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Introduction
A   Papers of Sir John Dodson (1780-1858) 1807-1832
    A.1   Admiralty and ecclesiastical case notebooks 1807-1821
    A.2   Legal opinions and precedents 1701-1800
    A.3   Letter-books 1834-1852
    A.4   Patents of appointment 1829-52
    A.5   Miscellaneous papers 1822-64
    A.6   Papers relating to Dr. George Pearson 1822-1832
B   Papers of John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton (1825-97) 1568-1897
    B.1   Personal papers 1845-1896
    B.2   Letters and papers 1847-97
    B.3   Chairman of committees and deputy speaker 1865-72
    B.4   Financial secretary to the Treasury 1873-4
    B.5   Chairman of the committee on public accounts 1874-79
    B.6   Notes for speeches, and miscellaneous paper c.1855-1895
    B.7   Papers relating to Dodson's candidatures for Chester and Scarborough 1874-86
    B.8   President of the Local Government Board 1877-84
    B.9   Printed Government Papers 1880-4
    B.10   Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1882-93
    B.11   Printed papers 1869-85
    B.12   Papers mainly after elevation to the peerage 1884-97
    B.13   Speeches, and notes for speeches, delivered in Sussex 1858-87
    B.14   Financial and estate papers 1568-1896
C   Papers of John William Dodson, 2nd Baron Monk Bretton (1869-1933) 1887-1932


The Monk Bretton Papers

1568-1932 (predominantly 1807-1930)

Abstract:
Personal papers of three generations of the Dodson family; Sir John Dodson, John George Dodson and John William Dodson, 1568-1930 (predominantly 1807-1930).

Extent: 11.5 Linear metres, 115 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English and Latin

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 1-115

Biographical History

Sir John Dodson (1780-1858), advocate of the College of Doctors of Laws, commissory to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, member of Parliament for Rye (1819-23), advocate to the Admiralty court (1829) and advocate-general (1834), master of the faculties (1841), vicar-general to the lord primate (1849) and judge of the prerogative court of Canterbury (1852-7) and dean of the court of arches (1852-8)

John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton (1825-1897), Liberal M.P. for East Sussex (1857-74), for Chester (1874-80) and for Scarborough (1880-4), chairman of committees and deputy speaker of the House of Commons (1865-72), financial secretary to the Treasury (1873-4), chairman of the committee on public accounts (1874-6), president of the Local Government Board (1880-2), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1882-4), raised to the peerage (1884), a Liberal Unionist (1886), first chairman of the East Sussex County Council (1889-92)

John William Dodson, 2nd Baron Monk Bretton (1869-1933), attaché in the diplomatic service (1894-7), assistant private secretary to the secretary of state for foreign affairs (1898-1900), private secretary to the secretary of state for the colonies (1900-3), alderman on the London County Council (1912-14) and chairman (1929-30)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of the three generations of the Dodson family; Sir John Dodson, John George Dodson and John William Dodson. Including personal papers and papers relating to their various positions. Sir John Dodson boxes 1-35; John George Dodson boxes 36-80; John William Dodson boxes 81-115.

Acquisition

Deposited in the Bodleian Library, 1960.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. Dep. Monk Bretton 1]

Family name(s) (NCA Rules)

Dodson | family | 1568-2000 | Barons Monk Bretton

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Dodson | Sir | John | 1780-1858 | Knight | Dean of the Arches
Dodson| John George | 1825-1897 | 1st Baron Monk Bretton | Politician
Dodson| John William | 1869-1933 | 2nd Baron Monk Bretton

Subject(s)

Diplomatic and consular service -- British
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century

A   Papers of Sir John Dodson (1780-1858) 1807-1832

A.1   Admiralty and ecclesiastical case notebooks 1807-1821

Scope and Content

Sixteen case notebooks, recording cases heard in both the Admiralty and various ecclesiastical courts (Consistory courts, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and in the Court of Arches). There is a good deal of overlapping in date, and some apparent gaps: some cases do not seem to have been set down in strict chronological order, and some cases have been included in more than one volume, probably by different persons.

