A. Denham, [lay officer] in 1540, enclosing 1 above, his son interested in old coins, Emperor Caransius coin. Written at Crook Hall.
Language:  English
paper   2f.
Size: 114 x 185mm & 114 x 124mm
Chapter Library Acc No 1832.
Formerly in a package containing Add Ms 53.
Add Ms 197   later 17th to early 18th centuries
Statutes of Durham Cathedral, prefaced and followed by transcripts of other documents relating to the cathedral and priory of Durham, written by several 17/18th century hands.
Paper book, binding early 18th century gold tooled brown calf, modern title label   xiv, 201p., remainder of vol. blank
Size: 208 x 168mm
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50836.
Ownership inscriptions on front pastedowns of Nath. Ellison [cf. Add Ms198 for details of N.E.] and H. Conyers Surtees [Brigadier-General Sir H.Conyers Surtees (1858-1932) of Mainsforth Hall, Ferryhill, Co. Durham, M.P. for Gateshead 1918-1922] and note in 20th century hand “Ex libris James Wall” [James Wall, 1st half 20th century minor canon of Durham Cathedral and collaborator with J.E.C. Welldon in a history of Durham Cathedral.].
Add Ms 198   14 April 1663
“The Antiquities of the Church of Durham. A little treatise compendiously declaring the first Originall of the Episcopall See of Durham ... with the Occasion of removing the same See, and Order of Succession of all the Bishops ... unto Cuthbert Tonstall ... summarily comprizing such memorable Acts and works of Charitie as sundry of them ... performed, with sundry other things worthy of Remembrance : Collected out of the Ancient and late records of the Cathedrall Church of Durham, and for the most part translated out of Latin ... the 14th day of Aprill 1663”. The original text, in a very clear 17th century hand, occupies pages 1-77, annotated and continued (chiefly with lists of priors, deans, holders of the prebendal stalls and archdeacons, with a list of Chancellors and an index at the end of the volume) in the hand of Nathaniel Ellison (son of Ralph Ellison : matriculated at St. Edmund Hall Oxford 29 March 1672 aged 15, died 4 May 1721, holder of the 5th prebendal stall in Durham Cathedral 1712-1721, vicar of St. Nicholas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 1695, and previously archdeacon of Stafford from 1682) whose inscription appears on p.i.
Paper book, binding early 18th century gold-tooled brown calf, later title label.   vii, 212p.
Size: 206 x 167mm
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50835.
Armorial bookplate of Brigadier H. Conyers Surtees on front pastedown.
Add Ms 199   c.1770 - 1792
[Rites of Durham], a copy of the printed edition entitled The antiquities of the Abbey or Cathedral Church of Durham (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1767), cut up, pasted into a large folio volume and heavily extra-illustrated and annotated with lengthy antiquarian notes and transcripts [by Thomas Woodness]. The extra-illustrations consist chiefly of engravings and newspaper cuttings relating to Durham Cathedral, City and County, but also include original drawings by various hands.
Extra-illustrations include:
p.3 Engraving “A Silver Penny coined at Durham in Bishop Bainbridge’s time” (1507-1508)
p.21 Engraving “The Cathedral Church of Durham”, view from NW [1776] (Benedikz 88)
p.26 Engraved ground plan “Cathedral Church of Durham”
p.43 Engraving “St Cuthbert’s Feretory”
p.78 Engraving of Bishop Hatfield’s tomb
p.132 Engraving “Shrine of Venerable Bede”
p.134 Engraving of a monk in vestments kneeling before an altar with cross, skull and book
p.169 Engraving of Durham Cathedral exterior from E
p.195 Engraving “The Cathedral Church of Durham” exterior from N “T Harris fecit”
p.214 Watercolours of 2 windows in Durham Cathedral: St John the Evangelist in the vestry E end and SS Cuthbert and Bede in the Chapel of the Nine Altars, both “J.L. del. 1776” (John Lambert)
p.223 Ink drawing of the arms of the diocese of Durham
p.299 Engraving “Dr. Fox Bishop of Winchester” (Richard Fox bishop of Durham 1494-1501)
p.305 Engraving “Cardinal Baynbridge Archbishop of York” (Christopher Bainbridge bishop of Durham 1507-1508)
p.310 Engraving “Thomas Wolsey Cardinal” (Thomas Wolsey bishop of Durham 1523-1529)
p.311 Engraving “Cuthbert Tonstall Bishop of Durham” (Cuthbert Tunstall bishop of Durham 1530-1559)
p.329 Engraving of the seal of William James bishop of Durham 1606, obverse and reverse
p.347 Engraving of the arms of Joseph Butler bishop of Durham (1750-1752)
p.348 Engraving of “Richard Trevor, Lord Bishop of Durham” “R Hutchinson delin J Collyer sculp”
p.349 Engraving of the seal of Richard Trevor bishop of Durham (1752-1771), obverse and reverse
p.450 Engraving hand-tinted of 2 charters and their seals: Hugh Pudsey bishop of Durham to the burgesses of the City of Durham, and its confirmation by Pope Alexander III “Stephens sculp”.
p.451 Engraving “The West View of Bernard Castle” (Barnard Castle) (Benedikz 103)
p.466 Engraving “Hardwick Gardens” showing a sailing boat, castle, pavilion, and swans “Bailey del et sculp 1781”
p.484 Lithograph “Claypath Gates taken down in the year 1791” “M Thompson delin” “R Herbert lithog”
p.484 Engraving of the seal of Greatham Hospital, obverse
p.495 Engraving of “The Workings of a Coal-Mine” from a cutting from the Royal Magazine
p.497 Engraving of “A Representation of a Coal-Waggon” in a printed article signed T.S. Polyhistor of Chester-le-Street 1763
p.498 Engraving of “A Representation of a Coal-Pit when Working by E. Sarrab of Chester-le-Street” from the London Magazine 1765
p.500 Engraving of “A Representation of a Coal Staith when the Keels are Loading, by E[dward] Barrass Mathematician of Chester-le-Street” from the London Magazine 1765
p.503 Engraving of the arms of Lumley Saunderson Earl of Scarborough
p.519 Pen and wash drawing of Neville’s Cross, signed “R.W. Henderson DEL”
p.521 Engraving of Auckland Castle with an accompanying printed article by Thomas Pennant
p.571 Engraving of John Wycliffe titled “John Wickliff”
Manuscript notes and transcripts include:
pp.4-10 Ms transcript of “The History of St Cuthbert” from Grose The Antiquities of England and Wales vol 3.
pp.337-339 Notes on Bishop John Cosin and his benefactions
p.439 “The Endowment of the See of Durham as it was given in Anno 1534”
p.441 “The Sale of the Lands of the See of Durham in the Years 1647, 1648, 1649, 1650, 1651”
pp.451-457 Ms account of Barnard Castle
pp.461-462 Ms account of Streatlam Castle
pp.469-472 “A Copy of the Awarded High Ways and private Ways of Bishop Wearmouth awarded about anno 1649”
pp.473-476 List of the highways and byways in [Bishop] Wearmouth presented in a [manorial] court at Houghton 7 May 1675
pp.522-524 Ms transcript of an account of Auckland Castle by William Hutchinson published in the Antiquarian Repertory vol. 2 pp.46-47
pp.539-541 Ms account of Cocken, seat of Ralph Carr, transcribed from Arthur Young’s Tour to the North of England
pp.545-547 Ms transcript of the Durham knights at the Battle of Lewes 1262 from a copy of the Boldon Book by John Lambert 1777
pp.547-549 Ms list of Durham knights at the Battle of Lewes 1262 transcribed from The Newcastle Chronicle of 29 June 1765
pp.553-558 Ms transcripts from Dugdale’s Monasticon re Kepier Hospital
pp.561-564 Ms transcripts of documents of Gateshead Hospital
pp.569,575 Printed cutting of “eminent Men born in the County of DURHAM”
pp.579-583 Ms armorial roll of the Lumley family
pp.597-598 Ms account of Lanchester
pp.601-602 Ms account of Langley Hall, Lanchester
p.603 Ms list of eminent members of the Eure family
pp.607-617 Ms transcripts of documents of Sherburn Hospital
pp.619-621 “Lines to the Revd W S on his Lately publish’d Poem on the Banks of the Wear”, signed “Observator Durham 14th Feby 1792”
Language:  Mainly English, some Latin, occasional Anglo-Norman
Paper book, binding 19th century half-leather, some pasted in additions now loose and a number of page edges fragile   621p., paginated c.1990
Size: 342 x 220mm
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50831.
Add Mss 200 - 299
Add Ms 200   c.1800 with additions to c.1811
Antiquarian topographical account of Durham, its immediate environs, and institutions, by [Thomas Woodness], incorporating descriptions of buildings and the history and people associated with them, with transcripts and extracts of documents and others’ accounts, possibly intended for publication.
Contents:
f.1 Durham Cathedral
f.83 The College
f.94 Durham City and its environs
f.241 Sherburn Hospital
f.257 Durham City administration
f.292 Durham companies
Language:  English with some Latin
Paper book, 19th century calf binding   359f. + 2f. inserted, contemporary foliation (numbering 1-30)
Size: 332 x 215mm
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50832.
Add Ms 201   c.1800 - 1825
Antiquarian collection of notes and extracts of documents about Durham and its environs by [Thomas Woodness], including a chronology of Durham events, and a collection of original documents about Durham. Some are probably drafts for the account in Add Ms 200. Contents:
p.1 Durham St. Nicholas parish
p.25 Navigation of the River Wear
p.41 Trial by Battle
p.63 Sherburn Hospital documents extracts
p.65 Events in the history of the City of Durham
p.91 Description of Durham Cathedral
p.106 Description of other buildings in Durham
p.119 Notes on the companies of Durham
p.125 The governance of Durham
p.145 Topography of Durham, chronology of Durham events to 1825, and Durham’s population
p.243 Battle of Neville’s Cross
p.251 Copy of the Durham butchers’ ordinance to appoint 2 wardens, perform a play and process on Corpus Christi Day, 22 June 1520
p.255 Thomas Woodness the younger to be the attorney of Thomas Oyston and William Dunn, both ironmongers of Durham, 6 March 1784
p.259 Admission of Thomas Woodness, butcher, eldest son of Thomas, as a freeman of Durham 7 May 1781
p.261 Durham overseers’ return re the 1811 Population Act
p.265 Printed summons to a Quarter Session re a possible new Durham gaol 27 August 1808
p.267 Printed statement of the county treasurer’s financial position on the failure of Durham Bank, for the Quarter Sessions 7 October 1815
p.269 Printed circular from the deputy clerk of the peace re j.p.s’ oaths on George IV’s accession 22 February 1820
p.271 Printed letter from H. Hobhouse to the clerk of the peace re oaths of Durham j.p.s on George IV’s accession 14 February 1820
p.273 Printed Durham Quarter Sessions orders 14 July 1823 to 11 July 1825
p.287 Extract from the resolutions of the AGM of the Durham United Blue Coat and Sunday Schools 13 January 1824, with lists of committee members, accounts and subscriptions
p.291 Report of the committee for the Durham Armed Association 24 April 1798
p.295 Durham’s walls
p.301 Durham Improvement Act
p.303 Durham charities
p.317 Durham markets
p.323 Durham benefactions
p.325 Durham Cathedral bells
p.329 Durham guilds
p.331 Durham biographies from M. Noble’s Continuation of J. Granger’s Biographical History of England Vol. 3
Language:  English with some Latin
Paper book   334p, modern pagination c.1990
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50833.
Add Ms 202   c.1800 - 1825
Antiquarian’s collection of notes and extracts of documents about Durham and its history, covering historical events affecting Durham, its institutions such as charities, schools and guilds, its governance, aldermen, population, polls, military units, races, newspapers, tradesmen’s tokens, cathedral graves, the freezing of the Wear in 1740, and including a number of original or specific documents, with an index at the end.
Documents:
p.75 Return of Durham baptisms, marriages and burials 1700-1800
p.76 Durham census return 1801
p.132 Copy of the 1681 gift of a pulpit cloth by John Duck to Durham St. Nicholas
p.134 A speech of Sir M. Ridley incorporating a poem
p.146 Printed letter re the extension of Durham St. Margaret’s churchyard 24 August 1820
p.150 A description of the consecration of Durham St. Margaret's churchyard extension 23 September 1820
p.216 A journal of the snowfall of January 1823
p.227 Durham census return 1801
Language:  English, with occasional Latin
Paper book, many blank pages   possibly 19th century pagination
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50834.
Add Ms 203   c.1930
Historical notes and texts of articles/booklets of Brig.-Gen. Herbert Conyers Surtees on the parish histories of Bishop Auckland, Bishop Middleham and Stanhope, and also Durham Cathedral prebendaries.
Language:  English with some Latin
Paper   Bundle
Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50844.
Add Ms 203/1   c.1930
Typescript notes of references to Durham Cathedral in M.A. Richardson's The Local Historian's Table Book vols. 1 and 2 and Archaeologia Aeliana

Add Ms 203/2   c.1930
Draft text of a history of Bishop Middleham parish, 2 copies, 1 including notes on Surtees family pedigrees

Add Ms 203/3   c.1932
Draft text of History of the Ancient Borough of Auckland, 2 copies

Add Ms 203/4   c.1930
Lists of Durham prebendaries with some biographical information, notes of Durham Cathedral memorials, biographies of Durham priors

Add Ms 203/5   c.1930
Notes on Stanhope memorials, plate and history, with a draft text on the history of Weardale and Stanhope, its rectors, and mining.

Add Ms 204   c.1930 - 1934
Notes for a projected collaborative publication of James Wall and Herbert C. Surtees on the conventual buildings of Durham Cathedral, with some letters to Wall.
Language:  English

Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50842.
Add Ms 204/1   c.1932
Notes on clock cases, woodwork, the Deanery (with a letter from J.E.C. Welldon), and the Prior's Kitchen

Add Ms 204/2   c.1932
Draft text on Durham Cathedral's conventual buildings
Paper file   
Add Ms 204/3   c.1932
Draft text of a history of Durham Cathedral interfiled with notes and correspondence

Add Ms 204/4   1932
Letters to James Wall

Add Ms 205   c.1930 - 1935
Draft texts, notes and some correspondence of James Wall on the history of Durham Cathedral, with a ground plan of March 1931 of Durham Cathedral and part of the College, made by R.A. Cordingly, and marked up for the publication by J. Wall and H.C. Surtees of Memorial Inscriptions in Durham Cathedral. Including also a copy of Robert Hegg's 1626 The Legend of Saint Cuthbert (George Smith, Darlington, 1777), probably acquired by Wall at auction (marked “lot 460/8” and “7/3902”).
Language:  English with some Latin

Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50839.
Former number U MSS 85
Add Ms 206   c.1935
Various draft texts, with notes and correspondence, for a projected book on “Men of Durham”, with chapters on St Cuthbert, William Whittingham, Sir George Wheler, Joseph Boruwlaskis, George Townsend, W.S. Gilly and William Greenwell. Compiled by Wall after retirement, according to a letter from J.E.C. Welldon of 1935.
Language:  English with some Latin

Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50843.
Add Ms 207   c.1930 - 1935
Draft texts of James Wall of a projected History of Durham Cathedral, mainly on the history of the interior of the church, with texts of 2 talks on Durham Cathedral to outside organisations.
Language:  English with some Latin

Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50841.
Add Ms 207/1   c.1930 - 1935
Draft texts on the History of Durham Cathedral

Add Ms 207/2   18 July 1930
Text of a talk by James Wall at Stockton on “Durham Cathedral its Contribution to the Age”

Add Ms 207/3   20 December 1932
Text of a lantern slide lecture on monastic life at Durham Cathedral before the Reformation delivered to St Peter's Literary Society at Stansgate

Add Ms 208   c.1930 - 1935
Notes of James Wall for a projected book on the personalities of Durham Cathedral, being biographies of the bishops, priors, deans and prebendaries, and also notes on hatchments and biographies of other cathedral persona.
Language:  English with some Latin

Bought from Mrs M.D.C. Wall 13 September 1963, Chapter Library Acc No 50838.
Add Ms 209   1911 - c.1915
B.D. thesis and papers by [S.] Kirshbaum [Knight].
Language:  English

Found in the Refectory 5 May 2005.
Add Ms 209/1   May 1911
“The Epistle to the Romans”, thesis submitted for the B.D. degree by Kirshbaum.
Paper file, typescript   82 leaves, foliated i-iv + 1-77
Add Ms 209/2   c.1915
“The Epistle to the Romans/ Simple Devotional Studies/ I. The Christian's Vocation”
Paper file, typescript   5 leaves, foliated 1-5
Add Ms 209/3   c.1915
“The Epistle to the Romans/ Simple Devotional Studies/ II. Sin”
Paper file, typescript   5 leaves, foliated 1-5
Add Ms 210   26 August 1971
Report signed by the chapter clerk, Richard H. Walker, on the opening and restoration of the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Langley in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral 1970-1971, with 10 BW photographs of the work
Language:  English
Paper file   2f. & 10 photos
Add Ms 211   20 September 1921 - 5 December 1922
Samuel Kirschbaum Knight's notes for 27 Bible lectures on the gospels delivered at St. Michael's Church Hall, Houghton-le-Spring, where he was the incumbent 1921-1924.
Language:  English
Paper book, in marbled paper covered boards   81f. of text, the rest blank
Size: 205 x 165mm
Add Ms 212   c.1970
Typed notes on Bernard Gilpin (1517-1583), vicar of Norton, archdeacon of Durham, rector of Easington and Houghton-le-Spring, being extracts from Northern Notes and notes from his portrait in the Cathedral Library.
Language:  English
Paper file   2f.
Add Ms 213   17th century
Commonplace book containing:
ff.1r-79r sermons or homilies on biblical texts
(reversed)
ff.100v-95r Greek grammar
ff.95r-92v homilies
ff.91v-86v centuriae, that is useful Latin phrases and grammar
ff.86r-79v commonplace, including the people's part of the common prayer at f.82v-82r
Language:  English with some Latin and Greek
Paper book, in leather-covered paste boards, 2 leather and brass clasps   100f.
Size: 147 x 90mm
Add Ms 214   1975
Photocopies of Durham material in York Minster Library provided by Bernard Barr in exchange for a copy of Raine 80, a notebook of Dean Markham of York. With correspondence between the York and Durham libraries 1969-1975 about them and also about later 17th century library income.
Box 3.22 Schedule of medieval charters in the Durham Cathedral muniments in a c.1700 hand, re Coldingham, Durham, family deposits, Claxton family re Holom, Whittonstall in Northumberland and Thorp Thewles.
AA.8.1 Collection of mainly transcripts from Thomas Gyll's Dunelmensia, some in the hand of Christopher Hunter, with a 1779 letter of George Allan.
AA.8.8 Durham Sessions roll, 9 James I, estreats, signed by Timothy Whittingham, amongst others.
BB.10.3 Durham grants de novo 1660-1706; ledger index.
QQ.1.11 A paper by James Raine senior on the history of Durham read at the Mechanics Institute, Durham, on 11 December 1855, based on the biographical anecdotes of Gilbert Spearman and others.
QQ.15.1 19th century index of places in a Durham Act Book of Depositions of the 16th and 17th centuries, partly in the hand of James Raine junior.
QQ.15.9 Account of a subsidy of the bishopric of Durham, by rectories and vicarages, possibly tempore Henry VIII, with “The King's ... directions concerning preachers” 1662. On 2nd page: “J. Raine dedit J Ward 1833” and “T Rud”.
QQ.17.6 J.R. Wilbran's transcripts from Randall manuscripts re Brancepeth, Cockfield and Bishop Auckland.
Language:  English with some Latin

Given by Bernard Barr, York Minster Librarian, November 1975
Add Ms 215   1912 - 1959
Newspaper cuttings about Durham cathedral choir and choir school and himself collected by J. Oliver May during his time as lay clerk from 1912 until his retirement at Michaelmas 1959.
Language:  English

Add Ms 216   1969
Photocopy of John Lambert of Durham's 1796 “Historical notes relating the dates of building of the different parts of Durham Castle and by whom built with remarks collected by the order of Shute, Lord Bishop of Durham” giving a chronological description of successive bishops' works at the castle, followed by Lambert's own views, a table of the various parts and when they were built, a location guide to coats of arms in the castle, and a sketch and plan of the castle.
At the front are:
- 3 engravings of Glynde Place, Sussex, the Bishop's Palace at Darlington and the Old Deanery at Darlington
- 4 notes of delivery from Mr. Lambert on 10 January 1801 by Charles Weston
- an ink sketch of the steeple of Newcastle St. Nicholas by John Lambert 1790
- Robert Richardson of Frosterley's poem “On Finchale Abbey” about St. Godric
- A plan of Durham Cathedral based on John Lambert's 1770 survey
- An armorial bookplate of Charles Weston (d.1801, prebend of Durham since 1764)
Language:  English

Photocopied in 1969 from the original held by Mr. Gurney
Add Ms 217   5 October 1871 to 7 July 1875
Diary of Thomas Henry Collinson (b.1858) from his time as an organist's apprentice to Dr. Henry Armes at Durham Cathedral. Collinson had been educated at Duke's School, Alnwick.
Language:  English
Paper book, marbled paper covered boards with half-leather   150p. of which p.129-150 are blank
Size: 230 x 187mm
Presented in 1983 by Francis Collinson of Innerleithen, the author's son
The diary of an organist's apprentice at Durham Cathedral, 1871-1875 by Thomas Henry Collinson, ed. with notes by Francis Collinson, with a foreword by the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry (Aberdeen 1982)
Add Ms 218   1935
File about the commemmoration of the 1200th anniversary of the death of the Venerable Bede and the 1250th anniversary of the dedication of St. Paul's church, Jarrow, and the various accompanying events, especially a play, organised through G.G. Gordon, Bishop of Jarrow, including newspaper cuttings, correspondence, bills, flyers and programmes:
- service paper for Jarrow St. Paul's 1250th dedication festival and other related events
- suggestions for children's celebrations
- flyer for the play on Bede in Durham Cathedral cloister 27-29 May and 1 June 1935
- text of the play on Bede by Cyril Argentine Alington
- service paper for Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede, Ascension Eve 1935
- programme of services 21-28 April 1935 at Jarrow St. Paul
- The Listener 29 May 1935, including Bishop Gordon's article on Bede
Language:  English

Previous number 40 (encircled)
Add Ms 219   1935
“The romance of the kitchen”, a school project, illustrated, by form lvi of Durham Girls' County School carried out 1934-1935 based on the evidence of various historical kitchens in Durham, including the Cathedral Priory kitchen. Also present are correspondence 1935-1936 about possible publication by the [London] Institute of Sociology and 1938-1939 re the identification of an [S.H. Grimm] illustration (of a hearth and plate warmer), with a copy of the Association of Assistant Mistresses in Secondary Schools Memorandum of 1939 which describes the project on pp.45-46.
Language:  English

Previous number 170 (encircled)
Add Ms 220   1963 - 1965
Papers relating to the Durham Cathedral Festival of Light or Son et Lumière held 29 July to 26 September 1964. Of the £7,488 profit made by the Festival, £2,000 was made over to the committee instrumental in setting up the floodlighting of Durham Cathedral in 1965.
1. Committee minute book 6 December 1963 to 4 January 1965, with newspaper cuttings about the festival.
2. Lighting plot and script.
3. BW photo of Durham Cathedral interior looking east from the west window walkway, with a letter from the photographer, R.L. Palmer of Jesmond, giving it, 11 August 1964.
4. Account book February to December 1964.
5. Petty cash book May to October 1964.
6. Stamp book May to October 1964.
7. Secretary's expenses book December 1963 to October 1964.
8. File of receipts, bills and bank statements May 1964 to March 1965.
Language:  English
Paper   1 box
Previous number U79
Add Ms 221   c.1960
Translation of Reginald of Durham's “Miracles of St Cuthbert” [by Edward Pace], chapters 1-121, 124, 128 and 130,with 2 versions of chapters 15 and 93.
Language:  English
Paper file, typescript   377 leaves, foliated
Original manuscript is Hunter 101, transcribed and published in Reginaldi Monachi Dunelmensis Libellus, [ed. J. Raine] (Surtees Society 1, 1835).
Add Ms 222   1955
5 colour photographs taken by Fr. Frowin Oslender of Maria Laach Abbey and published by the Abbey.
1. Ivory book cover, 10th century, from Reichenau, showing Jesus and Mary in the garden, from the Deutsches Museum, Berlin.
2-5. 4 miniatures from the missal of St Gereon, dated 1000, from Cologne, Paris BN Ms.Lat.817.
Language:  English
Paper file, individual items mounted on card   5f.
Given by Fr. Oslender on his visit to Durham in May 1955 when he photographed MSS A.II.17 and B.II.30.
Add Ms 223   March 1964
File about George Edward Hopper's suicide in Durham Cathedral on 3 March 1964, the closure of the Cathedral and its reconciliation and rehallowing on 5 March, including newspaper cuttings, notices, legal papers and the service paper.
Language:  English

Add Ms 224   1936 - 1965
Vergers' Book recording procedures and reports for various special services with seating and procession plans and service papers, and notes for all aspects of the vergers' work within Durham Cathedral. Particular services include:
the funerals of Judge Vere de Vere, Councillor Gray, Bishop Henson, Col. Rowlandson, Geoffrey bishop of Jarrow;
a memorial service for Miss and Patrick Alington;
the Coronation of George VI in 1937;
Durham University Centenary service;
weddings of Miss Stock, Edward Clark, Canon Ramsey to Miss Hamilton, Mr. MacIntyre, Miss Hamilton Thompson, and Miss Lucas;
enthronements of Bishops Williams and Michael Ramsey;
and the installation of Dean Wild
Inserted are precedents for the passing bell to be rung 1901-1924, and a script for Tyne Tees TV's "Music for Christmas" sung by Durham Cathedral Choir and transmitted on 25 December 1960
With an index at the back
Possibly instigated and initially compiled by G. Burton when he became head verger on F. Wheatley's retirement in 1935. His staff then comprised a second verger and 3 assistant vergers.
Language:  English

Size: 358 x 232mm
Deposited by the Head Verger, Jeffrey Hewitt, 24 November 2000
Add Ms 225   1973
1300th anniversary of The Venerable Bede newspaper cuttings, including the Northern Echo's special section of 24 May
Language:  English

Add Ms 226   later 18th century
George Allan of Darlington's volume of transcripts of documents about Greatham Hospital, with printed editions of some of the documents. A number of the entries are drawn from Randall 12 (a volume on Durham hospitals), to which Allan cites page references. This volume was probably intended for publication in similar fashion to his one on Sherburn Hospital (1771). There is the occasional later addition to, for example, the list of masters of the hospital which postdates Allan.
Entries are in English unless otherwise indicated.
Labelled “Greatham Hospital”.
Contents:
p.29A Original licence from Lord Crewe to John Montagu, master of Sherburn Hospital, to demolish the ruins, 10 Oct 1688
p.29B Original order of diet for the brethren of Greatham Hospital, 18th century
pp.29-30 Life of Robert Stichill, Bishop of Durham and founder of Greatham Hospital
pp.31-32 Charter of Peter son of Peter de Montfort giving his manor of Greatham to Bishop Stichill (Latin)
pp.33-38 Bishop Stichill's foundation charter for Greatham Hospital 1273 (Latin)
pp.38-45 Bishop Stichill's statutes and ordinances for Greatham Hospital 1273 (Latin)
pp.46-48 Bishop Bek's appropriation of Greatham church (Latin)
pp.49-50 Printed charter of Peter son of Peter de Montfort giving his manor of Greatham to Bishop Stichill (Latin)
pp.51-54 Printed Bishop Stichill's foundation charter for Greatham Hospital 1273 (Latin)
pp.55-58 Printed Bishop Stichill's statutes and ordinances for Greatham Hospital 1273 (Latin)
pp.59-60 Printed Bishop Bek's appropriation of Greatham church (Latin)
pp.61-92 James I's refoundation charter of Greatham Hospital 1610 (Latin)
pp.97-113 Printed James I's refoundation charter of Greatham Hospital 1610 (Latin)
pp.115-119 Prior Hemingburgh's inspeximus of Bishop Skirlaw's confirmation of Greatham Hospital to Thomas de Weston 1396 (Latin)
p.129A Interrogatories concerning Greatham vicarage 1580 with the (Latin) outcome
pp.129-132 Interrogatories concerning Greatham vicarage 1580
pp.133-135 Articles and interrogatories of Greatham Hospital at Bishop Hutton's visitation 1590 (cf. also pp.209-211)
pp.137-138 Grant of a corrody in Greatham Hospital to Robert Mengot 1350 (Latin)
pp.139-140 William Donant's surrender of a place in Greatham Hospital 1352 (Latin)
pp.141-142 Bishop Tunstall's citation for his visitation of Greatham Hospital 1532 (Latin)
p.143 Henry Snayth's appointment as warden of Greatham Hospital 1361 (Latin)
p.144 Mandate to induct Henry Snayth as warden of Greatham Hospital 1361 (Latin)
p.145 Edward III's writ of execution against Bishop Hatfield over presenting to Greatham Hospital 1362 (Latin)
p.146 Edward III's writ of execution against William de Westle over Greatham Hospital 1362 (Latin)
pp.146-147 Bishop Hatfield's institution of Henry Snayth as warden of Greatham Hospital 1362 (Latin)
p.148 Robert Talman's collation to Greatham Hospital 1440 (Latin)
pp.149-150 Bishop Nevill's exemplification about Greatham Hospital's rights in Greatham manor 1452 (Latin)
p.151 Edward Strangewish's collation to Greatham Hospital 1500 (Latin)
p.152 Thomas Sparke's collation to Greatham Hospital 1541 (Latin)
pp.153-156 Inquisition about Greatham and Sherburn Hospitals 1639 (Latin)
p.157 Thomas Potter's institution as master of Greatham Hospital 1662 (Latin)
pp.157-158 Sir Gilbert Gerrard's collation as master of Greatham Hospital 1663 (Latin)
pp.159-160 Certificate of Sir Gilbert Gerrard's subscription to the Act of Uniformity 1663
p.161 John Kingsmill's collation as master of Greatham Hospital 1572 (Latin)
p.162 Ferdinand Morecroft's resignation as master of Greatham Hospital 1619 (Latin)
p.163-165 John Bernes's institution as master of Greatham Hospital 1585 (Latin)
pp.166-167 William Neile's collation as master of Greatham Hospital 1619 (Latin)
pp.167-168 Collation of John Cosin as master of Greatham Hospital 1624 (Latin)
p.169 Resignation of John Cosin as master of Greatham Hospital 1624 (Latin)
p.170 Collation of Gabriel Clarke as master of Greatham Hospital 1624 (Latin)
p.171 Warrant to excuse William Middleton master of Greatham Hospital for not appearing at the assize 1347 (Latin)
pp.172-174 Durham Dean and Chapter's confirmation of Bishop Tunstall's grant of the next presentation to the mastership of Greatham Hospital to Robert Thompson in trust for John Bellerbie 1559 (Latin)
pp.177-182 Interrogatories over patronage to Greatham vicarage 1580
p.183 Note about Thomas Sparke (Latin)
pp.185-187 Bishop Tunstall's grant of a pension of £40 p.a. to Thomas Sparke suffragan Bishop of Berwick, until he is provided with a benefice worth £50 p.a. 1537 (Latin)
pp.188-192 Will of Thomas Sparke master of Greatham Hospital 1564 (Latin)
pp.193-197 Collation of William Estfield to Sedgefield rectory 1496 (Latin)
pp.209-211 Articles and interrogatories of Greatham Hospital at Bishop Hutton's visitation 1590 (cf. also pp.133-135)
pp.212-213 Blank grant of a 28s annuity in Greatham Hospital by Dormer Parkhurst master
p.214 Presentation of James Horseman to Greatham vicarage 1730 (Latin)
p.218 Extract from the Randall MSS on the foundation of Greatham Hospital
pp.220-225 List of the masters of Greatham Hospital 1273-1823 with some biographical notes
p.220A Biographical notes on masters of Greatham Hospital 1396-1785, notes on Greatham's Hospital from Tanner's Notitia, details of in and out brothers at 5 September 1786
pp.228,230 Note on Greatham vicarage with a list of vicars 1278-1730
pp.247-260 Dormer Parkhurst trust deed setting up an almshouse for 6 poor women at Greatham Hospital 1762
p.260A Part of a deed involving Dormer Parkhurst's property in Stockton
Language:  English and Latin
Paper book, in marbled paste boards, half-leather bound   294p. with 5 inserted items
Size: 270 x 220mm
Bought 17 December 1970 for £32 17s 6d from R.J. Scott of Darlington, Acc. No. 52722
Book plate of "George Allan, Darlington"; "1932 W[illiam] Thomlinson" of Stockton; Add Ms 212 [in 1970]
A number of the entries have been copied from Randall 12, to which page references are made
Add Ms 227   1907 - 1987
R.S. Boumphrey heraldry papers

Robert Staveley Boumphrey (1916-1987) worked in the Colonial Audit Service from 1939 after education at Liverpool College and Pembroke College, Oxford. He served in Nigeria, London, the Falkland Islands, Malaya and Singapore up until 1959. He then began a new career in education, acting as bursar to the Godolphin School, Salisbury, and then finance officer to first Durham and then Lancaster universities. Meantime, he had a great interest in genealogy and heraldry. He designed Lancaster university's arms and wrote a number of books on heraldry in the north. His retirement years were spent in Winchester, working for a planned book on the history of Hampshire churches and guiding in the cathedral.
Add Ms 227/1   1907
Ink drawings of shields of the bishops of Durham and others over the stalls in Ushaw College chapel, with location and tinctures indicated, each signed by [Everard Green], Rouge Dragon.
With a letter from Everard Green to Joseph Davenport 15 August 1907 about the drawings, and 2 letters from Bernard Payne to Boumphrey of 20 May and 11 June 1980 about the arms in the chapel and Boumphrey's visit, and an extract from a [1980] sale catalogue including the volume.

?Bought by Boumphrey in 1980.
Add Ms 227/2   1986
“Durham Families and Heraldry: Index of Place-Names” compiled by Boumphrey, an index to his 1982 work on “Durham Familes and Heraldry” with C.R. Hudleston, at Reference 929.2 in DCL, though the page numbers in the index are to Boumphrey's typewritten copy rather than the Library's manuscript copy, so the page numbers in the index need to be multiplied by 2431 and divided by 828 to get the approximate correct page in the Library copy!
Paper file   195 leaves, foliated
Presented by Boumphrey 30 May 1987.
Add Ms 227/3   1981 - 1987
Correspondence between Robert Boumphrey and Roger Norris of Durham Cathedral Library about Boumphrey's works “Durham Families and Heraldry” (1982) and “An Ordinary of Durham Arms” (1980), with addenda and supplements to each of 1984 and 1986. With an obituary of Boumphrey from The Times 27 August 1987 .

Add Ms 228   mid 19th century
Account of Messrs Salvins' Cotton Mill in Church St, Durham, describing the mill (built 1796) and its burning down on 6 January 1804, its insurance, and the consequences for the partners, with the names of the partners William Salvin, George Salvin and Humphrey Salvin at the end. Written some time after the event.
With a watercolour of the front of the mill, showing also a pit head of Elvet Colliery, signed “M Thompson fecit 1846” and titled “South Front of DURHAM COTTON MANUFACTORY, Burnt down 6th of Jany 1804.”
With 2 transcripts [by Roger Norris and Ivor Atkinson]
Language:  English
Paper booklet   7f.
Size: 225 x 190mm
Note on f.1v “July 1926 near St Oswalds church”
Formerly numbered Add Ms 226.
Published transcript with a brief introduction in I. Atkinson and R. Norris, “The account of the messrs Salvins' Cotton Mill”, Transactions of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland N.S. VI (1982), pp.1-4
Add Ms 229   mid 20th century
Durham Cathedral printed card of sentences for clergy use in services
Language:  English
Card   1f.
Size: 257mm x 209mm
Given by Canon C.K. Pattinson in 1966
Previously Add Ms 228
Add Ms 230   mid 20th century
Durham Cathedral printed card designating superior and inferior holy days when they coincide in the Christian calendar
Language:  English
Card   1f.
Size: 341 x 217mm
Given by Canon C.K. Pattinson in 1966
Previously Add Ms 229
Add Ms 231   1 January 1916
Durham Cathedral printed regulations for duties at services, signed by Dean Henson
Language:  English
Paper mounted on card   1f.
Size: 335 x 208mm
Previously Add Ms 227
Add Ms 232   May 1847
Printed catalogue of the library of Joseph Holden Pott (1759-1847), Archdeacon of London, comprising 3850 tracts in 108 volumes dated 1582-1754, acquired by Pott for 100 guineas and sold by Sotheby's in May 1847 for £1178 10s 6d, detailing the tracts in each volume (1 additional volume in manuscript), with manuscript additions recording how much each volume sold for, the reference number of each volume and running totals of tracts, volumes and sale value.
Titled “Synopsis Dissertationum Theologicarum Philologicorum etc: Collectionis.”
With some notices of the sale, and later notes on the sale and Pott
Language:  Latin with some English
Paper, printed lists of books stuck on to the pages of a paper book bound in gold-lined reverse calf covered boards, covers detached, spine loose   76f.
Add Ms 233   early 20th century
Postcard album of Frank R. Hardy of Durham with many views of various English cathedrals - interiors and exteriors - with also a variety of other churches and some other buildings, with also some views of buildings in France, Belgium, Egypt and Palestine. Some are postcards addressed and sent to Hardy and/or his wife, most are not written on. There are also a few photographs and plans. Few are dated, but most are from before, during and after the First World War.
1 Durham Cathedral Chapter House interior
2 Peterborough Cathedral Choir interior looking east
3 Detail of a dog-tooth Norman arch with carved capitals
4 Detail of a dog-tooth Norman arch with carved capitals
5 A ribbed vault
6 Durham Cathedral Galilee Chapel wall paintings
7 Durham Cathedral Galilee Chapel altar
8 A ribbed vault
9 Medieval stained glass window depicting St Leonard
10 A stone jar
11 A vault boss
12 Whitby parish church 3-decker pulpit
13 Peterborough Cathedral eastern chapel interior
14 Durham Cathedral interior looking east
15 Durham Cathedral across the nave interior looking north-east showing tombs
16 Brussels memorial to Edith Cavell
17 The Bridge over the Tees at Rokeby/Egglestone
18 Gloucester Cathedral crypt interior
19 Gloucester Cathedral exterior from the east
20 Lichfield Cathedral effigy of sleeping children
21 Lichfield Cathedral exterior from the east
22 St Albans Cathedral choir interior looking east
23 Winchester County Hall the round table on the wall
24 Winchester Cathedral south aisle interior
25 Winchester Cathedral choir looking east
26 Winchester Cathedral exterior aerial view from the south east
27 Winchester city cross
28 Durham the Conyers Falchion
29 Ely Cathedral exterior from the south west
30 Ely Cathedral nave interior looking west
31 Ely Cathedral prior's doorway exterior
32 Peterborough Cathedral south doorway exterior
33 Ely Cathedral choir screen
34 Peterborough Cathedral nave interior looking west
35 Christchurch Priory nave interior looking north west
36 Christchurch Priory nave arcade detail
37 Christchurch Priory Norman Turret exterior
38 Christchurch Priory exterior from the north east
39 Christchurch Priory Lady Chapel interior looking east
40 Christchurch Priory nave interior looking south east
41 Christchurch Priory nave interior looking east
42 Christchurch Priory south nave aisle interior
43 Christchurch Priory nave interior looking east
44 Christchurch Priory choir interior looking west
45 Christchurch Priory exterior from the north east
46 Christchurch Norman Bridge
47 Christchurch Priory north porch interior
48 Christchurch Priory north choir aisle interior
49 Christchurch Priory stair in choir aisle
50 Lincoln Cathedral exterior from south west
51 Lincoln Cathedral west front north door exterior carving detail
52 Lincoln Cathedral south transept interior looking south
53 Lincoln The Jew's House exterior
54 Chichester Cathedral nave interior looking east
55 Newark parish church exterior from the north west
56 Worcester Cathedral slype interior
57 Worcester Cathedral Chapter House interior
58 Worcester Cathedral west door exterior
59 Worcester Cathedral misericord “The Temptation”
60 Worcester Cathedral south transept sculpture “Expulsion from Eden”
61 Worcester Cathedral cloisters interior
62 Worcester Cathedral misericord “Sow and Pigs”
63 Worcester Cathedral The Guesten Hall ruins
64 Worcester Cathedral crypt interior
65 Worcester Cathedral choir interior looking east
66 Worcester Cathedral choir interior looking west
67 Great Malvern Priory interior looking east
68 Wakefield Cathedral interior looking east
69 Iffley church south side Norman door exterior
70 Oxford St Peter in the East church porch and Norman south door
71 Oxford Divinity School interior
72 Iffley church west front exterior
73 Dorchester Abbey Jesse window interior
74 Ewelme church, Oxon, exterior from north 1904
75 Dorchester Abbey sedilia
76 Dorchester Abbey Sir John Drayton brass drawing
77 Tower of London St John's Chapel interior looking east
78 Westminster Abbey tomb of the unkown warrior
79 Westminster Abbey choir interior looking east
80 London St Pauls interior under the dome
81 Westminster Abbey Henry VII's chapel interior
82 Westminster Abbey west front exterior from the north west
83 Tewkesbury Abbey exterior from the east
84 Tewkesbury Abbey nave columns
85 Tewkesbury Abbey central tower exterior
86 Tewkesbury Abbey interior looking east
87 Tewkesbury Abbey west front exterior
88 Kilpeck church south door exterior
89 St Albans Abbey exterior from the south west
90 St Albans Abbey nave interior looking east
91 St Albans Abbey screen
92 St Albans Abbey shrine
93 St Albans Abbey tower exterior
94 St Albans St Michael's church exterior
95 St Albans the Fighting Cocks Inn exterior
96 Harpenden Leyton Road
97 Harpenden Church Green
98 Harpenden High St thatched cottages
99 Harpenden village pond
100 Harpenden Common, sheep
101 Winchester Cathedral north transept exterior from the north east
102 Salisbury Cathedral exterior from the north east
103 Winchester Cathedral and Avenue exterior from the west, drawing
104 Cambridge Round Church exterior
105 Cambridge Round Church interior
106 Cambridge King's College Chapel interior looking east
107 Hexham Abbey Saxon apse excavation
108 Hexham Abbey north transept interior looking north
109 Hexham Abbey Saxon apse excavation
110 Hexham Abbey exterior from the south east
111 Southwell Minster exterior from the south east
112 Fotheringay church and bridge
113 Peterborough Cathedral exterior from the north west
114 Peterborough Cathedral nave interior looking west
115 Peterborough Cathedral exterior from the west
116 Peterborough, Crowland bridge
117 Crowland Abbey interior
118 Crowland Abbey west front exterior
119 Crowland Abbey exterior from south east
120 Crowland Abbey west front exterior
121 Crowland Abbey memorial to Abraham Baly
122 Castor church exterior from the south
123 Sompting church tower and porch
124 Castor church interior
125 Chesterfield church spire, 3 views
126 Dunfermline Abbey exterior view from south east
127 Chichester Cathedral bell tower exterior
128 Elgin Cathedral exterior from the south east
129 Elgin Cathedral nave interior looking west
130 Elgin Cathedral west door exterior
131 Roslin Castle Chapel chancel interior looking east
132 Edinburgh Castle Mons Meg
133 Melrose Abbey the Wizard's Tomb
134 Roslin Castle Chapel south front exterior
135 Edinburgh St Giles Cathedral exterior from the east
136 Edinburgh Holyrood Chapel Royal exterior from the south east
137 Panama Canal Cristobal coaling plant
138 Beverley St Mary's church Flemish chapel interior looking east
139 Glasgow Cathedral exterior from the south east
140 Egypt Cairo Nile barrage
141 Islay Kilchonan Cross
142 Islay Kildalton Cross
143 Tynemouth Priory exterior from the south east
144 Oronsay cross with crucifixion
145 Monkwearmouth church tower exterior
146 Monkwearmouth church tower exterior
147 Kirk Merrington church exterior from the south west
148 Norton church, Co Durham, lectern
149 ?Rouen Cathedral west front doorways
150 ?Rouen Cathedral doorway detail
151 ?Rouen Cathedral window interior
152 Antwerp Cathedral and Green Square
153 Rouen Cathedral base of the spire
154 Rouen Cathedral La Tour de Beurre
155 Antwerp St Paul's church confessionals
156 Antwerp St Paul's church exterior
157 Antwerp St Paul's church pulpit
158 Antwerp St Paul's church interior looking east
159 Antwerp St Paul's church altar of the Virgin
160 Antwerp St Paul's church interior left side of the nave
161 Antwerp St Paul's church choir interior looking west
162 Antwerp St Paul's church calvary exterior
163 Antwerp St Paul's church The Flagellation painting
164 Milan Cathedral west front and piazza
165 Antwerp St Paul's church the organ
166 Pisa San Giovanni baptistry exterior
167 Rome San Paolo church exterior
168 Rome Santa Maria in Cosmedin church interior
169 Rome Pantheon of Agrippa exterior
170 Monreale (Sicily) Cathedral interior looking east
171 Palermo church of the martyrs interior
172 Paris Notre Dame Cathedral west front exterior
173 Northampton St Peter's church interior looking east
174 Armagh St Patrick's RC Cathedral interior looking east
175 Bridge over the Tees, Rokeby/Egglestone
176 Stamford Barton's restaurant interior
177 Newcastle upon Tyne Cathedral exterior from the east
178 Newcastle upon Tyne Castle exterior
179 York Minster exterior from the south west
180 York Micklegate Bar exterior
181 York St Mary's Abbey nave interior looking west
182 York City Walls near the railway station and the Minster
183 South Cowton Castle, Yorks, exterior
184 York Minster exterior from the south east
185 Canterbury Cathedral exterior from the south west
186 Exeter Cathedral exterior from the south west, painting by Arthur C. Payne
187 Hereford Cathedral exterior from the north east
188 Chester Cathedral exterior from the north east
189 Wells Cathedral exterior from the south east, painting by Arthur C. Payne
190 Chester Cathedral north choir aisle interior
191 Carlisle Cathedral choir interior looking east
192 Carlisle Cathedral exterior from the south west
193 Lanercost Priory exterior from the south west
194 Glastonbury Abbey abbot's kitchen exterior
195 Bath Abbey interior looking east
196 Whitehall Cenotaph strewn with wreaths and surrounded by people 1923
197 Cartmel Priory exterior
198 Heacham church interior looking east
199 Sutton-on-Sea St Clement's church exterior from the south east
200 Unidentified church interior looking east
201 Caddington All Saints church interior looking east
202 Thornaby-on-Tees church interior looking east
203 Rheims Cathedral west front war-damaged statues
204 Quebec French Cathedral interior looking east
205 Athens Parthenon exterior
206 Furness Abbey exterior looking east
207 Padova church of San Antonio exterior
208 Hartlepool St Hilda's church exterior looking north east
209 Southwell Minster choir interior looking east
210 Southwell Minster central tower exterior looking north east
211 Southwell Minster north porch exterior
212 Southwell Minster pier capitals
213 Southwell Minster font
214 Southwell Minster nave arches
215 Southwell Minster exterior from the north west
216 Southwell Minster Chapter House spandrel carving
217 Southwell Minster Chapter House spandrel carving
218 Southwell Minster nave interior looking east
219 Southwell Minster Chapter House capital carving
220 Southwell Minster Chapter House capital carving
221 Rochester Cathedral nave interior looking west
222 Rochester Cathedral choir interior looking east
223 Rochester Cathedral exterior from the north west
224 Rochester Cathedral nave interior looking east
225 Rochester Cathedral Chapter House doorway
226 Rochester Cathedral west door exterior
227 Rochester Cathedral crypt
228 Lindisfarne Castle Holy Island exterior from the west
229 Rochester Castle keep exterior
230 Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island nave interior looking north west
231 Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island west door exterior
232 Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island interior looking east
233 Durham cityscape from west of the railway station showing Cathedral, Castle, St Godric's, St Margaret's and the railway station
234 Carlisle Cathedral east window interior
235 Kilpeck church door carving detail
236 Bristol Cathedral chapter house interior looking west
237 Southwark Cathedral choir interior looking east
238 Westminster Abbey tomb of the unknown warrior
239 Pitlochry Allean House view from the river Tummel
240 Lindisfarne Gospels BL Cotton Nero D.IV, beginning of St John
241 Westminster Abbey choir interior looking east
242 Huntingdon bridge
243 “The Quarter Jack”, a model soldier striking quarter bells in possibly a church tower
244 Ilkley church exterior with Saxon crosses, painted by G. Spyvee 1904
245 Sydney St Andrew's Cathedral exterior from the south
246 Manchester Cathedral choir interior looking east
247 Newcastle upon Tyne Cathedral exterior west end and tower looking north
248 Durham St Mary the Less exterior looking north
249 Small wall-mounted statue of an angel
250 Small wall-mounted statue of an angel by a vault arch
251 Peterborough Broad Bridge Street
252 Peterborough Cathedral exterior from the south east
253 Peterborough Cathedral east end exterior from the south east
254 Cambridge views: St John's College Bridge of Sighs, view south from St John's College Chapel tower, Downing College, St John's College New Court, Trinity College Front Court, Trinity Bridge, Clare College and King's College Chapel
255 Cambridge Trinity College gateway exterior
256 Cambridge King's College gateway exterior and chapel east end exterior
257 Cambridge St John's College bridge and Bridge of Sighs
258 Christchurch Wick ferry
259 Northampton St Peter's church, Saxon cross shaft
260 Northampton St Peter's church, interior looking east
261 Northampton St Peter's church, interior looking west
262 Northampton St Peter's church, capitals
263 Durham Bede College exterior
264 Newcastle upon Tyne Cathedral interior looking east
265 Wakefield Cathedral exterior looking north east
266 Venice Piazza S Marco, 2 views, 1 with a campanile, and 1 with it demolished
267 Christchurch Priory Montacute chapel interior
268 Liverpool Anglican Cathedral choir interior looking east
269 Kilpeck church exterior looking north east
270 Ipswich Pykenham Gateway
271 Newcastle upon Tyne war memorial with wreaths and a crowd
272 South Cowton church, Yorkshire, exterior looking north west
273 Barnack church, Cambs, exterior looking north west
274 Peterborough Cathedral lantern ceiling
275 Thorney Abbey exterior looking north
276 Southwell Minster Chapter House capital
277 Southwell Minster Chapter House capital
278 Thorney Abbey interior looking east
279 Southwell Minster Chapter House capital
280 Southwell Minster Chapter House capital
281 Durham Banks millhouse on the Wear
282 Durham Cathedral nave interior looking through the columns
283 Durham Cathedral choir north aisle interior looking west
284 Castor church exterior looking north east
285 Durham Cathedral south transept interior looking east
286 Durham Cathedral choir south aisle interior looking west
287 Lyme Regis men burning the cliffs
288 Salisbury Cathedral exterior looking south east painting by Payne
289 Lyme Regis view of the cliffs, town and Cobb looking west
290 Wauseon, Ohio, City Hall exterior
291 Pittington church interior looking north east showing the font
292 Thorney Abbey west front exterior
293 London Buckingham Palace Mall front exterior
294 Johannesburg Pritchard Street junction of Eloff Street
295 Peterborough Cathedral west front capitals drawing
296 St Albans Abbey exterior looking north east
297 Conway smallest house exterior
298 Hereford Cathedral west front exterior
299 Islay, Bridgend Wool Mill exterior
300 Durham St Cuthbert's cross
301 Coat of arms from an unidentified alabaster tomb effigy
302 Jura, Craighouse pier with ship, Paps beyond, looking north east
303 London Whitehall Cenotaph, unknown soldier's cortege passing 11 November 1920
304 Oxford Ashmolean Museum Guy Fawkes' lantern
305 Sutton-on-Sea St Clement's church exterior looking north west
306 Porthcawl Newton church exterior looking east
307 Bridlington Priory exterior looking north east
308 Rottingdean church exterior and churchyard gate looking east
309 Old Felixstowe church exterior and churchyard gate looking north
310 Egypt, the temple of Esna
311 Albert Somme statue of virgin and child by Albert Roze from the top of the church tower
312 Albert Somme church and street “after the bombardment” [1915]
313 “Greetings from Egypt” with the Sphinx and a street scene, an English poem and 2 Egyptian ladies
314 “Greetings from the Holy Land” showing Jerusalem, the mosque of Omar Jerusalem, a street in Jaffa, camels, a girl and an English poem
315 “Loving Greetings from Palestine” showing Jeruslaem, the mosque of Omar, a townscape, a harbour scene and an English poem
316 Bethlehem the manger
317 Egypt Karnak the sacred lake
318 Egypt a ploughing scene with oxen
319 Egypt the temple of Luxor the court of Rameses II
320 Egypt Cairo a lady of the harem with an attendant
321 Egypt Cairo men climbing the Pyramid of Cheops
322 Bethlehem church of the Nativity
323 Egypt Edfu the temple of Horus
324 Egypt Dendera temple of Athor colonnade
325 Bethlehem church of the Nativity
326 Egypt Cairo mosque interior
327 Egypt Port Said Ephitimics brothers seated indoors
328 Jerusalem Wailing Wall on a Friday
329 Egypt The Sphinx
330 Egypt The Sphinx with camels
331 Egypt Thebes Der el Medina
332 Egypt Cairo mosque El Azhar
333 Egypt Karnak pillars of Thothmes II
334 Egypt Karnak The Great Festal Temple
335 Egypt Karnak Temple of Ramses II
A1 Unidentified carved wooden panel with a coat of arms and foliage
A2 “St Nicholas NW Corner” part of an arch embedded in a wall
A3 Deerhurst Odda's Chapel interior
A4 Deerhurst Odda's Chapel exterior
A5 Unidentified communion plate
A6 Norwich Cathedral choir interior looking east
A7 Lincoln Cathedral Angel Choir interior looking north east
A8 Crowland Abbey exterior looking north east
A9 Peterborough Cathedral choir interior looking east
A10 Crowland Bridge
A11 Worcester Cathedral exterior looking south
A12 Christchurch Priory north porch interior and avenue looking north
A13 Peterborough Cathedral eastern chapel interior looking north east
A14 Durham Cathedral Chapel of the Nine Altars altar
A15 Durham Cathedral choir south aisle interior looking east July 1943
A16 Durham Cathedral staircase to the bishop's throne
A17 Durham Cathedral Blacking Cross
A18 Peterborough Cathedral exterior looking north west
A19 Worcester Cathedral choir interior looking west
A20 Durham Cathedral choir south aisle interior looking east
A21 Deerhurst church exterior looking north east
A22 Saxon font in ?Deerhurst church
A23 Deerhurst church interior looking west showing the priest's room
A24 Peterborough Cathedral south aisle interior looking west
A25 Peterborough Cathedral Deanery gateway exterior
A26 Cutting from “The World and his Wife” with a montage of 8 photos of 2 young boys boxing and an article on the 3 members of the Gough family who won V.C.s
A27 “Plan shewing the recent discoveries at the east end of Durham Cathedral”
A28 Lecture notes on St Cuthbert
Language:  English

