Interim catalogue of the papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, 1820-70, with papers of related families, 17th-19th cent.

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1959; revised 2002

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Introduction
A    Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation
    A.1  Commissioner for Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1831-4, with related papers, 1825-40
        A.1.1  Papers relating to Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1831-40
        A.1.2  'French correspondence ... Villiers & Bowring's Commission' : Commissioners' correspondence with C.E. Poulett Thomson, vice-president of the Board of Trade, relating to Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1831-4
        A.1.3  List of books on political economy, c.1830
    A.2  Ambassador to Spain, 1833-9
        A.2.1  Official Despatches to Foreign Office, 1833-9
        A.2.2  Private letters
        A.2.3  Portuguese affairs, 1833-5
        A.2.4  Miscellaneous papers, 18th-19th cent.
        A.2.5  Miscellaneous papers parcelled and listed by Clarendon, mainly 1834
        A.2.6  Miscellaneous papers, 1833-9
    A.3  Board of Trade, 1846, with related papers, 1844-6
    A.4  Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1847-52, with related papers, 1826-70
        A.4.1   In letters, mainly 1842-52
            A.4.1.a  Numbered bundles - letters arranged alphabetically by correspondent
            A.4.1.b  Numbered bundles - letters and other papers arranged by subject, 1831-52
            A.4.1.c  Series of numbered bundles - further letters, arranged alphabetically by correspondent
            A.4.1.d  Unnumbered bundles - letters
            A.4.1.e  Letters not in bundles, some of them probably originally from bundles but later removed and dispersed
            A.4.1.f  Miscellaneous letters and papers, not in bundles
        A.4.2  Out-letters, 1846-59
            A.4.2.a   Original letters from Clarendon, 1846-59
            A.4.2.b  Letter-books, out-letters, 1847-52
        A.4.3  Account Books, 1847-52
        A.4.4  Levée Books, 1848-52
        A.4.5  Visiting Books, 1847-53
            A.4.5.a  Aide de Camp, 1847-53
            A.4.5.b  Her Excellency the Countess of Clarendon, 1847-9
            A.4.5.c  His Excellency the Earl of Clarendon, 1847-9
    A.5  Foreign Secretary, 1853-8, 1865-6, 1868-70
        A.5.1  Correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, as Foreign Secretary. In letters, 1853-8, 1861-6
            A.5.1.a  In letters, 1853
            A.5.1.b  In letters, 1854
            A.5.1.c   In letters, 1855
            A.5.1.d   In letters, 1856
            A.5.1.e  In letters, 1857
            A.5.1.f   In letters, 1858
            A.5.1.g  In letters, 1861-6
            A.5.1.h  Miscellaneous, 1847-65
        A.5.2  Letter-books. Copies of out letters, 1853-8, 1865-6
        A.5.3  Registers of letters in and out, 1853-6
        A.5.4  Papers, printed for the use of the Foreign Office, 1848-58
        A.5.5  Parliamentary papers, printed, 1855-7
        A.5.6  Correspondence of 4th Earl as Foreign Secretary, 1868-70
            A.5.6.a  Ambassadors and Ministers: Private letters out (foreign), 1868-70
            A.5.6.b  Ambassadors and Ministers: Private letters in (foreign), 1868-70
            A.5.6.c  Cabinet In. Private letters, 1868-70
            A.5.6.d  Cabinet Out. Clarendon to Gladstone, 1869-70
            A.5.6.e  Staff and Office Papers, 1867-70
            A.5.6.f  Royalty and Court, 1862-70
            A.5.6.g  Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1868-70
    A.6  General correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1777-1870
        A.6.1  General correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Lord Clarendon, 1777-1870
        A.6.2  Papers of Thomas Hyde Villiers, 1813-32
B    Correspondence and papers of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the second creation, 1738-86
    B.1  Diplomatic letter-books, 1738-46
    B.2  Private letter-books, 1762-86
C    The Barham Papers, 17th-19th cent.
D    Docket Books of Thomas Kipps, Pursebearer to Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, as Lord Chancellor, 1640-67
E    Collections of William Shaw of St. John's College, Cambridge, with additions (in MSS. Clar. dep. c. 415-17) by 'H.S.', 18th cent.
F    Heraldic collections in the hand of 'H.S.' (see c. 420, p. 20), 18th cent.
G    Literary pieces, 18th cent


Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, 1820-70, with papers of related families, 17th-19th cent.

Abstract:
Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, 1820-70, with papers of related families, 17th-19th century.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. b. 33-8; c. 1-104, c. 125-49, c. 178-226, c. 246-78, c. 327-47, c. 357-426, c. 428-32, c. 441-510, c. 520-62; MSS. Clar. dep. Irish boxes 1-82, Clar. dep. Irish vols. 1-28; MS. Film 34

Extent: 537 shelfmarks

Biographical History

George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation (1800-70) was ambassador at Madrid, 1833-9, Lord Privy Seal, 1839-41, President of the Board of Trade, 1846, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1847-52, Foreign Secretary, 1853-8, 1865-6, 1868-70 and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1864. For full details see Dictionary of National Biography.

Other papers in the Clarendon deposit include (B) letter-books of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the 2nd creation, 1738-86; (C) papers of the Barham family, 1673-1848; (D) docket books of Thomas Kipps, Pursebearer to Edward Hyde, 1st earl of Clarendon, as Lord Chancellor; (E) collections of William Shaw, 1714-46; and (F) Heraldic collections, 18th cent., in the hand of 'H.S'. Biographical details are entered at the head of each section.

Restrictions on Use

These papers (of part of which there is a brief description in The Times of Jan. 21, 1950) were deposited in the Bodleian Library in 1949, on condition that no extracts from them shall be printed without the depositer's or his heirs' written consent (readers will be asked to sign a form acknowledging this).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Clar. dep. c. 544, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

Additional Clarendon papers were acquired in 1982 (see MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1034, d. 483; Eng. lett. c. 538, d. 514-19). Correspondence and diaries of Lady Clarendon, together with miscellaneous family papers, were acquired in 1985 (see MSS. Eng. c. 2082-2181, d. 2048-54, e. 2074-2132).

Clarendon American material in the Bodleian and The National Archives is published on microfilm in American material in the Clarendon papers 1853-1870. The private and confidential corrrespondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon and 4th Baron Hyde [introduction, and 'Index' (list) of the shelfmarks and folios included] (Microform Academic Publishers, Wakefield, n.d.)

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Barham | John Foster | 1799-1838 | Politician
Barham | Joseph Foster | 1759-1832 | Politician
Kipps | Thomas | fl 1640-1669 | Pursebearer to 1st Earl of Clarendon
Shaw | William | 1688-1739 | Rector of Akenham | Antiquary
Villiers | George William Frederick | 1800-1870 | 4th Earl of Clarendon | statesman
Villiers | Thomas | 1709-1786 | 1st Earl of Clarendon

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Great Britain and Ireland | Board of Trade
Great Britain and Ireland | Foreign Office
Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland

Place names (NCA Rules)

Jamaica | West Indies
Ireland
Poland
Saxony
Spain

Subjects (LCSH)

Diplomatic and consular service, British
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1727-1760
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1800-1837
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1837-1901
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Spain

A   Papers of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon of the second creation

A.1   Commissioner for Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1831-4, with related papers, 1825-40

A.1.1   Papers relating to Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1831-40

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 544-5


Reports and papers relating to Anglo-French trade, 1825-33
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 544
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-48) copy, and two drafts, of three reports to the Board of Trade by John Bowring and George Villiers, 1832
  • (fols. 49-94) papers, some printed, some in French, relating to trade, 1825-33, n.d., including
    • (fols. 54-9) printed papers concerning the London and Birmingham railway
    • (fols. 90-3) copy of letter to Adolphe Thiers, [1832?]
  • (fols. 95-166) letters from Bowring, in France (mainly Paris) to Villiers, 1831-3
  • (fols. 167-72) draft obituary by Villiers, of T.H. Villiers (1801-32), 1832
  • (fols. 172-3) verse [by Villiers?]

Papers on Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1839-40, and letters to Villiers, 1831-4
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 545
Extent: 79 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-26) papers, many sent as enclosures with letters from G.R. Porter, Board of Trade, 18[39?]-40
  • (fols. 27-79) letters to Villiers 'during my mission to Paris in 1832' (fol. 27), 1831-4, mainly from
    • (fols. 30-47) Lord Auckland, 1832-3
    • (fols. 43-67) C.E. Poulett Thomson, 1831-4
    with
    • (fols. 68-79) miscellaneous papers, with drafts of a few letters from Villiers, including (fols. 68-71) draft of a letter to [Thomson], n.d.

A.1.2   'French correspondence ... Villiers & Bowring's Commission' : Commissioners' correspondence with C.E. Poulett Thomson, vice-president of the Board of Trade, relating to Anglo-French commercial negotiations, 1831-4

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 546/1/1-c. 546/2/1

Binding: Uniformly bound in half diced Russia, marbled boards, printed label of John Smith, binder to HMSO, 49 Long Acre

'French Correspondence 1831-32', letters from John Bowring and George Villiers, in France (mainly Paris), to Thomson
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 546/1/1
Extent: 133 leaves

'French Correspondence 1833', letters from Bowring and Villiers, mainly in France (mainly Paris), to Thomson
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 546/1/2
Extent: 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 96-9) copy of letter from Villiers to Adolphe Thiers
  • (fols. 110-11) copy of letter to the Duc de Broglie
  • (fols. 122-31) copies of two letters from Thiers to Thomson

'French Correspondence 1834', letters from Bowring, in France (mainly Paris), to Thomson
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 546/1/3
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 1-2, 119-22) letters from Lord Granville to Thomson
  • (fols. 26-7) letters from Bowring to Lord Auckland
  • (fols. 40-1, 44-8) letter from Bordeaux, and (fols. 46-8) 'Declaration du Commerce de Bordeaux contre le projet de loi des Douanes'
  • (fols. 72-3) copy of letter from Thomson to Bowring
  • (fols. 96-9) copy of letter from Bowring to Lord Palmerston

'French Public Correspondence, 1831-183[3]', copies of letters and papers relating to trade, mainly in French
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 546/2/1
Extent: 48 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol. 5) copy of letter from Thomson to Lord Palmerston, with note by Palmerston on the verso, 1832
  • (fols. 8-9) copy of letter to Lord Granville, 1832
  • (fols. 10-11, 41-7) copies of letters to Thiers, 1832-3
  • (fols. 12-13) copy of letter from Joseph Hume to Bowring, 1832
  • (fols. 14-22) 'Representations addressed to the Chambers, on our Custom House Tariff', from the merchants of Bordeaux, 1832
  • (fols. 23-40) account of the Commission's activities from Nov. 1832 to Mar. 1833

A.1.3   List of books on political economy, c.1830

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 546/2/2


'List of works on Political Economy', arranged by subject, 17th-19th cent., compiled c.1830, submitted 'to the Com[m]ittee' (fol. 1) [of the Board of Trade?]
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 546/2/2
Extent: iii + 97 leaves, 56-95 blank
Binding: Marbled wrappers
Restrictions on Access: Damaged by damp, not fit to handle

A.2   Ambassador to Spain, 1833-9

A.2.1   Official Despatches to Foreign Office, 1833-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 441-50


1833-4
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 441
Extent: 619 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • 1833: No. 1 (30 Sept.) - No. 45 (31 Dec.), also 'Separate' despatches
  • 1834: No. 1 (7 Jan.) - No. 203 (31 Dec.), also 'Separate' despatches. (For 1834 no. 178 is missing)

1835
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 442/1-2
Extent: 572 leaves

Scope and Content:

1835: No. 1 (8 Jan.) - No. 221 (26 Dec.), also 'Separate' despatches, and Slave Trade despatches Nos. 3 and 4. (Nos. 104, 184 and 192 are missing).

nos. 1-100 = MS. Clar. dep. c. 442/1; nos. 101-221 = MS. Clar. dep. c. 442/2


1836, Jan.-June
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 443
Extent: 440 leaves

Scope and Content:

1836: No. 1 (2 Jan.) - No. 162 (29 June), also 'Separate' despatches (No.4 is missing).


1836, July-Dec.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 444
Extent: 498 leaves

Scope and Content:

1836: No. 163 (2 July) - No. 340 (30 Dec.), also 'Separate' despatches. (No.264 is missing).


1837, Jan.-June
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 445
Extent: 441 leaves

Scope and Content:

1837: No. 1 (4 Jan.) - No. 166 (24 June), also 'Separate' despatches.


1837, July-Dec.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 446
Extent: 610 leaves

Scope and Content:

1837: No. 168 (1 July) - No. 399 (30 Dec.), also 'Separate' despatches. (No.167 is missing). Copy of No. 325 and its two enclosures in c. 470, Folder 2, item 8.


1838, Jan.-June
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 447/1-2
Extent: 596 leaves

Scope and Content:

1838: No. 1 (7 Jan.) - No. 253 (30 June), also 'Separate' despatches. (Nos.205 and 244 are missing).

Jan.-Mar. = MS. Clar. dep. c. 447/1; Apr.-June = MS. Clar. dep. c. 447/2


1838, July-Dec.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 448
Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content:

1838: No. 254 (7 July) - No. 334 (29 Dec.), also 'Separate' despatches. (No.257, 1st leaf missing).


1839, Jan.-Mar.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 449
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

1839: No. 1 (5 Jan.) - No. 65 (7 Mar.), also 'Separate' despatches.


Official despatches (Slave Trade) to Foreign Office, 1833-9
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 450
Extent: 215 leaves

Scope and Content:

For 1835: Nos. 3 and 4 see c. 442 above. (No. 40, 1838 is missing).

A.2.2   Private letters

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 451-64


Villiers to Palmerston (and Wellington), 30 Sept. 1833-4 June 1834 (in letter-book) to Palmerston
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 451/1
Extent: 151 leaves

7 July 1834-7 Dec. 1834 to Palmerston, except the last (7 Dec.) to Wellington
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 451/2
Extent: 171 leaves

Villiers to Palmerston
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 452/1-2
Extent: 236, 397 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (c. 452/1) 2 May 1835-26 Dec. 1835
  • (c. 452/2) 2 Jan. 1836-30 Dec. 1836

Villiers to Palmerston
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 453
Extent: 533 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • 4 Jan. 1837-30 Dec. 1837
  • 7 Jan. 1838-30 June 1838 (some damaged by damp)

Villiers to Spanish Ministers, 1833-5
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 454
Extent: 446 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • To Zea, 28 Sept.-29 Dec. 1833
  • To De La Rosa, 10 Jan.-30 Dec. 1834
  • To De La Rosa, 1 Jan.-10 June 1835
  • To Count Toreno, 10 June-16 Sept. 1835

Villiers to Spanish Ministers, 1835-7
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 455/1-2
Extent: 556 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (c. 455/1) Folder 1. To M. Mendizabel, 18 Sept. 1835-30 Apr. 1836
  • Folder 2. To Count of Almodovar, 2-13 May 1836, 12-30 Mar. 1837
  • Folder 3. To M. Isturiz, 26 May-11 Aug. 1836
  • (c. 455/2) Folder 4. To M. Calatrava, 18 Aug. 1836-17 Aug. 1837
  • Folder 5. To M. Bardaxi, 22 Aug.-17 Dec. 1837

Villiers to Spanish Ministers, 1837-8
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 456

Scope and Content:
  • To Count Ofalia, 19-29 Dec. 1837
  • To Count Ofalia, 10 Jan.-9 July 1838
  • To Frias, 18 Oct.-3 Dec. 1838
  • To M. de Ois, 13-26 Dec. 1838

Consulate letters In, 1834-9
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 457
Extent: 421 leaves

Scope and Content:

To Villiers from Gibraltar, Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Alicante and Cartagena.


Consulate letters Out, 1833-8
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 458

Scope and Content:

Villiers to various consuls and others.


Lord John Hay and other naval officers to Villiers, 1835, Jan.-June 1836
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 459

British Legion, General Sir G. de Lacy Evans to Villiers, 1835, Jan.-June 1836
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 460

General Sir G. de Lacy Evans to Villiers, July-Dec. 1836, 1837, 1840
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 461

General Cordova to Villiers (in Spanish), 1836; Col. J. Lacy to Villiers, 1837-9; George D. Hunter (?) to Villiers, 1838; Lt.-Col. Alderson to Villiers, 1838-9
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 462
Note: The contents of c. 462-4 are from one packet labelled in Clarendon's hand 'Letters from Col. Lacy, Lt. Turner R.A. and other officers attached to the British Mission & stationed at the several Hd. Qtrs. of the Spanish Army - from Col. de la Saussaye & from General Cordova.' (The actual label is in c. 462.)

Col. de la Saussaye to Villiers, 1834-39 (some to Henry Southern)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 463

Letters to and from Villiers, 1838
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 464

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1. Lt. George Turner to Villiers, 1838
  • Folder 2. Lt. George Turner to Southern, 1838
  • Folder 3. Col. Wylde to Villiers, 1838
  • Folder 4. Lt.-Col. -? to Villiers, 1838
  • Folder 5. Villiers to Lt. George Turner, 1838; Lt.-Col. -? to Villiers, 1838
Note: The contents of folders 1 and 2 in c. 464, i.e., Lt. Turner to Clarendon and Southern, were found in another part of the collection but obviously fit in here, and others from this packet have been placed in folders 1 and 2. The bulk of these letters was arranged under authors but some were not. These have been put under authors. The whole contents of these three boxes and the letters from the commander of the British Legion, General Sir G. de Lacy Evans, c. 460, c. 461, should be considered together and in conjunction with the naval correspondence (Lord John Hay, etc.) - see c. 459.

A.2.3   Portuguese affairs, 1833-5

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 465/1-2


Despatches from Villiers to British representatives at Lisbon, 3 Oct. 1833-18 Feb. 1834; 26 Feb. 1834-Dec. 1835
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 465/1

Scope and Content:

To Lord William Russell, 1833-4, and Lord Howard de Walden (Charles Augustus Ellis, 6th Baron), 1834-5


Letter-book containing copies of private letters from Villiers, 1833-4
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 465/2

Scope and Content:
  • To M. de Palmella (D. Pedro de Sonda Holstein, count of Palmella, leader of the Portuguese constitutional party?) 7 Nov. 1833
  • To Lord William Russell, 7 Nov. 1833-5 Jan. 1834
  • To Lord Howard de Walden, 5 Jan. and 12 Oct. 1834

Preceded by copies of letters (French and English) to Le Chevalier de Zea Bermudez of Spain on Portuguese affairs, 4-17 Oct. 1833, with part of es reply (Spanish) to the last letter.

A.2.4   Miscellaneous papers, 18th-19th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 466-8


Miscellaneous papers, 1833-4, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 466

Scope and Content:
  • Hon. Frederick Gerald Byng of the Foreign Office to Villiers, Mar. 1833-Nov. 1836
  • Dr. J. Bowring to Villiers, 1833-4 (see also c.544 Bowring to Villiers, 1833, and c.559 for 1858-9 and later.)
  • Memorandum by Lord William Hervey on commercial relations between Britain and Spain

Villiers to his brother Edward Ernest Villiers, Madrid, Nov. 1835-Mar. 1839
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 467

Anglo-Spanish relations, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 468

Scope and Content:
  • Copies of papers (1717-1737) concerning Anglo-Spanish relations before the war of 1739, mainly from correspondence of 1730-33 between Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Secretary of State, and Mr. Keene (later Sir Benjamin Keene), minister at Madrid and agent for the South Sea Company
  • Printed papers, official and other, including treaties, 1739-86, viz.:
    • His Catholic Majesty's manifesto, etc. London, 1739
    • A State of the rise and progress of our disputes with Spain, etc. [By Hugh Hume Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont.] London, 1739.
    • A Treaty concluded and signed at Madrid on the 5th of October N.S. 1750. Published by authority. London, 1750
    • Papers relative to the rupture with Spain, etc., Command paper, 29 Jan. 1762. London, 1762
    • Observations on the 'Papers relative to the rupture with Spain', in a letter from a Member of Parliament [John Wilkes] to a friend in the country. London, 1762
    • Preliminary articles of peace between His Britannick Majesty, and the most Christian King. Signed at Versailles, the 20th of January, 1783. Published by Authority. London, 1783
    • The Definitive treaty of peace and friendship between His Britannick Majesty, and the most Christian King. Signed at Versailles, the 3rd of September, 1783. Published by Authority. London, 1783.
    • Another edition of the above with the words 'King of Spain' instead of 'most Christian King.'
    • Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the King of Spain. Signed at London, the 14th of July 1786. Published by authority. London, 1786. See also c. 473

A.2.5   Miscellaneous papers parcelled and listed by Clarendon, mainly 1834

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 469/1-2

Arrangement:The arrangement has not been altered. Clarendon's lists have been left in place, but they are by no means fully explicit, and Maxwell has disturbed the order somewhat.

Miscellaneous papers parcelled and listed by Clarendon, mainly 1834
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 469/1

Scope and Content:

Folder 1

  • Text of Treaty of Utrecht (printed).
  • Cabinet paper on French activities in Spain since 1841 (printed)
  • Second paper on the same subject

Folder 2

  • Miscellaneous papers of 1834 (New lists have been made for some packets and are included here.)
  • 24 Jan. 1834, James Graham to Villiers, Situation in Spain and Portugal
  • Note by Büschenthal on Don Pedro's amnesty, n.d.
  • 15 June 1834, Büschenthal to Villiers. Intercepted papers
  • 23 May 1834, Palmella to Villiers. (Treaty of 22 Apr. 1834)
  • Copy of Quad[ruple] Treaty (Portuguese), n.d.
  • 5 Feb. 1834, M. Rodet (Paris) to Villiers. (Villiers' embassy to Spain.)
  • 22 May 1834, Ofalia to Villiers
  • 11 Apr. 1834, Sir Alexander Malet (from Lisbon) General Bern (Polish General in trouble in Portugal)
  • 12 and 29 May 1834, 2 letters from M. de Sarmento.
  • 17 June 1834, Palmerston to Le Marquis de Miraflores. (Copy)
  • 17 Mar. 1834, Sir Robert Adair (Brussels) to Villiers (introducing Col. Arias)
  • 1834, Lord Althorp to Villiers (introducing Col. Arias)
  • 8 Sept. 1834, Miss Jane Porter to Villiers (advancement for her brother)
  • 27 Feb. 1834, Crave (Paris) to Villiers (Paris politics)
  • 4 letters from Lord Auckland (Board of Trade)
  • 9 May 1834, Lord Clarendon to George Villiers
  • 10 July 1834, Lord Clarendon to George Villiers (change of Government)
  • 22 July and 2 July 1834 (2 letters), Marquis de las Amarillas to Villiers (New Eng. govt.)
  • 11, 27 May and 22 June, 3 letters, Perez de Castro to Villiers (Lisbon)
  • Draft despatch, M. de la Rosa to Frias, concerning Don Carlos' return to Spain, n.d.
  • 24 Jan. 1834, Copy of decree by Don Carlos
  • 10 Feb. and 20 May (?) 1834 (2 letters), Baron de Freville(?) to Villiers
  • 2 Jan. 1834, Wellington to Villiers (thanks to Zea).
  • 27 Mar. 1834, Chairman of Oriental Translation Committee to Villiers
  • 25 Apr. 1834, Mr. Honan to Villiers (explanation of correspondence in newspapers)
  • 13 June 1834, Col. George Flinter to Villiers (situation in Spain and Portugal)
  • 2 Dec. 1834, Mr. Cochrane to Villiers
  • 5 Aug. 1834, Mr. Wysel (?) to Villiers (seeking information concerning education in Spain)
  • 22 Apr. 1834, M. de Saraiva to Infante Da. Maria Francisca de Assis. (Copy)
  • 22 Nov. 1834, Villiers to Lt.-Col. Wylde (despatch by Spanish courier)
  • 28 Sept. 1834, Mr. Mitchell to Villiers (his release from prison)
  • 16 July 1834, M. Accra (?)'s complaint to Count Toreno concerning protection given by British cruisers to smuggling ships. (Communicated confidentially to Villiers by Count Toreno.)
  • 15 July 1834, Despatch from Spanish Chargé d'Affaires at Constantinople to M. de la Rosa. (Copy)
  • 20 Mar. 1834, A. G. Stapleton to Villiers, establishing authorship of a pamphlet on Canning's policy on Portugal. (Stapleton was Canning's Private Secretary.)
  • 2 Mar. 1834, Palmella to Villiers
  • 14 Aug. 1834, General Castanos to Villiers
  • 20 Oct. 1834, Spanish Minister of Interior to Villiers
  • Correspondence between Villiers and Büschenthal, with three or four miscellaneous letters

Folder 3

  • Miscellaneous papers for 1835 (list by Clarendon attached)
  • 5 Mar. 1835, Miss Jane Porter to Villiers (advancement for her brother)
  • 11 Mar. 1835, Wellington to Villiers
  • 12 Jan. 1835, General Mina (?) to Villiers
  • 4 Mar. 1835, Lord Clarendon to Villiers
  • 25 Oct. 1835, Lord Clarendon to Villiers
  • 6 Oct. 1835, Villiers to Madame Graham (Copy)
  • Jan.-May 1835, Correspondence with M. Cazes (?).
  • 13, 14 Apr. 1835, Mr. Alonso to Henry Southern.
  • 26 Feb. 1835, Francisco Antonio to Villiers

Folder 4

  • Miscellaneous papers of various dates (list by Clarendon attached)

Not in folder. Two packets of miscellaneous papers 1838-39 (list by Clarendon attached)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 469/2

A.2.6   Miscellaneous papers, 1833-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 470-3



Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 470

Scope and Content:

Folder 1

  • Miscellaneous papers for 1833 (list by Clarendon).

Folder 2

  • Various papers
  • 27 June 1838, Sir George Villiers to Baron Carondelet (?) (Copy)
  • 13 and 20 Apr. 1839, Dal Borgo to Villiers
  • 29 Mar. 1839(?) J. Lacy to General Cabrera (Copy).
  • Part of a letter, William Hervey to Clarendon, n.d.
  • 27 Dec. 1838, Lyons to Villiers
  • 6 July 1839?, Poulett Thomson to Clarendon
  • 4 Jan. 1839, Clarendon to H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex (draft)
  • 19 Nov. 1837, Despatch, Villiers to Palmerston, No. 325 (Copy). Translation of speech by Don Carlos enclosed with Despatch 325. Enumeration of atrocities committed in last 6 months enclosed with despatch No. 325.
  • 16 Apr. 1839, Ofalia to Clarendon. Two letters Frias (?) to Clarendon
  • 5 Jan. 1839, Viardus to Clarendon. Convention for reciprocal abrogation of discriminating duties in the ports of Great Britain and Spain (between King of England and Queen of Spain) (draft)

with a few other miscellaneous papers.

Folder 3. Contains many miscellaneous letters nearly all for 1836-1837. (There is a [Clar.] list of 1837 papers on top of one packet.) They include those listed above and also letters to and from Thiers, Spanish Ministers, Col. Wylde, Lt. Turner, and Lord Lansdowne, as well as many others of varying interest and importance

  • Various papers
  • 3 Oct. 1833, Villiers to Lord William Russell (death of King of Spain). (Copy)
  • Two notes in Villiers' hand on Stratford Canning's instructions on Spain and Portugal (1832-33)
  • Oct.-Nov. 1836, Correspondence with and concerning Mr. Ivers (correspondent of the Morning Post in Madrid).
  • 16 June 1836, Villiers to General Evans (Copy).
  • 14 Jan. 1836, Villiers to Lord Howard de Walden (Copy)
  • 16 Dec. 1836, Eyre Crowe to Villiers
  • 11 May 18--? Eyre Crowe to Villiers
  • 20 May 1836, Duke of Wellington to Villiers
  • 5 Feb. 1836, J. B. Renery (?) to Villiers (investigation of trade possibilities in Spain)
  • 23 Mar. 1836, M. B. Honan to Villiers
  • 4 Jan. 1837, Villiers to Thiers. (Copy)

Miscellaneous papers, 1833-8
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 471

Scope and Content:
  • 21 June 1838, Mr. Wakefield to Villiers, horses for Spain contract. Various drafts of letters to Zea concerning policy of Spain to Portugal
  • 30 Apr. 1837, Palmerston to Villiers, enclosing a note by Lt.-Col. Reid criticising the strategic tacties of the British Legion in Spain
  • Some miscellaneous papers 1830-33 (list attached by Clarendon)
  • 18 Oct. 1838, Lord John Hay (North Star) to Villiers
  • Receipt for valuation of Villiers' furniture. Withdrawn 4.i.62
  • 9 Nov. 1838, Lord John Hay (North Star) to Villiers
  • 1836 Letters Villiers to Mendizabel (copies)
  • 2 Jan. 1834, Villiers to Zea (Copy)
  • 20 Oct. 1833, Villiers to Lord Wm. Russell (Copy).
  • June 1836, Villiers to General Evans (Copy), and a few others
  • One packet of letters regarding the broken engagement betweeen Lord Villiers (son of Lord Jersey) and the daughter of Lady Pembroke, 1836. Withdrawn 4.i.62
  • Aug. 1836, Mendizabel to Villiers concerning occurrences at Madrid
  • Also other letters from Mendizabel, General Cordova, etc
  • (There is a (Clar.) list in this packet.)

Miscellaneous Spanish papers, mainly 1838
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 472

Scope and Content:
  • Note on Anglo-Spanish Treaties, 1667-1828
  • Audit Office to Clarendon, 17 Aug. 1839, relieving Clarendon of charges for £1,000 spent in secret service activities between 14 July 1834 and 12 Aug. 1837
  • 6 Jan. 1838, Sir George Villiers to General commanding troops of Don Carlos in the Province of Aragon claiming liberation of Lord Wm. Hervey who was taken prisoner by a party of Carlist troops near Alcolea. Copy to Palmerston. This is a draft in Clarendon's hand
  • 30 Mar. 1838, Sir George Villiers to Brig. Jachmus
  • 27 June 1838, Sir George Villiers to Col. Reed, R.E. (Copy), who had asked for information concerning the hurricane in the West Indies in 1780
  • 17 May 1838, Sir George Villiers to Mr. Lynn (Extract), exchange of P.O.W.s
  • 14 Jan. 1838, Sir George Villiers to Political chief of Madrid concerning disposal of Englishmen said to be deserters from 53rd Regt. in garrison at Gibraltar. (Copy)
  • 10 June 1838, Sir George Villiers to Mr. Macintosh (horses for Spain)
  • 4 July 1838, Baron Carondolet to Sir George Villiers. Letters from Espartero, Mendizabel, to Sir George Villiers
  • 21 Feb. 1838, Secretary of British Museum to Sir George Villiers. (Information concerning libraries in suppressed Spanish monasteries.)
  • 15 Feb. 1838, Secretary of British Museum to Sir George Villiers. (Information concerning libraries in suppressed Spanish monasteries.)
  • 22 Aug. 1838, General Parchinas to General Cordova.
  • 1828, Printed pamphlet, Explicacion de la procession de Corpus, Significacion de las Rocas y de la degolla ó Caballets.
  • 9 June 1838,? Orlando to Villiers
  • 10 June 1838, Villiers to Col. Wakefield (draft in Clarendon's hand)
  • 1838, Various letters and press cuttings, Col. Hervey to Villiers. Various memoranda in Spanish, one by Marziani
  • a few miscellaneous letters in Spanish
  • a number of letters almost completely illegible, Alava to Villiers

A number of Spanish manuscript pamphlets and miscellaneous papers, 17th-19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 473/1

Scope and Content:
  • (1) Pamphlets
    • (a) 'Hamlet. Imitacion de Shakespeare. Por Pablo Alonso de la Avecilla. Madrid. Febrero 18 de 1834.' Presented to the British Minister to Spain
    • (b) 'Memoria sobre el caracter del Feudalismo en España presentada a la real academia de la historia por Dn. Alberto Lista.' Madrid, 1828
    • (c) 'España dormida. Memoria de lo que hay de mas y de menos en la España escrita por Dn. Joseph del Campillo y Cosio: Primer Ministro del Rey Felipe quinto. Año de 1741.' Primera parte
    • (d) 'España despierta. Reflexciones mui importantes para el mejor regimen de la Monarquia española.' Segunda parte de la obra que escrivio dn. Josef del Campillo y Cosio, Primer Ministro que fue del Rey Felipe quinto. Que sirve de aditamento a lo que hay de mas y demenos en España
    • (e) 'Noticias de varios acaecimientos de la vida del Conde Duque de Olivares dn. Gaspar de Guzman, y Ocurencias, que precedieron a su caida. Escribiolas dn. Franco Quevedo (?) Año de 1645.'
    • (f) 'Instruccion que debera observarse para la eleccíon de los Diputados de Cortes. Lugar delas Armas Reales. Sevilla. En la Imprenta Real. Año de 1830.'
    • (g) 'Carta del Embasador en Paris el Exmo. Sor. Azara al Exmo. Sor.Principe de la Paz.' 1800
  • (2) Various Spanish 17th-cent. manuscripts in a packet.
  • (3) Bundle of Papers containing:
    • Packet 'Papers relative to affairs at Barcelona sent to me by Genl. Sancho - Span. Minr. in Engd.' 1843. (This from a Clarendon note): i.e., letters between Guizot and Spanish Chargé d'Affaires in Paris.
    • Packet, 'Carta de Llinas al Conde de Almodovar.'
    • Various Spanish papers sent to Lord Aberdeen in 1843, and other papers

Various printed and manuscript papers
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 473/2

Scope and Content:
  • 'Papers Relative to the War in Spain.' Printed.
  • Estatuto Real para La Convocacion de las Cortes Generales del Reino (Madrid: En la Imprenta Real, 1834)
  • Real Decreto que contiene los Reglamentos para el régimen y gobierno de los Estamentos de Próceres y Procuradores del Reino (Madrid, 1834)
  • Pragmatica-Sancion en Fuerza de Ley (Madrid, 1833)
  • Letter-book containing letters written to the Marquis de Grimaldo by the Marquis de Monteleon (who was Spanish Ambassador in London) in 1714 and 1715
  • 'Camarindeapolo Dedicado a Don Alonso Fernandez Manrique caballero del abito de Santiago, conde de monte hermoso y senor de la uilla de ga listeo. SV SVTOR - don antonio Joseph de becerra y monroy.'

A.3   Board of Trade, 1846, with related papers, 1844-6

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 547


Papers on various subjects, many with covering letters to Clarendon, 1844-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 547
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-28) report by James Henderson, 'The Belgian, Rhenish and other Continental Railroads, with reference to commerce', 1844, with (fols. 1-2) letter from him
  • (fols. 29-30, 57-8) printed address and report, Montreal, 1846, on Canadian trade
  • (fols. 31-52) copy of a letter from an unidentified Hong Kong merchant, on the decline of trade in Hong Kong, and the opium trade, 1846, enclosing (fols. 49-52) two letters to Sir Frederic W.A. Bruce on the opium trade, 1846
  • (fols. 53-6) letter from Richard Robert Madden, 1846, enclosing copies of letters to him from (fol. 55) Lord Stanley, 1841, and (fol. 56) W.E. Gladstone, 1846
  • (fols. 59-72, 125-32) letters and report by James Henderson, relating to trade with Spain, 1846
  • (fols. 73-85, 96-9) letter and memorandum on British trade with Spain and the Spanish colonies, 1846
  • (fols. 86-7) letter to John Macgregor [1846], on breweries and distilleries
  • (fols. 88-95) printed papers, Downing Street, 1846, on Mauritius
  • (fols. 100-13) letters concerning the management of railroads, including (fols. 100-1, 102-5) letters from and to Lord Sandon, 1846
  • (fols. 114-20) letter from Sir George Cornewall Lewis, on the poor-law, [1846]
  • (fols. 121-4) letter on the conditions of labourers in the Axminster Division, Devon, 1846
  • (fols. 133-4) letter on proposed 'Compagnie de la Balance du commerce des céreales', 1846
  • (fols. 135-59) letters and report on tea duties, including (fols. 147-59) letters and reports by G.R. Porter, 1846
  • (fols. 160-73) W.B., The comparitive merits of direct and indirect taxation (London, 1846)

A.4   Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1847-52, with related papers, 1826-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. Irish boxes 1-82; Clar. dep. Irish vols. 1-28

Arrangement:This series of the papers was in far better order than the others, probably having been disturbed little since the death of Clarendon. Most of the papers were done up in bundles, and sealed. It is possible that some of this sealing was done by the 5th Lord Clarendon, but the greater part seems to have been done by Lady Clarendon. The system used was to have bundles for each of the more important correspondents, e.g. Lord John Russell, Sir George Grey, Sir Charles Wood etc., and to arrange the remainder alphabetically by the name of the author (boxes 1-32 and 41-48) or by subjects (boxes 33-40). These bundles were numbered. There is also a smaller series of unnumbered bundles which are arranged in the same way (boxes 49-52). Besides these bundles there are various other letters and papers (boxes 53-78). Some of them were probably originally made up in bundles, but have at some time been broken up; there are now no bundles numbered 1-9. Others had been kept apart in drawers or boxes and were never included in the main series.

A.4.1    In letters, mainly 1842-52

A.4.1.a   Numbered bundles - letters arranged alphabetically by correspondent

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. Irish boxes 1-32

Arrangement:Alphabetical

Letters, 1842-51 (bundle 10)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 1

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • Lord Anglesey, 1842-50
  • Lord Auckland, 1847-8
  • The Archbishop of Armagh (private), 1847-51
  • Mr. G. E. Anson, 1848-9

with papers relating to Arglass Harbour (Major Beauclere), 1848-50.


Lord Chancellor Brady, 1847-49 (bundle 11)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 2

The Duke of Bedford, 23 June 1847-28 Dec. 1848 (bundle 12)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 3

The Duke of Bedford, 29 Jan. 1849-31 Dec. 1849 (bundle 12)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 4

The Duke of Bedford, 1850-1 (bundle 12)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 5

Scope and Content:


Letters, 1847-50 (bundle 14)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 6

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • Lord Bandon, 1848-50
  • Sir F. Baring, 1849-51
  • Sir M. Barrington, 1848-9
  • Sir E. Blakeney, 1847-9
  • Charles Buller, 1848
  • Sir H. Bulwer, 1849

with papers of Judge Bell, 1849, and declaration of Martin Burke, letters of Brady, Lord Besborough and others.


Lord Brougham, Mr. Butler and The Duke of Bedford 1852 (bundle 14)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 7

Letters, 1847-52 (bundle 16)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 8

Scope and Content:

Letters from

  • Lord Clare, 1847-50
  • Lord Carlisle, 1847-50
  • Lord Clancarty, 1847-51
  • Lord Courtown, 1847-50
  • Lord Conyngham, 1848-9
  • Lord Carew, 1847-52
  • Mr. Carlyle, May 1848-Aug. 1849
  • Mr. Croker, 1848-9

Letters, 1847-51 (bundle 17)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 9

Scope and Content:

Letters from

  • Lord Clanricarde, 1847-51
  • Sir Philip Crampton, Mr. and Miss Crampton, 1849-51
  • Mr. Connellan, 1848-50
  • E.H. Cradock, 1849-50

Letters, 1847-52 (bundle 18)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 10

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • The Archbishop of Dublin, 1847-52
  • Lord Mayor Duke, 1849
  • The Bishop of Down and Connor, 1848-51
  • Lord de Ros, 1852
  • Lord Stuart de Decies, 1848-51
  • Lord Downshire, 1847-51
  • Lord and Lady Donoughmore, 1847-9
  • Lord Devon, 1847-8
  • Sir James Dombraine, 1848-50

Letters, 1847 (bundles 20 and 21)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 11

Scope and Content:
  • (bundle 20) includes letters from
    • Miss Eden
    • Lord Ellenborough
    • Dr. Ennis
    • Mr. F. Elliot
  • (bundle 21) letters from Sir George Grey, 20 July-30 Dec. 1847

Sir George Grey, 5 Jan.-28 Dec. 1848 (bundle 21)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 12

Scope and Content:

Also information on Irish rebels, letter to Sommerville from Poor Law Office, 1848, copy of despatch from Peel to Gower.


Sir George Grey, 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 1849 (bundle 21)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 13

Scope and Content:

Also copy of letter from Cowley to Palmerston.


Sir George Grey, 1 Jan.-31 Dec. 1850 (bundle 21)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 14

Sir George Grey and Sir Charles Wood, 1851-2 (bundle 22)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 15

Letters, 1847-51 (bundle 23)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 16

Scope and Content:

Letters from

  • Sir William Hervey, 1848-9
  • Lord Hardinge, 1848
  • Sir John Hobhouse, 1847-51
  • Dean Hoare, 1848-51
  • Mr. Hawes, Mr. Hamilton, 1847-50
  • Mr. Horsfall, 1848

Lord Howden, Dr. Henry and others (bundle 24)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 17

Lord Jocelyn, Mr. Jordan, Isturiz, and others, with the papers of the 'Incumbered Estates Commission' (bundle 25)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 18

Lord Londonderry and Lord Castlereagh (to the end of 1851) (bundle 26)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 18

Letters (bundle 27)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 19

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • Lord Minto
  • The Bishop of Meath
  • Mr. D. Mcfryer
  • Mr. Fox Maule
  • Admiral Mackey
  • Mr. W. A. Montgomery

Letters (bundle 28)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 20

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • Lord and Lady Normanby
  • The Bishop of Norwich
  • Archbishop Nicholson
  • Sir C. Napier

Letters (bundle 29)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 21

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • Lord Ormonde
  • Lord Oranmore
  • The Bishop of Ossory
  • Sir Lucius O'Brien
  • the Hon. and Rev. S.G. Osborne
  • Mr. O'Reilly

Colonel Phaire (bundle 30)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 22

Letters (bundle 31)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 23

Scope and Content:

Letters from

  • Lord Roden
  • Lord de Ros
  • Lord Rutherford
  • Baron Richards
  • Sir John Romilly
  • Mr. Reeve
  • Mr. Spring Rice

Sir Thomas Redington, 1847-9 (bundle 32)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 24

Sir Thomas Redington, 1850-1 (bundle 33)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 25

Lord John Russell, 1849-50 (bundle 34)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 26

Sir William Somerville, 1848-9 (bundle 38)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 27

Sir William Somerville, 1850-1 (bundle 39)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 28

Mr. Twistleton, Mr. Tuffnell and others (bundle 40)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 29

Mr. Urquhart, Montagu Villiers, Vizard and Leman, and others (bundle 41)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 30

Sir Charles Wood, 1847-8 (bundle 42)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 31

Sir Charles Wood, 1847, 1849-50 (bundle 42)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 32

A.4.1.b   Numbered bundles - letters and other papers arranged by subject, 1831-52

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. Irish boxes 33-40


Miscellaneous letters, 1847-8, and papers (bundle 43)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 33

Scope and Content:

With papers including those relating to lieutenants of the counties, 1831-50, ministers' salaries, petitions from the Catholic clergy, cheap railways project, the Habeas Corpus Act, with copies of despatches from Grey, and other papers on the state of Ireland, 1848.


'Letters from Red Boxes', comprising papers on Irish domestic affairs, 1849 (bundle 44)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 34

Scope and Content:

Includes papers relating to unemployment, requests and suggestions, and the poor law and the case for, and opinion on, the Incumbered Estates Act.


Papers 'from Red Boxes', 1849 (bundle 44)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 35

Scope and Content:

Includes papers relating to the Board of Health, salaries of the Irish clergy and their glebe, the agricultural school at Quath, the Farmers' Estate Society bill, the Royal Agricultural Improvement Society of Ireland, with reports of the Government school of design and papers concerning Clarendon's estates.


Miscellaneous letters from 'Red Boxes', 1849-50 (bundle 45)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 36

Miscellaneous letters from 'Red Boxes' , 1849-50 (bundle 45)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 37

On the 'Talk at the Vice Regal Lodge, January 1852' (bundle 47)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 38

Letters from Clarendon to Lord Clare, 1848-50 (bundle 49)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 39

Les Niebelungen, ou les bourguignons chez Attila, Roi des Huns, ed. Francis Riaux, 2 vols. (Paris, 1837), inscribed to Lord Clarendon by the translator, Charlotte Moreau de la Meltière, 1839, with a letter from her, Moscow, 1839
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 40

A.4.1.c   Series of numbered bundles - further letters, arranged alphabetically by correspondent

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. Irish boxes 41-8


Lord Grey, Lord Gosford, Lord Glengall, Mr. C. Greville (1852) and others (bundle 51)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 41

Sir Robert Peel, Chief Baron Pigot, G.R. Porter (bundle 53)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 42

Lord John Russell, 9 July 1847-30 Dec. 1848 (bundle 54)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 43

Lord John Russell, 2 Jan. 1851-23 Feb. 1852 (bundle 55)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 44

The Duke of Wellington (on the defence of Dublin) and others (bundle 56)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 45

Lord Fitzwilliam, Lord Farnham and others (bundle 59)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 46

Sir R. Murchison and others (bundle 60)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 47

Lord Rossmore, Mrs. Reeve and others (bundle 61)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 48

A.4.1.d   Unnumbered bundles - letters


The Duke of Leinster, Lord Lorton, Mr. Labouchère and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 49

Lord Monteagle, Archbishop Murray, Sir R. Murchison and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 50
Restrictions on Access: The letters of Murray and most of those of Monteagle are damaged by damp and therefore removed. A microfilm - MS.Film 543 - is available.

Lord Fitzroy Somerset, Mr. Shiel, Mr. Tufnell, 'Teresa' and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 51

Lady Sophia Windham, Colonel Wyndham, the Duke of Wellington, Mr. Eliot Warburton and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 52

A.4.1.e   Letters not in bundles, some of them probably originally from bundles but later removed and dispersed


Colonel Balfe and other agents, 1848-51
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 53

Sir R. Kane, Mr. Kennedy and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 54

G.R. Porter, 1847
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 55

Sir William Somerville, 1851-52
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 56

Lord Spencer, Lord Sligo, Lord Malmesbury and Sir R. de la Saussaye
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 57

Lord Shrewsbury, Lord Strafford, Lord Shannon, Mr. John Shelley, Count Strzelecki and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 58

G. Poulett Scrope, Thomas Skelling and others
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 59

Sir C. Trevelyan, 1847-50 and Mr. Twistleton
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 60

Letters from 'Cabinet Drawer 4'
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 61

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • The Duke of Cambridge
  • Lord Clanricarde (1852)
  • Lord Clare
  • Lord Carew
  • Lord and Lady Campbell
  • Lord Cottentham
  • Lord Cloncurry
  • Irish Colleges

A.4.1.f   Miscellaneous letters and papers, not in bundles


Miscellaneous letters and papers, 1848-52
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 62

Scope and Content:

Includes a book of letters and papers relating to the case Birch v. Somerville 1852; questions and evidence on the Dublin Corporation's evading a proviso relating to the admission of honorary freemen.


Loyal addresses
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 63

Loyal addresses
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 64

Memoranda, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 65

Papers relating to land and agriculture, excise, the election of bishops, flax, Clarendon's speeches, the Incumbered Estates Commission and other subjects, 1850-1
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 66

Reports on Ribandism, 1826-39
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 67

Dolly's Brae Papers, 1849
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 68

Letters and papers from Trevelyan (Treasury) and G.R. Porter
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 69

Scope and Content:

Relates to Dolly's Brae, the Navy, police, schools, fisheries, railroads, and other subjects.


Letters from Redington, Grey, Trevelyan, Dr. Gillkrest, and from Clarendon to Tufnell (1849-51); papers relating to Queen's University, and the Landlord and Tenant Bill
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 70

Papers relating to fisheries, colleges and education, land, police, textiles and other subjects
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 71

Papers relating to land, fisheries, estates, statistics, labour, and other subjects
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 72

Papers relating to colleges and education
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 73

Papers relating to public works
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. Irish box 74

Papers relating to the church, the poor law, education, finance and other subjects, with reports on the situation in various counties
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Papers relating to police, colleges and education, flax, banks, sedition and other subjects
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Miscellaneous letters and papers, mainly relating to trials and other subjects connected with rebels, 1851
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Scope and Content:

With a map of Ireland.


Documents of the Privy Council in Ireland
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A.4.2   Out-letters, 1846-59

A.4.2.a    Original letters from Clarendon, 1846-59

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Clarendon to Brougham, 1846-59
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Clarendon to Bedford, 1848-52, and later
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Clarendon to Bedford, 1848-50
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Clarendon to Bedford, 1845-52
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A.4.2.b   Letter-books, out-letters, 1847-52

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5 July 1847-30 Nov. 1847
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1 Dec. 1847-12 June 1848
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13 June 1848-8 Mar. 1849
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10 Mar. -14 Oct. 1849
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15 Oct. 1849-28 June 1850
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30 June 1850-25 Apr. 1851
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25 Apr. 1851-27 Feb. 1852
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A.4.3   Account Books, 1847-52

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Cash Account, Aug. 1847-18 Aug. 1852
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Board Wages, July 1847-9 Mar. 1852
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Wages (servants), Aug. 1847-Mar. 1852
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Household, July 1847-Mar. 1851
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Wine book, May 1847-31 Jan. 1852
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Wine for entertainment at Dublin Castle, Feb. 1848-Feb. 1852
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A.4.4   Levée Books, 1848-52

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26 Jan. 1848
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1 Mar. 1848
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24 Jan. 1849
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28 Feb. 1849
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23 Jan. 1850
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27 Feb. 1850
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29 Jan. 1851
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26 Feb. 1851
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28 Jan. 1852
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A.4.5   Visiting Books, 1847-53

A.4.5.a   Aide de Camp, 1847-53

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3 July 1847-1 Mar. 1852
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5 July 1847-5 Mar. 1852
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20 Aug. 1849-28 Feb. 1852
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17 Jan. 1852-20 Jan. 1853
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A.4.5.b   Her Excellency the Countess of Clarendon, 1847-9

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3 July 1847-14 Aug. 1849
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A.4.5.c   His Excellency the Earl of Clarendon, 1847-9

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3 July 1847-18 Aug. 1849
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A.5   Foreign Secretary, 1853-8, 1865-6, 1868-70

A.5.1   Correspondence of George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon, as Foreign Secretary. In letters, 1853-8, 1861-6


Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence with Lord Russell, 1847-65, and correspondence relating to France, 1861-5

A.5.1.a   In letters, 1853

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(fol. 1) Austria and (fol. 465) Prussia
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Various countries
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  • (fol. 255) Holland
  • (fol. 292) Bavaria
  • (fol. 304) German States
  • (fol. 322) Denmark
  • (fol. 378) Sweden
  • (fol. 411) Sardinia
  • (fol. 457) Tuscany
  • (fol. 634) Naples

Cabinet
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Palmerston
  • (fol. 256) Lord John Russell

Cabinet
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  • (fol. 1) Lord Aberdeen
  • (fol. 147) Sir J. Graham
  • (fol. 277) Cabinet (miscellaneous)

France (Jan.-May)
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France (June-Sept.)
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France (Oct.-Dec.)
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Various countries
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  • (fol. 414) China
  • (fol. 442) South America

Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Spain
  • (fol. 249) Portugal
  • (fol. 338) Switzerland

(fol. 1) Turkey and (fol. 541) Greece
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United States (Mr. Crampton and Miscellaneous)
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A.5.1.b   In letters, 1854

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(fol. 1) Austria and (fol. 563) Prussia
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Various countries
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Scope and Content:
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  • (fol. 399) Holland
  • (fol. 506) Borneo
  • (fol. 664) Germany

Cabinet
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Aberdeen
  • (fol. 125) Sir J. Graham
  • (fol. 544) Cabinet (miscellaneous)

Cabinet
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Extent: ii + 899 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Palmerston
  • (fol. 282) Lord John Russell
  • (fol. 786) Duke of Newcastle

France (Jan.-Apr.)
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France (May-Aug.)
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France (Sept.-Dec.)
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(fol. 1) Russia and (fol. 387) China
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Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Spain
  • (fol. 528) Portugal
  • (fol. 625) South America

Various countries
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Extent: iv + 791 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Switzerland
  • (fol. 83) Sweden
  • (fol. 303) Denmark
  • (fol. 530) Sardinia
  • (fol. 594) Tuscany

Turkey
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Extent: i + 712 leaves

Various countries
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Extent: ii + 766 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Turkey
  • (fol. 417) Egypt
  • (fol. 524) Greece

United States (Jan.-June)
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Extent: ii + 400 leaves

United States (July-Dec.)
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Extent: iii + 416 leaves

A.5.1.c    In letters, 1855

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M. d'Arcis
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(fol. 1) Austria and (fol. 376) Prussia
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Extent: iv + 700 leaves

Various countries
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Extent: iv + 813 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Belgium
  • (fol. 243) Holland
  • (fol. 354) Spain
  • (fol. 635) Portugal
  • (fol. 679) Mexico
  • (fol. 772) South America

Cabinet
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Extent: iv + 607 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Lansdowne
  • (fol. 35) Sir G. Grey
  • (fol. 84) Lord Panmure
  • (fol. 285) Sir G. C. Lewis
  • (fol. 519) Mr. V. Smith
  • (fol. 358) Sir C. Wood
  • (fol. 527) Sir W. Molesworth
  • (fol. 540) Duke of Argyll
  • (fol. 574) Lord Carlisle
  • (fol. 585) Miscellaneous

Cabinet
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Extent: iv + 619 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Aberdeen
  • (fol. 48) Mr. Gladstone
  • (fol. 63) Sir J. Graham
  • (fol. 92) Duke of Newcastle
  • (fol. 128) Mr. S. Herbert
  • (fol. 145) Lord John Russell
  • (fol. 464) Lord Granville
  • (fol. 529) Lord Harrowby

Cabinet, Lord Palmerston
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France (Jan.-Mar.)
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France (Apr.-June)
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Extent: iv + 618 leaves

France (July-Oct.)
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France (Nov.-Dec.)
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Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Frankfurt
  • (fol. 121) Bavaria
  • (fol. 179) Hanover
  • (fol. 330) Wurttemberg
  • (fol. 368) Switzerland
  • (fol. 557) Greece

Various countries
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Extent: iv + 595 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Russia
  • (fol. 148) China
  • (fol. 281) Persia
  • (fol. 396) Denmark
  • (fol. 519) Sweden

Telegrams from the Crimea
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Extent: iv + 89 leaves

(fol. 1) Sardinia and (fol. 277) Tuscany
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Extent: iv + 727 leaves

Turkey (Jan.-June)
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Extent: iv + 458 leaves

Turkey (July-Dec.)
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Extent: iv + 606 leaves

Various
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Extent: iv + 514 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Egypt
  • (fol. 56) Duke of Newcastle
  • (fol. 139) General Williams
  • (fol. 303) miscellaneous

United States (Jan.-Aug.)
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Extent: iv + 475 leaves

United States (Aug.-Dec.)
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Extent: ii + 578 leaves

A.5.1.d    In letters, 1856

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M. d'Arcis
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(fol. 1) Austria, (fol. 613) Prussia
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Extent: ii + 835 leaves

Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Belgium
  • (fol. 209) Holland
  • (fol. 300) Frankfurt
  • (fol. 353) Bavaria
  • (fol. 369) Hanover
  • (fol. 414) Wurttemberg
  • (fol. 467) Secretary Correspondence

Cabinet
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Extent: ii + 717 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Duke of Argyll
  • (fol. 26) Lord Cranworth
  • (fol. 29) Lord Granville
  • (fol. 60) Lord Harrowby
  • (fol. 125) Mr. Labouchère
  • (fol. 150) Lord Lansdowne
  • (fol. 174) Sir G. C. Lewis
  • (fol. 294) Lord Panmure
  • (fol. 344) Mr. V. Smith
  • (fol. 446) Lord Stanley of Alderley
  • (fol. 455) Sir C. Wood

Cabinet, Lord Palmerston (Jan.-Aug.)
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Cabinet, Lord Palmerston (Sept.-Dec.)
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France (Jan.-Apr.)
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France (May-Sept.)
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France (Oct.-Dec.)
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Extent: ii + 768 leaves

France (Miscellaneous)
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Extent: ii + 292 leaves

Italian States
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Naples
  • (fol. 110) Sardinia
  • (fol. 400) Florence

Paris conferences, drafts to Lord Palmerston
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Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Russia
  • (fol. 298) Lord Glanville embassy
  • (fol. 397) China
  • (fol. 474) Persia

Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Spain
  • (fol. 352) Portugal
  • (fol. 441) Brazil
  • (fol. 464) Mexico
  • (fol. 530) South America

Various countries
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Extent: ii + 400 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Sweden
  • (fol. 101) Denmark
  • (fol. 241) Switzerland

(fol. 1) Turkey, (fol. 255) Egypt
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Extent: ii + 318 leaves

Various
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Extent: ii + 760 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Turkey
  • (fol. 405) Sir H. Bulwer
  • (fol. 505) Sir W. Williams
  • (fol. 548) Greece

Under Secretaries and Duke of Cambridge
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Extent: ii + 505 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Under Secretary
  • (fol. 253) Lord Wodehouse
  • (fol. 275) Mr. Wilson
  • (fol. 289) Lord Lothian
  • (fol. 299) Duke of Cambridge
  • (fol. 314) Under Secretary

United States (Jan.-Apr.)
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Extent: ii + 280 leaves

United States (May-July)
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Extent: ii + 318 leaves

United States (Aug.-Dec.)
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Extent: ii + 311 leaves

A.5.1.e   In letters, 1857

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M. d'Arcis
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Extent: ii + 177 leaves

Austria
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Extent: ii + 653 leaves

Various countries
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Extent: ii + 701 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Belgium
  • (fol. 230) Holland
  • (fol. 418) Hanover
  • (fol. 457) German States
  • (fol. 504) Denmark
  • (fol. 636) Sweden

Cabinet, Lord Palmerston
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Extent: ii + 717 leaves

Cabinet
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Extent: ii + 575 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Duke of Argyll
  • (fol. 17) Lord Cranworth
  • (fol. 29) Lord Granville
  • (fol. 58) Sir G. Grey
  • (fol. 75) Lord Harrowby
  • (fol. 85) Mr. Labouchère
  • (fol. 113) Lord Lansdowne
  • (fol. 120) Sir G. C. Lewis
  • (fol. 260) Lord Panmure
  • (fol. 287) Mr. V. Smith
  • (fol. 375) Lord Stanley of Alderley
  • (fol. 399) Sir C. Wood

Various
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Extent: ii + 834 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) China
  • (fol. 95) Lord Elgin
  • (fol. 312) Russia

Danubian principalities
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France (Jan.-Mar.)
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France (Apr.-July)
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France (Aug.-Sept.)
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Prussia
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Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Spain
  • (fol. 285) Portugal
  • (fol. 330) Switzerland
  • (fol. 391) Brazil
  • (fol. 454) Argentine
  • (fol. 501) Mexico
  • (fol. 524) Peru
  • (fol. 564) Central America

Various countries
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Extent: ii + 613 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Turkey
  • (fol. 383) Egypt
  • (fol. 496) Greece

Italian States and Persia
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Extent: ii + 791 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Tuscany
  • (fol. 330) Sardinia
  • (fol. 420) Naples
  • (fol. 570) Persia

Under Secretaries, Duke of Cambridge and miscellaneous
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Extent: ii + 321 leaves

United States
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Extent: ii + 448 leaves

A.5.1.f    In letters, 1858

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Cabinet
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Extent: ii + 304 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Palmerston
  • (fol. 131) Sir C. Wood
  • (fol. 154) Sir G. Grey

with

  • (fol. 225) Under Secretary
  • (fol. 262) Supplementary

Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Belgium
  • (fol. 119) Denmark
  • (fol. 134) Holland
  • (fol. 195) Tuscany
  • (fol. 260) Greece
  • (fol. 271) United States
  • (fol. 342) Sir W. Ouseley

(fol. 1) France (Lord Cowley), (fol. 457) Miscellaneous
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Extent: ii + 608 leaves

Various countries
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Germany
  • (fol. 32) Spain
  • (fol. 86) Portugal
  • (fol. 106) Brazil
  • (fol. 164) Turkey
  • (fol. 253) Persia
  • (fol. 280) China
  • (fol. 337) Austria

(fol. 1) Prussia, (fol. 83) Russia
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Extent: ii + 193 leaves

A.5.1.g   In letters, 1861-6

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Scope and Content:

Includes letters from the Ambassador to France (Lord Cowley) before Clarendon's appointment as Foreign Secretary in 1865.


France, 1861-2
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Extent: ii + 400 leaves

France, 1863
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Extent: ii + 196 leaves

France: (fol. 1) 1864, (fol. 212) 1865
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America: (fol. 1) 1865, (fol. 53) 1866, (fol. 341) Miscellaneous
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Extent: ii + 407 leaves

Austria, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 294 leaves

Belgium, Holland, Switzerland etc., 1865-6
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Cabinet, 1866
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Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Mr. Cardwell
  • (fol. 9) Mr. Gladstone
  • (fol. 27) Mr. Goschen
  • (fol. 31) Lord Granville
  • (fol. 37) Sir G. Grey
  • (fol. 50) Lord Hartington
  • (fol. 65) Mr. Gibson
  • (fol. 74) Lord Russell
  • (fol. 497) Duke of Somerset
  • (fol. 507) Lord Stanley of Alderley
  • (fol. 522) Miscellaneous
Restrictions on Access: (NOT AVAILABLE TO READERS. Microfilm available, MS. Film 468)

Court, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 139 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Sir E. Cust
  • (fol. 7) Duke of Roxburghe
  • (fol. 12) Duke of Cambridge
  • (fol. 53) Lord Sydney
  • (fol. 68) Sir C. Phipps
  • (fol. 86) Sir G. Grey

France, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 440 leaves

France, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 463 leaves

Germany, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 232 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Sir H. Howard
  • (fol. 22) Sir C. Wyke
  • (fol. 106) Frankfurt
  • (fol. 154) Bavaria
  • (fol. 167) Saxony
  • (fol. 216) Wurttemberg
  • (fol. 225) Miscellaneous

(fol. 1) Italy, (fol. 97) Rome, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 159 leaves

Official (not Cabinet), 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 300 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Wodehouse, from 1866 Lord Kimberley
  • (fol. 167) Mr. Layard
  • (fol. 278) Miscellaneous

Prussia, 1865-6
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(fol. 1) Russia, (fol. 197) Turkey, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 282 leaves

Various countries, 1865-6
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Extent: ii + 174 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Spain
  • (fol. 80) Miscellaneous, Spain
  • (fol. 98) Portugal
  • (fol. 110) Mexico
  • (fol. 142) South America
  • (fol. 159) Miscellaneous

A.5.1.h   Miscellaneous, 1847-65

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Miscellaneous, 1853-8
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Extent: ii + 813 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-707) 1853-6
  • (fols. 708-813) 1858

Letters from Lord John Russell, 1847-65
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 104
Extent: ii + 317 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) list of contents
  • (fol. 5) 1847
  • (fol. 9) 1854
  • (fols. 11-317) 1858-65

MSS. Clar. dep. c. 105-c.124 vacant

A.5.2   Letter-books. Copies of out letters, 1853-8, 1865-6

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Feb.-June 1853
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Extent: i + 637 leaves

June-Sept. 1853
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Oct. 1853-Jan. 1854
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Feb.-May 1854
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Extent: i + 324 leaves

May-Aug. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 129
Extent: i + 311 leaves

Sept.-Nov. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 130
Extent: iii + 613 leaves

Dec. 1854-Mar. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 131
Extent: iii + 713 leaves

Mar.-June 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 132
Extent: ii + 608 leaves

June-Oct. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 133
Extent: ii + 676 leaves

Oct.-Dec. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 134
Extent: ii + 646 leaves

Jan.-Apr. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 135
Extent: ii + 672 leaves

May-Oct. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 136
Extent: ii + 668 leaves

Oct. 1856-Jan. 1857
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 137
Extent: iv + 716 leaves

Jan.-May 1857
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 138
Extent: iii + 722 leaves

May-Sept. 1857
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 139
Extent: iii + 711 leaves

Oct. 1857-Jan. 1858
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 140
Extent: iii + 715 leaves

Jan.-Feb. 1858
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 141
Extent: i + 700 leaves

America, 1865-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 142
Extent: iv + 130 leaves

1865-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 143
Extent: ii + 217 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 3) Sir A. Buchanan
  • (fol. 58) Baron Brunnow
  • (fol. 62) Turkey
  • (fol. 76) Greece
  • (fol. 80) Spain
  • (fol. 107) Portugal
  • (fol. 111) Rome
  • (fol. 126) Italy
  • (fol. 158) Belgium
  • (fol. 190) Denmark
  • (fol. 194) Switzerland
  • (fol. 200) Lord Russell
  • (fol. 208) Mr. Gladstone

France, 1865-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 144
Extent: iv + 334 leaves

Germany and Austria, 1865-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 145
Extent: ii + 275 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Lord Loftus
  • (fol. 85) Lord Napier
  • (fol. 99) Comte Bernstorff
  • (fol. 105) Sir Charles Wyke
  • (fol. 123) Sir A. Malet
  • (fol. 135) Mr. Gordon
  • (fol. 138) Sir Henry Howard
  • (fol. 140) Mr. C. Murray
  • (fol. 146) Lord Bloomfield
  • (fol. 267) Mr. Beaumont
  • (fol. 269) Mr. Mallet
  • (fol. 271) Comte Apponyi

MSS. Clar. dep. c. 150-c.177 vacant

A.5.3   Registers of letters in and out, 1853-6

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 178-226


To Austria, 21 Feb. 1853-11 Nov. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 178
Extent: 146 leaves

From Austria, 15 Feb. 1853-26 July 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 179
Extent: 121 leaves

From Austria, 26 July 1854-13 Oct. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 180
Extent: 134 leaves

From Austria, 13 Oct.-31 Dec. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 181
Extent: 133 leaves

To Bavaria - From Bavaria, 22 Feb.-19 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 182
Extent: 131 leaves

To Belgium - From Belgium, 22 Feb.-20 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 183
Extent: 136 leaves

To Brazil, 8 Mar.-9 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 184
Extent: 142 leaves

From Brazil, 31 Jan.-14 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 185
Extent: 133 leaves

To Buenos Aires, 4 Mar.-22 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 186
Extent: 135 leaves

From Buenos Aires, 4 Jan.-24 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 187
Extent: 135 leaves

To Denmark - From Denmark, 22 Feb. 1853-30 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 188
Extent: 150 leaves

To France, 25 Feb. 1853-5 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 189
Extent: 137 leaves

To France, 5 Dec. 1854-26 Feb. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 190
Extent: 139 leaves

From France, 23 Feb.-24 Aug. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 191
Extent: 136 leaves

From France, 24 Aug. 1853-18 June 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 192
Extent: 136 leaves

From France, 18 June 1854-31 Jan. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 193
Extent: 144 leaves

From France, 31 Jan.-31 Dec. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 194
Extent: 136 leaves

To Germany - From Germany, 22 Feb. 1853-20 Dec. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 195
Extent: 136 leaves

To Greece, 25 Apr.1853-20 Nov. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 196
Extent: 138 leaves

From Greece, 31 Jan.-30 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 197
Extent: 135 leaves

To Hanover - From Hanover, 22 Feb. 1853-4 Dec. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 198
Extent: 135 leaves

To Hanse towns - From Hanse towns, 22 Feb.-27 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 199
Extent: 127 leaves

To Holland - From Holland, 22 Feb.-19 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 200
Extent: 135 leaves

To Mexico - From Mexico, 28 Feb. 1853-23 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 201
Extent: 154 leaves

To Persia, 24 Feb. 1853-13 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 202
Extent: 149 leaves

From Persia, 1 Jan. 1853-22 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 203
Extent: 130 leaves

To Portugal, 28 Feb.-25 Nov. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 204
Extent: 137 leaves

From Portugal, 10 Mar.-28 Aug. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 205
Extent: 137 leaves

To Prussia, 21 Feb. 1853-31 Dec. 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 206
Extent: 135 leaves

From Prussia, 18 Feb. 1853-11 Nov. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 207
Extent: 132 leaves

From Prussia, 10 Nov. 1854-17 May 1856
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 208
Extent: ii + 134 leaves

To Russia, 24 Feb. 1853-25 May 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 209
Extent: 137 leaves

From Russia, 11 Feb. 1853-15 June 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 210
Extent: 131 leaves

To Sardinia, 1 Mar. 1853-28 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 211
Extent: 100 leaves

From Sardinia, 18 Feb. 1853-22 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 212
Extent: 143 leaves

To Saxony - From Saxony, 22 Feb. 1853-27 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 213
Extent: 131 leaves

To Sicily - From Sicily, 4 May 1853-30 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 214
Extent: 70 leaves

To Spain, 4 Mar. 1853-30 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 215
Extent: 130 leaves

From Spain, 25 Feb. 1853-25 Feb. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 216
Extent: 135 leaves

To Sweden - From Sweden, 22 Feb.-20 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 217
Extent: 134 leaves

To Switzerland - From Switzerland, 22 Feb.-10 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 218
Extent: 124 leaves

To Turkey, 24 Feb. 1853-31 Dec. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 219
Extent: 146 leaves

From Turkey, 29 Jan. 1853-10 Sept. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 220
Extent: 131 leaves

From Turkey, 10 Sept.-31 Dec. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 221
Extent: 137 leaves

To Tuscany, 7 Mar. 1853-27 Dec. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 222
Extent: 82 leaves

From Tuscany, 15 Feb.-29 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 223
Extent: 133 leaves

To United States, 25 Feb. 1853-28 Dec. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 224
Extent: 157 leaves

From United States, 1 Feb.-26 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 225
Extent: 136 leaves

To Wurttemberg - From Wurttemberg, 22 Feb.-30 Dec. 1853
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 226
Extent: 133 leaves

A.5.4   Papers, printed for the use of the Foreign Office, 1848-58

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 246-278

Note: The dates in brackets at the end of the entries are those on which the documents were printed.

Correspondence respecting the Mosquito Territory, part I, 1848 (11 June 1855)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 246

Correspondence respecting the Mosquito Territory, part III, 1849-54 (25 Sept. 1854)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 247

Correspondence respecting the negotiation of a Commercial convention with France, 1849-55 (6 May 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 248

Correspondence respecting the claims of British subjects on the Government of Venezuela, 1850 (June 1853)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 249

Correspondence respecting the Rights and Privileges of the Latin and Greek churches in Turkey: part I, 20 May 1850-25 June 1853 (30 June 1853)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 250

Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part II, 25 June-15 Sept. 1853 (30 Sept. 1853)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 251

Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part III, 13 Sept. 1853-24 Jan. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 252

Scope and Content:

(Originally 13 Sept.-11 Oct. 1853, printed 12 Oct. 1853. The remainder was added without a fresh titlepage.)


Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part IV(a), 22 Jan.-27 Mar. 1854
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 253

Scope and Content:

(Originally 22 Jan.-11 Feb. 1854, printed 22 Feb. 1854. The remainder was added without a fresh titlepage.)


Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part IV, 24 Mar.-8 Aug. 1854 (31 Jan. 1855)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 254

Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part V, 5 Aug.-30 Dec. 1854 (31 Jan. 1855)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 255

Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part VI(a), 8 Dec. 1854-26 June 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 256

Scope and Content:

(Originally 18 Dec. 1854-17 Feb. 1855, printed 21 Feb. 1855)


Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 250 above: part VIII, 14 Nov. 1855-8 Mar. 1856 (30 July 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 257

Correspondence respecting Christian Privileges in Turkey, 1851-6 (1 Apr. 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 258

Papers relating to Persia, 1851-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 259

Scope and Content:
  • Correspondence relative to the Engagement with Persia respecting Herat, 22 July 1851-7 May 1853 (2 Jan. 1857) [Another copy in c.274, fol. 113.]
  • Papers relative to the withdrawal of Her Majesty's Mission from Tehran, 2 Sept. 1854-25 Dec. 1855 (21 Feb. 1856)
  • Papers relative to the affairs of Persia, 4 Jan.-21 Dec. 1856 (23 Dec. 1856)

Correspondence respecting the British North American Fisheries, and the Commercial Convention with the United States, 9 June 1852-28 Apr. 1854 (2 May 1854)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 260

Correspondence respecting the relations between Greece and Turkey, part I, 7 Apr. 1853-23 May 1854 (May 20 [sic] 1854)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 261

Correspondence respecting the relations between Greece and Turkey, part II, 16 May 1854-14 July 1854 (5 Oct. 1854)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 262

Papers relative to recruiting in the United States. Parts I and II, 1854-5 (29 Dec. 1855)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 263

Printed papers, 1855-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 264

Scope and Content:
  • Another copy of papers relative to recruiting in the United States, parts I and II (as MS. Clar. dep. c. 263 above) containing also part III, Nov. 1855-Apr. 1856 (12 Apr. 1856)
  • Correspondence from the Queen's Advocate, 16 Apr. 1856 (17 Apr. 1856)
  • Correspondence from the Earl of Clarendon to Mr. Dallas, 30 Apr. 1856 (30 Apr. 1856)
  • List of offers to join Her Majesty's Army in the Crimea (15 Apr. 1856)

Papers respecting the formation of a Foreign Legion, 22 Nov. 1854-27 Feb. 1855
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 265

Scope and Content:

(Printed at various dates between 16 Dec. 1854 and 17 Feb. 1855)


Papers relative to military affairs in Asiatic Turkey and the defence and capitulation of Kars, 1854-1856 (19 Jan. 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 266

The Vienna Conference, 1855 (3 May 1855)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 267

Correspondence relating to the affair of Naples, Jan.-Nov. 1856 (27 Dec. 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 268

Correspondence relative to the Sound Dues, 1855-6 (5 June 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 269

Papers relative to the Affairs of Neuchâtel, Sept.-Dec. 1856 (10 Jan 1857)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 270

Scope and Content:

Part II, 29 Dec. 1856-12 Mar. 1857 (Mar. 1857), is bound in c.274, fol. 270.


Correspondence relative to the Execution of the Treaty of Paris: part I, Apr.-Oct. 1856 (8 Nov. 1856)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 271

Correspondence as MS. Clar. dep. c. 271 above: parts II-V
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 272

Scope and Content:
  • Part II, Oct.-Nov. 1856 (6 Dec. 1856)
  • Part III, Nov.-Dec. 1856 (11 Dec. 1856)
  • Part IV, Nov. 1856-Jan. 1857 (21 Jan. 1856)
  • Part V, Dec. 1856-Jan. 1857 (21 Mar. 1857)

Another copy of Parts I-V bound in one volume
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 273

Various printed papers, 1853-8
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 274

Scope and Content:
  • West Africa, 1857
  • Organization of the Austrian Military Frontier (21 Mar. 1857)
  • Papers relating to the Proceedings of Her Majesty's Naval Forces at Canton, Oct.-Dec. 1856 (5 Jan. 1857)
  • Letter from Count Reventlow-Criminil, 3 Aug. 1857
  • Correspondence relative to the Engagement with Persia respecting Herat, 22 July 1851-7 May 1853 (2 Jan. 1857) [Another copy in c.259, fol. 1]
  • Draft of proposed Political Treaty between Her Majesty the Queen and the Shah of Persia (17 Jan. 1857)
  • Papers relative to the Affairs of Persia, Part II, Dec. 1856-Jan. 1857 (24 Jan. 1857)
  • Papers relating to the Negotiations with Ferook Khan at Paris, 26 Jan. 1857-1 Mar. 1857 (4 Mar. 1857)
  • W. Spottiswoode [Letter on travels in Russia], 20 Dec. 1856 (21 Jan. 1857)
  • Brig.-Gen. Mansfield, letter on Poland, 21 Mar. 1857 (1 Apr. 1857)
  • Turco-Russian Frontier in Asia, 16 Nov. 1857 (17 Dec. 1857)
  • Sardinia, 1 Jan. 1858 (1 Feb. 1858)

Various printed papers, 1856-8
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 275

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1 Correspondence concerning Ferrukh Khan, 3 Nov 1856-19 Dec. 1856 (21 Feb. 1857)
  • (fol. 15 Letter from Consul Brant and his memorandum (3rd part) on Reform in Turkey, 14 Feb. 1857 (5 Mar. 1857)
  • (fol. 19 Memorandum respecting the Danubian Commission under the Treaty of 30 Mar. 1856 (23 Apr. 1857)
  • (fol. 24 Correspondence relative to the Conference at Bucharest, 7-30 June 1857 (1 July 1857), with manuscript corrections in no. 12
  • (fol. 37 Acte de Navigation du Danube (14 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 42 Memorandum on the claims put forward by Austria to restrict Turkey in the free use of those portions of her Territory which abut upon the Adriatic (30 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 46 Papers relative to the Proceedings of the Danubian Principalities commission, Mar.-Oct. 1857, Part I (9 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 172 Part II, Oct.-Nov. 1857 (20 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 213 Letter from Sir H. Bulwer and his project of Report on the Danubian Principalities, 6 Feb. 1858 (19 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 218 Navigation of the Danube, 28 Jan. 1858 (8 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 230 Papers relative to the Proceedings of the Danubian Principalities Commission, part III, Nov. 1857-Feb. 1858 (25 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 312 Draft of a Convention on maritime law between Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, Russia, Sardinia and Turkey, followed by the Declaration, 24 Feb. 1857
  • (fol. 317 International Maritime Law. 28 July-31 Oct. 1856. Boundaries between British Guiana and Venezuela, 26 Nov. 1857 and 24 Nov. 1857. Memorandum of British Guiana and Venezuelan Guiana, Oct. 1857 (28 Oct. 1857)

Papers on the Indian Mutiny, printed solely for the use of the Cabinet
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 276

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Papers received in the Military Department, 16 Oct. 1857 (23 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 26) Abstract of Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, 14 Aug. 1857 (24 Aug. 1857)
  • (fol. 42) Abstract of Secret Letters received, by way of Marseilles, 29 Aug. 1857 (4 Sept. 1857) The Governor-General of India in Council to the Court of Directors of the East India Company, 21 July 1857 (4 Sept. 1856)
  • (fol. 59) Papers received in the Military Department, 19 Sept. 1857, 20-30 July 1857 (26 Sept. 1857)
  • (fol. 64) Correspondence between the India Board and the Court of Directors, relative to the taking up of ships without stating reasons, 24 July-17 Sept. 1857 (23 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 67) Abstract of Secret letters received by way of Marseilles, 19 Sept. 1857. From Bengal, 8-13 Aug. 1857 (21 Sept. 1857)
  • (fol. 81) 1 Oct. 1857, From Calcutta, 22 Aug. 1857 (2 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 86) Letter from the Governor-General of India in Council and the first narrative of the events that occurred in the Lower Provinces, 22 Aug. 1857 (10 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 91) Narrative drawn up in the Military department, 23 Aug. 1857 (12 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 106) Correspondence between the President and the Chairs, as to the Egypt Route for Troops, 31 Aug.-1 Oct. 1857 (23 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 110) Abstract of secret letters received via Marseilles, 16 Oct. 1857, from the Governor-General of India in Council, 8 Sept. 1857 (19 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 114) From Bombay (19 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 126) The Court of Directors of the East India Company to the Governor-General of India in Council, 10 Sept. 1857 (11 Sept. 1857)
  • (fol. 128) Abstract of Secret despatches received 28 Oct. 1857 from the Governor-General in Council, 22 Sept. 1857 (31 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 138) Papers received in the Military Department, 28 Oct. 1857. 24 Sept. 1857 (3 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 160) Two telegrams, 17 Oct. and 8 Oct. 1857.
  • (fol. 162) Draft of a Despatch to India, in the Military Department, P.C., 761 (11 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 164) Abstract of secret letters, received 14 Nov. 1857, from Calcutta, 8 Oct. 1857 (16 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 167) Bombay Narrative, sent to the Secret Committee, and received 16 Oct. 1857 (16 Oct. 1857)
  • (fol. 168) Abstract of secret letters, received 14 Nov. 1857, from Bombay, 17 Oct. 1857 (16 and 20 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 177) Received 28 Nov. from Calcutta, 22 Oct. 1857 (2 Dec. 1857)
  • (fol. 182) Received 28 Nov. from Bombay, 31 Oct. 1857 (2 Dec. 1857)
  • (fol. 190) Received 9 Dec. from the Governor-General of India in Council, 31 Oct. 1857 (10 Dec. 1857)
  • (fol. 194) Narrative of Events, dated 9 Nov. 1857 (15 Dec. 1857)
  • (fol. 196) Memorandum by Mr. Vernon Smith (21 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 202) Letters on the engagement of troop ships (26 Nov. 1857)
  • (fol. 206) Abstract of secret letters, received from Calcutta 31 Dec. 1857 (1 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 213) From Bombay, received 28 Dec. 1857 (30 Dec. 1857)
  • (fol. 218) From Governor-General of India in Council, received 12 Jan. 1858 (14 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 226) From Bombay, received 12 Jan. 1858 (14 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 229) From Bombay, received 19 Jan. 1858. Written 24 Dec. 1857 (20 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 231) Extracts from a private journal kept by a resident in Calcutta (23 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 251) Abstract of Secret letters, received by way of Marseilles, 28 Jan. 1858 (30 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 258) Received 3 Feb. 1858, from Bombay (5 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 263) Correspondence concerning government of India, 31 Dec. 1857 (6 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 273) Notes on certain passages in [G.B. Malleson] The Mutiny of the Bengal Army. An Historical Narrative - By one who has served under Sir Charles Napier
  • (fol. 277) Abstract of secret letters received 15 Feb. 1858, from the Governor-General of India in Council, 9 Jan. 1858 (17 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 283) The Governor-General of India in Council to the Court of Directors of the East India Company, 9 Jan. 1858 (19 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 290) Draft of a Bill for the better Government of India, 13 Jan. 1858
  • (fol. 298) Memorandum on the financial position of the Indian Government (22 Jan. 1858)
  • (fol. 304) Abstract of secret letters, received 19 Feb. 1858 (22 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 305) Letter from Sir Frederic Rogers to Mr. Secretary Labouchère, 13 Feb. 1855 (15 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 310) Draft of a Bill for the transportation of persons guilty of certain offences in India (24 Feb. 1858)
  • (fol. 311) Papers relating to the Transmission of Troops to India, 7 May 1857-28 Jan. 1858 (5 Feb. 1858)

A.5.5   Parliamentary papers, printed, 1855-7

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 277-8


Correspondence upon the subject of emigration from China, 15 Sept. 1853-16 July 1855. 1854-5 (0.7) xxxix.159
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 277

Various printed papers, 1857
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 278

Scope and Content:
  • (fol. 1) Convention between Her Majesty and the King of the Belgians, enabling their respective Post Offices to make Postal arrangements. Signed at Brussels, 8 Jan. 1857. 1857 [2155 Sess.1] xviii.1.
  • (fol. 4) Convention between Her Majesty and the Emperor of the French, relative to Communication by post. Signed at Paris, 23 Sept. 1856. 1857 [2158 Sess.1] xviii.19
  • (fol. 15) Protocol for carrying out the provisions of the Treaty of 30 Mar. 1856. Signed at Paris, 6 Jan. 1857. 1857 [2156 Sess.1] xviii.145
  • (fol. 21) Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation, between Her Majesty and the Republic of Honduras, with an additional article thereunto annexed. Signed at London, 27 Aug. 1856. 1857 [2271 Sess.2] xliii.239
  • (fol. 29) Convention of Commerce and Navigation between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Morocco. Signed in the English and Arabic languages at Tangier, 9 Dec. 1856. 1857 [2191 Sess.1] xviii.43
  • (fol. 34) General treaty between Her Majesty and the Sultan of Morocco. Signed in the English and Arabic languages, at Tangier, 9 Dec. 1856. 1857 [2190 Sess.1] xviii.53
  • (fol. 41) Treaty between Her Majesty, the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of the French, the King of Prussia, the Emperor of Russia, and the Swiss Confederation relative to Neuchâtel. Signed at Paris, 26 May 1857. 1857 [2222 Sess.2] xviii.231
  • (fol. 45) Convention between Her Majesty and the Emperor of the French relative to the rights of fishery on the coast of Newfoundland and the neighbouring coasts. Signed at London, 14 Jan. 1857. 1857 [2157 Sess.1] xviii.7
  • (fol. 51) Convention between Her Majesty and the Emperor of the French, relative to Portendic and Albreda. Signed at London, 7 Mar. 1857. 1857 [2207 Sess.2] xviii.547
  • (fol. 54) Treaty of peace between Her Majesty and the Shah of Persia. Signed at Paris, 4 Mar. 1857. 1857 [2218 Sess.2] xliii.503.
  • (fol. 59) Treaty of friendship and commerce between Her Majesty and the Kings of Siam. Signed at Bangkok, 18 Apr. 1855. With an agreement supplementary thereto. Signed at Bangkok, 13 May 1856. 1857 [2159 Sess.1] xviii.117
  • (fol. 73) Report from Her Majesty's Minister at the Court of Denmark, on the negotiation for the Redemption of the Sound Dues. 1857 [2209 Sess.2] xliii.513
  • (fol. 78) Treaty, protocol and convention, for the Redemption of the Sound Dues. Signed at Copenhagen, 14 Mar. 1857. 1857 [2208 Sess.2] xliii.523

MSS. Clar. dep. c. 279-c. 325 vacant

A.5.6   Correspondence of 4th Earl as Foreign Secretary, 1868-70

A.5.6.a   Ambassadors and Ministers: Private letters out (foreign), 1868-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 148-9, c. 474-6


Clarendon to Richard, 1st Earl Lyons (Paris), Dec. 1868-May 1869
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 148
Extent: iii + 281 leaves

Clarendon to Lord Lyons (Paris), June-Nov. 1869
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 149
Extent: iii + 311 leaves

Clarendon to Loftus (Berlin), Bloomfield (Vienna) and Lord Lyons (Paris), 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 474/1-2

Scope and Content:
  • (c. 474/1) 1. To Loftus, 16 Dec. 1868-22 June 1870
  • (c. 474/2) 2. To Bloomfield, 22 Dec. 1868-1 June 1870
  • (c. 474/2) 3. To Lord Lyons, 1 Jan.-22 June 1870

Clarendon to Madrid, Brussels, St. Petersberg, Rome, Florence and Athens, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 475

Scope and Content:
  • To Sir J. Crampton and Layard (Madrid), 1868-70
  • To Lumley (Brussels), 1869-70
  • To Sir A. Buchanan (St. Petersberg), 1868-70
  • To Odo Russell (Rome), 1868-70
  • To Sir A. Paget (Florence), 1868-70
  • To Erskine (Athens), 1868-70

Clarendon to Munich, Lisbon, Washington, Copenhagen, Constantinople, and miscellaneous, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 476

Scope and Content:
  • (1) To Sir H. Howard (Munich), 1868-70
  • (2) To Sir C. Murray (Lisbon), Jan.-Feb. 1869
  • (3) To Thornton (Washington), 1868-70
  • (4) To Sir C. Wyke (Copenhagen), June-Oct. 1869
  • (5) To Sir H. Elliot (Constantinople), 1868-70
  • Miscellaneous, including
    • To Bonar (Berne), 23 Apr. 1870
    • To Morier (Darmstadt), 13 Oct. 1869 and 4 May 1870
    • To Gordon (Stuttgart), 23 Mar. 1870
    • To Admiral Harris (The Hague), 21 July, 8 Sept., 21 Oct. 1869
    • To Lord Howden, 15 May 1869
    • To Jerringham (Stockholm), 18 Jan.(?) 1869
    • Hammond to Bunch (Bogota), 17 June 1870
    • To Johnson, 17 Dec. 1868, 31 July 1869
    • To Col. Stanton, 3 June 1870
    • To Sir S. Baker, 23 Apr. 1869
    • To Motley, 11 June 1869 (Draft?)

A.5.6.b   Ambassadors and Ministers: Private letters in (foreign), 1868-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 146-7, c. 477-96


Paris, from Lord Lyons, Dec. 1868-Apr. 1869
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 146
Extent: iii + 348 leaves

Paris, from Lord Lyons, May-Dec. 1869
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 147
Extent: iii + 291 leaves

Paris, from Lord Lyons, Jan.-June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 477

Berlin, from Loftus, 12 Dec. 1868-18 June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 478

Vienna, from Bloomfield, 18 Dec. 1868-26 May 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 479

Washington, from Thornton, 22 Dec. 1868-28 Dec. 1869
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 480

Washington, from Thornton, 4 Jan.-7 June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 481

St. Petersberg, from Buchanan, 16 Dec. 1868-8 June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 482

Constantinople, from Elliot (and others), 17 Dec. 1868-8 June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 483

The Hague and Athens (a) from Harris, 1868-70; (b) from Erskine, 1869-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 484

Brussels, from Lumley, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 485

Madrid, from ffrench, Crampton and Layard, 1869-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 486

Rome, from Odo Russell, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 487

Florence, from Paget, 19 Dec. 1868-12 June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 488

Germany, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 489

Scope and Content:
  • from Gordon (Stuttgart), 5 May 1869-17 May 1870
  • from Howard (Munich), Dec. 1868-May 1870
  • from Morier (Darmstadt and Carlsbad), Oct. 1869-Apr. 1870
  • from Burnley (Dresden), 24 Dec. 1869

Various, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 490

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1
    • (1) Peking (Sir Rutherford Alcock), 27 Feb. 1869
    • (2) Yedo (Sir Harry Parkes), Despatch No. 137, 20 June 1869
    • (3) Gibraltar (Sir John Hay), 22 Jan. 1870
    • (4) Tangier (Sir John Hay), 22 Dec. 1869
    • (5) Bogota (Bunch), 25 Apr. 1870, 11 Sept. 1869
    • (6) Quito (Hamilton), 30 Apr. 1869, 18 May 1870
    • (7) Worrelle to Doyle (New York), 15 Jan. 1869
  • Folder 2
    • (8) from Baron Hochschild, 1869
    • (9) Stockholm (Jerringham), 1869
    • (10) Berne (Bonar), 1869
  • Folder 3
    • (11) Rio (Mathew), 1869
    • (12) Copenhagen (Wyke), 1868-70
    • (13) Lisbon (Murray), 1868-70

Austria, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 491

Scope and Content:
  • from Apponyi, Jan. 1869-Apr. 1870
  • from Bonar (Vienna), 1868
  • from Lytton (Vienna), 1869
  • Apponyi papers, 1868
  • Miscellaneous, 1868-70

U.S.A. 'Alabama' and other papers, 1859-1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 492

U.S.A. Embassy in London. To Clarendon, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 493

Prussia, Italy and Belgium. Miscellaneous papers, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 494

Turkey, from Musurus Pacha, 10 Mar. 1869-10 Jan. 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 495

Miscellaneous, 1865-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 496

Scope and Content:
  • From Lord Carnavon (Greek massacres), Apr.-May 1870, and other letters concerning Greece, 1869-70
  • Mexican Papers, 1865-6
  • Clarendon to Lord Russell, 1868-70
  • Miscellaneous correspondence concerning Russia, 1868-70
  • Miscellaneous correspondence concerning Spain, 1868-70
  • From Lord Cowley, 1868-9
  • From Lord Shaftesbury, 1868-70
  • From Delane and Henry Reeve, 1868-70 (For Reeve, other dates, see c.534, c.535.)

A.5.6.c   Cabinet In. Private letters, 1868-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 497-501


Cabinet from Gladstone, Dec. 1868-June 1869
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 497
Note: (see also c.523).

Cabinet from Gladstone, July 1869-June 1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 498

Cabinet, 1868-1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 499

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1 Treasury, from Lowe
  • Folder 2 Home Office, from Bruce
  • Folder 3 Lord President of Council, from Earl de Grey
  • Folder 4 Post Office, from Lord Hartington
  • Folder 5 Lord Privy Seal, from Lord Kimberley.
  • Folder 6 Board of Trade, from Bright and Sir L. Mallet.
  • Folder 7 Admiralty, from Childers

Cabinet, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 500

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1 Colonial Office, from Granville
  • Folder 2 War Office, from Cardwell
  • Folder 3 India Office, from Duke of Argyll
  • Folder 4 Poor Law Board, from Goschen
  • Folder 5 Ireland, Office of Works, Board of Trade, Treasury and Privy Council Office

A.5.6.d   Cabinet Out. Clarendon to Gladstone, 1869-70

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 501


Clarendon to Gladstone (Drafts), 1869-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 501

A.5.6.e   Staff and Office Papers, 1867-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 502-7


Packet of telegrams, memoranda etc., 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 502

Hammond to Clarendon, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 503

Otway to Clarendon, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 504

Staff correspondence, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 505

Scope and Content:

Various: from Hammond, Abbott, Spring Rice etc., and to Hammond and Otway.


Miscellaneous Foreign Office and Cabinet Printed papers, 1867-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 506

Scope and Content:
  • Current papers etc., relating to abolition of F.O. Agencies, 1867-8
  • Relations between Turkey and Egypt, 1869
  • Draft Convention: outstanding claims between U.K. and U.S.A., 1868
  • Reforms desirable in Turkish administration
  • Proposed transfer to Fr. Société de l'Est of Belgian Grand Luxemburg and Liège-Limburg Railways, 1869
  • Questions by F.O. on land tenure in Europe, 1869
  • Miscellaneous
  • Select Committee on the Diplomatic and Consular Services, 1870
  • Spanish and Portuguese debts arising from Peninsular War. Question reviewed in 1870.

Miscellaneous printed Cabinet and Departmental papers, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 507

A.5.6.f   Royalty and Court, 1862-70

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 508-9


Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge, 1868-70, correspondence with Clarendon
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 508

Court, 1862-1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 509

Scope and Content:
  • General Grey to Clarendon, 1868-9
  • Grey and Biddulph to Clarendon, Mar.-Dec. 1869.
  • Ponsonby, Grey and Biddulph to Clarendon, Jan.-June 1870
  • Grey and Phipps to Clarendon, 1862-70
  • Clarendon to the Queen

A.5.6.g   Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1868-70

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 510


Miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1868-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 510

Scope and Content:

Folder 1

  • 18 Aug. 1869, Col. Showers to Clarendon. Affairs in China.
  • 18 Mar. 1870, Lord Stanhope to Clarendon. Motley's anger at not being invited to meet the Queen of Holland.
  • 8 Apr. 1870, Clarendon to Stanhope. Sending letter (not here) from Aali Pascha concerning the walls at Constantinople.
  • 9 Apr. 1870, Stanhope to Clarendon. Reply to Clarendon's of 8 Apr.
  • 16 Nov. 1869, Benjamin Rush to Clarendon. Pride in honour done by England to Mr. Peabody's remains.
  • 6 Mar. 1869, Lord St. Leonards to Clarendon, sending letter in The Times signed 'SL' (not here) vindicating British neutrality in American war
  • Undated, note by St. Leonards about the above letter in The Times and the contents of the letter
  • 26 Nov. 1869, Mr. Hamilton to Clarendon. Irish land.
  • 17 May 1870, two letters Jacob Bright to Clarendon. Interview for Mr. Bigelow (concerning U.S.A.).
  • 18 May 1870, Lord Chichester to Clarendon. Christian Conference in New York.
  • Oct.-Nov. 1869, Sir J. Dombrain to Clarendon. Irish land and Irish affairs.
  • 15 Nov. 1869, Mr. W. Butt to Clarendon. Railway construction in India.
  • 20 Nov. 1869, minute by Clarendon concerning Butt's letter
  • 19 Apr. 1870, Mr. Montague Bernard to Clarendon. Thanks for appreciation of his book.
  • 19 June 1870, Mr. Montague Bernard to Clarendon. Concerning criticisms of his book in the 'Nation' (dated All Souls).
  • 21 Apr. 1870, Lord Athlumney to Clarendon. Prospects of Land Bill.
  • 6 June 1870, Dean Warburton to Clarendon. Public feeling in Ireland concerning Land Bill - and Warburton thinks Gladstone should recognise his services.
  • 12 Oct. 1869, Dean Warburton to Clarendon. State of Ireland.
  • 8 Apr. 1870, Mr. Hepworth Dixon to Clarendon: seeks permission to send copy of 'Free Russia' to Emperor via Sir A. Buchanan
  • 28 Dec. 1868, Lord Denbigh to Clarendon: the Cretan rebellion
  • 10 July 1869, Sr. Ballesteros to Clarendon, see below
  • 18 June 1869, Mr. A. Kinnaird to Clarendon. Concerning interview for Ballesteros to give information about Spain.
  • 19 June 1869, Dr. Rule to Clarendon: interview for Ballesteros
  • 8 Mar. 1870, Clarendon to Mr. Headlam. Copy. Inexpedient at present to send Sir L. Mallet or anyone else to attend Committee of Enquiry in Paris.
  • 18 Apr. 1870, Mr. W.V. Harcourt to Clarendon. Praise of Montague Bernard's book.
  • 22 Apr. 1870, Mr. W.V. Harcourt to Clarendon. Naturalisation Bill.
  • 11 June 1869, Sir Francis Head to Clarendon. Offers to substantiate statements he made in The Times (concerning American/Canadian disputes). [Head administered Govt. of the Upper Province (Canada) 1837-8.]
  • 23 June 1869, ditto.
  • 11 May 1870, extract from letter by Dr. Henry. Medical Examination of students.
  • 11 May 1870, Dr. Henry to Clarendon. Suggestion concerning Medical Bill.
  • 18 Dec. 1868, Mr. Hughes MP to Clarendon. Danger of concession of Telegraph Monopoly in Egypt.
  • 12 Nov. 1869, Clarendon to Mr. Ward Hunt (Copy). Government cannot recommend Ferry Boat scheme to French government
  • 24 Oct. 1869, Laicus to Clarendon. Irish land bill.
  • 19 Feb. 1869, La Monet to Clarendon. Wants Thornton's good offices to counteract intrigues against his Cable Company.
  • 28 Mar. 1869, La Monet to Clarendon. Thanks for Thornton's actions respecting French Cable Company.
  • 22 Dec. 1869, Lord Milton to Clarendon. San Juan Water Boundary (between Canada and U.S.A.).
  • July 1868, Livingstone to Clarendon. From Central Africa. [Printed at F.O., 8 Nov. 1869.]
  • 9 Dec. 1868, Sir R. Murchison to Clarendon. Zanzibar envoys want to be presented to the Queen.
  • 20 Dec. 1868, ditto, enclosing General Rigby's account of Queen's reception of the Zanzibar envoys
  • 2 Nov. 1869, ditto, enquiring whether any despatches received at F.O. from Livingstone
  • 10 Nov. 1869, ditto. Central Africa.
  • 14 Mar. 1870, ditto. Livingstone.
  • 14 Mar. 1870, ditto. News of spread of cholera from Zanzibar towards Livingstone's position.
  • 27 Mar. 1870, ditto. Dr. Livingstone in need of men, money and stores.
  • 19 May 1870, Clarendon to Sir R. Murchison concerning supplies and money for Dr. Livingstone.

(Several of the above have ACTION minutes on them by Clarendon and his officials, and in most cases they have the F.O. resumé on the back.)

Folder 2

  • 17 Nov. 1868, Lytton to Clarendon. Crampton's impending resignation.
  • 13 Apr. 1869, Leopold March to Clarendon. Enclosing translation of pamphlet in favour of Montpensier's claims to the Spanish crown.
  • 6 May 1870, draft of a Bill 'To amend the Law relating to procedure at Parliamentary elections, and for other purposes.' (PRINTED)
  • 5 Mar. 1870, memorandum by Portuguese Legation on changes in the Alcoholic Test (which seemed to favour France at expense of Portugal).
  • 30 Oct. 1869, article in 'Economist' on Refunding of American Debts
  • 14 Feb. 1870, Public Schools Commission. The new Statute for Harrow.
  • 3 Mar. 1870, obituary of Mr. Anson Burlingame (the American diplomatist) in the 'Cosmopolitan' (of 3 Mar. 1870)

MSS. Clar. dep. c. 511-c.519 vacant

A.6   General correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1777-1870

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 520-561

A.6.1   General correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Lord Clarendon, 1777-1870


Charles Greville to Clarendon, 1832-61 (some undated)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 520

Charles Greville to Clarendon, 1847-8
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 521

Charles Greville to Clarendon, 1849-51
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 522

Gladstone to Clarendon, 1859-68, and Lord John Russell to Clarendon, 1840-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 523

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1. Gladstone to Clarendon, 1859, 1864, 1866-8. For subsequent correspondence, 1868-70, see c. 497, c. 498.
  • Folder 2. Lord John Russell to Clarendon, 1840-1, 1844, 1846, 1852-3, 1864, 1866, 1868-70. For Russell 1847-52, see Clar. dep. Irish boxes 43-4. For Russell 1847, 1854, 1858-65, see MS. Clar. dep. c. 104

Palmerston to Clarendon, 1839, 1841-4, 1846-8, 1858-9
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 524

Various correspondents to Clarendon, 1834-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 525

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1 Melbourne, 1834, 1839-44, 1840-52
  • Folder 2 Stafford Northcote (Board of Trade), 1846
  • Folder 3 Aberdeen, 1845, 1852, 1858, 1859-60
  • Folder 4 Londonderry, 1852-3
  • Folder 5 vacant
  • Folder 6 Derby (also as Stanley, 1848), 1862-7 (and one Clarendon to Derby, 23 Feb. 1858 (copy)).
  • Folder 7 Stanley, 1866-9
  • Folder 8 Bulwer, 1846-47, 1840-1, 1869
  • Folder 9 Various.
    • Correspondence with Bowring, 1842 and 1869
    • Lord Holland, 1842 (sale of pictures)
    • Lord Brougham, 1842-52 (see also c. 543)
    • Lord Lifford, 1867
    • Henry Reeve. For Reeve, 1868-70, see c. 496 (8)
    • Clarendon concerning Corn Laws, 1844

Henry Southern to Clarendon, 1839-40
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 526/1-2

Scope and Content:
  • (c. 526/1) Folder 1 1839
  • (c. 526/2) Folder 2 1840

Henry Southern to Clarendon, 1840-4
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 527/1-2

Scope and Content:
  • (c. 527/1) 1840-2
  • (c. 527/2) 1843-4

Henry Southern to Clarendon, 1845-51
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 528

Scope and Content:

Also to Mrs. Villiers, 1850-1 (some in disorder). Also a packet Southern to George Villiers, 1835.


Hervey to Clarendon, 1839 (one incomplete) and 1845-7
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 529/1-2

Scope and Content:

Each year in separate folder. For memorandum by Hervey, see c. 466.

  • (c. 529/1) 1839, 1845-6
  • (c. 529/2) 1847

Sir George Cornewall Lewis to Clarendon, 1847-52
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 530

Sir George Cornewall Lewis to Clarendon, 1858-63
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 531

Scope and Content:

(And three others, 1843, 1845, 1846). (Several in this box undated or incomplete.)


Clarendon to Sir George Cornewall Lewis (originals)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 532

Scope and Content:
  • 1841 and 1845-9
  • 1850-1
  • 1852-5

Clarendon to Sir George Cornewall Lewis (originals)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 533

Scope and Content:
  • 1856-60
  • 1861-3
  • Undated

Clarendon to Henry Reeve (originals)
Shelfmark: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 534-5
Extent: 555, 481 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • 1843-9
  • 1849-52
  • 1853-5
  • 1856-69

Cowley to Clarendon, 1858-66 (and one in 1869)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 536

Marliani to Clarendon, c.1839-68 (in French)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 537

Clarendon to Marliani, c.1837-57 (in French, originals)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 538

Francis Russell, 7th Duke of Bedford, to Clarendon, c.1845-61
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 539
Note: (See also Ireland.)

Lord Howden to Clarendon, c.1840-1870
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 540

Scope and Content:

Chiefly in the 1860s.


Clarendon to Lord Howard de Walden (private letters -- originals), 1833-9 and 1850-66
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 541
Note: (see also c. 465)

Prussian Coronation Mission, 1861
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 542

Scope and Content:

Correspondence with Lord Russell, Count Bernstorf, Lord Bloomfield (Vienna) etc.


Brougham to Clarendon, c.1846-58
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 543
Note: (See also c. 525.)

Miscellaneous Command, Foreign office and other official papers, c.1847-9
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 549

Scope and Content:
  • Cmd. Paper (not published), New Zealand affairs in 1848.
  • Memorandum addressed to Palmerston by J.S. Stoddart (British Consul at Alexandria), Feb. 1847, on Egypt and British interests in the Mediterranean. (Printed as a Confidential F.O. paper.)
  • Confidential memorandum on the Army by Lord Grey. (Printed by F.O., Nov. 1846.)
  • Report by Consul Abbott to Palmerston on his journey to the coast of the Caspian Sea in 1847/48, dated Apr. 1848. (Printed)
  • Report to Palmerston by Consul Green on the commerce and agriculture of Greece, dated 22 Jan. 1847. (Printed)
  • Printed correspondence of Palmerston and others with M. Isturiz, 1848
  • General Thomond O'Brien to Clarendon and Henry Southern to O'Brien concerning Irish emigration to South America, 1848
  • Notes sur les droites de la Maison de Gonzaga, addressed by His Most Serene Highness Prince Joseph-Louis de Gonzaga to the Emperor Joseph II in 1784; communicated to Francis II, 1817 and 1818, to Castlereagh in 1815, Metternich and Talleyrand (concerning Italy) with covering letter dated 7 Feb. 1849, Duke of Mentone to Clarendon
  • Copy of despatch, Palmerston to John F. Crampton (Chargé d'Affaires at Washington), dated 4 Aug. 1848, sent to Home Office 7 Sept. 1848, being a protest against U.S. aid to Irish rebels.
  • Confidential Printed (F.O.?) Paper on 'Maritime Power of France.' by Le Comte Louis de Villeneuve, ancien Capitaine de Vaiseau. Attached to the printed paper is a MS. note as follows: 'Secret. This paper was brought to Lord Normanby by the Person who had been employed to copy it for the author. Lord Normanby understood that it was submitted to the late French Government and that the present chiefs of the Admiralty Dept. are inclined to receive it, and that the author (an old Naval Officer) has been summoned to Paris to consult with them. F.O. June 17 1848.'
  • 1849. Lettre addressé à M. Tannegoy Duchatel, par quatre cents electeurs des sept cantons de l'arrondissement de Jonzaz - and the reply. (Printed)
  • Letter (translated from Italian to French) from Palerme, 11 Jan. 1849 (The Minister of Foreign Affairs to Baron Gridani, Chargé d'affaires at Paris)
  • 1848. Correspondence concerning transit of mails from Singapore and Sydney
  • Abstract of conversation between Napoleon I and the Batavian Ambassador at a time when Napoleon contemplated the invasion of England. (Printed (F.O.?) paper.)
  • Mr. Wilson to Clarendon, 28 Apr. 1848
  • Mr. O'Lacy to Clarendon (?) from Bogota, 13 Jan. 1847

J. Kennedy (Secretary of the Legation, Naples) to Clarendon, 1839-40
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 550

Mont de Piété papers, c.1777-1837 (Printed)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 551

Scope and Content:

(May have been collected by Clarendon as a guide to possible charitable schemes in Ireland.)


Congratulatory letters to Clarendon on his speech in the House of Lords, 1839
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 552

Miscellaneous family and private letters, 1826 and 1833 and 1855-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 554

Miscellaneous papers, including drafts, letters, and memoranda, 1840-65, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 555

Scope and Content:
  • (1) Undated article: history of European Trade with China 9th-19th century. (ln Clarendon's hand, apparently a draft)
  • (2) Undated (probably 1865) letter, Clarendon to the Queen concerning prospect of war with Prussia (Danish crisis). (In Clarendon's hand, draft.)
  • (3) Undated letter/memorandum? concerning British subjects involved in disputes with countries at war with each other but not at war with Britain. If British subjects intervene, in defiance of Queen's proclamations, they do so at their own peril. British neutrality cannot be compromised on their account. -- The case of the ships 'Cyclone' and 'Tornado' and Spanish government. (In Clarendon's hand, draft.)
  • (4) Notes by Clarendon on some paintings in his possession [withdrawn 1962]
  • (5) Two memoranda (undated) MS. (not Clarendon's hand):
    • 'On the theory of Reciprocity in trade.'
    • 'On the theory that you may encourage imports without limit with a certainty of being able to provide for them by corresponding exports.'
  • (6) 26 May 1840, memorandum: Opium trade -- export of opium from India to China, difficulties of changing the system, moral and commercial implications. (In Clarendon's hand, draft?)
  • (7) Notes (some by Clarendon) on the situation confronting Lord John Russell upon the resignation of Sir Robert Peel (1845?): should he form a Government? should he dissolve Parliament? would he win an election on the Corn Law issue?
  • (8) Undated letter, Clarendon to ? giving advice on question of ? 's marriage to 'B' (draft in Clarendon's hand)
  • (9) Speech at Mansion House (?) by Clarendon, responding to his health (text in Clarendon's hand)
  • (10) Undated letter to The Times (?) concerning retrenchment: economies have been made. False economies in salaries to officials will result in correption as on continent. Repeal of Corn Laws would save millions. This is the remedy. (In Clarendon's hand, draft).
  • (11) Memorandum (or speech?), undated, Italian affairs: 'The policy of the Piedmontese Govt... may be summed up in 3 words... audacious unscrupulous & successful.' (Draft in Clarendon's hand)
  • (12) Memorandum (draft of letter?), undated. Italian affairs and the recent aggrandisement of Piedmont. (Draft in Clarendon's hand)
  • (13) Note (in Clarendon's hand) on British law of Navigation. Act of Parl. Geo. IV
  • (14) Note (in Clarendon's hand) on Spanish law of Navigation
  • (15) Undated memorandum in Clarendon's hand on Seminary of Montreal
  • (16) Undated memorandum in Clarendon's hand on Indian (and Afghan) affairs (draft)
  • (17) Draft letter, 31 Aug. 1852, Clarendon to Lord John Russell. Assuring him no intrigue against him but bound to be discontent with him after 6 years as Prime Minister. Some think too much done, others too little; Palmerston, Graham and Cobden have their partisans
  • (18) 16 Mar. 1858, Draft, Clarendon to Queen. Levity in Parliament is most unseemly and frequent changes of government serve only the cause of Democracy 'wh. is quite strong enough.' Dangers of the situation in France (following Orsini plot); Emperor resorting to repression; an adventure in Italy? Lack of responsibility in France
  • (19) Note (undated) by Clarendon concerning an unfortunate love affair between the Queen (Regent of Spain) and the 1st Minister of Spain (obviously while Clarendon was Minister in Madrid)
  • (20) Rough notes by Clarendon on the 'New School' at Oxford, with comments on Pusey and Newman
  • (21) Note by Clarendon on U.S. citizens (Irish) coming to Ireland to stir up rebellion
  • (22) Three letters (drafts), 1846-8. Clarendon to Lushington concerning Ireland and the hopelessness of the situation there
  • (23) Draft letter partly in English and partly in French to Queen? on death of G. Lewis
  • (24) Rough notes by Clarendon on affairs in Italy following Garibaldi's expedition
  • (25) Note by Clarendon concerning the sale of some of his property
  • (26) Memorandum (1869) by Argyll (printed by F.O.) on land tenure in Ireland, with covering note (in MS.) by Clarendon
  • (27) Undated memorandum by Clarendon on the Anglo-French dispute over Tahiti
  • (28) Memorandum in Clarendon's hand, dated Florence, 23 Dec. 1867. The misunderstanding between Italy and France
  • (29) Copy of part of letter, undated, Clarendon to Elgin (presumably), c.1858
  • (30) Undated draft (in Clarendon's hand). Clarendon to King of the Belgians, replying to latter's good wishes on Clarendon's return to office. Probably 1853. Concerning danger of European situation -- The Eastern Question.
  • (31) Undated note in Clarendon's hand of a discussion with the Austrian Ambassador in London? (Colloredo?) on the Eastern Question, Kossuth and Mazzini; complaints from Buol rejected by Clarendon
  • (32) Note on the collection of agricultural statistics in Ireland
  • (33) Part of a letter in Clarendon's hand to ?, [1858]. New Derby Government's attitude to China.
  • (34) Brief notes by Clarendon on Corn Laws and Free Trade
  • (35) Note on ditto
  • (36) Four rough notes in Clarendon's hand

Notes and texts of speeches, etc., in House of Lords
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 556

Notes and texts of speeches, etc., in House of Lords
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 557

Miscellaneous papers, 1839-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 558

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1 Naturalisation Commission, 1868
  • Folder 2 Memorandum on Italian Question, c.1860 (164 pp.), and a despatch, Cowley to Russell, 10 Feb. 1860, on Italian Question
  • Folder 3 Despatches, Lord Cowley to Lord Stanley, 1867
  • Folder 4 Memoranda on Rhenish and other continental railways, with reference to commerce, 1844, by James Henderson
  • Folder 5 The Unencumbered Estates Commission, 1850
  • Folder 6 Irish Municipal Bill, 1839
  • Folder 7 Landlord and Tenant Bill, 1870
  • Folder 8 Various Irish matters, 1870
  • Folder 9 River Niger Expedition, 1861
  • Folder 10 Student Interpreters on China and Japan, 1861

Miscellaneous papers, 1833-69
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 559

Scope and Content:
  • Folder 1 Sir John Bowring to Clarendon, 1855-9 (and one in 1869), mostly written from the Far East
  • Folder 2 miscellaneous Crimean papers as follows (each document listed):
    • 23 Sept. 1853, King Leopold to Clarendon (international situation)
    • 14 July 1858, Lord Elgin to Clarendon from Shanghai
    • Mar. 1856, Count Czartorisky to Clarendon (Polish contingent of Turkish army). (This is endorsed March/56 (by the F.O.); it is undated by the author, but refers to a letter dated 7 Avril).
    • 15 Sept. 1856, Cabinet, Wilson to Clarendon
    • 10 Mar. 1856, Cabinet, Wood to Clarendon
    • 21 Jan. 1856, Lord Howard (Brussels) to Clarendon
    • 14 July 1855, Buchanan (Copenhagen) to Clarendon
    • 12 Jan. 1854, Seymour (St. Petersburg) to Clarendon
    • 3 Apr. and 7 Apr. 1856, Stratford (Constantinople) to Clarendon
  • Folder 3 Miscellaneous papers as follows:
    • 8 Nov. 1858, Malmesbury to Clarendon
    • Panmure to Clarendon, n.d.
    • 31 May 1865, Sir G. Grey to Clarendon
    • 24 Nov. 1860, memorandum of a conversation with Napoleon III on 23 Nov. 1860
    • 22 May 1858, Lord Elgin to Clarendon
    • Copy of Treasury Minute, 10 Dec. 1850
    • 1858, pamphlet, Lettre au Parlement et à la Presse
    • Address by Mr. Frederick Enerman to Lord Granville (seeking employment)
    • 'Extract from 2 letters to Earl Grey (from ?) - concerning reform bill.'
    • Oct. 1860, memorandum on proceedings at Brussels
    • 25 July 1860, copy of letter, Napoleon III to Persigny
    • Alphabetical list of livings in gift of Queen (Duchy of Lancaster)
    • Note of salaries paid to Ministers at Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Copenhagen, and Buenos Aires, and of the house rents payable there
    • 14 Aug. 1865, William Cowper to Clarendon
    • Copy. 12 Nov. 1846, Clarendon to Bulwer
    • 14 Oct. 1846, Bressou (Madrid) to Clarendon?
    • 13 Oct. 1846, Dalmatie (Berlin) to Clarendon?
    • 13 June 1840, James White to Clarendon
    • 30 Dec. 1833, ? to Palmerston (concerning 'brutal autocrat of Russia')
    • June 1859, papers concerning the Euphrates Valley Rly. Co.
    • Note on Guizot's speech in Chamber on 5 Feb.? Sp. marriages
    • Memorandum on School Books (at public expense) with a Catholic bias (Ireland)
  • Folder 4 Miscellaneous papers as follows:
    • 12 Feb. 1859, M.A. Biddulph (Telegraph Engineer, Constantinople) to Clarendon
    • 10 Jan. 1853, Sir Wm. Somerville to Clarendon (more or less complaining about there being no office for him in the new administration.) (Somerville was formerly Chief Secretary in Ireland - See under Ireland.)
    • Jan. 1853, three other letters to Clarendon from his former 'Irish' friends
    • Aug. 1863. Series of official despatches (copies) to Lord Russell, endorsed in pencil 'for Ld. Clarendon' [All relate to the Frankfurt Congress to which Clarendon was being despatched]:
      • 15 Aug. 1863, from Sir Henry Howard (Hanover)
      • 15 Aug. 1863, from Mr. Lowther (Berlin) (No.56)
      • 15 Aug. 1863, from Mr. Lowther (Berlin) (No.59)
      • 15 Aug. 1863, from Lord Cowley (Paris)
      • 13 Aug. 1863, from Lord Bloomfield (Vienna)
    • 15 Sept. 1846, Clarendon to Olazaga (copy), the situation in Spain
    • 5 Nov. 1846, Clarendon to M. Neou (?) (copy), Spanish commercial and financial position
    • 7 Dec. 1856, Sir James Hudson (Turin) to Clarendon.
    • 6 Jan. 1856, Sir James Hudson (Turin) to Clarendon.
    • 6 Jan. 1856 (copy-extract), Count Cavour to Sir James Hudson
  • Folder 5 Private Estate Affairs 1838-1839-1841 (Westmorland to 1850)

Three printed pamphlets, and miscellaneous papers, 1786-1879
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 560

Scope and Content:
  • 1840, printed pamphlet by Hamilton Lindsay (late of East India Co.'s Service in China) entitled Is the War with China a just one?
  • 1837, printed pamphlet: Remarks on the Third Report of the Irish Poor Inquiry Commissioners; drawn up by the desire of the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the purpose of being submitted to His Majesty's Government by George Cornewall Lewis, Esq.
  • 1839, printed pamphlet: Lord Brougham's Speech in Lords, 19 Feb. 1839, moving for Committee of Whole House on Corn Laws
  • 27 Jan. 1842, Clarendon to Viardot (copy or draft in Clarendon's hand)
  • 18 Aug. 1786, William Pitt to Earl of Clarendon
  • Clarendon to Queen of Holland (?) (draft or copy in Clarendon's hand), n.d.
  • Two letters: Colloredo to Clarendon, n.d.
  • Oct. 1838, Charles to George Villiers
  • 20 Apr. 1842, Holland to Clarendon
  • 15 Nov. 1836, Cobden to Poulett-Thomson
  • MS. notes in Clarendon's hand on Kinglake's Crimea, n.d.
  • Titles of the Emperor Alexander I of Russia, n.d.
  • Jan.-Dec. 1852, Lady Clarendon's diary (For Lady Clarendon's diaries, 1840-50, 1854-70, see MSS. Eng. d. 2048, e. 2074-130 in Lady Clarendon's papers)
  • 1867, letters from Leopold March to Clarendon, concerning Spain.
  • 1858, presents to King, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain
  • 1846, Mr. Parkin's application (through Senior) for a place
  • 1861, French claims on Madagascar
  • Dr. Ferguson's request for title of Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen, n.d.
  • Aug. 1851, copies (Lady Clarendon's hand) of letters (2) between Duke of Norfolk and Lord Arundel
  • 18 Jan. 1879, Lytton to Earl of Clarendon (from Calcutta)
  • 10 Jan. ? Henry Reeve to Greville
  • 20 Nov. 1861, Sir R. Peel to Clarendon (from Dublin Castle)
  • 6 Aug. 1852, Lord Grey to Clarendon
  • Dec. 1868, Hayward Joyce to Clarendon (concerning John Lyon's school, Harrow, of which Clarendon was a governor)
  • 6 May 1858, Normanby to Clarendon, enclosing copy of despatch, Normanby (Florence) to Malmesbury (6 May 1858)
  • 11 Oct. 1858, same to same, enclosing copy of 2 despatches, same to same 27 July and 19 July 1858

Bundles of miscellaneous papers labelled by Clarendon, 1838-59
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 561/1-2

Scope and Content:

For the years: 1839 and 1840, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847 (2 bundles), 1849, 1858 and 1859. (The papers do not always correspond to Clarendon's lists which are attached to each packet - having been disturbed by Maxwell - but the lists are a guide.)

  • c.561/1 1839-44
  • c.561/2 1845-59

A microfilm of the 4th Earl's papers in The National Archives (F. O. 361)
Shelfmark: MS. Film 34

A.6.2   Papers of Thomas Hyde Villiers, 1813-32


Papers of Thomas Hyde Villiers, 1813-32, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 548
Extent: 190 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-4) questions on the Income Tax (2 copies), n.d.
  • (fols. 5-8) paper on Peel's resignation from Canning's Government on the Catholic Question, n.d. (wmk 1831)
  • (fols. 9-12) 'Controversy between Mr. Senior & Colonel Torrens respecting the effect of the Corn Laws', n.d. (wmk 1831)
  • (fols. 13-14) record of the number of sittings of the House of Commons, June-Oct. 1831
  • (fols. 15-16) questions concerning the effects of Working Men's Combinations, n.d. (wmk 1830)
  • (fols. 17-18) average prices of grain received at Limerick, 1820, 1825-30
  • (fols. 19-24) letter from -. Smith to T.H. Villiers, on the constitution (number and function of staff) of the Board of Control, 1825
  • (fols. 25-32) letter from T(?) N. Black to T.H. Villiers (Secretary of Board of Control), 1831, on the British failures in cloth trade with Turkey, with enclosures, including samples of French cloth used in Turkey
  • (fols. 33-4) an account of Lord Harrowby's reasons for voting for the Reform Bill at the second reading
  • (fols. 35-42) letter to T.H. Villiers, 1832, enclosing a copy of the Commission from George IV appointing a consul at Algiers, 1827
  • (fols. 43-6) letter from the American Chargé d'Affaires to T.H. Villiers, 1832, on steam navigation for commercial purposes in America
  • (fols. 47-56) address to Magistrates of Lambeth Street Police Office, on the effects of the crimping system on Merchant and Naval seamen (organised theft, prostitution, etc.)., n.d. (wmk 1829)
  • (fols. 57-61) 'Imaginary conversation with a lawyer' (endorsement), a satire, n.d. (wmk 1827)
  • (fols. 62-8) letters, 1828-9, concerning the Anatomy Bill
  • (fols. 69-70) facsimile copy of a letter to John Neilson concerning his evidence on the Lachine Canal, Canada, given before a select committee of the House of Commons upon the State of Civil Government in Canada, 1828, sent to Villiers, 1829
  • (fols. 71-2) opinion on the constitution of Lord Ellenborough's Act, n.d.
  • (fols. 73-4) note on French trade and navigation, n.d. [after Jan. 1826]
  • (fols. 75-6) table of prices of wheat at Marseilles on 1824, n.d. (wmk 1831)
  • (fols. 77-111) abstract of suggestions to the Board of Trade on the Merchant Seamen's Bill, 1828?
  • (fols. 112-14) list of articles on banking (incomprehensible)
  • (fols. 115-22) letter from Nassau Senior to T.H. Villiers, on money, 1831
  • (fols. 123-6) memorandum on the expenses of British and foreign ship building, and wages of crews, n.d. (wmk 1825)
  • (fols. 127-31) letter from Mr. Grellet to T.H. Villiers, 1832, enclosing observations on the passage between the two seas at the Isthmus of Darien
  • (fols. 132-3) two press cuttings
  • (fols. 134-41, 142-65) memorial presented by the British Ambassador (Lord Strangford) to the Court of Brazil, 12 June 1813, with English translation attached
  • (fols. 166-90) letters to Villiers, with some papers, on trade, mainly with Portugal, 1830-1

Charles Villiers to Hyde Villiers
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 553

Scope and Content:

(undated and highly illegible).

B   Correspondence and papers of Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the second creation, 1738-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 327-47

Extent: 21 volumes

Biographical History:

Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the Villiers family (1709-86), was the second son of William Villiers, 2nd Earl of Jersey. He was Envoy (from 1740 Minister) to Poland-Saxony, 1738-42, 1744-6; Minister in Vienna, 1742-3; and Resident Minister in Berlin, February to September 1746.

Villiers was MP for Tamworth, 1747-56. He was created Baron Hyde of Hindon in June 1756, and was made a Privy Councillor in 1763. He was Postmaster-General, and (1771-82) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. In 1776 he was created Earl of Clarendon, and in 1782 was made a count in Prussia. For full details see Dictionary of National Biography.


Scope and Content:

The papers comprise seventeen letter-books, with two volumes of State Tracts, relating to Villiers' diplomatic service, 1738-46. There are a further two letter-books, 1762-86. The correspondence comprises registered copies of Villiers' out-letters, and original letters to him. The out-letter-books, described as 'state letters by Mr Villiers', contain copies of Thomas Villiers' letters mainly to the Secretaries of State of the Northern Department, with many letters to British diplomats, and foreign ministers of state. The in-letter-books comprise original letters from the same officials, described as 'state letters to Mr Villiers', together with documents and printed papers relating to treaties and negotiations. There are particularly large runs of correspondence throughout the letter-books with the Secretaries of State for the Northern Department, the Earl of Harrington, and Lord Carteret; and with Thomas Robinson, ambassador in Vienna.

B.1   Diplomatic letter-books, 1738-46

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 327-45

Binding: Uniformly bound in marbled boards

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. I', 6 May 1738-12 May 1740
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 327
Extent: ii + 450 pages

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. II', 3 Apr. 1738-8 Mar. 1739
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 328
Extent: i + 212 leaves

Royal letters, 5 Apr. 1739-21 June 1740, and 'State letters to Mr Villiers...Vol. III', 15 Mar. 1739-25 Oct. 1740
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 329
Extent: i + 243 leaves
Arrangement:Chronological, from back to front

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. IV', 16 May 1740-14 May 1741
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 330
Extent: i + 179 leaves

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. V', 7 Oct. 1740-2 July 1741
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 331
Extent: i + 247 leaves

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. VI', 16 Feb.-14 Nov. 1742
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 332
Extent: i + 176 leaves

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. VII', 1 July 1741-5 June 1742
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 333
Extent: i + 223 leaves

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. VIII', 21 May 1741-13 Jan. 1742
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 334
Extent: i + 183 leaves

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. IX', 14 Jan.-5 Sept. 1742
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 335
Extent: i + 182 leaves

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. X', 9 Sept. 1742-29 May 1743
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 336
Extent: i + 180 leaves

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. XI', 8 Nov. 1742-7 Feb. 1746
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 337
Extent: i + 436 leaves

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. XII', 17 Nov. 1742-1 Feb. 1746
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 338
Extent: i + 381 leaves

'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. XIII', 28 Nov. 1742-5 Feb. 1746
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 339
Extent: i + 371 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters from Thomas Robinson, ambassador in Vienna.


'State letters to Mr. Villiers...Vol. XIV', 3 Feb. 1743-31 Jan. 1746, with 'State Tracts, King's Letters, Credentials, and Instructions'
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 340
Extent: i + 412 leaves

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. XV', 4 June 1743-16 June 1745
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 341
Extent: i + 226 leaves

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. XVI', 18 June 1745-15 Jan. 1746
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 342
Extent: i + 173 leaves

'State letters by Mr. Villiers...Vol. XVII', 6 Jan.-29 Sept. 1746
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 343
Extent: i + 188 leaves,133-88 blank

Treatises and other State tracts, Vol. I
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 344
Extent: i + 449 leaves

State tracts, Vol. II
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 345
Extent: i + 496 leaves

B.2   Private letter-books, 1762-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 346-7


Scope and Content:

The letter-books contain copies of letters by Villiers to various people.


Letter-book, 1762-78, with some essays, 1765-70
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 346
Extent: iii + 460 leaves

Letter-book, 1770-86
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 347
Extent: viii + 748 pages

C   The Barham Papers, 17th-19th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. b. 33-8; c. 357-91, c. 428-32

Biographical history, and scope and arrangement of papers:

The bulk of these papers are those of Joseph Foster Barham (1759-1832) who lived at Stratford Place, Middlesex, and Stockbridge, Hampshire, was MP for Stockbridge, the owner of considerable estates in the West Indies and the United Kingdom, and the husband of Caroline, daughter of Sackville Tufton, 8th Earl of Thanet.

A proportion of the papers are those of John Foster Barham (1799-1838), eldest son of Joseph Foster and Caroline Barham, MP for Kendal, and first husband of Lady Katharine Grimston, daughter of the first Earl of Verulam. She subsequently married the fourth Earl of Clarendon. Hence the presence of these papers among the Clarendon MSS.

A few of the papers belong to an earlier date. There are, for example, packets of letters written from Jamaica to Henry Barham between 1730 and 1745 and from Florentius (?) Vassal to his brother-in-law, Joseph Foster Barham (the father of the MP for Stockbridge), between 1748 and 1770. (MS. Clar. dep. c. 376)

Joseph Foster Barham was a business man and landowner of considerable substance. For example, between 30 June 1813, and 28 May 1821, the sum of £74,253.13s.9d. was paid into his bank account. (MS. Clar. dep. 389, encl. 14. Bank Book: Messrs. Coutts, 1813-25.) A great part of his wealth flowed from the West Indies, but he also owned sizable estates in England and Wales. His Welsh property came to him through his mother, Dorothy, who was a Vaughan of Trecoon, Pembrokeshire. His West Indies inheritance appears to have derived from family conquest, for his great-grandfather, Colonel Thomas Foster, was reputed to have served as an officer under Penn and Venables in the 1655 expedition. Certainly he established himself at Elim in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. His grandfather, Colonel John Foster, also of Elim and the son of Colonel Thomas Foster, married Elizabeth Smith, by whom he had a large family. Joseph Foster of Hardwick Hall, Shropshire (father of the MP for Stockbridge), was a son of this marriage. Elizabeth Smith subsequently married secondly Henry Barham, M.D. (not to be confused with his father, Henry Barham, F.R.S. - see Dictionary of National Biography) and under the will of this Henry Barham, Joseph Foster, his stepson, took the surname of Barham by Act of Parliament (Anno.22 Geo. II).

The Barham papers have been arranged in four general groups. The first group (MSS. Clar. dep. b. 33-38 and c. 357-366) consists of those papers dealing primarily with the administration of the two Barham estates, the Island Estate and Mesopotamia, in the West Indies. The second group (MSS. Clar. dep. c. 367-374) deals mainly with estate matters in the United Kingdom, that is, with the Barham property at Stockbridge, Trecoon and Westmorland. The third group (MSS. Clar. dep. c. 375-382) consists of political papers which concern the activities of Joseph Barham and his son John as MPs for Stockbridge and Kendal, and also show that these were not the easiest times to own negro slaves or to sell sugar in England. The fourth group (MSS. Clar. dep. c. 383-387) comprises family and other private papers. There is also a short section of miscellaneous papers at the end (MSS. Clar. dep. c. 388-391).

These divisions should not be regarded as hard and fast, for three reasons. Firstly, there is a close connection between property and politics, between family and business affairs and so on. Secondly, it has been a policy in the arrangement of these papers to disturb as little as possible any of the bundles which were done up and labelled by the originator. Many such bundles are labelled by Joseph Barham. Thirdly, though many of these papers have been read in the course of their arrangement, the examination has not been sufficiently exhaustive to warrant the adoption of hard and fast divisions. The list which follows is intended to give a preliminary indication of the contents of this collection of papers and to assist in the location of particular documents.


Jamaica correspondence, 1760-1808
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 357
Extent: 4 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) 1760-89
  • (2) 1789-99
  • (3) 1800-8
  • (4) Letters from agents in the West Indies

Jamaica correspondence, 1809-24
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 358
Extent: 2 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) 1809-16
  • (2) 1817-24

Jamaica sales bills and attornies' correspondence, 1781-1834
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 359
Extent: 4 bundles

Scope and Content:

3 bundles of sales bills:

  • (1) 1819-29
  • (2) 1831-4
  • (3) 1781-5

1 bundle of correspondence

  • (4) 1825-6

Island estate business papers (West Indies), 1673-1835
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 360/1-2
Extent: 11 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • c. 360/1 (1) Jamaica deeds and plans, 1673-1780
  • (2) Mrs.Elizabeth Barham's account book for Mesopotamia estate, 1746-61 (damaged by damp) NOT AVAILABLE TO READERS
  • (3) West Indies conveyances, 1751
  • (4) Exchange of land on the Island estate, 1815-23
  • (5) West Indies memoranda by Joseph Barham, 1795
  • (6) West Indies memoranda by Joseph Barham, 1799-1809
  • (7) Drake and Long correspondence, 1755-70
  • c. 360/2 (8)-(11) Four bundles of Ridyard Robertson attornies' correspondence, 1827-35

Plummer correspondence and accounts, 1755-1824
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 361
Extent: 4 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) Correspondence, 1784-93
  • (2) Correspondence, 1794-9
  • (3) Correspondence, 1814-24
  • (4) Accounts, 1755-89, and a few loose papers

Plummer correspondence, 1800-30
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 362
Extent: 5 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) 1800-13
  • (2) 1812
  • (3) 1825-30
  • (4) Plummer and John Barham of Exeter partnership deed, etc. 1815
  • (5) 1826

Cardall correspondence, 1789-1830
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 363
Extent: 3 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) Accounts, 1789-1820
  • (2) Letters, 1803-30
  • (3) Letters, 1813

Hankey correspondence, 1831-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 364
Extent: 8 bundles and one item

Scope and Content:

Eight bundles and a bond for £6,000 dated 10 Mar. 1831.


Vizard and Leman accounts and correspondence, 1827-36
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 365
Extent: 11 bundles

Papers relating to the employment of Chinese labour in the West Indies
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 366
Extent: 6 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) 'Minutes taken before the Committee Appointed to consider supplying the West-India Colonies with Labourers.' The Hon. Frederick Robinson in the chair. 1811
  • (2) Correspondence with Wilberforce, 1806
  • (3) Correspondence with Captain Layman, 1806-11
  • (4) Execution of the Plan
  • (5) General view of the Chinese colony
  • (6) Various related papers, 1800-33

Lowten and Nicholson correspondence, 1813-29
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 367
Extent: 2 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) 1813-25
  • (2) 1826-9

Lowten and Nicholson accounts, 1789-1829
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 368
Extent: 4 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (1) 1789-99
  • (2) 1814-21
  • (3) 1821-9
  • (4) 1823-9

Stockbridge, Hampshire, 1805-32,
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 369

Scope and Content:
  • Three surveys, 1805

Two rentals:

  • (1) 1806-16
  • (2) 1821

Six bundles:

  • (1) Purchases of land, 1814-15
  • (2) and (3) Memoranda, 1825 and 1833-4
  • (4) Barnham v.Bayning case, 1829-31
  • (5) and (6) Election and other pamphlets and papers, 1825-32

Stockbridge accounts and bills, 1790-1836
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 370/1-2
Extent: 14 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • (c. 370/1) bundles 1-5
  • (c. 370/2) bundles 6-14

Stockbridge correspondence, 1825-36
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 430
Extent: 7 bundles

Trecoon, Pembrokeshire, and Westmoreland property
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 431
Extent: 10 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • Trecoon: rentals, 1831 and 1834 rent book, 1812, and 7 bundles of memoranda, accounts and correspondence, 1817-36
  • Westmoreland: 3 bundles of sales papers. 1826-33; memoranda, 1833-6 and correspondence, 1833

Attwood correspondence and accounts, 1799-1824
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 371
Extent: 2 bundles

Scope and Content:
  • Letters 1799-1824
  • Accounts 1822-4

Harvey correspondence, 1825-31
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 372
Extent: 8 bundles

Harvey correspondence, 1831-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 429
Extent: 8 bundles

John Barham's private and business correspondence (miscellaneous), 1834-5
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 373
Extent: 16 bundles

Various private and business correspondence, 1802-31
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 374
Extent: 10 bundles

Scope and Content:

All labelled by Joseph Barham:

  • Sugar Distillery, 1804-9
  • Quarry, Pembrokeshire in 1825-6
  • Hollis: Letters, 1821-6
  • Waterhouse assignees, 1831
  • La Touche: letters, 1820-1
  • Family letters mostly Hansard, 1815-31
  • Bartholomew Bird: letters, 1815-26
  • Hansard letters, 1819-20
  • Hansard and Waiblinger letters, 1802-28
  • Queen Anne Street: House building estimates, 1829

Various papers on West Indian affairs, c.1815-1830
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 375

Scope and Content:

Loose papers probably all from one parcel labelled 'Sundry papers of my own on West India affairs. J.F.B.' Mostly memoranda etc. in Joseph Barham's hand.


Sir John Sinclair's papers on West Indian affairs (1815-1824) and other misc papers, 1730-1829
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 376
Extent: 7 bundles

Scope and Content:

Labelled by Joseph Barham:

  • Sir John Sinclair's papers, 1823-4
  • Florentius Vassall: letters to Joseph Barham (senior), 1748-70
  • Letters from Jamaica to Henry Barham, 1730-45
  • Old Bonds annuities and loans etc., 1786-96
  • Jamaica conveyances and deeds, 1731-40
  • Correspondence with Sir John Wedderburn and James Wedderburn, 1791-5, concerning sale of property in West Indies
  • Boundary disputes in West Indies, 1775-89

Papers and correspondence relating to the abolition of the Slave Trade, 1814-15
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 377
Extent: 2 bundles

Scope and Content:

Includes letters, 1815, n.d., from

  • George Hibbert (2 letters)
  • Sir James Mackintosh (1 letter)
  • Sir Samuel Romilly (1 letter)
  • James Stephen (1 letter)
  • Zachary Macaulay (2 letters)

Correspondence mainly concerning missionary affairs, 1800-26
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 378
Extent: 2 bundles

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (Bundle 1) many letters from Christian Ignatius Latrobe, 1802-26, with seven letters from William Wilberforce, 1809-14 (122 items, including wrapper)
  • (Bundle 2) letters from C.I. Latrobe, 1827-32, and Peter Latrobe, 1829-32 (24 items, including wrapper)

The Friar Richard Hayes Libel Action and the Catholic Question, 1813-28
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 379
Extent: 3 bundles, and loose papers

Scope and Content:
  • Two bundles and loose papers on the Hayes case, 1818-28
  • One bundle of Joseph Barham's papers on the Catholic Question, 1813

Correspondence with General George Porter, 1795-1825
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 380

Scope and Content:

From one bundle labelled by Joseph Barham.


Miscellaneous political papers of Joseph Barham, MP
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 381

Scope and Content:

two bundles labelled by Barham:

  • 'Political various J.F.B.' These are connected with English politics, go back at least to 1786 and consist mainly of drafts in Barham's hand. Some of the matters referred to are:
    • The possibility of a coalition government in 1801 (?)
    • A letter to the Prince of Wales
    • The reform of Parliament
    • The role of the law in the constitution
    • The negotiation with the Regent
    • A letter to Lord Moira
    • A proposed address to the Prince on the Regency
    • A paper on the constitutional power of the crown
    • A letter on the Poole writ
  • 'W Indies Political J.F.B.' mainly drafts by Barham on matters which include the condition of West Indian slaves, their declining numbers, their value, the sugar slump, the need to accord preferences to Colonial over foreign imports

with

  • Papers relating to Ireland, 1847-8
  • Papers relating to Municipal Corporations

John Barham's candidature in the Kendal Election, 1834
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 382

Scope and Content:

Also some papers connected with the 1832 election. 10 bundles of election addresses, reports from political agents etc. including letters from Lord Brougham to John Barham in 1832, and a Westmoreland poll book, 1818


Receipted bills and accounts, 1792-1831
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 383/1

Receipted bills and accounts, 1832-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 383/2

Receipted bills and accounts, 1799-1832
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 384/1

Receipted bills and accounts, 1828-34
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 384/2

Receipted bills and accounts, 1739-1831
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 385/1

Receipted bills and accounts, 1831-5
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 385/2

Receipted bills and accounts, 1820-35
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 432

MSS. Clar. dep. c. 433-9 vacant

Will of Joseph Barham, family pedigrees and other family papers
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 386

Miscellaneous family correspondence, 1773-1835
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 387/1-2
Extent: 8 bundles

Scope and Content:

8 bundles labelled by Barham:

  • c. 387/1 (1) Letters from W. Rose and John Barham of Exeter, 1809
  • (2) From Livius, Rose, Thomas Barham and Grinfield, 1790-1832
  • (3) From Rose, 1819-31
  • (4) From Livius, 1790-1818
  • (5) From John Barham of Exeter, 1790-1832
  • c. 387/2 (6) From Webber and Fawcett, 1804-28, and two loose letters between John and William Barham in 1835
  • (7) From G.Vaughan, 1773-90
  • (8) To Lady Caroline Barham, 1790-1810

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, c.1770-1830
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 388

Scope and Content:

3 Folders:

  • Correspondence with Sir C. Hamilton, 1826-30, and contracts with Lord Grosvenor, 1823
  • Various, c.1800-1830, including letters from Lord Granville, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Holland, William Wilberforce, the Bishop of London, draft of letter from Barham to Prince of Wales (c.1800) and a letter from Caroline Gertrude Barham to her mother Lady Caroline Barham
  • Various early papers of Joseph Barham including letters from his father to him while he was in Leipzig and Magdeburg, c.1770

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, c.1772-1836
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 389/1-2

Scope and Content:

15 bundles:

  • c. 389/1 (1) John Barham's correspondence concerning various payments to Livius, the Veterinary College life subscription, the Westmorland Society etc., 1832-3
  • (2) John Barham's correspondence with Messrs. Coutts, and Vizard and Leman etc., 1832-6
  • (3) Letters from Ridyard and Robertson (W. Indies) 1831-2
  • (4) Letters to Henry Barham in 1738
  • (5) The Bankruptcy of Messrs. Plummer and Wilson, 1830-2
  • (6) Martin Coles in account with John Barham, 1833
  • (7) Various papers, 1831-5, ranging from instructions on 'Double Rifles' to correspondence between John and Caroline Barham regarding the latter's 'extraordinary' marriage. Prospectus of Appleby Grammar School.
  • c. 389/2 (8) Miscellaneous papers including George III's commission to Joseph Barham as Captain of the Stockbridge volunteers signed by the King, 20 June 1798, and a list of Pembrokeshire sheriffs, 1544-1772
  • (9) Westmorland property affairs, 1835-6
  • (10) Acknowledgements from Messrs. Coutts to Thomas Harvey for bills paid into the account of John Barham, 1835
  • (11) Joseph Barham address to the Stockbridge electors, 1830
  • (12) Letters from the Fosters to Joseph Barham, 1797-1835
  • (13) Fishguard Turnpike Trust, 1791-1823
  • (14) 3 Bank Books (Messrs. Coutts)
    • Joseph Barham, 1813-25
    • Joseph Barham, 1805-13
    • John Barham, 1818-30
  • (15) Bundle of miscellaneous papers found among Clarendon's papers
  • (16) Out letters from John Barham, 1836

Bound volume. Petition by William Hansard to the King (1831?)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 390

Bound volume. Account Book, 1830-1
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 391

Ledger, Journal and Contingency accounts: West Indies, 1777-1820
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. b. 33
Extent: 3 bundles

Scope and Content:

3 bundles:

  • b.33/1 Ledger and Journal, Mesopotamia and Island, 1777-86
  • b.33/2 Ledger and Journal, Mesopotamia and Island, 1786-1801
  • b.33/3 Island Contingency accounts, 1790-1820

Miscellaneous Mesopotamia accounts and estate papers, 1755-1834
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. b. 34/1-2
Extent: 7 bundles and loose papers

Mesopotamia and Island Inventories and Accounts, 1821-32
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. b. 35
Extent: 5 folders

Scope and Content:

5 folders:

  • b.35/1 (1) Mesopotamia Stock inventories, 1822-32
  • b.35/1 (2) Island Stock Inventories, 1821-32
  • b.35/3 (3) Mesopotamia Account Current, 1821-30
  • b.35/4 (4) Island Account Current, 1821-30
  • b.35/5 (5) Merchants Invoices and Accounts Current, 1821-30

West Indies inventories of Slaves etc., 1747-1820
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. b. 36/1-2

Scope and Content:

Loose papers.


