Catalogue of the papers of Sir Edmund Monson, 1st Baronet, 1841-1908

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries of Sir Edmund John Monson, 1st Baronet, while British Minister at Copenhagen and Athens, 1888-9
B    Early correspondence and papers, 1852-77, with some family letters, 1869-1901
C    Letters, 1881-5 (mainly Uruguay and Argentina)
D    Letters and bills, 1884-8 (Denmark)
    D.1  Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1884-8
    D.2  Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1884-8
E    Letters and bills, 1888-92 (Greece)
    E.1  Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1888-92
    E.2  Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1888-92
F    Letters and bills, 1892-3 (Belgium)
G    Letters and bills, 1893 (London)
H    Letters and bills, 1893-6 (Austria-Hungary)
    H.1  Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1893-6
    H.2  Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1893-6
I    Letter and bills, 1896-1905 (France)
    I.1  Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1896-1904
    I.2  Papers relating to the Bordas case, 1890-7
    I.3  Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1896-1904
J    Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Monson's early career, and his service in Athens, Brussels, Vienna and Paris, 1889-97
K    Family letters
    K.1  Letters, mainly to Sir Edmund and Lady Monson, 1841-1908
    K.2  Letters to Monson from his brother William, 7th Baron Monson (created Viscount Oxenbridge, 1886), 1882-98
    K.3  Letters from Lady Oxenbridge, 1894-6
    K.4  Letters to Monson from his wife Eleanor, 1884-1903
    K.5  Letters to Lady Monson, 1885-6, 1899
    K.6  Letters to Monson from members of his and his wife's families, with a few letters to them, mainly 1884-1904
L    Miscellaneous papers, 1798-1904


Papers of Sir Edmund Monson, 1st Baronet, 1841-1908

Abstract:
Papers of Sir Edmund Monson, 1st Baronet (1834-1909), mainly relating to his diplomatic service in Denmark, Greece, Austria-Hungary and France, 1884-1904, with papers relating to other diplomatic postings, and family correspondence, 1841-1908

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. c. 154, d. 178-9; Eng. c. 5372-3; Eng. hist. b. 243, c. 589-95, c. 1161-1290, d. 358, e. 341-2

Extent: 146 shelfmarks

Content and Arrangement

Several groups of Monson's papers were acquired by the Library, 1972-93. On the creation of this electronic version of the catalogue, the opportunity has been taken to incorporate the descriptions of these papers.

The papers acquired from the 11th Baron Monson (MSS. Eng. hist. b. 243, c. 1161-1290) were formerly arranged in bundles (some wrapped in newspapers of 1904-8), and grouped in boxes and trunks according to Monson's various posts. This arrangement has been followed for the general correspondence, bills and business papers, as follows: (C) 1881-4, Uruguay and Argentina; (D) 1884-8, Denmark; (E) 1888-92, Greece; (F) 1892-3, Belgium; (G) 1893, London; (H) 1893-6, Austria-Hungary, and (I) 1896-1904, France. Within each of these groups, the general correspondence is arranged alphabetically in one sequence (with unidentified correspondents at the end), and is followed by bills and business papers in a second alphabetical sequence. These groups are followed by (K.2) letters from Monson's brother, William, 7th Baron Monson (created Viscount Oxenbridge, 1886), 1882-98; (K.4) letters from Monson's wife, Eleanor ('Elaine'), née Munro, 1884-1903; (K.6) other family letters to Monson, and (L) miscellaneous papers.

Some printed items have been transferred to the Department of Printed Books, and a few items to the John Johnson collection; (Monson's?) spectacles (J. J. artefacts: patent medicines: 7); two packets of Suchard chocolate (J. J. artefacts: food: A1: chocolate and chocolate boxes) - see MS. Eng. hist. c. 1288, fol. 67, for covering note; two packets of Danish playing cards (J. J. playing cards 4). Photographs, including some of Monson's children, are MS. Photogr. c. 4, fols. 95-112.

