Durham University Library Additional Manuscripts (2001-)
Introduction
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Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-ADD
Title: Durham University Library Additional Manuscripts (2001-)
Dates of creation: 12th century - 20th century
Extent: several sequences of different sized materials
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: items gathered in accordance with the current collecting policy of the University Library.
Language: English

Contents

A few of the MSS below have been in the library for many years before 1945. Most of them were added by gift, deposit, or purchase between 1945 and 1961, with the object of enriching the local history collection. Other items have been found in printed materials.

Accession details

Given, where known, with each acquisition.

Arrangement

The list continues the catalogue of the Durham University Library Special Collections Additional Manuscripts.

Catalogue

Add.Mss. 2001-2050
Add.MS. 2001   July 1818
Plans of farms and other properties in Greatham, Co. Durham, drawn and coloured by James Averre, those of Greatham Hospital (East Field, North Closes, Hospital, the Glebe, Mason, Lamb, Bradley) measured by survey, the remainder [by eye]. Indicated: houses and barns, fields (with field names and areas), footpaths and roads, streams, rivers and footbridges, contiguous landowners. Unless otherwise stated, units are either farmed by or leased from the Master and Brethren of Greatham Hospital. Some areal measurements (supplied by owners) are queried by Averre. Volume contains on first folio some pencilled genealogical notes c.1932. Folia 22v-23r, 24v-28v are blank. No plans fold out, and the largest therefore is 24 x 17 cm. Scales vary. [James Averre was himself a landowner in Greatham.]
Paper   1 volume
Size: 17 x 12 cm
Donated by Treena Markland, 12 October 2015: Misc.2015/16:34.
Digitised material for Plans of farms in Greatham, Co. Durham - Add.MS. 2001
Add.MS. 2001 f.1v-2
East Field of Greatham Hospital.
Add.MS. 2001 f.3r
North Closes of Greatham Hospital.
Add.MS. 2001 f.3v-4
Hospital Farm.
Add.MS. 2001 f.5r
Glebe of Greatham Hospital.
Add.MS. 2001 f.5v-6
Farm of [Christopher] Mason esquire.
Add.MS. 2001 f.7r
Town Farm of Mr [James] Langley.
Add.MS. 2001 f.7v-8r
Thorntree Farm of Mr James Langley.
Add.MS. 2001 f.8v-10r
Land of Mr Henry Lamb (in 5 leases).
Add.MS. 2001 f.10v-11r
Ground of [John] Calvert and [G.] Elstob.
Add.MS. 2001 f.11v-12r
Farm of Margaret Wilson.
Add.MS. 2001 f.12v-13r
Nobles, lands of Ralph Huntley, Robert Huntley, Ralph Musgrave, Ralph Foster, Thomas Bradley, Mr Robert Smith.
Add.MS. 2001 f.13v
Freehold land of Mr R[obert] Smith.
Add.MS. 2001 f.14r
Freehold land of Mr Dunn.
Add.MS. 2001 f.14v-15r
Farm of Thomas Bradley.
Add.MS. 2001 f.15v-16r
Farm of Mr Robert Smith (in 2 leases).
Add.MS. 2001 f.16v
Half-farm of Mr Davison.
Add.MS. 2001 f.17r
Half-farm of Ralph Atkinson.
Add.MS. 2001 f.17v-18r
Farm of William Atkinson.
Add.MS. 2001 f.18v-22r
The town of Greatham and cottages [to the immediate north-east], showing crude hand-coloured elevations of Greatham Hospital and Greatham church, listing 31 and 43 property owners (some freehold) in the west and east rows respectively.
Add.MS. 2001 f.23v-24r
A plan of all of the farms in the lordship of Greatham.
Add.MS. 2002   [later 17th century ?]
Manuscript copy in later seventeenth century hand of parts of Paraphrase of Erasmus upon the Newe Testamente, the English translation of Erasmus, Desiderius, d.1536 Paraphrases in Novum Testamentum, specifically extracts from Gospels of Matthew, Luke, Mark and John; Acts of the Apostles.
A pencil note at the front “Papers found in Muniments Chest”. Armorial bookplate of the Right Honourable Lord Monson. Burton Library (John Monson, 1st Baron Monson, 1693-1748 ?) and 20th century bookplate of C R Frankish. Half calf binding has remains of spine labels “Extracts from Erasmus” and “Monson MSS [?]VIII”.
1 volume
Bequeathed by Prof. J. Britnell, 2012 (Misc.2011/12:91)
Add.MS. 2003
Number not used
See Add.MS. 1950/3
Add.MS. 2004
Number not used
See Add.MS. 1950/4
Add.MS. 2005
Number not used
See Add.MS. 1950/5
Add.MS. 2006
Number not used
See Add.MS. 1950/6
Add.MS. 2007   April 1992
“The cross at Heavenfield”. Discussion paper by Jonathan Eagles on the location of the 634/5 battle at Hefenfelth/Catscaul, and the textual and archaeological evidence for a medieval cult of the cross at St Oswald's church near Hexham (NY9370869544). Typescript.
Paper   11f
Donated with Margot Johnson Papers, 10 May 2007: Acc. No. Misc.2007/08: 34.
Add.MS.2008   March 2016
Portrait photograph (threequarter-length) of Joseph (Yusuf) Sakakini Pasha, husband of Eugène Sakakini, sister of Alfred Sakakini. Laser print copy (242 x 182 mm).
“The Sakakini family: our Levantine ancestors”, pp.35, 37. Illustrated genealogical notes on the Sakakini family, including an additional thumbnail copy ½-length portrait photograph of an older Joseph Sakakini.
Paper   2f
Donated by Felicity Marpole, 10 March 2016: Acc.No. Misc.2015/16:105.
See also Yusuf Sakakini correspondence and other papers in the 'Abbas Hilmi II Papers (HIL/70/1-406).
Add.MS. 2009 Bound within SC 11377   1907-1916
11 manuscript items formerly loose within a volume of ephemeral antiquarian pamphlets, offprints and articles, mostly by J. T. Fowler, and probably collected the author himself. The items concern monumental inscriptions, monastic administrative records and history, and are written by J. T. Fowler, and another hand.
Paper   15f
Purchased, 21 December 2015. Acc. no. Misc.2015/16:78.
Add.MS. 2009/1-2 Bound within SC 11377/2 (p.2)    28 October 1916
Letter from J. T. Fowler at H[atfield] H[all] D[urham] to his nephew [?Rev. J. Fowler], concerning the inscription on a monumental brass at Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire, unknown to [Herbert] Haines, and enclosing rubbing of lower torso section. The items are enclosed within a note on the same inscription contributed by Fowler to the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries, Feb. 21, 1895 (SC 11377/2).
2f
Add.MS. 2009/3 Bound within SC 11377 (Contents)   20 October 1916
Postcard from J. T. F[owler] at Durham to Rev. J. Fowler at Nidd Vicarage, Harrogate, offering a reading of a memorial inscription for Maud [Sp'ni], in French, at an unidentified location.
1f
Add.MS. 2009/4 Bound within SC 11377 (Contents)   [early 20th century]
Notes, in an unknown hand, on the monumental brasses and coats of arms in the “Parker” chantry at Willingdon St Mary's, East Sussex.
1f
Add.MS. 2009/5 Bound within SC 11377 (Contents)   16 October 1916
Letter from J. T. Fowler on the train to Durham to [his nephew]: New Monkton church compared to Ripon; offers interpretation of unidentfied incription; [Rev. J Fowler] Bishop's Messenger; copying Ripley [Castle] MS (see Surtees Society vol. 130), and compares Thomas Swynton's accounts of Lenten assize feast at [the Abbey of St Mary of Fountains'] York hospice, to O Sapientia“solemn banquet” customarily held at Durham Priory [on 17 December].
2f
Add.MS. 2009/6 Bound within SC 11377 (Contents)   All Saints day [1 November] 1916
Letter from J. T. Fowler at Durham to [his nephew]: offering further interpretation of the inscription on a monumental brass at Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire; copying Ingilby MS (see Surtees Society vol. 130), and comments on tithes and alms in kind (including animals), and gifts to entertainers.
2f
Add.MS. 2009/7 Bound within SC 11377/33 (p.223)   [early 20th century]
Brief historical notes on the Benedictine Order and Opus Dei.
1f
Add.MS. 2009/8 Bound within SC 11377/33 (p.223)   18 April 1907 [postmarked 17 April]
Postcard from J. T. Fowler to Rev. J. B. Fowler at St Anne's Wandsworth: explanatory note on misericord room, or salarium caritatis at Durham, referencing The rites of Durham; preparing lecture, “Bible places lately seen”, touching on conjectured sites of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
1f
Add.MS. 2009/9 Bound within SC 11377/33 (p.1)   [early 20th century]
Two pages from a [letter] in the hand of J. T. Fowler, reporting matters from texts being calendared or transcribed: Fountains' Abbey bursars' accounts (see Surtees Society vol. 130); Thorpe correspondence.
2f
Add.MS. 2009/10 Bound within SC 11377/33 (p.114)   [early 20th century]
Historical notes on: the Ordinal, structure of Communion service; Roman canon; canonical hours.
1f
Add.MS. 2009/11 Bound within SC 11377/35 (p.2)   27 January 1916
Letter from Arthur Ponsonby, Shulbrede Priory, Lynchmere, Haslemere, Surrey, to Rev. J. Fowler, concerning John Yonge, Prior of Shulbrede (1519-1521).
2f
Add.MS. 2010   1906 - 1910
Certificates of Clifford Richmond for passing music exams at the University of Durham, signed by the examiners:
1. Admission 28 September 1906.
2. First Mus.Bac. exam 26 September 1907.
3. Acceptance of his exercise 21 September 1909.
4. Final Mus.Bac. exam September 1910.
Paper file
Given by Miss Hinchliffe of Sheffield, April 1987, to the university chief clerk and transferred to DULASC with the David Watkinson papers October 2015, Acc No Misc.2015/16:48.
Add.MS. 2011   1983 - 1991
5th Durham Scouts, newsletters, AGM minutes and agendas, notices of annual camps, correspondence and circulars.
Paper file
Given by David Watkinson October 2015, part of Acc No Misc.2015/16:48.
Add.MS. 2012   1865 - 1934
Bills and some correspondence for various individuals, trades and businesses in Hartlepool.
12 paper files
Given by Stephanie Carter of Derby, March 2016, Acc No Misc.2015/16:117.
With a CD of digital images of the items, usually more than item in an image.
Add.MS. 2012/1    [?1865]-1903
Bills and some correspondence of Mrs J. Eales of Crescent House Hartlepool, and also her [former husband] Mr W. Eales, from: Twickenham parish; Kensington St Mary Abbotts parish; W. Taylor chemist of Saltburn; G.F. Hawkings of Maryleborne Auction Rooms; H.C. Manners of HM Customs Newport; Gray, Peverell & Company Limited Wholesale & Retail; Hawkings & Sons; Robert Tate family butcher of Northgate.
Paper, 9 items
Add.MS. 2012/2   1903-1917
Bills of Mr J.H. Gilbert, house and estate agent of Middlegate and West Hartlepool, and also in account with the executors of the late D. Herbert, from: G.W. Chrismas plumber and electrician; R.C. Stansfield joiner, builder & contractor; W.A. Smith joiner and builder; R. Rennie builder, joiner & contractor.
Paper, 10 items
Add.MS. 2012/3   1902-1934
Bills, receipts, and some correspondence of Harrison and Son [Barker], solicitors of West Hartlepool, from: Charles E.L. Ringrose registrar; H.S. Sudron builder and contractor; John E. Taylerson joiner, builder & contractor of Hart; Thomas Lowe; J.R. & W.S. Hopper joiners & builders; The Newcastle Journal and Courant.
Paper, 6 items
Add.MS. 2012/4   1902-1919
Bills, receipts and correspondence of Mr David Herbert [Greyhound Hotel] of Hartlepool, from: John G. Christelow bricklayer and contractor; George Wanless & Co. wine merchants of Sunderland; Caledonian Brewery of Edinburgh; P.C.J. Milbank Bart; A.E. Loan wine, spirit and porter merchant; R. Elliott of C. Vaux & Sons; B. Grange tobacconist &c.; St Hilda’s Church Hartlepool; J.J. Hardy & Sons of Hartlepool Brass Works; R.C. Stansfield joiner, builder, &c.; W. Scott Gibb of Moor House; R. Rennie builder, joiner and contractor; The Hartlepool Gas & Water Co. water fitting department.
Paper, 33 items
Add.MS. 2012/5   1912-1913
Bills of Mr G. Firby of Hartlepool, from: William Fiddes joiner, cabinetmaker, upholsterer and undertaker; W.A. Smith joiner, builder, &c.; E. Waltham Blakey plumber, gas and electric bell fitter of Middlegate.
Paper, 7 items
Add.MS. 2012/6    1889-1917
Assorted bills, receipts, correspondence and accounts, from: Whitby Union; The Leeds Merchants’ Buildings Company Limited; A.E. Morison; Robert Glass joiner, builder, &c. of West Hartlepool; Coates & Sidgwick drapers, milliners, costumiers of Stockton-on-Tees; Thomas Pearson (to Mr. Skelton); Thomas Lowe (to Mr. Hopper of West Hartlepool); Barnett Bros wallpaper, oil, paint and varnish merchants of Middlegate and Milbank Crescent (to Mrs Whamand); Mr J. and Mrs R. Seaton of Blue House Farm Greatham (to J. L. Wilson for W.H.O. secretary of the Stockton Stone & Concrete Co. Ltd); The Gradual Payment Co. Bishopgate, London.
Paper, 14 items
Add.MS. 2012/7   1901-1910
Bills, receipts and account statement of Mr. T. Pearson of West Hartlepool, from: C.E. Smith joiner, builder and contractor; Mr. Skelton of A. Brick & Son plumbers, glaziers & gasfillers, wholesale plumbers & glass merchants; Mr. Woodruff of West Hartlepool.
Paper, 5 items
Add.MS. 2012/8    1903-[?1916]
Bills and receipts of Dr W. Steele of Waterloo House, Thornley, from: Herman Strathman boot and shoe maker of Durham; Collingwood and Son Ltd. Jewellers of West Hartlepool; Brady & Martin Ltd. Bankers at Lloyds Bank of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; William Donkin of Durham.
Paper, 5 items
Add.MS. 2012/9   1910-1918
Bills, receipts, accounts and property assessment of W.G. Sudbury house and estate agent of West Hartlepool, from: Maggie Lakeney; J. Bottomley joiner, cabinet maker and repairer; John Proud contractor of Machine Joinery Works; Thomas Jackson builder and contractor; Clark Bros. plumbers, glaziers, gas & bell fitters, electrical, hot water & sanitary engineers; J. Addis builder and contractor; James Boanson & Son decorators & painting contractors; F.J. Stephenson plumber & electrician; Harold Robinson sanitary inspector of County Borough of West Hartlepool; M. Woodhall painter, decorator, sign-writer, gilder, paperhanger, &c.; W. Harrison solicitor; John Pounder Ltd. Contractors; T.W. Rutherford bricklayer and property repairer; William Hogg joiner; Thomas Lowe of Durham; J.R. & W.H. Hopper joiner, builder, &c.;
Paper, 30 items
Add.MS. 2012/10   1913-1918
Accounts of W. Harrison solicitor with W.G. Sudbury house and estate agent, both of West Hartlepool, one with attached bills and receipts of W.G. Sudbury and G. Lazenby, from: E. Waltham Blakey plumber, gas & electric bell fitter of Middlegate; John Proud contractor; J.T. Metcalf collector with Hartlepool Gas & Water Company; The Sun Insurance Office.
Paper, 8 items
Add.MS. 2012/11    1900-[1924]
Bills of Mr Thomas Thompson and a Miss Thompson of Whitby, from: R. Cable joiner and undertaker of Hartlepool; R.A. Wilson & Sons builders, contractors, undertakers &c. of Whitby; Parish of Ruswarp Whitby Union.
Paper, 4 items
Add.MS. 2012/12    1915-1916
Receipts of Mr James Wilson, from: Martin & Fenwick for Sir P.C.J. Milbank Bart of Hart Estate.
Paper, 3 items
Add.MS. 2013   5 Decr. 1764
“Spheric geometry”, manuscript treatise with diagrams on mathematics of the sphere, with a set of tables for solar calculations with worked examples for finding the ascension, decension and azimuth of the sun and similar exercises for dates in the 1760s when located at Whitby.
1 vol. (47f written)
Binding: Vellum binding
Provenance not recorded; possibly among a group of education team example works.
Add.Ms. 2014   1961 - 2016
Durham Oriental Music Festival, files of the honorary secretary/administrative director Keith Pratt concerning the festivals held in 1976, 1979 and 1982 under the auspices of Durham University's School of Oriental Studies and Faculty of Music, comprising correspondence, promotional literature, programmes, minutes, reports and accounts re the festival and the running of its associated charity, the associated events run after the last festival in 1982, and correspondence with the related Asian Music Circle in London in the early 1960s.
17 files
Deposited by Keith Pratt September 1996, Acc No Misc.1997/98:1, with additional material from him December 2017, Acc No Misc.2017/18:49.
Add.Ms. 2014/1   1973 - 1977
Correspondence about the setting up and aftermath of the first festival in 1976, including letters from Malcolm MacDonald, David Attenborough, the BBC and the Iranian Embassy about promoting the festival and patrons of it.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/2   1973 - 1977
Newspaper cuttings about the setting up of the first festival in 1976, advertisments for it, and reviews of the festival, including a copy of Arts North July/August 1976, and including both English and foreign language material, with 3 metal badges.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/3   1973 - 1977
Annual reports of the festival (first one 1974), programmes and performance notes, accounts and other materials related to the first festival in 1976.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/4   1977 - 1980
Correspondence about the setting up and aftermath of the second festival in 1979, Including letters from Malcolm MacDonald, Edward Heath, Imogen Holst and Fernau Hall.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/5   1977 - 1980
Newspaper cuttings about the second festival in 1979, including a copy of Arts North July/August 1979.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/6   1977 - 1980
Programmes and performance notes and other materials, including some photographs (some of Korean performers), related to the second festival in 1979, including Memento International des Festivals (edition 77/78) and Traditional Chinese Orchestra and H.K. Youth Symphony Orchestra ... Visit to U.K. 1979 brochures, a printed report on the festival, and a Come to Britain Trophy certificate of commendation.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/7   1981 - 1984
Correspondence concerning the third festival in 1982 and its aftermath, including letters from Margot Fonteyn, Lord Glenamara and David Attenborough.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/8   1981 - 1984
Official literature and reviews of the third festival in 1982, including the arrangements for a proposed visit by its president Princess Alexandra, brochures for Les Musiciens du Nil, Hong Kong Jing Ying, and Hong Kong Graphic Art, and a copy of 3 The Radio Three Magazine (September 1983) with an article on the festival, and photographs and a programme for the 11 July 1982 congregation honouring Dr Lee Hye-ku, with an interim report on the festival.
Paper file
Add.Ms. 2014/9   1976 - 1978
Durham Oriental Music Festival Ltd financial journal for the years ended 31 March.
Paper book
Add.Ms. 2014/10   1979 - 1983
Durham Oriental Music Festival Ltd financial journal for the years ended 31 March.
Paper book
Add.MS. 2014/11   1979 - 1984
Financial invoices and receipts for the festival, with also an agenda for an AGM February 1984 and plans for the cessation of the festivals and their replacement by other activities.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2014/12   1976 - 1990
Correspondence with the Charities Commission about the festival as a charity, including the Memorandum, Articles and Certificate of Association incorporating the festival 19 March 1976, accounts, AGMs and reports.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2014/13   1972 - 1976
Correspondence of Peter Rawson (director of the Gulbenkian Museum) about the Oriental Music Festival, with some programmes, and including the catalogue Musical Instruments of the World by Jeremy Montagu, Sheffield Festival Exhibition 1967, 2nd edition 1970.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2014/14   1961 - 1962
Correspondence about the possibility of establishing a north east branch of the London Asian Music Circle, including brochures and programmes for the Circle.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2014/15   1976 & 1979
Posters for the first two festivals.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2014/16   1992
Printouts of BW digital photos of Li Xiangting and Bell Yung.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2014/17   [2016]
“The Durham Oriental Music Festival and its Legacy”, Keith Pratt and Simon Mills, with illustrations.
Paper file, 44p
An edited version was published in Asian Musicology (27, May 2017) p.137-178.
Add.MS. 2015   [1715-1721]
“A catalogue of the Bishops and Priors Deans and Prebendaries of the Church of Durham and of the Archdeacons of Durham & Northbrld”, listing all these ecclesiastics with some notes on their careers and particularly their building activitiy in Durham, with also an index, and lists of prebendaries preferred to be deans and bishops, deans preferred to be bishops and bishops translated. Possibly originally compiled in around 1715, with additions to 1721.
Paper book, 40f + iif, in modern tooled leather covered boards
Bought from John Turton Antiquarian Books, April 2016, Acc No Misc.2015/16:128.
Inscribed (with ?his bookplate) Colin James Higgins 21st April 1995.
Add.MS. 2016   [late 19th century]
Manuscript index to testators in volumes of wills edited by the Surtees Society (Archdeaconry of Richmond, Durham [vols i-ii], York [vols i-iv]).
Bookplates of Frederick Walter Dendy DCL (possibly the compiler) and A. I. Doyle.
1 vol.
Binding: Green cloth binding
Donated by Dr A. I. Doyle, Misc.2015/16:129.
Add.MS. 2017   5 July 2003
“Bricey's Last Bash”, programme for a farewell concert of Richard Brice as deputy head and director of music on his retirement after 35 years at Belmont Comprehensive School involving past and present students, with images.
Printed paper pamphlet, 4f
Donated by Richard Brice, May 2016, Acc No Misc.2015/16:143.
Add.MS. 2018   1936 - 2002
Theses, transcripts, notes and correspondence of Wolfgang von Leyden, Reader in Philosophy at Durham University, but mostly from his time before coming to Durham in 1946.
12 items
Wolfgang von Leyden was born in December 1911 in Berlin. He was educated at the Victoria Gymnnasium, Postdam, the Arndt Gymnasium, Berlin, and for two years he read Philosophy, Literature and Art at the universities of Berlin and Gottingen. In 1936 he was awarded a Dott. Di Fil. by the University of Florence for a thesis on Montaigne. In 1939 he was admitted to Balliol College Oxford as an advanced student working under Prof R.G. Collingwood. He was awarded a DPhil from Oxford in 1944. He was appointed a lecturer in the Durham Colleges in 1946, and was promoted senior lecturer in 1956 and then given a personal readership in 1962. He retired in 1976 and died in 2004.
Given by James von Leyden, May 2016, Acc No Misc.2015/16:141.
Add.MS. 2018/1   October 1936
Language:  German
“Die Ichvorstellung in den Essais Montaignes Eine Untersuchung rationalistischer Probleme, bezogen auf die Entwicklung der stoischen, skeptischen und relativistischen Denkweise Montaignes”, by Wolfgang von Leyden, (Florence [Dott Di Fil] thesis), with occasional corrections.
Typescript bound, vi + 192 + 50f
Add.MS. 2018/2   October 1936
Language:  Italian
“La Concezione Dell'io Nei Saggi Di Montaigne”, by Wolfgang von Ledyen, (Florence [Dott Di Fil] thesis), with occasional corrections and an inserted introduction
Typescript bound, I + 231f
Add.MS. 2018/3   May 1944
“Time and History (An historical study of the ideas of time and history in Antiquity, the Renaissance, and the 17th and 18th centuries. The rise of the notion of relativity)”, by Wolfgang von Leyden, (Oxford [DPhil] thesis), with amendments, and with inserted notes on the thesis by especially Professor Paton, and others.
Typescript bound, xxii + 527f + inserts
Add.MS. 2018/4   May 1944
“Time and History (An historical study of the ideas of time and history in Antiquity, the Renaissance, and the 17th and 18th centuries. The rise of the notion of relativity)”, by Wolfgang von Leyden, (Oxford [DPhil] thesis), another copy, with different amendments.
Typescript bound, xxii + 527f
Add.MS. 2018/5   September 1944
“Unpublished Papers of John Locke A report on the Lovelace Collection, now in the Bodleian Library Oxford” (Oxford), with inserted newspaper cuttings about the purchase of the Lovelace collection by the Bodleian, and some letters to Leyden from Edmund Craster, G.N. Clark, R.W. Hunt and David Ross about the work 1944-1947.
Typescript file, x + 104 + 7f
Add.MS. 2018/6   [c.1947]
Language:  Latin
Transcript of John Locke's treatise consisting of 12 essays on the laws of nature.
Paper file, 176f
Original: Oxford Bodleian Library Locke ms f.30.
Add.MS. 2018/7   1948 - 1949
“John Locke's Unpublished Papers” typescript, with a published article offprint edition from Sophia (Anno XVII N.1, January - March 1949) with a list of those to whom offprints were sent; also notices of it from The Seventeenth Century Newsletter (Vol.VI No.2, May 1948), Radio Times (North of England Edition, 19 March 1948) and The Listener (Vol.XXXIX No.1001, 1 April 1948).
Paper file
Add.MS. 2018/8   1942 - 2002
Transcripts of John Locke's shorthand with notes, and letters to Leyden about it from Patrick Kelly (1976), Guy Mennell (with article offprints) (1990,2002), Angela Blackburn (1990), Roland Hall (1978), Gerald Aylmer (1971-1972), Max Beloff (1942).
Paper file
Add.MS. 2018/9   July 1941 - December 1947
69 letters to Leyden from Kenneth Sisam (July 1941 - March 1947) and 1 from D.M. Davis (December 1947) at The Clarendon Press, Oxford, about Leyden's work on John Locke.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2018/10   [?1940s]
Leyden's notes on John Locke and Pierre Nicole.
Paper file of 5" x 7" notelets
Add.MS. 2018/11   [?1940s]
Leyden's notes on John Locke's journals and Robert Boyle's works, with lists of bishops.
Paper file of 5" x 7" notelets
Add.MS. 2018/12   [?1960s]
“17th Century Metaphysics”, Leyden's notes and newspaper cuttings organised by topic/philosopher.
Paper file
Add.MS.2019/1-45   1710-2011
Historical and genealogical papers, photographs and a small number of objects related to the Shout and West families.
The papers are arranged in the following groups:
Journal and Correspondence (Add.MS.2019/1-2);
Genealogical Papers (Add.MS.2019/3-17);
Railway Papers (Add.MS.2019/18-21);
Photographic Materal (Add.MS.2019/22-39);
Objects (Add.MS.2019/40-44).

6 boxes, 1 roll,
Theodore West (1826-1898), son of William West (1793-1851), in 1853 closed his analytical chemist business in Albion Street, Leeds to travel to Australia to work in goldfields near Bathurst, New South Wales. Theodore kept both a dairy, donated to the library in an earlier accession (Add.MS. 539), and a contemporaneous illustrated journal (Add.MS.2019/1) containing sketches and watercolours from his travels. In 1853 Theodore West married Margaret Haigh (1826-1872): they had eight children, including Minnie Jane West (1854-1909) who married William Shout (1850-1924) in 1877.
Presented by Barbara and Michael Shout, March 2016. Acc. no.: Misc.2015/16:118.
Add.MS.2019/1-2   1710-2015
Journal and correspondence:Theodore West's journal, and correspondence between Stephen West, Samuel West and John Galloway.
1 volume, 42f
Add.MS.2019/1/1   1835-1885; [2010s]
Theodore West's journal, November 1853 to February 1854, of a voyage from London to Sydney on board the ship “Palmyra”; illustrated with sketches and watercolour paintings:
p.4 figurehead of the “Palmyra”, 8 November 1853 (148 x 118 mm);
p.5A “fine sunset” at sea, 9 November 1853 (181 x 113 mm);
p.5B evening sky at sea, drawn 15 minutes after 5A, 9 November 1853 (179 x 108 mm);
p.6A “Mrs M. taking her child to look at the horse”, 9 November 1853 (108 x 90 mm;
p.6B kids [young goats] playing on board, November 1853 (147 x 95 mm);
p.7A two ships under sail, entitled “French Schooner crossing our bows,” 10 November 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.7B flag signal on halliard, November 1853 (89 x 111 mm);
p.9A view of La Palma, Canary Isles, 15 November 1853 (186 x 118 mm);
p.9B waves and flying fish, 16 November 1853 (85 x 56 mm);
p.10 man fishing for porpoise from the ship's martingale, 16 November 1853 (179 x 114 mm);
p.11A “Palmyra” passing the “Jesse” of Swansea, 16 November 1853 (185 x 117 mm);
p.11B flag signals (‘Who are you?’), 17 November 1853 (176 x 112 mm);
p.12 Portuguese Man of War jellyfish, November 1853 (108 x 106 mm);
p.13A distant view of Santo Antão, Cape Verde Islands, 19 November 1853 (179 x 108 mm);
p.13B “Dead calm”, ship becalmed, 20 November 1853 (178 x 109 mm);
p.14 “Morning bath on the forecastle”, showing man washing, 20 November 1853 (108 x 88 mm);
p.15A “Water spouts”, 26 November 1853 (179 x 112 mm);
p.15B calm sea with “dark lurid sunset”, 26 November 1853 (178 x 109 mm);
p.17A sketches of four phosphorescent creatures that were caught in a net, 26 November 1853 (77 x 55 mm);
p.17B two ships on a calm sea at sunset, 27 November 1853 (179 x 110 mm);
p.18 Captain and Mate on deck looking out to sea, 27 November 1853 (93 x 117 mm);
p.19 “Sending our letters by the ‘homeward bound’”, showing rowing boat between two ships, the Palmyra and the “Cumberland Lass” of Exeter, 27 November 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.21A “The skipper taking an early reconnoitre on deck (in undress uniform)”, sketch of two men on deck, one cleaning the deck and the other looking out to sea, 29 November 1853 (105 x 115 mm);
p.21B “Passing whaler”, with note on the crows nest, 30 November 1853 (179 x 110 mm);
p.23A dark rain cloud over the sea, rain “like cheque work”, 30 November 1853 (179 x 108 mm);
p.23B two ships, one on the horizon apparently traversing the sun, 1 December 1853 (179 x 108 mm);
p.24 “Albacore jumping out of the water”, 2 December 1853 (180 x 110 mm);
p.25A sun's rays glowing through heavy rain clouds, 3 December 1853 (180 x 110 mm);
p.25B ship sailing, showing “peculiar sunset clouds”, 5 December 1853 (179 x 108 mm);
p.26A “M.” sat reading, wedged between the mizzen mast and a skylight, 5 December 1853 (180 x 105 mm);
p.26B preparatory sketch for 26A, 5 December 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.27A ship sailing beneath a rosy evening sky, 5 December 1853 (166 x 110 mm);
p.27B sea at sunset, before “peculiar pyramidal clouds”, 12 December 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.28 view of Trinidad, from 40 miles, 12 December 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.29A view of Trinidad, from 16 to 20 miles, 13 December 1853 (179 x 110 mm);
p.29B view of Trinidad, from 10 miles, 15 December 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.30A “Taking the Sun”, showing man using sextant sat in a row boat on davits, 18 December 1853 (110 x 95 mm);
p.30A captain sat on the deck “scanning a passing vessel” with a telescope, 21 December 1853 (66 x 74 mm);
p.31A two passing vessels, 22 December 1853 (179 x 109 mm);
p.31B ship passing hundreds of “whale birds” (blue petrels) on in the water, 23 December 1853 (180 x 110 mm;
p.33A sketch of the crew holystoning the deck in preparation for making port at Cape Town, 27 December 1853 (182 x 116 mm);
p.33B view of the coastline nearing Table Bay and Cape Town, 31 December 1853 (524 x 110 mm);
p.34 “Cape pigeon” flying above the water, 29 December 1853 (84 x 58 mm);
p.35A people on a beach at Cape Town, 1 January 1854 (179 x 110 mm);
p.35B man and woman working at the beach, Cape Town, January 1854 (179 x 109 mm);
p.36 “young negro on the quay steps fishing”, January 1854 (109 x 126 mm);
p.37A “group of young natives fishing from the quay”, Cape Town, January 1854 (179 x 111 mm);
p.37B preparatory sketch of Cape Town, January 1854 (180 x 109 mm);
p.38 sketch of pier, Cape Town, January 1854 (192 x 262 mm);
p.39A “Pump in botanic gardens, Cape Town”, January 1854 (179 x 109 mm);
p.39B address card for C. Boucher, Union Inn, 30 Plein-Street, Cape Town;
p.41 “Weighing anchor to leave”, panoramic view of Table Bay roads, 4 January 1854 (264 x 204 mm);
p.43 “Passing along Table Bay, leaving the bay”, showing Table Mountain with the ‘Devil's Table Cloth’ of clouds, January 1854 (263 x 204 mm);
p.44 boats and ships sailing before Cape Town with birds flying against an orange sky, January 1854 (205 x 135 mm);
p.45 Table Mountain and coast line from the west, January 1854 (264 x 204 mm);
p.47 coast line at Cape of Good Hope, with pink sky, 4 January 1854 (262 x 200 mm);
p.49A“Shirley” an American clipper under full sail bound from Calcutta, 5 January 1854 (181 x 110 mm);
p.49B “The squall, reefing topsails”, showing the ship tossed on a rough sea, January 1854 (179 x 113 mm);
p.50 men reefing the topsails, under the direction of the second mate, January 1854 (109 x 179 mm);
p.51A men reefing sail, January 1854 (180 x 111 mm);
p.51B men reefing topsail in a rough sea, January 1854 (179 x 108 mm);
p.52A two albatrosses flying over the sea, January 1854 (146 x 96 mm);
p.52B albatross on the water, January 1854 (85 x 55 mm);
p.53A sketch of two albatrosses skimming the waves, draft sketches for 52A, January 1854 (107 x 180 mm);
p.53B flock of albatrosses and storm petrels after the gale, January 1854 (180 x 110 mm);
p.53C sunset at sea, 16 January 1854 (179 x108 mm);
p.55A early morning, showing “peculiar arch of blue across the sky”, 26 January 1854 (204 x130 mm);
p.55B golden sunset reflecting on the sea, 26 January 1854 (179 x 108 mm);
p.56 “Sunset in high southern latitude”, 1 February 1854 (180 x110 mm);
p.57A sunset at seven o'clock, 6 February 1854 (180 x 110 mm);
p.57B sunset at quarter past seven, showing great variability, 6 February 1854 (180 x 110 mm);
p.59A dark clouds at sunset, 8 February 1854 (181 x 115 mm);
p.59B dark clouds at sunset, 9 February 1854 (180 x 108 mm);
p.60 Theodore, “M.” and the captain seated on one of the hen-coops on the deck “enjoying the sunset”, February 1854 (114 x 107 mm);
p.61 sunset, 11 February 1854 (180 x 108 mm);
p.62-63 sequence of four scenes through a cyclone, 12 February 1854 (179 x 108 mm);
p.65A orange sky at sea, 12 February 1854 (180 x 109 mm);
p.65B ship sailing under moonlit cloudy sky, 12 February 1854 (185 x 117 mm);
p.67A ship sailing at sea under ribbed cloud formation, 16 February 1854 (180 x 108 mm);
p.67B pink sky at sea, 18 February 1854 (179 x 108 mm);
p.69 “Haul ye bowline”, men on deck hauling the bowline, 16 February 1854 (197 x 126);
p.71 first view of Botany Bay, 18 February 1854 (700 x 146 mm).
Loose paintings
Add.MS.2019/1/A “Green hills” anchorage, Keppel bay, Port Curtis (462 x 180);
Add.MS.2019/1/B Cape Moreton lighthouse, Moreton Bay (226 x 180 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/C Fitzroy River, entrance to Keppel Bay, Port Curtis, showing [?Hate] rocks (226 x 180 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/D sunset in Keppel Bay, 13 October 1858 (226 x 180 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/E Lambay Islands off Wollongong, Illawarra (227 x 171 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/F “The snares, or ‘Traps’, S[outh] of New Zealand”, 1885 [sic] (191 x 126 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/G Glasshouse rocks, en route to Port Curtis (183 x 113 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/H view on River Turon near Sofala, from Ration Hill looking towards the township, showing Red Hill, Church Hill and Rose Hill, 15 January 1859 (255 x 189 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/I Antipodes Island, 28 December 1861, sketch from shipboard on homeward voyage (335 x 132 mm);
Add.MS.2019/1/J Antipodes Island from another position, 28 January 1861 (134 x 76 mm).

1 volume, 10f
Size: 24 x 39 cm
Digitised material for Theodore West's journal, November 1853 - February 1854, of a voyage from London to Sydney on board the ship Palmyra - Add.MS 2019/1
Add.MS.2019/1/2/1-3   [20th century]
Incomplete manuscript transcript of Add.MS.2019/1/1.
3f
Add.MS.2019/1/3/1-18   11 November 2015
Typescript transcript of Add.MS.2019/1/1.
18f
Add.MS.2019/2/1-11   1710-1850; [2010s]
Photostat copies of letters from Stephen West at Maryland to Samuel West at Southwark, 1710 (Add.MS.2019/2/1), Samuel West to Stephen West at London, 1724 (Add.MS.2019/2/7) and John Galloway at Maryland West River to Samuel West at London, 1728 (Add.MS.2019/2/9 ); with modern transcripts. Topics covered include Stephen's options on finding a wife and his experience working with Captain John Reas; details about financial matters chiefly relating to Stephen West’s shipping company.
11f
Add.MS.2019/3-17   1874-2011
Genealogical papers: various notes and family trees relating to the Shout and West families.
1 volume, 1 roll, 1 object, 99f
Add.MS. 2019/3/1-3   1874-1934; [2010s]
Anniversary book gifted to Minnie Jane Shout (1854-1909), also used by Audrey Shout (Minnie Jane's grandchild) with dates of birth and death of various ancestors and family members; with modern transcript of entries in the book (Add.MS.2019/3/2-3).
1 volume, 2f
Size: 10 x 8 cm
Add.MS.2019/4/1-6   1876-1966
Inscription and title page from 1876 Shout family bible, with list of Shout family ancestors; dried [?fern] leaf and cruciform bookmark.
5f, 1 object
Add.MS.2019/5/1-6   1892-[2010s]
Notes and family trees by Theodore West on his family history and a possible family connection with Benjamin West [painter, 1738-1820]; with modern transcript of notes (Add.MS.2019/5/6).
6f
Add.MS.2019/6/1-12   [20th century]; November 2011
Shout and West family tree. Photostat copy (Add.MS.2019/6/1); with manuscript copy made by Barbara Shout.
1 roll; 11f
Size: 75 x 37 cm
Add.MS.2019/7/1-5   [1920s]-2016
Notes and family tree relating to the Raine family, [conected to the Shouts through Lizzie Raine's marriage to Leonard West Shout Snr in 1916].
4f with envelope
Add.MS.2019/8/1-40   [1970s]
Shout and West family tree. Photocopies.
39f and envelope
Add.MS.2019/9/1-5   1975
Shout family tree compiled by Anthony Shout. Photocopy.
5f
Add.MS. 2019/10   [1990s]
Certificate of heraldry for the Shout family.
1f
Add.MS.2019/11   1 December 1994
Letter from Lea and Peg at Calgary Alta, to Betty, Jean and Ramsey Shout, containing family news.
1f
Add.MS.2019/12   [19th century]
Manuscript notes on the West family history and link with George Head Head.
1f
Add.MS. 2019/13/1-3   [2010s]
Typed transcript of an obituary of Theodore West, a minister, from the minutes of Darlington Monthly Meeting; with modern transcript of a letter to his [?wife], 12 November 1858 (Add.MS.2019/13/3).
3f
The original [?19th-century] document is noted as having been “mislaid” prior to the donation of the papers to Durham University.
Add.MS.2019/14/1-8   [2010s]
Typed family history notes on the West family with typescript list of birth, marriages and deaths of Theodore West's family ancestors.
8f
Add.MS.2019/15/1-4   [2010s]
Photocopies of 1891, 1901, and 1911 census records of the parish of South Cowton in Yorkshire, relating to William Shout (1850-1924) and his residence Castle Farm.
4f
Add.MS.2019/16/1-4   [2010s]
Letter from Elizabeth to the Shout family regarding the death of her uncle John West Willmott; copy of an obituary of Willmott; and with picture of Wilmott from his time in the Coast Guard and of his time in the Second World War.
4f
Add.MS.2019/17/1-3   2010
Typed notes on the Shout family history.
3f
Add.MS.2019/18-21   [1880s]-1975
Railway papers: booklet, poster, newspaper clippings and postcards related to the history of locomotives and the railway.
1 volume, 9f
Add.MS.2019/18/1-2   [1880s]-[20th century]
“The Evolution of the Locomotive Engine”, by Theodore West (late chief draughtsmen of the North East Railway Locomotive Works, Darlington). Printed booklet, largely consisting of drawings of locomotives.
Watercolour sketch of a steam tractor [?by Theodore West], the tractor “going over a heap of earth & a huge log that had been laid purposely across a new made road to obstruct our passing” (Add.MS.2019/19/2).
1 volume, 1f
Add.MS.2019/19/1-4   [late 19th century]
Printed poster depicting a procession of historic locomotives during a railway jubilee [?in Darlington].
4f
Size: 50 x 37 cm
Add.MS.2019/20/1-2   [1920s]
Two postcards: George Stephenson’s Locomotion engine (Add.MS.2019/21/1); the 1837 railway timetable for the Stockton and Darlington railways (Add.MS.2019/21/2).
2f
Add.MS.2019/21/1-2   3 August 1975
Newspaper clippings from The Sunday Times, 31 August 1975, relating to the 150th anniversary celebrations of the railways.
2f
Add.MS.2019/22-39   1870-[2010s]
Photographic material: photographic albums and loose photographs depicting members of the Shout and West families, along with various greetings cards and postcards.
3 volumes, 12f
Add.MS.2019/22/1-104   [1870s]-[1900s]
Album of William and Minnie Jane Shout (née West) and their children (Margaret Ann, Mayor Mason, Minnie Jane (Jnr), Theodore William, Leonard West (Snr), and Dorothy Elizabeth), containing photographs as well as drawings, greetings cards and postcards:
1. two children in front of outbuildings at Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 156 x 100 mm);
2. St Mary's Church, South Cowton (photographic print; 152 x 108 mm);
3. Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 152 x 108 mm);
4. outbuildings and a windmill at Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 150 x 110 mm);
5. greeting card of red and green leaves (114 x 166 mm);
6. painting of a country scene (74 x 35 mm);
7. greeting card of flowers and a bridge (134 x 184);
8. painting of a sail boat on a river (74 x 35 mm);
9. William and Minnie Shout with four of their children (photographic print; 111 x 156 mm);
10. greeting card of a church in winter with a robin in the foreground (83 x 108 mm);
11. greeting card of a windmill with a robin and a butterfly in the foreground (83 x 108 mm);
12. four Shout children (photographic print;155 x 113 mm);
13. two unidentified men and four children with a horse drawn cart loaded with hay (photographic print; 146 x 111 mm);
14. chancel, screen and altar at St Mary's Church, South Cowton (photographic print; 244 x 190 mm);
15. North side of St Mary's Church, South Cowton (photographic print; 236 x 194 mm);
16. Christmas card of a house surrounded by fields (104 x 136 mm);
17. Christmas card of a house on the bank of a river (104 x 136 mm);
18. Christmas card of red and green leaves (112 x 90 mm);
19. postcard of Post House Wynd, Lead Yard and the River Skerne in Darlington (photographic print; 100 x 136 mm);
20. Christmas card of butterflies and flowers (146 x 118 mm);
21. chancel, screen, altar and pews at St Mary's Church, South Cowton (photographic print; 246 x 191 mm);
22. Cowton Castle Farm from doorway of St Mary's Church, South Cowton (photographic print; 152 x 203 mm);
23. William Shout by a gate (photographic print; 105 x 133 mm);
24. Ullswater (photographic print; 155 x 100 mm);
25. watermill, Croft-On-Tees (1photographic print; 52 x 110 mm);
26. St Peter's Church, Croft-On-Tees (photographic print; 150 x 110 mm);
27. greeting card of trees at the side of a river (115 x 136 mm);
28. greeting card of a peacock feather (88 x 119 mm);
29. Christmas card of blue flowers and a butterfly (111 x 98 mm);
30. Birthday card of a bridge over a river surrounded by trees (115 x 136 mm);
31. greeting card of a kingfisher (120 x 160 mm);
32. greeting card of a man fishing (75 x 112 mm);
33. Christmas card of hills beside the sea (137 x 105 mm);
34. birthday card of white and yellow flowers (65 x 121 mm);
35. greeting card depicting a sail boat in moonlight (94 x 123 mm);
36. greeting card depicting a bird and some ivy with a stone building in the background (108 x 162 mm);
37. Gateway and Pikes Peak, Colorado (photographic print; 184 x 108 mm);
38. railway bridge in Hirst Wood, Bingley (photographic print; 200 x 154 mm);
39. postcard picturing a painting of the Bledr valley (134 x 86 mm);
40. greeting card of flowers in a basket (165 x 120 mm);
41. Christmas card with a sketch of a church (126 100 mm);
42. Miller Bridge, Ambleside (photographic print; 202 x 152 mm);
43. painting of an evening scene near Windsor (135 x 86 mm);
44. St Mary's Church, South Cowton in the distance (photographic print; 150 x 105 mm);
45. Cowton Castle Farm from Atley Hill, 1889 (photographic print; 153 x109 mm);
46. three adults and three children loading a horse cart with hay, Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 152 x 109 mm);
47. Cowton Castle Farm with cattle in the foreground (photographic print; 150 x 110 mm);
48. Baron Shout in his study (photographic print; 149 x 103 mm);
49. Compton Wynyates (photographic print; 154 x 100 mm);
50. Mrs Blanchard Hernard with a child on her lap, July 1889 (photographic print; 111 x 152 mm);
51. St Mary's Church, South Cowton and Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 159 x 92 mm);
52. chancel and pews at Birkby Church, 1889 (photographic print; 153 x 104 mm);
53. chancel, screen and altar with font and cover in the foreground at St Mary's Church, South Cowton (photographic print; 164 x 120 mm);
54. William Shout with Cowton Castle farm in the background (photographic print; 154 x 100 mm);
55. Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 150 x 84 mm);
56. Birkby Church (photographic print; 148 x 93 mm);
57. greeting card of a river landscape with bulrushes and a Kingfisher (107 x 138 mm;
58. greeting card of a windmill with a butterfly and ferns (109 x 139 mm);
59. William Shout (photographic print; 102 x 140);
60. group of calves (photographic print; 150 x 114 mm);
61. greetings card of white flowers and a butterfly (108 x 162 mm);
62. Christmas card of two ships (106 x 67 mm);
63. greetings card of red flowers (109 x 165 mm);
64. Christmas card of pink flowers (109 x 73 mm);
65. Christmas card of white flowers (106 x 137 mm);
66. Christmas card of sail boats (102 x 126 mm);
67. New year card of red flowers (82 x 164 mm);
68. Christmas card of a house in the snow (74 x 115 mm);
69. greetings card of yellow flowers (90 x 122 mm);
70. postcard of snow scenes from an unknown town (140 x 100 mm);
71. Richmond marketplace (photographic print; 150 x 108 mm);
72. William Shout with hat and cane (photographic print; 111 x 154 mm);
73. houses in East Cowton (photographic print; 148 x 90 mm);
74. Christmas card of pink flowers (125 x 145 mm);
75. greetings card of landscape scene (113 x 75 mm);
76. greetings card of owls in moonlight and a fern (138 x 106 mm);
77. Christmas card of two owls on a broomstick in moonlight (113 x 88 mm);
78. painting of an autumn river scene (105 x 153 mm);
79. greetings card of two robins and a spider (132 x 94 mm);
80. young Minnie Jane (Jnr) and Theodore William Shout by a gate, 1889 (photographic print; 110 x 155 mm);
81. young Leonard West Shout (Snr) in a buggy with Minnie Jane (Jnr) and Theodore William Shout standing beside, 1889 (photographic print; 79 x 107 mm);
82. Birkby Church (photographic print; 99 x 76 mm);
83. The Vicarage in North Cowton, 1894 (photographic print; 206 x 154 mm);
84. postcard of two donkeys carrying water (photographic print; 184 x 108 mm);
85. postcard of a Lighthouse, Scarborough (photographic print; 202 x 132 mm);
86. postcard of the North bay from the Castle, Scarborough (photographic print; 193 x 132 mm);
87. Mission Room, North Cowton 1894 (photographic print; 203 x 154 mm);
88. postcard of Bath Houses at springs, Aguascalientes, Mexico (photographic print; 185 x 108 mm);
89. interior of the mission room, North Cowton 1895 (photographic print; 206 x 151 mm);
90. postcard of a family in front of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado (photographic print; 184 x 107 mm);
91. postcard of Scarborough from the Prince of Wales Hotel (photographic print; 204 x 135 mm);
92. postcard of Seven Lakes, Colorado (photographic print; 184 x 108 mm);
93. figures including West family members in front of the burnt-out Pease Mill, Darlington 1894 (photographic print; 151 x 195 mm);
94. young Leonard West Shout (Snr) and Donkey pulling a buggy by the Hindhead Cross, Surrey (photographic print; 151 x 106 mm);
95. William Shout sat by the road in front of houses on Atley Hill, Cowton (photographic print; 155 x 108 mm);
96. postcard depicting a group of children building a snowman, 1880 (photographic print; 105 x 172 mm);
97. painting of pink flowers by M. Harris (85 x 115 mm);
98. painting of white flowers and two Robins (77 x 103 mm);
99. painting of coral and shellfish, by M. Harris, Kingsdown, July 31 1873 (132 x 186 mm);
100. Ackworth School, Pontefract 1892 (photographic print; 149 x 105 mm);
101. greeting card of a cherub directing birds to play a score of music (114 x 164 mm);
102. drawing of man [?Robinson Crusoe] on a desert island (134 x 115 mm);
103. Christmas card depicting mice playing cards (140 x 95 mm);
104. Leonard West Shout (Snr) as a baby (photographic print; 99 x 110 mm).
Loose items
Add.Ms.2019/22/A drawing of a Martello tower, possibly at Deal (137 x 113 mm);
Add.Ms.2019/22/B calves at a gate, with house in background (photographic print; 156 x 112 mm);
Add.Ms.2019/22/C prints of various leaves (113 x 93 mm);
Add.Ms.2019/22/D printed ivy garlanded bouquet of flowers, with engraved inscriptions and dedication from W. S. W. to A. B. C. I., 19th May 1856 (125 x 163 mm);
Add.Ms.2019/22/E painting of white and yellow flowers by M. Harris (201 x 248 mm);
Add.Ms.2019/22/F western façade of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, with single figure posing, possibly taken by Theodore West, 7 August 1889 (photographic print; 209 x 279 mm);
Add.Ms.2019/22/G reproduction of the Head of Christ by Quentin Matsys (photographic print; 217 x 277 mm).
1 volume, 7f
Size: 24 x 30 cm
Add.MS.2019/23/1-46   [1870s]-[1900s]
Album of William and Minnie Jane Shout (née West) and their children, containing photographs as well as drawings and postcards:
1. Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 203 x 153 mm);
2. three Shout children (photographic print; 205 x 155 mm);
3. Minnie Jane Shout and her children in front of Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 203 x 159 mm);
4. Shout children in front of Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 215 x 160 mm);
5. William and Minnie Jane Shout's son in front of church (photographic print; 204 x 156 mm);
6. three Shout children (photographic print; 156 x 201 mm);
7. William and Minnie Jane Shout's daughter (photographic print; 90 x 55 mm);
8. William and Minnie Jane Shout's son (photographic print; 90 x 55 mm);
9. three Shout children (photographic print; 165 x 120 mm);
10. Chillon Castle, Geneva (photographic print; 149 x 10 mm);
11. Knightstone Bay, Weston-Super-Mare (photographic print; 146 x 90 mm);
12. three Shout children (photographic print; 165 x 122 mm);
13. painting of a white and purple flower (172 x 215 mm);
14. painting of bulrushes beside a pond (72 x 142 mm);
15. painting of blue, purple and yellow flowers (129 x 183 mm);
16. sketch of a beetle with a top hat (80 x 63 mm);
17. sketch of anthropomorphised bowling skittles (158 x 63);
18. sketch of a bird with a ruff playing with a hoop and a stick and a beetle with a hat and a whip (97 x 57);
19. painting of a mushrooms and waystone engraved 'The Fishing Net October 1878' (106 x 114 mm );
20. painting of orange and pink leaves and butterflies with a cutaway inset with a painting of a tree and a church tower (85 x 140 mm);
21. unidentified woman with two horses (photographic print; 146 x 98 mm);
22. William and Minnie Jane Shout sat on a hay bale with young son (photographic print; 154 x 108 mm);
23. William and Minnie Jane Shout's son sat on hay (photographic print; 109 x 152 mm);
24. four Shout children and two unidentified men loading a horse drawn cart with hay (photographic print; 139 x 108 mm);
25. four Shout children sat on a fence (photographic print; 147 x 110 mm);
26. Swallow falls at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales (photographic print; 109 x 152 mm);
27. William Shout sat on hay (photographic print; 110 x 153 mm);
28. William and Minnie Jane Shout with four of their children sat in front of Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 152 x 113 mm);
29. four Shout children (photographic print; 150 x 110 mm);
30. William and Minnie Jane Shout with four of their children sat in the hay (photographic print; 157 x 112 mm);
31. four Shout children and three unidentified men loading a horse drawn cart with hay (photographic print; 136 x 83 mm);
32. William and Minnie Jane Shout with their son and two unidentified women (photographic print; 152 x 11 mm);
33. four Shout children next to a tree (photographic print; 114 x 151 mm);
34. cottage and barn (photographic print; 161 x 118 mm);
35. three Shout children (photographic print; 113 x 152 mm);
36. William and Minnie Jane Shout with four of their children (photographic print; 110 x 150 mm);
37. drawing of [?South Cowton Church] (117 x 86 mm);
38. drawing of Richmond castle, 1886 (122 x 87 mm);
39. drawing of entrance to Peppin Hall Woods, July 1888 (67 x 41 mm);
40. drawing of [?Hilton Ridley Church], 1885 (120 x 87 mm);
41. drawing of South Cowton Church, 1886 (121 x 86 mm);
42. drawing of a folly in a park, 1886 (86 x 118 mm);
43. postcard of the view of Richmond from Cerrace (photographic print; 137 x 89 mm);
44. postcard of the view of Richmond Castle from the Swale (photographic print; 137 x 89 mm);
45. postcard of Richmond Castle (photographic print; 137 x 89 mm);
46. postcard of Castle walk, Richmond (photographic print; 137 x 89 mm).
1 volume
Size: 19 x 23 cm
Add.MS.2019/24/1-69   [1910s]-[1930s]
Album of Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball), second wife of Leonard West Shout Snr (m.1929). Lacquered album covers, with Japanese ivory-inlaid figures on front cover, and pages individually hand-painted with Japanese designs. Containing postcards and a few photographs:
1. unidentified man in uniform (photographic print; 86 x 134 mm);
2. unidentified man in naval uniform (photographic print; 84 x 136 mm);
3. unidentified boy (photographic print; 84 x 135 mm);
4. unidentified man in uniform (photographic print; 86 x 139 mm);
5. Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball) , 3 November 1932 (photographic print; 85 x 136 mm);
6. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] with an unidentified man, woman and young boy (photographic print; 83 x 132 mm);
7. unidentified man in military uniform (photographic print; 90 x 139 mm);
8. postcard from Leo [?Leonard West Shout Snr] picturing five men in naval uniforms (photographic print; 84 x 136 mm);
9. postcard to Leo Shout from his father, picturing a street in Sunniside, Gateshead (photographic print; 136 x 86 mm);
10. two unidentified women, man and young boy, outside a house (photographic print; 138 x 92 mm);
11. unidentified man in naval uniform and an unidentified boy (photographic print; 85 x 134 mm);
12. Parish Church, Hucknall (photographic print; 140 x 90 mm);
13. Leonard West Shout Snr and Margaret Ann Shout (née Ball) with unidentified child (photographic print; 136 x 89 mm);
14. first prize winner of the Amateur Photograph Competition, picturing Leonard West Shout Snr and Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball) with unidentified child and dog (photographic print; 135 x 85 mm);
15. Leonard West Shout Snr on ice skates (photographic print; 141 x 90 mm);
16. unidentified building (photographic print; 141 x 90 mm);
17. dog sat in garden (photographic print; 82 x 127 mm);
18. unidentified young girl (photographic print; 84 x 133 mm);
19. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] in uniform (photographic print; 86 x 130 mm);
20. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] (photographic print; 84 x 135 mm);
21. Mr Ball stood in front of a car (photographic print; 140 x 88 mm);
22. Mr and Mrs Ball stood in front of a car (photographic print; 120 x 75 mm);
23. unidentified man stood in front of a car (photographic print; 140 x 89 mm);
24. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] (photographic print; 85 x 132 mm);
25. Fonthill House; (photographic print; 138 x 93 mm)
26. unidentified women (photographic print; 85 x 135 mm);
27. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] (photographic print; 84 x 136 mm);
28. postcard from Betty, picturing [?Betty] in uniform (photographic print; 85 x 133);
29. postcard to Margaret, picturing Entrance to Spa, Scarborough (photographic print; 146 x 87 mm);
30. postcard to Margaret from Betty [?1920], picturing London road, Thetford (photographic print; 138 x 82 mm);
31. postcard to Margaret from Ethel, picturing the [?River Nent, Gossipgate] (photographic print; 138 x 90 mm);
32. postcard to Margaret from Betty, 19 August 1919, picturing bungalows in Belvedere Gardens, Scarborough (photographic print; 137 x 88 mm);
33. postcard to Margaret, 1920, picturing La Nouvelle Maison (photographic print; 138 x 88 mm);
34. postcard to Margaret, 20 August 1919, picturing a sluice leading to enemy U-boats, in memory of WWI (photographic print; 138 x 90 mm);
35. postcard to Margaret, 23 August 1919, picturing a ship in Ostend, Belgium (photographic print; 138 x 89 mm);
36. postcard to Margaret, picturing Hun Concrete Defence Works, in memory of WWI (photographic print; 135 x 90);
37. photograph of Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball) (photographic print; 63 x 88 mm);
38. photograph of Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball) (photographic print; 84 x 60 mm);
39. Richard McKenzie Davison, age 12 weeks (photographic print; 86 x 134 mm);
40. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] (photographic print; 80 x 128 mm);
41. unidentified young girl (photographic print; 80 x 131 mm);
42. unidentified group of young girls, marked as class one (photographic print; 136 x 88 mm);
43. photograph of [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] with [?Leonard West Shout Snr] in Uniform (photographic print; 88 x 132 mm);
44. postcard to Annie [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] from Will, picturing the shield presented to H.M.S.Nottingham (photographic print; 140 x 89 mm);
45. unidentified man and woman with three young girls, sat outside a house (photographic print; 136 x 85 mm);
46. photograph of unidentified man in military uniform (photographic print; 85 x 136 mm);
47. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] (photographic print; 85 x 136 mm);
48. [?Leonard West-Short Snr] in military uniform (photographic print; 80 x 130 mm);
49. unidentified girl (photographic print; 86 x 136 mm);
50. postcard to Margaret, 6 October 1920, picturing West Lodge, Newstead Abbey (photographic print; 140 x 90 mm);
51. photograph of unidentified man and women (photographic print; 86 x 136 mm);
52. unidentified man, 1917 (photographic print; 84 x 134 mm);
53. unidentified woman (photographic print; 86 x 135 mm);
54. unidentified man in military uniform (photographic print; 88 x 134 mm);
55. unidentified young child (photographic print; 136 x 87 mm);
56. unidentified young man (photographic print; 135 x 85 mm);
57. postcard to Margaret from Joan,19 October 1917, picturing unidentified girl (photographic print; 80 x 130 mm);
58. unidentified man in military uniform (photographic print; 85 x 134 mm);
59. unidentified man (photographic print; 82 x 130 mm);
60. postcard to Margaret, 23 September 1920, picturing north view of Newstead Abbey (photographic print; 139 x 89 mm);
61. unidentified woman (photographic print; 82 x 133 mm);
62. postcard to Mr and Mrs Ball from Madge, December 1918, picturing [?Madge] (photographic print; 80 x 136 mm);
63. colour postcard of Hatch House, Tisbury (photographic print; 138 x 89 mm);
64. [?Margaret Annie Shout (née Ball)] (photographic print; 85 x 137 mm);
65. John Edward, 15 months old, 1916 (photographic print; 88 x 136 mm);
66. postcard to Margaret, 29 May 1928, picturing Durham Cathedral from across the river (photographic print; 140 x 88 mm);
67. postcard to Margaret, 19 May 1928, picturing North Bay, Scarborough (photographic print; 139 x 89 mm);
68. Pythouse, Tisbury (photographic print; 138 x 85 mm);
69. two unidentified girls (photographic print; 85 x 134 mm).

