Catalogue of additional papers of the Harcourt family, 1663-1913

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Matthew Neely

2012

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1663-1711
B    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, 1732-72
C    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, 1786-1807
D    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, 1762-1810
E    Notebooks of sermons and miscellaneous correspondence of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, 1781-1841
F    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Granville Harcourt, [1800]-38, n.d.
G    Poem by Egerton Vernon Harcourt on the death of his mother Lady Anne Harcourt, [1832]
H    Notebook of Leveson Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
I    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1831-71
J    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Matilda Vernon Harcourt, 1834-48
K    Diaries of Matilida Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, 1835-7
L    Correspondence and papers of Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt, 1854-1913
M    Correspondence and papers of Edward William Harcourt, 1856-91
N    Journals of Lady Susan Harcourt, 1890-1
O    Correspondence and papers of Aubrey Harcourt, 1866-1903
P    Autographs and other miscellaneous papers collected by the Harcourt family, 1723-1917
Q    Photographs, 1912, n.d.


Additional papers of the Harcourt family, 1663-1913

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers of the Harcourt family of Stanton Harcourt and Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, 1663-1913

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. a. 2041; b. 2157-9; c. 7968-79; d. 4016-38; e. 3769-804; MS. Photogr. c. 502


Extent: 76 shelfmarks
English

Biographical History

Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, was born c.1661, the son of Sir Philip Harcourt and his first wife Anne (nee Waller). He was called to the Bar in November 1683. He served as MP for Abingdon, 1690-1705. In May 1703 he was appointed Solicitor-General and was knighted on 1 June. He was elected as MP for Bossiney, Cornwall, in 1705, having lost his Abingdon seat. In April 1707 he was appointed Attorney-General and held the office until his resignation in February 1708. He was again elected MP for Abingdon in 1708 but was unseated on petition in January 1709. In 1710 he acted as defence counsel for Henry Sacheverell at his impeachment trial in the House of Lords. He was elected MP for Cardigan boroughs in 1710 and in September again took office as Attorney-General before being appointed Lord Keeper in October. He was created Baron Harcourt on 3 September 1710. In April 1713 he was appointed Lord Chancellor. He retained the Lord Chancellorship until September 1714. He was created Viscount Harcourt on 24 July 1721. He was married three times. His first wife, whom he married in 1680, was Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Clarke, who died in May 1687. He married his second wife Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Spencer, c.1695. She died in June 1724. He married his third wife Elizabeth (c.1678-1748), daughter of Sir Thomas Vernon and widow of Sir John Walter, in September 1724. He died 29 July 1727. (see ODNB for a full biography).

Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, was born in 1714, the only son of the Hon. Simon Harcourt (c.1684-1720) and his wife Elizabeth (d.1760), daughter of John Evelyn. The Hon. Simon Harcourt was the only son of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, and his first wife Rebecca to survive to adulthood. Harcourt became 2nd Viscount Harcourt upon the death of his grandfather in July 1727. He undertook the grand tour, 1730-4. In May 1735 he was appointed a lord of the bedchamber to George II. He served during the Dettingen campaign of 1743. In 1749 he was created Earl Harcourt. In 1751 he was appointed governor to George, Prince of Wales, but resigned in November 1752. In July 1761 he was appointed ambassador and plenipotentiary to negotiate the marriage of George III to Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. In 1768 Harcourt was appointed ambassador to France and served until his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in June 1772. He served as Lord Lieutenant until his retirement in January 1777. He died at Nuneham Park on 16 September 1777. He wife Rebecca, daughter of Charles Sambourne Le Bas, whom he married in 1735, predeceased him in 1765. (See ODNB for a full biography).

George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, was born 1 August 1736, the eldest son of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, and his wife Rebecca. He was styled Viscount Nuneham until his succession as 2nd Earl Harcourt in September 1777. He attended the grand tour, 1754-6. He married his cousin Elizabeth, daughter of George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon, and Martha, daughter of the Hon. Simon Harcourt, in September 1765. His wife Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, was appointed a lady-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte in 1783. The 2nd Earl Harcourt died in April 1809. His wife died in January 1826.

William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, was born 20 March 1743, the second son of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt. He was commissioned a Captain of dragoons in October 1759 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1764. He served in the war against Britain's rebelling American colonies, 1775-8. He was promoted to Colonel in August 1777 following his capture of the American Major-General Charles Lee in December 1776. He attained the rank of Major-General in 1782. He commanded the 1st brigade of cavalry in the army commanded by the Duke of York in Flanders, 1793-5. He was promoted to Lieutenant-General in October 1793 and took command of the Flanders army in December 1794. He succeeded as 3rd Earl Harcourt upon the death of his brother George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, in April 1809. In 1821 he was elevated to the rank of Field Marshall. He died on 17 June 1830. He married Mary (1750-1833), daughter of William Danby and widow of Thomas Lockhart, in September 1778. They had no children. (See ODNB for a full biography).

Edward Harcourt (formerly Venables-Vernon) was born 10 October 1757, the second son of George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon, and his wife Martha, daughter of the Hon. Simon Harcourt. He was consecrated Bishop of Carlisle in November 1791. He was elevated to the archbishopric of York in January 1808. From 1811-18 he served as a member of the council appointed to advise Queen Charlotte during the illness of George III. In June 1830 he succeeded to the estates of his cousin William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, and from thence assumed the surname Harcourt. He married Lady Anne (1761-1832), daughter of Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Gower, in February 1784. They had sixteen children including Leveson Vernon Harcourt (1788-1860), Chancellor of the Church of York, and Egerton Vernon Harcourt (b.1803), Registrar of the Province of York. Archbishop Harcourt died 5 November 1847. (See ODNB for a full biography).

George Granville Harcourt (formerly Venables-Vernon) was born 9 June 1788, the eldest son of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York. He served as MP for Lichfield, 1806-31, and as MP for Oxford, 1831-61. He succeeded to the Harcourt estates upon his father's death in 1847. He was married twice. He married his first wife Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Bingham, 2nd Earl of Lucan, in 1815. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Lavinia. Lady Elizabeth died in 1838. He married his second wife Frances Waldegrave, Dowager Countess Waldegrave (1821-79), in September 1847. They had no children. Harcourt died 17 December 1861.

William Vernon Harcourt (formerly Venables-Vernon) was born 1 June 1789, the fourth son of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York. He served in the navy, 1801-6. He was ordained in 1814. He served as canon residentiary of York Minster, 1824-63. He was the first president of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, 1823-31, and played a pivotal role in the construction of the Yorkshire Museum. He was one of the founders of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1831 and served as its first general secretary, 1832-7. His own scientific interests centred on geology. He succeeded to the Harcourt estates in December 1861 following the death of his brother George Granville Harcourt. He married Matilda Mary Gooch (1804-76) in 1824. They had seven children including the Liberal politician Sir William Harcourt (1827-1904), Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt (1826-39) and Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt (1829-1913). William Vernon Harcourt died 1 April 1871. (see ODNB for a full biography).

Edward William Harcourt was born 26 June 1825, the eldest son of William Vernon Harcourt. He served as MP for Oxford, 1878-86. He married Lady Susan (d.1894), daughter of George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, in June 1849. They had one son Aubrey Harcourt (1852-1904) and a daughter Edith (1853-1944), who married Murray Finch-Hatton, 12th Earl of Winchilsea and 7th Earl of Nottingham. Edward William Harcourt died in 1891.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise A. correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1663-1711; B. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, 1732-72; C. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, 1786-1807; D. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, 1762-1810; E. notebooks of sermons and miscellaneous correspondence of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, 1781-1841; F. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Granville Harcourt, [1800]-38, n.d.; G. poem by Egerton Vernon Harcourt on the death of his mother Lady Anne Vernon Harcourt, [1832]; H. notebook of Leveson Vernon Harcourt, n.d.; I. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1831-71; J. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Matilda Vernon Harcourt, 1834-48; K. diaries of Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, 1835-7; L. correspondence and papers of Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt, 1854-1913; M. correspondence and papers of Edward William Harcourt, 1856-91; N. journals of Lady Susan Harcourt, 1890-1; O. correspondence and papers of Aubrey Harcourt, 1866-1903; P. autographs and other miscellaneous papers collected by the Harcourt family, 1723-1917; Q. photographs, 1912, n.d.

Arrangement

The majority of the papers would appear to be material that Edward William Harcourt and Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, did not include in their series of bound volumes of family papers created in preparation for their publication as The Harcourt Papers (1876-1901). The papers have been arranged in series by person and mainly in chronological order.

Acquisition

The papers were allocated under the Acceptance in Lieu of Tax Scheme on 6 March 2008.

A keepsake sent by Aubrey Harcourt to his father Edward William Harcourt is now JL894. A silk purse, which formerly stored correspondence in MS. Eng. d. 4025, is now JL895.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, eg. MS. Eng. d. 4016, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Harcourt family of Nuneham Courtenay
Harcourt family of Stanton Harcourt

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Harcourt | Aubrey | 1852-1904 | son of Edward William Harcourt
Harcourt | Edward | 1757-1847 | formerly Venables-Vernon | Archbishop of York
Harcourt | Edward William | 1825-1891 | politician
Harcourt | Egerton | Vernon | b 1803 | formerly Venables-Vernon | Registrar of the Province of York
Harcourt | Emily Julia | Vernon | 1829-1913 | daughter of William Venables Vernon Harcourt
Harcourt | George Granville | 1785-1861 | formerly Venables-Vernon | MP, barrister
Harcourt | George Simon | 1736-1809 | 2nd Earl Harcourt
Harcourt | Leveson | Vernon | 1788-1860 | Chancellor of the Church of York
Harcourt | Matilda Maria Louisa | Vernon | 1826-1839 | daughter of William Vernon Harcourt
Harcourt | Matilda Mary | Vernon | 1804-76 | nee Gooch | wife of William Vernon Harcourt
Harcourt | Simon | c 1661-1727 | 1st Viscount Harcourt | Lord Chancellor
Harcourt | Simon | 1714-1777 | 1st Earl Harcourt | politician
Harcourt | Lady | Susan Harriet | d 1894 | nee Holroyd | wife of Edward William Harcourt
Harcourt | William | 1743-1830 | 3rd Earl Harcourt | Field Marshall
Harcourt | William Venables | Vernon | 1789-1871 | Canon of York, chemist

Place names (NCA Rules)

Nuneham Courtenay | Oxfordshire
Nuneham Park | Oxfordshire

A   Correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1663-1711

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2157; c. 7968; d. 4016


Papers concerning legal case work
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7968
[c.1692]-1711
Extent: 28 items

Scope and Content:

The papers may relate to both Harcourt's private legal work and his government offices of Solicitor-General, Attorney-General, Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor.

Comprises

  • (item 1) legal abstract concerning the trial for murder and claim to the earldom of Banbury of Charles Knollys, [1692-4?]
  • (items 2-3) papers concerning the case of Edward Ward, 9th Baron Dudley and 4th Baron Ward, and others, v Diana, Dowager Lady Dudley and Ward, and others, [c.1705?]
  • (items 4-5) papers concerning the case of Anne, Lady Russell, widow of Sir Francis Russell, v Lytton Lytton alias Strode and Rebecca Cary, Viscountess Falkland, [c.1708]
  • (items 6-12) papers, concerning the confiscation of the estates of Sir Roger Strickland, Jan. 1709
  • (items 13-18) papers concerning the case of Sir John Pakington and his wife Hester, Lady Pakington v Jermyn Wych, executor of Sir Cyril Wych deceased, heard before the Chancellor of the Exchequer, May 1709
  • (item 19) brief concerning the case of William Henry Granville, 3rd Earl of Bath, and others v William Sherwin, his wife Elizabeth Sherwin and others concerning the inheritance of the estate of Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, Jan. 1710
  • (item 20) legal opinion by Sir Edward Northey and Robert Raymond concerning James Hamilton, 4th Duke of Hamilton's creation as a peer of Great Britain and his right to sit in the House of Lords, Oct. 1711
  • (items 21-8) annotated draft excise commissions [Queen Anne], n.d.

Papers concerning legal case work
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2157
n.d.
Extent: 13 items

Scope and Content:

The papers may relate to both Harcourt's private legal work and his government offices of Solicitor-General, Attorney-General, Lord Keeper and Lord Chancellor.

Comprises

  • (items 1-3) papers concerning the case of Mary Moggs and John Singleton v Henry Guy, William Sampson, Judith Wetherid and John Wethrid, n.d.
  • (items 4-5) papers concerning the case of Israel Fielding and others v Henry Hampson, Sir Dennis Hampson and others, n.d.
  • (item 6) brief concerning the case of the creditors, executors and residuary legatees of John Lovelace, 3rd Baron Lovelace, v Sir Henry Johnson and others, n.d.
  • (items 7-9) papers concerning legal preceedents for the case between ? Martin and others and ? Fleatham upon a petition for a commission of review of a sentence of the delegates in an Admiralty cause, n.d.
  • (items 10-13) papers concerning the case of William Rider, brother and legatory named in the will of Thomas Rider, v Philadelphia Rider, widow of Thomas Rider, n.d.

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4016
1663-1705
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-2) licence, found amongst the papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, to Mathias Marston from James Howard, 3rd Earl of Suffolk, for buildings and stables in Suffolk stable yard, May 1663
  • (fols. 3-7) papers concerning a loan from Thomas Jewe to Harcourt, 1689-97
  • (fols. 8-15) receipts, 1692-1702
  • (fols. 16-17) letter to ? Dobyns from Harcourt concerning the negotiation of a lease for his Harcourt's kinsman Mr ? Jennyns of Long Wittenham, 1695
  • (fols. 18-19) receipt of legal costs signed by Harcourt, July 1705
  • (fols. 20-2) part of a document, in French, [relating to a legal case involving Harcourt?], n.d.

B   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, 1732-72

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 4017


Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4017
1732-72
Extent: 10 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-2) account of expenses incurred by a solicitor, servant or agent of [Simon, 1st Earl Harcourt, or his mother Elizabeth Harcourt or step-grandmother Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt], 1732
  • (fols. 3-4) letter to Samuel Rock, steward to Earl Harcourt, from R Kent, mentioning a report of Harcourt during his grand tour, Feb. 1732
  • (fols. 5-6) letter to [George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough?], June 1760
  • (fols. 7-8) letter from Thomas Heming, Oct. 1769
  • (fol. 9) account, in French, of Harcourt's [expenses for travel between London and Paris?], 1769-72
  • (fols. 10) shipping document, in French, from Rouen, France, to Dublin, Ireland, [1772?]

C   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, 1786-1807

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2158; c. 7969-70; e. 3769


Newspaper cuttings and printed verse [probably collected by George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Elizabeth Hacourt, Countess Harcourt]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7969
1727-1806, n.d.
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content:

Some of the printed verse has been annotated or endorsed in the hand of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt.


Grant of the freedom of the City of Oxford
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2158
1786
Extent: 1 item

Private account book
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7970
1790
Extent: 16 leaves

Wax seal of the Wilcot family
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3769
1807
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content:

With accompanying note by Harcourt recording that the seal was given to him by John Price, Bodley's Librarian.

D   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, 1762-1810

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7971


Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7971
1762-1810
Extent: 23 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-2) assignment of power of attorney to Captain James Irvine, Feb. 1762
  • (fols. 3-23) correspondence and papers concerning Harcourt's inheritance, 1779-1810, n.d. Includes some correspondence and papers of Elizabeth Hacourt, Countess Harcourt.

E   Notebooks of sermons and miscellaneous correspondence of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, 1781-1841

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 4018-20; e. 3770-5


Notebook of sermons preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4018
July 1781-July 1797
Extent: 45 leaves

Scope and Content:

Some of the sermons are in the hand of George Granville Harcourt.


Notebook of sermon preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3770
Dec. 1781, Feb. 1784
Extent: 18 leaves

Notebook of sermons preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3771
1786-94
Extent: 23 leaves

Notebook of sermon preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3772
Aug. 1786, Oct. 1789, Sept. 1790, Nov. 1790, Oct. 1794
Extent: 15 leaves

Notebook of sermon preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3773
May 1787, May 1788
Extent: 9 leaves

Notebook of sermon preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3774
Oct. 1787
Extent: 8 leaves

Notebook of sermon preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3775
May 1789
Extent: 8 leaves

Notebook of sermon preached
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4019
1791, 1799, 1801, Dec. 1804, Nov. 1806, 1811
Extent: 17 leaves

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4020
1831-46
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols.1-15) correspondence and papers concerning the revival of the Harcourt peerage, 1831-44
  • (fols. 16-17) miscellaneous correspondence, 1846

F   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of George Granville Harcourt, [1800]-38, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7972; d. 4021-3; e. 3776


Notebook containing an historical chronology of British history, 43A.D.-1422
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4021
Jan. 1812
Extent: 50 leaves

Notebook containing notes on the de Medici family and 15th century Italian history
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4022
[c.1812?]
Extent: 26 leaves

Notebook containing a description of a journey to Austria, Bavaria, Württemburg and Alsace
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4023
[c.1814]
Extent: 20 leaves

Scope and Content:

Also includes transcripts, in French, of 'Les Plaideurs', 'Andromaque' and 'Alexandre [le Grand]' by Jean Racine.


Notebook on Logic
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3776
n.d.
Extent: 25 leaves

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7972
[c.1800]-53, n.d.
Extent: 133 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-11) collection of verse in Latin and English, mainly in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, [c.1800-2?]
  • (fols. 12-40) lessons or transcriptions of Latin, Greek and English texts [of George Granvill Harcourt?], [c.1802?]
  • (fols. 41-2) letter, in French, to [George Granville Harcourt?] from Auguste Marie Raymond, Prince d'Arenberg, Aug. 1814
  • (fols. 43-89) correspondence and papers concerning the marriage of George Granville Harcourt and Lady Elizabeth Bingham, 1814-15; with typescript transcripts produced for Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt.
  • (fols. 90-5) paper concerning the marriage of Lady Georgiana Bingham and Charles Nevill, [c.1823?]
  • (fols. 96-105) letters from Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, 1841, 1848, n.d.
  • (fols. 106-23) letters from George Simon Harcourt [no relation] concerning George Granville Harcourt's opening of correspondence addressed to him, 1838-42
  • (fols. 124-6) letter from his brother William Vernon Harcourt, n.d., in an envelope addressed to Lady Frances Harcourt, 1853
  • (fols. 127-9) letter from Georgiana Agar-Ellis, Lady Dover, n.d.
  • (fols. 130-1) copies, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, of 'Extract from Exemplified Copy of Privy Seal 1761 for payment of the Civil List Establishment of Scotland' with a copy of a letter, Apr. 1808, from the Barons of the Exchequer to Henry Bankes, Chairman of the Committee on Public Offices, n.d.
  • (fols. 132-3) verse by George Granville Harcourt, n.d.

G   Poem by Egerton Vernon Harcourt on the death of his mother Lady Anne Harcourt, [1832]


Poem by Egerton Vernon Harcourt on the death of his mother Lady Anne Harcourt,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4024
[1832]2 leaves

H   Notebook of Leveson Vernon Harcourt, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. e. 3777


Notebook of Leveson Vernon Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3777
n.d.
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains 'Marcus Aurelius Antonius' being his entry for the college prize at [Christ Church, Oxford].

I   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1831-71

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2159; c. 7973; d. 4025-6


Correspondence with his wife Matilda Vernon Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4025
[1834-7], mainly n.d.
Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes two letters from William Vernon Harcourt to Warwick [Morshead?] and Lil ?, n.d.

A silk purse, in which the letters were originally stored, is now Janitor's List 895.


Miscellaneous correspondence
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4026
1831-69
Extent: 51 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-25; 47) collection of letters formed by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, comprising
    • letters to William Vernon Harcourt from
      • (fols. 1-15) William Whewell, Sept. 1831-Feb. 1840, with (fols. 9-10) a draft letter from Harcourt to Whewell, 1831
      • (fols. 16-19) Sir Roderick Murchison, Sept. 1840, [Sept.?] 1867
      • (fols. 20-1) his brother Egerton Vernon Harcourt, Nov. 1847
      • (fols. 22-5) Adam Sedgwick, July 1854, May 1860
    • letters to Willliam Vernon Harcourt's wife Matilda Vernon Harcourt from
      • (fols. 26-33) her brother-in-law Egerton Vernon Harcourt, Oct. 1847-Jan. [1848]
      • (fols. 34-8) [Harriet ?], Nov. 1847
      • (fols. 39-41) her sister-in-law Louisa Johnstone, Dec. 1847
      • (fols. 42-5) W.H. Dixon, Dec. 1847
    • (fols. 46) note by [Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt] concerning a miniature portrait of [Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt] by Christian Frederick Zincke sold from the Royal Collection by William IV.
  • (fols. 48) letter from George Biddell Airy, Sept. 1860
  • (fols. 50-1) letter from John Louis William Thudichum, Feb. 1869

Draft notes, verse and annotated proofs mainly relating to William Vernon Harcourt's What is Truth? A Poetical Dialogue on the Philosophy of Natural and Revealed Religion
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2159
1869
Extent: 291 leaves

Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7973
1834-71
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-10) printed Farewell Sermon to the Inhabitants of Wheldrake, 1834
  • (fols. 11-81) bills and receipts, mainly for chemicals, 1865-70
  • (fols. 82-96) miscellaneous papers concerning ecclesiastical duties comprising:
    • (fols. 82) draft 'Proposed dedication for a new edition of "Lectures on Early Scriptures" for private circulation', n.d.
    • (fols. 83-7) draft of paper on episcopal duties and diocesan organisation delivered at the York conference, 1870
    • (fols. 88-9) list of candidates, with comments, for an unidentified church appointment, n.d.
  • (fols. 90) verse, in Latin, titled 'Vota pro amico', annotated as being written three weeks before his death, in the hand of Edward William Harcourt, Mar. 1871
  • (fols. 91-4) printed offprint of obituary from Proceedings of the Royal Society, No. 130, 1871
  • (fols. 95-6) verse commencing 'Great God! What do I see and hear?', inscribed 'Papa', [possibly by or belonging to William Vernon Harcourt?], n.d.

J   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of Matilda Vernon Harcourt, 1834-48

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 4027; e. 3778-80


Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3778
1834
Extent: 74 leaves

Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3779
1835
Extent: 77 leaves

Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3780
1841
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content:

Inscribed 'a keepsake for Matilda from her affectionate sister Anne V. Harcourt'.


Correspondence concerning the death of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4027
1847-8
Extent: 14 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from

  • (fols. 3-4) her unidentified sister, Nov. 1847
  • (fols. 5-10) her brother-in-law Egerton Vernon Harcourt, Nov.-Dec. 1847
  • (fols. 11-14) Thomas Hutton Croft, 1848

K   Diaries of Matilida Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, 1835-7

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 4028; e. 3781-6


Child's notebook/diary [possibly of Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3781
1835
Extent: 1 box

Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3782
Feb.-May 1837
Extent: 205 pages

Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3783
May-Aug. 1837
Extent: 41 leaves

Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3784
Aug.-Dec. 1837
Extent: 31 leaves

Diary
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3785
1838
Extent: 73 leaves

Hymn book
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3786
n.d.
Extent: 99 leaves

Envelope originally containing the diaries and hymn books of Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt annotated by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4028
n.d.
Extent: 1 item

L   Correspondence and papers of Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt, 1854-1913

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 4029; e. 3787-90


Correspondence and papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4029
1862-1911
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 3-11) letters from ? Vernon, Mar. 1862, Feb. 1863, and Georgia Johnstone, [Mar. 1862]. With an accompany note 'Letters from "aunt Anna & Jessie" (found in Miss Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt's papers) relating to the death of MariaThérése Vernon Harcourt 1863" by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt. Two of the letters relate to the death of Julian Harcourt, 1862.
  • (fols. 12-15) letters from her brother Edward William Harcourt, Mar. 1868, n.d.
  • (fols. 16-7) letter from unidentified, Mar. 1875
  • (fols. 18-45) letters from her nephew Lewis Harcourt and his wife Mary Ethel Harcourt, 1905-12
  • (fols. 46-51) notes concerning possessions to be inherited by Lewis Harcourt and Mary Ethel Harcourt upon the death of Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt, Mar. 1906
  • (fols. 52-3) copy of letter, [collected by Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt?], from Queen Victoria to Lady Theresa Lewis concerning the death of her husband Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Apr. 1863

Bank book
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3787
1854-81
Extent: 30 leaves

Bank book
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3788
1881-90
Extent: 35 leaves

Bank book
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3789
1890-1903
Extent: 36 leaves

Bank book
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3790
1904-13
Extent: 35 leaves

M   Correspondence and papers of Edward William Harcourt, 1856-91

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 4030-6; e. 3791-7


Letters from his wife Lady Susan Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3791
Aug.-Sept. 1891
Extent: 51 leaves

Letters from his son Aubrey Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3792
Jan.-Oct. 1891, n.d.
Extent: 47 leaves

Letters from his daugher Edith Finch-Hatton, Countess of Winchilsea, and her husband Murray Finch-Hatton, 12th Earl of Winchilsea and 7th Earl of Nottingham
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4030
Feb.-Oct. 1891
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-71) Edith Finch-Hatton, Countess of Winchilsea, Feb.-Oct. 1891
  • (fols. 72-96) Murray Finch-Hatton, 12th Earl of Winchilsea and 7th Earl of Nottingham, Feb.-Oct. 1891

Letters from his brother Sir William Harcourt, his sister-in-law Lady Elizabeth Harcourt, his sisters Cecilia Rice and Mary Beresford, and his nephew Lewis Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3793
Aug. 1889-July 1891
Extent: 41 leaves

Correspondence concerning the Oxfordshire parliamentary election
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4031
Mar.-Apr. 1880
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols.39-40) a letter from Edward William Harcourt to his sister-in-law Lady Elizabeth Harcourt concerning the election, Apr. 1880.


General correspondence
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4032
Dec. 1884-May 1889, n.d.
Extent: 289 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

letter to

  • (fols. 111-12) Queen Victoria, [Aug. 1887]

correspondence with

  • (fols. 6-15; 84-9) Henry Chaplin, 1st Viscount Chaplin, May 1886-June 1887
  • (fols. 80-3; 92-104; 120-1; 132-3; 178-9; 203-4; 209-10; 288-9) Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, June 1887-May 1889

letters from

  • (fols. 3-4) Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron Carlingford, June 1885
  • (fols. 16-17; 36-44; 62-5; 68-9; 152-5; 168-75; 221-2) his brother Sir William Harcourt, Sept. 1886-July 1888
  • (fols. 18-19) John Fielder Mackarness, Bishop of Oxford, Sept. 1886
  • (fols. 30-1) Tommaso Tittoni, Nov. 1886
  • (fols. 49-50) Henry Stafford Northcote, 1st Baron Northcote, Jan. 1887
  • (fols. 51-2) George Goschen, Mar. 1887
  • (fols. 59; 183-4) Sir Joseph Hooker, Apr. 1887-Apr. 1888
  • (fols. 109-10; 113-14; 180; 191; 246) Sir Henry Ponsonby, Aug. 1887-Aug.. 1888
  • (fols. 115-18) his cousin Augustus Harcourt, Aug. 1887
  • (fol. 122) William Alexander Greenhill, Sept. 1887
  • (fols. 123-4) Robert Loyd-Lindsay, Baron Wantage, Sept. 1887
  • (fols. 140-1) Henry Selwin-Ibbetson, Nov. 1887
  • (fols. 144-5) William Henry Smith, Nov. 1887
  • (fols. 150-1; 182) Sir John Bernard Burke, Dec. 1887-Mar. 1888
  • (fols. 158-9; 282-3) William Pery, 3rd Earl of Limerick, Feb. 1888-Apr. 1889
  • (fols. 160-1; 217-18) Thomas Hughes, Feb.-July 1888
  • (fols. 185-6) Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, Apr. 1888
  • (fols. 195-6) Edward Stanhope, May 1888
  • (fols. 197-8; 276-7) Arthur Wellesley Peel, May 1888-Mar. 1889
  • (fols. 199-200) Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, June 1888
  • (fols. 211-12) Euphemia Millais, June 1888
  • (fols. 215-16) Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt, July 1888
  • (fols. 229-32) Henri d'Orleans, Duke of Aumale, July-Aug. 1888
  • (fols 233) Victor Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey, Aug. 1888
  • (fols. 244-5; 249-50) Henry Cecil Raikes, Aug-Sept. 1888
  • (fols. 251-2) George Venables-Vernon, 7th Baron Vernon, Sept. 1888
  • (fols. 253-4) Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St Oswald, Sept. 1888
  • (fols. 259-60) Thomas Littleton Powys, 4th Baron Lilford, Oct. 1888
  • (fols. 261-2) Sir John Everett Millais, Nov. 1888
  • (fols. 263-4) Henry Baker Tristram, Jan. 1889
  • (fol. 275) Bernard Quaritch, Mar. 1889

General correspondence
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3794
Nov. 1888-Oct. 1891, n.d.
Extent: 207 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

correspondence with

  • (fols. 15-24) Victor Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey, Nov.1889-July 1890

letters from

  • (fols. 3-4) Alexander Henry Green, Jan. 1889
  • (fols.7-8 ) William Pery, 3rd Earl of Limerick, Mar. 1889
  • (fols. 33-4; 69-70) Arthur Balfour, July-Sept. 1889
  • (fols. 53-4) James Anthony Froude, Aug. 1889
  • (fols. 57-61; 173-4) Walter Severn, Aug. 1889-Apr. 1891
  • (fols. 62-3) William Eliot, 4th Earl of St Germans, Sept. 1889
  • (fols. 67-8) Henry Chaplin, Sept. 1889
  • (fol. 75) Sir John Everett Millais, Oct. 1889
  • (fols. 76-7) Howard Saunders, Oct. 1889
  • (fols. 80-1) Robert Loyd-Lindsay, Baron Wantage, Oct. 1889
  • (fols. 89-90) Michael Hicks Beach, Nov. 1889
  • (fols. 95-8) William Magee, Bishop of Peterborough, Nov. 1889
  • (fols. 99-100; 126-8; 159-60) Thomas Hughes, Dec. 1889-Feb. 1891
  • (fol. 101) Henry Austin Dobson, Dec. 1889
  • (fols. 102-3; 105-6) Sidney Lee, Mar.-Apr. 1890
  • (fols. 116-7; 131-2) Thomas Herbert Warren, Dec. 1890-Jan. 1891
  • (fols. 118-19) Lorina Liddell, n.d.
  • (fols. 134-5) Sir Frederick Milner, Feb. 1891
  • (fols. 145-6; 165-6) Sir Henry Ponsonby, Feb.-Mar. 1891
  • (fols. 147-8) Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Feb. 1891
  • (fols. 149-50) William Alexander Greenhill, Feb. 1891
  • (fols. 155-6) Lyon Playfair, Mar. 1891
  • (fols. 157-8) his cousin Augustus Harcourt, Mar. 1891
  • (fols. 161-2) Sir Joseph Hooker, Mar. 1891
  • (fol. 163) Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Mar. 1891
  • (fols. 185-6) Henry Gibbs, Apr. 1891
Arrangement:Arranged chronologically, partially in a numbered sequence. The numbered sequence ends in Dec. 1890 and is followed by a few letters, Dec. 1883, Sept. 1891, n.d. The chronological arrangement then recommences from Jan. 1891.

Correspondence and papers concerning Harcourt family history and research for The Harcourt Papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4033
1866-79, n.d.
Extent: 144 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-7) draft letter from Edward William Harcourt to unidentified concerning the history of Nuneham Park, Feb. 1866; with a letter to Harcourt, Sept. 1874, concerning the probate of unidentified, involving Captain C. Vernon and Frances Parkinson-Fortescue, Countess Waldegrave; and notes on the children of William Vernon Harcourt and Matilda Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 8-27) correspondence, Jan. 1878-Jan. 1879, with notes on Harcourt family history and lists of letters to be included in The Harcourt Papers, n.d.
  • (fols. 28-144) transcripts, n.d., of letters and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, compiled from manuscript collections of The British Library, comprising
    • (fols. 28-31) 'A short account of what passed at Powis House between the Ld Archbishop of Canterbury, Ld Chanc. & Earl Harcourt, together with His Lordship's answer deliver'd in writing to His Majesty the next morning. Nov. 30th 1752.'
    • (fols. 32-74) letters to Thomas Pelham-Holles, Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne and 1st Duke of Newcastle under Lyme, 1739-66
    • (fols. 75-144) transcript of letters to various correspondents, 1738-76

Transcripts prepared for The Harcourt Papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4034
n.d.
Extent: 244 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 21-5) offprint of article 'Description D'une Nouvelle Espèce de Zorille' from Revue et Magasin de Zoologie, 1856.


Transcripts prepared for The Harcourt Papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4035
n.d.
Extent: 157 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 79-80) verse, by unidentified, addressed to [S.?] Wesley, Sept. 1842


Miscellaneous papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4036
1856-91, n.d.
Extent: 13 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-2) extract from the minutes of a meeting of the ratepayers of the 'Parish or Place of the "Holy Trinity" otherswise "Dissolved Priory" requesting that Edward William Harcourt be solicited to approach the Bishop of the Diocese to obtain a church for the parish, Jan. 1856
  • (fol. 3) appointment by the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education to a committee to examine candidates for the office of Diocesan Inspector of Schools, Oct. 1871
  • (fols. 4-5) appointment to the Oxfordshire county licensing committee, Sept. 1872
  • (fols. 6-7) appointment to the Oxfordshire county licensing committee, Michaelmas 1872
  • (fol. 8) valuation of securities, Jan. 1891
  • (fol. 9) cartoon sketch by [Corran?] sent to Edward William Harcourt
  • (fols. 10-13) Offprint Opinions of the Press on Sporting in Algeria by Edward William Harcourt, n.d.

Bank book, Messrs. Parsons, Thompson & Co.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3795
1881-90
Extent: 45 leaves

Bank book, Messrs. Parsons, Thompson & Co.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3796
1891
Extent: 45 leaves

Bank book, Shiffords
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3797
1890
Extent: 37 leaves

N   Journals of Lady Susan Harcourt, 1890-1

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3798-9


Journal
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3798
1890-1
Extent: 134 leaves

Journal
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3799
1891
Extent: 210 leaves

O   Correspondence and papers of Aubrey Harcourt, 1866-1903

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7974-5, d. 4037, e. 3800-4


Letters from his father Edward William Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3800
Oct. 1872-Oct. 1887
Extent: 171 leaves

Letter from his father Edward William Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3801
Apr. 1888-Oct. 1891, n.d.
Extent: 151 leaves

Letters from his mother Lady Susan Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3802
Feb. 1874, July 1876, July 1890, Nov. 1891, mainly n.d.
Extent: 147 leaves

Letters from other family
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3803
1873-91, n.d.
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-49) his sister Edith Finch-Hatton, Countess of Winchilsea, 1873-91, n.d.
  • (fols. 50-67) his grandmother Harriet Holroyd, Countess of Sheffield, 1873-88
  • (fols. 68-77) his brother-in-law Murray Finch-Hatton, 12th Earl of Winchilsea and 7th Earl of Nottingham, 1875-87
  • (fols. 78-127) his uncle Henry Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield, 1876-91, n.d.
  • (fols. 128-9) his [uncle Francis] Harcourt, 1878
  • (fols. 130-51) his grandmother Matlida Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 152-61) his aunt Mary Beresford, n.d.
  • (fols. 162-3) his aunt Selina Morshead, Lady Morshead, n.d
  • (fols. 164-7) his uncle Sir Warwick Morshead, n.d.
  • (fols. 168-71) his aunt Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 172-3) letter to [Aubrey Harcourt?] from unidentified nephew, n.d.

Letters from the Liddell family
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7974
1875-87, n.d.
Extent: 58 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-20) letters from Alice Pleasance Hargreaves (née Liddell), Jan. 1875-Sept. 1877, n.d.
  • (fols. 21-42) letters from Lorina Liddell, June 1876, Jan. 1878, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 43-4) letter from Henry Wentworth Acland concerning the illness of Aubrey Harcourt's fiancée Edith Liddell, June 1876
  • (fol. 45) verse commencing 'Far better she should sleep a while' by L Lightfoot in memory of Aubrey Harcourt's fiancée Edith Liddell, [1876]
  • (fol. 46) verse commencing 'In the world to come Life Everlasting' by Louis Willan in memory of Aubrey Harcourt's fiancée Edith Liddell, [1876]
  • (fols. 47-8) letter from Violet Liddell, July 1876
  • (fols. 49-50) letter from Rhoda Liddell, Oct. 1876
  • (fols. 51-4) letter from Lorina Skene (née Liddell), Apr. 1877-Feb. 1878
  • (fols. 55-6) letter from Reginald Hargreaves, Aug. 1887
  • (fols. 57-8) letter from [? Reeve, probably brother of Lorina Hannah Liddell], n.d.

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4037
1873-1900, n.d.
Extent: 30 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-21) miscellaneous correspondence, including (fols. 5-8) letters from Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, 1873-1900, n.d.
  • (fols. 22-3) verse, Dec. 1866, n.d.
  • (fols. 24-30) cartoon portraits, n.d.

Bills and receipts
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7975
1874-1903, n.d.
Extent: 114 leaves

Bishop Blomfield's Manual of Family Prayers, with an inscription to Aubrey Harcourt from his father Edward William Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3804
1866
Extent: 87 leaves

P   Autographs and other miscellaneous papers collected by the Harcourt family, 1723-1917

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. a. 2041, c. 7976-9, d. 4038


'Autograph letters of men of science'
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 4038
1723, 1791-[1887], n.d.
Extent: 58 leaves

Scope and Content:

The collection was probably formed by Edward William Harcourt, Sir William Harcourt or Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt.

Comprises

letters to Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 1-2) William Pitt, Oct. 1791
  • (fols. 3-4) William Paley, June 1804
  • (fols. 5-6) William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Jan. 1808
  • (fols. 7-8) Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Sept. 1819
  • (fols. 9-10) William Wilberforce, Mar. 1826

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 11-13) Henry Brougham, Apr. 1824
  • (fols. 16-21) Sydney Smith, [c.1833], n.d., with (fols. 14-15) verse titled 'William on the Cumberland Rocks' upon the marriage of William Vernon Harcourt, July 1824
  • (fols. 22-23) John Bright, Apr. 1855
  • (fols. 24-5) Sir Robert Peel, n.d.

letters to Sir William Harcourt from

  • (fols. 26-7) William Ewart Gladstone, Apr. 1874
  • (fols. 28-9) Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, [1887]

letters to George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, from

  • (fol. 30) Edward Stanley, Lord Stanley, Oct. 1858
  • (fols. 31-2) Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, Jan. 1859
  • (fols. 33-4) George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Jan. 1859
  • (fols. 35-6) William Edward Forster, Feb. 1859
  • (fols. 37-40) Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, May 1859, May 1876
  • (fols. 41-2) William Ewart Gladstone, Feb. 1860

and

  • (fol. 43) receipt signed by Alexander Pope, Feb. 1723
  • (fols. 44-5) letter to John Lothrop Motley from William Henry Seward, Jan. 1862
  • (fols. 46-7) letter to unidentified from Alice Guest, n.d.
  • (fols. 48-57) collection of franks and addresses from letters mainly sent to Miss ? Wilkinson and Mrs ? Cavendish, 1834-40, n.d.

'Autograph letters of eminent public men'
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7976
1821-56, n.d.
Extent: 43 leaves

Scope and Content:

The collection was probably formed by Edward William Harcourt, Sir William Harcourt or Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt.

Comprises

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-2) William Hyde Wollaston, May 1821
  • (fols. 3-4) Adam Sedgwick, Feb. 1829
  • (fols. 5-8) Sir David Brewster, Sept. 1831, Feb. 1833
  • (fols. 9-10) Michael Faraday, Sept. 1831
  • (fols. 11-12) Sir John Herschel, Dec. 1831
  • (fols. 13-14) William Scoresby, Dec. 1831
  • (fols. 15-16) William Buckland, Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 17-18) Charles Babbage, Aug. 1837
  • (fols. 19-22) Justus von Liebig, June 1843
  • (fols. 23-4) William Whewell, Feb. 1846
  • (fols. 25-6) Charles Daubeny, Oct. 1856
  • (fols. 27-8) Sir Humphry Davy, n.d.
  • (fols. 29-30) William Daniel Conybeare, n.d.
  • (fols. 31-2) William Henry, n.d.
  • (fols. 33-4) Sir Roderick Murchison, n.d.
  • (fols. 35-7) Alexander von Humboldt, n.d.
  • (fol. 38) autographed envelope of Sir Robert Peel, n.d.

letter to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fol. 39) Richard Owen, June 1865

envelope addressed to Sir William Harcourt from

  • (fol. 40) [William Patrick] Adam, n.d.

and

  • (fol. 41) letter to John Phillips, mentioning William Vernon Harcourt, from John Dalton, Oct. 1835
  • (fol. 42) note to unidentifed from unidentified, n.d.

'Old autographs'
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7977
1831-67, n.d.
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

The collection was probably formed by Edward William Harcourt, Sir William Harcourt or Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt.