Acquisition

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 243, c. 1161-1290 were bought from John, 11th Baron Monson, 1987; MSS. Eng. hist. c. 589-95, d. 358 were purchased in 1972; MSS. Eng. hist. e. 341-2 were purchased in 1978; MSS. Don. c. 154, d. 178-9, were given by John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd. through FOB, Sept. 1982; MSS. Eng. c. 5372-3 were given by John Wilson, 1993.

Family names (NCA Rules)

Monson | family | Barons Monson

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Monson | Sir | Edmund John | 1834-1909 | Knight | diplomat

Subjects (LCSH)

Diplomatic and consular service, British
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1837-1901
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1901-1910
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Austria
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Belgium
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Denmark
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- France
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Greece

A   Diaries of Sir Edmund John Monson, 1st Baronet, while British Minister at Copenhagen and Athens, 1888-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. e. 341-2

Acquisition: Purchased 1978

Diary of Monson while British Minister at Copenhagen and Athens, 1 Jan. 1888-31 Dec. 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. e. 341
Extent: lxviii + 380 pages

Diary of Monson while British Minister at Athens, 1 Jan. 1889-22 Mar. 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. e. 342
Extent: lxviii + 380 pages

B   Early correspondence and papers, 1852-77, with some family letters, 1869-1901

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 5372; Eng. hist. c. 589-91

Note: See also MS. Eng. c. 5373 below.

Miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1852-74
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 589
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fol. 1) two letters of William John Monson, 6th Baron Monson, 1852
  • (fol. 8) draft of letter to William John Monson, 1859
  • (fol. 10) account book of Edmund John Monson, 1862-7
  • (fol. 36) letter of Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, Earl Cowley, 1868
  • (fol. 44) two letters of Richard Bickerton Pemell Lyons, 1st Earl Lyons, 1869
  • (fol. 62) letter of William John Monson, Viscount Oxenbridge and 7th Baron Monson, with enclosures, 1869
  • (fol. 68) two letters of Sir Edmund John Monson to his brother, William John Monson, Viscount Oxenbridge and 7th Baron Monson, 1869
  • (fols. 89, 113) letter of Debonnaire John Monson, 8th Baron Monson, and three of his wife, Augusta Louisa Caroline Monson, 1869-71
  • (fol. 100) print of a report on the affairs of the Azores, compiled by Monson in his capacity as British consul, 1871
  • (fols. 107, 116, 141) three letters of the daughter of the novelist Charles James Lever and a notice of his death, 1871-2
  • (fol. 121) letter of Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, 1871
  • (fol. 143) letter of Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock, 1872
  • (fol. 157) letter of Sir Robert George Wyndham Herbert, 1874
  • (fol. 152) letter of Queen Victoria to Sir Arthur Helps, 1873
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972.

Letters from Monson to his brother, William John Monson, 7th Baron Monson (later Viscount Oxenbridge), 1875-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 590
Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content:

Written from Budapest and other places during the war between Turkey and Serbia, 1875-7.

Acquisition: Purchased, 1972.
Note: For letters to Monson from his brother William, 1882-98, see MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1223-43.

Correspondence, 1876-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 591
Extent: 173 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly written during the war between Turkey and Serbia, consisting of letters from

  • (fols. 1-118) Sir William Kirby Mackenzie Green, British consul in Scutari
  • (fols. 119-52) William Richard Holmes, British consul in Bosnia
  • (fols. 153-9) Edward Bothamley Freeman, British viceconsul at Mostar
  • (fols. 160-73) various correspondents
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972.

Letters from Monson to his brother, William John Monson, written mainly from Italy, 1877, and Vienna and Budapest, 1877-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5372
Extent: 331 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 279-331) letters mainly to Sir Edmund from members of his family, 1869-1901, arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition: Given by John Wilson, 1993.

C   Letters, 1881-5 (mainly Uruguay and Argentina)

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1161


Letters to Monson, with some to his wife, arranged alphabetically, Anderson - Wingate, 1881-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1161
Extent: 274 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly letters of congratulation on the birth of their sons, 1882, 1883, with a few bills, and (fols. 163-247) visiting cards.

