Catalogue of the papers of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, MP for Banbury, mainly 1805-19

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence of Frederick S.N. Douglas with his parents, 1805-19
B    General correspondence of Frederick S.N. Douglas, 1808-19
C    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, mainly 1805-21


Papers of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas, MP for Banbury, mainly 1805-19

Abstract:
Correspondence, journals and papers of Frederick Sylvester North Douglas (1791-1819), MP for Banbury 1812-19.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 549-69; Eng. misc. b. 349, c. 813-15, d. 1233-5, e. 1344

Extent: 29 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Frederick Sylvester North Douglas (1791-1819) was the only son of Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie, and the Hon. Catherine Anne North, eldest daughter of Lord North, 2nd Earl of Guilford. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in classics, and graduated BA and MA in 1813. He was MP for Banbury 1812-19. He was the author of An Essay on certain Points of Resemblance between the Ancient and Modern Greeks (London, 1813). For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography, and the The House of Commons, 1790-1820 (History of Parliament Trust, 1986).

Scope and Content

The papers comprise family and general correspondence of F.S.N. Douglas, including much on Banbury affairs. Miscellaneous papers include his journals kept in London and on tours in Europe, 1812-16.

Acquisition

Phillips', 2 July 1981, lot 309.

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Douglas | Lady | Catherine Anne | 1760-1817 | née North | wife of Baron Glenbervie
Douglas | Frederick Sylvester North | 1791-1819 | MP for Banbury
Douglas | Sylvester | 1743-1823 | Baron Glenbervie | politician

Place names (NCA Rules)

Banbury | Oxfordshire

Subjects (LCSH)

Diaries
France -- Description and travel -- 1800-1918
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1789-1820
Italy -- Description and travel -- 19th century
Switzerland -- Description and travel -- 19th century

A   Correspondence of Frederick S.N. Douglas with his parents, 1805-19

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 549-54


Letters to Frederick from his mother, Lady Glenbervie, 31 Dec. 1805-9 Oct. 1810
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 549
Extent: 126 leaves

Letters to Frederick from his mother, 10 Oct. 1810-13 June 1811
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 550
Extent: 140 leaves

Letters to Frederick from his mother, 21 June 1811-Sept. 1815
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 551
Extent: 129 leaves

Letters to Frederick from his father, Baron Glenbervie, 31 Dec. 1805-14 Feb. 1811
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 552
Extent: 132 leaves

Letters to Frederick from his father, 16 Feb. 1811-4 Nov. 1817
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 553
Extent: 151 leaves

Letters to Frederick from his father, 7 Dec. 1817-20 April 1819 and (fols. 40-64) undated
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 554
Extent: 170 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 65-150) letters from Frederick to his parents, 1809-16
  • (fols. 155-68) correspondence between Lady Glenbervie and her sister Anne, Lady Sheffield, 1808, 1815, n.d.
  • (fols. 169-70) letter to Lady Glenbervie from her brother Francis North, 4th Earl of Guilford, n.d.

B   General correspondence of Frederick S.N. Douglas, 1808-19

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 555-68


Scope and Content:

Many of the letters relate to Banbury affairs.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by correspondent.

Abbot - Bateman
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 555
Extent: 166 leaves

Bathurst - Chaloner
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 556
Extent: 227 leaves

Chapman - Douglas
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 557
Extent: 164 leaves

Douglas - Fane
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 558
Extent: 172 leaves

Fane - Glyn
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 559
Extent: 190 leaves

Glyn - Harris
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 560
Extent: 186 leaves

Harrison - Hughes
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 561
Extent: 167 leaves

Inglis - Lindsay
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 562
Extent: 176 leaves

Littleton - Milne
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 563
Extent: 191 leaves

Mowbray - Reilly
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 564
Extent: 155 leaves

Rich - Spring-Rice
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 565
Extent: 111 leaves

Stewart - Villiers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 566
Extent: 178 leaves

Walford - Webster
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 567
Extent: 131 leaves

Wellesley - Zolmar
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 568
Extent: 163 leaves

C   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, mainly 1805-21

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 569; Eng. misc. b. 349, c. 813-15, d. 1233-5, e. 1344


Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Frederick Douglas, 1811-19, 1831, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 813
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-9) letters to him, in Greek, 1811-14
  • (fols. 10-37) letters to him from anonymous or unidentified correspondents
  • (fols. 38-72) draft letters from him, 1812-19, n.d.
  • (fols. 73-91) letters to and from other correspondents, 1809-18, 1831
  • (fols. 92-104) papers relating to the Banbury area, c.1812-18, including (fols. 97-8) rules and orders of the Banburyshire Book Club, 1818, and (fols. 99-100) directions to the promoters of a Sunday Savings Bank in Banbury, n.d.
  • (fols. 105-39) miscellaneous papers, c.1810-18, including (fols. 130-3) copies of Greek inscriptions.

Two exercise books containing Frederick's journal of a visit to Scotland, Aug.- Sept. 1805
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1233-4
Extent: 19, 21 leaves

Papers of Frederick Douglas, c.1812-19
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 814
Extent: 139 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-53) loose leaves of his journal, mainly written in London, 2 Dec. 1812-28 Jan. 1819 (with many gaps)
  • (fols. 54-89) miscellaneous notes and extracts, mainly in his hand, n.d.
  • (fols. 82-98) bills, 1812-19, including one (fols. 82-3) for the printing of his Essay on certain points of resemblance between the ancient and modern Greeks, [1813]
  • (fol. 99) passport, 1814
  • (fols. 100-24) bills of Lord Glenbervie, travelling in France, 1814, 1815
  • (fols. 125-39) miscellaneous verse, n.d.

Volume containing Frederick's journals of his tours in Europe, 20 Sept.-31 Dec. 1814, and (fols. 74v-10v rev.), 18 May-25 Aug. 1816
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 815
Extent: ii + 138 leaves
Binding: Half vellum, inscribed on spine 'FSND Journal III'

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 116-18) an account of his conversation with Napoleon, 16 Nov. 1814.


Notebook containing Frederick's journal of his tour in Switzerland and Italy, Aug.-Sept. 1815
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. e. 1344
Extent: 62 leaves
Binding: Vellum binding

Discourse on the establishment of a school in Banbury on the principles of the National Society, n.d. (watermark 1814)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1235
Extent: 24 leaves

Miscellaneous papers of Frederick Douglas
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. b. 349
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-10) copies of documents relating to an incident on board the Princess Charlotte of Wales, 1816
  • (fols. 11-12) passport, 1815
  • (fols. 13, 16-17) appointments as major in the first regiment of local militia, 1813, and as captain in the Bloxham and Banbury squadron of the Oxfordshire Yeomanry, 1817

Letters to Harriet, wife of Frederick Douglas, 1819-21
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 569
Extent: 129 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 3-19) Lady Sheffield, 1820-1
  • (fols. 38-65) Lord Glenbervie, 1819-21

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