Add Ms 234   c.1910
John Mitchinson's “Durham Churches”. Notes and descriptions of the older churches in Durham diocese, embellished with some pencil and occasionally watercolour sketches of features and a few of W. Davison of Alnwick's 1824/6 engravings of churches. Originally compiled by Mitchinson (1833-1918) when at Durham School and during vacations from Oxford 1845-1856, and subsequently revised up to c.1900. There are also 2 sections, each ordered alphabetically, of photographs of the churches, almost all undated but probably of the late 1800s and up to c.1910. The descriptions have been cross-referenced to both sets of photographs.
Descriptions and drawings
Before p.1 Drawing of Hart church font by A. Stephenson
p.1 Auckland St Andrew, with a drawing of an aumbry and niche; Auckland St Helen
p.2 Auckland Castle Chapel; Aycliffe
p.3 Barnard Castle; Billingham, with 4 drawings of nave piers (2), a tower window and a belfry window
p.4 Bishop Middleham; Bishopston, with a drawing of a coffin lid fragment; Bishopwearmouth
p.5 Boldon, with 2 drawings of crosses; Brancepeth, with 5 drawings of the sanctus bell turret, the nave roof, a south transept window, a chancel window and a tracery panel
p.7 Chester-le-Street with 2 drawings of windows; Coniscliffe
p.8 Croxdale, with a drawing of the south door; Cockfield; Dalton-le-Dale, with 3 drawings of windows and a walled up arch
p.9 Darlington
p.10 Dinsdale with 2 drawings of a piscina and a carved stone; Durham St Giles
p.11 Durham St Margaret; Durham St Mary le Bow; Durham St Mary the Less; Durham St Nicholas; Durham St Oswald
p.12 Eaglescliffe; Easington, with 3 drawings of windows
p.13 Ebchester, with 2 drawings of windows and the font; Edmundbyers; Elton, with a drawing of part of an arch
p.14 Elwick Hall; Escomb; Esh
p.15 Gainford, with a drawing of a window; Gateshead St Mary; Gateshead Holy Trinity
p.16 Greatham, with a drawing of an altar; Greatham Hospital, with a drawing of a stoup; Grindon, with a drawing of a window
p.17 Hamsterley, with 3 drawings of a piscina , a window and a gable; Hart, with a drawing of the font
p.18 Hartlepool, with 2 drawings of a niche and nave mouldings
p.19 Haughton-le-Skerne, with 2 drawings of the nave door and a blocked window; Heighington
p.20 Houghton-le-Spring, with 2 drawings of a nave moulding and a transept window, and an 1824 engraving of the church; Hurworth-on-Tees
p.21 Hylton, with a drawing of a blocked sedilia ; Jarrow, with 10 drawings of the church, windows, and bench-ends
p.22 Kelloe, with 2 drawings of windows; Lanchester, with 6 drawings of a door hinge, a coffin lid, abaci mouldings, a window and a piscina
p.23 Long Newton; Medomsley, with a drawing of a window
p.24 Merrington, with 2 drawings of a window and a moulding; Middleton St George
p.25 Middleton-in-Teesdale, with 6 drawings of the font, piscina and coats of arms and an 1826 engraving of the church; Monkwearmouth, with an 1824 engraving of the church and 2 drawings of windows
p.26 Norton, with 2 pencil and wash sketches of windows and 2 pencil sketches of the interior and a monumental Blakiston effigy, all signed “FFW”, and 4 other drawings of an arch, a window, shields and a buttress
p.28 Pittington, with 2 drawings of arch springings; Redmarshall, with a drawing of the sedilia
p.29 Ryton, with a drawing of a window
p.30 Sadberge; Seaham, with 2 drawings of carving details; Sedgefield, with a drawing of a window
p.31 Sherburn Hospital, with a drawing of a window; Sockburn, with 3 drawings of an exterior view, the chancel cross and a sepulchral cross
p.32 Staindrop, with 2 drawings of a tomb canopy and the sedilia
p.33 Stainton-le-Street; Stanhope with 2 drawings of windows
p.34 Stranton, with 2 drawings of a window and a piscina; Tanfield, with a drawing of a piscina; Trimdon
p.35 Washington; Whickham, with 4 drawings of capitals, a sound-hole and a window, and an 1824 engraving of the church; Whitburn, with a drawing of a window
p.36 Whitworth; Witton Gilbert, with 2 drawings of a window head and the font; Witton-le-Wear
p.37 Winston, with a drawing of a piscina; Wolsingham; Monk Hesledon
p.38 Note by Mitchinson on his work
Photographs
p.ia Auckland St Andrew chancel exterior
p.ib Auckland St Andrew south porch exterior
p.ic Auckland St Andrew south porch interior
p.id Hurworth effigy of a knight with shield brought from Neasham Priory
p.iia Croxdale exterior looking north-west
p.iib Croxdale interior looking west
p.iic Croxdale interior looking east
p.iid Croxdale south door exterior
p.iiia Darlington east end interior
p.iiib Darlington south transept
p.iiic Darlington sedilia
p.iiid Darlington south aisle
p.iiie Darlington south transept
p.iva Billingham tower exterior
p.ivb Billingham south aisle
p.ivc Durham St Margaret's interior looking north east
p.ivd Durham St Margaret's interior looking north west
p.ive Durham St Margaret's south arcade
p.ivf Durham St Margaret's north arcade
p.va Durham St Oswald's interior looking east
p.vb Durham St Giles's chancel exterior from the north
p.vc Durham St Giles's tower arch
p.vd Durham St Giles's interior chancel north side
p.via Eaglescliffe exterior looking north west
p.vib Eaglescliffe interior lokking east
p.vic Eaglescliffe south door exterior
p.vid Elwick south west end of the nave exterior
p.vie Elwick interior south arcade
p.viia Greatham north arcade
p.viib Grindon exterior looking north east
p.viic Grindon south door exterior
p.viid Hamsterley south door
p.viie Hamsterley transept and chancel exterior
p.viiia Hart angle of tower and south aisle exterior
p.viiib Hart nave interior looking south west
p.viiic Hart interior looking west
p.viiid Hart font
p.viiie Hartlepool south door exterior with girl
p.ixa Hartlepool interior looking east
p.ixb Hartlepool north aisle interior
p.ixc Hartlepool chancel arch
p.ixd Hylton exterior east end
p.ixe Hylton exterior looking north west
p.x Houghton-le-Spring exterior looking north west
p.xi Houghton-le-Spring exterior south transept
p.xiia Houghton-le-Spring chancel exterior north side
p.xiib Houghton-le-Spring sacristy door interior
p.xiic Lanchester sacristy door interior
p.xiiia Heighington interior looking east
p.xiiib Heighington south door exterior
p.xiiic Escomb exterior looking north east, before restoration
p.xiva Ebchester interior, prior to demolition
p.xivb Ebchester interior, prior to demolition
p.xivc Ebchester window, prior to demolition
p.xivd Medomsley chancel exterior south wall
p.xive Ebchester window, prior to demolition
p.xivf Ebchester windows, prior to demolition
p.xva Middleton St George exterior looking north east
p.xvb Monk Hesledon exterior blocked window
p.xvc Monk Hesledon south door exterior
p.xvd Norton exterior looking north west
p.xve Norton exterior looking north east
p.xvia Redmarshall interior looking east
p.xvib Stranton interior looking south west across the nave
p.xvic Witton le Wear looking north east
p.xviia Whickham exterior looking north east
p.xviib Gainford exterior north side with 4 men in view
p.xviii Gateshead St Mary exterior looking north east
p.Ia Auckland St Andrew exterior looking south
p.Ib Auckland St Andrew interior looking east
p.Ic Auckland St Andrew chancel interior looking south east
p.IIa Auckland St Helen exterior looking north east
p.IIb Auckland St Helen interior decorated for a harvest festival looking east
p.IIIa Bishop Auckland Castle chapel interior looking west
p.IIIb Aycliffe interior looking east
p.IVa Aycliffe churchyard cross
p.IVb Billingham exterior looking north
p.IVc Billingham interior looking east
p.Va Barnard Castle exterior looking north west
p.Vb Barnard Castle interior looking east
p.VIa Boldon exterior looking north west
p.VIb Boldon exterior west end from beyond with 2 men
p.VIc Boldon interior looking east
p.VIIa Brancepeth exterior looking south west
p.VIIb Brancepeth chancel interior looking west
p.VIIc Brancepeth exterior looking north west
p.VIId Brancepeth chest
p.VIIIa Croxdale exterior looking north east
p.VIIIb Coniscliffe exterior and surrounding buildings from across the Tees looking north west
p.VIIIc Coniscliffe interior, decorated, looking east
p.IXa Chester-le-Street exterior and surrounding buildings looking north
p.IXb Chester-le-Street interior looking east
p.IXc Dalton-le-Dale exterior looking north-west
p.Xa Darlington exterior looking east
p.Xb Darlington exterior looking north west
p.Xc Darlington interior looking east
p.Xd Dinsdale exterior looking north east
p.Xe Durham St Oswald exterior looking north
p.Xf Durham St Margaret exterior looking south east
p.Xg Durham St Giles exterior looking north west
p.XIa Eaglescliffe exterior looking south west
p.XIb Easington exterior looking north west
p.XIIa Easington interior looking east annotated “before 1892”
p.XIIb Edmondbyers exterior looking north west
p.XIIc Elton exterior looking north
p.XIId Elton interior looking east
p.XIIIa Ebchester exterior looking west
p.XIIIb Escomb exterior looking north
p.XIIIc Escomb interior looking east
p.XIVa Gainford exterior looking south, with a girl
p.XIVb Gainford exterior looking north from
p.XIVc Gainford interior looking east
p.XVa Gateshead St Mary interior looking east, decorated
p.XVb Gateshead Holy Trinity exterior looking east, with a girl
p.XVIa Hart exterior looking north west
p.XVIb Hartlepool exterior looking north east
p.XVIc Hartlepool interior looking east
p.XVIIa Haughton-le-Skerne exterior looking north east
p.XVIIb Houghton-le-Spring exterior looking north east with 4 children
p.XVIIc Houghton-le-Spring interior looking east
p.XVIIIa Heighington exterior looking north west
p.XVIIIb Heighington interior looking east
p.XVIIIc Kelloe exterior looking north west
p.XIXa Jarrow exterior looking west with various figures
p.XIXb Jarrow chancel interior looking east
p.XIXc Haughton-le-Skerne exterior looking north west
p.XIXd Dinsdale exterior looking west
p.XXa Lanchester exterior looking north west
p.XXb Lanchester exterior looking south east, the surrounding fields, a hay stack and agricultural equipment
p.XXc Lanchester interior looking east
p.XXIa Medomsley exterior looking north west
p.XXIb Merrington exterior looking north west
p.XXII Merrington interior looking east
p.XXIIIa Bishop Middleham exterior looking south east
p.XXIIIb Bishop Middleham exterior looking north west
p.XXIIIc Middleton-in-Teesdale exterior looking north east
p.XXIVa Middleton-in-Teesdale exterior looking north west
p.XXIVb Monkwearmouth exterior looking east
p.XXV Norton exterior looking north east
p.XXVI Norton interior looking east
p.XXVIIa Pittington exterior looking north east
p.XXVIIb Pittington interior nave arcade north side
p.XXVIIIa Redmarshall exterior looking north
p.XXVIIIb Redmarshall south door exterior
p.XXVIIIc Redmarshall sedilia
p.XXIXa Ryton exterior looking north
p.XXIXb Ryton interior looking east
p.XXIXc Seaham exterior looking north east
p.XXXa Sherburn Hospital exterior looking north
p.XXXb Sedgefield exterior looking west
p.XXXc Sedgefield interior looking east
p.XXXIa Sockburn exterior
p.XXXIb Staindrop exterior looking north west
p.XXXIc Staindrop sedilia
p.XXXIIa Staindrop interior looking east
p.XXXIIb Staindrop choir stalls
p.XXXIIIa Stranton exterior looking north west, with the windmill
p.XXXIIIb Stanhope exterior looking north east
p.XXXIIIc Stanhope interior looking east
p.XXXIVa Winston exterior looking west
p.XXXIVb Winston interior looking east
p.XXXIVc Witton-le-Wear exterior looking north
p.XXXVa Whitburn interior looking east
p.XXXVb Whitburn exterior looking north east
p.XXXVc Bishopwearmouth sedilia
p.XXXVIa Whickham exterior looking north with various figures on the green
p.XXXVIb Whickham interior looking east
p.xix Durham St Nicholas “demolished entirely” exterior looking north, with a view up Claypath, also various carts, stalls and figures
p.xxa Trimdon exterior looking north west, in the snow
p.xxb Trimdon interior looking west
p.xxc Cockfield exterior chancel south wall
p.xxd Cockfield exterior looking north west
Language:  English

Size: 320 x 395mm
Given to Durham Dean and Chapter by John Mitchinson, Bishop of Barbados, Canon of Gloucester, Master of Pembroke College Oxford, 21 March 1914
Copy available (with Add Ms 82-85) on ChapterLib CD 4 & 5.
Add Ms 235   January 1949
4 photographs of exterior views of the passageway from the Prior's Kitchen to the Deanery, adjacent to the south wall of the Refectory. The building was demolished in January 1949 to make way for the Durham Light Infantry Memorial Garden.
Language:  English
card   file of 5f. with 4 BW prints 153mm x 213mm in corner mounts, in brown card covers 213mm x 346mm
Acc No 980 (c.1960)
Originally numbered Add Ms 98, this seems to have become at some stage physically separated from the main sequence of Add Mss, along with a number of other items, and another item has been numbered as the current Add Ms 98 in probably the 1960s, so this has now been renumbered 24 June 2004. Formerly in the North MS closet.
Add Ms 236   c.1965
2 views of Durham Cathedral copied from James Storer's History and antiquities of the cathedral churches of Great Britain Vol. 2 (1816), plates 2 and 6
1. View south-west of the western towers and cloisters with 3 figures on the grass (plate 2)
2. View south-east of the central tower, Prior's Kitchen (part), Refectory and adjacent passageway with 4 figures and a horse (plate 6)
Language:  English
Paper   2 negative and 2 positive photostats
Size: 132 x 220mm
Acc No 1693, photostats taken from a volume borrowed from Durham public library
Originally numbered Add Ms 144 [L942.81], this seems to have become at some stage physically separated from the main sequence of Add Mss, along with a number of other items, and another item has been numbered as the current Add Ms 144 in probably the 1960s, so this has now been renumbered 24 Jun 2004
Add Ms 237   1897 - 1930
Letters to William Thorpe Jones (1864-1932) FRIBA, architect to the University of Durham from 1892, who carried out work especially on Durham Castle in the 1920s and also Durham Observatory. Outside Durham, he worked on Ripon Cathedral. The letters concern mostly his work on the Castle, meetings and appointments, and also Ripon Cathedral, the [Durham County Hospital Ball], the Prisoners of War Fund, and a proposed “Durham Society”.
There are also a number of letters to mostly Col. Rowlandson and also C.D. Shafto esq about the Durham County Hospital Ball 1894-1901 from local dignitaries about their attendance and willingness to be patrons.
Language:  English
Paper   File of 60 items
William Jones was an architectural pupil of C. Hodgson Fowler. He resided in Durham at 43 North Bailey. He produced various reports on the city's architecture including “Durham and its Future” and “The Walls and Towers of Durham”. He wrote on Durham Castle in the Victoria County History and published a report on it with F. Fox in 1925. He served as president of the Northern Architectural Association, vice-president of the Northumberland and Durham Architectural and Archaeological Society and as a member of the Council of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
In an envelope addressed to Dr C. Adamson of 10 S. Bailey, Durham, postmarked 2 August 1965
Some sorting into alphabetical order of correspondent by ?R.C. Norris had been carried out, with the correspondent identified, a few details about the correspondent and a single running number added. 1 item was numbered as “Add Ms 211/8”, but another item was already 211, so the collection has been numbered as 237 and re-sorted wholly into chronological order (June 2004).
Durham University Library ASC, Durham Castle building archive has many plans of Willam Jones for his work at Durham Castle. There is also a collection of 125 slides of his work on the castle (Durham University Library ASC, W.T. Jones lantern slide collection).
Add Ms 237/1   later 19th century
Signatures cut off from letters of C[harles Baring], J[oseph] B [Lightfoot], and B[rooke] F [Westcott], all bishops of Durham, and George Waddington, dean of Durham, in an envelope addressed to WTJ
Paper   4f. & 1 envelope
Add Ms 237/2   11 January 1894
Letter to Col. Rowlandson from [Gustavus Hamilton-Russell 9th Viscount] Boyne at Brancepeth Castle agreeing to be a patron of the County Hospital Ball, but undecided about attending the ball
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/3   12 January 1894
Letter to Col. Rowlandson from [Henry Vane 9th Lord] Barnard of Burghley House, Stamford, declining to be a patron of the Ball
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/4   17 January 1894
Letter to Col. Rowlandson from Edward Joicey of Blenkinsopp Hall, Haltwhistle, agreeing to be a patron of the Ball although he cannot attend
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/5   19 December 1895
Letter to Col. Rowlandson from Hugh Bell at Red Barns, Coatham, Redcar, agreeing to be a patron of the Durham County Hospital Ball; unlikely to attend
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/6   5 January 1897
Letter to WTJ from [John Lambton 3rd earl of] Durham at Lambton Castle apologising for not being able to attend the ball but he is confined with a cold
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/7   25 November 1897
Letter to Shafto from Edgar J. Meynell at Old Elvet agreeing to be a patron of the Durham County Hospital Ball on 6 January
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/8   26 November 1897
Letter to C.D. Shafto from James Joicey (1846-1936) at Longhirst, Morpeth, agreeing to be a patron of the Durham County Hospital Ball
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/9   30 December 1897
Letter to WTJ from Col. L. Gregson, High Sheriff, of Burdon, Sunderland, buying tickets for the Durham County Hospital Ball
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/10   c.1900
Letter from ?Augustus ?Ruegg of the Royal County Hotel, Durham, about his temporary membership of the County Club
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/11   20 February c.1900
Letter to WTJ from ?Nathanielton Fletcher of Studland Manor, Swanage, about his membership of the Club, and his need to attend the dentist keeping him away from Durham
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/12   21 July c.1900
Letter from W[illiam] Grantham (judge 1835-1911) at Judges House, York, about alterations at Durham Castle and the date of some features there.
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/13   25 February 1900
Letter to WTJ from [John Lambton 3rd earl of] Durham at Lambton Castle returning the balance sheet signed [as chairman of the Betting Commission].
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/14   21 December 1901
Letter to Col. Rowlandson from Arthur O'Connor at 8 Osborne Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, declining to be a patron of the [Hospital] Ball, but sending a contribution.
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/15   20 November 1903
Letter to WTJ from J[ohn] M[eade] F[alkner] at Elwsick Works, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, about his recently published book [ The Nebuly Coat], his inadequacies as a writer, and a subscription to the well
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/16   20 October 1908
Letter to [J.T. Fowler] from W.H. St.John Hope of the Society of Antiquaries, London, offering to write to the dean [of Durham] about the extent of excavation to disarm opposition from Archdeacon Watkins; he supports Jones for an F.S.A. and suggests signatories for the certificate. With a note from [Fowler] about the signatories.
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/17   7 April 1910
Letter from ?Emmegg at North Bailey, Durham, about train travel arrangements to Gainford
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/18   20 June 1917
Letter to WTJ from ?Gille Norwood at Little Boston, Ealing, thanking him for the thanks, Vane Tempest would be a success, the poster had arrived, the performance merited a run, and hopes they can meet at the Apollo if he is in London
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/19   15 July 1918
Letter to WTJ from Stanley Hicks at “M” Lines, Catterick, saying he would be happy to perform [in the play], he is moving to Prescot soon, addresses of Capt. Pope Stamper in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Mrs. Eden in Richmond, Yorks.
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/20   5 August 1918
Letter to WTJ from J.A. Thomas of 18 D.L.I., Guisborough Camp, saying that Retamark would like to take part, they hope to winter in Durham, his family is there and the R.A.F. boy is in Marske
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/21   9 August 1918
Letter to WTJ from Stanley Hicks about fixing a date [for the play], Miss Peacock is happy to come and he has answered a letter
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/22   16 August 1918
Letter to WTJ from Stanley Hicks at “M” Lines, Catterick, saying the C.O. wants to know if he has fixed a date for the play, and how long would it be on in Durham
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/23   29 August 1918
Letter to WTJ from Stanley Hicks at “M” Lines, Catterick, saying that he has orders to move and cannot play in Durham or elsewhere, Mrs Pulleine has let Jones down, he has to take his girl to Sheffield and meet Mrs. Rolls in Richmond
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/24   15 September 1918
Letter to WTJ from F. Pope Stamper of HQ Tyne Garrison, Newcastle, about moneys, the sale of songs and music from performances at Bishop Auckland and Stockton, money raised for the D.L.I. fund, and he has his cigarette case
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/25   30 July [1919]
Letter to WTJ from [Brigadier] H[anway Robert] Cumming at Scarborough Camp about a proposed Prisoner of War fund, Bowes's letter, and Lord Durham's organisation of a meeting. With a modern transcription and notes about Cumming's career and death in Ireland at the hands of the I.R.A.
Paper   4f.
Add Ms 237/26   7 April 1923
Letter to WTJ from [John Lambton 3rd earl of] Durham at Lambton Castle thanking him for his work for the Prisoners of War Fund
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/27   22 June 1923
Letter to WTJ from Robert Lorimer, architect, of 17 Great Stuart St., Edinburgh, giving his opinion of James Bain as a clerk of works and suggesting the Edinburgh affair was successful
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/28   20 December 1923
Letter to WTJ from J.A. Gotch of the R.I.B.A. at Bank Chambers, Kettering, describing the recent gratifying function celebrating the art of architecture
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/29   27 December 1923
Letter to WTJ from J.A. Gotch of the R.I.B.A. at Bank Chambers, Kettering, about the Lord Mayor's attendance at a London function and his being his guest
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/30   11 January 1924
Letter to WTJ from W[illiam] H[enry] Brown [President of Ushaw] saying that his health prevents him from attending long meetings
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/31   24 January 1924
Letter to WTJ from [John Lambton 3rd earl of] Durham at Lambton Castle apologising for missing the meeting as the weather stirred up his cold and cough
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/32   17 May 1924
Letter to WTJ from [John Lambton 3rd earl of] Durham at 39 Grosvenor Square, [London], saying that he would be happy to support a “Durham Society”
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/33   29 March 1925
Letter to WTJ from [Charles Vane-Tempest 7th marquess of] Londonderry at Londonderry House, London, declining to address the Northern Architectural Association as he has to be in Ireland
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/34   5 April 1925
Letter to WTJ from [Charles 5th Earl] Grey at Howick declining to give the inaugural address in Newcastle as he has to be at the National Assembly of the Church [of England].
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/35   9 May 1925
Letter to Mr Jones from Mervyn Macartney of 9 Clifford St., London, saying he is not well enough to lecture, a friend borrowed his slides and broke 2, Jones must have lunch with him next time he is in London
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/36   21 January 1927
Letter to WTJ from E. Guy Dawber (architect) at 18 Maddox St., London, about staying in Newcastle rather than Durham and he will discuss the other matter when they meet in Newcastle
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/37   30 June 1928
Letter to WTJ from [David Lindsay 27th Earl of] Crawford and Balcarres of 7 Audley Square, London, declining to attend the meeting; Bradshaw told him about his efforts re Durham Castle
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/38   17 July 1928
Letter to WTJ from Herbert [Henson bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle asking for a report on the state of Durham Castle as he has to speak at the Mansion House, and thanking him for explaining the Castle to him
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/39   22 July 1928
Letter to WTJ from [Aldred Lumsley 10th earl of] Scarborough of Lumley Castle saying how interested Their Royal Highnesses were in what he told them
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/40   23 July 1928
Letter to WTJ from Mervyn Macartney, Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul's Cathedral, with arrangements for their meeting and lunch
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/41   1 August [1928]
Letter to WTJ from H[erbert] C[onyers] Surtees thanking him for his corrections [for his book The History of Durham Castle (1928)] and asking about the north end of the Great Hall
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/42   3 August 1928
Letter to WTJ from Basil Mott of 9 Iddesleigh House, Westminster, thanking him for the offer to see round Durham Castle, but he has to postpone his visit for the moment
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/43   7 August 1928
Letter to WTJ from Herbert Baker of 14 Barton St., Westminster, about his motoring from Howick to Middleton-in-Teesdale
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/44   8 August 1928
Letter to WTJ from [Charles Fitzroy Lord] Southampton of Rockliffe Park, Darlington, about an invitation to see Durham Castle
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/45   29 August 1928
Letter to WTJ from Herbert Baker at Langdon Beck thanking him for his time on Saturday, impressed by how he is tackling the great problem, pleased he has Faber's help
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/46   12 October 1928
Letter to WTJ from [Charles Vane-Tempest 7th marquess of] Londonderry at Wynyard Park, Stockton-on-Tees, reporting he had persuaded Their Majesties to slow down at [Framwellgate] Bridge to view [Durham] Castle
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/47   17 January 1929
Letter to WTJ from [Charles Vane-Tempest 7th marquess of] Londonderry at Storey's Gate, Westminster, declining to dine with the Northern Architectural Association but hoping to be asked again when an election is not looming
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/48   25 November 1929
Letter to WTJ from A. Hamilton Thompson arranging a meeting at [Durham] Castle
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/49   18 December 1929
Letter to WTJ from Sydney R. Jones at 137 Makepeace Mansions, [London], about his drawing and the text for The Times article
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/50   19 December 1929
Letter to WTJ from Herbert [Henson bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle congratulating him on the picture of [Durham] Castle in The Times
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/51   30 May 1930
Letter to WTJ from Herbert [Henson bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle on how to deal with journalists and the problems of fundraising in U.S.A.
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/52   28 June 1930
Letter to WTJ from Mervyn Macartney at 144 Oakwood Court, Kensington, offering to help find a clerk of works, asking what Jones can afford, and bemoaning the fees they get
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/53   29 June [c.1930]
Letter to WTJ from G[erard] Baldwin Brown at 18 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, about fixing an appointment
Paper   1f
Add Ms 237/54   6 August [1930]
Letter to WTJ from G[erard] Baldwin Brown at the University of Edinburgh suggesting an appointment to view the new discoveries at Ripon with Mrs Holden; when in Durham, he will stay at the deanery
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/55   8 August 1930
Letter to WTJ from [Richard 5th earl of] Onslow of St Agnes lighthouse, Scilly Isles, thanking him for his open letter to the mayor and for the recent morning in Durham
Paper   1f
Add Ms 237/56   24 September 1930
Letter to WTJ from George R. ?Repler at the Ministry of Health, Whitehall, about a meeting
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/57   20 February [1931]
Letter to WTJ from G[erard] Baldwin Brown at 18 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, about the weather in Edinburgh; Mr Singe's photos of “the caps in the early Norman chapel”, asking him to check a proposed citation about the vault of Wilfrid's crypt in Ripon [cathedral], and work on his Saxon Decorative Sculpture volume
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/58   9 July 193[1]
Letter to WTJ from J.E.C. Welldon [dean of Durham] at the Deanery, Durham, asking if he can come to tea before going to the University Masonic Lodge
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 237/59   6 August 1931
Letter to WTJ from R. Unwin at 32 Old Queen St, Westminster, hoping he has recovered and interested to hear how things are fairing in Durham
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 237/60   24 August 1931
Letter to WTJ from J.E.C. Welldon [dean of Durham] at the Deanery, Durham, inviting him to breakfast to meet Prof. Baldwin Brown
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 238   18th century
Durham Cathedral Statutes
Language:  Latin
Paper book, paste boards bound in dark red leather with blind stamped spine and gold stamped frames on the front and back, marbled papers   53f., text paginated 1-62
Size: 240 x 357mm
Acc No 52723, bought in 1970, originally numbered Add Ms 213, renumbered 12 August 2004 as 213 already existed
Notes on the inside front flyleaf: “From the Library of Earl Brownlow, The Grove, Ashridge, Herts., sold at Sotheby's 17 Dec. 1923. Most of these books & MSS came from the collection of the Earls of Bridgewater” and “From Bishop Welldon”.
Add Ms 239   c.1640
Copies of : resignation of Durham Cathedral Priory into the hands of Henry VIII 31 December 1539; foundation of Durham Dean and Chapter by Henry VIII 10 May 1541; endowment of Durham Dean and Chapter with manors, rectories, pensions, tithes, oblations, advowsons, vicarages, and rents by Henry VIII (incomplete).
A note on the back cover states that it is written in the hand of [John] Cosin, dean of Peterborough and later bishop of Durham. On f.3r is “feb:15. 1632” and “Right syde” in an early 17th century hand.
Language:  Latin
Paper booklet   32f.
On f.3v in a 17th century hand is “Charles Stamford”. A note in an 18th century hand on the back cover states that Richard [Reynolds] Bishop of Lincoln gave it to Robert [Clavering Bishop] of Peterborough in 1732. It was numbered in the late 20th century as Add Ms 218, but there is a 218 already so it has been renumbered 12 August 2004
Add Ms 240   December 1893 - 18 December 1933
Newspaper cuttings scrapbooks recording the career of Canon Dawson Dawson-Walker, his academic achievements and various roles at Durham University, along with printed sermons, addresses, lectures, reviews, and correspondence of his, with some notice of his contemporaries in the Church (F.J. Chavasse bishop of Liverpool, John Charles Wright archbishop of Sydney), at Durham (Thomas Jones, Harry Butler Smith, Henry Ellershaw), and in Bradford (Sidney Singleton, Dr W.H. Keeling, Augustus Bell Sewell, Arthur Emile Yeadon). There is also some notice of local events in and around Durham and, in the later years, of the activities, athletic and academic achievements and early careers of his sons (Edwin Felvus (physician), Richard Harvey (clergyman), Eric Dawson (clergyman)) and the work of his wife as president of the Durham Diocese Mothers' Union. Most of the cuttings are from Durham papers - The Durham County Advertiser, Durham Chronicle and the Durham University Journal - with some Bradford, Yorkshire and national papers also included, and the Church Family News and The Record. Occasional letters, telegrams, service papers, invites and programmes are inserted. The paper, date and occasional comments are recorded by [Dawson Dawson-Walker].
Language:  English