D   Letters and bills, 1884-8 (Denmark)

D.1   Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1884-8

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1162-7


Adams - Bulow
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1162
Extent: 232 leaves

Castellanos - Grenfell
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1163
Extent: 232 leaves

Gron - Laurence
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1164
Extent: 157 leaves

Lewenhaupt - Mulhall
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1165
Extent: 235 leaves

Munro - Smart
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1166
Extent: 229 leaves

Steen - Williamson
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1167
Extent: 198 leaves

D.2   Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1884-8

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1168-72


All Souls - Elkington
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1168
Extent: 140 leaves

Elphinstone - Kiens
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1169
Extent: 178 leaves

King - Mortlake
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1170
Extent: 187 leaves

Nielsen - Stockwell
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1171
Extent: 138 leaves

Thomas - Worcester
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1172
Extent: 226 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 85-159d) bills found unopened
  • (fols. 159e-215) files of 'Bills paid'

E   Letters and bills, 1888-92 (Greece)

E.1   Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1888-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1173-9


Albert - Bulow
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1173
Extent: 231 leaves

Calvi - Dunsley
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1174
Extent: 185 leaves

Eckersley - Gron
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1175
Extent: 166 leaves

Haggard - Lytton
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1176
Extent: 233 leaves

MacDonell - Ponsonby
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1177
Extent: 162 leaves

Reade - Thaon di Rivel
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1178
Extent: 150 leaves

Valdemar - Woodley
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1179
Extent: 194 leaves

E.2   Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1888-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1180-2


All Souls - Longman
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1180
Extent: 194 leaves

McKracken - Stanford
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1181
Extent: 138 leaves

Thomas - Worcester
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1182
Extent: 166 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 47-166) bills found unopened.

F   Letters and bills, 1892-3 (Belgium)

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1183-4


Letters to Monson, mainly 1892-3, Adam - Wright
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1183
Extent: 149 leaves

Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1892-3, Adam - Wiliquet
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1184
Extent: 167 leaves

G   Letters and bills, 1893 (London)

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1185


Letters and bills to addressed to Monson, mainly 1893, Adam - Wilson
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1185
Extent: 54 leaves

H   Letters and bills, 1893-6 (Austria-Hungary)

H.1   Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1893-6

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1186-92


Albert - Brackenbury
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1186
Extent: 238 leaves

Broadley - Ellis
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1187
Extent: 228 leaves

Fairbairn - Greville
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1188
Extent: 218 leaves

Haggard - Lytton
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1189
Extent: 191 leaves

Macnaghton - Olding
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1190
Extent: 241 leaves

Paget - Turenne
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1191
Extent: 292 leaves

Veale - Wyndham, and (fols. 109-80) unidentified
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1192
Extent: 180 leaves

H.2   Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1893-6

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1193-7


Abdallah - Du Pont
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1193
Extent: 178 leaves

Elkington - King
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1194
Extent: 176 leaves

Liberty - Mudie
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1195
Extent: 153 leaves

Partington - Zacchiri
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1196
Extent: 143 leaves

Bills found unopened, Blackwood - Worcester
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1197
Extent: 86 leaves

I   Letter and bills, 1896-1905 (France)

I.1   Letters to Monson, with a few to other members of his family, mainly 1896-1904

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 594-5, c. 1198-1216


Acland - Betzold
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1198
Extent: 186 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 169-86) Maurice Baring, Hildesheim. Quatre pastiches (Paris, 1899).


Barrington (Eric)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1199
Extent: 130 leaves

Bigge - Byng
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1200
Extent: 171 leaves

Boxall (A.), Sept. 1898-Aug. 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1201
Extent: 139 leaves

Boxall (A.), Sept. 1899-June 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1202
Extent: 107 leaves

Boxall (A.), July 1900-1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1203
Extent: 135 leaves

Calinosques - Dawson
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1204
Extent: 173 leaves

de Bilinski - Ellis
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1205
Extent: 163 leaves

Erlangen - François
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1206
Extent: 141 leaves

Galliffe - Grou
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1207
Extent: 206 leaves

Haggard - Kraus
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1208
Extent: 173 leaves

Kurino - Marsham
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1209
Extent: 239 leaves

Martin - Perry
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1210
Extent: 193 leaves

Milbanke (Ralph)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1211
Extent: 154 leaves