1 volume
Size: 36cm x 27cm
Add.MS.2019/25/1-4   19th Century
Photographs, orginally stored in left compartment of Add.MS.2019/40
1. man identified as [?Theodore West] (daguerreotype photograph; 60 x 75 mm);
2. Sir Jonathan Hutchinson [Minnie Jane West's uncle] (ambrotype photograph; 81 x 94 mm);
3. Margaret West [wife of Theodore West] with young child (?ambrotype photograph; 70 x 85 mm);
4. [William Shout and Minnie Jane West], shortly after their marriage: “taken at the Devil's Dyke Brighton on our honeymoon”, 25 May 1877 (ambrotype photograph; 80 x 93 mm).

4f
Add.MS.2019/26/1-4   1873-[1890s]
Portrait photographic prints of Minnie Jane Shout (née West) (1854-1909), daughter of Theodore West:
1. Minnie Jane Shout;
2. Minnie Jane Shout age 19, 1873;
3. Minnie Jane Shout, [?1873];
4. Minnie Jane Shout, [?1873].

4f
Size: 63 x 105 mm
Add.Ms.2019/27/1-7   1874-[1900s]
Photographs and postcards of Minnie Jane Shout (née West) and husband William Shout (m.1877) with their children:
1. [?William Shout], 1874 (photographic print; 63 x 105 mm);
2. Minnie Jane Shout and her children Margaret Ann, Major Mason, Minnie Jane (Jnr), and Theodore William (photographic print; 107 x 167 mm);
3. Minnie Jane Shout and a baby Margaret Ann Shout, May 1879 (photographic print; 63 x 105 mm);
4. Minnie Jane Shout and a young Dorothy Elizabeth Shout (photographic print; 108 x 164 mm);
5. postcard from William picturing William Shout, Minnie Jane Shout and various other unidentified family members and pets (86 x 139 mm);
6. William Shout with two unidentified women and an unidentified man (photographic print; 89 x 139 mm);
7. postcard of William Shout with unidentified woman (photographic print; 83 x 136 mm).
7f
Add.MS.2019/28/1-5   [1875]-[1884]
Portrait photographs of Theodore West and Margaret West (née Haigh):
1. Theodore West, [?May 1875] (photographic print; 63 x 105 mm);
2. Theodore West at desk, [?September 1878] (photographic print; 63 x 105 mm)
3. Theodore West at desk, [after 1883] (photographic print; 63 x 103 mm);
4. Theodore West, [?May 1884] (photographic print; 63 x 103 mm);
5. Margaret West (née Haigh) (photographic print; 63 x 106 mm).

5f
Add.MS.2019/29/1-3   [1890s]-1925
Photographs of Theodore William Shout (1885-1911) son of Minnie Jane and William Shout:
1. Theodore William Shout, as a young man, in uniform (photographic print; 109 x 165 mm).
2. Theodore William Shout at Cowton Castle Farm by a wagon feeding chickens from a bucket, 1925 (photographic print; 60 x 60 mm);
3. Theodore William Shout in front of Cowton Castle next to bull, 1925 (photographic print; 60 x 60 mm);
3f
Add.MS.2019/30/1-23   1892-[2010s]
Photographs of Leonard West Shout Snr and children (Audrey, Dorothy Elizabeth (Betty), Rosemary, Margaret Jean, Leonard West Jnr, and Peter William) and other family members, with typed notes on Leonard West Shout Snr (b.1889) with transcribed passages from his diaries from 1902-1909, (not present in Durham University Library collections) (Add.MS.2019/30/21-23):
1. unidentified young child in naval outfit, July 1892 (photographic print; 106 x 165 mm);
5. [?Leonard West Shout Jnr] as a child in front of car (photographic print; 84 x 60 mm);
6. Leonard West Shout Snr with his children (photographic print; 58 x 86 mm);
7. Leonard West Shout Snr with his children (photographic print; 58 x 84 mm);
8. Leonard West Shout Snr with his son paddling in the sea at Marsden Rock, 1929 (photographic print; 88 x 61 mm);
9. Leonard West Shout Snr with two children in front of car (photographic print; 84 x 57);
10. postcard of Leonard West Shout Snr with his [?wife] (photographic print; 138 x 88 mm);
11. Leonard West Shout Snr at Kirkby Thore railway station (photographic print; 64 x 89 mm);
12. Leonard West Shout Snr with his son Peter William Shout (b.1927) and a dog at Kirkby Thore (photographic print; 89 x 64 mm);
13. Leonard West Shout Snr in front of car (photographic print; 62 x 85 mm);
14. Leonard West Shout Snr with three boys in front of house (photographic print; 89 x 64 mm);
15. Leonard West Shout Snr with Leonard West Shout Jnr and his son Michael Shout in front of house (photographic print; 64 x 89 mm);
16. Leonard West Shout Snr with Irene Shout (née North) [wife of Leonard West Shout Jnr] and her son Michael Shout by car in front of Carfraemill Inn (photographic print; 89 x 65 mm);
17. Leonard West Shout Snr and Jnr next to car (photographic print; 89 x 140 mm);
18. Leonard West Shout Snr in front of Tynedale house in Haydon Bridge (photographic print; 127 x 88 mm);
19. Leonard West Shout Snr sat on sofa at his home, Tynedale house in Haydon Bridge (photographic print; 127 x 88 mm);
20. Leonard West Shout Snr sat on sofa at his home, Tynedale house in Haydon Bridge (photographic print; 90 x 90 mm);
21. Leonard West Shout Snr (photographic print; 225 x 203 mm);
22. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Snr outside house (photographic print; 89 x 127 mm);
23. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Snr dining with two unidentified women (photographic print; 126 x 89 mm).

23f
Add.MS.2019/31/1-3   [20th Century]
Miscellaneous Shout family photos:
1. unidentified Shout man on a bike with dog (photographic print; 86 x 62 mm);
2. postcard picturing a Shout family photograph taken at the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Robert and Elizabeth Oddie (photographic print; 132 x 86 mm);
3. Major Mason Shout (b. 1880), son of William and Minnie Jane Shout (photographic print; 65 x 101 mm).

3f
Add.Ms.2019/32   [20th Century]
Large photographic print of two unidentified [?Shout] children.
1f
Size: 252 x 301 mm
Add.MS.2019/33   1902
Metal oval frame containing a watercolour painting of watercraft at sea by W.S. with portrait photograph of an unidentified lady [?West/Shout family member] on the reverse.
2f
Size: 89 x 100 mm
Add.Ms.2019/34   [1905]
Large framed photographic print of William Shout (1850-1924) with a dog at the beach with a pier behind, [?1905].
1f
Size: 240 x 360 mm
Add.Ms.2019/35   1919
Large photographic print of William Shout (1850-1924), 1919.
1f
Size: 198 x 250 mm
Add.MS.2019/36/1-5   [1920s]-1958
Photographs related to the Raine family [connected to the Shouts through Lizzie Raine's marriage to Leonard West Shout Snr in 1916]:
1. Nana Raine with child (photographic print; 63 x 88 mm);
2. Mary Raine (photographic print; 57 x 81 mm);
3. Grandma Shout, [?1920s] (photographic print; 83 x 124 mm);
4. Raine family, 5 May 1928 (photographic print; 88 x 137 mm);
5. Cowton Castle, 1958 (photographic print; 88 x 139 mm).

5f
Add.MS.2019/37/1-12   [1920s]-1960
Photographs of Margaret Ann Shout (b.1878) and family:
1. Margaret Ann Shout (photographic print; 90 x 90 mm);
2. Margaret Ann Shout, with Dorothy Sinclair (née Shout) and unidentified woman, at Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 58 x 59 mm);
3. Margaret Ann Shout with unidentified woman and man, at Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 58 x 59 mm);
4. Margaret Ann Shout and Dorothy Sinclair (née Shout) and unidentified man, at Cowton Castle Farm (photographic print; 59 x 60 mm);
5. Peter Shout, Margaret Ann Shout, Dorothy Sinclair (née Shout) and [?Margaret] Jean Shout (photographic print; 61 x 59 mm);
6. Margaret Ann Shout, Peter Shout, [?Margaret] Jean Shout and unidentified woman (photographic print; 61 x 61 mm);
7. Margaret Ann Shout, Leonard West Shout Jnr, Dorothy Sinclair (née Shout), and Leonard West Shout Snr (photographic print; 64 x 89 mm).
8. colour photograph in garden of Leonard West Shout Jnr, Betty Shout, Irene Shout (née North), Margaret Ann Shout and Leonard West Shout Snr; (photographic print; 127 x 89 mm)
9. Dorothy Sinclair (née Shout), Irene Shout (née North), Leonard West Shout Snr, Margaret Shout and Michael Shout, taken at Kirkby Thore, 6 October 1960 (photographic print; 125 x 89 mm);
10. Margaret Ann Shout, Irene Shout (née North), Michael Shout, Leonard West Shout Jnr and Leonard West Shout Snr, taken at Kirkby Thore, 6 October 1960 (photographic print; 127 x 88 mm);
11. Margaret Ann Shout, Dorothy Sinclair (née Shout), Leonard West Shout Snr, Irene Shout (née North), and her son Michael Shout taken at Kirkby Thore, 6 October 1960 (photographic print; 128 x 89 mm);
12. colour photograph of Margaret Ann Shout in garden (photographic print; 128 x 89 mm);

12f
Add.MS.2019/38/1-13   1925-[1950s]
photographic print of Dorothy Shout's (b.1892) with Shout family members:
1. Dorothy Shout by the Esk at Ruswarp, 9 March 1925;
2. Dorothy Shout with an unidentified man and woman at Cowton Castle Farm;
3. Dorothy Shout sat with an unidentified man at Cowton Castle Farm;
4. Dorothy Shout with two unidentified women beside a river;
5. Dorothy Shout in animal pen with buckets of feed;
6. unidentified woman with wheelbarrow;
7. Dorothy Shout with an unidentified man and Theo Shout at Cowton Castle Farm;
8-11. Dorothy Shout and Leonard West Shout Snr with five unidentified [?family] figures;
12. Dorothy Shout with an unidentified girl and boy;
13. Dorothy Shout with two unidentified boys.

13f
Size: 60 x 60 mm
Add.MS.2019/39/1-32   [1930s]-2001
Photographic prints of Leonard West Shout Jnr and family; with a copy of the death certificate of Leonard West Shout Jnr (1924-2001) (Add.MS.2019/39/32):
1. young Audrey and Rosemary Shout sat outside (photographic print; 63 x 60 mm);
2. young Audrey and Rosemary Shout sat outside (photographic print; 63 x 60 mm);
3. Leonard West Shout Jnr as a young boy (photographic print; 89 x 139 mm);
4. Leonard West Shout Jnr as a young boy (photographic print; 89 x 139 mm);
5. Peter Shout as a young boy (photographic print; 89 x 140 mm);
6. postcard of Leonard West Shout Jnr and Peter Shout as young boys (photographic print; 85 x 137 mm);
7. Leonard West Shout Jnr, Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Peter Shout, Paul Smith (son of Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout) and unidentified woman (photographic print; 55 x 82 mm);
8. Rosemary Shout, Elizabeth Shout, Margaret Jean Shout and Leonard West Shout Snr in front of home (photographic print; 60 x 85 mm);
9. Audrey Shout in military uniform, 1946 (photographic print; 82 x 126 mm);
10. postcard of Leonard West Shout's children Elizabeth Shout, Leonard West Shout Jnr, Audrey Shout, Margaret Jean Shout, Peter Shout and Rosemary Shout (photographic print; 85 x 137 mm);
11. Leonard West Shout Jnr, [?Paul Smith], Leonard West Shout Snr, [?Irene Shout (née North)] and [?Michael Shout] in front of Edinburgh castle,1958 (photographic print; 89 x 140 mm);
12. Leonard West Shout Jnr in military uniform and Peter Shout (photographic print; 86 x 140 mm);
13. Peter Shout seated outside (photographic print; 85 x 136 mm);
14. Leonard West Shout Jnr, Rosemary Shout, Peter Shout, Syd Smith, Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Elizabeth Shout and Leonard West Shout Snr, at Syd and Margaret Smith's wedding, 1948 (photographic print; 132 x 85 mm);
15. Elizabeth Shout and Leonard West Shout Snr in garden (photographic print; 90 x 140 mm);
16. Leonard West Shout Snr, Michael Shout, Elizabeth Shout and Leonard West Shout Jnr (photographic print; 64 x 89 mm);
17. Leonard West Shout Jnr, Irene Shout (née North), Elizabeth Shout and Leonard West Shout Snr in front of home (photographic print; 89 x 64 mm);
18. Leonard West Shout Jnr in military jacket in order to receive his military medal with Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout) and Leonard West Shout Snr outside Buckingham Palace (photographic print; 107 x 165 mm);
19. Cowton Castle, 1958 (photographic print; 139 x 89 mm);
20. Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Elizabeth Shout, Leonard West Shout Snr and Paul Smith in garden (photographic print; 89 x 139 mm);
21. Leonard West Shout Snr, Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Paul Smith (son of Margaret Jean), Syd Smith and two unidentified women in garden, July 1961 (photographic print; 127 x 89 mm);
22. colour photograph of Elizabeth Shout, Leonard West Shout Snr and Irene Shout (née North) in front of a cairn (photographic print; 129 x 88 mm);
23. colour photograph of Syd Smith, Paul Smith, Irene Shout (née North), Leonard West Shout Jnr, Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Dorothy Shout, Leonard West Shout Snr and Elizabeth Shout by a lake (photographic print; 127 x 89 mm);
24. colour photograph of Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Syd Smith, Leonard West Shout Snr, Paul Smith and Leonard West Shout Jnr in front of cars (photographic print; 127 x 89 mm);
25. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Jnr, Irene Shout (née North), Elizabeth Shout, and Dorothy Shout in garden (photographic print; 127 x 88 mm);
26. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Snr, Elizabeth Shout, Leonard West Shout Jnr, Irene Shout (née North) and an unknown woman and man in garden (photographic print; 126 x 89 mm);
27. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Jnr, Irene Shout (née North), Elizabeth Shout, and Dorothy Shout in garden (photographic print; 127 x 89 mm);
28. colour photograph of Elizabeth Shout, Syd Smith, Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Irene Shout (née North) and Leonard West Shout Jnr (photographic print; 88 x 126 mm);
29. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Jnr, Irene Shout (née North), Leonard West Shout Snr and dog (photographic print; 128 x 88 mm);
30. colour photograph of Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Leonard West Shout Jnr, Elizabeth Shout and Dorothy Shout on bench in garden (photographic print; 130 x 110 mm);
31. colour photograph of Leonard West Shout Jnr, Elizabeth Shout, Margaret Jean Smith (née Shout), Rosemary Shout on bench in garden (photographic print; 253 x 202 mm).

32f
Add.MS.2019/40-44   [1580s]-1925
Objects: small collection of objects related to the Shout and West families including; glass plates, a pocket watch, commemorative coin, china plate, metal tankard and a wooden writing slope.
Add.MS.2019/40   [1580s]-1877
Wooden box and key with two compartments;
Left hand compartment containing Add.MS.2019/25/1-4; Right hand compartment contains:
transparent matrix from signet ring [?of Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596)], with motto “Qui me neglige me desole”;
metal Elgin pocket watch engraved with the initials [?TS] with leather strap and pendant embossed with a shield;
empty glass ink bottle with metal cap.