Comprises

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-48) William Whewell, Oct. 1831-Aug. 1846, n.d.
  • (fols. 49-50) William Prout, Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 51-2) unidentified, 1833
  • (fol. 53) James David Forbes, Dec. 1834
  • (fols. 54-63) Sir Roderick Murchison, Oct. 1836-Jan. 1837, Apr. 1843, n.d.
  • (fols. 64-5) Baden Powell, Nov. 1840
  • (fols. 66-7) his son Edward William Harcourt, Mar. 1852
  • (fols. 68-9) Adam Sedgwick, Mar. 1858

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 70-1) Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool, Aug. 1837
  • (fols. 72-3) her son Edward William Harcourt, Apr. 1851
  • (fol. 74) Charles Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, July 1865
  • (fol. 75) Richard Owen, May 1867

letter to Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 76-7) her brother Edward William Harcourt, Jan. 1851

letter to Sir William Harcourt from

  • (fols. 78-80) [his aunt Frances Parkinson-Fortescue, Countess Waldegrave?], Apr. 1854

and

  • (fols. 81-3) letters to John Phillips from William Whewell, July-Dec. 1833

'Miscellaneous autographs'
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7978
1817-77, n.d.
Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content:

The collection was probably formed by Sir William Harcourt or Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt.

Comprises

letter to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-3) Thomas Gaisford, Mar. 1835

letter to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fol. 4) George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, [Dec. 1863]

letters to Sir William Vernon Harcourt

  • (fols. 5-10) [A.E. Cockburn?], Mar. 1873
  • (fols. 11-12) John Forster, Apr. 1875
  • (fols. 13-14) [Edward Kenealy?], Aug. 1877
  • (fol. 15) [Spencer Horatio] Walpole, n.d.

letter to Lewis Harcourt from

  • (fol. 16) Rhoda Broughton, Dec. 1876

letters to George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, from

  • (fols. 17-18) Tom Taylor, June 1855
  • (fols. 19-20) Bartle Frere, Mar. 1857
  • (fols. 21-2) William Michael Rossetti, July 1857
  • (fols. 23-4) Nassau Senior, Aug. 1857
  • (fols. 25-6) Susan Durant, Feb. 1858
  • (fols. 27-8) Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough, Aug. 1857
  • (fols. 29-30) C. Kingsley
  • (fols. 31-2) Walter Farquhar Hook, June 1858
  • (fols. 33-4) Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, Jan. 1859
  • (fols. 35-6) Richard Milnes, Feb. 1859
  • (fols. 37-8) Henry Phillpots, Bishop of Exeter, June 1859
  • (fols. 39-40) John Frederick Denison Maurice, July 1859
  • (fols. 41-2) Henry Brand, Jan. 1860
  • (fols. 43-4) William Holman Hunt, Apr. 1860
  • (fols. 45-6) Arthur Helps, Aug. 1860

letters to Henrietta Robinson, Marchioness of Ripon, from

  • (fol. 47) Robert Browning, Apr. 1877
  • (fols. 48-9) Abraham Hayward, n.d.
  • (fols. 50-1) [Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge?], n.d.
  • (fol. 52) label addresed to 'Madame la Marquise de Ripon' with an annotation indicating that it is from the Bishop of Orleans, n.d.

and

  • (fol. 53) autograph fragment of Laon and Cythna by Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1817
  • (fol. 54) letter, in French, to unidentified from Christine Milsson Rouzaud, n.d.
  • (fol. 55) letter to unidentified from Charles Dilke

'A true copie of an original manuscript concerning Carfax Conduit Oxford, taken verbatim in the year of our Lord 1729'
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. a. 2041
1729
Extent: 1 item

Miscellaneous papers collected by the Harcourt family
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7979
[1768-72?], 1824-1917, n.d.
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1-16) collection of 'family letters' created by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, comprising
    • (fols. 1-3) letter to ? Sedley from Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, concerning [George III's?] gift to him of a needlework picture by Mary, Queen of Scots, n.d.
    • (fol. 4) letter from Georgiana Poyntz to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, n.d.
    • (fols. 5-7) letter to Culling Charles Smith from George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, n.d., with an accompanying letter to Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, from ? Walsh donating Earl Harcourt's letter, Apr. 1917
    • (fol. 8) ryhme letter by or for George Granville Harcourt, Feb. 1824
    • (fols. 9-12) letters from Samuel and Mary Jeffs to their unidenitifed nephew and niece, July 1848-Dec. 1850
    • (fols. 13-14) letter from Mary [Primer?] to her unidentified brother and sister, n.d.
    • (fol. 15) letter to Mrs ? Palmer from J. Burden, n.d.
  • (fol. 17) paper, possibly prepared by or for Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt during his embassy to France, reporting news from the court at Versailles concerning the French purchase of Corsica and a possible truce in the Russo-Turkish war, [c.1768-72?]
  • (fol. 18) paper, possibly prepared by or for Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt during his embassy to France, concerning the appointment of ? de Goltz as Prussian Envoy Extraodinary to France, [c.1768-72?]
  • (fol. 19) manuscript copy of ancedotes by Jean-Jacques Rousseau titled 'Jugement du public sur mon compte', probably acquired by George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, [late 18th cent.]
  • (fol. 20-1) letter, in French, to Viscount ? from Marquess d'Harcourt, Sept. 1825
  • (fols. 22-7) letters from unidentified children to their unidentified parents, 1853, n.d., with a letter from Mary [Primer?] to her unidentified sister, n.d.
  • (fols. 28-43) Old Moore's Almanack, 1888
  • (fol. 44) torn page from an unidentified [18th century?] publication, n.d.
  • (fol. 45) letter, in French, to ? Vernon, possibly relating to French shipping, n.d.
  • (fol. 46) miscellaneous paper relating to Lady ? Walpole by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 47) epitaph concerning Robert Lowe, n.d.
  • (fols. 48-51) pamphlet The Aged Shepherd, Narrative Series No. 817, published by The Religious Tract Society, n.d.
  • (fol. 52) lithograpth silhouete portrait of Irwine Witty, n.d.
  • (fol. 53) religious keepsake of Anna ?, n.d.

Q   Photographs, 1912, n.d.


Photographs
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 502, fols. 1-9
1912, n.d.
Extent: 9 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 1) photograph of Sir Godfrey Kneller's portrait of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 2-4) photograph of unidentified by Aubrey Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 5) photograph of a lady in mourning dress, n.d.
  • (fols. 6-7) photograph of Frances Parkinson-Fortescue, Countess Waldegrave, n.d.
  • (fol. 8) photograph of [Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt?], 1912.
  • (fol. 9) photograph of [Emily Julia Vernon Harcourt's home Vernon Lodge, Malvern?], n.d.

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