Dep. Monk Bretton 1-3 contain both Admiralty and ecclesiastical courts cases; Dep. Monk Bretton 4-12 appear to be exclusively Admiralty, and Dep. Monk Bretton 13-16 exclusively ecclesiastical.

A.1.1   Admiralty and ecclesiastical case notebooks 1807-1809

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 1-3

Admiralty and ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: March 1807 - May 1808
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty and ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: July 1808 - March 1809
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty and ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: March - December 1809
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

A.1.2   Admiralty 1807-1825

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 4-12

Admiralty case notebook
Date: March 1807 - July 1812
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: June 1810 - February 1811
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: May 1811 - May 1812
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: November 1812 - March 1813
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: March 1813 - January 1814
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: January 1814 - February 1815
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: March 1815 - July 1816
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: November 1816 - April 1820
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Admiralty case notebook
Date: February 1821 - May 1825
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

A.1.3   Ecclesiastical 1810-1826

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 13-16

Ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: July 1810 - November 1815
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: February 1813 - December 1816
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: February 1821 - November 1825
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 15
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Ecclesiastical case notebook
Date: February 1821 - April 1826
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

A.2   Legal opinions and precedents 1701-1800

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 17-19

`Simpson's Repertorium' containing legal precedents from ecclesiastical court cases of the 18th century
Date: 1701-1800
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Arranged partly by case, and partly alphabetically by subject.

`Simpson's Repertorium' containing legal precedents from ecclesiastical court cases of the 18th century
Date: [18th cent.]
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

Scope and Content

Arranged partly by case, and partly alphabetically by subject.

A volume entitled `Official Opinions', containing legal opinions of Dodson while Advocate-General
Date: November 1834 - December 1851
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 volume

A.3   Letter-books 1834-1852

Scope and Content

Twelve of Dodson while Advocate-General, October 1834 - February 1852.

The letters deal mainly with international law, but some are about ecclesiastical affairs. The majority are addressed to Lord Palmerston; other addressees include Lord Aberdeen as Foreign Secretary, Lord Stanley, C. C. F. Greville, William L. Bathurst, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Glenelg, Lord John Russell, the Marquess of Normanby, Denis Le Marchant, J. MacGregor, Sir J. G. Shaw-Lefevre, W. E. Gladstone, Earl Grey, and Lord Granville.

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 20-31.

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: October 1834 - September 1836
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: October 1836 - September 1838
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: October 1838 - May 1840
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: June 1840 - August 1841
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: September 1841 - December 1842
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: January 1843 - April 1844
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 25
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: May 1844 - July 1845
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: August 1845 - October 1846
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: November 1846 - January 1848
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: March 1848 - October 1849
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: November 1849 - August 1851
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

International law and ecclesiatical letters
Date: September 1851 - February 1852
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

A.4   Patents of appointment 1829-52

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 32

Patents of appointment, with related documents
Date: 1829-52
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 32
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

As Advocate to the Admiralty Court, 1829, Advocate-General, 1834, Commissary and Official Principal to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1835, Vicar-General, 1849, and Official Principal to the Court of Arches, 1852.

A.5   Miscellaneous papers 1822-64

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 33-34

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1822-64
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1822-57
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 34
Language(s) of Material: English

Scope and Content

Comprises:

A.6   Papers relating to Dr. George Pearson 1822-1832

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 35

Papers relating to Dr. George Pearson (1751-1828) Dodson's father-in-law
Date: 1822-1832
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

They chiefly concern financial affairs and the disposal of his estate. There are also a: papers relating to insurance on life of Captain George Pearson, 1828-32; b: letters to Pearson from, or relating to, Sir Francis Burdett, 1822-26; c: letters from Pearson to his brother John, 1826-28.

B   Papers of John George Dodson, 1st Baron Monk Bretton (1825-97) 1568-1897

B.1   Personal papers 1845-1896

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 36

Diaries kept by Monk Bretton during travels
Date: 1845-1896
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises

B.2   Letters and papers 1847-97

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 37

General `in-letters'
Date: 1847-97
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

For official correspondence, see among political papers, below. For additional family correspondence, see among estate and financial papers.