Size: 17 x 12 x 13 cm
Add.MS.2019/41   [19th century]
Wooden writing slope and key with purple velvet lining, with two empty glass ink bottles [one broken] with metal lids and quill nib.
Size: Closed: 41 x 25 x 13 cm; Open: 41 x 51 x 9-4 cm
Add.MS.2019/42   1801; 2002
Sliver George III one pint tankard with a striped design; “C.Elan to K.West 1801” engraved on the bottom; with a letter of valuation from Deacons Valuations dated 7 January 2002.
Add.Ms.2019/43   1873; 1973
White china plate with blue flowers and dragonfly design and Christmas gift tag; originally from Minnie Jane West and Williams Shout's wedding present in 1877; gifted to Michael and Barbara Shout in 1973 from their grandfather and aunt Betty [?Dorothy Elizabeth Shout (b.1917)].
Size: 27 cm (diameter)
Add.MS.2019/44   1925
Commemorative coin celebrating the 100th anniversary of the railways.
Add.MS. 2020   February 1887 - April 1889
Account book of a ?Skipton transporter/carrier, with columns for name, residence (usually used for date), species of goods (including raw materials such as iron, lead, bricks, timber and coal, also consumables such as flour, potatoes, biscuits and cakes, and horses),where from (mostly West Yorkshire), paid on, weight, total charge and signature of the person who receives them. Bound by Craven Herald Co, Skipton.
Inserted at the front is part of a letter from ? of Castle Yard, Knaresborough about the Harrogate poor assessment, 7 November 1879.
Paper book, some pages loose
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library, May 2016, possibly received c.1960s.
Add.MS. 2021   [mid 20th century]
Transcript of the Stirton cum Thorlby township (near Skipton) highways book 1810-1847, [?made by T.T. Holmes].
Paper booklet
Given by Professor E. Allen c.1960s, found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library, May 2016.
Original held by Mr W.H. Green of Thorlby [in c.1960s]
Add.MS. 2022   1752 - 1798
Deeds re premises in Wooler, Northumberland.
8 items
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired in the 1960s.
Add.MS. 2022/1   9 December 1752
Bargain and sale by Robert Gray of Girndon, Co Durham, weaver, his wife Grace, William Smith of Bedlington, Northumberland, yeoman, his wife Isabel, Elizabeth Moffit of Tilmouth, Co Durham, widow, James Taite of Newtown, Northumberland, yeoman, Catherine Taite of High Troughit, Northumberland, spinster, and Robert Archbold of Berwick upon Tweed, carpenter, being the nearest heirs of the late Thomas Cairston of Ford, Northumberland, yeoman, to George Burn of Wooler, Northumberland, husbandman, for £22 10s, of half of two messuages, a yard and 3 buts of land on the north side called Corbys Knough.
Signed and sealed by Robert Gray etc.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2022/2   9 December 1752
Bond in £45 for the performance of the covenants in the indenture of the same date between Robert Gray etc and George Burn.
Signed and sealed by Robert Gray etc.
Paper, 1p
Add.MS. 2022/3&4   9 & 10 December 1754
Bargain and sale by George Burn of Wooler, Northumberland, husbandman to James Forster of Wooler, yeoman, for 5s of half of two messuages, a yard and butts of land, as in the above deed (Add Ms 2022/1).
Paper, 1p + Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2022/5   27 January 1770
Partition between James Forster of Wooler, yeoman, and Gerge Burn of Wooler, cordwainer, of a messuage in Wooller occupied by themselves, four other messuages and shed occupied by Thomas Lough, Sarah Frater, Margaret Frumble and John Hunter, and a stable occupied by Andrew Davison, and a yard occupied by George Burn and Andrew Davison.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2022/6   27 January 1770
Draft or copy of the previous.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2022/7   3 January 1786
Bargain and sale release by James Forster of Wooler yeoman to Ralph Pattison of Wooler gent and William Thompson of Wooler hatter (overseers of the poor for Wooler) for £50 of 4 small messuages with stable, yard and butts, on the north side of Town St in Wooler with tenements of John Douglas on the east and Andrew Sanderson on the north, south and west, as held by Forster in a partition with Robert Morrison, Isbael Riddle and Elizabeth Douglass.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2022/8   12 April 1798
Enfeoffment by Ralph Pattison of Wooler gent and William Thompson of Wooler hatter to John Davy of Wooler joiner for £35 of 4 small messuages with atsbale and yards or butts of land on the north side of Town St in Wooler, with a small tenement of John Douglass on the east and a tenement of Andrew Sanderson on the north, south and west, as were lateley partitioned to James Forster and are now occupied by William Tait and Elizabeth Douglass.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2023   1679 - 1779
Various deeds for Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey and Devon.
12 items
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired in the 1960s.
Add.MS. 2023/1   [19 October 1679]
Language:  Latin
Westminster court final concord between Thomas Umfrevile querulent and Francis Kidd gent and his wife Alice over a messuage, garden, orchard and 2 acres of land in Mitcham, for which Thomas paid £60.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy
Add.MS. 2023/2   [28 January 1686]
Language:  Latin
Westminster court final concord between John Peynes and Thomas Howson jr querulents, and William Smith and Rachael his wife, Thomas Howson sr, and Thomas Umfrevile deforciants, over two messuages and curtilages in Philpott St, in the parish of Stebynheath alias Stepney, for which Peynes and Howson jr paid £120.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy
Add.MS. 2023/3-7   1686 - 1695
Language:  Latin
Surrenders in the manorial court at Ashford, Devon:
3. Samuel Harrison and his wife Ellena with William Fynne and his wife Margaret, a cottage in Great Longston of 2 bays at Thanyside in Ashford, for Francis Hodgkinson, 30 July 1686.
4. Margaret Finney wife of William Finey, 11 rods of land at Thorneyside and 3 rods at Furdole, for Francis Hodgkinson, 6 November 1686.
5. William Fynne Townhead Close in Great Longson, for Francis Hodgkinson, 20 April 1694.
6. Antony Allyn and his wife Elizabeth, 2 cottages at Great Longson, for Richard Hodgikinson, 9 November 1694.
7. Thomas Jackson and his wife Mary with Elizabeth wife of Samuel Wright of Great Longson, a cottage in the possession of Samuel Rowbotham, for Francis Hodgkinson, 30 March 1695.
5 items, each parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2023/8   3 June 1727
Bargain and sale by Theophilus Rogers of Laxaton, Notts, hasbandman and one of the sons of the late Robert Rogers of Dunham shoemaker by the late Mary his wife formerly Mary Cooke widow, to John Cooke of Dunham shoemaker, son of the said Mary by her former husband the late William Cooke, for £14 16s, of his third of a moiety of a cottage in Dunham occupied by Widow Hastings and George Wilson, with his third part of a moeity of two beastgates or common of pasture for two beasts in Dunham according to the old stint and one beastgate according to the new stint.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2023/9   15 January 1729
Lease by Anne Umfrevile of Ewell, Surrey, widow and her son Thomas Umfrevile citizen and silkthrower of London to Thomas Boddison of Mitcham, Surrey, victualler, for £20, of a messuage with a stable and yard, lately leased from the late Thomas Umfrevile, with two tenements adjoing to the west, lately occupied by William Woodroffe, all near the church in Mitcham and now occupied by Boddison, excepting the standing timber, from Christmas last for 31 years, for an annual rent of £10 at 4 terms, and 2 geese at Christmas.
Paper, 1p
Add.MS. 2023/10   16 July 1730
Last will and testament of John Askew of St Mary Whitechapel, Middlesex, with bequests to his sister Hannah Askew who is also to be his executrix.
Witnesses: James Altham jr, W. Martyn, Lancelot Williams.
With a grant of probate 9 September 1730.
Parchment, 2m, with an attached papered seal
Add.MS. 2023/11   12 March 1734
Lease of a lease and release by Hannah Askew of St Mary Matfellon of Whitechapel, Middlesex, spinster, to Constantine Cant of London mariner and John Mackletan of Houndsditch London sugar baker of a messuage, barn and orchard in Cheshunt St, Cheshunt, Herts, bounded on the north and east by Bullwell Field, and on the south by an orchard of Thomas Hoppy, fronting the street to a lane formerly the Chequer formerly occupied by Elizabeth osbourne and now occupied by Mary Stranger.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2023/12   [26 November 1779]
Westminster court feet of fine of John Williams gent plaintiff against Robert Bell and his wife Miriam, and John Janson and Elizabeth his wife deforciants over 6 messuages, shops, stables, gardens and acres of land in Christ Church Spittalfields and Limehouse, Middlesex, and also 4 messuages, 8 gardens, 10 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow and 5 acres of pasture with common pasture in Mitcham, Surrey, and also 3 messuages, barns, stables, gardens, orchards and 10 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture in the parish of Cheshunt, Herts, for which John Williams has paid £460.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2024   19 July 1913
Coloured plan of 3 lots of property in the parishes of Swaffham Bulbeck, Swaffham Prior and Bottisham, to be sold by auction by Messrs Bidwell & Sons of 11 Benet St, Cambridge.
Paper, 1f,
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired in the 1960s.
Add.MS. 2025   1811 - 1892
File of correspondence, much of it to/from addresses in Norwich and Norfolk, with very few repeat correspondents.
Paper file
Part of lot 518 at Hodgkin's [auction] 24 March 1966, found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016.
Add.MS. 2026   [1843]
“Map Exhibiting the Sites of the Religious House, Colleges & Hospitals in the County of Norfolk”, on paper watermarked 1843.
Paper, 2f
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired in the 1960s.
Add.MS. 2027   1897 - 1950
Newspaper cuttings about various aspects of the history of Durham and the university, including the Prince of Wales's 1929 visit.
Paper file
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired in the 1960s.
Add.MS. 2028   1674 - 1823
Title deeds for property in Hayton, Notts, with wills of the Peck family, the main parties.
28 parchment and paper items
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired in the 1960s.
Add.MS. 2028/1   12 October 1674
Bargain and sale by George Peck of the city of London, coachman, son and heir of the late Thomas Peck of Hayton, to Richard Alland sr of Hayton, Notts, husbandman, for £35 of his cottage in Hayton.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/2   11 April 1676
Bargain and sale by George Peck of the city of London, coachman, to Richard Alland sr of Hayton, Notts, yeoman, and his son and heir Richard Alland jr, yeoman, for £30 of 8 acres of arable land variously situated, as detailed, in Hayton, Notts.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/3   14 May 1685
Bargain and sale by John Hurst of Moregate in the parish of Clarebrough, Notts, felmonger, to William Pecke of Hayton, Notts, carpenter, for £22 of his messuage or cottage in Hayton, bounds detailed.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/4   20 December 1712
Lease by Mary Rose of East Retford, Notts, widow, to William Peck sr and William Peck jr, both of Hayton, yeomen, of a cottage in Hayton from Lady Day next for 12 years for an annual rent of £8 15s 4d.
Paper, 1p
Add.MS. 2028/5   22 August 1717
Will of William Peck of Laton, Notts, executor his son George Peck.
Paper, 2p
Add.MS. 2028/6   7 May 1722
Copy will of Originall Brown of Laneham, Notts, yeoman, with principal bequests to his grandson George Brown, granddaughters Elizabeth Gamston and Anne Brown, Anne Gamston; executrix his wife Anne Brown.
Paper, 2p
Add.MS. 2028/7&8   25 & 26 May 1724
Lease and release by Richard Peck of Claworth, Notts, yeoman, and his wife Sarah, to William Bett of Castles, Hayton, Notts, yeoman, for £40 of a messuage in Hayton.
Parchment, 2 items each 1m
Add.MS. 2028/9&10   28 & 29 April 1738
Lease and release by John Gurnel sr and John Gurnel jr of East Drayton, Notts, yeomen, to George Booth of Tuxford, Notts, yeoman, for £120 of their cottage in Hayton.
Parchment, 2 items each 1m
Add.MS. 2028/11   [c.1750]
Copy will of Edmund Beeley of Hayton, Notts, gent, with bequests including a moiety of property in Hayton to be divided between George Peck of Hayton farmer and Thomas Smith sr of Hayton farmer, with joint executors his nephews Joseph and Edmund Beeley.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2028/12   4 October 1755
Will of George Booth of Spadforth, Notts, yeoman, executors his kin Joseph and Mary Booth, with probate 12 August 1763.
Parchment, 2 items each of 1m
Add.MS. 2028/13&14   7 & 8 May 1764
Lease and release by Mary Booth of North Clifton, Notts, spinster, to Joseph Booth of North Clifton, yeoman, her brother, of her moiety of a house and lands etc in Hayton for £100, bequeathed to them jointly by George Booth of Spadforth yeoman, late of Hayton, in his will dated 4 October 1755.
Parchment, 2 items each 1m
Add.MS. 2028/15   13 May 1765
Mortgage by Joseph Booth of Spadforth, Notts, yeoman, to William Bloomfield of North Clifton, Notts, yeoman, for £100 of a house and lands in Hayton.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/16   5 October 1765
Will of Joseph Booth of Spadforth, Notts, farmer, making his wife Ann his executrix, with probate 23 Deceber 1765.
Parchment, 2 items, each 1m
Add.MS. 2028/17   13 January 1766
Mortgage by Anne Booth of Spadforth, Notts, widow of Joseph Booth, late of Spadforth, yeoman, deceased, to William Marshall of North Clifton, Notts, yeoman, for £80 of a messuage etc in Hayton. Including a receipt.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2028/18   27 April 1767
Assignment by William Bloomfield of North Clifton, Notts, yeoman, and Mrs Anne Booth of Spadforth, widow of Joseph Booth late of Spadforth yeoman deceased, to Robert Draper of Laneham, Notts, yeoman, for £180 of a mortgage of a house and lands etc in Hayton, mortgages of 13 May 1765 by Joseph Booth and 13 January 1766 by Anne Booth being recited.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/19   25 February 1770
Will of George Peck of Hayton, Notts, farmer, executor to be his son George, with probate 20 June 1776.
Parchment, 2 items each 1m
Add.MS. 2028/20&21   11 June 1770
Court fine quitclaim to George Coupe plaintiff from William Marshall and his wife Ann deforciants for a messuage etc in Hayton. 2 copies.
Parchment, 2 items each of 1m
Add.MS. 2028/22   22 June 1770
Deed to lead the uses of a fine by William Marshall of the city of Lincoln, baker, and his wife Ann to George Coupe of Nether Langwith, Notts, yeoman, of a house and lands etc at Hayton.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/23   23 June 1770
Mortgage by William Marshall of the city of Lincoln, baker, to George Coupe of Nether Langwith, Notts, yeoman, for £250 of a house and lands etc at Hayton.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/24   23 December 1771
Assignment by George Coupe of Nether Langwith, Notts, yeoman, and William Marshall of the city of Lincoln, baker, to Robert Bean of West Retford, Notts, whittower, for £255 6s 3d of a mortgage of 23 June 1770 of a house and lands etc in Hayton.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2028/25   20 January 1773
Articles of agreement between William Marshall of the city of Lincoln, baker, and George Peck jr of Hayton, Notts, grazier, for the purchase of a messuage in Hayton.
Paper, 2f, part of f.2 cut out and missing
Add.MS. 2028/26   28 June 1816
Bill of John Mee [solicitor] to Messrs Peck for documents and work re the purchase of the estate at Clarbrough.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2028/27   8 January 1822
Will of George Peck of Hayton, Notts, farmer, with his sons George and John to be his executors.
Paper, 1p
Add.MS. 2028/28   19 March 1823
Will of George Peck of Hayton, Notts, farmer, with his son George to be his executor, with probate 16 February 1824.
Parchment, 2 items each 1m
Add.MS. 2029
Number not used
See Add.MS. 1950/7
Add.MS. 2030   1744 - 1831
Military and civil appointments of Henry Percy Pulleine (1770-1833). He sold Carleton Hall and bought Crayke Hall in 1814, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Anthony Askew of London.
21 items
Found in the Stocks Room at Palace Green Library May 2016, probably acquired c.1966.
Army
Add.MS. 2030/1   3 June 1791
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine gent Coronet in the 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Lieutenant James Johnson. Entered with the County General of Musters and the Secretary of War.
Printed proforma with manuscript names, titles, dates and signatures. Applied papered wax seal.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2030/2   22 February 1793
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine gent Lieutenant in the 2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons commanded by Lieutenant James Johnson. Entered with the County General of Musters and the Secretary of War.
Printed proforma with manuscript names, titles, dates and signatures. Applied papered wax seal.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2030/3   15 September 1794
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine esquire Major of Brigade.
Manuscript letter with applied paper wax seal.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2030/4   11 March 1797
Henry Earl Fauconberg, (Viscount Henknowle, Baron of Yarm, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the North Riding of the County of York, and one of the Lords of his Majesty’s Bed Chamber) appointing Henry Pulleine Esquire as Colonel of the Provisional Cavalry of the North Riding.
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates. Fauconberg’s signature and heraldic wax seal featuring stag, horse, and crowned heart.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2030/5   18 January 1798
Appointment of Captain Henry Percy Pulleine as Major of Brigade to the forces of South Britain. (Fee £ 9-7-6.)
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS. 2030/6   1831
George William Frederick Duke of Leeds, Marquis of Carmarthen, Earl of Danby, Viscount Latimer and Dumblaine, Baron Conyers and Osborne, his Majesty’s Lieutenant of the North Riding of the County of York, appointing Deputy Lieutenant Henry Percy Pulleine of Crackenhall in the said Riding esquire to stand in as Lord Lieutenant in his absence.
Manuscript. Signature and applied black wax seal of George William Frederick, Duke of Leeds.
Parchment, 1m
Receiver General
Add.MS 2030/7   6 August 1812
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/8   1 July 1813
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/9   1 July 1814
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/10   30 June 1815
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/11   11 July 1816
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/12   18 June 1817
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/13   8 June 1818
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/14   1 July 1819
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/15   1 July 1820
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed pro forma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/16   19 July 1821
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Printed by W. Clowes, Northumberland-Court, Strand, for His Majesty’s Stationery Office.
Parchment, 1m
Add.MS 2030/17   9 October 1822
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Inserted memorandum dated 2 April 1825, pertaining to the main form written in the hand of Henry Percy Pulleine.
Paper, 1f +1f
Add.MS 2030/18   24 of July 1828
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine of Crayke Hall in the County of York as Receiver General for York, North Riding. (Fee £8-4-)
Printed proforma with manuscript names and dates and signatures. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Form printed by G. Duckworth, 78 Fleet Street , for H.M. Stationery Office. July 1828
Parchment, 1m
Other
Add.MS 2030/19   16 April 1804
Appointment of Henry Percy Pulleine as Henry Pulleine’s successor. Authorised by Joseph Buckle, deputy registrar.
Printed proforma with manuscript names, dates and signatures. Papered wax seal featuring a bishop figure, “the commissary of York”, on a tongue.
Parchment   1m
Add.MS 2030/20   1 July 1818
Grant of the administration of the goods of Henry Pulleine, late cornet in the 1st or Royal Regiment of Dragoons deceased of Bedale, to Henry Percy Pulleine his father. Extracted by Will. M Sebbs Proctor Doctor of Commons.
Printed proforma with manuscript names, dates and signatures. Papered wax pendant seal of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Parchment   1m
Add.MS 2030/21   24 March 1744
Appointment by the Right Honourable Robert Earl of Holderness, Baron D'arcy Menil and Conyers, Lord Lieutenant of the North Riding of the County of York, of Wingate Pulleine esquire (grandfather of Henry Percy Pulleine) as a Deputy Lieutenant of the North Riding.
Manuscript. Signature and applied wax seal of the Earl of Holderness. Heraldic stamp on verso.
Parchment   1m
Add.MS. 2031   11 October 1887
Letter from William Weaver Tomlinson (1858-1915), Whitley to F. Graham Aylward, Newcastle, declining an invitation to participate in a local Shelley Society - he is busy and does not like specialist literary groups.
1f. (4p)
Loose in book (location: SC+ 04574).
With book purchased from Anderson & Garland, May 2016 (Misc.2015/16:158).
Add.MS. 2032   [1956]
“The Consequences of Action "Quousque Tandem"” , Philosophy essay by Mary (later Baroness, 1924-2019) Warnock, winner of the T.H. Green Moral Philosophy Prize at Oxford University, unpublished, with a covering letter commenting on it from Herbert ?Hart 28 June [?1956], and a honorary degree oration for Baroness Warnock at the University of Essex [1985].
Paper file laced in board file covers, ii + 194 + i folios, + 3f + 1f
Given by Baroness Warnock, 23 August 2016, Acc No Misc.2016/17:15.
Add.MS. 2033   1841
Flower book, [?written by] M.A.C[ruikshank], including a poem on flowers, table of the classes and orders of flowers, lists of parts of the flower and seed vessels, drawings of the parts of flowers, pen and wash drawings of 26 flowers, some with details of class, order, names, location etc, with the following identified: speedwell, crocus, honeysuckle, snowdrop, cross-leaved heath, dog rose, [dead nettle], common creeping cinquefoil, marsh andromeda, yew.
Paper book, in marbled covers with half-leather
Size: 115 x 95mm
Part of the Derek Cruikshank donation, transferred from the Bill Bryson Library 9 September 2016,
Add.MS. 2034   1672 - 1855
Deeds for the Milbanke family
26 items
Part of a collection of deeds transferred from the British Records Association originally to the former Palaeography and Diplomatic department, Acc No Misc.2007/8:27; (see Add.MS. 1626-1641 for the rest).
Formerly BRA 660
Add.MS. 2034/1&2   23 & 24 February 1672
(1) Henry Maddison of Newcastle upon Tyne, merchant and alderman
(2) Mark Milbanke of Newcastle upon Tyne, merchant and alderman
Lease and release by (1) to (2) of an eighth part of the coal mines at Greenlawe or Greenley in Whickham, Co Durham.
Parchment   2 items, each 1m.
Add.MS. 2034/3   10 November 1691
(1) Sir Mark Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt
(2) John Milbanke of Newcastle upon Tyne, esq
Sale by (1) to (2) for £2,000 of the manors of Dalton and Seaham, Co Durham.
Parchment, seal tag, 2 small holes   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/4   13 June 1692
(1) William Key/Kay of Evenwood, gent
(2) Cuthbert Carr of Auckland St Helen, esq
Addition of £100 to the purchase price of £1015 3s 11d for detailed lands in Evenwood.
Parchment, seal tag, some holes with some text lost   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/5   13 June 1692
(1) William Key of Evenwood, gent
(2) Cuthbert Carr of Auckland St Helen, esq
Receipt for £100, part of the purchase price of £1115 3s 11d for lands in Evenwood.
Parchment   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/6   25 March 1696
(1) Sir Mark Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt, eldest son of Sir Mark Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt, deceased
(2) Barrington Bourchier of Beningborough, Yorks, esq, eldest son of Sir Barrington Bourchier of Beningborough, kt, deceased
(3) Mark Bourchier, one of the younger sons of Sir Barrington Bourchier
Assignment by (1) and (2) to (3) for £2,500 of lands in Kirkby Malzeard, Yorks.
Parchment, stained   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/7   3 April 1708
(1) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt; John Milbanke of Thorpe, Yorks, esq; Henry Lambton of Newcastle upon Tyne, esq; Francis Wilkinson of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, esq (testamentary guardians to the said Sir Ralph)
(2) Rt Hon Robert earl of Holderness; Sir Ralph Carr of Cocken, Co Durham, kt; Hon Elizabeth Darcy, eldest daughter of Rt Hon John Darcy esq deceased and sister of Earl Robert
(3) Hon Conyers Darcy of Aston, Yorks, esq, brother of Earl Robert; William Carr of Newcastle upon Tyne, esq
(4) Gregory Elseley of North Closes, Kirkby Malzeard, Yorks, gent; Thomas Gill of Barton, Yorks, gent
Quadripartite indenture settling the Milbanke estate.
Parchment, with 11 identified seal tags, most with only fragments remaining   17m.
Add.MS. 2034/8   9 February 1720
(1) Anne Milbanke of Westminster St Margaret, widow and executrix of the will of her late husband Ralph Milbanke esq; Mark Milbanke of Westminster St Margaret, son and heir of the said Ralph
(2) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt
Quitclaim by (1) to (2) to the messuage in Sandgate within the liberties but without the walls of Newcastle upon Tyne and a messuage in the High St near Nunsgate there.
Parchment   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/9&10   5 & 6 July 1723
(1) Mary Byerley widow and relict of Robert Byerley late of Goldsborough, Yorks, esq, deceased; Francis Carr of Auckland St Helen, esq; Christopher Driffield of Ripon, Yorks, esq; James Collins of Knaresborough, Yorks, gent
(2) Anne Byerley, Elizabeth Byerley and Mary Byerley, daughters of the said Robert Byerley
Lease and release by (1) to (2) of Heworth manor, half of Hurworth manor and the church advowson, £19 2s worth of tithes, also Sadlershouse messuage etc and Elm Tree House in Ravensworth manor Yorks, Arkendale manor Yorks, Breareton manor Yorks, lands in Walkington Yorks, and other rents and lands of Robert Byerley.
Parchment, 4 applied seals   2 items, of 1m. and 3m.
Add.MS. 2034/11&12   20 & 21 August 1725
(1) Thomas Wilkinson of the city of London, wine cooper, and brother and heir of Francis Wilkinson late of West Layton, Yorks, gent, deceased; Elizabeth Wilkinson, Susanna Wilkinson and Margaret Wilkinson, all of West Layton and sisters of the said Francis; Robert Barwick of Sunderland, gent, and his wife Alice, another of the sisters of the said Francis; Thomas Tempest of the city of Durham, gent; Alexander Swinton of Barnard Castle, clerk; Alexander Simpson of Ravensworth, Yorks, yeoman
(2) Francis Carr of Auckland St Helen, esq
Lease and release by (1) to (2) of Denton manor, church advowson and mill.
Parchment, 9 applied seals   2 items, each 1m.
Add.MS. 2034/13   6 August 1726
(1) Francis Carr of Auckland St Helen esq
(2) Mary Wilkinson of the city of York widow, relict and administratrix of Thomas Wilkinson late of Lincolns Inn, gent, and afterwards of Kirkbridge, Yorks, esq
(3) John Markendale of Escomb, gent
Sale by (2) at the request of (1) to (3) of Denton manor, with various previous indentures cited.
Parchment   2m.
Add.MS. 2034/14   30 December 1741
Will of William Carr of Auckland St Helen esq, and alderman of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Parchment, gnawed with some text lost   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/15   6 September 1743
(1) John Hedworth of Chester deanery, esq
(2) William Lamb, clerk, rector of Gateshead
Deed to lead the uses of a fine of premises at Fatfield.
Parchment, gnawed with some text lost   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/16   26 March 1750
(1) George Delavall of Bavington, Northumberland, esq
(2) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, bt, eldest son and heir of Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, bt, deceased, by Anne his second wife
(3) Revd Henry Bland of The College, Durham, DD, and Thomas Rudd of North Bailey, Durham, esq
Mortgage to (3) of Milbanke property at Halnaby, High Tolby, Dobshole, Moulton, Middleton Tyas, Kneeton, Aldbrough, Barton, Salcock, Moorby and Stiillingfleet, Yorks, and other lands in Co Durham and Northumberland.
Parchment, 2 applied seals   2m.
Add.MS. 2034/17   6 October 1755
Dame Eleanor Hylton widow, relict of Sir Richard Hylton, late of Hylton Castle bt deceased, daughter and one of the two coheirs of John Hedworth late of Chester deanery deceased
Settlement by her of £3,900 on her daughters Susannah Sophia and Eleanor at the age of 21.
Parchment   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/18   2 November 1770
(1) Edward Milbanke of Darlington, esq
(2) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt
(3) Mark Milbanke of Chester-le-Street, esq; Francis Milbanke of Croft, Yorks, clerk
Settlement of £4000 secured on a bond of (2).
Parchment   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/19&20   14 & 15 November 1776
(1) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt and Ralph Milbanke of the same place, esq
(2) Winifred Pulleine of Chirton, Northumberland, widow
(3) Leonard Hartley of Middleton Tyas, Yorks, gent
Lease, release and appointment by (1) to (3) for the use of (2) for £3,500 paid by (2) to (1), of messuages etc in the township of Tipper Moor, in Simonburn parish, Northumberland, occupied by John Knott as tenant.
Parchment, damaged with some text lost   2 items, 2m. & 1m.
Add.MS. 2034/21&22   25 & 26 November 1776
(1) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt
(2) Ralph Milbanke of the same place, esq, eldest son of Sir Ralph and his late wife Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of John Hedworth, late of Chester deanery, esq, only child of John Hedworth and his second wife Margaret, daughter and coheir of Samuel Ayton late of West Herrington, esq
(3) Edward Milbanke of Darlington, esq
(4) Leonard Hartley of Middleton Tyas, Yorks, gent
Lease and release by (1) to (4) of a third part of Samuel Ayton's messuage at West Herrington.
Parchment   2 items, 2m. and 1m.
Add.MS. 2034/23   27 December 1776
(1) Sir Ralph Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, bt
(2) Ralph Milbanke of the same place, esq, eldest son of (1) and his late wife Elizabeth
(3) John Milbanke of Great Harrowden, Northants, esq, and Mark Milbanke esq, captain of HMS Barfleur, brothers of (1)
Demise, assignment amd appointment of certain collieries, coal mines, lands and rents in Co Durham (Harraton Outside and Waldridge collieries in the parish of Chester-le-Street) and Northumberland (Willington in Wallsend parish) in trust to clear the debts of (1).
Parchment   4m.
Add.MS. 2034/24   4 December 1817
(1) Rt Hon George earl of Coventry and Rt Han James earl of Lauderdale
(2) Sir Ralph Noel of Kirkby Mallory, Leics, bt
Lease (part of a lease and release) of the messuage of Peloe or Pelaw etc in Chester le Street parish
Parchment   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/25   13 July 1821
(1) Ralph Noel of Kirkby Mallory, Leics, lately called Sir Ralph Milbanke bt
(2) John Peniston Milbanke of Halnaby, Yorks, esq
Reciprocal deed of covenant to produce listed deeds.
Parchment, 2 applied seals   1m.
Add.MS. 2034/26   19 September 1855
(1) Rt Hon Anne Isabella Baroness Noel Byron
(2) Charles Frederick Perkins of Birtley and Edward Moseley Perkins of 4 Porchester Square, Hyde Park, iron and coal masters
Grant of a wayleave over lands at Ouston in Chester-le-Street parish for Birtley iron works, with a plan.
Parchment,1 applied seal   8m.
Add.MS. 2035   1754 - 1774
Two files of later 18th century ecclesiastical legal papers about:
A - liability for the repair of the chancel of Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas 1754-1755.
B - the augmentation of chapelries in the diocese of Durham 1766-1774.
Paper file, 23f
Purchased from Alex Fotheringham bookseller, received 19 May 2009, Acc No Misc.2008/9:109.
Add.MS. 2035/A1   [later 18th century]
Wrapper labelled ‘Proceedings in the affair of the Church of St Nicholas Newcastle upon Tyne’.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/A2   July 1754 - February 1755
Copies of Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas vestry minutes and other documents, especially correspondence, concerning payment for repair of the church chancel.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2035/A3   5 August 1755
Reply by Thomas Sharp to the Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas vestry minutes etc copy documents, refusing to exempt churchwardens from repairing the chancel at the parishioners’ expense; enclosed is a copy of the reply from the churchwardens explaining the neccessity of exemption.
Paper, 2f + 1f
Add.MS. 2035/A4   [1755]
Copy of correspondance extracts 1674 and legal opinions of George Lee and John Strange of 1749 re Durham St Margaret [referred to in Newcastle upon Tyne St Nicholas vestry minutes].
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2035/B1   8 April 1766
Reply to commission regarding purchase of estate of Plover Shaw, Hexham, for the augmentation of Whitley Chapel signed by Thomas Coulthard, Peter Romney, Simon Mensham, Isaac Hunter and J. Bell.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B2   12 April 1766
Letter from Mr Robert Chester confirming the purchase of an estate for the augmentation of Whitley Chapel.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B3   4 April 1767
Two matching copies of queries and answers about Rock, Embleton parish.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2035/B4   14 September 1769
Copy of correspondence between Mr Wilkie, Berwick attorney, and George Wood about a commission re pews in Chatton parish church.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B5   15 September 1769
Letter from the bishop of Durham's commissioners to Dr Sharp about the division of Boldon estate lands between Rock and Rennington.
Paper, 1f + applied black wax seal
Add.MS. 2035/B6   15 September 1769
Reply to queries about the purchase of estate for the augmentation of Rock and Rennington chapels.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B7   17 April 1771
Outline of queries and answers about the division of East Pike Close estate, Haltwistle parish between Rock and Rennington chapels.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B8   9 February 1773
Letter from the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty about augmenting the benefaction of the Allenton chapelry; with an attached copy of printed ‘QUERIES Relating to the Purchase of Lands and Tythes for Augmenting Poor Cures’.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2035/B9   19 October - 24 November 1773
Letter from the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty to James Smith, Stanhope curate, about the purchase of estates for Rock, Rennington, Widdrington, Allenton and Falstone; with an incomplete letter about the same commission.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B10   4 January 1774
Copy paper about the purchase of an estate in Wolsingham Manor, Stanhope, Co Durham for the augmentation of Rock, Rennington, Widdrington, Allerton, Falstone and Bingfield chapels.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2035/B11   [18th century]
Outline of queries and answers about Rock, Embleton parish
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2036   1932 - 1938
Plans, notes and scripts of talks and sermons in binders, by Reverend Archdall Alexander (Xan) Wynne Wilson (d 1938) while working in Co Durham parishes. He was a scholar of St John's College Cambridge, then curate of Norton 1932-1935, curate-in-charge of Monkwearmouth St Cuthbert 1935-1936, and perpetual curate of Benfieldside St Cuthbert 1936-1938, before being killed in a car accident. There are also associated copies made in 2008 of newspaper clippings containing biographical material, and also some miscellaneous plans, scripts and newspaper cuttings, and a The Story of the Cross pamphlet.
Paper + 6 black binders with metal clips
Deposited 5 November 2008, by Mrs A.T. Johnson, daughter of A. A. Wynne Wilson; Acc No Misc. 2008/9:34.
Catalogued by Cait Scott, January 2017.
Add.MS. 2036/1   2008
Biographical newspaper clippings: copy of The Times 11 September 1936 marriage notices of Archdall Alexander Wynne Willson to Beryl Stuart on 9 September; copy of The Times 16 April 1938 birth notices of daughter born 13 April to A. A. [Archdall Alexander] and Beryl Wynne Willson; copy of The Times 27 June 1938 obituary of Wynne Wilson who died 26 June from injuries received in a car crash; copy of The Times 28 June 1938 death notices noting Wynne Wilson died 26 June; copy of The Times 4 July 1938 obituary of 'Xan' Wynne Wilson by George A. Yates with information on family connections and biography; copy of The Times 1 September 1938 church appointments noting the resignation of Hereford Cathedral prebendary A[rchdall] B[eaumont] Wynne Wilson (A.A. Wynne Wilson's father).
Paper, 12f
Add.MS. 2036/2   1932 - 1937
Collection of typed and handwritten plans, scripts & notes of sermons by A. A. Wynne Willson given to congregations as follows. Binder labelled “Advent 1935-Easter 1936”
f.1r 'Nicodemus' sermon to Norton 1934
f.5r 'Dives and Lazarus' sermon to St Cuthbert's Monkwearmouth Easter IV 1936
f.9r 'Here I am, send me! Isaiah 6/8' sermon to St Cuthbert's Monkwearmouth Easter III 1936
f.13r 'And I saw a new Heaven and a new earth' sermon to Norton, Billington & St John's Stockton 1933-1934
f.17r 'Where there is no vision the people perish' sermon to Norton, St John's Stockton & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1935-1936
f.38r 'Humility' sermon to Norton 1933 and St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
f.51r 'God commended his love towards us' sermon to Norton 1933-1934 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
f.69r 'In the world ye shall have tribulation' sermon to Norton 1934, St Cuthbert's & St Peter's Mwm 1936
f.76r 'What do ye more than others' sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm & Norton 1936
f.82r 'I am come to do thy will' sermon to Norton 1933 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
f.95r 'They know not what they do' sermon to Norton 1933-34 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
f.103r 'I beseech you bretheren' sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
f.109r 'Speak Lord I Sam 3/9' sermon to Norton 1932-1934 & St Cuthbert Mwm 1936
f.126r 'I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision' sermon to Norton 1934-35 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
Paper, 135f + binder with metal clip
Add.MS. 2036/3   1932 - 1938
Collection of typed and handwritten plans, scripts & notes of sermons by A. A. Wynne Willson given to congregations as follows.
f.1r 'Lo we have left all and followed Thee Mark 10/28' sermon to Benfieldside Lent I 1938
f.4r 'John 16/8 He will reprove the world in respect of kin' sermon including f7r 'Story of Russo-Japanese War 1902' to Norton 1933-1934 St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937-1938
f.13r 'When I consider the heavens Psalm 8/3' sermon to St Cuthbert Mwm Trinity XX 1936 & Benfieldside Sexagesima 1937-1938
f.17r Untitled sermon to Norton 1933-1935, St Michael's Norton 1933, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937-1938
f.34r 'Think not that I come to send peace Matthew 10/34' sermon to Norton 1932-1934, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1938
f.51r 'Except a corn of wheat John 12/24' sermon to Benfieldside Epiphany IV 1938
f.55r 'Whatsoever things ye desire when ye pray ' sermon to Benfieldside Epiphany I 1938
f.59r 'To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord Luke 4/19' sermon to Benfieldside Epiphany III 1938
f.63r 'Jesus Christ, the same yesterday Heb 13/8' sermon to Benfieldside Christmas II 1938
f.67r 'Jesus Christ is the same yesterday Heb 13/8 His name shall be called wonderful Isaiah 9/6' sermon to Norton Advent 1933-1934 & St Cuthbert's Mwm Advent 1935-1936
f.75r 'Forgetting those things that are behind Phil 3/14' sermon to Norton Christmas I 1933-1934 & St Cuthbert Mwm Christmas I 1935
f.88r 'Without me ye can do nothing John 15/8' sermon to Benfieldside Christmas II 1938
f.92r 'The word was made flesh John1/14' sermon to St Cuthbert Mwm Christmas Day 1935 & Benfieldside Christmas Day 1937 including f.97v “Christmas CALLING” newspaper clipping
f.98r 'His name shall be called wonderful Isaiah 9/6' sermon to Benfieldside Advent IV 1937
f.102r 'John send two of his disciples' sermon to Norton 1933-1934, St Cuthbert Mwm 1935-1936, Benfieldside 1937 & [St John the Evangelist] Chopwell Advent III 1937
f.118r 'Whatsoever things were written Rom 15/4' sermon to Norton 1933-1936, West Rainton Parish Church Trinity XIII 1933, St Michael's Norton Trinity XIV 1933 & Benfieldside 1937
f.134r 'Go into the village' sermon to Norton 1932, West Rainton PC 1932, Wolviston PC 1932, Bishopwearmouth PC Lent II 1933, St Michael's Norton Trinity X 1935, St Cuthbert Mwm 1935 & Benfieldside Advent 1937 including f.143r extract from G.W. Chester poem
f.148r 'Let us rise up and build (Crusade)' sermon to Benfieldside & Holmside 1937
f.152r 'Matthew, the publican Mat 10/3' sermon to Norton 1934-1935, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936, Benfieldside 1937, [St John the Evangelist] Castleside (Crusade) 1937 & [St George] South Moor (Crusade) 1937
f.161r 'One is your father Mat 23/9' sermon to Norton 1933-1935, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.174r 'Simon, the Zealot Luke 15/5' Trinity sermon to Norton 1934, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.183r 'II Sam 24/24 I will not offer unto the Lord' sermon to Norton 1933-1935, Bishopton PC 1933, St Michael's Norton 1933, West Rainton PC 1933, St James Fellowship 1935, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936, Tatham Street Methodist Sisterhood 20 April 1936, Benfieldside 1937, Consett & Holmside
f.196r 'Wedding Garment' sermon to Benfieldside Trinity XX 1937
f.200r 'The fruits of the Spirit Galacians 5/22' sermon to St Cuthbert Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.205r 'Whom should I send Isaiah 6/8' Trinity Sunday sermon to Norton 1934-1935, St Hilda's Belasis 1934, St Cuthbert Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.213r 'He that hath seen me John XIV/9' sermon to different churches on 22 listed occasions
f.226r 'Harvest' Trinity sermon to Wolviston 1933, St Hilda's Belasis 1933 & St Cuthbert's Middlesborough 1934
f.240r 'Angels' St Michael's Day sermon to Norton 1933-1935, Bishopwearmouth 1936, St Cuthbert's 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.254r 'Blessed is the womb Luke 11/28' Trinity sermon to Benfieldside & Norton 1937
Paper, 257f + binder with metal clip
Add.MS. 2036/4   1932 - 1937
Collection of typed and handwritten plans, scripts & notes of sermons by A. A. Wynne Willson given to congregations as follows. Binder labelled “Trinity - Advent'. Children, Bible Class, Saint's Days, &c”
f.1r 'He shall be called, Wonderful, Councillor, Everlasting God, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9/6' sermon to St Margaret's (Durham) Armistice Day 1934, Norton PC Armistice Day 1935 & St Cuthbert's Mwm Armistice Sunday 1936; discussing World War I
f.6r 'The people said, let us rise up and build' sermon to Norton PC Sunday before Advent 1935
f.9r Sermon to Benfieldside 10 October 1937 at the ordination of Ernest George Casey (later vicar of Chilton Moor and Gilesgate, referenced in Durham Cathedral Library Ferens Service Papers) to the diaconate by the bishop of Durham [Hensley Henson] (Wynne Willson's personal friend)
f.17r 'Course on Objects in Parish Church' to Billingham PC (Children) Lent 1934
f.30r 'Education' sermon to Norton PC 1933&1935, St Paul's Hendon 1936 & Benfieldside SS [Sunday School?] Teacher Association 1937
f.45r Sermon to St Mark's [Menstham?] Armistice Sunday 1936
f.47r Note on societies and 'Kings Messengers'
f.48r 'Mungo Park, Flowers, &c.' sermon to Fishburn Flower Service June 1933, St Michael's [Norton] Flower Service June 1934 & Norton PC Harvest Festival 1935
f.56r Sermon to Norton PC 1932&1934
f.57r 'The Church' sermon to Norton PC Lent 1934 including f.64r note on 'what is Ch doing about war slums'
f.70r 'When he had given thanks' sermon to Norton PC Thanksgiving 1932-1933
f.78r Sermon to Norton PC May 1933
f.82r 'Behold I make all things new' sermon to Norton PC Epiphany 1933
f.95r 'Ye are the salt of the earth' sermon to Norton PC 16 November 1932
f.97r 'Take us the foxes' sermon to Norton PC 1932 & 1934, Holy Trinity Stockton [on Tees] 1932, St Michael's Norton 1933 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
f.102r Note of numbers
f.103r 'Thanksgiving Sunday. Children's Service' to Norton PC 1932 including a pencil drawing of a hand labelled with concepts
f.104r Note on talk Sunday after Christmas to 'girls'
f.106r Notes on 'West Africa'
f.111r Talk to 'Children (girls)' Trinity 1934 about Julius May & Rothschild
f.113r 'Trustworthiness' talk to 'girls' Trinity 1934
f.116r Talk to 'Children' Ascension Day 1933
f.119r 'Parable of the talents' sermon to Norton PC & schools 1934
f.120r 'Sabbath' sermon to 'girls' 1934
f.120r 'They brought Jesus to Jesus' Feast of Purification sermon
f.128r Children's Services Trinity & Remembrance Sunday 1932
f.131r 'NOTES ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST' including f.164r pencil drawings of mice
f.175r 'Preparing the Way' note on sermon to Norton PC Advent 1932
Paper, 175f + binder with metal clip
Add.MS. 2036/5   1932 - 1937
Collection of typed and handwritten plans, scripts & notes of sermons by A. A. Wynne Wilson given to congregations as follows.
f.1r 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all... thy mind Mark 12/30' sermon to Benfieldside Trinity 1937 including f.2v newspaper clipping
f.4r 'Behold the whole world has gone after Him John 12/19' sermon to Norton PC 1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936, Benfieldside 1937
f.11r 'By what authority Matthew 21/23' sermon to Benfieldside Trinity 1937
f.15r 'Litany' sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936, Benfieldside 1937; discusses world calamities and potential for World War II
f.20r 'Litany II' sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm Advent Sunday 1936 & Benfieldside Trinity 1937 including f.22r pencil drawings
f.23r 'My grace is sufficient for thee II Cor 12/9' Trinity sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.27r 'And they besought Him Matthew 8/34' Trinity sermon to Norton PC 1934-1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936, Whitburn 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.34r 'Treasure' sermon to Norton PC 1933-1934, West Rainton PC 1933, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.47r 'Collect for Trin [Trinity] X' to Benfieldside 1937
f.50r 'Of those which thou hast given me' sermon to Norton PC 1935, St Peter's Stockton 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; f.53r typed extract from Daily Express 13 December 1928 discussing prayers for King George V
f.57r 'I make haste Psalm 119/3' sermon to Benfieldside Trinity 1937; discussing Julius May & Rothschild bank
f.60r 'Be ye therefore perfect Mat 5/48' sermon to Benfieldside Trinity 1937
f.64r 'These things are written John 20/31' Trinity sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.66r 'If the light that is in you be darkness Matt 6/23' Trinity sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing an American preacher in Beirut; f.67v quote by Oliver Wendell 'Homes' [Holmes]
f.70r 'And He was transfigured before them Mark 9/2' sermon to Norton PC 1934-1935, St Peter's Stockton Women's Service 1935, St Michael's 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.74r 'He that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved' Trinity sermon to Norton PC 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing Quo Vadis [1895 novel by Henryk Seinkeiwicz] and Mr Standfast [1919 novel by John Buchan]
f.82r 'Men have not heard nor perceived with the ear Isaiah 64/4' Trinity sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.86r 'Think ye that I have come to give peace Luke 14/27' Trinity sermon to Benfieldside 1937
f.90r 'Look what a difference it makes' sermon to Norton PC 1934-1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.97r 'Christ suffered for you I Peter 2/2' Trinity sermon to Norton PC 1932-1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.120r St Barnabas Day sermon to Norton PC 1933-1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.123r 'Moreover it is required in stewards I Corinthians 4/1' sermon to Norton PC 1934-1935 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1935-1936
f.131r 'Unto what is the kingdom of Heaven like Luke 13/18' sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing 'Conference S.S. at Durham'
f.135r 'He taught as one having authority Mark 1/22' sermon to Benfieldside Trinity 1937; discussing 'late Duke of Devonshire' [Spencer Compton Cavendish?]; f.138v poem by A. [Arthur] Hugh Clough
f.139r 'There are also many other things that Jesus did John 21/25' Trinity sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.143r 'It doesn't matter what a man believes' to 'Men's Class' Ascension I 1936
f.145r 'He shall give you another comforter' Whitsunday sermon to Norton PC 1933-1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.152r Coronation Day sermon to Benfieldside 9 May 1937
f.157r 'Lo, I am with you always Matt 28/20' Ascension Day sermon to Norton PC 1934-1935 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing [explorer and missionary David] Livingstone
f.163r 'When He ascended up on high Ephes 4/8' sermon to Norton PC 1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.173r 'Mark...who went not with them to the work Acts 15/38' sermon to Benfieldside Easter IV 1937
f.177r 'Whatsoever things are true Phil 4/8' Easter sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing [John Buchan 1922 novel] Huntingtower
f.181r 'Jairus Mark 5/22' sermon to Benfieldside Easter III 1937
f.184r Confirmation sermon to Benfieldside Easter III 1937
f.187r 'Now unto him Jude -/24' Easter sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing Moose River [Gold Mine Disaster 12 April 1936]
f.196r 'Can these bones live? Ezekiel 37/3' Easter sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing war
f.201r 'As my father sent me John 20/21' Easter sermon to Norton PC 1935, St Cuthbert's Middlesborough 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.210r 'Resurrection' Easter sermon to Norton PC 1933-1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
Paper, 215f + binder with metal clip
Add.MS. 2036/6   1932 - 1937
Collection of typed and handwritten plans, scripts & notes of sermons by A. A. Wynne Willson given to congregations as follows. Binder labelled “TRINITY 1936 - QUINQUAGESMINA 1937”
f.1r 'And not to have left the other undone' sermon to Norton PC 1933-1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.18r 'Come ye after me & I will make you fishers of men Matt 5/32' sermon to Norton PC 1933-1934, St Michael's Norton 1933, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.28r 'The sower' Sexagesima sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.35r 'Philip & Andrew' sermon to 14 congregations including Wolviston PC Advent 1932, Bishopton PC Advent 1932 & Epiphany 1935, Billingham PC Trinity 1933, W. Rainton PC Trinity 1933 & Whitburn PC Trinity 1936
f.53r 'Money' sermon to Norton PC Lent 1935 & St Cuthbert's Mwm Advent 1936
f.63r 'Ye have heard' sermon to Norton PC 1933-1935 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936; discussing King George V's Silver Jubillee [May 1935] & USSR trial [Metropolitan-Vickers trial 1933?]
f.81r 'He shall be called Wonderful' / 'War' sermon to Norton PC Trinity 1933 & Women's Union 1934; discussing World War I
f.101r 'Luke the physician' St. Luke's Day sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936; discussing [David] Livingstone & Dr [Winfred] Grenfell
f.107r 'Go and do thou likewise Luke 10/37' sermon to 11 congregations including Wesleyan Sisterhood 9 November 1933, Seaton Carew PC 1934, St Oswald's Ferryhill 1935, St Thomas Sunderland 1936 & Open Air Cliff Park [Cliffe Park Sunderland?] 1936; f.110v quote from [Rudyard] Kipling
f.117r 'The fool hath said in his heart Psalm 14/1' sermon to Norton PC 1934-1935, Wolviston PC 1935 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936
Paper, 127f + binder with metal clip
Add.MS. 2036/7   1932 - 1937
Collection of typed and handwritten plans, scripts & notes of sermons by A. A. Wynne Willson given to congregations as follows. Binder labelled “LENT 1937”
f.1r 'I determined not to know I Cor 2/2' Good Friday sermon to Norton PC 1933 & 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; discussing Kosovo battle 1389; f.3r quotation from Canon Peter Green [residentiary Canon of Manchester Cathedral and vicar of St Philip's Church, Salford, as well as Chaplain to the Queen, papers held at Manchester Cath. Archives]
f.11r 'This do in remembrance of me' sermon to Norton PC 1932 & 1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; f.15r reference to Sir Bartle Frere [19th century British colonial administrator]
f.17r 'Pilate' Holy Week sermon to Norton PC 1933 & 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.22r 'Judas' Holy Week sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.27r 'Simon Simon... Luke 22/31' sermon to Norton PC 1933 - 1935, Wesleyan Sisterhood 1934 & Benfieldside 1937
f.34r 'He steadfastly set his face Luke 9/51' sermon to Benfieldside 1937; f.35r quotation from Emmerson [Ralph Waldo Emerson]
f37r 'Ask for the old paths Jeremiah 6/16' sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; f.38v quotation from [poet Robert] Lowell; f.39r story of Martin Luther
f.41r 'A full perfect and sufficient sacrifice' sermon to Norton PC 1932-1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937 (steamer)
f.49r 'I am the Bread of Life' sermon to Benfieldside 1937; f.50r reference to Dr A. B. [Alexander Balmain] Bruce
f.53r 'What think ye of Christ?' sermon to Norton PC 1934 & 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937; f.54r discussion of A Certain Jesus [1930 novel by Iwan Naschiwin]
f.60r 'He that endureth to the end' sermon to Benfieldside 1937; f.62r quotation from Lord Randolf Churchill
f.63r 'Demas hath foresaken me' Lent sermon to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936, All Saints' Fulwell 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.69r 'What must I do to be saved? sermon to Norton PC 1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1935-1936 & Benfieldside 1937; f.71r quotation from Dean of Durham [Cyril Alington] book The Fool hath said
f.76r 'Be ye angry' sermon to Norton PC 1934, Belasis 1934, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936, St Peter's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
f.82r 'The Church & Politics' talk to Benfieldside Boys' Guild 15 Febuary 1937
f.84r 'Jesus seeing their faith' sermon to Benfieldside 1937
f.87r 'Mat 18/21' sermon to 11 congregations 1932-1937
f.103r mixed notes of 'We have not a High Priest' sermon to Norton PC 1932-1935 & St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936, 'Eccus 2/1' sermon to Benfieldside 1937, 'Heb 4/15' sermon to Norton PC 1932
f.124r 'In the world ye have tribulation' sermon to Norton PC 1932-1935, St Cuthbert's Mwm 1935-1936 & Benfieldside 1937
Paper, 147f + binder with metal clip
Add.MS. 2036/8   1932 - 1938
Typed sheet “Teachers' Preparation Class Paper 13” including catechism, references to passages and hymns, plan for a talk and summary
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2036/9   12 November 1937
Typed script of “The Gospel Behind the Gospel talk” given to Lanchester Deanery Clerical Society
Paper, 14f
Add.MS. 2036/10   19 May 1936
Typed script of “Immortality and Modern Science” talk given to Wearmouth Ruridecanal Clerical Society
Paper, 14f
Add.MS. 2036/11   1932 - 1938
“Ye have not chosen me John 15/6” sermon script; discussed the ordination of a deacon
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2036/12   1932 - 1938
“Christ suffered for you I Peter 2/21” sermon plan
Paper, 8f
Add.MS. 2036/13   1932 - 1938
“This do in remembrance of me Luke 22/19” sermon plan
Paper, 9f
Add.MS. 2036/14   1936 - 1937
Good Friday sermon script and plan; preached to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
Paper, 24f
Add.MS. 2036/15   1934 - 1935
Good Friday sermon script and plan; preached to Norton PC 1934 & 1935
Paper, 21f
Add.MS. 2036/16   20th century
Pamphlet of hymns titled The Story of the Cross by Reverend E. Monro
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2036/17   1932 - 1938
Miscellaneous plans of sermons
Paper, 9f
Add.MS. 2036/18   1935
Sermon script; preached to St Mary's Norton on Sunday next before Advent 1935; Norton PC Autumn Fair for Parish Hall Fund
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2036/19   13 March 1931
Sermon script; preached to St Michael's Church Lincoln
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2036/20   1938
“Whose service is perfect freedom” sermon plan; preached to Benfieldside 1938
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2036/21   1936 - 1937
“Woe unto you hypocrites Matthew 23/29” sermon plan; preached to St Cuthbert's Mwm 1936 & Benfieldside 1937
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2036/22   1933 - 1938
“Oh happy band of pilgrims” sermon script and plans; preached to 10 congregations including Hamsterley Colliery Harvest 1937
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2036/23   13 April 1933
The Times newspaper clipping “The Triumph of the Cross”
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2036/24   29 March 1934
The Times newspaper clipping “The Appeal of Good Friday”
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2037   [c.1475]
Language:  Latin
Book of Hours, use of Rome, enlivened by eight glowing initials illuminated in the northern Italian style.
Content:
Calendar ff.1-12;
Office of the Virgin ff.13-92 (lacking opening leaf of Matins);
Mass of the Virgin ff.93-98;
Gospel lessons ff.98-104;
Office of the Dead, incorporating the Penitential Psalms ff.105-174 (lacking opening leaf);
Litany and Suffrages ff.174v-186;
Hours of the Cross ff.186-192 (lacking opening leaf);
blanks ff.193-4.
Parchment book, paper endleaves, 18th-century red gilt calf (stain to front cover   i + 193 (actually foliated 1-194) + ii (lacking 3 leaves)
Size: 161 x 112mm
Decoration: illuminated initials throughout, eight large decorated initials (4- to 6-line) with border flourishing on ff. 24, 48, 53v, 58v, 63v, 68v, 77v, 93,
Bought at Christie's auction 12141 of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in London on 1 December 2016, with support from the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of National Libraries, and the Friends of Palace Green Libraries, Acc No Misc.2016/17:54.
Bookplate of Robert Chambers (perhaps the Scottish publisher, 1802-1871)
Add.MS. 2038   1856 - 1860
Letters to William Dickson (solicitor, 1799-1875) at Alnwick, principally from the poet Robert Story (1795-1860) as a clerk at the Audit Office in London, but also from the printers Messrs Pigg of Newcastle and others, mainly about the publication of The Poetical Works of Robert Story, involving discussions about the patronage of the volume by Algernon Percy (1792-1865), 4th duke of Northumberland, the content, dedication, printing, binding, distribution and cost of the volume, and including some reviews of the work, the impecunious nature of Story's existence as an Audit Office clerk at the time, and his attempts to improve his lot there, and concluding with his widow's report of his death.
Paper file of 53 items
Purchased from Samuel Gedge of Hanworth, Norwich, January 2017, Acc No Misc.2016/17:79.
Add.MS. 2038/1   30 May 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is grateful for his interest in his success; he would probably prefer the duke [of Northumberland] over the duchess as a possible dedicatee for his work but he is happy to abide by Dickson's choice; grateful for the happy accident of their meeting.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/2   20 June 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is grateful for his writing for him to the duke [of Northumberland] who has has allowed Story to dedicate his poems to him; he intends to visit his native county [Northumberland] in the summer or autumn.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/3   1 July 1856
Letter from R[obert] S[tory] at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to W[illiam] Dickson: reporting that he has had 3 letters from [the duke of Northumberland] insisting on the book being printed “in some peculiar and expensive type” and insisting on paying the difference between that and ordinary type, for which Story is most grateful; the duke will discuss the poems' printing with Dickson; what specimen poems did Dickson give the duke so that Story can know what the duke likes?
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2038/4   14 July 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is grateful for his kindness and sorry he had not made his friendship 20 years ago; he had tried 30 years ago to solicit a subscription from the then [duke of Northumerland] to a 2/6 book of verse but was told by one Smith that the duke “had long ago given up patronising such publications”, but he did not despair and gradually extended his poetical reputation, but it has been a struggle, especially because of his lack of capital - printing costs are not so much the problem as paying for advertising and the duke's name is worth a thousand advertisements, so the current duke's offer to help with the printing costs will be a great assistance.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/5   19 July 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is still awaiting his instructions about “getting up” the book and about the items to be selected, as he could not include all his verses on the Conservative Reaction of 1834 as some might offend [the duke of Northumberland], and he does not want to make his volume to be too political but rather wants it to appeal “to the whole Northumbria people”.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/6   23 July 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is grateful for his advice, especially on politics, so he will omit them and just leave in “the patriotic lyrics”; does the duke want the book to be printed in the style of a volume of poems praised recently in the Journal, and does he want it printed in Newcastle?
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/7   28 July 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is most grateful for the duke's liberality which makes him much better off than Burns; as Dickson has given Story the choice of where the volume is to be printed, he will go for London as that is where he is and because a Newcastle printed volume would not impress the London critics; he discusses options for type, size and print run (1000 or 2000), as Story can generally dispose of 500 copies in his circle of friends; a prospectus will be needed soon, Story will send him a draft.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/8   2 August 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he discusses the lower unit cost for a greater print run, and so more profit for the author, providing the books sell; should Story not come to Alnwick?
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/9   4 August 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: given the problems with letters crossing etc, he will let the matter rest until they meet in Alwnick; he sends him a draft prospectus and invites comments.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/10   6 August 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is grateful for the estimates; he prefers the royal octavo; he will see Dickson on the 18/19 unless he hears otherwise.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/11   11 August 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he will trespass no further on Dickson's time until they meet, but he has decided to have the volume printed in Newcastle.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/12   8 September 1856
Letter from W. Woodman at Morpeth to William Dickson: he is glad to subscribe to a copy of Story's poems, and he will try and solicit some more names.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/13   26 September 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: there should have been some mention of his Alnwick Castle visit in the Newcastle papers or at least in the Alnwick publication, and Messrs Pigg [printers] could do with stirring up as he sent them a packet of copy a week ago without even a receipt in return yet.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/14   27 September 1856
Letter from Thomas & James Pigg at 81 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson at Alnwick: they will attend to the advertising order; they have distributed the prospectus, and are dealing with subscribers for royal copies; a colleague will call in Alnwick.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/15   30 September 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he had not intended to say anything offensive to the printers, who are both very gentlemanly and from whom he has received a proof returned; he seeks Dickson's opinion on the spelling of the river name Beaumont (or Bowmont, Bowment), cited by Scott; Story suggests some text to describe his visit finishing with “the great chief of the county patronises its native poet”;he is glad to hear of the royal subscribers.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2038/16   [?September 1856]
A note [by Robert Story] of Northumberland names received since he last wrote to Dickson, with [the number of volumes ordered] in either R[oyal] or D [size].
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/17   9 October 1856
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is pleased by Dickson's remarks about Beaumont, which spelling he will adopt; he lists 3 other [subscribers] received.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/18   23 January 1857
Letter from Thomas & James Pigg at 81 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson at Alnwick: asking for a payment of £100 on account for the £300 spent on the Story Poems.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/19   27 January 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, to William Dickson: he reports four further [subscribers] with the sizes ordered.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/20   4 March 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is impatient for and discusses a drawing of Alnwick Castle; he discusses his two options for his engraved portrait, and its cost.
With a further list of 14 subscribers.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/21   7 March 1857
Letter from Thomas & James Pigg at 81 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson at Alnwick: they have returned the loaned coronet and badge; the Story Book will be a while yet as it is only half done after many unforseen delays, but progress is now rapid; they hope Archaeologia Aeliana part 4 arrived .
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/22   18 March 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to W[illiam] Dickson: has he seen the new specimen sheet, which the duke is impressed by; he sends a statement of his progress with the Northumbrian gentry; the winter has been fine but there have been lots of colds, and he has a persistent cough.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/23   30 March 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he discusses the specimen sheet (again); the printers have sent the duke a copy of Northern Poetical Keepsake as a binding specimen for the guinea copies which the duke is delighted with; his friend Gilks - a wood engraver - has offered to engrave the dedication page gratis for which Story supplies and discusses a draft which could do with a sketch of Alnwick Castle, perhaps by Salvin or Wilson; he hopes the rumour of the duke going to Italy is untrue, or at least not until the book is out, which may not be until June or July.
With a draft instruction for the printers.
Paper, 2f + 1f
Add.MS. 2038/24   15 April 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: discusses possibly having a lithograph, the stone of which wears out, rather than an engraving, whose plate would be his for ever, and also discusses the detail of the engraving which should reflect a first-rate book and the duke's patronage, and will be a mezzotint whose price he will try to keep below £15.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/25   16 April 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, to William Dickson: he is also keen to see the work finished and has passed on his message to Messrs Pigg; discusses the payment of advertisements in the Newcastle, Yorkshire and Lancashire press, and the engravings, by Messrs Pigg, to be passed on to Dickson; he discusses Mr Salvin's proposed sketch of Alnwick Castle.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/26   30 April 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he has taken his advice to abandon the idea of a portrait of himself but the subscribers will need to be assuaged so he discusses other options for images on the title page etc; he needs Dickson to confer with the duke on the form of the dedication; time is pressing as the printers should be finished by the end of May, and so Salvin's sketch is needed as well; he sends a draft dedication but he is uncertain of the duke's honours.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/27   12 May 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, to William Dickson: he has sent the last verses to the printers and he will now let Dickson decide on everything; he discusses the binding, especially the 20 copies for the duke and the 4 copies for the 2 duchesses, and the 200 for the guinea subscribers, and those for the non-subscribers, and they need an estimate of the various styles; Mr Williams will see the duke; he has yet to receive Mr Salvin's sketch; he apologises for the lack of poety in his letter.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/28   22 May 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is delighted with the verse in his last letter; he reports that Messrs Pigg do not provide estimates for binding; Salvin's beautiful sketch is with the engraver; he will send the preface and index today; he hopes to get the dedication page from Mr Williams tomorrow.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/29   22 June 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he discusses the distribution of copies to the duke and duchess (he has ordered 6 more in the same binding), William and Mrs Dickson; he discusses his next visit to Northumberland - which he always fears will be his last - and invites to Dilston, Milfield, Coupland Castle, and Cheswick, and he intends to climb the Cheviot and Howsden Hill, but he must not delay getting to Yorkshire and Lancashire where he hopes to reap his real harvest [of sales].