Peterson - Rumbold
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1212
Extent: 169 leaves

St. John - Townley
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1213
Extent: 201 leaves

Sanderson (T.H.)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1214
Extent: 233 leaves

Toynbee - von Leugerbe
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1215
Extent: 199 leaves

Walford - Yvert, and (fols. 200-315) unidentified
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1216
Extent: 315 leaves

Correspondence and papers during Monson's period as ambassador in Paris, 1896-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 594
Extent: 117 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters of

  • (fols. 1, 19, 88) Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury
  • (fol. 24) Sir Clement Lloyd Hill
  • (fol. 40) King Edward VII
  • (fols. 43, 99) Thomas Henry Sanderson, Baron Sanderson
  • (fol. 48) Joseph Chamberlain
  • (fol. 57) Sir Bernard Eric Edward Barrington
  • (fol. 62) Francis Leveson Bertie, 1st Viscount Bertie of Thame
  • (fols. 85, 93, 104, 110) Queen Victoria
  • (fol. 107) King George V
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972

Correspondence and papers during Monson's period as ambassador in Paris, 1900-1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 595
Extent: 169 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters of

  • (fol. 1) Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury
  • (fol. 4) King Edward VII
  • (fol. 10) Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour
  • (fols. 13, 28) Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, Princess Henry of Battenberg
  • (fol. 16) Sir Sayaji Rao, Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda
  • (fol. 22) Sir Horace Rumbold
  • (fols. 26, 39, 58, 91, 99, 115, 153) Thomas Henry Sanderson, Baron Sanderson
  • (fols. 31, 94, 107, 158) Francis Knollys, 1st Viscount Knollys
  • (fols. 46, 161) Sir Bernard Eric Edward Barrington
  • (fols. 49, 65, 74, 82, 146) Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquis of Lansdowne
  • (fol. 54) Eleanor Catherine Mary Monson, Lady Monson
  • (fols. 97, 126) Emile Loubet, president of France
  • (fol. 135) Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer
  • (fol. 155) A. Mollard, French Foreign Minister
  • (fol. 165) an undated letter, writer unidentified, addressed to Lord Monson
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972

I.2   Papers relating to the Bordas case, 1890-7


Papers and correspondence, with some printed documents, relating to arbitration on the claims of Henri Bordas against the government of Chile, for breaking a contract for the transport of immigrants to Chile, 1890-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1217
Extent: 285 leaves.

I.3   Bills and business letters addressed to Monson, mainly 1896-1904

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1218-22


Aberdeen - Collings
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1218
Extent: 176 leaves

Davenport - Gunter
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1219
Extent: 166 leaves

Hamong - Michaelsen
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1220
Extent: 202 leaves

Negre - Stoneham
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1221
Extent: 183 leaves

Tallents - Wright
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1222
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 72-118) bills found unopened
  • (fols. 119-36) a group of receipts

J   Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Monson's early career, and his service in Athens, Brussels, Vienna and Paris, 1889-97

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 5373; Eng. hist. c. 593, d. 358


Letters to Sir Edmund from various correspondents, 1869-1905
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 5373
Extent: 227 leaves
Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 202-27) letters from unidentified correspondents.

Acquisition: Given by John Wilson, 1993.

Correspondence during the period of Monson's service in Athens, Brussels and Vienna, 1889-96
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 593
Extent: 137 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters of

  • (fols. 1, 105, 125) Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquis of Salisbury
  • (fol. 8) King George I of Greece
  • (fols. 25, 30, 66, 86) Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
  • (fol. 28) Count Gustav Siegmund Kalnoky
  • (fol. 61) Philip Henry Wodehouse Currie, Baron Currie
  • (fols. 69, 77, 89) John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley
  • (fols. 95, 123, 129) Sir Bernard Eric Edward Barrington
  • (fol. 113) Thomas Henry Sanderson, Baron Sanderson
  • (fol. 117) Arthur John Bigge, Baron Stamfordham
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972.

Copies of Monson's private despatches from Vienna and Paris to the Queen, Lord Salisbury, Lord Rosebery, Lord Kimberley and others, 1895-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. d. 358
Extent: ii + 190 pages
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972.