Including letters from Léon Lalanne, 1859-1871; Lord Kimberley, 1871-95; W. E. Gladstone, 1880-6 (further letters are among the political papers); also from J. G. Denison (Speaker of the House of Commons); the Duke of Westminster; Lord Selborne; Sir Charles Dilke; G. O. Trevelyan; Joseph Chamberlain; and the Duke of Devonshire.

Miscellaneous early papers
Date: 1853-9
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Notes on Cuba, 1853, with press-cuttings on Cuba and America, n.d. Notes on the U.S.A., 1853-54, apparently for short articles. Also notes for addresses on Cuba, 1857. Notes on Havana, n.d. Notes of a lecture on Turkey, 1855.

Letters of Henry Campion (brother of Lady Monk Bretton) from the Crimea, 1855, and India, 1857-9.

Papers
Date: 1857-84
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.3   Chairman of committees and deputy speaker 1865-72

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 40-1

Papers
Date: 1864-72
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers
Date: 1867-73
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Correspondence (including letters from Gladstone) and press-cuttings relating to the knighting of Cordy Burrows, 1872-3

Miscellaneous and undated notes, including:

Oath sworn on admission to the Privy Council, 1872.

B.4   Financial secretary to the Treasury 1873-4

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 42-3

Papers
Date: 1870-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Memoranda, with a printed bill, relating to navigation on the River Shannon, 1870-4

Papers relating to Treasury grant for works on Dover harbour, including letters from Dowe and Granville, 1873

Papers on the Commission on the Irish Civil Service, 1873, with instructions to the members by Dodson, and relevant letters, including one from Gladstone suggesting an alteration to the instructions.

Papers relating to pensions of Government officials, and to extra salary of the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs for managing the secret service fund, 1873

Papers concerning compensation for injuries to prison officers, 1873

Letters and memoranda on Sir Bartle Frere's scheme for suppressing the East African slave trade, 1873

Papers concerning bastards' estates, 1873-4

Papers relating to

Notes on the possibility of sending a barrister to New York to collect evidence for the prosecution in the Tichborne case, 1873-4

Letters from R. Wells on the Sinking Fund, 8 January [1874]

Papers relating to the establishment of a new Mint in the precincts of the Tower of London, 1874

Notes on the Budget, 1874

Papers
Date: 1873-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 43
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises

B.5   Chairman of the committee on public accounts 1874-79

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 44

Papers
Date: 1874-9
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 44
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.6   Notes for speeches, and miscellaneous paper c.1855-1895

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 45-7

Miscellaneous notes for speeches, and many undated notes for speeches at meetings
Date: c.1855-95
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 45
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Single documents (chiefly pre-1880), largely notes for speeches, questions or merely general information on various government and other measures during periods when Dodson was out of office.

Miscellaneous notes for speeches, and other papers
Date: 1857-80
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 46
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Printed papers relating to the Committee on Extra Receipts, including notes and reports
Date: 1878
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 47
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed papers concerning the Summary Jurisdiction Bill, 1879, including confidential notes for the use of the Select Committee on the bill, reports, and minutes of proceedings.

B.7   Papers relating to Dodson's candidatures for Chester and Scarborough 1874-86

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 48-9

Papers relating to Dodson's candidatures for Chester and Scarborough
Date: 1874-86
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 48
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comrpises:

Papers relating to Dodson's candidatures for Chester and Scarborough
Date: 1874-86
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 49
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.8   President of the Local Government Board 1877-84

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 50-55

Notes, printed papers and press cuttings
Date: 1877-82
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 50
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1880-3
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers, printed and manuscript
Date: 1881-2
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 52
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers
Date: 1869-84
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 53
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers concerning the Rivers Conservancy and Floods Prevention Bill
Date: 1881-3
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 54
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Memoranda, notes (printed and manuscript) and miscellaneous papers relating to various aspects of the County Councils Bill, and the Local Government Bill
Date: 1882-3
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 55
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

B.9   Printed Government Papers 1880-4

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 56-59

Printed cabinet and departmental papers concerning Turkey
Date: 1880-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 56
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Printed cabinet and departmental papers concerning Turkey
Date: 1880-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 57
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Printed cabinet and departmental papers concerning Turkey
Date: 1880-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 58
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Printed cabinet and departmental papers concerning Egypt
Date: 1882-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 59
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