Canon Dawson Dawson-Walker (1868-1934) was born in Bradford as Dawson Walker, the son of Richard Felvus Walker. He was educated at the grammar school there and won an open classical scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, taking his B.A. in 1891. He went on to gain the degrees of M.A. (1894), B.D. (1901) and D.D. (1905) from Oxford and (ad eundem) Durham. He was ordained deacon in 1892 and priest in 1893 in Ripon diocese and served as a curate in Bradford from 1892. He began his career at Durham University in 1893, becoming a lecturer in classics then, followed by posts as chaplain to University College in 1895, theological tutor in 1898, and censor of the unattached students in 1901. He was appointed Professor of Biblical Exegesis and chaplain to St Hild's College in 1910 and served as Principal of St John's College from 1912 until 1919 when he was appointed Professor of Divinity and Ecclesiastical History and a canon of Durham Cathedral. He wrote The Gift of Tongues (1906), St Paul's Letters to Corinth (1909), The Epistle to the Colossians and the Epistle to Titus (1926) and was co-editor of English Church Manuals and The Churchman from 1910 to 1914. He also served as examining chaplain to the bishop of Durham from 1909 and the bishop of Sodor and Man 1912-1925, commissary to the archbishop of Sydney (1910) and in Durham served as chaplain to the Durham County Hospital (1901) and the Durham Corporation (1918). He married in 1899 Mary Maud Jane, daughter of E.H. Featherston. He was known for an evangelical outlook and was popular amongst sections of the non-conformist community, having taught in his pre-Oxford days in the Eastbrook Wesleyan Sunday Schools in Bradford. He changed his name from Dawson Walker to Dawson Dawson-Walker by deed poll on 16 January 1925.
Probably acquired after 1976 and possibly not long after as their previous Add Ms labels would seem to be at least 20+ years old in 2004
Some of the pages in 1-3 are now loose as they were pages with items about Durham Cathedral which Eric Dawson-Walker permitted [the Chapter Clerk] to cut out in April 1976. These were transferred to Canon R.L. Coppin for the Cathedral Library 28 April 1976. They have been replaced in their original location 2 September 2004.
Add Ms 240/1   December 1893 - 13 April 1915
Newspaper cuttings scrapbook - “General Matters”
Inserted are the scores of Durham University Boat Club Rowing Songs (Boating Song and A Song of the Oar) and University College Durham song
Language:  English
Paper scrapbook, with cuttings stuck in   88p.
Size: 175 x 255mm
Formerly Add Ms 222, renumbered 2 September 2004 as another of that number already exists
Add Ms 240/2   11 June 1915 - 6 June 1929
Newspaper cuttings scrapbook
Language:  English
Paper scrapbook, with cuttings stuck in   160p., pp.15/16, 45/46, 51/52, 65/66, 77-80, 83/84, 95/96, 106-110, 115-118, 121/122, 125/126, 131-134, 145-150 missing 2 September 2004
Size: 160 x 250mm
Formerly Add Ms 223, renumbered 2 September 2004 as another of that number already exists
Add Ms 240/3   11 June 1929 - 18 December 1933
Newspaper cuttings scrapbook
Language:  English
Paper scrapbook, with cuttings stuck in   160p., 131 used, pp.19-24, 33/34, 57/58, 81/82 missing 2 September 2004
Size: 160 x 250mm
Formerly Add Ms 224, renumbered 2 September 2004 as another of that number already exists
Add Ms 240/4   1 January 1906 - May 1929
Newspaper cuttings scrapbook - “Of All Kinds”
A small collection of poems, hymns, sayings, and discourses
Language:  English
Paper scrapbook, with cuttings stuck in   100p., only 21 used
Size: 165 x 285mm
Formerly Add Ms 225, renumbered 2 September 2004 as another of that number already exists
Add Ms 241   21 January 1924 - 17 February 1926
Correspondence and newspaper cuttings about 2 fragments from a Durham Cathedral Library MS acquired by Samuel Pepys as a present from Durham Dean and Chapter, according to a copy of a 1701 letter of his transmitted to Durham and discussed by the Pepys Librarian at Magdalene Colllege Cambridge, O.F. Morshead.
Language:  English
Paper file   11 items
Previously numbered 8 within a circle
Add Ms 241/1   25 February 1926
Printed letter to the editor of The Times from H.P. Mitchell of South Kensington about the cutting out of images from Durham cathedral manuscripts in c.1800.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/2   c.1926
Note about MS C.IV.14 being given by George Hickes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 241/3   c.1926
Note of the Durham Cathedral manuscript fragments in the Pepys Library from M.R. James's catalogue.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/4   24 January 1924
Letter to J. Meade Falkner from [Dean] Welldon of The Deanery, Durham, reporting the receipt of a copy of a 1701 Samuel Pepys letter from Magdalene College Library, Cambridge, sending him a copy of it and discussing Pepys's acquisition of Durham cathedral manuscript fragments.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/5   31 January 1924
Letter to Hughes from [Dean] Welldon of The Deanery, Durham, discussing Dr Montague as Dean of Durham and Master of Trinity College Cambridge.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/6   [January 1924]
Amended copy of a letter to Dr Hicks from Samuel Pepys at Clapham of 10 October 1701 about [2 fragments of] Durham manuscripts he had acquired from Dr Pickering and Dr Smith.
Language:  English
Paper   3f.
Add Ms 241/7   21 January 1924
Letter from Owen F. Morshead, librarian of Magdalene College, Cambridge, discussing the copy of Samuel Pepys's letter about the Cathedral Library manuscript fragments, the role of Pickering, Smith and Hicks in the matter, and asking for the return of his copy of the letter.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/8   26 January 1924
Letter to the Dean [of Durham] from Owen F. Morshead, librarian of Magdalene College, Cambridge, enclosing the preface to [M.R. James's] catalogue of the Magdalene manuscripts and 2 catalogue slips about the Durham fragments and discussing Pepys's acquisitional habits, including portolanos of Francis Drake and Henry VIII acquired from John Evelyn, and asking about possible evidence in Durham of the acquisition of the manuscript fragments.
Language:  English
Paper   2f.
Add Ms 241/9   19 March 1924
Letter from O.F. Morshead of Magdalene College, Cambridge, querying the T.L.S. reviewer statement about photographs of the [catalogue] slips, explaining about Dr Hickes and the circle of palaeographers and their correspondence, amongst which he has yet to find “any definitely incriminating letter”, asking for the return of his “red and blue copy” of Pepys's letter and any information on Dr Pickering, and discussing Dr Montague's links with [Humphrey] Wanley.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/10   24 March 1924
Postcard to the Durham Cathedral librarian from O.F. Morshead of Magdalene College Cambridge asking for a copy of the Pepys letter.
Language:  English
Paper   1f.
Add Ms 241/11   17 February 1926
Newspaper cuttings from The Times about the publication of Pepys' letters in Private Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers of Samuel Pepys, 1679-1703, in the possession of J. Pepys Cockerell, edited by J.R. Tanner, some further letters of Pepys (including the Durham Cathedral manuscripts one), John Evelyn and John Dryden, cited and discussed by O.F. Morshead, librarian of Magdalene College, Cambridge
Language:  English
Paper   3f.
Add Ms 242   1831 - 1841
Witton Gilbert Sunday School account book
Names of annual subscribers 1831-1839 with a note of a receipt from Mr Tunstall 29 April 1841.
Reversed, disbursements 1831-1839.
At the front, a note of books 1837
Language:  English
Paper book, in marbled covers with a buckram spine   Mostly blank
Size: 160 x 203mm
Previously numbered 15 within a circle.
Add Ms 243   15 July 1561 - 9 January 1575
Account book of the executors of William Bill.
William Bill (d.1561), the son of John Bill of Ashwell, Hertfordshire, graduated from St John's College, Cambridge in 1533, and became a fellow in 1535 and then master of the college in 1547. He moved on to be master of Trinity College Cambridge in 1551, having already been vice-chancellor of the university since 1549. During Mary I's reign, he was deprived of his posts of master of Trinity and also High Almoner, to which he was restored by Elizabeth I. In 1559 he became a fellow, visitor and then provost of Eton College, visitor of Cambridge University, and was institued to the prebend of Milton Ecclesia, Oxfordshire. The following year he was on a commission to revise the prayer book and became dean of Westminster.
Contents are (all other folios blank):
f.4r-v Francis Samwell's copy of the will of William Bill, clerk, S.T.P., 6 May 1561.
ff.5r-6r Funeral costs and bequests in the will of the late William Bill, with payment noted.
f.8r Note of the death of William Bill 15 July 1561.
ff.8r-16r Inventory of William Bill's effects in the “Collegyate house of Westminster”, appraised by Richard Dodde, Robert Penythorne and Thomas Massye “hedborowes” of the City of Westminster on 16 July 1561, with notes of items claimed by the college of Westminster.
ff.16v-17v Inventory of William Bill's effects at Eton taken by Francis Samwell, one of his executors, on 22 July 1561, and appraised by Nicholas Smyth and George Atkynson, fellows of Eton.
ff.18r-19r Inventory of William Bill's effects at the parsonage of Sandy rectory, Bedfordshire, taken on 28 July 1561, appraised by William Brownesall and Henry Maxer, inhabitants of Sandy.
ff.19v-20v Inventory of William Bill's effects at Trinity College Cambridge, taken by Francis Samwell, one of his executors, on 30 July 1561, appraised by Mr Stokes, Mr Ryngsted and Mr Burwell bedels of Cambridge University.
ff.21r-22r Inventory of William Bill's effects taken to the Queen's Court at Greenwich and then by his servant Thomas Trayford to Francis Samwell's house in Great St Bartholomew by Smithfield [London] on 18 July 1561, appraised by Thomas Collyns, Lawrence Collyns and Thomas Sheperde, inhabitants of Great St Bartholomew.
f.22r-v Sums of money owed to William Bill.
ff.23v-25r Account of the receipts of William Bill's executors, Francis Samwell and his wife Mary, from 15 July 1561 to 9 January 1575.
ff.28r-37v Account of the payments made by William Bill's executors, Francis Samwell and his wife Mary (and later their son William), from 15 July 1561 to 9 January 1575.
f.93r-v Poem of 38 4-line stanzas, “Thomas Good” at the end, which begins “When all that is towas ys brought / As all that hath byn is” and ends “Maye rest in rest aye restyngly / Amen quoth John Heywood” [John Heywood ?1497-?1580].
A number of the folios have pressed leaves from 2 plants between them, along with scraps of leather.
Language:  English, with the will in Latin
Paper book, with the original covers and spine lost, now between 2 marbled account book [19th century] boards of Miller, Stationer and Bookseller of 6 Bridge Road, Lambeth   95f.
Size: 280 x 385 (text block), 305 x 415mm (boards)
There is no indication with the volume as to how, why or when it may have come to Durham
Add Ms 244   1641 - 1720
Transcripts of Durham episcopal and court records.
This now comprises parts of what originally, judging from the pagination, was a rather more extensive volume.
With a partial index at the front, indicating some items no longer present.
Contents (all other pages blank):
p.1A Bishop's warrant to commission William Wall as an attorney in the temporal courts of Durham 20 September 1661. With a note of the issuing of such a commission 27 September 1661. (Inserted)
p.1-8, 10 Consecration or dedication of Auckland castle chapel by John Cosin, bishop of Durham, on 1 August 1665, recording the ceremony.
p.17-21 Pardon to Thomas Davison, sheriff of Durham, for his accounts re the restoration of his temporalities to Bishop John Cosin 16 May 1662.
p.23-36 Process of the election of John Cosin as bishop of Durham November 1660. (Latin)
p.37-46 Process of the enthronement and induction of John Cosin as Bishop of Durham, 2 December 1660. (Mostly Latin)
p.47-52 Articles of enquiry for the visitation of Durham Cathedral by John Cosin, bishop of Durham 19 July 1662. (Incomplete)
p.143 Note of Dixon against Powell over debt Trinity 1678. (Latin)
p.143-144. Westminster Exchequer case Robert Ferry, Christopher Bickers and John Trotter wardens of grocers, apothecaries and tobacco-pipemakers of Gateshead against Margaret Patteson, Geoffrey Leeke, Lawrence Taylor and Anthony Hedley in a plea of trespass Trinity 1676. (Latin)
p.144-148 Durham case Ralph Clarke against Edward Hinks and William Snawdon both formerly of Sunderland over the theft of a cow 26 June 1677. (Latin)
p.148-150 Durham case John Fairles formerly of Framwellgate against Robert Jackson, George Featherstonhalgh, William Weames and Thomas Harrison wardens of the glovers and skinners in Durham 13 July 1674. (Latin)
p.150-151 Henry Wycliffe of Newton Garths gent, John Wycliffe of Newton Garths son and heir of Henry, and John Moyser of Sunderland, yeoman, indenture about a £20 annuity from Newton Garths manor for Appleby grammar school. (Latin)
p.152-153 Exchequer case George Mason under-age against Oswald Comyn of Durham City over a debt of £50 28 November 1676. (Latin)
p.153-154 Royal writ about Brian Burlethon against William Mason over 12 acres of meadow in Fishburn 18 January 1679 (incomplete). (Latin)
p.155-156 Durham case Mark Errington gent formerly of Stockton, now of Ponteland, against Frances Errington widow and executrix of Nicholas Errington over a debt of £484 16s 7d May 1679. (Latin, with English comments)
p.156 Appointment of Henry Thompson, James Mickleton, Peter Marshall and Robert Johnson as guardians of the under-age Robert Ledgard 4 June 1679. (Latin)
p.199-201 John Raw of Nunshouse, yeoman, attached to answer Ralph Maddeson, over burning down the house of John Shevill at Benfieldside, Lanchester 1674. (Latin)
p.202-203 Heath against John Ayton over a debt of £320 1664. (Latin)
p.204-206 John Richardson formerly of Shotton, yeoman, against Gabriel Clarke, S.T.P., rector of Easington over a debt of £40 1655-1660. (Latin)
p.206 Westminster Exchequer John Morland against Robert Blakiston over a £50 annuity agreed in 1670 with Christopher Hall and Louis Hall plea Trinity 1683 (incomplete). (Latin)
p.207-213 Indenture 1st party John Cosin Bishop of Durham, 2nd party Charles Lord Gerard of Brandon, Sir Henage Finch solicitor-general, Sir Gilbert Gerard sheriff of Durham, Sir Nicholas Cole of Kepier, George Davenport rector of Haughton-le-Spring, 3rd party Mary Gerard, eldest daughter of Cosin and wife of Sir Gilbert Gerard, about land in Great Chilton producing annuities of £58 for fellowships in Peterhouse, Cambridge, £28 for fellowships in Gonville and Caius college, Cambridge, £70 for a hospital on Palace Green, Durham, for 8 poor, and 20 marks for the books and library newly erected in Durham 12 August 1668.
p.215-243 Division of Whickham manor with the bounds of each holding described 3 July 1677.
p.244-245 Durham case Ralph Metcalfe against John Taylor over an assault at Lanchester December 1688. (Latin)
p.246-247 Indenture between William Bigge late of Holborn St Andrew, London, now of Newcastle-upon-Tyne gent and Walter Ettricke of Sunderland gent, (1st party) and Robert Lowther of London, merchant, (2nd party) selling property in Ryhope 2 June 1687.
p.247-248 Indenture between William Bigge late of Holborn St Andrew, London, now of Newcastle-upon-Tyne gent and Thomas Frewen of Northiam, Sussex, esq, (1st party) Walter Ettricke of Sunderland gent, (2nd party) and Robert Lowther of London, merchant, and William Lowther of the Middle Temple, London, esq, trustee of Robert Lowther (3rd party) [leasing Sunderland ferry and tolls] (incomplete) 3 June 1687.
p.321-322 Indenture between Henry Hilton of Hilton Castle, esq, John Hilton of the same, son and heir of Henry (1st party) and John Lamle of West Herrington, esq, Richard Midleton of Ufferton, esq, and Robert Hilton of Staple Inn, London, gent, (2nd party) selling Hilton Castle and associated lands 2 November 1688.
p.322-324 Will of John Hilton of Hilton Castle 22 July 1668.
p.325-329 Indenture between Brian Viscount Pullen (1st party), Robert Pearson of Forcett, Yorkshire, gent, and Mary his wife, sister of Pullen (2nd party), Nicholas Shuttleworth of Forcett, Yorkshire, esq, and George Tresham of Northamptonshire, esq, (3rd party) and George Blunt of Rushton, Northamptonshire, esq, and John Vavasour of Spaldington, Yorkshire, esq (4th party) for the sale of the rectory and impropriated church of Bishop Middleham 8 June 1670.
p.330-334 Foundation charter of Durham Cathedral 12 May 1541. (Latin)
p.335-337 Rules for the court of pleas in the palatinate of Durham and Sadberge
p.338 Durham case Zacharias Whittingham gent against Thomas Andrew gent over coal mines in Gateshead leased to Whittingham by Samuel Gerard 13 April 1692. (Latin)
p.339-342 Instrument of John Cosin bishop of Durham about his almshouses and library on Palace Green, Durham, funded out of lands at Great Chilton 31 August 1668. Verified by the registrar as compared with the original. (Latin)
p.342-348 Henry Hilton's will 26 February 1641.
p.349-351 Rules of the court of chancery at Durham 22 August 1684.
p.351-352 Further rules for the court of chancery.
p.353-355 Demurrer (pleading) of Anthony Ettrick gent and Jane his wife, under-age, against the bill of complaint of Samuel Starling the elder esq and Samuel Starling the younger, his eldest son, under-age, over lands in Luton, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Middlesex and London [1695].
p.356-357 Margaret and Frances Neile spinsters, daughters and heirs of Richard Neile knight of Plessey, Northumberland, against Charles Cowling, clerk over a debt of £200, c.1695. (Latin)
p.358-359 Sarah Hall widow against Nathaniel Middleton over a debt of £70 1 July 1696. (Latin)
p.359-361 Durham case Francis Blakiston rector of Whitburn against Mary Wood of Cleadon over non-payment of tithes.
p.362 Newcastle-upon-Tyne John Lambe esq and Francis Mascall gent both of Durham City provided bail for Ralph Brandling esq of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, debtor, 29 April 1697.
p.363-368 Marriage settlement for the marriage between George Ellison of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Ann Coan of Newcastle-upon-Tyne involving Barmston and lands in Jarrow 19 April 1681.
p.369-371 Indenture between Richard Neile of Durham City esq, his wife Anne and John Morland of Durham City esq (1st party), Robert Brandling of Alnwick abbey esq (2nd party) and Edward Widdrington of Felton, Northumberland, esq, John Tempest of Old Durham, esq, Thomas Selby of Bittleston, Northumberland, esq, and Thomas Fetherstonehaugh of Stanhope Hall, esq, (3rd party) to levy a fine over lands at Shotton, Plessey, Northumberland 21 February 1676.
p.372-379 Inquisition at Alnwick on the death of Francis Brandling of Alnwick abbey 5 March 1642.
p.379-380 Plea of Isaac Basire esq, Robert Blakiston gent, William Rauson, Michael Watson, George Wilson, William Wilson, Robert Chilton, Henry Chilton, George Watson, Robert Byers, John Mathew and Robert Surrett, in answer to Robert Ayton's complaint about the platinate status of Durham and the right to hold a court of chancery 24 July 1686.
p.381-385 Plea of Isaac Basire esq, Robert Blakiston gent, William Rauson, Michael Watson, George Wilson, William Wilson, Robert Chilton, Henry Chilton, George Watson, Robert Byers, John Mathew, Robert Surrett,and James Watson, in answer to Robert Ayton's bill of complaint about the division of lands in Newbottle township, Houghton-le-Spring 6 April 1687.
p.387-399 Northumberland case about Anna Bates, widow of Ralph Bates, seeking dower against Thomas Bates from lands in Hartford, East Hartford, Hallywell, Milbourne and the parishes of Woodhorne, Earsdon and Ponteland in Northumberland, Trinity 1696. (Latin)
p.421-426 Indenture about the sale by Ann Bell and Thomas Smith of property in Framwellgate to Robert Hemming (first part missing).
p.427-432 Indenture between Abigail widow of John Mickleton late of Durham City esq (1st party), Richard Mascall of Durham City alderman and Meaburn Smith of Morton House, gent, (2nd party), Anne Bell of Castle Chair House, widow, one of the surviving daughters of Christopher Mickleton late of Durham City gent, and Thomas Smith of Morton House esq and his wife Margaret, another of Christopher Mickleton's daughters (3rd party) for the sale of property in Stranton, reciting various previous Mickleton family deeds 30 July 1720.
Language:  English, with some Latin
Paper book, with a number of quires, the covers and spine all now missing, and almost all the folios now detached   Paginated 1-10, 17-52, 143-156, 199-248, 321-400, 421-432, total 198p.
Size: 230 x 370mm
It was found in the Refectory (September 2004) stored within the boards of Add Ms 243, though it would not appear to be related. It was recorded at Auckland Castle in 1949 and 1959.
Add Ms 245   1597 - 1609
Admiralty High Court book, with a small legal formulary, possibly compiled by Mickleton.
Contents (all other folios blank):
First Section f.1-44 Legal formulary.
f.1v Close of an answer in court.
f.1v Close of a bill.
f.2r-4v Lease for a year James Brook of York to Thomas Maynard of Yarm of Hemlington manor, Cleveland, 14 May 1718.
f.5r-6r&7v-8v Release 15 May 1718.
f.9r-v Feoffment 15 May 1718.
f.10r Memorandum of seisin 26 May 1718.
f.11r-13r Release of a lease for lives.
f.13v Lease for a year.
f.14r-15v Release of the other lands mentioned in the former.
f.16r-17r Partition.
f.18r-20r Covenants for a mortgage of freehold.
f.21r-23r A lease.
f.23v-25r A release.
f.25r Lease for a year.
f.26r Order of Sessions for setting a debtor at liberty in the late act for relief of insolvent debtors 7 October 1730 (incomplete).
Second Section f.45-281 Allegations and libels submitted before the lieutenant of the Admiral (usually Thomas Crompton, then Richard Trevor) in his High Court, including occasional bills of lading and inventories. Some of the allegations are incomplete with folios missing or now torn out.
f.45-49 William Craston with bills of lading for Le Spinavit and La Pome both of Marseilles, and a gallice, and another gallice captured near Sicily (missing first part).
f.50-54 Thomas Shirley kt and William Wilford March - October 1601.
f.55-58 Pedro de Swinego King of Spain's ship Our Lady of the Conception captured and taken to England May 1605 - January 1606.
f.59-61 Sir Robert Manzell kt Captain of the royal ship The Hope taking Spanish troop ships bound for Ireland.
f.62-64 Christopher Clitheroe London merchant against Martin Errington of Newcastle over spoilt cargo shipped to Norway August - December 1606.
f.65-66 Cornelius Skellinger over the sale of The Hope in Lisbon 22 July 1604.
f.67-72 Richard James and Henry Not against Weston over The Lyon alias The Marygold, seized, taken to Dublin and then transporting fish to Falmouth December 1600 - October 1601.
f.73-76 William Bardwell owner of The Dyamond, London against John Francklyn, Thomas Santie, Ciprian Gabry, Trotter and Richard Baker, London merchants over damaged cargo June - December 1607.
f.77-80 East India Company against Edward Michelborne kt over The Tiger and The Tiger's Whelp December 1600.
f.81-86 Richard James of Newport, Isle of Wight, against Richard Cornelius of Southampton over a caravel called The Richard of Newport October 1599 - July 1600.
f.87-90 Edward Power against Abraham Snelling and Augustine Griffian over The Adventure of London January - August 1606.
f.91-93 Robert Cicill kt and John Traughton captain of The Liones capturing another ship 16 March 1601.
f.94-100 Jaspar Vansandine captain of The Sampson taking coal to Lisbon March 1600 - March 1601.
f.101-108 Richard Easton administrator of Thomas Easton late of Hastings against Edward Lewin and Anthony Lewin of Christchurch Hampshire over cargo stolen in Sussex 1597 - 1599.
f.109-111 Jochim Cole and Ditmar Cole merchants against Thomas Grove over wool shipments from London to Germany January - March 1607.
f.112-114 Anderson Cole against Thomas Grove over The Mary and John run aground on Skelling in Holland March 1607.
f.115-119 Martin Earington owner of The Emanuel of Newcastle against Christopher Clitheroe shipping wool from London to Elving over damage to the cargo, Eastland June - September 1606.
f.120-124 Christopher Goodlacke merchant of London against Edmund Baylye master of The Hope of London transporting guns from London to Barbary January - August 1609.
f.125-127 Philip Bridgman, London merchant, against Balthazar Dendoven owner of The Peacock over a cargo of figs March 1608 - March 1609.
f.128-130 John Whithall of Wapping, merchant, against Sarah Fielding alias Parke over The Fortune of London January - August 1608.
f.131-134 (Beginning missing) John Duffield against Arthur Mouse over a barge or “tiltboate” sailing from Gravesend to London, nearly sank in a storm and luggage thrown overboard at Clement Reach September - November 1605.
f.135-136 Robert Smith and John Ayres of Bristol, merchants, over The Unicorn sailing from Bristol to Leghorn, Italy, Limbreck, Ireland, and Naples, Italy July 1606 - March 1608
f.137-140 Charles Mannen master of The Mermaid of Stoada, against Michael Goodier shipping wheat from Danske to London over non-payment June to November 1608.
f.141-143 Thomas Sant London merchant and John Grante of Ratcliffe against William Bardwell master of The Diamond, Ireland, shipping raisins from Velez Malaga to London November 1607.
f.144-145 Gideon Johnson owner of The Desire, London, against Thomas Cambell kt, alderman of London, James Cambell, Robert Cambell and Edward Monop London merchants over damage to goods shipped from Calais to London October 1607 - February 1608.
f.146-147 Bartholomew Haggett London merchant against Jasper Rowles's goods held by Andrew Banninge December 1604. (First decretum, parchment)
f.148-149 James Jacob London merchant against Edward Crosse over debt April 1606 - February 1607.
f.150A John Tompson owner of The James of Queensferry against Ninian MacKinorgt, James Arnet, James Murray, Robert Carnecrosse, John Fareley, Peter Sommervile, William Marhed, Thomas Macknarht, Roger Macknarht, John Leife, Thomas Robinson, Thomas Fleminge of Queensferry over a voyage to Dieppe August - September 1608.
f.150B-152 John Whithall merchant of Wapping master of The Fortune, London, against Sarah Fielding alias Parke January - August 1608.
f.153-156 John Busfield, James Flesher and John Betford owenrs of The Penelope of London over the loss of oil shipped from Seville to London June 1607 - January 1608.
f.157-160 Richard James of Newport, Isle of Wight, and Henry Nott owners of The Marygold against Nicholas Weston over taking a Spanish ship, and taking it to Falmouth July - November 1601.
f.161-165 Arthur Harris of Hull Bridge, Essex, in the St Anne, shipping grain from Wakering to London, clashed with The Christopher of St Toozes, owner Henry Bond, master Henry Marsh June - August 1607.
f.166-169 Peter Romboutss merchant of Middelburg, Holland, owner of the St Peter of Montrose, master Henry Gutthery, against John Robinson of Brightlingsea over the sale of the ship, Essex March - August 1605.
f.170&180 (foliation omitts 171-179) Peter Rombertson against John Robinson over ownership of The Peter 23 October 1607.
f.181-184 William Becke master of The Blessing of Plympton, Devon, sailing from Malemoco, against Richard Dike August 1608 - May 1609.
f.185-186 William Morgan and a captured Spanish ship (incomplete, last part only).
f.187-190 Morgan Brooke and Maximilian Brooke merchants of Weymouth against William mayor of Weymouth over a cargo of cloth in The Deysie in Weymouth and the West Indies March 1605 - February 1607.
f.191-193 (reversed) Richard Smith of Henley-on-Thames merchant against John Gittens of Stockbridge by Chichester and John Burges of Sidlesham merchants over a shipment of corn from Sidlesham to London in the ship The Elizabeth of Sidlesham, with schedules of the cargo, December 1597 - March 1598 and March - July 1600.
f.194-197 Francis Popham knight, son and heir of John Popham knight chief justice, and his widow Anne Popham, against John Havercombe formerly master of the ship The Gift of God about a voyage to Virginia and the [West Indies] with a schedule of the ship's equipment 1606 - June 1607.
f.200-201 Richard Cowper against Richard Nottingham about the ship The Mary of London.
f.202-205 Richard Moorer of London merchant against William Muffet of London merchant over the ships The Anne Franch of London and The William and John of Colchester sailing to “Melven” alias “Elbin” and The Phoenix and The Mary of London 1606 - 1608.
f.206-209 Nicholas Colbridge owner of Le Pelican of Barnstaple against Robert Draper merchant of London over voyages to Lisbon and London April 1606 - February 1607.
f.210-212 Dominic Bowens merchant of London against Balthazar Smidt over £260 of money and a jewel worth £80 January - April 1608.
f.213 Note of the sale of Sir Thomas Crompton's library “according unto a cathalogue” to John Edwards by Richard Williamson for Lady Barbara Crompton.
f.214-217 William Towerson mayor of Portsmouth against Robert Lewes merchant of London over the ship The Phoenix of Portsmouth, commissioned under Hugh Griffith to attack the Spanish and other enemies of Queen Elizabeth, and the capture of 2 other ships September 1598 - May 1599, draft.
f.218-221 Reginald Welters of Hamburg, Peter le Grand, James Oysell and George Seguin of Calais merchants against William La Mott and the ship The Archangel in Portsmouth, involving also John Godefroy master of The Angelique and a voyage from “St Lucar” in Spain, with a schedule of a cargo of wool and dye with merchants' marks August - October 1607.
f.222-223 Richard Hall London merchant against Robert Bowier, also Thomas Northen, over a half share in the ship The Anne Bonaventure alias The Vlisses [March 1609] (incomplete, see f.246 for the first part).
f.224 Certificate of the citizens of Hamburg for Hermanus Rodenburgh and John Godefroy to trade a cargo of dye in the “Angelo” seized from pirates 15 September 1608.
f.225-230 William Towerson mayor of Portsmouth against Robert Lewes merchant of London over the ship The Phoenix of Portsmouth, commissioned under Hugh Griffith to attack the Spanish and other enemies of Queen Elizabeth, and the capture of 2 other ships September 1598 - May 1599.
f.232-234 Peter Pett against John Kaymer owner of the ship The Lions Claw in the Thames April 1608 - May 1609.
f.235-239 William Lukecuppe master of the ship The Robert of Leith, Soctland, against William Mounsell merchant of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.
f.240-244 Peter Romboutss merchant of Middleburgh in Zeeland son, heir and executor of Romboutt Romboutss merchant of Middleburgh against John Robinson over his interest in the ship The St Peter of Montrose and Henry Guttry.
f.245 Bill of expenses of Randall Fernall merchant of Chester in a case against Hugh Davies 1608.
f.246 Robert Bowier merchant of London owner of a half-share in The Anne Bonaventure alias The Vlisses of London against Richard Hall merchant of London 1603 - 1608 (incomplete, see f.222-223 for the rest).
f.247-250 Andrew Milborne against Peter van Lore merchant of London owner of the ship The Centurion of London over the pay of Milborne's servant George Bowyer, hired by William Browne, master of The Centurion, on a voyage to “Scandarone” (?Iskanderun, Syria) and Syracuse and the poor victualling of the crew June 1608 - December 1609.
f.251-254 William Spurwey master of the ship The Adventure of London against Abraham Snelling and Augustine Griffiano over expenditure on a voyage from Lisbon to London, being driven into Glandore, Ireland, by bad weather, then St Ives and Falmouth February 1606 - March 1607.
f.255 James Lister and John Carson about shipping a cargo (part only).
f.256-260 William Towerson, Henry Jevvons, John Reynolds and William Triggs owners of the ship The Prudence of Portsmouth against Robert Chambers merchant of Southampton over a voyage to Saphiae or St Cross in Barbary September 1607 - March 1608.
f.261-266 William Lookeup (or Lukeup) owner and master of the ship The Robert of Leith, Scotland, against William Mounsell merchant of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis about a voyage of The Robert from London under Robert Marshman and Cuthbert Crompton March - May 1608.
f.267-268 John Betford master of the ship The Penelope of London against John van Erpe merchant of London.
f.269-271 Arthur Harris of Hullbridge, Essex, against Henry Bond and John Hacker owners of the ship St Christopher of St Tooes, Essex, and a cargo of corn in The Anne of Hullbridge from Wakering to London.
f.272-275 “The Fellowship of English merchants for discovery of newe trades” against Thomas Burgh citizen of London.
f.276-277 Robert Draper London merchant against Nicholas Delbridge owner of the ship The Pelican of Barnstaple.
f.278-281 Thomas Peters merchant of Fowey against William Whetcomb former master of the ship The Gallant of Fowey carrying goods from Fowey to Naples October 1606 - March 1608.
Third section f.282-330
f.319-330 Index to the Admiralty Court cases by document type.
Language:  Latin with occasional passages of English
Paper book, in vellum covered pasteboards   331f., foliated [possibly by Mickleton]
Size: 205 x 315mm
The volume may have been put together by [?James Mickleton the elder]. It comprises in the main the Admiralty Court papers, which were originally folded, and have subsequently been flattened and inserted in a volume between 2 quires, the quire at the front containing the legal formulary material and the one at the back largely blank, but with an index to the Admiralty Court material by [Mickleton]. The volume is titled “Miscellaneous”, possibly before the Admiralty Court material was added.
The admiralty court material may have once been part of the series now TNA HCA24 (High Court of Admiralty: Instance and Prize Courts: Interrogatories Files 1541-1733).
Add Ms 246   c.1690 - 1759
Cradock manuscripts, a collection of documents relating to the will of Thomas Cradock (1633-1689), commissary of Richmond and attorney general of the bishopric of Durham, and the subsequent history of his estate.
Language:  English, with occasional Latin
Paper book, half-leather binding   146p., with 232 items inserted, mostly stuck in
Size: 310 x 490mm
Thomas Cradock was the grandson of John Cradock (d.1627), vicar of Gainford, Woodhorn and Northallerton, canon of Durham, spiritual chancellor of Durham and archdeacon of Northumberland. His father was Sir Joseph Cradock of Harperley (d.1686), lawyer and commissary of Richmond. Thomas was his only surviving son. He was also a lawyer, a fellow of Trinity Hall Cambridge and had become attorney general of the diocese of Durham in 1664 and commissary of Richmond archdeaconry in 1680. In addition to his father's inheritance, he received Woodhouses colliery, subject to a small annuity to John Cradock, and the butlerage or pipage on all wines imported by sea into Cumberland, Westmorland, Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire (bought by his father for the lifetime of his then two sons). Thomas also did well out of his marriages to first Sibella Clarke (d.1669), coheiress of Dr Gabriel Clarke archdeacon of Durham and master of Greatham, and then Dorothy Heath (d.1709), daughter of Nicholas Heath of Little Eden. His children, Betty and Joseph, predeceased him. He was buried in Durham Cathedral on 28 February 1689.
With no direct descendants, he drew up his will to benefit a variety of relatives and associates, creating complications which his executors struggled to cope with. The beneficiaries of his will were:
1. His widow, Dorothy, who had his estates at Bradley, Gainford and Quarry Hill in Brancepeth with £500 for herself and her relations.
2. Relatives of his eldest sister Elizabeth (d.1678), wife to Ralph Hutton of Mainsforth (d.1680): £50 to William Boutflower, widower of their eldest daughter Elizabeth; £50 to his daughter Elizabeth; £100 each to Frances and Anne Hutton.
3. His next sister Margaret (died after 1693) wife of Ralph Bowes of Bradley; £50 to George, their eldest son; £100 each to his daughters Margaret and Mary.
4. A small legacy to the stepdaughter of his youngest sister Anne, second wife to Thomas Musgrave, dean of Carlisle (both dead by 1689) , later wife to Ralph Shippersdon of Hallgarth.
5. His elder half-sister Jane, wife to first Thomas Thweng of Kilton Castle (daughters Ann and Jane) and then Tocketts of Tocketts, received a small legacy.
6. His younger half-sister Peregrina, wife to Sir William Chaytor of Croft, £100; their children Thomas and Ann small bequests.
7. Described as cousins were: the Whittinghams of Holmside; the Wrens of Binchester; the “four cousins Cradock of Bishop Auckland”; other Cradock cousins of Gainford and Hornsey and Dr Zachary Cradock, provost of Eton College; cousin Henry Saville and his 3 sisters; cousin John Harrison and aunt Ann Bowes; and other more obscure cousins, William Killinghall, Bailes, Dolemas, Banners of Sergeant's Hall, Vane, Sidgwick and Atrix (Ettrick).
8. Trinity Hall (Cambridge), Gray's Inn (London), Bow church (Durham), widows of the clergy, the binding of their sons as apprentices, the poor of the North Bailey (Durham), Richmond and Witton-le-Wear, Mr Nelson to teach navigation and, especially, the founding of a Durham workhouse or factory.
9. His lands at Gainford, Quarryhill and Bradley were to go after his wife's decease to his cousin Richard Cradock, his nephew Thomas Bowes, and his great-nephew Thomas Bowes, son of George Bowes.
10. The rest of his estate was to go to his nephews Ralph Hutton and Thomas Bowes who, with his widow, were to execute the will whose legacies amounted to £2606, with the annuities totalling £212, along with some small gifts.
The will engendered a number of disputes. The widow was dissastisifed. The corporation of Durham obtained a commission to investigate various unpaid legacies and battled to get the workhouse built. Isaac Basire claimed an unpaid loan which was dismissed. The death of the widow, Dorothy Cradock, in 1709 brought the Quarryhill estate to Thomas Bowes who also gained property, including Woodhouses, on the death of his uncle Cuthbert Bowes in 1714.
The deaths of the nephews and executors Thomas Bowes in 1718 and Ralph Hutton in 1719 brought the Cradock trust estate into the hands of Thomas Bowes's eldest son, Thomas. His litigious nature has generated the bulk of the material that this collection comprises, principally correspondence with lawyers. Much of this revolved around the title to the estate and colliery of Woodhouses involving George Nixon, the lessee, and bringing in the heirs at law of Sir Joseph Cradock, and one Thomas Cradock of London, a cordwainer, and a debt of £1800 due to Bowes's neighbour William Belasyse of Brancepeth who claimed security for the proposed sale of Woodhouses from Bowes's estate of Quarryhill. The case landed Bowes in prison and finally a commission in 1752 decided on the shares of those entitled to the freehold and copyhold partition of Woodhouses, shortly after Bowes's own death.
Presented to the Cathedral Library by D.S. Boutflower [1928] (a note of 18 September 1928 from “D.S.B.” presents the notebook and “formal letter”).
Probably in the library of Sir Henry Clavering, 10th and last baronet. Originally belonged to Joshua Douglas, town clerk of Newcastle, whose daughter married Sir Thomas Clavering, dying without issue. It was bought at auction in London by Thomas Randell of Ryton rectory, Co Durham, for 3 guineas ( “many years ago” (in 1912)) who then sold it on to Revd D.S. Boutflower again for 3 guineas on 16 August 1912. (From notes and a receipt on the inside front cover.)
Formerly numbered “24” within a circle.
Originally sorted into rough category of document and then chronological, numbered thus in pencil and stuck into a volume. Then renumbered into the present chronological order in blue crayon (so that the volume is now not in number order), when a manuscript list and index was also made which identifies the page number in the volume of each item.
Discussed in D.S. Boutflower, “Thomas Cradock's Estate”, (Archaeologia Aeliana, 3rd series, xv, 1918), p.44-56.
Add Ms 246/1   c.1690
Lists of lands belonging to Thomas Cradock.
Language:  English
Paper   3f
Add Ms 246/2   c.1690
Annuities left by Thomas Cradock.
Language:  English
Paper   2 items each of 2f
Add Ms 246/3   27 February 1702
Bond from Ralph Hutton and Thomas Bowes to Ann Carre of Bishop Auckland in £1000.
Language:  Latin and English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/4   23 March 1704
Petition to the Master of the Rolls from Dorothy Cradock, Ralph Hutton and Thomas Bowes about deeds.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/5   [1709]
Petition of Ralph Hutton and Thomas Bowes against Lord Barnard, John Basire administrator of Isaac Basire, Newton Stagg and Thomas Taylorson about money lent to Dr Granville in 1703.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/6   25 November 1709 & 10 February 1710
Answers of [Thomas] Taylorson and [Newton] Stagg, and [John] Basire to the petition in Add Ms 246/5.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/7   18 July 1710
Copy judgement in the ejection of Wilson on the demise of Thomas Bowes against Cradock and others over lands in Wokingham, produced in a Westminster Chancery case Thomas Bowes and others against George Nixon 17 March 1735/6.
Language:  Latin
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/8   18 October 1714
Copy will of Cuthbert Bowes of Durham City.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/9   22 January 1715
Copy will with codicil of Cuthbert Bowes of Durham City.
Language:  English
Paper   6f
Add Ms 246/10   19 December 1719
Petition to the Lord Chancellor by Ralph Hutton and Leonard Robinson against Katherine Bowes the widow and Thomas Bowes the younger son of the late Thomas Bowes about a mortgage of Thomas Cradock's workhouse 3 November 1719, reciting the will of Thomas Cradock.
Language:  English
Paper   8f
Add Ms 246/11   [December 1719]
Answer of Thomas Bowes junior to the petition in Add Ms 246/10 about his later father's lands in Quarryhill and Brancepeth.
Language:  English
Paper   11f
Add Ms 246/12   30 May 1721
Petition to the Chancellor of Durham from Thomas Bowes, son of Thomas Bowes, and Francis Richardson of Ferryhill about lands at Blakely Hill, Auckland St Andrew.
Language:  English
Paper   11f
Add Ms 246/13   31 October 1721
Amended petition to the Lord Chancellor by Thomas Bowes of Durham City, son of Thomas Bowes, George Forster of Durham City, Richard Smith of Durham City, Thomas Pattison of Castle Chaire against George Nixon of Tanfield Leigh about Thomas Cradock's Daniel Woodhouses coal mine in Auckland St Andrew.
Language:  English
Paper   4f
Add Ms 246/14   5 February 1722
Supplementary petition to the Lord Chancellor by Thomas Bowes of Durham City, son of Thomas Bowes, George Forster of Durham City, Richard Smith of Durham City, Thomas Pattison of Castle Chaire against George Nixon of Tanfield Leigh about Thomas Cradock's Daniel Woodhouses coal mine in Auckland St Andrew.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/15   21 February 1722
Brief for writ of enquiry.
Language:  Latin & English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/16   3 July 1722
Durham court of pleas Thomas Bowes against Ralph Dixon over trespass and assault on Bowes's property at Auckland St Andrew.
Language:  Latin
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/17   4 August 1722
Notice of a writ of enquiry in Thomas Bowes against Ralph Dixon.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/18   [1759]
Copy of part of Sir Joseph Cradock's will [1686] covering bequests to his son Thomas Cradock, with a note that a copy of it was sent to William Dixon of Richmond 11 April 1759.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/19   c.1750
Extract of the will of Joseph Cradock (d.1633) of Bishop Auckland about bequeathing Woodhouses to his brother John Cradock.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/20   19 January 1723
Petition to the Lord Chancellor by Thomas Bowes of Durham City, son of Thomas Bowes, George Forster of Durham City, Richard Smith of Durham City, Thomas Pattison of Castle Chaire against George Nixon of Tanfield Leigh about Thomas Cradock's Daniel Woodhouses coal mine in Auckland St Andrew.
Language:  English
Paper   4f
Add Ms 246/21   c.1720
Articles of agreement between George Bowes of Bradley, son of Margaret Bowes sister of Thomas Cradock, and Hutton Middleton of London.
Language:  English
Paper   6f
Add Ms 246/22   20 May 1723
Authorisation for George Forster to bring ejectments in the Durham court of pleas against the tenant of Daniel Woodhouses coal mine, Auckland St Andrew, for Thomas Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/23   [October] 1725
Copy petition to the Barons of the Westminster Exchequer by Thomas Cradock of London cordwainer against Thomas Bowes over [Daniel] Woodhouses colliery, Auckland St Andrew, alleging it was only conveyed to Sir Joseph Cradock in trust.
Language:  English
Paper   18f
Add Ms 246/24   [October] 1725
Copy petition to the Barons of the Westminster Exchequer by Thomas Cradock of London cordwainer against Thomas Bowes over [Daniel] Woodhouses colliery, Auckland St Andrew, alleging it was only conveyed to Sir Joseph Cradock in trust, duplicate.
Language:  English
Paper   4f
Add Ms 246/25   26 January 1726
Reply of Thomas Bowes to Add Ms 246/23.
Language:  English
Paper   13f
Add Ms 246/26   26 January 1726
Reply of Thomas Bowes to Add Ms 246/23, duplicate.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/27   25 April 1727
Amended petition to the Barons of the Westminster Exchequer by Thomas Cradock of London cordwainer against Thomas Bowes over [Daniel] Woodhouses colliery, Auckland St Andrew, alleging it was only conveyed to Sir Joseph Cradock in trust.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/28   20 January 1731
Lease by Thomas Bowes of Quarryhill and Henry Pickering of Stockley of lands at Quarryhill for 3 years at £50 pa.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/29   4 June 1732
Declaration of a breach of covenant in a lease of Daniel Woodhouses of 17 February 1728 in the Durham court of pleas Thomas Bowes against George Dixon.
Language:  English
Paper   6f
Add Ms 246/30   18 January 1733
Letter from Edward Barstow to George Nixon about the Thomas Bowes case.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/31   11 June 1734
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Mr Forster about a settlement with Henry Pickering.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/32   17 June 1734
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Mr Forster about apprehending [Henry] Pickering.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/33   18 June 1734
Draft agreement between Thomas Bowes and Henry Pickering for the surrender of the lease of lands at Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/34   29 June 1734
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Mr Forster about apprehending [Henry] Pickering.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/35   1 July 1734
Agreement between Thomas Bowes and Henry Pickering for the surrender of the lease of lands at Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/36a   10 April 1727
Certificate of the burial of Thomas Bowes of the South Bailey in Durham Little St Mary, exhibited in the Westminster Exchequer 13 April 1727.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/36b   [10 April 1727]
Certificate of the burials of Thomas Musgrave, Thomas Cradock and Ralph Hutton in Durham Cathedral, exhibited in the Westminster Exchequer 13 April 1727.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/37   [1736]
Copy of the inscription on Thomas Cradock's tombstone, exhibited in the Westminster Chancery 17 March 1736.
Language:  Latin & English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/38   22 January 1724 - 26 April 1737
George Forster's receipts for moneys from Thomas Bowes: 22 January 1725, 30 September 1725, 5 March 1726, 12 July 1728, 24 February 1731, 10 March 1733, 26 April 1737.
Language:  English
Paper   7f
Add Ms 246/39   15 November 1738
Agreement of Thomas Bowes of Quarryhill with Joseph Simpson and Christopher Simpson both of Daniel Woodhouses over the lease of Daniel Woodhouses colliery.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/40   20 November 1738
Letter of Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about getting a master carpenter for 2 boys, with recipes for a cough and mustard balls.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/41   22 January 1739
Letter from Joshua Douglas to John Hutton with a copy of Thomas Bowes's letter to Thomas Oliver about Quarryhill lands.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/42   7 February 1739
Letter from John Hutton to Joshua Douglas about Quarryhill lands and William Bowes's title.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/43   12 February 1739
Letter from J[oshua] Douglas to Thomas Bowes about his brother [R. Douglas], copy of Add Ms 246/44.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/44   12 February 1739
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes about his brother [R. Douglas].
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/45   23 September 1739
Letter from J[oshua] Douglas to Thomas Bowes about his case at York and Mr Forster.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/46   28 September 1739
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes about being helped by his brother and Mr Bellasis's mortgage.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/47   24 October 1739
Letter from Robert Douglas to Thomas Bowes about the York case, Mr Bellasis and Mr Forster.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/48   9 October 1739
Letter from Robert Douglas to Thomas Bowes about Cradock relatives with a pedigree, and Daniel Woodhouses.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/49   15 November 1739
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas requiring £100 to pay a debt to John Hunter of Witton Castle.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/50   17 November 1739
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about sending deeds and paying [John] Hunter.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/51   29 November 1739
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about his non-payment to John Hunter.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/52   4 December 1739
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about Mr Bellasis's mortgage, and Mr Bowes's title to Woodhouses.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/53   10 December 1739
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes about his answer to Mr Bellasis's bill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/54   18 December 1739
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about his illness preventing progress over Mr Hodgson and Mr Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/55   19 December 1755
Letter from John Douglas to Thomas Rudd about the cases of Mr Hodgson and Mr Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/56   21 December 1739
Letter from John Douglas to Thomas Bowes about a writ of excommunication against Bowes and his house being watched.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/57   29 December 1739
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas giving his view of Sir Joseph Cradock's settlement of Woodhouses.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/58   31 December 1739
Letter from J[oshua] Douglas to Thomas Rudd about Woodhouses and Mr Bellasis.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/59   1 January 1740
Letter from John Hutton to Joshua Douglas about delays to [John Douglas's] purchase.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/60   5 January 1740
Letter from John Hutton to Joshua Douglas about his article for [John Douglas's] purchase and Mr Hopper's bill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/61   7 January 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about collateral secuirty for [John Douglas], Mr Bellasis's suspicions, Mr Hutton's article and Cuthbert Bowes's estate.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/62   12 January 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about his cold, the Bellasis papers and the title to Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/63   15 January 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about repaying the mortgage and settling with Joshua Douglas.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/64   15 January 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas, offended by his attitude, bonds, ready to sign.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/65 & 66   16 & 17 January 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas, to meet up at Chester, with Douglas's reply, refusing to come as he will not ride.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/67   31 January 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes, justifying his position.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/68   1 February 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Miss Elizabeth Douglas about complaints.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/69   1 February 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about sending papers.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/70   2 February 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to John Hutton giving Bowes a safe conduct for a week.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/71   5 February 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about arrangements for signing.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/72   13 February 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about arrangements for signing.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/73   17 February 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes about a surprise and remonstrance.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/74   6 March 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about Woodhouses, prepared to indemnify.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/75   26 March 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about Bellasis giving £1900.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/76   1 April 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about paying Bellasis off.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/77   8 April 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about selling Woodhouses, not Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/78   12 April 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes about throwing the case up.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/79   26 April 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about getting Bellasis's money.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/80   30 May 1740
Letter from John Hutton to Joshua Douglas about appearing for Thomas Bowes's ejectment.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/81   30 May 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about judgement in the suit of Bellasis and receiving the money.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/82   8 June 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about security from Woodhouses, Quarryhill Lanes and Hunters.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/83   19 June 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about Quarry Hills, Coopers Closes and Woodhouses colliery.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/84   20 June 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas asking him to call about Brancepeth.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/85   28 June 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas inviting him to call at Brancepeth as his brother was previously prevented by the mob getting into his office.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/86   10 July 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes saying his brother is coming and he will write to Mr Wilson.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/87   19 August 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about Robert Cumin being subpoened about the plunder from Port St Mary in 1702.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/88   26 August 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas suggesting they execute the articles tomorrow.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/89   6 September 1740
Letter from Robert Douglas to Thomas Bowes quoting a figure for Cooper's Close and making a list of small debts.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/90   2 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about deeds from George Forster belonging to Thomas Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/91   4 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about the Bowes indenture being tripartite.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/92   6 September 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd about providing maintenance for his wife and children and the claims of Mr Forster and Bellasis.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/93   6 September 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd saying he is satisfied with the articles.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/94   9 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about his full schedule and Elizabeth Bowes's debts.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/95   13 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about Cradock's widow Dorothy and her heir at law.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/96   16 September 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to John Hutton saying his brother is ready to pay off Bellasis.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/97   16 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglasabout debt, money expected and payments to Mrs Soulsby.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/98   19 September 1740
Letter from John Hutton to Joshua Douglas about criticism of the articles.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/99   26 September 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes saying his brother will want to know Bowes's price for Cooper's Close and Warden Hunns.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/100   26 September 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd about Mr Ridley's and Francis Barrow's prospects before the court and Mrs Bowes's awkwardness.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/101   c.1740
Terms of a covenant as to a fine for Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/102   27 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about being frustrated by Mrs Bowes being troublesome.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/103   29 September 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas stating a price for Cooper's Close.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/104   14 October 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about his servant, Simpson, and describing the ground.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/105   20 October 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Bowes about Mrs Rokeby's allegation that he is not Mr Hutton's heir and Simpson.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/106   24 October 1740
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about sending Joseph Cradock's will, a deed for Hutton's heirs and Mrs Rokeby being ignorant of the facts.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/107   4 November 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about Bellasis and Mr Forster.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/108   1 December 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd about payment to Bowes's wife, provision for her daughter Margery, and selling Warden property.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/109   7 December 1740
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about J. Hutton and Mrs Bowes's payments.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/110   13 December 1740
Letter from Joshua Douglas to John Hutton about the settlement of Mrs Bowes's affair.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/111   25 January 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas saying that Joshua Douglas wants security out of Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/112   11 April 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas saying he hopes to get things settled.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/113   11 April 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Christopher Simpson accusing him of being Joshua Douglas's accomplice and that he, Bowes, has been ill used by him.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/114   15 April 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Joshua Douglas about sending in a bill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/115   6 July 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about the return of an old Co Durham rate book and hoping they can make up.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/116   14 August 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about getting his brother over and singing deeds.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/117   6 October 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about meeting to settle up and Bellasis “weary of expences and delayes”.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/118   1 December 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas askig him to come over as he has a cold.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/119   11 December 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas asking him to come over as he is still ill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/120   18 December 1741
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas renewing his invitation to come over and sign deeds.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/121   15 January 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas asking him to come over to make an agreement, Quarryhill now advertised for sale.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/122   [January 1742]
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Robert Douglas asking him to call about her “brother's son”, n.d..
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/123   15 January 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas asking him to call to make an agreement, he has a cold.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/124   21 January 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas asking him to send 2 guineas, he has agreed with his brother and sister to sign the deeds.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/125   [1742]
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about being open with each other and paying off Bellasis and John Hunter.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/126   23 January 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about coming to Quarryhill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/127   19 February 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about Douglas having £1200 in hand and raising another £800 for Bellasis.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/128   15 April 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about offering Quarryhill to pay off all debts.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/129   20 April 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas with an urgent invitation to come over.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/130   5 May 1742
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd about Thomas Bowes selling Quarryhill at any price.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/131   13 May 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about calling to settle affairs as he has now received notice to quit.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/132   28 May 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to John Hedworth seeking his help and setting out all his troubles.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/133   7 June 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas further entreating a settlement.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/134   27 July 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas begging for 2 guineas and a settlement of their affairs.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/135   29 July 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas asking for a £40 annuity and 2 rooms, his servant Isabel had been assaulted by his son William.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/136   19 August 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas entreating him not to evict him.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/137   26 August 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to John Hutton hoping Robert Douglas will come and settle affaits.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/138   7 September 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas asking him to pay of his £15 debt to get him out of gaol.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/139   21 September 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about getting him out of gaol, his wife being willing to release him.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/140   5 October 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about getting his brother and sister to sign deeds, and he needs money for meat and clothes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/141   14 November 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about getting his brother and sister to sign deeds.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/142   23 November 1742
Letter from Joshua Douglas to John Hutton about Adamson's affidavit, and an annuity for Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/143   3 December 1742
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas saying he has agreed with his Rokeby sister that their brother will sign the deeds, he has no money to pay his gaol expenses.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/144   30 December 1742
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Robert Douglas saying he is puzzled by the title to Woodhouses, and discussing the Bowes and Bellasis interests in the Brancepeth estate.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/145   30 January 1743
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about debts contracted in gaol.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/146   15 February 1743
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about paying off creditors.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/147   12 March 1743
Letter from Elizabeth Bowes to Mr [Douglas] saying she is ready to sign for payment.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/148   19 March 1743
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Cumin about what a rogue Douglas is.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/149   11 November 1743
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas begging for 2 guineas for his servant Isabel Nicholson.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/150   14 February 1744
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Robert Douglas about the payment of money to Thomas Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/151   19 February 1744
Letter from John Hutton to John Douglas about misunderstanding Mrs Bowes over executing the deed.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/152   19 February 1744
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd about not finding Mr Filmer's opinion, and Musgrave's deed.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/153   1 March 1744
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about not finding Mr Filmer's opinion, the messenger too drunk to be entrusted with deeds, and paying Mrs Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/154   3 May 1744
Letter from Hutton Middleton to Joshua Douglas about Mr Bowes coming out of prison and asking him to watch his interests.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/155   5 June 1744
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Mr Hutton wanting matters settled for her brother.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/156   12 June 1744
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about arbitration arrangements.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/157   28 April 1745
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about sending various letters and Thomas Bowes and Mrs Rokeby coming round.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/158   7 May 1745
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about a meeting with Mr Fetherston and that Thomas Bowes has ordered fees to be paid to himself and Hutton.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/159   15 May 1745
Letter from Richard Wetherell to Joshua Douglas asking him to send Thomas Bowes's accounts to Mr Hutton.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/160   20 May 1745
Letter from Elizabeth Bowes to Robert Douglas saying that Rudd and Hutton are awaiting his answer.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/161   6 June 1745
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about Catherine Longridge's marriage case and his and Mr Hutton's disapproval of Mr Bowes's account.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/162   20 July 1745
Letter from Elizabeth Bowes to Robert Douglas about settling Mr Bowes's account.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/163   27 October 1745
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Robert Douglas opposing her brother Thomas Bowes's sale of Quarryhill copyhold land.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/164   8 November 1745
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas with Robert Douglas's account with Thomas Bowes and discussing the [Jacobite] rebels' route into England.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/165   9 November 1745
Copy letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas saying he will show papers to his brother.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/166   8 March 1746
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Robert Douglas about the impasse between her brother that is with her and her [other] brother and his “madam”.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/167   4 May 1746
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Robert Douglas saying that she and her brother want their money.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/168   11 May 1746
Letter from Magaret Rokeby to Robert saying she has written to her brother Thomas Bowes and discussing her debts.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/169   3 June 1746
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Robert Douglas saying she has written to her brother and she needs more money.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/170   15 June 1746
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Robert Douglas saying Mrs Brocket will send her brother to “the loo' plase” unless he pays his room rent and asking for money.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/171   9 February 1747
Letter from Hutton Middleton to Joshua Douglas discussing his and Mrs Varry's interest in the copyhold estate.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/172   10 July 1747
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd about Sir Joseph Cradock's heirs and Cradock papers.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/173   21 March 1748
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about the shares of Mr Cradock's heirs.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/174   16 June 1748
Letter from Robert Douglas to Joshua Douglas telling him to act as he sees fit.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/175   25 June 1748
Letter from Robert Douglas to Joshua Douglas about Joshua managing Thomas Bowes's affairs.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/176   29 November 1748
Letter from Pexall Forster to Joshua Douglas about a conference with Rudd and Hilton about Thomas Bowes's affairs.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/177   3 December 1748
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Pexall Forster saying he will come on Tuesday.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/178   10 December 1748
Copy letter from Joshua Douglas to Hutton Middleton about his Cradock share being worth £31 5s.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/179   21 January 1749
Letter from Thomas Bowes to Robert Douglas about a conference this week.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/180   4 February 1750
Letter from Robert Douglas to Joshua Douglas about being subpoened by Mr Mascall.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/181   5 February 1750
Letter from Robert Douglas to Joshua Douglas about Mr Harrison's delay and Hutton being behind Mr Bowes's behaviour.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/182   31 August 1751
Letter from Robert Douglas to Joshua Douglas about Hang West arrears of rent and assuring him about his bill.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/183   10 March - 16 April 1752
Thomas Bowes against Robert Douglas proceedings of a commission.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/184   10 March - 16 April 1752
Thomas Bowes against Robert Douglas proceedings of a commission.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/185   c.1750
Pedigree of Sir Joseph Cradock's descendants.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/186   [1752]
Pedigree of Sir Joseph Cradock's descendants, noted that a copy was sent to Mr Martin 29 September 1752.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/187   c.1750
“Mr Bowes's Pedigree as setforth in Mrs Varey's Answer”.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/188   c.1750
Pedigree of Anthony Cradock's children (including Joseph).
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/189   c.1750
Pedigrees of the heirs of Sir Joseph Cradock, George Bowes of Biddick and Anthony Cradock.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/190   [1752]
Pedigree of Sir Joseph Cradock's heirs, with a list of their shares, noted that a copy was sent to Mr Martin 30 May 1752.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/191   18 April 1752
Letter from David Hilton to Joshua Douglas about meeting at Courtneys in Chester.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/192   30 April 1752
Letter from John Widdrington to Joshua Douglas about papers for the meeting at Curtneys in Chester.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/193   16 May 1752
Letter from Hutton Middleton to Joshua Douglas reporting he has failed to see Mr Martin and wanting to know how to answer a bill
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/194   30 May 1752
Letter from David Hilton to Joshua Douglas about a day to examine a commission between Bowes and Douglas.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/195   13 June 1752
Letter from David Hilton to Joshua Douglas about examining the commission [between Bowes and Douglas].
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/196   19 June 1752
Letter from David Hilton to Joshua Douglas about examining the commission [between Bowes and Douglas].
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/197   26 June 1752
Letter from David Hilton to Joshua Douglas the notice re [the commission].
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/198   7 July 1752
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd suggesting he should be examined about the Bowes affair as he has dealt with it so much.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/199   7 July 1752
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas saying he does not wish to be examined as he remembers so little.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/200   19 August 1752
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about a draft of Mr Middleton's answer which would do for Mrs Varey and suggesting how he might proceed.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/201   22 September 1752
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about advice to Mr Burdon and the parties to be considered over Woodhouses.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/202   27 September 1752
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd discussing the Swinhoe case, a writ in Mr Bowes's affair, a letter to Mr Martin and interrogatories on Hutton Middleton's title.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/203   6 October 1752
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about the Bowes/Nixon commission, striking Pattison out from a deed, and not seeing him in Newcastle.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/204   29 December 1752
Copy letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about the 1726 deed and the heir of the late Thomas Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/205   29 December 1752
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about the 1726 deed and the heir to the late Thomas Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/206   7 July 1754
Letter from William Mowbray to Joshua Douglas about dealings with Thomas Bowes, his mother and sister Margery, and Mr Mascall.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/207   12 July 1754
Letter from Joshua Douglas to William Mowbray about Thomas Bowes, his mother and sister Margery.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/208   1 August 1754
Letter from William Mowbray to Joshua Douglas detailing Thomas Bowes's children.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/209   5 August 1754
Letter from Joshua Douglas to William Mowbray with thanks for the Bowes family information.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/210   5 August 1754
Letter from Joshua Douglas to William Mowbray about a subpoena.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/211   27 December 1754
Letter from Joshua Douglas to William Mowbray about a claim of Ann Moor, an alleged sister of Thomas Bowes, and Mrs Rokeby.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/212   24 January 1755
Letter from Joshua Douglas to William Mowbray about a subpoena.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/213   26 January 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas saying he has forwarded his to Mrs Rokeby.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/214   28 January 1755
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Joshua Douglas about her brother William Bowes needing help against their brother's widow.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/215   25 February 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas about William Bowes, and Ann Bowes being at Plawsworth to be delivered of a bastard.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/216   28 February 1755
Letter from Margaret Rokeby to Joshua Douglas about William Bowes's intention to appear “as he now seems stronger in his proofs”.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/217   1 March 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas about an appearance for William Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/218   9 March 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas about his appearing for William Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/219   14 March 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas about serving a subpoena on Ann Bowes alias Soulsby at Plawsworth.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/220   1 April 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas including a draft of James Robson's affidavit of serving a subpoena on Ann Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/221   3 June 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas about William Bowes's answer and a notice of an attachment from Mr Martin.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/222   18 June 1755
Letter from Jacob Grieve to Joshua Douglas about representing Mrs Bulman against Robson over periwigs and a deed in Douglas against Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/223   17 February 1756
Affidavit of Elizabeth Bowes of Old Elvet, widow, and Margery Bowes of Old Elvet, spinster, about documents held by them.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/224   21 December 1756
Letter from Joshua Douglas to Thomas Rudd asking how he should respond to Mr Martin about Mrs Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/225   23 December 1756
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about the bishop's supplemental bill and a bill of revivor about Mrs Bowes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/226   7 March 1757
Letter from Thomas Rudd to Joshua Douglas about a possible visit and Mrs Bowes being awkward.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/227   13 September 1759
Letter from Peter Blenkinsop to Robert Hull about Thomas Bowes's creditors, led by William Watson, his gaoler.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 246/228   c.1910
“Craddock MSS” list, with some amendments to the numbering, providing a brief description of the content and a date for each item, followed by a list of those occuring in Thomas Cradock's will, and then in each item. Probably drawn up by D.S. Boutflower.
Language:  English

Formerly numbered “25” within a circle.
Possibly a draft for Add Ms 246/229.
Add Ms 246/229   c.1910
“Cradock papers - list of contents”, recording the document number, brief description, date and page number within the volume. With a list of subjects and dates at the end. Possibly compiled by D.S. Boutflower.
Language:  English
Paper file   8f
Add Ms 246/230   c.1910
Notes on Cradock and the collection, possibly by D.S. Boutflower.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 246/231   1918
D.S. Boutflower, “Thomas Cradock's Estate”, Archaeologia Aeliana 3rd series, xv, 1918, offprint.
Language:  English
Paper pamphlet   14p
Add Ms 246/232   18 September 1928
Note from D.S. Boutflower about “the formal letter, and a notebook which Mr Knight will find useful”.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 247   later 20th century
Transcripts from York Diocesan Registry Exhibit Books, relating to Durham:
- Presentations to benefices 1589-1632. R.VI.C.11.
- Inquest into dilapidations on various Durham properties 1591. R.VII.G.
- Archbishop Tobie's letter 1612. Prerogative papers.
- Durham and Auckland castles inventory 1672
Language:  English with occasional Latin
Paper book in a buckram binding   unfoliated, 3 x 3f torn out in the centre
Size: 160 x 200mm
Formerly numbered as “36” in a circle.
Add Ms 248   17th century
Play about Latin grammar, in 5 acts.
The name of Thomas Rud (?owner) appears at the top of f2. (Rud was a Newcastle and Durham grammar master and author of Syntaxis latine, & anglice, et prosodia, (Cambridge 1700).)
Bound in a folio from a ?15th century service book, see the next entry.
Language:  Latin
Paper booklet, in parchment covers   22f
Size: 155 x 205mm
Formerly numbered as “33” in a circle.
Add Ms 248a   ?15th century
Folio from a service book with plainchant notation on red 4-line staves. On each side there are 8 staves, but each last stave lacks its text. What is now the inside of the cover is the verso of the folio.
Recto: later verses of the Te Deum culminating in the second last verse, and verses from the middle of the Song of the Three Holy Children (Daniel iii)
Verso: the ending of the latter's final verse, the Benedictus vv.1-3 and 11-12, and the Magnificat, vv.1-?2.parts of the Benedictus and Magnificat, with notes.
Parchment   2f
Size: 155 x 205mm, the top part of an originally much larger folio
Acting as binding to Add Ms 248, a 17th century Latin play
Add Ms 249   c.1400
Commentary on the rule of St Benedict, part.
Language:  Latin
Paper booklet, now much disordered and damaged, with some leaves sewn together, ?for use in bindings. The text is in 2 columns, with the side of 1 column and the top of both columns on each folio now missing.   c.20f
Size: c.170 x c.240mm
Formerly numbered as “37” within a circle.
Add Ms 250   1959 - 1964
Photographs of the Neville Screen in Durham Cathedral, taken by Revd E.H. Fenwick, vicar of Benfieldside, at the time of the restoration of the screen in 1959 by stonemasons Harold Jobling and Dennis Welch. Including also photos of some other decorative features within Durham cathedral.
With a copy letter of 5 October 1964 from Dean J.H.S. Wild to Donald McIntyre, architect, of Durham, thanking him for arranging for the lettering of the captions in the album to be done.
f.1 View west along the quire and nave from the Neville screen.
f.2 Two views west along the quire and nave from the Neville screen.
f.3 Neville screen west side above south doorway.
f.4 Four views of the main pinnacle of the screen.
f.5 Four views of a section of a pinnacle by Professor Dunham, showing the coating of gesso.
f.6 The niche at the upper level below the main pinnacle.
f.7 The niche at the lower level below the central pinnacle.
f.8 Two views of the southern pinnacle and surrounding subsidiary pinnacles.
f.9 Two views of the second main pinnacle from the north.
f.10 The upper part of the north doorway.
f.11 The upper part of the north doorway.
f.12, 13, 14, 15 Four views of detail at the south side of the north doorway.
f.16 Two views of the sedilia canopy, second from the east, on the south side, especially the animal head not found elsewhere in the sedilia.
f.17 Quire triforium, north side, east bay.
f.18 Quire triforium, south side, east bay.
f.19 Four views of details of animal and foliage carvings on the quire triforium, north side.
f.20 Four views of details of animal and foliage carvings on the quire triforium, north side.
f.21 Two views of details of animal and foliage carvings on the quire triforium, north side, with 2 views of the tops of the Neville screen pinnacles.
f.22 Two views of the quire vault, north and south sides.
f.23 Two views of thirteenth century angels on the walls of the quire, north and side sides.
f.24 Two views of the east bay of the quire at clerestory level, north and south side.
f.25 Quire wall above the sanctuary, south side.
f.26 Quire wall above the sanctuary, north side.
f.27 The quire, looking east towards the Neville screen during the Festival of Light 1964.
Language:  English
Photograph album of grey card leaves within cloth-covered boards   50 BW photos mounted on 27f of a 35f album
Size: 410 x 310mm
Add Ms 251   1954 - 1957
Photographs, plans and specification for the restoration of Prebends Bridge carried out 1955 to 1956, consulting civil engineers R.T. James and partners of 6 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, and Clavering Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, contractors George Gradon & Son Ltd, North Road, Durham.
Photographs stuck in:
f.2 The Dean inspecting the bridge with a member of the press in preparation for launching an appeal, showing scaffolding on the downstream side, January 1954.
f.3 Four views: the upstream parapet from the west end, general; the downstream parapet from the west end, general; section of the parapet wall, west end; trial excavation test hole No 6 showing the existing fill and the cast iron arch outlet pipe.
f.4 Forty detail views of both parapets, originally sellotaped together to give complete views of each.
f.5 Three views: downstream parapet taken down to stringcourse; upstream parapet showing the bulge between the refuge and splay; upstream parapet partially rebuilt.
f.6 Three views: two of the upstream parapet taken down and stones fenced off; one from upstream showing men and a crane working.
f.7 Three views: grading new balusters before fitting; numbered stones replaced in the upstream parapet; rebuilding the stringcourse showing a crane.
f.8 Two views: upstream parapet fenced off; new baulstrade complete, with scaffolding and a Gradon lorry.
f.9 Three views: two of Mr Albert Greener, the site foreman, pouring the lead to secure the dowels in the coping course of a new section of balustrade; one of the gap in the parapet for the balustrade showing notices warning the public of crossing the bridge at their own risk.
f.10 Four views: drilling stone; leading dowels in the new coping; dressing a new kerb outlet stone before fitting; dressing an old coping stone for re-use.
f.11 Three views: broken brick and stone filling in the arches; forming a copper tray for each outlet pipe; excavation showing the old gas main.
f.12 Three views: pipes for electrical cable and the kerb outlet in position; a new conduit and inspection chamber in position; pipes for electrical cable and the kerb outlet in position, with a Gradon lorry.
f.13 Three views: two of new kerb foundations; one of pavings and kerbs in position.
f.14 Three views: completed balustrade; completed pavement on the upstream side showing fine tarmacadam fill between flagstones and string course; new kerbs.
f.15 Three views of the road construction by “Tar Slag Ltd” showing a lorry depositing stone, a gang of men raking it and the finished surface with lorry.
f.16 Two upstream views of the bridge from the bank.
f.17 One view of the finished bridge from the bank.
f.18 Four views of the reopening ceremony 26 April 1956 showing a speech by the dean on the bridge, with the mayor of Durham, Councillor L. Cawood, and Lord Kilmaine, chorister school boys, and the foreman Mr Albert Greener.
f.19 One view of the bridge from the bank, upstream, with the cathedral beyond.
Photographs loose:
P1 New parapet work clothed in sacking.
P2 Roadroller KUK541 rolling the new road surface.
P3 New kerbs and pavement detail.
P4 New kerbs and road infill.
P5 New balustrade.
P6 Outlet channel stone being cut.
P7 New kerbs and pavement general view.
P8 Foundation for new kerbs.
P9 Foundation for new kerbs.
Durham Advertiser proofs of the reopening ceremony 26 March 1956:
P10 Lord Kilmaine talking to Mr Albert Greener, foreman, and the dean.
P11 The dean, Lord Kilmaine and the mayor of Durham, Councillor L. Cawood, leading a group of chorister school boys over the bridge.
P12 The dean, Lord Kilmaine and the mayor of Durham, Councillor L. Cawood, leading a group of chorister school boys over the bridge, with the cathedral in the background.
P13 The dean speaking at the microphone on the bridge, with Lord Kilmaine, Albert Greener and the mayor of Durham Councillor L. Cawood in attendance, and a group of chorister school boys behind.
P14 Distant view from the south side of the ceremony on the bridge.
P15 Lord Kilmaine speaking at the microphone on the bridge, with Albert Greener and the mayor of Durham Councillor L. Cawood in attendance, and a group of chorister school boys behind.
P16 Lord Kilmaine unveiling a stone plaque on the bridge with the dean in attendance.
P17 A distant view of the ceremony from the south side of the bridge.
P18 A view of the bridge from the bank on the south side, with the cathedral beyond.
Loose documents and plans:
D1 “General conditions of contract, specification and bills of quantities for the restoration of the Prebends Bridge”, R.T. James consulting civil engineers, March 1955, 42p.
D2 Final Account of George Gradon & Son Ltd for R.T. James of 20 September 1956 for work carried out 13 October 1955 to 8 March 1956 and amended account of 6 March 1957 for work carried out 4 October 1956 to 17 January 1957, 9p.
D3 Plans, elevations and sections for work on Prebends Bridge by R.T. James and partners, consulting engineers:
D3/1551/1 Plan, elevation and section of Prebends Bridge.
D3/1551/2 Schedule of masonry downstream parapet.
D3/1551/2A Baluster detail.
D3/1551/3 Schedule of masonry upstream parapet.
D3/1551/4 Survey details.
D3/1551/5 Excavation and filling.
D3/1551/6 Roadway details.
D3/1551/7 Kerbs, inlets and conduits to roadway spouts.
Language:  English
Photograph album of black card leaves interleaved with transparency protectors, fixed within padded covers by 3 brass pins, with loose documents inserted in a pocket at the back.   86 BW prints on 18f out of 36f
Size: 335 x 380mm
Formerly numbered as “163” within a circle.
Add Ms 252   later 18th century
“A Schedule of the Books, Rolls & Papers in the ... Bishop of Durham's Auditor's Office taken and made in the year 1739”, probably a later copy, noted “J.Raine” on f.1 but not in his hand; recording the contents of boxes A-Z, boxes I-IX and the presses.
Language:  English
Paper booklet, in marbled paper covers   8f
Size: 205 x 255mm
Removed from a file of cathedral architects' reports on the open shelves of the Cathedral Library searchroom 2 December 2004.
Add Ms 253   [1926]
Newspaper cuttings of articles of G.W. Sivewright of Radcliffe Terrace, Hartlepool, on “Bygone Hartlepool” from the Northern Daily Mail, with a related group of 4 photographs.
Newspaper cuttings:
N1 Career of General Daniel Seddon, mayor of Hartlepool 1808 to 1827, 19 February 1926.
N2 “A Crusader's galley”, from a Hartlepool grave cover, 28 April 1926.
N3 “Memoir of Saint Helen and Saint Hilda”.
N4 “Some Historical Notes”, especially St Hilda's church.
N5 “The Brus Tomb at Hartlepool”.
N6 “Its Literary and Other Notabilities”, Richard Cosin, William Romaine, Sir Cuthbert Sharp, Alfred Moore and Robert Taylor, also the select vestry and dungeon and stocks.
N7 “The Life and Work of Frederic James Shields”, artists, especially his biblical subjects.
Photographs:
P1 The mayor of Hartlepool's loving cup, presented to the Corporation of Hartlepool in 1818 by the Earl of Darlington when he was mayor.
P2 The Hartlepool bellman's cocked hat.
P3 The Mayor of Hartlepool's staff.
P4 The coat of arms on the Brus memorial in St Hilda's church, Hartlepool.
Language:  English
Paper file   7f & 4 BW photos & envelope
Possibly formerly numbered “57” from a draft catalogue entry with it of c.1990.
Add Ms 254   [c.1660]
Manifesto or history of George II Rakoczy, Prince of Transylvania, Hungary (d.6 June 1660, aged 39), entitled “Vindiciae Honoris Hungarici sive Manifestum illustrissimi celsissimique dni dni Georgii Rakoci dei gratia principis Tranniae partium regni Hungariae ... sive annales rerum gestarum Trannico-Hungaricar ab anno domini 1653 ad tunc usque annum 1659”.
p.1-113 Manifesto or history itself in an unknown hand, annotated on p.111-113 by Isaac Basire, dated 20 October 1661.
p.115 Eulogy on Prince George, in a different hand.
p.117 Epitaph of Prince George, in the hand of the eulogy.
Language:  Latin
Paper book, in soft vellum covers with the remains of 4 green silk ties front and back with “H.TR” on the front cover   172p, text paginated 1-117
Size: 200 x 300mm
Formerly numbered Add Ms 214.
Add Ms 255   1805 - 1833
Letters of Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, mostly to Mr Wilton his attorney-at-law or Mr Burns
Language:  English
Paper file   16 items
Shute Barrington's early career had all the manifestations of the selfish pluralism which demoralised the church in the 18th century. Honour was heaped upon honour; he exchanged one cathedral stall for another richer one, was promoted from the see of Llandaff which was plagued by non-resident bishops, to Salisbury and then to Durham where he sat tight from 1791 to 1826. His career differs from the norm somewhat in his great generosity to all sorts of charities and in his active interest in educational matters, as evidenced in the Barrington School at Bishop Auckland. In his will he provided for the establishment of the “Barrington Society for promoting Religion and Christian piety in the diocese of Durham”. Whilst at Auckland Castle he was energetic in carrying out repairs, as he had been at Salisbury. He was of the opinion that the corruptions of the Church of Rome were the main causes of the French Revolution. A great advocate of the Estbalishment, he proclaimed himself willing to grant to Roman Catholics “every degree of toleration short of politicial power”.
Bought by the Library from Dobells of Tunbridge Wells in 1968 for £3.
Add Ms 255/1   9 April 1805
To Mr Wilton about Mrs Cook's mortgage deeds.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/2   15 April 1805
To Mr Wilton asking Mr Baker to recommend which of Mrs Cook's bills he should pay.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/3   3 August 1805
To Mr Wilton saying he has forwarded the packet to Mr Burley.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/4   29 August 1805
To Mr Wilton about reducing Mrs Cook's allowance, and Admiral Barrington's will.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/5   25 April 1806
To Henry Stebbing explaining a petitioner's problems in receiving post.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/6   20 January 1809
To Benjamin West sending money and discussing two pictures and the frame for the Barrington portrait.
Paper   2f & wrapper
Add Ms 255/7   9 June 1814
To Mr Burn about the Disinterring Act and writing to Mr Burrell.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 255/8   7 September 1816
To Mr Burn about the price of the proposed parsonage house at Barnard Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 255/9   31 December 1817
To Mr Burn having forwarded Mr Faber's letter and not expecting an early reply.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/10   18 June 1818
To Mr Burn about a discrepancy with the chancellor's list over the spelling of O. W. Kelvington, and sending seals, with a response from Burn.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/11   23 July 1818
To Mr Griffith asking to see the receiver-general's accounts.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 255/12   26 December 1820
To Revd J.D. Fosbrooke about forwarding his application to the Bishop of St Davids and subscribing to Fosbrooke's Encyclopedia of Antiquities.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 255/13   3 January 1821
To Revd J.D. Fosbrooke transmitting a letter from the Bishop of St Davids.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 255/14   30 April 1821
To Revd William Dutton, refusing to allow Dutton's work to be dedicated to him.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 255/15   8 October 1825
To Mr Bionde about appointing Mr Maynard coroner and proceeding with the “Decanal Sequestration”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 255/16   1833
Engraving of Shute Barrington, half-length, face forwards, W. Belines sculptor, J. Cochran engraver, [published] by Fisher and Son, London.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 256   14 October 1866 - 5 February 1905
Sermons of Revd C.H. Waller; manuscript with some pencil annotations. Most are from his time firstly as a curate in London in Mayfair and Hampstead, and then in retirement in Oxfordshire at Little Coxwell. With the text, place(s) and date(s) of delivery recorded.
1. Philemon, 15-16. Christ Church Mayfair 14 October 1866.
2. Revelation III, 18. Christ Church Mayfair 2 December 1866.
3. Matthew V, 14-16. Christ Church Mayfair 16 December 1866.
4. 1 Corinthians XI, 23. Christ Church Mayfair 6 September 1868; St John's Hampstead 6 February 1870.
5. Deuteronomy XXXII, 8. St John's Hampstead 12 June 1870.
6. 1 Kings XIV, 16. St John's Hampstead 7 August 1870.
7. Hebrews XII, 16. St John's Hampstead 26 March 1871.
8. Acts XIII, 2. St John's Hampstead 11 June 1871.
9. Exodus XX, 3. St John's Hampstead 23 July 1871.
10. Psalms LXV, 3. St John's Hampstead 1 October 1871.
11. Mark XI, 17. St John's Hampstead 8 October 1871.
12. Numbers XIX, 17. St John's Hampstead 23 June 1872.
13. Romans VIII, 11. St John's Hampstead 7 July 1872.
14. 1 Kings XII, 28. St John's Hampstead 4 August 1872.
15. Hebrews XIII, 14. St John's Hampstead 4 January 1874.
16. Hosea VI, 7. St John's Hampstead 1 February 1874.
17. Hebrews VIII, 9. St John's Hampstead 8 February 1874.
18. Galatians III, 10. St John's Hampstead 18 February 1874.
19. Hebrews VIII, 10. St John's Hampstead 22 February 1874.
20. Hebrews VIII, 10. St John's Hampstead 8 March 1874.
21. Genesis XX, 6. St John's Hampstead 8 March 1874.
22. Hebrews VIII, 11. St John's Hampstead 15 March 1874.
23. Hebrews VIII, 12. St John's Hampstead 22 March 1874.
24. Hebrews IX, 8. St John's Hampstead 22 March 1874.
25. Hebrews XIII, 20. St John's Hampstead 29 March 1874.
26. 1 Peter II, 21. St John's Hampstead 3 April 1874.
27. Ephesians I, 19-20. St John's Hampstead 5 April 1874.
28. John VI, 33. St John's Hampstead 3 May 1874.
29. John III, 3. St John's Hampstead 31 May 1874.
30. 1 Corinthians XI, 25. Hailsham 6 September 1874.
31. 1 John III, 5. London Divinity College chapel 8 April 1887.
32. Matthew XVII, 27. St Augustine's Highbury New Park 12 July 1891.
33. Isaiah LV, 3. St Augustine's Highbury New Park 17 January 1892. “Prince Albert Victor & Princess "May" [?present]” on the cover.
34. Romans XV, 4. London Divinity College chapel 10 December 1893.
35. Luke XIX, 37-38. London Divinity College chapel 7 April 1895.
36. 2 Corinthians VI, 17-18. St Mary Magdalene 28 April 1895.
37. Matthew XIX, 21. Little Coxwell 5 August 1900.
38. 1 Corinthians X, 3-4. Little Coxwell 12 August 1900.
39. Romans XVI, 7. Woolstone 26 August 1900.
40. Jeremiah XXXVI, 2. Baulking 14 October 1900.
41. 1 Peter I, 3. Faringdon 14 April 1901.
42. Romans VIII, 19. Little Coxwell 10 August 1902.
43. 1 Kings XIX, 15-16. Little Coxwell 11 August 1902.
44. Jeremiah XXIII, 6. Shillingford 23 November 1902 am.
45. Jeremiah XXIII, 6; Revelation XXII, 14; John VIII, 29. Shillingford 23 November 1902 pm.
46. John II, 5. Faringdon 18 January 1903.
47. Luke VIII, 5. Hornsey Rise St Mary 15 February 1903.
48. Psalms VIII, 2. Edinburgh St Thomas 26 April 1903.
49. Matthew XVII, 27. Malmesbury 2 August 1903.
50. James V, 17. Longcott 23 August 1903.
51. Matthew II, 1-2. Pusey 8 January 1905.
52. Matthew IX, 8. Pusey 15 January 1905.
53. Hebrew X, last verse. Pusey 5 February 1905.
54. Luke XVI, 16-17. Not preached.
55. Matthew XXI, 4-5. Not preached.
Language:  English
Paper   55 booklets
Charles Henry Waller (1840-1910), Church of England clergyman and college head, was born at Ettingshall, Staffordshire, on 23 November 1840. He was the eldest son of the Revd Stephen Richard Waller and his wife, Lucy, eldest daughter of the Revd Charles Richard Cameron and his wife, Lucy Lyttelton Cameron (1781–1858), children's author. Waller was educated at Bromsgrove School and at University College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in 1863 and MA in 1867; in 1891 he became BD and DD. He was ordained deacon in 1864 and priest in 1865.
Waller settled in London. He was briefly curate to the Revd W. Pennefather (1816–1873), vicar of St Jude's, Mildmay Park, Islington, but resigned owing to ill health. Although the Revd A.M.W. Christopher (1820–1913) considered him to be a shy person, he recommended him as a tutor to the Revd T.P. Boultbee (1818–1884), principal of the London College of Divinity. Waller was appointed tutor in 1865 when the college was situated at Kilburn, and he remained on the staff after it moved in the following year to Highbury. From 1882 to 1899 he was the first McNeile professor of biblical exegesis at the college, a post founded by Dean Francis Close (1797–1882) in memory of Dean Hugh McNeile (1795–1879) “for the duty of preaching and expounding to the people the true meaning and application of Holy Scripture” (McNeile professorship, 24 Jan 1882, University of Birmingham, Special Collections, St John's archive). Waller succeeded Boultbee as principal in 1884 and remained in office until 1899. During his time as tutor and principal more than 700 men were trained at LCD. In 1957 a window was erected in his memory in the college chapel at Northwood, Middlesex (later the library of the London Bible College).
Alongside his college commitments, Waller was the Sunday curate of Christ Church, Mayfair, from 1865 to 1869, reader at Curzon Chapel, Mayfair, in 1869, minister of St John's Chapel, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, from 1870 to 1874, and examining chaplain to Bishop J.C. Ryle of Liverpool (1816–1900) from 1880-1899. On 22 July 1865 he married Arabella Maria Stubbs (1832–1914) and they had a family of four sons (three were ordained and two were briefly tutors at his college) and three daughters (one of whom became a missionary with the Church Missionary Society).
Waller was an evangelical whose faith had been enriched while he was an undergraduate at Oxford. He had heard the Revd J.W. Burgon (1813–1888) preach a series of seven sermons on the inspiration and interpretation of scripture, which profoundly influenced his attitude to the Bible. The first sermon was particularly significant: “I can never forget what I heard that afternoon. … To his teaching, under God, I owe all I know of divinity” ( The Record, 17 August 1888). Waller's publications included a number of biblical commentaries and sermons, and in 1887 he published The authoritative inspiration of Holy Scripture as distinct from the inspiration of its human authors. It was his conviction that biblical criticism was responsible for unsettling Christian faith, and that “the one shortcoming of the church at the present day was its neglect of the study of dogmatic Christianity” (Church Association Monthly Intelligencer, 171).
In his last year as principal Waller was in poor health and took a six month sea cruise to Australia. He retired in 1899 on a pension of £400 a year to Little Coxwell, Faringdon, Berkshire, where he died on 9 May 1910 and was buried, survived by his wife.A. F. Munden, ‘Waller, Charles Henry (1840-1910)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (Oxford, 2004) [accessed 16 Dec 2004: http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/36707]