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/30   25 June 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he was not aware of Dickson's son being married; he will send the 24 ducal copies to Alnwick Castle; he is looking forward to his Northumbrian tour, as he will be coming “invested with the duke's patronage”; he explains a confusion over the duke's copies in a postscript.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2038/31   30 June 1857
Letter from W. Taylor at Earsdon to William Dickson: will next week suffice for settling the bill for Story's peoms, forwarded by the duke?
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/32   15 July 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he is frustrated by having no fixed date for his Northumbrian tour, and by the hot weather; the Piggs broke their press but it is now repaired and Story cannot remonstrate; discusses the division of the bill between himself and the duke.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/33   17 July 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he is unsure what the bill of £455.19.8 covers; he asks for Dickson's opinion of the book, as his mood changes over his reaction to criticism, muttering to himself “What a poor Burns you are, Story, to your far greater Glencairn”; he will write to the duke; he will soon have his copies for London distribution.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/34   20 July 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he is satsified with Dickson's estimate of him as a poet; he discusses the printing bill which he considers monstrous at £17 per sheet, and he will only pay £4.10 per sheet; he is proud of being able to write such a business letter.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/35   22 July 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, to William Dickson: a printer friend has explained the much greater cost of printing ornamented, that is coloured, rather than plain paper, so perhaps the bill is understandable; he will have to delay his journey north beacuse of a delay in the supply of his London copies by the printer, but he hopes that thereby Dickson will be free to accompany him in visiting scenes.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/36   23 July 1857
Letter from Thomas & James Pigg at 81 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson at Alnwick: they are sending the account for printing Mr Story's book, with 20 copies for [the duke of Northumberland] to follow, if the [Newcastle] races do not interfere with their arrangements.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/37   29 July 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, William Dickson: he notes Dickson's pedigree case reported in the Times;he sends and discusses a copy of the London edition of his Songs and Poems to keep; Mr Salt has sponsored The Peerage of Industry verse, wants 5 copies of the Works, has sent a fine portrait of himself, and wants a prospectus and at least 20 copies.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/38   14 August 1857
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, to William Dickson: he has still no London copies, though he is delighted with the one which has come by rail; he recites a letter from the duke of Northumberland sending him admission tickets to Northumberland House and Syon House and from which Story infers that the duke has not yet seen the book; he reports that Messrs Pigg have been asking for a payment but Story has reminded them that he is a poet and has no money until they send him the key of London copies to unlock his subscribers' strong boxes.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/39   10 October [?1857]
Letter from George ?Rea at Middleton House to William Dickson: he has orderd a copy of Story's poems from Mark Smith; 16th is incovenient for a meeting being the day before Wooler Fair
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/40   28 January 1858
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he sends some encouraging reviews; he explains his position as, aged 62, an extra clerk without pension prospects [at the Audit Office] and asks for Dickson's help to become a supernumerary clerk with a pension, and to support his application to Sir George Grey about this.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/41   30 January 1858
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he discusses the outstanding bill with Messrs Pigg which Story considers he has overpaid already though he is actually being asked for more from them, so he has asked them for a full bill, copied to Dickson.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/42   3 February 1858
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he is grateful for Dickson's help with the bill of Messrs Pigg whom he considers - the subscribers large copies aside - “have done their work in a very slovenly way” , as commented upon in one review.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/43   19 February 1858
Letter from Thomas & James Pigg at 81 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson at Alnwick: discussing the account for Mr Story and his ordering more copies at the eleventh hour; they have sent his copy of the ? Northumberland to Thomas Johnson grocer, and should they send the duke [of Northumberland]'s copies to Alnwick or London; has he any goods that could go in a tract for Collectanea Aeliana as Mr Fenwick suggests.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/44   11 March 1858
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, to William Dickson: he apologises for overlooking a copy for Mrs Askew [Dickson's sister]; he is sorry that his best friend is not in [elected]; he is grateful for his sorting out the account with Messrs Pigg which he has still not received.
Encloses extracts of letters from John Grey esq at Dilston [to Story]: 27 November 1857, commending his poems and drama; 18 January 1858, he will try to put his case to Sir George Grey, and will encourage General Grey to keep the bard of Glendale in his eye, and he commends his poems on Glendale, and Beaumontside, and Kirknewton churchyard, where he may soon be.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/45   19 April 1858
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he encloses a prospectus printed by Messrs Longman who think it should do good; he reports that Dickson's sister Mrs Askew was pleased with the book, also Lady Smith; he is not sure if Lord Loraine might have paid Mr Smith for his copies; he has not heard from the Piggs again, not even a grunt.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/46   [?April 1858]
Printed prospectus by Messrs Longman & Co of the publication of The Poetical Works of Robert Story, with various opinions of the press, both metropolitan and provincial, printed by J. Davy & Sons, printers, 137 Long Acre.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/47   12 August 1858
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he discusses the bill of Messrs Pigg and reducing it further; he is writing at home with a bad pen.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/48   20 August 1858
Letter from Thomas & James Pigg at 81 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson at Alnwick: they have checked and cannot adjust the charges, but they are happy to subscribe 2 guineas to the expenses of the work, and the commission has been eaten up by two of the sales being bad debts.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/49   21 August 1858
Letter from Thomas Pigg at Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Dickson: can he provide a copy of Mr MacLaughlan's Survey of the Roman Wall, albeit it was printed by the [duke of Northumberland] for private distribution.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2038/50   16 June 1859
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he sends a new prospectus, especially encouraged by the Scotch papers at Ayr who idolised him and ordered various copies; he is glad the duke is better but sorry the ministry has fallen.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/51   27 June 1859
Letter from Robert Story at the Audit Office, Somerset House, London, to William Dickson: he urges Dickson to give his opinion on his previously sent enclosure which he wants to print before he journeys north.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/52   9 July 1860
Letter from Ellen Story at 12 Harley Street, Battersea, to William Dickson: reporting the death of her husband after a 10 week illness of bronchitis, heart disease and dropsy, leaving her and her daughters unprovided for.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2038/53   16 July 1860
Letter from Thomas William at Northumberland House to William Dickson: reporting on Story's funeral, and how his widow and two daughters have been left.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2039   18th century - 19th century
Papers relating to the Lord Crewe Trust including copies of a will of Nathaniel Lord Crewe (b. 31 January 1633 d. 1 November 1721; 3rd Baron Crew, Bishop of Oxford 1671 - 1674 & Bishop of Durham 1674 - 1721); copies of deeds regarding Crewe estates; schedules of documents at Bamburgh Castle
Paper, 16 items
Purchased from Alex Fotheringham Bookseller 22 June 2009. Acc No Misc.2008/9:122
Add.MS. 2039/1   6 March 1546
1777 copy of a grant to John Forster esquire of Etherston by Henry VIII [extracted from Lord Treasurer's remembrancer roll 76 of 27 Henry VIII]
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2039/2   15 March 1610
18th century copy of a grant of the manor and castle of Bamburgh by James I to Claudius Foster
Paper, 16f
Add.MS. 2039/3   24 June 1720 - 3 March 1722
19th century copy of a will and codicil, with copy of a grant of probate, of Nathaniel Lord Crewe; attributed to W. W. [William] Dickson [solicitor 1799 - 1875 at Alnwick]
Paper, 16f
Add.MS. 2039/4   24 June 1720
19th century abstract of a will of Nathaniel Lord Crewe relating to Northumberland and Durham estates
Paper, 7f
Add.MS. 2039/5   24 June 1720
19th century copy of a will and codicil, with copy of grant of probate, of Nathaniel Lord Crewe; with annotations; attributed to W. W. [William] Dickson [solicitor 1799 - 1875 at Alnwick]
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2039/6   24 June 1720
19th century notebook containing copy of a will and codicil of Nathaniel Lord Crewe; with marginal annotations
Paper, 37f
Add.MS. 2039/7   17 March 1862
Letter from clerk J. Rowlands to The College, Durham, regarding the will of Nathaniel Lord Crewe; discusses payments to Oxford University under the will
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2039/8   1518 - 1720
19th century copy of the abstract of the title to a Bamburgh estate
Paper, 16f
Add.MS. 2039/9   1518 - 1720
19th century copy of the same abstract of the title to a Bamburgh estate
Paper, 9f
Add.MS. 2039/10   October 1821
Schedule of documents about Crewe estates in the oak box at Bamburgh Castle; found among Mr Adams' papers
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2039/11   1828
19th century copy of schedule of documents about Crewe estates in the iron safe and oak press at Bamburgh Castle
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2039/12   1 January 1848
Schedule of documents about Crewe estates delivered to Mr Sweddle at Bamburgh Castle; atrributed to [firm of attorneys] Hart & Dickson
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2039/13   19th century
Schedule of documents about Crewe estates in the armoury of Bamburgh Castle; includes plan of oak press
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2039/14   19th century
Lists of Crewe trustees 1721 - 1842
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2039/15   19th century
Plan of notice board displaying names of Crewe trustees; drawn in pencil on reverse of HEXHAM POLLING DISTRICT list of voters from “SHOTLEY (HIGH QUARTER) TOWNSHIP”
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2039/16   19th century
List of Crewe trustees 1721 - 1865; partially torn
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2040   19th century
Papers relating to the Lord Crewe Trust titled “Writs & Memoranda relating to Bamburgh Castle” from office of William Dickson (solicitor, 1799 - 1875) at Alnwick; transcripts of liberate and patent rolls which were then kept at the Tower of London
Paper, 2 items
Purchased from Alex Fotheringham Bookseller. Part of Alnwick solicitor's sales. Acc No Misc.2009/10:73
Add.MS. 2040/1   19th century
Transcripts of extracts from liberate and patent rolls relating to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and northern England
Paper, 23f
Add.MS. 2040/2   19th century
Transcripts of extracts from liberate and patent rolls relating to Bamburgh Castle
Paper, 39f
Add.MS. 2041   17 September 1968 - 2 December 1969
Reel-to-reel magnetic tapes on plastic spools in cardboard boxes labelled BBC Radio Durham (station existed 3 July 1968 to 25 August 1972); recordings of programmes about local and regional government and political issues, titled “Councillors Progress” and “Our Changing Institutions”, including discussion with Durham University staff; 3 have been re-labelled so possibly written over with later programmes.
14 tapes + cardboard boxes
Received from Mr D. Griffiths 10 January 2001. Acc No Misc.2009/10:30
Add.MS. 2041/1   17 September 1968
“Councillors Progress”; duration 15 mins; also transmitted 20 February 1969; printed label has been crossed out, pen annotation “Track A. The British Prime Minister [Harold Wilson] and the American President [Lyndon B. Johnson]. A Comparative Analysis. Track B. The British Prime Minister and the American President. A Further Analysis.”.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/2   24 September 1968
“Councillors Progress”; duration 15 mins 30 secs; also transmitted 27 February 1969; printed label has been crossed out, pen annotation “Track A. Political Parties and Democracy. Track B. The Party System Now.”.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/3   1 October 1968
“Councillors Progress”; duration 25 mins; also transmitted 6 March 1969.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/4   8 October 1968
“Councillors Progress”; duration 20 mins; also transmitted 13 March 1969; printed label has been crossed out, pen annotation “Track A. The Modern Election - A Critical Appraisal. Track B. The Modern Electoral System - The Alternatives.”.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/5   22 October 1968
“Councillors Progress”; duration unknown; also transmitted 16 March 1969.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/6   30 September 1969
“Our Changing Institutions (1)”; duration 20 mins.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/7   7 October 1969
“Our Changing Institutions (2)”; duration 31 mins; pen annotation “Tape for Harrison 1/30 245k 9/16/75”.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/8   14 October 1969
“Our Changing Institutions (3)”; Charles Harrison talks with H.J. Boyden and J. Chapman; duration 28 mins.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/9   28 October 1969
“Our Changing Institutions (5)”; Charles Harrison talks with Councillor Norman Sarsfield, Roland Edgerton, Chairman of the Durham Branch of NALGO [National and Government Officers' Association, now part of UNISON] and Ian Jardine, Lecturer in Government; duration 29 mins.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/10   4 November 1969
“Our Changing Institutions (6)” regarding The Seebohm Report; Charles Harrison talks to Dr J. MacLachlan, J. Dormand and E. Hellicar about social services; duration 25 mins 40 secs.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/11   11 November 1969
“Our Changing Institutions - Changes in Education (i) and Changes in the Universities”; Charles Harrison talks to Professors W.K.R. Musgrave, C.H. Vereker and W.R. Ward; duration 28 mins.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/12   18 November 1969
“Our Changing Institutions - Changes in Education (ii) Changes in Further Education”; Charles Harrison talks to H. C. Davison, S. Turner and L.E. Watts; duration 27 mins 30 secs.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/13   25 November 1969
“Our Changing Institutions - Changes in Education (iii) Changes in Secondary Education”; Charles Harrison talks to G. Metcalfe, K.W. Dyos and R. Naylor; duration 29 mins 54 secs.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2041/14   2 December 1969
“Our Changing Institutions - Changes in Education (iv) Changes in Primary Education”; Charles Harrison talks to Marjorie Cooper, Roy Pallister and John Thompson; duration 24 mins.
Tape + cardboard box
Add.MS. 2042   17 October 1977
Letter from Arthur J.B. Hutchings, emeritus professor Music, at Colyton, Devon, to Mrs Franklin, discussing his parents and family background, with a newspaper cutting obituary of Hutchings.
Paper, 2f
Given by Carol Hudson, February 2017, Acc No Misc.2016/17:87.
Add.MS. 2043   15 October 1833
Sale particulars for properties in Darlington to be sold by auction in 13 lots, consequent to a decree in the Court of Chancery between Philip Saltmarshe etc against Rowland Webster etc, with coloured plans surveyed by Thomas Dixon, printed by A. Sweeting of 15 Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn, anotated with the results of the auction and with a memorandum in the front by Edward Wooler outlining the importance of these as the principal properties of the Allans and his efforts to establish the St Paul's rents due to the churchwardens of St Cuthbert's Darlington therefrom 1 June 1889, the lots being:
1, house in Blackwellgate; 2-4, houses in Houndgate; 5, Talbot Inn in High Row, Market Place (with an attached newspaper cutting about the sale of [it as] the King's Head, 32 High Row, 28 April 1913); 6, house with shop in High Row; 7, house, shop and workshop in High Row; 8, house shop and offices in High Row; 9, freehold land fronting Skinnergate; 10, house and shop with warehouses in High Row; 11, 4 houses and shops in Prebend Row and Priestgate; 12, public house and shop in Priestgate; 13, 6 stables in Priestgate.
Inserted:
BW postcard of a drawing of the north side of Bondgate, Darlington, by S. Barlow, 1853, [printed] by W. Monkhouse Ltd of York.
Newspaper cutting report of the Darlington auction of Mr Copeland's Blackwell estate, 16 February 1918.
Newspaper cutting of the restoration of Durham Cathedral clock, 24 January 1940.
Newspaper cutting depicting the Durham Cathedral feretory wooden screen [c.1940].
Inscribed on the front cover by Edward Wooler and on the inside by Colin James Higgins, 23 September 2005.
Printed paper file, 12f + 4f, in card covers
Bought from John Turton, bookseller of Crook, February 2017, Acc No Misc.2016/17:88.
Add.MS. 2044   6 October 1863
Letter from Samuel Clark (1810 or 1811-1875) of The Vicarage, Bredwardine, Hereford, to [Henry Baker Tristram] (1822-1906) concerning Clark's proposal for a new series of publications (duodecimo format) to be published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, to be commissioned by the society from Tristram, Grove, and Perowne. The proposed work by Tristram “should illustrate the bible in all that relates to geology, minerology, meteorology, zoology and botany”. A separate S.P.C.K. octavo volume by Tristram also proposed by Clark, ‘Travels in the Holy Land with a view to investigate its Natural History’. Found loose within Tristram's copy of his The land of Israel; a journal of travels in Palestine, undertaken with special reference to its physical character (2nd edition, 1866) SC 12960.
Paper   2f
Add.MS. 2045   9 April 1785
Deeds relating to Burnfoot in St John's Chapel, Stanhope.
2 parchment items
Given by Mrs Gabriel Dupenois of Exeter, 11 April 2017, Acc No Misc.2016/17:112.
Add.MS. 2045/1   9 April 1785
1. John Robinson of Burnfoot, St John's Chapel, Stanhope, carpenter, only son and heir of Lancelot Robinson late of Burnfoot, yeoman, deceased
2. Jane Robinson, widow of Lancelot Robinson
3. John Watson of Law Rigg, Stanhope, taylor
Release by 2 with the consent of 1 to 3 for a consideration of £463 of her interest in premises comprising two dwellings, two byers and two meadows, at Burnfoot, St John's Chapel in Weardale, by 1 and 2 to 3, which premises Lancelot Robinson on 10 August 1767 sold to Ralph Gibson of St John's Chapel gent, with various subsequet deeds and mortgages recited.
Parchment, 3m, some small holes
Previously numbered: 13
Add.MS. 2045/2   9 April 1785
Declaration of trust by John Watson of Low Rigg, Stanhope, taylor, relating to a mortgage of 12 August 1784 involving John Robinson, Ralph Gibson and John Watson, of the premises at Burnfoot, detailed in the previous deed.
Parchment, 1m
Previously numbered: 14
Add.MS. 2046   16 September 1838
Letter from H[enry] Vane [later 2nd duke of Cleveland] (1788-1864) at Raby Castle to Sir Cuthbert [Sharp] (1781-1849): he has received by coach the two books he had sent, he will appreciate both their interest and the memorial they provide of the author, he has also received Cuthbert's letter by the post but cannot accept his hospitable invitation of a more intimate acquaintance with North Durham as he has to return south soon.
Paper, 2f
Bought from Richard M. Ford, antiquarian bookseller, of London, 20 June 2017, Acc No Misc. 2016/17:143.
Add.MS. 2047   24 December 1817
Letter from [Canon] T[homas] Gisborne (1758-1846) at Yoxall Lodge to Messrs [T.] Cadell & [W.] Davies [publishers] at the Strand, London: discussing the possible publication by them of his The Testimony of Natural Theology to Christianity in large 8vo like Mr Cooper's letters but with perhaps rather 27 lines to the page, compares it to Dr Paley's Natural Theology and suggests that he (Gisborne) will begin where Paley leaves off, he has pretty well finished it and a copier is beginning a clean manuscript for the printer so they should have sufficient after the holidays, he does not presume to say more until they have seen it but he suggests that an initial edition might be 1000.
Noted as answered 31 December.
Paper, 2f
Bought from Richard M. Ford, antiquarian bookseller, of London, 20 June 2017, Acc No Misc. 2016/17:143.
Gisborne's book was indeed published by Cadell and Davies in 1818; a copy is in ASC at SC 11527/1.
Further letters by Gisborne to Cadell and Davies 1813-1821: Add.MS. 1061.
Add.MS. 2048   6 October 1921
Letter from H.D. Pritchett of 12 High Row, Darlington, to Mr Barton, enclosing a copy of ‘Durham Cathedral and Castle’ (PamSC 04313), a lecture by his father James P. Pritchett and published the Brighouse News on 11 August 1894; and requesting a copy of a pamphlet on [Durham] castle sold at the porters' lodge for 4d.
Found loose within PamSC 04313.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2049   [later 19th century] - ?1909
Small collection of photographs of views of Shotley Bridge, the River Derwent and ?Henley Regatta.
10 BW prints
Given by Patricia Bowe of Ficksburg, South Africa, 22 July 2017, Acc No Misc.2016/17:159.
Add.MS. 2049/1   [later 19th century]
Coach and four, loaded with passengers on top, travelling over a bridge, past a [public park entrance] where a lawn tennis tournament is to be held, with various other carriages/coaches on the same road.
BW print
Size: 185 x 220mm
Add.MS. 2049/2   20 October ?1909
The Briary, Shotley Bridge, showing the main front of the house, clad in creeper, and a conservatory to the side, by H. Graham Glen of Wortley, Leeds, sent to Miss Annandale, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
BW postcard
Size: 90 x 135mm
Add.MS. 2049/3-4   [c.1900]
[The Briary, Shotley Bridge], views of main front of the house and the wall garden.
2 BW prints
Size: 85 x 105mm
Add.MS. 2049/5   [c.1900]
Shotley Bridge [Front St], with a horse and cart.
BW print
Size: 85 x 105mm
Add.MS. 2049/6   [c.1900]
River Derwent at Shotley Bridge.
BW print
Size: 85 x 105mm
Add.MS. 2049/7   [c.1900]
River Derwent at Shotley Bridge, waterfall with a boy reclining on rocks, by R. Johnston & Sons, Newcastle, The Monarch Series 5295.
BW postcard
Size: 90 x 135mm
Add.MS. 2049/8-9   [c.1900]
?Henley regatta, lots of boats and punts on the course.
2 BW prints
Size: 85 x 105mm
Add.MS. 2049/10   [c.1900]
?Henley regatta, an eight racing.
BW print
Size: 85 x 105mm
Add.MS. 2050   1745 - 1860
Parts of a scrapbook of printed and manuscript items about Stockton-on-Tees, original pagination of the various sections running from 215 to 305
21 items, some stuck on to pages, other loose
Bought from John Turton bookseller of Crook, 3 August 2017, Acc No Misc.2017/18:2.
Add.MS. 2050/1   [early 19th century]
“Taxation From the Cradle to the Grave” , statement by ?Petersop Anderson, small beer brewer, Southamptonshire (cancelled and signed Sidney Smith in another hand)
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/2   [early 19th century]
Engraving of Thomas Jennett, standing with a chair and table behind
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/3   [early 19th century]
Engraving of Lord Chancellor Lyndhurst, half length
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/4   1845
Newspaper cuttings reporting House of Commons proceedings about the repeal of the Corn Laws etc
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2050/5   1847
Printed address to Robert Peel from Stockton congratulating him on his achievments, with his reply
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/6   May 1807
Address by the mayor and corporation and inhabitants of Stockton to King George III congratulating him on resisting the bill which would have allowed the encroachment of popery
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/7   June 1745 - May 1747
Part of a bifolium from a brewer's account book recording anchors of beer bought by John Guy and Edmund Bunting
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2050/8   1809 - 1824
Cut out dated signatures stuck down
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2050/9   1 July 1858
Circular from Robert Thompson of Stockton giving notice that he has handed over his wine and spirit merchant businesses of Skinner & Thompson and Robert Thompson & Compy to his son RObert Thompson and George Rudston Garthorne, son of his friend John Garthorne of Hull who will henceforth operate as Thompson & Garthorne.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/10   1 July 1858
Declaration by Thompson & Garthorne of Stockton of their intention to continue the buisness as in the previous.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/11   [1848]
Newspaper cutting reporting the election of, and the votes cast for, a new chief constable of Co Durham following the death of Major Wemyss
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/12   25 - 26 October 1860
Printed notice of Shakespeare readings by Miss Glyn at Stockton Borough Hall, with a performance of Locke's celebrated music, with a programme for Macbeth, printed by Jennett & Co of Stockton
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2050/13   5 November 1823
Defamation & Scandal broadside of Thomas Honrby and John Farmer of Stockton apologising for previous handbills against three females, printed by W. Robinson of Stockton
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/14   7 April [c.1850]
Circular by White & Wilkinson of Cleveland House announcing their new Paris fashions.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2050/15   July 1806
Newspaper cutting announcing new terms for Witton-le-Wear Grammar School on the appointment of G. Newby as the new master
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/16   18 June 1834
Circular from Mr Newby on his departure from Witton School thanking his friends
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/17   25 April 1848
Printed circular from John Sladden, headmaster, announcing the relocation of Stockton Grammar School to the late William Skinner's house
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/18   23 February 1841
Printed circular of W. Withers Ewbank at Blackhrath, London, announcing his move from Stockton church to St George's Everton, near LIverpool, printed by T. Jennett of Stockton
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/19   2 January 1845
Copy of the address delivered by Revd G. Newby late vicar of Stockton on the occasion of the presentation to him of a silver salver by his late parishioners, sent to W.R. Richmond at Stockton
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2050/20   30 May 1846
Printed invitation from R. Gray, at Stockton, for the congregation to attend singing rehearsal for the chants at the Blue Coat School
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2050/21   26 April 1847
Printed invitation by Robert [bishop of] Cape Town, at Stockton, to subscribe for the provision of additional clergy for his diocese of Cape Town, with a list of donations already received
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2051   1762 - 1773
Account book of [Robert Surtees of Milkwellburn House (1742-1811)], particularly for coal, but also for steel, wheat, barley, beef, other produce, and work by labourers, with many loose bills and accounts inserted, also some mention of his mother (Catherine Surtees d.1777) and Edward Surtees; at the front are some poems to and/or about Ann Hunter of Dukesfield (married Robert 1765); at the back, reversed, is a discourse on “Vulgar Fractions” detailing general rules on how to reduce them, 8 cases illustrating them, and rules on their addition; also amongst the inserted items are:
1. A love letter in verse incipit “The hopefull thriving of my suit depends/ upon your goodness, and it recommends/ It selfe into your favor from whose hands/ it must have sentence either to fall or stand ...”
2. Bookplate for Surtees of Hamsterley Hall with his arms.
3. Letter from JDC at Belford Hall to [?Robert Smith] Surtees, regretting he has not presented himself before the High Sheriff, discussing the King Oak, the weather, a lightning strike and the death of Lady Ravensworth, 9 August 1856.
4. Poem incpit “Blest as the immortal God is he/ The youth who fondly sits by thee ...”
5. Note that Mr Swinburne will meet with Mr Surtees with the hounds on the south side of the Derwent.
6. A wood account book 1759-1763.
7. Cheque of Elizabeth R. Surtees to Messrs Trelour, 7 March 1907.
8. Note from Fen[wick] Teesdale at Axwell Park arranging a meeting, 24 June 1771.
10. Letter from Catherine Greenwood at Newcastle to her brother [Robert Surtees] discussing visits of Mr Hunter and Mrs Rayne, 21 December.
Paper book, in vellum covers much written over, 57f + 64 paper items inserted
Bought from Richard J. Hodgson (bookseller) November 2009, Acc No Misc.2009/10:81.
Add.MS. 2052   1876 - 1881
“Original Water Color Drawings by Emma S Matthews” of Sheerness, Kent; volume of watercolours of domestic interiors, family scenes and landscapes, many in Devon or Kent, stuck on to the front of each folio with a caption [?by Matthews] facing, with poems about the moral being depicted up to f.16. All images are watercolurs unless otherwise indicated.
f.1 Stuck in thank you letter from the Royal Albert Hospital, Devonport, to Miss Matthews for giving them a picture, 23 January 1880.
f.2 Clippings from 6 different newspapers on art events mostly in Devonport, which mention Miss Matthews’ work, 1880-1881.
f.3 ‘The choice of three books’, a young boy looking at three books on a table, labelled Bible, History, and Novels, across from an older woman. Window to the left in the background, showing a ship in the river.
f.4 ‘Patience’ Soldiers on ?exercise firing cannon, also infantry in ranks, cannon firing froma fort above, horse sitting down in the foreground.
f.5 ‘Home’ Painting of a family room, children playing, a woman playing the piano while a man accompanies her on the violin.
f.6 ‘Home’ The same room? Children and adults still there, also a cat. Piano is put away and violin is hanging up on the wall.
f.7 ‘Temptations’ The church, and a building labelled ‘Sunday school’ are on the left, whilst an open field is on the right, with a boy in a cricket cap trying to induce a boy in a suit away from attending church.
f.8 ‘Knowledge’ Children gathered around a woman as she reads from her chair, with a dog also watching.
f.9 ‘Teasing’ Children playing with hoops and a horse on wheels, on a path outside, one of them crying.
f.10 ‘Caution’, the open moors, with a road in the background, a single horse drawn cart on it. A stream flows down the right side of it.
f.11 ‘Reason & Prudence’ , several sailing ships on the moonlit sea, signed and dated E. Matthews 3 November ’76, unlike any prior painting.
f.12 ‘Anger’ A volcano on the coast erupting, likely Vesuvius as talked about in the poem. On the left is the coast, with buildings along it, and a harbour/dock.
f.13 ‘Order’ children playing together in a room filled with books. The description mentions ‘Our James’.
f.14 ‘Idleness’ a garden with bee-hives in the foreground/left of the painting, a country road and house to the right, woman carrying wood on her head.
f.15 ‘Study’ two girls reading on a grassy bank on the right, whilst two horses plough a field on the left.
f.16 ‘False Show’ a young boy with a broom asks a wealthy woman on the street for money.
f.17 Sheerness Ordnance Cauchez, a view out to sea, with ships, sail and sail/steam.
f.18 Darnley Farm, Minster, Isle of Sheppey, a farm house, with a thatched roof, and carts.
f.19 Cobham Hall, seat of Lord Darnley, house and grounds, deer in foreground.
f.20 Dover, from our window, showing the harbour , dated 28 June 1877, drawing; caption for a picture of her cousin Ada in Ship St, Brighton, with the picture cut out and missing.
f.21 ‘Roman Catholic chapel of Sea Wall, Sheerness-on-Sea’. Crowd of people sitting outside the church, can see sand from the beach in the very left corner.
f.22 ‘Original Landscape’ fields and a small river, with a bridge to cross it. Cows and chickens in and around the river. A small house with a thatched roof to the background in the right.
f.23 ‘Tennis and croquet party 1875’ Sheerness dockyard. People playing tennis and croquet in an open space, part of a large white tent can be seen in the left corner, some parasols.
f.24 Teston near Maidstone. A track leading up to a brick house in the background, partially covered by trees.
f.25 ‘Windmill in Kent by moolight’. Path leading up to a windmill, on a cloudy night, cows sitting down in the field in the right corner.
f.26 ‘Kitley, Devon’ view of the river, which has lots of swans on. A bridge crosses it to the left.
f.27 ‘Returning home from a corn field, from an old family painting’, a young girl in a plain white dress, holding a bundle of corn, village beyond.
f.28 'Road leading to Minster, Isle of Sheppey', road with a cart and people, brick building to the right, grass and trees to the left.
f.29 'Country near Gore Court, near Sittingbourne, Kent', country lane with brick house in background, pond, people.
f.30 Wooden bridge over a ravine with people walking at the bottom, possibly Tunbridge Wells, caption for a picture of a trout stream near Tunbridge Wells now cut out and missing.
f.31 ‘Shakespeare Cliff, Dover’. Cliffs on the right, sea on the left, with a rowing boat heading towards the beach and a train coming out of the railway tunnel, signed.
f.32 ‘Folkestone Pier’, pier is in the back ground, stormy looking sky, people on the beach in the foreground and a red flag is up on the beach front, steam boat at the pier, crane on the pier.
f.33 ‘Toad Rock, Rusthall, Kent’, signed and dated June '77. A man sitting in front of Toad Rock.
f.34 Tunbridge Wells, view over the town, main street on the left, fields and two houses on the right, pen drawing.
f.35 ‘Near the village of Rusthall, Kent’, grass, shrubbery and rocks.
f.36 ‘Various flowers in one garden from nature, Sheerness’
f.37 ‘Feeding the goat’, 3 children playing outside with a goat, large house beyond.
f.38 ‘From the sea wall, west of Sheerness’ view out to sea, people walking on the path, man with basket and boat on the beach, various sail and steam boats on the water beyond.
f.39 ‘North View of Queenborough’, a field of cows, with a train on the very left, town beyond.
f.40 ‘Original view’, narrow landscape painting, looking out across the fields at sunset/rise, towards a river estuary, and large house.
f.41 ‘Original landscape a rectory and village church’, village houses in background to the right, body of water in the foreground.
f.42 ‘Crossing the brook’, roughly circular, two people on horseback crossing a brook, woman carrying wood on her head hitching up her skirts to cross on foot.
f.43 'Teston on a Sunday morning, Nr Maidstone', villagers walking to the church, houses to the left.
f.44 'Snodland Ferry - Kent', view of fields and [River Medway], two small boats on it, one with a sail up, North Downs beyond.
f.45 ‘Cathedral, castle and grounds, Rochester’, park with bandstand, castle keep and cathedral tower, signed and dated '78.
f.46 ‘Chatham reach River Medway, from Heights’, view of the river, ships, houses to the right of it, boat sheds, and fields to the left.
f.47 ‘R Medway from Rochester’, view of the river south, surrounded by fields.
f.48 ‘Clovelly N Devon’, view of the sea, beach and cliffs, people with pannier laden horses in foreground, boats on the beach, village beyond. Signed and dated ’78.
f.49 ‘Coast scene’ view of the coast, breaking waves, man with dog and man with basket with boat on the beach, boats on the sea beyond.
f.50 ‘Mount Edgecumbe’, Edgecumbe Folly wth people walking around it, look out onto Drake’s Island and Plymouth, opposite a caption for 'Meadford beach' picture now cut out and lost.
f.51 ‘Torrington, Devon’ distant view, hexagonal walled enclosure (?pinfold), houses and bridge over [River Torridge] in foreground.
f.52 ‘Whitstable, Kent’, view east along the shore, men with horse and cart, basket, spade and oyster beds notice int he foreground, town beyond, signed an dated '78..
f.53 ‘Rochester Castle from the bridge’, River [Medway] in the foreground, with several boats of various sizes on it, Rochester castle keep and outer wall, and cathedral beyond.
f.54 ‘Rochester Troy House’, a street, large brick house on the left, and a long wall cutting the street off from the trees on the right.
f.55 ‘Original Landscape’, man, woman, and child, getting into/out of a boat on a riverbank.
f.56 ‘Ilfracombe, N Devon’, view from a path along the cliffs, out to sea, with ships, buildings and possibly a lighthouse further along the path.
f.57 Sea/beach view, rocky shore, stormy, man on beach, boat on the sea, caption opposite for a 'Horrabridge' picture cut out and missing.
f.58 A young woman, ‘Florence’ wearing a blue hat with white feathers, and a white dress.
f.59 'Whitchurch, Devon', view of the village (church tower), fields, and Dartmoor beyond, caption opposite for a 'Near Folkestone' picture cut out and missing.
f.60 Untitled, quayside in the foreground with sail and steam ships in an estuary (?Plymouth or Medway) beyond.
f.61 'View near Maidstone, Kent', rural landscape with a windmill and church tower.
f.62 Untitled, view of large river/estuary (?Medway, Tamar), and tributary river, fields and woods on both sides of the bank, some houses.
f.63 Untitled, riverbank or seashore, with treees, unfinished..
f.64 Notes: ‘Sunday afternoon, May 23rd, Miss J Harris, Wednesday 19th 7pm,’ etc.
f.65 Pencil sketch of a ?thatched roundhouse on the left side.
Paper book, in half leather marbled covers, with a title label on the front, 98f, some folios now excised
Given by Mark Budgen, December 2009, Acc No Misc.2009/10:82.
Add.MS. 2053   September 1917 - May 1919
Journal of John Aidan Mulvany (1901-?), 20 September 1917 to 19 February 1919, covering the end of his time at St George's College, Weybridge, and then, from 1 October 1917, his days at Ushaw College, with inserted, from July 1918, notes of his daily expenses, and also occasional letters, telegrams and newspaper cuttings, and his 1918 registration certificate, with a continuation from 21 February to 15 May 1919 on an inserted booklet, as he explains, "having come to the end of my diary, and not being at present in the position to buy another, I am carrying on with the best available material"; with reversed 'Riolenda' being 12 pages of some stories and details of how to play various card games
Paper book, in marbled covers, detached, 253p + insertions + separate 32p booklet
Purchased from Richard Ford, antiquarian bookseller of London, September 2017, Acc No Misc.2017/18:20.
Add.MS. 2054   September 2017
“The Life and Lectures of I.J.C. Foster”, by Edward Preece, compiled as part of his work for his MA by research in the Department of Theology and Religion, comprising details of the life and lectures of Foster, transcripts of his four lectures, and an analysis of Foster's subject matter, with illustrations, and appendices of an inventory of the Foster archive and of his sources.
Paper file, xx + 180p
Given by the author, September 2017, Acc No Misc.2017/18:21.
Foster papers are FOS.
Add.MS. 2055   October 1967
Papers compiled for Middle East Studies postgraduate course at Harvard. W.B. Fisher, “Geography and the Middle East”; M. Rodinson, “Muhammad's career and message in the historical environment and in the present perspective of Muslims”; J.B. Glubb, “The Bedouins and their influence in history”.
[i],67,10,20,[i],30,[iii] f
Transferred from Geography Department (BAG497), 2005
Index terms
Fisher, W. B. (William Bayne), 1916-1984
Rodinson, Maxime
Glubb, John Bagot, Sir, 1897-1986
Add.MS. 2056   10 April 2001
“Seven or more make it perfect ...”. Text of a talk given by Paul Heatherington to St Aidan Lodge, Blackhill on the Fawcett window in the Chapel of the Nine Altars, Durham Cathedral (given by the Freemasons of the Province of Durham in honour of their Provincial Grand Master John Fawcett, who died 1882).
6 f
Given by the author?
Add.MS. 2057   [1960s?]
City of Durham Preservation Society “Memorandum on Crook Hall and its envrionment”. Recommendations on restricting building and industrial activity around Crook Hall, Durham City.
2 f
Index terms
Crook Hall (Durham, England)
Add.MS. 2058   December 1966
“Durham City walls. Interim report”. Typescript by Durham University Extra-Mural Department.
4 f
Add.MS. 2059   1778 - 1870
Documents relating to Bamburgh Castle and the Lord Crewe Trust.
(Detailed list being prepared)
3 boxes
Purchased at auction in June and July 2009, Acc No Misc. 2009/10:45 and 55
Add.MS. 2059/A   1832 - 1833
Case Beadnall Corn Tithes
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/1
Add.MS. 2059/A1   1832-3
Label: 'Ld. Crewe's trust, Box 10/1, 1832-33''
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A2   1832-3
Cover paper: '1832 and 1833. Case Beadnell Corn Tythe's'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A3   28 May 1712
Labelled: Extract from the old Bamburgh Register book', Titled: 'An acc[ount] of w[ha]t belongs to the Min[iste]r of Bambrough, as his stipend from ye s[aid] parish' by Charles Stoddart, Minister of Bambrough.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A4-5   13 June 1833
Labelled: '(copy), Terrier of the Parish Bamburgh. Extracts from the registry of Durham', Titled: 'An account of what belongs to the minister of Bambrough as his stipend or Salary' by Joseph Davison, Dep[ut]y Reg[istra]r, extracted by Robert Burrell, Proctor.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A6-7   28 May 1712
Titled: 'An acc[ount] of w[ha]t belongs to the Min[iste]r of Bamburgh, as his stipend from ye s[aid] parish' by Charles Stoddart, Minister of Bambrough with attached blank page.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A8-9   [?1833]
Labelled: '(copy) account of what belongs to the Minister of Bambrugh. Taken from the old register book, beginning in 1692.' Titled: 'An account of what belongs to the minister of Bambrough as his stipend or Salary'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A10-14   12 June 1833
Labelled: 'How corn tithes of Beadnell annesed to Bamburgh; How long Beadnell a Chapelry; Occupancy of the lands - who has the corn tithe of Taylor's part; 2 yr. If ever paid half yearly - ; Copies of Receipts; Value of the corn tithe - new land bro[ugh]t into cultivation; Qy whether £7 payable is right of Beadnell or Bamburgh', Titled: Beadnell Modus.
Paper, 5f
Add.MS. 2059/A15   [?1833]
Titled: 'Bamburgh Parish Beadnell township' detailing the history of the corn tithes of Beadnell beginning when they were part of the monastery of St Oswalds.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A16-18   27 June 1833
Labelled: 'Extract from Grant from the Crown' [by] Cartwright written in Latin and ' Extracted from the Enrolment in the Office of Land Revenue Records & Enrolments the 27th Day of June 1833 [by] J.R. Fearnside, Keeper of the Records'.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2059/A19   [?1833]
Titled: ' A Schedule of the full and fair annual value of the several Estates, Tithes and other Property within the Township of Beadnell in the North Division of Bamburgh Ward'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A20   [?1834]
Labelled: 'Beadnell tithes (1663) Mrs Margaret Reed; Prop[ortion]s of B[amburgh] Corn Tithes; 1663. Margaret Reed -; 1712. Mr. Ogle Eglingham; Old Turner now Mr Thomas Wood -: 1833 now Miss Wood -', Titled: 'Beadnell Tithes' and describing the tithes as they appear in the Book of Rates for Northumberland.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A21   25 June 1833
Labelled: 'The Rev[eren]d R: Marshall with the old Book' and 'Messrs Thorp & Dickson, Solicitors, Alnwick' Letter: from R[everen]d Marshall at Bamburgh.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A22-23   24 June 1833
Labelled: ''T.A. Lewis, (1) Copy Parliamentary Survey of Bamburgh' Letter: From Thomas A Lewis at Lambeth Palace to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick, Northumberland explaining that, as the sender does not know about the tithe situation in Bamburgh, he includes a copy (overleaf) of the parliamentary survey of Bamburgh.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A24-25   22 June 1833
Labelled: 'The Rev[eren]d A: Sharp; 1. Beadnell Corn Tithes; 2. His Account' Letter from A. Sharp at Clare Hall, Barnet, Herts to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick, Northumberland giving 'very little information that can be satisfactory' including that Lewis, the curate of Bamburgh, had 'some claim on Beadnell' which may 'in some degree explain the deed of severance' he never saw. Sharp also adds that he rec[eive]d their acc[oun]t and is 'shocked to see the length of its standing' and 'cannot just now discharge it'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A26   21 June 1833
Labelled: 'Mr Smeddle, With second vol: of Hutchinsons Hist.' Letter: from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp & Dickson explaining that with this letter there is also 'the second volume of Hutchinson's History of Northumberland'. Smeddle also adds that he recently saw Mr. Taylor who informed him that 'the corn and hay tithe of Beadnell was paid to Miss Wood and that it is very frequently drawn by her'. He thinks this information will 'strengthen Mr Sharp's claim'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/A27-28   15 June 1833
Labelled: 'Rev[eren]d John Hodgson; 1. Beadnell Corn tithes; 2. Mr Dicksons book; 3. An[other] Vol: of Hist[ory] N[orthumberlan]d' Letter: From John Hodgson at Whelpington to Messrs Thorp and Dickson, Solicitors at Alnwick. Containing a quotation from the Index to the Records in the Land Revenue Office, Spring Gardens, London which is all he has referring to the tithes at Beadnell.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A29-30   15 June 1833
Labelled: 'Mr Rev[eren]d A. Sharp; (1) Beadnell Modus' Letter: From A. Sharp at Clare Hall, Barnet, Herts to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick, Northumberland promising that Sharp will 'render every aid in my power (which I fear is but very little) to the Trustees, in the business of the Beadnell Modus'. He explains the process by which Mr Wood was nominated, licensed by the bishop and receives all the emoluments and writes that patronage of the curate of Bamburgh is paid once a year by Mr Craster of Craster since the death of his brother. He says there is no terrier in Bamburgh, except in an aforementioned old book. He does not know anyone else to whom he can refer the solicitors.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A31-32   13 June 1833
Labelled: 'Rob[er]t Burrell Esq; witth copy [of] Bamburgh Terrier' Letter: from Robert Burrell at Durham to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick enclosing a copy of the Bamburgh terrier of 1788. Burrell writes about another terrier which was given in 1792 at the bishop's visitation but which he has not included because it is less useful for the solicitors' purposes. He also mentions that he has searched the bishop's registry but has not been able to find 'any endorsement of the corn tithes of Beadnell' and he has asked Mr Raine who does not think the solicitors are 'correct in supposing there is one'. He explains that ' Bamburgh belonged to the Priors of Nostell in Yorks[hire]' and then the site of the monastery was granted to John Foster 37 Henry 8 and the corn tithes for Beadnell mentioned in the terrier might have been included in this grant.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A33-35   18 January 1833
Labelled: 'D[ra]ft Case as to the Corn Tithes of Beadnell; For the opinion of Mr Boteler [...] to advise as within; Bray S Warren for Thorp & Dickson.' Letter: From Mr J. Boteler at Lincolns Inn titled: 'Copy Opinion' plus two sheets detailing Mr Sharp's case as follows: The Reverend Andrew Sharp is the curate of the curacy of the parish of Bamburgh which comprises a great number of townships including that of Beadnell who usually pay the Curate £7 for corn tithes. However, there has been found in the parish register book an entry saying that £3.10.0 should be paid biannually. Reverend Sharp would rather not raise this issue 'if he can avoid doing so without prejudicing the rights of his successor' but legally he has limited time to raise it and if he does not his successors will never be able to receive the corn tithes from Beadnell to which they are entitled. The solicitors then ask Boteler to elucidate on various points they have set out.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2059/A36-37   13 June 1833
Labelled: 'Mr Smeddle; witth the old book of Reg[iste]r ; and 1st vol. of Hutchinson.' Letter: from Rob[er]t Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to R[evere]nd Sharp Esqu[ire] at Alnwick. About the enclosed 'old book' mentioned in R[everen]d Sharp's letter. Smeddle also mentions that in the terrier the tithe is paid half yearly and he will procure the information required about who received the tithes from Beadnell.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A38-39   11 June 1833
Labelled: 'Mr. Leybourne; Beadnell modus' Letter: From J. Leybourne at the College Durham to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick. About: By Dr Prosser's direction he has transmitted the letters he has received from the solicitors and a copy of Reverend Sharp's letter to Mr Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle who will present them to the Reverend Dr Darnell with whom Dr Prosser will communicate about the Beadnell modus with particular reference to the 'old book' Mr Sharp has written about.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A40-41   10 June 1833
Labelled: 'Mr Smeddle; Beadnell Modus' Letter: from Rob[er]t Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson, Sol[ici]tors at Alnwick. Smeddle writes that the solicitor's letter to Mr Leybourne has been put before the Rev[eren]d Dr Prosser and the Rev[eren]d Mr Darnell who say that if, at the end of their investigations, Thorp and Dickson find that the modus can be set aside, they have no objection to them commencing procedures against Mr Wood, but they appreciate that no such evidence has been found yet.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A46-47   20 May 1833
Labelled: 'The Rev[eren]d Andrew Sharp; Beadnel Corn Tithes' Letter: From A. Sharp at Clare Hall, Barnet, Herts to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick. Explaining that Sharp has written to Mr Leybourne explaining that because the case is so uncertain, and Sharp is so old, Sharp would 'decline taking any steps respecting the business, but would most readily render every aid in my power to Lord Crewe's Trustees if they, as patrons, thought of taking any steps in the business'. However, Sharp has not received an answer.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A4-45   8 June 1833
Labelled: 'The Rev[erend] A. Sharp; Beadnell Corn Tithes' Letter: from A. Sharp at Clare Hall, Barnet to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick. Sharp writes that 'I have no other reason for supposing the Beadnell Modus not good than its amount; seven pounds a year for the tythes of Beadnell, at the period stated in the old Book (at present in Mr Marshall's possession) seems much more like its real value than that of a modus' because the village has amassed more land.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/A46-47   4 June 1833
Labelled: 'J. Leybourne Esq; Breadnell Corn Tithes' Letter: from J. Leybourne at the College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick. About 'Dr. Prosser's opinion respecting the Trustees guaranteeing the expenses of a suit for the recovery of the tithes of Mr Wood's estate at Beadnell for the curate of Bamburgh' which is that Dr Sharp should present the claim at his own expense, without bringing the trustees into it.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/B   1778 - 1791
Conveyances for Bamburgh and North Sunderland etc
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/2
Add.MS. 2059/B1   1778-1785
Label: 'Ld. Crewe's trust, Box 10/2, 1778-85''
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/B2-8    26 June 1778
Labelled: '1778, Conveyance of a Messuage Lands &c in Bamburgh, Younghusband to Reverend Dr. Sharp.'
Paper, 6f
Add.MS. 2059/B9-12   29 October 1778
Labelled: 'Conveyance of 1/3 Pt of a mess &c in Bamburgh, Hastings &c to Sharp'
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2059/B13   16 July 1785
Labelled: 'Geo. Woods Dr to Ld. Crewe's Trustees Game at Blanchland, Ladler an Attorney'. Letter to Thomas Adams at Alnwick from George Wood at Durham asking whether there must be two Game Deputations and explaining that Mr Halhead died last Wednesday at Tonbridge.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/B14-15   6 April 1782 - August 1793
Labelled: 'North Sunderland, Hartburn - Cost of building.' Titled 'Robert Cramond's Contract for building North Sunderland Harbour, Payments made to him as under'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/B16   10 January 1791
Begins 'That Mr John Robinson of Tuggall Hall be appointed steward and agent to Lord Crewe's Trustees for superintending & managing the works of the No[rth] Sunderland harbour'. Appears to be a record of expenditure.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C   1800 - 1809
Papers about Blanchland Bridge.
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/3
Add.MS. 2059/C1   1800-1809
Label: 'Ld Crewe's Trust; Box 10/3; Papers 1800-09
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C2-3   29 April 1809
Labelled: Blanchland Bridge -; Refers to four letters parties in Ap[ri]l' Letter: from Arthur Mowbray at Durham to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick. About the time limit set on 'the parties to finish the work'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C4-5   17 May 1808
Labelled: 'A Mowbray esq.; Blanchland Bridge; Sir H Vanes Bills Wren Estates.' Letter: from Arthur Mowbray at Durham to Robe[rt] Thorp at Alnwick. About: Mowbray went to see the mason for the Blanchland Bridge who said he had seen John Humble who promised to meet him to see what money was needed to finish the project.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C6-7   2 May 1809
Labelled: 'M. Woodifield Esq.; including Blanchland Bridge; Article and Bond. Letter: from Mr Woodifield to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick. Containing Mr Mowbray's request that Woodifield hand him the 'inclosed Article & Bond'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C8-9   24 May 1808
Labelled: 'A. Mowbray Esq. Blanchland Bridge.' Letter: From Arthur Mowbray at Durham to Thorp Esq[uire], Solicitor at Alnwick. Explaining that he has 'waited until this morning & now I think its full time for the' solicitors 'to proceed against the parties - for the building of the bridge at Blanchland'. Mowbray explains that 'John Humble is the man of propriety - and said to be a shuffling felow - I name this that you may keep tight to him in the outset.'
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C10   [?1809]
Note to Mr Thorp saying that P. Forster will 'thank Mr Thorp to say how many days the witnesses must be paid for '.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C11-12    17 April 1809
Labelled: 'A. Mowbray Esq; Blanchland Bridge; Sir H Vane' Letter: From Arthur Mowbray at Sherburn to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick. Mowbray believes Lord Crewe's Trustees have a meeting but Humble should be proceeded against as 'he has behaved ill, & is a very proper subject to have a good trimming'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C13-14   [?1809]
Titled: 'Newcastle Assizes 1809; Lord Crewe's Trustees vs Humble' A Reco[r]d of Cash paid by Percival Forster containing details of what was paid to whom plus the expenses paid to Mr Mowbray.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C15-16   5 May 1809
Labelled: 'Agents - B[isho]p Ely v Brown' Letter from Tho[mas?] Coningham at Bloom[s]bury to Rob[er]t Thorp Esq at Alnwick containing a latitat valid only within the county. The author writes that 'I am for Messrs Bray.'
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C17   [?1809]
Labelled: 'Mowbray's Bill paid by Tho[ma]s' Small note containing financial calculations.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C18   [?1809]
Labelled: 'Bp of Ely v Brown' Small note containing calculations labelled Marsal, Cryer, JyJ[?] Bailiff'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C19   [?1809]
Labelled: 'Bp of Ely v Brown, Associate'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C20   15 July 1809
Labelled: 'W.& E. Bray (for Thorp) Great Russell S[tree]t Bloomsbury, copy served on Ch[arles] Ebdon Friday 28 July 1809 by P. Forster' a printed form with blanks filled in by hand reading: "George the third by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland King Defender of the Faith to Arthur Mowbray Christopher Ebdon and Percival Forster greeting we command you and every of you that all other things set aside and ceasing every excuse you and every of you be and appearing in your proper person before our justices assigned to take the assizes in and for the county of Northumberland at the Castle of Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday the twenty ninth day of July by nine of the clock in the fore-noon of the same day to testify to the truth according to your knowledge in a certain action now in our court before us depending between the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Dampier Lord Bishop of Ely the Reverend Edward Tatham Doctor in Divinity the Reverend Gideon Bouyer Bachelor of laws the Reverend Robert Thorp Doctor in Divinity and the Reverend Richard Prosser Doctor in Divinity plaintiffs and Thomas Brown John Humble Esquire and Charles Joseph Humble Esquire defendants of a plea of covenant broken on the part of the plaintiff and at the aforesaid day by a jury of the country between the parties aforesaid of the plea aforesaid to be tryed and this you nor any of you shall in no wise omit under the penalty of every of you of one hundred pound. Witness Edward Lord Ellenborough at Westminster the twenty first day of June in the forty ninth year of our reign. Markham & Le Blanc'
Parchment, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C21   31 July 1809
Labelled: 'W.& E. Bray (for Thorp) a printed form with blanks filled in by hand reading: "George the third by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland King Defender of the Faith to [blank] greeting we command you and every of you that all other things set aside and ceasing every excuse you and every of you be and appearing in your proper person before our justices assigned to take the assizes in and for the county of Northumberland at the Castle of Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday the twenty ninth day of July Instant by nine of the clock in the fore-noon of the same day to testify to the truth according to your knowledge in a certain action now in our court before us depending between the Right Reverend Father in God Thomas Dampier Lord Bishop of Ely the Reverend Edward Tatham the Reverend Gideon Bouyer the Reverend Robert Thorp and the Reverend Richard Prosser plaintiffs and Thomas Brown John Humble and Charles Joseph Humble defendants on the part of the plaintiffs and at the aforesaid day by a jury of the country between the parties aforesaid of the plea aforesaid to be tryed and this you nor any of you shall in no wise omit under the penalty of every of you of one hundred pound. Witness Edward Lord Ellenborough at Westminster the twenty first day of June in the forty ninth year of our reign. Markham & Le Blanc.'
Parchment, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C22   15 July 1809
Labelled: 'W. & E. Bray (for Thorp) Great Russell Street Bloomsbury, 1809 July 19 Copy of this served on R. Parkinson & R. Braban this day by P. Forster. Copy served on D. Turner Friday 28th July [?] by P. Forster, Copy served on T. Calwarts[?] Saturday 29 July 1809 P. Forster.' a printed form with blanks filled in by hand reading: "George the third by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland King Defender of the Faith to Robert Parknison Robert Braban Daniel Turner and Thomas Calant greeting we command you and every of you that all other things set aside and ceasing every excuse you and every of you be and appearing in your proper person before our justices assigned to take the assizes in and for the county of Northumberland at the Castle of Newcastle Upon Tyne on Saturday the twenty ninth day of July by nine of the clock in the fore-noon of the same day to testify to the truth according to your knowledge in a certain action now in our court before us depending between the Right Reverend Thomas Dampier Lord Bishop of Ely the Reverend Edward Tatham doctor in divinity the Reverend Gideon Bouyer batchelor of laws the Reverend Robert Thorp doctor in divinity and the Reverend Richard Prosser doctor in divinity plaintiffs and Thomas Brown John Humble Esquire and Charles Joseph Humble Esquire defendants of a plea of covenant broken on the part of the plaintiffs and at the aforesaid day by a jury of the country between the parties aforesaid of the plea aforesaid to be tryed and this you nor any of you shall in no wise omit under the penalty of every of you of one hundred pound. Witness Edward Lord Ellenborough at Westminster the twenty first day of June in the forty ninth year of our reign. Markham & Le Blanc.
Parchment, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C23   1809
Titled: ' In the Kings Bench[?] - Northumberland Assizes 1809' a note stating that in the case between the Right Rev[eren]d Thomas Dampier Lord Bishop of Ely the Rev[eren]d Edward Tatham doctor in divinity the Rev[eren]d Gideon Bouyer batchelor of laws the Rev[eren]d Robert Thorp doctor in divinity and the Rev[eren]d Richard Prosser doctor in divinity Pl[ain]t[iff]s, and Tho[ma]s Brown John Humble esq[uire] and Charles Joseph Humble Esq[uire] Def[endan]ts. John Humble and the other defendants consent to a verdict being taken for the Pl[ain]t[iff]s for the sum of five hundred pounds damages and costs.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C24   1809
Titled: 'In the Kings Bench[?] North[umberlan]d assizes 1809' Stating that in the case between the Bishop of Ely & o[thers] v[ersus] Brown & o[thers] 'Mr Cookson to consent on behalf of Def[endan]ts to a verdict for Pl[ain]t[iff]s for £500 damages and costs' ending 'Thorp for Humble'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C25   1809
Labelled: 'K.K. N[orthumberlan]d assizes 1809 Bp of Ely & o[thers] v Brown 7 o[thers]. Mr Raine To move for verdict by consent for 500 damages & costs. I Snd, J. Raine, Mr Cookson to consent. Thorp'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C26-27   1809
Titled: P. Foster, Mowbray Esq, Queens Head, Newcastle.' A receipt for services used over 3 days.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C28-29   [?1809]
'A list of witnesses' and a short summary of the story told by Mr Ebdon.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C30-31   8 April 1808
A letter from Arthur Mowbray at Durham to R. Thorp Esq. at Alnwick about articles of agreement drawn up exactly 2 years before by Thorp on the part of the Lord Crewes Trustees and Thomas Brown for the building of a bridge at Blanchland. The bridge was supposed to be completed last August and two arches were nearly finished when the centre of it fell down. Brown cannot complete the job. Mowbray has called upon John Humble to come and help finish the bridge but although he has seemed willing, he has not come. The bridge ought to be built now in this season and so Mowbray is asking Thorp to write to Humble and ask them to come and build the bridge and to tell them that if they wont he will 'compel them by enforcing'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C32-33   11 September 1810
Letter from P. Forster at Exchequer Durham to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick enclosing the affidavit 'as required' and explaining that Forster has records of other payments made by him but the affidavit 'supersedes the necessity of producing them'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C34-35   28 September 1808
Letter from John Humble at Felling near Gateshead to Robert Thorp at Alnwick saying that Humble will go to Blanchland and, if it is suitable, continue building or, if it is not, wait until the spring to build.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C36-37   4 January 1810
Letter from John Humble at Felling to Rob[er]t Thorp Esq at Alnwick explaining that the bridge building will not start until spring because the timber and deals are not arriving in time.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C38-39   2 June 1806
Labelled: ''Mr Mowbray Bridge Contract'' Letter from Arthur Mowbray at Sherburn to Thorp at Alnwick asking Thorp to read the enclosed papers and then forward them to Mowbray at Durham before he goes to Blanchland.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/C40   [?1807]
Labelled: 'Case with Mr Williamsons opinion' Titled: 'Case' beginning: 'The following is an extract from the 39th. G. 3. C. 6. S. 44. being an act for enlarging the time for Redemption of the Land tax.' after the extract the case explains that Lord Crewe's trustees have sold several pieces of land in order to redeem the land tax of the trustees' estate. The act states that the sum of money redeemed from land sold for this purpose should not exceed one thousand pounds otherwise it will be liablle to stamp duty but, although the trustees have gained considerably more than £1000, they have done so in small installments so the author asks Williamson whether the money raised by the trustees is liable to stamp duty. Williamson replies that, because this act was enacted 'to encourage in every case the purchases of small parcels of property sold for that purpose' the stamp duty need not apply in this case.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/C41-42   25 August 1808
Labelled: 'Mowbray Bl[anchland] Br[idge] Letter from Arthur Mowbray at Sherburn to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick. Saying that Mowbray understood that, as a consequence of taking on his case against Humble, he lost the benefit of the assizes and so could not proceed against him this year. Although Mowbray does not know what powers the trustees have, he is very desirous that Thorp proceed against Humble as much as he safely can because 'he has behaved I think very ill to the Trustees and to Brown the builder also'. Mowbray explains that he is not the agent of Henry Vane and he believes he recommended that Thorp write to Thomas Calant Durham, Sir Henry Vane's agent.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D   1811 - 1818
Blanchland Bridge and Bamburgh land tax.
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/4
Add.MS. 2059/D1   [?1810-1819]
Label: 'Ld Crewe's Trust; Box 10/4; Papers 1810-19'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D2-13   23 November 1818
Labelled: 'Sale acc[oun]t of stock belf to Mes[s]r[s] Ostens of Fleetham under distress for Rent.'
Book, 12f
Add.MS. 2059/D14   13 November 1818
Notice reading: ' To be sold By Auction, (for ready money) at FLEETHAM, in the county of Northumberland, on Monday the 23rd day of November instant, all the stock and crop Belonging to Messrs. Joseph and William Ostens, Consisting of 7 stacks of Wheat, 2 stacks of Oats, 1 stack of Hay, 1 Pea Sow stack, 8 acres of Turnips, 4 Cows, 7 Quey Steers, 3 Calves, 6 Horses, 1 Filley, 2 years old, 1 Filley, 1 year old, IMPLEMENTS of HUSBANDRY, and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. Sale to begin at 10 o' clock in the Forenoon, and continue till all be sold.' printed by J. Graham, Printer, Alnwick.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D15-21   12 August 1814
Labelled: 'Dir[ec]t[?] case - and co-opinion for Mr Holroyds opinion 3 f[?] an answer is par[ticu]larly desired as early as possible. Thorp. Alnwick.' re legacies and bequests of Lord Crewe.
Paper, 7f
Add.MS. 2059/D22-23   24 Nov[ember] 1818
Labelled: 'Cash account Ostens sale Fleetham' titled: 'an account of the produce of Ostens sale'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D24-25   3 Dec[ember] 1818
Labelled: 'Rich[ar]d Strackers rec[eip]t for 1.26' one bill and one receipt for its payment.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D26   [?1811]
Labelled: 'L[or]d Crewes Tr[ust?]ees papers B[isho]p Ely v Brown & o[thers]
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D27   20 November 1818
