Catalogue of papers of the Harcourt family, 1638-1910

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Matthew Neely

2010

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of the early Harcourts, 1638-1749
    A.1  Miscellaneous correspondence of the early Harcourts, 1638-1749
    A.2  Register books of petitions with legal opinions of Simon Harcourt, Baron Harcourt, (later 1st Viscount Harcourt) as solicitor-general and attorney-general, June 1702-Oct. 1710
B    Correspondence and papers of the Earls Harcourt, Feb. 1731-Jan. 1829
    B.1  Mixed volumes of correspondence and papers of the Earls Harcourt, Feb. 1731-Mar. 1827
    B.2  Correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, Feb. 1764-Sept. 1777
    B.3  Correspondence and papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Dec. 1755-Dec. 1825
    B.4  Correspondence of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Mary Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1787, 1796-1812, [1818?]
C    Correspondence and papers of the Vernon Harcourt family, Jan. 1777-Mar. 1884
D    Royal letters, 1751-1826, 1885-1910
E    Volumes of verse and other literary works, [1710?]-1871
F    Guardbook of loose items removed from bound volumes, 1707-1908


Papers of the Harcourt family, 1638-1910

Abstract:
Correspondence and papers, mainly 18th-19th cent., of the Harcourt family of Stanton Harcourt and Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire, 1638-1910.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7559-68; d. 3828-88; e. 3653

Extent: 70 shelfmarks

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. 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) and Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt (1826-39). 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 two children. He died in 1891.

Scope and Content

The papers comprise A. miscellaneous correspondence and papers of the early Harcourts, (mainly that of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, and his immediate family), 1638-1749; B. correspondence and papers of the Earls Harcourt, Feb. 1731-Jan. 1829; C. correspondence and papers of the Vernon-Harcourt family, Jan. 1777-Mar. 1884; D. royal letters (predominantly to the Earls Harcourt), 1751-1826, 1885-1910; E. volumes of verse and literary works, [1710?]-1871; and F. guard-book of loose items found in bound volumes, 1707-1908.

Arrangement

The papers were arranged and bound into volumes by Edward William Harcourt during the last quarter of the nineteenth century in preparation for their publication as The Harcourt Papers (1876-1901). MSS. Eng. d. 3842-6, however, were arranged and bound in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, almost certainly by George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt. The papers in MS. Eng. c. 7562 were given to Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcout, in 1907 by a Mrs Deedes. Mrs Deedes had come into possession of the papers through her father William Bernard Harcourt (d.1847) and her grandfather Marquess Amédée Harcourt's inheritance of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt's St. Leonard's Hill estate. MSS. Eng. c. 7564-7 were arranged and bound by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, during the first quarter of the twentieth century. MS. Eng. d. 3858 was given to Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, by Philip Morrell in 1908. The papers appear to have been arranged on a largely ad hoc basis with the result that the correspondence of multiple individuals has been mixed within the same volume. A series based arrangement has been produced by placing a volume into the series of the individual or family whose correspondence comprises the majority of the volume.

Acquisition

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

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3828, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Harcourt family of Nuneham Courtenay
Harcourt family of Stanton Harcourt

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Harcourt | Lady | Anne | 1761-1831 | nee Leveson-Gower, later Venables-Vernon | wife of Edward Harcourt
Harcourt | Edward | 1757-1847 | formerly Venables-Vernon | Archbishop of York
Harcourt | Edward Willliam | 1825-1891 | politician
Harcourt | Elizabeth | d 1826 | nee Venables-Vernon | wife of 2nd Earl Harcourt
Harcourt | George Granville | 1785-1861 | formerly Venables-Vernon | MP, Barrister
Harcourt | George Simon | 1736-1809 | 2nd Earl Harcourt
Harcourt | Matilda Mary | Venables Vernon | 1804-1876 | nee Gooch | wife of William Venables Vernon Harcourt
Harcourt | Simon | c 1661-1727 | 1st Viscount Harcourt | Lord Chancellor
Harcourt | Simon | 1714-1777 | 1st Earl Harcourt | politician
Harcourt | William | 1743-1830 | 3rd Earl Harcourt | Field Marshal
Harcourt | William | Venables Vernon | 1789-1871 | Canon of York, chemist

Place names (NCA Rules)

Nuneham Courtenay | Oxfordshire
Nuneham Park | Oxfordshire

A   Miscellaneous correspondence and papers of the early Harcourts, 1638-1749


Scope and Content:

Comprises correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, and his son Simon Harcourt and his wife Elizabeth Harcourt and their families.

A.1   Miscellaneous correspondence of the early Harcourts, 1638-1749

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. d. 3828


Correspondence, Oct. 1638-Oct. 1749
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3828
Extent: xii + 214 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. i-xii) an index of contents
  • (fols. 1-2) letter from Sir Simon Harcourt to his mother-in-law Lady Lettice Paget, Oct. 1638
  • (fols. 3-18) letters from Sir Simon Harcourt to his wife Anne Harcourt, Lady Harcourt, Dec. 1638-Mar. [1642?]
  • (fol. 19) letter from Francis Harcourt to his brother Sir Simon Harcourt, Oct. 1639
  • (fols. 20-3) letters from Katherine Irby to her nephew Sir Philip Harcourt, Dec. 1670, July 1674
  • (fols. 24) letter from M. Wiseman to [Elizabeth Harcourt], Mar. 1694
  • (fol. 25-6) letters from [Martha?] Evelyn to [her mother-in-law Mary Evelyn?], Mar. 1706, n.d.
  • (fol. 27) letter to [Martha Evelyn?] from [her mother-in-law Mary Evelyn? or her mother Lady Martha Stonehouse?], n.d.;
  • (fols. 28-38) letters from Mary Jennens to Martha Evelyn, n.d.
  • (fol. 39) letter from William Draper to his sister-in-law Martha Evelyn, Aug. 1710
  • (fols. 40-1) letter from Susanna Draper to her sister-in-law Martha Evelyn, n.d.
  • (fol. 42) letter from Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt, to her unidentified sister, Nov. 1693
  • (fols. 43-53) letters from Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt, to Martha Evelyn, [Aug.-Sept .1713?], June 1722, n.d.
  • (fols. 54-6) letters to Martha Evelyn from Simon Harcourt, 1716, n.d.
  • (fols. 57-62) letters to Elizabeth Harcourt from her husband Simon Harcourt, May-June 1720
  • (fols. 63-148, 153-7, 160-7, 172-87) letters to Martha Evelyn from her daughter Elizabeth Harcourt, Aug. 1709-Sept. 1726
  • (fols. 149-52, 158-9, 168-71, 188-95) letters to Sir John Evelyn from his sister Elizabeth Harcourt, Aug. 1722-Sept. 1734
  • (fol. 196) letter from Anne Barlow to Martha Evelyn, Jan. 1719
  • (fols. 197-8) letter from Elizabeth Harcourt to her grandmother Martha Evelyn, Sept. 1720
  • (fols. 199-201) letters between Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, and his granddaughter Martha Harcourt [later Venables-Vernon], June 1727, n.d.
  • (fols. 202-10) letter from Martha Venables-Vernon to her uncle Sir John Evelyn, Feb.-July 1729, May 1730, June-July 1744
  • (fols. 211-12) letter to Sir John Evelyn from George Venables-Vernon, Oct. 1749

A.2   Register books of petitions with legal opinions of Simon Harcourt, Baron Harcourt, (later 1st Viscount Harcourt) as solicitor-general and attorney-general, June 1702-Oct. 1710

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7559-61


Register of petitions with legal opinions of Sir Simon Harcourt as solicitor-general, June 1702-Feb. 1705
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7559
Extent: i + 178 pages

Scope and Content:

Includes (pp. 174-7) an index of contents.

Separated Material: Drawing of a coat of arms, 1834, which was previously in the inside cover of the register is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fol. 1.

Register of petitions with legal opinions of Sir Simon Harcourt as solicitor-general, Feb. 1705-Sept. 1707
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7560
Extent: ii + 184 pages

Scope and Content:

Includes (pp. 173-5) an index of contents.


Register of petitions with legal opinions of Simon Harcourt, Baron Harcourt, as solicitor-general and attorney-general, May 1707-Feb. 1708, Sept.-Oct. 1710
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7561
Extent: i + 350 pages

Scope and Content:

Includes (pp. 339-43) an index of contents and (pp. 233-42) petitions and legal opinions compiled during Harcourt's tenure as attorney-general, Sept.-Oct. 1710.

Separated Material: Draft legal opinions which were loose between pp. 228-9 are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 2-5.

B   Correspondence and papers of the Earls Harcourt, Feb. 1731-Jan. 1829


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt; George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt and his wife Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt; and William Harcourt 3rd Earl Harcourt and his wife Mary Harcourt, Countess Harcourt.

B.1   Mixed volumes of correspondence and papers of the Earls Harcourt, Feb. 1731-Mar. 1827

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7562, d. 3829-35


Correspondence,1730-75
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3829
Extent: xiv + 179 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-12) Walter Bowman concerning the grand tour of her step-grandson Simon Harcourt (later 1st Earl Harcourt), Oct. 1730-Aug. 1734

letters from Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 13-58) his unidentified sister, Feb. 1731-June 1741
  • (fols. 59-60) his brother-in-law George Venables-Vernon, Nov. 1747
  • (fols. 61-2) his wife Rebecca Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, concerning the final illness of Queen Caroline, 1737
  • (fols. 63-4) to W.L. concerning taxes on the Bampton and Yelford estates, 1756
  • (fols. 74-5) his sister Martha Venables-Vernon, Lady Vernon, July 1775

letters to George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, from

  • (fols. 76-174) his mother Rebecca Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1751-7

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, from

  • (fols. 65-73) her father-in-law Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, Dec. 1772, May 1773, Feb. 1775

Correspondence, 1714, 1721, 1743-1826
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7562
Extent: vii + 178 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. iv-vii) an index of contents

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 72-3) Charles Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury, Mar. 1714
  • (fol. 176) Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, 1721, with (fols. 174-5) a letter to Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, from Mary Deedes enclosing the Duchess of Marlborough's letter for inclusion in the Harcourt papers, n.d.

correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, comprising

  • (fols. 74-7) account by Harcourt of his conference with George II and Henry Pelham, concerning his intention to resign as tutor to George, Prince of Wales, Nov. 1752
  • (fols. 78-85) letters from Harcourt to Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, concerning his intention to resign as tutor to George, Prince of Wales, Nov. 1752
  • (fols. 86-93) correspondence between Harcourt and Thomas Herring, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Philip Yorke, 1st Earl Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor, on behalf of George II, concerning Harcourt's intention to resign as tutor to George, Prince of Wales, Nov. 1752
  • (fols. 94-9) memoir, in French, concerning the proposed articles for the marriage of George III and Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Aug. 1761
  • (fols. 100-2) instructions, signed by George III, for Harcourt on his appointment as ambassador and plenipotentiary for negotiating the King's marriage to Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, July 1761
  • (fols. 103-12) official and private instructions, signed by George III, for Harcourt's appointment as ambassador and plenipotentiary to France, Dec. 1768
  • (fols. 113-14) letter from Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, concerning the possible presentation of Madame du Barry at the French court and a new French Ministry, Feb. 1769
  • (fols. 115-16) letter from Sir William Hamilton congratulating Harcourt on his appointment as ambassador to France, Feb. 1769
  • (fols. 117-18) letter from Sir Horatio Mann reporting the death of Pope Clement XIII, Feb. 1769
  • (fols. 119-20) letter from Robert Walpole, Sept. 1769
  • (fols. 121-2) letter from William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, offering Harcourt the Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland, May 1772
  • (fols. 142-73) letters to his wife Rebecca Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, during the Dettingen campaign, May-July 1743

letters to William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-2, 25-6, 42-8, 61-3) Queen Charlotte, Sept. 1790, Dec. 1791, Sept. 1805, May-Aug. 1809, Feb.-Mar. 1811, July 1816, Oct. 1817
  • (fols. 3-4, 32-3, 49-50, 53-4) Princess Elizabeth, Apr. 1809, Mar. 1812, June 1813, n.d.
  • (fols. 5-6) Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Apr. 1794
  • (fols. 7-8, 13-18, 23-4) George III, Jan. 1795, Apr. 1797, Nov.-Dec. 1799, Aug. 1804
  • (fols. 9-10, 66) Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Nov. 1795, Jan. 1821
  • (fols. 11-12, 19-20) Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Jan. 1797, Oct. 1803
  • (fols. 21-2, 27-30, 38-9) Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, July 1804, Dec. 1805, Apr. 1809
  • (fol. 31) Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Jan. 1808
  • (fols. 34-7, 64-5, 69) Princess Augusta Sophia, Apr. 1809, Jan. 1819, Apr. 1826
  • (fols. 40-1) Prince William, Duke of Clarence, May 1809
  • (fols. 51-2, 55-60) Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg, Mar. 1813, Apr. 1814, May 1815, Apr. 1816
  • (fols. 67-8, 70-1) George IV, June 1823, Dec. 1826
  • (fols. 123-7) Colonel Birch giving an account of the battle of Alexandria, Aug. 1801
  • (fol. 129) Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orleans (later King Louis Philippe III of France), Jan. 1807
  • (fols. 130-1) Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool, Feb. 1807
  • (fols. 132-3) Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Mar. 1816
  • (fols. 134-8) John Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield, June 1820
  • (fol. 141) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Mar. 1827

and

  • (fol. 139) a brief account of money raised from the sale of Harcourt House, London, Feb. 1824
Separated Material: A letter from William Thomas to Richard Lockwood describing the death of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, at Nuneham Park, Sept. 1777, and a photocopy and typescript transcript of a letter from Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg, to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Mar. 1823 which were found loose in the inside cover of the volume, are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 6-14.

Correspondence, 1752-1869
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3830
Extent: xiv + 195 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xiii) an index of contents

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-3) Marquess de Lambertye, Sept.-Oct. 1752

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from

  • (fols. 176-7) Alleyne Fitzherbert, Baron St Helens, July 1803
  • (fols. 184-6) Richard Gough, 1783

letters from Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 4-15, 18-26, 38-59) her mother Martha Venables-Vernon, Lady Vernon, 1766, Oct. 1773, Sept. 1788, n.d.
  • (fols. 16-17) her father George Venables-Vernon, 1st Baron Vernon, Sept. 1766
  • (fols. 60-7) her husband George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Oct. 1789, Aug. 1790, Apr. 1809
  • (fols. 36-7) her sister Martha Venables-Vernon, n.d
  • (fols. 27-35) her sister Katherine Venables-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 68-76) her sister Anne Venables-Vernon, n.d.

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from

  • (fols. 94-7) her brother Edward Venables-Vernon [later Harcourt], Archbishop of York, [1809?]
  • (fols. 109-10) her half-brother George Venables-Vernon, 2nd Baron Vernon, May 1810
  • (fols. 110-11) her half-brother Henry Venables-Vernon, Aug. 1809
  • (fols. 112-15) her brother-in-law William Harcourt, Oct. 1805, Mar. 1806
  • (fols. 118-21) her sister-in-law Mary Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 93) J[ohn?] Calvert, June 1809
  • (fol. 141) Francis Haggitt, Oct. 1820
  • (fol. 142) Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer, June 1809
  • (fols. 145-64) Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, Oct. 1776, July 1784-Aug. 1802, with (fols. 165-6) a copy of a paper by the Duchess on being a Christian, n.d.
  • (fol. 169) Prince William, Duke of Clarence, July 1813
  • (fols. 178-83) Jane Pope, July 1798-May 1809

letter from William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 116-17) [George Venables-Vernon, 2nd Baron Vernon?] concerning Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York's leasing of Harcourt House, May 1809

letters to Willliam, 3rd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 77-9) his sister-in-law Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, [1809?], n.d.
  • (fols. 98-9) Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, [1809?]

letter from Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, to

  • (fols. 100-1) Colonel Gooch concerning the marriage of his son William to Gooch's daughter Matilda, May 1824

letters to Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 107-8) Thomas Grenville, June 1810
  • (fols. 122-8, 130-1) his son Edward Venables-Vernon, [Oct. 1802?], n.d.
  • (fol. 132) Cyril Jackson, n.d.
  • (fols. 137-40) Francis Haggitt, Sept. 1809
  • (fols. 143-4) Queen Charlotte, Dec. 1814, Jan. 1816
  • (fols. 174-5) William Pitt, Nov. 1791

letter to Lady Anne Venables-Vernon [later Harcourt] from

  • (fol. 129) her son Edward Venables-Vernon

letters to William Vernon Harcourt (formerly Venables-Vernon) from

  • (fols. 102-4) his father Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, July 1824, Feb. 1843
  • (fols. 133-6) Thomas Gaisford, Sept. 1819, Jan. 1842

letter to Matilda Venables-Vernon [later Harcourt] from

  • (fols. 105-6) her mother-in-law Lady Anne Venables-Vernon, July 1824

and further papers comprising

  • (fols. 80-5) paper by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, on the management of her husband, George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt's finances, 1794
  • (fols. 86-7) rental of the Harcourt estates prepared for Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, [c. 1809]
  • (fols. 88-92) paper on the estate of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, with regard to the inheritance of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, and her maintenance from George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, [c. 1809]
  • (fols. 170-3) letter from Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, to Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, Aug. 1869
  • (fols. 167-8) copy of a letter from George III to William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, concerning the Catholic question, n.d.
  • (fol. 187) note by 'Mr Hopban', an Irish painter, on being asked to paint the playhouse by Mr Fleetwood, n.d.
  • (fols. 188-9) copies of letters to [Elizabeth I] from S.L., 1600
  • (fols. 190-1) memorandum addressed to Colonel Hay of the Sussex Militia concerning the escape of American prisoners at Winchester, Nov. 1779

Correspondence, 1753-1801
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3831
Extent: xvi + 250 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xiii) an index of contents

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 36-71) his son George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, Nov. 1766-Oct. 1776
  • (fols. 115-54, 157-61, 163-7, 170-81, 184-7) his son William Harcourt, Feb. 1771-July 1772, Apr. 1776-Oct. 1777

letters from George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 1-2, 5-12, 15-27) his aunt Elizabeth Harcourt, Sept. 1753-June 1756, n.d.
  • (fols. 3-4, 13-14, 30-1, 35) his aunt Martha Venables-Vernon, Lady Vernon, May 1753, Dec. 1754, n.d.
  • (fols. 28-9) his grandmother Elizabeth Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 32-4, 72-5, 76-82, 95) William Whitehead with (fols. 32-4) Harcourt's views on Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, [1759?], May 1774, [Sept. 1784], n.d.
  • (fols. 83-4) George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey, [1772?]
  • (fols. 85-6) William Bowly, agent for the Harcourt estates, concerning relief for the poor of Nuneham Courtenay, 1776
  • (fols. 87-8) the Lord Mayor of Dublin concerning a portrait of his father, Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, for the city, Nov. 1777

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from

  • (fols. 111-14, 155-6, 168-9, 182-3, 188-91, 194-212) his brother William Harcourt, Mar.-July 1762, Dec. 1776, Mar.-Nov. 1777, Feb. 1786, Aug. 1792-July 1794

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from

  • (fols. 89-94, 96-108) her husband George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Apr. 1786-Apr. 1794
  • (fols. 109-10) Sir William Lee, July 1784, May 1789
  • (fols. 192-3, 213-14) her brother-in-law William Harcourt, Dec. 1791, July 1794
  • (fols. 215-49) her sister-in-law Mary Harcourt, June 1780, July 1784, May, Aug. 1786, Sept. 1791, Apr. 1794, Apr. 1796, June 1801, n.d.

Correspondence, 1759-1815
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3832
Extent: xiv + 179 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xiii) an index of contents

letter to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 142) William Dodd, n.d.

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-6) John West, June 1759, Oct. 1760
  • (fols. 7-45) Thomas Pitt, 1st Baron Camelford, Feb. 1760-Oct. 1763, Aug. 1773-Nov. 1788
  • (fols. 46-70, 72-113) Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer, Sept. 1760, July-Nov. 1765, Sept.1773-Aug. 1777, Oct. 1781, May 1783-June 1785, Nov. 1790, Aug. 1794, Mar. 1798, Sept. 1804, Aug. 1805, n.d.
  • (fols. 116-31) John Spencer, 1st Viscount Spencer, July 1763-May 1764, with (fols. 119-21) Spencer's description of his visit to Voltaire, Oct. 1763
  • (fols. 132-5) Sarah Fielding, June 1760, Apr. 1761
  • (fols. 140-1) Lady Diana Clavering, July 1761
  • (fols. 143-75) George Bussy Villiers, 4th Earl of Jersey, July 1764-July 1766, Jan.1774, Dec. 1778-Nov. 1783, n.d.
  • (fols. 176-7) Charles Lyttelton, Bishop of Carlisle, Jan. 1763

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 71) Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer, Nov. 1778
  • (fols. 114-15) Lavinia Spencer, Countess Spencer, Feb. 1815

and

  • (fols. 136-9) letter from Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, to Anne Pitt enclosing a letter in French, Mar. 1761

Correspondence, 1727, 1757-84
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3833
Extent: xiv + 185 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xvi) an index of contents

letters from Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 1-2) Sir Robert Walpole, June 1727
  • (fols. 3-4) Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, n.d.

letter to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 15-16) David Hume, 1768

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from

  • (fol. 12) William Pitt, May 1784
  • (fols. 13-14) Lord Montagu, Sept. 1762
  • (fol. 29) Catherine Douglas, Duchess of Queensberry, 1769
  • (fols. 36) Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, Apr. 1777
  • (fols. 38-182) Frances Temple, Viscountess Palmerston, Sept. 1763-Sept. 1768

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 19-28) ? Addenbrooke, Dean of Lichfield, May 1765-Jan. 1776
  • (fol. 29) Catherine Douglas, Duchess of Queensberry, 1769
  • (fols. 30-3) Anna Grenville-Temple, Countess Temple, Oct.-Dec. 1773, Dec. 1775
  • (fols. 34-5) Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, Dec. 1772
  • (fol. 37) Miss Faquiere, concerning the death of Countess Harcourt's mother Martha Venables-Vernon, Lady Vernon, [1794]

and

  • (fols. 5-6) epitaph, in latin, by Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, to John Phillipps, [1727?]
  • (fols. 7) copy of a letter of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, concerning George, Prince of Wales's interest in botany, Sept. 1757
  • (fols. 8-9) copy of a letter from William Pulteney to George III concerning his accession to the throne, Nov. 1760
  • (fols. 10-11) letter from William Pitt to his sister Anne rejecting her request for the parole of the Chevalier d'Excess as a prisoner of war, July 1760
  • (fols. 17-18) epitaph by Francis North, 1st Earl of Guilford, to Lucy North, Lady Guilford, Katherine North, Countess of Guilford and Elizabeth North, Lady Guilford, n.d.