Sermons previously numbered Waller 1 etc.
Add Ms 257a   c.1900
Photograph album of [Mr T.S. Wilson of Brandon] (see 19e), a keen amateur photographer, member and first secretary of the Brandon and District Camera and Field Club. The photographs are mainly of local sights around Durham. There are also images from throughout the north east, probably taken on field trips with the club, and also of animals, birds, flowers and friends. The 2 albums (257a&b) have been carefully put together, with the photographs trimmed, mounted on to the album's boards and then covered with individually cut mounts. Almost all are captioned.
p.1a Hexham abbey choir interior, looking east showing screen and organ.
p.1b West Hartlepool St Paul's church, exterior, showing the street, tower and [east] end.
p.1c Brush and Sweep, 2 cats sitting by a door.
p.1d Scarborough harbour with steam fishing boats.
p.1e Durham, Queen [Victoria's] funeral showing a military guard of honour [of the D.L.I.] on Palace Green.
p.1f Thatched cottages at Peterborough.
p.1g A group of 5 male friends in the Lake District, outside, in suits and caps.
p.2a A view along the river Browney [in summer].
p.2b Knaresborough Castle keep with 2 visitors.
p.2c Brancepeth Castle towers, with a gateway in front.
p.2d Hexham abbey exterior distant view.
p.2e Richmond lookout tower exterior.
p.2f Harrogate cab stand, 2 single-horse carriages.
p.2g Hexham St Wilfred's arch, with 4 children beyond, and a cart.
p.3a River Browney falls.
p.3b Meadowfield St John's church exterior.
p.3c [Durham City gardens] lion and unicorn flower bed.
p.3d Durham cathedral interior, Neville screen.
p.3e Scotch thistle.
p.3f River Tyne, tugboat pulling a barge.
p.3g Littleburn mill.
p.4a Durham castle keep exterior from the S, and the master's residence.
p.4b “Grey bird”'s nest, eggshells and young.
p.4c Littleburn Old Mill.
p.4d Boys bathing [in the river Browney].
p.4e Silver birch trees.
p.4f Blackbird's nest with eggs.
p.4g Durham cathedral view from the SW from the Banks showing boathouses, mill and the rears of 11-13 The College.
p.5a Hexham abbey interior N transept.
p.5b Durham market place, St Nicholas's church.
p.5c Durham castle view from SW.
p.5d Durham, Prebends Bridge cottage.
5e Durham Palace Green “Lecture Hall” (library) [from SW].
5f Wedding cake, 2 tiers.
5g 4 highland cattle [at Brancepeth].
6a Hexham Hall Gate and staircase, exterior.
6b Belton Hall, exterior view of the main front.
6c “The Return form Belvoir Castle”, horse-drawn carriage fording a stream.
6d Grantham Infirmary exterior.
6e Edinburgh Princes' Street, Scott memorial, cab and tram.
6f Grantham church exterior distant view along a street.
6g Bottesford church interior, N side of E end showing organ, memorials and hatchments.
7a Belvoir Castle, exterior view of the main front.
7b Bottesford church interior, N side of E end, close-up of memorials.
7c Primroses.
7d Grantham Angel Inn exterior.
7e Grantham church, interior, E end showing reredos & banners.
7f Belvoir castle mausoleum interior, with wreaths.
7g Grantham church interior and trees (double exposure).
8a West Hartlepool Wesleyan chapel exterior.
8b Fishing smack with single sail “off Hartlepool Pier”.
8c Grantham, tree-lined road, with 5 people and a pram.
8d Hutton Henry Colliery, Heath View Terrace.
8e Starwort.
8f Castle Eden Castle, exterior.
8g Castle Eden village, 1 side of the street.
9a West Hartlepool Christchurch exterior.
9b 9 cattle in Head's Hope Dene.
9c West Hartlepool [gardens] rustic bridge with 2 boys.
9d “Jess”, a collie dog.
9e Sheep with lamb.
9f Castle Eden church tower and steeple.
9g Belton Hall exterior main front distant view.
10a Blackhall rocks, wrecked steamship.
10b Unidentified river view.
10c Paddle steamer.
10d Relly Paper Mill bridge.
10e Swan and ducks on water.
10f Harrogate market and clock tower.
10g N.E.R. railway bridge over the Browney.
11a Vase of flowers.
11b Hexham abbey exterior distant view.
11c Morpeth drinking fountain.
11d Boys bathing in the river Browney.
11e Scarborough Grand Hotel exterior from the SE, with bathing machines on the beach.
11f Durham cathedral view from the SW from the Banks showing boathouses, mill and the rears of 11-13 The College.
11g Paddle steamer with passengers [?South Shields ferry on the Tyne].
12a Edinburgh Scott memorial.
12b Burn Hall conservatory and lake.
12c Brancepeth Castle, entrance gates and gatehouse.
12d Brancepeth church exterior.
12e Dog daisies.
12f Vase of spring flowers.
12g Crosthwaite church, Keswick, exterior from the S.
13a Bottesford church interior looking E.
13b “Store & Co-operative Terrace” [Meadowfield].
13c Cannon mounted on a stone plinth besides a lake with a swan [in Middlesborough Park].
13d Water falls on the river Browney.
13e John Street “& Old Store” Meadowfield.
13f Bothal church exterior from the W, near Morpeth.
13g Middlesborough Park entrance showing gates and clock tower.
14a Brancepeth Castle exterior from SE.
14b Kepier Hospital gatehouse from SW.
14c Hexham abbey exterior.
14d Brancepeth Castle and church, distant view.
14e Lilies of the valley.
14f Harrogate Convalescent Home interior, flowers.
14g Forth railway bridge, from SW.
15a Caterpillars of the puss moth and poplar moth.
15b River Browney waterfalls.
15c Harrogate, Birk Crag, with 2 men on top.
15d Darlington Park, bridge over a stream.
15e Vase of daisies.
15f Scotch thistle.
15g Brancepeth church exterior, from the S.
16a Boys bathing in the river Browney.
16b Ferns.
16c A rose.
16d N.E.R. wooden railway viaduct.
16e Tree trunks.
16f An old water wheel.
16g Jesmond Dene, bridge and waterfalls.
17a Hexham abbey interior, N transept.
17b 2 rowing boats and 2 men on the shore of Lake Buttermere.
17c Brancepeth castle exterior.
17d Roses.
17e “Lady” pet dog.
17f Bouquet of flowers in a vase.
17g 6 puppies.
18a Richmond Castle, and bridge over the river Swale.
18b Nest and 4 yellowhammer eggs.
18c Nest and 5 partridge eggs.
18d Richmond Castle from the W, and the river Swale.
18e Littleburn Colliery.
18f Fungus on a tree trunk.
18g Langley Old Hall, Witton Gilbert.
19a Vase of flowers.
19b Langley Old Hall, Witton Gilbert.
19c “Grey bird” nest and 4 eggs.
19d Nest with 5 young “grey birds” ?crows.
19e Illuminated address to Mr T.S.Wilson from the Brandon and District Camera and Field Club congratulating him on his marriage and his work as their first secretary.
19f Littleburn Mill under snow in winter.
19g An artist at work in the field with easel, brushes and pictures.
20a Presentation spade and wheelbarrow.
20b Burn Hall conservatory.
20c A carved head on the exterior [of a church].
20d Black Hall rocks.
20e Caterpillar of a puss moth.
20f 2 ladies and 2 men beside a river.
20g Langley Moor, Pretoria Day, with the street decked with bunting and flags and many people about.
21a Hexham, St Wilfred's Archway.
21b Hexham Bridge and the river Tyne.
21c Windmill near Belvoir Castle.
21d River Browney with snow in winter.
21e Small white butterfly.
21f Richmond Lookout Tower exterior.
21g Chaffinch nest with young.
22a Castle Eden Castle front.
22b Middlesborough Park with a cannon on a plinth, a swan in the lake and a man.
22c Langley Moor swing gates.
22d Middlesborough Park arched folly by the lake.
22e Unidentified colliery.
22f Castle Eden village old pump.
22g Harlaxton manor exterior main front.
23a Dene Holme House exterior.
23b Barnard Castle and the river Tees, from the W.
23c Barnard Castle rope works and the river Tees.
23d Forth railway bridge from the SW.
23e River Browney.
23f An unidentified [Victorian] church with spire, exterior, from the W.
23g Black Hall rocks.
24a Bridge near Stanhope.
24b Nest of yellowhammer with young.
24c Kepier Hospital gateway arch.
24d Jesmond Dene waterfall.
24e A wooded stream.
24f 2 men by a wooded stream.
24g Boweder stone, near Keswick, with steps and 3 men on top, with 2 men on an adjacent rock.
Language:  English

Size: 250 x 315mm
Previously numbered U Add Ms 139 (a)
Add Ms 257b   c.1900
1. Durham Cathedral. (Missing)
2. Durham Cathedral, interior looking E from the end of the nave.
3. Prebends Bridge. (Missing)
4. Winter on the river Browney.
5. [River Browney] stepping stones in winter.
6. Littleburn Mill in summer.
7. Littleburn Mill in winter.
8. Littleburn Mill, front.
9. Littleburn Mill, back. (Missing)
10. Waterfalls on the river Browney in snow in winter.
11. Langley Grove exterior main front.
12. N.E.R. wooden railway viaduct.
13. Relly Paper Mill bridge.
14. Finchale Abbey exterior from the W.
15. Finchale Abbey doorway.
16. Finchale Abbey exterior from the S.
17. Finchale Abbey exterior from the S, with cattle drinking.
18. Langley Old Hall, near Witton Gilbert.
19. Langley Old Hall, near Witton Gilbert.
20. Brancepeth village street looking S towards the castle.
21. Brancepeth church interior, E window.
22. Brancepeth castle entrance gates and gatehouse.
23. Brancepeth castle exterior from the S.
24. Jesmond Dene Mill House.
25. Jesmond Dene Old Mill wheel.
26. Lamseley almshouses.
27. Lake Buttermere, 2 rowing boats on the bank, looking S to Haystacks.
28. Scarborough South Bay, beach, Winter Gardens and Grand Hotel.
29. Scarborough harbour with steam fishing boats.
30. Belvoir Castle, back.
31. Belvoir Castle, front.
32. Hutton Henry Colliery, Heath View Terrace.
33. Castle Eden village, one side of the street.
34. Castle Eden Dene, entrance gatehouse.
35. Castle Eden church tower and spire.
36. Brandon and District Camera and Field Club group at Richmond, 9 men, 2 ladies, 1 boy, cameras.
37. Brandon and District Camera and Field Club group at Richmond, 9 men, 2 ladies, 1 boy, cameras (1 man different from 36).
38. Richmond Grey Friars.
39. Richmond St Mary church.
40. Richmond castle from the village green.
41. Richmond castle from beyond the bridge over the river Swale.
42. [Darlington] high street with clock tower.
43. Darlington Park bridge over the lake.
44. West Hartlepool Wesleyan chapel exterior.
45. West Hartlepool Park Road with a tram and St Paul's church.
46. East Hartlepool lighthouse.
47. West Hartlepool, Stranton church, exterior from the SE.
48. Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum, exterior from the SE.
Language:  English

Size: 240 x 175mm
Given (?with Add Ms 257a) by Mrs R. Kelly of Monkseaton, 1966.
Formerly U Add Ms 139 (b).
Add Ms 258   c.1823
Draft text of an article, unfinished, possibly by R. Boss (an educated merchant and amateur archaeologist), on the camp of Suetonius Paulinus, near Holloway, Pentonville, and Islington in London, and Boudicca's rebellion, with citations from Tacitus.
On p.1 is “Richard White of Gosport 22 Feby 1819” with a list of foodstuffs to be supplied from “Gerrard's Hall, Basing Lane”, all cancelled.
Inserted are:
a. Letter of R. Boss, London, describing his discovery of the camp and 2 Roman keys, their possible significance as the keys to the gates of “Old London”, and his offering them to the British Museum and “The Antiquarian Society” 21 October 1833.
b. An additional note about other Roman finds on the back of part of a ledger entry for “MacKenzie”.
c. Letter from W[illiam] Buckland (?professor of geology at Corpus Christi College Oxford), London, about possibly inspecting Roman antiquities at London and not being in Oxford for some time, 9 June 18?45.
Language:  English
Paper book, in marbled soft covers, parchment spine   text paginated 1-24, largely unused
Size: 90 x 140mm
Add Ms 259
Printed Durham Cathedral notices
Language:  English

Add Ms 259/1   c1930
List of costed repairs and additions within Durham cathedral, some cancelled (?when completed).
Board   1f, in 2 pieces
Size: 240 x 400mm
Add Ms 259/2   c1950
Notice of no refreshments at Durham Cathedral, directing visitors instead to The Museum Cafe.
Card   1f
Size: 282 x 221mm
Add Ms 259/3   1918 x 1933
List of regular services in Durham Cathedral, tempore Dean Welldon.
Card   1f
Add Ms 260   2 March 1767
Lease of limestone quarries in Bishop Middleham and Easington by the bishop of Durham to Robert Hopper Williamson, esq, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Language:  English
Parchment   1m
Add Ms 261   29 September 1883
Letter from Richard Peel, The College, to C. Rowlandson, The College, including a copy minute of Chapter of 29 September 1883 about his appointment as land agent and sub-treasurer.
Language:  English
Paper, black-edged   2f
Given by Pat Woodward 29 October 1997.
Add Ms 262   23 January pre-1852
Letter on behalf of Lady [Frances Vane] Londonderry of Wynyard Park to [the vicar of Newcastle-upon-Tyne] thanking him for sending the concert programme but declining the offered tickets.
Language:  English
Paper, stuck to paper, possibly removed from a scrapbook   2f
Given by Miss Winnie Myers 1969. (?She also gave Add Ms 288 in [1971].)
Previous reference Add Ms 210/38.
Add Ms 263   6 November [1882]
Letter from A[rthur] A[yres] Ellis of Stotfold vicarage, Baldock, to Dr [Brooke Foss] Westcott congratulating him on his [Cambridge] King's College fellowship and enclosing a piece (no longer present) on Hebrews.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Given by Canon Douglas Jones, 21 December 1974, having been found in a volume of Augustine in the Durham University Theology department library; with a letter about the gift.
Add Ms 264   c.1857 - 1860
Drawings and folds of infants' hair, found in No 13 The College c.1860 (during Archdeacon Thorp's occupancy).
1. Sketch of a heron trampling a turtle and eating a frog, also being mobbed by airborne [ecclesiastical] caricatures.
2. Illuminated initials.
3. Illuminated initial “For Ellen from Susie” with a note about the colouring.
4. Fold of “Rosey's Hair” aged 1, 1857.
5. Fold of James Helyar Rocke Brown's hair aged 5 months, 24 January 1860.
Language:  English
Paper   5 items, each of 1f
Given in 1974.
Add Ms 265   23 April 1728
Allegation in a case between John Fisher, gent, and Ghorst over Fisher's election as a churchwarden of Staindrop, with the signed tesimony of the vestry of the election of the 4 churchwardens.
Language:  English
Paper   2f & 1f
Add Ms 266   c.1900
A bishop's enthronement service paper, part, draft, headed “Prayers etc at the Altar, the Bishop kneeling before it”.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 267   1892 - 1893
Witton Gilbert tithe rent-charge, being a tabular listing of occupier, address, owner, commuted amount, amount for 1892, amount due 1 July 1892, amount received, date when received, amount due 1 January 1893, amount received and date when received.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Given by Graham Foster, Durham Cathedral head gardener, 3 March 1995.
Add Ms 268   15 December 1966
Enthronement sermon of I.T. Ramsey, bishop of Durham, on the text “For I also am a man set under authority”, Luke vii.8; typescript with annotations.
Language:  English
Paper   16f
Given by Phyllis Carter of Durham Diocesan Office, 23 February 1967.
Add Ms 269   27 July 1818
Letter from R[obert] Surtees (1779-1834) to Edward Blore (1787-1879) “care of Messrs. Lizzars, Edinburgh” (date from the postmark):
No news from [James] Raine; prepared to pay for plates; progress of the Strathmore plates; report to [William] Blackwood; account with Mr Sizars; plates of his father's etchings; pictures being cleaned and framed.
With Sotheran's bookseller's catalogue entry for it.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
With a Sotheran's sale catalogue entry with an estimate of £75, possibly bought by Virginia Surtees and given to the Cathedral Library as per a letter from her to Canon Coppin of 23 June [19]89 found separately from the Blore letter and the sales catalogue but probably relating to them and united with them 30 June 2005.
Add Ms 270   early to mid 19th century
Wallpaper fragments, block print, William Morris type design.
With an analysis of the paper by Bettina Hantas, conservation student, October 1987.
Language:  English
Paper   2f & 1f
Add Ms 271   1916 - 1926
Good Friday 3 hour devotion addresses of Samuel Kirshbaum Knight, bishop of Jarrow, with orders of service.
Language:  English

Add Ms 271/1   [21 April] 1916
Delivered at St Andrew's, Well Street, also inscribed “{St} Martin's 1907”. Manuscript with the sections of the service printed and pasted in.
Paper book, in black covers   60 leaves of text, foliated 1-58
Add Ms 271/2   21 April 1916
Delivered at St Andrew's, Well Street, Marylebone, London. Typescript and manuscript.
Language:  English
Paper file   13f (2f missing)
Add Ms 271/3   14 April 1922
Delivered at Houghton-le-Spring. Printed.
Language:  English
Paper file   4f
Add Ms 271/4   30 March 1923 and 2 April 1926
Delivered at Houghton-le-Spring 1923, and then St Columba, Gateshead, 1926. Typescript.
Language:  English
Paper file   56f
Add Ms 272   25 September 1841
Note by W.S. Gilly about a piece of St Cuthbert's coffin taken from his grave on 27 May 1827 and given to George Liddell.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 273   1826
Paper seal of Bishop Van Mildert.
Language:  English
Paper   1 item & 1f
Given by the Dean of Durham, 5 January 1981, as per his included note.
Add Ms 274   1849 - 1913
Notes on prebendal houses in The College, Durham, especially the removal of the one in the Dormitory in 1849.
Language:  English

Formerly Add Ms ?97
Add Ms 274/1   1849
Conditions for the demolition and removal of the late Dr [Gerald Valerian] Wellesley's (d.1848) house in the Dormitory, with a note that it was to be sold as 2 lots.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 274/2   6 January 1849
Tender of Mark Jopling, builder, for demolishing and removing the late Dr Wellesley's house.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 274/3   9 April 1913
Letter from J.G. Wilson to H.D. Hughes passing on the conditions (Add Ms 274/1).
Language:  English
Paper   1f & envelope
Add Ms 274/4   c.1900
Account of The Deanery and The College prebendal houses, from Spearman's Enquiry.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 274/5   c.1900
Bundle of notes on the prebendal houses, taken from the works of Christopher Hunter, Pat Sanderson, and Archdeacon Bland (from The Rites of Durham).
Language:  English
Paper   5f
Add Ms 274/6   c.1900
Notes on prebendal houses I-XII from Christopher Hunter's Antiquities of Durham.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Add Ms 274/7   mid 19th century
Photocopy plan of [a prebendal house's] proposed alterations.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 275   1915 - 1920
Autograph album of Harry Smurthwaite, Durham Cathedral head chorister and later treasurer of the Durham Old Choristers' Association for 59 years.
The autographs are usually dated and sometimes supplemented with mottos, quotations or sayings, and occasionally with music, drawings or small paintings.
f.ir Instructions to 2 choristers for procedures at a service.
f.iv “H. Smurthwaite Christmas 1915”.
f.2r A. Lillington 1 July 1918.
f.3r T. John 2 January 1916.
f.4r H. Hensley Henson, as dean 24 January 1918, and as bishop 30 October 1920.
f.5r Norman E. Hart, Captain The Buffs.
f.6r William George Morant, Co Durham chief constable.
f.7r V.S. 22 December 1916.
f.8r F.S. Bennett 29 July 1918.
f.8v H. Smurthwaite 29 December 1918.
f.10r Kenneth Kay 22 March 1915.
f.11r Australian cricketers Sydney Smith, E.R. Mayne, ?J.H. Tendrif, J. Ryder, Warren Bardsley.
f.12r Alfred E. Abbey, with drawing.
f.12v G.E. Newsom, vicar of Newcastle; F.C. Richmond.
f.13r J. Lofthouse, bishop of Keewatin, Canada; Herbert [Wild], bishop of Newcastle; E.F. [Robins], bishop of Athabasca, Canada, 21 March 1920.
f.13v M.S. Accren, Bishopsbourne, Sekondi, The Gold Coast, 24 November 1919.
f.14r Randall [Davidson] archbishop of Canterbury, 8 September 1918; George Proctor, mayor of Durham, 5 August 1919.
f.15r John Jarman, 26 December 1918.
f.15v (inserted), Adrian Boult.
f.16r Leslie R. Brown, 14 April 1917.
f. 18r Katrina Conway.
f.19r Frank [Weston] bishop of Zanzibar, 7 December 1919.
f.19v Nance Hall, with a painting of pansies, 22 April 1917.
f.20r W. Edward S. Rees, 23 March 1919.
f.21r J.G. Simpson, canon of St Paul's, London, 22 December 1918.
f.21v Harold Wilkinson, Leeds, 5 January 1916.
f.22r Lady Londonderry.
f.23r J.E.C. Welldon, 3 January 1919.
f.23v C.M. Bell, 2 September 1917.
f.24r Basil Maine, Durham Cathedral assistant organist, with music of a Russian folk tune, 7 January 1919.
f.26r S. Milligan, Martin Conway, 1 June 1919.
f.28r William Ellis, 2 September 1918.
f.29r Arnold Culley, Durham Cathedral organist, with a tune inserted along with a BW photograph of his memorial.
f.31r Ernest McLaren.
f.32r Arthur K. Yaffi, 16 March 1919.
f.33r Lucius Knaresborough, Ripon, 19 October 1919.
f.34r Arthur Conan Doyle.
f.35r Albert Baillie, dean of Windsor.
f.36r Darnley, October 1920.
f.38r B. Gardiner, 6 December 1918.
f.39r A.H. Cruickshank, 26 February 1919; W. Foxley Norris, dean of York, 14 December 1919.
f.44v H. Smurthwaite, 1 April 1916.
f.48v (reversed) J.T. Fowler, 6 March 1916.
f.49v (reversed) George Ord, 15 Febraury 1916.
Language:  English
Paper book, in padded maroon leather covers   49f
Size: 150 x 120mm
Given by Doris H. Smurthwaite, [second and surviving wife], 1 April 1996, letter included.
Add Ms 276   mid 20th century
Coats of arms of Durham Cathedral cloister, each coat painted on a separate sheet with the holder's name, date and a description, with notes on the holder and the arms on the back. The arms are selected from those painted on the cloister roof and are numbered following the arrangement in H.C. Surtees's The Heraldry of the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral (1930).
Language:  English
Buckram, backed on to card   27f
Presented by Owen Rees, head verger, 4 January 1985.
Add Ms 277   1769 - c.1800
Talbot collection.
Letter to Catherine Talbot, report on a fete and a poem.
3 items
Given by Miss B.E. Talbot of Richmond, N.Yorks, 15 December 1970.
Add Ms 277/1   23 August 1769
Letter from D[aniel] Dumaresq at Yeovilton to Catherine Talbot [daughter of William Talbot, bishop of Durham, d.1730], discussing 2 enclosed letters (not present) of Emin brought from St Petersburg by a Russian merchant, 1 for general consumption by his patrons, (including Catherine and the duke of Northumberland), 1 a private letter to Dumaresq to be returned. Mr Peters reports Emin is dead; Mr Hanway may have more information. Sorry to hear of the Primate's death, and of her ill-health. Hopes to visit London early next year. Has lost the sight of one eye. Happy with his “kind of an indolent Life”. Helped fund the innoculation of the parish, himself included. Poor roads. Local social circle not extensive. Grateful for her friendship.

Add Ms 277/2   [1788]
Report on “The Fete of Industry” held at Nuneham Courtenay by Lord and Lady Harcourt, the church service, dinner and demonstration of spinning in the grounds with prizes awarded.

Add Ms 277/3   c.1800
“Charade on Ireland”, poem by ?Susanna Waterford, latter part torn off and missing.

Add Ms 278   c.1900
Bertram S. Mercer, MA, BD, “R.V. Hebrew Aramaic Lexicon with Emendations from Kittel”.
Mercer's preface explains the arrangement as being suggested by his temporary blindness.
Language:  English and Hebrew
Paper book, in half-leather cloth-covered boards   ii & 470p
Size: 180 x 210mm
Add Ms 279   1962 - 1979
File of Ven. G.J.C. Marchant, archdeacon of Auckland, on the Church of England Board of Mission and Unity, featuring.
Report: “The Reconciliation of Ministries” 1976.
Anglican-Presbyterian relations 1962-1970.
The Leuenberg Agreement (Lutheran World Fellowship and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches) 16 March 1973.
Faith and Order Advisory Group.
The Churches Unity Commission.
Church of Lanka 1972-1979.
Language:  English
Paper file   1 file
Given by [G.J.C. Marchant] 17 September 1982.
Add Ms 280   1865
Harriet Lambert's book of keepsake poems from her female friends, inscribed on f.1r “Harriet Lambert St Cuthbert's Nunnery Durham 1865” (probably an alias for St Hild's female teacher training college, Durham, cf. f.38r). All are signed, first names only, and most are dated. On f.40r is a note of 22 July [18]78 about [her son] Jack not saying his prayers.
Inserted are some lists of chemicals, Latin word lists, history notes and notes of poems.
Language:  English
Paper book, in half-leather bound marbled hard covers   77f
Transferred September 1979 by June W. Thompson, Local History Librarian at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Central Library, no name of the original donor recorded.
Previously numbered at Newcastle Library as Cr/R12.
Add Ms 281   26 January 1839 - 11 March 1869
Account book for the living of Durham St Margaret, labelled “no 5 Crossgate and Framwellgate”, detailing payments and receipts of the incumbents, mostly George Townsend and John Cundill, principally for rents, rates and curates, and largely managed by the Durham dean and chapter registrar, Mr Rowlandson. Inserted:
1. Bundle of receipts of Rev J. Cundill for rates, curate's stipend and rents for 1888 with a [rate assessment], 12 items.
2. Receipts of Rev R. Watson for rates 1912, 1915, 1920, 3 items.
Language:  English
Paper exercise book with a number of pages cut out at the front, in marbled soft covers   39f & 15 items each of 1f inserted
Presented by Graham Foster, cathedral head gardener, 4 September 1992, having been retrieved from a skip outside the Chapter Office by him in 1990.
Add Ms 282   1990
BW photographs of the misericords in Durham cathedral quire, taken by Paulette Barton.
Language:  English
Paper prints 138 x 233mm, mounted on card 230 x 335mm   34 prints
Given by Paulette Barton October 1990.
Add Ms 283
Unused.

Add Ms 284   1877 - 1926
Duncombe Shafto family scrapbook, comprising newspaper cuttings, service papers and some telegrams relating to the military, educational, ecclesiatical and political activities of the family and some of their relatives in Co. Durham and abroad, featuring especially their deaths and subsequent memorials. The 1878 Afghan War, the Boer War, reaction to it in Durham, the Durham Light Infantry, socks for it in South Africa, the laying up of colours, the First World War, royal deaths of the time and the deaths of Bishops J.R.A. Chinnery-Haldane of Argyll and the Isles and T.W. Wilkinson of Hexham, and the 1877 Boat Race dead heat all also feature.
The material is generally entered chronologically and most of it is local to Co. Durham, but there are cuttings from further afield such as from “The Wykehamist”. Members of the family featured include:
Arthur Duncombe Shafto (1814-1900), vicar of Byers Green, Whitworth and then Buckworth and Morborne (Hants) from 1845 before being appointed rector of Brancepeth in 1854. He was an eminent local public figure serving as chairman or president of various local organisations, including Durham County Hospital, Durham Rural District Council, and Durham Board of Guardians. He married Dorothea Wilkinson of Harperley Park in 1842.
Arthur Duncombe Shafto, d.1878, son of the above Arthur, captain in the Royal Artillery, was killed in an explosion at the magazine at Kabul.
Charles Ottiwell Duncombe Shafto, (1853-1915) youngest son of the first above Arthur, was educated at Durham School and Jesus College Cambridge where he was a rowing blue. He was subsequently a barrister, then a J.P. and town councillor in Durham. He married Helena Rosa Wilkinson of Harperley Park. His annotations appear in parts of the scrapbook.
Charles Duncombe Shafto (1878-1900), eldest son of Charles Ottiwell above, was educated at Winchester College, and killed as a 2nd lieutenant in the 1st Durham Light Infantry at Potgieter's Drift, South Africa.
Arthur Duncombe Shafto (1880-1914), 2nd son of Charles Ottiwell above, was educated at Durham School. He served in the Boer War in the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, gaining a D.S.O., and, as a Captain in the Royal Scots, was killed at Mons in the First War. He married Marguerita Stapleton on 6 April 1904.
Language:  English
Paper scrapbook, binding blue half leather, with newspaper cuttings and service papers stuck in or inserted loose   97f, foliated
Size: 250 x 395mm
Add Ms 285   1922 - 1972
Memorials, a drawing and a letter about Henry William Watkins (1844-1922), archdeacon of Durham.
Language:  English

