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Additional papers of the North family

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The collection comprises additional papers of the North family, 1573-1916, including estate papers relating to properties in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Essex, London, and Lincolnshire, 1707-1845; household and personal papers, 1680-1892; and estate papers of families connected to the Norths by marriage, 1573, 1629-77.

Dates

  • 1573-1916

Extent

2.75 Linear metres (25 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English, French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. North adds. b. 2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. North adds. a. 1, b. 2-9, c. 12-16, d. 1, e. 3-12

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12367, 13276, 13281, 13285, 13288, 13292

Overview

Additional papers of the North family, including estate papers, 1707-1845, and estate papers of related families, 1573-1677.

Biographical / Historical

The North family were Barons North and Earls of Guilford. Their principal seat was Wroxton Abbey, Oxfordshire. Details of Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford (1704-90) and Frederick North, Lord North (1726-92) are given in the Dictionary of National Biography. For further papers, see 'Related Material' below.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MSS. North adds. a. 1, b. 2-9, c. 12-16, d. 1, e. 3-12 bought, Sotheby's, 12 Oct. 1976, lot 439. MS. North adds. d. 1 was bought from Anglebooks Ltd., 1978. MS. North adds. e. 3 was bwith MS. Eng. misc. e. 875, 1976. MS. North adds. e. 4 was bought, Sotheby's, 22 June 1976, lot 82. MS. North adds. e. 5. MSS. North adds. e. 8-12 were bought from Henry Bristow of Ringwood, cat. 278 (1982), item 106.

Related Materials

The lot also included seven printed pieces (North c. 2, d. 5-8, e. 4-5), including Sir Thomas Lawrence, Address to the Students of the Royal Academy, 1824, inscribed 'To Henry Fuzeli Esq. with the Authors high & affectionate Respect' (North d. 5), and Addresses ... at the Installation of ... The Duke of Wellington, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1834, inscribed, 'Georgina North - Trin: Coll. 14 June 1834' (North e. 4).

The main collection of North papers (MSS. North a. 1-17, b. 1-29, b. 31-79, c. 1-86, d. 1-71, e. 1-45, f. 1-8, f. 10-17, g. 1-4; North music c. 1, d. 1-17; North adds. b. 1, c. 1-11, e. 1-2) is described in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 49362-710.
Title
Additional papers of the North family, 1573-1916
Status
Completed
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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