K   Family letters

K.1   Letters, mainly to Sir Edmund and Lady Monson, 1841-1908

Shelfmarks: MS. Don. c. 154


Letters, mainly to Sir Edmund and Lady Monson, 1841-1908, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Don. c. 154
Extent: 39 leaves
Acquisition: Given by John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd. through FOB, Sept. 1982.

K.2   Letters to Monson from his brother William, 7th Baron Monson (created Viscount Oxenbridge, 1886), 1882-98

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1223-43


1882(one letter), 1883 (one letter), 1884
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1223
Extent: 173 leaves

Jan.-Aug. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1224
Extent: 133 leaves

Sept.-Dec. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1225
Extent: 178 leaves

Jan.-July 1886
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1226
Extent: 216 leaves

Aug.-Dec. 1886
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1227
Extent: 240 leaves

Jan.-May 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1228
Extent: 197 leaves

June-Dec. 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1229
Extent: 225 leaves

Jan.-May 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1230
Extent: 235 leaves

June-Dec. 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1231
Extent: 208 leaves

Jan.-June 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1232
Extent: 161 leaves

July-Dec. 1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1233
Extent: 142 leaves

Jan. 1890-July 1892, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1234
Extent: 210 leaves

Sept. 1892-Feb. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1235
Extent: 294 leaves

Mar.-Apr. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1236
Extent: 159 leaves

May-15 June 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1237
Extent: 163 leaves

16 June-Aug. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1238
Extent: 197 leaves

Sept.-Dec. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1239
Extent: 121 leaves

Jan.-Feb. 1897
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1240
Extent: 136 leaves

Mar.-Apr. 1897
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1241
Extent: 143 leaves

July-Oct. 1897
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1242
Extent: 134 leaves

Nov. 1897-Jan. 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1243
Extent: 224 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 174-224) some letters to Lord Oxenbridge from various correspondents, 1898

K.3   Letters from Lady Oxenbridge, 1894-6

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1244


Letters to Monson from (Maria) Adelaide, Lady Oxenbridge, 1894-6
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1244
Extent: 97 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 37-41) a copy of her will, 1893
  • (fols. 42-7) a copy of the probate valuation, 1898
  • (fols. 48-67) papers concerning Lord Oxenbridge's estate, 1898
  • (fols. 70-93) two copies of his will, 1892

K.4   Letters to Monson from his wife Eleanor, 1884-1903

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1245-68


1884
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1245
Extent: 87 leaves

June-Sept. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1246
Extent: 130 leaves

Oct. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1247
Extent: 168 leaves

Nov. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1248
Extent: 184 leaves

Dec. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1249
Extent: 62 leaves

Jan.-May 1886
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1250
Extent: 251 leaves

June-July 1886, Dec. 1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1251
Extent: 190 leaves

June-July 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1252
Extent: 144 leaves

Aug.-Dec. 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1253
Extent: 168 leaves

Jan.-Mar. 1889, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1254
Extent: 250 leaves

July, Sept. 1889, Apr.-June, Dec. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1255
Extent: 140 leaves

July-Dec. 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1256
Extent: 137 leaves

May-Nov. 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1257
Extent: 143 leaves

June-Aug. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1258
Extent: 66 leaves

Jan.-Apr., Dec. 1897
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1259
Extent: 135 leaves

1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1260
Extent: 154 leaves

Feb.-June 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1261
Extent: 172 leaves

July-Dec. 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1262
Extent: 167 leaves

Feb.-Mar. 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1263
Extent: 221 leaves

Apr.-Dec. 1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1264
Extent: 179 leaves

Jan.-Feb. 1901, Mar.-Apr. 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1265
Extent: 129 leaves

Aug.-Oct. 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1266
Extent: 242 leaves

Nov.-Dec. 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1267
Extent: 223 leaves

Jan.-Feb., Sept. 1903, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1268
Extent: 175 leaves

K.5   Letters to Lady Monson, 1885-6, 1899

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. d. 178-9; MSS. Eng. hist. c. 592, c. 1269


Letters from Monson, to his wife Eleanor, 26 May 1884-31 Oct. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Don. d. 178
Extent: 178 leaves
Acquisition: Given by John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd. through FOB, 1982.