Add Ms 285/1   1922
Pencil drawing of “The Archdeacon” [H.W. Watkins], in frock coat, doffing his top hat.
Paper, mounted on board   1 picture
Add Ms 285/2   31 December 1956
Letter from Miss Gwendolen Watkins, daughter of Archdeacon Watkins, to the “Deaconess” of Lightfoot House, offering 3 named books of her father's, at the suggestion of the bishop of Knaresborough. With a note of 3 watercolour sketches by her grandfather Sir Henry Thompson also offered (annotated “these didn't come”). (The letter was inside The Psalms in Greek according to the Septuagint, ed H.B. Swete (Cambridge 1889)).
Paper   2f
Add Ms 285/3   [1972]
Life of Henry William Watkins, typescript, ?for delivery as a sermon.
Paper file   13f
Add Ms 285/4   [1972]
Life of Henry William Watkins, typescript with some amendments, ?for delivery as a sermon.
Paper file   5f
Add Ms 285/5   4 July 1972
Copy letter from Allan Grant, managing director of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, to the dean about Archdeacon Watkins's role as a director and enclosing a copy from the minutes of 19 September 1922 recording their appreciation for his work.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 286   28 March 1786
Caveat from the archbishop of York to the bishop of Durham warning him not to admit John Salt, lately a schoolmaster at Castle Bromwich or Diddlbury, Shropshire, as a deacon without reference to the bishop of Exeter or Coventry and Lichfield.
Language:  English
Paper   4f
Sent to the dean by A.C. Ludlow of Sunderland 26 November 1982 and fowarded to the Cathedral Library on 30 November 1982.
Add Ms 287   1873 - 1889
Photocopies of letters of J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1889).
Language:  English
Paper   4f
Given by Benedikt S. Benedikz of Birmingham university 28 November 2003, covering letter included.
Original letters in Liverpool University Library.
Add Ms 287/1   9 October 1873
Letter from J.B. Lightfoot at Bath to Rev J. Beck, reporting on the paper he gave to “the Congress” and his proposed return to Cambridge.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 287/2   31 October 1881
Letter from J.B. Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, at Auckland Castle to Miss Mary Brampton discussing the case of another lady and her “half-formed views” on the incarnation and her public presentation of them.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 287/3   18 November 1889
Letter from J.B. Lightfoot, bishop of Durham, at Auckland Castle to J. Fergusson saying he is glad his name has been withdrawn as he “could not have run on any political lines”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 288   1733 - 1832
An appointment of a Cathedral almsman, 2 letters from bishops of Durham and a letter from the eccentric, inventor and self-proclaimed philosopher William Martin.
Language:  English
4 items
Given by Miss Winifred A. Myers [of Myers & Co, Rare Books & Autographs, Fine Prints and Early Maps, New Bond St, London, [January 1971], in memory of Dr Cuthbert Adamson. Includes 2 letters between the Dean and Roger Norris about the material 15 January and 9 February 1971, discussing the career of William Martin and Bishop Van Mildert's reasons for being at Mongewell. (?She also gave Add Ms 262 in 1969.)
Add Ms 288/1   22 December 1733
Grant by George II to Arthur Baley of the position of almsman at Durham Cathedral.
Parchment, with the remains of an applied wax seal   1f
Add Ms 288/2   29 June 1807
Letter from Edward Maltby [prebend of Lincoln cathedral] at Holbeach to [his publisher] relating to the publication of his [ A letter to the freeholders of the County of Huntingdon ... 1807], its price, copies to be sent to, a further edition, and reviews to be solicited.
Paper, mounted in a paper frame   1f
Add Ms 288/3   30 December 1827
Letter from William van Mildert, bishop of Durham, at Mongewell to Robert A. Douglas, [his lawyer and secretary], settling bills, especially expenses incurred in the passage of the Sunday Bills through parliament, and insisting on giving him £100 for his unaccounted services rendered.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 288/4   9 March 1832
Letter from William Martin at Wallsend to Hugh Pattenson, care of Revd William Turner at Newcastle, expounding his “Anti-Newtonian” philosophy, attacking Pattenson's Magnetism stance and his demonstrations of magnets in his lecture the night before in Newcastle, and the false prophet Newton “... So Sir Isaac Newton could not get further wrong when he made the ignorant believe like himself that the moon was the cause that made the effect ... Sir Isaac Newton and all others ... imposters ...”
Paper   2f
Add Ms 289   1687, 1847 - 1922
A scrapbook of various items of varying dates relating to the cathedral, including letters and photographs. An index at the front indicates that many items have now been removed, with most transferred to Hunter 10A.
Language:  English
Paper scrapbook with items glued in or affixed with tabs, in green buckram-covered boards   Paginated 1-120, largely unused
Add Ms 289/1-3   3 August 1914
Letter from Rotha Mary Clay to the librarian at Durham Cathedral Library enclosing a print from BL Cotton Faustina B.VI depicting St Godric, as printed in her The Hermits and Anchorites of England (1914).
Paper   3f
Add Ms 289/4&5   15 July 1875
Letter from J.A. Blunt of Beverston rectory, Tetbury, to the dean of Durham about a reference to the treasures of St Cuthbert being taken into “the dean of Durham's chamber” from a privy council register. With a note of 12 February 1919 [giving it to the sacrist from Mrs Lake] and telling him not to reply.
Paper   3f
Add Ms 289/6-8   c.1900
3 views of the vault and the central opening, with a rope, on the interior of the lanthorn of Durham Cathedral central tower.
Paper   3 BW prints
Add Ms 289/9&10   c.1900
Durham cathedral plate, and the ciborium from it.
Paper, mounted on card   2 BW prints
Add Ms 289/11   1847
Engraving of Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, half-length, facing front, W. Belines sculptor, engraved by J. Cochran, printed by Fisher Son and Co of London, signed “S. Dunelm”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 289/12   6 February 1922
Newspaper Il Mondo recording the election of Pope Pius XI.
Language:  Italian
Paper   2f
Add Ms 289/13   1687
“Reasons against the repealing of Acts of Parliament concerning the Test, humbly offered to the Consideration of ye members of both houses, at ye next meeting in April 28, 1687”.
Paper   7f
Add Ms 290   2 July 1750
Thomas Rudd's opinion on whether Durham dean and chapter can augment the chapelry of St Margaret's in Crossgate, Durham, by a lease of the tithes.
Language:  English
Paper   1f
Add Ms 291   1936
Typhoo tea calendar, showing Durham cathedral looking NE from the W bank of the Wear.
Language:  English
Card   2f
Given by Mr G.C. Jenkins of Bromley, Kent, January 1990, with a copy acknowledgement letter from the dean of Durham.
Add Ms 292   March - November 1993
Newspaper cuttings about the 900th anniversary celebrations of Durham cathedral, also pieces on the closure of churches in the north-east and Canon Ronald Coppin's retirement.
Language:  English
Paper file   17 items
Add Ms 293   1827 - 1851
James Raine's scrapbook of documents about the restoration of the church of St Mary the Less, South Bailey, Durham in the later 1840s.
The book describes the features, the repairs and alterations to them, and the raising of funds for the work. It was compiled by the rector, James Raine senior (1791-1858), being mostly material sent to him, and also his churchwarden William Henderson, being designs, letters, estimates, bills and receipts, some endorsed by Raine, and then stuck into the volume, with notes added by Raine on the volume's pages.
The book was formerly a ledger, titled “Ledger No1”, from which the first 34 pages have been cut out; not all pages have been used.
Contents:
p.5 2 notes inserted of works by Mr Baker when he was rector; on the dorse of 5b is a cancelled description by Raine of the state of the church when he became rector in 1828, with a bill of George Burnet, mason, for “altering palasaiding” for James Baker, 27 July 1827 (loose), 3 items.
p.6 Drawing with [Raine's] note “Finials given to the uprights of the old Altar Rails by me J.R.”; 2 estimates for a font from John Forster and T.S. Jackson, 1839, 3 items.
p.7 Bill of John Mather of Newcastle for a stove, 28 January 1839 (loose), 1 item.
p.8 Mark Hopper's bill for work [on the east window] 6 May 1831; Raine's description of his work on the east window, with a design of a cross; Matthew Thompson's coloured armorial design for the east window, 2 items.
p.9 Letter from John Gibson of 4 August 1830 with his coloured armorial design for the east window; a scrap of blotting paper with “John Thornhill” on it, 3 items.
p.10 List of escutcheons in the church “From Mr Surtees's Interleaved Hutch.”, and noted “Hatchments removed by Mr Baker in 1822”, 1 item.
p.11 Armorial bearings put on the reredos 1829, 1 item.
p.12 Letter from William Henderson about an advert in The Durham Advertiser concerning cloths for the altar table, reading desk and pulpit, 1 item.
p.14-15 Bills and receipts from Stainer glass works, John Smith mason, Thomas Bowes esq and William Wailes for windows, including the Bowes and Allan windows, 1842-1843, with notes on them by Raine, 4 items.
p.16 Letters to Raine from William Wailes (2) and the churchwardens (1) about the design of the east window, and a receipt of Edward Shipperdson for the work, February to March 1844, 4 items.
p.17 Coloured design of the east window presented by Mr Shipperdson 1844, 1 item.
p.19-23 Letters and bills to Raine from William Wailes (12) about the design and construction of the chancel windows (given by Raine, churchwarden Henderson and Mrs Blackburn), with a sketch design, letter of George Pickering about the masons' work, and bills of John Gainforth for removing a figure of St Giles, of John Smith for inserting the windows, of John Oliver for metalwork, and William Howe for carpentry work, February to May 1844, 18 items.
p.27 Letter to Raine from William Henderson about reflagging the church, 25 March 1844, 1 item.
p.28-29 Letter to Raine from George Fox offering to provide a gallery for servants and the poor 20 May 1844, George Pickering's estimate for extending the west end and providing a new belfry 13 July 1844, letter to the churchwardens from Fox about his offer to provide a gallery 10 September 1844, letter to Davison from W[illiam] Henderson about signing “the parish book” 4 May 1845, letter to Raine from Henderson about the need for further church accommmodation with the imminent arrival of Rev Stokes and his boys n.d., letter to Raine from Henderson about discussions with Mr Fox about contributions to evening lectures and church improvements, a gallery and “the livery of Puseyism” 16 February 1846, with Raine's extracts from the vestry minutes on the proposals, and a letter [to Henderson] from Hastings about a resolution on the use of the church rate n.d. (loose), 7 items.
p.30-33 Letter to [his fellow churchwarden] Henderson from Edmund Hastings dissenting from the proposed plans 14 September 1846, copy letter to Hastings from Henderson about supporting their rector 14 September 1846, answer from Hastings absenting himself from their meeting and objecting to the south window design 15 September 1846, letter from Henderson reporting the archdeacon's refusal to fund the extension 21 December 1846, note of a parish resolution on the extension 6 January 1847, letter to Hastings from Henderson trying to reconcile their opposing views over financing the restoration 7 July 1847, Pickering's estimate of the present and proposed sizes of the church, John Gainford's specification for extending the church, note of the 14 April [1846] parish vote against the extension, and a letter to Henderson from Charles Thorp offering money, and a letter from Henderson to Archdeacon Thorp reporting the rejection of the proposed extension by the parish 7 January 1847, with Raine's extracts of vestry minutes on the issues, 13 items.
p.34-35 Letter to William Henderson from Edmund Hastings about a church gate and the rectory gable end, John Chisman's estimate for a gate 27 March 1850, notice of a vestry meeting 8 May 1852 and Raine's extracts of vestry minutes of 22 April 1851 about Henderson's retirement as churchwarden, a new prayer board and the gate, 1 item.
p.36-37 George Pickering's estimate for repairs, list of workmen and payments, 2 bills of William Hind and 1 of Henry Thompson for church repairs August 1846, 5 items.
p.38-39 Estimates for repairs from George Mavin, John Foster and E. Jackson, September 1846, 3 items.
p.40 Letters to Raine from A. Salvin about his plans for the church and his movements, 25 October 1845 and n.d., 2 items.
p.41a Estimates of John Gainford for church repairs, September 1846, 2 items.
p.41b Letters to Raine from William Henderson about John Davison's interference in the work n.d., to Henderson from George Pickering about the quality of the proposed stone 21 September 1846, to Raine from Mary Henderson about her husband's opinions on the stone n.d., to Raine from Henderson complaining of the contractor Gainsford 12 December 1846, 4 items.
p.42a-51 John Gainsford, contractor's, estimate, bills and receipts for repair work, October 1846 to October 1847, with letters to Raine from George Pickering on the proposed “zig-zag” mouldings 26 November 1846, a proposed additional corbel table 4 December 1846, and offering to present 2 capitals 10 April 1847, letters to Raine from Henderson reporting on the work 31 October 1846 and n.d., and a bill of William Tindale, plasterer, 19 May 1847, 19 items.
p.53 Names of masons, apprentices and labourers working on the church [1846-1847], with Raine's notes on those who died, 1 item.
p.56-57 & 59 Tenders for carpentry work on the church from W. Howe, Mark Jopling, George Moody, Robert Robson, Thomas Paley, and William Forster and George Gradon, September 1846, 7 items.
p.60-71 George Gradon's estimates, bills and receipts for carpentry work, including chancel seats and altering old consistory court seats and some excavation work for new pews caried out by John Gainsford, at the church September 1846 to April 1849, with letters to Henderson from George Pickering about the mistaken height of the corbel table 16 January 1847 and alterations to the bell rope tubes 21 May, with some notes from Raine, 20 items.
p.72-73 Letter to Raine from Henderson re payment to Turner Meggeson, painter, and the Surtees Society meeting 21 December 1847, with Meggeson's bill for work October 1846 to October 1847, and J. Tindale's bill for plastering October 1847, 4 items.
p.74-76 Letter to [Raine] from George Pickering about tendering for the new pews 2 September 1847 and from Henderson about opinions on the new pews, with accounts of Forster and Gradon, John Gainsford, William Tindale and J.T. Meggeson for removing and erecting new pews, November 1847 and July to August 1849, with Raine's notes, 10 items.
p.79-81 Slaters' tenders of M. Dixon, Emmanuel Kellett, Kenneth Bain and Roger Rule for reroofing the church September 1846, with Rule's accounts for work done May 1847, and a letter from George Pickering about salts May 1847, 7 items.
p.82-83 Bills of Henry Watson of Newcastle for a weathercock for the steeple April 1847 and Ralph Middleton's bill for fixing bells March 1847, 3 items.
p.85-87 Tender and bill of William Tindale and Robert Robson for plaster work on the doorway, chancel monument and encaustic pavement, with letters from Henderson and George Pickering about paying them, March 1847 to February 1848, 8 items.
p.88-91 Bills for encaustic tiles bought from Minton & Co of London, letter from George Pickering about the pavement, note about the design of Neville tiles and correspondence with J. Hews of Minton about wrong coloured tiles being sent, and problems with the delivery of the replacements and the return of the originals, August 1846 to October 1847, 22 items.
p.92-93 Contract and bills of Robert Cuming for carving a wooden screen, June to August 1847, with Raine's notes, 7 items.
p.94-96 Tenders of Christopher Newby and Ralph Laidler, plumbers, for plumbing work September 1846, and of Laidler for new spouts with correspondence about the removed old spouts, a letter from George Pickering about the progress of the plumbing works, and Laidler's bills, March to October 1847, 11 items.
p.98-99 Letter to [Raine] from Henderson about a cancelled meeting and a carpet for the pews, Matthew Thompson's bill for upholstery work on carpets, cushions, curtains, hassocks and Henderson's letter about paying for it, November 1847 to November 1848, 3 items.
p.100-101 Tradesmen's bills for small items and repairs of James Lumsden, Charles Biggins, John Ditchburn, Robert Pearson, Robert Robson, John Herbert, with a letter from Robert Robson about graves' wood covering returned by Mrs Greenwell, April 1847 to March 1848, 8 items.
p.104 Letter to Mr S.P. White of Pimlico from Raine about the new font 30 April 1845 with a note of the loan of a font design 1842, 2 items.
p.104-113 Letters to Raine from William Wailes about the design, manufacture and fitting of stained glass windows, also about a weathervane, stall ends, finials and payments, with a plan of window openings, and also a letter from S.P. White about carved finials for chancel seats, and Wailes's bills, November 1846 to November 1847, 26 items.
p.115-123 19 letters to [Raine] from Edmund H. Hopper about [Raine] designing a gravestone for his late brother in the style of Mr Bowes's, and the inscription on it, mistakes in that, and also a memorial window for his brother and mother, commissioning W. Wailes, the window's design, its construction, and payment for it, and forwarding burial certificates, with 3 letters from Wailes on the design, 2 letters from A.M. Hopper asking for a copy of the gravestone design for use in his own churchyard at Starston, Norfolk, which was then similarly passed on to a colleague in Suffolk, and a letter from the Misses Hopper donating money to the church, with John Gainford mason's December 1846 bill for putting in the window, October 1845 to January 1848, 26 items.
p.124 Bill of George Pickering for his plans and specifications for the restoration, 25 July 1848, 1 item.
p.124 Bill of John Gainford for a stone memorial plaque to the restoration, 25 November 1848, 1 item.
p.125-127 Printed notices, service papers and newspaper reports of the reopening of the church 21 November 1847, with 2 letters from Canon George Townsend about his preaching, and John Smith's bill for hiring singing men, November 1847, 11 items.
p.128-129 Letter to [Raine] from Henderson about paying bills for the works, with bills of Turner Meggeson, John Gainford, William Tindale and Forster and Gradon for ongoing repairs and maintenance, entitled by Raine “Curae posteriores”April 1848 to November 1849, 5 items.
p.130 Correspondence of Raine with Edward Shipperdson about the gift of an almsdish December 1848, 2 items.
p.131 Bills and letters from Robert Lawson of Newcastle, J.C. Hardwick and John Gainford for a painted monument to Martin Dunn provided by Mrs Blackburn, July 1848 to December 1851, 8 items.
p.132 Bills of John Caldcleugh and John Gainford for 2 new stoves bought and installed, with a letter from Henderson, January to April 1849, 5 items.
p.133 Bills of Forster and Gradon, William Winter upholsterer and J. Tindale for alterations to the pulpit and desk, December 1849 to March 1850, 2 items.
p.133 Letters to Raine from A.M. Hopper about a bible and prayer book provided by him from Rivingtons, their binding and delivery to Durham, August 1850 to April 1851, 6 items.
p.134 Estimate of service books from Rivingtons, titled by Raine “Books, not ordered”, 22 November 1850, 1 item.
p.134 2 letters to Raine from Thomas Ebdon about a monument to Count Borouwlaski being erected in St Mary's rather than the cathedral, September and October 1851, 2 items.
p.141-176 Letters from those responding to Raine's request for contributions to the restoration work, with names and amounts recorded by Raine, 76 items:
Revd Albany Wade, Stockton, 11 April 1845;
Revd Roger Buston, Emmanuel College Cambridge, 12 April 1845;
Henry Hutchinson, solicitor, Darlington, 15 April 1845;
T[homas] W[illiam] Waldy, Egglescliffe, 13 April 1845;
T[homas] H[enry] Faber, solicitor, Stockton, 14 April 1845;
[Revd] Rowland Webster, [vicar of] Straunton, 14 April 1845;
[Revd] S[amuel] H[opper] Powell, Sharow Lodge, 15 April 1845;
[Revd] F[rancis] A. Faber, Rugby, 16 April 1845;
H[enry] Manisty, solicitor, Mitre Court, T|emple, London, 16 April 1845;
T[homas] W[illiam] Waldy, Egglescliffe, 16 April 1845;
[Revd] R[ichard] Ruddock, 19 Broad Street Buildings, 17 April 1845;
H.E. Hardinge, Coatham Mundeville, 17 April 1845;
R[ichard] H[eadlam] Keenlyside, doctor, Stockton, 16 April 1845;
Nathaniel Bates, Milbourne, 17 April 1845;
[Revd] Aislabie Proctor, Alwinton, Rothbury, 17 April 1845;
[Revd] Thomas Maude, Elvington rectory, 17 April 1845;
Leonard C[ampbell] Hartley, Middleton Lodge, 19 April 1845;
[Revd] R[obert] Birkett, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 19 April 1845;
E[dward] H[orner] Reynard, Sunderlandwick, 19 April 1845;
[Revd] Anthony Cumby, Scorton, Catterick, 23 April 1845;
[Revd] James Manisty, Shildon parsonage, 21 April 1845;
[Revd] Noel Thomas Ellison, Huntspill rectory, 25 April 1845;
[Revd] Oswald Head, Howick rectory, 28 April 1845 and 21 August 1845;
Thomas Thorp, solicitor, Alnwick, 29 April 1845;
[Revd] H[enry] R[oxby] Roxby, 20 Connaught Square, 30 April 1845;
[Revd] Aislabie Proctor, Alwinton, Rothbury, 30 April 1845;
John Gregson, Shotton Hall, Castle Eden, 7 May 1845;
[Revd] J[ohn] R[ichard] Hill, Thornton[-le-Dale], 7 May 1845;
Nathaniel Ellison, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 10 May 1845;
[Revd] Edward Cust, Danby Hill, 13 May 1845;
[Revd] John Graham, Christ's College, Cambridge, 13 May 1845;
[Revd] M[ichael] M[augham] Humble, Sutton rectory, Chesterfield, 15 May 1845 and 8 May 1847;
J[ohn] Raine, 15 May 1845;
Martin Dunn, Newcastle, 19 May 1845;
[Revd] J[ohn] Burdon, English Bicknor, Coleford, 20 May 1845;
E[dward] H[orner] Reynard, Sunderlandwick, 20 May 1845;
[Revd] G[eorge] W. Birkett, St Florence, Tenby, 21 May 1845;
Thomas E[merson] Headlam, 57 Chancery Lane, [London], 22 May 1845;
C[otsford] Burdon, Lincolns Inn, 24 May 1845 and 3 June 1845;
Robert Ingham, Kings Bench Walk, [London], 30 May 1845;
William Clayton Walters, Stella Hall, Newcastle, 4 May 1845;
G.G. Aylmer, Donadio Castle, 2 June 1845;
W[alter] A[nthony] Hopper, Lincolns Inn, 3 June 1845;
Mary Hopper, n.d.;
W[illiam] J[ohn] Forster, Tynemouth, 5 June 1845;
[Revd] E[dmund] H[ector] Hopper, Old Windsor vicarage, 5 June 1845;
[Revd] A[ugustus] M[acdonald] Hopper, St John's College, Cambridge, 7 June 1845;
B[ryan] Burrell, Bolton, 13 June 1845;
[Revd] Edward Brumell, St John's College Cambridge, 16 June 1845;
G[eorge] W[illiam] Sutton, Storen Lodge, Seaton Carew, 17 July 1845;
Thmas Easton, Temple, [London, 2 July 1845;
[Revd] T[homas] Riddell, Masham, 2 July 1845;
[Revd] F[rederick] C[harles] Plumptre, University College Oxford, 29 December 1845 and 6 January 1846;
[Revd] T[homas] Riddell, Masham, 9 September 1845;
Matthew Woodifield, Bailey, 7 March 1846;
[Revd] G[erard] V[alerian] Wellesley, Hastings, 31 March 1846;
William Standish Standish, Duxbury Park, 25 April 1846;
John Smart, Lincolns Inn Fields, 25 April 1846;
William Dickson, Alnwick, n.d.;
Mary Anne Fawcett, South Bailey, [Durham], 30 November 1846;
Mary Hopper, n.d.;
[Revd] C[harles] J. Plumer, 18 January 1847;
Duke of Cleveland, Cleveland House, 20 May 1847, with Raine's draft of 17 May 1847;
John Eden, Beamish Park, 28 March 1847;
[Revd] Edward Elder, 19 March 1847;
[Revd] W[illiam] S[tephen] Gilly, Norham vicarage, 30 March 1846;
George Waddington, dean of Durham, Durham deanery, 28 April 1847;
[Revd] C[hristopher] Robinson, Coldstream, 16 May 1848;
Mary Viners, Inverleith Row, 30 December 1845;
A[nthony] Salvin, Finchley, 19 July 1846;
Douglas Gresley (for the bishop of Durham), Bishop Auckland, 18 August 1847;
p.177 Circular letter from Raine soliciting for more funds for restoration of the church's walls and offering for sale at a guinea each copies of his book Saint Cuthbert (1828), 2 copies, 1 dated 5 May 1847, 2 items.
p.178 Engraving by T. Armstrong, printed for William Jones, Religious Tract Society, entitled “The Church of Rome and the Bible - which will you choose?” above and “Search the Scriptures” below, annotated as “Ecce! Interior of a Balaam's Baby House”, 1 item.
p.178-193 Letters from those responding to Raine's offer of his Saint Cuthbert to support his church's restoration, with his notes of their names and sums contributed, 35 items:
[Revd] M.H.G. Buckle, Edlingham, 30 November 1846;
[Revd] John Bigge, Ovingham, 8 December 1846;
William Greenwell, Berwick, 9 March 1848;
[Revd] P. Penson, Church Street, [?Durham], 15 March 1847;
[Revd] John Duncombe Shafto, Brancepeth rectory, 16 March [1847];
[Revd] T[homas] Hart Dyke, Long Newton, 16 March 1847;
[Revd] W[ilson] Beckett, Heighington vicarage, 16 March 1847;
[Revd] J.H.R. Sumner, Thornton Steward, 16 March [1847];
[Revd] J.P. Eden, Bishop Auckland, 16 March 1847;
[Revd] H.G. Liddell, Easington, 17 March [1847];
[Revd] Thomas B[arton] Holgate, Bishopton vicarage, 18 March 1847;
[Revd] Richard Croft, Hartburn, Morpeth, 18 March [1847];
[Revd] Thomas Austin, Redmarshall vicarage, 18 March 1847;
[Revd] John Besly, Burton, 19 March 1847;
[Revd] T[homas] W[illiamson] P[eile], Repton priory, 20 March 1847;
John Gibson, Bedlington, 19 March 1847;
[Revd] Edward C[haloner] Ogle, Bedlington, 20 March [1847];
[Revd] James Baker, Nuneham, 21 March 1848;
[Revd] John Brewster, Greatham, 22 March 1847;
[Revd] John Collinson, Boldon rectory, Gateshead, 22 March 1847;
[Revd] H[enry] Jenkyns, The College, [Durham], 22 March 1847;
[Revd] L[uke] Yarker, Chillingham, 25 March 1847;
[Revd] Henry B[yne] Carr, Whickham rectory, 29 March 1847;
[Revd] Richard Skipsey, Bishopwearmouth, 30 March 1847;
[Revd] Hugh Evans, Ford, Coldstream, n.d.;
[Archdeacon] W[illiam] F[orbes] Raymond, The College, [Durham], 3 April 1847;
[Revd] H.C. Coxe, n.d. and n.d.;
[Revd] Charles Perigal, Ellingham, 3 May 1847;
[Revd] G[eorge] S[tanley] Faber, Sherburn, 10 May 1847;
W. ?Clinsham, 11 May 1847;
H[enry] J[ohn] Spearman, Newton Hall, 11 May 1847;
Henry Taylor, Hollingside Cottage, 11 May 1847;
Robert Waugh, Durham, 12 May 1847;
J[ohn] C[hurch] Backhouse, Wolsingham, [18 May 1847];
p.195 Letter to [Raine] from Matthew Woodifield offering to pay off the remaining church restoration expenses, 16 January 1848, 1 item.
p.197 2 letters to W. Henderson from George F. Fox of 26 October 1846 and 26 August 1847 about a church rate to pay off the costs of the repairs, with Henderson's copy replies, 4 items.
p.198 Draft letter to Durham dean and chapter from [W. Henderson] asking for £15 towards extending the church , with the report of chapter's refusal by William Charles Chaytor, both 2 January 1847, 2 items.
p.199 2 letters to Raine from William Charles Chaytor on behalf of Durham dean and chapter about proposed new seats in his church being assigned for chapter use in return for a grant which was refused but the Galilee was offered for use by Raine's parishioners during the works, with a draft reply of Raine, July 1845, 3 items.
Language:  English with occasional Latin
Paper book with 432 documents stuck in, bound in reverse calf   290 x 430mm
Procured for the Chapter Library by the bishop of Durham, for which he was thanked 20 May 1964.
Formerly numbered “45” within a circle.
Further material on the restoration of St Mary the Less is in RAI 133.
Add Ms 294   10 January 1902 - 23 May 1913
J.W. Fawcett's articles from The Durham County Advertiser [?compiled by J.W. Robinson].
1. Scrapbook I, 10 January 1902 - 28 June 1907.
2. Scrapbook II, 28 June 1907 - 21 July 1911.
3. Loose cuttings, 30 June 1911 - 23 May 1913 (with gaps).
The collection mainly comprises Fawcett's “Annals of the City of Durham” articles, which reached no.495 by the end of the volumes and were a chronological listing of Durham events and extracts from documents, especially parish registers, which reached the year 1706.
Other regular series of articles were:
- articles titled “Durham Chat”, which reached no.93;
- “Notes and Queries”;
- responses to letters;
- “[Co] Durham Parish Clergy Lists”;
- “The Worthies of the City of Durham”, biographies of Durham figures: Simeon, William of Durham, Robert Hegge, Revd Robert Lambe, John Graham bishop of Chester, George Fennell Robson, Thomas Morton, Jane Porter, Anna Maria Porter, Sir Robert Ker Porter, Christopher Watson, John Hall, Revd James Gibson, Revd Thomas Buddle, George Smith, Sir George Baker, William Robinson, Ralph Beilby, Revd Robert E. Wheeler, Christopher Fawcett, Revd Richard Fawcett, Granville Sharp, Revd Robert Hilton, John Robert Davison MP, Robert Renny, Revd John N. Wheeler, William Cuthbert, Sir Adam Newton, Revd William Murray, George Watson, Jacob Bee, John Middleton, Hilkiah Bedford, Robert Surtees, Thomas Ebdon, Revd Matthew Cooper, Revd Robert Anchor Thompson, Revd Ralph Gelson, William Tempest MP, John Tempest MP d.1776, John Tempest MP d.1737;
- articles on particular places and subjects: the manor of Gilligate, Elvet Moor, Crossgate Moor, Framwellgate Moor, Gilesgate Moor, Wolsingham church, Stanhope church, Durham St Nicholas church, Lanchester church, Sockburn past and present, Hunstanworth parish past and present, “The Long, Long Vale”, curfew at Chester-le-Street, Durham Victoria County History, Durham St Giles church, Chester-le-Street church bells, “The Encircling Wear”, the Durham churches of St Margaret and St Mary-the-Less;
- notices of meetings of local historical and archaeological societies.
Inserted in the front of Vol. I is a copy of an obituary of Fawcett (3 April 1942).
Language:  English
2 paper books, half-leather binding with spine titles “Durham Advertr Cuttings”, & 1 paper file   
James William Fawcett, (1859-1942), was born in Brancepeth and grew up in Stanley and Durham. He had a considerable linguistic ability which he used in a wide-ranging career in the Imperial Service from 1878 to 1895 including being Spanish interpreter in Malta, serving with Lord Kitchener in Egypt for 7 years as interpreter to the Arabic forces, and also acting in Gibraltar and Hong Kong. He then had a spell in public life in Australia, being M.P. for Kennedy, New South Wales from 1897, and later was chief stipendiary magistrate there. Returning home to Satley in 1902, he became absorbed in local and natural history, researching, lecturing, forming naturalist field clubs and acting as secretary of the Durham Historical Society. He was renowned as the authority on the history of his native north-west Co Durham. Besides his many and varied contributions to the Durham County Advertiser, he published a variety of works, including The Birds of Durham (Consett 1890), A brief life of the Reverend John Cross : forty years a chaplain in the colony of New South Wales (Brisbane 1898), Historic places in the Derwent valley (Satley 1901), Memorials of Early Primitive Methodism in the County of Durham 1820-1829 (1908), and A History of the Parish of Dipton (Durham 1911), along with transcriptions of the parish registers of Muggleswick (1906), Lanchester (1909) and Satley (1914).
Given to Durham Chapter Library by Sir William Gibson, of Clayton and Gibson, solicitors, Grey Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 6 January 1958 (see enclosed correspondence).
"J.W. Robinson about June 1910" is inscribed on the inside cover of each volume. A pencil note on a flyleaf of each volume reads: “part of lot 85 at J.W. Robinson sale 24.9.[19]30”.
The Society of Genealogists' Library in London holds a card index by Fawcett of clergy and north country families with entries from the 12th to early 20th centuries, compiled from published lists of clergymen, north country histories and works containing obituaries. It also has 2 boxes of his notebooks and papers from which the index was made up, along with genealogical notebooks of other counties in England. Further papers of Fawcett's were also given by his widow to the Society of Antiquaries in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Add Ms 295   3 - 4 August 1939
Scout report of K.R. Simpson 2nd of Owls Patrol of 9th Durham, Durham School Troop, of a visit to Hadrian's Wall from Featherstone castle, via Haltwhistle and Greenhead, recording the journey and observations, including plans and sketches. At the back are drawings and notes of trees with dried leaves inserted.
Language:  English

Found in Antiquarian Closet, Refectory, 12 May 2005.
Add Ms 296   1865 - 1922
Memorandum book of Seymour Richard Coxe containing “lines & rhymes” (p.2) about topics, family and friends, in chronological order, though he admits to “some difficulty about the dates” (p.2), with a particular section on views from Brasenose College of the Oxford University election of 1865. With occasional letters and newspaper cuttings inserted, including a 1916 picture of W.B. Woodgate, copies of his translation into English of Charles Ridley Carr's Latin elegaics “In honorem Johannis Penrose” and his hymn “Praise the Lord for his salvation”. Much of it was probably written 1915-1917.
Language:  English, with occasional Latin and Greek
Paper book, soft covers   142p, paginated
Seymour Richard Coxe (1842-1922) was the son of archdeacon R.C. Coxe and was educated at Durham School and then Brasenose College, Oxford. Ordained priest in 1867, he was incumbent of Hawthorn 1872-1873, Brompton, Yorks, 1873-1881, Baconsthopre, Norf, 1881-1885, Stamfordham, Nmb, 1885-1895, and Stoke Bruerne 1895-1912, whereafter he retired to Canterbury.
Found in Antiquarian Closet, Refectory, 12 May 2005.
Letters of his father Archdeacon R.C. Coxe are also in the Cathedral Library (COX). Diaries 1911-1933 of his [wife] (his death on 2nd August 1922 is recorded: “My darling died at 12.35 am”; a daughter Maud is also mentioned) are Add Ms 243 in Canterbury Cathedral Archives.
Add Ms 297   16 April 1667
Letter from Isaac Basire at Durham to [William] Sancroft, dean of St Paul's, thanking him for setting up “our honest Neophyte Andreas” “in his little livelyhood of Coffe”, has passed on his greetings to the dean “and our Rd Brethren” and hopes that [the king] will reward him “with a chaine of glory”.
Language:  English with some Greek and Latin
PaperRepaired with paper   2f
With a [sale] catalogue description, valuing it at £47.50.
Found in Antiquarian Closet, Refectory, 12 May 2005.
Numbered 126 in ?18th cent; previously glued to another piece of paper, ?in a volume.
Add Ms 298   1775
Pedigree of the Tenison family late of Walworth, Co Durham, and now counts of the Holy Roman Empire, drawn up from the records in the Heralds Office by Ralph Bigland, Clarenceux king of arms, and Isaac Herd, Norroy king of arms, including an abstract of the diploma granted to the family 17 September 1791 by Charles Theodore, elector, translated from the German.
Language:  English with occasional Latin
Paper booklet, in paper covers   14f
Found in Antiquarian Closet, Refectory, 12 May 2005.
Add Ms 299   mid 19th cent
Bill for building repairs at Prior Close after the damage done by the working of the collieries granted by Durham dean and chapter to the marquis of Londonderry.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Found in Antiquarian Closet, Refectory, 12 May 2005.
Add Ms 300 onwards
Add Ms 300   24 December 1892
Letter from W[illiam Stubbs bishop of] Oxford to William Harrison congratulating him on his publication Ripon Millenary [1886]. A record of the Festival. Also a history of the City arranged under its Wakemen and Mayors from the year 1400 (Ripon 1892) and discussing its various merits.
Language:  English
Paper   2f
Found in Antiquarian Closet, Refectory, 12 May 2005.
Add Ms 301   28 March 1886 - 13 February 1908
C.C. Hodges correspondence.
The earliest 4 letters are from J.F. Hodgson to Canon William Greenwell discussing various features of Durham's ecclesiastical architecture, particularly in the cathedral. Thence most of the letters concern Charles Hodges's investigation of the history of Durham Castle and his proposed publication on it, including translations of texts and photographs, and his efforts to solicit, unsuccessfully, the cooperation of Canon Greenwell in his proposed work. The volume did not reach publication, though it was evidently far enough advanced for correspondents to put in orders for it. Other aspects of Hodges's work also feature, such as negotations for one of his memorials, to Bede, and further discoveries at Hexham abbey. As well as Greenwell, correspondents feature the Durham architects W.T. Jones and W.G. Footitt, the architectural historian John Bilson, and the archaeologist H. Gee.
Language:  English
Paper   38 items
The majority of these 38 letters are to Charles Clement Hodges (1852-1932), an archaeologist, architect and antiquarian who had a wide knowledge of the Saxon and medieval ecclesiastical and military architecture of northern England. He was perhaps most renowned for his work and publications on Hexham abbey. His early career was in the drawing office of the Consett steel works before he moved to Hexham to realise his enthusiasm for antiquities and his ability as an architect, becoming associated with such as Canon William Greenwell. Hodges worked much on the restoration of Hexham abbey, in association with John Gibson, and also designed a number of memorial crosses, such as those at Whitby, Durham, Roker, Hexham and Rothbury, and recumbent slabs. He published on Blyth priory (Nottinghamshire), Selby abbey, and County Durham's sepulchral slabs, in addition to various works on Hexham, along with articles on other churches and archaeological and architectural features. He also planned a comprehensive account of Durham Castle.
Transferred from Newcastle-upon-Tyne City reference library in c.1970s (found in an envelope addressed to Mr R. Norris at Durham University Library).
Arranged in chronological order and numbered A1 etc (with some errors on both counts) [at Newcastle City reference library], each item being stamped with the Newcastle stamp.
J. Oxberry, “Memoir of Charles Clement Hodges”, Archaeologia Aeliana ix (4th series) 1932, pp. 238-245
29 letters from J.T. Fowler to Hodges 1891-1905 are Add Ms 457 in Durham University Library
Add Ms 301/1   28 March 1886
Letter to [Canon William] Greenwell from J.F. Hodgson at Witton-le-Wear discussing Pudsey's (Bishop Hugh du Puiset) work on the west front and the Galilee chapel of Durham cathedral, the figures around the Neville tomb, and his own publication timetable.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/2   29 March 1886
Letter to [Canon William] Greenwell from J.F. Hodgson at Witton-le-Wear discussing “William Ingeneator”'s work on the west front and towers, and in the Galilee chapel, its poor engineering and architectural quality, especially the varying width of the aisle arches
Paper   4f
Add Ms 301/3   5 April 1886
Letter to [Canon William] Greenwell from J.F. Hodgson at Witton-le-Wear thanking him for the invitation [to visit Durham] and continuing to castigate the deficiencies of the “Ingeneator” 's work as having caused the cracks in the west front, blaming him also for the collapse of the east end, and pointing out that the Galilee external walls probably had to be subsequently taken down because of his work, also speculating on the original extent of the church of Durham St Giles.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/4   27 April 1886
Letter to [Canon William] Greenwell from J.F. Hodgson at Witton-le-Wear discussing Bec's work at South Church (St Andrew Auckland), the lengthening and possible Saxon remains at Aycliffe church, the removal of the Saxon sculpture fragments to Durham, and possible errors in [R.W.] Billings' plan of the arches in the Galilee [in Architectural illustrations and description of the Cathedral Church at Durham (1843) plate 34]
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/5   18 January 1888
Letter to Canon [William] Greenwell from C[harles] C. Hodges at Hexham reporting that he had visited Crathorne, then Yarm and Eaglescliffe, stayed with William Brown, “The large hog back” was to come to Durham from Yarm, there are other pieces [of sculpture] which Greenwell ought to have, he includes a drawing of one, saw R. Rolson, includes a plan of a backyard with the location of a stone, behind “old Ferguson's shop”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/6   16 June 1891
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from John Bilson at Hessle reporting on [a meeting] with Stephenson and [Canon William] Greenwell discussing the date of the piers next to the Nine Altars, and his consideration of the vault dimensions in Billings' plan (in Architectural illustrations and description of the Cathedral Church at Durham (1843) plate 14), sending him a plan (no longer present), he has sent Greenwell a tracing of it.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/7   6 December 1891
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from John Bilson at Hessle, grateful for the letter, Durham tracing and photographs, glad he has a church job, grateful for the Bridlington note, discusses Hodges's dating of the nave clerestory and vault as both being 1130-1133 and disputes his assertions about the triforium and choir and transept vaults; he rehearses his theories made in a letter to Greenwell about possible choir and transept vaults, the use of sexpartite vaults and the reasoning for the “awkward corbels” in the nave; discusses an article by Moore in 4 December Architect [about vaults]; has been invited to stay by Canon Greenwell to work on site; returns his photo, Francis Bond would like copies and some of Hexham [abbey] exteriors.
Paper   6f
Add Ms 301/8   24 March 1899
Letter to Charles C. Hodges from L.B. Fleming of 6 Westminster Road, Hanwell, London about making slides, and taking photos of Grimm's views of Hexham abbey in the B.M. M.S. department and a bronze vessel and silver plate.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 301/9   17 February 1903
Copy letter to Canon Rawnsley from Charles C. Hodges at Hexham about the Bede memorial, mindful of the Caedmon cross experience and “the Hexham abbey fiasco” and his potential loss of income; discusses his terms, he suggests the committee deals only with himself, discusses his fee of £400 and a newspaper report of a fee of £500, he has already carried out 8 similar monuments, awaits the committee's considered view.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/10   9 March 1903
Letter to [C.C. Hodges] from L.B. Fleming of Cherry Orchard, Staines, about photographing the Lindisfarne Gospels, photographic arrangements in the department of manuscripts at the B.M., particular conditions of the South Room with the technical problems of getting a good colour image using orthochromatic plates with the limited light available; the Grimm drawings not such a problem.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/11   undated, c.1903x1906
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from J.T. F[owler] enclosing a note on shields and suggesting he is sure of his ground before committing himself [in print] to “pooh pooh” [W.T.] Jones's view about the Norman chapel inside [Durham] Castle.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 301/12   8 May 1903
Letter to Canon [William] Greenwell from Charles C. Hodges at Hexham accompanying his manuscript about [Durham] Castle, asking for Greenwell's comments and suggesting he writes about the bishops [of Durham], queries over references, arrangement of the volume, plates including Grimm's drawings, asks for details about the late Mr Johnson of Aykley Heads, will write about Buck's drawing showing the city walls.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/13   8 May 1903
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from [Canon] W[illiam] Greenwell at Durham, has received the manuscript but can do no more than proof-read it as he is busy with his “History of the Codices of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle”; he suggests Hodges concentrates on the architecture and gets Dr Gee to write a brief historical introduction; the well in the Cloister Garth has yielded the grave cover of Henry de Horncaster, a 14th century figure and a Charles I coin indicating when it was filled in; cannot now do the research he could when younger; the Worcester Chronicle is not Florence of Worcester.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/14   4 July 1903
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.G. Footitt at 16 The Sands, Durham, sending him drawings of 4 shields, suggestions for block-making them, C.H. Fowler's comments on 3 shields found near [Durham Castle] keep, their original position on the old gateway with a drawing of one, will draw Pudsey's doorway.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/15   3 September 1903
Letter from R. Green of The Castle, Durham, reporting the find and location of the well, has not yet “got the view” required.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/16   6 October 1903
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.G. Footitt of The College, Durham, reporting that Mr Fowler had stated the shields were fixed in the south wall of the [Castle] Fellows' Garden on 11 November 1884 and were previously in a heap on the east side of the keep.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/17   28 October 1903
Postcard to C.C. Hodges from F.J. Furnivall giving him a bibliography of published works and authorities to check for information on Durham, its schools and inns, “Ask some County or Topographical man. It is not in my line.”. With a transcript on the dorse of an order form of Oxendale and Company of Northallerton.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/18   28 October 1903
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from John Bilson of Hessle thanking him for the photo of the south transept, discusses the merits of [John] Woodward's books on heraldry, possible coats of arms of the Palatinate and City of Durham, Hope a good authority, but Canon Greenwell the best on Durham arms.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/19   29 October 1903
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.G. Footitt of 16 The Sands, Durham, sending him his and [W.T.] Jones's drawings, discussing the ground line required for the dining hall [of Durham Castle], with a sketch of it.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/20   13 December 1903
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from F.B. Jevons of Hatfield Hall, Durham, suggesting he must be “fidgetty about Lawrence”, has been busy with exams but has had the [Lawrence] passage re-translated by Rev J.H. How of Hatfield, a medievalist trained by Greenwell, he has also sent his own notes, ignore his pencil notes on Hodges's manuscript, concedes there was no wall from [Durham Castle] keep to the cathedral, Lawrence mentions no wall from the keep to the castle gateway.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/21   30 March 1904
Letter to C.C. Hodges from W.T. Jones, of the University Office of Works, 7a North Bailey, Durham, enclosing prices and commenting on, with a drawing, the date of arches above corbelling “found lately” [in Durham Castle].
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/22   3 June 1904
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from G. Baldwin Brown of the University of Edinburgh suggesting that Monkwearmouth [church] tower must be rather later than Bede's time by comparison with other late Saxon towers, “any marked falsification of history” should not be introduced to the work on the Bede cross.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/23   12 June 1904
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from F.B. Jevons of Hatfield Hall, Durham, enclosing a cutting and discussing another exit from the church on to the King's gate.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/24   12 August 1904
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from H. Gee of The Castle, Durham, sending money and reporting in his dig that he has found the curtain wall from the north bastion to the keep but “keep this secret”.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/25   7 September 1904
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.T. Jones of 7a North Bailey, Durham, thanking him for photos and reporting the discovery of a well shaft in a Norman Gallery window recess, with a sketch.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/26   4 October 1904
Letter to [C.C. Hodges] from Ella S. Armitage of Westholm, Rawdon, Leeds, anticipating his book on Durham Castle, lending him a copy of his “Scottish paper”, discussing the early history of [Durham] Castle, his assumptions and interpretation of key Latin phrases, possible combinations of wooden and stone buildings, Greenwell's opinions, extent of the ditch, interested in Hodges's dating of Bishop Pudsey's keep, possible prehistoric origins of the site.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 301/27   7 October 1904
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from H. Gee of Royal Societies Club, London reporting that he has been through the manuscript and collated the Castle passages, discusses Latin letter forms, he will do his translation anon.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/28   13 January 1905
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from R. Oliver Heslop of 12 Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle, discussing the earliest use of the term “keep” and its dictionary definition, opinion of Abel, grateful for the condolences, his elder lad has gone away, could Abel tell him when Dover's “The King's Keep” was first named thus.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/29   12 February 1905
Letter to Charles C. Hodges from Gaillard Thomas Lapsley of Trinity College, Cambridge, happy for Hodges to make use of his book [ The County Palatine of Durham (1900)] for his history of the city and castle of Durham, he could have used Hodges's book when he was writing on the Boldon Book for the V.C.H., he will inform his friend Professor [Charles] Gross at Harvard about the book for him to order it, happy to exchange monographs, to be of any further assistance, and to hear of Canon Greenwell's good health as all English historians are in his debt.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/30   26 February 1905
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.T. Jones, of the University Office of Works, 7a North Bailey, Durham, saying that he cannot report the conclusions [on Durham Castle] of Mr Peers as he went off with a final talk, but he is good, discusses his views on plasterwork and arches, the keep was originally wood, cattle hoof marks, surfaces under the Common Room, Dr Gee's plans for excavating the chapel, suffering a cold.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/31   9 September 1905
Letter to C.C. Hodges from John [Wordsworth Bishop of] Salisbury ordering a replica of St Wilfrid's chair for Washington Cathedral, USA, asking the cost of it and its transportation, and asking for an enclosed inscription to be engraved on it.
Paper   3f
Add Ms 301/32   5 October 1905
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from John Gibson of Hexham detailing records [of Dean Comber] held by Dr Comber who will send them to Hodges; Canon Greenwell should be told.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/33   7 October 1905
Letter to [C.C. Hodges] from Dr Comber of The Parsonage, Davidson's Mains, Midlothian, saying that he is welcome to see Dean Comber's manuscripts and commonplace books which are in Littlehampton, contact Mrs Comber in Surbiton as he is going abroad.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/34   13 October 1905
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.G. Footitt of 16 The Sands, Durham, saying that, with Canon Greenwell, he has identified a shield (sketch included) over Cosin's doorway at [Durham] Castle as being of [William of] Westley, archdeacon of Northumberland ( sic, recte Durham (c.1360)), Canon Greenwell found 2 examples of his seal.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 301/35   13 November 1905
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from F.B. Jevons of Hatfield Hall, Durham, can only make one punctuation comment, Gray the tailor has bought Wetherell's old shop and is proposing to open the dungeons, he would like to put his name down for an ordinary copy.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/36   30 December 1905
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.G. Footitt of The College, Durham, with the correct sketch of a coat of arms, and a xerox of a note and drawing by W.T. J[ones] on Bishop Hugh [le Puiset's] coat of arms.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/37   15 March 1906
Letter to [Charles C.] Hodges from W.G. Footitt of 16 The Sands, Durham, sending him sketches of 2 bench ends in Durham Castle, the sections might be omitted, grateful for a copy of the book in return for the drawings.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 301/38   13 February 1908
Letter to Rev [Edwin Sidney] Savage at Hexham from H.D. Pritchett of 8 West Terrace, Darlington, about some “fluted stones” apparently found at Hexham, asking him to compare them to enclosed sketches.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 302   c.1960
S.L. Greenslade's notes on Durham Cathedral Library, comprising:
notes on the various manuscript catalogues,
tracings of inscriptions on some of the books,
a plan of the Refectory,
an earlier ?Raine listing of some books,
extracts from audit books re library expenditure 1762-1792,
printed books in the library pre-Dissolution,
provenances of printed books,
books in Durham cells from their accounts,
and a chronological list of library/book references 1544-1856 from the books and the cathedral archive.
Language:  English

Brought to Durham June 1978 from S.L. Greenslade's widow.
Add Ms 303   1938 x 1975
Articles of Alan Richardson (1905-1975), canon of Durham 1938-1953, professor of Theology at Nottingham university 1953-1964 and dean of York 1964-1975:
1. “The Ecumenical Movement in the Light of the Historical Anglican Concept of the Church”, with a ?draft, and a 3 May 1986 letter from Stephen [Sykes] to John ? thanking him for his translation of it.
2. “The Anglican Conception of the Ministry”, with a draft/synopsis.
3. “The People of God: Israel and the Church”.
4. “An Anglican Interpretation of the Church”, published, in French, in La Sainte Eglise Universelle: Confrontation oecuménique, ed J.-J. von Allmen, (Delachaux et Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1948) p.133-174. .
Language:  English

Found in the Refectory in an envelope labelled “Coppin” 12 May 2005.
Add Ms 304   1814 - 1826
Letter and accounts re the publication of Robert Surtees's History.
Language:  English

Given by Sir John Surtees 11 September 2003, as in an enclosed letter to Canon Stephen Conway.
“Fell out” of Sir John Surtees's vol.I of the History.
Add Ms 304/1   2 April 1814
Letter from Nicholas Son & Bentley of Red Lion Passage to Robert Surtees discussing the terms for publishing his book, other booksellers' rates and Mr Andrews.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 304/2   April 1825 - February 1826
Robert Surtees's account with George Andrews [his Durham publisher] for publication costs of vols.1-3.
Paper   3f
Add Ms 305   22 October 1901
Letter from Lord Barnard at Raby Castle to Ralph Nelson at Bishop Auckland thanking him for Mr Spencer's 17 January 1795 letter and discussing the Durham “Rangers” [in which Mr Spencer served], that they were likely to have been militia rather than fencible cavalry and that the latter were probably not in Co Durham in January 1795.
Language:  English
Paper   2f & envelope
Found in the Refectory 12 May 2005.
Add Ms 306   17 May 1910
Notice of the House of Lords proceeding to Westminster Hall to receive the late king's [Edward VII] body.
Paper, printed   1f
Add Ms 307   1836 - [1851]
Correspondence of Edward Maltby (1770-1859), bishop of Durham, about the university of Durham.
11 items
Add Ms 307/1   2 January 1836
Letter from E[dward Maltby bishop of] Chichester to [the bishop of Durham], happy to accede about the university of Durham, had not made up his mind on Dr Hampden.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/2   15 April 1836
Notice from The Durham Advertiser about the claim that the university of Durham was too exclusive, and its dominance by the Church.
Paper, printed   2f
Add Ms 307/3   24 December 1836
Letter from J[oseph Allen bishop of] Ely to the bishop [of Durham] reporting that he had put his scheme for Durham university before the authorities at Cambridge university, his house at Dover St not ready so he is unlikely to be at the opening of parliament, problems with his agent over estate leases.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/4   6 May 1837
Letter from [Earl] Grey at Berkeley Square to the bishop [of Durham], discussing Archdeacon Thorp's letter, the reasoning and compromises necessary behind the original Act for the university of Durham and the position necessary to secure the charter, will show Mr Whitley's letter to Lady Grey.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/5   27 June 1837
Letter from William Charles Chaytor at Durham to C.K. Murray asking for the rights of clergy to access Bishop Cosin's library and that Bishop Cosin's almshouses men and women be protected.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/6   14 December 1839
Letter from Charles Thorp, warden, at The College, Durham, after conferring with the Senate, to the bishop [of Durham] about the university's endowment, the two stalls assigned to it for the professors of Divinity and Greek and the deanery assigned for the wardenship, with appropriate clauses to be inserted in the Church Bill, further details may be adjusted by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, the need for some Corps lands to be included, the clause about land adjacent to residencies to be amended to land in their neighbourhood, discussion of the provision for fellows, and the endowment needing to be raised to the level of £7500 pa.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 307/7   14 December 1839
Letter from Charles Thorp at The College, Durham, to the bishop [of Durham], referring to his other letter (6 above) “by order of the Senate”, their objection to a separate Bill “under an apprehension of defeat”, discussing the two stalls and the deanery ( “it seems a step to add the Deanery”) and its value as against the 11th stall.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/8   23 June 1846
Copy letter from E[dward Maltby bishop of] Durham at Upper Portland Place [London] to the vice-chancellor of Cambridge university asking that Cambridge acknowledge Durham university which has now proven itself by the quality of its graduates and by advancing learning and religion in the north, enclosing reports (no longer present).
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/9   27 June 1846
Letter from R. Tatham [vice-chancellor of Cambridge university] at St John's College Cambridge to [Edward Maltby] bishop of Durham in answer to 8 above, saying he has talked to some heads of houses, and the matter cannot be fully discussed before next term, “the subject is not free from difficulty”, but he will look on it favourably.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 307/10   1 December [1846x1851]
Letter from E[dward Maltby bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle to Lord John Russell discussing the Queen's letter re the universities of London and Durham, the possible compromising of Durham's independence, Senate's unease about it, the admittance of Durham students to London degrees without matriculation, Senate's dislike of Durham's name being linked with London, his inclusion of supporting documentation (no longer present), and the unpleasantness of the correspondence engendered.
Paper   4f
Add Ms 307/11   28 December 1846x1851
Memorandum of Lord John Russell re “Deans & Chapters Bill” about a separate bill for the university of Durham, requiring knowledge of the diocese of Durham which might be drawn up by the bishop of Durham, with whose views he agrees, except about adding the Bearpark estate to the deanery.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 308   December 1977 - February 1978
“Interim Report on the Archaeological Investigation of the Blacksmith Shop in the Cathedral Yard at Durham” by Julian Bennett and Stephen Coll of February 1978, with a summary of December 1977 and an isometric drawing, describing the late seventeenth century bell foundry on the site.
Paper file   7f
Add Ms 309   5 November [18]77
Letter from J.H. Dodds of West Auckland to James Elliott about sending a book and the value of remaining stock at Bedburn.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 310   26 November [19]37
Letter from Edith M. Scattergood at 35 Hanover House, [London] to “My dear bishop” about writing to “the great-nephew”, domestic matters, the Sharps are in Harpenden, she has a home again, bemoans fog and traffic, has “rather failed that boy”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 311   2 December 1937
Letter from E[dmund] George Nightingale at Scholes vicarage, Cleckheaton, to “My dear bishop” [?James Buchanan Seaton, bishop of Wakefield] about progress, his late ordination, clearing debts, the organ fund, the church growing, Sunday School, the late Mr Pickles, Mrs Pickles going into the John Abbott Homes, Halifax, and other possible sources of care for her, and his wife recovering from an operation.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 312   c.1970
BW print of the relic of St Oswald's hand from Solothurn cathedral, Switzerland.
Paper   1f
Size: 105 x 145mm
Formerly L235.2
Add Ms 313   [1956]
2 BW prints of a pastoral staff presented to Arthur Michael Ramsey on his leaving the see of Durham to become archbishop of York. The staff was designed and made by John Webb of St Albans in 1956. The photographs were taken by Jack Gale of Watford.
Paper   2 items
Size: 160 x 210mm
Add Ms 314   17th century
Transcript [?by James Mickleton] of a petition by the prior and convent of Durham to the pope in view of the afflictions caused by the war between the king of England and the people of Scotland, and other disturbances, and the destruction and plundering wrought by the people of Scotland, which have impoverished the cells of Coldingham, Holy Island and Farne, whose monks, seeking refuge at the monastery of Durham, now lead a meagre life, and the support of whom (for which their resources are inadequate) has caused the priory to contract a parcel of debts, “so that adverse and prosperous times be the same ” ; while hoping for the return of peace; asking that the church of Hemingbrough, York dioc., or another of which they are patrons, be appropriated to their use, lest the priory decline into the disgrace of irretrievable ruin; or else asking for any subvention which it might please him to provide.
Paper   1f
Formerly recorded as 942.81
Original is in Durham University Library ASC, DCD Reg.II f.119r.
Add Ms 315   14 September [19]43
Letter from J[ohn] S[tanley] Purvis [canon of York] of Old Malton vicarage to [A.T.P. Williams] bishop [of Durham] enclosing transcripts of 1612 articles and correspondence in the York Diocesan Registry between Tobias Matthew archbishop of York and William James bishop of Durham about Durham dilapidations, especially Durham castle and Stockton barn.
Paper   7f
Add Ms 316   1 April 1964
BBC programme for choral evensong broadcast from Durham cathedral.
Paper, typescript   4f
Add Ms 317   early 18th century
Copy of a table of fees for the prerogative court of York for June 1598.
Language:  Latin
Paper   2f
Catalogue slip recorded “among the Sharp papers 1725”.
Add Ms 318   c.1800
Antiquarian notes on the Conyers family and the falchion, with sketches of brasses and arms.
Paper   3f
Add Ms 319   25 May 1728
Letter from Lancelot [Blackburn archbishop of] York at Edmunton to Archdeacon [Thomas] Sharp about his suspension of Sharp's deputy and suggesting he is replaced to end his extortion and “this ugly affair”, with a sheet of Sharp's oaths as register of the prerogative court of York and notes on the oaths and the deputy-register's obligations thereby, with some notes in a shorthand code.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 320   16 August 1821
Letter from Elizabeth Ambler of Castle Eden to Miss Viner at Hurworth, Darlington, about her journey from Scarborough through Whitby and Guisborough and on to Castle Eden, Mrs Hopper's arrangement of lodgings, their failure to meet, comments on her move to Scotland, the dispute between the bishops of Durham and St Davids and the death of Queen [Caroline]. With a transcription.
Paper   2f + 2f + 2 envelopes
Formerly numbered as Add Ms 5 and L942.81.
Add Ms 321   [1688]
Book of prayers,
beginning with the lord's prayer, then morning and then evening prayers.
On the front inside cover “TD, for ED 168[8]” and on the rear flyleaf “Mr Charles Hawker”.

Size: 80 x 135mm
Add Ms 322   1857 - 1865
Notebook used to record travels through the Alps of France and Italy and then into North Italy in 1857, with precise timings, of possibly “J.B.L.” or “C.H.”.
Reversed is a record of expenditure on a journey round North Italy 30 August - 9 September 1865, with, inserted, a bill from the Hotel de la Grande-Bretagne, Milan for a stay 30 August - 2 September.

Add Ms 323   1835 - 1967
Consecration service papers for churches, churchyards and cemeteries in Co Durham.
32 booklets
Add Ms 323/1   1835
The Form of Prayer and Ceremonies Used at the Consecration of a Church-Yard Singly (Durham, printed by Thomas White, Sadler St).
Paper booklet, in paper covers   8p
Add Ms 323/2   1848
The Form of Prayer and Ceremonies Used at the Consecration of a Church (Bishop Auckland, printed by Joseph Hollis, Newgate St).
Paper booklet, in paper covers   24p
Add Ms 323/3   1890
Form of Consecration of a Church in the Diocese of Durham (Durham, printed by George M. Wyatt, 6 Sadler St).
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/4   16 June 1890
Service paper for the consecration of All Saints church, Harton Colliery, by the bishop of Durham, printed by G. Nicholson of Barrington St, South Shields, with a list of those in the procession and recessional.
Paper booklet   12p + 1f
Add Ms 323/5   9 October 1890
Printed order of proceedings for the consecration of Harton New Cemetery by the bishop [of Durham].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 323/6   11 October 1890
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Aidan, West Hartlepool, by the bishop of Durham, printed by Alexander Salton of 1 Dover St.
Paper booklet, in paper covers   14p
Add Ms 323/7   17 October 1890
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Luke as a chapel of ease in the parish of St Andrew [Newcastle] by the bishop of Newcastle.
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/8   22 October 1891
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Mary, Denton, by the bisop of Durham, printed by Bailey, Horse Market, Darlington.
Paper booklet   12p
Add Ms 323/9   2 September 1897
Service paper for the consecration of the district church of St George in the parish of Gateshead Christ Church, printed by Boazman, Gateshead.
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/10   17 March 1900
Hymn written for the occasion by Rev Oates Sagar to be sung at the consecration of the chancel of St Paul's church [Trimdon], printed by Thwaites, Durham.
Paper booklet   1f
Add Ms 323/11   3 April 1900
Service paper for the re-opening of Holy Trinity church, Darlington, [by the bishop of Durham], printed by Baileys, Horse Market, Darlington.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/12   5 May 1949
Service paper for the consecration of land at Washington Burial Ground by the bishop of Durham, printed by Durham County Press Ltd, Saddler St, Durham.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/13   c.1950
The Form of Prayer and Ceremonies Used at the Consecration of Churches, Chapels and Burial Grounds in the Diocese of Durham (Durham, printed by George Walker, Sadler St).
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/14   c.1950
Form of Institution and Induction. As Prepared by a Committee of the Lower House of the Convocation of Canterbury (London, printed by Wells Gardner, Darton & Co).
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/15   c.1950
The Office for the Consecration of a Church ... Authorized for Use in the Dioceses of Carlisle and Newcastle (Carlisle, printed by C. Thurnam and Sons, English St), inscribed “J.T. Tarleton” on the front.
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/16   c.1950
The Office for the Consecration of a Churchyard or Burying Ground. Authorized for Use in the Dioceses of Carlisle and Newcastle (Carlisle, printed by C. Thurnam and Sons, English St).
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/17   29 April 1952
Service paper for the consecration of land at Sunderland Cemetery by the bishop of Jarrow.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/18   10 June 1955
Service paper for the consecration of land at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery by the bishop of Jarrow.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/19   30 November 1957
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Clare, Newton Aycliffe by the bishop of Durham, printed by Mawer, Darlington.
Paper booklet   16p
Add Ms 323/20   12 December 1957
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Cuthbert in Peterlee by the bishop of Durham.
Paper booklet   12p
Add Ms 323/21   12 August 1958
Service paper for the consecration of land at Ryton Cemetery Extension by the bishop of Durham.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/22   3 October 1958
Service paper for the consecration of land at Trimdon Grange Cemetery by the bishop of Durham.
Paper booklet   10p
Add Ms 323/23   23 April 1959
Service paper for the consecration of the church of All Saints, Preston-on-Tees by the bishop of Durham, printed by John Harrison, Stockton.
Paper booklet, in card covers   12p
Add Ms 323/24   19 June 1959
Service paper for the consecration of sections “D” and “E” in Meadowfield Cemetery by the bishop of Jarrow.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/25   c.1960
Programme for the consecration of land at Hutton Henry Cemetery by the bishop of Durham.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 323/26   28 March 1961
Service paper for the consecration of additional burial ground at Saltwell Cemetery by the bishop of Durham.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/27   31 May 1961
Service paper for the consecration of land at Belmont Cemetery by the bishop of Jarrow.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/28   6 December 1961
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Chad, East Herrington, by the bishop of Durham, printed by Clemmet & Grimes, Pottery Yard, Houghton-le-Spring.
Paper booklet, in card covers   12p
Add Ms 323/29   14 August 1962
Service paper for the consecration of land at Blackhall Cemetery by the bishop of Durham, printed by William Dresser & Sons Ltd, Crown St, Darlington.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/30   3 July 1964
Service paper for the consecration of the church of St Philip and St James, Kimblesworth, by the bishop of Durham, printed by Clemmet & Grimes, Pottery Yard, Houghton-le-Spring.
Paper booklet, in card covers   12p
Add Ms 323/31   26 April 1966
Service paper for the consecration of additional burial ground at Saltwell Cemetery by the bishop of Jarrow.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 323/32   16 May 1966
Service paper for the consecration of sections A and B in the Council Cemetery at Ushaw Moor by the bishop of Jarrow, amended for the consecration of the extension of the churchyard at St John the Evangelist, Haverton Hill 30 September 1967.
Paper booklet   8p
Add Ms 324   early 19th century
Extracts from J.E. Stock, Memoir of the Life of Thomas Beddoes, (1811), p.153 & 291, recording Beddoes's admiration of William Henry Lambton, Beddoes's educational ideas and their implementation on the young Lambton guinea-pigs, and the Lambtons' ability to learn Greek.
Paper   3f
Found loose between Chapter Library F.IA.35A (Arthur Collins, Letters and Memorials of Stall, vol.2 (1746)), p.398-399, June 2005. It is in no way related to the text of the book, which however has had many pages turned down at the corners, presumably to mark someone's place, who has presumably similarly used any handy piece of paper.
Add Ms 325   1965 - 1966
2 letters discussing the identity of portraits.
Paper   2 items
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 325/1   18 August 1965
Letter from Sydney H. Pavière of New Malden, Surrey, to Rear Admiral Laybourne, chapter clerk, reporting on the self-portrait by William Bewick (1795-1866) which he cleaned; typescript, signed.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 325/2   29 June 1966
Copy letter from David Piper, director of the National Portrait Gallery, to G. Nevin Drinkwater of the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, discussing prints of 8 Durham Cathedral portraits, including Sir Arthur Cope's of William Greenwell, the 1632 portrait of Elizabeth Howson being possibly by Robert Peake, and portraits of John Egerton, Chandler, Butler and Lightfoot.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 326   4 - 5 March 1964
File on the reconciliation of Durham cathedral by the bishop of Durham after its pollution by the shedding of blood including:
2. Memo to chapter from the dean about the process to be followed 4 March.
3. Dean's instructions for the precentor and vergers 4 March.
4. Programme for the reconciliation 5 March, 2 copies.
5. 3 prayers to be said by the bishop.
Paper   6f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 327   22 September 1898
Printed notice of Bishop Westcott's visitation of Durham cathedral on 10 November 1898.
Paper   1f
Found during a building demolition and given by Mr J Burns of Gateshead January 1976, correspondence included.
Add Ms 328   14 February 1973
Inventory of Bishop Westcott's papers in Selwyn College Library, Cambridge.
Paper   3f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 329   mid 20th century
List of deans and prebendaries of Durham to 1820, typescript, with manuscript additions to 1846.
Paper   6f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 330   13 December 1973
Letter from A.I. Doyle, Keeper of Rare Books, to Canon A.H. Couratin discussing insurance and microfilming of manuscripts, staff Christmas leave and unsatisfactory temperatures in the Spendement.
Paper   2f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 331   c.1900
1. Extracts from the cathedral statutes concerning the visitation of estates, Latin.
2. Extracts from the statutes concerning the dean's authority over minor canons, Latin and English.
3. Extracts from the statutes about the dean's residence, Latin and English.
4. Extracts from the 1665 and 1671 visitations of Bishop Cosin about the dean's authority, typescript with manuscript additions.
5. 3 BW prints of the central tower vault.

