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Letters received by Woronzow and Agnes Greig and others, mainly from Mary and her daughter, Martha, and papers relating to the Fairfax and Somerville families, 1837-1872 and n.d.

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Dep. b. 206a

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(formerly part of Dep. b. 206)

Comprises:

Folder MSIF2-36: letters from Mary and William Somerville to Woronzow and Agnes Greig and others, 1844-1854

Folder MSIF2-37: letters from Mary to Woronzow, 1855-1860

Folder MSIF2-38: fragment of a letter in Mary's hand, in response to a letter from Henry [Fairfax] informing her of his intention to join the mission of Sir [Henry] B[artle] F[rere], [colonial administrator], to Zanzibar for the suppression of the slave trade, n.d. [1872], no addressee, with an envelope addressed to Captain Fairfax, RN, postmarked 29 Apr 1872, and a note stating that the letter was the last written by Mary, left unfinished at the time of her death

Folder MSIF2-39: letters from Martha and Mary C Somerville to Woronzow Greig, 1854-1855 and n.d.

Folder MSIF2-40: loose papers from notebook (MSIF2-41 below), including:
  1. incomplete ‘Biography of Ada Augusta Byron Countess of Lovelace’, in the hand of Woronzow Greig, n.d. [c.1852?]
  2. sketch of and notes relating to the Greig / Fairfax / Charters arms, n.d.
  3. notes on his grandfather, [Sir William G. Fairfax], in the hand of Woronzow Greig, n.d.
  4. extract by William Somerville from the manuscript memoirs of his father, 21 Jun 1821, regarding his wife’s admiration for Walter Scott, n.d.
Folder MSIF2-41: notebook kept by Woronzow Greig containing ‘Conversations with my Mother at Chelsea’, Jan-Feb 1837, and ‘My Grandfather’s history from my Mother’, 6 Feb 1837

Dates

  • 1837-1872 and n.d.

Extent

1 box (6 folders)

Shelfmark

Dep. b. 206a

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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