Correspondence, mainly in French, 1767-1862
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3834
Extent: ii + 200 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. 1-200 passim) occasional biographical notes by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt

letter to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 46-7) Countess de Haussonville, Aug.-Nov. 1768

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-35) Chevalier de Allonville, Nov. 1772-June 1779, Feb. 1784-Jan. 1792, n.d.
  • (fols. 36-43) Count Armand D'Allonville, Oct. 1792
  • (fols. 88-101) Count Sarsfield, Oct. 1767, Aug. 1781-Dec. 1782, June 1786, Feb.-Apr. 1788
  • (fols. 102-3) Count de Crenolle, 1789
  • (fols. 104-9) Count de Maulevrier, Feb.-Sept. 1785, Apr. 1791
  • (fols. 110-17) Duke of Nivernois, Aug. 1775, June-July 1776, Apr. 1778
  • (fols. 118-19) Duke of Rouchefoucauld, Mar. 1778
  • (fols. 120-1) ? Gerardin, July 1778
  • (fols. 122-3) Mr de Rochefort, Apr. 1769
  • (fols. 124-5) Marchioness d'Hericy, Mar. 1768
  • (fols. 126-7) Emmanuel-Marie-Louis, Marquess de Noailles, Sept. 1777
  • (fols. 135-6) Bishop of Leon, Oct. 1793
  • (fols. 156-7) Marquess de Tiilly, n.d.
  • (fols. 166-7) [Marchioness de Tourville?], n.d.
  • (fols. 185-7) William Shaw Cathcart, 1st Earl Cathcart, in French with apparent fictious signatures, Mar. 1796, Apr. 1799

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from

  • (fols. 44-5, 48-68) Countess d'Haussonville, June-Nov. 1768, 1770, July 1788, Apr.-July 1789, Oct. 1792, Jan.-Feb. 1793, n.d.
  • (fols. 69) Marquess d'Haussonville, Feb. 1771
  • (fols. 70-86) Marquess d'Haussonville [son\successor of 1771 Marquess?], Sept. 1793-Nov. 1795, Apr. 1805, May 1814
  • (fol. 128) [Charlotte-Françoise] D'Hallencourt de Noailles, Marchioness de Noailles, 1777
  • (fols. 129-31) Pasquale Paoli, Feb. 1771, Feb. 1773
  • (fol. 132) Countess de Roncherolles, June 1790
  • (fol. 133) Duke D'Havré en Croy, May 1789
  • (fol. 134) Duchess of Serent, n.d.
  • (fols. 137-40) Count de Pollon, minister plenipotentiary from the King of Sardinia, May-Aug. 1790
  • (fols. 141) letter apparently from Monsieurs 'du Chastelet, D'Ermenonville and de Jumilliac' and 'La colonie Francaise' at Oxford, July 1784
  • (fols. 142-4) Viscount du Chastelet, Jan. 1791, 1792
  • (fols. 145-7) Amélie de Boufflers de Gontaut, Duchess of Biron, Oct. 1790, June 1791
  • (fols. 148-9) Marquis de Pezay, Oct. 1773
  • (fol. 153) Anne-César, Marquess de la Luzerne, French ambassador to Great Britain, Mar. 1789
  • (fols. 154-5) Sister Masson of Middlesex Hospital, Aug. 1793
  • (fols. 156-7) Marquess de Tiilly, n.d.
  • (fols. 161-2) Guglielmo Closse, in Italian, Aug. 1819
  • (fols. 168-9) unidentified, asking her to pass a letter to Queen Charlotte, concerning the dauphin of France, June 1794

letters to Edward William Harcourt from

  • (fols. 194-7) ? de Bellot, Apr.-May 1862

and

  • (fol. 150) extract of a letter from Voltaire to 'one of the royal family', n.d.
  • (fols. 151-2) copy of a letter from Voltaire to Mr Paulet, n.d.
  • (fol. 158) letter from ? Carter to Madame Du [Couedic?], n.d.
  • (fols. 159-60) copy of a letter from ? d'Allion to Voltaire and ? Haller, n.d.
  • (fol. 163) copy of a letter from Marie Antoinette concerning her imprisonment, [1793]
  • (fols. 164-5) 'an additional chapter to a French brochure intitled Voyages dans ma Chambre' in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 170-1) copy of a letter from a French royalist relating to the arrest of [Pancemont?], Oct. 1806
  • (fols. 172-3) copies of letters from the Chevalier d'Eon, Feb. 1779
  • (fol. 174) letter, in English, to George III from an unidentified French emigré, n.d.
  • (fol. 175) copy of a letter from Louis Henri Joseph de Bourbon, Prince of Condé and Duke of Bourbon, concerning the murder of his son the Duke d'Enghien, Apr. 1804
  • (fols. 176-7) copy of a letter from the Queen of Naples to her ambassador in London concerning Nelson's victory at the battle of the Nile, [c. Aug. 1798]
  • (fols. 178-9) copy of a letter from the Queen of Naples to the Countess Don Spenere concerning Nelson's victory at the battle of the Nile, Aug. 1798
  • (fols. 180-3) copies of letters from Comte d'Artois (later Charles X of France) to Marcehal de Broglie, Jan. 1794
  • (fols. 184) prayer of Madame Elizabeth de ? during her captivity, n.d.
  • (fols. 188-9) letter from unidentified to unidentified, Nov. 1846
  • (fols. 190-1) letter from ? de Gourcy to unidentified, Apr. 1847
  • (fols. 192-3) letter from unidentified to ? Harcourt, n.d.
Separated Material: Note [by Edward William Harcourt?] found loose between (fols. 119-20), is now MS. Eng., c. 7568, fol. 31.

Correspondence and papers, 1714-1846
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3835
Extent: ix + 151 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-ix) an index of contents

papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, comprising

  • (fols. 1-4) summons to the coronation of George I, Oct. 1714

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 5-7) [Francis Haggitt?], June 1806
  • (fols. 10-11) Catherine Maria Fanshawe, n.d.
  • (fol. 24) Count de Tilly, Aug. 1803

paper by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, concerning

  • (fol. 12) characters in Samuel Johnson's The Rambler and verse found in a blacksmith's shop in Cheltenham, n.d.

letter from Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, to

  • (fol. 33) George IV, Mar. 1820

letter to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 34) William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, Mar. 1820

letters from William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 35-50, 52-71, 78-97) his [estates manager] Benjamin Trumper, Jan. 1821-Jan. 1829, n.d.

letters to William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 32) Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Feb. 1820
  • (fols. 74-5) William Cowden, Jan. 1826

letter, in Latin, to Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 134-5) Sir David Dundas, n.d.

letter from George Granville Venables-Vernon [later Harcourt] to

  • (fols. 28-31) Henry Brougham, May 1816
  • (fols. 72-3) Benjamin Trumper, Jan. 1826

letters to George Granville Harcourt from

  • (fols. 102-13) his daughter Elizabeth Lavinia Bertie, Lady Norris, [1844], mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 116-23) Sir Robert Peel, Nov. [1845?]
  • (fols. 124-7) Charles Piers, Feb. [1844?]
  • (fols. 128-31) ? Monckton, Mar. 1845
  • (fols. 132-3) William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth, Mar. 1845
  • (fols. 136-7) Sir David Dundas, n.d.
  • (fols. 138-9) Edward Everett, Nov. 1846
  • (fol. 140-1) George Bancroft, n.d.
  • (fols. 142-3) William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Feb. 1847
  • (fols. 144-5) Mary Montagu, Countess of Sandwich, n.d.

and

  • (fols. 8-9) copy of a paper by Princess Elizabeth, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, concerning the proposed alterations at Windsor, n.d.
  • (fol. 13) extract from a letter of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, concerning his victory at Waterloo, 1815
  • (fols. 14-23) copies of correspondence between Spencer Perceval and Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Granville, concerning the formation of a new ministry, Sept. 1809, with (fols. 18-19) a letter from Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey to Pereceval, Sept. 1809
  • (fol. 25) copy of a letter from the Earl of Peterborough to his grandson, n.d.
  • (fol. 26) copy of a letter from Robert Clive to [Thomas Herring, Archbishop of Canterbury] concerning the recapture of Calcutta by the British army, [c. Feb. 1757]
  • (fol. 27) extract from the parish register of Bosham, Surrey, concerning Daniel Harcourt, 1650
  • (fol. 51) letter from P. Pain to Benjamin Trumper concerning George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough's willingness to pay the fine for services due to the possessor of Blenheim from William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, as possessor of Stanton Harcourt, 20 Sept. 1824
  • (fols. 76-7) letter to Benjamin Trumper from John Bywater concerning the payment of five pounds to the vicar of Stanton Harcourt following the burial of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Feb. 1826
  • (fols. 98-101) copy of letter from Captain Beaufort to Dr Wollaston on the experience of drowning, n.d.
  • (fols. 114-15) letter from Mr. Anderson to Mr. Mitchell, concerning the prices of bullocks and oxen, May 1842
  • (fols. 146-7) letter from the Commission of Enquiry into Charities to Benjamin Trumper, concerning the charities left by William Blake to the poor of Witney, Cogges and Newland, Dec. 1822
  • (fols. 148-9) James Westell to Benjamin Trumper seeking the electoral support of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt's Witney tenants, for [? Ashhurst], June 1826

B.2   Correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, Feb. 1764-Sept. 1777

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3836-40


Letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, 1764-76
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3836
Extent: iv + 286

Scope and Content:

Comprising

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-56, 61-2, 65-127) Frederick, Lord North, June 1772-Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 128-79, 184-9) William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, July 1769, July 1772-June 1776
  • (fols. 190-228, 231-84) Charles Jenkinson, Feb. 1764-Dec. 1776

with letters to Sir John Blaquiere, Chief Secretary for Ireland, from

  • (fols. 57-8, 63-4) Frederick, Lord North, Dec. 1774, Sept. 1775
  • (fols. 59-60) Frederick, Lord North, possibly to Blaquiere, Aug. 1775
  • (fols. 180-3) William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, Oct.-Nov. 1775
  • (fols. 229-30) Charles Jenkinson, Apr. 1775
Separated Material: News cutting, n.d., found loose between (fols. 239-40) is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fol. 18

Correspondence and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, 1767, 1772-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3837
Extent: v + 342 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters from Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 1-2, 49-51) William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, Mar. 1773, Dec. 1775
  • (fols. 3-4) ? Dillon, Mar. 1773
  • (fols. 5-6) ? Bagnal, Sept. 1773
  • (fols. 7-8) Robert Rochfort, 1st Earl of Belvedere, Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 9-10) James Hewitt, 1st Baron Lifford, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, July 1774
  • (fols. 11-12) ? Clements, Feb. 1775
  • (fols. 13-14) Francis Burton, Feb. 1775
  • (fols. 15-16) [Edmond Sexton?] Pery, Mar. 1775
  • (fols. 17-20) Sir John Blaquiere, June 1775
  • (fols. 21, 64-6) Henry Flood, July 1775, Feb. 1776
  • (fols. 22-3) Charles Jenkinson, Aug. 1775
  • (fols. 26-7) Randal William MacDonnell, 6th Earl of Antrim, Oct. 1775
  • (fols. 36-7) unidentified concerning the Irish money bill, Dec. 1775
  • (fols. 38-41) unidentified concerning the Irish money bill, Dec. 1775
  • (fols. 53-4, 58-63) General Sir John Irwin, Dec. 1775, Jan.-Feb. 1776
  • (fols. 55-7) unidentified concerning the Irish money bill, Dec. 1775
  • (fols. 66-7) Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, Mar. 1776
  • (fols. 68-9) Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon, Mar. 1776
  • (fols. 70-1) Charles Moore, 6th Earl of Drogheda, Mar. 1776
  • (fols. 72-3) Frederick, Lord North, Mar. 1776
  • (fols. 74-5) William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin, May 1776
  • (fols. 76-9) John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, Apr.-May 1777
  • (fols. 80-1) unidentified, Sept. 1777

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 82-3) Robert Walpole, Nov. 1768
  • (fols. 84-5) Horace St. Paul, Nov. 1772
  • (fols. 86-143) George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, Aug. 1767, June 1770, June 1772-Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 144-51) William Wildman Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, June 1772-Apr. 1774
  • (fols. 152-4) Charles James Fox, Aug. 1772, n.d.
  • (fols. 155-6) Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle under Lyme, May 1772
  • (fols. 157-8) Thomas Villiers, Baron Hyde, Sept. 1772
  • (fols. 159-60) David Murray, 7th Viscount Stormont, July 1772
  • (fols. 161-2) Henry Howard, 12th Earl of Suffolk, June 1772
  • (fols. 163-4) Emilia Fitzgerald, Duchess of Leinster, Sept. 1772
  • (fols. 165-6) James Fitzgerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, May 1773
  • (fols. 167-8) William Robert Fitzgerald, 2nd Duke of Leinster, Feb. 1774
  • (fols. 169-70) unidentified concerning the relocation of the [Dublin?] customs house, n.d.
  • (fols. 171-2) Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, May 1772
  • (fols. 173-6) Lionel Smythe, Viscount Strangford, June-Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 177-8) Edmund Keene, Bishop of Ely, Sept. 1772
  • (fols. 179-80) Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, May 1772
  • (fols. 181-6) William Keppel, Aug.-Sept. 1772, Jan. 1773
  • (fols. 187-8) George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Alblemarle, Apr. 1772
  • (fols. 189-90) Thomas Parker, 3rd Earl of Macclesfield, Sept. 1772
  • (fols. 191-2) Clotworthy Skeffington, 2nd Earl of Massereene, Oct. 1772
  • (fols. 193-4) Robert Maxwell, 1st Earl of Farnham, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 195-8) Wills Hill, 2nd Viscount Hillsborough, Aug. 1772, Nov. 1775
  • (fols. 199-200) James Hewitt, 1st Baron Lifford, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Oct. 1772
  • (fols. 201-2) Thomas Robinson, 2nd Baron Grantham, Apr. 1772
  • (fols. 203-6) Francis Seymour Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, May-Aug.1772
  • (fols. 207-10) Edmond Sexton Pery, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, Aug. 1772, Feb. 1775
  • (fols. 211-12, 215-16) Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont, Dec. 1772, Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 217-18) George Macartney, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 219-21) Sir Henry Cavendish, Aug.-Sept. 1772
  • (fols. 222-3) Welbore Ellis, Oct. 1772
  • (fols. 224-9) Thomas Worsley, Feb. 1771, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 232-5) Thomas Barnard, Dean of Derry, Jan.-Dec. 1772
  • (fols. 236-7) ? Stark [Irish MP?], Oct. 1772
  • (fols. 238-9) [R.S.A.?] Garvey, Nov. 1772
  • (fols. 240-5, 247-50) Edward Bellingham Swan, Aug. 1772, Feb. 1777 n.d.
  • (fols. 251-2) John Swan, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 253-4) Edward Le Grand, Jan. 1773
  • (fols. 256-9) George de la Poer Beresford, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, Aug. 1772, June 1776
  • (fols. 260-5) Henry Conyngham, Earl Conyngham of Mount Charles, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 266-75) General Robert Cunningham, Aug.-Oct. 1772, July 1774, with (fols. 272-3) an extract from a speech by Cunningham in a debate on the absentee tax for Ireland, Nov. 1773
  • (fols. 276-83) Thomas Waite, Aug. 1772, Feb.-Apr. 1777
  • (fols. 284-7) James Bourdieu, Apr. 1772
  • (fols. 288-9) Robert Morris, May 1772
  • (fols. 290-1) General George Augustus Eliott, June 1772
  • (fols. 292-3) [Baron?] Butler of Kilcop, June 1772
  • (fols. 294-5) B. Glover, July 1772
  • (fols. 296-7) Captain William Skiffington [or Shiffington?], July 1772
  • (fols. 298-9) Charles Muller, Oct. 1772
  • (fols. 300-1) William Hervey, July 1772
  • (fols. 302-3) Richard Jackson, July 1772
  • (fols. 304-5) Captain Affleck, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 306-9, 312-13) Edward Stratford, Oct. 1772, Jan. 1773, Dec. 1774
  • (fols. 310-11) Francis Paul Stratford, Mar. 1773
  • (fols. 314-15) Charles Dillon, Feb. 1773
  • (fols. 316-19) ? Balfour, Apr. 1773, n.d.
  • (fols. 320-1) M. St. Leger, Aug. 1773
  • (fols. 322-3) Sir James Adolphous Oughton, Nov. 1772
  • (fols. 324-6) Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg, Apr.-July 1773
  • (fols. 328-9) William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 328-9) Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 328-8) William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough, Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 328-9) Viscount Milton, Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 328-9) [Earl of Ossory?], Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 330-1) Charles Cadogan, 2nd Baron Cadogan, Jan. 1773
  • (fols. 332-3) John de Courcy, 20th Baron Kingsale, Jan. 1773
  • (fols. 334-7) Robert Rochfort, 1st Earl of Belvedere, Oct. 1773,
  • (fols. 338-9) George Rochfort, 2nd Earl of Belvedere, May 1777

and papers of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, concerning

  • (fols. 24-5) minutes of a meeting between Harcourt and Warden Flood concerning Henry Flood's appointment to the vice-treasurership of Ireland, Oct. 1775
  • (fols. 28-31) the Irish revenues, n.d.
  • (fols. 32-5) 'some observations on the alterating of the money bills' of Ireland, n.d.
  • (fols. 42-5) meeting with James Hewitt, 1st Baron Lifford, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, concerning Lifford's part in the Irish House of Lords rejection of the casual revenues bill, n.d.
  • (fol. 46) John Hely-Hutchinson, n.d.
  • (fols. 47-8) memorial by General Sir John Irwin concerning the exercise of military matters in Ireland and the role of the Lord Lieutenant, Dec. 1775

and letters to Sir John Blaquiere from

  • (fols. 213-14) Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont, Dec. 1772
  • (fols. 230-1) William Tooke, June 1772

Letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from Sir John Blaquiere, Aug. 1771-May 1775
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3838
Extent: iii + 283 leaves

Letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from Sir John Blaquiere, Aug. 1774-Aug. 1777
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3839
Extent: iv + 298 leaves

Correspondence of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, 1773-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3840
Extent: iv + 326 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprising letters from

  • (fols. 1-4) Nathaniel Clements, Sept. 1774, Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 5-22) Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon, Sept. 1773-Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 25-6) Wills Hill, 2nd Viscount Hillsborough, Oct. 1774
  • (fols. 27-32) Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, Feb.-July 1774, May 1776
  • (fols. 33-4, 47-9) John Robinson, Feb. 1775, Oct. 1776
  • (fols. 52-9) John Hely-Hutchinson, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Aug. 1775, June-Aug. 1777, n.d.
  • (fols. 60-1) Richard Rigby, Jan. 1775
  • (fols. 62-3) [Henry Loftus, 1st Earl of Ely? or Edmund Keene, Bishop of Ely?], Feb. 1775
  • (fols. 64-5) Henry Hamilton, Mar. 1775
  • (fols. 66-7) John Smith de Burgh, 11th Earl of Clanricarde, Sept. 1775
  • (fols. 68-9) Colonel [J.?] Paterson, Mar. 1775
  • (fols. 74-95) General Sir John Irwin, Apr. 1775-June 1776
  • (fols. 96-105) Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, Mar.-June 1776
  • (fols. 106-7) Ely Dagworthy, Oct. 1774
  • (fols. 108-23) Henry Flood, July 1774-Oct. 1776
  • (fols. 124-5) John Gore, Baron Annaly of Tenelick, July 1775
  • (fols. 126-9) [William Foster], Bishop of Kilmore, Oct. 1776, Jan. 1777
  • (fols. 130-53) [Colonel?] E. Smith, Jan.-Dec. 1776
  • (fols. 154-70) John Scott, Oct. 1776-June 1777
  • (fols. 174-5) William Maxwell, Dec. 1776
  • (fols. 176-7) Frederick Hervey, Bishop of Derry, May 1776
  • (fols. 178-9) [John?] Beresford, Nov. 1776
  • (fols. 180-1) [Edward Michael Pakenham, 2nd Baron Longford], Oct. 1776
  • (fols. 182-9) John Hobart, 2nd Earl of Buckinghamshire, Nov. 1776-June 1777
  • (fols. 192-209) William Burton, Dec. 1776-Jan. 1777
  • (fols. 210-15) Brinsley Butler, 2nd Earl of Lanesborough, Jan.-Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 216-17) [Thomas Vesey, 1st Viscount de Vesci of Abbey Leix?], Mar. 1777
  • (fols. 218-19) [Michael?] Cromie, Mar. 1777
  • (fols. 220-1) B. Balfour, Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 222-3) Francis Buchanan, Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 224-5) ? Vesey, Feb. 1777
  • (fols. 226-7) John Butler, Mar. 1777
  • (fols. 228-31) [General John Pomeroy?], Mar. 1777
  • (fol. 232) R. Ward, May 1777
  • (fols. 233-4) [Major?] Kingston
  • (fols. 235-6) Colonel J. Paterson, July 1777
  • (fols. 237-40) Robert Ross, July-Sept. 1777
  • (fols. 241-2) Sir Boyle Roche, Sept. 1777
  • (fols. 243-6) Sir James Adolphous Oughton, June-Aug. 1777
  • (fols. 247-8) W. Brownlow, Feb.-Apr. 1777
  • (fols. 251-5) General James Johnston, Mar.-May. 1777
  • (fols. 256-324) John Lees, Apr. 1775, Apr.-Sept. 1777

with letters to Sir John Blaquiere from

  • (fols. 35-46) John Robinson, Oct. 1775-Feb. 1776
  • (fols. 50-1) John Hely-Hutchinson, Aug. 1774
  • (fol. 173) William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, Sept. 1776
  • (fols. 190-1) William Burton, n.d.

and

  • (fols. 23-4) copy of a letter from James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil, to William Henry van Nassau van Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, complaining of his treatment at the hands of Harcourt's Irish administration, June 1774
  • (fols. 70-3) copies of letters concerning a promotion to the [Irish?] bench for Counsellor Maunsell, Dec. 1775-Dec. 1776
  • (fols. 171-2) letter from John Ponsonby to General John Pomeroy concerning Harcourt's appointment of Pomeroy to the Irish Privy Council, Nov. 1776
  • (fols. 249-50) letter from W. Brownlow to William Burton, Apr. 1777

B.3   Correspondence and papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Dec. 1755-Dec. 1825

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3841-60


Correspondence and papers, 1679-1798
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3841
Extent: x + 169 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. i-x) an index of contents

papers of Sir Philip Harcourt

  • (fols. 1-2) copy of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury's speech to the House of Lords, Mar. 1679
  • (fols. 7-8) copy of Sir Francis Winnington's speech concerning Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby, [1679?]
  • (fol. 9) sketch of a speech by Charles II, Mar. 1679

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 10-19) Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, Jan.-July 1714, July-Aug. 1723, Mar. 1726, n.d.
  • (fols. 22-3) Laurence Echard, Apr. 1722
  • (fols. 24-5) Henry Sacheverell, [Mar. 1720?]
  • (fols. 28-30) Matthew Prior, Mar. 1715, Apr. 1720
  • (fols. 31-54) Alexander Pope, Dec. 1721-Apr. 1727
  • (fols. 55-6) John Carteret, 2nd Baron Carteret, Oct. 1721
  • (fols. 57-8) Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, Oct. 1721
  • (fols. 59-60) Adrian Drift, Feb. 1722
  • (fols. 61-2) Sir John Evelyn, Mar. 1722
  • (fols. 63-4) Sir Richard Levinge, Jan. 1722
  • (fols. 65-70) Robert Walpole, Aug. 1722, Oct. 1723
  • (fol. 71) James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, Sept. 1723
  • (fols. 72-3) Richard Mead, July 1723
  • (fols. 74-5) T. Hervey, Nov. 1725

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 86-100) Henrietta de la Perriere, Aug. 1754-July 1765
  • (fol. 101) Madame de Viry, 1774
  • (fols. 102-20) Mary Rich, 1757-Aug. 1768
  • (fols. 121-66) Lady H. Cecilia Johnston, Aug. 1756-Sept. 1772, Oct. 1782-July 1798, n.d.

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from

  • (fol. 101) Madame de Viry, 1774

and

  • (fols. 3-4) letter to Miss Harcourt from Jane Ashley Cooper, Countess of Shaftesbury, July 1735
  • (fols. 5-6) letter from A. Paston to unidentified and ? Evelyn, n.d.
  • (fols. 26-7) copy of the commission from Queen Anne to Matthew Prior (in French) for conducting the negotiations with France, [c. 1711?]
  • (fols. 76-7) reply of Catherine Douglas, Duchess of Queensberry, to George II after being forbidden to appear at court, Feb. 1728
  • (fols. 78-85) copy of a letter of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams concerning his travels in Poland, Oct. 1752

Letters from William Mason to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Dec. 1755-Mar. 1773, July 1776-Dec. 1783
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3842
Extent: 194 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 1-21) essay by Mason, transcribed by Harcourt, on the arrangement of flowers in pleasure grounds, n.d.
  • (fols. 23-4) poem by Mason on visiting Nuneham Park, n.d.
  • (fols. 87-8) letter concerning the design of Mason's flower garden at Nuneham Park, Sept. 1772
  • (fols. 124-5) letter accepting an invitation to be present when Lancelot "Capability" Brown visits to plan the landscaping of Nuneham Park, July 1778

Letters from William Mason to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Jan. 1784-Apr. 1794
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3843
Extent: 166 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 4-5) letter concerning the death of Walter Clark, Nuneham Park gardener, and the composition of an inscription by Mason to mark the site of Clark's death at Nuneham, Sept. 1784.


Letters from William Whitehead to George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, Dec. 1756-Dec. 1766
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3844
Extent: 165 leaves
Separated Material: Poem titled 'On Brown's Improvements at Lord Harcourt's at Nuneham' by Whitehead, found loose in the inside cover of the volume, is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 15-17.

Letters from William Whitehead to George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, Dec. 1766-Dec. 1774
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3845
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 129-30) letter to Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, Oct. 1773.