Found in a copy of Rud's catalogue of the cathedral library manuscripts in a cupboard in the dormitory 20 February 1984.
Add Ms 332   March 1918
2 letters remembering the Wordsworths and Quillinans sent to the bishop of Durham.
Paper   5f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 332/1   18 March 1918
Copy letter from [“Aunt Min”] at Bishopston, Bristol, to “Laura” about German air-raids, her aunt Butler's relations, court dresses and the bishop [of Durham]'s plate, and memories of the Quillinans and Wordsworths, Rotha Quillinan, the three Dorothy Wordsworths and Rydal Mount.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 332/2   21 March 1918
Letter from “Aunt Min” at Bishopston, Bristol, to “Laura” about a monument in Rydal church, memories of Mima and Rotha Quillinan, Rotha's grave and meeting Matthew Arnold.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 332/3   25 March 1918
Letter from Bertram Jones of Hartlepool rectory to the bishop [of Durham] enclosing the 2 letters.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 333   22 April & 25 May 1961
Copy letter from Alec Clifton-Taylor at the University of London to Professor K.C. Dunham asking about the identification of the Galilee chapel columns as purbeck marble of 22 April, with Dunham's copy reply that they are of 25 May.
Paper   3f
Transferred by the dean to the librarian 7 December 1971 with a covering note.
Add Ms 334   20 January 1785
Letter from Thomas Hardwick to Mr Budgen, treasurer to the Society of Antiquaries, with observations on the remains of the amphitheatre of Flavius Vespasian in Rome [the Coliseum] and enclosing a model of it (not present); read to the society.
Paper booklet, in paper covers   6f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 335   July 1896
Order of processions in Durham cathedral sanctioned by the dean for ordinations, confirmations, licensing of lay readers, weddings, funerals, and with judges or the chancellor of the diocese in attendance. Printed by Thomas Caldcleugh of Durham.
Paper booklet, printed   4f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 336   1 October 1856
Letter from Viscount Palmerston at Broadlands to [Edward Maltby bishop of Durham] regretting his decision to resign and thanking him for his opinion on dividing the diocese.
With an 1876 print by Richard Bentley of London of an 1864 photograph of Palmerston by Samuel A. Walker of Cavendish Square [London], a woodburytype.
Paper   2f
Given by Sheila Morrissey of Buckhurst Hill, Essex, found in her house, [November 2002], with a covering letter.
Add Ms 337   [1693 - 1695]
“A Morning Prayer for A day of publick Fasting & Humiliation” (f1-18) and “An Evening Prayer for a Day of Publique fasting & Humiliation” (f19-32) with (in a different hand) notes of sermons [heard] around central Devon from 14 June [16]93 to 5 April [16]96, with a consistent sequence from 25 May [16]95. All record the text, and some record the occasion if it was not Sunday morning or evening prayer (i.e. fast day, funeral, sacrament day or other special occasion) and some also record the preacher and where he was from. Preachers and special occasions recorded are:
14 June 1693 Fast Day, Mr Row of Otterton.
12 July 1693 Fast Day.
9 August 1693 Fast Day, Mr Lome of Exeter.
13 June 1694 Fast Day, Mr Stephens at St Marys Major.
25 May 1695 Funeral service for the wife of William Langworthy of Norton.
26 May 1695 Mr Cross of Upton Pyne.
2 June 1695 Mr Ham of Sandford.
9 June 1695 Mr Cross of Upton Pyne.
19 June 1695 Fast Day, Mr Row of Otterton.
23 June 1695 Mr Strant jr at Collaton [St Mary], Mr Row at Otterton.
30 June 1695 Mr Row of Otterton.
5 July 1695 Mr Row of Otterton.
21 July 1695 Sacrament Day.
28 July 1695 Mr Row of Otterton.
8 August 1695 Funeral service for Lady Cary at Christow by Archdeacon Drew.
11 August 1695 Mr Row at Otterton.
18 August 1695 Mr Coniers at Otterton.
25 August 1695 Mr Row of Otterton.
8 September 1695 Mr Row of Otterton.
15 September 1695 Mr Otterton of Otterton.
22 September 1695 Rejoicing day for the preservation of the king [William III] at the taking of Namur, Mr Browning of Barnstaple.
6 October 1695 Mr Alden of Kings Nympton.
13 October 1695 Mr Wilcox of Morchard Bishop.
3 November 1695 Mr Wilcox of Morchard Bishop.
5 November 1695 Thanksgiving for deliverance from gunpowder treason and the happy arrival of King William [III], Mr Leigh at Sandford.
10 November 1695 Mr Row of Otterton.
17 November 1695 Funeral service, Mr Row of Otterton.
30 November 1695 Funeral service for Laurence Roberts.
18 December 1695 Fast Day.
22 December 1695 Sacrament Day.
19 January 1696 Mr Bradford of Buckland Filleigh.
28 January 1696 Funeral service at Heavitree for Mrs Frances Isaac by Mr Bishop of Stoke.
2 February 1696 Mr Samford curate at Shobrooke.
23 February 1696 Mr Row of Otterton, in the evening “cousin John Walrond discourst to the family”.
22 March 1696 Mr Cross of Upton Pyne.
28 March 1696 Funeral service.
Paper book, in a casing of sprinkled sheepskin covered pasteboards with blind fillets round the edge of the cover and on the spine   62f, foliated
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 338   1837
Catalogue of the Valuable Library at Mainsforth Hall, the Seat of the Late R. Surtees, Esq., to be Sold by Auction, annotated by [James Raine] with the names of those buying each book and the price paid to No 1854 (out of 2172), with expanded lists of the prints and maps at No 160, the plays at No 469, the pamphlets at Nos 470-471, and the catalogues at No 715, and occasional other additions. With a photocopied title page tipped in and additional blank pages added.

Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 339   c.1900
A collection of card mounted pressed flowers.
1. Gnaphalium Carpathrium (Edelweis).
2. A bouquet labelled “Jerusalem”.
3. Ferns from Nazareth and wild flowers from Nazareth in a card of the Society for Promoting Female Education in the East with a picture of the Nazareth Orphanage.
4. A bouquet labelled “Mr Blonay”.
5. Achillea Tomentasa.
6. Gnaphalium Norvegicum.
7. Anemone Sulphurea.
8. Artemisia Glaisalis.
9. Trifolium Alpimern.
10. Artemisia Spiratia.
11. Oxytrapis Capponica.
Pressed flowers mounted on cards inserted in a folder, marbled, with a buckram spine, and ties on the 3 open sides   11f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 340   c.1928
Autograph book with autographs cut from letters stuck in and identified:
King George V, Edward Short home secretary, Randall Davison archbishop of Canterbury, archbishop of Sydney, archbishop of Melbourne, earl of Durham, Sir D.Y. Cameron Royal Academy, J.L. Garvin author and editor, J. Meade-Falkner author, Guy Warman bishop of Chelmsford, Ernest Pearce bishop of Worcester, Lisle Carr bishop of Coventry, Canon Streeter author, P.S. Allen president of Corpus Christi College Oxford, Harrington archbishop of Melbourne, Dame Madge Kendal, archbishop of Scotland, Cosmo Gordon Lang archbishop of York, duke of Northumberland, Richard Sheppard dean of Canterbury, Percy Herbert bishop of Blackburn, William Temple bishop of Manchester, Lord Hugh Cecil, archbishop of Upsala, George A. Macmillan publisher, Lionel Ford dean of York, Herbert Williams bishop of Carlisle, John Kempthorne bishop of Lichfield, G.K.A. Bell bishop of Chichester, William Swayne bishop of Lincoln, Sir Thomas Inskip solicitor general, John Greig bishop of Guildford, W.H. Hadow principal of Sheffield university, Alderman Ferens founder of Hull university, Sir Martin Conway.
Inserted are a letter from Guy Marchalin to Dawson Walker about coming to stay, 23 September 1929, and an envelope to Mr G.A. Morse from Madge Kendal.

Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 341   c.1900
Notebook of a manuscript scholar with notes on medieval ?patristic manuscripts in Oxford and throughout Europe.

Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 342   c.1960
Caricature drawing by Margaret Wild of the Durham dean and chapter in procession:
Rear Admiral Laybourne, Mr Thompson dean's verger, Canon Pattinson precentor, Mr Clark head verger, Archdeacon Stranks, Archdeacon Cobham, Canon Prof. H.E.W. Turner, Dean John Wild, Michael Crosse, Bishop Maurice Harland.
2 copies: the original, figures unidentified, blue biro on paper, damaged and with part missing as a result, as explained in a covering letter from Margaret Wild (which includes comments on the chapter clerk and absentees), of their dog Hester half-eating it; a complete copy, black biro on paper with the figures identified.
Paper   3 items
Given by Margaret Wild to the Canon Librarian c.June 1983 (her letter is annotated 16 June [19]83).
Add Ms 343   c.1950
“Installation of a Canon” printed service paper.
Paper   2f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 344   1905 - 1970
Printed specifications of organs built by Messrs Harrison and Harrison of Durham and London.
1. Abingdon St Helen's parish church 1928, 1f.
2. Belfast cathedral 1907, includes a drawing of the cathedral exterior, 2f.
3. Birmingham St Martin's parish church 1906, includes a photo of the organ, 2f.
4. Boston St Botolph's church 1939, includes 2 photos of the church exterior and interior, 2f.
5. Bournemouth St Peter's church 1915, 1f.
6. Bristol, Clifton All Saint's church 1924, 1f
7. Bristol, Clifton College chapel 1911, 1f.
8. Bristol University [Wills Building] Great Hall 1927, 1f.
9. Bristol St Mary Redcliffe church 1912 and 1932, includes a photo of the organ by Veale and Co, 2f.
10. Cambridge Clare College chapel 1911, 1f.
11. Cambridge King's College chapel 1933, includes 2 photos of the interior by Hills and Saunders and the console by J.E. Edis, 2f.
12. Cambridge St Catherine's College chapel 1936, 1f.
13. Cambridge Trinity College chapel 1913, includes 2 photos of the organ from each side by Messrs Stearn, 2f.
14. Carlisle cathedral 1907, includes a photo of the choir and organ by S.W.B. Jack, 2f.
15. Crediton Holy Cross parish church 1921, 1f.
16. Downpatrick, Down cathedral 1914, includes 2 photos of the organ from each side by R. Welch, 2f.
17. Dundee New City Hall 1923, 1f
18. Durham cathedral 1905, 1935, 1970, includes a photo of the cathedral exterior from Durham School landing stage with sailing boats by A.F. Kersting, 2f, stained.
19. Durham cathedral 1905, 1935, includes a photo of the interior by J.R. Edis, 2f.
20. Eastbourne All Saints church 1929, 1f.
21. Edinburgh St Mary's cathedral 1931, includes 2 photos of the interior by J. Laurence Tweedie and the console by John R. Edis, 2f.
22. Ely cathedral 1908, includes 2 photos of the interior and the console, 2f.
23. Exeter cathedral 1933, includes 2 photos of the interior by J. Townsend and the console by J.R. Edis, 2f.
24. Glasgow The Park parish church 1934, 1f.
25. Glasgow St Mary's cathedral 1909, includes a photo of the organ, 2f.
26. Gloucester cathedral 1920, includes a photo of the interior by Sydney A. Pitcher, 2f.
27. Halifax parish church 1929, includes a photo of the exterior by Lilywhite, 2f.
28. Harrogate St Wilfrid's church 1927, 1f.
29. Harrow School Speech Room, 3f.
30. Hythe St Leonards' parish church 1935, 1f.
31. Lancaster St Mary's parish church 1922, 1f.
32. Leeds, Far Headingley St Chad's church 1911, 1f.
33. Leeds parish church 1914, includes a photo of the exterior, 2f.
34. Leicester cathedral 1930, includes a drawing of the organ, 2f.
35. London, All Saints church, Margaret Street, 1911, 2f.
36. London, Charterhouse School chapel 1927, 1f.
37. London, Royal Albert Hall 1933, includes 2 photos of the organ by Sidney W. Harvey and the console by Gilbert Benham and an article on the organ by Archibald Farmer, with annotations, 6f.
38. London, St James's church, Muswell Hill, 1913 and 1935, 1f.
39. London, St John the Evangelist's church, Red Lion Square, 1926, 1f.
40. London, St Margaret's church, Streatham Hill, 1908, 1f.
41. London, South Bank Concert Hall for London County Council, 4f.
42. Manchester cathedral 1918 and 1933, includes 2 photos of the interior and the console, the latter by J.R. Edis, 2f.
43. Manchester cathedral 1948, includes a photo of the interior, 6f.
44. Newcastle cathedral 1911, includes 2 photos of the organ and the chancel division by Thompson, 2f.
45. Newcastle New Municipal Concert Hall 1929, 2f.
46. Oundle School chapel 1926-1928-1929, includes a drawing of the chapel by Arthur Blomfield, 2f.
47. Oxford Balliol College chapel 1937, 1f.
48. Oxford Christ Church cathedral 1922, includes a photo of the organ, 2f.
49. Oxford Magdalen College chapel 1936, 1f.
50. Ripon cathedral 1912 & 1926, includes a photo of the organ, 2f.
51. Rossall School chapel 1925, 1f.
52. Shanghai cathedral 1925, includes a photo of the exterior, 2f.
53. Southport Emmanuel church 1914, 1f.
54. Stafford St Mary's parish church 1909, includes a photo of the interior by F.C. Stoate, 2f.
55. Wellington School chapel 1922, 1f.
56. Wells cathedral 1910, includes a photo of the exterior by Phillips of Wells, 2f.
57. Westminster Abbey 1937, includes 2 photos of the interior by Walter Scott and the console by J.R. Edis, 4f.
58. Whitby St Hilda's church 1926, 1f.
59. Winchester cathedral 1938, includes 2 photos of the interior by H.W. Salmon and the console by John R. Edis, 2f.
60. Worcester cathedral 1925, includes a photo of the interior, 2f.
61. York minster 1916 & 1931, includes 2 photos of the interior and the console by John R. Edis, 2f.
Paper file   61 items
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 345   c.1900
Organists of the parish and Cathedral Church of S. Nicholas [Newcastle], by “A.J.R.”, describing the organists with a specification of the organ, with some ms annotations, part of a larger work on the cathedral.
Paper booklet, printed   9f, paginated 37-54
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 346   July 1896
“The Order of Processions in Durham Cathedral as Sanctioned by the Very Reverend the Dean”
Signed “J.P. Freeman”
Paper booklet, printed   4f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 347   c.1800 - c.1950
Unassociated items, certainly some and possibly all used as markers and removed from books in the Refectory.
Paper file   15 items
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 347/1   c.1850
Note from the treasurer asking for the advice of the dean and chapter about the residence requirements of the archdeacon of Northumberland.
“from D.VIIIA.18”
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/2   early 19th century
An antiquarian's notes from Hutchinson and Surtees on the organists of Durham cathedral.
Reversed, a note in German.
Paper   1f, paginated 176 and 177
Add Ms 347/3   c.1800
Part of a playing card, removed from K.VIII.20 13 May [19]91.
Card   1f
Add Ms 347/4   1 October 1828
Newspaper advertisement of the auction of the dean and chapter's tithes in Heaton township, Cornhill chapelry.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/5   c.1800
Armorial bookplate, a lion rampant on a field of fleur-de-lis.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/6   c.1800
Armorial bookplate, Durham dean and chapter, from D.VI.A.16.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/7   early 20th century
Notes in German “from Lipsius vol.1”
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/8   c.1950
Memorial to Bishop Richard de Bury “the Gift of Members of The Grolier Club of the City of New York” with inscriptions from the “Philobiblon”.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/9   early 20th century
Pencil notes about the dean and chapter statutes.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/10   c.1850
[James Raine's] notes on John Richardson and his wife buried at Caterhouse 1684 and 1690 and their descendant John Richardson buried 1803, from Surtees; on the back of a Surtees Society advertisement for the anniversary meeting.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/11   early 20th century
Notes of annual consumption by public houses.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/12   c.1900
[Part of a] sermon on “Petens paves”, Luke XI.5-8, from Q.VI.22.
Paper   6f
Add Ms 347/13   15 May 1912
“Record of Thomas Rundle [bishop of Derry, d.1743] as sent by archbishop of Armagh to Bishop Tucker”. Formerly pasted down.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/14   6 January 1870
Baptism certificate for Ernest Gregorie Caffin by Edward Greatorex, precentor, [parents] Benjamin Charles and Margaret Caffin.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 347/15   c.1900
Part of a letter vehemently denouncing the dangers of power and appealing to the addressee for help.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 348   16 October 1836
The address panel cut from a letter from Edward Maltby bishop of Durham at Bishop Auckland to Coutts in the Strand, London.
Paper   1f
Given by John [Casey] from the department of Archaeology, Durham university, 2 December 1992, as per the acoompanying note.
Add Ms 349   4 July 1832
“An Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Durham to appropriate part of the property of their church to the establishment of a university in connexion therewith, for the advancement of learning”, with a schedule detailing the tenants in South Shields, Westoe and Sunderland, printed, with MS annotations to the schedule adding “valuation” for each property and “Amount Sold for” for some.
Paper booklet, in marbled covers, leather spine   38p
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
For other copies, see DUL ASC UND/AC1 and CA4/2, and (open access) L+ 378.4281 GRE.
Add Ms 350   1919 - 1920
List of [Durham dean and chapter tenants] for [Sunderland] and North Sunderland recording “No on plan”, name, date [when the rent was paid] and [the rent] for Martinmas 1919 and 1920.
Paper   2f
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Add Ms 351   23 February 1808
Transcript of proceedings at Westminster before Lord Ellenborough and a special jury in a case between Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham and Thomas Richard Beaumont and his wife Diana, over a conversation about the value of the bishop's leased lead ore in the parishes of Stanhope and Wolsingham between the bishop and John Erasmus Blackett, agent of Sir Thomas Blackett, before Mr Emm.
p.1 Case of Mr Walton.
p.127 Reply of Sir Samuel Romilly.
p.159 Summing up.
p.200 Jury found for the plaintiff.
Paper book, manuscript, in marbled half-leather casing, with gold fillets and title and blind tooling on the spine   200p, paginated
Armorial bookplate of Shute Barrington, bishop of Durham, and another bookplate “This book belongs to the Lightfoot Fund Trustees”
Add Ms 352   1640
Poem by Peter Smart on John Cosin.
In four parts and an epilogue, totalling 1290 lines, with decorated initials at the start of each part. There is an [autograph] note on f.32r identifying the author.
Added later in an 18th century hand are notes on Smart from Fuller's Church History of Britain (f1r and 2r), from Wood's Athenae Oxonienses (f2v-3r) and from Collins's Ecclesiastical History (f3v).
Language:  Latin
Paper book, manuscript, in ?contemporary goatskin covered pasteboards, some cuts, with gold tooled centrepiece, cornerpieces and borders, marbled endpapers and pastedowns   36f, foliated
Given by J. Meade Falkner 1912
A letter stuck inside the front cover of 2 March 1900 from Charles Dark of Peterborough to [Dean Kitchen of Durham] says that the poem had been offered to his “museum”, but he thought it would be more suitable in Durham as it dates from after Cosin's removal from Peterborough; it was priced at £2. On the back of the letter it is noted [by J. Meade Falkner] that it was bought at the sale of late Dean Kitchin's library and presented to the Cathedral Library by Falkner. A printed sale notice is also stuck on a flyleaf, no date and no price. On a second flyleaf is written in a 19th century hand “Thos. Farmer Cooke”.
On the inside front cover it is numbered J.XII and (inside the first flyleaf) VB.47.
Add Ms 353   mid 19th century
Copy of Peter Smart's “Cantus Epithalamicus” of 16 February 1644, in 5 parts.
Paper book, in 19th century leather covered boards with gold tooled borders and spine title   1f
Given by Rev Angelo Raine October 1948.
Bookplate of W. Trueman depicting a ruined medieval building by the sea, with a tower, and a coat of arms. Note on the second flyleaf state it was given to J. Raine by Mrs Trueman 28 April 1865 and also “A. Raine Mch.16.1899.” and V.B.12.
Add Ms 354   [1894 x 1912]
Copy of Peter Smart's “Cantus Epithalamicus” (the first half of Add Ms 353), with a note on p.28 that it is in the handwriting of Dean Kitchin.
Paper book, in blue buckram covered boards, with gold tooled spine title   28p, paginated
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet May 2005.
Numbered on a flyleaf VB 13.
Add Ms 355   1993
Exhibition on the geology of the Durham cathedral site by the Durham University department of Geological Sciences as part of the 900th anniversary celebrations of the cathedral, compiled and assembled by Tony Johnson.
Comprising text and photographs of stone, parts of the cathedral, surveying, drilling, quarries, and earlier depictions of the cathedral, under the headings:
1. The geological setting of Durham cathedral.
2. Drift or superficial deposits at the surface.
3. Bedrock, hard solid formations below the drift.
4. Disposition of drift and bedrock.
5. Bedrock succession below the cathedral.
6. The Galilee Well.
7. Source of the sandstone for walls and pillars.
8. Hammer seismic survey to find the depth to the bedrock.
9. Foundations to the cathedral.
Also 2 copies of OS British Geological Survey 1:10000 map sheet NZ 24 SE (1978) (covering Durham City) and a 1:100 section east-west through the Galilee well and Durham cathedral by G.A.L. Johnson June 1993.

Found in the Refectory June 2005.
Add Ms 356   [1987]
[Roy Gazzard's] recording of “The Old Man Sleeps Alone”
Cassette tape, C90 EMI HFX Normal Bias, with plastic case   Duration (side 1) 31' 43" (side 2) 32' 1"
Given by Roy Gazzard 15 August 1987 with a note to the librarian suggesting: “You may like to have this for your St. Cuthbert archive”.
Add Ms 357   6 July 1979
Sound recording of Friends of the Cathedral Band “A”.
Cassette tape, C60 Strobe low noise, with plastic case   Duration 11' 47"
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet June 2005.
Add Ms 358   19 March 1993
Sound recording of BBC Radio 2 Arts programme featuring the 900th anniversary of Durham cathedral.

Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet June 2005.
Add Ms 359   23 March 1967
Sound recording on record of the Royal Maundy service from Durham cathedral, with commentary by Maxwell Deas, recorded by Tynes Tees Television for subsequent broadcast, with a later cassette copy.

Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet June 2005.
Add Ms 360   15 December 1966
Sound recording of the enthroning of Ian Thomas Ramsey as bishop of Durham.
The ceremony was record by Tyne Tees Television on videotape, from which this disc recording was made. The video was subsequently edited to 49 minutes for transmission, with commentary, on Sunday 18 December 1966 at 1835 and Monday 9 January 1967 at 0910.
3 gramophone records 33 1/3 rpm, 10 inch, Mortonsound Records made by G.L. Morton & Co Ltd of Newcastle upon Tyne   Duration 1 hour 20 minutes
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet June 2005.
Formerly Record then Disc 1-3
Add Ms 361   later 19th century
Sermon on the text I Peter II. 4, 5, with amendments.
Paper file in a leather covered folder with grey silk damask pastedowns and “MEA ET TUA CURA” on the cover    22f, foliated
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet June 2005.
Add Ms 362   1962
Offprint of Donald W. Insall's article on “A New Residential Community in a Village. St Mary's Close, Shincliffe” Housing Review July-August 1962, designed by him for Durham dean and chapter and which won awards. 2 copies.
With a BW postcard of the development, 3 copies.
2 paper booklets with 3 BW postcards   
Given by Donald Insall 26 November 1965, as per his letter to Pat Woodward, Chapter Office, of that date.
Add Ms 363   later 19th century
Antiquarian notes on Wolsingham including a chronology of events, a “bounder” of the parish, a Wolsingham surrender, church customs, the vault in the churchyard, local figures, land given to Elizabeth I, the bridge, officials, parish register entries, war cries, a journey of 3 Norwich soldiers in the north 1634, list of rectors 1235-1786, topographical references, and the visitation of Richard St George 1615.
Paper book, half-leather binding over buckram covered boards   127f, foliated (modern)
Found in the Refectory antiquarian closet June 2005
Add Ms 364   1835 - 1895
Photocopies of a small group of letters of bishops and a dean of Durham and a bishop of Edinburgh
Paper file, 18 items
Photocopies made by Joan Williams on 1 August 2005 from the originals held by Keith Rankin of Chatteris, Cambs, member of a visiting choir from Peterborough.
Add Ms 364/1   18 September 1835
Photocopy letter from W[illiam van Mildert bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle to W.L. Prattman jr at Copley Lodge, Staindrop, saying he will support his proposed school for Lynesack and Softley if it is to be a National Society school.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/2   24 February 1839
Photocopy address label of a letter from E[dward Maltby bishop of] Durham at Bishop Auckland to Revd Adma Fitch at [Gonville and] Caius [College] Cambridge.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/3   1 February 1850
Photocopy letter from W.S. Gilly (1789-1855, canon of Durham) at Durham to J. Berkley thanking him for his comments on his lecture at Gateshead.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/4   c.1850
Photocopy engraving of George Townsend (1788-1857, canon of Durham), “H. Smith pinxt A.W. Warren sculpt”, published by B. Werthelm of London, signed by Townsend.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/5   c.1860
Photocopy signature of E.B. Ramsay (1793-1872, dean of Edinburgh).
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/6   c.1860
Photocopy of the end of a letter of E.B. Ramsay, a lady being unequal to travelling.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/7   10 June 1868
Photocopy letter from C[harles Baring bishop of] Durham asking if the land which is to be sold is near his house and if there are to be buildings erected on it which may be a nuisance as with Monkwearmouth parsonage.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/8   7 March 1872
Photocopy letter from C[harles Baring bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle about obtaining consent from the vicar of Corbridge.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/9   23 April 1873
Photocopy letter from C[harles Baring bishop of] Durham [to Revd S.B. Bergue] saying he cannot take a post on the anniversary trust of the Bible Society.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/10   11 April 1877
Photocopy letter from C[harles Baring bishop of] Durham accepting Mr Hendle's nomination as a candidate for deacon's orders.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/11   28 April 1877
Photocopy letter from C[harles Baring bishop of] Durham doubting the wisdom of Mr Irvine leaving his parish of 20000 for 2 months in the care of a curate.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/12   26 September 1877
Photocopy signature of J.B. Lightfoot on the bottom of a letter at the Chapter House, St Paul's [London.
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/13   20 February 1879
Photocopy letter from J.B. Lightfoot to Wrakslow thanking him for his card, has “been much pressed with correspondence” .
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/14   [13 February] 1880
Photocopy signature of Henry Cotterill, bishop of Edinburgh, at [10 North Manor Place, Edinburgh].
Paper   1f
Add Ms 364/15   30 March 1883
Photocopy letter from J.B. [Lightfoot bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle to Mr Martin returning his letter with suggested alterations, has only just returned from the south and has accepted Mr Austin's invitation.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/16   3 January 1894
Photocopy letter from [Brooke Foss Westcott bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle to Mr Collingwood saying that there is no authorised service for dedicating bells but that Bishop Sandford will use his own discretion and is familiar with dedication services used at Sunderland St Hilda and Gateshead St Aidan.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/17   13 July 1895
Photocopy letter from [Brooke Foss Westcott bishop of] Durham to Mr Collingwood not objecting to the memorial design but a faculty will be needed unless the addition was incorporated in an earlier one.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 364/18   4 September 1895
Photocopy letter from G.W. Kitchin [dean of Durham] at the Deanery, Durham, to Mr Collingwood saying he is just back from a long holiday and will bear Mr Harrison's application in mind when the vacancy at Heighington is considered.
Paper   2f
Add Ms 365   1 October [19]37
Letter from Edward M. ?O'Carroll at Prior Bank, Cromer, to [Dean of Durham] sending him a postcard of Durham Cathedral from the papers of his later brother, ?O'C.J. ?O'Carroll much of which related to the royal family and has now gone to Windsor.
Paper   1f
Found at the back of Add Ms 87 and removed as clearly not related to it, 6 October 2005.
Add Ms 366   23 August [1865]
Letter from H[enry Philpotts bishop of] Exeter at The College, Durham, to Jordan Hills commenting on the “act of barbarism” of the [early 19th century] rose window replacing one of “singular beauty” .
Paper   2f
Given by Bob Dobson of Landy Publishing, Staining, Blackpool, 2 September 1990.
Add Ms 367   November 1925 - August 1935
Totals of visitors [to the cathedral] every 3 or 4 days, with notes of parties, closures, special services, deaths.
Reversed are totals of sales of postcards and booklets July 1925 to April 1929.

Extracted fron library files by E.M. Rainey 16 January 2006.
Add Ms 368

Extracted fron library files by E.M. Rainey 16 January 2006.
Add Ms 368/1   24 October 1829
Part (p.5 only) of a letter from E.T. [?Thompson] [?at Escrick Park] to Lady Glynne at Hawarden Castle hoping that “Puss” had received her letter, and describing a journey with Beilby [Thompson] from Scone to Edinburgh (detailing the sights visited), Morpeth, Ravensworth castle, Lambton ( “proud & gloomy” ), Durham ( “highly interesting” , detailing Cuthbert's tomb and its opening), Boroughbridge, York (in time “for the trial” where “the swindler” unexpectedly pleaded guilty), to Escrick, asking for it to be sent to “Nooney”, and mentioning that Beilby had gone to Birdsall to attend to the ailing Lord Middleton.

Add Ms 368/2   9 December 1949
Letter from Lucy Masterman at Elsfield Manor, Oxford, to “Uncle Cyril” [Alington, dean of Durham], writing on behalf of her cousin Susan Lady Tweedmuir, sending the above (Add Ms 368/1) and another letter from her gandfather James Stuart-Wortley describing a confirmation, part of correspondence bequeathed by Stephen Lawley, late rector of Escrick.


Add Ms 368/3   12 December 1949
Letter from [Dean Cyril Alington] at The Deanery, Durham, to [Canon Greenslade] sending the letters and asking for the Stuart-Wortley one back to send to the bishop of Durham as it concerns Auckland.


Add Ms 369   13 October 1972
Address by Donald Coggan archbishop of York at the memorial service for Ian Ramsey, bishop of Durham, in Durham cathedral.

Given by Ramsey's wife's sister, Mrs Mary McKay (d.2001) to Revd Paul Erskine, her minister at the Windsor Presbyterian Church, Belfast; given by him to Revd John Mann, [Anglican] rector of Malone, Belfast; sent by him to the Cathedral Library on 27 January 2006.
Add Ms 370   24 March 1888
Letter from Jabez Lowthian of Howard St, Penrith, to the precentor extolling the virtues of daily chanting psalms, detailing his daily cycle and its benefits to the compass of his voice, scorning secular and oratoria singing, and describing lectures on cathedral music by Mr Pyne, Manchester cathedral organist.

Given by Canon David Kennedy, precentor, [2006].
Add Ms 371   8 December 1967
Letter from Ian [Ramsey, bishop of Durham] at Auckland Castle to Canon Douglas R. Jones at 12 The College, Durham, thanking him for taking on Gordon Hepple.

Found in the library [2006].
Add Ms 372   2002
Draft timeline by Ian Curry of the Hicks and Charlewood architects' practice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, set up in 1882, detailing the families' antecedents, and the later partners Henry Hartley Atkinson, Ian Curry and Christopher J. Downs.

Given [by Ian Curry 2006].
Add Ms 373   January 1880
Letter from Philip Armes, [Durham cathedral organist] at The Bailey, Durham, to Mr [Edward] Hopkins [author of The Organ: its History and Construction] discussing the specification of and work on the “Father Smith” organ in Durham cathedral. With a transcript.

From the archive of the late John Ince, given by his son Robert G. Ince, organ builder of King's Lynn to the Cathedral Library via Richard Hird of Durham, 7 December 2006, Acc No 06/10.
Add Ms 374   1939 - 1954
Collection of pamphlets, reports, newspaper cuttings and some correspondence of Harold Edward Wynn, bishop of Ely (1941-1956) about the unification of the Anglican, Methodist and United (Presbyterian, Congregational and Dutch reformed) churches of South India on 27 September 1947 and subsequent financial struggles and negotiations.

Deposited by Stephen Sykes, former bishop of Ely (1990-2000) and principal of St John's College (2000-2006), Durham, 31 August 2006, Acc No 06/11.
Add Ms 374/1   [January 1939]
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, printed statement by Martin abbot of Pershore, W.B. O'Brien, superior of the Society of St John the Evangelist, B. Horner, superior of the Community of the Resurrection, R.H. Tribe, director of the Society of the Sacred Mission, Barnabas, superior of the Society of the Divine Compassion, George, superior of the Order of St Paul, and Douglas, prior of the Brotherhood of St Francis of Assisi.

Add Ms 374/2   [c.1940]
P. Couturier, The Universal Prayer of Christians for Christian Unity, (The Pax House), reprinted from Reunion.

Add Ms 374/3   [February 1940]
Intercommunion "Ut Omnes Unum Sint" A Summary of the Discussions and Proposals of an Australian Group 1937-1940
Inserted is an extract of a letter from Rev Floyd W. Tomkins to Rev John W. Burton at Sydney about alterations to the proposals 30 September 1940

Add Ms 374/4   [November 1940]
Geoffrey Curtis, The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, with a foreword by Kenneth bishop of Oxford. 2 copies (?1 a reprint).

Add Ms 374/5   [November 1940]
Geoffrey Curtis, Some Thoughts on the Universal Prayer for Christian Unity, with a foreword by Kenneth bishop of Oxford.

Add Ms 374/6   1942
Cecil Douglas Horsley bishop of Colombo, Some Problems Connected with the Proposed Scheme of Church Union in South India, 2 copies in different formats
With an open letter to the Metropolitan of 5 June, a letter from the bishop of Colombo sending it to the bishop of Ely and suggesting that wartime was not the right time for such a scheme, and a copy reply of the bishop of Ely of 20 October 1942 hoping it will receive serious consideration.

Add Ms 374/7   [1942]
The Convocation of Canterbury and “Interchange of Preachers”

Add Ms 374/8   December 1942
The Liberal Evangelical Vol.V No.2, p.41-80

Add Ms 374/9   [1943]
The Liberal Evangelical ?Vol.V No.3, p.85-90 extract with C.E. Raven, “The Rising Tide of Unity” .

Add Ms 374/10   [1943]
The Scheme of Church Union in South India a Statement Submitted to the Archbishops and Bishops of the Anglican Communion, (Church Book Room, London).

Add Ms 374/11   [1943]
E.L. Mascall, Priesthood and South India A comparison of the proposed Basis of Union with the reply of the English Archbishops to Pope Leo XIII, (The Council for the Defence of Church Principles, pamphlet 2).

Add Ms 374/12   [1943]
A.G. Herbert, The Apostolicity of the Church, (The Council for the Defence of Church Principles, pamphlet 4).

Add Ms 374/13   [1943]
T.S. Eliot, Reunion by Destruction Reflections on a Scheme for Church Union in South India: Addressed to the Laity, (The Council for the Defence of Church Principles, pamphlet 7).
Inserted is Canon T. Guy Rogers's Comments on the above, headed “Friends of Reunion” .

Add Ms 374/14   [1943]
John C.H. How, bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, The Scottish Episcopal Church and Re-union Being the Bishop's Charge to the Diocesan Synod, 1943.

Add Ms 374/15   [?1943]
George Arthur, Rocksborough R. Smith, W.B. O'Brien, Open Letter to the Bishops of the Anglican Communion.

Add Ms 374/16   [1943]
A Vital Issue: Church Union in South India, Part I The Scheme Described Rev G.F. Cranswick, Part II Objections Examined Rev M.A.C. Warren.

Add Ms 374/17   1943 - 1947
Newspaper cuttings mostly from The Guardian, also Church Times and Church of England Newspaper, re the South India issue, mostly 1943.

Add Ms 374/18   May 1943
Edward S. Woods, bishop of Lichfield, One Church An Appeal to the Ordinary Christian, (Student Christian Movement Press Ltd)

Add Ms 374/19   May 1943
M.A.C.W. [Warren], “The Wisdom of Jewellers”, typescript paper.

Add Ms 374/20   9 July 1943
Letter from Kenneth Kirk bishop of Oxford to the bishop of Ely enclosing his recent deliveries to the Diocesan Conference 5 May and the Consultative Committee of the National Society 8 June.

Add Ms 374/21   September 1943
H.H.K., “The South India Scheme” , ( S.S.M. Quarterly), p.20-24.

Add Ms 374/22   12 September 1943
The Proposed Basic Principles for Merging the Episcopal Church with the Presbyterian Church, a sermon preached by William T. Manning, bishop of New York, in the cathedral of St John the Divine.

Add Ms 374/23   4 November 1943
The Unity of the Faith An Open Letter to His Grace The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury from The Superiors of Certain Religious Communities.

Add Ms 374/24   15 - 27 December 1943
Correspondence between A.B. Johnston at Welney rectory, Wisbech, and the bishop of Ely about the bishop's hesitancy over the South India scheme and Canon Leonard Hodgson's book.
1. Letter from Johnston 15 December.
2. Copy letter from the bishop 23 December.
3. [Johnston's] extracts from Clement of Rome.
4. Letter from Johnston 27 December.

Add Ms 374/25   31 December 1943 & 9 January 1944
2 letters from Kenneth [bishop of Oxford] to Edward [bishop of Ely] discussing the archbishop of Canterbury's draft and printed reply in convocation to the metropolitan of Calcutta re South India reunion.

Add Ms 374/26   1944
Gerald Broomfield, Anglican and Free Church Ministries Unification Through Reciprocal Supplementary Ordination, (SPCK).
With a covering letter from Broomfield at Streatham to the bishop of Ely sending him it and giving his views on reunions, December 1943.

Add Ms 374/27   [?1944]
H.R.T. Brandreth, An American Plan for Unity A Study of the Anglican-Presbyterian Negotiations in America, (The Council for the Defence of Church Principles, pamphlet 10).

Add Ms 374/28   11 January 1944
Edwin James Palmer, South India: The Meaning of the Scheme.

Add Ms 374/29   April 1944
Central Society of Sacred Study leaflet 177.

Add Ms 374/30   4 September 1944
Printed statement from the Council for the Defence of Church Principles against the purported ordination of a woman priest by the bishop of Hong Kong.

Add Ms 374/31   [October 1944]
Rt Rev Arthur C. Headlam, bishop of Gloucester, The Holy Catholic Church An Address delivered to the Gloucester Diocesan Conference, Tuesday, October 24th, 1944. Inserted:
Letter from Eric [Mascall] at the Bishop's Hostel, Lincoln, to Edward [bishop of Ely], on his move to Christ Church Oxford and commenting on Headlam's pamphlet, 10 February 1945.

Add Ms 374/32   [c.1945]
J.G.M.H., “The Priesthood”, typescript paper, stamped “Federation of Catholic Priests” .

Add Ms 374/33   June 1945
“Bishop of Colombo's Monthly Letter 24th May 1945” , extract from The Ceylon Churchman.

Add Ms 374/34   June 1945
The Scheme for Church Union in South India a Statement made in the Full Synod of the Convocation of Canterbury on 15th May, 1945 by His Grace The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, (The Press and Publications Board of the Church Assembly).

Add Ms 374/35   9 & 24 June 1945
Letter from P.K. [Patrick Kevin] Irwin, [vicar of Swaston], at 19 Mill Lane, Sawston, to the bishop [of Ely], about his increasingly awkward position as a signatory of the Declaration of Faith with the developing South India situation, possible schism, and the need for a statement from the bishop. With an amended draft reply from the bishop, outlining his reluctance to state a position on South India, supporting the recent statement of the archbishop, and discussing South India's possible schism.

Add Ms 374/36   1946
The South India Church Scheme Being the Report of a Committee of Theologians appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to consider the proposed Basis of Union and Constitution of the future Church of South India, (The press and Publications Board of the Church Assembly).

Add Ms 374/37   1946
Rt Rev William T. Manning, bishop of New York, The Issue Created by the Proposed Basis of Union between the Episcopal and Presbyterian Churches, (Morehouse-Gorham, New York).

Add Ms 374/38   [June 1946]
Convention Address by The Right Reverend William T. Manning Bishop of New York at the One Hundred and Sixty Third Convention of the Diocese of New York at the Synod House Tuesday, May 14th, 1946.

Add Ms 374/39   June 1946
Faith and Unity The Journal of the Council for the Defence of Church Principles, No.1.

Add Ms 374/40   [1947]
Documents Concerning S.P.G. and the Church of South India, (The Society for the Propogation of the Gospel)

Add Ms 374/41   [1947]
Documents Concerning S.P.G. and the Church of South India, (The Society for the Propogation of the Gospel), uncorrected proof.

Add Ms 374/42   [1947]
Michael Bruce, S.P.G. and South India: A Personal Statement of the Arguments used in Influencing S.P.G.'s Decisions, (The Council for the Defence of Church Principles, pamphlet 14).

Add Ms 374/43   [?1947]
“A Statement of Faith and Order, prepared in harmony with the Lambeth Quadrilateral By the Joint Commission on Approaches to Unity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America Prepared for Submission to the Lambeth Conference.”

Add Ms 374/44   1947
Proposed Scheme of Church Union in South India, including Draft Basis of Union for adoption by the uniting Churches, Draft Constitution of the united Church, and other documents, prepared by the Joint Committee of the Church of India, Burma and Ceylon, the South India United Church and the South India Provincial Synod of the Methodist Church, 7th edition, reprinted (The Christian Literature Society for India).

Add Ms 374/45   [?1947]
Edwin James Palmer, Consecration to the Episcopate Per Saltum, for circulation to members of committee III.

Add Ms 374/46   April 1947
Faith and Unity The Journal of the Council for the Defence of Church Principles, No.11, p.97-104.

Add Ms 374/47   [April 1947]
[ Oxford Mission to Calcutta Quarterly], p.7-10, comprising “Union in South India” article by A.R.M.

Add Ms 374/48   [April 1947]
[ West], p.45-46, comprising “Church Union in South India” .

Add Ms 374/49   9 April - 6 May 1947
Rt Rev M. Carpenter-Garnier, “South India and “The Pledge” A Memorandum” , typescript paper. With:
Letter from Carpenter-Garnier at The Old |Vicarage, Cuddesdon, to [the bishop of Ely] enclosing it, commenting on the South India situation, and hoping he can be at the SPG meeting, 5 May 1947, 1f.
Circular from Basil Roberts announcing the SPG Standing Committee meeting on 8 May, 9 April 1947, 1f.
Copy reply from [the bishop of Ely] saying he cannot attend, 11 April 1947, 1f.
Further circular from Basil Roberts about the meeting, 30 April 1947, 1f.
Printed Report of the South India Church Union Advisory Group of the SPG, 8p.
Copy letter from [the bishop of Ely] to Bishop Carpenter-Garnier saying he cannot attend the meeting and outlining his “border line” position, 6 May 1947, 1f.

Add Ms 374/50   May 1947
A Step Forward in Church Relations Being A Sermon preached before the University of Cambridge on Sunday, November 3rd, 1946 By His Grace The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, (Press and Publications Board of the Church Assembly), reprinted.

Add Ms 374/51   [June 1947]
Intercommunion Between the Protestant Episcopal Church & the Polish National Catholic Church Being the Report of the Joint Meeting Between the Committees Appointed by the Presiding Bishops of the Two Churches, Held in the Diocesan House, Albany, New York on June 27, 1947.

Add Ms 374/52   June 1947
C.M.S. and Church Union in South India, (Church Missionary Society).

Add Ms 374/53   [June 1947]
[S.P.G.] Overseas News newsletter reporting on the forthcoming union of the churches in South India.

Add Ms 374/54   June 1947
Circular from L.G. Fisher, Home Secretary, Church Missionary Society, to organising scretaries outlining the delicate relations with the SPG over South India.

Add Ms 374/55   9 June 1947
Circular letter from Basil Roberts announcing a special meeting of the SPG standing committee on 26 June, with a copy of the proceedings of the special meeting of 8 May, printed minutes of the meeting and a letter from the archbishop of Canterbury to the ordinary standing committee of 5 June re South India.

Add Ms 374/56   23 June 1947
Proposed resolution of Basil Roberts for the SPG standing committee special meeting on 26 June re funding the church in South India, with a letter from W. Rupert Mouncey objecting to the proposals for the 26 June meeting.

Add Ms 374/57   17 July 1947
Agenda for the SPG standing committee, with reports of previous selection and reference sub-committees.

Add Ms 374/58   [August 1947]
G. Vernon Leicester and J. McLeod Campbell, Lambeth Conference 1948 Memorandum on the Growth of the Anglican Churches, 1 a Conspectus of Provincial and Diocesan Organization, 2 Financing of the Episcopate in Missionary Dioceses, prepared by the Missionary Council of the Church Assembly.

Add Ms 374/59   [17 September 1947]
Printed letter to the bishop of Ely asking for an enclosed printed circular letter financial appeal for the Church of South India by Michael Hollis, bishop of Madras, Anthony Elliott, bishop of Dornakal and George T. Selwyn, bishop of Tinnevelly, to be inserted in his Diocesan Magazine.

Add Ms 374/60   [?27 September 1947]
Order of Service for the Inauguration of Church Union in South India, (United Soicety for Christian Literature).

Add Ms 374/61   November 1947
The South India Church an Open Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury to Bishop Stephen Neill, proof, endorsed with an additional paragraph.

Add Ms 374/62   November 1947
The South India Church an Open Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury to Bishop Stephen Neil, (The Press and Publications Board of the Church Assembly).

Add Ms 374/63   November 1947
S.P.G. and South India (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel).

Add Ms 374/64   [1948]
Archbishop of Armagh, Reunion, a paper read to the clergy of the diocese of Glasgow, (The Council for the Defence of Church Principles, pamphlet 15).

Add Ms 374/65   [?1948]
Archdeacon P. Scott-Montagu, The Evangelical Church of England - Re-union?

Add Ms 374/66   [1948]
Lambeth Conference 1948 A Statement on the Fellowship of the Anglican Churches Called The Anglican Communion, prepared by a committee appointed by the archbishop of Canterbury under the charimanship of the bishop of Worcester.

Add Ms 374/67   [1948]
Eric Graham, bishop of Brechin, “Principles of Reunion” , offprint of an article shortly to be published by the S.P.C.K. and submitted by the Scottish bishops “to the Lambeth Conference as expressing their corporate mind on the subject” .

Add Ms 374/68   [1948]
Lambeth Conference, 1948 Memorandum on Subject III.b(i) Anglican-Orthodox Relations Since 1930, prepared by Rev Dr E.R. Hardy jr and presented by the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

Add Ms 374/69   [1948]
Lambeth Conference, 1948 Report on Relations Between Anglican Churches and Foreign Churches toghether with an Appendix on Episcoi Vagantes, prepared by a Committee Appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury under the Chairmanship of the Bishop of Chichester.

Add Ms 374/70   [1948]
Lambeth Conference, 1948 Report on Relations with Non-Episcopal Churches other than those on the Continent of Europe, prepared by the Preparatory Committee of the Church of England Appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Add Ms 374/71   [1948]
Lambeth Conference, 1948 A Supplementary Report in the form of a Letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury from the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the Church of England appointed to report on Relations with Non-Episcopal Churches other than those on the Continent of Europe to which are attached certain Documents.

Add Ms 374/72   [1948]
“A Memorandum on Intercommunion to the Lambeth Conference of 1948 from the Joint Commission on Approaches to Unity” , from the chairman, Robert E.L. Stirkes, bishop of West Virginia.

Add Ms 374/73   July 1948
Rt Rev E.J. Palmer, former bishop of Bombay, Protestant and Catholic Needed in the One Body of Christ, (S.C.M. Press).

Add Ms 374/74   1949
F.J. Western, former bishop of Tinnevelly, The Former S.P.G. Work in South India and the Church of South India A Statement and An Appeal, (SPCK).

Add Ms 374/75   11 September 1949
Letter from Owen Chadwick at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to Mr Fox giving advice on sources and questions for studying ministry in the Middle Ages.

Add Ms 374/76   21 October - 8 November 1949
Correspondence amongst the episcopacy concerning a vote at Lambeth about the South India question.
Copy letter from Ely to Kenneth bishop of Oxford 8 November, replying to Oxford's letter to Ely of 28 October enclosing a copy of Oxford's letter to John bishop of Derby of 22 October.
Copy letter from Ely to William bishop of Bath and Wells of 25 October, replying to Bath and Wells's letter to Ely of 24 October enclosing a copy letter from Bath and Wells to John bishop of Derby of 22 October.
Copy letter from Ely to William bishop of Bath and Wells of 21 October with a copy of Ely's letter to Kenneth bishop of Oxford of 21 October.
J. McLeod Campbell's statement of the financial postion of the Church of South India of 31 October.

Add Ms 374/77   1950
The Church of South India being the United Report of the Joint Committees of the Convocations of Canterbury and York, (The Church Information Board).
Inserted: printed memorandum on the report by the chairman and resolutions to be moved when the report comes up for discussion at convocation.

Add Ms 374/78   [c.1950]
W.B. Monahan, “The Sacrament of Orders” , being a reprint of the ninth chapter of his St Thomas Aquinas on the Sacraments (Baylis and Sons, ?1935).

Add Ms 374/79   1950
Church Relations in England Being the Report of Conversations Between Representatives of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Representatives of the Evangelical Free Churches in England Together with the Sermon Preached by the Archbishop of Canterbury on November 3rd, 1946, Entitled A Step Forward in Church Relations, (SPCK).
With inserted:

Add Ms 374/79/1   [1951]
The Church of England and the Free Churches A Report of the Theological and Liturgical Committee of the Church Union. Adopted by the General Coucil of the Church Union, 6th June, 1951, (The Church Union).

Add Ms 374/79/2   1 December 1950
Newspaper cutting from The Guardian, “Problems of Reunion - Bishop of Derby on the Theological Issues - by A.M. Ramsey.”

Add Ms 374/79/3   1 March 1951
Circular letter from Basil Roberts to members of the SPG standing committee outlining the society's position re South India, modified after consultation with the archbishop of Canterbury.

Add Ms 374/79/4   26 December 1950
Letter from Eric [Mascall] at Christ Church, Oxford, to Edward [bishop of Ely], explaiing why he has declined to go to Berkeley Divinity School (new term, leaving freshemn to Trevor-Roper, mother), been suffering from a cold and envies the angels “who have not bodies to be at the mercy of”, discussing the pamphlet on church relations, [the bishop of] Derby diffuclt to deal with.

Add Ms 374/79/5   [1951]
E.L. Mascall, “The Unity of the Church” , article offprint.

Add Ms 374/79/6   [?1951]
Chapels of Unity An Examination of Some Current Proposals, (Church Literature Association).

Add Ms 374/80   June 1950
The Service of the Lord's Supper or the Holy Eucharist Authorized by the Synod of the Church of South India, (OUP for the Church of South India).

Add Ms 374/81   [July 1950]
The Church, the Churches and the World Council of Churches, received by the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches at its Toronto meeting in July 1950.

Add Ms 374/82   29 November 1950 - 19 January 1951
Correspondence about a proposed letter by the bishops of Bristol, Chichester and Winchester to The Times (printed 16 January) on the parlous financial situation of the church in South India asking for all bishops to sign up to it, with a draft letter from the bishop of Ely of 19 January explaining his decision not to sign..

Add Ms 374/83   30 November 1950
Statement on the Church in South India, circulated in advance of the Standing Committee of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

Add Ms 374/84   1951
Relations between the Church of England and the Church of Scotland A Joint Report
Inserted:

Add Ms 374/84/1
The reply of the college of bishops to the archbishop of Canterbury's letters to the Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland

Add Ms 374/84/2   25 March 1952
Report of the joint committee appointed to draft resolutioins in accordance with the above report.

Add Ms 374/84/3
A.W. Campbell's Are Presbyterians Baptized?.

Add Ms 374/84/4   1952
Anglicans and Presbyterians An Examination of the Joint Report ..., prepared by the Theological Committee of the Church Union.

Add Ms 374/85   [1951]
“Church Relations A Statement Issued by the Anglo-Catholic Council” , printed circular, commenting on a statement by the archbishop of Canterbury on 30 January 1951.

Add Ms 374/86   October 1954
Relations with the Church in Sweden, report of the committee appointed by the archbishop of Canterbury to consider relations with the Church of Sweden and communicated to Convocation.

Add Ms 375   [c.1885]
Durham Dean and Chapter minutes selective transcripts [by William Greenwell], with corrections, cancellations (especially the lists of those present at chapter meetings) and interlineations (?in preparation for publication), with a separate index.
Language:  English with some Latin

Originals: Durham University Library ASC, DCD/B/AA Durham Dean and Chapter minutes.
Add Ms 375/1   [c.1885]
Durham Dean and Chapter minutes transcripts Vol. 1, p.9-402, from 16 December 1578 to 21 January 1726.
Written on recycled copies of printed abstracts of deeds for the estate of the West Hartlepool Harbour and Railway Co c.1863, the Town Pasture and North Close, and also the Mill House Estate in Stranton, West Hartlepool c.1858.
Inserted at the front is a list of cathedral vouchers and other financial records no.2679-3363 (with gaps) 1540s-1590s for repairs, materials and fittings for the church as in “Mr Stephenson's Catalogue 1776-3371”, ie extracts from DCD Misc.Ch.

Add Ms 375/2   [c.1885]
Durham Dean and Chapter minutes transcripts Vol. 2, p.401-800, from 28 January 1726 to 28 March 1829.
Written on recycled copies of printed abstracts of deeds for the estate of the West Hartlepool Harbour and Railway Co c.1863 and the Mill House Estate in Stranton, West Hartlepool c.1858., the 1884 annual reports of the medical officers of health for Brandon and Byshottles, Coxhoe et al (incomplete).


Add Ms 375/3   [c.1885]
Durham Dean and Chapter minutes transcripts Vol. 3, p.801-1210, from 4 April 1829 to 2 February 1867, with p.1211-1367 transcripts of letters, mandates, rentals and especially accounts c.1540 to c.1800 (accounts especially pre-1600).
Written on recycled copies of printed abstracts of deeds for the estate of the West Hartlepool Harbour and Railway Co c.1863, the Town Pasture and North Close, and also the Mill House Estate in Stranton, West Hartlepool c.1858.

Add Ms 375/4   [c.1885]
Index of places, person and subjects to the above minute book transcripts.

Add Ms 376   1810 - 1832 & 1863
Drawings of church fonts in pencil and wash by John Buckler FSA (1770-1851) and his son John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894). ?Originally in drawing books, mostly two to a page, subsequently cut up, sorted into alphabetical order of county and then roughly alphabetical order of place. Most of the images are just of the font itself, with none of its surrounds depicted, except for sometimes an indication of the floor; very occasionally, as in 376/1 f.41 & 82, a wider architectural context is shown. Very occasionally a piscina or chest is depicted, as indicated.

Presented by Mrs Bland, widow of George Bland, archdeacon of Northumberland (d.1880).
Formerly numbered XXVIII.G.1-3 and +729.91.
Add Ms 376/1   1810 - 1832
“Collection of Fonts by J.C. Buckler junr A:D: 1814”
f.1 Title in an architectural niche.
Anglesey
f.2 Penmon priory, Anglesey, 2 images. J.C. Buckler ?1814.
Bedfordshire
f.3 Ampthill church.
f.4 Edlesborough church; Battlesden church. J.C. Buckler 1812.
f.5 Totternhoe church; Dunstable priory. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.6 Odell church; Luton church.
f.7 Silsoe church; Flitton church. J.B. 1823.
Berkshire
f.8 Ashbury church; Compton church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.9 Abingdon St Nicholas church; Wantage church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.10 Avington church; Aston Tirrold church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.11 Ardington church; Little Hendred church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.12 Binfield church; Warfield church. J.C. Buckler 1818.
f.13 Blewbury church; Lambourne church. J.C.B. 1824.
f.14 Brimpton church; Tidmarsh church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.15 Burghfield church; Compton church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.16 Brightwalton church; Leckhampstead chapel. J.C.B. 1825.
f.17 Formerly Bucklebury church, removed to Marlston chapel; Beedon church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.18 Childrey church; Letcombe Regis. J.C.B. 1824.
f.19 Charney Bassett church; Coleshill. J.C.B. 1818.
f.20 Cheveley church; Chilton church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.21 Denchworth church, J.C. Buckler 1813; Oakingham church, J. Buckler 1814.
f.22 Englefield church; Bradfield church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.23 Sulhamstead Banniser church; Padworth church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.24 Formerly Hampstead Norris church, removed to the garden of Mr Mathews, St Mary Newington, Surrey. A drawing each by J.C.B. and J.C. 1827.
f.25 Harwell church; Gatmore church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.26 Hanney church; Hagbourne church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.27 South Hinksey church; Sunningwell church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.28 Hurley church; Appleton church. J.B. 1822.
f.29 East Ilsley church; Marlston chapel. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.30 Marcham church; Clewer church. J. Buckler 1819.
f.31 Moulsford church; Streatley church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.32 East Lockinge church; Reading St Lawrence church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.33 Reading St Mary church; Reading St Giles church. J.B. 1819.
f.34 Ruscombe church; Hurst church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.35 Oare church; Stanford Dingley church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.36 Sandhurst church; Finchampstead church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.37 West Shefford church; Sparsholt church. J.C.B. 1824.
f.38 Shillingford church; Faringdon church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.39 Shottesbrooke church; Wokingham church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.40 Sulhamstead Abbots church; Purley church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.41 Sunning church. J.C. Buckler 1818.
f.42 Sutton Courtenay church; Appleford church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.43 Wargrave church; Waltham St Lawrence church. J.C. Buckler 1818.
f.44 Welford church; Boxford church. J.C.B. 1824.
f.45 Long Wittenham church; Little Wittenham church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.46 Winkfield church; East Hampstead church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.47 Woolstone church; Shrivenham church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.48 Woolhampton church; Thatcham church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
f.49 Yattendon church; Frilsham church. J.C. Buckler 1819.
Buckinghamshire
f.50 Bledlow church; Wavendon church. J.B. 1823.
f.51 Burnham church; Soulbury church.
f.52 Chicheley church; Weston Underwood church. J.B. 1819.
f.53 Dorney church; Lavendon church. J.B. 1819.
f.54 Denham church; Hitcham church.
f.55 Chenies church; Aylesbury church.
f.56 Hedgerley church; Fulmer church. J.B. 1821.
f.57 Hitchendon church; Ravenstone church. J.B. 1819.
f.58 Horton church; Chalfont St Giles church. J.B. 1819.
f.59 Langley church; Newport Pagnell church. J.B. 1819.
f.60 Ludgershall church; Caversfield church. J.C.B. 1820.
f.61 Long Crendon church; Maids' Moreton church. J.B. 1820.
f.62 Linford Parva [Little Linford] church; Boveney chapel. J.B. 1819.
f.63 Little Marlow church; Ashendon church. J.B. 1820.
f.64 Newton Blossomville church; Emberton church. J.B. 1819.
f.65 Olney church; Cold Brayfield church. J.B. 1819.
f.66 Penn church; Wyrardisbury [Wraysbury] church. J.B. 1819.
f.67 Sherrington church; Cilfton Reynes church. J.B. 1819.
f.68 Stewkley church; Great Brickhill church. J.B. 1823.
f.69 Stanton Barry church; Haversham church. J.B. 1819.
f.70 Stoke Poges church. J.B. 1828.
f.71 Taplow church; Upton church. J.B. 1819.
Caernarfonshire
f.72 Llanwrst church; Llandegai church near Bangor. J.C. Buckler jr.
Cambridgeshire
f.73 Chatteris church.
f.74 Cambridge St Peter church; Linton church. J.C. Buckler 1829.
Cheshire
f.75 Pulford church; Budworth church.
f.76 Old Tabley chapel. J. Buckler 1819.
Cornwall
f.77 St Blazey church; Lanreath church. J.B. 1821.
f.78 Bodmin church, piscina; St Buryan church. J.B. 1821.
f.79 St Columb Major church; St Mawgan church. J.B. 1821.
f.80 Launceston St Thomas church; Launceston White Hart yard, piscina. J.B. 1821.
f.81 Launceston St Stephen church; Blisland church. J.B. 1821.
f.82 Kilkhampton church.
f.83 Kilkhampton church. J.B. 1821.
f.84 St Neot church; Boconnoc church. J.B. 1821.
Cumberland
f.85 Carlisle cathedral. J.C. Buckler jr 1812.
Denbighshire
f.86 Gresford church. J. Buckler 1823.
Derbyshire
f.87 Ashbourne church.
f.88 Bakewell church; Haddon Hall. J.C. Buckler 1813.
Devon
f.89 Bideford church. J.B. 1827.
f.90 Bideford church; Bishop's Tawton church. J.B. 1821.
f.91 Tawstock church; Ilfracombe church. J.B. 1821.
Dorset
f.92 Beaminster chapel. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.93 Child Okeford church; Netherbury church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.94 Mapperton chapel; Wimborne Minster. J.B. 1828.
f.95 Motcombe church; Gillingham church. J. Buckler 1829.
f.96 Piddleton church; Wyke Regis church. J.C.B. 1828.
f.97 Shaftesbury Holy Trinity church; Shaftesbury St Peter's church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.98 Symondsbury church; Bridport church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
Durham
f.99 Barnard Castle church.
Essex
f.100 Barking church; Chingford church.
f.101 Halstead church; Gosfield church.
f.102 Little Maplestead church; Boreham church. J.B. 1818.
f.103 Newport church.
f.104 Roydon church. J.B. 1827.
f.105 Tolleshunt Major church, J.C.B. 1823; Layer Marney church, J.B. 1819.
f.106 Saffron Walden church; Little Braxted church. J.B. 1825.
f.107 Witham church; North Ockendon church. J.B. 1825.
Glamorgan
f.108 St Athan church; Cardiff church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.109 Cowbridge church.
f.110 Llantwit church; St Donats church. J. Buckler 1815.
Gloucestershire
f.111 Acton Turville church; Old Sodbury church. J. Buckler 1814.
f.112 Bourton on the Hill church; Batsford church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.113 Cirencester church; Down Ampney church. J.B. 1819.
f.114 Moreton in the Marsh church, J.C.B. 1826; Northleach church, J.C.B. 1825.
f.115 Siddington church; Hampnett church.
f.116 Thornbury church; Berkeley church. J.B. 1822.
f.117 Broad Campden church; Saintbury church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.118 Todenham church; Weston Subedge church.
f.119 Turkdean church; South Cerne church. J.C.B. 1826.
Hampshire
f.120 Winchester St Bartholomew's church; St Lawrence church, Isle of Wight. J.B.
f.121 Beaulieu church; Basing church. J.B. 1819.
f.122 Calbourne church; Romsey church. J.C. Buckler ?1822.
f.123 Winchester St Cross church.
f.124 Hursley church; Ovington church. J.B. 1826.
f.125 Kingsclere church; Sherborne church.
f.126 Eling church; Michelmersh church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.127 Ropley church; Christchurch. J.B. 1828.
f.128 Southampton St Michael's church; Southampton Holy Rood church. J. Buckler 1814.
f.129 Winchester St Lawrence church; Winchester St Michael church. J.B. 1818.
Herefordshire
f.130 Hereford cathedral. J.C. Buckler jr 1810.
f.131 Bosbury church; Holmer church. J.C.B. 1827.
f.132 Kilpeck church.
Hertfordshire
f.133 Aldenham church; Abbots Langley church. J.B. 1830.
f.134 Albury church; Great Offley church. J.C.B. 1832.
f.135 Anstey church; Newnham church. J. Buckler 1831.
f.136 Broxbourne church; St Albans St Michael's church.
f.137 Buckland church; Rushden church. J.C. Buckler 1831.
f.138 Bygrave church; Caldecot church. J. Buckler 1831.
f.139 Gilston church; Sawbridgeworth church. J.C.B.
f.140 Hitchin church; Wheathampstead church. J. Buckler 1831.
f.141 Flaunden church.
f.142 Layston church; Aspenden church. J.C. Buckler 1832.
f.143 Ayot St Lawrence church ruin; Datchworth church. J.B. 1832.
f.144 Standon church; Ware church. J.B. 1828.
f.145 St Albans St Stephen's church; St Albans St Peter's church. J.C.B. 1824.
f.146 Sandridge church; Great Gaddesden church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.147 Wallington church; Throcking church. J.C.B. 1832.
f.148 Wormley church, J.C. Buckler 1813; Hemel Hempstead church, J.C. Buckler 1814.

Add Ms 376/2   1811 - 1830 & 1863
“Baptismal Fonts in England & Wales Vol Drawn by J. Buckler F.S.A. and J.C. Buckler A.D. 1822”
f.1 Various fonts with some other architectural features and various churches in the background, with the title.
Kent
f.2 Bromley church; Margate church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.3 Darent church; Ightham church. J.B. 1824.
f.4 Canterbury St Martin's church, J.C. Buckler 1819; Rochester St Nicholas church, J.C. Buckler 1818.
f.5 Horton church; Sutton Valence church. J.B. 1819.
f.6 St Nicholas at Wade church; St Margaret at Cliffe church. J.B. 1824.
f.7 Sandwich St Clement's church; Hythe church. J.B. 1824.
f.8 Staple church; Birchington church. J.B. 1824.
Lancashire
f.9 Hawkshead church; Great Milton church near Whalley. J.B. 1816.
f.10 Grantham church (Lincolnshire); Heysham church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.11 Urswick church, J.C. Buckler 1815.
f.12 Whalley church; Downham church. J. Buckler 1814.
Lincolnshire
f.13 Belton church.
f.14 Sleaford church; Beckington church. J.B. 1828.
f.15 Spilsby church; Wainfleet All Saints church. J.B. 1828.
f.16 Stamford St Martin's church; Belton church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
Middlesex
f.17 Harrow church; Tottenham church.
f.18 Hendon church. J. Buckler 1816.
f.19 South Mimms church; Fulham church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
Monmouthshire
f.20 Abergavenny church.
f.21 Chepstow church; Llanthony abbey church. J. Buckler 1815.
Montgomershire
f.22 Welshpool church.
Norfolk
f.23 Attlebridge church. J.C. 1814.
f.24 Brooke church. J.C. 1816.
f.25 Colney church. 1814.
f.26 Costessy church. J.C. 1817.
f.27 Drayton church; Costessy church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.28 Drayton church. 1814.
f.29 Gresham church. J.C. 1817.
f.30 Fakenham church; Tuddenham church. J.C.B. 1828.
f.31 Hellesdon church. J.C. 1814.
f.32 Holt church; East Barsham church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.33 Horsham St Faith church. J.C. 1814.
f.34 Heckingham church; Haddiscoe church. J.C. Buckler 1829.
f.35 Hunstanton church; Titchwell church. J.C.B. 1820.
f.36 Ringland church. J.C. 1814.
f.37 Taverham church. J.C.B. 1829.
f.38 Morton alias Helmingham church. J.C. 1814.
f.39 Norwich cathedral.
f.40 Swaffham church; Castle Acre church. J.C. Buckler 1826.
Northamptonshire
f.41 Brackley church; Brackley St James's chapel. J.B. 1824.
f.42 Rottersbury [?Rothersthorpe] church; Northampton St Giles church. J.B. 1824.
f.43 Bulwick church, J.B. 1819; Peterborough St Mary's church, J.C.B. 1820.
f.44 Fotheringhay church; Whiston church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.45 Higham Ferrers church; Rushton church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.46 Northampton St Sepulchre church; Northampton St Peter's church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.47 King's Sutton church; Middleton Cheney church. J.B. 1824.
f.48 Slapton church; Wappenham church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.49 Towcester church; Easton Neston church. J.B. 1824.
f.50 Warkworth church; Marston St Lawrence church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.51 Weedon church; Abthorpe church. J.C.B. 1826.
Northumberland
f.52 Hexham church.
f.53 Farne Island St Cuthbert's chapel, elevation and plan. Eldy 1863.
f.54 Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas's church. J.C. Buckler jr 1811.
Nottinghamshire
f.55 Mansfield Woodhouse church; Radford Abbey church near Worksop.
f.56 Nottingham St Mary's church.
f.57 West Retford church; East Retford St Michael's church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
Oxfordshire
f.58 Oxford St Aldate's church; Ducklington church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.59 Albury church; Sherborne church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.60 Aston Rowant church; South Weston church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.61 Asthall church; Minster Lovell church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.62 Ascott church; Fifield church. J.B. 1825.
f.63 Balscote church; Beckley church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.64 Bampton church; Standlake church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.65 Bensington church; Berrick Salome church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.66 Bicester church; Pendlebury church. J. Buckler 1820.
f.67 Bloxham church; Adderbury church. J.B. 1822.
f.68 Broughton Poggs church; Kencot church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.69 Broadwell church; Black Bourton church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.70 Burford church; Brize Norton church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.71 Cassington church; Hanwell church.
f.72 Chastleton church; Barford St John church. J.B. 1823.
f.73 Chinnor church; Emmington church. J.B. 1822.
f.74 Cornwell church; Idbury church. J.B. 1825.
f.75 Cuddesdon church; Milcombe church. J.B. 1823.
f.76 Cuxham church, J.C.B. 1822; Great Chesterton church, J.C.B. 1823.
f.77 Duns Tew church; Great Tew church. J.B. 1822.
f.78 Tadmarton church; Fritwell church. J.B. 1823.
f.79 Ewelme church; Swalcliffe church. J.C. Buckler 1822.
f.80 Eynsham church; Stanton Harcourt church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.81 Fulbrook church; Swinbrook church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.82 Long Hanborough church; Ardeley church; J.C.B. 1823.
f.83 Great Haseley church; Holton church. J.B. 1822.
f.84 Hook Norton church; Broughton church. J.B. 1822.
f.85 Oxford St Giles's church; Oxford St Martin's church. J.C. Buckler 1818.
f.86 Islip church; Hornton church. J.B. 1824.
f.87 Kiddington church; formerly Kiddington church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.88 Kiddington church; formerly Islip, now Kiddington church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.89 Langford church; Clanville [?Clanfield] church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.90 North Leigh church; Begbroke church. J.C.B. 1820.
f.91 Lewknor church; North Aston church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.92 Oxford St Mary Magdalen church chancel, old chest. J. Buckler 1813.
f.93 Merton church; Ambrosden church. J. & J.C.B. 1824.
f.94 Great Milton church; Wootton church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.95 Mollington church; Woodeaton church. J.C.B.
f.96 Wroxton church; Combe church. J.C. Bucknor 1825.
f.97 South Newington church; Crowell church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.98 Noke church; Sandford church. J.B. 1823.
f.99 Northmore church; Newington church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.100 Pirton church; Brightwell church.
f.101 Great Rollright church; Little Rollright church. J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.102 Rotherfield Greys church; Rotherfield Peppard church.
f.103 Salford church; Enstone church. J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.104 Shiplake church. J.C.B. 1830.
f.105 Shilton church; Alvescot church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.106 Shutford church; Shenington church. J.C. Buckler.
f.107 Shipton church; Chipping Norton church. J.B. 1825.
f.108 Souldern church; Westcott Barton church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.109 Somerton church; Epwell church. J.B. 1823.
f.110 Spelsbury church; Cogges church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.111 Stadhampton church; Sandford church. J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.112 Steeple Barton church; Steeple Aston church. J.B. 1823.
f.113 Swerford church; Tetsworth church. J.C.B. 1822.
f.114 Thame church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.115 Thame church; Warborough church. J. & J.C. Buckler 1821.
f.116 Oxford St Thomas's church; Oxford St Mary Magdalen's church. J.C. Buckler jr 1813.
f.117 Taynton church; Charlton church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.118 Watlington church yard font remains; Chalgrove church. J.B. 1822.
f.119 Waterperry church; Rycote chapel. J.B. 1822.
f.120 Westwell church; Kingham church. J.B. 1825.
f.121 Wolvercote church; Heyford Purcell church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.122 Yarnton church (2 different fonts). J. & J.C.B. 1824.
f.123 Yelford church; South Leigh church. J.B. 1825.
f.124 Yeofley [Iffley] church; Dorchester church. J. Buckler 1816.
Pembrokeshire
f.125 St David's cathedral sepulchral pillar and font. J. Buckler 1815.
f.126 Pembroke St Mary's church; Tenby church. J. Buckler 1815.
Shropshire
f.127 Shrewsbury abbey church (2 different fonts). J.C. Buckler 1815.
f.128 Albrighton chapel near Shrewsbury; Shrewsbury St Giles church yard. J.B. 1821.
f.129 Halesowen church; formerly Arcall Magna church, now Shrewsbury abbey church.
f.130 Shrewsbury St Mary's church.
f.131 Shawbury church; Ludlow church yard. J.B. & J.C.B. 1822.

Add Ms 376/3   1803 - 1831
“Baptismal Fonts in England & Wales Vol: III Drawn by J. Buckler F.S.A. and J.C. Buckler A:D: 1825”
f.i Various fonts with part of a ruined arcade and various churches in the background, with the title.
Somerset
f.1 Bath abbey church. J.B. 1814.
f.2 Banwell church; Wells St Cuthbert's church. J.B. 1827.
f.3 Batcombe church; Bedminster church. J. Buckler 1829.
f.4 Beckington church; Chewton Mendip church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.5 Tickenham church; Christon church. J.B. 1828.
f.6 Brislington church; Butcombe church. J.B. 1828.
f.7 Clevedon church; Nailsea church. J.B. 1828.
f.8 Flax Bourton church; Pen church. J.C.B. 1827.
f.9 South Brent church; East Brent church. J. Buckler 1831.
f.10 Bristol St John's church remains, J.C.B. 1829; Bristol St Philip & St James church, J.C.B. 1829.
f.11 Cheddar church; Abbots Leigh church. J. Buckler 1829.
f.12 Congresbury church; Chelvey church. J.B. 1827.
f.13 Croscombe church; Dinder church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.14 Dundry church; Wraxall church. J.B. 1827.
f.15 Dunster church; Nunney church. J.B. 1822.
f.16 Dowlish Wake church; Berrow church. J. Buckler 1831.
f.17 Easton St George church; Portishead church. J. Buckler 1829.
f.18 Glastonbury St Benedict's church; Shepton Mallet church. J.B. 1825.
f.19 Hinton St George church; Mark church. J. Buckler 1831.
f.20 Locking church; Lympsham church. J.B. 1828.
f.21 Kenn church; Kewstoke church. J.B. 1828.
f.22 Kingston Seymour church; Loxton church. J.B. 1828.
f.23 Muchelney church; Huish church. J.B. 1830.
f.24 Portbury church; Clapton church. J. Buckler 1829.
f.25 Taunton St James's church; Norton Fitzwarren church. J.B. 1827.
f.26 Wrington church; Uphill church. J.C.B. 1828.
f.27 Upton Noble church; Axbridge church. J.C. Buckler 1829.
f.28 Weston in Gordano church.
f.29 Yatton church; Brockley church. J.B. 1827.
f.30 Yeovil church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
Staffordshire
f.31 Armitage church; Blithfield church. J. Buckler 1823.
f.32 Lichfield St Michael's church; Lichfield St Chad's church. J.B. 1824.
f.33 Enville church; Leigh church. J.B. 1824.
f.34 Stafford church; Ilam church. J.C.B. 1826.
f.35 Tutbury church.
Suffolk
f.36 Barsham church.
f.37 Bury St Edmunds St Mary's church; Hargrave church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.38 Chevington church; Barrow church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.39 Denham church; Westow church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.40 Farnham church; Elmswell church. J.C.B. 1829.
f.41 Long Melford church; Risby church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.42 Great Saxham church; Little Saxham church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.43 Wordwell church; Syleham church. J.C. Buckler 1829.
f.44 Lackford church; Wetherden church. J.C. Buckler 1829.
Surrey
f.45 Beddington church; Wimbledon church. J.B. 1827.
f.46 Chaldon church; Croydon church. J.B. 1819.
f.47 Mitcham church. J.C.B. 1825.
Sussex
f.48 Battle church; Lewes St Peter & St Mary church.
f.49 Battle church; Ore church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.50 Clayton church; Poynings church. J.B. 1830.
f.51 Brighton church; Broadwater church. J.C. Buckler jr ?1810.
f.52 Southwick church, Brighton; Shoreham church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.53 Chichester cathedral; Chichester cathedral. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.54 Chichester St Andrew's church; Boxgrove church. J.C.B. 1825.
f.55 Easebourne church; Midhurst church.
f.56 West Tarring church; Arundel church. J.B. 1825.
f.57 Guestling church; Westfield church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.58 Hastings All Saints church; Hastings St Clement's church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.59 Firle church; Lewes St John sub Castro church. J.B. 1821.
f.60 Kingston church, near Shoreham; Fletching church. J.B. 1830.
f.61 Lewes St John the Baptist church; Isfield church, near Lewes. J.C.B. 1818.
f.62 Parham church; Stopham church. J.B. 1830.
f.63 Piddinghoe church; Horsham church. J.C.B. 1829.
f.64 Poynings church; Breede church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.65 Pyecombe church; Edburton church. J.C.B. 1830.
f.66 New Shoreham church; Old Shoreham church. J.B. 1818.
f.67 Southease church; Iford church. J.C.B. 1829.
f.68 Steyning church; Kingston church near Lewes.
Warwickshire
f.69 Burton Dassett church; Coventry Trinity church. J.C. Buckler 1831.
f.70 Coleshill church, J.C.B. 1823. Tysoe church. J.B. 1824.
f.71 Merevale church; Shustoke church. J.B. 1820.
f.72 Willoughby church; Coventry St Michael church. J.B. 1828.
f.73 Woolford church; Barcheston church. J. Buckler 1823.
Westmorland
f.74 Grasmere church; Appleby church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.75 Kendal church; Patterdale chapel. J.C.B. 1830.
f.76 Witherslack chapel; Killington church. J.B. 1819.
Wiltshire
f.77 Ansty church; Liddington church. J.B. 1819.
f.78 Aldbourne church; Mildenhall church. J.B. 1806.
f.79 Atford church; Edington church.
f.80 Ashton Keynes church; Castle Eaton church. J.B. 1822.
f.81 Avebury church; Amesbury church. J.B. 1803.
f.82 Barford church; Fovant church. J.B. 1804.
f.83 Baydon church; Ham church. J.B. 1806.
f.84 Great Bedwin church; Little Bedwin church. J.B. 1806.
f.85 Berwick St Leonard's church; Charlton chapel. J.B. 1804.
f.86 Boyton church; Upton Lovell church. J.B. 1804.
f.87 Bratton church; Chute church. J.B. 1806.
f.88 Bromham church; Bremhill church. J.B. 1806.
f.89 Buttermere church; Froxfield church. J.B. 1806.
f.90 Charlton church; Lea church. J.B. 1822.
f.91 Charlton church; Alton Priors church. J.B. 1803.
f.92 Cherrington church; Patney church. J.B. 1803.
f.93 Cherhill church; Calstone church. J.B. 1806.
f.94 Codford St Peter's church; Stoketon church. J.B. 1804.
f.95 Codford St Mary's church; Sherrington church. J.B. 1804.
f.96 Chiltern St Mary's church; Tilshead church. J.B. 1805.
f.97 Collingbourne Kingston church; Westbury church. J.B. 1805.
f.98 Cricklade St Mary's church; Cricklade St Sampson's church. J.B. 1822.
f.99 Ditchridge church; Biddestone St Nicholas's church. J.B. 1822.
f.100 Donhead St Mary's church; Chilmark church. J.B. ?1820.
f.101 Durnford church; Durrington church. J.B. 1805.
f.102 Downton church; Berwick St John's church.
f.103 Earle Stoke church; Coulston church. J.B. 1807.
f.104 Enford church; Rushall church. J.B. 1803.
f.105 Foxham chapel; Wootton Bassett church. J.B. 1806.
f.106 Imber church; Great Cheverell church. J.B. 1807.
f.107 East Lavington church; West Lavington church. J.B. 1807.
f.108 Little Langford church; Fisherton de la Mere church. J.B. 1804.
f.109 Lyneham church; Highway chapel. J.B. 1806.
f.110 Maiden Bradley church; Longbridge Deverill church. J.B. 1804.
f.111 Milton Lilbourne church; Burbage church. J.B. 1806.
f.112 Monkton church; Berwick Bassett church. J.B. 1807.
f.113 Nettleton church; Hullavington church. J.B. 1822.
f.114 Norton church; Easton Grey church. J.B. 1822.
f.115 Pertwood church; East Knoyle church.
f.116 Plaitford church; Winterbourne Gunner church. J.B. 1805.
f.117 Pewsey church; Rowde church. J.B. 1806.
f.118 Rodbourne Cheney church; Stratton St Margaret church.
f.119 Rodbourne church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.120 Salisbury St Martin's church; Sutton Benger church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.121 Seagry church; Christian Malford church. J.B. 1822.
f.122 Somerford Keynes church; Latton church. J.B. 1822.
f.123 Stapleford church; Steeple Langford church. J.B. 1804.
f.124 Sutton Benger church; Stanton St Quintin church. J.B. 1822.
f.125 Stratford Tony church; Rolston chapel. J.B. 1805.
f.126 Upper Tidworth church; Dean church. J.B. 1805.
f.127 Tisbury church; Dinton church. J.B. 1804.
f.128 Tytherton Lucas chapel; Holt church. J.B. 1822.
f.129 Upavon church; Marden church. J.B. 1803.
f.130 Upton Scudamore church; Tockenham church. J.B. 1806.
f.131 Urchfont church; Yatesbury church. J.B. 1806.
f.132 Wilton church; Wilton Priory chapel. J.B. 1822.
f.133 Winterbourne church; Broad Hinton church. J.B. 1803.
f.134 Winterbourne Stoke church; Berwick St James church. J.B. 1805.
f.135 Winterbourne Dauntsey church; Winterbourne Earls church. J.B. 1805.
f.136 Wootton Rivers church; Pottern church. J.B. 1806.
Worcestershire
f.137 Evesham All Saints church; Wollaston church. J.C.B. 1820.
f.138 Eckington church. J.B. 1820.
f.139 Wollershill church; Tenbury church piscina at east end of chancel. J.B. 1822.
Yorkshire
f.140 Aldfield church; Helmsley church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.141 Beverley St Mary's church; York Minster. J. Buckler 1815.
f.142 Beverley Mintser north aisle font remains; Beverley Minster. J.C. Buckler 1815.
f.143 Barton church; Kirby Grindalythe church. J.B. 1818.
f.144 Boroughbridge chapel; Wath church. J.B. 1817.
f.145 Bowes church; Marske church. J.B. 1814.
f.146 Brignall church; Easby church. J.B. 1816.
f.147 Crambe church; Kirkham Abbey. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.148 Doncaster church; Tickhill church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.149 Downholme church; Thornton Steward church. J.B. 1816.
f.150 Kingston upon Hull Holy Trinity church; Ripon Minster. J.C. Buckler.
f.151 Kirby Ravensworth church; Burniston church. J.B. 1817.
f.152 Kirkburn church; Wetwang church. J.C.B. 1818.
f.153 Knaresborough church; Kirkby Malham church. J.B. 1816.
f.154 Selby Abbey church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.155 Rotherham church old font; Rotherham church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.156 Skelton church; Kingston upon Hull St Mary's church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.157 Settrington church; Grimston church. J.B. 1818.
f.158 Skipton church; Bentham church. J. Buckler 1815.
f.159 Skipwith church; Skipwith church piscina. J.B. 1818.
f.160 Great Smeaton church; Romaldkirk church. J.B. 1816.
f.161 Wakefield All Saints church font remains; Pontefract All Saints church font remains. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.162 Whitwell chapel; Bolton in Craven church. J.C. Buckler 1813.
f.163 Wetwang church; South Cave church. J.C.B. 1823.
f.164 York, Bedern chapel; York, St Michael's Spurriergate church. J.B. 1814.
f.165 York, Christ Church; York, St Martin's Coney Street church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.166 York, St Mary's Castlegate church; York, St Margaret's [Walmgate] church. J.C. Buckler 1814.
f.167 York, St Helen's St Helen's Square church; York, St Mary's Bishophill junior church. J. Buckler 1814.
f.168 York, St [Olave's] Marygate church; Waddington in Craven church. J.C. Buckler 1810.
f.169 York, Holy Trinity [Goodramgate] church; York, St Denys [Walmgate] church. J.C. Buckler 1814.

Add Ms 377   [1954]
Letter from Michael [Ramsey bishop of Durham] (1904-1988) at Auckland Castle to [Revd] Manby thanking him for his letter of condolence on the death of his father [Arthur Ramsey (1867-1954)].

Given by Dr W.W. Apedale, having been found in a copy of a biography of Michael Ramsey, 30 April 2007.
Add Ms 378   1955
“Hugh de Puiset Bishop of Durham 1153 to 1195 Patron of Architecture: an account of the Life and Works of the Bishop Variously known as Hugh Pudsey, or Hugh de le Puiset”, by Ian Curry (Dip.Arch. thesis, King's College Newcastle, Durham University), with a note inserted at the front explaining the background to the thesis and his career.

Given by Ian Curry, January 2009, Acc No 09/02.
Copy available at Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections, Add Ms 1701.
Add Ms 379   [c.1975]
Biographies of the bishops of Durham from Aldhune (990-1018) to Westcott (1890-1901), with the list continued to Habgood (1972-[1983]), including colour depictions of their coats of arms from Beaumont (1318-1333) to Moule (1901-1920), by Kenneth A. Westcott (d. 1993/4), formerly employed on finance, being particularly responsible for the rent book, in the Cathedral Office.
With a newspaper cutting of five former members (John Scott, Jack McQueen, Jack Mitchell, Ken Westcott, Albert Nicholsen) of a North Durham rugby football side on the 50th anniversary of their winning the Durham Senior Cup.

Given by Ken Westcott's daughter Mrs Ann Raine, 5 August 2009 (Acc No 09/03).
Add Ms 380   1943 - 1998
Sermons of Douglas Jones from his early days as a priest at Windmill Hill Bristol, through his time at Oxford and Durham to his retirement in Edinburgh. Some are in volumes, with on occasion a list of the texts in the front, with a further quantity loose. A few are headed with the date and place [of preaching] at the head; rather more are noted with the date and place of subsequent [preaching (sometimes several, especially in retirement at Gullane)] at the foot. Some have annotations, amendments and corrections, perhaps from when they were subsequently reused. Most of the volumes have occasional insertions of further sermons, notes for sermons, lists of hymns etc for services, and some invites and notices of events.

Douglas Rawlinson Jones (1919-2005) was an Old Testament scholar and priest who was born in Bristol. He graduated in theology from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in 1941, and then went on to Wycliffe Hall and ordination before a curacy at Windmill Hill, Bristol, in 1942. He returned to Oxford in 1945 as lecturer at Wycliffe Hall and chaplain at Wadham College. He moved to Durham University in 1951 as a lecturer in Theology. He was appointed to the university's Lightfoot Chair in Divinity in 1964, thereby also becoming a residentiary canon of the cathedral. In Durham he produced articles and essays, and developed the syllabus by introducing systematic theology as a core option, whilst doing away with the requirement for theology students to learn Hebrew. He also introduced an MA by examination (quite an innovation then) and dissertation in advanced Hebrew studies and Old Testament exegesis. Under his guidance, ecumenical relationships with Ushaw College grew, leading to it becoming affiliated to the university in 1968. He also moved the Theology department to Abbey House in 1978. Retirement to the outskirts of Edinburgh in 1985 allowed him to publish an impressive commentary on Jeremiah in 1992 but university and church involvement (he served on General Synod 1970-1985 and its Liturgical Commission 1981-1986) frustrated further major publications.
Add Ms 380/1   August - October 1943
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at St Michael the Less [Windmill Hill, Bristol], with some subsequent preachings up to 1952 noted.

Add Ms 380/2   November 1943 - March 1944
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at St Michael's [Windmill Hill, Bristol], with some subsequent preachings up to 1953 noted.
Insertions include a service sheet for St Hilda's Hartlepool patronal festival services 19 November 1961 and a sheet of notices for [Durham St Oswald's] for 13 January 1974.

Add Ms 380/3   April - October 1944
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at St Michael's [Windmill Hill, Bristol], with some subsequent preachings up to 1952 noted.

Add Ms 380/4   November 1944 - December 1945
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at St Michael's [Windmill Hill, Bristol], with some subsequent preachings up to 1953 noted.

Add Ms 380/5   March 1946 - April 1950
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at Wadham College Chapel, and elsewhere in Oxford, with some subsequent preachings up to 1953 noted.
Insertions include a term card for the Origen Society [Oxford] Trinity Term 1950, service sheets for Durham St Margaret for 17 May 1953 and Oxford St Aldate's for 10 September.

Add Ms 380/6   July 1950 - January 1956
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at various Durham churches (especially St Margaret's and St Hild's College), with some subsequent preachings up to 1966 and one in 1996 noted.

Add Ms 380/7   February 1956 - January 1958
Sermons, mostly noted as preached at St Hild's College and elsewhere in Durham, with some subsequent preachings up to 1962 and in 1987 noted.

Add Ms 380/8   February - December 1958
“Sermons”, mostly noted as preached at St Hild's College, St Oswald's church and elsewhere in Durham, with some subsequent preachings up to 1978 noted.
Insertions include a service paper for evensong in St Cuthbert's church, Darlington deanery, Good Friday 1960.

Add Ms 380/9   18 - 20 January 1958
“Retreats”, four addresses for a retreat at St John's College, Durham.
Insertions include a programme for the retreat.

Add Ms 380/10   1958
“Short Sermons” , a sequence of sermons for Sundays from Trinity IX to Easter II, few are noted with a date or place of preaching, but some were subsequently preached up to 1987.
Insertions include a ticket for the Bairstow Centenary Recital in Durham Cathedral on 21 November 1974.

Add Ms 380/11   1959
“Sermons” , few are noted with a date or place of preaching, but some were subsequently preached up to 1988.

Add Ms 380/12   1959
“Short Sermons” , a sequence of sermons for Sundays from Easter III, few are noted with a date or place of preaching, but some were subsequently preached up to 1993.

Add Ms 380/13   September 1960 - October 1966
“Sermons”, most are noted as preached at St Hild's College, the cathedral and other churches in Durham and elsewhere, with some noted as subsequently preached up to 1987.
Insertions include an invite to a dinner in St Mary's College for the retirement of Dr W. Hopkins and Prof E. Hughes 6 July 1965.

Add Ms 380/14   1960
“The Christian Faith, 24 addresses on Christian Belief and Virtue” (only 12 present).
Insertions include a letter to Jones from John Wood of the North Riding Education Committee re his possible course at Wrea Head 11 July 1956, and a list of chapel addresses for Michaelmas 1956.

Add Ms 380/15   1960
“Lent Addresses”, some are noted as preached subsequently up to 1997.
Insertions include a list of preachers for United Mid-Day Services at Brunswick Methodist Church Newcastle 1996-1997, Bishopwearmouth St Nicholas and Whickham Good Friday 3 hours devotion service papers 9 April 1982, and Cranmer Hall Quiet Day programmes for Epiphany Term 1963 and 1964.

Add Ms 380/16   April 1962 - January 1970
“Sermons”, some are noted as preached at the cathedral and various churches in and around Durham, with also some notes of subsequent preachings up to 1987.
Insertions include a leaflet for the Newcastle St John's flower festival September 1972 and an invite to the Archdeacon of Durham's home.

Add Ms 380/17   October 1966 - March 1984
“Sermons”, some are noted as preached at the cathedral and various churches in and around Durham, with also some notes of subsequent preachings up to 1998.

Add Ms 380/18   January 1978 - November 1988
Sermons, some are noted as preached at the cathedral and various churches in and around Durham, with also some notes of subsequent preachings up to 1996.

Add Ms 380/19-293   c.1967 - c.1991
Sermons, most are headed by a text, those with a title or place/date (very few) of preaching are:
19. Unreserved love.
25. Baptism.
26. Believing with understanding.
28. Eternity I, Trinity XX & XXI 1980.
30. Thanksgiving service for 450 years' government of Durham School by Durham Dean and Chapter, Durham Cathedral, 3 November 1991, with a service paper.
31. Dedication festival.
32. Durham St Oswald, October 1969.
37. Christmas.
38. Your Light.
39. Good Friday 1979.
40. Passion Sunday.
42. Conversion of St Paul.
43. Remembrance Day.
44. Remembrance Day.
47. Harvest.
50. Unity 1970-1.
57. St Hild's Day 1975.
59. Hutton Rudby flower festival.
63. Maundy Thursday.
66. Christian Unity.
68&69. The Exploration of God.
75&76. In the Beginning God.
81. Advent.
91. Dedication festival [1972].
95. Current theological thought.
99. Christianity not a Myth.
102. Religion - the Phenomenon of Faith. Why Religions?
118. The Milk of the Gospel.
120. Trinity Sunday.
123-125. All Saints.
126-128. Trinity Sunday.
132. Christmas Eve 1967.
134. Christmas Day.
136. The Prophets.
148. The Marriage Relationship.
150. Jesus the Teacher.
154. Harvest.
156. Truthfulness.
159. The Church our Mother.
162. Jesus our Friend.
164. Temptation.
174. Durham School Reunion 1977.
183. Maundy Thursday.
184. Good Friday.
187. Bede College 1974, Newcastle YMCA March 1974.
188. 1 January.
190. 30 October 1977.
196. Advent, North Berwick November 1986.
198. The Plan of the Church.
199. Harvest Festival.
201. Intercession.
202-203. Pentecost 2 & 3, Gullane 1986.
204. Trinity XVI, 1985.
208. Advent.
209. Bede.
210. Forgiveness.
211. 1982.
212. Remembrance Day, 14 November 1976.
214. Remembrance Day, 11 November 1979.
219. Thomas Cranmer.
220. Conversion of St Paul.
221. St Benedict.
224. Our Father in Heaven.
235. Great Expectations.
236&237. Believing with Understanding.
239. St Mary Magdalen.
251. Ordination 1977.
252. 20 November 1977.
255. St John's College Durham, 27 January 1977.
256. St Chad's College, 27 October 1976.
266. The Exploration of the Kingdom of God.
275. The Imitatio Dei.
282. St Mark.
285. The Jerusalem which is above is free.

Add Ms 381   1974 - 1975
Letters from Michael Ramsey (retired archbishop of Canterbury) at The Old Vicarage, Cuddesdon, Oxford to Peter Robson.

Found in a copy of Henley Henson's Retrospect ..., inscribed “Peter Robson BNC” (Brasenose College Oxford), and given by Dr Michael Boyd of Whitesmocks, 29 October 2009, (Acc No 09/06).
Add Ms 381/1   2 December 1974
Declining his offer to feast in college [Brasenose] next term but suggesting he would be available on 2 November 1975.

Add Ms 381/2   26 October 1975
Finalising arrangements, including transport and his wife's attendance, for [dinner in Brasenose college] next Sunday.

Add Ms 382   1883 - [c.1965]
Reports, estimates, correspondence and articles concerning the work by Harrison and Harrison, organ builders of Durham, on the cathedral organ from 1903 to 1935, assembled by Conrad Eden (cathedral organist 1936-1974, d.1994).

Transferred from the Chapter Office by the chapter clerk Dick Walker to the Music Closet in the Cathedral Library in September 1974; assigned to Additional Manuscripts in October 2009.
Much of the material has been used and extracted from in: C.W. Eden, Organs Past and Present in Durham Cathedral, (Durham 1970) and R. Hird and J. Lancelot, Durham Cathedral Organs, (Durham 1991).
Add Ms 382/1   4 January 1883
Copy letter from Dr Armes, 17 North Bailey, to the dean and chapter, reporting on the condition and reuseability of the remaining pipes of the old organ, and giving his opinion of the surviving work of Smith and Jordan, Bishop and Postill and offering to show the pipes to chapter.

Add Ms 382/2   20 November 1896
Report [by Canon Cooper, precentor] of a paper by Dean G.W. Kitchin at Great Chapter delivered before the full choir, criticising the music, its performance, and the organ.
Copy made 23 September 1971 by C.W. Eden from papers left to the Royal College of Organists by Sir Walter Parratt's son.

Add Ms 382/3   14 May 1903
Report on “the remains of the old organ” by G.W. Kitchin, dean, with the help of Dr Armes, summarising the history of the cathedral's organs and giving Dr Armes's 1873 specification of the old organ, and suggesting that chapter calls in Mr Harrison, the organ builder, to report if they could “create a good Father Smith Organ out of the ruins” , to be costed with or without a case.

Add Ms 382/4   18 June 1903
Report by Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham (with a depiction of their works in the heading), to the dean of Durham on their examination of the old organ in the nave south triforium and suggesting that 5/6 stops of Father Smith (1691) and 3 of Jordan (1748), detailed and discussed, might be restored to make a two-manual organ, with the rest being inferior quality of later date and worn out mechanism; they propose their latest tubular pneumatic system for the mechanism with mechnical power to blow it, including a full specification and particulars, costed at £765.

Add Ms 382/5   3 November 1903
Copy letter from Dr Philip Armes to the dean and chapter reporting on the state of the organ and “the rate at which it is depreciating in value, and its powers of usefulness decreasing”, pointing out the lack of expenditure on it since March 1877, with the swell, three notes on the pedal organ and one on the choir organ now mal-functioning, suggesting Mr Henry Willis be asked to implement his renewal proposals, and that he hopes to be able to cope until Christmas but something ought to be done thereafter.

Add Ms 382/6   21 November 1903
Letter from [Dean] G.W. Kitchin at the Deanery, Durham, to Mr Harrison reporting that chapter, in spite of a protest by Dr Armes, had agreed to ask his firm to overhaul the cathedral organ and provide an estimate for the work which he hopes will make up for his “great disappointment over the old organ”; he is looking forward to the choir having to cope without the organ, “it may perhaps wake them up a bit” .

Add Ms 382/7   4 December 1903
Report by Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham (depiction of their works in the heading), on the condition of the cathedral organ, reporting that the main parts are sound but the condition of the mechanism and moving parts “is undoubtedly serious” and describing the mechanism as “old-fashioned” whose restoration would be a “waste of time and money”, and recommending its complete replacement, making five specific recommendations, costed at £1300-£1400.

Add Ms 382/8   [?December 1903]
Note by Philip Armes approving Messrs Harrison's estimate of £1400 hoping it will allow the three additional stops he had originally specified for the great organ.

Add Ms 382/9   23 December 1903
Letter from John Gibson, chapter clerk, to Messrs Harrison & Harrison, organ builders, Durham, reporting that chapter had agreed to accept their 4 December estimate for a new mechanism, and their 21 December suggestion of three stops for the great organ, with the total not to exceed £1400, and including a copy chapter minute of 21 November 1903.

Add Ms 382/10   [c.1904]
Specification of the Willis organ of 1876, made by William Ellis, (appointed assistant organist 1904), with pencil annotations of Arthur Harrison 1904/5.

Add Ms 382/11   1 January 1904
Letter from Philip Armes at Durham to D.W. Harrison enclosing (not now present) and discussing his stop combinations for the proposed new organ and apologising if “this is at all "off-side"”.

Add Ms 382/12   25 January 1904
Letter from John Gibson, chapter clerk, to Messrs Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham, enclosing (no longer present) their part of the agreement for the repair of the organ.

Add Ms 382/13   19 February 1904
Letter from Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham (works depicted in the letter heading), to Dr Kitchin, dean of Durham, offering assistance with locating the small temporary organ when the cathedral organ is dismantled, and suggesting, in the work on the cathedral organ, moving the solo organ from above the great organ, to improve the latter's sound, and putting it in a swell box, and suggesting also that improvements could be made to the pedal and choir organs at the same time as Dr Armes' proposed additions to the great organ, who approves of their suggestions.

Add Ms 382/14   20 February 1904
Letter from [Dean] G.W. Kitchin, the Deanery, Durham, to Mr Harrison reporting that consideration of his letter by chapter had been put off until the 5 March meeting as Dr Kynaston was away, but that the mood seemed to be to accept his proposals for making the choir organ complete, even at an additional £100 cost; the small organ would be left to Dr Armes's judgement though he may well rather be without it.

Add Ms 382/15   7 March 1904
Letter from John Gibson, chapter clerk, to Messrs Harrison & Harrison, organ builders, Durham, reporting that chapter had agreed on 5 March to accept their suggestions of 19 February, with the original £1400 estimate still to stand, and that the solo organ be moved to the adjoining arch on the west of the organ at a cost not to exceed £115, as in their letter on 2 March.

Add Ms 382/16   1 April 1904
Note from [Canon] V.K. Cooper at 16 South Bailey, Duham, to Messrs Harrison and Harrison suggesting a correction to their specification about the Willis organ being in place on 17 October 1876 not 1877.

Add Ms 382/17   4 April 1904
Letter from R. Meyrick Roberts at 17 Hurlingham Court Mansions, London, to Mr Harrison, apologising for his last letter being written in a hurry, agreeing with him about certain changes not being made at present, he does not know Dr Armes but he has sung his “Give Ear” anthem which is magnificent, then discussing his proposals for organ stops - even if he admits to being unfamiliar with the Durham organ though he knows what a Willis of that type is like - especially a proposed violoncello stop and other proposals for the choir organ, the need for chorus reeds, otherwise he commends his design, the space problem can be overcome, five years' experience of magnificent organs has taught him what an ideal church organ is like and a complete choir is invaluable, looking forward to playing his Whitehaven organ, he would like to talk over the Durham specification thoroughly, also discusses the nomenclature of stops, he tries to imagine the last movement of Mendelssohn's 1st Sonata on his specification, he would like a copy of the specification and asks if he can cite it as an instrument “systematically” designed, he suggests that Westminster cathedral and Carlisle organs might soon need his attention, and then more thoughts on stops.

Add Ms 382/18   15 April 1904
Newspaper cutting from The Durham County Advertiser describing the cathedral organ and the proposed work on it.

Add Ms 382/19   16 April 1904
Letter from R. Meyrick Roberts at 17 Hurlingham Court Mansions to Mr Harrison enclosing (?a specification/article on the proposed organ, not now present) for Musical Opinion and suggesting that the specification does not appear in any other musical paper before the June number.

Add Ms 382/20   21 November 1904
Letter from John Gibson, chapter clerk, to Messrs Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham, reporting chapter's disappointment at the delay with the organ work and urging that it be completed with as much speed as possible.

Add Ms 382/21   9 May 1905
Letter from John Gibson, chapter clerk, to Messrs Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham, reporting chapter's acceptance of 6 May of their offer of 4 May to tune and maintain the organ for £40 per annum, independent of Dr Armes' weekly tuning of the reeds.

Add Ms 382/22   26 May 1905
Letter from C. Hodgson Fowler, The College, Durham, to Messrs Harrison & Harrison returning their Drake & Gorhams' specification, he has kept a copy and given one to the clerk of works who will contact them about the brickwork.

Add Ms 382/23   26 May 1905
Letter from N. Brown [clerk of works] to Messrs Harrison & Harrison, organ builders of Durham, arranging a meeting in the Bellows Chamber to arrange the position of the cross brick walls under the bellows as it is not clear in the Drake & Gorhams plan.

Add Ms 382/24   6 June 1905
Letter from N. Brown [clerk of works] to Messrs Harrison & Harrison asking to use a different timber size to that specified in the drawing as that is not a stock size.

Add Ms 382/25   [1905]
[Arthur Harrison's] description of the new organ, typescript draft for his firm's booklet on the organ.

Add Ms 382/26   July [1905]
Printed poster detailing recitals at the re-opening of the organ, by Sir Walter Parratt (21 July), J.E. Jeffries (22 July), T. Tertius Noble (24 July), Sidney H. Nicholson (25 July) and Walter G. Alcock (26 July).

Add Ms 382/27   27 July 1905
Letter from C. Rowlandson to Messrs Harrison & Harrison of Durham asking for the payment of their £10 10s subscription towards the fees of the organists who had given the recent recitals.

Add Ms 382/28   31 July 1905
Letter from C. Rowlandson to Messrs Harrison & Harrison of Durham about the payment of their cheque.

Add Ms 382/29   December 1905
James I. Wedgwood, “Durham Cathedral Organ”, Musical Opinion (December 1905) offprint, with a draft.

Add Ms 382/30   28 February 1929
Report of Harrison & Harrison for the completion of the organ suggesting that, as their original 1904 scheme is unlikely to be completed, certain costed improvements, in order of priority, could be made at little cost: the solo organ could be moved to the north side of the choir with the light pressure stops enclosed in a swell-box to allow the organist to hear it and better keep in time with the boys in the north transept and also provide space for a music library; a 16ft reed stop could be added to the pedal organ; a viol d'orchestre stop of 8ft pitch could be added to the solo organ; five adjustable pistons could be added.

Add Ms 382/31   23 September 1933
Leter from D. McIntyre of Cordingley & McIntyre, architects, to A. Harrison, organ builders, thanking him for his estimate; they are also taking out particulars for erecting the old organ screen in the bay of the south aisle to the west of the door to the cloisters.

Add Ms 382/32   27 November 1933
Letter from D. McIntyre of Cordingley & McIntyre, architects, to A. Harrison, organ builders, suggesting a reduction in his estimate for replacing the Father Smith case organ pipes by using thin sheet iron or even cardboard, and that [Dean and Chapter] staff will probably do the work.

Add Ms 382/33   7 December 1933
Letter from Cordingley & McIntyre, architects, at The College, Durham, to A. Harrison, organ builders, Durham, enclosing the following and suggesting that Harrison deals directly with the supplier about the cardboard tubes.

enclosureenclosure
Copy letter from The L.E.B. Engineering Co Ltd of 64 & 68 Pentonville Road, London, to Cordingley & McIntyre seeking clarification about a cardboard tubes specification.

Add Ms 382/34   23 December 1933
Letter from D. McIntyre of Cordingley & McIntyre, architects, to A. Harrison, organ builders, thanking him for his views on restoring the old organ case and noting the reduction in his estimate.

Add Ms 382/35   [1935]
John H. Grayson, “Durham Re-Visited”, The Organ (Vol.xiii, No.50, 1935), typescript draft, discussing the new organ.

Add Ms 382/36   [c.1965]
Specification of the 1876 Willis organ [?by Conrad Eden], on the back of part of a cathedral service sheet for the week beginning 18 December 1960.

Add Ms 382/37   [c.1965]
Letters from P[hilip] Armes (1) and Harrison & Harrison (6) to Rev Plummer, master of University College Durham, 27 October 1879 to 15 June 1880 about constructing a chapel organ from the old cathedral organ, also two extracts from chapter minutes 20 November and 6 December 1879 about the same; typescript copies [?by Conrad Eden] with pencil notes on the university college chapel organ in 1879 and Grayson's 1933 article, on the back of cathedral service sheets for the week beginning 9 November 1947.

Add Ms 383   1742 - 1783
Letters from Durham cathedral clergy.

Given by Michael Sadgrove, dean of Durham, 27 January 2010, Acc No 10/03.
Add Ms 383/1   2 December 1776
Letter from J[ohn] Sharp [archdeacon of Northumberland] at Hartburn.
“You have my sincere thanks for your very kind hint given me in your Letter received this morning, abt Mrs Eden's wanting to call in her money. Be pleased to let me know what the sum is, what the clear yearly interest it brings in, & the exps that will probably attend the negociation of this affair as near as you can? My wife joins in best respects to you and yours ...”

