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Correspondence and papers of the Fairfax, Greig, Somerville, Graham and Williamson Ramsay families, Bulk, 1801-1878

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Dep. c. 359

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Comprises:

Folder MSFP-30: correspondence and papers of Woronzow Greig and related papers, 1832-1853 and n.d., including:
  1. letter of condolence from Woronzow Greig to Montgomerie [Fairfax] on the death of her father, 4 Nov 1838
  2. letters from John Paterson, 1841-50
  3. letters from C. Riddell, regarding financial and other matters, 1851-1853
  4. draft announcement in the hand of Woronzow Greig of a prize of £100 for the best essay on the subject of tests to ascertain the development of moral and intellectual faculties, 1840
Folder MSFP-31: letters received by Mary and her son, Woronzow Greig, and related papers, 1833-1872 and n.d., including:
  1. letters from James Arthur Wilson, MD, to Mary containing family news and referring to the burial of Mary's sister, Margaret, in Mickleham churchyard in 1808, 1870-1872
  2. letters from H.P. Hamilton to Woronzow Greig, 1833-1836, including one of congratulation on his forthcoming marriage, 29 Mar 1836
  3. verses, including 'Remembrance of Mrs Somerville...' , [c.1842]
Folder MSFP-32: letters received by Agnes Greig (formerly Graham), and text of a funeral sermon, 1837-1869 and n.d.

Folder MSFP-33: letters received by Martha Somerville, 1846-1878 and n.d.

Folder MSFP-34: letters received by Mary, Martha Somerville, Agnes Greig and others, 1838-1877 and n.d.

Folder MSFP-35: letters received by Mary, Martha Somerville, Woronzow Greig and others, 1811-1861 and n.d., including:
  1. letter from S. Groombridge, Blackheath, to Andrew Wallace regarding measurements of latitude and longitude and the observations of Dr [Nevil] Maskelyne, [Astronomer Royal], 1 Nov 1811
  2. letters from S[amuel] Charters to Woronzow Greig referring to a proposed patent for 'passing the Alps with a locomotive', and 'Babbage's opinion' on the proposal, 17 May 1847, and seeking Greig's opinion on the legality of his will, 13 Aug 1861
  3. letter to Mary from Messrs Forrestt and Son, Boatbuilders, wishing her and other ladies well with a sailing boat, 3 Nov 1865
Folder MSFP-36: letters from Thomas Fuller Samwell to Sir Henry Fairfax, 1842-1843

Folder MSFP-37: letters and papers, mainly relating to members of the Fairfax family, 1826-1957

Folder MSFP-38: letters received by William Somerville from his brother, S[amuel], and his wife, A.C. Somerville, 1810-[1825?], and a letter from S[amuel] to his father, [Thomas], 22 Jul 1817

Folder MSFP-39: copy of a letter from William Somerville to an unnamed correspondent, 25 Aug 1854; letter from William Somerville to Captain Sir William George Fairfax, 21 Jun 1860

Folder MSFP-40: letters and papers relating to Sir Henry and William G.H.T. Fairfax, 1827-1868, in particular to their military appointments, including:
  1. 'General Orders' given to Major H[enry] Fairfax by Major General Woodford, 16 Jan 1827
  2. letter from Robert Cole to Sir Henry Fairfax enclosing a facsimile of a letter from Flora MacDonald, [Jacobite heroine], to Innes and Clerk, Merchants, 23 Apr 1751, in his possession, 7 Mar 1845
  3. appointments of William G.H.T. Fairfax as ensign, lieutenant, and captain, 1851-1862
Folder MSFP-41: letters from [Adam Duncan, Viscount] Duncan and his wife, H[enrietta, Lady] Duncan, to Thomas and Mrs Williamson, 1802-1829 and n.d., regarding the illness of [the Duncans’ son?], Alexander, 1802, the birth of a grandson to the Williamsons, n.d. [c.1830] and other matters

Folder MSFP-42: papers concerning the genealogy of the Fairfax and related families and their property, 1852-1953 and n.d.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within Bulk, 1801-1878
  • 1801-1957 and n.d. (Bulk 1801-1878)

Extent

1 box (13 folders)

Shelfmark

Dep. c. 359

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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