Letters from William Whitehead to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, June 1775-Jan. 1785
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3846
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 107-8, 128-9) letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Dec. 1782, Dec. 1784
  • (fols. 86-7) poem on Lancelot "Capability" Brown and Nuneham Park, [c. Aug. 1781?]
  • (fols. 133-4) 'Lines occassioned by the death of Walter Clark, florist, written in the flower garden at Nuneham', 1784

Letters from Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, 1763-94
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3847
Extent: vi + 114 leaves

Correspondence, mainly with the French Harcourt family, 1766-1818
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3848
Extent: ii + 249 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-6) Anne-Pierre, 4th Duke of Harcourt and Marshall of France, Mar. 1775, May 1778, June 1780
  • (fols. 7-88) François-Henri, 5th Duke of Harcourt, May 1768-Mar. 1778, Nov. 1783-June 1798, n.d.
  • (fols. 106-9) Marquess of Beuvron, Oct. 1777, Aug. 1780
  • (fols. 161-6) unidentified, Nov. 1779-May 1781
  • (fols. 167-84) Jean Jacques Rousseau, Dec. 1766-Jan. 1768, Jan. 1772, with (fol. 185) an extract from the Journal de Paris, announcing Rousseau's death, July 1778
  • (fols. 211-44) Marquess of Clausonnette, Aug. 1766-Aug. 1771

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from

  • (fols. 98-105) Count Amedée Harcourt, [1793]
  • (fol. 110) Marchioness of Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 118-27) Duke of Mortemart, Sept. 1793-Mar. 1795, Oct. 1801-Apr. 1803
  • (fols. 128-50) Princess of Beauvau, Dec. 1792, Dec. 1797-June 1799, Mar. 1805, Aug. 1806, June 1812, May-June 1814
  • (fols. 151-60) Countess of Guerchy, July-Sept. 1768, Feb. 1776, Sept. 1777
  • (fol. 186) 'Landgravine of Hesse', 1790
  • (fols. 187-9) Prince Friedrich of Württemberg, Jan. 1791
  • (fols. 205-6) Princess Albani of Milan, Mar. 1789
  • (fol. 207) Princess Izabela Czartoryski, Jan. 1791
  • (fol. 208) Count de Beroldingen, June [1796]
  • (fols. 209-10) Marie-Catherine de Brignole-Sale, Princess of Conde, n.d.

letters probably to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 89-92) François Cathérine d'Aubusson de la Feuillade, Duchess of Harcourt, Jan.-Feb. 1793, Oct. 1794, n.d.

and

  • (fols. 111-12) copy of a letter from Louis XVIII of France to the Dukes of Montausier and Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 113-14) copy of a letter from Louis XVIII of France to François-Henri, 5th Duke of Harcourt, Sept. 1796
  • (fols. 115-16) copy of a letter from Louis XVIII of France to the Archbishop of Narbonne, Aug. 1803
  • (fol. 117) copy of a letter from Louis XVIII of France to unidentified, Dec. 1805
  • (fols. 190-204) papers relating to the marriage of Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal to Prince Friedrich of Württemberg, Apr.-May 1796, with (fols. 198-200) a letter from the Princess Royal to [Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt
Separated Material: Letter from Henry, 1st Duke of Harcourt and Marshall of France, to Simon Harcourt, 1st Baron Harcourt, July 1713, originally loose inside the volume, is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 19-20; letters, June 1798-Sept. 1801, from François Cathérine d'Aubusson de la Feuillade, Duchess of Harcourt, also originally loose inside the volume, are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 21-30.

Correspondence, 1769-1807
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3849
Extent: xi + 180 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xi) an index of contents

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols.1-36) Catherine Macaulay, Jan. 1769-June 1773, Oct. 1777-June 1778, Jan. 1781, June 1783
  • (fols. 37-48, 54-7, 62-6, 68, 73-6, 80-6) Elizabeth Montagu, July 1769-May 1772, 1777, 1784-1786, n.d.
  • (fols. 87-8) Katherine Read, Jan. 1771
  • (fols. 94-101) Sir John Dalrymple, Mar.-June 1772
  • (fols. 102-3) Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, Apr. 1772
  • (fols. 116-21) Robert Jephson, Oct. 1776, May 1780
  • (fols. 124-64) Jane Pope, May 1790, June-July 1795, Aug. 1797-Jan. 1807, n.d.
  • (fols. 165-70, 173-6) Henry Hamilton, Oct. 1776, Oct. 1791

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 39-40, 43-4, 49-53, 67, 69-72, 77-9, 82) Elizabeth Montagu, Dec. 1769-Oct. 1771, Sept. 1777, July 1785, 1786, n.d.
  • (fols. 89-90) Pasquale Paoli, Feb. 1771
  • (fols. 91-3) Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, Sept. 1771
  • (fols. 104-5) Sir John Blaquiere, Aug. 1772
  • (fols. 106-7) Catherine Boyle, Countess of Shannon, July 1774
  • (fol. 108) M. Cairns Blayney, Mar. 1774
  • (fols. 109-10) Mary Ann Canning, Jan. 1774
  • (fol. 111) an 'Authoress' enclosing the play 'Charlotte', Apr. 1775
  • (fols. 112-15, 122-3) Robert Jephson, Feb. 1775, Jan. 1779
  • (fols. 171-2) Henry Hamilton, June 1791

and

  • (fols. 58-61) copies of letters between Dr Johnston and Elizabeth Montagu, Aug. 1773

Correspondence, 1769-85, 1794
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3850
Extent: xiii + 209 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xii) an index of contents

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-11, 13-22, 24-55) Catherine Clive, Dec. 1769-Nov. 1785
  • (fols. 58, 61-8, 70-5, 78-105, 106-31, 132-200) Miss H. Hay, June 1769, Nov. 1773-Sept. [1784], mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 69-70) Miss Hay to unidentified [probably George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt], n.d.
  • (fols. 200-2) [G?] Hay, Sept. 1794

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from

  • (fols. 8-9, 12-13) Catherine Clive, May-July 1772
  • (fols. 59-60, 76-7) Miss H. Hay, July 1769, July 1775

and

  • (fol. 23) copy of a letter from Catherine Clive, published in a newspaper, denying that she will return to acting following her retirement, Nov. [1773?]
  • (fols. 56-7) verse 'On a Lady's Desiring to Come to a Rehearsal of the School for Rakes' by Catherine Clive, n.d.

Correspondence, 1769-1805
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3851
Extent: xiii + 166 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xii) an index of contents

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-2) John Hely-Hutchinson, Apr. 1776
  • (fols. 3-4) Frances Greville, 1777
  • (fols. 5-22) Sir Brooke Boothby, Aug. 1777-Sept. 1778, Oct. 1802-Nov. 1803
  • (fols. 24-5) Charles Jenkinson, Dec. 1777
  • (fols. 52-3) Brinsley Butler, 2nd Earl of Lanesborough, June 1777
  • (fols. 54-69) George Townshend, Earl of Leicester, May 1778-June 1780, n.d.
  • (fol. 70) Lancelot "Capability" Brown, Aug. 1778
  • (fol. 71) Sir Joshua Reynolds, Sept. 1778
  • (fols. 72-4) Willoughby Bertie, 4th Earl of Abingdon, July 1778
  • (fols. 88-9) [Benjamin Wilson?], Aug. 1775
  • (fols. 90-1) Lady Mary Jerningham, Apr. 1773
  • (fols. 92-113, 119-59) Edward Jerningham, Aug. 1769, 1779, 1781, Oct. 1785-Nov. 1787, 1791-2, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 160-1) Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, Mar. 1779, Apr. 1786

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 23) Charles Jenkinson, Sept. 1777
  • (fols. 26-51) Lady Anne Barnard, Sept. 1777-Aug. 1779, Oct. 1784, Aug. 1794, Dec. 1798, July 1800
  • (fols. 75-86) Emma Edgcumbe, Countess Mount Edgcumbe, Aug. 1778, July-Aug. 1789, n.d.
  • (fol. 87) Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, Nov. 1778
  • (fols. 114-18) Edward Jerningham, Oct.-Nov. 1790, n.d.

Letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from Miss A. Macartney, June 1773-Mar. 1778
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3852
Extent: vii + 124 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fol. 1) drawing, by G. Hamilton, of Miss Macartney, n.d.
  • (fols. 5-113) letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, June 1774-Sept. 1777
  • (fols. 4, 114, 116-20) letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, May 1774, Oct.-Nov. 1777, Mar. 1778

Letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt from Miss A. Macartney, Jan. 1778-Dec. 1792
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3853
Extent: vi + 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol. 77) letter from Martha Venables-Vernon, Lady Vernon, to her daughter Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, concerning a financial problem [of Miss Marcartney?], [c. Mar. 1782?]
  • (fol. 78) letter from William Dunn to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, concerning the failure of the Brown and Collinson bank, Mar. 1782. The letter possibly relates to fol. 77.

Correspondence, 1778-1818
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3854
Extent: xviii + 264 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xvi) an index of contents

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 6-8) Charles James Fox, Feb. 1780, n.d.
  • (fols. 9-12) John Taylor, Jan.-Feb. 1781
  • (fols. 13-25) William Gilpin, Mar.-May 1781, July 1785, May 1789, Mar. 1798, n.d.
  • (fols. 26-7) William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, May 1782, June 1783
  • (fols. 31-58) Elizabeth Craven, Lady Craven, Apr.1783-May 1790, n.d.
  • (fol. 63) Francis Osborne, Marquess of Carmarthen, Dec. 1783
  • (fols. 64-5) Thomas Townshend, 1st Baron Sydney, Nov. 1785
  • (fols. 68-9) Frances Kemble, n.d
  • (fols. 70-81) Sarah Siddons, 1785, 1787, 1797 n.d.
  • (fol. 100) John Philip Kemble, n.d.
  • (fols. 104-10) Elizabeth Smith Stanley, Countess of Derby, 1797, n.d.
  • (fols. 113-31, 137-52) William Combe, Aug. 1792-Oct. 1798, n.d.
  • (fols. 157-71) Leonora Dee, Oct. 1786, Oct. 1798, June 1806-Sept. 1807, n.d.
  • (fols. 172-81) Edward King, June 1786, Nov. 1794, Oct. 1797, Apr. 1799
  • (fol. 182) George Haggitt, May 1786
  • (fols. 183-226) Francis Haggitt, May-June 1786, Feb. 1789, July 1792-July 1794, Sept. 1804, Apr. 1807, June 1808, n.d.
  • (fols. 240-2) Marquess de Gerardin, Sept. 1781
  • (fols. 258-9) John Price, Feb. 1789

letter from Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 248-9) Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, Sept. 1785

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 1) John Willis, Apr. 1789
  • (fols. 28-30) Elizabeth Craven, Lady Craven, Aug.-Sept. 1782
  • (fols. 66-7) Thomas Townshend, 1st Baron Sydney, Jan. 1789
  • (fols. 82-97) Sarah Siddons, Sept. 1784, Aug. 1789, Aug. 1790, July 1807, Mar. 1808, Jan. 1813, Dec. 1818
  • (fols. 98-9) John Philip Kemble, Apr. 1791, Apr. 1802
  • (fols. 101-2) Frances D'Arblay, Sept. 1818
  • (fol. 103) Anne Pitt, Lady Camelford, July 1784
  • (fols. 111-12) Elizabeth Smith Stanley, Countess of Derby, Nov. 1818
  • (fols. 132-6, 153-6) William Combe, June 1798, Dec. 1801, n.d.
  • (fol. 231) Lady Charlotte Finch, July 1785
  • (fol. 232) Mary Bertie, Duchess of Ancaster, Aug. 1786
  • (fols. 233-9) George Lewis Jones, Bishop of Kildare, Aug. 1778, May 1798
  • (fol. 243) Catherine Howard, Countess of Effingham, July 1784
  • (fols. 244-5) Mary D'Arcy, Countess of Holdernesse, July 1784
  • (fols. 246-7) Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, Sept. 1785
  • (fols. 250-2) Marquess del Campo, Mar. 1785, May 1790, n.d.
  • (fols. 255-6) Caroline Spencer, Duchess of Marlborough, Aug. 1786
  • (fol. 257) George III, Jan. 1789

and

  • (fols. 2-5) copy of a letter from Lord John Townshend to his brother George Townshend, Earl of Leicester, c.1780
  • (fols. 59-60) copy of correspondence between Elizabeth, Margravine of Ansbach (formerly Elizabeth, Lady Craven), and the commanding officer of the Berkshire Provisional Cavalry concerning the use of a private road on the Benham estate, n.d.
  • (fols. 61-2) narrative by an unknown writer concerning their sister Bode's plight during the French Revolution, n.d.
  • (fols. 227-30) copy of the 'dying letter' of Mary Sealy, [1787]
  • (fols. 253-4) printed form of thanksgiving for George III's safety following an assassination attempt, Aug. 1786

Correspondence, 1785-1816
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3855
Extent: xv + 225 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xiii) an index of contents

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-2) William Charles Keppel, 4th Earl of Albemarle, May 1794
  • (fols. 12-14) unidentified concerning the disposal of portraits of Sir Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth Raleigh, Lady Raleigh, n.d.
  • (fols. 15-16) William Norris, Jan. 1785
  • (fols. 19-26) Thomas James Mathias, Dec. 1795, Apr.-May 1803, May 1804
  • (fols. 28-31) Humphry Repton, Aug.-Oct. 1799
  • (fols. 32-3, 35-6) [Mary?] Cholmondeley, n.d.
  • (fols. 37-8) Mary Berry, n.d.
  • (fols. 39-48) Mary Hartley, Dec. 1797-Mar. 1800, n.d.
  • (fols. 49-57) Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London, July 1791, Apr.-Oct. 1797, May 1802, n.d.
  • (fol. 74) Scrope Berdmore, Nov. 1796
  • (fols. 75-6) John Brand, Feb. 1798
  • (fols. 77-80) [H?] Palgrave, n.d.
  • (fols. 81-2) V. Keefe, Aug. 1798
  • (fols. 83-4) Isabella Mattocks, n.d.
  • (fols. 85-90) Frances Abington, Nov. 1798, n.d.
  • (fols. 91-2) Robert William Elliston, July 1799, Feb. 1803, Oct. 1806, n.d.
  • (fols. 121-4) M. Preston, n.d.
  • (fols. 154-7) Benjamin West, Oct.-Nov. 1802
  • (fols. 158-69) E. Hamilton, Dec. 1799-Sept. 1800, n.d.
  • (fols. 176-7) [Sir George Howland Beaumont?], Apr. 1801
  • (fols. 193-7) Michael Marlow, Apr. 1801-Jan. 1802
  • (fols. 200-2) Alleyne Fitzherbert, Baron St Helens, Jan. 1806, n.d.
  • (fols. 203-4) J. Stuart, Sept. 1807
  • (fols. 205-8) H. Faquier, Apr. 1802
  • (fols. 211-15) unidentified concerning a memorial for William Mason by Dr Darwin, n.d.
  • (fols. 216-17) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 218) John Corke, n.d.

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 17-18) Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, June 1791, n.d.
  • (fols. 34-5) George Cholmondeley, Sept. 1818
  • (fol. 58) Beilby Porteus, Bishop of London, Mar. 1800
  • (fol. 59) Mrs St George, Jan. 1796
  • (fols. 60-2) Countess de Starnor, Mar. 1801, Aug. 1806
  • (fols. 65-6) Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, Sept. 1791
  • (fols. 67-8) Eleanor Butler, n.d.
  • (fols. 67-8) Sarah Ponsonby, n.d.
  • (fols. 69-70) Arabella Heneage, n.d.
  • (fols. 72-3) Sir John Murray, Feb. 1796
  • (fol. 99) Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl of Chesterfield, [c. Feb. 1789]
  • (fol. 100) M. Nugent Buckingham, Oct. 1798
  • (fols. 101-2) Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Countess of Sutherland, Sept. 1791
  • (fol. 103) Richard Wellesley, 2nd Earl of Mornington, Apr. 1792
  • (fol. 104) Lucy Waite, n.d.
  • (fols. 105-7) Catherine Maria Fanshawe, n.d.
  • (fols. 108-20, 125-30) M. Preston, n.d.
  • (fols. 131-3) John Coker, July 1798
  • (fol. 134) C. Blackstone, n.d.
  • (fol. 135) Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow, Aug. 1791
  • (fols. 136-7) William Mason, Oct. 1790, July 1791
  • (fols. 138-45) Ann Kennicott, n.d.
  • (fols. 146-7) Frances Douglas, Lady Douglas, Nov. 1800
  • (fols. 170-1) E. Hamilton, n.d.
  • (fols. 172-5) Frances Fritton, June-Aug. 1801
  • (fols. 178-81) Jane West, July 1801, n.d.
  • (fols. 182-3) Sir George Yonge, Feb. 1801
  • (fol. 184) A. Howe, n.d.
  • (fol. 185-92) Madame de Mortemart, Oct. 1801-May 1803, July 1806
  • (fols. 198-9) Charles Compton, 9th Earl of Northampton, Nov. 1805
  • (fols. 209-10) unidentified, n.d.

and correspondence of Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, with

  • (fols. 148-53) Robert Whitehead, Jan. 1808

and

  • (fols. 3-4) copy of a letter of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, concerning George, Prince of Wales's interest in botany, Sept. 1757
  • (fols. 5-6) extract from a letter of a gentleman in Paris to a friend in London concerning the discovery of a Hebrew stone predicting future events, n.d.
  • (fols. 7-8) copy of a letter from a sailor on boad The Stag to an officer, n.d.
  • (fols. 9-10) extract from a letter describing life in India, n.d.
  • (fol. 11) letter from M. Wenn ordering a scarlet cardinal, n.d.
  • (fols. 63-4) memorandum by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, on George I, n.d.
  • (fol. 71) letter from C. Talbot to 'a little girl 3 days old', n.d.

Account of the illness of George III by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, June 1788-Mar. 1789
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3856
Extent: iii + 135 leaves

Letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from George and Anna Maria Richards, 1792-1815
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3857
Extent: iv + 103 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 1-22, 24-48) George Richards, Mar. 1792-Oct. 1808
  • (fols. 51-88) Anna Maria Richards, Jan. 1806-July 1808, mainly n.d.

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 23, 89) George Richards, July 1808, n.d.
  • (fols. 92-101) Anna Maria Richards, June 1814-Sept. 1815

with a letter from George Richards to

  • (fols. 49-50) unidentified concerning the funeral of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Apr. 1809

and

  • (fol. 90) copy by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, of a prayer sent to her (fol. 89) by George Richards, July 1808
  • (fol. 91) prayer by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.

Letters to Anna Maria Richards from George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1796-1814
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3858
Extent: ii + 248 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from

  • (fols. 1-101) Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Nov. 1796, Oct. 1799, Apr. 1801-Oct. 1808, n.d.
  • (fols. 102-200) George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Jan. 1801-Jan. 1809, n.d.

with other letters from

  • (fols. 202-3) Mary Harcourt, Jan. 1805
  • (fols. 204-5) Robert [Greene?], Mar. 1805
  • (fols. 206-16) E. Fanquier, Oct. 1806-Aug. 1807, n.d.
  • (fols. 217-31) Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer, Oct. 1807-Sept. 1812
  • (fols. 232-3) Richard Mant, June [1808?]
  • (fols. 237-8) her brother Charles Lewis Parker, Apr. 1795
  • (fol. 239) Mary Nicolay, Oct. 1796
  • (fol. 240) Edward Jerningham, n.d.
  • (fols. 241-2) [S. Trimmer?], Apr. 1814
  • (fols. 243-4) her husband George Richards, enclosing verse 'Tintern Abbey of the Wandering Minstrel', n.d.

and letters to George Richards from

  • (fol. 201) [Joseph?] Chapman, Sept. 1796
  • (fols. 235-6) William Howley, Feb. 1804
Separated Material: Letters from Philip Morrell to Lewis Harcourt, July 1908, donating the volume to Harcourt, which were previously loose in the inside cover, and a note concerning Kitty Haggitt found loose at (fol. 94) are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 32-6.

Letters from the Marchioness de Circello to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, June 1801-June 1805, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3859
Extent: i + 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 14, 55-8) letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from Tommaso Maria di Somma, 9th Marquess de Circello, June 1802, Aug-Sept. 1804.

Separated Material: A note on the contents of the volume by Edward William Harcourt, found loose in the inside cover, is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 37-8.

Letters from the Marchioness de Circello to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, [July 1805]-June 1813, Dec. 1825
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3860
Extent: ii + 100 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-2) letter to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt from Tommaso Maria di Somma, 9th Marquess de Circello, n.d.

B.4   Correspondence of William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Mary Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1787, 1796-1812, [1818?]

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7563; d. 3861


Letters to Alexander and Isabella Ross, 1787, 1796-1812, [1818?]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7563
32 leaves
Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 3-21) letters to Alexander Ross from William Harcourt, [Nov.?] 1796-Dec. 1810, [1818?], n.d.
  • (fols. 22-3) letter to Alexander Ross from Mary Harcourt, [Feb. 1806?]
  • (fols. 24-30) lettters to Isabella Ross from Mary Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 31-2) letter to William Pitt from William Harcourt concerning an appointment for Robert Carruthers in the East India Company, May 1787

'Anecdotes relating to the years 1792-5' compiled from the letters of Mary Harcourt by her sister-in-law Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3861
Extent: ii + 91 leaves

Scope and Content:

The ancedotes were compiled from extracts of Mary Harcourt's letters and relate to her travels, with her husband William Harcourt, in Europe during the French Revolutionary Wars. The ancedotes concern William Harcourt's visit to the Austrian and Prussian army commanded by the Duke of Brunswick, Aug.-Oct. 1792; his service in the British army commanded by Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, in Flanders, 1793-5; and Mary Harcourt's accompaniment of Princess Caroline of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel to England for her marriage to George, Prince of Wales, Apr. 1795. Includes (fols. 37, 43-4) letters, in French, from Count Amédée Harcourt to Mary Harcourt, June 1794.

C   Correspondence and papers of the Vernon Harcourt family, Jan. 1777-Mar. 1884

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7564-7; d. 3862-79


Scope and Content:

Correspondence and papers of Edward Harcourt (fomerly Venables-Vernon), Archbishop of York, and his wife Lady Anne Harcourt; George Granville Harcourt; William Vernon Harcourt and his wife Matilda Mary Vernon Harcourt and their son Edward William Harcourt. There is some correspondence of the 1st and 2nd Earls Harcourt in MSS. Eng. d. 3863-4, 3871.


Correspondence and papers, 1776-1839
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3862
Extent: iii + 197 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

papers of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, comprising

  • (fols. 1-2) an account of a fox hunt, Jan. 1777
  • (fols. 20-1) his opinion, as one of the council appointed to advise Queen Charlotte, on sending for Samuel Foart Simmons to treat the illness of George III, Aug. 1811

letters from Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, to

  • (fols. 3-4) William Pitt, [July 1791]
  • (fol. 5) [Chancellor of the University of Oxford Frederick, Lord North?], [1791?]
  • (fols. 11-12) unidentified, [Feb. 1806]
  • (fols. 18-19) the clergy of the deanery of Westmorland, [c. Nov. 1807]
  • (fols. 22-3) [Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury?] concerning the treatment of the illness of George III, n.d.
  • (fols. 24-5) Charles Henry Hall concerning the election of the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Nov. [1809?]
  • (fols. 26-7) Robert Croft, [1809?]
  • (fols. 28-9) the Corporation of York, upon becoming a freeman of the city, n.d.
  • (fols. 30-1) his son Charles Venables-Vernon, July 1823
  • (fols. 34-5) George Venables-Vernon, 4th Baron Vernon, Nov. 1832
  • (fols. 48-9) his son Francis Vernon Harcourt, Nov. 1835
  • (fols. 68-9) Archdeacon Corbett of York Cathedral, n.d.
  • (fols. 70-1) Henry John Todd, Archdeacon of Cleveland, n.d.
  • (fols. 72-3) Robert Isaac Wilberforce, Archdeacon of East Riding
  • (fols. 74-5) clergy of the deanery of Relford, n.d.

letters to Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 137-8) Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Gower, Feb. 1784
  • (fols. 139-40) George Granville Leveson-Gower, Earl Gower, July 1791
  • (fols. 141-50) Cyril Jackson, Jan. 1806, n.d.
  • (fols. 151-6) Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow, June 1790, n.d.
  • (fols. 157-8) William Markham, Archbishop of York, July 1791
  • (fol. 159) John Hinchliffe, Bishop of Peterborough, July 1791
  • (fols. 160-1) Spencer Perceval, Jan. 1811
  • (fols. 162-3) Queen Charlotte, Jan. 1813
  • (fols. 164-82, 185-6) Thomas Grenville, June 1776-Apr. 1777, Oct. 1809-Feb. 1811, Feb. 1839, n.d.
  • (fols. 183-4, 187-94) William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, Oct.-Dec. 1809

papers by Lady Anne Harcourt comprising

  • (fols. 105-9) devotional piece written for her family, Apr. 1817

letters from Lady Anne Harcourt

  • (fol. 76) to her unidentified child, n.d.
  • (fols. 93-4) to her unidentified sister, n.d.
  • (fols. 95-6) to unidentified, n.d
  • (fols. 110-15) letters of guidance to be delivered following her death, June 1822, n.d.
  • (fols. 118-19) to her son Henry Vernon Harcourt, Dec. 1831

letters to Lady Anne Harcourt from

  • (fols. 120-32) her step-mother Susan Leveson-Gower, Marchioness of Stafford, Nov. 1781
  • (fols. 133-4) [her sister Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower], n.d.
  • (fols. 135-6) Lady C. Murray, July 1782

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fol. 6, 7v-17, 32-3, 42-5, 50-7, 60-3, 66-7) his father Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, Oct. 1804, Nov. 1805, May 1825, [Sept. 1838], Oct. 1839, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 7-8) his sister Caroline Venables-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 77-92, 95-104) his mother Lady Anne Vernon, June 1805, Feb. 1806 mainly n.d.

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 36-41, 46-7, 58-9, 64-5,) her father-in-law Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, Dec. 1832, May 1835, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 116-17) her mother-in-law Lady Anne Harcourt, n.d.

Correspondence, [1788]-1808, 1847
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3863
Extent: xvi + 180 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xvi) an index of contents

letter from George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 159-60) unidentified, Oct. 1807

letters from Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, to

  • (fol. 132) Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Dec. 1817
  • (fols. 173-8) ? Johns Knight, Feb. 1806

letters to Edward Venables-Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, from

  • (fols. 135-42) his brother-in-law George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, [1788], n.d.
  • (fols. 165-6) William Paley, Nov. 1793
  • (fols. 167-8) Cyril Jackson, n.d.
  • (fols. 169-70) Frederick Barnes, [1806?]

letter to Lady Anne Venables-Vernon

  • (fols. 171-2) Cyril Jackson, [c.1806]

letters to George Granville Venables-Vernon from

  • (fols. 1-53, 58-66, 80) his father Edward Venables-Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, June 1796-Aug. 1797, n.d.
  • (fols. 54-7, 67-78, 80-125) his mother Lady Anne Venables-Vernon, Aug. 1793, June 1796-Aug 1797, n.d.
  • (fols. 126-8) his brother William Venables-Vernon, Aug. 1796, May 1797
  • (fols. 129-30) his brother Edward Venables-Vernon, Jan. 1797
  • (fols. 143-58, 161-4) his uncle George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, Oct. 1806, May 1807, Sept. 1807, Apr. 1808, mainly n.d.

letter to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 133-4) his father Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, Aug. 1847

and

  • (fol. 131) list of payments to be made in the hand of Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, n.d.

Correspondence and papers, 1724-1873
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3864
Extent: xv + 345 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

(fols. ii-xv) an index of contents

letter from Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 1-2) James Moore, May 1724

letters from Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fols. 6-7) unidentified concerning the purchase of an estate at Ducklington, Oct. 1753
  • (fols. 8-9) unidentified concerning the purchasing of India bonds and the Oxfordshire parliamentary election, Dec. 1753
  • (fols. 13-14, 31-40) William Bowly, agent for the Harcourt estates, May 1773-Dec. 1776

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 4-5) Samuel Rock, Feb. 1731
  • (fols. 10-12) Robert Weston, June-July 1762
  • (fols. 17-20, 25-6) ? Du Flos, June-Sept. 1770
  • (fols. 23-4) ? De la Pierre, n.d.
  • (fol. 28) ? de Teray, Apr. 1771
  • (fol. 41) William Bowly, agent for the Harcourt estates, Dec. 1766

letters from Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, to

  • (fol. 97) Bishop of Lincoln, n.d.
  • (fols. 98-9) William Paley, May 1804
  • (fols. 100-3, 106-7) [his son George Granville Venables-Vernon?], n.d.
  • (fols. 104-5) Bishop of Bangor, n.d.
  • (fols. 108-9) the Recorder of York, n.d.
  • (fols. 123-4) the clery of the diocese of York concerning the York training school, Oct. 1844
  • (fols. 136-7) the clergy of the deanery Retford, May 1841
  • (fol. 148) William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, concerning his appointment to the archbishopric of York, Nov. 1807

letters to Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 42-3) William Pitt, appointing him to the bishopric of Carlisle, June 1791
  • (fols. 44-5) Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow, Mar. 1794
  • (fols. 46-7) George Granville Leveson-Gower, Earl Gower, Feb. 1795
  • (fols. 48-95) Joseph Dacre Carlyle, Nov. 1799-Oct. 1801 n.d.
  • (fol. 96) Cyril Jackson, n.d.
  • (fols. 138-41) William Paley, May 1804, n.d.
  • (fols. 142-5) Isaac Milner, Feb. 1804, Aug. 1811
  • (fols. 146-50) William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, appointing him to the archbishopric of York, Nov. 1807
  • (fols. 151-2) William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland, Jan. 1810
  • (fols. 153-4) John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, Sept. 1822
  • (fols. 155-6) Elizabeth Vassall Fox, Lady Holland, Sept. 1812
  • (fols. 157-8) Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Sept. [1812]
  • (fols. 159-60) Spencer Perceval, Apr. 1812
  • (fols. 161-8) Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Aug. 1813, Dec. 1817, May 1820
  • (fols. 169-70) a 'Vernon in Normandy', Oct. 1814
  • (fols. 179-80) Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Sept. 1816
  • (fols. 182-3) Sydney Smith, Aug. 1829
  • (fols. 196-7) Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Aug. 1817
  • (fols. 198-9) William Wilberforce, Apr. 1820
  • (fols. 200-1) Princess Sophia Matilda, Sept. 1821
  • (fols. 202-3) Benjamin Bloomfield, July 1821

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 110-22, 125-33) his father Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, May 1841, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 171-6) Thomas Gaisford, Mar. 1815, Jan. 1847, n.d.
  • (fols. 181, 184-7) Sydney Smith, Aug. 1816, n.d.
  • (fols. 188-9) [Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle], n.d.
  • (fol. 190) George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, Oct. 1827
  • (fols. 191-5) George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle, Oct. 1833, n.d.
  • (fols. 204-9) [J.W.?] Bloomfield, Jan. 1824, Aug. 1829, Dec. 1832
  • (fols. 210-15) Thomas Philip Robinson, 3rd Baron Grantham, Jan. 1825, n.d.
  • (fol. 216) Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, May 1825
  • (fols. 219-23) Lord Granville Somerset, Sept. [1826?], Sept. 1841
  • (fols. 224-5) F. Leveson-Gower, 1817, July 1827
  • (fols. 227-8) [J.?] Robinson, Jan. 1827
  • (fols. 229-31) Henry Gally Knight, Apr.-May 1827
  • (fols. 232-47) Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, Nov. 1827, Nov. 1831-Jan. 1832, Apr. 1836, Dec. 1837
  • (fol. 248) Robert Stevenson, Dec. 1831
  • (fols. 249-50) unidentified, May 1832
  • (fol. 253) Marc Isambard Brunel, July 1832
  • (fols. 254-7) George Ticknor, Oct. 1835, Sept. 1839
  • (fols. 258-65) Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, [Aug. 1836], n.d.
  • (fols. 266-7) Henry Howard, Feb. 1827
  • (fols. 268-9) George Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, Apr. 1836
  • (fols. 270-5) Harriet Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, n.d.
  • (fols. 276-87) Spencer Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton, Sept.-Oct. 1836, Aug. 1838, Oct. 1839, Sept. 1846
  • (fols. 288-9) Sir Robert Peel, June 1843, with (fols. 290-1) a copy of Peel's letter to ? Lincoln, July 1843
  • (fols. 292-306) William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Burlington, Sept. 1837, Sept. 1839, Jan. 1840, Jan. 1844, Mar. 1845, Mar. 1850
  • (fols. 306-7) Charlotte Howard, Duchess of Norfolk, n.d.
  • (fols. 311-12) Constantine Henry Phipps, 1st Marquess of Normanby, Apr. 1845
  • (fols. 313-18) Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Oct. 1861, n.d.
  • (fols. 324-5) Henry Hallam, n.d.
  • (fols. 326-9) Charles Shore, 2nd Baron Teignmouth, Aug. 1855, Dec. 1859
  • (fols. 330-1) James Parke, Baron Wensleydale, n.d.
  • (fols. 332-5) George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, July 1867, n.d.
  • (fols. 340-1) Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, Feb. 1862

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 308-10) Lady Louisa Jenkinson, May 1838
  • (fols. 319-20) Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar, n.d.
  • (fols. 321-3) Princess Amelia of Saxe-Weimar, Dec. 1849
  • (fols. 336-7) George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, Apr. 1873
  • (fols. 338-9) [Elizabeth Campbell, Duchess of Argyll], n.d.
  • (fols. 342-3) Lord Percy, n.d.

and

  • (fol. 3) proposals for putting Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, London, into mourning upon the death of Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, 1725
  • (fols. 15-16) plan, in French, for a commerical project in England, [1769]
  • (fols. 21-2) account of cattle bought and sold at Nuneham, 1771-6
  • (fol. 27) printed advertisement for the Kennett-Dover carrier, 1772
  • (fols. 29-30) printed psalm by Martha Venables-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 177-8) verse by [Joseph Dacre?] Carlyle, n.d.
  • (fols. 217) letter from Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey to James Atkinson concerning his sculpting of a bust of William Vernon Harcourt for the Yorkshire Museum, 1831
  • (fols. 218) resolution by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society for the creation of a memorial bust or portrait of William Vernon Harcourt, Sept. 1831
  • (fols. 251-2) letter from Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, to William Buckland, May 1832
  • (fol. 287) resolution by the British Association for the Advancement of Science of Science for a visit to Manchester, Aug. 1836

Correspondence, 1795-1873
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3865
Extent: iii + 290 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fol. 1) Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, Mar. 1795
  • (fols. 42-3) Samuel Lee, Jan. 1821
  • (fols. 67-8) Philander Chase, June 1827
  • (fols. 84-5) William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury, Apr. 1832
  • (fol. 92) Robert Wilberforce, Aug. 1841
  • (fols. 94-5) [his son Egerton Vernon Harcourt?], n.d.
  • (fols. 110-13) Walter Farquhar Hook, Aug. 1841

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 2-3) John Jenkins, Sept. 1806
  • (fols. 4-5) Edward [Wrottesley?], Nov. 1806
  • (fols. 6-9) John Bligh, Jan. 1808
  • (fols. 10-11) Cecilia Bligh, n.d.
  • (fols. 12-15) W.B. Bigland, Oct. 1807, Mar. 1808
  • (fols. 16-37) John Bull, Aug. 1812, Jan. 1814, Nov. 1832, Aug. 1841, Feb. 1842, Mar. 1853, n.d.
  • (fols. 38-9) Henry Bull, Feb. 1858
  • (fols. 40-1) [Walter] Fletcher, Oct. 1812
  • (fols. 44-5) Henry Smyth, Jan. 1822
  • (fols. 46-8) Francis Wrangham, Jan. 1823, n.d.
  • (fols. 49-50) William Howley, Bishop of London, Jan. 1823
  • (fols. 51-2) Charles Lloyd, Jan. 1823
  • (fols. 53-4) ? Tyndall, n.d.
  • (fols. 55-8) William Cockburn, Oct. 1823, Mar. 1825
  • (fols. 59-62) his brother George Granville Harcourt, Apr. 1825, n.d.
  • (fol. 63) his brother Frederick or Francis Venables-Vernon, [1824]
  • (fols. 64) his brother Granville Venables-Vernon, [1824]
  • (fols. 65-6) George Henry Law, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nov. 1825
  • (fols. 69-72) Edmund Henry Barker, Sept. 1828, Sept. 1829
  • (fols. 73-4) William Vaux, Aug. 1829
  • (fols. 75-6) [Joseph Coltman?], n.d.
  • (fols. 77-8) [Ernest] Strickland, n.d.
  • (fols. 79-81) John Webb, Jan. 1830
  • (fols. 82-3) John Atkinson, Sept. 1831
  • (fols. 88-91) Robert Wilberforce, Jan. 1836, Dec. 1840
  • (fols. 93) his brother-in-law Sir John Johnstone, n.d.
  • (fol. 96) W.P. Taunton, Mar. 1837
  • (fols. 97-8) Henry Lewis Wickham, Aug. 1837
  • (fols. 99-100) Francis Cunningham, Mar. 1838
  • (fols. 101-2) unidentified, Nov. 1836
  • (fols. 104-5) William Law, n.d.
  • (fols. 106-7) James Heywood Markland, June 1840
  • (fols. 108-9) Edward Churton, July 1841
  • (fols. 118-19) Walter Farquhar Hook, Sept. 1842
  • (fols. 137-8) William Herbert, Mar. 1842
  • (fols. 139-44) his brother Leveson Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 155-6, 159-61, 166-7, 182-3) Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, Nov. 1844, Mar. 1862, n.d.
  • (fols. 200-1) Robert Angus Smith, Mar. 1853
  • (fols. 202-5) Thomas Musgrave, Archbishop of York, Feb.-Aug. 1855
  • (fols. 206-7) H. Howard, Feb. 1855
  • (fols. 208-9) Alfred Ollivant, Bishop of Llandaff, Mar. 1855
  • (fols. 210-11) William Kerr Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury, Mar. 1855
  • (fols. 212-13) John Bird Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury, Mar. [1855]
  • (fols. 214-15) Ashurst Turner Gilbert, Bishop of Chichester, Mar. 1855
  • (fols. 216-19) J.T. Coleridge, Dec. 1853, Apr. 1855
  • (fols. 220-5) Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, Apr. 1855, Sept.-Nov. 1862
  • (fols. 226-7) Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley, Apr. 1855
  • (fols. 228-9) James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester, Oct. 1853
  • (fols. 230-1) Francis Trevelyan Buckland, Aug. 1858
  • (fols. 232-3) William Thompson, Archbishop of York, July 1863
  • (fols. 234-5) Charles ?, n.d.
  • (fols. 236-9) ? [Whytehead?], Dec. 1862
  • (fols. 240-1) Hugh Robinson, n.d.
  • (fols. 244-7) Sir David Dundas, Aug. 1869

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fol. 103) Charlotte Law, n.d.
  • (fols. 114-17, 120-36) Walter Farquhar Hook, Sept. 1842, Dec. 1871-Dec. 1872
  • (fols. 145-50) [J.?] Hope, Jan. 1854, Nov. 1855, n.d.
  • (fols. 151-4, 157-8, 162-5, 168-81, 184-95) Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester, Oct. 1844, July-Oct. 1861, July-Sept. 1866, Mar.-Apr. 1867, Apr. 1871, n.d.
  • (fols. 196-9) ? Cornwall, Dec. 1859
  • (fols. 242-3) Sir David Dundas, June 1865
  • (fols. 248-55) Wilhelmina Starkloff, July-Dec. 1870
  • (fols. 258-9) George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, Apr. 1871
  • (fols. 262-3) W[illiam] Hey, Dec. 1873
  • (fols. 264-7) ? Spencer Wells, Apr. 1871, Jan. 1872
  • (fols. 268-9) John Frederic La Trobe Bateman, May 1871
  • (fols. 270-1) Archdeacon Creghe, n.d.
  • (fols. 272-3) Edward Hawkins, Jan. 1872
  • (fols. 274-5) Joseph Munby, Jan. 1872
  • (fol. 276) Yorkshire School for the Blind, June 1874
  • (fols. 277-8) [H.S. Thompson?], Jan. 1872
  • (fols. 279-80) James Randall, Dec. 1873
  • (fols. 283-8) her son Sir William Harcourt, [c.1869]

letters to [Edward William Harcourt] from

  • (fols. 256-7) Walter Sneyd, Apr. 1871
  • (fols. 260-1) William Hey, Apr. 1871

and

  • (fols. 281-2) list of the legacies of Octavius Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
Separated Material: Note concerning William Vernon Harcourt which was found loose at fol. 263 is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fol. 46.

Correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1800-[38], mainly n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3866
Extent: iv + 244 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters from William Vernon Harcourt to

  • (fols. 5-9) his father Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, 1800, mostly n.d.
  • (fols. 3-4) his mother Lady Anne Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 1-2) his brother George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 10-237) his wife Matilda Vernon Harcourt, [May 1824-38], mainly n.d.

with other papers of William Vernon Harcourt comprising

  • (fols. 238-9) notes titled 'What is nature?', n.d.
  • (fols. 240-1) poem titled 'On being accused of bad taste in admiring the sun-flower', n.d.

Correspondence of William Vernon Harcourt, 1801-64
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3867
Extent: iii + 222 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from William Vernon Harcourt to

  • (fols. 1-6, 19-20, 23, 25-34, 39-40, 55-6, 61-3, 66-74, 79, 81, 87-90, 94-5, 102-3, 106-7, 113, 117-18, 125-6) his mother Lady Anne Venables-Vernon, Oct. 1801-Sept. 1806, n.d.
  • (fols. 7-10, 17-18, 21-2, 24, 37-8, 41-8, 51-2, 57-60, 64-5, 75-8, 80, 82-6, 92-3, 96-7, 100-1, 108-9, 114, 121-2, 124, 127-30, 132-3) his father Edward Venables-Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, Nov. 1801-Sept. 1806, May-June 1822 n.d.
  • (fols. 53-4, 115-16) his aunt Lady Georgiana Eliot, Nov. 1802, May 1806
  • (fols. 98-9, 112-13) his brother George Granville Venables-Vernon, Feb. 1805, Apr. 1806
  • (fols. 104-5) his brother Edward Venables-Vernon, Dec. [1805]
  • (fols. 119-20) his brother Leveson Venables-Vernon, May 1806
  • (fols. 134-5, 167-8) Alexander von Humboldt, n.d.
  • (fols. 136-66, 171-88, 190-9, 202-11) his wife Matilda Vernon Harcourt, June 1833-[1840], n.d.
  • (fols. 169-70) his daughter Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, June 1835
  • (fols. 200-1) unidentified concerning York diocese business, n.d.
  • (fols. 212-13) Richard Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, Feb. 1839
  • (fols. 214-15) his son Edward William Harcourt, [1850?]
  • (fols. 216-18) unidentified concerning the Wilberforce School for the Blind, Oct. 1861
  • (fols. 219-20) to one of his unidentified children concerning an 18th century family painting at Nuneham, 1864

with

  • (fols. 11-16) William Vernon Harcourt's naval journal, [Nov. 1801]

and correspondence of Edward Venables-Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, with

  • (fols. 35-6, 49-50) John Jenkins, Jan.-Aug. 1802
  • (fols. 110-11, 123) John Bligh, Mar.-June 1806

Correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, mainly n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3868
Extent: iii + 326 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to

  • (fols. 68-9) Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, 1831
  • (fol. 73) Sir David Brewster, n.d.
  • (fols. 74-5) [Charles William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, Viscount Milton?], 1831
  • (fol. 76) unidentified concerning an index for the 'Oxfordshire Flora', 1832
  • (fols. 92-3) J. Robinson, July 1833
  • (fol. 111) [Edinburgh University?] recommending James Forbes for the Professorship of Natural Philosophy, [1832]
  • (fols. 150-1) Sir Thomas Bloomfield, Dec. 1832
  • (fol. 152) unidentified concerning the death of his mother Lady Anne Harcourt, [Dec. 1832]
  • (fols. 153-62) Dean of Ely, n.d.
  • (fols. 163-4) William Whewell, n.d.
  • (fol. 174) Sir Henry ?, n.d.
  • (fols. 175-7) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 178-9) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 182-3) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 184-7) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 188-9) his brother George Granville Harcourt, 1853
  • (fols. 192-3) George Shann, [c. Nov. 1853]
  • (fols. 236-7) unidentified [Oxford Professor of Theology?], n.d.
  • (fols. 240-9) the Nuneham Courtenay tenants concerning the general election and the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, July 1868
  • (fols. 250-79) George Wilson, [Apr.-May 1850]
  • (fols. 280-1) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 282-95) the Oxfordshire electors amongst his servants concerning the general election and the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, July 1868
  • (fols. 296-310) George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, July 1867
  • (fols. 311-12) unidentified MP concerning the disestablishment of the Church of Ireland, Mar. 1868
  • (fols. 313-16) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 317-21) Sir David Dundas, May 1868

letter from

  • (fols. 190-1) George Shann, Nov. 1853

correspondence and papers concerning the Yorkshire Philosophical Society

  • (fols. 3-36) correspondence concerning the Yorkshire Philosophical Society and the acquisition of a site for the construction of the Yorkshire Museum, including correspondence with
    • (fols. 5-6, 9-10) Lord Granville Somerset
    • (fols. 11-16) Lord Francis Leveson-Gower
  • (fols. 39-40) memorial to the Home Office concerning the recovery of coins and relics, n.d.
  • (fols. 41-65) drafts of an address and paper by Vernon-Hacourt on the history of societies, n.d.

correspondence and papers concerning the British Association for the Advancement of Science

  • (fols. 37-8) letter to unidentified concerning the Aberdeen Scale, n.d.
  • (fols. 66-7) draft letter to unidentified concerning proposals to create the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  • (fols. 70-1) draft letter to Charles Babbage concerning the inaugural meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. in York, Aug. 1831
  • (fols. 77-80) draft letter to unidentified concerning the publication of a volume of reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  • (fols. 81) draft letter to [Thomas Romney Robinson?] concerning the recommendation of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's Mathematical and Physical Committee for the procurement of observations on terristerial magnetism in England, [1832?]
  • (fol. 82) draft letter to unidentified concerning the recommendation of the British Association for the Advancement of Science's Mathematical and Physical Committee concerning research into the electro-magnetic condition of metalliferous veins, [1832?]
  • (fols. 83-4) draft letter to unidentified requesting the preparation of a report, for the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting to be held in Oxford, on the state and progress on physical and practical astronomy, n.d.
  • (fols. 85-6) draft letter to unidentified concerning the publication of a report in the Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, [1833]
  • (fol. 87) draft letter to unidentified concerning the printing of the Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science by John Murray, [1833]
  • (fols. 88-91) drafts of letters to [Dominique François Jean] Arago concerning meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  • (fols. 94-5) draft letter to unidentified concerning the establishment of a correspondence between the British Association for the Advancement of Science and a committee of scientists to be formed in India, n.d.
  • (fols. 96-9) correspondence with [August De La Riva?] concerning his election as correspondence member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  • (fols. 101-2) letter to William Clark concerning his presentation of a report on physiology at the Edinburgh meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Jan. 1834
  • (fols. 103-6) draft letter to unidentified concerning the founding of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, n.d.
  • (fols. 107-10) drafts of letters to Sir Roderick Murchison, n.d.
  • (fols. 165-73) drafts of letters to Sir Robert Peel, July 1838, n.d.
  • (fol. 180-1) letter to Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, concerning Brougham's address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science claiming Henry Cavendish to be the discoverer of the composition of water, Feb. 1840

correspondence and papers concerning schools and education

  • (fols. 194-202) drafts of a memorial concerning the establishment of a new training school for teachers for the dioceses of York and Ripon, n.d.
  • (fols. 203-4) resolution of the Joint Board of the National Society for the Dioceses of York and Ripon for the amalgamation of the training and agricultural schools, n.d.
  • (fols. 205-6) draft letter to Richard Baxter concerning the maintenance of a training school for the dioceses of York and Ripon and the training of teachers for Church of England schools, n.d.
  • (fols. 207-8) draft letter to Lord ? concerning the management of the [York?] training school
  • (fols. 209-12) letter to George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle, concerning the York training school, Dec. 1839
  • (fols. 222-3) letter to [George William Frederick Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle?] concerning the Reformatory Society of the North and East Ridings, Feb. 1855
  • (fols. 224-5) letter to unidentified concerning the establishment of the [Castle Howard?] Reformatory School and the attendance of Catholics and Dissenters, Oct. 1855
  • (fols. 226-7) letter to E.J. Collins concerning the establisment of the [Castle Howard?] Reformatory School, Oct. 1855
  • (fols. 228-9) letter to Lord ? concerning religious instruction in reformartory schools, n.d.
  • (fols. 230-3) abstract of a report on the governance of the [Castle Howard?] Reformatory School, n.d.
  • (fols. 234-5) draft proposals for the creation of a new school [the Castle Howard Reformatory School?]. n.d.
  • (fols. 238-9) letter to the Lord Mayor [of York?] concerning the Castle Howard Reformatory School, n.d.

with other papers

  • (fols. 1-2) Vernon Harcourt's naval journal, [Nov.-Dec. 1801]
  • (fols. 112-13) list of Vernon Harcourt's contributions to philosophical magazines, 1826-39
  • (fols. 115-49) paper by Vernon Hacourt entitled 'A view of the endowments of Cathedrals, with suggestions for carrying their original intentions into fuller effect', n.d.
  • (fols. 213-20) 'Memorial of the Dean in Chapter of York respecting the share of the fabric of York Minster in the common estates, n.d.
  • (fol. 221) paper on prohibiting the sale of poisons, n.d.
  • (fol. 322) offprint of article 'On the Construction of a Perfectly Achromatic Telescope' by George Gabriel Stokes, discussing a glass prepared by Vernon Harcourt, Sept. 1874
Separated Material: Notes by Edward William Harcourt which were loose in the volume at fols. 68, 74, 103-4, 169, 288 are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 39-45.