Add Ms 383/2   [1746 x 1774]
Letter from Sp[encer] Cowper [dean of Durham] to Hogg.
“I thank you for yr advice, wch I shall certainly adhere to. Mr B. cannot bring it before Chapter without my leave. At least I conceive so...”. Monday 9'o[clock].

Add Ms 383/3   30 October 1742
Letter from [?Canon Henry] Bland at Croft to “Tommy” .
“Neddy Hall's Driver has undertaken to be here on Monday Night, in Order to bring my ?Sister & Nance Heaton on Tuesday to Durham. Apprise Fanny of this, yt she may have some Victuals in ye House, for my Tribe will be numerous. And consult with her what Beds will be wanting from the Dean'ry. I shall lie in ye Study myself, and pray let my Bed be well aired; it is not locked up in my Study. It will be towards ye Evening before we propose getting to Durham. Unless you had some previous Conference with ye Dean about it, will he not be apt to fancy we have sent ye King of Denmark off ye premises in great Magnificence with her wheel-barrow & Four; tho' I dont see how it could have been contrived otherwise? Keep, till we come, any Letters for ...”

Add Ms 383/4   [1775 x 1783]
End of a letter from J[ohn Moore (identified by ?James Raine) bishop of] Bangor.
“Believe me, Dear Sir, very sincerely your most affectionate Friend.”

Add Ms 384   1921 - 1968
Lecture by J.F. Hobson on Durham Cathedral's clocks, with drafts, and some correspondence and notes

The J.F. Hobson lived at 2 South Bailey, Durham. His hobby was clocks. He died in 1959.
Given by his widow Mrs Hobson [1960], Acc No 50224.
Formerly numbered Add Ms 44, but renumbered 28 May 2010 as 44 had already been reused by then.
Add Ms 384/1   [1921]
“A Note on the Clock in Durham Cathedral”, ms, by J.F. Hobson, with notes of extracts from the Durham Account Rolls vol.III (Surtees Society 1900).

Add Ms 384/2   [1921]
“A Note on the Clock in Durham Cathedral”, typescript with ms additions, by J.F. Hobson

Add Ms 384/3   [1921]
“A Note on the Clocks in Durham Cathedral”, typescript with ms additions, by J.F. Hobson. (A later version with more information from documents included.)

Add Ms 384/4   4 August 1921
Letter from K.C. Bayley to Mr Hobson
Discussing a meeting, commending his paper and suggesting he checks entries re clocks in the Durham Account Rolls vol.III (Surtees Society).

Add Ms 384/5   4 November 1921
Letter from K.C. Bayley at The College, Durham, to J.F. Hobson at 2 South Bailey, Durham
Enclosing and discussing extracts from 19th century accounts and chapter minutes re work on the clock.

Add Ms 384/6   October 1960
Note on the provenance of the material and the repair of the clock 1937-1938, by Dean Wild.
Endorsed with a December 1968 further note on the clock.

Add Ms 384/7   27 October [1960]
Note on Mrs Hobson's handing over the material with the suggestion that it goes in the library.

Add Ms 385   [1959]
Memoire of Charles K. Pattinson about the choir school, lessons, routine, the choir, choristers and lay clerks, music in the cathedral, services, vergers, deans, canons, porters, other staff, the cathedral building and its organs, and events such as the undergraduates' demolition of the proposed war memorial mockup.

Given by Mrs Wild, July 2006.
Add Ms 386   [1878]
Fragment of a letter from Thom[as]

Add Ms 387   1956 - 1983, most c.1965
The Doctrine and Worship of the Non-Jurors, an unfinished book by W. Jardine Grisbrooke , drafts and notes.

W Jardine Grisbrooke was on the staff of The Queen's College Birmingham until he moved in September 1980 to St Mary's College, Oscott, Sutton Coldfield as lecturer in Liturgical Studies. Also director-general of the English Division of Royalist Action.
Given by Dr A. Shukman
Add Ms 387/1
Outline and bibliographical notes, including: “State of the Several Chapters” , a plan of the book reporting on its state of completion; drat summary of the chapter on “The Cardinal Doctrines of the Faith”; various bibliographical check lists; note book; receipt for manuscripts loaned to him.

Add Ms 387/2
Talk on the non-juror places of worship (28f), and outlines of chapters on baptism, confirmation, visitation and unction of the sick, remission of sins, service books, divine office and cardinal doctrines.

Add Ms 387/3
“An Historical Introduction to the Doctrine and Worship of the Nonjurors” (316f); notes on the Reunion; “Hist. Rough Notes” ; calendar of “Usager Proceedings” .

Add Ms 387/4
Draft chapters in manuscripts: Confirmation, the Ministry of the Sick, Baptism, the Remission of Sins, Marriage. Also notes “Rattray on Confirmation” etc.

Add Ms 387/5
Draft chapters in manuscript: Cardinal Doctrines, Church and Sacraments, Theological Principles. Also Thomas Brett “Discourses Concerning the Ever-Blessed Trinity” ; notes “Deacon - Longer Catechism” .

Add Ms 387/6
Draft chapters in manuscript: The Matter of the Eucharist, Form of the Eucharist.

Add Ms 387/7
Draft chapters in manuscript: Sacrifice in general, The Sacrifice of Christ, The Eucharistic Sacrifice as Offered by the Church, The Eucharistic Presence, The Eucharistic Communion.

Add Ms 387/8
Draft chapters in manuscript: Liturgical Practice and Church Life, Service Books. Also four photographs from the John Rylands Library of manuscripts and title pages 1956.

Add Ms 387/9
Draft chapters in manuscript: Holy Orders, [Ordination of Priests]. Also notes on ordinals.

Add Ms 387/10
Draft chapters in manuscript: Marriage and the Churching of Women - Liturgy, Ministry to the Sick - Liturgy, Baptism Liturgy, Remission of Sins - Liturgy.

Add Ms 387/11
Notes for chapter on the departed: “Nonjurors on Prayers for the Dead” , “On the Departed” , “Campbell on the Middle State” . Draft chapter “The Last Things and Offices thereto relating” ; notes on Campbell's Deductions, Hicke's Speculum, Gandy on Prayers for the Dead.

Add Ms 387/12
Draft chapter in manuscript: [Confirmation]; manuscript copy of Rattray's Order of COnfirmation; draft outline of a chapter on Confirmation.

Add Ms 387/13
Notes for a chapter on the Theological Principles of the Nonjurors: draft outline, draft outline with bibliographical annotations, with an envelope containign rough notes on strips. Also notes on Non-usagers and Usagers.

Add Ms 387/14
Draft chapter in manuscript: The Divine Office, draft outline, notes on Brett on the Obligation of the Divine Office, Wagstaffe on the Obligation etc.

Add Ms 387/15
Draft chapter in manuscript: The Nonjurors and Other Churches, draft summary.

Add Ms 387/16
Notes on Liturgical Practices and Sacraments: draft bibliographical notes “Liturgical Practice and Parochial Life” , notes on Sacraments, notes “The Church” etc.

Add Ms 387/17
Draft chapter on Greek correspondence: typescript “Nonjuring Background” (6f), typescript “Introductory” (9f).

Add Ms 387/18
Notes on Greek Correspondence, with Grisbrooke's own correspondence with libraries and archives in early 1983, “Textual Working Notes” , “Ch[?] of Bethlehem” , “Greek Negotiations: Textual Notes” , transcript of papers and letters, photocopies of Greek correspondence, Gk Corres. Patristic refs typed, draft of same, “Manuscript and Printed edition Indications” , exercise book of notes.

Add Ms 387/19
Texts of Greek Correspondence, manuscript introduction, manuscript of texts variously in English, Latin and Greek with notes on collation of Williams' document numbers (1-17, 19a, 19b, 20-31, notes only (apparently) to 2-6, 17, 29-31).

Add Ms 388   10 February 2002
Sermon preached by Prof Ann (Nancy) Lambton FBA at 10am Matins in Durham Cathedral on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Given by Canon Prof David Brown 10 January 2004.
Add Ms 389   [1954 & 1989]
Letter of Bishop Michael Ramsey and an appreciation of his life by Canon Monty Barlow.

Given by Dr W.W. Apedaile of Hartburn, 30 April 2007.
Add Ms 389/1   [1954]
Letter from Michael [Ramsey Bishop of Durham] at Auckland Castle to Monty [M. Barlow] thanking him for his letter on the death of his father [Arthur Ramsey] after a “serene and happy” old age.

Add Ms 389/2-4   [c.1989]
Appreciation of the life of Michael Ramsey by Canon M.M. Barlow supplied to Owen Chadwick for a biography of Ramsey.

Add Ms 390   1935 - 1956
Durham Cathedral Manuscripts to the End of the Twelfth Century, ed R.A.B. Mynors, (Oxford 1939), correspondence about its publication, between Dean Cyril Alington, the printer John Johnson of Oxford University Press and the editor Roger Mynors, and then congratulations and comments from various on its publication and subsequent favourable reviews.

Given by Dr Michael Winterbottom as unofficial literary executor of Sir Roger Mynors, March 1992.
Add Ms 390/1   25 April [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: they have no librarian and no hope of getting one until they can pay a salary which they have not done for a while, wishes they could tempt him or could he at least come to work at it for a while in the summer and the dean could persuade the chapter to award an honorarium, [his son] Giles can amplify this.

Add Ms 390/2   1 May [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: delighted he will stay, arrangements, will leave the reumneration question until they meet, does he know anyone who would like the job [of librarian] “(£300 - £400 & a nice house) ... all we want is that he should be pleasant to live with & ready to take an interest in the Cathedral as well as the Library” .

Add Ms 390/3   25 June [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: reports that Quaritch let the first and best one go for £16 and bought the rest for £10, his impending visit.

Add Ms 390/4   September 1935
Notes by Kenneth Sisam for Dean Alington on the costs of reproducing manuscripts, as in The Luttrell Psalter.

Add Ms 390/5-7   26 September 1935
Report by Roger Mynors on a “Proposed Durham Library Book” about the manuscripts.

Add Ms 390/8   28 September [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington at The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: reports his discussion with Waterlow re photography of manuscripts, annotated by Mynors.

Add Ms 390/9-10   4 October 1935
Letter from Waterlow & Sons Ltd of London to the dean of Durham re colour-collotype plates, with an estimate for sending a photographer to Durham.

Add Ms 390/11   5 October [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery to Roger [Mynors]: [encloses the next above], suggests they discuss them with the P[rovost of Eton (M.R. James)] at Eton, the chapter has voted Mynors £20 or £25 and insists on paying him when it finds out which, “Chapter minutes are Médic & Persian” .

Add Ms 390/12   12 October 1935
Postcard from M.R. James at Eton to Roger Mynors: do come on Monday, and stay, the dean of Durham insists also.

Add Ms 390/13   14 October 1935
Notes by [Roger Mynors] on possible costs of a volume, done on the train to Slough.

Add Ms 390/14   17 October 1935
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe at the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: sending £20 for his work on a book on the treasures of the Cathedral Library.

Add Ms 390/15   24 October 1935
Letter from C.F.Battiscombe at the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: keep the copy of Rud until he visits, [his] house is looking “less like a blend of old furniture shop and pig's sty” .

Add Ms 390/16   29 October [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: reports his discussion about the book with Sir Charles Pears who opines that Waterlow reproductions are good, the Clarendon Press would advertise well, 4 colour plates with collotypes adjacent would be good, charge 5 guineas, print 400, and has Mynors talked with Sisam?

Add Ms 390/17   13 November [?1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: he has to visit [Oxford] for a meeting at Kendells so they could talk if necessary about ?printing in Durham.

Add Ms 390/18-19   22 December [1935]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: “splendid to have nailed the P[rovost of Eton College (M.R. James)] to the mast”, getting him to visit, as he was afraid [James] might stay elsewhere as he took the death of St Clair Donaldson [archbishop of Brisbane, died 7 December 1935] hard, plenty of room for Mynors to stay, discusses the dean's Sunday Times article, and Jacobson getting a scholarship at Trinity College Cambridge, the chapter is poorer than it thought so the book will have to cost 5 guineas rather than 3 in the hope of making some money, he has found 2 Saxon coffins and Cuthbert's chalice.

Add Ms 390/20-24   January 1936
List of 55 suggested plates of Durham manuscripts, typescript with a manuscript draft of 1-25 and 46-55.

Add Ms 390/25   21 January 1936
Copy letter from John D. Peel of Durham to C.F. Battiscombe: suggests ways of distinguishing between parchment and vellum as sheep hides do not have marks as warbles cause in cattle.

Add Ms 390/26   1 February 1936
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe at the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: apologises for the delays in sending him plates as his enquiries re warbles have been slow, encloses the next above from a local vet; also reports on investigations into pigments and the use of gold and ultramarine and whether the manuscripts should be subjected to “elaborate scientific investigation” .

Add Ms 390/27   5 February [?1936]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: Nonington [of Oxford University Press] thinks the book could be produced for £800 or £900 and that he can do all that Mynors wants, discusses who might do the letterpress, relieved that the Press have it in hand, no answer from USA yet.

Add Ms 390/28   7 September 1936
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe at The College, Durham, to Roger Mynors: enclosing the next below and asking if he knows of any sources for a donation and if he has asked the [Oxford] University Press for a copy of Lowe's Codices Latini.

Add Ms 390/29   [September 1936]
Appeal [published in The Times] by the dean of Durham for donations to help buy a 12th century Bede manuscript formerly in Durham Priory Library offered for sale at £522.

Add Ms 390/30   21 October 1936
Receipt by C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: for £5 towards the puchase of the Bede manuscript.

Add Ms 390/31   21 October 1936
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: thank you for his contribution towards the purchase of the Bede manuscript, describing the images on its fore-edge and discussing its possibly 16th century binding.

Add Ms 390/32   2 November 1936
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: they have now bought the [Bede] manuscript, presently in the British Museum for repair and binding, reports the view of the deputy keeper there of its binding and fore-edge paintings and the visit of Dr Chapman, only concerned at the financial aspect of “the proposed volume”, can Dr Chapman forecast possible sales?

Add Ms 390/33-37   [?c.1937]
Notes by Mynors on various Durham manuscripts in Cambridge University Library.

Add Ms 390/38-39   28 January [1937]
Letter from [Dean Alington] at the Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: frustrated at lack of progress from the [Oxford University] Press on the volume, no word from Dr Chapman, needs a scheme to put to the Friends, could use a Miss Hamilton Thompson to find the books under direction when the dean and chapter clerk is away, suggests dropping [Oxford University] Press and trying Waterlow, wants costs not to exceed £1000 for a volume to sell at 5 guineas, going no later than Pudsey, limited to books and leaving out the relics.

Add Ms 390/40   6 February 1937
Letter from John Johnson at Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: suggests sending the head of his photo-mechanical department to visit Durham, the Press has “done most of the reproduction work of illuminated manuscripts during the last twenty years” .

Add Ms 390/41   10 February 1937
Letter from John Johnson at Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: suggests his “own chief consiprator” and Mynors visiting Durham together.

Add Ms 390/42   13 February 1937
Postcard from [Dean Alington] at Budapest to Roger Mynors: arrangements for Mynors's visit to Durham.

Add Ms 390/43   Tuesday [February 1937]
Letter from Lavinia Alington at The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: communications with the dean and his successful Hungarian operation on his hip as mud baths had little effect.

Add Ms 390/44   1 April 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: when is he visiting Durham, Mr Eldridge is ready.

Add Ms 390/45   3 April 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: he needs to visit Durham “to represent editorially what Eldridge will represent technically” .

Add Ms 390/46   8 April 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: reiterates the last.

Add Ms 390/47   13 April [1937]
Postcard from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger Mynors; no news on a visit by [John] Johnson's man, hopes to meet in Oxford.

Add Ms 390/48   14 April 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: encloses the following.

Add Ms 390/49   14 April 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Dean [Alington]: suggestions for a possible visit to Durham by Mr Eldridge.

Add Ms 390/50   19 April 1937
Letter from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger Mynors: arrangements for meeting up in Oxford, the dean is “so immobile still”

Add Ms 390/51   [May 1937]
Notes [by Roger Mynors] for the arrangement and contents of the volume.

Add Ms 390/52   [May 1937]
Draft letter from [Dean Alington] to “Your Excellency ... as a lifelong friend of Italy”: solicits support for the volume in Italy, and offers to reciprocate with Italian publications.

Add Ms 390/53-55   14 May 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Dean [Alington]: reports the views of Ferguson [of Quaritch] on likely sales, and whether now is a good time to publish such a volume, possible ways of reducing costs by reducing the number of colour plates, he needs to do his own marketing, based on Canterbury's experience, he could not make payment of his bill conditional on sales, a prospectus and collotype would help, encloses the following estimates.

Add Ms 390/56-57   10 May 1937
Two estimates for the volume, for colour (10 and 15 respectively) and 45 monochrome photographs of various manuscripts, printing and binding.

Add Ms 390/58-60   14 May 1937
Copy of Johnson's letter and estimates as in the next two above.

Add Ms 390/61-62   15 May 1937
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: “Oh that Press”, outlines his position re costs and the price for the volume, concerned that there is no money for Mynors, discusses publishers and publishing.

Add Ms 390/63   26 May 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Dean [Alington]: he has yet to talk to Ferguson but he will send the dummy to the dean and admits that the dean is right about 3 guineas looking like a remainder price.

Add Ms 390/64   26 May [1937]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: reports that Johnson admits that the dean is right about 5 guineas as the price, keen for Mynors to do the work but discusses his possible remuneration.

Add Ms 390/65   30 May [1937]
Letter from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: all are happy with a price of £5 5s so they can go ahead, picture for a prospectus, he could bring the required book to Oxford and he hopes to talk to Johnson.

Add Ms 390/66   31 May 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: discusses a colour plate for a prospectus, the dean will bring the manuscript.

Add Ms 390/67   3 June 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Dean [Alington]: suggests monochrome for the prospectus as colour is too expensive.

Add Ms 390/68   [early June 1937]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: asks his opinion on a suitable monochrome for the prospectus, suggests an estimate from Percy Lund Humphries who did The Canterbury Psalter might be useful “to wave in Johnson's face” .

Add Ms 390/69   3 June 1957
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: the dean's talk of further expenses seems to rule out a colour image in the prospectus so can he suggest the best manuscript for a monchrome one so that the dean can bring it to Oxford.

Add Ms 390/70   4 June [1937]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: suggesting they have another colour image instead of the one from the psalter (A.II) as the colours were faded.

Add Ms 390/71   5 June 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Dean [Alington]: a formal letter in response to their formal estimate will suffice as an agreement for them as printers, unlike the elaborate agreements of publishers.

Add Ms 390/72   14 June [1937]
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: he has chosen St Nicholas in preference to the psalter or Cassiodorus, feeling very grandpaternal re his contacts with the warden of Radley and Master of Wellington.

Add Ms 390/73   21 June 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: the dean has cleared the way and they now need to collaborate over the prospectus.
Endorsed with notes [by Mynors] of a meeting re the volume and especially the prospectus.

Add Ms 390/74   29 July 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: Mr Jenkinson - Mr Eldridge's assistant - could bring down the manuscripts in August if Mynors was ready.

Add Ms 390/75   4 August 1937
Letter from E.A. Lowe at Corpus Christi College Oxford to Roger Mynors: insists that Mynors is the best man to write about the manuscripts, suspects the German government may have pocketed his letter to Bishoff as it mentioned money.

Add Ms 390/76   25 August 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: discusses photographs for the prospectus, and the photographer's visit to Durham taking manuscripts back there from Bodley.

Add Ms 390/77   25 August [1937]
Letter from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: stay the longer the better, specimen print, Mr Phelps bringing back manuscripts, he thinks Mynors's work on the preface will be even better, no problem with other manuscripts going to Oxford, enjoying being involved in this.

Add Ms 390/78   28 October 1937
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: needs him to visit to discuss the prospectus, he will talk to Ferguson about sales.

Add Ms 390/79   2 November 1937
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: suggests Friday for a meeting when the final dummy should be ready, he has to lecture to Bedford College women on printed ephemera.

Add Ms 390/80   7 November [1937]
Letter from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: impressed by the pictures, discusses queries re the Cassiodorus, Carilef and A.II.17 ones, but he is happy if Mynors is.

Add Ms 390/81   15 December 1937
Receipt of LNER at Durham Station for the delivery of [manuscript] books worth £500 to Oxford Station.

Add Ms 390/82   16 December 1937
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: grateful for his help over the transfer of manuscripts, happy for them to be deposited at Bodley when he wants to work on them.

Add Ms 390/83   8 September 1938
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: setting a page of the text, has a proof of the last monochrome plate, work on other colour proofs from Psalter (A.III.10) and Decreta (C.II.1).

Add Ms 390/84   15 September 1938
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: grateful for corrections, once the revised specimen is approved he will proceed with the composition.

Add Ms 390/85   13 October 1938
Copy letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Dean [Alington]: he has a problem in that the original 48 pages of text have now become 108 pages entailing an extra £98 cost, Mynors offered to pay but does he realise how much?

Add Ms 390/86   15 October 1938
Copy letter from [Dean] Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to [John] Johnson: suggests the solution might be delaying the moneys to Mynors until a further 20 copies have been sold, and reducing the Friends' expectations by £100.

Add Ms 390/87   17 October 1938
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: encloses the previous two copy letters, seeks Mynors's view, admits that it was he “who implored you to make the complete catalogue” .

Add Ms 390/88   11 November 1938
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: “You are a great man and a good”, there will be no difficulty about paper.

Add Ms 390/89   19 November 1938
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to [John] Johnson: Christopher Hussey of Country Life is publishing an article on the cathedral and deanery and wants to do a further one on the library with some illustrations of the manuscripts, so suggests he could use some of the ones being prepared for the book.

Add Ms 390/90   21 November 1938
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to C.F. Battsicombe: happy to cooperate with Hussey as suggested, he has written to him accordingly.

Add Ms 390/91   21 November 1938
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to Christopher Hussey: happy for him to use any photographs from the Mynors book for his article on the cathedral library, sends a prospectus for him to select from.

Add Ms 390/92   23 November 1938
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to C.F. Battiscombe: encloses the next, getting uneasy about Country Life, suggests it might be better if Mynors wrote their article as more of a review so that no one stole “your particular thunder” .

Add Ms 390/93   22 November 1938
Copy letter from Christopher Hussey of Country Life to John Johnson: grateful for the prospectus, would like to see the other plates, perhaps he could see Mynors's chapter on the history of the library or Mynors could even write the article.

Add Ms 390/94   25 November 1938
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to [John] Johnson: he has suggested to Christopher Hussey that Mynors could perhaps write on the manuscripts with Hussey doing the library's history and architectural features, such an article would be a very good advertisement.

Add Ms 390/95   30 November 1938
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to [John] Johnson: Hussey has suggested that Mynors could “write a note on some of the oustanding contents” for an article to come out in the spring.

Add Ms 390/96   30 November 1938
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: [encloses the next], Christopher Hussey has taken architectural photographs for a Country Life article on the library, could Mynors contribute 1000 words on the oustanding contents, including the incunabula.

Add Ms 390/97   [November 1938]
Copy letter from Christopher Hussey of Country Life to C.F. Battsicombe: could Mynors write a note on the library and some of its outstanding contents in 1000 words to incorporate in his article for publication in the spring.

Add Ms 390/98   18 January 1939
Letter from Christopher Hussey of Country Life to John Johnson: can he see some of the illustrations for the book on the cathedral manuscripts.

Add Ms 390/99   20 January 1939
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to C.F. Battiscombe: how is he to respond to Hussey.

Add Ms 390/100   20 January 1939
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to Christopher Hussey: he will delay his reply as Mynors is returning to the country and Johnson needs instructions from Durham.

Add Ms 390/101   23 January 1939
Letter from Dorothy Miner of Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, to Roger Mynors: she will order the book, “a much needed publication” , as per the prospectus, she is always satisfied when people enjoy their manuscripts.
Endorsed with notes by Mynors of actions re possible sales.

Add Ms 390/102   23 January 1939
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to John Johnson: Mynors has told Hussey he will write an article on the book for Country Life and they will need to discuss illustrations, the proofs are magnificent though Mynors has yet to see them in America.

Add Ms 390/103   26 January 1939
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to C.F Battiscombe: admires “his statesmanlike plan” , they can deal with Country Life when Mynors returns.

Add Ms 390/104   31 January 1939
Copy letter from [John Johnson of Oxford University Press] to Christopher Hussey: “these interesting problems” must await the return of Mynors on 10 February.

Add Ms 390/105-107   18 February 1939
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, to Roger [Mynors]: welcomes him back to this “fear-ridden realm” , threatens to visit for a “real Oxford tea”, suggests US isolationism is “80% responsible for the nervous break-down from which the human race is now suffering”, discusses the conference, Weizmann, Zionism and Arab nationalism, considers the proofs “extremely interesting and very readable” and suitable for both the scholar and the learned amateur, and breaking new ground in material and approach, despite Mynors's doubts, the reviews will ensure that they will be “cracking a bottle of the best Cordon Rouge” [champagne], would like to see the article re the editor of Allied Newspapers, explains the Country Life background and suggests that he settles directly with Hussel re illustrations, visit Durham soon.

Add Ms 390/108   6 February 1939
Letter from F.W. Carter, London news editor of Allied Newspapers, to Roger Mynors: can he be interviewed for a piece on the book in their Newcastle papers.

Add Ms 390/109   18 February 1939
Letter from [John Johnson of Oxford Universty Press] to Roger Mynors: when can they talk about Country Life.

Add Ms 390/110   1 May 1939
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: grateful for the corrected proofs, discusses plates, wants his view on the dean's suggestions.

Add Ms 390/111   28 May 1939
Letter from David Knowles at Ealing Priory to Roger [Mynors]: he has agreed to do a review of the book for Clonmore of The Dublin Review but review copies are not available so could he have a proof of the text as he can see the images in London, discusses doing an edition of Cyprian as Downside would be happy for Abbot Ramsay's work to be used.

Add Ms 390/112   31 May 1939
Letter from F. Saxl at the Warburg Institute, South Kensington, to Roger Mynors: does he have any spare proofs for their library as he does not want to buy a copy as the Courtauld will get the book.

Add Ms 390/113   5 July 1939
Letter from C.F. Battiscombe of the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: despairs of publication if “the next War to end War” begins in August as publication was postponed from last September on a similar basis, he enjoyed the holiday in Provence, the antiquities, countryside and wine, discusses the Stonyhurst Gospel and possible Coptic influence, likes Hunt, he is concerned for the prospects of his daughter celebrating her fourth birthday, visit soon “if this b-y war doesn't come” .

Add Ms 390/114   25 July 1939
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: checking that he did send him the Country Life dossier as Mr Keep has been asking him questions.

Add Ms 390/115   11 September 1939
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: total cost [of the book] will be £1123 12s, needs the list of selected addresses completing.

Add Ms 390/116   17 October 1939
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: will send him a digest (next below) of his talk with Battiscombe as he has that all-important list which would be the beginning and end of this experiment.

Add Ms 390/117   16 October 1939
Report by [John Johnson] to Mr Keep: Mr Battiscombe suggested writing to the select names to test the market, copies might be issued to those who had already signed the forms.

Add Ms 390/118   24 October 1939
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: needs his list, confirms that his estimate of £114 15s was correct.

Add Ms 390/119   30 October 1939
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: received his cheque, he does write such nice letters.

Add Ms 390/120    4 December 1939
Letter from John Johnson of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: wil pass his cheque to the acting chapter clerk, he could not help sighing a little over the addresses.

Add Ms 390/121   8 December 1939
Telegram from [C.F. Battiscombe] to [Roger] Mynors: grateful for the magnificent Durham catalogue.

Add Ms 390/122   8 December 1939
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: has sent him and the dean a copy each of the book.

Add Ms 390/123   19 December 1939
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: he was “always the most encouraging of all customers” , he had never had “such a chorus of encouragement” for a book, “it is your own great book” , forwards the next.

Add Ms 390/124   [16 December] 1939
Copy letter from Ellis H. Minns of 2 Wordsworth Grove, Cambridge, to [John] Johnson: enjoying the magnificent book, his Marian married Mynors's twin brother Humphrey, he is missing teaching now he is retired, “the book is a veritable triumph for the Press” .

Add Ms 390/125-126   16 December 1939
Letter from Ellis H. Minns of 2 Wordsworth Grove, Cambridge, to Roger [Mynors]: has a copy of the book as a birthday present from Humphrey and Marian, appreciates its magnificence and the ability of the author's work, discusses some of the decorated letters, also in such as the Bury Gospels, the BM is a sad sight, reports on Humphrey and Marian's house in Mayford and all its sheds, discusses Marian's prospects in Hereford, hopes Mynors will salute the Mappa Mundi there.

Add Ms 390/127   23 December 1939
Letter from Dean Alington of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: congratulations on the book, not much news, news of [sons] Giles in USA meeting the president and Patrick at Trinity [College], Joan drives ambulances.

Add Ms 390/128   29 December 1939
Letter from Alwyn [Williams bishop of] Durham at Auckland Castle to [Roger] Mynors: grateful for the “truly magnificent book” and encouraging that it appears at such a time, he can now pore over the images which he had previously only looked at casually.

Add Ms 390/129   2 January 1940
Letter from Charles Clay at 11 Tite St, Chelsea, to [Roger] Mynors: congratulations on the book, only hopes his copy “will not be wafted away by an incendiary bomb”, where is he.

Add Ms 390/130   15 January 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: not a foul mistake and he does not want to spoil the volume with an erratum slip, dealing with letters of enquiry and solicitation every day.

Add Ms 390/131   19 January [1940]
Letter from Dean Alington of the Deanery, Durham,. to Roger [Mynors]: 92 volumes now despatched, so only 80 more before Mynors receives his remuneration, does he know what is happening about [sales in] America, discusses possible reviews, family and travel news.

Add Ms 390/132   21 January 1940
Letter from David Knowles at 21 Gloucester St, London, to Roger [Mynors]: congratulates him having just had his book in his hands, will help to reconstruct “the mental atmosphere of a very unique house”, Durham had “an almost Athenian climate” like St Albans, and Mynors has set it all out “with flawless science”, the volume “gives almost a sensuous as well as aesthetic and intellectual pleasure to touch and contemplate”, interested in the English style surviving the Conquest, would have liked more on provenance, news of his own impending but delayed publications.

Add Ms 390/133-134   23 January 1940
Letter from Eric G. Millar of the Department of Manuscripts, British Museum, to Roger [Mynors]: congratulations on the volume for which he gladly paid 5 guineas, glad that M.R. J[ames] appears in the preface, he has closed his London house and is living at Dartmouth House in the week, would like his opinion on the 12th century Harwood Palladius being from Cirencester for a temporary wartime exhibition.

Add Ms 390/135   23 January 1940
Letter from F[rederick] Harrison of 4 Minster Yard, York, to [Roger] Mynors: congratulations on the book, will need to devise something to hold it before he can examine it, dwarfs his own 1927 volume, also congratulations on his marriage, he met Miss Minns in 1938, Archdeacon Harvey could not visit because of the war.

Add Ms 390/136   2 February 1940
Newspaper cutting from The Times reviewing the book as one of its Books of the Week.

Add Ms 390/137   2 February [1940]
Letter from [Dean Alington] pf The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: pleased at the review in The Times and the Times Literary Supplement, hopes it will stimulate the sales beyond the present 95, the century will deserve a dinner, family news, “what a great man you are” .

Add Ms 390/138   2 February 1940
Letter from Cyril [Bailey] at East Hanney, Wantage, to Roger [Mynors]: congratulations on the reviews, the college [Balliol] is proud, heh would like to see the book.

Add Ms 390/139   3 February 1940
Postcard from Charles Clay of 11 Tite St, Chelsea, to Roger Mynors: glad to read “so satisfactory and properly appreciative a review” in the Times Literary Supplement.

Add Ms 390/140   4 February 1940
Postcard from Lucy Armitage of Radnor to Mrs Mynors: congratulations on The Times review which she is happy to send, she has not been outdoors since Christmas Day, bitterly cold weather, news of friends.

Add Ms 390/141   6 February 1940
Letter from Cousin Eleanor of Presteigne to Roger [Mynors]: wonderful book, too handicapped with income tax to buy it, very cold weather, the drive is almost impassable with ice, branches and phone wires broken, has he met Miss Jane Walsh (old friend) quartered at Balliol.

Add Ms 390/142   14 February [1940]
Letter from Mary ? of Goring Heath, Oxon, to Roger [Mynors]: his book will be one of their proudest family possessions, pleased at The Times review, glad her family can see the book, one of the few books published today which will outlive its author by centuries.

Add Ms 390/143-144   14 February 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: encloses a copy letter to Miss Welford, pleased to be up to 120 [sales] and they have hardly tapped USA, Mr Craggs seems pleased in Durham, loves Battiscombe dearly, the booksellers Wilson of Bumpus and Blackwells have ordered freely but claimed no commission.

Add Ms 390/145   9 February 1940
Copy letter from John Johnson [of Oxford University Press] to Rhoda Welsford: explains about and apologises for the prospectus going to the wrong address and not receiving her order.

Add Ms 390/146   13 January 1940
Copy letter from John Johnson [of Oxford University Press] to Rhoda Welsford: will send her a prospectus, explains the price, quality and popularity of the book.

Add Ms 390/147   12 February 1940
Copy letter from Rhoda Welsford of the Foreign Office to [John] Johnson: explains about not receiving his first letter, does not want two copies of the book.

Add Ms 390/148   21 February 1940
BW postcard of Fontaine Jeunesse in Dijon, by C.A.P., from ?FSRB of London to Roger Mynors: has received the book, a colleague ignored a pupil as he was so absorbed reading the introduction.

Add Ms 390/149-150   5 March [1940]
Letter from [Dean Alington] of Auckland Castle to Roger [Mynors]: subscribers now up from 102 to 114, has his suggestion for USA been taken up, some Italian libraries ought to buy it, they might have to exchange with French publishers who do not buy anything not written by a Frenchman, stayed at Harrogate, then Ripon Palace where there was no water, he may see Joan in Oxford, come to tea at Eton in Holy Week, he is probably moving into the Battiscombe's house for the duration.

Add Ms 390/151   13 March 1940
Letter from Kenneth Sisam of The Clarendon Press, Oxford, to [Roger] Mynors: congratulations on the book, disputes the date of the Juvencus manuscript, discusses articles for the Classical Dictionary.

Add Ms 390/152   16 March 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: will soon have sent out 175 copies, only 50 left for USA, which never had a review copy, and others.

Add Ms 390/153   20 March 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: sends one of 100 letters, wants to invite him in.

Add Ms 390/154   16 March 1940
Copy letter from Ivor Atkins of Worcester Cathedral Library to [John Johnson]: congratulations on the book now received, wishes they had a similar one.

Add Ms 390/155-156   17 March 1940
Letter from David Knowles of 21 Gloucester St, London, to Roger [Mynors]: explaining that his review of Mynors and David Douglas's English Scholars in The Dublin Review will appear in July, his work will necessitate some rewriting of parts of Millar's and Saunders' books, his large book is with the Pitt Press, hopes the RHS will print his lists, extols the Baskervilles of the Wye valley, the beauty of the valleys of Herefordshire and Warwickshire, the chant of the St Matthew Passion, Palestrina's music and the liturgy of Easter “when all the external future is so dark” .

Add Ms 390/157   28 March 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: has dispatched copy no.171, packing up the copy inscribed for Prof C.N. Jackson.

Add Ms 390/158   29 March 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: has sent off copy no.164 to Prof C.N. Jackson at the Widener Library.

Add Ms 390/159   [April 1940]
Letter from George Grant of Balliol College to [Roger] Mynors: discusses Durham manusripts in the Codrington [library] and comparisons with Mont St Michel.

Add Ms 390/160   2 April 1940
Letter from E.R. Thomas at the Randolph Hotel, Oxford, to [Roger] Mynors: discusses the review of the book in Novocastrian (April 1940), the magazine being all the boys' own work.

Add Ms 390/16   4 April 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: has reached the 175 [sales] point with only a reserve of 50, [Dean] Alington permitted sending a review copy to Speculum, inspired by Durham, Oldham of Shrewsbury has brought his great work on Shrewsbury bindings (J.B. Oldham, Shrewsbury School Library Bindings, Oxford 1943).

Add Ms 390/162   16 April 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: encloses the next, pleased that Mr Craggs likes their service, the Press would like a copy as an example of its craft, perhaps surplus prospectuses could be used as Christmas cards.

Add Ms 390/163   15 April 1940
Letter from John Johnson [of Oxford University Press] to W. Craggs: discusses charges for the copy for Philip Hofer, when their accountant has recovered from influenza a bill will be sent.

Add Ms 390/164   18 April 1940
Letter from W. Craggs of the Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: encloses the next, glad for his cheque, and his letter and to have met him, has happy memories of Mr Pantin's work at Durham.

Add Ms 390/165   18 April 1940
Receipt from W. Craggs of Chapter Office, Durham, to Roger Mynors: £11 3s 6d for two copies of Durham Cathedral Manuscripts.

Add Ms 390/166   21 April [1940]
Letter from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: discusses payments to Johnson and Mynors, were there any obvious absentees from the list [of potential subscribers].

Add Ms 390/167   27 April 1940
Letter from [John Johnson] of Oxford University Press to Roger Mynors: should soon reach no.200 which he had hoped would be the pope but he was actually no.188.

Add Ms 390/168   22 June 1940
Letter from Sister Mary Eugenia of Sancta Maria in Ripa, St Louis, to Roger Mynors: hopes to do a doctorate on St Ailred's De Spirituali Amicitia, could he procure a copy of the Durham manuscript, and are there editions other than in Migne's Patrologia.

Add Ms 390/169   18 July 1940
Letter from Ellis H. Minnis of 2 Wordsworth Grove, Cambridge, to Roger [Mynors]: trying to write a notice of the book for the Antiquaries Journal and would be grateful for any information that has come to light since publication, enjoying the book.

Add Ms 390/170   19 July 1940
Letter from Ernest H. Knight at the Cathedral Library, Durham, to [Roger] Mynors: suggested to the Durham chapter that the muniments were not safe in their present abode so they are to move to the Spendiment, has estimates for rotographs and microfilms of B.IV.25 which latter could perhaps best be done by sending the manuscript to Mr Page.

Add Ms 390/171-172   29 July [1940]
Letter from [Dean Alington] at The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: nearly ready to pay him his £100, Battiscombe is concerned that Mynors proposes publishing his Stonyhurst Gospel piece in The Library before he can bring out his book about St Cuthbert, which should be as soon as the war is over, discusses his son Giles's book on America, favoured by George Trevelyan and The Sunday Times, proud that his suggestion of 18 months ago that [Great Britain] should lease naval bases in the West Indies to the USA was now being looked into, his son Giles won't write [from USA], he has just finished a holy book and a detective story.

Add Ms 390/173   30 July 1940
Letter from ?Gery Wrightson of Neasham Hall, Darlington, to [Roger] Mynors: congratulates him on the book, just received.

Add Ms 390/174   21 August [1940]
Letter from [Dean Alington] of The Deanery, Durham, to Roger [Mynors]: sends his cheque [for £100], the Friends are now making money from sales, his piece in The Times produced 5 or 6, discusses possible non-subscribers and USA prices, news of Lavinia who would like a line, news of friends.

Add Ms 390/175   10 August 1940
Newspaper cutting from The Times of Dean Alington's letter reporting on the progress of sales of the book.

Add Ms 390/176   28 August [1940]
Letter from W. Craggs at the Chapter Office, Durham, to [Roger] Mynors: the success of the great venture has been very gratifying, sales were 214 then 11 more after the dean's letter in The Times, news of bombings locally.

Add Ms 390/177-178   1 September 1940
Letter from Graham Pollard of 47 Brim Hill, London, to [Roger] Mynors: discusses the rights and wrongs of selling subscription books and the price advertised in a prospectus, based on what price Bumpus may have been charging, in bed with quinsy but mitigated by Mynors's Aristotle catalogue, frustrated by Harley books being packed away [at the BM], needs to contact Cheney as he could help with a Sweetheart abbey book for instance, also Ker's work, saw an air battle at Milford high up, bombs since, describes the dropping of incendiaries and other bombs near Highgate Hill, then he was evacuated for a non-existent unexploded bomb next door, he must send Mynors his notes on Durham cautions.

Add Ms 390/179   23 December 1940
Letter from Charles Singer of Kilmarth, Cornwall, to [Roger Mynors]: interested in the book and in MS Hunter 100, can he have a proof of that part as it is impossible to get the book.

Add Ms 390/180   1 January 1941
Letter from Charles Singer of Kilmarth, Cornwall, to [Roger] Mynors: enjoyed reading the proofs, discusses the branding figures in MS Hunter 100 and Arabic comparisons, also describes a mathematical text found in the library at Durham thick with dust having been nailed to a board, glad to correspond about something that has nothing to do with the war.

Add Ms 390/181-182   27 January 1941
Letter from Neil [Ker] of Hinksey Hill to Roger [Mynors]: must write and tell him about a new Durham book he has identified (Laud Misc 546), describing its contents, script and binding, diffident about writing anything too general for the preface.

Add Ms 390/183   1 February 1941
Postcard from Neil [Ker] of Hinksey Hill to Roger Mynors: note about Laud Misc 662, an Egmont roll and more information on Laud Misc [546].

Add Ms 390/184   29 August 1941
Letter from Bertram Colgrave of 56 South St, Durham, to [Roger] Mynors: background to Prof Levison being in Durham, but he needs some remuneration which the dean and chapter might provide for recataloguing the manuscripts, could Mynors advise the dean on the need for the work, perhaps starting with post-12th century, and Levison's suitability, he is busy on university work, schoolmastering at Durham School, ARP, and digging for victory, and lectures to ATS.

Add Ms 390/185   [September 1941]
Printed prospectus for a City of Durham Preservation Trust, set up at a meeting on 11 September, inviting subscriptions, underwritten by H. Lawrence Gradon mayor, C.A. Alington dean, W.A. Bramwell and B. Colgrave.

Add Ms 390/186   21 July 1943
Receipt from J.P. Carter to Mynors for his subscription to the Friends of Durham Cathedral (£1 1s) for 1943.

Add Ms 390/187   [1944 x 1953]
Letter from Christopher Hohler of 10 Osmonde Gate, London, to Roger [Mynors]: grateful for his advice in Cambridge re Trinity O.3.55 and Vitellius D.XX and St Oswald and St Cuthbert, and for helping him avoid making “an ass” of himself.

Add Ms 390/188   22 February 1946
Catalogue of Modern Pictures and Drawings from the Collection of the Late Sir William Arrol the Property of Arthur J. Mills, Esq., C.B.E. also Books from Various Sources, to be sold by Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd at Derby House, Oxford St., with annotations re Lot 177 Petrus Ruffensis early 14th century manuscript.

Add Ms 390/189-190   23 May 1951
Letter from Charles J. Liebman jr of New York to [Roger] Mynors: grateful for his help over photostats of A.II.12 and 13 so he can continue his study of the Old French commentary.

Add Ms 390/191-192   [November 1932]
2 images of the Rider Silk by the Victoria and Albert Museum, negatives nos.67662 and 67663, for Gerard Brett's article in The Relics of St Cuthbert (1956).

Size: 195 x 255mm & 150 x 245mm
Add Ms 390/193-195   [?1956]
?Proofs of plates XLV-XLVII The Rider Silk from The Relics of St Cuthbert (1956).

Add Ms 390/196-199   [?1956]
Images of the sides, ends and lid of St Cuthbert's coffin mounted on wood, by John R. Edis, ?as used (suitably cropped) in The Relics of St Cuthbert (1956) plate IV.

Size: 130-155 x 200-205mm
Add Ms 390/200   [?1956]
Image of 3 ? St Cuthbert coffin fragments, endorsed by C.F. Battiscombe “Not to be reproduced Keep for record only”.

Size: 140 x 150mm
Add Ms 391   1886 - 2002
Dean John Arnold's collection of sermons preached in Durham cathedral, and some papers and articles.

Deposited by the dean's secretary 20 June 2006.
Add Ms 391/1   [c.2000]
Quotation from a sermon preached by Launcelot Andrewes in Durham cathedral on Easter Day 1617.

Add Ms 391/2   1886
A Sermon on the fiftieth Anniversary of the Queen's Accession, Preached in Durham Cathedral by the Rev T.S. Evans DD, Canon of Durham June 20, 1886, printed by the Durham COunty Advertiser office, addresed to “Mrs Bramwell with kind regards from the author”, with a covering letter from Jack Gibby of 16 October 1980 offering it to the dean, also discussing recordings, the whale and the clarity of the dean's sermon.

Add Ms 391/3   11 July 1981
Durham Miner's Day sermon, [by Canon John McManners].

Add Ms 391/4   7 June 1987
Whitsunday sermon by Rt Rev David Jenkins, bishop of Durham.

Add Ms 391/5   1 July 1987
Congregation Day Service address by Brian Redhead.

Add Ms 391/6   19 September 1987
“A Celebration of Faith and Hope” sermon by Rt Rev David Jenkins, bishop of Durham.

Add Ms 391/7   10 April 1989
Sermon by Rt Rev David Jenkins, bishop of Durham, at the service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Durham County Council.

Add Ms 391/8   21 September 1992
A Celebration of Ministry and Mission sermon by Rt Rev David Jenkins, bishop of Durham.

Add Ms 391/9   [4] November 1992
Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors address by Prof Rosemary Cramp.

Add Ms 391/10   3 November 1993
Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors sermon by Dr John Habgood, archbishop of York, with a letter from Dean Arnold declining a speaking engagement.

Add Ms 391/11   22 October 1994
[Rt Rev Michael Turnbull], bishop of Durham's sermon at his enthronement.

Add Ms 391/12   [8] November 1995
Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors address by Rev Prof Colin Morris.

Add Ms 391/13   27 July 1997
Address at Morning Prayer by Rt Rev David Say, assistant bishop of Canterbury.

Add Ms 391/14   7 September 1997
Sermon at the Durham Cathedral Memorial Service for Diana, Princess of Wales, by Rt Rev Michael Turnbull, bishop of Durham.

Add Ms 391/15   5 November 1997
Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors sermon by Rt Rev Dr Kenneth Stevenson, bishop of Portsmouth.

Add Ms 391/16   16 May 1998
Ecumenical Pilgrimage in Honour of Mary, Mother of our Lord, sermon by Rev Roger Greenacre, canon precentor of Chichester cathedral.

Add Ms 391/17   17 June 2001
Matins sermon by Canon David Kennedy.

Add Ms 391/18   August 2001
Copy printed article by Hermann Vogt “Shakespeare, Händel, Blair.England im Sommer 2001”, with a covering letter to Ann Loades.
Language:  German

Add Ms 391/19   25 November 2001
Commemoration of Founders and Benefactors address by Sir Roy Strong.

Add Ms 391/20   15 December 2001
Essay “The Being and Becoming of Christmas” by Dorothy Parker, originally written 1975, revised December 2001, with a covering letter sending it to Dean Arnold.

Add Ms 391/21   15 February 2002
Paper “Anglican Soteriology: incarnation, worship and the property of merc” y, by Prof Douglas J. Davies, with a covering letter to Dean Arnold explaining its background.

Add Ms 391/22   30 April 2002
Paper on Jung by Jane Owen.

Add Ms 391/23   September 2002
Address on the retirement of Dean Arnold by Canon David Whittington, with a covering letter.

Add Ms 392   1868 - 1996
Greenwell fishing flies.

Found in the Library Loft January 2012
Add Ms 392/1   [?1987]

Given by Pat Woodward 18 September 1987
Add Ms 392/2   [later 20th century]

Found in the Library Loft January 2012
Add Ms 392/3   25 September 1996
[Made by John Austin]

Given by John Austin 26 September 1996.
Add Ms 392/4   3 March 1868
Addressed to Rev Canon Greenwell, Durham, postmakred Belfast.

Add Ms 393   January 2011
Photocopy of the pages of NLS BCL A3719(1) (Augustine's De Civitate Dei) which have ms marginalia, procured by A.I. Doyle, with photocopies of 2 early 16th century Durham cathedral priory letters from St Mary's Yealand Conyers at Ushaw College safe file D.Sa, pritned in Durham Philobiblon May 1952 by A.I. Doyle.

Given by A.I. Doyle June 2011.
Add MS 394   24 February 1835
Letter from James Raine at Crook Hall to Francis Mewburn at Darlington including and discussing a list of the manuscripts at Mainsforth - identifying those in RS's hand - now “of little importance” with the publication of the History, also discussing RS's coins and their possible auction, he will ask Mr Walker to send a copy of the catalogue of books, and asking for the return of the original of this letter, and with a PS on behalf of Mrs Surtees about letting a field at Stranton.
Wth a letter from James Wall of 10 August 1933 offering the letter to the Cathedral Library.

Add MS 395   1905 - 1922
Honours and awards of John Meade Falkner (1858-1932), chairman of Armstrong Whitworth, scholar, novelist, reader in Palaeography at Durham University, and Durham Cathedral librarian.

Found in the Spendement July 2012 (2-16 sent to Canon Coppin as librarian [1976-1995]).
Add Ms 395/1   [1905]
The armorial bearings of John Meade Falkner, signed by Arthur Cochrane, Rouge Croix, with his seal applied, showing Falkner's arms, helm and motto ( “respice finem”

Size: 280 x 355mm
Add MS 395/2   22 December 1908
Diploma of the Third Class of the Order of the Rising Sun from the emperor of Japan conferred on J.M. Falkner.
Language:  Japanese

Add MS 395/3   6 April 1910
Letter from the Japanese ambassador in London to Meade Falkner sending him the following Diploma of the Third Class of the Order of the Rising Sun.

Add MS 395/4   18 February 1921
Diploma for the Second Class Order of the Sacred Treasure from the emperor of Japan conferred on J.M. Falkner.
Language:  Japanese

Add MS 395/5   6 May 1921
Letter from S[eiso] Kobayashi [naval attache at the Japanaese Embassy], Braodway Court, Westminster, to [J.M.] Falkner sending him the insiginia of the Second Class Order of the Sacred Treasure from the emperor of Japan.

Add MS 395/6   9 May 1921
Copy telegram to J.M. Falkner, c/o Armstrong Pozzuoli, from Zigzag informing him that the emperor of Japan had conferred on him the insignia of the Second Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.

Add MS 395/7   24 October 1921
Licence from King George V to John Meade Falkner to wear the Insignia of the Second Class of the Order of the Sacred Treasure, awarded to him by the emperor of Japan “in recognition of valuable services rendered ... during the late War” .

Add MS 395/8   3 November 1921
Letter to J.M. Falkner, c/o Armstrong Whitworth, 8 Gt George St, from G.T. Williers at the Foreign Office sending him a warrant under the royal sign manual allowing him to wear the insignia.

Add MS 395/9   25 April 1922
Copy letter [to J.M. Falkner] from the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs sending him the diploma for the Second Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.

Add MS 395/10-16   [?1920s]
Four [diplomas for awards given to J.M. Falkner by the Turkish government]
Language:  Turkish

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Add MS 396/   16 - 18 October 1625
“The booke of fynes”, listing names, location and amount for fines [in Richmondshire]
f.2r-5v Fines received after the death of James I, 16 & 18 October
f.13r-15r Fines for alienations, [16] & 18 [October]

Add MS 396/   [1628 - 1633]
Accounts of the late Mr Clopton, late receiver of the king's rents and revenues in the north.
f.1r Account of the moneys received from the sureties of Mr Clopton by Mr Tunstall, Mr Wray and Mr Pudsey, listing sums from 45 numbered individuals, mostly £26 13s 4d each
f.2r Disbursements from these moneys, receipted by Mr Tunstall, Mr Wray and Mr Pudsey 1628-1631
f.3r Disbursements by Mr Tunstall c.1631
f.4r Disbursements by Christopher Barnes Trinity 1632 and then Michaelmas 1632
f.5r Disbursements by Mr Ralph Pudsey and Christopher Barnes Candlemas 1632/3
f.5v-6r The audited account 1628-1633.

Add MS 396/   [1628 x 1633]
“Accompt of the Kings Lands” with ? “The Peven” at the head, listing sums from various manors, towns, liberties, honors, stewards and bailiffs throughout England, alphabetically by county with some additional Cumberland at the end.

Add MS 396/   April [1622]
Rental made April 20 James [I] of all the chantries, chapels, guilds, obits, fraternities in the bishoprick and county of Durham taken by Christopher Chaytor esq, listing by chantry etc each property etc and its rent, beginning in the city of Durham.

Add MS 396/   April 1625 - March 1626
Account book of receipts of the king's rents and revenues from Northumberland, Co Durham and Richmondshire for the year from 25 March 1 Charles I, listing names, places and amounts, received and paid at Newcastle, Durham, Richmond and London.
f.1r-6r, 7r-17r, 19r-20r Receipts 12 April 1625 to January 1626.
f.24r-39r, 30r-31v Payments [12] April 1625 to March 1626.
f.33v Corrodies paid in 1625 listing names and amounts.
f.35r Notes on fines.
Inserts include:
f.6a Letter from Robert Irwen to Robert Middleton reporting on his financial activities, much annotated with financial notes.

Add MS 396/   April 1625 - March 1626
Account book of receipts of the king's rents and revenues from Northumberland, Co Durham and Richmondshire for the year from 25 March 1 Charles I, listing names, places and amounts, received and paid at Newcastle, Durham, Richmond and London.
f.1r-11r, 18r, 19r-23v Receipts 12 April 1625 to January 1626.
f.24r-29r, 30r Payments [12] April 1625 to March 1626.
f.37r Notes of payments.
Largely a duplicate of the preceding.

Add MS 396/   April 1622 - February 1623
[Robert Middleton's] account book of receipts of [the king's rents and revenues from Northumberland, Co Durham and Richmondshire for the year from 25 March 1622], listing names, places and amounts, received and paid at Newcastle, Durham, Richmond and London.
f.2r-18v Receipts 16 April 1622 to 13 February 1623.
f.22r-28r Payments 15 April 1622 to 20 February 1623.

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Add MS 397   23 November 2004
Address by Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury, in Durham Cathedral to mark the centenary of the birth of Michael Ramsey: “The Lutheran Catholic”.

Transferred from service papers (DCD/C/H) 25 October 2012.