B.10   Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1882-93

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 60-63

Papers
Date: 1882-93
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 60
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Letter from Gladstone concerning Dodson's appointment as Chancellor of the Duchy, 24 Dec. 1882

Notes on Home Rule, 1882-93

Letters and other papers relating to the committee to enquire into the working of steam communication on the east coast of Africa, 1882-3

Papers
Date: 1882-93
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 61
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Notes, printed papers, press cuttings and correspondence relating to the sale of Southport foreshore, 1883

Miscellaneous notes
Date: c.1882-84
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 62
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Including notes and a letter from Gladstone on power of closure, c.1882, and notes and correspondence on Duchy matters, c.1883

Notes on temperance legislation, n.d

Notes of cabinet meetings taken by Dodson, 1884

Papers
Date: 1883-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 63
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.11   Printed papers 1869-85

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 64

Acts of Parliament
Date: 1869-85
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 64
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

B.12   Papers mainly after elevation to the peerage 1884-97

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 65-67

Printed papers, votes, statements in evidence, correspondence etc. connected with the select committee on private bill legislation
Date: 1888
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 65
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Papers
Date: 1887-92
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 66
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Relating to the Local Government Bill, 1888, some annotated by Monk Bretton.

Papers relating to the proposed charters for the University of London (variously called the Albert or Gresham University) including petitions from London colleges, Edinburgh medical schools etc. and minutes of evidence before the Selborne Commission (1889)

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1884-97
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 67
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed pamphlet by J. J. Coulton on parliamentary reform and local government, 1884

Notes on drink legislation, c.1885

Times report of a speech by Chamberlain annotated by Monk Bretton, 1885

The Highways Acts Amendment Bill, 1886

A Sunday League circular, 1886, and notes on Sunday opening of museums etc.

Miscellaneous notes, including some on county councils, grants in aid, and other local government matters, with letters from Gladstone, Dilke and Salisbury. Also some political notes, chiefly about Unionists in 1886

Notes concerning the Marriage Hours Solemnization Bill, 1886, with a printed copy of the bill.

Printed pamphlet `Suggestions for a Local Government Reform Bill' by H. Goodman, 1887

Notes on the Jubilee, and the proposed Imperial Institute, 1887

Notes on oaths, with a printed copy of the Oaths Bill, 1888

Notes on the Education Bill, 1888

Letters concerning Liberal Unionist organizations, 1888

Letters from Lord Selborne, with drafts of replies by Monk Bretton, concerning Gladstone's article `Mr. Forster and Ireland in The nineteenth century' 1888

Letters relating to Monk Bretton's contributions to the Liberal Unionist Association, 1888-9

Notes on tariffs and trade [1889]

Notes on the Tithe Rent Charge Recovery Bill, 1891

Printed report, `Peasant Proprietors Abroad', 1891

Analysis of a substance sent to them by Monk Bretton by Savory & Moore Ltd. of Oxford, chemists.

Printed papers and notes on foot and mouth disease, 1891-92, and on the marking of foreign meat imports, 1893

Notes chiefly on the election of 1892

Petition of the President and Fellows of Sion College against the Church Patronage and Avoidance of Benefices Bill, with letter, 1894

Proof of entry about Monk Bretton in Burke's Peerage, 1895

Correspondence and press cuttings on African elephants, 1895-96, with a printed paper `The Elephants' by R. A. Anderson.

Printed Liberal Unionist literature, 1896

Miscellaneous notes on parliamentary measures, c.1896, including Employers' Liability Bill, Parish Councils Bill, Education Bill and Land Tenure and Rent Revision Bill.

