Additional papers of the North family
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.
- Creation: 1573-1916
2.75 Linear metres (25 physical shelfmarks)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. North adds. b. 2].
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
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.
- Additional papers of the North family, 1573-1916
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- Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation