Archive of the Dashwood Family of West Wycombe, Bucks.

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1964, EAD Version 2017



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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Papers of Sir Francis Dashwood, 1st Bart. 1680-1731
B   Papers of Sir Francis Dashwood, 2nd Bart., (from 1763 Lord Le Despencer) 1700-1799
    B.1   Official and political papers 1729-1781
    B.2   Personal papers 1700-1799
    B.3   Estate and legal correspondence etc. c.1724-1781
C   Papers of John, 7th Earl of Westmorland and his ancestors 1626-1762
D   Papers of Samuel, 1st Baron Sandys, Edwin, 2nd Baron Sandys, and Anna Maria, wife of 2nd Baron Sandys 1720-1807
    D.1   Papers of Samuel, 1st Baron Sandys 1720-1728
    D.2   Papers of Edwin, 2nd Baron Sandys 1740-1797
    D.3   Papers of Anna Maria, wife of 2nd Baron Sandys 1777-1807
E   Papers of Sir John Dashwood King, 3rd Bart. 1738-93
F   Papers of Sir John Dashwood King, 4th Bart. 1750-1850
    F.1   Official and political papers 1780-1845
    F.2   Personal papers. 1750-1850
    F.3   Estate and financial papers. 1790-1849
G   Papers of Sir George Henry Dashwood, 5th Bart. 1790-1899
    G.1   Official and Political Papers 1832-1852
    G.2   Personal papers 1800-1899
H   Papers of other members of the Dashwood family 1754-1836
    H.1   Sir James Dashwood of Kirtlington, Oxford, died 1779 1754-1755
    H.2   Captain Edwin Dashwood, died 1846; brother of the 5th baronet and father of the 7th baronet 1826-1830
    H.3   Sir Edwin Hare Dashwood, 7th Bart., died 1882 1846
    H.4   Sir Edwin Abercromby Dashwood, 8th Bart., died 1893 1889-1893
    H.5   Sir Robert John Dashwood, 9th Bart., died 1908 1890-1915
I   Miscellenaeous manuscript material 1600-1899
    I.1   Correspondence Not recorded at time of cataloguing
    I.2   Notebooks and transcripts 1600-1880
    I.3   Poetry 1700-1899
    I.4   Miscellaneous 1700-1899
J   Miscellaneous printed material 1700-1899


Archive of the Dashwood Family of West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

1626-1904

Abstract:
Archive of the Dashwood Family of West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (1626-1904).

Extent: 3.52 Linear metres, 31 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English, Italian, French and Latin

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Dashwood D.D. Bucks. A.1-2, B.1/1-6, B.2/1-4, B.3/1-2, B.4/1-2, B.5/1, B.6/1-4, B.7/1-4, B.8/1-2, B.9/1, B.10/1, B.11/1-14, B.12/1-14, B.13/1-17, B.14/1-5, B.15/1, B.16/1-4, B.17/1-5, B.18/1, B.19/1-9, C.1-9, D.1/1-4, D.2/1-3, D.3/1-11, E.1-4, F.1/1, F.2/1-4, F.3/1, F.4/1-12, F.5/1-25, F.6/1-8, F.7/1-20, F.8/1, G.1/1-7, G.2/1, G.3/1-37, G.4/1-3, G.5/1-10, H.1, H.2/1-3, H.3, H.4/1, H.5/1-2, I.1/1-3, I.2/1-12, I.3/1, I.4/1-5, J.1-2, J.3/1-2, J.4-5, J.6/1-2, J.7

Biographical/Historical

The Dashwood family, of West Wycombe, Bucksinghamshire (1300 - 1927).

Scope and Content

Papers of the Dashwood family, including papers of John, 7th Earl of Westmorland and the Sandys family of Ombersley, Worcs.

The bulk of these papers was deposited in 1950, and was augmented by further deposits in 1952 and succeeding years. The collection was then listed summarily. The collection is here relisted in greater detail.

MSS.D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) A.1 - J.7

Arrangement

The collection is now arranged by successive heads of the family; but it contains two groups of papers not strictly of the Dashwood family. The presence of papers of the family of John, 7th Earl of Westmorland, is explained by the fact that Lady Mary Fane, daughter of Vere, 4th Earl of Westmorland was the second wife of the 1st baronet, and through her the 2nd baronet inherited the barony of le Despencer on the death of the 7th Earl in 1762. The connection of the Sandys family with the Dashwoods is through the King family of which the mother of the 3rd baronet and Anna Maria, Lady Sandys, were members.

The former system of arrangement was by box, and several documents from the collection have been cited in print by these old shelfmarks. The printed references have, where possible, been noted in this list. A concordance of old and new references is available.

Acquisition

Deposited in 1950, 1952 and succeeding years.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Dashwood D.D. Bucks. A.1]

Separated Material

In 1952 most of the deeds and records of estate administration were transferred to Buckinghamshire County Record Office (see Bucks C.R.O. List of Dashwood MSS.). In the course of relisting for this 1964 catalogue some further estate material came to light which was transferred to Buckinghamshire County Record Office. The material relating to Lincolnshire has been calendared in detail by the Lincolnshire Archives Office (see Lincs Archives Office List no. MCD/429).

Family name(s) (NCA Rules)

Dashwood | family | 1300-1927 | baronets | West Wycombe
Sandys | family | 1278-2000 | Barons Sandys | Ombersley Court

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Fane | John | 1682-1762 | 7th Earl of Westmorland

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Buckinghamshire (England)

Subject(s)

17th century
18th century
19th century
20th century

A   Papers of Sir Francis Dashwood, 1st Bart. 1680-1731

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Dashwood D.D. (Bucks.) A.1-2


Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1680-1731
Shelfmark: MS. Dashwood D.D. Bucks. A.1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Including: exemplification made in 1731 of Sir Francis's freedom of the Vinters' Company, 1680; letter from Sir Samuel Dashwood concerning financial affairs, 1690; memo of the division of the debts owed to Sir Francis and Sir Samuel as business partners, n.d., c.1705; receipt signed by Governor of the Bank of England, 1697.

Account book and ledger of Sir Francis Dashwood
Date: 1703-12
Shelfmark: MS. Dashwood D.D. Bucks. A.2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Containing some personal entries as well as an account of his London financier's business

B   Papers of Sir Francis Dashwood, 2nd Bart., (from 1763 Lord Le Despencer) 1700-1799

B.1   Official and political papers 1729-1781

B.1.1   Papers connected with Lord le Despencer as Chancellor of the Exchequer 1715-1763

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/1-6

Bundle of letters and papers
Date: 1750-63
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 46 items

Scope and Content

Mainly schemes for taxation on items such as breweries, tea, coffee, sugar, grain, and suggestions for raising money by lottery, 1762-3. Also contains requests for posts and patronage 1762-13; a list of excises in Holland; an account of the gross and nett revenue by duties on salt, 1750-62; petition and commission for extending the public wharfs of the Port of London, 1763.

Bundle
Date: 1743-62
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content

Copy of notes on the affairs of the Million Bank in purchasing reversionary annuities at the Exchequer, 1743; annual accounts of receiver of levy from seamen's wages for the Royal Hospital at Greenwich, 1761, receiver of profits of forfeited estates of James, late Earl of Derwentwater, 1761; annual accounts of paymaster of the charity for relief of poor widows of officers of the Royal Navy, 1762, receiver general of Office of Alienation, 1761.

Bundle of recommendations, estimates and accounts
Date: 1750, 1761-63
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Relating to an existing and an intended duty on cider and wines, showing amounts imported from 1750, 1761-3.

Notebook containing statistical details of the totals of supplies. with details and notes of the various Exchequer incomes
Date: 1715-62
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Notebook containing similar material to B.1/4 above
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

with yearly state of the Sinking Fund and The National Debt, 1761-71.

Printed petition to the king by John Earl of Egmont
Date: 1763
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.1/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

for a grant of the Island of St. John in the Gulf of St. Laurence, Marked `For perusal of the Lord Despencer P.C. only'.

B.1.2   Papers connected with Lord le Despencer as Joint Post Master General 1766-81

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.2/1-4

Bundle of letters to, from, and concerning Lord le Despencer as Joint P.M.G.
Date: 1766-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 47 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Alexander Kennedy, John, 4th Earl Sandwich, Frederick, 8th Lord North, Lord Hyde, Isaac Jaminean, Lord Shaftesbury, Anthony Todd, Lord Botetourt, Mathew Brickdale, John Walcot, H.L.Thynne, George Whatley, William Clayton, Duke of Queensbury, S.Freeman, Henry Archbould and Ralph Cauldwell

[Many of the above letters are printed by B.Kemp in Bulletin of John Rylands Library, vol.37, No.1, Sept. 1954].

Bundle of letters
Date: 1777-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

Comprising: copies of two letters from Hugh Finlay to Anthony Todd from Quebec with news of the military operations there, 1777; copy of letter from Henry Jeffery to Anthony Todd from Boston concerning the same, 1776; one letter from James Murray to Lord le Despencer from Minorca concerning the Post, 1779.

Bundle of accounts and computations concerning the Postal Service
Date: 1767-76
Shelfmark: MS.D.D.Dashwood Bucks. B.2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Scope and Content

Including: statement of cost of making a post cart, n.d.; lists of diamond packets sent from the Foreign Post Office, 1767; statement of cost of prosecuting Mail Robbers, 1767-70; statement of revenue from Penny Post Office, 1761-7; summary profit and loss statement of the Post Office, 1772-6; stated account of Robt Trevor, receiver general of the G.P.O., London, 1776.

Bundle
Date: 1767-79
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.2/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Containing: case and opinion of the Attorney-General concerning the validity of Edmund Hoskins' appointment as solicitor of the Post Office, 1767; sailing order from the Joint P.M.G.'s to the commander of the Prince of Orange packet-boat, 1769; statement of the amount of post sent to the various post towns on the Bristol road, 1770; printed list of daily post towns in England, 1775; list of M.P.'s having newspapers sent post free, n.d.; way-bill for post on the Holyhead road, n.d.; copy of part of an Act of Parliament concerning postal services, n.d.,?1771.

B.1.3   Papers connected with Lord le Despencer as Treasurer of the Royal Chamber 1762-1768

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.3/1-2

Quittance roll of Lord le Despencer as Treasurer
Date: 1762
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Packet
Date: 1764-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.3/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

Containing: list of fees for passing the above account, 1768; memos of business done and warrants brought into the Wardrobe Office, 1764-5; copy of letter from Lord Egmont informing le Despencer of his dismissal, and copy of his reply, 1765.

B.1.4   Papers concerning naval matters. 1729-1764

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.4/1-2

Bundle of printed cases on behalf of claimant and appellant before the Lords Commissioners of Appeals for Prizes
Date: 1764
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

The captured ships concerned are Oliver Cromwell, L'Industrie, Carmen, La Vigilante, La Pacifique. Also includes printed list of captures, n.d.

List of the Earl of Kinnoull's retinue on board H.M.S. Torrington, and estimate of extra charges for necessary works in H.M. shipyards
Date: 1729-1750
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.4/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

B.1.5   Papers concerning American affairs. 1768-1774

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.5/1

Printed Bills
Date: c.1768-1774
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.5/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

for the better providing for... soldiers in H.M. Service in North America, 1774; Bill for the impartial administration of justice... in the Province of Massachusets Bay, New England, 1774; Bill for better... Government of... Massachusets Bay, 1774; Printed Narrative of Facts relative to American Affairsc.1768.

B.1.6   Papers concerning national military matters. 1745/1779

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.6/1-4

Lists and other papers
Date: 1745-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.6/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Printed list of officers at, and account of the action at Tournai, 1745; manuscript list of army establishment in Flanders, 1745; Printed lords protest and division list in the Commons concerning the troops in Hanover, 1746; manuscript estimate of the charge of troops in Flanders, 1746; London Gazette reporting action near Val, 1747; manuscript notes on marine regiments raised since 1688.

Copies of papers
Date: 1747-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.6/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Convention between the States General aid the Landgrave of Hesse, 1747; Treaty between Britain and the Elector of Mainz, 1747; Extract from the resolutions of the States General concerning the Anglo/Russian Treaty, 1747; Convention between Britain and Russia, 1747; consent to subsidy treaty with Russia, 1747; Treaty with Russia, 1747; Proposals concerning troops for Hanover 1748; Convention for the military campaign, 1748.

Copies of papers
Date: 1755-79
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.6/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

Extract from Russian treaty, 1755; two documents concerning the arrest and trial of a Hanoverian soldier at Maidstone, Kent, 1756; Printed Hints offered towards raising men for H.M.Land and Sea Service, 1757; printed disposition of the army encamped upon Cox Heath, 1779; part (first 11 pages missing) of manuscript estracts of the Treasury's correspondence with the commissariat in Germany, 1761-1762.

Copies of Services estimates and surpluses on various duties at the Exchequer
Date: 1755-6
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.6/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

B.1.7   Miscellaneous Parliamentary material 1719-1781

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.7/1-4

Bundle of miscellaneous correspondence
Date: 1719-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.7/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Including letter from Lord Cadogan offering a post as groom of the Bedchamber, 1719; from Lord Cholmondeley, 1754; from H.Fox offering a post in the Comptroller's office, and Dashwood's refusal, 1755; long letter (30 pp.) on the administration of Bermuda from T.Parsons, 1762; from George Grenville, 1765; from Chas. Walcot, 1767; from John Gray and Sir Charles Whitworth concerning an embankment on the Thames, 1775; from Buenos Aires giving details of the treatment of Indians in Peru, 1781; memorial concerning the education of the Prince of Wales, n.d; petition of merchants trading to Africa concerning finances, n.d.

Bundle of miscellaneous papers
Date: 1745-51, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.7/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Including: London Gazette with details of operations in Scotland and copy of Charles Stuart's address, 1745; printed Case of Aboan Fitzmaurice, n.d.; satirical `Exciseman's Creed'; copy of declaration composed by Earl Stanhope concerning M.Ps, placemen and standing army, 1751; part of a speech (?) on the loss of Madras n.d; two manuscript copies of a pamphlet on the constitution, n.d.

Bundle of miscellaneous papers
Date: 1779, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.7/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Including: list of the Senegal establishment, n.d.; copy of opinion of Alexander Wedderburn on the right to the hereditary office of Lord Great Chamberlain, 1779.

Printed Bills
Date: 1767-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.7/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content

Printed: Bill to amend... the several laws relating to Rogues, vagabonds... etc., 1781; Bill... to amend... several acts... for paving,clean sing lighting and regulating the... streets... within the city and liberty of Westminster.. (with manuscript notes), 1767.

B.1.8   Papers concerning local militia 1745-1781

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.8/1-2

Correspondence
Date: 1745-80
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.8/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 items

Scope and Content

Including: from P.Davall, with estimate for tax for a national militia, 1745; from John Wilkes concerning Bucks militia, 1759; Sir F.Dashwood to Earl Temple resigning his commission for political reasons, 1760; from Henry Allnutt, 1763, and H.Tompkins, 1766, concerning the Bucks militia; from Lord Temple concerning the Bucks militia, 1760, 1778, 1780 and n.d.; and a note on smuggling, n.d.

Bundle of papers concerning militia
Date: 1759-81, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.8/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 items

Scope and Content

Mainly notes and observations concerning various Militia Acts and schemes for local militia also including returns of the Bucks militia for 1759, 1764, 1780, 1781 and n.d.

B.1.9   Papers concerning elections of the Mayor of New Romney, Kent. (Sir Francis Dashwood was M.P. for Romney 1750-1760

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.9/1

Bundle mainly consisting of correspondence
Date: 1756-60
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.9/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 64 items

Scope and Content

Between Dashwood and his agents and friends (especially Geo.Cobb, Robt.Langdon, Geo.Carter) and petitions from interested parties concerning a series of disputed elections, 1756, 1758-60.

B.1.10   Miscellaneous local official papers 1747-1765

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.10/1

Letters and papers
Date: 1747-65
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.10/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Two letters concerning an election at Lincoln, 1747; Appointment of Lord le Despencer as Lord Lieutenant for Bucks, 1763; letter from George Grenville concerning a new Commission of the Peace in Bucks, 1765.

B.2   Personal papers 1700-1799

B.2.1   Personal correspondence 1737-1781

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/1-14

Letters
Date: 1745-78
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 items

Scope and Content

Three letters from Philip, second Earl Stanhope, 1749, 1751, 1778, and one from Lady Stanhope, 1769; eight letters from George Dodington, Baron Melcombe, 1745-53 and n.d.; five letters from Thomas, eighth Earl of Westmorland, 1754-62; seven letters from Mary, Countess of Westmorland, 1759-62.

Letters
Date: 1773-5
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Letter from Hugh Finlay, one of which is addressed to A. Todd, one letter from R. Franklin and one copy of reply of Lord le Despencer, all concerning the barony of Longeuil, Canada; includes a small map and survey of the area

Letters from Sir Francis Skipwith
Date: 1777
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Concerning estate as well as personal matters, n.d.: one of the letters contains a survey of Skipwith's estate at Metheringham, Lincs.

Letters
Date: 1762-75
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Four letters concerning Sir F. Dashwood's elevation to the peerage, 1763; two letters from Antonio Niccolini and one from Lorenzo Niccolini, in italian, 1762-72; three letters from J.Moody, 1771, 1775; five letters from Paul Whitehead, two containing epigrams in verse and with news of John Wilkes, 1768-74; and one letter notifying Lord le Despencer of Whitehead's death, 1774.

Letters
Date: 1754-72
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Seven letters between Sir Francis Dashwood and Miss Catherina Stapleton concerning Miss Mary Wheate, 1754; two letters from Lady M.Wheate (sister of Lady Dashwood), 1764; two letters from Miss Anne Wheate, 1772; five letters from Miss F.Wheate, 1772.

Letters and papers
Date: 1753-67, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Copy of heads of Miss M.Wheate's marriage settlement and three letters about it, 1767; two letters from M.Lloyd (ne Mary Wheate) concerning slanderous remarks said to have been made about Lady Dashwood, 1766, and one undated note on the same; two letters from R.Lloyd, 1753, and a letter from Mr.Grey Cooper concerning Mr.Lloyd becoming Clerk of the Petty Receipts of the Customs, n.d.

Letters
Date: 1748-67, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Seven letters from Robert Dashwood, 1763, 1765-6; two undated notes from Sir F.Dashwood to his wife; three letters from Charles Walcot, 1762, 1767; two letters from Robert Lowth - one from Berlin, 1748, giving details of Berlin, the departure thence of Voltaire and the affairs of Mlle.Barbarini, the other from Rome, 1750, with details of the opera and painting in Italy and archaeological finds at Herculaneum; one letter from John Dashwood King, n.d.

Twelve letters from John Tucker
Date: 1754-67 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Mainly concerning building materials for West Wycombe but also with references to the Medmenhan meetings.

Six letters from W.Wroughton
Date: 1765-67 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

Sent from Salisbury and Welbourn concerning personal affairs but also the Lincolnshire estates.

Letters
Date: 1750-65, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Five letters from Charles V.Dashwood, 1764-1765, and one letter from Dr.W.King principal of St.Mary Hall regarding a private tutor for him, 1763; four letters from Samuel Dashwood and one copy of a reply of Sir F.Dashwood, mainly concerning the marriage of C.V.Dashwood, 1750, 1763-1765; one letter from Sir James Dashwood, 1765; an anonymous note concerning provision for the education of Charles Dashwood, n.d.

Papers
Date: 1756-66
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Copy of a letter by Lord le Despencer to Mr.Secretary Conway and his reply concerning a riot at Aylesbury over high commodity prices, and a manuscript handbill of protest, 1766; five documants concerning a collection for Mary Pontifex and John Lee of West Wycombe who had lost all their possessions in a fire, 1756.

Miscellaneous letters to and from Sir Francis Dashwood/Lord le Despencer and his wife
Date: 1737-64
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Col.T.Paget, 1737; extract from a letter from Surat containing an account of the massacre at Delhi, 1739; Admiral E.Vernon, expressing misgivings at the the rise of French sea-power, 1749; William, 1st Earl Talbot, 1752, 1754; G.Pitt (two), 1747; John Tinney, concerning engravings of Dashwood's property, 1754; Lefroy and Charron (five and an account) concerning import of statuary etc., 1754-6; Thomas Hyam and son (three and three accounts) concerning the same, 1754; Le Comte de Buchebourg, 1758; Sir Thomas Stapleton (two), 1759; Monsieur P.P.Roussel, 1762; notice of a meeting of the Committee of Dilettanti, 1764.

Miscellaneous letters to and from Lord le Despencer and his wife
Date: 1765-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Isaac Jaminean from Naples concerning purchase of works of art (three), 1767, 1768; Sir Edward (later Lord) Hawke concerning the employment of Captain Bowyer, and a letter from Bowyer, 1767; Francis Duffield from Moutreal giving details of Montreal and regimental life in Canada, 1771; Henry, 2nd Earl Bathurst, 1773; Thomas Harris from Fort William, India, concerning life in India, 1776; John, 4th Earl Sandwich, 1776; Francis Dashwood from New York, 1778; Hannah Pasley, from Fort St.George, India, giving details of the revolt of Hyder Aly, 1780; the office for Sick and Wounded Seaman, regarding using some of Lord le Despencer's property for a prison, 1781.

Bundle of miscellaneous undated letters and fragments
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.11/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Roger Twisden and Dr. Thomas Thompson (two) giving a remedy for rheumatism or gout.

B.2.2   Miscellaneous personal papers. 1700-1799

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/1-14

Sir Francis Dashwood's diary of his journey to St. Petersburg
Date: 1733
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Printed in Betty Kemp, `Sir Francis Dashwood's [UNK] of his unit of St Petersburg in 1733', The Slavonic and East European Review, vol.xxxviii, no.90 (Dec.195, 194-222)]; One loose page of notes on St.Petersburg churches and an experiment made there with freezing water, n.d.; notes on a large beast supposedly living in Russia, n.d.

Notes in Sir Francis Dashwood's hand on his propsed abridgment of the liturgy of the Church of England
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 leaves

Scope and Content

With corrections in another hand.

Folder of lists of books at the various Dashwood establishments
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Also includes a bill for books from a bookseller (?Frederick de Haam) in Amsterdam, 1732; printed catalogue of Thomas Osborne, bookseller, in Grey's Inn, 1764; Mr Woods, proposal to print drawings of the ruins of Baalbeck and Ionia, with subscribers names, n.d.; letter from R.Trevor at The Hague to John Mitchell concerning book sales in Holland, 1741.

Four inventories
Date: 1763-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

Of books at an unspecified place, n.d.; of crockery and cutlery at Nocton, 1766; of books and china at Halton, n.d.; of furniture belonging to John, Earl of Westmorland, at Apethorpe, 1763.

Three interrelated books of accounts concerning the mercantile and foreign exchanges business of Sir Francis Dashwood
Date: 1726
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/5
Language(s) of Material: French
Extent: 3 items

Folder of miscellaneous bills and [UNK] papers
Date: 18th cent
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Recommendations and two letters concerning building materials, patent slates, a new lime kiln and decorations at West Wycombe, Includes a bill for work done in the kitchen, endorsed by Robert Adam, 1768. See H.Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, p.34, n.I.

Bundles of personal vouchers of Sir Francis Dashwood/Lord le Despencer, including some rent receipts, but mainly used cheques
Date: 1742-71
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 items

Miscellaneous personal papers
Date: 1772
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 items

Miscellaneous personal papers
Date: 1773
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Miscellaneous personal papers.
Date: 1776
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 items

Miscellaneous personal papers.
Date: 1777
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 items

Miscellaneous personal papers
Date: 1778
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 92 items

Miscellaneous personal papers
Date: 1779
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 items

Miscellaneous personal papers
Date: 1780
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.12/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 70 items

B.2.3   Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane 1738-1777

Scope and Content

Custody of whose person was granted to Lord le Despencer in 1763 as executor of the will of John, Earl of Westmorland. Custody of the estate was granted to John Treadway.

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/1-17

Bundle of copies of documents concerning the setting up of the trust and the transfer to Lord le Despencer
Date: 1750, 1762-3
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Bundle of documents concerning the death of the lunatic's father in 1739
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Mainly inventories of goods.

Nine letters from Treadway to John, Earl of Westmorland, and later to Lord Despencer concerning his accounts
Date: 1739-70 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Bundle of stated accounts, mainly of Treadway, concerning the estate of Henry Fane
Date: 1739-75
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Bundles of vouchers for the keeping of Henry Fane and for the investment of his stock, All the vouchers paid by Treadway.
Date: 1738-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1740-1
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1742-4
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1745-6
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1747-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1749-50
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1751-2
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1753-4
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1755-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1760-1
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 33 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1762-4
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: 1770-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Papers relating to the lunacy of Henry Fane
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.13/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 items

B.3   Estate and legal correspondence etc. c.1724-1781

B.3.1   General material c.1724-1747

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.14/1-5

Memoranda, rough accounts, notes, and [UNK] papers
Date: c.1724-1739
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.14/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 47 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the division of the estates of Sir Francis Dashwood, 1st Baronet and the payment of legacies

Memoranda, rough accounts, notes, and [UNK] papers
Date: 1725
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.14/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Mainly concerning a debt owed to the 1st Baronet by Messrs Cotton

Papers relating to a lawsuit Walcot v. Dashwood concerning the will of the 1st Baronet
Date: 1735
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.14/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Briefs, replies and draft evidences.

Papers relating to the sale to Colonel Richard Littleton of a house in Ealing belonging to the wife of Sir Francis Dashwood
Date: 1746-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.14/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Papers concerning the estate of Sir Orlando Bridgeman
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.14/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Whose executor was Sir Francis Dashwood and whose beneficiary was Dame Susanna Bridgeman, Dashwood's sister. Includes a rental of the estate at Withybrook, Warwickshire, 1746-7.

B.3.2   Correspondence of a general nature 1754-1781

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MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.15/1

Letters to Sir Francis Dashwood
Date: 1754-81, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.15/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include F. Manby (two), 1754; A. Jones concerning an estate in Shropshire, 1762; Luffman Atterbury (two) concerning building materials, 1780; J. Evans concerning the advisability of agents keeping short accounts, 1781; notes on experiments made in drawing wagons, n.d.; contract by le Despencer's agent for supply of oak to Chatham yard, 1775.

B.3.3   Correspondence relating to the Buckinghamshire estate. 1752-81

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.16/1-4

Correspondence between Lord le Despencer and others
Date: 1760-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.16/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 items

Scope and Content

Mainly his agent Edward Clerke and lawyer D.Macnamara, mainly concerning fishing rights in High Wycombe disputed with Lord Shelburne.

Correspondence between Lord le Despencer and others
Date: 1752-70
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.16/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Mainly his agent Edward Clerke on estate matters, mostly concerning new leases of the manor of Bassetsbury from the Dean and Chapter of Windsor

Correspondence from Isaac and Mary Hughes to Lord le Despencer
Date: 1753-71
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.16/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

Concerning leases and sales of wood at Wycombe

Miscellaneous correspondence concerning the Buckinghamshire estates
Date: 1747-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.16/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include: F.Hughes concerning land tax at West Wycombe, 1747; Joseph Simpson concerning his accepting the livings of West Wycombe and Halton, 1755; Sir Herbert Perrott Pakington (two) concerning the enclosure of the commons at Aylesbury, 1767; Richard Lloyd (four) on various matters concerning property transactions, 1762, 1769; Henry Burvill (two) concerning the Oak-End estate, 1780, 1781.

B.3.4   Correspondence relating to the Mereworth, Kent, estate 1747-1781

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.17/1-5

Letters
Date: 1770-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.17/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content

Two letters from John Sidney, attorney of Yalding concerning the Commission of sewers, 1775; two letters from Robert Style concerning Mereworth living, 1770, 1776; draft case for counsel's opinion concerning the draining of the lands of Wittersham level, n.d.

Letters from William England mainly concerning agricultural matters and rent collecting
Date: 1774-81
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.17/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

One letter from A.H. Dyne to England concerning turnpike roads, 1779.

Letters from Robert Brenchley mainly concerning agricultural matters
Date: 1762-74
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.17/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Miscellaneous correspondence and draft surveys
Date: 1747-77
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.17/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Including: copy letter from le Despencer to Lord Portmore concerning hounds, n.d.; letter from John Ward concerning mill stones, 1763; letter from Sir Thomas Stapleton 1777, letter from a Mr. Austen concerning the Austen family estates, 1747.

Letters and summary accounts from Gilbert Franklyn concerning a dispute with Lord le Despencer over the tenancy of property at Mereworth
Date: 1773-4
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.17/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

B.3.5   Correspondence relating to an estate in Northamptonshire 1763

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.18/1

Letter from Miles Berkeley
Date: 1763
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.18/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Concerning an estate in Nassington, formerly belonging to the Earl of Westmorland

B.3.6   Correspondence etc. relating to the Lincolnshire estates 1746-1778

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/1-9

Letters and papers from D. Macnamara, and two undated notes in Lord le Despencer's hand, mainly concerning the conveyance of certain Lincolnshire estates to the Hon. G. Hobart
Date: 1765-6
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 items

Letters and papers from the Hon. G. Hobart about the conveyance of certain Lincolnshire estates
Date: 1765-1766 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Includes two inventories and an abstract of the deeds in this transaction, 1766.

Letters from Dr. Francis Willis to Lord le Despencer
Date: 1765, 1770-6
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 47 items

Scope and Content

Copies of some replies form Lord le Despencer, and letters from and to James Garnar, Edward Wills, Sergeant Hill, Mr. Sparke and William Gold. All concern an acrimonious dispute over purchasing land at Dunston, and drainage and enclosure there.

Copies of letters from Willis to Lord le Despencer and from Despencer to Willis
Date: 1765-76
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 items

Related Material

The originals of these, save for one of 14 March 1774, are in MS. Dashwood (Bucks) B.19/3.


Letters from James Garnar, steward, to Lord le Despencer, 1758, 1763-72, and from James Garnar, junior, to Lord le Despencer, 1774-6
Date: 1758-1776
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 55 items

Scope and Content

The letters of James Garnar, senior, mainly concern Nocton estate matters, and many of them have summary accounts endorsed. Those of James Garnar junior, mainly concern the dispute with Dr.Willis at Dunston.

Letters from Thomas Sandon, agent, to Lord le Despencer
Date: 1770-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 items

Scope and Content

Twenty five letters concerning Dunston estate matters, Witham drainage, the Pillar property, the Dr. Willis affair and tithes; two letters from Thomas Wilberfoss about the same, 1776.

Miscellaneous letters and documents concerning the navigation and drainage of the river Witham
Date: 1753-70
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Includes account of a meeting at Lincoln, 1753; letters from R.Tydell, 1753, Lord Fortescue, 1754, the Earl of Buckinghamshire, 1754, J.Chaplin, 1754, Mr.Monck, 1763, C.Chaplin, 1770; extracts from the 1762 Act for draining the Witham lands, and sheets of draft proposals.

Miscellaneous letters and papers
Date: 1746-70
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the Lincolnshire estates: includes letters from Robt. Layton concerning an estate at Harby Woods in which Mrs.Hussy, decd., had a title, 1746; from Lord Middleton concerning Dunston Heath enclosure, 1749/50; from the Bishop of Lincoln concerning the same, 1749/50; from Abraham Hume concerning the Witham drainage scheme, 1754; from Geo. Denshire, legal matters, 1763; rental, wood tax and estate accounts of James Garnar for Nocton and Swinthorp estate, 1760; letter from John King concerning a sheepwalk on Dunston Heath and references to the Medmenham, Bucks., meetings, 1770; from Charles Chaplin concerning estate matters, 1770; estimate survey/rental of Dunston Farms, 1770.

Packet of vouchers with three half-yearly rentals and an account, being the accounts and supporting vouchers of Thomas Sandon for the Dunston Estate
Date: 1775-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) B.19/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 18 items

C   Papers of John, 7th Earl of Westmorland and his ancestors 1626-1762

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.1-9


Letters from Mary, wife of Francis, 1st Earl of Westmorland, from Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, to Jasper Man at Mereworth Castle, Kent
Date: 1626-1628, 1638, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

The letters concern estate and household matters.

Papers
Date: 1697-1702
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Bond by Rachel, countess of Westmorland to pay 212 to Frances Muns, 1697; receipts of interest on the bond, letters concerning the bond from F. Muns, n.d., E. Muns, n.d., and F. Mercer, 1702.

Papers
Date: 1700-19
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Concerning a dispute between John Fane and Mary (ne Cavendish) his wife, and Lady Rhoda Cavendish over the trust set up under the will of Lady Rhoda's husband, Lord Henry Cavendish (died 1700), 1718-1719. Include bills and replies and supporting documents including the probate inventory of Lord Henry Cavendish 1700.

Letters and papers concerning a trust
Date: 1725-36
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 items

Scope and Content

Thomas, 6th Earl of Westmorland and Henry Fane were trustees for Armine Fairborne, whose father Sir Stafford Fairborne had embezzled some of the funds, Most of the letters are from Sir Stafford Fairborne to the Earl of Westmorland.

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1710-36
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Including: Commission signed by the Duke of Marlborough to John Fane to be Lieut. Col. in Col.Wyndress's regiment, 1710; Commission signed by George II to John, Lord Catherlough as Colonel of the 1st troop of Horse Guards, 1733; letters to members of the Fane family on domestic matters, 1724,1727; bond to Thomas, Earl of Westmorland in 50 and a letter concerning it, 1733; Order by Thomas, Earl of Westmorland forbidding dogs on his Northamptonshire estates, 1735/6.

Letters concerning John, 7th Earl of Westmorland, as Chancellor of Oxford University
Date: 1760
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Comprising: letter from the Prince de San Severino concerning a gift to the University of a book from the King of Spain, and two letters from Thomas Randolph, President of Corpus Christi College concerning it, 1760; seven letters from J.Browne, Provest of Queen's College and Vice-Chancellor concerning an address to be presented by the University to George III, a copy of the address and a letter of objection by Westmorland, 1760; one letter from John Philipps, benefactor of Pembroke College, recommending Thomas Griffiths to Westmorland, 1760.

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1760-2
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

Including: letter from Zachary [Pearce], Bishop of Rochester, and a reply to it, concerning the state of a Fane monument in Westminster Abbey, 1762; letter from Capt.Ralph Hill of the 45th Regiment at Louisbourg describing the capture of St. John's, Newfoundland, by the French, 1762; letter from W.Duncan recommending remedies for the gout, 1760.

Miscellaneous bills and receipts, mainly for decorations and rebuildings at Mereworth Castle
Date: 1720-40
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 34 items

Miscellaneous bills and receipts of John, 7th Earl of Westmorland
Date: 1740, 1758-62
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) C.9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

D   Papers of Samuel, 1st Baron Sandys, Edwin, 2nd Baron Sandys, and Anna Maria, wife of 2nd Baron Sandys 1720-1807

D.1   Papers of Samuel, 1st Baron Sandys 1720-1728

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.1/1-4

Notebook containing standing orders and precedents House of Commons
Date: 1725-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 leaves

Scope and Content

Collected by Samuel Sandys from the Commons Journals, 1680-1725, with some notes on contemporary events. Many leaves loose.

Notebook containing a Parliamentary diary
Date: 1720-1, 1723
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.1/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes further notes on precedents and other matters. Many leaves loose.

Packet of loose folios connected with Parliamentary proceedings
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.1/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Includes copy of resolutions by Mr. Pulteney on the complaints of the merchants trading to the West Indies against the depradations committed by the Spaniards, 1738.

'Poesie di Giuseppe Baretti'
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.1/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Folder containing two letters from Martin Sandys to Samuel Sandys concerning the progress of the latter's Pensions Bill, 1731; a volume of 24 folios endorsed containing 12 poems in Italian, the first of which is a dedication "A Mylord Sandys", n.d.

D.2   Papers of Edwin, 2nd Baron Sandys 1740-1797

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.2/1-3

Letter to Edwin Sandys(?) concerning the state of the Jews in England
Date: c.1753
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

The writer's name is missing. The letter originally contained 9 enclosures giving legal and historical information on the question, but only 6 survive. n.d.

Folder of accounts for the election of Edwin Sandys as M.P. for Westminster
Date: 1762
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1740-97
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Poem in Latin entitled `Juveni Ornatissimo Edwino Sandys', 1740/1; letter from Martin Sandys to Edwin Sandys concerning affairs at sea, 1758; pedigree of the Sandys family, n.d.; letter from Robert Kelham, 1786; release by Mary Sandys to Robert, Lord Bertie and Edwin, Lord Sandys of claims under the wills of her parents and brothers, 1786; probate copy of will of Edwin, Lord Sandys, 1797; will of Mary, wife of Martin Sandys, 1762; one receipt, 1793.

D.3   Papers of Anna Maria, wife of 2nd Baron Sandys 1777-1807

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/1-11

Letters to Lady Sandys from J. Davies concerning affairs on the Montgomeryshire estates
Date: 1777, 1782-4, 1797-8, 1800
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Letters to Lady Sandys from S. Sill concerning affairs on the Cambridgeshire estates
Date: 1798-1800
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 items

Scope and Content

Four letters from F. Whishaw about the same.

Letters from Arthur, 2nd Marquess of Downshire, to Lady Sandys, and six letters from Lady Sandys to Downshire
Date: 1797-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Concerning a dispute following the death of Lord Sandys in 1797 over the succession to the estates.

Letters from Sir Richard Heron to Lady Sandys.
Date: 1797-1807
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 items

Scope and Content

Mostly containing legal advice on the dispute with the Marquess of Downshire.

Letters from Humphrey Lyttelton to Lady Sandys
Date: 1797-8, 1800
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Containing legal advice on the dispute with the Marquess of Downshire

Letters from William Groom to Lady Sandys
Date: 1798, 1800
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

They contain legal advice and information on the dispute with the Marquess of Downshire

Letters from Henry Wicks to Lady Sandys concerning taxation and timber on the Worcestershire estates
Date: 1798-1801
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Letters from William Disney to Lady Sandys concerning her London affairs
Date: 1799
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Letters and papers
Date: 1802-4, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Two letters from Emma Broughton concerning Lady Sandys' health, 1802; authority to audit Lady Sandys' accounts, 1804; letters from Sir John Dashwood King and copies of replies on personal matters, n.d.

Miscellaneous letters to Lady Sandys
Date: 1786-1801, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/10

Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Many concern the dispute with the Marquess of Downshire, many n.d.

Bank book of Lady Sandys with Messrs, Child and Co.
Date: 1801-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) D.3/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Continued after her death by her executor, Sir John Dashwood King.

E   Papers of Sir John Dashwood King, 3rd Bart. 1738-93

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) E.1-4


Letters from John Parkinson at Asgarby, Lincs.
Date: 1790-3
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) E.1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the Dunston property, the enclosure of the common lands, and the Witham drainage, includes also two plans of the Pillar at Dunston, both endorsed with Parkinson's name, 1793 and n.d.

Miscellaneous letters and other material, mainly concerning the Lincolnshire estates
Date: 1787-93
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) E.2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include John Field, Ben.Handley, The Witham Drainage Commissioners, Thomas Sandon, Peregrine Willis, Charles Chaplin and John Keysall. Documents other than letters comprise: a printed report by W.Jessop, engineer, on the practicability of widening and deepening the communication between the River Witham and the Fossdike Canal, 1792; summary valuation of the estate of the Dunston Impropriator, 1792; calculations on the benefit to Sir John of Dunston Enclosure, 1792; document endorsed `Brief for Mr.Dashwood's Act of Parliament' concerning the estates descending from the marriage of Charles Vere Dashwood and Diana, daughter of Samuel Dashwood of Well Vale, Lincs, n.d. With some enclosures.

Miscellaneous items concerning the King family and its property
Date: 1738, 1749 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) E.3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Printed eightline poem addressed to the Hon.F.Dashwood on his birthday, n.d.

Commonplace book in Sir John Dashwood King's hand
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) E.4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Containing miscellaneous notes on things he had read, sermons he had heard and other matters, n.d.

F   Papers of Sir John Dashwood King, 4th Bart. 1750-1850

F.1   Official and political papers 1780-1845

F.1.1   Papers concerning politics and parliamentary elections 1780-1845

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.1/1

Papers
Date: 1780-1845
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Bundle comprising: bill for an election dinner for Lord Mahon and R.Waller, 1780; manuscript address to the electors of Wycombe, n.d.; list of some nonresident Wycombe voters, n.d.; printed poll for Chepping Wycombe, 1790; letter from Lord Lansdowne concerning a riot at Chepping Wycombe, 1794; letter from J. Dashwood concerning a Mr.Agnew standing as candidate for Bridgewater, 1801; letters from Jos.Shrimpton, J. Blackstone, T.Baring, I.King concerning the contest at Wycombe, 1802; letter from G.H.Cavendish concerning Lord William Bentinck standing as candidate for Bucks., 1809; two printed speeches of Col.Nugent on the Aylesbury election, 1812; printed address of C.C. Cavendish at the Aylesbury election, 1818; printed address of W. Selby Lowndes to the Bucks. county voters, 1818; letter from Isaac King on general political matters, 1818; bill for election expences, 1820; from Isaac King concerning Lord Chandos, 1829; letter from Emily Dashwood concerning interalia the election of G.H.Dashwood to Parliament, n.d.; letter from T.T. Drake concerning to Bucks. county election, 1845.

F.1.2   Papers concerning militia and lieutenancy 1791-1822

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.2/1-4

Letters to Sir John from George Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham, mainly concerning political, militia and lieutenancy matters in Buckinghamshire
Date: 1791-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Six miscellaneous letters and four bills, all concerning the formation of volunteer infantry or cavalry units in Bucks
Date: 1797-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Papers concerning militia and other troops
Date: 1794-9, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

Book containing a field exercise for a troop of cavalry, 1794; drill book and attendance register for a volunteer company, part used only, n.d.; orderly book of the Desborough Troop of Armed Yeomanry, 1799; list of sworn militiamen, Desborough Hundred, Bucks., n.d.

Daily reports of barracks
Date: 1819-22, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.2/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Windsor Cavalry Barracks, May 31, 1819; Hyde Park Barracks, Sept.1, 1822; Regents Park Barracks, n.d.

F.1.3   Miscellaneous official papers 1798-1823

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.3/1

Miscellaneous official papers
Date: 1798-1823
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Printed letter appointing Sir John a commissioner for selling Land Tax, 1798; printed letter to Sir John from the Sheriff of Bucks concerning a portrait of the late Marquis of Buckingham, 1813; letter concerning the uniform of deputy lieutenants for Bucks., 1814; two letters of Sir John as a J.P. concerning affiliation orders and the poor law, 1820, 1823; printed rules of the Weston Turville Reservoir Fishing Society of which Sir John was an official, 1820; copy of plea for mitigation of sentence on an unnamed criminal at Aylesbury Quarter Sessions, n.d.

F.2   Personal papers. 1750-1850

F.2.1   Diaries 1794-1847

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/1-12

Summary diary and appointment book of Sir John
Date: 1794
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1816
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1819
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1820
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1821
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1822
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1823
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1827
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1832
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1835
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1846
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Memoranda book containing both personal and estate entries
Date: 1847
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.4/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

F.2.2   Personal correspondence 1790-1848

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/1-25

Letters to Sir John from his brother George Dashwood of a personal nature
Date: n.d., c.1791-1798
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1790-1839, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

From his father, 1790; from Elizabeth Dashwood, his sister, n.d.; from Bateman Dashwood, 1823; from Emily Dashwood, his daughter-in-law, 1837, 1839, n.d.

Letters concerning the marriage of Sir John's daughter, Mary, and Augustus F.Berkeley
Date: 1815-40, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Includes four letters from Berkeley's mother opposing the marriage, 1815; three from M. Gell to Lady Dashwood on the marriage, n.d., c.1815; letters from Mary Dashwood/Berkeley concerning disputes with her husband, 1834, 1840; letters from M.F.F. Berkeley concerning monies in trust for the marriage, n.d.

Letters
Date: 1828-32, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Six letters to Sir John from G.H. Dashwood, his son, concerning personal and agricultural matters, 1828, 1831 and n.d.; four letters to Sir John from Edwin Dashwood, his son, mainly concerning his financial state as a Captain in the Blues, 1830, 1832; one letter from Robert Hare objecting to the proposed marriage of Edwin Dashwood to his daughter.

Letters and papers
Date: 1834-46
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 items

Scope and Content

Two letters to Sir John from Capt. J. St. Leger, his son-in-law, 1842,1846; one from Geo. Rose concerning allegations made against Mrs. St. Leger, 1834; one fragment about the St. Leger family, n.d.; one legal opinion on separation, 1834.

Letters to
Date: 1833-46
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 items

Scope and Content

Sir John from his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Henry Dashwood, concerning her finances and those of her husband, 1833, 1842-6; and three letters from William Burdett Dobson and Marian Dobson about the same, 1844.

Letters to Sir John from Thomas Argles
Date: 1843-5
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

And one note by Sir John, mainly concerning loans made by Sir John to Mrs. Henry Dashwood.

Letters to Sir John from Lewis Dymoke of Scrivelsby, Lincs., and his brother the Rev.John Dymoke
Date: 1790-1802
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Mainly concerning hunting in Lincs., but with some comments on estate matters.

Letters to Sir John from J. Jones
Date: 1791-4, 1801-2
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Scope and Content

Mainly concerning hunting but with some comments on current affairs

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1790-1802, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Five from William Bateson about a pack of hounds, 1790; five from Joseph and George Martin, mainly concerning fox-hunting at Bourton on the Water, 1790,1792; seven from Robert Lee of Colworth, near Bedford, concerning hunting, but one letter of 1800 refers to current affairs, 1792, 1800, n.d.

Letters to Sir John
Date: c.1794-c.1800
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Five from Arthur Annesley (later 10th Viscount Valentia) mainly concerning hunting, n.d. c.1800; three from J. Gage, mainly concerning hunting and horse-breeding, one letter contains observations on Sir J.S.Sebright's The Art of Improving the Breeds of Domestic Animals, n.d.; four from J.Byng and his wife, mainly concerning hunting, n.d.,c.1794-1800; three from Col. Peter Dutens, concerning buying a horse, 1796.

Miscellaneous letters to Sir John concerning hunting
Date: c.1790-1846
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 items

Scope and Content

Many letters n.d., but c.1790-1800, the rest, 1792-1801, 1828,1846. Correspondents include Charles Wyndham, F. Holland, G. Leigh, Jos. Davies, Edmund Tattersall, Capt. W. Duval.

Letters from Lord Nugent, Lord Lake and the Stewards of the Jockey Club
Date: 1820
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Concerning one of the races at Aylesbury in 1819, won by a horse of Lord Nugent, the decision being afterwards disputed.

Letters
Date: 1790-2
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Five letters to Sir John from James Russell at Bristol concerning the purchase of wines, 1790-2; two from R.Reddish about the same, 1790; six from John Holland on general personal and business matters, 1790.

Letters to Sir John from Charles Walcot, 1790-3, and from John Walcot, son of Charles and brother in law of Sir John, 1791-1792, 1800
Date: 1790-1800
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Concern personal matters but Charles Walcot writes from an official position in the G.P.O. with some news of current affairs.

Letters to Sir John from G.R. Minshull concerning estate as well as personal matters
Date: 1790-3, 1813
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Letters to Sir John from Joseph Bell at Wycombe
Date: 1790, 1801
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Concern personal matters, one letter deals with the advisability of inoculation, two others attack the people of Wycombe who spread scandals about Bell.

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1792-1808
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Three from Sir J.S. Sebright, 7th bart, 1792, 1799, 1808; two from R. Levett, 1792, 1793; two from Henry and Martha Swinburne, 1801, 1803, concerning a memorial tablet to be made by Nollekens; four from T.Lloyd concerning a dispute between a Mr. Parker and Mrs. Burville over money, n.d., c.1794.

Letters to Sir John from Dorothy Watson of Chipping Norton concerning debts owed by her late husband
Date: 1814-16
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Letters to Sir John from the wife(?) of Sir R.H. Kennedy
Date: 1811-15
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Commissary General in Lisbon, 1815, from Ramsgate, Portsmouth and Lisbon, mainly society gossip.

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1816-39
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

From Jas. Gomme concerning books borrowed, 1816; from R. Wheeler of Wycombe concerning `a licence' at Speen, 1829; from M. Shrimpton of Yarmouth, 1839 and Joshua Shrimpton, 1826, 1834.

Miscellaneous personal correspondence of Sir John
Date: 1790-1814
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include J. Holl, piano-maker of Worcester, Catherine Hughes, Mary Broadhead, Francis Duffield, Thomas Langley, topographer and antiquary, Charlotte King, J.B. Howell, W.Lacey.

Miscellaneous personal correspondence of Sir John
Date: 1814-48
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 26 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include T. Bish, with details of the new state lottery, 1816, John Cary, mapmaker, asking for comments on his new map of Bucks, 1823, Isaac King, William 9th Duke of St. Albans, Marian Crofton, B.Lechmere.

Miscellaneous correspondence.
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 33 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include C.Hare, Miss J.H. Broadhead, Anonymous, Lord Chandos, S.Parkinson (two), Edward Booth, R.Moore, John Dashwood, Henry Dashwood.

Copies of miscellaneous letters from Sir John to various persons
Date: 1799, mostly n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.5/25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Includes letter to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales concerning hunting, 1799, letter to the Earl of Abingdon concerning the county bridges of Bucks. n.d.

F.2.3   Miscellaneous personal material 1750-1850

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/1-8

Draft will and codicil of Sir John Dashwood King
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

Sale catalogue and inventories
Date: 1815, 1846
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Inventory of goods etc., at Halton House, Buckinghamshire, when Doctor Wells moved from there, 1815; inventory of goods of James Treacher at West Wycombe, 1846.

A journal,[UNK] [UNK] account books
Date: 1792, 1779-85, 1795-6
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Three small volumes: a journal of a `sentimental tour' through Wales, undertaken in 1792, (incomplete); personal account book, with some estate items, 1795-6; folded into the latter book is a paper headed `A list of robberies committed by J.D. and companions' n.d.; bank account book, 1779-85.

Bundle of miscellaneous vouchers and bills of Sir John
Date: late 18th - early 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Sir John's personal vouchers for the year 1788-9
Date: 1788-1789
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 items

Personal vouchers of Mrs. Broadhead and her daughter Mary Anne, who in 1789 married Sir John
Date: 1783, 1786-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Personal and some household vouchers of Mrs.Dashwood
Date: 1789-90
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 38 items

Personal and some household vouchers of Mr.and Mrs.J. Dashwood
Date: 1789-93
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.6/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 bundles

F.3   Estate and financial papers. 1790-1849

F.3.1   Estate and financial correspondence. 1790-1849

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/1-20

Letters from Sir John to Mr. Prickett, his solicitor at Aylesbury, about routine legal and estate matters
Date: 1819-21
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 45 items

Scope and Content

Some enclosures.

Letters from Sir John to Mr. Prickett, his solicitor at Aylesbury, about routine legal and estate matters
Date: 1824-6
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 items

Letters from Sir John to Mr. Prickett, his solicitor at Aylesbury, about routine legal and estate matters
Date: 1827-March 1828
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 62 items

Scope and Content

Some enclosures.

Letters from Sir John to Mr. Prickett, his solicitor at Aylesbury, about routine legal and estate matters
Date: Apr.-Dec.1828
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 items

Scope and Content

Some enclosures.

Letters from Sir John to Mr. Prickett, his solicitor at Aylesbury, about routine legal and estate matters
Date: 1829, 1831
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 61 items

Scope and Content

Some enclosures.

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1801-49
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Eight letters to Sir John from B.H.Prickett, 1801-1813, and six from Edward Prickett, 1829-1849; two from other solicitors respecting Sir John's right to all deodands in West Wycombe, 1839.

Correspondence between Sir John, Rev.Jas Cutler and B.H.Prickett
Date: 1808
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 15 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the tithes and land tax of Chalfont St.Giles, three letters concerning the tithes of Gerrards Cross, 1823.

Letters to Sir John from William Lake and the firm of Lake & Walker of Lincolns Inn, concerning legal matters, family settlements, mortgages etc.
Date: 1821-48
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 69 items

Letters to and from John Walcot
Date: 1817-18
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 items

Scope and Content

Letters to John Walcot from, and copies of letters from him to, Sir John his co-trustee, and from Catherine Walcot, his niece, and the Rev.Charles Walcot, his nephew, concerning the Walcot family trust and the Bitterley, Salop., estate

Letters to Sir John from the Rev. Charles Walcot
Date: 1819-31, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 items

Scope and Content

And one from Catherine Walcot, 1819, concerning the Bitterley, Salop., estate of which Sir John was a trustee, and one letter from T.Millington about the same, Included is a rough sketch plan of part of the estate, n.d.

Letters to Sir John concerning his Welsh estates, and rentals
Date: 1797-1818, 1812-44
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 34 items

Scope and Content

Mainly from his agent John Davies, 1797, 1801-2, 1807-18, including some enclosed summary rentals; from R.Griffithes, who became agent in 1818, 1812-1819, 1830; and from T.J.Griffithes, 1840, 1844.

Letters concerning Sir John's relations with the Grand Junction Canal Co.
Date: 1797, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

Including letters outlining complaints; includes an agreement of 1797 concerning Buller's Mill at Halton, Buckinghamshire.

Letters to Sir John from John Parkinson at Asgarby, Lincolnshire
Date: 1794-1810
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the Dunston property and the Witham River Commissioners, 1794, 1798, 1800, 1808, 1810.

Related Material

See also MS. D.D. Dashwood Bucks F.8/1.


Letters to Sir John
Date: 1802-5
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

From Francis Groom and Joseph Knight from Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire, concerning the purchase by Sir John of copyhold land there, and other matters, 1802; two letters from R.Stevens about the same land, 1805.

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1794-1825
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

From Geo. Burley, and one to Geo. Minshull, concerning West Wycombe estate matters, 1794, 1799, 1814, 1815; letters from H.Rhodes in London concerning various business interests, 1805, 1806, 1812, 1825.

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1800-44
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

From Johnson and Gaskell concerning illegal cutting in West Wycombe woods, 1800; from C.Cockerell in London about financial matters, 1808 and n.d.; from John Lindegrin in Portsmouth concerning the import of pigs, 1811; from William Groom concerning the Downshire trust, 1811; from Daniel Moore concerning legal and financial matters, 1825, 1827; from Edward Meyler concerning land for sale at Wendover, 1844.

Letters to Sir John
Date: 1817-45
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

From the Rev. Edward Owen of St.Leonard's Parsonage, near Wendover, and from T.M. Cleobury to Owen concerning a mortgage, 1817, 1832-45; includes copy of the presentation deed of Owen to the rectory of Halton, Buckinghamshire, 1845.

Letters and papers concerning the manor of Bassetsbury
Date: 1825-43
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Mainly concerning renewals of the lease from the Dean and Chapter of Windsor, Includes gamekeeper's deputation, 1825.

Miscellaneous estate and financial correspondence of Sir John
Date: 1790-1825
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include, Richard Morgan Graves concerning the value of land at Bourton on the Water, 1791; A. Johnson concerning a technique of building mud huts, 1801; T.Handley concerning the Downshire settlement, 1811; W. Rowsham concerning a farm leased from Sir John, 1815.

Miscellaneous estate and financial correspondence of Sir John
Date: 1825-47
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.7/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Sir Geo. Nayler, Garter King of Arms concerning the lease of a house, 1825; C. Hughes Hallett, 1832; Richard Moore concerning a family settlement, 1838; Thos. Mason Heath concerning his farm at Mill End, Bucks, 1843, 1844.

F.3.2   Miscellaneous estate material. 1793-1796

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.8/1

Miscellaneous estate material
Date: 1793-6, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) F.8/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Summary rental of the Dunston estate to Ladyday, 1794; six small accounts of J.Parkinson for rents, drainage, enclosure etc. at Dunston, 1793-4; calculations for a mortgage, 1793; two receipts for Witham river drainage tax, 1795, 1796; inventory of goods at Halton, n.d.

G   Papers of Sir George Henry Dashwood, 5th Bart. 1790-1899

G.1   Official and Political Papers 1832-1852

G.1.1   Papers concerning parliamentary elections 1832-1852

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/1-7

Newspapers concerning the Bucks. County election of 1832.
Date: 1832
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Copies of the Bucks Gazette and Bedford Chronicle, July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 25, Sept. 1, 8, 29, Oct. 6, 22, 1832 and Jan. 12, 1833; Bucks Herald, August 11, 1832; Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, August 20, 1832.

Material concerning the Bucks County election of 1832
Date: 1832
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed election addresses by G.H.Dashwood and Lord Nugent and some printed squibs; and letters concerning the contest from Lord Nugent, William Lake, James Millar, Richard Cox, Henry Palmer, Lord Chandos and others.

Material concerning the Bucks County election
Date: 1835
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

Includes printed address of G.H.Dashwood and letters from Hon. C.C. Cavendish, Thomas Hobhouse, D.L. Marchant and Colonel Grey.

Material concerning the Bucks County election of Feb. 1837.
Date: Feb. 1837
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Comprises printed posters, handouts etc. of G.H.Dashwood and printed summary of the poll.

Material concerning the Wycombe borouth election of July 1837.
Date: Jul. 1837
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Comprises C.Harman's account for G.H. Dashwood's election, with supporting vouchers; election addresses of G.R.Smith for the county and W.Rickford for Aylesbury; and letters concerning the election from Richard Lucas and C.Harman.

Material concerning the election of 1852.
Date: 1852
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Includes one election poster and two addresses of M.T.Smith at Wycombe, an address and letter concerning the candidature of John Lee for the county, and eight letters from C.Harman.

Miscellaneous material concerning elections
Date: 1833-47, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.1/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 items

Scope and Content

Includes book of manuscript notes for speeches by G.H.Dashwood, n.d.; letter from I.King declining to vote for Dashwood and damning concessions to Catholicism, n.d.; letter from J.B.Broadhead concerning a rumour of Col. Grey retiring as M.P. for Bucks. 1833; two letters and an account from E.Prickett and one from T.Tindall, 1834; letter from W.Paine on the same subject, 1836; printed election address of R.R.Clayton at Aylesbury, 1847; letter from C.Harman,?1847.

G.1.2   Miscellaneous political material. 1833-1849

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.2/1

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1833-49
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Including printed catalogue of Sir Geo. Hayter's picture of the members of the House of Commons with a letter from Hayter asking G.H.Dashwood to sit for his protrait, 1833, 1834; note from Lord Althorp asking for Dashwood's presence in the Commons, 1833; printed appeal concerning the Polish exiles, 1833; letter from William Hussey concerning the operation of the Corn Laws, 1841; letter asking Dashwood to chair a meeting held by Cobden at Aylesbury, 1849.

G.2   Personal papers 1800-1899

G.2.1   Personal Correspondence 1800-1899

G.2.1.a   Letters from G.H.Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth 1825-1852

Scope and Content

Mainly on personal matters but with political allusions and comments on activities in the House of Commons. Many references to political matters, 1834, to elections, 1834, 1837, 1852, to debates on the Corn Laws, 1841-3, to the Maynooth Grant, 1844-5, etc.

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/1-14

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1825-32
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1833-4
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1835
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1836
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 58 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1837-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 55 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1839-40
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1841-3
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1844-5
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1846
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 53 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1847
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1848-51
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 20 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: 1852
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Letters from G.H.Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 items

Letters from G.H. Dashwood to his wife, Elizabeth
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 items

G.2.1.b   Letters to G.H. Dashwood from his father Sir John concerning personal and family financial matters Dashwood King 1808-1848

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/15-17

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from his father Sir John Dashwood King
Date: 1808,1816, 1821-39
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 items

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from his father Sir John Dashwood King
Date: 1840-8
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 items

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from his father Sir John Dashwood King
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

G.2.1.c   Other personal correspondence 1800-1899

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/18-37

Letters to Mrs. G.H. Dashwood from her father-in-law Sir John Dashwood King concerning personal and family financial matters
Date: 1828-48 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 items

Letters to G.H.Dashwood and his wife
Date: 1844-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 items

Scope and Content

From Rev.Henry Dashwood, his brother, Rev.George Broadhead, his brother-in-law, and others, concerning the living of West Wycombe held by Henry Dashwood, an attempt to purchase the curacy, and a charge of immorality against Henry Dashwood being investigated by the bishop of Lincoln, 1844-6, 1849.

Some with enclosures.

Letters to G.H.(Later Sir George) Dashwood, from his sister-in-law, Anne, wife of Rev. Henry Dashwood
Date: 1844-55
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

And one to his wife, concerning their financial state. With some enclosures

Letters to G.H. (later Sir George) Dashwood from his sister Mary Berkeley at Funtinton, Sussex
Date: 1848-51
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the last days of Sir John Dashwood King and the family finances, includes one letter from Mary Berkeley to Alfred Broadhead, 1850.

Seven letters to Sir George Dashwood from Augustus F. Berkeley, his brother in law concerning personal and financial matters
Date: 1849-51
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

Includes two letters from G.F. Berkeley about the same, 1832, 1860.

Letters to [UNK] about G.H. Dashwood
Date: 1833-50
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

From Capt.John St.Leger, mainly concerning financial matters connected with the death in 1846 of Elizabeth (ne Dashwood) his wife, 1833, 1846-8; one letter from St. Leger to Capt. Broadhead about Sir G.H.Dashwood, forwarded to him, 1850.

Letters [UNK] Sir George Dashwood
Date: 1847-51
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Three letters to G.H.(later Sir George) Dashwood from R.Lechmere, n.d., 1847, 1850; and four from John Lechmere, 1849-51, about family and personal matters.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood
Date: 1826, 1828, 1842, 1846
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

Concerning the trust under the will of W.H.Sober, his brother in law, mainly from Druce and Co.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from Daniel Moore concerning the Broadhead Trust
Date: 1823, 1826-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Letters to G.H.Dashwood and his wife from members of the Brinckman family
Date: 1831-50, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 30 items

Scope and Content

Sir Theodore Brinckman was Mrs. Dashwood's brother who changed the name from Broadhead to Brinckman. Many letters concern the affairs of Fanny Broadhead/Brinckman, who was mentally deranged, and the West Wycombe rectory affair (see MS. D.D. Dashwood Bucks G.3/19). Comprises, eleven letters from Sir Theodore, 1845-50; two from Godolphin Brinckman, his first wife, 1831; five from Annabella, his second wife, n.d.; eleven from Bingley Brinckman, n.d. (see also MS. D.D. Dashwood Bucks G.3/34).

Letters between G.H.Dashwood and Edward Prickett, aolicitor of Aylesbury, concerning various matters
Date: 1845-6, 1848, 1850
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Including the financial affairs of Sir John Dashwood King.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood and his wife from C. Staniforth concerning the settling of Sir John Dashwood King's affairs
Date: 1848
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Letters to Sir George Dashwood from Matthew Gilbertson concerning a debt due to a Mrs Bell by the late Sir John Dashwood King
Date: 1850-1
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Miscellaneous personal letters to G.H.(later Sir George) Dashwood
Date: 1829-53
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Two from H.M's Proctor in Doctors Commons on the death of Mrs. Lee, 1829; three letters of receipt from Coutts and Co., 1826, 1829, 1841; one from and one to Thomas Grave about an insult made to Dashwood, 1834; three from or concerning Louise, Countess de Broc and her marriage settlement, 1844, 1849, 1852; two from Catherine Bissett asking for a loan, 1852; four from Thos. Walton concerning financial matters, 1852-3.

Miscellaneous personal correspondence of G.H. Dashwood
Date: 1829-52
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Marian Dobson; W. Rymont concerning a picture of Prince Rupert by Van Dyke for sale, 1833; the G.P.O. concerning overcharges, 1835; the editor of the Journal de Smyrne advertising the paper, 1840; Sir C.G.Young, Garter King of Arms concerning the lineage of John Milton, 1847, Many of the letters are begging letters.

Letters to Lady Dashwood from Henry Story and Ellen Fane about domestic matters.
Date: 1849-52, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Letters to Lady Dashwood concerning Fanny Brinckman
Date: 1850-1
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

A lunatic, mainly from members of the Broadhead/Brinckman family. These are in a bad condition.

Related Material

See also MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks) G.3.27


Miscellaneous letters to Lady Dashwood
Date: 1838-77
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Jane Goldrey, Mary Berkeley, Anne Newburgh, James 2nd Baron de Saumarez, G.F. Berkeley.

Miscellaneous letters to Lady Dashwood
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Lady Lavington, Louisa H. Sheridan, Charles Walcot, Agnes Erskine, J. Lovesy, a Cheltenham bookseller (with tradecard).

Bundle of miscellaneous franked envelopes
Date: 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.3/37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

G.2.2   Miscellaneous personal papers 1820-1863

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.4/1-3

Notebook of Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Dashwood
Date: 1820-30
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Mainly about household matters, arrival of servants, food bought

Bundle of personal vouchers of Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Dashwood
Date: 1851
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.4/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 91 items

Two copies of an inventory of heirlooms at West Wycombe Park, both of 69 foolscap folios
Date: 1863
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.4/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

G.2.3   Estate and legal papers 1823-1863

G.2.3.a   Estate and legal correspondence 1823-1863

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/1-10

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from Lake & Walker of Lincoln's Inn, concerning legal, financial, trust, and estate matters
Date: 1823-37
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 28 items

Scope and Content

Some with enclosures.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from Lake & Walker of Lincoln's Inn, concerning legal, financial, trust, and estate matters
Date: 1840-7
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 35 items

Scope and Content

Some with enclosures.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from Lake & Walker of Lincoln's Inn, concerning legal, financial, trust, and estate matters
Date: 1848-50
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 21 items

Scope and Content

Some with enclosures.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood from Lake & Walker of Lincoln's Inn, concerning legal, financial, trust, and estate matters
Date: 1851-3
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 items

Scope and Content

Some with enclosures.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood
Date: 1827-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

From H. Rhodesa solicitor, concerning the lease of a house in Tenterden Street, London, to Henry Dance, and letters from Dance, 1827, James Duppa, 1827, and Sir George Nayler, Garter King of Arms, 1828, about the same.

Letters to G.H. Dashwood and his wife from Edmund Lambert concerning Sir John Dashwood King's old age and the mismanagement of the Halton estate
Date: 1848-9
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Letters to G.H. (later Sir George) Dashwood from C. Harman, the steward of Bassetsbury Manor and other Bucks properties, concerning the estate
Date: 1847-54, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 25 items

Scope and Content

One letter from Thos, Argles to Harman about the same, 1844.

Letters to G.H. (later Sir George) Dashwood from Edward Pheby, the agent for the Buckinghamshire estates, about estate matters
Date: 1836, 1846-52
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 66 items

Scope and Content

The bundle also contains four letters to Pheby from Mary Berkeley concerning her allowance, 1850-1.

Estate and legal correspondence of G.H. Dashwood
Date: 1848-50
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Two letters from Thos. M. Heath concerning Mill End Farm, n.d.; three from R.Wheeler and Son of Wycombe concerning estate matters, 1848, 1849, 1850; three from solicitors concerning the trust of Major Bingley Broadhead, 1850; three from Rev. G.Hull and Rev.E.Owen about Halton living, 1850; two from Capt.Hall and one from S.W.Fane about a cottage at Halton, 1850.

Miscellaneous estate correspondence of Sir George Dashwood
Date: 1828-63
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) G.5/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 23 items

Scope and Content

Mostly routine matters but includes long letters from R.Moore about family lands, 1838, and from W.J. Carlisle about the sale of the Welsh estates, 1851.

H   Papers of other members of the Dashwood family 1754-1836

H.1   Sir James Dashwood of Kirtlington, Oxford, died 1779 1754-1755

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.1

Papers of Sir James Dashwood
Date: 1754-5?
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content

Printed list of objections by Lord Wenman and Sir James Dashwood to those who voted for Lord Parker and Sir Edward Turner in the 1754 county election; Wenman's and Dashwood's case for consultation upon notice of the appeal by Parker and Turner, n.d.?1755.

H.2   Captain Edwin Dashwood, died 1846; brother of the 5th baronet and father of the 7th baronet 1826-1830

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.2/1-3

Letters to Edwin Dashwood from his wife Emily
Date: 1826-30 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 items

Scope and Content

Long letters of a personal nature.

Miscellaneous letters to Edwin Dashwood
Date: 1818-36 and n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content

Correspondents include Henry Dashwood, his brother, 1818; William Lake, 1828; John Lawson, Edinburgh, 1833; Lady Dashwood King, his mother, 1833 and n.d.; Sir John, his father, 1834. Includes one letter from G.H. Dashwood to Emily wife of Edwin, 1824.

Cash and bank book of Edwin Dashwood
Date: 1820-5
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.2/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content

Small note book in which Emily Dashwood made notes to ascertain what had happened to her fortune, 1852.

H.3   Sir Edwin Hare Dashwood, 7th Bart., died 1882 1846

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.3

Letter from Col.Franks of the 10th Regiment at Lahore, praising his conduct in India
Date: 1846
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

H.4   Sir Edwin Abercromby Dashwood, 8th Bart., died 1893 1889-1893

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.4/1

File of correspondence with solicitors concerning a mortgage of the West Wycombe and London estates
Date: 1889-93
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

H.5   Sir Robert John Dashwood, 9th Bart., died 1908 1890-1915

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.5/1-2

Letters
Date: 1899-1915
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.5/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 7 items

Scope and Content

One letter from his mother Roberta Dashwood, 1899; letter from Ralph Appleton and Son of Stockton-on-Tees with a plan of land at Oxbridge Lane (place not stated), 1908; three letters to Lady Dashwood, 1915, two of which enclose copies of The London Gazette April 15, 1806 and The Morning Chronicle, June 30, 1837 containing information about the Dashwood family.

Bank book of Sir Robert Dashwood, will, and executorial account of Mrs. Jane Meynell
Date: 1890-5, 1898, 1903-4,
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) H.5/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Sir Robert Dashwood was one of the executors.

I   Miscellenaeous manuscript material 1600-1899

I.1   Correspondence Not recorded at time of cataloguing

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.1/1-3

Correspondence
Date: 17th century
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.1/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 items

Scope and Content

Letter from John Selden to Dr.Thomas Greaves of Corpus Christi College, concerning the publication of Greaves's De Linguae Arabicae utilitate et praestantia, 1635; letter from John Hampden to Mr.Bere under-secretary to Sir Harry Vane, n.d.; letter from Princess Sophia of Hanover to John Hampden, junior, and his answer, 1689, concerning the representation of her interests in England and the sending of her second son to England.

In bad condition.

Correspondence.
Date: 18th century
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.1/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

Mainly fragments but including letter from J.Walpole to an unknown recipient containing corrections to some Latin verse he has written, 1741; copy of a letter to the Earl of Thanet from the clerk of Wittersham Level, Kent, 1744; letter to The Earl of Oxford from James Ralph, author and journalist concerning his impecunious state and the Regency bill, 1751.

Correspondence.
Date: 19th century
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.1/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 25 items

Scope and Content

Mainly notes and ephemeral material but including small card with plan showing proposed turnpike roads in the area of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, n.d.; packet of five letters written by Thomas Bates in the condemned cell at Aylesbury gaol, 1837.

I.2   Notebooks and transcripts 1600-1880

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/1-12

Volume containing [UNK] of [UNK] mission
Date: 1670
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 34 pages

Scope and Content

Containing:

pages 21-34 are blank

Papers [UNK] affairs
Date: 1697-1717
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Two copy lists of questions and answers, the questions being posed by the Lords of the Admiralty concerning the conduct of Sir George Rooke, 1697; copy of a general order to all ships concerning the attacking and detention of all Swedish ships, 1717.

Part of a manuscript history of France, in a late 17th-cent. hand
Date: Late 17th century
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/3
Language(s) of Material: French
Extent: 32 pages

Scope and Content

Probably notes made from a printed history. Pages numbered 8-9, 18-47.

Religious [UNK]
Date: 17th-early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/4
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 3 items

Scope and Content

Part of the printer's copy, in a late 17th-or early 18th-cent. hand of a commentary in Latin on the Pauline epistles in Greek Philippians 2, 6-7 and Hebrews 1, 13. 36 pages. Notes in an early 17th cent. hand in Latin, probably exercises. 1 folio. Manuscript entitled `of the search of truth; Book 1' containing chapters 2-5; in English, 17th-cent.hand. 16 pages.

Manuscript in French entitled 'Ide De la Personne, de la Manire de vivre, & de la Cour du Roy de Prusse',
Date: 1752
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Hostile to Prussia, it ends with a four line epigram attributed to Voltaire. 10 pages.

Legal notebook
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

29 pages.

Containing:

Notebook containing fair copy of a disquisition on Roman Law
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Notebook
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Containing:

Nineteen articles in Latin entitled 'Elenchus precipuorum Theorematum metephysica analysi, et Geometrica methodo demonstratorum in Philosophicis quibusdam Epistolis Itali Philosophi'
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Endorsed `Theoremata Doctoris Sorice'. 4 folios.

Papers on [UNK]
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 items

Scope and Content

Two brief-size sheets containing `A perfect and compendious scheme, whereby any Person may in a few days make himself master of the Hebrew Language without the help of a Master'. Seven other sheets in fair copy giving tables of Hebrew grammar in Latin.

Two commonplace books
Date: early 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 volumes

Scope and Content

One contains notes for sermons and a list of books, the other miscellaneous poetry, bons mots, riddles etc., n.d.

Copy of 'Mr.Gladstone's Little Speech at Edinburgh on the Foreign Policy of the Conservative Parliament dissolved in March 1880'
Date: 17 March 1880
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.2/12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

28 foolscap folios.

I.3   Poetry 1700-1899

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.3/1

Folder of miscellaneous manuscript poems and fragments of poems
Date: 18th and 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 35 items

Scope and Content

Some are attributed to their authors but most are anonymous.

I.4   Miscellaneous 1700-1899

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.4/1-5

Packet of recipes
Date: 18th and 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.4/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content

Some printed but most manuscript, culinary, medical and veterinary.

Packet of invitation cards, table place cards and [UNK] [UNK]
Date: 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.4/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Many hand-made from a pack of early 19th cent. playing cards.

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 18th-19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.4/3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

List of jewels, perhaps in the hand of Lord le Despencer, n.d.; summary inventory, place not identified, n.d.; notes on knights of the shire, n.d. 19th cent.; copy of `the Rev John Cawood's speech at a meeting of the inhabitants of Bewdley; auti-Catholic, n.d.; note for a political speech, n.d., 19th cent.; letter from Robt.Sutton concerning a charity for the blind, 1820.

Visitors' book, presumably kept at a London household during the 'season'
Date: Apr 1866-July 1871
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.4/4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Pen and wash drawing, of what appears to be a floating mill
Date: n.d., early 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) I.4/5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

Size 14 inches x 21 inches, No indication of painter, locality or date.

J   Miscellaneous printed material 1700-1899

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MSS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.1-2, J.3/1-2, J.4-5, J.6/1-2, J.7


Printed books
Date: 1715-1874
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 items

Scope and Content

Burnet and Bradbury, or the Confederacy of the Press and the Pulpit for the Blood of the Last Ministry. 2nd. ed., 1715.

A sermon preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, by J.Waugh, 1722.

Le Jugement de Paris, (a play), Paris, 1727.

A Proper Answer to a Late Abusive Pamphlet entitled, The Winchester Converts, [by Francis Ayscough], Oxford, 1735.

The Gymnasiad or Boxing Match, [by Paul Whitehead], 1744.

The Popish Imposter: A Narrative very proper to be Read in Protestant Families, 1748.

A letter to the Lord Viscount B[olingbro]ke, occasion'd by his Treatment of a Deceased Friend, [by Will.Warburton, 1749].

Trs-Humbles et Trs Respectueuses Remontrances, que prsentent au Roi... les Gens tenans sa Cour de Parlement , 1756.

A Letter to... Lord B[lakene]y being an Inquiry into the Merit of his Defence of Minorca, [by Israel Mauduit], 1757.

Plaidoyer pour les Jsuits de France, Paris, 1761.

An Ode upon Dedicating a Building and Erecting a Statue to Shakespeare at Stratford upon Avon, by D[avid] G[arrick], 1769.

A First letter to the Duke of Grafton, 1770.

A Military Dictionary, by J.W., 4th ed., n.d. 18th cent.

The Belvidere Apollo, A Prize Poem, by H.H.Milman, Oxford, 1812.

Transactions of the Institution of Surveyors, vol. VI part VII, 1874.

Papers, mainly printed, on official and public affairs
Date: 18th-19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 items

Scope and Content

Proclamation, His Majesty's Declaration of War against the King of Spain, 1739. Seven Pages of transcripts from the Close Rolls of 49 Edward III, and the Rolls of Parliament of 50 Edward III, n.d., 18th cent. The Trial of Lawrence Earl Ferrers for the Murder of John Johnson, 1760. Book containing, An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion; and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters and Articles of War, 1760. The Case of Norborne Berkeley, Esq; in relation to the Barony of Botetourt, 1763:- two copies of the claim and Lord Chancellor's opinion, and one manuscript copy of the Lord Chancellor's report to the king.

Pedigree of Rev.E.Tymewell Brydes, claiming the Title of Baron Chandos, of Sudeley, n.d., post 1789. An Act for Improving... the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from... London to... Cricklade, 1771. Sir. John Sinclair's Address to the Board of Agriculture, 1797. Queries concerning the Navigations between Manchester and Liverpool, n.d. A Statement of the... Particulars of the Petition of H.N.S. Shrapnel... to the House of Commons, petitioning for a reward for his father's invention of the Shrapnel bomb, n.d., post 1850.

Newspapers
Date: 1747-1896
Shelfmark: MS.D.D.Dashwood J.3/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

The General Advertiser, May 21, 1747; St James's Chronicle, Sept 12, 1771; The London Gazette Extraordinary, Oct.2, 1801; Cobbett's Weekly Political Register, Feb.1, 1834; The South Bucks Free Press, Aug.7, Sept. 4, Sept. 18, 1885; The Times, July 8, 1896.

Bundle of newspaper cuttings, mainly of the late 18th and early 19th cent.
Date: late 18th and early 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.3/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 70 items

Scope and Content

Largely comprising poems, advertisements for housemaids, but some items concern the Dashwood family.

Buckinghamshire local material
Date: 18th - 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 11 items

Scope and Content

Table for finding the legal Assize of Bread..., for Bucks, n.d, 18th cent. Sale catalogue for an estate of 500 acres at Wood End, Marlow, and Medmenham, 1778. Buckinghamshire Charity Account for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Poor Clergymen, 1797. Notice for Aylesbury Races, 1819. First report of the committee for investigating the trust account of the Beaconsfield and Stokenchurch Turnpike Road, 1811. First 16 pages of General View of the Agriculture of Buckingham, 1794. Lithograph of the East Front of the Baths at the Dorton Chalybeate, 1833. Handbill for the West Wycombe Third Teetotal Fete, 1846. Register of electors for Chepping Wycombe, 1849. Advertisement for a stud cart horse belonging to Thos.Robinson, High Wycombe, 1850. List made by Thos. Thorpe, bookseller, of books illustrative of the Families of Dashwood and King.

Local material, other counties
Date: 18th-19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 6 items

Scope and Content

The New Bath Guide or Useful Pocket Companion, 2nd ed., n.d., post 1761; frontispiece depicts Richard Nash. Sir Berkeley Wm.Guise's Address to the Freeholders of the county of Gloucester, 25 August, 1810. Racecard for Newmarket Houghton Meeting, 1844. Three engravings showing plans and elevation of St. John's Church, Manchester, n.d.

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 18th-19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.6/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content

Lettre Mons. Le Marchal Duc de Belleisle... 1759, in french. Part of A List of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 1779. Supplement Aux Nouvelles Extraordinaires de Divers Endroits de Numero XLIX, Leyden, 1794. Satirical inscription for a monument to William Pitt, 1806. Advertisement for an exhibition of a miniature Bengalese Mare, 1820. Political squib called The Farmer's Last Shilling, 1830. Official bulletin on the king's health, June 25, 1830. Radical pamphlet with many biblical quotations on current political matters, postmarked Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1838. Letter from the Bishop of Lincoln concerning the S.P.G., 1844. Political squib called A Historical Event, 1851.

Bundle of undated ephemeral material
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.6/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 19 items

Scope and Content

Including advertisement for Mitchell's new invented stove, with illustration; advertisement for a new musical machine made by Mr.Pykes of Bedford Row, 18th cent.; two election squibs about "The Borough of Gotham"; sonnet called Epitaph for a young lady, 18th cent. Epitaph in Latin by Dr.William King on Richard Nash, 18th cent.

Insurance papers
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. D.D. Dashwood (Bucks.) J.7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 8 items

Scope and Content

An Abstract of the settlement of the Westminster Contributionship for insuring houses, n.d., early 18th cent. Seven insurance policies by the Westminster Insurance office for property in the parish of St.John Evangelist, Westminster belonging to Francis Coy,1735.


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