Correspondence, 1805-84, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3869
Extent: iii + 255 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to Edward Venables-Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, from

  • (fol. 2) his son George Granville Venables-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 14-15, 20-6, 29-30, 32, 40-5, 49-51) his son Edward Venables-Vernon, 1801, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 76-7) his son Octavius Venables-Vernon (later Vernon Harcourt), May 1813

letters to Lady Anne Venables-Vernon from

  • (fols. 9-11, 16-19, 27-8, 31, 33, 38-9, 46-8, 52-5) her son Edward Venables-Vernon, 1801, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 60-1) her son Leveson Venables-Vernon, n.d.

letter from George Granville Harcourt to

  • (fols. 7-8) unidentified, n.d.

papers of Edward Venables-Vernon

  • (fols. 12-13) paper titled 'A supposed address of Tyrrhus to his soldiers, after a victory obtained by him, over the Romans, and which proving nearly fatal to his own army, made them desirous to return home' and verse entitled 'On the marriage of Lady G L Gower', n.d.
  • (fols. 34-6) short diary of his school days, n.d.
  • (fol. 37) short philosophical writing on the character of men, n.d.

letters to [Edward Venables-Vernon?] from

  • (fols. 68-70) unidenitifed, n.d.

letter to Octavius Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 99-101) his sister Caroline Venables-Vernon, n.d.

letters to Anne Venables-Vernon from

  • (fols. 93-8) her sister Caroline Venables-Vernon, n.d.

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 56-9) his brother Edward Venables-Vernon, July 1805
  • (fols. 3-6) his brother George Granville Venables-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 62-7) [his brother Leveson Venables-Vernon], n.d.
  • (fols. 72-3, 85-6) his brother Octavius Vernon Harcourt, Sept.-Dec. 1812, July 1836
  • (fols. 130-1, 135, 147-8, 151-2, 163-4, 169-70, 173-6, 186-92, 197-8, 203-6, 209-10) his son Edward William Harcourt, Feb. 1838-May 1839, Mar. 1841-May 1843, Aug. 1846, Feb.-Sept. 1850, Feb. 1852, n.d.
  • (fol. 148v) his son William Harcourt, Aug. 1838
  • (fols. 209-10) his daughter-in-law Lady Susan Harcourt, Feb. 1852

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 78-84, 87-91) her brother-in-law Octavius Vernon Harcourt, Apr. 182[5?], April 1835, Dec. 1837, n.d.
  • (fol. 122, 125, 126v) her husband William Vernon Harcourt, May-June 1836
  • (fols. 124, 126, 134, 136-7, 145-6, 149-51, 153-62, 165-8, 171-2, 177-8, 181-2, 184-5, 189, 193-6, 207-8) her son Edward William Harcourt, May 1836, Feb. 1838-Sept. 1839, Feb. 1841, May 1842, Oct. 1843, Aug. 1846, Oct. 1851, n.d.
  • (fols. 124v, 126v) her son William Harcourt, May 1836

letters to Edward William Harcourt from

  • (fol. 92) his uncle Francis Vernon Harcourt, Aug. 1878
  • (fols. 211-19) his brother Sir William Harcourt, 1878, July 1884
  • (fols. 221-2) his sister Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, Aug. 1836
  • (fols. 227-8) [Alicia] Morshead, n.d.
  • (fols. 229-33) unidentified
  • (fols. 234-9) his nephew Lewis Harcourt, Dec. 1883, Feb. 1884
  • (fols. 240-1) his mother-in-law Harriet Holroyd, Countess of Sheffield, Nov. 1878
  • (fols. 242-7) his son-in-law Murray Finch Hatton, Jan.-Mar. 1884
  • (fols. 248-9) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 251) Montagu Bertie, 7th Earl of Abingdon, Mar. 1884
  • (fol. 252) a child of the 6th Earl of Abingdon, Aug. 1878

letters to William Harcourt from

  • (fols. 199-202) his brother Edward William Harcourt, Aug. 1846

letter from Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt to

  • (fol. 225) her cousin Car?, n.d.

letters to Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 103-4) her grandfather William Gooch, n.d.
  • (fols. 105-14) her mother Matilda Vernon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 115-19) her aunt Maria Jane Gooch, n.d.
  • (fols. 120-1, 128-9, 132-3, 136v, 138-44) her brother Edward William Harcourt, Feb.-Apr. 1838, n.d.
  • (fols. 122) her brother William Harcourt, June 1836
  • (fols. 127) her father William Vernon Harcourt, May 1836

letter to Emily Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fol. 123) an unidentified brother, June 1836

and

  • (fol. 1) note by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, requiring an unidentified sister to gather items upon her death for her executors, n.d.
  • (fol. 183) poem by [Edward William Harcourt] for [Cecilia Caroline Vernon Harcourt?] on her birthday, n.d.
  • (fols. 223-4) short story and poem commencing 'We hail that holy sacred morn' by Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, n.d.

Correspondence, 1802-68
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3870
Extent: v + 290 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to Lady Anne Venables-Vernon from

  • (fols. 230-5, 238-40) her sister Lady Georgiana Eliot, Nov. 1802-Oct. 1804

letter to George Granville Venables-Vernon from

  • (fols. 236-7) his aunt Lady Georgiana Eliot, Feb. 1803

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-62, 65-176, 179-219) his wife Matilda Vernon Harcourt, May 1824-[1848]
  • (fols. 63-4, 177-8) his daughter Matilda Maria Louisa Vernon Harcourt, July 1836, May 1838
  • (fols. 225-8) his mother Lady Anne Venables-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fol. 229) his father Edward Venables-Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, Mar. 1805
  • (fols. 249-50) his brother Francis Vernon Harcourt, Nov. 1838

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 220-4) Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, July 1868
  • (fols. 241-8, 251-8) her brother-in-law Francis Vernon Harcourt, [1835], June 1838-Sept. 1839, n.d.
  • (fols. 259-85) her sister-in-law Lady Catherine Vernon Harcourt, Apr. 1837-July 1839, n.d.

Correspondence, 1806-46
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3871
Extent: ii + 211 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letter to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fol. 1) George Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Marquess of Stafford, Oct. 1806

letters to George Granville Harcourt from

  • (fols. 2-3) unidentified, Sept. 1807
  • (fols. 4-71) George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, 2nd Duke of Sutherland, Jan.-Sept. 1813, Mar. 1817, Dec. 1818, Dec. 1820, Aug. 1822-May 1829, Nov. 1834-Oct. 1835, Oct. 1838-Mar. 1844, Jan.-July 1847, n.d.
  • (fols. 72-203) Elizabeth Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, Nov. 1807-Dec. 1823, June 1826, Aug. 1833, Nov. 1834, n.d.
  • (fols. 206-9) Harriet Elizabeth Georgina Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, June 1846

letter to Lady Elizabeth Venables-Vernon, from

  • (fols. 204-5) [Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower], July 1819
Separated Material: Note by Edward William Harcourt which was found loose at fol. 92 is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fol. 47.

Correspondence, 1716-1884
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3872
Extent: iii + 252 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letter from Simon Harcourt to

  • (fol. 48) his mother-in-law Martha Evelyn, June 1719

letters from Elizabeth Harcourt to

  • (fols. 1-76, 78-80) her mother Martha Evelyn, Feb. 1716-Jan. 1721

letters from [George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt,] to

  • (fols. 81-2) unidentified, n.d.

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 87-8) ? Chalmers, Feb. 1797
  • (fol. 91) Benjamin Wish, Jan. 1803

letters to Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 83-4) his brother-in-law George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 92-5) Princess Elizabeth, Apr. 1809, Feb. 1812
  • (fols. 96-7) Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, n.d.
  • (fols. 122-3) non-residentiary members of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of York, n.d.
  • (fols. 124-5) clergy of Nottinghamshire, n.d.
  • (fols. 126-7) clergy of the Archdeaconry of Cleveland, n.d.

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 98-101) Richard Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, May 1824, Feb. 1839
  • (fols. 102-5, 108-9) Michael Faraday, Sept. 1833, Oct. 1840, n.d.
  • (fols. 106-7) George Warren, 5th Baron Vernon, Sept. 1837
  • (fols. 112-13) Alexander von Humboldt, June 1825
  • (fols. 114-16) W.B. Bigland, Mar.-Apr. 1835
  • (fols. 118-19) Charles Babbage, Nov. 1838
  • (fols. 128-31) Sir John Herschel, Oct. 1845, n.d.
  • (fols. 134-7) his brother Granville Harcourt-Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 138-9) ? Somerset, Apr. [1869?]

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 132-3) Joseph Munby, Aug. 1864
  • (fols. 140-1) ? Gray, Aug. 1873

letter to Lady Catherine Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 120-1) Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent, Mar. 1840

letter to Egerton Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 158-9) unidentified, Sept. 1877

letters to Edward William Harcourt from

  • (fol. 142) Joseph Munby, July 1873
  • (fols. 143-7) unidentified, Sept. 1874
  • (fols. 148-51) James Patrick Muirhead, Sept. 1875
  • (fols. 152-3) John Philip Martineau, Sept. 1875
  • (fols. 154-5) Constance Pennington, Lady Muncaster, n.d.
  • (fols. 156-7) W.P. Walsh, Apr. 1876
  • (fols. 160-4) Gideon Delaplaine Scull, May-July 1878, Jan. 1884
  • (fols. 165-9) William Henry Smith, May-June 1878
  • (fols. 170-1) Henry Chaplin, n.d.
  • (fols. 172-7) Thomas Hughes, May-Nov. 1878
  • (fols. 182-3) Sydney Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers, July 1878
  • (fols. 184-5) George d'Harcourt, July 1878
  • (fols. 186-8) ? H. Loude, July 1878
  • (fol. 189) Eliza Charlotte Canning, Viscountess Stratford de Redcliffe, n.d.
  • (fols. 190-2) Victor Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey, Aug. 1878
  • (fols. 193-4) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 195-200) John Sidney North, Aug.-Nov. 1878, Mar. 1884
  • (fols. 201-2) [Susan North, Baroness North?] , Sept. 1878
  • (fol. 203) Mary Parker, Countess of Macclesfield, n.d.
  • (fols. 204-5) Henry George Liddell, May 1878
  • (fols. 206-7, 210-11) John Fielder Mackarness, Bishop of Oxford, Aug. 1878
  • (fols. 208-9, 242-3) Stafford Northcote, May 1878, Jan. 1884
  • (fols. 212-13) Sir Bernard Burke, Sept. 1878
  • (fols. 214-17) Hugh Hamersley, July-Sept. 1878
  • (fols. 218-19) R.[N.?] Rouse, Sept. 1873
  • (fols. 220-1) Walter Sneyd, Sept. 1878
  • (fols. 222-3) Augustus Henry Vernon, 6th Baron Vernon, Sept.-Oct. 1878
  • (fols. 226-7) Sir John Hawkshaw, Oct. 1878
  • (fols. 228) Evan Evans, n.d.
  • (fols. 229-30) E.W.L. Davies, Nov. 1878
  • (fol. 231) Henry Tanner, Nov. 1878
  • (fols. 232-3) R.W. [Whitle?], Nov. 1878
  • (fols. 234-5) William Ewart Gladstone, Dec. 1883
  • (fols. 236-9) Rowland Winn, Dec. 1883-Feb. 1884
  • (fols. 240-1) R.H. [Paget?], Feb. 1884
  • (fols. 244-5) Henry [Semes?], Mar. 1884
  • (fols. 246-9) unidentified, n.d.

letter to Aubrey Harcourt from

  • (fols. 180-1) Thomas Hughes, Nov. 1883

and

  • (fols. 85-6) verse, by unidentified, titled 'To Mrs Bishop with a Ring', n.d.
  • (fols. 89-90) official document, in French, relating to François-Henri, 5th Duke of Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 110-11) letter from unidentified to H. Conybeare concerning a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Bristol, Mar. 1835

Letters from Lady Elizabeth Venables-Vernon [afterwards Harcourt] to her husband George Granville Venables-Vernon, Feb. 1815-13 Sept. 1823
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7564
Extent: 109 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 105-9) letters to George Granville Venables-Vernon from his daughter Elizabeth Lavinia Vernon-Venables, Sept. 1823

Note: The papers, which were originally loose inside a volume created by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, have been transferred to fascicules.

Letters from Lady Elizabeth Harcourt to her husband George Granville Harcourt, 15 Sept.-Oct. 1823, Nov. 1829-Feb. 1832, Apr. 1837-May 1838, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7565
Extent: 185 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 87-8) letter to George Granville Harcourt from his daughter Elizabeth Lavinia Vernon-Venables, Nov. 1829
  • (fols. 177-83) correspondence between George Granville Harcourt and [Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort?], n.d.
  • (fols. 184-5) letter to [Elizabeth Crump?] from [J. Hanby?] concerning a donation made by Edward Harcourt, Archbishop of York, to the Banbury House of Miss Glynn & co, July 1839
Note: The papers, which were originally loose inside a volume created by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, have been transferred to fascicules.

Letters from Mary Montagu, Countess of Sandwich, to George Granville Harcourt, Mar. 1817-[Oct. 1819], Dec. 1825-[Dec. 1830], Sept. 1838-Aug. 1847, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7566
Extent: 40 leaves
Note: The papers, which were originally loose inside a volume created by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, have been transferred to fascicules.

Correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1817-71
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3873
Extent: iii + 251 leaves

Scope and Content:

The volume is labelled 'Gas furnace and scientific letters' and comprises

letters from William Vernon Harcourt to

  • (fols. 153-4) Lord ?, Feb. 1832
  • (fols. 155-6) Sir John Herschel, n.d.

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-3) W.B. Hudson, May 1819
  • (fols. 4-8) James Hudson, Oct. 1832, Dec. 1836
  • (fol. 9) John J. Barry, May 1819, with (fols. 10-11) comments on Barry's letter by Vernon Harcourt.
  • (fols. 12-17) William Jory Henwood, Sept. 1829, Jan. 1832
  • (fols. 18-19) George Young, Jan. 1825
  • (fol. 20, 28-9) H. Prichard, Sept. [1831], Nov. 1835, with (fols. 21-7) an essay by Prichard titled 'Remarks on the application of philosophical & physical researches to the history of the human species, n.d.
  • (fols. 32-3) John Hasleton, Oct. 1817
  • (fols. 34-42) Eaton Hodgkinson, Mar.-June 1833, May 1836
  • (fol. 43) John Donkin, July 1833
  • (fols. 44-54, 56-65) Bryan Donkin, Jan. 1834-May 1836, Dec. 1843-Jan. 1844, with (fols. 66-9) plans of gas furnaces [by Donkin?], Dec. 1843, Dec. 1851
  • (fols. 70-1) Peter Barlow, Sept. 1831
  • (fols. 74-7) Edward Turner, Oct. 1832, May 1833
  • (fol. 78) H.W. Hird, Mar. 1833
  • (fols. 79-80) W. Frend, June 1833
  • (fols. 81-2) Sharpe, Roberts & co, Apr. 1833
  • (fol. 83) unidentified, Apr. 1836
  • (fol. 84) Johnson Mattley, Sept. 1851
  • (fols. 94-100) G. Biddle, Aug. 1851-Apr. 1852
  • (fols. 110-11) M. Hubbock, Nov. 1831
  • (fols. 112-37, 140-3) James Finlay Weir Johnston, Nov. 1831-Jan. 1836
  • (fol. 144) ? Gilbert, Feb. 1830
  • (fols. 145-8) [V. Forster?], May 1832
  • (fols. 149-50) R.W. Fox, Jan. 1832
  • (fols. 162-6) John Stevens Henslow, Aug. 1833
  • (fols. 167-8) Henry James Brooke, June 1834
  • (fols. 169-70) Leonard Jenyns, Dec. 1834
  • (fols. 171-2) ? P. Water, n.d.
  • (fol. 173) ? Schumacher, July 1835
  • (fols. 174-5) John Yelloly, Sept. 1835
  • (fols. 176-9) Humphrey Lloyd, May 1835, n.d.
  • (fols. 180-2) unidentified, Dec. 1836
  • (fols. 183-212) James Yates, July 1832-May 1833, May 1835-Mar. 1836
  • (fols. 213-14) G.B. Green[sough?] Nov. 1832
  • (fol. 215) Stephen Peter Rigaud, Dec. 1832
  • (fols. 216-22) Francis Baily, June 1832-Dec. 1833, May 1836
  • (fols. 223-6) William Henry Fitton, June 1832
  • (fols. 227-9) Robert Brown, June 1840, Feb. 1846
  • (fols. 230, 232) George Rennie, Sept.-Dec. 1833
  • (fol. 236) William West, Dec. 1845
  • (fols. 237-8) John Edward Gray, June 1851
  • (fols. 239-40) William Robert Grove, Oct. 1862

letter to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 241-4) Joseph Munby, Apr. 1871

with letters to John Phillips (appointed keeper of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society by Vernon Harcourt) from

  • (fols. 30-1) unidentified, July 1829
  • (fols. 72-3) Edward Turner, July-Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 138-9) James Finlay Weir Johnston, Oct. 1834
  • (fols. 151-2) George Hunsley Fielding, July 1832
  • (fols. 157-9) unidentified, Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 160-1) John Stevens Henslow, Aug. 1833
  • (fol. 231) George Rennie, Aug. 1833

and other papers comprising

  • (fols. 85-6) 'Description of drawing of a gas-furnace', n.d.
  • (fols. 87-93) printed copy of Vernon Harcourt's Report on a gas furnace for experiments on vitrifaction and other applications of high heat in the laboratory, 1845
  • (fols. 233-5) paper on Oxfordshire soil and stone types, July 1839
Separated Material: news cutting concerning the poisons bill, 1885, which was found loose at fol. 2 is now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fol. 48.

Correspondence of William Vernon Harcourt, 1817-71
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3874
Extent: iii + 351 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-2) Alexander von Humboldt, n.d.
  • (fols. 3-4) ? [Blevet?], Oct. 1817
  • (fols. 5-8) William Hyde Wollaston, Jan.-Apr. 1821
  • (fols. 9-14) Sir Humphry Davy, Jan. 1824, n.d.
  • (fols. 15-18) ? Rankin, Jan. 1830, July 1826
  • (fols. 19-20) John George Children, May 1826
  • (fols. 21-2) [John?] Murray, Jan. 1826
  • (fol. 23) George Field, Mar. 1828
  • (fols. 24-30) Sir Edward Sabine, Aug. 1839, Mar. 1840, Nov. 1866
  • (fols. 31-8) Michael Faraday, Aug. 1831, Apr. 1833, July 1836, Jan. 1850
  • (fols. 39-48) Sir George Biddell Airy, Oct.-Nov. 1831, Sept. 1832, Apr. 1834, Aug. 1860
  • (fols. 49-64) Sir David Brewster, Feb. 1831-Dec. 1832, July 1844, n.d.
  • (fols. 93-6, 98-104) Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Oct. 1831-Aug. 1832, July 1834, 1845, [1857]
  • (fols. 105-6) Sir James South, Nov. 1831
  • (fols. 107-11) Charles Babbage, Aug.-Oct. 1831, Aug. 1839
  • (fols. 112-13) William Prout, Nov. 1831
  • (fols. 118-19) William Snow Harris, Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 120-1) John Lindley, Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 122-4) Robert Willis, Apr. 1832, Aug. 1834
  • (fols. 125-6, 129-31) James Challis, Aug. 1832, Feb. 1835, n.d.
  • (fols. 132-40) Baden Powell, Nov. 1831, July 1832, July 1833, Dec. 1855
  • (fols. 141-5) Sir John Herschel, Sept. 1831, 1845
  • (fols. 148, 160-7) William Henry, Aug. 1831-Aug. 1834, n.d.
  • (fol. 148v) John Dalton, n.d.
  • (fols. 149-52) John Robison, Jan.-June 1832
  • (fols. 153-4) John Taylor, June 1833
  • (fol. 157) Richard Taylor, Nov. 1833
  • (fols. 158-9) Peter Barlow, Aug. 1832
  • (fols. 168-71) William Charles Henry, Oct. 1833, Sept. 1836
  • (fols. 172-9, 181-7) Charles Daubeny, Apr. 1832, Jan. 1833-Feb. 1834, n.d.
  • (fols. 189-90, 193-235) George Peacock, Aug. 1830, Sept. 1833, June 1834, Aug. 1838, Feb. 1845-Apr. 1846, n.d.
  • (fols. 236-9) Thomas Romney Robinson, July 1834, July 1867
  • (fols. 243-4) [John?] Murray, July 1832
  • (fols. 245-6) Henry [Hartopp?], Jan. 1837, n.d.
  • (fols. 247-74) William Whewell, July 1833, May 1846, June 1854, July 1862, Nov. 1864, Mar.-June 1865
  • (fols. 275-81, 285-8) Humphrey Lloyd, Feb.-July 1835, n.d.
  • (fols. 282-4) Bartholomew Lloyd, June 1835
  • (fols. 290-303, 307-16) James David Forbes, Jan. 1835-Dec. 1836, May 1838, Dec. 1839, Sept. 1850
  • (fol. 317) James Pigott Pritchett, Dec. 1836
  • (fols. 322-7) Lyon Playfair, Jan. 1842, Jan. 1843, n.d.
  • (fols. 328-9) [John Kidd], Oct. 1840
  • (fols. 330-5, 338-46) Justus von Liebig, Nov. 1842, July 1843, May 1853, May-Sept. 1856, n.d.
  • (fols. 347-8) [P.?] Murray, Jan. 1861

letter to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 318-21) Richard Owen, Oct. 1858, May 1867

letter to Edward William Harcourt from

  • (fol. 240) Thomas Romney Robinson, July 1871

with letters to John Phillips from

  • (fols. 127-8) James Challis, Aug. 1833
  • (fols. 155-6) John Edward Taylor, Aug. 1833
  • (fol. 180) [Charles Daubeny?], n.d.
  • (fols. 191-2) George Peacock, Aug. 1833

and

  • (fols. 114-17) letter from Sir William Rowan Hamilton to William Buckland, June 1832
  • (fols. 146-7) letter from R. Potter [Kew?] to Charles Daubeny, May 1832
  • (fols. 241-2) agreement for the first publication of the proceedings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, June 1832
  • (fols. 336-7) copy of letter from [Justus von Liebig?] to Sir Robert Peel, n.d.

Correspondence of William Vernon Harcourt, 1822-72
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3875
Extent: iii + 264 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-93) William Buckland, Feb. 1822-Mar. 1845 ,n.d.
  • (fols. 94-242) Sir Roderick Murchison, Nov. 1826-Apr. 1843, Aug. 1861, Nov. 1863, Aug. 1866, Jan. 1871, n.d.
  • (fols. 245-52) Adam Sedgwick, Mar. 1827-Nov. 1831, Oct. 1841
  • (fols. 255-62) William Scoresby, Jan. 1827, Jan.-Dec. 1832

with letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 243-4) Sir Roderick Murchison, Apr. 1871
  • (fols. 253-4) Adam Sedgwick, Jan. 1872
Separated Material: News cuttings of drawings by Percy Marquand which were found loose at fol. 142 are now MS. Eng. c. 7568, fols. 49-59.