Labelled: 'Rich[ar]d Strackers rec[eip]t for £4.6.8.' A list of money owed to Richard Stracker and a receipt for its payment.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D28-29   10 July 1811
Letter from A. Bainbridge at So[uth] Shields to Mr Thorp at Alnwick asking that a 'reasonable time' be allowed to Brow to rebuild the parts of the bridge that have fallen down 'in a proper and workmanlike manner'. He also mentions a Mr William Smith who has agreed to help Brown and Humble with the build.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D30   24 November 1818
Labelled: 'Mr Russell (auctioneers) bill respecting sale of Ostens Stock at Fleetham.' Receipt written up by Rob[er]t Thorp Esq[ui]r[e] to Dr James Russell recording the fees due to the auctioneers.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D31-32   23 November 1818
Note from W[illia]m Ostens asking Rob[er]t Thor[p] to pay Sarah Young for wages due plus an attached receipt that this was paid on 28 November.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D33-34   23 November 1818
Note asking R[obert] Thorp to pay Margaret Smith for wages due on behalf of herself and her father William Ostens pus an attached receipt that this was paid on the 28 November.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D35   24 November 1818
Receipt that James Cairns[?] and W[illia]m Mills received wages due. Signed by W[illia]m Ostens on behalf of himself and Jos[eph] Ostens.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D36-37   2 November 1818
Labelled: 'Mr Woodifield ab[ou]t Ostens not distrained Jos[ep]h[?].' Letter from Mr Woodifield at Durham to Rob[er]t Thorp Esq[ui]r[e] at Alnwick teling Thorp that Osten is a 'great rogue'. Mr Woodifield writes that he does not think they have the means to go on with the farm. He also writes that he 'tells nothing but falsehoods' and he did not deliver any corn to the granary in the last six months and if he did Mr Maugham must have credit for it.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D38-39   10 July 1811
Letter from John Griffin at Durham to Robert Thorp at Alnwick about the case between Lo[rd] Crewe's Trustees and Brown and Humble explaining that he had heard from Humble that Smith had sent a man to look at Blanchland Bridge and was willing to complete it himself. Humble had hoped to give Mr Smith his bond and they would complete the work together and he would write to him and accept his proposal. He also mentions that Mr Brown has been discharged but there is still the problem of their joint debts.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D40-41   4 November 1818
Labelled: 'Rev[eren]d Mich[ae]l Maughan abouut W[illia]m Ostens Fleetham as to corn del[ivere]d to the tr[ust]ees' Letter from M. Maughan at Bamburgh Castle to Rob[er]t Thorp Esq[ui]r[e] at Alnwick notifying Thorp that 'no corn has been delivered by them or in their names, since the 2[n]d day of January last'. He gives details of that delivery and explains that a Corn Bill was sent to Mr Dinning on May 18th 1818 but Maughan does not know how Dinning and Ostens settled that bill. He thanks Thorp for asking about his ailing daughter and says she is not worse but he himself is not better. He also writes that another of his children was hit by one of the arms of the windmill which 'stunned her insomuch that she was taken up as dead' but she is alive and nearly recovered. He sends his regards to Thorp's family too.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D42   27 October 1818
Labelled: 'of W Graham- Messrs Jos[eph] & W[illia]m Ostens arrears to distrain for. NB: W[illia]m Ostens ?ensembrall [and] always been considered a tenant of his father. To sell as Tenants have notice to quit & Lord Barrington means to [combine?] the 2 farms into one.' Note from Mr Woodifield at Bamburgh Castle to Rob[er]t Thorp asking that Thorp ensures some arrears be paid immediately.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D43   14 October 1818
Note asking that the receiver sign and return some receipts which will then be forwarded with a list to C Rowlandson. There is a note added dated 22 September 1884 that reads: 'R.A. Storrar and John Harvey are the bailiffs but 1 put no name in the precept we must get C Rowlandson appointed next court (here there is an added 'yes' in a different pen) should John Harvey sign the receipts we cannot send them to Storrar (here there is another note added in the same pen as the 'yes' which reads: 'Both have equal powers. yes.' There is also another added note which reads: 'Is a new Rector of Lincoln appointed?'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D44-45   17 June 1811
Letter from Arthur Mowbray at 5 Lower Seymour Street, London to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick. Mowbray explains what he knows of the characters of Humble and Brown: Humble had been seen as a man who could make up for the deficiencies of Brown, Brown was an 'honest and industrious tradesman', neither had much property. He writes that Mr Ebden, who drew the design for the bridge, felt that Brown was competent in bridge building. Mowbray implies that Brown was not paid enough and was denied support by Humble. Mowbray argues that no one would benefit by jailing Brown but Humble 'ought not to be spared'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D46-47   5 December 1818
Labelled: 'Account of the applications of money produced at Messrs Ostens sale at Fleetham on the 23[r]d November 1818 with W[illia]m Ostens rec[eip]t for the balance of 31..14..7- paid. NB. Gave Ostens another copy of this with his acknowledgment thereon certifying its correctness.' Bill entitled: 'Account of the disposal of the produce of the sale of Messrs Ostens stock at Fleetham on the 23[r] Nov[embe]r 1818' detailing amount sold (454..4..0) with the signature of W[illia]m Ostens for himself and his father at the bottom to say that 'I have examined the above account and find the same to be correct'. Plus attached receipt to say that this sum has been received from Mr Dickson Clerk by Robert Thorp signed by W[illia]m Ostens
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D48-49   February 1815
Labelled: 'Vicarage L[an]d tax Extracts from Mr Woodifields letters to Mr Dinning resp[ecting] the buildings at Shoston & the Vicarage Land Tax Feb & March 1815 letter to Brumell, Aldzhim[?] & applied to rwr[?] ferc[?]' The first letter sent 9 Feb[ruar]y 1815 from Mr Woodifield at Durham to Mr Dinning 'respecting the farm house and offices to be built at Shoston & the Land Tax' and contains a copy of the land tax to lady day 1814. The second letter overleaf sent 15 Feb[ruar]y 1815 from Mr Woodifield at Durham explains that 'your statement of the land tax is correct but the Trustees wished to have it under your hand'. Woodifield comments on a Mr Brumell who has 'given great trouble for a length of time' and wonders if the trustees would be able to bring him to bear - he thinks it would be worth a trial.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D50   15 March 1815
Labelled: 'Bamburgh Vicarage Land Tax Minits of which a copy given the Rec[eive]r Gen[era]l 15 March 1815 Who is to examine the books & write to Mr Thorp.' A note titled: 'For Lord Crewe's trustees' which details that Mr Dinning paid Mr Brumell of Morpeth 55 pounds on 30 August 1803 for the purchase of the vicarage land tax and this land tax has not been redeemed. Mr Brumell says he has prepared 2 contracts & sent them to the Receiver General to whom he has also paid the money, 'please to account for this as the Trustees are determined to have is settled.'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/D51-52   21 March 1815
Labelled: 'Rec[eiver] Gen[eral] Bam[brugh] Vicarage L[an]d tax'. Letter from W.Cail for W.Surtees Esq RG. at Newcastle to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick acknowledging the receipt of a memorandum from Thorp stating that Mr Dinning had paid Mr Brumell in August 1803 55 pounds for land tax. Since this sum has not been received by the Receiver General Cail advises that Mr Dinning get the money back and apply to John Lambert where 'it will be speedily effected, under the Act of 55 Ges[?] 3. C153.'
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D53-54   25 March 1815
Labelled: 'Mr Brumell L E[s]tate[?] bus:' Letter from W. Brumell to Rob[er]t Thorp at Alnwick sending the Messrs Bennetts' receipt for 4.17.7. Brumell writes that he is 'beyond measure surprised at Mr Cailes letter reputing the purchase of the Bambrs' Land tax, because I am positively sure that I had remit the Rec[eiver] General the purchase money thereof'. He claims there must be some mistake that he will try to put right and if he fails he will refund the money, but he will be disappointed if he has to pay the money out of his own pocket.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/D55   1815
Written statement in September 1805 John Dinning as an agent of the Lord Crewe's trustees paid Mr Brumell of Morpeth 55 pounds to redeem the vicarage land tax of Bambrugh. Dinning took a receipt from Brumell and believed the tax to be redeemed. However, it continued to be charged and the Trustees would like either a certificate of redemption from Mr Brumell or for him to repay the sum.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/E   1820 - 1829
Lord Crewe's Trust
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/5
Add.MS. 2059/E1   1820-1829
Label: "Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/6, Papers 1820-29"
Add.MS. 2059/E2-5   July 1824
Labelled: "D[ra]fts Distress papers - L[or]d Crewes Tr[us]tees on Mr John Curry for £151..5..0 - Rent due for Birkside farm 12 may 1824 & Made 2 Cop[ie]s of each of the within D[ra]fts - sent them to Mr Humble[?] to give to Mr Fenwick of Dipton - 20 July 1824". A note saying that District papers are to be prepared against John Curry, Landlords and rent due. Undated draft letter from Thomas Fenwick, Agent to Edward Tatham, R.G. Bouyer, R[evenren]d Prosser the S[ai]d Viscount, R[everen]d Durell to [?] teling them to distrain the goods and chattels of John Curry at the premises which he rents from Edward Tatham, R.G. Bouyer, R[evenren]d Prosser the S[ai]d Viscount and the R[everen]d Durell. He finishes with "this shall be your sufficient warrant". Undated draft letter to John Curry telling him to take notice that the author of the letter has distrained Curry's goods and chattels acccording to the schedule or inventory. Undated draft letter from John Curry asking that the recipient should keep possession of the goods and chattels belonging to him which have been distrained.
Add.MS. 2059/E6-7   15 May 1822
Labelled:"Estimate of repairs at No[rth] Sunderland May 15 1822 - lime kilns from[?] offers[?] of[?] Henry Hunter & Mich[ae]l Gardner" Titled: "Specification and Valuation of Repairs in the Lime Kilns, Houses, Stables, Cottages and other builldings at North Sunderland taking 15 May 1822." List of repairs and their costs as well as a declaration that Mr Michael Gardner of Alnwick and Henry Hunter of the same place, having carefully surveyed the buildings of North Sunderland lately occupied by Mr Railston value those premises at £299..2..10 which is, to the best of their knowledge, a fair value. This is signed by Mich[ae]l Gardner and Henry Hunter on 18 May 1822.
Add.MS. 2059/E8-9   25 March 1829
Labelled: "Mr. A. Ewing - had for the mon[e]y he wanted from a friend". Letter from Andrew Ewing at North Sunderland to Mr Dickson of Messrs Thorp & Dicksons Solicitors paid 4 at Alnwick explaining that Ewing went to Mr Ratray who could do nothing for him then he went to an old neighbour who agreed to "do the neadful" but only with his attorney to which he had to comply. Ewing says that no doubt it will be against him and will cost more because it will have to pass through Mr Thorps hands but he cannot do without it at the present time. Ewing wants to know when the Bamburgh court is so that it can be done then.
Add.MS. 2059/E10   15 October 1829
Labelled: "Mr G. Selby, Ewing to Dickenson, Trust[ees] for surrender". Letter from G. Selby to Messrs Thorp & Dickson titled: "Ewing and Dickinson" in which he sends a mortgage deed so that Thorp and Dickson can prepare a surrender for the copyhold Manor of Bulmbro[?] which was advanced on the 4th May 1829.
Add.MS. 2059/E11-12   18 March 1829
Labelled: "Mesr[s] Thor[p] letter to Mr Rev[erend] Fenwick, rec[eive]d this back from Mr Fenwick with aff[idavit] from this Mr Turnbull" Letter from Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick to Thomas Fenwick Es[quire] at Dipton explaining that they have just received his letter of the 7th and are replying according to his instructions. They enclose an affidavit of the debt and if that is correct they ask Fenwick to swear to it before Mr Leadbitter in Newcastle then deliver it to Mr Turnbull at the Clerk of the Peace office so that they can forward it to Thorp and Dickson as soon as possible. With respect to the Sunderland kilns, they will see Mr Robson tomorrow but hope the agreement Fenwick has come to is the speediest way to forward the lease.
Add.MS. 2059/E13-14   17 March 1827
Labelled: "Mr Fenwick esq[uire], 1. W[illia]m Ord (tithe rent), 2. Sunderland Lease (with [?] own reply)". Letter from Tho[mas] Fenwick at Dipton explaining that the held the Trustees Tithe Debt day for the Shotley Tithes, and a person of the name William Ord of Holerow in the parish of Shotley did not attend to pay his tithe. Fenwick therefore intends compelling him to pay the debt as speedily as possible - the debt is £28..16..6 and asks that the addressee will obtain the repay proceeds for that. Fenwick also adds that Mr Robson will tell the addressee of the plan they have fixed for the Sunderland kilns. Letter from Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick on 18 Mar[ch] 1827 to Mr Fenwick es[quire] explaining that they have just received his letter of the 7th and are replying according to his instructions. They enclose an affidavit of the debt and if that is correct they ask Fenwick to swear to it before Mr Leadbitter in Newcastle then deliver it to Mr Turnbull at the Clerk of the Peace office so that they can forward it to Thorp and Dickson as soon as possible. With respect to the Sunderland kilns, they will see Mr Robson tomorrow but hope the agreement Fenwick has come to is the speediest way to forward the lease.
Add.MS. 2059/E15-16   28 March 1827
Labelled: "Copy Writ, Bray & Warren Great Russell Street Bloomsbury for Thorp & Dickson Alnwick Northumberland, 28 March 1827 Bail for £28..16..6 per affidavits filed." A letter from George the fourth[?] to the Sherriff of Northumberland explaining that the sheriff of Middlesex had previously been asked that if William Ord and Richard Rue be found in his Bailiwick he should keep them so that they might be presented in Westminster "on a certain day now past to answer to the Rev[eren]d Edw[ar]d Tatham Clerk Dr in divinity, The Right hon[oura]ble & Rev[eren]d George Lord Viscount Barrington Clerk, the Rev[eren]d Rich[ar]d Prosser Clerk Dr in divinity, The Rev[eren]d David Durell Clerk & the Rev[eren]d W[illia]m Nicholas to be exhibited against the said W[illia]m Ord for £500 upon premises according to the custom of our courts before us" The sheriff of Middlesex did not produce the men and said they were not in his Bailiwick. Therefore, the author of the letter commands the Sheriff of Northumberland to take Ord and Rue if they are found in his Bailiwick and keep them so that they "may have their bodies before us at Westminster on Wednesday next after fifteen days of easter to answer to the aforesaid Edward, the said Viscount the said Richard Prosser the said David & William Nicholas of the plea & bill aforesaid" This is witnessed by Sir Charles Abbott Knight at Westminster 12 February 1824[?]. This letter is written on the backs of two sheets of paper both printed with an unsigned letter explaining that after the recent death of the Representative of the country Mr Brandling the author presents himself as his successor in parliament, saying that he will soon pay his personal respects to the freeholders and asking in the mean time for their support.
Add.MS. 2059/E17-18   19 May 1827
Labelled: "Mr Fenwick Esq[uire], 1. Ack[nowled]g[e]. 28.16.6, 2. Land ? lease (soon)" Letter from Fenwick at Gateshead to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining that he is required by his father to inform them that he has received their order on Ridley & Co for forty eight pounds sixteen shillings and sixpence for tithe rent due from Mr Ord. He explains that he is also required to inform them that his father will send the conditions of the North Sunderland Lease to Mr Robson of Alnwick Castle during next week.
Add.MS. 2059/E19-20   12 May 1827
Labelled:"Bell & Head, 1. Tatham v Ord with check for £31.19.6 Delv[?] & Costs, 14th us: to ack[nowled]ge" Letter from Bell & Head at Manor off: Braham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick. They enclose a cheque on Messrs Lambton + Co Bankers, Newcastle for £31..19..6 which is the amount of debt the denfendant has paid to them today and hopes Thorp and Dickson can give him a Receipt.
Add.MS. 2059/E21-22   10 May 1827
Labelled: "Mr Fenwick Es[quire], Tatham v Ord". Letter from Tho[mas] Fenwick at Dipton to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that, not knowing what has become of Ord, who Thorp and Dickson arested for Tithes at Shotley due to the Trustees of Lord Crewe, he has found his landlord Sir Charles Monk intends selling him off for rent immediately, Sir Charles will pay the debt but objects to the cost, if Thorp and Dickson approve it may be best to be taking, but this should be left to the solicitors' better judgement and Fenwick will not settle anything with Sir Charles. Fenwick thought it proper to inform the solicitors what the landlord's intentions appear to be.
Add.MS. 2059/E23-24   2 May 1827
Labelled: "Bill Ittead[?] 1. Tatham v Ord, x Deft proposes to settle, 4th we: in ans[were]d." Letter from Bell & Head at Manor off: Braham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson explaining that the defendant has today applied to them to them to settle this notion[?] but as they find that this is the return day of the writ they wish first to know whether any further expense has been incurred and the amount that it is. They also asked 3 guin[ea]s for the solicitors' services and presume that they are correct in thinking the debt to be £28.
Add.MS. 2059/E25-26   16 April 1827
Labelled: "Bell & Head 1. Tatham v Ord, x Defendant arrested with these ch[ar]ges - £3..3..0)". Letter from Bell & Head at Manor off: Braham to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the defendant has been arrested and put in bail to the Sheriff but they are told that it is only with a view of giving him a little more time to raise the debt and costs. He also includes a calculation of their charges which comes to £3..3..0.
Add.MS. 2059/E27-28   24 May 1820
Labelled: "Lord Crewes Truustees". Letter from Mich[ae]l Weatherly at Scremerston to John Wilson Esqu[ire] at Berwick explaining that there is enclosed a list of Persons who were present at the replacing of the Stone called Topp ye Knowes at Hud's Head which should have been handed to the Solicitors sooner.
Add.MS. 2059/E29-30   9 May 1820
Titled: "Names of Persons who were present at the replacing of a stone called Topp ye Knowe Stone at Hud's Head, pointing out the Boundary off the fisheries belonging to the Commissioners and Governors of Greenwich Hospital and the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe. Also of those who were at the fixing of a new stone in the Fishing Croft the same being put in a line with Topp-ye Know and the rock in the sea called Bear's Head.
Add.MS. 2059/F   1830 - 1839
Lord Crewe's Trust
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/6
Add.MS. 2059/F1   1830-1839
Label: "Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/6, Papers, 1830-39"
Add.MS. 2059/F2-3   December 1839
Labelled: "Draft, agreement respecting the surgeons house. For: Mr Smeddle to look over & say if it is according to his intentions." Titled: "Article of Agreement made this day of Dec[embe]r in the year of our Lord 1829. By & between Robert Smeddle of Bamburgh Castle in the county of Northumberland Esquire for himself his executors & administrators but for and on behalf of the Trustees acting under and by virtue of the last Will and Testament of Nathaniel late Lord Crewe of the one part and Thomas Fender of Bamburgh in the same county surgeon of the other part".
Add.MS. 2059/F4-5   14 September 1839
Labelled: "Mr Cha[rle]s Hay formerly of Bolton - application as to exhibitions[?] at Oxford of lord Crewe, 14th rec[eiv]ed & wrote advised apply to Rector Lin[coln] Coll" Letter from Charles Hay at 1 St Mary's Place Newcastle to Thorp at Alnwick asking for information about Lord Crewe's exhibitions at Oxford for which Thorp's brother the Reverend Archdeacon is one of the Trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/F6   22 October 1836
Letter from James Patterson at North Sunderland Seahouses which is "an agreement fr a piece of copyhold building ground bought by Mr James Patterson off Mr Ralph Taylor Situate[d] at North Sunderland Sea Houses."
Add.MS. 2059/F7-8   21 October 1836
Labelled: 'Mrs Taylor with ag[reemen]t ? ? by J. Patterson'. A letter to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick telling them that Mr James Patterson wishes to purchase [?] according to the enclosed agreement but if that cannot be done he does not want [?].
Add.MS. 2059/F9-10   8 November 1839
Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the bearer of the letter, R. Foroy will pay them £4.1.0, as they had stated on their bill for books purchased at the late Mr Blackburnes sale. Smeddle hopes the solicitors will 'get through' his Rent ale's[?], then he will attend to their letter regarding the lamb tithes. Smeddle also asks that, in drawing up the agreement for Mr Fenders they will put a clause in binding him to keep the glass in the conservatory attached to his house in 'thorough repair'.
Add.MS. 2059/F11-12   5 december 1839
Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that he has had an interview with Mr Jowsey and he informed Smeddle that he would be happy to tune instruments in Alnwick under the following terms: 'Grand Pianos - 10/6d each, Square - 7/6d and an additional fee for the replacement of strings. He writes that if the tuner's terms meet the solicitors' requirements they should 'drop me a line' and Smeddle will attend to it.
Add.MS. 2059/F13-14   5 December 1839
Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick thanking them for the parcel of books they had sent him. He encloses signed recommendations for the Alnwick Dispensary. With regard to Mr Fender's agreement for the house, Smeddle thinks the Trustees should be in charge of keeping the roof and main walls and outside woodwork in good and tenantable repair, with Mr Fender paying all taxes etc. He complains of the bad quality of the roofing of the house and so the house will need reroofing in a few years. He also does not think the trustees will want to 'saddle mr Fender with the annual outlay'.
Add.MS. 2059/F15-16   9 February 1837
Labelled: 'Mr Rowlandson, Lord Crewe's trustees, instructions for commutation of Bamburgh & Shotley tythes, to retain T. Bell.' Letter from Sam[eu]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that, at a meeting of the Lord Crewe's trustees last Friday, an order for the commutation of their tithes was agreed. He then includes a copy of the order: 'Agreed & ordered that the legal notices be given and other necessary steps be taken for the commutation of the Shotley, Bamburgh & other tithes belonging to the Trustees, and that Mr Leybourne do instruct Mr Thorp to carry this order into effect - and to engage at the proper time the services of Mr T. Bell on the part of the Trustees.'
Add.MS. 2059/F17   29 december 1837
Labelled: 'Jos: Forster, 29 Dec[embe]r 183, Edmond byers Commutation of tithes.' Letter from Jos[eph?] Forster to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick replying to their note stating that the commutation is for the whole parish of Edmondbyers in which is situated the town of Ruffside
Add.MS. 2059/F18-19   13 September 1837
Labelled: 'Robert Smeddle Esq[uire], Tythes commutations'. Letter from Robert Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that he is so busy with the bishop's visit on Monday that he cannot reply to the solicitors' message regarding tithes as soon as he would have liked but he assures them that he will give them the information as soon as he can.
Add.MS. 2059/F20   17 October 1837
Labelled: 'J.Ruddock, L[or]d Crewes Tr[ust]ees, Shotley P. Tithes.' Letter from J. Ruddock to J. Gibson asking Messrs Thorp and Dickson if they are concerned for Lord Crewe's Trustees after their estates in Shotley P Northumberland & for Hunstanworth in Durham. With the addition in red ink of the word 'answered'.
Add.MS. 2059/F21-22   6 January 1828
Labelled: 'Overseer of Edmundbyers, no lands or tythes belong to trustees'. Letter from John Mosby and John Swinburn at Edmundbyers to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that they reviewed a note from the solicitors dated 1st November 1837 asking them to send a copy of the last poor rate schedule with a view to the commutation of Tythes in their Township, on the part of Lord Crewe's Trustees. They ask why the trustees are interested in the Tythes, because the trustees do not own any property within Edmundbyers or the township. As far as they know they sent a copy of the poor rate schedule but they think there was some mistake in sending it so they will wait for the solicitors' reply before trying to send it again.
Add.MS. 2059/F23-24   8 January 1838
Labelled: 'res'd jos[eph] Forster, Trustees have no lands or tithes in Edmondbyers'. Letter from Jos[eph] Forster at Edmundbyers to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick. Forster is astonished at the solicitors' previous letter as he states that it shows ignorance of the Act of Parliament for the Commutation of Tithes. He says that every person who has yet been concerned in the commutation of tithes has advertised for a meeting of the Land Owners and Tithes Payers within the parish. The meeting will be held at the date given notice of it in the Newcastle Journal and 'if you have any objections to allege you had better be present.' Forster also asks whether Lord Crewe's Trustees have any land in the tithe of the Parish of Edmondbyers because the people there are ignorant of any Land in their Parish. Forster also adds that if the solicitors have any further communications to make they should pay postage. He also adds in a postscript that he does not know of any case in which Clergymen or Tithe owners have adopted the solicitors' plans and, in fact, that would not be legal.
Add.MS. 2059/F25-26   6 March 1838
Labelled: 'Sam[ue]l Rowlandson, power of Attorney.' Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the Trustees of Lord Crewe have appointed the Alnwick Solicitors as their Attorneys to act in the Commutation of their Tithes.
Add.MS. 2059/F27-28   10 January 1838
Labelled: 'T: Bell E[s]q[uire], reporting progress'. Letter from Thomas Bell at Newcastle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that he obtained information from Mr Fenwick's books about the Shotley Tithes but could not make out schedules from his accounts then Bell and Fenwick went to Shotley bridge and obtained this information and intended to go to Blanchland, Edmondbyers but it was too stormy but as soon as the weather improves Bell will go there and get the particulars needed. Bell also mentions that the Trustees do not appear to be interested in the Lands and Tithes of Roughside in which township the meeting is to be held.
Add.MS. 2059/F29   22 January 1831
Labelled: 'Tho[ma]s Johnson, as to townships[?] by Hugh Southerlaw in cutting a watercourse with Mr Johannes Brown'. Statement recording that: Tho[mas] Johnson of North Sunderland [?] of the Tr[ust]ees of Lord Crewe there - says - Hugh Southerlaw caused a labourer name John Stephenson to cut a ditch 11 y in length along the ground within the Land deeper than the foundation and cut a hole through the wall within the field & cut from the wall across the field 10 foot for a water course, which causes the water to run from the 2 cuts through his field into Smolly & Robsons. This was done about the 12th January.
Add.MS. 2059/F30   4 October 1831
Labelled: 'D[ra]ft: notice to quit to be served on Geo McDougal. 1831 Oct 3 - Made 2 Cop[ie]s & sent to Mr Smeddle'. A notice to George Mc Dougal to be signed by Robert Smeddle giving him notice to quit & deliver up on or before May day next or at the end of the year of his tenancy after half a year from the time of his being served with this notice the possession of all the lands and tenement (the followng is struck through) in the Township of Bamburgh in the Co: of Northumberland which he know holds as tenant to 'The rev[eren]d Ed[ward] Tatham, The rev[eren]d R[ichard] Prosser, the rev[eren]d D. Durell, the rev[eren]d W. H. Durell and the rev[eren]d Cha[r]l[es] Thorp, Tr[ust]ees acting under the will of Nathaniel Late Lord Crewe.'
Add.MS. 2059/F31   18 October 1831
Labelled: 'D[ra]ft notice to quit, 1. Geo[rge] Taylor, 2. Administrators of Thomas Ostens, 3. W[illia]m Watson (all from Fleetham), 4. Jane Moffatt - Bamburgh, (the following in red ink) 1831. Oct. 18 - Two Copies of each del[ivere]d [to] Mr Tate - see within -'. A notice and similar notices to Mr George Taylor, Miss Ostens and Miss Ostens Administrators of Tho[ma]s Ostens, William Watson and Jane Moffatt who all held tenancies under 'The rev[eren]d Ed[ward] Tatham, The rev[eren]d R[ichard] Prosser, the rev[eren]d D. Durell, the rev[eren]d W. H. Durell and the rev[eren]d Cha[r]l[es] Thorp, Tr[ust]ees acting under the will of Nathaniel Late Lord Crewe.' Two copies of each Mr Tate on 18 October 1831.
Add.MS. 2059/F32   1831[?]
Empty form giving notice to tenants. [An empty draft of the notices given in F30 and F31?]
Add.MS. 2059/F33   January 1830
Labelled: 'Mr Tate anst[?] petty tithes of Budle. 15 Jan[uar]y recd this & wrote but not sent yet.' Letter from John Tate at Bank He[ath?] to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick repllying to their letter of 6 January 1830 regarding the Petty Tithes of Dukes Field, and Lord Grey's estate both at Budle. Tate writes that he was not aware that any tithe was due for those farms. The rent book he borrowed from Durham only mentioned the internal money from Mr Smith. If he is to demand petty tithes from the two farms he will expect an order to that effect.
Add.MS. 2059/F34-35   5 December 1834
Labelled: 'Mr Leybourne to investigate a case [a]bo[u]t schoolmaster & matron B Castle School.' Letter from John Leybourne at College Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that he is directed by Lord Crewe's Trustees to urge that Mr Dexian may go to Bamburgh to investigate some 'scandalous reports' respecting the conduct of Oliver the Schoolmaster and Mrs Stamp the Boarders' Matron. From a letter from Mr Smeddle to the Archdeacon it appears that 'a most shameless criminal intercourse is carrying on between them' and the trustees are most anxious that the truth or falsehood may be established by an examination of the witnesses and evidence taken down in writing and sent to Leybourne as soon as possible to ascertain whether the schools might have to be seperated and new paople appointed to those positions.
Add.MS. 2059/F36-37   8 December 1834
Labelled: 'Mr Smeddle, Schoolmaster & Matrons Case.' Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mr Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the investigation concerning the schoolmaster and the Matron will not take him two hours as the accusation rests on the evidence of some of the grown up pupils in the school and from their testimony there can be no doubt that a 'criminal intercourse had taken place between the parties'. Smeddle requuests that Dickson come on Tuesday.
Add.MS. 2059/F38   10 December 1834
Letter from Messrs Dickson at Alnwick to John Leybourne explaining that Mr Dickson was in Bamburgh yesterday and took down the information enclosed. he called in Mr Oliver and told him of the charges which he denied and said there was a combination against him. The young women all concur in their testimony. 'It is the most disgraceful evidence that we ever saw comitted to paper'.
Add.MS. 2059/F39-40   9 December 1834
Labelled: 'Bamburgh Castle Schoolmaster & Matrons case, Copy evidence' A selection of statements from pupils of Bamburgh school testifying to a relationship between the Schoolmaster and the Matron.
Add.MS. 2059/F41-44   September 1830
Labelled: 'D[ra]ft account of the Evidence against Geo[rge] hastings for taking away a mast bel[ongin]g to L[or]d Crewes Trustees from Sunderland Harbour. 1830 Sept. 9 Cop[ie]d on 2 1/2 H. pages for the T[rust]ees & sent to Mr Leybourne.' Titled: 'As to the mast of a Keel belonging to Lord Crewes Trustees forcibly taken away by George Hastings.'
Add.MS. 2059/G   1809 - 1850
Lord Crewe's Trust
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/7
Add.MS. 2059/G1   1840
Label: 'Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/7, Papers, 1840-49
Add.MS. 2059/G2-3   31 January 1850
Labelled: 'Copy of the Eighth Report of the copyhold commissioners to her majesty's principal secretary of State for the Home Department; - Pursuant to the Act 4 & 5.. c, 35, s. 3., Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of her Majesty'. Titled the same.
Add.MS. 2059/G4   1 July 1840
Labelled: 'Written to Hyke'. Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that Smeddle is directed by Lord Crewe's Trustees to place James Williy's arrears[?] in the hands of the solicitors with the request that they compell immediate payment. Smeddle writes that the solicitors are already familiar with this case.
Add.MS. 2059/G5-6   26 April 1809
Labelled: 'Blanchland bridge with Tr[ust]ees orders to proceed ag[ainst] Humbles'. Extracted from orders made by Lord Crewe's Trustees on 17 April 1809, the order that Robert Thorp proceed against Thomas Brown and his sureties and pursue the proper legal measures for enforcing the penalty of the bond they entered into when agreeing to build Blanchland Bridge. A note is added at the bottom from Mr Woodifield at Durham to Robert Thorp at Alnwick stating that it is the wish of the Lord Crewe's trustees that Thorp immediately proceed against Humble also for the above reasons.
Add.MS. 2059/G7-8   6 December 1838
Labelled: 'draft. Form of appointment of Bailffs - Lord Crewe's Trustees to, 1838 Dec[embe]r 6 - cop[ie]d & sent to Mr Rowlandson, 20 April 1839. Cop[ie]d & sent Mr Rowlandson. 14 january 1841. Sent an[othe]r copy to Mr Rowlandson.'
Add.MS. 2059/G9   24 July 1840
Labelled: 'S. Rowlandson, Trust[ee]s notice to suit for Robert Grey.' Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that at a meeting with Lord Crewe's Trustees he was instructed to ask the solicitors to give Rob[er]t Grey his assigned notice to quit both Bamburgh Hall and Shoeston Farms at May Day next.
Add.MS. 2059/G10   25 July 1840
Labelled: 'I certify that I served a copy of the within notice personally on the within named Robert Grey the 27th July 1840 - W. Young'. A notice to Mr Robert Grey to deliver up possession of the premises he holds at Bamburgh as the tenant of Lord Crewe's Trustees signed by Messrs Thorp and Dickson as agents of the trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/G11   25 July 1840
Labelled: 'Bamburgh, Notice to quit, Robert Grey.' A notice to Mr Robert Grey to deliver up possession of the premises he holds at Bamburgh as the tenant of Lord Crewe's Trustees signed by Messrs Thorp and Dickson as agents of the trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/G12   25 July 1840
Labelled: 'I certify that I served a copy of the within notice personally on the within named Robert Grey the 27th July 1840 - W. Young'. A notice to Mr Robert Grey to deliver up possession of the premises he holds at Shoeston as the tenant of Lord Crewe's Trustees signed by Messrs Thorp and Dickson as agents of the trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/G13   25 July 1840
Labelled:'Shoeston, Notice to Quit., Robert Grey' A notice to Mr Robert Grey to deliver up possession of the premises he holds at Shoeston as the tenant of Lord Crewe's Trustees signed by Messrs Thorp and Dickson as agents of the trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/H   1850 - 1857
Lord Crewe's Trust
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/8
Add.MS. 2059/H1   1850
Label: "Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/8, Papers 1850-59"
Add.MS. 2059/H2-5   4 May 1852
Labelled: "Draft Engagament of Mr John Frederick Lang to be surgeon to the Bamburgh Castle Dispensary, Lord Crewe's Trustees to Mr J. F. Lang - 1852 May 19 - Copy sent to Rev[eren]d J. D. Clarke. See Letter." A contract binding J. F. Lang to work at the dispensary from 10 am on Tuesdays and Fridays giving advice and medicine to people authorised by the trustees and people who come with a letter of recommendation from the clergymen of the parish and any clergymen of the district who cannot pay for treatment elsewhere. Additionally he must give treatment to any people within the castle for free and he must attend to the children of the trustees school and check chldren who are hoping to attend the school. All the medicines he uses must be bought by the Secretary from Apothecaries hall and he must make a full report of everyone he treats and forward it to the secretary once a quarter. Some special cases approved by the trustees should be attended to by the surgeon for free. In the event of him losing his job he will be given one month's notice. Signed by: W. D[?] Darnell, Cha[rles?] Thorp and H.G. Liddile.
Add.MS. 2059/H6   24 May 1852
Labelled: Rev[eren]d J. D. Clark, Mr Langs appoint[men]t" Letter from J D[aw?]son Clarke at Belford Hall to Messrs Thorp and Dickson explaining that, having signed Mr Lang's appointment as surgeon he has forwarded it to Mr Smeddle last Friday, so that he may obtain Mr Lang's signature. He asks that the solicitors deposit a copy of the document into the muniment room.
Add.MS. 2059/H7-8   May 1852
Draft of the contract binding Mr Lang to the post of Surgeon at Bamburgh Castle Dispensary.
Add.MS. 2059/H9-10   May 1852
Draft notice of the cessation of the duties of the surgeon which stipulates that he should be given £60 and must return [what he has used of the trustees] in good state of condition. Below draft contract noting that the above surgeon accepts tthe situation of surgeon under these conditions. Both undated and unsigned.
Add.MS. 2059/H11   17 May 1852
Letter from Sam[eu]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp & Dickson returning to them Mr Lang's appointment signed by three[?] of the Trustees. Rowlandson asks that the solicitors procure Mr Clark's signature then forward it to Bamburgh for Mr Lang. He will keep one copy and the solicitors will put the other in the muniment room.
Add.MS. 2059/H12   1852
Titled: "Fish Tith of No[rth] Sunderland from the year of 1848 to 1852 both enclusive" Document noting that "In 1845 according to the valuation in the township of No[rth] Sunderland by Mr John Faucus, Mr John Renner & Mr Ralph Davidson, the fish tith was valued at £6,0,0. In 1853 the fish tith rated at £50,0,0 over and above £3,13,0. Charged to Lord Crewe's Trustees."
Add.MS. 2059/H13-15   15 August 1853
Labelled: "J. Kings Appeal ag[ain]st Poor rate for tith of North Sunderland." Letter[H14] from Tho[ma]s King at North Sunderland to Messrs Thorp and Dickson enclosing a copy of the heads of the Case Rate Book of North Sunderland [H13 & H15] as they requested.
Add.MS. 2059/H16   14 November 1854
Letter from Ch[arles] Thorp at College, Durham to W[illia]m[?] Dickson esq explaining that the Duke's object is not very clear but Thorp supposes he means to engage the Bft Trustees in a system of training & rewards, but not linking[?] them with his rewards. Thorp has been assured that any proposal coming from the duke will have the attention of the trustees as there is special provision for these circumstances in Lord Crewe's will. He explains that the B[ambur]gh estates are on a dangerous coast, the trustees have been adapting their work to provide security and relief . Thorp writes that the Duke has got hold of some vile slanders and the case mentioned must be investigated. Thorp has been in church for six and a half hours and in court for one. Patrick dined with them yesterday and was well.
Add.MS. 2059/H17   November 1854
Envelope addressed to William Dickson Esq[uire] at Alnwick.
Add.MS. 2059/H18   24 September 1834
Letter from Tho[ma]s Tuer at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick asking whether the answers to questions asked by the Ordnance Surveyors respecting the township of Bamburgh Castle have been forwarded to Capt[a]in Cooke and if not he will send another form. With respect to the boundary of the Township it will perhaps be the best way to use that as shown by the commutation plan which includes nothing beyond the castle rocks, or may it be as well to include a portion of the links. He adds a postscript hat the Bamburgh overseer is at a loss how to answer some of the questions which Tuer believes should be the same answers as those given for the Castle township.
Add.MS. 2059/H19   15 September 1854
Letter from Tho[ma]s Tuer at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp and Dickson explaining that the attached sheet containing questions to be answered has been sent to him as overseer of Bamburgh Castle by Capt[ain] Cooke from the Ordnance Survey office in Newcastle. As the answers given on the sheet wil be used by Cooke as correct, Tuer believes it prudent that the Alnwick solicitors assist him as he is 'somewhat puzzled' by number 8 and some of the others he has indicated in pencil.
Add.MS. 2059/H20-21   24 August 1854
Labelled: "Ordnance Survey, Bamburh Castle Township". Printed letter from J. Cooke, Captain of the Royal Engineers at Newcastle on Tyne to the Overseer of Bamburgh Castle, Belford, Northumberland explaining that it is of the greatest importance that the boundaries of Townships and Parishes be accurately marked on the Plans of the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain and so the Ordnance Survey office needs access to any plans of townships so that the boundaries may be traced. There is a handwritten adjustment to the letter explaining that at present plans are not required to be sent ot the office, they just need to know where they are so that tracings of the boundaries may be taken. The Office also need to know, if open commons and waste lands of the township of Bamburgh Castle have at any time been enclosed under an act of Parliament or by Agreement, where and with whom the plans are deposited.
Add.MS. 2059/H22-25   1 March 1854
Letter from R[ichar]d Marshall at Whittonstall to the Reverend, the Trustees of Lord Crewe's Charities at Durham presenting "the statement of my claim of the half yearly payment in Augmentation of the Stipend of the Perpetual Curacy of Whittonstall, as enjoyed by my predecessors & by myself heretofore, but witheld on Lady Day 1851. Marshall does not know the origins of the payment but he always understood that Whittonstall was one of the poor livings appointed to receive one of the augmentations under Lord Crewe's will, but Mr Leybourne's letter dated 9 March 1836, written on the orders of the Trustees enumerated this payment as a part of the income belonging to the living. Marshall writes that he has letters in his possession which will easily disprove the two pleas on which the Trustees have justified the withholding of what Marshall believes to be his right. He calls upon Dr Sharp as a witness. Marshall makes it clear that he takes up this claim because the rights of his church are at risk, as well as the interests of his patrons.
Add.MS. 2059/H26-27   9 March 1854
Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick on the request of the Trustees of the late Lord Crewe to submit to the solicitors a copy of the letter received by the Trustees from the Rev[eren]d Rich[ar]d Marshall of Whittonstall. From it the Solicitors may gather that a payment of £10 per annum made by the Trustees to the Incumbent of Whittonstall was in 1850 withdrawn and now the Reverend wishes to proceed against the Trustees in the County Court. Rowlandson also encloses a copy of the orders of the Trustees relating to this grant. The history of the origin of the grant and the reasons of the trustees for the withdrawal of the same are both at his disposal. Rowlandson also encloses a copy of Mr Leybourne's letter of 9 March 1836. Rowlandson notes that Whittonstall was not given the grant as part of the poor livings augmented under Lord Crewe's will - the payment was voluntary and the origin of it can be seen in the enclosed order.
Add.MS. 2059/H28   9 March 1854
Labelled: "S. Rowlandson [pertaining] to £10 aug[mentation] p[ai]d to Whittonstall". Envelope addressed to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick
Add.MS. 2059/H29   8 April 1850
Labelled: "T. G. Meymott, Fees of Stewards of Manors". Letter from T.G. Meymott at Christchurch, Surrey asking that the recipient send him information regarding "the ordinary amount of Steward's Fees in your Manor" on the event of a surrender, an admission or a license to demise, or for a Special Court and whether the amount of such Fees is at all, and in what respect, dependent on the value of the property. Meymott explains that his reason for doing so is that "it has been recently referred to a committee to consider the steward's fees in the above manor, and I am anxious to lay before the committee a statement of the Steward's Fees in other manors, in order that the right understanding of the subject may be obtained.
Add.MS. 2059/H30   5 October 1852
Labelled: "W. J. Caw Esq[uire] A copy of Lord Crewe's Will." Letter from W. John Caw at Alnwick to W[illia]m Dickson Esq[uire] asking him to send a copy of Lord Crewe's will when he is at Belford and to send a copy of the charity commissioners' report]. With pencil addendum that the will was sent to Caw on 5 October 1852 and received[?] on 11 October 1832.
Add.MS. 2059/H31   3 May 1850
Labelled: "Lord Crewe's Tru[stee]s Re Miss Frances Ostens." A notice telling Miss Frances Ostens of Fleetham that her landlords, The Reverend David Durell, the Reverend William Nicholas Darnell, The Venerable Charles Thorp The Reverend John Radford and the Reverend Henry George Liddell (Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe) have distrained several goods and chattels under her possession for the sum of £131,2,0 being the Arrears of rent due to the said landlords and if Ostens does not pay the rent so far, and the aforesaid arrears, as well as the costs of this distress, within five days of this notice being delivered, the goods and chattels shall be appraised and sold.
Add.MS. 2059/H32   3 May 1850
A notice telling Miss Frances Ostens of Fleetham that her landlords, The Reverend David Durell, the Reverend William Nicholas Darnell, The Venerable Charles Thorp The Reverend John Radford and the Reverend Henry George Liddell (Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe) have distrained several goods and chattels in her possession for the sum of £131,2,0 being the arrears of rent due to the said landlords and if Ostens does not pay the rent so far, and the aforesaid arrears, as well as the costs of this distress, within five days of this notice being delivered, the goods and chattels shall be appraised and sold. Possibly a draft or mistake copy because the word 'Miss' written at the top has been adapted from the original 'Mr' and it is slightly less neat than in H31[?]
Add.MS. 2059/H33   3 May 1850
Note titled: "Miss Ostens Arrears" containing calculations of the bal[an]ce of rent due May 1849 plus the half a year's rent due Martinmas 1849. There is also a pencilled addendum noting that the sale will be about the 2nd of May.
Add.MS. 2059/H34-35   3 May 1850
Letter from F. Ostens at Fleetham to Mr Samuel Donkin, Auctioneer or Mr W[illia]m Wightman, Sale Clerk authorising them to pay Messrs Thorp and Dickson, Solicitors at Alnwick or to Mr Henry Alder, their Clerk the sum of £131, 2, 0 out of the proceeds of the sale of her farming stock.
Add.MS. 2059/H36-37   28 May 1854
Labelled: "S. Rowlandson Esq[uire], Site of Beadnell School." Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs W. & W. Dickson, Alnwick suggesting that, as Mr Cumby seems very anxious about the conveyance of site for a new school at Beadnell the solicitors should communicate with him and if he expresses his anxiety about its immediate completion Rowlanson will undertake to pay the costs without waiting to ask the trustees at a meeting. Overleaf there is the note: Thomas Wood Craster of Craster Tower in the county of North[umberlan]d. Esquire to the Rev[eren]d William Cumby of Beadnell in the Co of Northumberland Clerk, Curate of the perpetual curacy of Beadnell."
Add.MS. 2059/H38-39   24 May 1856
Labelled: "S. Rowlandson Es[quire], (1) Beadnell School Site" Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs W. & W. Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the Rev[eren]d W[illia]m Cumby has had offered to him by Mr Craster an elligible site at Beadnell upon which to erect a new school. But the Tustees are not prepared to undertake the erection of the school forthwith and they do not think they ought to be called upon to cover the whole cost. Mr Cumby wants the conveyance of the site to be done without delay and he proposes that the same be made to the trustees presuming them to be undertaking the costs. Since the site is no doubt needed Rowlandson predicts that the Trustees will pay reasonable costs and asks the solicitors to give him an idea of the amount such costs might be. They may also advise Rowlandson as to whether the Trustees are the proper party to whom such an enquiry might be made.
Add.MS. 2059/H40   27 August 1851
Labelled: "Mr Tho[ma]s King , Tho[ma]s White has p[ai]d his fish tithes - Re lord Crewes Trustees" Letter from Thomas King at North Sunderland to Messrs Thorp and Dickson informing them that Thomas White has paid King the amount due for his tith fish, and seemed at last wishful to get it settled therefore could the solicitors stay [King's?] proceedings against [him?].
Add.MS. 2059/H41   1851
Concerning the case of T. King, Thomas White, and The North Sunderland Fish Tithe in which the Trustees let the fish tithe to the harbour Master, T. King, then Thomas White refuses to pay two years due. A man owning 2 large boats pays 10/6 a year and a man with nets and no boats pays 7/6 a year - Thomas White is one of this group. Some of the strange boats refused to pay harbour dues last year.
Add.MS. 2059/H42   1851
A fragment of printed paper with the word "improvements" in the title and the following text: "...commissioners, under an.../ ...The third year of the H.../ ... the Fourth, intituled "A... / ...tching, and otherwise imp... / ... County of N[orthumberland].../... k aforesaid, on ... / ... ay of"
Add.MS. 2059/H43-44   18 May 1850
Titled: "Rent Charges in lieu of Tithes due to the Trustees of Lord Crewe out of lands belonging to Earl Grey And Rent charges in lieu of tithes due to Earl Grey out of lands belonging to Trustees of Lord Crewe" Due to the Trustees: £304 " and Due to Earl Grey: £304 "
Add.MS. 2059/H45-46   18 May 1850
Draft copy of H43-44[?] Titled: "Rent Charges in lieu of Tithes due to the Trustees of Lord Crewe out of lands belonging to Earl Grey And Rent charges in lieu of tithes due to Earl Grey out of lands belonging to Trustees of Lord Crewe" Due to the Trustees: £304 " and Due to Earl Grey: £304 "
Add.MS. 2059/H47   1850
Labelled: "An Acc[oun]t of rent charges due to the Lord Crewes Tr[ust]ees out of Earl Grey's Estates and of Rent charges due to Earl Grey out of Lord Grey's [sic, recte Lord Crewe's] estates".
Add.MS. 2059/H48-49   7 February 1853
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh, draft surrender of copyhold[?] premises at Sunderland, Mrs Mary Taylor to Mr Ralph Taylor".
Add.MS. 2059/H50   7 July 1851
Labelled: "S. Rowlandson E[squire], Messrs Hall H, Bill." Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick explaining that Messrs Hall owe the Trustees a bill for wood got for the use of their mine att Settling Stones upwards of four years ago. His two or three letters to Alfred Hale in Newcastle have gone unnoticed. Therefore, Rowlandson wants the solicitors to write to Alfred Hall and ask that the amount be paid within a week of the sending of their letter.
Add.MS. 2059/H51   22 July 1857
Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick in which Rowlandson encloses Mr Harris's explanation concerning the wood got by Messrs Hall for the use of the Settling Stones mine and an explanation from the Blanchland Bailiff from which the solicitors are expected to gather information to convince Mr. A. Hall that the wood is still unpaid for. It also appears that the agent agreed to pay Hutchins from time to time and failed to keep that promise. Rowlandson wants the solicitors to "unravel this intricate question."
Add.MS. 2059/H52   21 July 1857
Letter from Michael Harrison at Stanhope to S. Rowlandson esq[uire] at College, Durham explaining that, from his book of sales he finds that in June 1844 Messrs W. & A. Hall bought wood belonging to Lord Crewe to the amount of £77 of which £20 worth was to be for Settling Stones mine. As the mine was in desperate need of this, this portion was taken as soon as possible. Several portions of wood have been successfully sold and paid for since then but the present Derwent Mining Co[mpany] still owe £16.12.3. Hutchinson has repeatedly gone to demand this sum from Mr A. Hall and the amount was never denied or questioned until now, but always promised. As such Messrs Hall cannot continue denying they owe this money unless they can produce proof that they paid it. Harrison writes that Mr Hutchinson's statement is also enclosed.
Add.MS. 2059/H53   17 July 1857
Letter from Tho[ma]s Hey at Blanchland to Mr M. Harrison at Stanhope stating that "John & William Symm purchased timber for Settling Stones mine by order of Mr M. Winter the agent that Alfred Hall Esq[ui]r[e] & the late Walter Hall Esq[ui]r[e]" and at that time were partners in the mine (athough he cannot say whether they were the only partners or not). Hutchinson cannot tell the dates of sale or delivery but he thinks that the date Mr Harrison has would be the time of sale. Hey is not sure that a bill has been sent in for the timber but Hutchinson has repeatedly demanded it from Mr Winter, who promised to pay it. Hutchinson is ready to testify to this at any time.
Add.MS. 2059/H54-55   19 October 1852
Labelled: "Admitt[an]ce of Phoebe Ann Marshall & Hannah Eliz[abe]th Marshall to Copyhold Premises at Sunderland on surrender of Alex Ewing[?]" as well as calculations of the cost of the paper and the stamp. A document stating that Alexander Ewing of Beadnell in the presence of William Dickson and Andrew Young surrenders into the hands of the Lords of Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh all the customary or copyhold pieces or parcels of land with buildings upon them to which he was admitted on 22 October 1851. Said land and property will move into the tenancy of Phoebe Ann Marshall and Hannah Elizabeth Marshall both 'spinsters' of Alnwick.
Add.MS. 2059/I   1870
Bamburgh Court Papers
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/9
Add.MS. 2059/I1   [1870]
Label: "Lord Crewe's Trust, box 10/9, B. Courtpapers, 1870."
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I2   [1870]
List of Freeholders and Householders of Bamburgh as well as Elford, Fleetham, East Fleetham, Pasturehill and Budle.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I3   25 October 1870
List titled: Bamburgh Court, 25 Oct 1870, Monies, listing fines due/received.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I4   31 December 1870
Letter from George Wood at Alnwick to W. Dixon Esq. at Lowick asking for £200 for the Trustees of North Sunderland Primitive Methodist Chapel.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I5   26 December 1870 (answered 27 December 1870)
Letter from W[illiam] Atkinson at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, explaining that the sender will send Atkinson papers relating to Lord Crewe's estates. It also mentions that W[illiam] Atkinson is about to assume the name W. A. Clark and he will reurn to Belford Hall on Tuesday.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I6   5 December 1870
Letter from ?P.S. Nolam to Messrs Dickson at Alnwick thanking him for his letter about property in North Sunderland which he will forward to Thomas Johnson.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I7   9 December 1870
Letter from Th[omas] Johnson at Long Framlington to Mr W. Dickson thanking him for his information about property in North Sunderland.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I8   2 December 1870
Letter from ?P.S. Nolam at Weetwood Hall, Wooler, to W. Dickson asking him to find the copyhold which belonged to the late Henry Johnson Hastings last April and to find out who holds it and how it is held [now]?
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I9   [1870]
A timeline/family tree depicting the North Sunderland copyholders in the family line starting from Henry Johnson and ending with Henry Johnson Hastings who died April 1870 leaving no family and whose widow survives him.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I10   25 October 1870
List of names labelled 'Beadnell list'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I11   3 December 1870
North Shields Polling district form for Holywell Township with a letter drafted on the back from Will[iam] D[ickson] at Alnwick to R.G. Bolan at Westwood Hall, Wooler.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I12   2 July 1881
A very rough note titled 'Anderson to Railston' saying "I send aft admittance of P.A. Marshall which you say is right. W. Dickson was admitted on the surrender of Hy Miller. There may have been a mortgage deed, or a covenant to surrender - I quite think that other deeds ought not to be referred [?] to but I cannot find a [?] to P.A. Marshall.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I13   5 October 1870
Memorandum to Messrs Dickson at Alnwick from James Ewing, Herring Curer & Potatoe Merchant at North Sunderland saying all should be done before the 13th as the 14th is 'stonelaying day'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I14   20 October 1870
Letter to Archer Esq at Narrowgate House, Alnwick from George Ross at Bamburgh Castle enclosing a list of names for the Bamburgh courts, though Ross has received no 'summonses' from Mr Richardson for the jury.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I15   25 October 1870
Labelled 'North Sunderland, Patterson's list' and 'William Patterson, North Sunderland, Sea Houses". First page titled 'Names of House Holders in North Sunderland Sea Houses 1870' followed by a list of names.
Book, 8f
Add.MS. 2059/I16   25 Oct 1870
List of Names and prices with a total at the bottom. Labelled 'BoroCourt'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/I17   10 October 1870
Letter from Mary Ewing at North Sunderland asking them when she would be able to visit their office.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/I18   [1870]
List labelled 'North Sunderland Copy Hold Bondage Services' entitled 'Bondage Work & Leading to which the Copyholders of North Sunderland are liable on demand' followed by a list of names and prices, and a total.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/I19   1869/70
A form for the Belford Polling District 10: Detchant Township. Labelled 'Bamburgh court 1869/70'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/J   1883 - 1884
Bamburgh court papers
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/10
Add.MS. 2059/J1   1883
Label: "Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/10, Bamburgh Court papers, 1883-4"
Add.MS. 2059/J2-5   27 October 1883
Labelled: "Copyhold III No.1 draft, Surrender & Admittance, Hugh Thompson & others as Trustees to John Robson Johnson" Plus calculations for the cost of paper and stamp. Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that upon the death of the farmer Ralph Thomas Johnson on 10 August 1882 the premises to which he was entitled for life by the will of his father John Johnson who assigned Hugh Thompson of West Field, North Sunderland, W[ilia]m Whimia of Wallace Green, Berwick upon Tweed, Tho[ma]s John De La Tour Blackwell of No. 8 Pigott St. Commercial Road, London to ensure it was inherited by his eldest son and then his eldest son and so on. But because Ralph Thomas Johnson died without an heir John R. Johnson of Worcester College is now absolutely entitled to the copyhold by virtue of the will. There are also notes on the back of the document stating that "Surrender by the said Hugh Thompson & Thomas John De La Tour Blackwell and admittance made in the presence of James Parker Simpson and Rob[er]t Archer (tenants) before me, George Atkinson, Deputy steward." There is also the note that "at the date of this document William Whimia was unwell and shortly afterwards it was found he was too ill to execute it. He died at Berwick on Tweed on the 26 day of October 1883 leaving the s[ai]d Hugh Thompson & Tho[ma]s John de la Tour Blackwell surviving him & the s[ai]d John Robson Johnson was admitted tenant on the 27th October 1884."
Add.MS. 2059/J6-9   1 December 1883
Labelled: "XI No. 31, Edward Fordy & Frances Patterson Geo[rge] W[illia]m Patterson & W[illia]m Patterson". Plus calculations for the cost of paper and stamp. Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that Edward Fordy of North Sunderland Sea Houses came before George Atkinson Deputy of William Dickson, Steward of the said Manor and in recognition[?] of money paid by Frances Patterson of North Sunderland Sea Houses aforesaid Widow Geo[rge] W[illia]m Patterson of No. 3 Morton Street East South Shields and W[illia]m Patterson of Ness Street in Berwick upon Tweed surrendered into the hands of the Lords of the said Manor in the presence of John Bolam and Robert Archer (tenant of the said manor) all the land and property to which Edward Fordy and other tenants had been admitted.
Add.MS. 2059/J10-13   24 November 1883
Labelled: "Copyhold IV No. 1, Geo[rge] Wilson to Geo[rge] Wilson & James Laing". Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that George Wilson of North Sunderland Sea Houses a fish merchant within the said manor came before Joseph Archer Deputy of William Dickson, steward of the said manor and, in recognition[?] of money paid by George Wilson and James Laing of Burton in the Parish of Bamburgh and being in full possession of money paid directly or indirectly for the surrender of the copyhold and upon which ad valorem stamp duty is impressed hereon surrendered into the hands of the Lords of the said manor by the acceptance of the said steward in the presence of James Scott and Robert Archer, two tenants of the manor all the customary tenement situated in Sunderland af[ore]s[ai]d within the same manor which until late belonged to Ann Hastings and formerly her deceased husband Henry Johnson Hastings except the part which was surrendered to him by George Ross on April 3rd 1869 and also except the part which was surrendered by the said Ann Hastings now Thompson to Ralph Scott on March 14th 1874 is now assigned to be held by Wilson and Laing.
Add.MS. 2059/J14-24   16 October 1883
Labelled: "Copy, List of Customary Copyholders". Each page titled "Customary Tenants in Sunderland". List of tenants with a note at the top stating that the entries on the list include details of "when rents apportioned or consolidated", "when [tenants were] admitted", "rents" and each entry includes this. The entries are grouped by who formerly owned the copyhold.
Add.MS. 2059/J25-28   10 October 1884
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh, (D[ra]ft) Admittance of Anne Dixon Maule for life and widowhood, This Draft was settled by Mr Dickson on 29th September 1884". Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that John Maule died on 29 April 1883 in North Sunderland. There follows a biref description of what he was entitled to and then the statement that in his will he left all his real estate to his wife for the remainder of her natural life or until she ceases being a widow then the real estate passes on to his two daughters Mary Margaret Grey and Annie Dixon Maule in equal share.
Add.MS. 2059/J29-32   27 October 1883
Labelled: "Copyhold V, draft, Surrender & Admittance, Hugh Thompson & others as Trustees to John Robson Johnson". Plus calculations for the cost of paper and stamp. Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that on 10 August 1889 Ralph Thomas Johnson died in North Sunderland and that he was entitled for his life by the will of his father John Johnson who assigned Hugh Thompson of West Field, North Sunderland, W[ilia]m Whimia of Wallace Green, Berwick upon Tweed, Tho[ma]s John De La Tour Blackwell of No. 8 Pigott St Commercial Road, London to ensure it was inherited by his eldest son and then his eldest son and so on. But because Ralph Thomas Johnson died without an heir the property is passed on absolutely to John Robson Johnson of Worcester College who then surrendered it to the Lords of the said Manor. There are also notes on the back of the document stating that "Surrender by the said Hugh Thompson & Thomas John De La Tour Blackwell and admittance made in the presence of James Parker Simpson and Rob[er]t Archer (tenants) before me, George Atkinson, Deputy steward." There is also the note that "at the date of this document William Whimia was unwell and shortly afterwards it was found he was too ill to execute it. He died at Berwick on Tweed on the 26 day of October 1883 leaving the s[ai]d Hugh Thompson & Tho[ma]s John de la Tour Blackwell surviving him & the s[ai]d John Robson Johnson was admitted tenant on the 27th October 1884."
Add.MS. 2059/J33-36   10 November 1883
Labelled: "Copyhold XI no 34, draft, Admittance of W[illia]m Brady as heir at law of John Brady deceased, he was absolute owner of these premises." Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that on 29 February 1876 John Brady late one of the customary ten[an]ts of this manor died at Coldstream in the county of Berwick and so the copyhold to which he was admitted on the surrender of William Wilson of a parcel of land described in the document is asked for by his son William Brady in accordance with his will and is granted him by William Dickson, steward of the said manor.
Add.MS. 2059/J37-40   10 November 1883
Labelled: "Copyhold XI No.35, Draft, Admittance of William Brady as heir at law of John Brady deceased." Draft document stating the "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" remember that on 29 February 1876 John Brady late one of the customary ten[an]ts of this manor died at Coldstream in the county of Berwick and so the copyhold to which he was admitted on the surrender of William Wilson of a parcel of land described in the document is asked for by his son William Brady in accordance with his will and is granted him by William Dickson, steward of the said manor. Plus the note "appended[?] on behalf of John Brady as altered in red ink, Adam Bure[?] & son, Doctors commerces, 25th April 1883."
Add.MS. 2059/J41-56   14 December 1884
First page titled: "Seahouses, Bamburgh Castle Court Penneys".
Add.MS. 2059/J57-68   16 October 1883
Book containing lists of leaseholders in Bamburgh, Budle, Elford, Pasture Hill, and Fleetham.
Add.MS. 2059/K   1829
Thornton Farm
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/11
Add.MS. 2059/K1   1829
Label: 'Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/11, Thornton Farm, 1829'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/K2-9    18 April 1829
Draft Articles of Agreement for building a Farm House, Farm Offices and Cottages at Thornton in the County Palatine of Durham between John Tate esq on behalf of Lord Crewe's Trustees and Messrs Henry, Carr & Thomson. By Thorp and Dickson, Alnwick.
Paper, 8f
Add.MS. 2059/K10-11   18 April 1829
Draft Bond for performance of Covenants from Mr John Henry to Lord Crewe's Trustees. With the added note that the author 'saw Mr Tate who informed us that the bond was executed by all parties and that he had it at Bank House.' By Thorp and Dickson.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/K12-13   [?1829]
Labelled 'Specifications for Thornton Farm Offices'. Titled 'The specification of Farm offices to be built upon Messrs William and James Nicholsons farm at Thornton, in the county of Durham. For the Trustees of Nathaniel Late Lord Crewe.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/K14   [?1829]
Begins 'this is the plan referred to in and by certain articles of Agreement, bearing date the 18th day of April 1829 between John Tate on behalf of the Revd Ed Tatham'... and is labelled 'To do out a new to be put on the plan'.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/K15   [?1829]
Note: 'Thornton - Sum £2621.3.5 Names - John Cam John Henry (Bamburgh), Samuel Thompson (Aln.)
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/K16-17   [?1829]
Labelled 'Specification of Thornton Farm House' begins: "The specification of a Farm House to be built at Thornton upon Messrs Wm & James Nicholsons Farm at Thornton, in the County of Durham for the Trustees of Nathaniel Late Lord Crewe."
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/K18-19   [?1829]
Labelled: 'Specification of Thornton Cottages'. Begins "the specification of cottages upon Messrs Wm & James Nicholsons Farm at Thornton, in the county of Durham, for the trustees of Nathaniel Late Lord Crewe."
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/L   [1840s]
Bamburgh property
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/12
Add.MS. 2059/L1
Label: "Lord Crewe's Trust, Box 10/12, Misc. Papers"
Add.MS. 2059/L2   12 June 1844
Labelled: "D[ra]ft, Notice that the surrender from James Archbold & others to Marg[are]t Gibson is not upon a sale". A draft of a document signed by James Archbold, Peter Gray, Thomas Weddell and James Stephenson declaring that the surrender intended by them into the hands of the lords of the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh of all that piece or parcel of customary land and buildings upon it for the use of Margaret Gibson of Reston is not upon a sale but "by way of mortgage thereof for securing[?] the sum of £200" and so they sign as witnesses.
Add.MS. 2059/L3-4   12 June 1844
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh, D[ra]ft, Surrender of Copyhold premises at Sunderland, Mr James Archbold & others to Miss Margaret Gibson." Document stating that James Archbold of Sunderland quarryman, Peter Gray of the same place, Thomas Weddell of Red Barns and James Stephenson of Burton out of court in Alnwick and before Thomas Thorp, Steward of the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh surrendered, into the hands of the lords of the manor an acre of land and a meeting house in Sunderland within the manor of which they had been tenants since 24 October 1843. This land will go to Margaret Gibson, spinster, of Berwick. This had been agreed by all parties in an indenture on 12 June 1844.
Add.MS. 2059/L5-6   20 September 1841