Printed pamphlets:

Brooks' receipt for champagne cup, recipe notes, n.d

East Sussex County Council papers, comprising:

B.13   Speeches, and notes for speeches, delivered in Sussex 1858-87

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 68

Speeches, and notes for speeches
Date: 1858-87
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 68
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

B.14   Financial and estate papers 1568-1896

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 69-80

Personal account books, bills, correspondence and papers
Date: 1855-87
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 69
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Cheque books, loose personal accounts, 1855-87

Bills, accounts, and reports, relating to his son's career at Eton, 1883-85

Bills, correspondence and papers concerning payments of debts to Monk Bretton and private accounts with him, 1856-72

Papers, letters, accounts, circulars and bills, concerning investments
Date: 1856-87
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 70
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Some of these seem to have been connected with the Rev. Nathaniel Dodson's estate, see Dep. Monk Bretton 73-4

Financial and executorship papers
Date: 1863-87
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 71
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Receipts and vouchers for money and various works, Papers relating to Monk Bretton's executorship of Mary Pearson, his maternal aunt, 1866

Papers relating to the estate of Mrs. F. Constable, for whom he was apparently executor, 1867

Accounts, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers relating mainly to property
Date: 1833-90
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 72
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

At Conyboro and other places in Sussex, Chalton (Beds.), in Westmorland (chiefly at Buttermere), London (mainly his house in Seamore Place) and Lichfield, 1833-90 (few for years after 1870)

Correspondence concerning property, chiefly `Ben's Meadow', Walton-on-Trent, 1866-69

Account books, bills and receipts, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers, relating to the estate of the Rev. Nathaniel Dodson of Abingdon, Oxford
Date: 1868-92
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 73
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Deceased, for whom Monk Bretton was an executor (see also among investment papers, above, Dep. Monk Bretton 70), Including the accounts for Shippon rectorial tithes; and correspondence and papers relating to the property in Abingdon of Fanny Dodson (daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Dodson), 1867-92

Account books, bills and receipts, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers, relating to the estate of the Rev. Nathaniel Dodson of Abingdon, Oxford
Date: 1868-92
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 74
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Deceased, for whom Monk Bretton was an executor (see also among investment papers, above, Dep. Monk Bretton 70), Including the accounts for Shippon rectorial tithes; and correspondence and papers relating to the property in Abingdon of Fanny Dodson (daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Dodson), 1867-92

Also contains correspondence and papers, 1872, concerning the probate of the will of Sir John Dodson, Monk Bretton's father.

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1858-96
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 75
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

And correspondence relating to trusts, sales of land etc.

Papers relating to charities, chiefly local Sussex charities, Kelsall's Emigration Charity, and Roman Catholic charities, 1863-70

Miscellaneous papers, many undated, concerning domestic affairs, coal delivery, rates, rent, etc., 1892-96

Deeds of Newstead, Notts., and Chalton and Toddington, Bedfordshire
Date: 1568-1739
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 76
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Deeds of Newstead, Notts., and Chalton and Toddington, Bedfordshire
Date: 1568-1739
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 77
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Deeds of Chalton Farm
Date: 1799-1806
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 78
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Deeds of Chalton, Beds., Leagrave, Beds., and Gravely, Herts
Date: 1755-1827
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 79
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Deeds of property in Hertford Street, London
Date: 1778-1803
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 80
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

C   Papers of John William Dodson, 2nd Baron Monk Bretton (1869-1933) 1887-1932

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Monk Bretton 81-115


Diaries
Date: 1904-30
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 81
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Containing a few appointments and brief notes but mostly blank; 1904, 1920-23, 1925-26, 1927 (2), 1928, 1930.

Private correspondence
Date: 1887-1918
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 82
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Diplomatic Service papers
Date: 1894-99
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 83
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Miscellaneous correspondence
Date: 1893-1930
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 84
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Foreign Office and Colonial Office correspondence
Date: 1895-1904
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 85
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Miscellaneous Colonial Office papers
Date: 1895-1902
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 86
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to South Africa
Date: 1896-1902
Shelfmark: 87
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to the South African War
Date: 1899-1902
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 88
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to the South African War
Date: 1900-2
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 89
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed Colonial Office correspondence relating to the war in South Africa, 1900-2

Papers relating to the South African War
Date: 1901-3
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 90
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed Colonial Office correspondence relating to (a) South African affairs in general, 1901-3; (b) the South African constabulary, 1901-2; (c) prisoners of war, 1901-2; (d) refugee camps, 1902; (e) claims for compensation, 1901-2

Papers relating to South Africa
Date: 1901-7
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 91
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises

Printed papers relating to South Africa
Date: 1896-1903
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 92
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous printed papers, chiefly cabinet papers, but including some Colonial Office correspondence, reports etc., 1896, 1899-1903, and a map of existing and proposed railways in South Africa, 1902

Papers relating to Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa
Date: 1902-3
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 93
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa
Date: 1902-3
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 94
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

South African newspapers collected during the tour
Date: 1902-03
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 95
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Illuminated address to Chamberlain from the inhibitants of Tarkastad
Date: 1903
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 96R
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Papers relating to West Africa, Rhodesia, Egypt, Canada, Newfoundland and the West Indies
Date: 1897-1903
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 97
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the Far East
Date: 1895-1904
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 98
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises

Papers relating to Malta and Cyprus and to imperial matters generally
Date: 1896-1904
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 99
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Printed papers relating to West Africa
Date: 1896-1903
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 100
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed Colonial Office correspondence about (a) forestry, 1896,1898, 1901, 1902; (b) mapping and surveying, 1896-1901; (c) estimates for the West African colonies, 1901-3; (d) currency, 1901; (e) Civil Service, 1901; (f) land and railway concessions, 1901; (g) Anglo-German boundaries (Gold Coast - Togoland etc.), 1901; (h) Anglo-French boundaries (between the Niger and Lake Chad etc.), 1901; (i) affairs in Lagos and Nigeria, 1900-2; (j) land and mineral concessions in Lagos and Nigeria, 1900-1; (k) Lagos and Nigerian railways, 1902; (l) the murder of Captain Keyes, 1901-2; (m) investigation of malarial disease (Gold Coast), 1901; (n) concessions on the Gold Coast, 1901-2; (o) Ashanti affairs, 1901-2.

Printed papers relating to other African colonies etc
Date: 1901-2
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 101
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed Colonial Office correspondence about (a) affairs in Rhodesia and Bechuanaland, 1901-2; (b) German South-West Africa, 1902; (c) the Barotse boundary question, 1902.

Printed papers relating to other colonies
Date: 1901-2
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 102
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed Colonial Office correspondence about (a) affairs in Mauritius, 1901; (b) affairs in Malta, 1901-2; (c) sugar bounties, 1901-2; (d) surtax on West Indies rum, 1901-2; (e) Newfoundland fishery question, 1901-2; (f) salaries of Australian state governors, 1901-2; (g) Wei-Hai-Wei, 1901-2; (h) business relations of the Crown Agents with various Crown Colonies, 1901-2.

Miscellaneous printed papers during Monk Bretton's period at the Colonial Office
Date: 1899-1903
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 103
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to the Colonial Conference
Date: 1902
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 104
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Printed papers relating to subjects discussed: i List of subjects for discussion and notices of motion; ii Proposed establishment of imperial court of final appeal; imperial military and naval affairs; iii trade between the United Kingdom and the Empire and negotiation of preferential trade agreements, German tariff rates, mutual protection of patents, imperial laws relating to merchant shipping, imperial stamp duty charges on colonial bonds, Pacific cable and telegraph services of the Empire; iv naturalization; v admission of surveyors, lawyers, doctors and chemists to practise in South Africa; vi papers relating to the relations of Fiji with New Zealand (including one manuscript).

Blue book, `Papers relating to a Conference between the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Prime Ministers of Self-governing Colonies, June to August, 1902'

Papers relating to Tariff Reform
Date: 1902-8
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 105
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Papers relating to Tariff Reform
Date: 1902-8
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 106
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

London County Council papers
Date: 1924-32
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 107
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Series of printed and duplicated papers concerning L.C.C. business
Date: March-June 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 108
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Series of printed and duplicated papers concerning L.C.C. business
Date: July-October 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 109
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Series of printed and duplicated papers concerning L.C.C. business
Date: November 1929-June 1930
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 110
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Series of printed and duplicated papers concerning L.C.C. business
Date: July 1930-June 1931
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 111
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Parliamentary papers of local government interest, and East Sussex County Council papers
Date: 1899-1930
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 112
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1867-1925
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 113
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Comprises:

Scrapbook of press cuttings
Date: 1893-1926
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 114
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content

Concerns chiefly the First World War.

Three sheets printed with cuneiform characters
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Monk Bretton 115
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box


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