Correspondence of William Vernon Harcourt, 1822-73
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3876
Extent: iii + 276 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-18, 20-126, 128-217) John Phillips, Jan. 1826-Mar. 1864, n.d.
  • (fols. 222-5) William Smith, Jan. 1824-Jan. 1825
  • (fols. 226-61) William Daniel Conybeare, Dec. 1822, Apr. 1824, Apr. 1830-Apr. 1834, n.d.
  • (fols. 262-3) Charles Lyell, Nov. 1828
  • (fols. 268-71) unidentified, June-July 1843

with letter to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 220-1) John Phillips, July 1873

and letters to John Phillips from

  • (fols. 264-7) unidentified, Oct. 1841

Correspondence and papers of William Vernon Harcourt, 1825-76
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3877
Extent: iii + 319 leaves

Scope and Content:

The volume is labelled 'Yorkshire Museum, Cavendish & Watt, Castle Howard Reformatory, Aromatic Glass' and comprises

correspondence and papers concerning the construction of the Yorkshire Musuem

  • (fols. 1-5) ? Goldie, n.d.
  • (fols. 6-7) Edward Drummond, Feb. 1826
  • (fols. 8, 10-13) Office of Woods and Forests, June-Oct. 1827
  • (fol. 9) W. Hill, Sept. 1827
  • (fols. 14-21) William Wilkins, June 1826-July 1827
  • (fol. 22) plan of the proposed site for the Yorkshire Museum, n.d.
  • (fols. 23-8) R.H. Sharp, July 1827-Aug. 1828, n.d.
  • (fols. 29-30) L. Hird, Oct. 1827
  • (fols. 31-2) James Pigott Pritchett, Sept. 1827
  • (fols. 33-4) W. Marshall, Aug. 1827
  • (fols. 35-6) R. Fountayne Wilson, Aug. 1827

correspondence and papers concerning the Castle Howard Reformatory School and school education

  • (fol. 44) draft memorial from Vernon Harcourt to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury requesting funds for the construction of a new national school in York, n.d.
  • (fols. 45-56) correspondence with Lord Granville Somerset concerning grants of crown lands for the construction of a school for the blind and a national school in York, Dec. 1834-Mar. 1835, n.d.
  • (fol. 43) letter from Vernon Harcourt to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, concerning a grant of crown land for the expansion of the National District School of York, June 1834
  • (fols. 143-4, 147-8) Thomas Barwick Lloyd Baker, Sept. 1855
  • (fols. 145-6) John Briggs, Sept. 1855
  • (fols. 149-61) Sydney Turner, July-Aug. 1855, Nov. 1858
  • (fols. 162-70) John Wright, Aug. [1853?], Nov. 1855
  • (fols. 171-6) ? Lascelles, n.d.
  • (fol. 177) Charles Langdale, Aug. 1856

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 37-42) his brother Charles Venables-Vernon, 1825, n.d.
  • (fols. 57-68) ? Laycock, Feb. 1843, Apr. 1844, n.d.
  • (fols. 69-133) George Wilson concerning the works of Henry Cavendish, Feb. 1850-Apr. 1851
  • (fol. 134) Richard Parkinson, Sept. 1855
  • (fols. 135-6) Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury, Dec. 1863
  • (fols. 137-42) Ishmael Fisk, Sept.-Dec. 1855
  • (fols. 178-9) unidentified, n.d.

letters to Matilda Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 180-245, 248-316) George Gabriel Stokes concerning the glass experiments of her husband William Vernon Harcourt, June 1871-Mar. 1876
  • (fols. 246-7) John Phillips, Feb. 1874

Letters from Harriet Elizabeth Georgiana Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, to George Granville Harcourt, Aug. 1840-Nov. 1841, Mar.-Dec. 1844Nov. 1850, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7567
Extent: 101 leaves
Note: The papers, which were originally loose inside a volume created by Lewis Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, have been transferred to fascicules.

Correspondence, 1847-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3878
Extent: iii + 312 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to George Granville Harcourt from

  • (fols. 1-4) Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, Feb. 1847

letters to William Vernon Harcourt from

  • (fols. 45-6) John Obadiah Westwood, June 1867
  • (fols. 57-62) Sir David Dundas, Apr.-May 1868

letter from Edward William Harcourt to

  • (fols. 306-8) Oxfordshire and Berkshire tenants, n.d.

letters to Edward William Harcourt from

  • (fols. 5-9) Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford, [1868], Mar.-Sept. 1869, n.d.
  • (fols. 12-16) unidentified, May 1873, n.d.
  • (fols. 17-24) Sydney Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers, Sept. 1866, Nov. 1872, July 1873, July 1874
  • (fols. 25-38) John Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, Sept.-Oct. [1866], n.d.
  • (fols. 39-44) William B. Lushington, Apr. 1867
  • (fols. 47-50) [Ely Wilbraham?], July-Aug. 1867
  • (fols. 51-2) unidentified, Oct. 1867
  • (fols. 53-4) Sir Roderick Murchison, Nov. 1867, 1868
  • (fol. 63) Sir David Dundas, June 1877
  • (fols. 64-90) Hugh Hamersley, June-Sept. 1868, Aug. 1873-Nov. 1875, Jan. 1877
  • (fols. 91-2) ? Hamersley, Dec. 1867
  • (fols. 93-5) Charles Stewart Hardinge, 2nd Viscount Hardinge, [Mar. 1869]
  • (fol. 96) Henry Graves, May 1869
  • (fols. 97-9) Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, Aug. 1869, June 1876
  • (fols. 101-9) Sir Anchitel Ashburnham, Nov. 1869, Aug. 1870, n.d.
  • (fols. 110-26) Maurice Fitzgerald, Jan. 1870, Feb. 1875-Feb. 1876, Aug. 1876
  • (fols. 127-8) William Thompson, Archbishop of York, Oct. 1871
  • (fols. 129-45) John Fielder Mackarness, Bishop of Oxford, Dec. 1871-Apr. 1876
  • (fols. 149-50) John Frederic La Trobe Bateman, May 1871, May 1876
  • (fols. 151-3) Thomas Parker, 6th Earl of Macclesfield, July 1871, Oct. 1874
  • (fols. 154-70) Stratford Canning, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, [1871], Nov. 1876, n.d.
  • (fol. 171) Eliza Charlotte Canning, Viscountess Stratford de Redcliffe, n.d.
  • (fols. 173-7) Louisa Canning, Feb. 1877, n.d.
  • (fols. 178-85) Percy Fitzgerald, n.d.
  • (fols. 186-7) Matthew Noble, Dec. 1871
  • (fols. 188-93) Frances Mary Noble, Aug. 1876-Feb. 1877
  • (fols. 194-5) unidentified, Nov. 1872
  • (fols. 196-9) Sir George Warrender, Oct. 1872, Oct. 1875
  • (fols. 200-1) Chichester Parkinson-Fortescue, Nov. 1872
  • (fols. 202-5) Edward Littleton, 2nd Baron Hatherton, Nov. 1873
  • (fols. 206-7) Alice Donkin, n.d.
  • (fols. 208-9) [John Gellibrand Hubbard?], Feb. 1874
  • (fol. 210) William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, Oct. 1874
  • (fols. 211-12) Mary Egerton, Nov. 1874
  • (fol. 213) Sir Robert Hawthorn Collins, on behalf of Prince Leopold, n.d.
  • (fols. 214-31) Thomas Hughes, Nov. 1873-May 1875, n.d.
  • (fols. 232-40) Frances Hughes, n.d.
  • (fols. 241-2) Edmund [Hobston?], n.d.
  • (fols. 243-4) unidentified, Sept. 1875
  • (fols. 245-8) Edward Hussey, Jan. 1874, Mar. 1875
  • (fols. 249-50) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 251-2) ? Brodie, n.d.
  • (fols. 253-4) Ethel Brodie, n.d.
  • (fols. 255-61) Sir Joseph Hooker, May 1874, June 1876
  • (fols. 262-3) Emily Dundas, Sept. 1874
  • (fols. 264-5) Cecilia Park, Lady Wensleydale, Sept. 1874
  • (fols. 266-7) William Holman Hunt, Oct. 1874
  • (fols. 268-75) Victor Albert George Child-Villiers, 7th Earl of Jersey, Feb.-Nov. 1876
  • (fols. 276-83) Helen Baillie-Hamilton-Arden, Countess of Haddington, n.d.
  • (fol. 284) unidentified, May 1876
  • (fols. 285-7) Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton, n.d.
  • (fols. 288-9) James Edwards Sewell, June 1876
  • (fol. 290) ? Moseley, n.d.
  • (fols. 291-2) Gathorne Hardy, May 1871, Mar. 1876
  • (fols. 293-6) Charles Todd Quintard, Bishop of Tennessee, June 1876
  • (fol. 297) George Baring, 1st Earl of Northbrook, June 1876
  • (fols. 298-9) [T.H.?] Leighton, June 1876
  • (fols. 300-2) [Ada Cactan?], n.d.
  • (fols. 303-4) George Grimston Craven, 3rd Earl of Craven, Sept. 1876
  • (fol. 305) Sir William Withey Gull, Nov. 1876
  • (fols. 309-10) Edward ?, Jan. 1877

and

  • (fol. 100) letter to General Cappage from Sir William Gomme, [Aug. 1869]

Correspondence of Edward William Harcourt, 1866-77
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3879
Extent: iii + 375 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letter to

  • (fols. 301-2) Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, Sept. 1876

letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Augustus Henry Vernon, 6th Baron Vernon, Apr. 1871
  • (fols. 3-4) Harriet Vernon, Lady Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 5-6) Sir Edward Sabine, Apr. 1871
  • (fols. 7-58) his mother Matilda Vernon Harcourt, Mar.-July 1876, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 59-94) his brother Sir William Harcourt, Nov. 1876-Jan. 1877, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 95-8) Elizabeth Cabot Ives, Nov. 1876, n.d.
  • (fols. 99-100) [H. Tennant Cook?], n.d.
  • (fols. 101-38) his sister Cecilia Rice, n.d.
  • (fols. 139-44) his sister Lady Selina Morshead, n.d.
  • (fols. 145-52) his sister Mary Beresford, n.d.
  • (fols. 153-4) his brother-in-law George De La Poer Beresford, Nov. 1876
  • (fols. 155-6) his nephew Lewis Harcourt, Dec. 1874
  • (fols. 157-8) his nephew Henry Rice, n.d.
  • (fols. 159-68) G.H. Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 169-70) [Egerton?] Vernon Harcourt, June 1875, Dec. 1876
  • (fols. 173-6) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 177-8) his cousin Augustus Vernon Harcourt, Nov. 1876
  • (fols. 179-80) ? Astley, Jan. 1877
  • (fol. 181) G. Cecil Gooch, Feb. 1876
  • (fols. 182-3) his aunt A. Gooch, Mar. 1876
  • (fols. 184-5) his cousin L. Edith Gooch, n.d.
  • (fols. 186-9) Louisa H. Vernon, n.d.
  • (fols. 190-5) ? Danby, n.d.
  • (fols. 196-7, 199-200) Lady Catherine Vernon Harcourt, Nov. 1875, Apr. 1876
  • (fols. 201-2) Frances Parkinson-Fortescue, Countess Waldegrave, [July?] 1875
  • (fols 203-7) Montagu Bertie, 6th Earl of Abingdon, July 1874-Oct. 1876
  • (fols. 208-9) unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 210-11) George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, Apr. 1875
  • (fols. 212-20) Harriet Holroyd, Countess of Sheffield, Apr. 1876, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 220-34) Murray Finch Hatton, July 1875-Dec. 1876
  • (fols. 236-51) Henry Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield, Oct. 1875-Jan. 1877
  • (fols. 254-5) D.E. Holroyd, Oct. 1876
  • (fols. 258-74) Henry George Liddell, Nov. 1866, June-Nov. 1876
  • (fols. 274-9) Lorina H. Liddell, n.d.
  • (fols. 280-5) H.W. Acland, June 1876
  • (fols. 286-96) Marquess d'Harcourt, June-Nov. 1876, n.d.
  • (fols. 297-300, 303-8) Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, Mar.-Apr. 1866, Apr. 1869, Aug.-Oct. 1876
  • (fols. 309-10) Maurice Gervais-Beresford, Archbishop of Armagh, Sept. 1872, Sept. 1875
  • (fols. 315-20) ? Anson, Mar.-May [1865?], June 1870
  • (fols. 321-2) W.J. Evelyn, Nov. 1874
  • (fols. 323-6) Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 5th Baron Dufferin and Clanboye, Feb. 1875-May 1876
  • (fols. 327-30) [Harriet Loyd-Lindsay], n.d.
  • (fols. 331-2) Leveson C. Randolph, Sept. 1874
  • (fols. 333-4) Ernest de Bunsen, June 1876
  • (fols. 335-40) John Goring, n.d.
  • (fols. 341-4) M.J. Egerton, n.d.
  • (fols. 345-6) Henry [Danett?], June 1876
  • (fols. 347-8) unidentified, July 1876
  • (fols. 349-54) J. Sidney Smith, June 1870, June-Aug. 1876
  • (fols. 356-9) [G.S. Moncke?], Mar.-July 1875
  • (fols. 360-3) Walter Sneyd, Nov. 1876, n.d.
  • (fols. 364-71) Charles Conybeare, June 1873, Oct. 1876, n.d.

and

  • (fols. 252-3) memorial for George Holroyd, 2nd Earl of Sheffield, [1876?]
  • (fols. 256-7) verse titled 'Love disarmed' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 311-14) letter from Gertrude Harcourt to Mrs Danby, Oct. 1875

D   Royal letters, 1751-1826, 1885-1910

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3880-3, e. 3653


Royal letters, 1751-1819
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3880
Extent: vi + 167 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letter from Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, to

  • (fol. 24) George III concerning his son George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham's vote against the general warrant, Feb. 1764

letters to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 2-23, 25-30) George III, June 1751-Oct. 1752, Feb. 1764-Jan. 1770
  • (fols. 48-67) Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany, June 1751-May 1752

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 31-44) George III, Aug. 1786-April 1796
  • (fols. 70-80, 84) Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, July 1773-Aug. 1783, n.d.
  • (fols. 121-3, 125-6) Prince William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, July 1799, June 1801, n.d.
  • (fols. 142-6) Princess Sophia Matilda, July 1808, mainly n.d.

letters to Elizabeth Harcout, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 69, 81-3) Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, June 1789, n.d.
  • (fols. 120, 124, 128-32) Prince William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh, June 1799, Mar. 1802, Jan. 1819, n.d.
  • (fols. 134-42) Princess Sophia Matilda, Mar. 1792, mainly n.d.

with (fols. 86-118) correspondence and papers of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Elizabeth Harcout, Countess Harcourt, concerning the appointment of a governess for Prince William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh's daughter Princess Sophia Matilda, comprising

  • (fols. 86-7) letter from George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, to unidentified, Aug. 1787
  • (fol. 88) copy of a note by George III, n.d.
  • (fols. 89-92, 94-104) letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from the Princess's governess Leonora Dee, Aug.-Dec. 1787, n.d.
  • (fols. 93, 105-8, 112-13) letters from Elizabeth Harcout, Countess Harcourt, to H.D. Vincent, July 1787
  • (fols. 109-11, 114-18) letters from H.D. Vincent, July-Sept. 1787, n.d.

and (fols. 148-63) letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, concerning the visit of George III to Oxford, 1786, from

  • (fols. 148-9) John Cooke concerning the exercise of the Royal bounty and clemency for the prisoners in the Oxford jail, Sept. 1786
  • (fols. 150-1) Oxfordshire magistrates concerning the King's relief of debtors in the county goal, n.d.
  • (fols. 152-5) Christopher Willoughby, chairman of the Oxfordshire quarter sessions, enclosing a vote of acknowledgement to the King for his relief of debtors in the county goal, Oct. 1786
  • (fols. 156-9) George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, Aug. 1786
  • (fols. 160-3) Lord Howard, Aug.-Sept. 1786

Letters from Queen Charlotte, 1767-1818
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3881
Extent: xxxiv + 324 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

fols. (i-xxx) an index of contents

letters to

  • (fols. 1-2, 17-23) Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, June 1767-Mar. 1770, n.d.
  • (fols. 62-3, 69-70, 72-3, 76, 81-2, 90-7, 114-15, 119-20, 123-8, 134-7, 143-50, 159-60, 162-73, 180-3, 187-90, 198-201, 204-5, 207-12, 216-17, 224-9, 236-7, 244-5) George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, May 1790-Jan. 1809, with (fol. 113) a drawing of a man and a child given to him by Queen Charlotte, 1796
  • (fols. 5-16, 24-61, 64-8, 71, 74-5, 77-80, 83-9, 98-112, 116-18, 121-2, 129-33, 138-42, 151-8, 161, 174-9, 184-6, 191-7, 202-3, 206, 213-15, 218-23, 230-5, 242-3, 246-53, 256-80, 283-96, 299-314) Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Aug. 1784-Nov. 1817
  • (fols. 238-41, 254-5, 281-2, 297-8) Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, Apr.-May 1809, Feb. 1812, Sept. 1814, June 1815

and

  • (fols. 315-16) Supplement to The London Gazette announcing the death of Queen Charlotte, 17 Nov. 1818

Royal letters, 1786-1826
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3882
Extent: vi + 400 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

letters to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 2-3, 7) George, Prince of Wales, Aug. 1794, n.d.
  • (fols. 12-15) Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, Oct. 1796
  • (fols. 20-3, 26-7) Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, June 1799, Apr. 1802
  • (fols. 39-40) Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Dec. 1802
  • (fols. 50-3) Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, Oct. 1807, n.d.
  • (fol. 63) Prince Ernest Augustus, Mar. 1786
  • (fols. 94-5) Princess Sophia, 1797
  • (fols. 135-9, 166-7, 179-80, 188-9, 191-4, 200-1) Princess Augusta Sophia, June 1794, July 1800-Jan. 1803, n.d.
  • (fols. 302-3, 305-9) Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal, May 1795, Aug. 1796, n.d.

letters to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from

  • (fols. 5-6, 8) George, Prince of Wales, Dec. 1810, n.d.
  • (fols. 10-11) Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, July 1795
  • (fols. 17-18) Prince William, Duke of Clarence, n.d.
  • (fols. 24-5) Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, Dec. 1800
  • (fols. 8, 29-38, 43-8) Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Mar. 1794-Sept. 1798, Dec. 1810, June 1815-Jan. 1818, n.d.
  • (fol. 54) Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, n.d.
  • (fols. 64-7) Princess Frederica Charlotte, Duchess of York and Albany, May 1794, n.d.
  • (fol. 69) Caroline, Princess of Wales, Jan. 1804
  • (fols. 71-85) Princess Amelia, Jan. 1804, Sept. 1807, Feb. 1808, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 87-93, 96-8) Princess Sophia, Aug. 1794, Dec. 1800, July 1801, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 104-26, 131) Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, Sept. 1791, mainly n.d.
  • (fols. 133-4, 140, 164-5, 168-78, 181-7, 190, 195-9, 202-84) Princess Augusta Sophia, Oct. 1792-Dec. 1825 n.d.
  • (fols. 304, 311-14, 317-91) Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg, May 1797-May 1799, Mar. 1814-Oct. 1825, with (fols. 315-16) a letter from Sir John Hippisley concerning the princess's visit to Nuneham, May 1799

Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, from

  • (fols. 41-2) Prince Adolphus Frederick, 1st Duke of Cambridge, May 1815
  • (fols. 56-61) Queen Adelaide, July 1840, n.d.
  • (fols. 100-3, 127-30) Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, Feb. [1826?], Aug. [1842?]
  • (fols. 285-96) Princess Augusta Sophia, Jan.-Apr. 1826
  • (fols. 392-3) Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg, Feb. 1826

and

  • (fols. 162-3) 'The Journey to Nuneham' by Princess Augusta Sophia, Sept. 1785
  • (fols. 297-300) correspondence between Sir John Hippisley and Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, concerning Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal not giving a present to Prince Friedrich of Württemberg upon their marriage, May 1797

Letters from Princess Elizabeth, landgravine of Hesse-Homburg, to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, and his wife Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1791-1826
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3883
Extent: vi + 437 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 388-9) letter to Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, concerning the death of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Feb., 1826


Correspondence of Emily Vernon Harcourt, Nov. 1885-May 1910
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3653
Extent: ii + 194 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from

  • (fols. 2-9) Lady Mary Kygon, lady-in-waiting to Mary, Princess of Wales, Nov. 1897-Dec. 1901
  • (fols. 11-40) Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, Nov. 1885-Apr. 1890
  • (fols. 42-58) Hélène Bricka, reader to Princess Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck, and governess of Princess Mary, Feb. 1892-Nov. 1897, n.d., with (fols. 59-63) letter from Emily Vernon Harcourt to Hélène Bricka, Apr. 1897
  • (fols. 65-190) Queen Mary, Dec. 1885-May 1910
  • (fols. 191-2) Derek Kepple, equerry-in-waiting to Princess Victoria Mary, Duchess of York, July 1893

E   Volumes of verse and other literary works, [1710?]-1871

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3884-8


Verse, [1710?]-[1808], n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3884
Extent: viii + 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. ii-viii) an index of contents
  • (fol. 1r) verse commencing 'sov'reign of love, nor own we less thy pow'r' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol. 1r) verse commencing 'when lansdown vews the fierceness of my flame' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol. 1v) verse commencing 'close, close the volume and no more engage' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol.1v-2r) verse commencing 'it thunders & we now may boast' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol. 2r-v) verse commencing 'dear Harry if any' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol. 3) verse commencing 'the fiercest beasts their homage yeild' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 4r) verse commencing 'the sacred canvass and the sacred rhime' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 5r) verse commencing 'dear Harry if any' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol. 5v) verse commencing 'while yet ye war in doubtfull ballance hung by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 5v) verse commencing 'when lansdown vews the fierceness of my flame' by Simon Harcourt, [1710?]
  • (fol. 6) verse titled 'To Mr Prior - upon his invitation to town' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 7) verse commencing 'here mayst thou see me, ere the trady sun' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 8r) verse titled 'The Toilet" by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 8v) verses titled 'To the Honorable Mr-' and 'Struggle' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 9r) verse commencing 'chast Celia judge & judging own how strong' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 9v) verse titled 'Upon ye Ly P- painting' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 10) verse commencing 'when rash erostratus at fame aspird' by Simon Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 11-13) verse titled 'Astrop Wells, 1719, addressed to the honourable Thomas Harvey esq.' by Simon Harcourt, 1719
  • (fol. 14) song, commencing 'as Damon languished at my feet', composed by Lady Julia Noel for Viscount Carbury, n.d.
  • (fol. 15) '54th psalm paraphrased to the tune of the Easter Hymn' by Martha Vernon-Venables, n.d.
  • (fols. 17-19) various verses and songs titled 'Imitations from the French' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 20-3) verse titled 'On leaving Spaw' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, addressed to Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, and Miss [Frances?] Poole, 1766
  • (fols. 24-5) verse titled 'Ode to Friendship' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
  • (fols. 26-7) verse titled 'On Beauty' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
  • (fol. 28) verse commencing 'oftimes in friendship's semblance drest' by Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Palmerston, n.d.
  • (fol. 29) epitaph for Charlotte, Countess of Dysart by Horatio Walpole, in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  • (fol. 30) verse 'wrote on Pam's holding a telescope, & thrown into the Dutchess of Grafton's lapp at Loo, the night before she left England' by Horatio Walpole in an unidentified hand, n.d.; verse 'written by Ld Ch-d placed in the Parlour of Sir William Stanhope's house, that was Mr Pope's at Twickenham' by [Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield?], n.d.
  • (fols. 31-2) verse commencing 'when gentle Thames rowls back his silver streams' by Philip James Wharton, Duke of Wharton, n.d.
  • (fol. 33) verse titled 'A riddle' by David Garrick in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  • (fol. 33v) verse commencing 'Sir this will inform you I'm not in your debt' by Mrs Malbon, n.d.
  • (fol. 34r) verse commencing 'your pinks, your tulips live an hour' for Walter Clark by Horatio Walpole, 1773
  • (fol. 34v) inscription by William Mason for a pedestal to mark the site of Walter Clark's death in the flower garden at Nuneham Park, Aug. 1784
  • (fols. 35-6) verse by David Garrick 'On leaving Chatsworth having had a dispute the preceding evening with Lord John Cavendish on the merits of Shakespeare' in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  • (fol. 37) epitaph for William Hogarth commencing 'farewell great painter of mankind' by David Garrick, n.d.
  • (fols. 38-9) verse titled 'Garrick's wedding' attributed to Edward Moore, n.d.
  • (fol. 40) verse commencing 'with gallant Onslow second in command' by [Thomas Onslow, Viscount Cranley?], n.d.
  • (fol. 41) verse titled 'A catalogue of comforts for two sisters & mothers in law' by unidentifed, n.d.
  • (fols. 42-3) verse titled 'Verses upon the honourable Stephen Fox written by the honourable C.J. Fox & the honourable Richard Fitzpatrick', n.d.
  • (fol. 44r) verse commencing 'we are little Airy Creatures' attributed to Jonathan Swift, n.d.; verse commencing 'a word that consists of three letters alone', by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 46-7) verse, for Mrs Crewe, commencing 'when the loveliest expression to feature is joynd' by Charles James Fox, in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  • (fol. 48-9) verse, for Lady Egremont, commencing 'virtue and fame the other day' by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, 1761
  • (fol. 50) verse commencing 'father of mercies deign to hear' by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, n.d.
  • (fol. 51) verse, for Lord William Gordon, titled 'The caution - by a friend' by Lady Anne Lindsay, n.d.
  • (fols. 52-3) verse titled 'The removal of the village' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  • (fols. 54-5) verse titled 'The old woman's tree' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  • (fols. 56-9) verse titled 'The flower garden - a eclogue' by William Whitehead, 1770.
  • (fol. 60) verse, for Lady Spencer, commencing 'queen of the sports, you deign to grace' by William Whitehead, in an unidentified hand, 1778
  • (fol. 61) verse, for George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, commencing 'we laundry maids at Nuneham' by William Whitehead, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, 1772
  • (fols. 62-3) 'Verses occassioned by the death of Walter Clark, florist - written in the flower garden at Nuneham' by William Whitehead, [1784]
  • (fols. 64-5) verse, concerning the death of Lancelot "Capability" Brown, commencing 'clos'd are his toils, the fatal shaft has flown', by William Whitehead, [1783]
  • (fols. 66-7) verse, for Georgiana Spencer, Countess Spencer, commencing 'the dames of Greece & Rome when glory's charms' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  • (fols. 68-9) verse commencing 'here shall our ling'ring footsteps oft be found' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  • (fol. 70) verse commencing 'can this be Nuneham's liberal shade' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  • (fols. 71-2) verse, for a memorial to William Mason at Nuneham Park, commencing 'these roseate bowers, these sun-bright glades' by Sir Brooke Boothby, May 1796
  • (fol. 73) verse on Mark VII 31 by Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  • (fol. 74) verse on John XX 24 by Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  • (fols. 75-8) verse titled 'The search for content' by Thomas Wilson, n.d.
  • (fols. 79-80) verse 'written at that part of the grounds at Nuneham, where the rewards of industry are annually distributed among the inhabitants of the village' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 81) verse commencing 'thy years have flown on rapid wing' by Joseph Dacre Carlyle, n.d.
  • (fols. 82-3) 'Part of an old ballad' concerning James Francis Edward Stuart, 'The Old Pretender', by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 84r) verse, concerning the American War of Independence, commencing 'each morn the chafing dishes round' by Dr Vansittart, n.d.
  • (fol. 84r-v) verse, concerning the American War of Independence, commencing 'Upon a Tressel Pig was laid' by Dr Vansittart, in an unidentified hand, n.d.
  • (fol. 85) verse titled 'The French Version of the ten Commandments' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 86-7) verse titled 'A chapter in logick' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 88-9) verse commencing 'I lately thought, no man alive' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 90) verse 'written improptu in a box at Covent Garden theatre when Mrs Siddons had finished her address on taking leave of the stage' by Thomas Erskine 1st Baron Erskine, n.d.
  • (fol. 91) verse titled 'On a beautiful young lady with an impediment in her speech, & remarkable for sweetness of disposition' by ? Nares, n.d.
  • (fol. 92) verse 'hung on the boughs of a venerable wallnut tree which overshadows the burial ground of Mr Waller in Beaconsfield church yard' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 93-4) verse titled 'The diversions of Purley' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 95) verse titled 'Ecclesiastical Joy', concerning Edward Venables-Vernon's appointment as Archbishop of York, by Mrs [Kobett?], [1808]
  • (fols. 96-8) ballad commencing 'of all the men I ever saw' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  • (fol. 99) verse, for Sir Joshua Reynolds, commencing 'hope not my Mary's charms to trace' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  • (fols. 100-1) verse titled 'The maids of honor' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  • (fols. 102-3) verse titled 'The maid of honor's answer to Lord de la Warr's farewell' by Charles Townshend, n.d.
  • (fol. 104) song commencing 'fair hebe I left with a cautious design' by John West, 2nd Earl de la Warr, n.d.
  • (fols. 105-6) verse titled 'Goodbye and howd'ydo' attributed to William Robert Spencer, n.d.
  • (fol. 107) verse titled 'Fragment of an oration' by George Canning, n.d.
  • (fol. 108) copy of verse in the hand of Edward Jerningham, concerning Isabella Markham, commencing 'whence comes my love, o hearte disclose' by John Harington, 1564
  • (fol. 109) verse, for Anne Berry on the the loss of the nest of cupids, commencing 'the many loves that o'er thy bosom stray' by Edward Jerningham, n.d.
  • (fol. 110) verse commencing 'the Arts improve in this aspiring age' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 111-12) verse titled 'New games at St. Stephen's chapel' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 113) verse titled 'March of intellect in Ireland' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 114-15) verse titled 'The proper epithet' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 116) epigram 'written at the time when a tax was laid on receipts when Mr Fox was minister' by Mrs Walsingham in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 117) verse, for Elizabeth Carpenter, commencing 'the high flown kiss and studied verse' by Anne Talbot, Dec. 1800
  • (fol. 118) verse commencing 'to horse to horse my comrades say' by Charlotte Chetwynd Talbot, Countess Talbot, n.d.
  • (fol. 119) verse 'on Lord Nuneham having his arms painted on his chariot without a coronet' by Charlotte Chetwynd Talbot, Countess Talbot, n.d.
  • (fols. 120-1) copy of an epitaph by Hersell inscribed upon the monument to Mary, Countess Talbot in the church of Barrington, Gloucestershire, n.d.
  • (fols. 122-3) verse 'addressed to Mrs North upon her asking why she was graceful, by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, n.d.
  • (fols. 124-5) verse, on Lord Guilford, commencing 'though darkness o'er the sight may roll' by Anthony Morris Storer, n.d.
  • (fols. 126-7) verse titled 'The gentleman's skull' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 127-8) verse titled 'The lady's skull' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 129) verse commencing 'oh thou for whom my lyre I string' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 129-30) prose riddles by William Mason, n.d.
  • (fols. 131-2) verse, for Elizabeth Anne Linley, commencing 'uncouth this moss covered grotto of stone' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, n.d.
  • (fol. 133) address of George Selwyn to the electors of Gloucester put into verse by R. Fitzpatrick, 1786

Verse, 1715-1802, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3885
Extent: vii + 140 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. ii-vii) an index of contents
  • (fol. 1) verse 'upon Mary Queen of Scots' pillar in Poole Hole' by Dr Vernon, 1715, with a reply in verse by Dr [John?] Byrom
  • (fol. 2) verse 'On the King of Prussia', by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 3-4) verse 'on his friends at Eton school' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1762
  • (fols. 6-7) verse 'addressed to Lord Fitzwilliam on his recovery from a dangerous illness' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1763
  • (fols. 8-9) verse titled 'An inscription for the monument of Lady Sarah Bunbury's dead favourites' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1765
  • (fol. 10) verse titled 'An inscription for the Urn of a favourite dog' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, 1765
  • (fol. 11) verse for Edward Venables-Vernon, Archbishop of York, 'on his enclosing the tomb of Archbishop Grey...with a beautiful gothic railing of cast iron' by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, n.d.
  • (fols. 12-13) 'Ode on the Cotillon Dancers' by unidentified, Apr. 1768
  • (fol. 14) verse, from The Public Advertiser, commencing 'with noise for agument, abuse for wit' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 15) verse, from The Public Advertiser, commencing 'Portland of mongrel breed, 'twixt Whig and Tory', by Jemima Campbell, Marchioness Grey, n.d.
  • (fols. 16-17) verse, for Lady Newhaven, on the death of Lady Dashwood, commencing 'yes she is gone! in earth her body lies' by Lady Hardwicke, n.d.
  • (fols. 18-22) verse commencing 'the ticket came; Lord Frederick sent it' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 23-4) 'A popular ballad for the Associations in favour of loyalty' by Hester Lynch Piozzi, sent to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, by Sarah Siddons, [1793?]
  • (fol. 25) verse 'on the Honourable Reverend C. Stewart' by Rachel Burton, n.d.
  • (fol. 26) verse titled 'The rival colours' by Rachel Burton, n.d.
  • (fol. 27) verse, for the Countess of Buckingh[amshire?], titled 'To Laura with the tragedy of Braganza' by Robert Jephson, 1778
  • (fol. 28) epigram 'upon reading in the news-papers, the motion the Attorney General made in Parliament, for the enquirey into the traiterous correspondence with France' by unidentified, Mar. 1793
  • (fol. 29) verse titled 'An attempt to give the English reader some idea of the late Mr Gray's most beautiful & classical ode written at the Grande Chartreuse' by Charles Dunster, n.d.
  • (fol. 30) verse titled 'Inscription attempted for the monument of Collins in Chichester Cathedral' by unidentified, Oct. 1795
  • (fol. 31) verse titled 'An impromptu attempt at Shenstone's manner on the refusal of Celia of placing a favorite flower in her bosom, from a cruel conformity to fashion at the expence of wounding the tender feelings of a susceptible mind' by Miss Fanquier, n.d.
  • (fols. 32-3) verse commencing 'once on a time an humble muse' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 34-5) song commencing 'of all the brave captains that ever were seen' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 36r) verse titled 'The visionary' by William Robert Spencer, n.d.
  • (fol. 36v) epigram commencing 'live, while you live, the Epicure would say' by Philip Doddridge, n.d.; verse 'on the city of Bristol having presented the freedom of the city in a gold box to Lord Rodney, & in a box of heart of oak to Admiral Keppel' by unidentified, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 37r) verse 'written by Mrs Kennicott words given Saint, Soul, no, pearly, snow', n.d.
  • (fol. 37v) verse titled 'On the death of a friend' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 38-9) verse titled 'A party to Richmond' by les Dames de B. & [Cramons?], n.d.
  • (fol. 40) verse commencing 'did not Dean Barker wisely preach' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 40-41r) verse titled 'Prologue to the play read before their majesties' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 41v-42) verse titled 'The Mimic Blackbird A Fable' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 43) verse, addressed to Miss Vernon, commencing 'all smooth tongued flattery join in prizing' by George Montague, n.d.
  • (fols. 44-5) verse titled 'An ideal visit to Lady Harcourt's flower garden after reading a description of Nuneham' by C. Dunsted, Jan. 1802
  • (fol. 46) verse titled 'Arno's Vale' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 47) song commencing 'my sheep I've forsaken I've lop'd my sheep hook' by Sir Gilbert Elliott, n.d.
  • (fol. 48) verse commencing 'poor little Tommy was in pain' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 49) verse commencing 'little busy, pretty fly' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 50-1) 'free translation of the copy of verses written and presented by the Emperor of China to Lord Macartney his Majesty's minister plenipotentiary at the court of Pekin at his audience of leave three days after his arrival' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 52-3) verse commencing 'young genius soar'd on pinious light' by Harriet Eyre, n.d.
  • (fols. 54-5) hymn 'for young children' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 56r) verse 'in the church of Tenby to the memory of Jane Griffith wife of Thomas Griffith mariner' by unidentified, n.d.; epitaph at 'Tenby: to the Memory of Elizabeth Prosser', n.d.
  • (fol. 57) verse commencing 'spirit leave thine house of clay!' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 58) verse commencing 'worn out with hunger I espy' by C.B., n.d.
  • (fol. 59) 'Sonnet to nothing' attributed to Porson, n.d.
  • (fols. 60-1) charade, addressed to Miss Vernon, commencing 'my first tho your House nay your life it defends' attributed to Porson, n.d.
  • (fols. 62-4) epilogue, with a cast list, 'for the play of the jealous wife', n.d.
  • (fol. 65) sonnet commencing 'alas that fancy's pencil still pourtrays' by John Leyden, n.d.
  • (fol. 66) verse commencing 'all you donst know said Combe to Sir John', by unidentified, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 67) verse commencing 'to ready Scotland boys & girls are carried' by unidentified, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 68) verse, 'to be sent with a copy of Mr Whitehead's Lines on friendship, commencing 'friendship's best thoughts & feelings here exprest' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 69) epitaph 'for the indended tomb of Mrs Nelly Mundy' by F.N.C. Mundy, n.d.
  • (fol. 70r) 'An epitaph in a churchyard near Bognor' commencing 'when sorrow weeps o'er virtues sacred chest' by unidentified, n.d.; 'Epitaph in a Country Churchyard - written by himself' commencing 'Poor John Gray here he lies' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 70v) 'Epitaph in Chichester churchyard' commencing 'weep not for me my husband dear' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 71) verse by John Williams on his being reproved for not weeping over the remains of a female friend', n.d.; epitaph on Lord Ferrers commencing 'The fifth of May' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 72-3) verse, 'made on Lord Ferrars the morning of his execution, commencing 'the fleeting minutes roll away' by unidentified, [c.1760?]
  • (fol. 74) verse commencing 'ah fondly cherish then then lovely plant' by Mary Tighe, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d
  • (fol. 75r) verse commencing 'two brothers there are' by Lady Susan O'Brien, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 75v) verse commencing 'with my head I am all deformity' by Lady Susanna Sarah Louisa Fox-Strangways, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 76-7) verse commencing 'yet where begin - in spite of sceptic wit', in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 77r) verse commencing 'while Eloisa burns with [p.....] love' by unidentified, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 78r) verse commencing 'if nature & fortune had placed me with you' by Richard Porson, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first tho your house nay your life he depends' by unidentified, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first with more than Quakers pride' by Richard Porson, n.d.;
  • (fol. 78v) verse commencing 'nor your unhappy poet' by unidentified, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first is the nymph I adore' by Richard Porson, n.d.; verse, in French, commencing 'le premier vous mangera' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 79) verse, in French, commencing '[..] se monge du premier', in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.; verse commencing 'my first if lost, is a disgrace' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 80r) verse, in French, commencing 'D'arnaud par votre beau genie' by the Frederick II of Prussia for Mr D'Arnaud, 1751; verse letter, in French, from Voltaire to the King of Prussia, n.d.
  • (fol. 80r-v) verse, in French, titled 'Le Cu de Manon' by Mr D'Arnaud, n.d.
  • (fols. 81-2) verse, in French, 'Chanson faite a Chanteloup ches Mr le Duc de Choiseul en 1775, par Mr de Lille pendant le ministre de Mr Turgot', 1775
  • (fol. 83) verse, in French; titled 'Description de l'opera' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 84) verse, in French, titled 'Epitre a Mr de Marmontel historiographe de France' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 85-6) ode 'a My Lord Comte de Harcourt' [for Simon, 1st Earl Harcourt], n.d.
  • (fols. 87-8) verse, in French, titled 'Le tems present', by M. Joseph, n.d.
  • (fols. 89-90) song, in French, commencing 'Chantons dans un badin vaudeville, n.d.
  • (fol. 91) verse, in French, commencing 'Le grand Coburg a mis trois mois' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 92) couplets, in French, 'sung at a play in the presence of Boisset which he was forced to applaud in French' commencing 'Le Dimanche 31 May, Boisset etant a la Comedie, on a fait chanter les couplets suivans' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 93) verse, in French, 'sung at Paris after the King had been sentenced to death' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 94-5) verse, in French, titled 'Romance', by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 96-7) verse, in French, titled 'O ma Dame' by Duke of Mortemart for Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Sept. 1794
  • (fol. 98) verse, in French, commencing 'A Shaftesbury Charles second', in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 99) verse, in French, commencing 'Avec les jeux dans le village' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 100-1) verse, in French, addressed to Voltaire by [Saurin?] with Voltaire's reply, n.d.
  • (fols. 102-3) verse, in French, titled 'Jean qui Pleure, et jean qui Rit' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 104) verse, in French, replying to (fols. 102-3) by Mr L'abbe de Voisenon, n.d.
  • (fols. 106-9) dialogue, in French, between De Pegase and Du Vicillard, n.d.
  • (fol. 110) epitaph, in French, for Jean Jacques Rousseau by the Marquess de Girard with an English translation by William Mason (not in Mason's hand), n.d.
  • (fols. 111-12) verse, in French, titled 'Epitre au Pape Clement Quatorze les castrats, by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 113) verse, in French, commencing 'le counois tu ma chere Eleonore' by Cardinal de Bernis, n.d.
  • (fols. 114-15) verse titled 'The fairy's answer' by Lady Margaret Caroline Leveson-Gower, n.d.
  • (fols. 116-17) epitaph, in Bristol churchyard, commencing 'who'[ear?], like me, with trembling anguish brings' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 116v) epitaph on Samuel Johnson commencing 'here lies poor Johnson! Reader have a care' by Soame Jennings, n.d.
  • (fol. 118) verse titled 'The brides' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 119) verse titled 'Christian chronology' by unidentified n.d.
  • (fol. 120) cunundrums in English and French [description taken from index], n.d.
  • (fol. 122) verse titled 'Riddle' and commencing 'the riddle of riddles that dances and skips' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 123) verse commencing 'with Devon's girl so blithe and gay' by Charles James Fox, n.d.
  • (fol. 124) verse titled 'The wither'd violet' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 125) verse commencing 'this is the note that nobody wrote' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 126) verse, in French, 'written upon the walls of La Belle Alliance' commencing 'Wellington le grand general', n.d.
  • (fols. 127-34) translation of Petrach's 'The canzoni' by Barbarina Wilmot, n.d.
  • (fol. 135r) verse, in French, commencing 'Les voicy ces cheveux depuis longtems blanchis' by Madame La marechale de Mirepoix, n.d.; verse, in French, commencing 'Quoi? vous parlez de cheveux blancs' by the Duke of Nivernois, n.d.
  • (fol. 135v) verse, in French, 'Inscription [...] dune statue de l'amour par Voltaire', n.d.
  • (fol. 136) verse titled 'to the memory of Richard West esq. who died June 1st 1742 in the 26th year of his age after a tedious & painful illness - supposed to be written by his uncle Judge Burnet', by Thomas Ashton, n.d.
  • (fols. 137-8) 'Ode to indifference' by Frances Greville, n.d.

Verse, 1764-1870
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3886
Extent: xi + 152 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. ii-xi) an index of contents
  • (fol. 1) hymn 'to Lady Fitzgerald by Lord Sandwich, on his finding her in company with Madin', 1764
  • (fols. 2-3) 'Ode to Lord Temple' by William Wyndham Grenville, Sept. 1773
  • (fols. 4-5) 'Ode for the year 1774' for Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, by George Ridsdale
  • (fols. 6-7) verse, for Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, commencing 'those charms, that in the gen'ral voice' by George Ridsdale, Dec. 1773
  • (fol. 8) verse, for the Honourable Mrs Sedley, commencing 'will you (tho' true what sterne enforces that we must have our hobby horses)' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 9) verse commencing 'I am not what I was, but quite the reverse' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 10-11) verse, for Mrs Montagu, commencing 'new to the world at first the bashful maid' by Dean Marley, n.d.
  • (fol. 12) verse titled 'On seeing the model of Mrs Montagu' by Samuel Johnson, n.d.
  • (fol. 13) verse 'to the memory of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer' commencing 'if e'er sincerity inscrib'd the stone' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 14-15) verse titled 'On Happpiness' by Miss Wilmot, n.d.
  • (fols. 16-17) verse titled 'A riddle' commencing 'I from a famous race am sprung' by the Hon. Mrs Walsingham, n.d.
  • (fol. 18) verse, 'left in the flower garden at Nuneham', commencing 'welcome to this delightful cell' by General Johnston, 1786
  • (fol. 19) verse titled 'Advertisement' commencing 'the King in his wisdom (it makes me quite frantic)' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 20-1) verse commencing 'lady, hearken, enter not' by unidentified, Aug. 1794
  • (fol. 22) verse titled 'On May morning new stile' commencing 'now the bright silver mug, Day's harbinger' by Frances Hay, n.d.
  • (fol. 23) verse 'on hearing of the sudden death of the Reverend Mr Mason at the age of seventy two' by Frances Hay, [c.1797]
  • (fol. 25) 'Epitaph on the most noble Douglas Hamilton, Duke of Hamilton Brandon &c 1799' by unidentified
  • (fol. 26) verse, for Sir John Blaquiere, commencing 'what's angry Tisdal's secret aim' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 27-32) letter to unidentified from Dr. Darwin concerning his intention to render Elizabeth Raffield's The Compleat English Housewife into verse and enclosing specimens of 'plum pudding' in the forms of a song, a meditation, an ode, and an elegy, n.d.
  • (fols. 33-4) 'Ode on the anniversary of her majesty's birth day most respectfully inscribed to the Earl of Harcourt' commencing 'hail britons, hail, the fair auspicious morn' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 35) verse, 'collected from the Midsummer Night's Dream by Thomas Pitt', commencing 'ah me! for ought that ever I could know' by William Shakespeare, n.d.
  • (fol. 36) verse commencing 'Sexton! oh lay beneath this sacred shrine' by Erasmus Darwin, n.d.
  • (fol. 37) 'Inscription in a grove to the memory of Doctor Small by Doctor Darwin', n.d.
  • (fol. 38) verse, for Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, commencing 'bright star of Britain, fairest of the fair', n.d.
  • (fol. 39) 'Epitaph on the Countess of Denbigh' by Mary Elizabeth Nugent, Countess Temple, n.d.
  • (fol. 40) verse 'On reading Mrs Piozzi's ancedotes - Mr Boswell's tour to the Hebrides - & other publications relative to the character of Dr Samuel Johnson' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 41-2) 'An ode to science' by [Mark?] Akenside, n.d.
  • (fol. 43) verse commencing 'come listen my friends to an old dog's new story' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 44) verse commencing 't'other day as I walked in the park' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 45) verse commencing 'a Tribe of holy priests in days of Yore' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 46) verse commencing 'oh where is the sweetness that dwells on that lip' by Mary Tighe, in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 47) verse commencing 'Willesby Pole has the mint, but need never attend' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 48) verse 'to a lady called from her activity Atlanta' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, 1805
  • (fol. 48r) verse titled 'To the same complaining on her birthday of the Sun's absence commencing 'Obscur'd his light, eclipsed his ray' by unidentified, 1805
  • (fols. 49-50) verse commencing 'again reviving nature sheds' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 50) stanza, attributed to [Lady Byron?] commencing 'No, Lady, no - though Byron's hand' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 51-2) verse commencing 'for whom today shall minstrel bard' in the hand of George Granville Harcourt, n.d
  • (fols. 53-4) verse titled 'To spring' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 55-6) 'verses written New Years Day 1805' commencing 'old creeping time hath op'd the year' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 57) verse commencing 'as near to my heart as the church to the steeple' by Thomas Pitt, n.d.
  • (fol. 58) verse titled 'On the English' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 59) verse commencing 'soft spirit of the genial shower' by George Richards, June 1806
  • (fols. 60-1) verse titled 'Invitation to Nuneham' by George Richards, 1807
  • (fols. 62-3) verse commencing 'the muse, who on the Chian sage' by George Richards, n.d.
  • (fols. 64-5) verse titled 'The dead soldier' by George Richards, n.d.
  • (fol. 66) verse titled 'Chivalry' by George Richards, n.d.
  • (fols. 67) verse, for the Honourable Anne Seymour [Damer?], commencing 'go, humble muse, at Twickenham's Gothic Bower' by George Richards, Sept. 1808
  • (fols. 69-70) verse titled 'Night bagshaws at Nuneham' by George Richards, n.d.
  • (fols. 71-2) 'Ode to peace' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 73) 'Epitaph on Prince Lee Boo' by Francis Haggitt, n.d.
  • (fols. 74-5) verse commencing 'what tho' with me no muses deign to stray' by Francis Haggitt, Aug. 1808
  • (fols. 75-6) 'Ode on the abolition of the slave trade' by unidentified, [c.1807?]
  • (fol. 77) verse titled 'Tabby's purraby to her chicken' by William Robert Spencer, n.d.
  • (fol. 78) verse commencing 'ah memory! remembrance! thou hast many a shrine around' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 79) verse titled 'An ideal visit to Lady Harcourt's flower-garden after reading a description of Nuneham' by C. Dunsted, Jan. 1802
  • (fols. 80-1) verse commencing 'while tuneful Greville sweetly sings' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 82) 'A new song of old sayings' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 83-4) verse commencing 'I find, dear Coz, you're come to town' by Mrs Kennicott, n.d.
  • (fol. 85) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, commencing 'for twice fifteen long hours I've been deprived' by Mrs Kennicott, n.d.
  • (fol. 86) 'Verses occassioned by a Poet, soi-disant Pindar, having (in a poem on the Bath Beauties) praised Lady Margaret Fordyce for nothing but a dimple' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 87-8) verse 'written on hearing a cuckoo in the valley of St. Saba' commencing 'what sounds are those you rocks impart' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 89) verse 'On the demolition of Pope's villa' commencing 'genius of Twit'nam! Tell me why' by unidentified, 1807
  • (fol. 90) verse commencing 'disdain not a repaste' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 91) verse commencing 'oft have we wonder'd why on Irish ground' by Sir Robert Dallas, n.d.
  • (fol. 92) ode 'On the marriage of Lord Palmerston' by John Burgoyne, n.d.
  • (fol. 93) verse titled 'Parody upon the vicar of Bray' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 94) verse, addressed to Lady Caroline Lamb on the christening of her son, commencing 'grant heaven! sweet babe, thou may'st inherit' by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Oct. 1807
  • (fols. 95-6) verse titled 'The old hag in a red cloak' by George Watson-Taylor, n.d.
  • (fol. 97) charade, addressed to Catherine Maria Fanshawe, commencing 'my first is oft descried with longing eyes' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 98r) epitaph, for a monument to the Seward family, commencing 'to him who asks why o'er this tablet spread' by Walter Scott, n.d.
  • (fols. 98v-99) hymn titled 'Common Metre: prosperity and adversity' by Dr Darwin, n.d.
  • (fol. 100) epigram, 'written on a window at Windsor by an Eton Scholar', commencing 'you may send, it ought shou'd ail ye', n.d.
  • (fol. 101) verse commencing 'scholars are bookworms as tis said' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 102-103r) verse commencing 'one morn I rose at break of day' by unidentified, 1810
  • (fol. 103v) verse commencing 'why does the tear drop sparkle in my eye' by unidentified, 1811
  • (fols. 104-5) verse, addressed to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, titled 'Memory & hope' by R. N. French
  • (fols. 106-7) verse titled 'A day of Lady Mary Coke, versified, from her own prose' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 108) verse, addressed to Sarah Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey, commencing 'when the vain triumph of the imperial Lord' by George Byron, 6th Baron Byron, [c.1814]
  • (fols. 109-10) verse, addressed to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, commencing 'ah! Never must the critic's eye' by Mrs Mildmay, n.d.
  • (fol. 111) verse, addressed to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, commencing 'from all the duties, all the cares of life' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 112) verse, addressed to the infant child of Lord and Lady Anson, commencing 'sweet lovely infant smile on me' by unidentified, Sept. 1823
  • (fol. 113) verse, addressed to George Richards, titled 'Nuneham' commencing 'yes, blooming health delighted roves' in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 114-19) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, 'occassioned by his saying that the antient way of spelling Catherine was with a K', commencing 'and can his antiquarian eyes' by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, n.d.
  • (fol. 120) charade commencing 'inscrib'd on many a learned page' by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, n.d.
  • (fol. 121) verse, 'written at Brighthelmstone on Christmas Eve 1801 on hearing the Christmas carols sung in the night', commencing 'the night was calm, & deep repose' by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, n.d.
  • (fols. 122-3) verse, 'composed while lying on a sick bed', commencing 'returning from the gates of death' by Catherine Maria Fanshawe, Jan. 1796
  • (fol. 124) verse titled 'The gloves an heroic poem' by Lady Douglas, n.d.
  • (fols. 126-7) prologue, 'on opening the threatre at Sydney Botany Bay' commencing 'from distant climes, o'er wide spread Seas we come' by [George?] Barrington, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 128-9) verse titled 'The folly of atheism' by Dr Darwin, n.d.
  • (fols. 130-1) verse commencing 'oh thou all great, all mercifull, all wise' by Mrs D., in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 132) verse titled 'A voice from the highlands' by Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, n.d.
  • (fol. 133) verse titled 'Receipt for a sallad' by Sydney Smith, n.d.
  • (fol. 134) verse, addressed to Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Nuneham, titled 'A nosegay' by John Willis, n.d.
  • (fol. 135) verse titled 'The tear', in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 136) verse commencing 'and ere each day's revolving sun' by Lady Charoltte Bury, n.d.
  • (fol. 137r) verse, in Latin, titled 'Zedekiah excacatus' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 137v-138r) verse, in Latin, titled 'Angelus ad sepulchrum' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 138r) verse titled 'Sanctum est vetus omne Póéma' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 138v) verse, in Latin, titled 'Scriptorum chorus omnis amat nemus' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 139-40) verse, in Latin, titled 'Alituum genus spiritus intus alit' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 141-4) verse in Latin and Greek by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fol. 145) verse, in Latin, addressed to George Granville Venables-Vernon, commencing 'Esto quicquid abrique serviabat' by Francis Wrangham, May 1826
  • (fol. 146) latin translation of Montgomery's verse titled 'friend' by Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  • (fol. 147r) two hymns, addressed to [William Venables-Vernon?], commencing Messiah! at this glad approach' and 'whee high the [heavenly?] temple stands' by Francis Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  • (fol. 147v) verse commencing 'he who asks for [miners smitten?] stood' [in the hand of William Vernon Harcourt], n.d.
  • (fol. 148) translation of Latin verse into English commencing 'this [gem?], twice destined to reward' by Francis Wrangham, n.d.
  • (fol. 149) verse, in Latin, 'dictated by the Rev. W. Harcourt a few weeks before he died', titled 'Vota pro amico', in the hand of Edward William Harcourt, 1871