Fragment of a letter saying that the sender, "after filling up the enclosed Paper," Had, "by some oversight," forwarded it to Mr Rowland. He says that he knows nothing more (presumably about the recipient's initial question, although this is not shown in this fragment) than that he and his predecessors had received ten pounds annually by half yearly payments from Lord Crewe's Trustees in right of the Benefice of Whittonstall. He writes about a printed notice of objection which was sent to him by post, the last postmark is dated 26th August, "a day too late...(the rest of the sentence is lost)". The sender argues that "this John Hogg" should prove the legal service of legal notices before their recipients can be called upon to "defend their claims".
Add.MS. 2059/L7-15   6 March 1546
Labelled: "Translation of Grant to John Forster of the Cell of St Oswald at Bamburgh." by "Dickson Monnington & Archer, Alnwick". Begins with a declaration that this is a translation of "the fourth part of the Originals in the thirty seventh year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth Roll LXXX". £664.5.10 was given to the treasurer of the court by John Forster of Edderstone in the County of Northumberland, knight, and he was given in return the whole house and site of the cell in the manor of Bamburgh which used to belong to the Monastery of St Oswald, "Lately dissolved".
Add.MS. 2059/L16-26   6 March 1546
Labelled: "Copy. Translation of Grant to John Forster of the Cell of St Oswald at Bamburgh.", "1857 June 5th Aug[us]t sent Mr O Dowd - H. a" by "W. W. Dickson". Begins with a declaration that this is a translation of "the fourth part of the Originals in the thirty seventh year of the Reign of King Henry the Eighth Roll LXXX". £664.5.10 was given to the treasurer of the court by John Forster of Edderstone in the County of Northumberland, knight, and he was given in return the whole house and site of the cell in the manor of Bamburgh which used to belong to the Monastery of St Oswald, "Lately dissolved".
Add.MS. 2059/L27-33   15 March 1611
Labelled: "Nairn als McDougle Northumberland Spring Assizes 1854, (Copy), Grant of the Castle or Manor of Bamburgh &c, Mr Hugh Hill with Brief." Document declaring the gift by James I to Claudius Forster Esq[ui]r[e] of the Castle, Lordship and Manor and all land and buildings and their profits and rights which go with it as well as all fishing in the River Tweed.
Add.MS. 2059/L34-40   15 March 1611
Labelled:, "Copy, Grant of the Castle or Manor of Bamburgh Vc." by "Dickson, Monnington & Archer, Alnwick". Document declaring the gift by James I to Claudius Forster Esq[ui]r[e] of the Castle, Lordship and Manor and all land and buildings and their profits and rights which go with it as well as all fishing in the River Tweed.
Add.MS. 2059/L41-46   5 February 1768
Labelled: "Trustees of Lord Crewe to John Pringle and James Blackett. (Copy) Lease of limestone quarries at Sunderland Snuke for 7 years." by "Dickson Monnington & Archer, Alnwick". An indenture made between the Reverend Richard Stonehewer, Doctor of Laws and Rector of Houghton-le-Spring in the county of Durham, the Reverend Richard Hutchins, Doctor in Divinity and Rector of Lincoln College in Oxford, The Reverend John Sharp, Doctor in Divinity and Archdeacon of Northumberland, The Reverend Jamed Douglas Doctor in Divnity and one of the Prebendaries of the Cathedral Church of Durham and The Right Reverend Robert Lowth Lord Bishop of Oxford of the one part and John Pringle and James Blackett both of North Sunderland in the county of Northumberland Yeomen of the other part. The indenture gives Pringle and Blackett control of the limestone quarries in Sunderland owned by the members of the other party for 7 years.
Add.MS. 2059/M   1860s - 1870s
Lord Crewe's trust
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/13
Add.MS. 2059/M1-14   1865
Labelled: "In Chancery: Attorney General v. Liddell. Lord Crewe's and Dr. Sharp's Charities. Amended (in red) Scheme of the Attorney General." "Fearon, 21, Great George Street, Westminster, Solicitor for the Attorney General. London: Printed by C. Roworth & sons. Newton street, High Holborn." Document containing rules for the governance of Lord Crewe's trust. There are 39 clauses stating, among other things, that there should always be 5 trustees and if one dies or is disqualified then the others have three months to find a new one, who must be, like them, a clergyman. The trustees must meet twice a year at Bamburgh Castle with at least three trustees present. Additions and edits made in red pen. A schedule showing the scheme of payments to be made to various people operating within or for the trust.
Add.MS. 2059/M15-22   24 May 1875
Labelled: "In Chancery, Filed 24th May 1875, Attorney General v. Liddell, Copy, Affidavit of Mr Clabon in support of Scheme." by "Bray Ho". Between "Her Majesty's Attorney General... informant - and - The Reverend Henry George Liddell, The Reverend John Dixon Clarke, (both deceased) The Venerable Archdeacon George Bland, The Reverend Mark Pattison, the Reverend William Brown, the Revered William Atkinson Clark and the Reverend John Davie Eade Defendants." John Moxon Clabon, the solicitor to the informant, had visited Bambugh Castle and the surrounding area to discover "the scheme for the future management of the charity". Clabon goes on to describe the expenditure of the Trustees on schools and maintenance in the Bamburgh area and explain that the limits set for the charity are in keeping with previous levels of expenditure. He also explains any overspending by the trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/M23-29   17 May 1866
Labelled: "Attorney-general v. Liddell, Answer. Bray, Warren, Harding & Warren, 57, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, for, W. & W. & P. T. Dickson, Alnwick, Northumberland, Defendant's Solicitors." "printed by Witherby & Co., Middle Row Place, Holborn, and 10, Great Turnstile." Between Her Majesty's Attorney-general (Informant) and The Reverend Henry George Liddell, The Reverend John Dixon Clarke, The Venerable Archdeacon George Bland, The Reverend Mark Pattison, The Reverend Dixon Brown (Defendants). The defendants admit that the Board of Charity Commissioners caused enquiries to be made into the charities founded by Lord Crewe's will by Mr Martin. These papers contain the findings of that investigation with reference to a previous 'information' presented in the court.
Add.MS. 2059/M30-41   6 December 1873
Labelled: "In Chancery, Attorney General v. Liddell. Lord Crewe's and Dr Sharp's Charities. (Amended) Scheme of the Attorney General." "Rec[eive]d 6 Dec 1873, sent a copy to each of the trustees..." "Fearon, Clabon, 21 Great George Street, Westminster, Solicitor for the Attorney General. London: Printed by C. Roworth & Sons, Newton Street, High Holborn.." Document containing rules for the governance of Lord Crewe's trust. There are 39 clauses stating, among other things, that there should always be 5 trustees and if one dies or is disqualified then the others have three months to find a new one, who must be, like them, a clergyman. The trustees must meet twice a year at Bamburgh Castle with at least three trustees present. Additions and edits added by hand. A schedule shown at the end showing the scheme of payments to be made to various people operating within or for the trust.
Add.MS. 2059/M42-55   1873 [?]
Labelled: "In Chancery, Attorney General v. Liddell. Lord Crewe's and Dr Sharp's Charities. (Re Amended) Scheme of the Attorney General". Document containing rules for the governance of Lord Crewe's trust. There are 39 clauses stating, among other things, that there should always be 5 trustees and if one dies or is disqualified then the others have three months to find a new one, who must be, like them, a clergyman. The trustees must meet twice a year at Bamburgh Castle with at least three trustees present. Additions and edits added by hand. A schedule shown at the end showing the scheme of payments to be made to various people operating within or for the trust with amended sums added by hand.
Add.MS. 2059/M56-87   [?1870s]
Labelled: "In Chancery, Attorney General v. Liddell & o[thers], Mr Dickinson, In[stru]ctions to draw the answer of all the Def[endan]ts herewith print of information interrogatories served on the def[endan]ts, Copy of L[or]d Crewe's Will, Copy of Dr. Sharpe's deed of Trust print of Charity Comm[issio]ners Report (1830) print of ___ report (1863). Bray Warren Harding & Wapren for W & W & P. J. Dickson, Alnwick." Document including "General answers to (interrogation questions), charitable uses (of Lord Crewe's charities), Mr. Martin's report" as well as descriptions and investigations of facets of the charity including "Buildings, Trustees' expenses, rentals, castle, girls school, garden and farm, property not producing income, expenditure, advowsons, consols, Bamburgh Parsonage, schoolmaster, Library, dispensary, rent dinners, mariners, increase of revenue, boundary riding, water supply, minerals and timber, fisheries" as well as a section for suggestions and remarks.
Add.MS. 2059/N   1841 - 1852
Various administrative matters including roads and ditches.
Paper file
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/14
Add.MS. 2059/N1    29 July 1841
Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle saying that he has just received a letter from a Mr Kelly of Temple, London which mentioned that, after the circumstances surrounding the retirement of the Rev[eren]d W[i]ll[ia]m Rawes from his clerical post at Bamburgh, Rawes is in London in "a most lamentable state" without any money and so Kelly has told him "to resign to the patrons of the living or perpetual curacy of Bamburgh so as to prevent inconvenience to the parish. Kelly asks Smeddle for information about Rawes's resignation and asks that Kelly himself be allowed to handle it as Rawes is utterly incapable. He asks Smeddle for any advice or assistance which he can give. Smeddle therefore requests his addressees to write a form of resignation for Rawes to be signed at their convenience so he can send it to Mr Kelly.
Add.MS. 2059/N2-3   1837 [?according to watermark]
Labelled: "Power of Attorney, Lord Crewe's Trustees, Let 6 other copies be made". Document stating that the Reverend Richard Prosser Doctor in Divinity, the Reverend David Durell Master of Arts, the Reverend William Nicholas Darnell Bachelor of Divinity, the Venerable Charles Thorp Doctor in Divinity and the Reverend John Radford Doctor in Divinity, as trustees of the will of Nathaniel late Lord Crewe and Bishop of Durham deceased appoint Robert Thorp, William Dickson and Thomas Thorp all solicitors of Alnwick to be their lawful attornies. Signed by Prosser, Durell, Darnell, C. Thorp and Radford.
Add.MS. 2059/N4-5   28 December 1843
Document stating that the Reverend David Durell Master of Arts, the Reverend William Nicholas Darnell Bachelor of Divinity, the Venerable Charles Thorp Doctor in Divinity, the Reverend John Radford Doctor in Divinity and the Reverend Henry George Liddell Master of Arts appoint William Dickson and Thomas Thorp both solicitors of Alnwick to be their lawful attornies. Signed by Durell, Darnell, Thorp, Radford and Liddell.
Add.MS. 2059/N6   21 January 1844
Labelled: "Power of Attorney from Lord Crewes Trustees to Thorp & Dickson. " Addressed to "Messrs Thorp & Dickson, Alnwick."
Add.MS. 2059/N7   30 September 1852
Letter from W. Woodman at Morpeth to Mess[rs] Thorp & Dickson, Sol[icitors] at Alnwick stating that Woodman has a meeting with Mr Can the next day "as to the registration" and would be glad of any arrangements made to save trouble to the parties claiming under Lord Crewe's will. He also writes that he does not think that the Rector & Fellows of Lincoln college have any right to vote and nor does Mr Alder & others of "the same clan with him". Woodman requests a meeting with the solicitors at Mr Can's office the next day.
Add.MS. 2059/N8   10 September 1844
Labelled: "Draft, notice to quit possession of a house in Bamburgh, Two copies sent Mr S. on 10 Sept one for service on St. Paul. Thorp & Dickson". Letter to Charles Maximilian St Paul from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle on behalf of the Reverend David Durell Master of Arts, the Reverend William Nicholas Darnell Bachelor of Divinity, the Venerable Charles Thorp Doctor in Divinity, the Reverend John Radford Doctor in Divinity and the Reverend Henry George Liddell Master of Arts, trustees of the late Lord Crewe, asking St Paul to "quit and deliver us possession of the messuage or dwelling-house with the appurtenances" situated at Bamburgh which he now holds as tenant.
Add.MS. 2059/N9-10   20 September 1841
Labelled: "Sept: 20/41, Rev[eren]d R[ichar]d Marshall". Letter from R[ichar]d Marshall to Messrs Thorp and Dic[kson], Solicitors, Alnwick, Northum[berland] about his objection to the service of a notice which, he says, might have been given to Marshall or left at his house by the objector John Hogg to have constituted a legal service of the notice. Mr Busby's brother delivered another similar notice to Mr Humble as one of the tenants of Lord Crewe's Trustees. Marshall writes that this service is not legal as the notice should be served by the objector himself, and not by an agent to the tenant. As well as the mode of service, Marshall finds the notices unacceptable because they do not appear to be in accordance with "the act" as it stipulates that the notices should be in writing but the notice served to Marshall was in print.
Add.MS. 2059/N11-12   1 September 1846
Labelled: "G. Harding E[s]q[uire], Copyhold Stamps." Letter from Geo[rge] Harding at Great Russell Street to Thomas Thorp Esq[uire] at Alnwick. Harding regrets he cannot suggest "any legal method of cheating the revenue without running the risk of improving it in a way you would not approve." Harding also refers to Act 401 Ecd 3C 149 Sections 32&33 (which are applied by the stamp act of 1815 to the existing duties) which Thorp is bound under penalty to deliver a copy of and so Harding hopes that Thorp, as Steward, has been able to make a perfect scale of ad valorem which cannot be denounced as Thorp is pleased to abuse the stamp duty. Harding also mentions that Mr Bray was not at all well at the beginning of the summer but is at the time of writing much better. Harding has taken a small house between Tonbridge and the Wells but proposes to go somewhere on the coast. However, for the time being the railway is convenient for travelling up and down.
Add.MS. 2059/N13-14   9 September 1846
Labelled: "G. Harding, Esq[uire]" Letter from Geo[rge] Harding at Great Russell Street to Thomas Thorp Esq[uire] at Alnwick about the burdens arising out of copyhold tenure which are often heavy in the cases of small properties because they frequently belong to "poor people". Harding wishes that copyholds could easily be converted to freeholds to give better regard to the parties involved. He asks if it is not custom in Bamburgh Manor to demise property without a licence but then surmises that this is likely to have happened many times without being recorded on the Court Roll so it is difficult to know for sure. Harding also talks about the likelihood of having to pay stamp duty on demises and writes that Thorp would likely not be "blameable" for allowing an estate to be demised without licence.
Add.MS. 2059/N15-16   24 December 1846
Labelled: "Sam[ue]l Rowlandson with the Railston's letter as to enfranchising of copyholds". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Messrs Thorp & Dickson [at Alnwick] with an enclosed letter from Mr Railston containing some "suggestions as to commuting in enfranchising the copyholds at North Sunderland". Rowlandson asks Thorp & Dickson to consider these suggestions and how they might be carried into effect "should the Trustees be inclined to listen favourably". Rowlandson also mentions that he has received the deed relating to the purchase of Belanys Copyhold which he will soon get executed and sent to the solicitors.
Add.MS. 2059/N17-18   8 December 1846
Labelled: "(Copy) Mr Railston's letter relative to enfranchising his copyhold at No[rth] Sunderland & commuting his bondage rents there. 1846 Dec; 26th Retu[rned] the orig[ina]l letter to Mr Rowlandson." Letter from John Railston at North Sunderland to John Ronaldson Esq[uire] at College, Durham about a bill due to Railston which he had shown to Mr Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle and which Mr Smeddle had recommended he send to Ronaldson. Railston explains that it would save all parties a lot of trouble if the lords and the copyhold tenants made an arrangement "to commute by an annual payment in money - or Enfranchise altogether the Copyholds" for a list of services he details in his letter. Railston explains that this is made possible by " a late act of parliament" which allows lords to enfranchise copyholds with the tenants' agreement.
Add.MS. 2059/N19   30 September 1846
Labelled: "Mr Smeddle (1) as to the removal of Widow Hall & family". Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle about the mistaken removal of Mrs Hall and her mother and father from the castle in 1840[?] although they were given an allowance for some time after. The [request] for this for the removal was served upon Hamilton only in May which was, according to Smeddle, in proper time, but Hamilton forgot the letter and allowed the proper time to appeal to pass by. However, the Bamburgh overseers are perfectly satisfied the paupers belong to them and so at the next meeting [of the trustees] Smeddle is confident they [the trustees?] will reimburse all expenses spent on the family.
Add.MS. 2059/N20   9 October 1846
Labelled: "Mr Smeddle, (1) Rent day fixed for the 19th July[?]. (2) To return order of removal of Widow Hall and Family." Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the Archdeacon has approved Monday 19th for Rent day. Smeddle also asks for the the order for the removal of Widow Hall and her children because the Bamburgh overseer wishes to "lay it before the meeting."
Add.MS. 2059/N21   October 1846
Labelled: "Removal of Widow Hall & Family to the T[o]w[nshi]p of Bamburgh Castle. D[ra]ft Certificate of Overseers of Bamburgh that paupers belonged [to] their township." A printed Draft document acknowledging that "Elizabeth Hall Widow of Thomas Hall late ... and her two children (to wit) Ann aged about six years and Robert aged about three months, lately removed by mistake to the township of Bamburgh Castle afresaid are our poor and are properly and legally settled in our Township of Bamburgh". Attested by A.D. and C.D.
Add.MS. 2059/N22-23   25 November 1843
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh. D[ra]ft Surrender by way of mortgage for securing £400 and Interest of premises at Sunderland. Mr Matthew Hastings to Mr George Hall. Thorp & Dickson." Document stating that Matthew Hastings of Sunderland has surrendered into the hands of the lords of the manor all cottages or dwelling houses and buildings and their Garth and Garden rented by him as well as those he built on various sites. Signed by Matthew Hastings, Tho[mas] Thorp in the presence of William Dickson and And[rew?] Young.
Add.MS. 2059/N24   30 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, Voters". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to W[illia]m Dickson esq[ui]r[e] at Alnwick explaining that their "opponents" have "the whole of Mr Leybourne's Evidence" from an earlier drive to "retain the annuitants of my Lord Crewe's trustees on the list of voters for North Durham" and so they will be fully prepared to adopt "the rule of three question mode of settling the matter" when the two parties appear before the revising Barrister. Rowlandson has written to request the presence of "Harrison" who holds the necessary evidence for the case.
Add.MS. 2059/N25-26   14 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, Votes". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham with a list of "votes objected to in the Northern Division of Durham by which it will be seen that nine votes only are in jeopardy in that division" whereas in North Northumberland the number is nearly thirty. Rowland, has spoken to the "Conservative agent", Mr Stafford, who thinks the revising barrister of Lanchester could be "induced to postpone or rather adjourn the court to a further day". Rowland also writes that he has "written to Oxford for a certificate under the college deal".
Add.MS. 2059/N27   20 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, Votes". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to W[illia]m Dickson, Esq[uire] telling Dickson of his imminent arrival at Alnwick. He writes that the Barrister at Durham has decided that service by post will be used where the party claiming does not reside within the district where he claims. Rowlandson says he hopes the barrister will adjourn the court from Lanchester to hear arguments elsewhere.
Add.MS. 2059/N28   24 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, Votes". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to W[illia]m Dickson, Esq[uire] at Alnwick, explaining that Mr Stafford has with difficulty, managed to get the revising Barrister to adjourn his court at Lanchester until the 11th of October in Durham. Rowlandson worries, because the llocation of this meeting means that he could be called upon to give evidence at very short notice. Rowlandson had organised to be away at the time of the meeting but has now had to postpone his trip so that his opponents do not have grounds to say that he "had got out of the way on purpose". Rowlandson writes that Harrison should probably come down to give evidence despite his own availability.
Add.MS. 2059/N29   6 October 1841
Labelled: "Mr Stafford, Voters". Letter from Rob[er]t Stafford at 3 Gilligate Steet, Durham to Lord Crewe's Tr[ust]ees via] Mesrs Thorp and Dickson saying that he has received from Mr Rowlandson the Trustees' full instructions and thinks "with Mr Harrison alone" they will make a case. However, Stafford worries that the Barrister will make a rule of Three Questions.
Add.MS. 2059/N30   13 October 1841
Labelled: "Mr Stafford, Registration of Votes". Letter from Ro[ber]t Stafford at the Revising Bar[riste]r Court, Durham, to Mesrs Thorp and Dickson about "The Fees & Fellows of Lin[coln] College, Oxford". Stafford writes that the barrister was "decidedly against" the trustees from the beginning of the meeting, striking out the words "for his own use" in the "26 sec" as he believed they applied to the trustees. Stafford has succeeded in retaining "the fellows" on "the list".
Add.MS. 2059/N31   14 October 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, Registration of Votes". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Mesrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick about the result of "the campaign before the revising Barrister" which finished yesterday. The Barrister has struck off the claims of the Trustees but has allowed the names of the Fellows to remain on the list of voters. Rowlandson does not think the case of the trustees has been properly gone into and believes that the Barrister has a "determined prejudice against the admission of any trustee". Rowlandson does mention that the barrister must give the Trustees another trial in a year.
Add.MS. 2059/N32   18 October 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham, to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick enclosing the probate of Lord Crewe's will as well as Archd[eaco]n Singleton's appointment as trustee which need to be deposited at Bamburgh. Rowlandson describes the decisions recently made by the revising Barrister as "truly ridicuous" and writes that "something must be done to create unanimity" in the decisions of the revising Barristers.
Add.MS. 2059/N33   1 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Mesrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick. Rowlandson begins by writing that he believes that "the enemy are bent upon mischief in the revising Barristers courts this year, having vowed vengeance no doubt long ago for the original defeat they have sustained" and that is why they have objected to several of Lord Crewe's annuitants. Rowlandson writes that he had mentioned to Archdeacon Thorp that Thorp and Dickson solicitors should be requested to defend the votes of all the annuitants and the archdeacon had agreed. Rowlandson therefore considers that this letter gives the solicitors notice that such responsibilities may soon fall upon them. Rowllandson asks the solicitors their advice on what he himself should do to help this cause.
Add.MS. 2059/N34   6 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, voters". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham, to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson about the defence of voters in Lanchester. Rowlandson asks if the case can be heard without a written authority to the person requested to defend the voters from the party objected to. Rowlandson also confirms that the Trustees have no property in South Durham.
Add.MS. 2059/N35   11 September 1841
Labelled: "Mr Rowlandson, voters". Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham, to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson confirming reception of their letter. He also mentions that the 22nd instant is the day fixed by the revising Barrister to hold court at Lanchester, the same day as the Belford Court will meet for the same purpose. Rowlandson worries that he must be absent from one court and so must decide which is the more essential - he suspects North Northumberland is the more important.
Add.MS. 2059/N36-40   September[?] 1841
Labelled: "List of Annuities or Rent Charges granted under the Will of Lord Crewe in Northumberland & Durham". A list of Rent charges in Durham and Northumberland, to whom they are payable, and remarks on them relating to their votes.
Add.MS. 2059/N41   22 September 1847
Labelled: "Rob[er]t Smeddle Esq, Instru[ctio]ns to indict roads in the t[o]w[nshi]p of Shoston". Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick asking them to immediately indict the lands belonging to the Township of Shoston, John Crawford the Trustees' tenant and the overseer of Shoston.
Add.MS. 2059/N42-43   29 September 1847
Labelled: "Mr John Crawford, Shoston Road - has rec[eive]d it. Copy made and sent to Mr Smeddle." Letter from John Crawford at New Shoston to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick confirming reception of their letter on 23 September 1847 regarding the state of the Link road, which he was aware was not very good. Crawford says that he has been occupied with the harvest and so has not paid attention to the road. He writes that he had the road repaired on 22 inst and now he is finished with the harvest he will have the road "properly attended to".
Add.MS. 2059/N44-45   May 1844
Labelled: "Authority to B[aili]ff to Distrain on Henry Carr of Red Barn, L[or]d Crewes Trustees. Orig[ina]l given to Mr Smeddle, 4th May 1[8]44." Document authorising the distraining of the "goods and chattels" of Mr Henry Carr in the township of Bamburgh as tenant to the Lord Crewes trustees in lieu of rent.
Add.MS. 2059/N46-47   May 1844
Labelled: "Notice of Distress on Henry Carr of Red Barns, Lo[r]d Crewes Trustees. Orig[ina]l given to Mr Smeddle 4th May 1[8]44." A document addressed to Henry Carr from the Bailiff of the Lord Crewe's Trustees declaring that the bailiff has today distrained "the several goods and chattels mentioned in the schedule or inventory hereunder" for the rent and arrears of rent owed to Lord Crewe's trustees. And if he does not pay the rent within five days of the date of this document these goods and chattels will be appraised and sold.
Add.MS. 2059/N48-49   May 1844
Labelled: "Authority to Keep Possession, Henry Carr. Orig[ina]l given to Mr Smeddle, 4th May 1[8]44". A document from Mr Carr asking the Trustees to keep his possessions for seven days after this document and stating that he will pay the money owed in that time.
Add.MS. 2059/N50   19 September 1844
Labelled: "D[ra]ft Notice to quit prem[ise]s in Bamburgh - fr[om] the Tr[ust]ees of L[o]rd Crewe to John Jobson. Two copies made & sent to Mr Smeddle 18th September 1[8]44". Document from Robert Smeddle [as agent for the Lord Crewe's Trustees] to Mr John Jobson giving him notice to quit the house known as "White Swan Inn" at Bamburgh in Northumberland.
Add.MS. 2059/N51   3 September 1844
Labelled: "Bamburgh Friars Farm, Draft. Notice to quit possession. Two copies made & sent to Mr Smeddle. Two copies made for the Farm at North Sunderland & sent Mr Smeddle on the 12th September 1844." Titled "To the personal rep[representative]s of William Humble late of Bamburgh Friars". A document giving notice to the recipient that they are required to quit and deliver the possession of the property with the rent from the trustees. There are some alterations added by a Rob. E. S. too make the document applicable to the farm at North Sunderland as well as the Bamburgh Friars Farm.
Add.MS. 2059/N52   1 October 1847
Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mesrs Thorp and Dickson at Alnwick about Shoreston Road, enclosing relevant measurements and assuring the recipients that Smeddle had spoken to Crawford about the maintenance of this Road.
Add.MS. 2059/N53   1 October 1847
Labelled: "Mr Tho[ma]s Morris Measurement[s] of the road in the t[ownshi]p of Shoreston w[hi]ch is out of repair". Letter from Thomas Morris at Bamburgh to Mr Smeddle giving the measurement in yards between "the centre of the bridge at Monk's house to the centre of the road leading to North Sunderland beside the engine
Add.MS. 2059/N54-55   9 October 1847
Labelled: "The Rev[eren]d L.S. Orde to Mr Smeddle, Shoreston T[o]w[nshi]p Road. Letter from L.S. Orde at Shoreston Hall to Smeddle reporting, as requested, on the state of the road between Monks House and Sunderland Coal Engine as being, with some short exceptions, in tolerable repair, though the roads generally are in a very unfit state which he has reported to the surveyor who seems anxious to imrpove them.
Add.MS. 2059/N56   11 October 1847
Labelled: "Mr Smeddle, Mr Crawford has sufficiently rep[aire]d the Shoreston Road". Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick confirming that Mr Crawford has repaired the Shoreston road as per the Trustees' request.
Add.MS. 2059/N57   12 April 1851
Labelled: "Mr W Makins, Russels Bill, Thornton Mains". Letter from W Makins at Thornton Mains to T. W. Dickson Esq, Alnwick explaining that he cannot see how he would be at fault that Tho[ma]s Russel has not got his money because Makins paid him and got a Receipt. Makins mentions that he paid Russel to 'do' a portion of ditch and that Russel is asking for payment for another unrelated task.
Add.MS. 2059/N58   25 October 1850
Labelled: "Ja[me]s Russell Esq, Thornton Drains. 1850 Oct 26th copy made & sent to Mr Smeddle." Letter from James Russell at Alnwick to W. Dickson, Esq[ui]r[e], Alnwick explaining that Mr Heron is complaining about a watercourse dug by Mr Makins and, since Mr Makins will not do anything about it, Russell might have to stop up the waterway and bring an action for the damage sustained by Mr Heron because he could not cultivate his field through which the watercourse runs.
Add.MS. 2059/N59   21 April 1849
Labelled: "W. Makin, watercourses at Thornton." Letter from W. Makin at Thornton Mains to W. Dickson Esq[ui]r[e] at Alnwick explaining that Mr Heron is not complaining about the Thornton water in his field, but it is his own ditch which is overfull. Heron would like Dickson or Russell to see the ditch before it is cleared and it is Mr Russell who objects to this.
Add.MS. 2059/N60   7 December, 1849
Letter from Rob[er]t Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mr Dickson at Alnwick asking for confirmation that they are meeting Mr Russell at Thornton on Tuesd[a]y so that he can order transport from the station.
Add.MS. 2059/N61   4 September 1848
Labelled: "Smith v. Makins. Mr Geo[rge] Marshall, will try the question unless a reference is agreed upon." Letter from G Marshall at Berwick to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining that Marshall had Mr John Lowrey with him recently, who carefully inspected the defendants operations and concluded that they will ultimately destroy the Mill and so there is "nothing for it but to try the question unless the parties would agree to a reference."
Add.MS. 2059/N62   3 November 1848
Labelled: "R. Smeddle E[squire], (1) Makins, (2) McKay. Harlom dues" Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mr Dickson at Berwick[?] explaining that Smeddle has written to William Makins recently "to request his attendance" at Allenden[?] Bridge. Smeddle gives details of his arrival and where he will meet them. He asks if there is any chance of a settlement with Mr Mackay for the harlom dues at Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/N63   23 August 1848
Labelled: "23rd Aug[us]t 1848, Mesrs Bray 16[?], Makins als Smith". Letter from Bray Warren & Harding at Great Russell Street to Mes[rs] Thorp & Dickson explaining that "the declaration cannot be delivered till the 23[rd] October".
Add.MS. 2059/N64   6 September 1848
Labelled: "Smith v. Makins, Goodman for Mr S. Marshall". Letter from G. Goodman at Berwick [to Mr S. Marshall] explaining that the recipient will no doubt have full instructions to "get the matter settled in some way or another". He also mentions that Mr John Lowrey's opinion is confirmed by "other practical men who have seen Makin's operations."
Add.MS. 2059/N65   September 1848
Labelled: "Smith V. Mankins, Rough Sketch of the locus in quo the trespass &c was committed". Map of "Makin's farm - on Thornton estate belonging to Lord Crewe's Trustees" showing the ditch and mill race.
Add.MS. 2059/N66   12 June 1815
Labelled: "D[ra]ft Notice to Sheriff of Rent Due. Mr John Jobson - Bamburgh, £15._.._. 12 June 1845 - I served a true copy of the within on Mr John Cairn's Sheriff's Bailiff - Alnwick. Henry Alder, 16th June 1845 - I served a true copy of the within on Perigrine George Ellison Esq[ui]re under sherriff of Northumberland. W[illia]m Elliott." A document giving "Ralph Can Esquire, Sheriff of the County of Northumberland" notice that the sum of fifteen pounds is due to Lord Crewe's Trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/N67   14 June 1845
Labelled: "Rob[er]t Smeddle Esq[uire], Jobson's Rent." Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson explaining that Jobson's rent was £15 and was last due on 12 May last.
Add.MS. 2059/N68   12 June 1845
Labelled: "Rob[er]t Smeddle Esq[uire], Jobson's Rent." Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Thorp [&] Dickson confirming that the solicitors' bailiff was there distraining upon John Jobson as he is one year in arrears to the Lord Crewe's Trustees. Smeddle has given him a notice directed to the sheriff telling him this sum was due. Smeddle asks Thorp & Dickson how he should proceed.
Add.MS. 2059/N69   19 July 1845
Labelled: "Rob[er]t Smeddle Esq[uire] with cheque for premium on his assunance & £1 on acct of the expen[se]s for dist[rainin]g on Jobson". Letter from R Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining the enclosed checks as money owed and payment for the sheriffs office. Smeddle writes that he has no wish to "deprive the man of a fair remuneration which I think he was entitled to" but at the same time "I held out no expectation to him". Smeddle wishes the Alnwick solicitors to decide what payment the aforesaid "man" should have."
Add.MS. 2059/N70   30 March 1846
Letter from J. Elliott at Newcastle writing that he sends copies of the certificates relating to the stopping up and directing of roads in the town[shi]p of Middleton and he will send copies of other documents soon.
Add.MS. 2059/N71-73   9 April 1845
Document addressed to "the Justices of the peace at their General Quarter Sessions to be held at Morpeth in the County of Northumberland" discussing the diverting of roads in the Township of Middleton.
Add.MS. 2059/N74-76   9 April 1845
Document addressed to "the Justices of the peace at their General Quarter Sessions to be held at Morpeth in the County of Northumberland" discussing the stopping up of roads in the Township of Middleton.
Add.MS. 2059/N77-78   11 March 1846
Labelled: "Rob[er]t Smeddle Esq, Middleton & Easington Grauge[?] Roads. 1. Mr Mackie declined to allow his name to be used. 2. Mr Naim avoids the subject. 3. Will call on Sat." Letter from R. Smeddle at Bamburgh Castle to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining that Mr Mackie "declines to allow his name to be used in the proceedings to approve the stopping up of the Easington and Middleton Roads" despite the fact that he had partly given his consent on Monday. Smeddle writes that Mackie dined with a group of gentlemen who did not want the roads to be changed and so changed his mind. Smeddle also notes that Mr Naim immediately changed the subject when Smeddle broached the subject with him.
Add.MS. 2059/N79   16 March 1846
Labelled: "Sam[ue]l Rowlandson E[s]q[uire]. The Tr[ust]ees don't wish to oppose the shutting up of the Easington Road ag[ain]st the wish of the Gentry in the neighbourhood." Letter from Sam[ue]l Rowlandson at College, Durham to Mesrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick explaining that the Trustees, in opposing the stopping up of the Highway leading from Easington Grange to the Turnpike thought it was encroaching upon the rights of the public and now that the neighbouring Gentry and farmers seem "lukewarm" and Rowlandson advises the proceedings to be stayed, the Trustees do not want to spend any more money on the proceedings.
Add.MS. 2059/N80   [?1846]
Note containing various sums and the phrase "Plan does not comply with the act".
Add.MS. 2059/N81   26 February 1846
Labelled: "Sam[ue]l Rowlandson E[s]q[uire] with inst[ruc]tions to oppose the shutting up of the Road leading from Easington Grange to the Turnpike". Rowlandson writes thats the stopping up of Highways in the Township of Middleton & Easington Grange will be injurious to the Trustees.
Add.MS. 2059/O   1800 - 1827
Bamburgh manor surrenders and admittances
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:55, bought at auction June 2009 and received in August 2009.
Formerly Lord Crewe's Trust Box 10/15
Add.MS. 2059/O1-2   25 April 1800
Labelled: "Bamburgh. Dr[af]t Surr[ende]r of Mr Geo[rge] Swans Customary Tenem[en]t (Left by his son) to the uses of his will. 25 Ap[ri]l 1800". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan came before George Hall, Deputy Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all that customary tenement mentioned in the document and situated in Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O3-4   8 May 1800
Labelled: "The castle and manor of Bamburgh, Dr[af]t Surrender by way of mortgage for securing 500l legal int[erest]. Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr John Chrisp". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan came before George Hall, Deputy Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all that customary tenement mentioned in the document and situated in Sunderland into the use of John Chrisp of Shield Dykes to whom George Swan will also pay £500.
Add.MS. 2059/O5-6   25 April 1800
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Surrender of Mr Geo[rge] Swans Customary Ten[emen]t (Left by his father) To the uses of his will. Ingr[osse]d on a piece of parchm[en]t 25 April 1800" Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan came before George Hall, Deputy Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all that customary tenement mentioned in the document and situated in Sunderland "to such uses intents and purposes as the s[aid] George Swan shall in & by his last will & Testament in writing limit declare or appoint".
Add.MS. 2059/O7-8   October 1800
Labelled: "The Castle and Manor of Bamburgh, Dr[af]t Surrender by way of Mortgage for Securing 500l legal int[erest]. Mr George Swan to Mr John Chrisp" with added instructions "send to Swan again 4 Oct 1802" and "Sent off Tho[mas] Anderson Rich[ar]d Pringle Tho[mas] Ge[orge] ?Schipton". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan came before George Hall, Deputy Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered into their hands all that customary tenement mentioned in the document and situated in Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O9-10   17 February 1802
Labelled: "The Castle & Manor of Bamburgh. Dr[af]t Surrender of a parcel of ground at North Sunderland. Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr John Murray." And "(Out of Court) 1802, Dr[af]t Sur[rende]r of a p[ar]cel of gro[un]d at North Sunderland. Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr John Murray. 17 Feb 1802 Sign[e]d on 15/11". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that a letter came from John Chrisp of Shield Dykes, farmer, to Geo[rge] Swan the elder and Geo[rge] Swan himself bearing the date the 16th day of October instant at Sunderland (out of court) before John Dunning, Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] in which they surrendered a certain parcel of land situated at North Sunderland and containing an estimated 1 Acre 6 Perches which is part of a common known by locals as East Green to the use of John Murray of North Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O11-12   4 October 1802
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Surr[ende]r of Copyhold Prem[is]es in the Manor of Bamburgh Mr John Chrisp to Mr Geo[rge] Swan. 30 Sep 1802 Sign[e]d[?] on 10/5". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that John Chrisp (out of court) came before John Dinning, Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surr[endere]d into the hands of the lords of the s[ai]d manor in the presence of John Walne & Ralph Johnson (two customary tenants of the manor) all that customary tenement situated within the manor and and also in Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O13-14   24 October 1804
Labelled: "The man[or] of the Castle of Bamburgh in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d. Dr[af]t Sur[rende]r of a parcel of Ground at North Sunderland, Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr John Brown. 24 Oct 1804 Sig[ne]d on 6/1". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan came to Bamburgh Castle within the manor [of Bamburgh] (out of court) before John Dunning, Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all the piece and parcel of land at North Sunderland in the said manor containing an estimated 8 perches and is part of a waste ground commonly known as East Green for the use of John Brown of North Sunderland, mason.
Add.MS. 2059/O15-16   25 July 1806
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh. Dr[af]t sur[rende]r of a Copyh[ol]d Tement sit[uated] at North Sunderland. Mr W[illia]m Forster & Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr W[illia]m Forster. For Mr Rerspemsal." Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that William Forster, who survived Tho[ma]s Forster late of Horton in North[umberlan]d, and George Swan within the said manor came (out of court) before John Dinning, Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all the customary tenement in Sunderland within the said manor late in the possession of George Swan and now of Rob[er]t Potts, W[illia]m Davison & Tho[ma]s Edington to the use and behoof of the said W[illiam] Forster.
Add.MS. 2059/O17-18   21 October 1806
Labelled: "The Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh in the Co[unty] of Northumberland. Dr[af]t Sur[rende]r of a piece of Copyh[old] Ground at North Sunderland. Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr James Lindsay". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan was at Bamburgh Castle (out of court) before John Dinning, Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all that Croft with a dwellling house at the same situated at the East End of the Town of Sunderland in the said manor containing an estimated 9 perches for the use of James Lindsay.
Add.MS. 2059/O19-20   April 1808
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh. Dr[af]t Sur[rende]r of 3 cottage houses part of a copyh[ol]d Ten[em]ent] sit[uated] at N. Sunderland. Mr W[illia]m Forster to Mr Geo[rge] Swan." Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that W[illlia]m Forster of Glororum in Northumberland farmer came before John Dinning, Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered three cottage houses in Sunderland in the said Manor, lately in possession of George Swan to the use of George Swan of Amourside Law, farmer.
Add.MS. 2059/O21-22   September 1808
Labelled: "(2) Manor of the Castle Bamburgh [etc]. Dr[aft] Sur[rende]r of 3 cottage houses p[ar]t of a copyh[old] Tenem[en]t sit[uated] at North Sunderland. Mr Geo[rge[ Swan & Mrs Jane Swan to Mr John Hastings." Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan of Amourside Law, famer in the County of Northumberland and Jane Swan, widow, came before Rob[er]t Thorp the younger, Steward [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered three cottage houses situated in Sunderland within the said manor and now in possession of David Mattison and Rachel Ewart and which are part of the parcel of land surrendered to the use of William Forster of Glororum in the county of Northumberland which was lately in the possession of George Swan.
Add.MS. 2059/O23   18 October 1808
Labelled: "(2) Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its Members in the C[ount]y of N[orthumberlan]d. Dr[af]t Co[py] of Admittance of John Hastings to copyh[ol]d p[re]m[is]es in Sunderland upon a Surr[en]d[er] from Geo[rge] & Jane Swan." and "Dr[af]t Co: Admittance in C[our]t of John Hastings to Copyh[ol]d premises in Sunderland upon a Sur[render] from Geo[rge] & Jane Swan. To be del[ivere]d to the party." Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the County of Northumberland" documenting that, at a court baron held in & for the s[ai]d Manor George Swan of Amourside Law , farmer and Jane Swan, Widow at Bamburgh came (out of court) before Robert Thorp the younger, Steward [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered three cottage houses in Sunderland in the possession of David Mattison & Rachel Ewart and which were part of a tenement surrendered to the use of W[illia]m Forster of Glororum "which was then late in the possession of Geo[rge] Swan".
Add.MS. 2059/O24   18 October 1808
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Copy adm[ittance] of Geo[rge] Swan to Copyhold prem[is]es in Sunderland upon a Surr[ender] from Forster. To be del[ivere]d to the party. 4 Nov 1809 Ingr[osse]d on 15/2/2 stp ES[?]" Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d" documenting that on the 6th day of September "last past" W[illia]m Forster of Glororum, Farmer of Bamburgh in Northumberland came (out of court) before Rob[er]t Thorp the younger, Steward [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered three cottage houses in Sunderland within the manor then in the possession of David Mattison and Rachel Ewart and which were part of a tenement surrendered to the use of W[illia]m Forster and then late in the possession of Geo[rge] Swan, since deceased.
Add.MS. 2059/O25-26   16 October 1810
Labelled: "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh, Dr[af]t Admittance in c[our]t of John Skelly under his Father's will. Ent[ere]d in Book 16 Oct 1810, C[our]t Held. 15 Oct 1811 Cop[ie]d Fath[er] Skelly with the proper Heading and Ending on 15/10 [?]" Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of Northumberland" documenting that Matthew Skelly of Alnwick in the co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d late one of the customary tenants of this manor died. By his will duly executed he bequeathed to his son John Skelly all his cust[omar]y of copyhold tenement situated at Sunderland within the said manor. John Skelly came before the court and paid his fine to the lords of the manor for the customary tenement except a croft at the East end of the town of Sunderland which was sold by George Swan to James Lindsay and except 4 cottages at the West end of the town of Sunderland and East Green in Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O27   4 October 1802
Labelled: "Ralph Johnson, Dr[af]t Surrender of Customary Prem[is]es in the Manor of Bamburgh. Mr Geo[rge] Swan to Mr Matthew Skelly". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of Northumberland" documenting that George Swan at Sunderland within the said manor came (out of court) before John Dinning Bailiff [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and surrendered all the customary tenement at Sunderland within the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh in his possession (except the croft at the East end of Sunderland which he had sold to James Lindsay and 4 cottages at the West end of Sunderland and the allotments lately allotted to him) for the use and behoof of Matt[he]w Skelly.
Add.MS. 2059/O28-29   9 November 1810
Labelled: "The Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh etc. Dr[af]t Sur[rende]r of a Croft & Premises at Sunderland. Mesrs Taylor & Leach Tr[ust]ees of Taylor to Mr James Lindsay". Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d" documenting that W[illia]m Taylor of Netton House, farmer, and Peter Leech of Beadnell, Merchant at Sunderland Sea Houses within the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh came (out of court) before Robert Thorp the younger, steward [for the Manor of Bamburgh] and in consideration of £150 p[ai]d to them by James Lindsay of North Sunderland, mason in Northumberland which is the full sum paid for the copyh[ol]d premi[s]es here surrendered, surrendered the croft with a dwelling house erected on it by James Lindsay.
Add.MS. 2059/O30-31   12 October 1819
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Admittance in C[our]t of Mary & Marg[aret] Brown as the Dau[ghter]s] & Heiresses at Law of their Father John Brown to copyhold pr[e]m[is]es in Sunderland." Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d" documenting that John Brown, mason of North Sunderland, died on about the 19th day of Feb[ruar]y and bequeathed to his two legitimate daughters, Mary Brown & Margaret Brown, and their heirs, his two copyhold houses & garden situated in the township of North Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O32-37   6 December 1813
Labelled: "Manor of the castle of Bamburgh. Dr[af]t Surr[ender] of Customary Premises sit[uated] in North Sunderland by way of mortg[ag]e for sec[uring] £200. Mr John Hastings to the use of Mr Henry Johnson." Letter from John Dinning at Newlands to Robert Thorp Esq[uire] explaining that he and Mr John Hastings have arranged a time to meet and take the surrender. Note containing instructions for how the surrender should be carried out as well as a list of costs associated with the case. Note dated 1 December 1813 asking Mr Dinning to give Mr Hastings £200 as soon a possible. Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d" documenting that John Hastings of Sunderland, former innkeeper, came (out of court) before John Dinning, Bailiff, and surrendered 7 cottages in Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2059/O38   1802[?]
Label: "John Murray's copyhold Premises. Formerly Geo[rge] Swan's."
Add.MS. 2059/O39-41   23 October 1827
Labelled: "Dr[af]t copy Admittance of Ann Murray w[id]o[w] of John Murray dec[eased] as devised for life in his will to copyh[ol]d pr[emis]es of Sunderland. Cop[ie]d into court book as in Brinkburn? (done)." Draft document addressed to "Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh with its members in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d" documenting that John Murray had recently died and bequeathed to his wife Ann his lands and tenements in North Sunderland together with all the household goods, debts and removable effects. Ann Murray paid her fine to the lords of the said manor for all this land and so was admitted tenant.
Add.MS. 2059/P   1743 - 1792
Brinkburn et al
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly Bay C Shelf 3 Bundle 26
Add.MS. 2059/P1
cover sheet for the bundle labelled 'old tr[uste]es papers respecting Brinkburn and bill in exchequer' as well as 'Lord Crewes Tr[ust]ees'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P2-11   1746
Tythe book of Mr Little for 1746
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2059/P12   4 December[?]1773
Copy of a Letter sent to Ra[lph] Hopper of Durham explaining that the sender met with Mr Horan of Hexham about settling the plan of Operations in the intended application to parliament for the division of Hexham and Blanchland wastes etc. The sender therefore asks Hopper to "fix a day" with Mr Wilson.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P13   29 March 1763
Copy of letter sent to Mr Jonathan Wharton 29 March 1763 from T[homas] A[dams] about an affidavit into tithe and glebe accounts which Revd Dr Sharp and his brother Revd Thomas Sharp had asked him to look into concerning Mr Little.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P14-17   16 February - 17 March 1762
Copy letters of John and Thomas Sharp at Hartburn, 16 February 1762, asking for payments due to them as executors of their late father from the representatives of Mr Christopher Little, to:
Mr George Snowdon at Whitton, delivered by John Storey 19 February 1762
Mrs Gibson at Redheugh, delivered by John Smiles to the house of her daughter in Gateshead Fell 17 March 1762
Mr Thomas Stagg officer of excise in Sunderland, delivered by John Wardell 18 February 1762
Mrs Stagg, delivered by John Wardell 18 February 1762
Mr George Gibson, delivered by John Smiles to his daughter's house in Gateshead Fell 17 March 1762
Mr Christopher Weealans or Weelands at the Piels near Allerton, delivered by John Storey 18 February 1762
Mr John Davison at Elihaugh near Felton, delivered by John Storey 19 February 1762
Paper booklet, 4f
Add.MS. 2059/P18   27 June - 22 September 1744
List of disbursements for Dr Sharp for wages, land tax, food and drink.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P19   1744 - 1746
List of creditors of Mr [Christopher] Little [for tithes].
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P20   10 November 1746
Acknowledgement of debt of 3 pounds to Roger Dolchon Senior received by Mary Little.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P21   1743
A sheet of 'remarks upon the foregoing accounts': Mr Little has charged himself too little in rent for his Great Tythe, Mr Little charges himself too much for his services to Dr Sharp.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P22   16 November 1746
Acknowledgement of debt of £2 5s 6d to Snowden of Great Tosson received by Mary Little.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P23   [?1740s]
Letter headed with 'Stagg Vs Gibson' detailing Mr Shotton's efforts to discover receipts for Rothbury Rectory tithe payments explaining accounting procedures there.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P24   6 November 1761
Note from Mr Shotton about meeting Mr and Mrs Stagg in Morpeth and Mr Stagg showing Mr Shotton the accounts of Dr Sharp which tally with the accounts found upon Dr Sharp's death.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P25   6 June 1744, 17 December 1745, 9 February 1745/6
A list of receipts from Wm Hall and Mr David Potts written by Christopher Little.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P26-27   25 December 1773
Letter from Mr William Wilson at Newcastle to Mr Adams attorney at Alnwick setting up a meeting with Mr Hopper at Loftus's in Newcastle 'about the intended application to Parliament'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P28   15 September 1764
Letter from Mr Sidebotham (clerk to Mr Wharton) at Boswell Court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick senidn a copy of Mr Stagg's examination as directed by Mr Wharton..
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P29   3 December 1765
Letter from T Sharp at Hartburn to Mr Thomas Adams at Alnwick sending him an affidavit as he cannot meet in Newcastle, and asking him to direct Mr Shotton to examine further Mr and Mrs Stagg.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P30-31   25 March - 1 October 1743
Disbursements for Dr Sharp for salaries, land tax, school fees, food, building maintenance, and coal.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P32-33   23 April 1763
Draft between "Thomas Stagg and Mary his wife & an[other]on behalf of [the]mselves & other cred[ito]rs of Christopher Little dec[eas]ed Complainants' & 'George Gibson & his wife Chris[topher] Weelands, George Snowdon & John Davison defendants"
Add.MS. 2059/P34-35    25 August 1766
Letter from John Sharp at Bamburgh Castle to Mr Adams at Alnwick, with instructions for the Beadnell deed of severance and a suggested text for an augmentation deed for Hugh Percy earl of Northumberland.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P36-53   1744 - 1745
'a continuation of the evidence of the payments of the Tythes of Rothbury Parish for the years 1744 and 1745' reciting 31 separate incidents of payments.
Paper booklet, 18f
Add.MS. 2059/P54-57    20 May 1746
Document entitled 'Burials 1746'. Transcript of the register made on 28 November 1759 by John Shotton curate of Rothbury with a description of the consequences of Christopher Little's intestate death, and the tithes held by Thoas Stagg and Mary Little after their marriage on 19 July 1750.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2059/P58   [later 18th century]
Short note: '1. Customary Jon. Sand. about working Stands[?]' and '2. Authority to deliver papers to R.J.F.'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P59   [later 18th century]
Short Note: '1. Minits & other p[apers]', '2. Rentals, remarks.', '3. Sunderland customary tenants working stands C authority to R.T. to receive papers from that', '4. my bilis concerning business done', '5. My bills yet unpaid' and '6. letters'
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P60   [later 18th century]
title page saying 'Miscellaneous no. 1 Material Ld Crewes Tr[ust]'
Paper,1f
Add.MS. 2059/P61-62   18 March 1802
Account of what passed at Sunderland when James Russell sued the notices on the customary tenants about winning limestones and coals.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P63-70   1771
Brinkburn Chapel Case recited 1765-1770 about responsibilites for the chapel and its repair or demolition, with papers annexed with Dr Bever's (16 March 1771) and Mr Skinner's (5 September 1771) opinions, with further documents mentioned back to 1560.
Paper, 8f
Add.MS. 2059/P71-82   1771
Copies of case and Mr Bever and Mr Skynner's Opinions pertaining to Brinkburn Chapel.
Paper, 12f
Add.MS. 2059/P83   6 November 1791
Receioted bill for expenses of food and drink etc, signed William Craggy
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P84   15 December 1791
Receipt of 15s from James Russell signed William Wardle and John Fenwick about the ancient funeral and other roads from Longframlington.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P85-86   7 December 1791-21 January 1792
A receipt for £5 17s 5d for expenses for Tho[mas] Adams Esquire detailed on an attached document for his legal work including re Longframlington roads and Brinkburn chapel.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P87    October 1803
Note signed R Thorp jnr returning money.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P88   4 August 1802[?]
6 draft letters regarding Mr Sibbil from T[homas] A[dams] at Alnwick about the Thornton Colliery lease.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P89   4 August 1803
Draft letter from Thomas Adams at Alnwick to Mr Woodifield about Mr Sibbil and Thornton Colliery leases, and Bolsdon and North Charlton tithes.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P90-91   25 February 1776
Notes of legal business carried out re Brinkburn 1771-1774. A copy was also sent to Dr Sharp at Durham
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P92   1775 - 1792
Cancelled draft account of legal work especially re Brinkburn chapel.
Add.MS. 2059/P93   1773 - 1792
Draft account of legal work carried out for J[ohn] S[harp] re Brinkburn chapel.
Add.MS. 2059/P94-95   1775 - 1792
Account of legal work carried out for the executors of the late Revd Dr Sharp by T[homas] Adams re Brinkburn chapel. A copy was also sent to G. Wood on 6 March 1793.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P96   18 March 1802
Draft letter from T[homas] A[dams] at Alnwick about customary tenants of Sunderland working limestones etc, including a list of the tenants.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P97    18 March 1802
A clean copy of 96 next above.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P98   15 March 1802
Note containing names of Customary tenants in Sunderland in 1802.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P99   1786
Copy of John Anderson's case about Limestones in Sunderland.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P100-102   28 November 1786[?]
Drafts of a letter about the customary tenants in Sunderland who had worked for the Stones[?] after the discharges which were served upon them. The letter drafts were 'not copied and consequently not sent, it seemed beneath my notice to answer it for the letter is untrue, assuming and impertinent'.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2059/P103-104   28 November 1786
"Copy of case & Opinion ab[ou]t customary ten[an]ts in Sunderland working stones in Sunderland Town also Dr Sharp's letter of 18 Nov[ember] 1786" addressed to Mr Adams, Attorney at Law, Alnwick.
Add.MS. 2059/P105-106   10 July 1765
'no 1, 2, 3' Quarter Sessions petition, certification and return showing that the Chapel of Brinkburn is very large and decaying and needs much money and work.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P107-108   1770
'No. 4' Draft 'deed of severance' for Brinkburn.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P109-111   [c.1770]
No.5 Extracts from Bishop [Richard] Barnes's Visitation or Synodal book respecting the chapel of Brinkburn 1578; No.6 Augmentation Office bailiffs' accounts extracts re the Brinkburn curate's salary Temp. Henry VIII and Edward VI; No.7 similarly for 1652; No.8 Visitation ordinance of Bishop William re Brinkburn 1725.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2059/P112   [c.1770]
Language:  Latin
No. 9 copy sale by Elizabeth I of Brinkburn priory for £761 to Ambrosius earl of Warwick and Richard Bowland, 2 May [1572].
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P113-114   [c.1770]
Language:  Latin
No.10 copy of a grant to Robert Brandlinge of Felton rectory in Northumberland, 25 May 1610.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P115   [c.1770]
Estimate about Brinkburn for £155 9s for demolishing and rebuilding the decayed parts of the building, with the addition of a gable and a roof, the repair of the groin arches, white washing the walls and putting in glass windows.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P116   1789
'Minits' about Brinkburn about moneys held.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P117   1790
'Minits' about Brinkburn proposing a course of action.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P118-121   [c.1770]
Draft depositions about Brinkburn signed by John Fenwick, William Wardle butcher, Robert Wardle butcher, Matthew Pyle of Longframlington, John Long parish clerk and schoolmaster of Longframlington, and Thomas Wale of Brinkburn dyer.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2059/P122-123   9 March 1772
Case about Brinkburn chapel sent for Mr Wallace's opinion from Thomas Adams of Alnwick, with James Walllace's opinion.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P124-125   1787
Case for Mr Rich[ar]d Hollist's opinion about Brinkburn Chapel
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P126-127   19 may 1777
Case for Mr Hopper's opinion about Brinkburn chapel, with notes from Ralph Hopper.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P128-129   11 September 1787
Copy of the case of Brinkburn chapel with R[ichard] Hollist's opinion.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P130-131   5 March 1777
Copy of Dr John Sharp's letter at Durham to W[illia]m Fenwick esq [of Bywell] suggesting an accommodation over Brinkburn chapel to avoid his having to go to law as all the counsels' opinions are in his favour
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P132-133   [1777]
Case for Mr Fawcett's opinion (Brinkburn Chapel).
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P134   1771
'Minits' about Brinkburn Chapel.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P135   1776
Case of Brinkburn Tithe's law before[?] R.A. Hopper
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P136-137   1771
Case (improved) sent to [?] for James Washaw's opinion in the dispute over Brinkburn chapel between Mr Sharp and Mr Fenwick.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P138   20 January 1764
Lettter from Dr Sharp at Hartburn to Thomas Adams at Alnwick. Sharp is glad the Stagg affair will soon be finished and says that 'Chatton Brief' has been delayed for some time.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P139   11 November 1763
Letter from J. Shotton at Rothbury to Thomas Adams at Alnwick asking for the master in Chancery's answer to the parvofs[?] about to be produced in favour of Dr Sharp.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P140   1 September 1763
letter from John Wharton at Boswell Court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick concerning the Sttagg vs Gibson case.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P141-142   2 June 1763
Letter from John Wharton at Boswell court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick about the Stagg vs Gibson case.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P143   22 July 1763
Letter from John Shotton at Bothbury to [?] about the problems of getting receipts now for tithe payments in 1744-1745.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P144   16 April 1763
A short note from J[ohn] Wharton at Boswell court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick to acknowledge the receipt of Dr Sharp's book.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P145   8 April 1763
Letter from John Sharp at Bamburgh to Thomas Adams (to be left for him at the Belford Turnpike as he returns from Berwick) inviting him to stay the night at John Sharp's house so that they can go over some letters and papers of Sharp's.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P146   20 March 1763
Letter from T[homas] Davison at Newcastle to Revd Dr Sharp at the Turk's head in Newcastle re the creditors of Christopher Little late of Rothbury.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P147   1 April 1763
Letter from Mr John Wharton at Boswell to Thomas Adams about the case of Stagg and Gibson.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P148   [c.1760s]
Labelled 'Mr Adams, I send you this to correct the names if necessary in the Distringas, which are to be summoned.' A list of the names of 24 jury members in the case of Thomas Wood vs Bartholomew Younghusband in a plea of trespass.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P149-150   [c.1760s]
Labelled 'Northumberland Wood vs Younghusband' a list of the 48 jury memebers sitting in on the case between Thomas Wood and Bartholomew Younghusband in a plea of trespass.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P151   [c.1760s]
Note saying that although 'A' is unwilling to settle much money on the lady for her life she should inherit her fortune after his death provided they have no surviving offspring.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P152-153   21 November 1782
Letter from J.W. Wood at Durham to Thomas Adams at Alnwick warning him that Dr Sharp told him there was to be a trustee meeting for 'the liquidation of your demands'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P154   [c.1760s]
Copy by E. Walker of a George III writ to the sheriff of Northumberland to distrain various in the case between Wood and Younghusband.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P155-156   20 July 1789
Copy replication in Wood vs Younghusband sent to Adams at Alnwick with Mr A. Chambre's opinion.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P157-158   5 March 1773
Letter from Michael Hodgson at Inner Temple to Thomas Adams at Alnwick
Paper, 2f, in 2 parts
Add.MS. 2059/P159-168   [c.1770]
A description of the case of Brinkburn chapel discussing the documents cited in P105-114 above. At the end of the document the author explains that the point to be considered is whether Brinkburn is now a chapel and the district a chapelry under the bishop of Durham and his Archdeacon of Northumberland.
Paper, 10f
Add.MS. 2059/P169   [c.1770]
Estimate of £155 9s for the repair of Brinkburn Chapel.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P170-171   1790
Labelled 'original Minits at Newcastle', being a plan of proposed actions in Sharp versus Fenwick over Brinkburn.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P172   [c.1790]
Note that 'Mr Henderson is dead. No duty for cash - 6 years. To take some of the old Stanes.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P173-174   [11 February] 1791
Labelled: 'Minits' and describing 6 opinions about [Brinkburn] Chapel, from Mr Fawcett, Mr Hollist, Mr Hopper and Mr Wallace.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P175-176   21 May 1785
"Case for Mr Fawcett's opinion" describing the dispute between the Rev'd Dr Sharp Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of North[umberlan]d and the late William Fenwick Esq. respecting Brinkburn Chapel. Includes Mr Fawcett's opinion on the case after its description.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P177-178   11 September 1787
A description of a case which helps to 'show distinctly the nature of the dispute' between the Rev. Dr John Sharp Archdeacon of Northumberland and the late William Fenwick about Brinkburn Chapel, with Mr Hollist's opinion on the case after its description.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P179   [c.1790]
Note from Mr Thorp to Thomas Adams asking for a copy of the notice he sent to the copyholders in Sunderland and a list of names of the people to whom it was sent.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P180-181   [c.1790]
Document containing: extracts from the Ministers or Bailiffs in the Augmentation Office, relating the salary of the curate of Brinkburn in the 28th year of King Henry the Eighth [1519], and in 1652, as well as an extract in Latin [copied by] John Claydon.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P182-183    19 May 1777
"Copy of case [c] of Ra. Hopper's opinion" describing the dispute between the Rev'd Dr Sharp Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of North[umberlan]d and William Fenwick of Bywell Esq. regarding Brinkburn Chapel, sent back with Mr Hopper's opinion, having "perused and considered" the case.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P184-185   1785