West Indies inventories of Slaves etc., 1754-1819
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. b. 37/1-2

Miscellaneous Mesopotamia Accounts, 1736-1833
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. b. 38

Letter-book of Joseph Barham, 1789-1831
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 428

D   Docket Books of Thomas Kipps, Pursebearer to Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, as Lord Chancellor, 1640-67

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 392-412

Binding: All the volumes except c. 393 and c. 412 are bound in contemporary vellum, c. 392, c. 396-402, c. 404-8, and c. 410 with green ties, c. 394-5, c. 403, and c. 409 with leather ties, and c. 411 without ties

Main classes of documents distributed among the volumes MSS. Clar. dep. c. 395-409


'Docquettes of those severall Grauntes wch. passed the Seale from the 27th of December 1640', 16 Mar. 17 Charles I (1642)
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 392
Extent: 41 leaves
Arrangement:in chronological order

Scope and Content:

Lists all classes of patents in brief form, noting the names of the clerks responsible, fees, and the form of warrant for the great seal. '1641' on spine.


Docket book of documents which passed the Great Seal
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 393
Extent: 85 leaves
Arrangement:arranged by classes

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-21) 16 Chas. I, with (e.g., fol. 2) receipts for the warrants given by Lawrence Maydwell (apparently the enrolling clerk for that year), 29 July 1641
  • (fols. 22-74) early 17 Chas. I, with (e.g., fol. 29) receipts by John Marsham, 10 Jan. 1641/2
Note: MS. Eng. hist. c. 230 is a similar volume for 1640.

Similar volume of documents which passed the seal in 1641
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 394
Extent: iv + 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

17 Chas. I (the individual items are not dated), with (e.g., fol. 2) receipts given by John Marsham, 18 Oct. 1642, for all classes, except (fol. 16) 21 conges d'élire, royal assents and patents of attendance received 'per Edm. Trymnell,' 19 Oct. 1642. The name of Thomas Kipps is on fol. i. '1641' on spine.


Fragment similar to c. 392 for 1645-6
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 412 (fols. i-8)
Note: For the rest of this volume see below.

A. Dockets of all classes of documents, arranged by classes from 31 May to 16 July 1660
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 395
Extent: xii + 180 pages

Scope and Content:

MSS. Clar. dep. c. 395-402 comprise 8 volumes (with indexes) lettered A-H on the spine, of which 6 are also lettered A.A to E.E, G.G. on the front cover.


B. Similar volume, covering the period 14 July-31 Aug. 1660
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 396
Extent: 183 pages

C. Similar volume containing grants of offices covering the period 13 July 1660-4 Mar. 1660/1
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 397
Extent: vii + 226 pages

Scope and Content:

With (pp. 149-218) other classes covering the period 15 Oct. 1660 -29 Jan. 1665.


D. Volume containing grants of offices only
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 398
Extent: xvi + 170 pages

Scope and Content:
  • Pp. 1-54 cover the period 7 Mar.-28 May 1661
  • p. 61 is headed Beginning of Mr. Penrodoc's inrollmt. year
  • p. 165 is E. Penrodoc's receipt for all the warrants for offices passing the seal in his year, 28 May 1662

E. Volume 'for Mr. Pindar's year', 30 May 1662-29 May 1663
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 399
Extent: xix + 268 pages, 186-268 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (p. 1) offices
  • (p. 101) presentations
  • (p. 171) creations

with (e.g. p. 70) receipts given by [Matthew] Pindar to Thomas Kipps.


F. Volume mainly for Mr. Longueville's year, June 1663-30 May 1664
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 400
Extent: xx + 360 pages, 137-200, 221-360 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (p. 1) offices, grants and leases
  • (p. 101) presentations
  • (p. 201) creations

with (e.g., p. 62) receipts given by W. Longueville to Kipps. There are also creations

  • (p. 207) for Mr. Bluck's year, 1664, with (p. 214) an undated receipt by him
  • (p. 217) Sir Cyril Wych's year with (p. 219) a receipt by him, 19 Apr. 1666

G. Volume for Mr. Bluck's year, 30 May 1664-30 May 1665
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 401
Extent: xx + 262 pages, 65-100, 174-210, 238-262 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (p. 1) offices
  • (p. 101) presentations

with (e.g. p. 64) receipts by Matthew Bluck to Kipps; and also for Sir Cyril Wych's year, 30 May 1665-30 May 1666, containing

  • (p. 131) offices
  • (p. 211) presentations

with (e.g., p. 171) receipts by C. Wyche to Kipps.


H. Volume for Mr. John Marsham's year, 30 May 1666-30 May 1667, and for part of Mr. Wilkinson's year, 30 May-17 Aug. 1667
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 402
Extent: xx + 312 pages, 47-90, 130-40, 148-80, 193-250, 262 to end blank

Scope and Content:

Marsham's year, containing

  • (p. 1) offices
  • (p. 91) presentations
  • (p. 141) creations
  • (p. 181) pardons
  • (p. 221) proclamations
  • (p. 251) commissions that pass by bill signed

with (e.g., p. 19) receipts by J. Marsham to Kipps.

Part of Wilkinson's year, containing

  • (p. 39) offices
  • (p. 121) presentations
  • (p. 147) creations
  • (p. 189) pardons
  • (p. 261) commissions

with (e.g., p. 46) undated receipts by J. Wilkinson to Kipps.


Index volume to A-[H]
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 403
Extent: iv + 90 leaves, 67-90 blank

Scope and Content:

Marked 'Alphabet' on spine. There is an undated list of grantees of offices and leases in forests and parks at fol. 65.


Volume marked on the front cover 'H.H. Creations Etc 12° & 13° Car: Secundi 1660-1661'
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 404
Extent: ii + 222 pages

Scope and Content:

Contains creations:

  • (p. 1) Aug. 1660-28 May 1661 (the series being numbered to follow on from c. 396)
  • (p. 39) for Penrodoc's year, with (p. 49) a receipt by him, dated 28 May 1662
  • (p. 61) commissions that pass by bill signed from 17 Aug. 1662, with receipts
  • (p. 79) by Longueville and Pindar to Kipps, 3 Mar. 1663/4
  • (p. 85) by Longueville, 29 May 1663 (really 1664), (p. 95) by Bluck, 28 May 1665
  • (p. 100) by Wych, 1 Mar. 1665/6, and (p. 200) 28 May 1666
  • (p. 191) proclamations for Wych's year with (p. 194) a receipt by him
  • (p. 101) other classes 3 Dec. 1661-17 Aug. 1667

The volume is parallel to C and D (c. 397-8), which do not include creations.


Volume, with index, marked on the front cover 'I.I. Presentations, 12° Car: Secundi'
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 405
Extent: vi + 226 pages, 185-202, 206-220, 225-6 blank

Scope and Content:
  • (pp. 1-91) 1 Sept. 1660-28 May 1661
  • (p. 101) for Penrodoc's year with (p. 175) a receipt by him, 28 May 1662
  • (p. 177) commissions of lieutenancy, 14 July 1662-19 June 1663, with (p. 183) a receipt by Math. Pindar, 9 July 1668

Volume, with index, marked 'K.K. Pardons 12° Car: Secundi'
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 406
Extent: vi + 222 pages, 134-222 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (pp. 1-55) pardons from Aug. 1660-28 May 1661 (the series follows on in date from c. 396), followed by pardons, with
  • (pp. 81, 95, 107, 119, 125) yearly receipts from the respective clerks, 1662-6

Volume containing creations, offices and pardons for which the warrants were received by (fol. 5) R. Blanchard, 7 Feb. 1661/2, although all the documents were sealed before Charles II's return to England
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 407
Extent: vii + 36 leaves, 6-36 blank
Binding: '1661' written on spine

Volume marked 'Warrts A° 1660' on spine
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 408
Extent: xxiv + 238 pages, 95-238 blank

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (p. 1) grants of offices of which numbers 1-104 are in A (c. 395), which has further details and contains 123 warrants in all, 105-200 in B (c. 396) which contains 125 warrants in all, 201-477 in C (c. 397), and 478-518 in the first part of D (c. 398) with (p. 54) a receipt by John Marsham, dated 23 Nov. 1663
  • (p. 65) leases for 1660 and 1661 with (p. 69) a similar receipt
  • (p. 77) warrants, pensions, denizations, grants and perpetuities, 1660-1, with (p. 94) a similar receipt

Volume marked 'Presentations and several Commissions 1660-5'
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 409
Extent: xviii + 138 pages

Scope and Content:

Contains

  • (p. 1) presentations 5 Mar.-25 May 1661, i.e., those omitted from c. 405, which contains none between (p. 91) 5 Jan. and (p. 101) 27 May 1661
  • (p. 19) commissions of rebellion, 17 July 1661-27 Apr. 1663, i.e., those covering the period between c. 395 and c. 404
  • (p. 39) commissions of appeal, 20 June 1661-18 Jan. 1664, i.e., those covering the same period
  • (p. 59) commissions of bankruptcy, 9 Jan.-19 Aug. 1662
  • (p. 69) commissions for corporations 10-20 Feb. 1662
  • (p. 71) commissions 30 Apr.-9 Aug. 1662, with (p. 79) a receipt by Math. Pindar to Kipps, 9 July 1668
  • (p. 81) proclamations for Pindar's year, 1662, with (p. 84) a receipt by him dated 14 Dec. 1664
  • (p. 85) proclamations for Longueville's year, 1663, with (p. 86) receipts
  • (p. 87) proclamations for Bluck's year, 1664, with (p. 89) a receipt by him, dated 29 May 1665
  • (p. 91) commissions of sewers, 18 June 1662-27 Nov. 1666, i.e., following on from c. 395
  • (p. 101) commissions of peace, 31 July 1662-5 Jan. 1664
  • (p. 131) letters patent annexed to the Book of Common Prayer, 5 Jan. 1663

Volume marked 'Caveats' on the spine, covering the period Feb. 1660/1-11 Sept. 1667
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 410
Extent: ii + 180 pages, 95-178 blank

Scope and Content:

There are many entries crossed out. The name William Shaw is on the inside front cover.


Volume containing (pp. 1-240) a list of certain classes of documents, creations and presentations excepted, which passed the seal, 31 May 1660-17 Aug. 1667
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 411
Extent: vi + 374 pages, 253-374 blank

Scope and Content:

Written in one hand and arranged chronologically. There is (p. 243) a similar list of creations 8 June-26 July 1660.


Various papers, 1660-1722
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 412
Extent: ii + 34 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 9-22) Booklet, with contemporary foliation 1-25, marked (fol. 9) 'Things passed att Salisbury & Oxford in the Sicknesse years and since entred in the Bookes', 1665
  • (fols. 23-28) Various grants, 1660-66/7: fols. 27-28 are a summary of fols. 23-26; fol. 29 'Grants and other things not recopied delivered out, after My Ld. Chancellor left the Seale', 31 Aug. 1667-23 Jan. 1667/8.
  • (fol. 30) 28 Sept. 1667. List of 7 letters 'received of Mr. Seymour's Man George'. Fols. 9-30 were found in c. 396
  • (fols. 31-2) Notes of documents to be delivered to the various Clerks [1660-9], found in c. 404
  • (fols. 33-4) Specimen sheet for Registrum Honoris de Richmond, 1722. (See MS. Note by Richard Gough in his copy of this, Gough York 54.) Found in c. 411
  • For fols. i-8, see above, after MS. Clar. dep. c. 394

E   Collections of William Shaw of St. John's College, Cambridge, with additions (in MSS. Clar. dep. c. 415-17) by 'H.S.', 18th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 413-17


Biographical History:

This is probably the William Shaw who died 5 Aug. 1739, see Political State of Great Britain, 1739, II, 186)


Commonplace book written at various dates, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 413
Extent: xiv + 373 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains mainly quotations from classical authors, especially Horace, and historical writers, especially Sir Walter Raleigh and Clarendon. The headings are grouped under letters of the alphabet but the letters are not in alphabetical order; at p.xi is an index of them. Pp. 311-30 contain a copy of orders relating to procedure in the House of Lords 'copied from a written Book of them deliver'd by the Clerks of ye House to a Noble Peer in May 1714' with p. 309b a subject index. On p. 283 is the date 'now.1734' and on p. 339 'now.1735'.

Custodial History: Armorial bookplate of the Villiers, Earls of Clarendon of the Grove [in Watford, Hertfordshire]. Inside the front cover is the number 100 (18th cent.).

'Extracts of Records &c. relating to St John's College in the University of Cambridge', 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 414
Extent: iv + 282 pages, 65-136, 242-276 blank

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) mainly notes on endowments and lists of fellows, copied partly from a MS. of Thomas Feilde, Fellow of St. John's, and partly from a paper communicated to John Le Neve by Christopher Boughton, Fellow of St. John's, both received by Shaw in 1720 (see pp. 58,61)
  • (p. 137) notes of livings in the gift of Cambridge and Oxford colleges and of Eton, Winchester and the Charterhouse, taken from 'Browne Willis Esq's Account of the Patrons of Livings in England & Wales'. On p. 145 is a date 19 June 1736.
Custodial History: Armorial bookplate of the Villiers, Earls of Clarendon of the Grove [in Watford, Hertfordshire]. Inside the front cover is the number 46 (18th cent.).

Topographical collections, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 415
Extent: v + 393 pages

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) arranged by counties, written by Shaw up to about 1738 (e.g., p. 14) and added to by 'H.S.' (see c. 416, p. 302) between about 1739 and 1746 (e.g., p. 253). For most counties the extracts include lists of papists' estates in 1719, notes on 18th-century presentations to livings, notes of the number of votes in parliamentary elections, 1710-41, and notes of briefs read in the church of St. James, Westminster, 1729-43. At pp. 205-17, 258-66 are abstracts of the London bills of mortality 1718-34, 1735-8, 1743.
  • (p. 367 reversed) 'Account of Livings in England & Wales, in the gift of the Archbishops, Deans & Chapters, & Dignitaries, taken from the four Vols. of Browne Willis Esqr. 1733'. Labelled on the spine 'Vol. I'

An index by Shaw and partly by 'H.S.' of personal names, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 416
Extent: vi + 532 pages, 319-536 blank

Scope and Content:

In two volumes called 1 and 2 (evidently heraldic collections) and in the various heraldic MSS. and printed books listed on p. i. On p. 302 is a note signed H.S. including a date 1746. Labelled on the spine 'Vol. III'.


Indexes, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 417
Extent: xiii + 345 pages, 177-297 blank

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) An index partly by Shaw and partly by 'H.S.' of personal names in four volumes called 1-4. 1-2 are the same as those indexed in c. 416, and 3 is the volume c. 416
  • (p. 298) an index of heraldic terms in volumes 1 and 2

F   Heraldic collections in the hand of 'H.S.' (see c. 420, p. 20), 18th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Clar. dep. c. 418-26


Scope and Content:

Most of the indexes are in a different hand. These are mainly transcripts of copies of visitations in the Harleian collection, collated in some cases with other MSS. The additions are entered in red ink. There are also a few dated additions by 'H.S.' on scraps of paper originally loose in the volumes, of which the earliest is apparently that of 14 Mar. 1725/6 (c. 419, p. 48b) and the latest January 1745/6 (c. 423, p. 219). For other collection partly by 'H.S.', see MSS. Clar. dep. c. 415-17.


Copies of visitations and other papers, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 418
Extent: ii + 280 pages, 192-230 blank

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) Visitation of Berkshire [1664-6], copied from MS. Harl. 1530 item 3, with (p. 51) index
  • (p. 63) Visitation of Dorset, 1574, from MS. Harl. 1539, with (p. 143) index
  • (p. 159) 'Arms from Burton's Description of Leicestershire', with (p. 188) index
  • (p. 276 rev.) Visitation of Cumberland [1615], apparently copied from MS. Harl. 1536, with (p. 254 rev.) index
  • (p. 246 rev.) Visitation of Westmorland, 1638, copied from MS. Harl. 1564, with additions from the visitation of 1615 (probably taken from MS. Harl. 1435), and with (p. 233 rev.) index

Copy of visitation of Cheshire, 1613, and other genealogical collections for the county, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 419
Extent: ii + 374 pages

Scope and Content:

All copied from MS. Harl. 1535, with (p. 307) an index.


Copies of visitations and other papers, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 420
Extent: ii + 366 pages

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) 'The Visitation of the county of Cornwall. 1620 together with the Visitation made An° Dom: 1573', apparently from MS. Harl. 1079, with (p. 124) an index
  • (p. 141) 'Certayne Cornishe Arms from Anothr MS.'
  • (p. 147) 'The Visitation of Derbyshire. 1611 together with the Visitation made A° 1569' copied from MS. Harl. 1537, and 'enlarged with some other additions', with (p. 262) an index
  • (p. 283) 'Copy of the Visitation of Huntingdonsh: Taken 1613', with additions in red ink
  • (p. 326) an index

The sources of the transcript are not given.


Genealogical collections for Devon, and other papers, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 421
Extent: ii + 170 pages

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) mainly from the 1620 visitation, a copy of MS. Harl. 1538, with (p. 114) an index
  • (p. 185) an armorial designed to show the differences in the arms of different families of the same names, taken 'from a Visitation book of Berkshire', i.e., MS. Harl. 1530, item 2

Copies of visitations of Essex, 1612 and 1634, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 422
Extent: ii + 374 pages

Scope and Content:

Apparently copied from MS. Harl. 1542, and with (p. 276) an index.


Copies of visitations and other papers, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 423
Extent: ii + 374 pages

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) visitations of Norfolk, 1563 and 1613, copied from MS. Harl. 1552, with (p. 160) an index
  • (p. 183) visitations of Northumberland, 1575 and 1615, apparently copied from MS. Harl. 1554, with additions 'from another book of the same County...', and with (p. 238) an index
  • (p. 251) 'Salop Visitation 1623 (a Small part only not inserted in ye other of Salop)' with (p. 299) an index, cf. c. 424 below
  • (p. 311) notes on Lancashire gentry including (p. 331) an armorial and (p. 338) an index
  • (p. 346) pedigrees of noble families with (p. 367) an index

Copy of visitation of Shropshire, 1623, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 424
Extent: ii + 270 pages

Scope and Content:

(p. 1) copied from MS. Harl. 1396, with additions 'from a Book of Randle Holme Mayor of Chester 1643', perhaps MS. Harl. 1982, and, with (p. 240) an index.


Copies of visitations and other papers, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 425
Extent: ii + 362 pages

Scope and Content:
  • (p. 1) visitations of Somerset, 1573, 1591 and 1623, with additions from another MS. containing the 1623 visitation 'wth the Visitation made A° 1565', apparently MS. Harl. 1445, and from a MS. of 'No Title, but ye descents seem to end some 1573 & others 1601 & 1621', with (p. 132) an index
  • (p. 155) 'Suffolk, This Visitation Taken 1561', probably copied from MS. Harl. 1560, with additions from some other source; at p. 296 is the 'Remainder of Another Book of Suffolk, ye rest already inserted in Red', and pp. 301-2 are 'from another Little Account of Suffolk families...', with (p. 303) an index

Copies of visitations of Yorkshire, 1584-5, 1612 and 1530, 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 426
Extent: ii + 354 pages

Scope and Content:

(p. 1) copied from MS. Harl. 1487 with additions 'from anothr MS. of ye County', and with (p. 391) an index.


MS. Clar. dep. c. 427 vacant

G   Literary pieces, 18th cent

Shelfmarks: MS. Clar. dep. c. 562


Literary pieces, 18th cent
Shelfmark: MS. Clar. dep. c. 562

Scope and Content:
  • Robert Hampden Trevor, Viscount Hampden: 'Britannia, 1761,' Latin poem in two parts, fair copy dedicated to Thomas Villiers, 1st Earl of Clarendon of the second creation, 1775, pr. at Parma, 1792, and an autograph letter from Hampden to Clarendon dated 10 Aug. 1783
  • Three plays: 'Love and Learning,' 'Fatal Love,' and 'Tyane,' autograph, early 18th cent.: the name of Mrs. Oldfield appears amongst the Dramatis Personae of each, but they are not included in the 'List of what Plays Mrs. Oldfield Acted in' on p. 205 of Memoirs of the Life... and Performances by W. Egerton, 1731

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