Verse by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1750-1804
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3887
Extent: vi + 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. ii-vi) an index of contents
  • (fol. 1) verse commencing 'to thee I bend eternal God divine', n.d.
  • (fol. 2) verse commencing 'in springs gay prime when greens of tender [hue?], n.d.
  • (fol. 3) verse on Psalm 107 commencing 'ye sons of men unite with one accord, n.d.
  • (fols. 4-5) verse titled 'John Tell Truth esq. to Peter Pindar esq. In answer to the [R C?] runaway', n.d.
  • (fols. 6-7) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, commencing 'Greville to yours my wish I join', Oct. 1765
  • (fols. 8-9r) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt 'upon his birthday with some flowers', commencing 'accept this emblematic wreath', n.d.
  • (fols. 9r-10r) verse addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, titled 'To my Lord August the 12' commencing 'the fourth of June my Lord you know it', n.d.
  • (fols. 10r-12r) verse titled 'The Nosegay a dialogue August the 12', a conversation in verse between Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt and Walter Clark, n.d.
  • (fols. 12r-13r) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, commencing 'shall I who late on Sudburys plains', n.d.
  • (fols. 14r-16r) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, commencing 'write, but revise, contract, correct', June 1773
  • (fols. 16r-17v) verse, addressed to Anna Grenville-Temple, Countess Temple, commencing 'was it dear ma'am in sport or spite', July 1773
  • (fols. 17v-18r) verse, addressed to Horatio Walpole, commencing 'to write with judgment, with correctness please', Aug. 1773
  • (fols. 18r-22r) verse, addressed to Miss Hay, titled 'The fairies', Sept. 1773
  • (fols. 22v-26r) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham, titled 'The druids curse', Oct. 1773
  • (fols. 26r-28) verse, addressed to Anna Grenville-Temple, Countess Temple; George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham; and Horatio Walpole, commencing 'ah cease to pour upon my ravish'd ear', June 1774
  • (fols. 29-31r) verse, addressed to Horatio Walpole 'written after reading his play of the Mysterious Mother',commencing 'Walpole, 'tis time, in every human breast', 1776
  • (fols. 31r-v) verse titled 'To gratitude', Aug. 1776
  • (fols. 31v-32v) verse titled 'To Oberon - written in the flower garden [at Nuneham]', Aug. 1777
  • (fols. 33-37v) verse, addressed to Mrs Montague 'occassion'd by hearing her...speak with candour of an unfortunate Lady whose character was severely attack'd by some who had little right to be censouious', commencing 'euphrasia yes, well pleas'd I heard thee teach', Sept. 1777
  • (fols. 37v-38v) verse addressed to Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, commencing 'sweet as the breath of Spring when Zephers power', Sept. 1778
  • (fols. 39-41r) verse titled 'A letter of advice to myself to be read when I am old, in the hope that it may guard me from many of the ridicules and faults I sometimes witness, by shewing me what my opinion was in youth of the conduct I ought to follow at a more advanced period of life', n.d.
  • (fols. 41-43r) verse, addressed to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, commencing 'So sang the bard, whose moral strain directs', [Aug. 1781]
  • (fol. 43) verse titled 'A prayer', n.d.
  • (fols. 43v-44r) verse, 'to the memory of the Rev'd William Mason inscrib'd upon a cenotaph in the flower garden at Nuneham', commencing 'the poets feeling, and the painters eye',
  • (fol. 44-5) proposed epitaphs for William Mason's monument in Westminster Abbey commencing 'ye letter'd sons of Britain favour'd isle'; and 'Mason to latest time the hand of Fame', n.d..
  • (fol. 46r-v) verse 'occasion'd by a friends asking advice respecting an attachment she had form'd, the lines are suppos'd to be written by the Lady herself', n.d.
  • (fols. 46v-48r) verse, addressed to Miss Anson, commencing 'I ask'd (my dear) what most you wanted?', Mar. 1778
  • (fol. 48r-v) verse titled 'To a friend who was in a bad state of health on his birthday', n.d.
  • (fols. 48v) 'translation of a German epigram on the the late Empress of Russia' commencing 'when Catherine knock'd at Satans gate', n.d.
  • (fols. 49r-51r) 'epistle from Elizabeth, Queen to Edward the fourth, to Catherine Wideville' commencing 'tell me my friend, but tell me truly too', n.d.
  • (fols. 51r-52r) verse titled 'The Reconciliation', n.d.
  • (fols. 52r-53v) verse, addressed to Miss Hay, commencing 'Friendship, to thee the [lay?] I give', n.d.
  • (fol. 53v) verse 'hung round the neck of a bust of Apollo in the flower garden at Nuneham the first time Mrs Montagu was there' commencing 'sister approach, with joy I hail the hour', n.d.
  • (fols. 53v-55r) verse, written for Queen Charlotte for an intended performance by her children to mark the anniversary of George III's accession, commencing 'Can we while filial Loves 'oft transports glow', 1785
  • (fols. 55v-56v) verse, concerning the illness of George III, commencing 'oh thou before whose throne of light', 1788
  • (fols. 56v-57r) verse, addressed to Lady Harriet Spencer at the Nuneham [spinning feast?], commencing 'Lady on thy gentle breast', 1778
  • (fol. 57v) verse, to the memory of Stephen Jones, commencing 'if strong attachment form'd in early youth', n.d.
  • (fols. 58-89) compilation for her sisters Martha and Anne Venables-Vernon, July 1797, of verse composed for her mother Martha Venables-Vernon, Lady Vernon, 1772-Apr. 1794, with
    • (fols. 85v-86r) verse, addressed to her sisters Martha and Anne Venables-Vernon, commencing 'ah me with what delight I hailed this morn', July 1796
    • (fol. 86r) verse, for an inscription to [her sister?] Catherine Venables-Vernon, commencing 'such was her form, but vainly would I find', [c.1775?]
    • (fols. 86v-89) verse, dedicated to [her sister?] Catherine Venables-Vernon, commencing 'Oh thou with who my [lifes?] first opening morn', 1776
  • (fols. 90-1) verse, in memory of her sister Martha Venables-Vernon, commencing 'accepr lov'd shade, the tributary tear', [c.1808?]
  • (fols. 92-3) verse, addressed to Miss Vernon, commencing 'when Caroline so sweetly sues', n.d.
  • (fol. 94) verse, 'written after seeing the funeral procession of Prince Frederick pass by' commencing 'the awefull silence all around', 1766
  • (fols. 95r-96v) verse titled 'Reason and love, a tale', n.d.
  • (fols. 97r-98v) verse, concerning a priest who had fled France following the French Revolution, commencing 'ne'er will the modest exile grave his name', n.d.
  • (fols. 98v-99v) verse, written in the flower garden at Nuneham, commencing 'stop stranger - this is hallow'd ground', n.d.
  • (fols. 99v-100v) verse, addressed to Princess Elizabeth, titled 'To cupid', 1799
  • (fols. 100v-101r) verse, concerning the recovery of George III, commencing 'our prayers are heard, the night of grief is o'er', [1789]
  • (fol. 101r-v) epitaph on General James Johnston, written for Cecilia Johnston, commencing 'beneath these Holy shrines that awefull spread', n.d.
  • (fols. 101v-102r) translation of a French epigram commencing 'the very first time I with Carlos convers'd'
  • (fol. 102r) 'imitation of a German epigram on the late Empress of Russia Catherine the 2nd' commencing 'when death had seiz'd th'imperial Dame', n.d.
  • (fols. 102r-103v) verse titled 'To a friend on the alterations he intended making at his country seat', n.d.
  • (fols. 103v-104v) verse, 'written upon returning to Sudbury after being some time absent', commencing 'yes, my remembrance well recalls', 1766
  • (fol. 105r-v) verse titled 'The evening walk', 1773
  • (fols. 105v-106r) 'A song upon nobody, in answer to a song upon somebody', n.d.
  • (fol. 106v) verse titled 'Character of Mr', n.d.
  • (fols. 107r-111r) verse titled 'Earl Warren - in imitation of the old ballads', n.d.
  • (fols. 111v-112r) verse, 'occasion'd by a friend's being surprized at my liking the country', commencing 'what means this change my gentle friend', n.d.
  • (fols. 112v-114v) verse titled 'Lines on the manner in which I suppose my death would affect different persons', n.d.
  • (fols. 115r-116r) verse titled 'To Flavia occasion'd by her saying she thought the men right in censuring the love of dissipation of the women of the present times', n.d.
  • (fols. 116v-118r) verse titled 'A character', n.d.
  • (fols. 118v-119v) verse titled 'To Miss Hay in answer to a letter informing me that she and her sister had purchas'd Ades and expressing her wish to pass her life there', n.d.
  • (fols. 120r-121v) verse, addressed to Miss Hay, commencing 'but should I attempt to seize the shell', n.d.
  • (fols. 121v-122r) verse, dedicated to the memory of Frances Temple, Viscountess Temple, 1770
  • (fols. 122v-123v) verse titled 'Elegy', n.d.
  • (fols. 123v-125r) verse, 'written during a dangerous illness', commencing 'say why my trembling, panting, foolish heart', 1760
  • (fols. 125r-126v) translation of French verse commencing 'amidst the pomp of splendid courts', n.d.
  • (fols. 126r-127v) verse titled 'To a friend', n.d.
  • (fols. 128-31) ballad, with notes by Countess Harcourt, concerning the legend of the Nuneham bower, n.d.
  • (fols. 132-3) ballad titled 'A word to the wise, or old England for ever', Dec. 1792
  • (fols. 134r-135v) ballad titled 'when the Guards commanded by the H.R.H. the Duke of York and Albany went to the continent, Feb. 1793
  • (fols. 135r-136r) ballad titled 'A sailors song', n.d.
  • (fols. 136v-137r) ballad, written at the request of Princess Elizabeth, titled 'Collins return to Sea', July 1800
  • (fols. 138-48) verse titled 'Fair Isabellas pilgrimage: a Spanish tale of the eleventh century', n.d.
  • (fols. 149-62) play titled 'The pair of phoenixs or hymen rising from the tomb: a tragedy', 1799
  • (fol. 163) verse commencing 'tho Price & knight may vent satyric spleen, n.d.
  • (fols. 164-7) verse, addressed to Princess Elizabeth titled 'Philip: A tale', n.d.
  • (fols. 168-78) a series of poems composed by Countess Harcourt, Mrs Kenniccott and Sir Brooke Boothby during a visit to Nuneham, that were to incorporate the words 'marvellous', 'when', 'robin', 'modest', 'tremor' and 'abstruse'
  • (fols. 179-80) epistle titled 'From the Gloster of Reynolds to the portrait of Betty' incorporating the words 'marvellous', 'when', 'robin', 'modest', 'tremor' and 'abstruse', n.d.
  • (fols. 181-2) verse titled 'Night bagshaws at Nuneham', by George Richards, incorporating the words 'marvellous', 'when', 'robin', 'modest', 'tremor' and 'abstruse', n.d.
  • (fols. 183-4) verse, addressed to Queen Charlotte, commencing 'well pleas'd, & flatter'd, I obey'd' incorporating the words 'marvellous', 'when', 'robin', 'modest', 'tremor' and 'abstruse', Sept. 1811
  • (fols. 185) verse commencing 'cadabbers indeed, we despise the harsh word', n.d.
  • (fols. 187-90) verse titled 'Logogryphe', n.d.
  • (fol. 191r) verse commencing 'while [pompous?] titles & illustrious birth', n.d.
  • (191v) epitaph commencing 'Stranger approach - beneath this hallow'd Chalk n.d.
  • (fol. 192) verse commencing 'the garden is locked & the blins are pulled down', n.d.
  • (fol. 193) verse, in answer to Harriet Eyre, commencing 'well pleas'd experience heard the lays', n.d.
  • (fols. 194-7) verse, addressed to Mrs Preston, commencing 'you know my friend the tunefull nine', Sept. 1804
  • (fol. 198) verse, for a monument to George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, commencing 'here rest lov'd shade amid thy kindred race', n.d.

Volume of various literary writings and other miscellaneous papers, 1701-[c. 1818]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3888
Extent: vi + 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. ii-vi) an index of contents
  • (fols. 1-2) ancedotes relating to the Vernon family, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 3-6) description of the execution of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, n.d.
  • (fols. 7-8) description titled 'An excursion up the Nile in 1610', n.d.
  • (fols. 9-10) instructions for the funeral at Stanton Harcourt of Elizabeth Harcourt, Viscountess Harcourt, June 1724
  • (fols. 11-16) 'An imitation of a scene in [....]: the character of Mrs Cassock drawn from real life 1769', in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt
  • (fols. 17-18) list of events held at Dublin Castle by Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, Dec. 1772-[May 1774?]
  • (fols. 19-20) letter, in French, to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from the French ambassador Anne-César, Marquess de la Luzerne concerning a fete to be held to mark the recovery from illness of George III, May 1789
  • (fols. 21-3) ceremony, in French, for receiving Queen Charlotte, at a fete held by the French ambassador Anne-César, Marquess de la Luzerne, May 1789
  • (fols. 25-6) letter to an unidentified editor, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, on the manners and morality of society, n.d.
  • (fols. 27-30) 'An accurate delineation of the transcendant beauties, in the road from Nuneham to Windsor' by Anne Kennicott, 'written in ridicule of the fashionable descriptive style', 1797
  • (fols. 31-2) humorous writing titled 'Advertisement extraordinary' offering to supply country gentleman with suitable guests, n.d.
  • (fols. 33-4) paper concerning the opening of the Theatre de la Nation, 1794
  • (fol. 35) extract from a religious discourse, 1701, by Robert Fleming, printed by Andrew Ball Cornhill, n.d.
  • (fol. 26) sermon based on the words 'man is born into trouble as the sparks fly upward' from verse 57, chapter 15 in the book of Job, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fols. 37-8) notes, with verse, concerning the legend of Dorothy, n.d.
  • (fol. 39) prayer commencing 'O thou supreme almighty being in whom I firmly believe', n.d.
  • (fol. 40) exhortation to holy living referring to the death of Peter Grand, vicar of Derham, Gloucestershire, n.d.
  • (fol. 41r) copy of an inscription, from a sign near Reading, relating to services offered by 'Isac Factotum: barber, peri-wig maker, surgeon, parish clerk, school master, blacksmith and manmidwife', n.d.
  • (fol. 41v) epitaph, from a Staffordshire churchyard, commencing 'whether in the other word she'll know her brother John' by Robert Kemp, n.d.; ancedote concerning American ladies, n.d.
  • (fol. 42) letter from Edward Stratford, 2nd Earl of Aldborough, to Mr Dunn on the improper branding of sheep, Oct. 1798
  • (fols. 43-6) 'Reflections on the associations and political conduct of the sectaries of the present times' by S. Bentley, n.d.
  • (fols. 47-55) 'Essay on marriage' by William Whitehead, n.d.
  • (fol. 56) instructions for taking the imprints of seals, n.d.
  • (fols. 57-8) 15 charades with answers in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, n.d.
  • (fol. 60) advertisment concerning Mrs [J?] Kavenagh addressed to Gustavus Hamilton, n.d.
  • (fol. 61) notes, in the hand of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, concerning the Oxford Parliaments of 1625 and 1680; and the robbery of plate from the Duke of Malborough, n.d.
  • (fol. 62) miscellaneous noted headed 'Codex Napoleonis Buonaparte' with a brief note, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 'thirteenth chapter of the Revelations the three last verses', n.d.
  • (fol. 63) 'translation of the Latin inscription which was affixed on the tomb of Mary Queen of Scots when she was buried at Peterborough Cathedral; but it was very soon taken down by order of Queen Elizabeth', n.d.
  • (fols. 64-7) account of Harley, Berkshire, by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 68-70) letter from the French Ambassador to [Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt?] enclosing 'The outline of the life of the Marchioness de Reveleyez and widow of the late Count de Chantal, n.d.
  • (fol. 71) copy of a hand bill issued by J. Jacobs, Mayor of Maidstone, concerning a visit to Maidstone of George III and Queen Charlotte, n.d.
  • (fols. 72-3) description, in French, of the allegorical print on the death of Louis XVI, n.d.
  • (fol. 74) list of words and their definitions titled 'Vocabulary of fashion', n.d.
  • (fol. 75) copy of a card from Mrs Maxwell, maid to Miss Pelham, to Lady Mary Fitzgerald, n.d.
  • (fol. 76) sketch and description of the Aigrette awarded to Horatio Nelson, Baron Nelson of the Nile, by the Ottoman Emperor following his victory at the battle of the Nile, Nov. 1798
  • (fols. 77-8) account, transcribed an Irish newspaper, concerning the first appearance, [June 1783?] of Sarah Siddons at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, n.d.
  • (fols. 79-82) satrical political writing titled 'Scarcity of ideas and a plan for putting them in requisition' by unidentified, n.d.
  • (fols. 83-4) letter to Euphronius on the death of Hydaspes, n.d.
  • (fols. 85-90) work titled 'An Idler' by Frances [Hay`], daughter of ? Hay of Glydnebourne, with an annotation by George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, that 'this number of the Idler was never printed', n.d.
  • (fols. 91-6) 'Remarks on the character of Doctor Johnson by Bishop Horne', [c.1818]
  • (fols. 97-9) obituary of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, transcribed from a newspaper by Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, 1809
  • (fols. 99-100) description, in the hand of Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, of the momument erected to the memory of George Simon Harcourt, 2nd Earl Harcourt, at Stanton Harcourt, [c.1809]
  • (fols. 101-4) letter to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, from [A. Foster?] enclosing a translation of a vision by Charles XI of Sweden, Nov. 1810
  • (fols. 105-17) story titled 'The black cat', Aug. 1808

F   Guardbook of loose items removed from bound volumes, 1707-1908

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. c. 7568


Guardbook of loose items removed from bound volumes, 1707-1908
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7568
Extent: 59 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (fols. 1) drawing of a coat of arms, 1834, removed from inside cover of MS. Eng. c. 7559.
  • (fols. 2-5) drafts of legal opinions by Sir Simon Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. c. 7561 between pp. 228-9, [May 1707], n.d.
  • (fols. 6-7) letter from William Thomas to Richard Lockwood describing the death of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt at Nuneham Park, Sept. 1777, removed from MS. Eng. c. 7562.
  • (fols. 8-14) photocopy and typescript transcript of letter from Charlotte, Queen of Württemberg, to Elizabeth Harcourt, Countess Harcourt, Mar. 1823, removed from MS. Eng. c. 7562.
  • (fols. 15-17) verse titled 'On Brown's Improvements at Lord Harcourt's at Nuneham' by Whitehead, n.d., removed from MS. Eng. d. 3844.
  • (fol. 18) miscellaneous news cutting, n.d., found loose in MS. Eng. d. 3836 between fols. 239-40, a letter to Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt, from Charles Jenkinson, Apr. 1775.
  • (fols. 19-20) letter from Henry, 1st Duke of Harcourt and Marshall of France, to Simon Harcourt, 1st Baron Harcourt, July 1713, removed from MS. Eng. d. 3848.
  • (fols. 21-30) letters from François Cathérine d'Aubusson de la Feuillade, Duchess of Harcourt, June 1798-Sept. 1801, removed from MS. Eng. d. 3848.
  • (fol. 31) miscellaneous note [by Edward William Harcourt?] removed from MS. Eng. d. 3834 between fols. 119-20.
  • (fols. 32-6) letter, removed from MS. Eng. d. 3858, from Philip Morrell to Lewis Harcourt donating the volume to Harcourt, July 1908; and a note, found loose at fol. 94, concerning Kitty Haggitt.
  • (fols. 37-8) note by Edward William Harcourt removed from inside cover of MS. Eng. d. 3859.
  • (fol. 39) note by Edward William Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3868, fol. 68 .
  • (fol. 40) note by Edward William Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3868., fol. 74.
  • (fol. 41) note by Edward William Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3868., fol. 103.
  • (fols. 42-3) notes by Edward William Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3868, fol. 104.
  • (fol. 44) note by Edward William Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3868, fol. 169.
  • (fol. 45) note by [Edward William Harcourt?] removed from MS. Eng. d. 3868, fol. 288.
  • (fol. 46) note concerning William Vernon Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3865, fol. 263.
  • (fol. 47) note by Edward William Harcourt removed from MS. Eng. d. 3871, fol. 92.
  • (fol. 48) news cutting, removed from MS. Eng. d. 3873, fol. 2, concerning the poisons bill, 1885
  • (fols. 49-59) news cuttings of drawings by Percy Marquand removed from MS. Eng. d. 3875, fol. 142.

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