"Copy of a case for Ch[arles] Fawcett's opinion" about B[rinkbur]n Ch[a]p[el] sent because Mr Sharp believes "the perusal of these three cases and Dr Beveis, Mr Skynner and Mr Wallaces opinions" will show the nature of the dispute between Reverend Dr S, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of N[orthumberlan]d and Mr W Fenwick esq respecting B[rinkburn] Chapel and he would like Mr Fawcett's advice on the case.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P186-187    26 March 1763
Letter from Christopher Fawcett at Newcastle to the Reverend Dr Sharp at Hartburn about a case between 'Thomas Stagg and Mary his wife and another on behalf of themselves and other creditors of Christopher Little deceased Complainants' and 'George Gibson and his wife Christopher Weelands, George Snowdon and John Davison defendants' about the debts of the late Christopher Little. Fawcett hopes that the affidavit he has written for the case should be enough to get his debt "allowed before the master". He recommends Sharp employ Mr Thomas Adams as his attorney.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P188   22 September 1744
List of Disbursements of Dr Sharp 17 June 1744 to 22 September 1744
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P189   13 December 1765
Letter from John Shotton at Rothbury to Thomas Adams [?] (he sends his compliments to Mrs Adams) about Mr Stagg's accounts which he thinks must all have references in them to the affidavits of the witnesses for the defendants. He has lent the accounts to Mr Readhead, who has lent them to Mr Forster, so he must wait for them to be returned. He advises patience in the matter of the truth or falsehood of Mr Stagg's accounts.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P190   1741-44
Note [addressed to Mr Major? Humble at Rothbury near Alnwick in Northumberland] containing a list of tythes, including a tythe of corn rented of Mr Little in August 1741.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P191   22 November 1765
Letter from J[?] Sharp at Hartburn Near Morpeth to Thomas Adams at Alnwick asking for advice about a note he has of James Ogle from 1756 for 6 pounds borrowed from Mrs Anne Potts but, because he has received interest regularly, the note is now out of date.
Add.MS. 2059/P192   30 October 1764
Letter from John Shotton at Rothbury to Thomas Adams at Alnwick enclosing a [document?] sent by Dr Sharp and explaining that, to confute many of the articles in the answers given by the Potts, Adams should consult the affidavits of the witnesses for the debts which set forth the rights of the debts in the effects of the intestate Ch[ristopher] Little. He comments that the affidavits must be very badly attended to because a vast number of the articles in the Potts' answers could never be admitted.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P193   6 April 1764
Letter from John Shotton at Rothbury to Thomas Adams at Alnwick stating that, if a commission is absolutely necessary, then Rothbury is the most convenient place for the witnesses.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P194   26 March 1764
Letter from Dr Sharp at Hartburn near Morpeth to Thomas Adams at Alnwick discussing the possibility of a commission to be held at Rothbury and hoping that Mr Wharton can examine the value of the late Ch[ristopher] Little's estate and effects. Sharp also includes an extract from his brother's letter of the 17th advising him to consult Mr Adams and Mr Shotton to judge whether to proceed or not.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P195-196   20 June 1763
Letter from Dr Sharp at Hartburn to Thomas Adams at Alnwick leaving the affairs of Mr Little in the hands of Mr Adams, Mr Shotton and Mr Wharton, and discussing whether they might need to collect receipts and affidavits from parishioners who had had their tythes collected from them by Mr Little and, later, Mr Shotton.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P197   12 March 1768
Letter from Dr Sharp at Mincing Lane, London to Thomas Adams at Alnwick saying that he will hire Mr Francis Potts at Adams' recommendation and so Adams must send him instructions. Sharp also writes that he will send money to Mr Potts to pay Mr Wharton's bill which he has got "from the widow".
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P198   10 January 1764
Letter from Mr Wharton at Boswell Court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick saying that he has received the accounts of payments of tythes and by the Master's instruction has delivered copies to the 3 solicitors involved in the case; Mr Wilson, Mr Peele, Mr Potts and Mr Masterman, so they can send their answers.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P199-200   8 March 1764
Letter from Mr Wharton at Boswell court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick about the case of Stagg vs Gibson. He writes that he has had answers from the several solicitors admitting the account of money paid but Mr Masterman has been with his client Stagg who is refusing to admit anything. Wharton has therefore taken out a [warrant?] for the parties to signify to the master whether they assent or dissent to the account.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P201-202   16 March 1764
Letter from Mr Wharton at Boswell Court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick stating that he had to take out two warrants before the parties would attend, Mr Stagg attended the last one with his solicitor and objected to the whole account, saying he could falsify every article in it. The other parties likewise objected to its being admitted and the master said Wharton and Adams should prove it "if they deem it proper" and granted them a certificate of commission and Adams must now decide if they should hold a commission. Wharton writes that the parties still insist that even if the accounts are proven there are no funds to pay any demand, he asks that Adams consult Dr Sharp and then give Wharton further directions.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P203-204   5 April 1764
Letter from Mr Wharton at Boswell court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick that, at the masters office, Stagg mentioned that "there was a great sum due to him from Dr Sharp and that he would file a bill against him".
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P205   28 November 1763
Letter from John Shotton at Rothbury to Thomas Adams at Alnwick expressing his confusion that Dr Sharp should favour Mr Little in his acknowledgments in an account, but also mentioning that Stagg charged £50 10s on the heirs of Little and exhibited him in chancery as a debt due from Mr Little to Mr Sharp and so Shotton hopes this will answer the Onus Probandi on Dr Sharp's part.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P206-207   18 November 1763
Letter from Mr Wharton at Boswell Court to Thomas Adams at Alnwick on the subject of the Stagg vs Gibson case, relaying that they visited the master this morning to take his advice on whether a commission is necessary and told him that receipts were impractical because of the way the tythe was collected so affidavits would be better. Wharton therefore asks Adams to send him an account as soon as he can so it can be put before the master.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P208   3 January 1773
Letter from Dr Sharp at Hartburn to Mr Adams at Alnwick discussing the settled petition, that it is more work for Adams, and if there is even one of the "remainder people" which cannot be met with, the petition will be incomplete and consequently thrown out. Sharp wants Adams to see Mr Turton, with whom he spoke yesterday, because Swan wishes to have lands near Sunderland, which is also Sharp's desire, and he has told Mr Turton where they would be best 'set off'. Sharp has sent on Adams' letters on Mrs Salkeler's affairs to one of his sisters in London, to lay before the Lord Chief Baron Ord and so Adams should send her an answer as to how to proceed.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P209-210   5 December 1783
Letter from Dr Sharp at Durham to Mr Adams at Alnwick about the draft marriage settlement of Mrs Dodds which implies that after her mother's death she will be entitled to one moiety of each of the two leases. Sharp also discusses the marriage settlements of the two Young sisters who married the late Major Dodds and the late Arnold Jackson and consequently each have an equal right to the leasehold premises. One is for a fishery and ferryboat in South Shields on which Sharp has a mortgage and one is for houses upstreet which was renewed in the names of Mr Arnold Jackson and Miss Ann Dodds: one moiety goes to Dorothy Dodds, Ann Dodds' mother, and one goes to the Jackson family. Mr Adams has drawn up a settlement for this situation, but it is according to hard conditions and only agreed to. The letter also includes an extract of a letter from Major John Dodds from Dakha [Dacca] to Dr Sharp on 28 December 1780 telling Dr Sharp that he is not worried that he will not make it back as his family are amply provided for, especially his mother.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P211-212   22 December 1773
Letter from Dr Sharp at Durham to Mr Adams at Alnwick stating that the Bamburgh Petition should be expedited to Parliament as soon as possible and so Adams should meet Mr Hopper and Mr Wilson at Newcastle with the names of the 'remainder men'. Adams also mentions that he is glad Mr Wallace has finally written to them about the Brinkburn case but hopes he will send 'the opinion' soon otherwise they will have to hire someone else. Sharp also mentions the Wentworth case, as he had not consulted Mr Wood about what Adams desired, but Wood said that if Sharp's father had proved Mr Dirings' will, Sharp could have acted as his ex[ecut]or, but this is not the case. Sharp's mother did not make a will, but only left directions in writing to her 3 unmarried daughters. Sharp also mentions that Dering had taken out other money which was on mortgage to Mr Oldfield and so Sharp will come to Newcastle for it.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P213-214   19 August 1773
Letter from Dr Sharp at Bamb[urgh] Castle to Thomas Adams at Alnwick bemoaning the mention of Adderstone estate which has caused confusion in the calculation of tithes in the estate of the Late Lord Crewe. Sharp also mentions that the greatest defect is that it is not mentioned that Lord Crewe's Trustees are the Lay Rectors or Impropriators and they alone must repair the chancel. The present trustees have the Great Tithes of all the Burton Estate, but they are not claiming the tithes of Adderstone and Dr H supposes and so he concludes that they should have a new altered Case drawn. He also mentions that "the deed of settlement has had its effect - the woman is gone."
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/P215   27 March 1763
Letter from Dr Sharp at Hartburn to Thomas Adams at Alnwick, saying that, as he needs to make an affidavit quickly, he needs an attorney. As Mr Fawcett has recommended Adams, he would like to meet him at the Posthouse in Alnwick the next day.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/P216-217   14 May 1763
Letter from Dr Sharp at Hartburn near Morpeth to Thomas Adams at Alnwick approving of his last affidavit. He mentions a letter he has received from Mr Granville who had received Sharp's father's accounts from 1729 to 1740 with Mr Little and has delivered them to Mr Wharton who also needs the accounts for 1741 and 2, as Adams has them. Two warrants or summons have been sent to Mr [St?] to meet Mr Wharton before the Master, neither of which he has complied with. His attorney said that he was not properly served with the summons and so they have served him with another one which Sharp hopes will work. Wharton hopes this behaviour will discredit St[a]gg's cause in the opinion of the master.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q   1788 - 1835
George Swan's copyholds
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly unlabelled
Add.MS. 2059/Q1-2   16 May 1804
Labelled 'Draft Surrender, To uses of Deed. Mr George Swan to Messrs Forsters.' Documenting that George Swan came before John Dunning, Gent, Bailiff of the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh and, in the presence of Charles Swan and John Wake, surrendered a tenement in Sunderland within the aforesaid manor, to the use of William Forster of Glororum in Northumberland and Thomas Forster of Fenton, Northumberland.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q3-4   24 October 1809
Labelled: 'Drt. Co: Admittance in Ct. of James Lindsay to Copyhold premises in Sunderland upon a surrender out of court from John Swan.' Documenting that John Swan came to Bamburgh Castle (out of court) before John Dining, Bailiff of the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh and, in recognition of the sum of 10 pounds paid to him by James Lindsay of North Sunderland, mason, for the purchase of copyhold premises at (a croft at the north end of) Sunderland surrended to the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh for the use of James Lindsay. Signed and sent to James Lindsay on 28 October 1809.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q5-6   24 October 1809
Labelled: 'Drt Sur. of a piece of ground at North Sunderland. Mr John Swan to Mr J[ames] Lindsay'. Draft of Add.MS. 2059/Q3-4.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q7-8   20 October 1828
Labelled: 'Manor of the Castle Bamburgh, Draft, Surrender of Customary Premises at Sunderland. Mr Robt Davison to Messrs Thomas Forster & W[illiam] Forster'.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q9-10   20 October 1828
Labelled: 'Manor of the Castle Bamburgh, Draft, Surrender of Customary Premises at Sunderland. Mr Robt Davison to Messrs Thomas Forster & W[illiam] Forster'. 'Thorp & Dickson Alnwick.'
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q11-13   20 October 1828
Labelled: 'Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh, (Draft) Admittance of Mr John Skelly as a Free[holder] under the will of Mr James Lindsay decd'. Document stating that it is presented by the Homage at this court, James Lindsay, late one of the customary tenants of this manor, died, seized of certain customary premises at Sunderland, leaving the premises to the use and benefit of his nephew John Lindsay and then shared between James Lindsay's grand nephew and John Lindsay's son if he has one. If he does not have a son the premises go to James Lindsay's grand nephew and his heirs. John Skelly came to court to pay the fine for the croft and was therefore admitted as its tenant.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2059/Q14-15   20 October 1828
Labelled: 'Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh, (D[ra]ft) Admittance of Mr John Skelly as a Free[holder] under the will of Mr James Lindsay dec[ease]d to custom[a]ry tr[ust]ees formerly leet to Geo[rge] Swan dec[eased]'. Document stating that it is presented by the Homage at this court, James Lindsay, late one of the customary tenants of this manor, died, seized of certain customary premises at Sunderland, a croft with a dwelling at the east end of Sunderland containing 9 perches or thereabouts, part of a copyhold formerly held to George Swan and bordered on the West by part of a copyhold formerly of Charles Swan. John Skelly came to the court, paid the fine, and is admitted tenant to the said copyhold. Signed by Robert Thorp, steward of the said manor.
Paper, 3f
Add.MS. 2059/Q16-17   January 1834
Labelled: 'Draft. Abstract of title to a customary Tenement in Sunderland within the manor of the Castle of Bamburgh formerly belonging to Geo[rge] Swan and now to Mr John Skelly a part of which he sold to Lord Crewes Trustees whereon the west wall of his parsonage at North Sunderland stands.' Document declaring that, on 4 October 1802, George Swan surrendered to the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh his customary tenement in Sunderland late in the possession of Charles Swan, except a certain croft which was sold by George Swan to James Lindsay. Also declaring that, on 21 January 1809 it was presented that Matthew Skelly had died seized of customary premises and by his will, duly executed on 28 October 1807, he bequeathed to his son John Skelly all his customary copyhold tenement within the manor of the castle of Bamburgh, who came to the court, paid his fine and was admitted as tenant. Additional note at the bottom of this document stating that John Skelly has agreed to sell the trustees a strip of land 258ft 6" by 2ft for the sum of 10s. Signed by Thorp and Dickson (solicitors of the Trustees).
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/Q18-20    18 August 1788
Copy of the last will and testament of George Swan who died 2 August 1795 leaving all his goods, chattels and estates to his son, Charles Swan of Sunderland, and making provision for his son's wife to be cared for financially after his death.
Paper, 2f plus label attached
Add.MS. 2059/Q21   31 January 1835
Titled: 'Sched: of documents relating to some Cottages and Garths in Sunderland in the manor of the castle of Bamburgh in the county of Nortumberland purchased of Mr John Johnson, Mr John Anderson and Mr John Skelly by Lord Crewes Trustees'. The cottage and garth from John Johnson were bought for £100. The two cottages and garth from John Anderson were bought for £110. The piece of land from John Skelly was bought for £101.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/R   1728 - 1828
George Swan's copyholds
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly unlabelled
Add.MS. 2059/R1-6   17 May 1728 - 20 October 1828
Labelled: "extracts from Bambro' Court Books relating to Customary Messuages at Sund[erland], formerly Alexander Young's afterwards Geo[rge] Swan's & now contracted to be sold by Messrs Thos & Wm Forster to Mr John Railston". Abstract of title to a copyhold or customary tenement & premises at Sunderland in the manor of the castle of Bamburgh in the county of Northumberland presented to the jury of enquiry for the castle of Bamburgh at the court held there in 1728.
Paper, 6f
Add.MS. 2059/R7-14   26 July 1800
Drafts of the last will and testament of George Swan (executed) by 'Thorp'.
Paper, 8f
Add.MS. 2059/R15   25 November 1807
Labelled: 'Dr. Advert of Copyhold estate at North Sunderland belonging to the late George Swan'. Document advertising an auction on Monday 21st December [1807] at the house of Mr Henderson and describing the tenement of George Swan.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/S   1800 - 1811
George Swan's copyholds
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly unlabelled
Add.MS. 2059/S1   21 December 1807
[Draft?] Document of Swan of Amoursidelaw in Northumberland appointing an [unnamed person] to bid for him at the auction of the copyhold or customary estate situated at North Sunderland which is for sale in an auction held at the house of Mr Henderson, Belford. The unnamed person appears to be James Russell.
Add.MS. 2059/S2-4   21 December 1807
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Conditions of sale of a copyhold est[ate] at North Sunderland in the Manor of the castle of Bamburgh." Draft document describing the details of the copyhold estate to be sold in an auction held at the house of Mr Henderson, Belford.
Add.MS. 2059/S5-8   December 1807
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Articles of Purchase of a customary est[ate] in the Manor of the Castle of Bamburgh in the Co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d. Bet[ween] Mr Geo[rge] Swan and [blank]." Draft article of agreement drawn up between Geo[rge] Swan of Amourside Law and the unnamed person to whom he will sell his estate.
Add.MS. 2059/S9-12   5 March 1808
Labelled: "(Copy) Dra[f]t articles of agreement for the purchase of a copyhold tenement at North Sunderland. Bet[ween] Mr Geo[rge] Swan and Mr W[illiam] Forster". Document explaining that, whereas at a court on 21 October 1806 it was presented that on 25 July [1806] Forster (who survived Thomas Forster of Fenton) and Swan (since deceased) came before John Dinning, bailiff, and the copyhold tenement was surrendered, there has been a new contract drawn up in recognition of the sum of £300 paid to George Swan by Forster.
Add.MS. 2059/S13-14   12 May 1802
Labelled: "Dr[af]t advertisement of sale of copyh[ol]d prem[is]es in North Sunderland belonging to Mr Swan." Document advertising a sale on 2 June [1802] at the house of Mrs McDonald at Belford of all customary tenements within the manor of the castle of Bamburgh now owned by Charles Swan which will be sold in either 1 or 2 lots.
Add.MS. 2059/S15-16   31 August 1811
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Articles of agreement for Sur[rende]r of a customary Est[ate] in the Manor of the castle of Bamburgh in the co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d for better securing £400 Co Int[?]. Bet[ween] Mr John Skelly & Mesrs Reeds Batsons & co". Document of Agreement between John Skelly of Denwick lane end, farmer in the county of North[umberlan]d, and John Reed, William Batson, William Smith Batson, William Reed & Arc[h]ibald Reed, Bankers in Newcastle, stating that, whereas by a certain promissory note of 2 February 1810 John Skelly and John Taylor of Shilbottle Colliery had promised to pay John Reed, William Batson, William Smith Batson, William Reed & Arc[h]ibald Reed £400, John Skelly and John Taylor are now unable to pay and so Skelly is surrendering his customary estate to pay them the sum.
Add.MS. 2059/S17-22   12 May 1803
Labelled: "Dr[af]t Surrender of a lease of prem[is]es at Sunderland in the co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d. [Between] Mr Char[les] Swan & Mr M[atthe]w Skelly" Document detailing the surrender of a tenement situated in Sunderland and all the land known by the several names of 'Sunderland Hill' and 'the Rushes' lying East of Sunderland town and parcels of land called the 'Snook' and Crowland Moor. Written by two different hands.
Add.MS. 2059/S23-24   17 September 1803
Labelled: "Dr[af]t article of agreem[en]t for sur[rende]r of a customary estate in the manor of the castle of Bamburgh for better securing £100 legal Int. Bet[ween] Mr Geo[rge] Swan & Mr R Thorp". Document recording that Thorp has lent Swan 100 [£] to enable him to pay his half year rent due for his farm at Amourside Law.
Add.MS. 2059/S25-28   25 May 1802
Labelled: "Dr[af]t articles of purchase of a customary estate in the manor of Bamburgh in the co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d. Between Geo[rge] Swan & Mr Matt[he]w Skelly". Document in which George Swan agrees, in recognition of £1475 paid to him by Skelly, to surrender his estate by 22 November 1802. Written by two different hands.
Add.MS. 2059/S29   24 May 1802
Labelled: "Dr[af]t advertisement of notice of sale of Mr Swan's property at North Sunderland." An advertisment giving notice that the customary estate which was advertised to be sold by auction on 2 June 1802 has been sold by private contract with the additional note that this is to be put in two more papers that week.
Add.MS. 2059/S30-31   23 May 1806
Labelled: "Notice of distress on Is[abella] Simm Sunderland [?] Swan". Two draft letters from George Swan's Bailiff to Isabella Simm notifying her that he has distrained the several goods he describes in the letter for the sum of £3 2s 6d for the arrears of rent of the cottage and premises she holds in Sunderland were due on 11 November [1805] and that unless she pays the arrears of rent and the costs of this distress within five days of this letter the said goods will be sold.
Add.MS. 2059/S32   22 May 1802
Labelled: "M[emoran]dum sale copyhold by G Swan & M[atthe]w Skelly". Memorandum from Robert Thorp signed also by George Swan and Matt[he]w Skelly notifying that the sale of Swan's estate to Skelly for £1475 to be payed in 2 instalments and that after that they will be subject to a rent of £20 a year and the tenant will have to hire a boon shearer, a mower, two carts and two men for one day each and part of the porperty called the Snook is also subject to a rabbit warren belonging to the Lord Crewe's Trustees and they also reserve the right to have sea weed[?] burnt into kelp upon the Snook.
Add.MS. 2059/S33-34   26 May 1802
Labelled: "Dr[af]t ab[stra]ct] of the will of the late Mr Geo[rge] Swan dece[ase]d". Document describing the details of George Swan's will including the fact that all his debts should be paid by his son, his wife should receive money if she continued to be his widow and his son Alex Swan receives £300 once he turns 22 and £200 each to his other sons on the same condition. He gave £20 each to his dau[ghte]rs.
Add.MS. 2059/S35-38   11 May 1801
Labelled: "Dr[af]t abstract of Mr Geo[rge] Swans title to Lands at Shoston in the County of North[umberlan]d. Vide act of parliament for dividing Trustees Lands in which the exchange part of these laws are ment[?]". Description of all legal actions relating to entitlement to land in Shoston starting from 29 September 1694 with a lease between William Forster of Bamburgh and John Marshall of Brunton, then a deed poll on 22 March 1709 under the hand and seal of John Marshall giving the land to Alex Young to have when he turns twenty one. 3 February 1762 Alex Young gives the land in his will to his daughter Ann Young. 15 April 1783 Alex Swan leaves his father George Swan all his tenements in Bamburgh. 21 June 1800 George and Jane Swan surrendered the land to Howard Bray. Lancelot Shawell gives his opinion at the bottom of the text.
Add.MS. 2059/S39-45   April 1808
Labelled: "Draft Release of Copyhold premises at Sunderland in the County of North[umberlan]d. Mr Geo[rge] Swan & Mrs Jane Swan to Mr W[illia]m Forster. Copy of a Dr[af]t drawn by Kerr & Leithead." An ind[entu]re of 3 parts between Geo[rge] Swan of Amourside Law, heir to the late Geo[rge] Swan, Jane Swan, widow of the late Geo[rge] Swan and Will[ia]m Forster of Glororum undermining a previous court case in 24 October 1804 in which the late Geo[rge] Swan and Will[ia]m Forster came before John Dinning, Bailiff, and surrendered all the customary tenement and appurtenances in Sunderland which were going to go to William and Thomas Forster of Fenton. There were various indentures concerning this matter which had caused confusion.
Add.MS. 2059/S46-50   10 May 1800
Labelled: "Copy abstract of Mr George Swan's Title to Lands at Shoston in the County of North[umberlan]d with Mr Williamsons Opinion thereon." Description of all legal actions relating to entitlement to land in Shoston starting from 29 September 1694 with additional commentary by Richard Hopper Williamson at Newcastle.
Add.MS. 2059/S51-53   15 February 1802
Labelled: "Draft Agreement for purchase of the surrenders" and "Mem[oran]dum agreem[en]t to a sur[rende]r of a copyhold or customary piece of Ground at North Sunderland. Bet[ween] Mr Geo[rge] Swan & John Murray". Document notifying the reader that Geo[rge] Swan has agreed to surrender his copyhold at North Sunderland to John Murray.
Add.MS. 2059/S54-58   1801
Labelled: "Dr[af]t abstract of an act of Parliament relating to Mr Geo[rge] Swan's title to Lands at Shoston (to be annexed to former abstract)". Document detailing the impact of "an act for confirming and establishing the division, extinction of right of intercommon & exchanges of certain lands in Bamburgh [Balmbrough], Shoeston & Sunderland in the co[unt]y of North[umberlan]d, made between several persons interested therein; and for appointing arbitrations to settle the claims of the respective lords of the manors of Hexham, Blanchland in the s[ai]d County, to a tract of disputed ground lying contigious to the said manors" upon Swan's title to Lands at Shoston. There is a note added that some of the land in question is that involved with Alex Swan's will of 1783.
Add.MS. 2059/T   1852
Haddon game lease
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly unlabelled
Add.MS. 2059/T1-2   10 March 1852
Printed draft game lease by Lord Crewe's Trustees to Henry Haddon of Nookton, Hunstanworth with handwritten additions allowing the lessee to kill and carry away game from the lands of some of the Lord Crewe's Trustees.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/T3-4   [29 March] 1852
Handwritten draft game lease by Lord Crewe's Trustees to Henry Haddon of Nookton, Hunstanworth. Very similar to Add.MS. 2059/T1-2.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/T5-6   6 March 1852
Letter from Samuel Rowlandson at the College, Durham, to Messrs Thorp & Dickson at Alnwick: asking them to prepare a lot agreement for Mr Haddon conforming with "the ongoing particulars" of the case; and asking how the conveyance deeds are progressing as the trustees want Mr Clark's appointment to be valid as soon as possible. He also includes information about the "Game in Nookton" which is let to Henry Haddon Esq of Nottingham under some conditions: annual rent is £50 for a term of one year commencing on 10 December.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2059/T7   22 March 1852
Letter from Samuel Rowlandson at the College, Durham, to Messrs Thorp & Dickson: returning and discussing the [game lease] draft from Mr Hadden, (rather than Haddon).
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2059/U   1779
Copy depositions
Paper file
Part of Acc No Misc.2009/10:45, bought at auction July 2009.
Formerly unlabelled
Add.MS. 2059/U1    1779
Titled "In the Exchequer, Copy Depositions, on the part of plaintiffs, Reverend Richard Hutchins Doctor in Divinity and Others against Robert Maughan alias Maugham & others". Deponents: John Watson, farmer of Burnopfield, County of Durham; Joseph Kirkley, farmer of Shotley Field in the parish of Shotley, Northumberland; William Dodds, farmer of Birkenside in the parish of Shotley, Northumberland; George Bowdon, farmer of Lumley Ling in the parish of Wolsingham, Durham; John Shorlock of Wolsingham Park in the parish of Wolsingham, Durham; Nicholas Graham, gentleman of Aycliffe, Durham; Thomas Kirkley, farmer of Shotley Field in the chapelry of Shotley, Northumberland; Ralph Green, farmer of North Snods in the parish of Shotley, Northumberland; Matthew Dodd, gentleman of Wolsingham, Durham; Joseph Garthwaite, gentleman of Wolsingham, Durham; William Askew, farmer of Roughside in Edmondbyers, Durham; Thomas Ronnison, farmer of New Lands in the parish of Bywell, Northumberland. The deponents are witnessed and sworn by: Ra. Hopper, Chris. Chrishop, Chr. Fawcett and John Wright.
Paper file, 150f, in a parchment cover
Add.MS. 2060   mid 18th - mid 19th centuries
Documents relating to Bamburgh and Bamburgh parish
2 boxes
Bought from Alex Fotheringham, bookseller, November 2009.
Add.MS. 2061   1922 - 1936
Photographs of Frank A.J. Utting (1905-1989, BA, DThPT, MA, MEd Arms) during his time as a staff member at Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone, and around Sierra Leone establishing teacher training, and including his wife Hilda nee Batey (1904-1968 BA, DThPT 1922-1929 Arms), with an account of their life in Sierra Leone, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), and further phtographs and certificates from their time at Armstrong College, and before and after.
1 file
Given by their daughter January 2018 (Nos.1-43), Acc No Misc.2017/18:57, and October 2018 (Nos.44-60), Acc No Misc.2018/19:25.
Add.MS. 2061/1-38   [1927 - 1930]
Photos of F.A.J. Utting's time in Sierra Leone, with captions and some ink drawings of palm trees and a child and a snake, in sections.
6 card leaves (f.6,8-11,14) disbound from a photograph album, with BW prints mounted
Size: 150 x 205mm
Add.MS. 2061/1-6   [1927 x 1930]
Fourah Bay College (founded 1827)
1. “The original College - an old Slave-Trader's villa. Now a Tutor's house” with trees
2. “The Approach” , end of the college building viewed through foliage
3. Long front of the college building
4. The chapel (wooden) with part of the playing field, with palm trees
5-6. Some of the servants outside the college building: Shaka, Santigi, Gbenghe, Kissi, Brima, Watchman
6 BW prints
Size: 45 x 65mm
Add.MS. 2061/7-14   June 1928
“The Tikonko Expedition. June, 1928”
7. “The W.M. Mission van” (registration ?F545, front view) in a Tikonko street between thatched huts, with some bystanders
8. “Rev A.C. Lamb, Boss of Tikonko” , full length, outside, in a hat and light coloured jacket and trousers
9. The van on the Sewa ferry - a one vehicle boat - with Rev A.C. Lamb standing by it, 2 ramps for loading, and various men
10. “Bandajmua and the ferry over the Wange River” , with the ferry docked with the loading ramps in place, thatched huts on the further bank, men standing around with boxes
11. “Paramount Chief Pokawa, and headmen at Gbangema” , 8 men with 2 children in front of thatched huts
12. “Bundu Devil - Tikonko” , with a man and a woman holding a rolled up ?carpet, in front of a thatched building
13. “P.C. Sallia Koroma - Futa” , 2 men in front of thatched buildings
14. “Lamb's Visitor departs (Bo Station)” , white man in pith helmet and shorts and shirt in front of a first class carriage
8 BW prints
Size: 45 x 65mm
Add.MS. 2061/15-18   March 1928
“Bauya C.M.S. School. March, 1928”
15. The Main School, pupils inside seated at their desks, with some books
16. The Infants Dept, pupils sitting at their desks inside
17. Physical Training, men and pupils standing about outside thacthed huts
18. Frank [Utting], in shorts and shirt, full length, outside
4 BW prints
Size: 65 x 45mm
Add.MS. 2061/19-29   March 1928
“A Few Freetown Dignitaries. The White Staff at F.B. College.”
19. “F.A.J. Utting. B.A. (Normal.)” in jacket and trousers, outside, almost full length
20. “Rev. and Mrs. J.L.C. Horstead (Principal.)” in white suits and pith hats, outside, full length
21. “N.W. Eades. B.Sc. (Science.)” in light coloured suit and pith hat, outside, by a railway line, full length
22. “Rev. A.T. Sumner Principal - N'jala.” in shirt and trousers holding a pith hat, outside in front of a thatched buidling, full length
23. “Ashley-Dejo and Odutola. Nigerian Students at F.B.C.” in dark blazers badged with the college arms with light coloured facings, in white trousers and shoes with tennis rackets, on a ?verandah
24. “Mr W.E.D. Campbell giving a Nature-Talk to Teachers - N'jala” , outsidde under a large tree by a thatched hut
25. “Rev. J.C.O. During M.A., B.D. Tutor at F.B. College” , in a white suit, full length, on a verandah
26. “Bishop Howells of Nigeria and Canon T.C. John M.A., Principal Freetown Grammar School” , in dark/light suits respectively with dog collars, standing by a garden wall
27. “Rob and Dick Young” (?man and wife) outside, 3/4 length
28. “F.A.J. U[tting] with College Car” (4 seat droptop), in a white suit with a pith hat
29. “Moilai - houseboy Sent to gaol for theft and assault” , in white clothes in front of a [new-built] block building, with another man
11 BW prints
Size:
Add.MS. 2061/30-34   [1927 x 1930]
“F.A.J.U. in Five Different Postures.”
30. Smiling, in light jacket and trousers, standing outside a block building with a verandah
31. Sweating, in light jacket and trousers and pith helmet, standing outside, trees behind
32. Feeding (after), in light shirt and trousers and pith hat, standing on a verandah
33. Dolorosus, in light jacket and trousers and piuth hat, with a pouch, standing in front of a building
34. Couchant, in a white suit and pith hat, sitting beneath a verandah
5 BW prints
Size:
Add.MS. 2061/35-38   [1927 x 1930]
Others
35. “Fourah Bay Road Sierra Leone”, railway line, buildings and people
36. “View from Bishops Court looking towards Harbour”, ship in the bay
37. Miss Hamblett (in a dress), Mr Hooper, Mr Horstead (in light coloured suits holding pith hats), standing on the [college] entrance steps
38. “[?Hastings] Parsonage The old W. India Barracks”, wooden 3 storey building, empty
4 BW prints
Size:
Add.MS. 2061/39   1929
Tea, Leicester Bungalow, outside, college staff: McKelvie, MacKenzie, F. U[tting], Smyth, N.W. E[ades]
BW print
Size: 65 x 105mm
Add.MS. 2061/40   1930
Fourah Bay staff and students, outside the college, (29 men, 2 women) in academic dress, by R.T. Jones, photographer of Freetown, identified: Noel Eades, Mr and Mrs McKelvie, Rev and Mrs Horstead, F.A.J. Utting
BW print
Size: 155 x 205m
Add.MS. 2061/41   1930
“Farewell to N.W. Eades”, staff and students, outside the college, (26 men, 1 woman) in academic dress
BW print
Size: 155 x 205mm
Add.MS. 2061/42   2017
The Uttings Abroad 1927-46: A new perspective on English Missionaries in the colonies A Family Case Study, by Joyce Chamberlain with Stanely Utting, printed by The Lemon Press Ltd, Redfdtich, with chapters on: Introduction; Background influences on Hilda Batey and Frank Utting; University of Durham; Sierra Leone - FAJU; Ceylon Wesley College; Ceylon Kingswood College; Political Developments Ceylon; The War Years began; Wartime departure; Southern Rhodesia; FAJU's research and writings 1927-1946; HU's professional work 1930-45; Ships, Trains and Automobiles; Memoire from WSU; Reflections and Postscript; with appendices.
Paper book, ii + 140p
Add.MS. 2061/43   31 December 2017
Report and image of the cleaning of Old Fourah Bay College Building by Monuments and Relics Commission staff.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2061/44-48   1926 - 1936
Certificates of Francis Arthur James Utting:
44. Durham University BA Hons. History 2nd class, 7 July 1926.
45. Durham University DThPT, 1st division, 29 June 1927.
46. Durham University MA (in absentia), 27 June 1929.
47. Royal Society of Teachers member, July 1931
48. Durham University MEd, 30 June 1936.
4 parchment and 1 paper items
Add.MS. 2061/49   [c.1928]
Description of the coat of arms, crest and motto of Armstrong College, originally on the back of a plaque of the college's arms, published by J. Seaton of Glasgow.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2061/50   [7 July] 1926
F.A.J. Utting in BA academic dress, with mortar board, full length, [at graduation].
BW postcard
Add.MS. 2061/51-59   1922 - 1929
Photos of Hilda Batey.
51. Morpeth High School class (15 girls), variously dressed, outside, with a dog, [June 1922]
52. Easton Hall, Newcastle, (41 ladies), freshers, most in white shirts and dark skirts, some ties, outside the entrance, 1922/3.
53-54. Easton Hall, Newcastle, (38 ladies), in various dresses and some ties, Hilda as Senior Woman, next to the warden Miss Hawthorn, outside the entrance, 1926/7, 2 different images.
55. Easton Hall, Newcastle, Hilda dressed as a parson, in black, with an umbrella and hat, outside the entrance.
56. Durham Castle, Hilda at graduation in academic dress, with 3 ?colleagues, 2 also in BA dress, with the German howitzer gun in the background, [June] 1926.
57. Durham Castle?, Hilda at graduation in academic dress, mortar board in hand, [June 1926].
58. Formal photographer's studio 3/4 length of Hilda in gown and mortar board.
59. Hirst East Modern School, part of Form V cookery class (18 girls + 2 ladies), variously dressed but all in chef's hats, with cookery teacher Miss Mackay, outside, July 1929
9 BW prints/postcards
Add.MS. 2061/60   1926/7
[Armstrong College] SRC, outside the college entrance, in suits/dress and gowns, all identified with their responsibilities, [from The Northerner]: Mr L.D. Denny, Mr R.H. WIlson, Mr J.R. Kennedy, Mr J.F. Skipsey, Mr A. Harvey, Mr A.A. Couldrey, Mr J. Brown, Mr R.S.H.G. Thompson, Mr L. Partner, Miss A. Philipson, Miss K.R. Glover, Miss G. Bainton, Miss E. Watson, Miss E. Nicholson, Mr E. Rimer, Miss D. Mullins, Mr F.A.J. Utting, Miss H. Batey, Miss M. Watson, Mr G. Mack, Miss B.H. Maconachie, Mr E.E. Molony, Mr C. Dixon, Miss S. Anderson, Mr R.G. Lunnpon, Mr J.A. Wilcken.
On the dorse is the 'Arts School Beauty Chorus', on stage, in white dresses, shoes, bonnets and parasols: E.M. Paul, E. Mair, K. Robinson, J. Galloway, C.S. Walker, M. Fleming.
BW printed plate
Add.MS. 2062   1974
Recording of the town/gown choir of St Oswald's church, Durham, organist and choirmaster David Coran, assistant organist David Hansell, singing anthems, hymns, psalms and carols covering the church year, with a list of the pieces, some notes on the recording and its history, and names of the choir.
1 CD in a hard plastic case
Given by David Hansell, February 2018, Acc No Misc.2017/18:62.
Add.MS. 2063   1909
Copies of newspapers: North Mail 30 April (badly damaged) and 8 May 1909; Durham Advertiser 30 April 1909
3 newspapers
Found in the course of redevelopment work in Routh North in the Old Buildings of Palace Green Library packed behind a beam during plaster stripping work in November 2016, Acc No. Misc.2016/17:50.
Add.MS. 2064   [mid 15th century]
Valerius Probus (Roman Grammarian, c. 20/30-105 AD), De juris notarum, [Italy] ,copy of a classical text of abbreviations, the introduction acephalous (‘//que in monumentis plurimis et historiarum libris sacrisque publicis reperiuntur’ - lacking the equivalent of 10 lines), the list of abbreviations complete. Entries are arranged alphabetically (by first letter only). A few later scribbles (including simple calculations) in the margins. Entries in 2 columns (of up to 21 lines): the first containing the abbreviations, the second the expanded equivalent. The abbreviations are written in a mixed alphabet of capital and minuscule forms (an enlarged letter heading each new alphabetical block). The expansions are in a neat humanist cursive minuscule (with one contemporary addition in a more informal cursive, 5v). This Probus text championed a more permissive approach to the use of abbreviations employment by classical copyists, offering the reader an easy reference tool for their decipherment.
Paper booklet, 1 gathering of 9f (originally either 10f with leaf 10 cancelled, or 12f with leaf 1 lost and leaves 11-12 cancelled.)some old waterstains, in 19th century card covers
Size: 198 x 135mm
Watermark: a hunting horn with central band and elephant-trunk like lips to mouthpiece (close to Briquet 7686 and many others, from a wide distribution across fifteenth-century Italy),
Purchased at Bloomsbury auction 10 July 2018, Acc No. Misc.2017/18:139.
Copies are extremely rare, and the Schoenberg Institute of Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania https://sdbm.library.upenn.edu/ database lists only a single manuscript as having been offered for sale, that in a Renaissance compendium sold by Laurence Witten in his catalogue for 1964, no. 313 (now Beinecke, Yale).
Add.MS. 2065/1-3   2018
Protestation returns for the parishes of Durham St Giles (HL/PO/JO/10/1/90/51), Durham St Margaret (HL/PO/JO/10/1/90/52; 2 March 1642), and Bishop Middleham (HL/PO/JO/10/1/90/65).
Images of other surviving County Durham parish protestation returns are available online.
Paper colour laser prints
Presented by the Parliamentary Archives, 9 August 2018.
Original protestation returns are held in the Parliamentary Archives (references as above).
Add.MS. 2066   1795 - 1881
Deeds for Hallcroft, Ladydale and Newhouses in Frosterley.
15 items
Given July 2018, Acc No Misc.2017/18:141
Add.MS. 2066/1&2   6 & 7 February 1797
Lease and release by Mr Joseph Chapman of Stanhope gent and his widowed mother Mrs Barbara Chapman to Mr William Bell of Forsterley innkeeper of a close called Floters in Frosterley, tenant Robert Jackson.
2 items, parchment, each 1m
Add.MS. 2066/3   [1798]
Abstract of title to Hall Croft, Ladydale and New Houses in Frosterley 1594-1798, formerly belong to the late Robert Wright esq and now purchased by William Bell.
Paper file sewn together at the head, 58p, witha parchment cover
Add.MS. 2066/4   14 February 1795
Copy deed of trust for the sale of Frosterley estates, including the manor or lordship of Forsterley etc, by Robert Wright esq to William Skinner the younger esq.
Paper, 9p
Add.MS. 2066/5   31 May 1798
Release and assignment of Hall Croft, Ladydale and the New Houses at Forsterley by William Skinner the younger and others to William Bell.
Parchment, 6m
Add.MS. 2066/6&7   11 & 12 April 1800
Lease and release of Hall Croft, Ladydale and the New Houses, Frosterley, by way of mortgage to secure £250 by William Bell to Anthony Surtees, with an assignment of a term of 99 years in trust.
2 items, parchment, 3m and 1m
Add.MS. 2066/8&9   12 & 13 May 1806
Lease and release of Hall Croft, Ladydale and the New Houses, Frosterley, by William Bell of Wolsingham innkeeper and Anthony Surtees of the Holdhouse Ponteland, to William Helsop of Long Acre near London mercer, with an assignment of the remainder of a term of 99 years by Robert Robson to Ralph Atkinson.
2 items, parchment, 3m and 1m
Add.MS. 2066/10&11   4 & 5 September 1807
Lease and release of Hall Croft, Ladydale and the New Houses, Frosterley, by Robert Heslop of Bowlees, Wolsingham, farmer, and William Helsop of Long Acre near London mercer, to Henry Bourn of Cotherstone, Yorks, esq, with an assignment of the remainder of a term of 99 years.
2 items, parchment, 3m and 1m
Add.MS. 2066/12&13   4 & 5 April 1808
Lease and release of Hall Croft, Ladydale and the New Houses, Frosterley, by Robert Heslop of Bowlees, Wolsingham, farmer, and Henry Bourn of Cotherstone, Yorks, esq, to John Elliott of Stanhope, miller, with an assignment of the remainder of a term of 99 years.
2 items, parchment, 3m and 1m
Add.MS. 2066/14   17 May 1805
Copy will of Ncholas Dixon of Frosterley, yeoman, bequests include Frosterley property, probate 27 May 1805, George Chapman executor, endorsed as 'Richardson Land'.
Paper file, 5p
Add.MS. 2066/15   11 July 1881
Printed copy will and codicil of Cuthbert Bainbridge esq of Leazes House, Wolsingham, made by J. and R.D. Proud of Bankside, Bishop Auckland.
Paper file, 15p (incomplete, p1-2 missing)
Add.MS. 2067/1-3
Three papyri found at Oxyrhyncus, Egypt, now encased in glass.
Deposited by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1922 ( The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, xvi, Appendix: List of distributed papyri, pp.277-9). Accession number Misc.2002/3:11
Former references, Durham University Library, Pap. 1-3 (cited thus in Oxyrhynchus Papyri, xvi, 277-9, and in R.A. Coles, Location lists of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri and other Greek papyri published by the Egypt Exploration Society, (London, 1974))
Add.MS. 2067/1   4-3 BC
Language:   Greek
Oxyrhynchus Papyri, 1457. A return addressed to the farmers of the six-drachmae tax on asses, by a citizen of Oxyrhynchus, who registers two asses for the current year.
Papyrus
Size: 16 x 8 cm
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, ed. B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt, xii (London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1916), p.176-7.
Digitised material for Durham University Library Add.MS. 2067/1 - Oxyrhyncus papyrus 1457
Add.MS. 2067/2   2nd century AD
Language:   Greek
Oxyrhynchus Papyri, 1582: Conclusion of a letter from a man to his "brother", expressing joy at the recovery of a friend from fever. Written across the fibres.
Papyrus
Size: 15 x 12.5 cm
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, ed. B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt, xii, (London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1916), p.282.
Digitised material for Durham University Library Add.MS. 2067/2 - Oxyrhyncus papyrus 1582
Add.MS. 2067/3   A.D. 240-280
Language:   Greek
Oxyrhynchus Papyri, 1699: A contract, incomplete at the end, for the sale of a house and building land at Païmis, for 4,500 drachmae.
Papyrus
Size: 18 x 19 cm
The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, ed. B.P. Grenfell and A.S. Hunt, xiv (London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1920), p.155
Digitised material for Durham University Library Add.MS. 2067/3 - Oxyrhyncus papyrus 1699
Add.MS. 2068/1-6
Five fragments of documents on papyrus (written in Greek), mounted between glass sheets (1-2 in one panel, 3-5 in another) and one modern specimen of papyrus. Add.MS. 2068/3-5 are all 5th or 6th century AD and may well all be in the same hand but probably not. They are mounted so it is not possible to see the backs of the documents. Descriptions by Professor David Thomas 16/6/2003.
Among material bequeathed by Professor Wilhelm Levison (1876-1947), accompanied by a manuscript note of gift to Levison from A. Weidemann and an envelope bearing the name of Prof. Dr. Schaeck; (the latter is, however, probably unconnected with the fragments, and the note from Weidemann may also have become stored with them only accidentally). Accession number Misc.2002/3:12
Add.MS. 2068/1   6th century AD
Language:   Greek
Part of five lines of a document with one line of an address on the back. Complete at top, right and foot. Incomplete on left Possibly a receipt?
Papyrus
Size: 7.5 x 13.5 cm
Digitised material for Durham University Library Add.MS. 2068/1-2
Add.MS. 2068/2   6th century AD
Language:   Greek
Part of one line in 6th century AD script. Complete at foot. Back blank. No apparent connection with Add.MS. 2068/1.
Papyrus
Size: 2.5 x 7.5 cm
Add.MS. 2068/3   5th or 6th century AD
Language:   Greek
Remains of five lines, probably of an account. Broken on all four sides.
Papyrus
Size: 5.5 x 3.5 cm
Digitised material for Durham University Library Add.MS. 2068/3-5 - Papyri
Add.MS. 2068/4   5th or 6th century AD
Language:   Greek
Remains of nine lines complete at right. Part of a letter?
Papyrus
Size: 9 x 6 cm
Add.MS. 2068/5   5th or 6th century AD
Language:   Greek
Remains of four lines. Complete at right and foot. Probably complete at top. Part of a letter?
Papyrus
Size: 5.5 x 9 cm
Add.MS. 2068/6   early 20th century
Piece of papyrus with painting of a papyrus plant.
Papyrus
Size: 20.5 x 16.5
Digitised material for Durham University Library Add.MS. 2068/6 - papyrus
Add.MS. 2068/7   early 20th century
Language:   German
Slip of paper with Levison's name signed A. Wiedemann, found with papyri and which may indicate that he gave them to Levison.
1 piece
Add.MS. 2069   1930s
Certificates and family photo album of Margaret Dent nee Jacoby (1916-2014)
2 files and a volume
Given by her daughter November 2018, Misc.2018/19:36.
Add.MS. 2069/1   2 December 1932
University of Durham School Certificate A of Margaret Sybil Jacoby (born 11 August 1916) of Sunderland High School in English, Modern History, Latin, Botany and Music, detailing all the subjects studied.
Card, 1f
Add.MS. 2069/2   October 1934
University of Durham Higher Certificate A of Margaret Sybil Jacoby (born 11 August 1916) of Sunderland High School since September 1921, in English Literature and Modern History (principal subjects), and Latin and French (subsidiary subjects).
Card, 1f
Add.MS. 2069/3   [early 1930s]
Some photographs of sports and the garden at Sunderland High School, also of Darlington girl guides (Miss Dyer, Miss Darroll, Dorthy Morrison, Miss White) and of places elsewhere, including: Middleton in Teesdale (bridge, Horse Shoe Falls), Barnard Castle (Bowes Museum), Edinburgh (zoo, Scott monument, war memorial, railway, floral clock), Loch Lomond, Derwentwater, Ryhope, Keswick, Whytburn, Honister Pass, Ashburn Park, Stratford (Shakespeare's house), Droitwich (canal lock, carriage), Tunstall Hill, Barnes Park, Rothesay (pier, Marmion paddle steamer, King Edward steamer, Highland sports, Kyles of Bute), Springwell Bay, Inverary (war memorial), Glasgow (war memorial), Ettrick Bay, Evesham (war memorial, bell tower, stocks), Tenbury Wells (church), Warwick (castle), Kelso (church, war memorial, bridge), Jedburgh (castle, abbey), River Severn near Worcester, Alnmouth (war memorial, bridge), Warkworth (Coquet, war memorial, castle, Morwicks' Mill), Alnwick (war memorial, castle), Newbiggin (Gibson's cave, winch bridge), Romaldkirk (church), Bamburgh (castle).
Card photograph album of 18 leaves, with openings for 7 photos to be inserted on each side, with 146 BW prints and 3 colour/coloured prints inserted
Add.MS. 2069/4   [c.2000]
Memoirs of aspects Margaret Dent's life including her education and wartime experiences compiled c.2000, and a summary of her life.
Paper file
Add.MS. 2070   [14 August 1979]
Programme notes for a concert of music from Korea, [part of the Oriental Music Festival].
2ff
Presented by Professor Keith Pratt, 27 November 2018. Misc.2018/19:40.
Add.MS. 2071   26 February 1897; 12 September 1899; 6 August 1901
Lease for 21 years by Arthur H.N. Lewers M.D. to John Rose Bradford M.D., F.R.S. of No. 60 Wimpole Street W., London, rent of £300 p.a., with schedule of fixtures and contents; with Assignment by J.R. Bradford to Sir John Stainer, 12 September 1899, consideration £250; with further Assignment by J.F.R. Stainer and E.C. Stainer to E. Stainer, 6 August 1901. Lease provides for assignments or under-letting “to another Medical man or Surgeon”.
Parchment   3m
Add.MS. 2072   [2018]
“Johnny's Book. Memories and reflections by the family and friends of Johnson (‘Johnny’) Dent” (1923-2012), collected and collated by Hugh and Lotte Shankland. Illustrated with 45 black and white photographs and 2 colour photographs.
1 volume (122 p)
Presented by H. and L. Shankland, 11 February 2019. Misc.2018/19:75.
Add.MS. 2073   1679-1681
Printed form for paying off and disbanding armed forces raised since 29 September 1677, completed in manuscript, with endorsements. Authorising payment to Thomas Best and Phillip Coleby of £151 15s 5d (dated 31 May 1679). Endorsed (October 1679) assigning the order to Ferdinando Marsham and receipt for payment 11 May 1681.
1 piece
Size: 23 x 22 cm
Formerly PamX 355.66 EXC (accession 189753)
Add.MS. 2074/1-2   1840 and 1890
British postal ephemera: Mulready envelope; Jubilee issue envelope, 2 July 1890, to commemorate fifty years of penny post.
2 pieces
Bequest of C. E. Whiting. Formerly PamX 383.2 (accession 96472-3)
Add.MS. 2075   [first quarter of 19th century]
Page from autograph album, with 4 items pasted on. Three envelopes to addresses in Durham. Printed receipt, completed in manuscript, from James Hogg to George Andrews, of Durham, dated Eltrive 1 June 1819 for one guinea subscription to the Queen's wake.
1 sheet
Add.MS. 2076/1-3   8 December 1833
“The Philosopher's third invention for the good of the River Tyne” addressed to John Clayton Esqr, Sand-Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne. Written on 5 small cards pasted onto paper, it is a proposal that all keelmen should go to exposed sand banks on the Tyne at low water and fill their boats with sand, which they are to then take out to sea and dump. The title is written on the back of a printed admission ticket, price 1 shilling, for “William Martin The Northumberland Anti-Newtonian Philosopher upon the principle of perpetual motion”, signed by Martin.
Print: W. Martin's Invention of the High Level Bridge.
2 pieces; 1 print
Misc.Acc. 2001/2002:86
Add.MS. 2077   1916 - 1973
Ephemera about the Morson family.
Paper file, 12 items
Acc No Misc.2018/19:83, March 2019.
Add.MS. 2077/1   18 June 1916
Printed proforma from the Infantry Record Office York notifying Mrs A.I. Morson of the death of Private Walter E. Morson of 2nd Garrison Battalaion, Northumberland Fusiliers, on 15 June 1916 at Sealkot, India.
Paper, 1f, in 2 pieces
Add.MS. 2077/2   [?1916]
Printed memorial from King George V.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2077/3   [?1916]
Printed note of condolence signed by [Prime Minister] H.H. Asquith.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2077/4   January 1936 - December 1940
Pearl Assurance Co Chester-le-Street branch receipt book for Ann J Morson, only used for January - February 1937.
Paper booklet
Add.MS. 2077/5   April 1936 - March 1942
Liverpool Victoria Society Chester-le-Street branch premium receipt book for R. Filkins of 6 Holmlands Park, Chester-le-Street, only used to March 1937.
Paper booklet
Add.MS. 2077/6   [?1950]
Details of equipment for a [Royal Engineers] exercise/operation involving Sapper A.R. Morson.
Paper, 1f, lower half
Add.MS. 2077/7   [c.1950]
Photo of Durham from the area of the station showing the Castle and Cathedral.
BW print
Add.MS. 2077/8   [c.1950]
Road Atlas of Great Britain Showing Distances Between Towns, by W. & A.K. Johnston & G.W. Bacon
Paper booklet, 20p
Add.MS. 2077/9   11 January 1956
Letter on behalf of the USA Amabassador at the American Embassy, London, to A.R. Morson at 32 Harvey St, New Brancepeth, tahnking him for his god wishes.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2077/10   4 March 1970
Letter from Steven Dollond on behalf of Edward Heath to J.E. Morson about the mechanism for the possible reintroduction of capital punishment.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2077/11-12   [October 1973]
Newspaper cuttings about the closure of Morrison Busty pit, with an image of one of the last shifts, and of Albert Morson, retired miner
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2078   2 May 1740
Trust deed detailing arrangements for the estate of William Botcheby between
1. Thomas Vazey of Durham currier, Robert Hixon of New Elvet, yeoman, Edward Bell of Raby, yeoman, devisees of William Botcheby late of Durham, saddler
2. John Bainbridge of Durham, butcher, and his wife Dorothy, Henry Taylor of Sunderland, sailmaker, and his wife Isabel (she and Dorothy being daughters and coheirs of Botcheby
3. Isabel Botcheby of Durham, widow of William Botcheby
4. Henry Forster, Cuthbert Bainbriudge and William Forster, all of Durham, merchants and aldermen
5. Thomas Davison of Low Barns, Co Durham, yeoman
and beginning with the will of William Botcheby of 8 March 1730 wherein he devised his estates to 1 in trust for his daughters in 2 with an annuity of £25 to 3 and involving his property in Durham St Nicholas in the Market Place occupied by Ralph Brockett, John Brabant, Abraham Hilton, Robert Kelsey and Jonathan Martin.
Parchment, 2m
Acc No Misc.2018/19:84, March 2019.
Add.MS. 2079   2017
List and images of the collection of Newbiggin in Teesdale Methodist Chapel made by Alison Butler, Liaison Officer for Methodist Historic Objects, prior to the chapel's closure and sale in 2018, including:
157 volumes, with details of provenance 1820-2003 (bibles, hymn books, historical and religious texts, also some minute books and registers)
64 In memoriam cards, with details of provenance 1869-1940
152 magazines/journals 1743-1993
61 circuit plans 1823-1979
97 photographs 1878-1991
61 objects
13 letters
27 addenda
1 USB stick, with 2.4 GB of data
Acc No Misc.2018/19:95, March 2019
Add.MS. 2080   1869
Inventory of 26 North Bailey of the late Jane Thorp, original manuscript verison with 2 copies of the subsequent auction catalogue.
3 items
Bought from John Turton, bookseller, Acc No Misc. 2018/19:98.
Add.MS. 2080/1   15 June 1869
Inventory and Valuation of Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, Books, Pictures, Prints &c late belonging to Miss Jane Thorp, of the Bailey, Durham (deceased), made by Thomas Robertson, proceeding by room, with weights and values recorded, and some noted as going to M. Davison, with asummary of the valuation for each room at the back.
Inserted is a letter (1f) from Charles George ?Rague of Newcastle to William Dickson soliciting a further drinks order, 22 December 1869.
Paper book, 68f, covers loose, + 1f
Add.MS. 2080/2   7-8 December 1869
Catalogue of Furniture, Plate, Books, Pictures, China, and other Effects, Belonging to the Late Miss Thorp, to be Sold by Auction, at No.26, North Bailey, Durham, by Thomas Robertson, printed by John Davison of Alnwick, marked up with items ?bought by Mrs Dickson
Printed paper booklet, 16p
Add.MS. 2080/3   7-8 December 1869
Catalogue of Furniture, Plate, Books, Pictures, China, and other Effects, Belonging to the Late Miss Thorp, to be Sold by Auction, at No.26, North Bailey, Durham, by Thomas Robertson, printed by John Davison of Alnwick, marked up with items ?bought by M[ary] Davison with prices paid.
Inserted is a letter (3f) from Mary Davison at College Green, Worcester, to William [Dickson] discussing the sale of a violin (fiddle) and a professional Russian's view on it, also asking when she might have some money from the sale, and reporting flooding [of the Severn around Worcester] and discussing his appropriate acquisition of the coffee pot and other silver, 22 December 1869.
Printed paper booklet, 16p + 3f
Add.MS. 2081   [late 18th / early 19th century]
Perspective peepshow of a pleasure garden with people promenading. Framed at the side by trees, a fountain in the foreground receding to a pool and belvedere as background.
Four printed and hand coloured cards with folded paper hinges; in a poor state of repair   1 piece
Size: 12 x 18 cm; opens to about 25 cm.
Formerly in Library at X712.5 PAN (accession number 152724). Amongst material donated to the Library by William Waples of Sunderland.
Add.MS. 2082/1-   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink sketches made by J. G. Wilson of Durham scenes. Copied from original topographical drawings made by Samuel Grimm in the 1790s, now in the British Library Add.MS 15540
Add.MS. 2082/1   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, looking up river. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 18 x 27 cm
British Library Add.MS 15540 415 or 416
Add.MS. 2082/2   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of Framwellgate Bridge, Durham, looking down river. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 18 x 27 cm
British Library Add.MS 15540 415 or 416
Add.MS. 2082/3   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of Durham race course viewed across the river Wear; a horse race is taking place. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 19 x 27 cm
Add.MS. 2082/4   [early 20th century]
Ink outline sketch of Philipson's Cross, Durham. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 24 x 18 cm
Add.MS. 2082/5   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of Charley's Cross, Durham. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 18.5 x 26 cm
Add.MS. 2082/6   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of part of the walls and harbour at Hartlepool, 1778. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 14.5 x 24 cm
Add.MS. 2082/7   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of part of the fortifications of the harbour at Hartlepool, 1778. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 14 x 23.5 cm
Add.MS. 2082/8   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of part of the fortifications at Hartlepool, 1778. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 14.5 x 23.5 cm
Add.MS. 2082/9   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of ruined buildings at Hartlepool harbour, 1778. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 18 x 26 cm
Add.MS. 2082/10   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of Durham Castle gateway. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 26.5 x 19 cm
Add.MS. 2082/11   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of river Wear and banks upstream from Prebends Bridge. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 19 x 27 cm
Add.MS. 2082/12   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of view of Durham city from the north west. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 33 x 49.5 cm
Add.MS. 2082/13   [early 20th century]
Pen and ink drawing of the North Gate, Durham city. Copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 24 x 15 cm
Add.MS. 2082/14   [early 20th century]
Photograph of a Samuel Grimm drawing, looking downriver towards Elvet Bridge.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 18 x 25 cm
Add.MS. 2082/15   [early 20th century]
Photograph of a Samuel Grimm drawing, view of Durham from the north east.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 16.5 x 25 cm
Add.MS. 2082/16   [early 20th century]
Photograph of a Samuel Grimm drawing, view south west across the College from the Deanery, Durham city.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 13.5 x 25 cm
Add.MS. 2082/17   [early 20th century]
Photograph of a Samuel Grimm drawing, view looking east over river Wear to Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 16.5 x 25 cm
Add.MS. 2082/18   18 January 1915
Letter from J. P. Gilson, British Museum, enclosing notes on the available catalogue descriptions of the Kaye Collection, containing the Samuel Grimm drawings.
Paper   1 piece
Add.MS. 2083   February 1924
Mounted photograph of a pen and ink drawing copy of a Samuel Grimm drawing made by J. G. Wilson, showing the old Prebends Bridge with the building known as the Count's House. Pasted on the back is an explanatory letter from J. T. Fowler, Scunthorpe.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 13 x 20 cm
The sketch by J. G. Wilson is now in Durham Cathedral Library, Prints 40.
Add.MS. 2084   [early 20th century]
Watercolour of the east end of Elvet Bridge, Durham city as it would have been about 1790, showing among the buildings the cross and the chapel of St Andrew. Based on a Samuel Grimm drawing, possibly painted by Mark Richardson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 35.5 x 43 cm
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2085   21 February 1884
Sepia ink drawing by William Rushworth of design for a casket to contain the DCL conferred by the University of Durham on the Duke of Albany on 30 January 1884.
Paper mounted on board   1 piece
Size: 32 x 47 cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2086   [early 20th century]
Watercolour of the back garden of a house with five people. If this is painted by Mark Robinson then it could be his house at 85A New Elvet, Durham. On the other side a sepia wash painting of Croxdale, a bend in the river Wear with haymaking in the foreground.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 27 x 42 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2087   [late 19th century]
Pencil sketch of Durham city, looking north from Mountjoy, ploughing in foreground, Elvet Colliery and view across city.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 33 x 45 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2088   [late 18th century]
Watercolour, view downriver of river Wear from below Prebends Bridge, showing Durham Cathedral, the two mills, Framwellgate Bridge and a small passenger ferry. Costume of figures is of mid 18th century.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 25 x 38.5 cm
Note on back: Bought from J. R. Abbott 1962. £2.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2089   [early 20th century]
Pencil sketch by Mark Robinson, “Betty's Cottage”, Prebends Cottage on the path between White Gates and Prebends Bridge, Durham city.
Paper, mounted on paper   1 piece
Size: image 30 x 26 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2090   1811
Watercolour “Durham”, Durham Cathedral and river Wear looking up from the bank below Framwellgate Bridge, painted by General Sir Charles Grene Ellicombe (1783-1871).
Paper, mounted on paper   1 piece
Size: image 22.5 x 32 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2091   4 June 1811
Watercolour “Inn at Ryhope Durham”, painted by General Sir Charles Grene Ellicombe (1783-1871).
Paper, mounted on paper   1 piece
Size: image 17 x 24.5 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2092   1811
Watercolour “Durham” view across river Wear from bank below Prebends Bridge looking up at Durham Cathedral and Castle, and Framwellgate Bridge, painted by General Sir Charles Grene Ellicombe (1783-1871).
Paper, mounted on paper   1 piece
Size: image 22 x 34 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2093   [1811?]
Watercolour view south from Aykley Heads of Durham city, dominated by Durham Cathedral and Castle, harvesting in the foreground, painted by General Sir Charles Grene Ellicombe (1783-1871).
Paper, mounted on paper   1 piece
Size: image 23 x 33 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2094   1811
Watercolour “Durham Bridge” Prebends Bridge, with Durham Cathedral in the background, painted by General Sir Charles Grene Ellicombe (1783-1871).
Paper, mounted on paper   1 piece
Size: image 29.5 x 24 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2095   [early 20th century]
Pencil sketch with white highlights of the lodge at the White Gates, leading down to Prebends Bridge, Durham city. A couple are strolling along Quarryheads Lane away from the artist in the foreground.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 22.5 x 32.5 cm
Bought from Mrs L. A. Leake, 1982.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2096   [19th century]
Pencil sketch with white highlights “Finchale Abbey Durham”, the ruins of Finchale Abbey, viewed across the river Wear in which cattle are standing, signed S.F.W. or G.F.W.
Paper, mounted on board   1 piece
Size: 27 x 41 cm
Bought from Edw. Hall, 24 May 1960, for 1 guinea.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2097   [late 19th century]
Pencil sketch of the buildings at the east end of Elvet Bridge, Durham city, looking upriver from the bank of river Wear.
Paper, mounted on board   1 piece
Size: 33 x 53 cm
Bought from J. R. Abbott in 1962.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2098   [early 19th century]
“Rothbury Cross. Built 1722 pulled down 1821” Water colour sketch of a stone building with roof timbers, built as an enclosure for the cross. A note that it is possibly by C. G. V. Harcourt.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 26.2 x 20.4 cm
Found in a copy of E. Mackenzie, An historical, topographical, and descriptive view of the county of Northumberland, and of those parts of the county of Durham situated north of the river Tyne, with Berwick upon Tweed, and brief notices of celebrated places on the Scottish border. Comprehending the various subjects of natural, civil, and ecclesiastical geography ... (Newcastle upon Tyne : printed and published by Mackenzie and Dent ..., 1825)
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2099   1904
“The Curtain or St Margaret's Rectory”. Water colour of the buildings at the east end of St Margaret's Church, South Street, Durham, painted by Isabel Rowlandson.
Card   1 piece
Size: 26 x 37 cm
Presented by Miss Rowlandson, 1977.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2100   [early 19th century]
“Gateshead, Durham” sepia ink sketch of view across Gateshead, showing St Edmund's church tower and the windmill. Pencil note on the back says “J. W. Carmichael 7/6”.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 20.7 x 19.7 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2101   [early 20th century]
Oil painting of Kepier Gatehouse, Durham, by E. W. Claughan.
Board   1 piece
Size: 25.5 x 35.5 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Oil paintings
Add.MS. 2102   [early 19th century]
“Rothbury Old Church” pen and ink sketch, streetscape with church in foreground, signed with a monogram C H (or H C). Possibly by C. G. V. Harcourt.
Paper   1 piece
Size: image 11.4 x 17 cm
Found in a copy of E. Mackenzie, An historical, topographical, and descriptive view of the county of Northumberland, and of those parts of the county of Durham situated north of the river Tyne, with Berwick upon Tweed, and brief notices of celebrated places on the Scottish border. Comprehending the various subjects of natural, civil, and ecclesiastical geography ... (Newcastle upon Tyne : printed and published by Mackenzie and Dent ..., 1825)
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2103   1895
“Shincliffe Mill”, watercolour by Mark Robinson, view from the riverbank of buildings across a field.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 25.5 x 38 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2104   [approximately 1840?]
“Relative sizes of the Castle and Cathedral from Mr Carmichael's point of view Camera sketch”, by R. W. Billings. Ink wash silhouettes of Durham Castle and Cathedral.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 25 x 32 cm
Presented by J. G. Wilson, 16 February 1924.
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Wash drawings
Add.MS. 2105   [1906?]
Watercolour view of Elvet Bridge, Durham, St Andrew's Chapel from the shore below, looking north. Possibly by Mark Robinson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 29 x 23 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2106   [early 20th century]
Oil painting of Kepier Manor House, Durham, by E. W. Claughan. Door way and arch.
Board   1 piece
Size: 38.2 x 28.2 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Oil paintings
Add.MS. 2107   [early 20th century]
Oil painting, view of Court Lane with Durham Cathderal in the background, by E. W. Claughan.
Board   1 piece
Size: 34.3 x 25 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Oil paintings
Add.MS. 2108   [late 19th century]
“Old Tower Ravensworth”; watercolour of medieval tower in corner of walled yard, a man and a dog in front.
Paper, mounted on board   1 piece
Size: 24.6 x 19 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2109   23 September 1834
Pencil sketch of Prebends Cottage, Durham by Joseph Bouet, showing the path down to Prebends Bridge.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 16.8 x 22.2 cm
Presented by J. G. Wilson 16 February 1924.
Add.MS. 2110   [1910s?]
“Norman crypt chapel, Durham Castle [early XIth cent]”, ink drawing by Charles F. Hodges of the pillars of the Norman Chapel, Durham Castle.
Paper, mounted on card   1 piece
Size: 18 x 14.5 cm
Presented by the artist.
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2111   [1880s?]
Ink drawing of the ornamented doorway to Cosin's Hall, Palace Green, Durham.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 36.5 x 25.5 cm
Presented by Rev. Terence Towers who had purchased it in Norwich in 1973.
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2112   [1906]
Watercolour of Great High Wood, Durham, bluebells and a girl seated in the foreground. Probably by Mark Robinson.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 29.2 x 22.7 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2113   [late 19th century]
Pencil sketch of Elwick Hall and Elwick Church, County Durham, (made after the 1860 rebuilding of the church tower).
Paper   1 piece
Size: 18.5 x 28 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2114   18 September 1883
“Elwick Hall” pencil sketch of the garden with the house, Elwick Hall, County Durham, behind. Date could read 1833 or 1883.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 20 x 27.5 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2115   [late 19th century]
Watercolour, view of Durham from Shincliffe Bank Top, by James Peel. Extensive biographical notes by J. T. Fowler about the artist on the back of the painting.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 24 x 34 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Peel, James, 1811-1906
Watercolors
Add.MS. 2116   1902
Watercolour view of Durham at sunset, by J. G. Alister Macdonald.
Board   1 piece
Size: 15.5 x 23.5 cm
Bought 24 January 1953 from J. Tillotson, Leighton Buzzard.
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Watercolors
Add.MS. 2117   7 September 1849
Charcoal sketch of west end of Durham Cathedral seen from the opposite river bank, with the Fulling Mill in the foreground.
Paper   1 piece
Size: 17.5 x 25 cm
Bought from J. R. Abbott, 1961.
Add.MS. 2118   3 July 1829
“Durham Cathedral and St Oswald's Church and vicarage Revd. P. Pinson's MGS from E. Lock MGS”. Pencil sketch with some inking, possibly drawn by William Gotch.
Paper (mounted)   1 piece
Size: 14.4 x 22.7 cm
Bought from J. R. Abbott.
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Pencil works
Add.MS. 2119   [1910s?]
“Durham (the Nave.)” ink drawing of the interior of Durham Cathedral; similar in style to the drawing by Charles F. Hodges of the pillars of the Norman Chapel, Durham Castle (Add.MS 2110).
Paper   1 piece
Size: 19.5 x 19 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2120   [1910s?]
“Crypt, Durham Cathdedral”, ink drawing approximating to the Norman Chapel in Durham Castle; similar in style to the drawing by Charles F. Hodges of the pillars of the Norman Chapel, Durham Castle (Add.MS 2110) and of Durham Cathedral (Add.MS 2119).
Paper   1 piece
Size: 17.5 x 10.5 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2121   [1920s]
Photograph of a pen and ink drawing of the Cock Inn at the foot of New Elvet, Durham, drawn by E. W. Claughan
Paper   1 piece
Size: 25.5 x 20 cm
Presented by W. A. Bramwell 1928.
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Ink drawings
Add.MS. 2122   1824
Pencil sketch of the centre of the village of Westoe, County Durham, dated January 1824 and signed I.P.F., and two copies of a lithograph based upon it “The village of Westoe in the County of Durham” dated November 1824 and signed “I.P.F fecit in Lithogy”. A later note on the envelope formerly containing them (and others?) identifies the artist as Isabella Fox who made them for George Townsend Fox while he was in America.
Paper   3 pieces
Size: image on each 13 x 20.5 cm
Bought from Mrs L. A. Leake in 1982.
Add.MS. 2123   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham. Evening” view of Durham across the river and race course, signed Warren Williams. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 8.7 x 13.8 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Williams, Hugh Warren, 1883-1941
Durham (England)
Postcards
Add.MS. 2124   [1900 x 1910]
“Framwellgate. Durham.” view of Durham Cathedral from Framwellgate, signed Warren Williams. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Williams, Hugh Warren, 1883-1941
Durham (England)
Postcards
Add.MS. 2125   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham Cathedral from the River” view of Durham Cathedral and the Fulling Mill from the opposite bank of the Wear, signed T. Guy. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2126   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham - Early Morning” misty view of Durham Cathedral and Castle across rooftops, signed T. Guy. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2127   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham - Early Morning” misty view of Durham Cathedral and Castle across rooftops, signed T. Guy. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2128   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham Castle” view of Durham Castle from below Elvet Bridge, signed T. Guy. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2129   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham - Elvet Bridge” view of St Andrew's Chapel end of Elvet Bridge, signed T. Guy. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2130   [1900 x 1910]
“Durham - Framwellgate Bridge” view of Durham Cathedral from downriver below Framwellgate Bridge, signed T. Guy. Mounted colour postcard from the Dainty series published by E. T. W. Dennis.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 13.8 x 8.7cm
Provenance not recorded.
Add.MS. 2131   [mid 20th century]
“Durham”, view of Durham Castle from Allergate by Charles Manning; mounted colour print.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 22.8 x 15 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Prints
Add.MS. 2132   [mid 20th century]
“Durham Cathedral”, view of Durham Cathedral from below Framwellgate Bridge by Charles Manning; mounted colour print.
Paper   1 piece, mounted
Size: 22.8 x 15 cm
Provenance not recorded.
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Prints
Add.MS. 2133   1915 - 1951
Collection of letters of Thomas W[alter] Watson, soldier, [3 December 1895-Q4 1973], of Hude Gate, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham, served in the 6th & 19th Durham Light Infantry, wounded on the Somme, once in the face, to his parents and family, mostly his mother and sister Hilda, 1915-18 & after the war, at training camp, convalescence in Ledbury, Cardiff and Dublin, after being wounded, demobilised in March 1919, and possible subsequent employment, with occasional letters back from his family, e.g. "A.2. Ward... Hospital... Rouen... Dear Mother, Just these few lines to let you know that I have been wounded and I am getting on allright [sic]. I hope to be with my Battalion soon. Dear Mrs Watson I am writing these few lines for your son as he cannot use is arm yet hopeing he will be able to use it soon", most with their envelopes still, annotated [?by his mother], and a few ragged copies of The Whizz-Bang Magazine, tickets and programmes for entertainments in Dublin, a French language handbook, a 1922 ticket for sailing to Australia, and brief replies to letters of the 1940s to the king and the prime minister [?about a disability pension].
Paper, numerous pp., most 8vo, some in pencil, 1 box
Bought at Forum Auctions, London, 30 May 2019.
Digitised material for Letters of Private Thomas Watson, DLI, 1915 - Add.MS. 2133
Digitised material for Letters of Private Thomas Watson, DLI, 1916 - Add.MS. 2133
Digitised material for Letters of Private Thomas Watson, DLI, 1917 - Add.MS. 2133
Digitised material for Letters of Private Thomas Watson, DLI, 1918 - Add.MS. 2133
Digitised material for Letters of Private Thomas Watson, DLI, 1919 - Add.MS. 2133
Digitised material for The Whizz-bang, 1916 (incomplete) - Add.MS. 2133
Digitised material for Letters of Private Thomas Watson, DLI, 1920-22 - Add.MS. 2133
Add.MS.2133/3   28 January 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: staying at Cockerton Hill school but asking her not to send any letters as he will soon be going to Consett, his thoughts on the room they are staying in, and the weather
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/4-5   29 January 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: has received the items she sent (plate, fruit, socks and buns), his hopes that he will be able to get home on the weekend, has met Tom Gibson and Sid Dent over the weekend, and his insurance card
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/6   31 January 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: unable to visit over the weekend as he is going to Sunderland on Saturday, and advising her not to send any shirts as he has plenty
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/7   2 February 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: staying at Chester School in Sunderland and is fairly close to the sea
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/8-9   5 February 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: asking her if she has received anything from the government and if not he will see the pay master, hoping to get more work after moving to Sunderland, and that Joe is getting married.
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/10-11   7 February 1915
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his mother: thanking her for her parcel (flannel shirt and letter), the Middleton Territorials move to Sunderland, rainy weather, meeting friends Fred Atkinson, Bob Beadle, Tommy [Horn], asking how much money she would receive from the army, and how the soldiers spend their wages (get drunk etc.) and his fear of punishment from being drunk/disorderly
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/12-15   15 February 1915
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his mother: speaks of many deaths at [Midd?], complaints regarding heavy rain/snow, the marriage market, asking her to inform Hilda of the importance of teacakes as meals (different to back at home), Joe Willy, hoping to get home soon, a recent drowning at Roker Pier and the rough sea, wanting his insurance card to be sent to Mark Watson, and closing of Greengates at home
1 letter (6 pages)
Add.MS.2133/16-17   [February 1915?]
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his mother: describing the free writing equipment/books/games and cheap suppers (similar to the YMCA at Bishop Auckland), expects to be inoculated soon, asking whether the family had heard from the government about their money, Harry Bambridge going to Durham and whether some soldiers from Middleton had been home, Sunderland different from Bishop Auckland (better picture houses - Empire Theatre), and comments on army doctor and medications.
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/18-19   23 February 1915
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his sister, Hilda: the noise caused by the soldiers when receiving letters, expecting a visit to a shooting range soon, attending a football match, meeting Bob Beadle’s father, and describing Extended Order Drills and learning Field Signals and an 11 o’clock night parade
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/20-21   27 February 1915
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his mother: describing his safe journey from home, the inoculations, quieter parades and shooting ranges, rain and off-shore steamers, receiving a free supper and cigarettes at St Georges Hall
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/32-33   24 March 1915
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his mother: describing his movement to Sunderland, the guarding schedule, his training at the Coast, the aeroplane he sees in the mornings flying between Newcastle and Sunderland, meeting Bob Beadle, Bill Grey and Corporal Tommy Raine at the Coast, explaining that special permission must be granted to leave Roker and advising against sending any more parcels until he is more settled and how he had his clothes washed for a good price (2 pence a shirt)
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/34-35   4 April 1915
Letter from Watson (Sunderland) to his mother: describing the guard work he is doing, the leave that some men (10% at a time) are taking and how he will be going home soon, asking after his family (Joe) concerning marriages and work, Bob Beadle told him that Uncle Tom is working in Darlington, discussing other letters that explain Arthur Brown is moving to [?Midd] at Easter to become a policeman and Will Hunt to Durham, describing the windy but fine weather, Easter Church and guard plans, and the need for Ironworkers, his desire and inability to become a Royal Engineer
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/36-37   13 April 1915
Letter from Watson (Whitburn) to his mother: describing his movement to Whitbourne, how he has received his parcel and letters and how skilled workers are asked after every morning, their battalion leaving soon (they have received helmets), asking for a knife to come with his clean washing, and a call to attend the duties of the lodge
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/40-41   24 April 1915
Letter from Watson (Whitburn) to his sister, Hilda: lodge that Joe can use, describing his plans for his free time (a walk and church), describing how the men go into Bleadon and Whitburn in spite of being told not to, asking her to remind Joe to look after his place in Sunderland, and says he has received the shirt she has sent
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/42-44   30 April 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: detailing the soldiers’ daily routine at West Hall (rifle handling and shooting practice)
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/44-46   2 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his sister Hilda: has sent her his parcel of dirty clothes, asking for a towel and an old rag to dry with, will be staying at West Hall for at least another 10 days, and seeing Bob
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/46-47   6 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: asking her not to send any more parcels or letters until he writes again because they will be moving, the impending marriage of Joe, and describing their shooting practice
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/48-49   12 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: have not yet left West Hall but will be going to Felling or Gateshead soon, 200 men picked to go to France staying with them at West Hall, and his experience as he is back down in the trenches again
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/50-51   10 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: have finally moved from West Hall to Felling near Gateshead
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/52-53   22 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: marching to Newcastle with different regiments joining (Durham, Northumberland, Brigade Royal Field), Robson potentially being wounded, and Joe to be married
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/54-55   24 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: has received a postcard, commenting on the weather, Reg Temple’s father dying, First Battalion going to Northumberland, battalion work, new colliery close to the camp, and Wilf Hunt joining army
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/56-57   29 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: a friend getting married soon, the Midd Service Territorials and Home Service Battalion at Benton, Durham Territorials being kept on garrison duty, YMCA giving out free paper and envelopes and selling meat/tobacco, and commenting on the weather
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/58-59   9 June 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: getting the train back to camp, Watson overstaying his pass by a day so he received extra drills for it and a 15 mile march from 9am till 2pm.
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/60-61   15 June 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: getting new clothes, Joe’s wedding on the Saturday, abstaining from alcohol hasn’t since he signed up, and news of their Battalion likely to relieve Durham's garrison duties.
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/62-63   [1915]
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing a recent visit to Blacks picture house, his general health, involved in a Church parade and planning to attend the Lantern lecture and service instead of going into Gateshead to avoid getting into trouble, Sam returning home, and requesting new clothes and current clothes to be washed
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/64-65   [1915]
Letter from Watson (Felling) to his mother: thanking her for sending the cigarettes and sweets, unsure about whether he will be able to see her this weekend because of the vigilance of the new officers, system for temporary leave from the camp, looking foward to attending an IIMCA music event, not being able to talk to Wilf, and his opinion of Bob Beadle
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/66-67   20 June 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: sleeping through an air raid, Joe getting married, the process of being “Confined to Barracks”, and plans to go to Whitburn
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/68-71   26 June 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: 200 soldiers from his regiment departing for France, plans to go to Whitburn for another course, his pessimism that he will not avoid being sent to France, expecting to march to Pelaw station to see the draft departing, and description of a batallion leaving Newcastle and the songs that were played at the station
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/72-73   29 June 1915
Letter from Watson (Whitburn) to his mother: description of his musket training at Whitburn, Jack Allison being declared medically unfit by the doctor, the departure of the soldiers from Pelaw station to Southampton, his clothes, and Jack Beadle coming to Newcastle to work on a crane in the Armstrong and Whitworth works
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/74-75   4 July 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: detailing his change in location and the relocation of two men in his regiment, recent events (wedding) and opinion on food there, as well as mentioning state of pay, the weather and requesting clothes washing
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/76-77   11 July 1915
Letter from Watson to Hilda: detailing the weather, its effects on living arrangements (wind blew tents down, etc), It sending of a parcel, clothes, and a draft picked to go to France
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/78-79   14 July 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: possible death of Sid Walton, the new bell tents, a movement of the regiment up to Nottingham, and further discussions on clothes
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/80-81   20 July 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: discussing the train to Gateshead, another unit causing trouble, a medical examination and the possibility of inoculations and moving again, as well as his opinions on food
1 letter (4 pages
Add.MS.2133/82-83   25 July 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: thanking her for money and soap, thanking her for the address of “Bob”, and discussing the possibility of transferring out of the army for munitions work and the types of skilled labororers preferred for it
1 letter (5 pages)
Add.MS.2133/84-85   27 April 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing what he is doing at North Leam Camp at Felling on Tyne, thanking her for a parcel, the weather, giving advice to his sister and talking about Joe
1 letter (2 pages
Add.MS.2133/86-87   1 August 1915
Letter from Watson North Leam Camp, Felling on Tyne) to his sister, Hilda: describing what he is doing on his day off, his view that there will be a 3 day march to Bishop Auckland, wanting to go to Newcastle, and news of friends
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/88-89   13 August 1915
Letter from Watson (North Leam Camp, Felling on Tyne) to his mother: describing how the alarm sounded and what the soldiers needed to do, how he was at Bishop Auckland on escort, and how a draft was probably going to France on Saturday
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/90-91   14 August 1915
Letter from Watson (North Leam Camp, Felling on Tyne) to his mother: his dental procedure, the camp having a foot of mud due to heavy rain, a draft at Southampton, and the soldiers chewing wheat to mimic chewing gum
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/92-93   24 August 1915
Letter from Watson (North Leam Camp, Felling on Tyne) to his mother: has received clothes, soap and cigarettes from his sister, training in trenches at the camp, making tea and a brief note at the end about a soldier that is said to have been killed in France
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/94-95   28 May 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: thanking her for sending cigarettes, sending home blankets and clothes to be washed, discussing her government funds, the lowest allowance for a private (8/0 a week), Joe’s recent marriage, and when he may have to leave
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/96-101   4 September 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: discussing the times he is in the trenches, the wellbeing of Tom Bradwell, possibly visiting Eggleston Show with Birty Willy and Hilda, Bill and Frank Walton’s return from leave, the background of Tommy Horn (Midd), and wages being taken to clear a debt (full 8/2 a week to 7/ taken for the debt)
1 letter
Add.MS.2133/102-103   9 September 1915
Letter from Watson (Middleton) to his mother: thoughts on possible departure and inspection for the next day, discussing his mother's time at Eggleston Show, thanking her and Hilda for sending gifts (3rd bits), asking for Hilda’s photos, brief stationing in Southampton, and his struggles to save money
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/104-105   14 - 19 September 1915
Letter from Watson (Felling) to his mother: describing his journey from Seamside to Felling, what they should have been given (clothes, fouettees, small kits or service equipment), orders to move any day from War Office, thanks Mary for the fareel, and discussing the recent weather
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/106-107   21 September 1915
Letter from Watson (Le Havre) to his mother: describing the journey from Southampton to Le Havre, the conditions of the camp and what they do there (singing hymns, reading stories etc)
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   3 October 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: set sail for Southampton at 8am, and description of the camp including sleeping in tents with wooden flooring and areas for writing and playing games
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   7 October 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: in good health, unsure how long he will be stationed here, and comments on the weather
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   11 October 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: apologising for not answering her letter immediately, and describing his work at the docks unloading and filling in trenches
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   14 October 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: going out fishing, and pleasing to hear that there are some people who haven't forgotten him
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133   23 October 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: has received the package with clothes, cakes and stockings, delay in sending letters, commenting on the hygiene of the French and the fashions of the French women in contrast to England, planning to go to the docks, and on parade tomorrow
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/121-122   30 October 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: the plans to move to the line trenches soon, although a little way behind the firing line, currently on a day off and getting their clothes changed (their first holiday since arriving), and the shock of working on Sundays
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/123-124   2 November 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: landed at a place about 5 miles from the firing line in a small village, digging trenches 2-3 miles from the firing line and can hear the firing quite plainly, requesting her to send him some shoe soles, bread and sugar, the wet weather and the fearful state of the ground. Postcript: requesting biscuits
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/125-126   7 November 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: happy to hear from her, finished work at 11:30 that day because it was Sunday, G Bell told him that Neligam is a prisoner in Germany and it is unlikely that he will get let out on leave
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/127-128   9 November 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: weather, asking his her to look after his allotment, poor quality and quanity of food and asking her to send him some, has plenty of cigarettes, and the death of a relation
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/129-130   13 November 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother:
Illegible writing - ink has faded
1 letter
Add.MS.2133/132-133   19 November 1915
Letter from Watson (France) to his sister, Hilda: thanking her and mother for the parcel sent (body shield) but he has no use for it and would prefer foods (cocoa, OXO cubes, homemade biscuits), the first fall of snow, and requesting more cigarettes
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/134-137   24 November 1915
Letter from Watson (France) to his mother: thanking her for the parcel (cocoa and a stove), talking about the snow, telling her he doesn’t need any more stockings, and mentioning he is in a small village 5 miles behind the firing line
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/138-141   29 November 1915
Letter from Watson (France) to his sister, Hilda: the troops getting on well with the French people, talking about enlistment and leave, and mentioning his birthday and how he may have a chance to be in England for his next one
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/142-144   3 December 1915
Letter from Watson (France) to his mother: thanking her and his sister for the parcel for his birthday, talking about his birthday, saying how it is likely they will be there for Christmas but it won’t be long before he will be back home
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/145-146   12 December 1915
Letter from Watson (France) to his mother: thanking her and his sister for the Christmas parcels, talking about a Scottish band that played in the village, mentioning a solider called Tucker who was sent back to England after being injured, and saying how the snowfall is above the boot tops
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/147-148   19 December 1915
Letter from Watson to his mother: discussing Christmas cards, gifts and describing his interaction with Mrs J. Parkins, letter from H. Derry concerning the Red Cross Working Party, and wishing his mother a happy Christmas
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/149-150   20 December 1915
Letter from Watson to his sister, Hilda: receiving a letter and parcel, his Christmas plans, and his work for the Red Cross Working Party
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/151-154   29 December 1915
Letter from Hilda to Watson: hoping that he is in good health, Mary Watson asking after him, and parcels being sent to him
1 letter (6 pages)
Add.MS.2133/1-2   19 & 23 March 1916
Report written by Lt de Main (Durham) praising Watson's efforts, commending him fro defending their trenches and recommending a military medal
1 letter (2 pqges)
Add.MS.2133/3-4   31 March 1916
Letter from Lt de Main (Durham) to Watson: recommending Watson for a meritorious medal and prasing him for his great initiative on the battlefield
1 letter
Add.MS.2133/5-6   April 1916
Information card given to Watson, detailing the rules at the hospital regarding visitations, as well as the information on himself, including his name and regiment
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/7-8   16 April 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: making her aware of his presence in a war hospital in Cardiff because of an injured leg and arm, and also referring to his lack of pay so asking her to pay for the letter.
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/9-12   19 April 1916
Letter from Watson to Hilda (his sister): his injuries and his presence at a war hospital in Cardiff, describing what it's like, the food they are eating etc, and telling her not to visit as he will be given 10 days leave upon leaving the hospital
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/13-14   20 April 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing in explicit detail the boils on his leg and arms and the ointments used to deal with them, the poor food and water at the hospital, as well as the journey from the front lines to Cardiff including the warm reception they received upon arriving
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/15   April 1916
Lyrics to a song that have been annotated by Watson while he was at the hospital in Cardiff. The lyrics tell of traveller longing to return to his home in Tennessee
1 letter (1 page)
Add.MS.2133/16-17   25 July 1916
Letter from Watson to his sister, Hilda: incident that happened recently at Victoria Park, reference to their father, and how he hopes to hear from her again soon
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/18-19   27 July 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: description of some of the activities they’re allowed to do when they have time
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/20-21   29 July 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: going to a birthday party in Victoria Park and planning to wear the collar and tie she has sent him for that event. thanking her for the items she sent him. and plans to send something to Mary
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/22-23   3 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother and his sister, Hilda: update on his mental and physical health, particularly his leg, reassuring them that he has got the collar and tie, and a description of the birthday party he attended
1 letter (4 pages)
Add.MS.2133/24-25   5 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his sister, Hilda: thanking her for sending him a few shillings. informing her that he is being transferred to the front. and has recieved a letter from G. Bell who is fighting in the war
1 letter
Add.MS.2133/26-27   9 August 1916
Letter from Watson (Cardiff( to his mother: describing what he sent to his relative, his injury, the weather, and what it must be like in Middleton
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/28-29   11 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing his recent move with 13 other people from Cardiff to Ledbury, and sending a photo of the new residence
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/30   12 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: his mother's letter has been forwarded from Cardiff, and wishing to see Hilda
1 letter (1 page)
Add.MS.2133/31-32   15 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/33-34   16 August 1916
Letter from Watson to Hilda: his poorly mother, has no intention of going back to France, and description of the hospital and his nurse
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/35-36   10 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: asking not to be sent any gifts or finance, and detailing his time in hospital (a fete to happen) and how he will be moving up north again after the fete
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/37-38   23 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his sister, Hilda: wanting their mother to use the money she sent to him to buy medicine for herself, another soldier Mark Watson and Hilda’s “soldier” who he prefers not to comment on, and will be leaving hospital for Middleton on Monday
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/39-40   25 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: sorry to hear that she isn’t getting better, description of the fete at the hospital where they raised £150-£200, and what he plans to take with him on the train
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/41-42   8 September 1916
Letter from Watson (Newcastle) to his mother: his current abode and the difference between sleeping on wood floors compared to feather beds, and being reunited with soldiers he met in France
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/43-44   10 August 1916
Letter from Watson to his sister, Hilda: detailing the merge of four battalions into the Durham Light Infantry, missing the Church parade to write the letter to her, and how he would include a broach for her
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/45-46   [1916]
Letter from Watson (Cramlington) to his sister, Hilda: requesting cigarettes, dental work in Blyth, and complaining about not having yet received any packages
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/47-48   [1916]
Letter from Watson to his mother: asking her to send cigarettes rather than food, and moving to Hartford from Cramlington due to the weather being too cold
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/49-50   [1916]
Letter from Watson to his mother: informing her about a draft to go to the front line but he is not in it, wanting to go out to the town with his “best girl” but fearing that he does not have enough money to do so
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/51-52   [1916]
Letter from Watson to his mother: more marching to Whitley Bay, one of his friends on the front line having a better time than in the Somme, and claiming an accomplice (Bob Beadle) was lucky to get out of the army due to poor health
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/53-54   [1916]
Letter from Watson to his mother: the poor weather, went to a funeral in Houghten-le-Spring after a friend was killed. moving from tents to huts, and asking her not to contact him until he can give her a precise address
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/55-56   10 October 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: thanking her for a Postal Order enclosed in a letter so that he can purchase cigarettes and a sandwich at the YMCA, and wanting a Postal Order from Hilda to purchase alcohol
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/57-58   15 October 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: has received her Postal Order, unable to come through to Middleton, weather is bad so requests socks and gloves
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/59-60   24 October 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: he received a parcel and a Postal Order from her and a letter from Hilda, a friend has been wounded and the weather is poor but he still expects to be home at Christmas, a boy in his class at school has been killed, and asking her not to send cushions as he has pillow cases filled with straw.
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/61-62   October - November 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: informing her about friends who got out of the trenches and asking her mother to arrange with the Minister of Munitions to send him back to work at home (but tells her not to beg)
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/63-64   8 November 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: letter begun in French to get his own back for some letters he couldn’t understand, and telling her about a friend who has been fighting for 17 months
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/65   [Between 9 & 14 November 1916?]
Letter from his mother to Watson: asking if he finishes marching on Saturday at dinner time and if he would like to send anything home to be washed
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/66-67   9 November 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: has been relocated to Catterick, commenting on conditions there and its proximity to home, mentioning how little there is to do in the evenings, and wishing that he could have been billeted in Sunderland instead
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/68-69   14 November 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: thanking his mother for parcel of socks and gloves and Hilda for the postal order, description of torrential rain and being knee-deep mud which is reminding him of the trenches, his upcoming training now in its eighth week, and the most recent draft of men sent off to France included some of his platoon and how some of these had only enjoyed a brief stay in England
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/70-71   18 November 1916
Letter from Watson to his sister, Hilda: writing that he is recently back from Stafford after transporting prisoners, informing her that the only way he could be released from service to work at the Granite Quarry would be for the manager to write to the Minister of Munitions directly and that he and his commanding officer have no say in the matter, and asking Hilda to thank their mother for the postal order
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/72-73   19 November 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: thanking her for her letter, unlikely that he will get back to work, clothes to be sent back, taking prisoners from his own battallion, and his stay in Leeds and meeting a friend in the YMCA who will soon be joining his battalion
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   18 November 1916
Letter from Watson (Catterick) to his mother: hoping to return home for Christmas and his birthday, asking her to thank Hilda for sending him treacles, and asking whether she (his mother) has finished his trousers
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   23 November 1916
Letter from Watson (Stafford) to his mother: beer is to be used for rubbing on not drinking, and his dislike of Stafford (although better than the trenches) but asking his mother to tell Hilda that Stafford i a nice place
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   11 December 1916
Letter from Watson (Darlington) to his mother: detailing his week of training, meeting a friend (Tommy Brown of Barnard Castle) who had been shot in both legs
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/   12 December 1916
Letter from Watson (Catterick) to his mother: has been put on a draft and leaving the next day so asking his mother not to send any further letters until she hears from him again
1 letter (1 page)
Add.MS.2133/   16 December 1916
Letter from Watson (Catterick) to his mother:
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/83   27 December 1916
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing arriving at “the Base” where the weather is much warmer than Catterick, and mentioning Ack Allinson who is on the same draft and came across at Folkestone
1 letter (1 page)
Add.MS.2133/1-2   24 January 1917
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing receiving a parcel containing gloves, cakes, bread and cigarettes, and thanking Mary Hannah
1 letter (3 pages)
Add.MS.2133/3-7   [1917]
Lists detailing where Private Watson was being treated for a gunshot wounds, high explosive shell splinters, wound above the left eye, including Camieres Hospital in France, 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester, Red Cross Hospital in Lancashire, Catterick Military Hospital in Yorkshire, Woodside Hospital in Darlington, Hospital in Bourgogne, General Hospital in France, Dr Steevens Hospital in Dublin, Military Convalescent Hospital in Ireland, Forest House in London, Hanover House in Essex, and the Voluntary Aid Department Hospital in Essex
1 letter (5 pages)
Add.MS.2133/8-9   27 January 1917
Letter from Watson to his mother: describing how he was wounded
Another hand writes about how Private Watson cannot move his arm to write
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS.2133/10-11   [1 February 1917]
Letter from Hilda to Watson: asking about his injury and sending their mother and father’s love
1 letter (2 pages)
Add.MS. 2134   May 1820 - April 1855
Correspondence with bishops of Durham: Shute Barrington (1), William van Mildert (4), Edward Maltby (5) and 2 undated.
1. From Bishop Barrington at London to Revd G. Newby, 31 May 1820, incomplete.
2. From W.S. Gilly at Norham Vicarage to Bishop van Mildert, 18 November 1833.
3. From Sir James Scarlett at Dorchester to Bishop van Mildert, 18 March 1834.
4. From Bishop van Mildert to the High Sheriff of Durham, 24 October 1834, copy, incomplete.
5. From T. Gisborne at The College, Durham, to Gresley, Bishop van Mildert's secretary, 11 July 1835.
6. From Edward Copleston bishop of Llandaff, at St Paul's Deanery, to Bishop van Mildert, 25 June 1836.
7. From Bishop Maltby at Auckland Castle to C.K. Murray, 13 January 1841.
8. From Lord Londonderry at Seaham Hall to [Bishop Maltby], 4 February 1842.
9. From W.S. Gilly at Norham Vicarage to [Bishop Maltby], 7 November 1842.
10. From Lord Cranworth [Chancellor] at London to [Bishop Maltby], 2 April 1855.
11. From G. Wellesley at Durham to [Bishop ?], 13 November.
12. From Rev G.S. Faber to [?Bishop ?], 30 November, incomplete.
Paper file
Bought at Stride's auction sale, Chichester, lot 486, 6 June 2000, Acc No Misc.1999/00:11.
Add.MS. 2135   September 1848 - October 1878
84 letters to Charles Baring (1807-1879), Bishop of Bristol and Gloucester 1856-1861, Bishop of Durham 1861-1879, and family, including material on the building of new churches in the diocese of Durham, and 2 small photographs.
Paper file
Bought at Stride's auction sale, Chichester, lots 262 and 263, 6 June 2000, Acc No Misc.1999/00:11.
Add.MS. 2136   [c.1970]
Holy Island/Lindisfarne parish registers 1578-1864, transcripts made in 1906 by H.M. Wood and another held in Newcastle Central Library, photocopies made for Dr R. Cartwright of the Department of Anthropology, with also lists of documents in Holy Island vicarage and documents on Holy Island held by Cartwright July 1974
1. Christenings 1578-1715
2. Marriages 1578-1716
3. Burials 1578-1716
4. Marriages 1716-1742, Christenings 1715-1742, Burials 1716-1742
5. Christenings March 1743-January 1813
6. Marriages March 1743-1812; witnesses of publications of banns 1754-1790; banns not followed by marriage at Holy Island 1754-1812
7. Burials March 1743-1812
8. Christenings 1813-1864
9. Christenings 1813-1840 (duplicate)
10. Marriages 1813-1837; banns not followed by marriage at Holy Island 1824-1837; Burials 1813-1837
10 paper files
Given by Dr Cartwright 1974, Acc No Misc.2002/03:37.
Add.MS. 2137   [5 October 1831]
Photocopies of selected pages from “A catalogue of MSS in the library of John Trotter Brockett, F.S.A. Lond: & N.Cas:” (Newcastle upon Tyne October 5 1831).
1 file
Supplied by Cambridge University Library 1975, after they had purchased the original from the estate of A. N. L. Munby (see accompanying letter from D. McKitterick to A. I. Doyle); formerly PamXLL 016.091 BRO.
Add.MS. 2138   [later 16th century] - later 19th century
Scrapbook of manuscript and printed items, mostly pedigrees and related genealogical material for Co Durham and Northumberland families, compiled by the antiquarian and historian of Darlington W.H.D. Longstaffe, including letters from fellow antiquarians Edward Prest, James Raine, Robert Surtees and F.R. Wilson, with also some earlier 16th century documents, letters to and from J.B. Taylor of Sunderland and Robert Spearman, and printed notices of church memorials. Items in addition to pedigrees include the following.
Paper book with originally 130 paper items stuck in
Bought from D.P. White, bookseller of Horsham, Sussex, in 1993, Acc No Misc.1993/94:3.
Add.MS. 2138/1   [later 16th century]
Depositions about rents held by George Conyers and Nicholas Conyers in Stanton in Cleveland and Marske.
Paper, 2f, damaged, and stained, crudely repaired with paper (19th century) and stuck on to paper, and subsequently wormed
Add.MS. 2138/2-6   [1558 x 1603]
Papers in the case of Arthur Phillip (Philipp) and his late wife against John Sayer (Saier) of Marrick and his wife Dorothy over the boundaries of the manors of Marriick and Marske (North Yorkshire).
2. Petition of Arthur Phillip to Queen Elizabeth I, 1f, stained and wormed.
3-4. Depositions, 4f, damaged and stained, crudely repaired with paper (19th century).
5. Answers of Avery Uvedale esq, James Rakestraye and Henry Frear to the bill of complaint of Arthur Phillip, 1f, damaged and stained.
6. Depositions on the part of Sayer against Phillip, 2f, stained and wormed.
Paper file, 8f
Add.MS. 2138/25-29   [mid 19th century]
Printed notices of memorials in the churches of Bishop Hatfield and Wheathamstead (Herts), Lolworth (Cambs), and Gainford and Durham St Oswald (Co Durham).
Paper, 5f
Add.MS. 2138/51   22 March 1864
Letter from Edward Prest to W.H.D. Longstaffe asking him to be churchwarden.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2138/52   7 September 1865
Letter from [the chapter clerk] to W.H.D. Longstaffe about permission for the use of images.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2138/53   28 June 1860
Letter from James Raine at York to Longstaffe discussing the Phillip and Uvedale case.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2138/54   8 July 1814
Letter from George Byerley at Dilston to J. Fatherley at Washington discussing pedigrees.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2138/55   14 February 1817
Letter from ?F. Consett at Hareholme to J.B. Taylor at Sunderland about books, Mainsforth and visiting Hareholme.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2138/58   15 March 1759
Copy will of James Watson of Sedgefield, proved by William Watson.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2138/71   15 January 1759
Copy will of Ralph Chilton of Sunderland.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2138/81   9 January 1857
Letter from F. Dinsdale at Leamington about the Hick pedigree.
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2138/83   9 February 1864
Letter from F.R. Wilson at Alnwick about the work of the 'iconoclast' Salvin at Brancepeth church, and enumerating the 'destructions' at other churches, in support of [Longstaffe's] “admirable stand against the proposed 'restoration' of Brancepeth” .
Paper, 1f
Add.MS. 2138/86-96   [early 19th century]
Pedigrees [compiled by] Robert Surtees [sent to] J.B. Taylor, with a note about sending some bulbous roots, to be planted as soon as possible.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2138/101-105   11 & 25 February 1815
2 letters from Robert Surtees at Mainsforth to J.B. Taylor at Sunderland enclosing and discussing Lambton pedigrees, and mayors of Sunderland.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2138/106-107   9 November 1814
Letter from William Ettrick at High Barns enclosing and discussing his Ettrick pedigree for Robert Surtees.
Paper, 4f
Add.MS. 2138/112   [1810s]
Pedigree of the Clairvaux family sent by James Daltons to Robert Surtees at Spa Inn.
Paper, 2f
Add.MS. 2139   1847
Printout (15 November 2019) of a digital copy of a drawing by J. Bouet viewing Palace Green from the south (cathedral) side showing the edge of the Registry building, the turret on Bishop Cosin's Library, the entrance to the castle, the wall up to and the castle keep topped by a large flag, trees with a lamp-post, various ?students, conjoined with a probably originally separate drawing of [Durham School 2nd Master's House] near the corner of Grove St and South St in Durham.
Paper, 1f
Image donated by Michael Sayers, November 2019, Acc No Misc.2019/20:39.
Add.MS. 2140   2018
Valerie Brown, “The church of St Mary le Bow, North Bailey, Durham City. Medieval church and modern museum in the shadow of Durham Cathedral”. Printed, but unpublished history of the church.
1 volume (unbound)   315 pages
Donated by the author, November 2019, Acc No Misc.2019/20:37.
Add.MS. 2141   2016
“The Life and Times of Rev Charles Herbert Parsons, B.A., L.Th., 1862-1941”, by Martin Wynne, including his education at Hatfield Hall 1882-1884 and his subsequent missionary life in first Australia and then especially China.
Paper file, 161p, with a CD
Donated by the author, November 2019, Acc No Misc.2019/20/40.
Add.MS. 2142   December 1821
Music book of piano pieces and songs (English, with some Scottish and French), in various hands, inscribed on the inside front cover “Mrs Davidson Stockton Decr 1821 Bd” : index of songs, p.1-21 lessons 1-24; p.22-32 piano exercises; p.33-[226] songs:
p.33 Of Noble Race was Shenkin
p.34 In a cottaged vale she dwells
p.36 In sight of port (ditty)
p.37 Somebody (were I obliged to beg my bread)
p.38 When first this humble roof I knew
p.39 For tenderness formed (in the heiress)
p.40 Since then I'm doomed
p.45 Rule Britannia
p.46 Sandy and Jenny
p.47 In my cottage near the wood
p.48,49,50,51 Country dances
p.52 Giles Scroggins ghost
p.53 Life let us cherish
p.54 My ain kind dearie (a rondo)
p.56 Auld Langsyne
p.57 Of a' the airts the win' can blow
p.58 O whistle & I will come to you
p.59 He was famed for deeds of arms
p.62 Believe my vows (in chains of the heart)
p.64 Hail great Britain happy nation
p.65 O dear what the matter be
p.66 Tom Starboard
p.68 Kennys cottage maid
p.69 Henry & ? (missing)
p.70 The banks of Shannon
p.72 He loves & rides away
p.74 The harps song (in love laughs at locksmiths)
p.76 La plaisanterie (a rondo)
p.80 Lost is my quiet for ever
p.81 The banks of Tweed
p.82 Honey Moon & Keel Row
p.83 Moulines Maria
p.84 The Maid of Lodi
p.85 Travellers see strange things
p.86 When the nightingale shall sing
p.88 Old Fowler
p.90 The match boy
p.92 A Hindustani girl's song
p.93 My love is but a lassie yet; Harry Lubin was a shepherd boy
p.94 Tsadi the Moor
p.96 Bonie Lesley
p.98 Here in cool grot & mossy cell
p.100-104 Hymns
p.104-107 Country dances etc
p.108 O this is my ain lassie
p.109 Open the door
p.110 Behind yon hills
p.11 Shepherd I have lost my love
p.112 When wild war's dealy blast
p.113 A rosebud by my early walk
p.114 Tak' your auld cloak about ye
p.115 The Lammie
p.116 The Broom of Cowdenknows
p.117 The Wawking of the Fauld
p.118 Cauld Kail in Aberdeen
p.119 Mucking of Geordys byre
p.120 The yellow haired laddie
p.121 The white mountains of Snowden
p.122 The rising of the lark
p.123 Sir Watkyn's dream
p.124 The lonely isle (from the Lady of the Lake)
p.125 Wilt thou say farewell love
p.127 Donald Macleod
p.129 The Shepherd Harry
p.132 Mary I believed thee true
p.133 Then prithee no more come to woo
p.134 In the rough blast heaves the billow
p.136 Willy is a bonny lad
p.137-140 Country dances etc
p.141 A Highland lad my love was born
p.142 Highland Mary
p.144 O rest thee babe, rest thee
p.146 Le petit tambour de la garde nationale
p.148 La Suissess au bord du lac
p.150 When roses wild were blowing
p.152 Time is on the wing
p.154 Jessie the flow'r o' Dunblane
p.157 Maggie Lauder
p.158 The poor peasant boy
p.159 She is far from the land
p.160 Eveleen's bower
p.161 Till the bumper fair (air Bob & Joan)
p.162 Tis gone and for ever
p.164 Tis the last rose of Summer
p.166 The legacy
p.168 The young May moon
p.170 The cadet's farewell to Mary
p.171 The Grisset
p.172 Bruce's address etc
p.173 Good Yanki & poor Orra
p.174 Away with melancholy
p.176 Cross purposes
p.178 The lovers mistake
p.180 Sweet home
p.182 Oh 'Tis love 'Tis love
p.184 Home sweet home
p.186 Oh no we never mention her
p.188 Smile again my bonnie lassie
p.190 The light guitar
Paper book, half-leather marbled covers with a central maroon “MUSIC” title panel on the front cover, 4 + 226p (p.69-70 missing)
Bought from Blackwells, Oxford, November 2019, Acc No Misc.2019/20:41
Add.MS. 2143   1967-1975
Teesmouth Bird Club reports. Typescript: annual reports 7-13; bird reports 105-126; newsletter 17;19-26; ringing reports; miscellaneous notices.
1 file
Transferred from Bill Bryson Library, December 2019 (formerly +59(05)).
Add.MS. 2144
See separate Howlett catalogue
Add.MS.2145   [1939 x 1945]
Housekeeping scrapbook, containing recipe cuttings (many from Daily Telegraph‘Home Cook’ column and The Listener); 14 loose items (Add.MS.2145/A-N).
Also includes: knitting pattern for ladies' gloves (Add.MS.2145/M); illustrated sign, “All ‘nice’ children love animals” (Add.MS.2145/N); Salads and Vegetables, Food Education Memo no. 1 (1940) and Hat-Box Cookery (now filed at PamSC 02787-02788).
Add.MS. 2146   
Virginia Surtees Book Collection printed ephemera
Paper file
Add.MS. 2147   20 December 1792
Will of John Pye [1706-1796] of Willington, Northumberland, farmer, with bequests to his sons John Pye of Holystone House farmer and Henry Pye of Dissington farmer, also the children of his late daughter Elizabeth Mann married to John Mann of Wallsend, his daughter Mary Pye wife of John Pye of Coldside, Midford, his granddaughter Mary Younghusband, his daughter Ann Wilson wife of Joshua Wilson of Wilington, his wife Mary Pye, and his son Moses Pye who is to be his executor.
Paper, 2f
Given by his descendent, 6 February 2020, Acc No Misc.2019/20:82
Add.MS. 2148   [1975]
“An Elegant Mansion in Nether Heworth A Study of Crow Hall [Felling], and some of those who lived there”, by Moira Hunter, illustrated, utilising especially DCD leases.
Paper file
Given by Linda Drury, 3 March 2020, Acc No Misc.2019/20:89.
Add.MS. 2149   [1980s?]
Photocopy of notes taken from National Archives PRO Durham 3/218 by C. Brooks. List in roughly chronological order of lawyers allowed to practise in Durham temporal courts, 1660-1714.
22f.
Transferred from PamXLL 347.069 BRO.
Add.MS. 2150   December 1974
“Fifty years of development at the Science Laboratories” University of Durham science open days, December 1974. Leaflet and publicity material, including cuttings of a series of articles in the Northern echo by Judith Hann and typescript handouts describing the different departments.
1 file
Transferred from PamXLL 378.4281 DUR.
Add.MS. 2151   6 November 1566
Bargain and sale by Raplh Tailboys of Thornton, Co Durham, esq, to William Wormley of Bryam, Yorks, yeoman, and George Sym of Gainforth, Co Durham, yeoman, of all his lands etc in Hurworth for £100, along with all relevant deeds etc before All Saints next, with fee simple tenure to be secured by Tailboys within 3 years at the cost of Wormley and Sym, all excepting a life interest in a parcel of Margaret Tailboys and a lease of a parcel of William Ayslaibey not exceeding 21 years.
(Dorse) Witnesses (signatures): Henry Lawson, Robert Lawson, Marmaduke Baytmanson, Richard ?Beuwyysh, John Burnet, Cuthbert Reed, John Bucke, Robert Hall, James Frear, Antony Husband.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, with a red wax seal on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Given by Christine Nicholds, 10 December 2020, Acc No Misc.2020/21:22.
Add.MS.2152   1908
“Index of names in the Durham University journal”, compiled by W.C. Boulter (covers volumes 1-20: according to a note it indexes students at Durham but omits University staff).
1 volume
Presented by Rev W.C. Boulter, January 1916. Former DUL shelfmarks 38.F.21 and LII.3.F.1.
Add.MS.2153   [early 18th century]
Language:   Latin
“Fundatio Ecclesia Cathedralis Dunelmensis”: Henrician and Marian statutes of the Chapter of Durham Cathedral (f.1-145); table of contents (f.155-156); local statutes of 1556, 1567, 1594. Written in an early 18th century hand on paper with an armorial A DURAND watermark.
1 volume. 169f
Binding: 19th century full calf, gold fillet and blind tooled panels
Donated to the Library by Charles Thorp in 1853. Inscription: “Cha. Thorp Dunelm ex dono E. Claverly A.D. 1844 Lib. Univ. Dunelm dedit Car' Thorp Guard. A.D. 1853”. Former DUL shelfmark Θ.vi.18
Other versions of this text are in in DUL Cosin MS. V.iii.28, DUL Add.MS. 2154 and Durham Cathedral Library MS C.iv.33.
Parts printed: The statutes of the cathedral church of Durham : with other documents, relating to its foundation and endowment by King Henry the Eighth and Queen Mary Surtees Society 143 (Durham: Andrews, 1929)
Add.MS.2154   [start of 18th century]
Language:   Latin
“Fundatio, dotatio et statuta Ecclesia Cathedralis Dunelmensis; quibus adjiciuntur catalogi episcoporum, priorum, decanorum, praebendariorum et archidiaconorum ejusdem Ecclesia”. Statutes of Durham Cathedral and lists of clergy. Added at the end, a list of ministers of St Peter's Mancroft, Norwich, 1686-1826. Additions by Edward Rudd to the clergy lists update entries made by 1711 but before 1719.
1 volume 277 pages
Binding: 18th century full calf, blind tooled panels
Ownership inscription (noting purchase price of £1 3s.) and printed bookplate of Edward Rudd (died 1727) with later biographical note; inscriptions of John Francis dated 1756, Benedict Chapman and Jeremy Day. Letter dated 28 February 1859 tipped in at front from P. Grant, Cambridge, offering this manuscript for sale at £1 1s. Former DUL shelfmark Θ.vi.19.
Other versions of this text are in in DUL Cosin MS. V.iii.28, DUL Add.MS. 2154 and Durham Cathedral Library MS C.iv.33.
Parts printed: The statutes of the cathedral church of Durham : with other documents, relating to its foundation and endowment by King Henry the Eighth and Queen Mary Surtees Society 143 (Durham: Andrews, 1929)
Add.MS.2155   
Language:   Latin
System of universal philosophy, made up of a series of sections (articuli, disputationes etc., separately paginated). Written by various hands.
Inscription “F. Tasburgh” on first page of volume 1 (same as that on a 1722 copy of Camden's Britannia (see Case Antiques website)). Probably Francis Tasburgh (born 1686) who trained with the Jesuits.
2 volumes (folio)
Binding: 18th century full mottled calf, gold fillet panels, gold tooled spine compartments
Given by the Rev. J. F. Turner, 1854. Former DUL shelfmark L.ii.34-35.
Add.MS.2156   1873
Language:   Latin
“Transcript of Offices of St Wilfrid as used in the Collegiate Church and Chapels of Ripon, in the 15th century. With a facsimile of the first page”, made by J.T. Fowler, 1873. Transcripts from Ripon Cathedral MS 8 (see MMLB v.4, 211-213 for a description of the manuscript). Includes a printed version of the sale catalogue entry for the manuscript priced £135, a manuscript facsimile of f.1r, a letter (11 July 1890) from Thomas Thistle (who worked on the printed edition The offices of St. Wilfred according to the use of the Church of Ripon : from a psalter belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Ripon Cathedral, with an English translation by John Whitham; assisted by Thomas Thistle. (Ripon: William Harrison, 1893)) and 3 letters from Wareham Rectory (Selwyn Blackett?) dated November 1892.
1 volume
Given by the Rev J.T. Fowler, 1924. Former DUL shelfmark Φ.i.36.
Add.MS.2157   2009
“The Lives and Times of Henry Dodd, M.D.” , by V.F. Whitbread, originally 1995, revised 2009, detailing the life of Henry Dodd (1830-1892), of Winlaton etc, and possibly of Newcastle College of Medicine, and of his Dodd antecedents and relatives in the north east and beyond, with an image of Henry Dodd in old age (not to be reproduced).
Paper file
Given by the author, 9 August 2021, Acc No Misc.2021/22:5.
Add.MS.2158   1813 - 1814
Photocopy of a 'Memoranda' or journal of ?, a solicitior and/or businessman or clergyman (children William, Elizabeth, Kitty, Isabella, Hellen, Mary, Anthony, Walter) of ?Sunderland, recording his transactions, correspondence and activities for several days each month, probably based in Sunderland, but also featuring Newcastle and Durham, in a lively and intelligent style, with various visual allusions sketched and some words elaborately highlighted, a transcription of the first page or so being:
Anno 1813 March 10th Sent several of the papers printed in answer to Methodisticus, about in this neighbourhood. Graham says he had 20 and kept about 18. He is to send them to the clergy of all colours and Descriptions. I do not know the names of many of them. (He was a Quaker & Free Thinker, & when he died was buried in his Garden.) 10th Sent an answer to the Letter of J. Mitchel printer, Dean Street, that I would decline inserting the papers as an advertisement, such a trifle being not worth any further expence. Thanked him for his information. But wholly exonerated myself from any design to deceive the Stamp Office of any duty due, as I conceived it as independent of any such demand, after withdrawing the advertising part of it, as an essay or a copy of verses. That I had sent it to the 3 other prints and concluded that they would also decline it on the same Grounds, as I had no doubt of the correctness of his judgement & experience in such matters. Since the above Walker has in viccivil terms declined it except as an advertisement, on the same grounds – also the pompous Mr Humble by a notice in his paper. I gave Dr Gray a dozen to disperse at Durham and take 1 to Mr Sharp which he has promised to do – also Mr Eden 20 to disperse where he goes – wrote a letter in one to the children of Durham, and 1 to William at Witton – one to Mr Langridge as Episcopus Methodisticorum in a jocose stile which has after many days produced a complimentary answer far above the civil of his own capacity 24 to produce. There seems to have been a consultation to frame it I think
Then for the rest of March there are entries:
15 wrote to Mr Moore about paying a bill
24 outcry in the kitchen over a lack of coal, finally getting a wagonload from the staith at Wearmouth though poorer coal at a higher price
26 Mr Hewison had 20 firkins of early potatoes from him for setting, and Mr Waller has had 6 firkins which he will pay for or exchange for Aberdeen potatoes
27 Mr Laws to have a cheque on Goodchilds bank for Mr Beckwith of Sunderland
30 Letter from William Bishop whose mother is confined to bed
Paper file
Given 17 July 2021, Acc No Misc.2021/22:6.
Add.MS.2159   1996 - 2001
Durham Dramatic Society programmes for plays performed at the City Theatre, Fowler's Yard.
Alan Bennett, The Old Country, 29 October - 2 November 1996
Alan Ayckbourn, Ten Times Table, 28 October - 1 November 1997
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 22-27 January 2001
3 printed paper booklets
Given 10 August 2021, Acc No Misc.2021/22:7.
Add.MS.2160   2008 - 2021
Music compositions of Ian Macdougall
4 files
Given by the composer, 12 August 2021, Acc No Misc.2021/22:10.
Add.MS.2160/1   2021
Memoria A Cantata of Lamentation for those who suffered in the general conditions of 19th century coal-mining in Scotland, especially the 1887 Udston colliery tragedy, for chorus, soprano and tenor soloists, and small ensemble, composed by Ian Macdougall in 18th century musical language, text in Latin with translation, by Peter Rhodes, with a PDF file on CD, 2 copies of an audio disc of it, and a signed presentation note of 11 August 2021.
Hard-backed paper book, with 2 CDs in plastic cases
Add.MS.2160/2   2012
The Sisters of Scio cantata for soprano and orchestra, composed by Ian MacDougall, texts by Katie Murray and Katherine Spencer, new revised edition, and a signed presentation note of 16 August 2021, with a PDF file on CD, and 2 copies of an audio CD, also a separate account by Ian MacDougall of the Sisters of Scio statue carved by Robert Forrest in 1839 in Earnock Gardens
Hard-backed paper book, spiral-bound paper file, and 3 CDs in plastic cases
Add.MS.2160/3   2008 - 2011
Different Voices a magazine about music and worship in the scottish churches, No.8 Candlemas 2011, including at p.18-19 Holy Spirit, pow'r of life divine hymn by Ian Macdougall, first performed in Durham University College Chapel 10 May 2007, with a PDF file on CD, and a recording by University of St Andrew's St Salvator Chapel Choir Easter 2008 on CD.
Printed colour illustrated magazine, and 2 CDs in plastic cases
Add.MS.2160/4   2021
PDF files of Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major composed by Ian Macdougall in 1998, while he was Pemberton Fellow at University College, Durham, during sabbatical leave from his teaching post at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Written in memory of George Watson, in the baroque manner, it was designed for the abilities and interests of present day young musicians at George Watson's.
CD in a plastic case
The full score in hard copy is XLL 785.305 MAC.
A report on his fellowship is in UND/F1/C1/H2.
Add.MS.2161   c.1970 - 2020
Research files of Brian Cheesman (1930-2021), formerly of Durham University Library from 1963 and deputy-librarian 1967-1990, on ropes, rope-making and rope-makers principally in Durham City but also in the wider north-east and beyond, including notes, photocopies of articles and extracts from books, photographs of ropemaking, and some bookelts and leaflets, including files titled:
Durham Ropers; Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland; York - Rope; Stockton; Barnard Castle; Castle Eden; Chester-le-Street; Rope illustrations; Barber/Ropers Guild Books; Bok Whinney Hilll Paradise Rashels Lane; Rope Origins, Bridport Edward II; Encyclopedie Rope & Hemp; [Rope] Museums; Rope NCB/Buddle & Salvin & Londonderry & Bowes; Rope & Turner, Hogarth etc, Dickens; Rope - Hair & Paper; Rope Miscellaneous; Mary Seyd, Let's Use String; Chatham Royal Dockyard visit photos 2004; W. Tyson, Rope (1967); Rope walks; [Cheesman] article; H.W. Dickinson, 'A Condensed History of Rope-Making'.
2 boxes of paper files
Given by his son 10 August 2021, Acc No Misc.2021/22:7.
Add.MS.2162   13 May 1769
Apprenticeship indenture for John Moor, son of Mary Moor of Barrington, widow, to be apprenticed to Matthew Mills the younger of Alnwick, mason, for 7 years.
Witnesses: Thomas Adams, George Moody, Matthew Mills sr.
Paper, 1f
Given 2 September 2021, Acc No Misc.2021/22:21.
Add.MS.2163   [late 18th century]
“Remains of Nevilles Cross” watercolour sketch of the stump of Nevilles Cross (on the outskirts of Durham City) on top of a ruined base, beside a rough track. Two men are stood nearby discussing the remains. “Prelium ad Nevelli Crucem Anno 1346 Tempi Edw. 3” written at the top in the hand of George Allan (died 1800). A note accompanying it indicates that it was originally in Allan's extra-illustrated copy of Hutchinson's History of Durham ... and that it was copied by Robert White in Archaeologia Aeliana (2nd series).
Paper
Size: 20 x 27 cm
Bought from Steedman, 1967, formerly framed in the Stocks Room; Misc.Acc 2020/21:36.05.
Add.MS.2164/1-6   February 1936
Photographs of canvassing for the February 1936 Ross and Cromarty by-election, including National Labour Organisation candidate Malcolm MacDonald (1901-1981): Lochcarron, Applecross and on board the boat Shamrock taken to the Applecross meeting due to the roads being blocked by snow. Photographer: [Dr Charles Ferguson of Lochcarron].
6 photographs
Presented by Boyd Mackenzie, 13 December 2021; Misc.Acc.2021/22:51.
Original photographs, of which these are prints of digital scans, remain in private hands.
Additional photographs from the same campaign are filed in the Malcolm MacDonald Papers at MAC 3/4-8.
Add.MS.2165   [1990s]
Files of historical information about and based on the archive collections at Palace Green Library, assembled by Linda Drury, with a covering letter of 20 January 2022.
1. Ushaw MS 95.
2. Sir John Duck and the Lumley Castle Charity.
3. Fishburn Chapel and its burial ground, 1991.
4. Dalden Tower, 1993.
5. Durham Bishopric estates Halmote Court book 1519-1521, DHC 1/1.
Paper file
Given by Linda Drury, 25 January 2022, Misc.2021/22:60
Add.MS.2166   18 April 2022
Posters associated with the Durham World Heritage Day, including map, programme and lecture series
Venture organised by Durham County Council, with involvement from Durham University, and Durham Cathedral
4 posters
Donated by Michael Stansfield, 28 April 2022, Misc 2021/22:80
Add.MS.2167   December 2021 - April 2022
Obituaries and thoughts on the late Durham Cathedral Librarian, Roger Norris (1941-2021), compiled by Mark Rainbow
1 file
Donated by Elizabeth Rainey, 14 April 2022
Add.MS.2168   1911
“Inquistions post mortem now in the Diocesan Registry Durham”. Typescript list made while these documents were still in Durham, prior to their transfer to the Public Record Office. Possibly compiled by Edmund Craster.
1 vol. (30 pages), +1f
Donated by A. I. Doyle, May 1963 (letter of thanks for donation included)
Digitised material for Inquistions post mortem now in the Diocesan Registry Durham, 1911 - Add.MS.2168
Add.MS.2169/1-2   20 May 1944 & 27 December 1945
Two letters from Charles Kingsley Barrett (1917-2011), professor of Divinity at the University of Durham (1945-1982), to Mr Page:
2 letters
Donated by David Shorney, 7 July 2022, Misc 2021/22:95
Add.MS.2169/1   20 May 1944
Letter from Barrett (Darlington) to Mr Page, master at Shebbear College: apologising for not writing earlier, describing his experiences at Cambridge University, his desire for a career in scholarship rather than the Church, and his memories of Shebbear College
1 letter
Add.MS.2169/2   27 December 1945
Letter from Barrett (Durham) to Mr Page, master at Shebbear College: his academic life at Durham, and his wish to write biograpphy of John Rumsfield
1 letter