Letters from Monson to his wife, 1 Nov.-Dec. 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Don. d. 179
Extent: 146 leaves
Acquisition: Given by John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd. through FOB, 1982.

Letters from Monson to his wife, 1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 592
Extent: 80 leaves
Acquisition: Purchased, 1972.

Letters from Monson to his wife, Dec. 1885-Jan. 1886 and (fols. 193-8) 1899
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1269
Extent: 197 leaves

K.6   Letters to Monson from members of his and his wife's families, with a few letters to them, mainly 1884-1904

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1270-86


Letters to Monson from his sister-in-law Anne G.H. Monson, 1893-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1270
Extent: 157 leaves

Letters to Monson from his sister-in-law Cara Munro, 1885-94, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1271
Extent: 160 leaves

Letters to Monson from his brother Debonnaire, 8th Baron Monson, Dec. 1884-1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1272
Extent: 152 leaves

Letters to Monson from his brother Debonnaire, 8th Baron Monson, 1894-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1273
Extent: 186 leaves

Letters to Monson from his brother Debonnaire, 8th Baron Monson, 1896-May 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1274
Extent: 186 leaves

Letters to Monson from his brother Debonnaire, 8th Baron Monson, June-Dec. 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1275
Extent: 152 leaves

Letters to Monson from his brother Debonnaire, 8th Baron Monson, 1899-1900, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1276
Extent: 156 leaves

Letters to Monson from his brother Evelyn J. Monson, 1884-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1277
Extent: 118 leaves

Letters to Monson from his sister Florence Monson, 1885-97
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1278
Extent: 165 leaves

Letters to Monson from his sister Florence Monson, 1898
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1279
Extent: 176 leaves

Letters to Monson from his sister Florence Monson, 1899-1900
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1280
Extent: 208 leaves

Scope and Content:

With

  • (fols. 202-3) a copy of her will, 1900
  • (fols. 205-8) a printed sale catalogue of her effects, Ingram & Curr, Brighton, 28 Feb. 1901

Letters to Monson from his sons, 1889-1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1281
Extent: 210 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-65) Maxwell ('Bito') Monson, 1896-1903
  • (fols. 66-96) a few letters to Maxwell, 1889-90
  • (fols. 97-185) Edmund ('Cocola') Monson, 1892-1903, with (fols. 97-9) a letter to him, 1889
  • (fols. 184-210) (George Louis) Esmé Monson, 1896-1904

School and tradesmen's bills, Eton, for Maxwell and Edmund Monson, 1893-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1282
Extent: 213 leaves

Scope and Content:

With some letters concerning them, school reports, and (fols. 159-213) printed examination papers, 1897-8.


Letters to Monson, 1841, 1884-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1283
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content:

From

  • (fols. 1-3) his father, William, 6th Baron Monson, 1841
  • (fols. 4-73) his cousin Francis Larken, 1886-1902
  • (fols. 74-92) his nephew C.E.J. Monson, 1893-9
  • (fols. 93-149) his niece Edomé E.T. Monson, 1884-93

Letters to Monson, mainly from nephews and nieces, 1884-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1284
Extent: 296 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-132) Jack Monson, 1886-1903
  • (fols. 133-203) Eleanor 'Leo' [Monson?], 1884-1900
  • (fols. 204-40) Rachel M.E. Monson, 1890-1903
  • (fols. 241-95) W.J. Monson, 1887-1901

Letters to Monson from members of the Munro family, 1884-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1285
Extent: 191 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 17-140) Marion Munro, 1884-1903
  • (fols. 141-87) Pauline Munro, 1886-98

Letters to Monson from unidentified members of the family, 1884-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1286
Extent: 215 leaves

L   Miscellaneous papers, 1798-1904

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 243, c. 1287-90


Miscellaneous papers, 1853-97
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1287
Extent: 188 leaves

Scope and Content:

Miscellaneous papers formerly kept in small wallets

  • (fols. 1-23) 1853-9
  • (fols. 24-34) 1879-85
  • (fols. 35-53) 1885
  • (fols. 54-85) 1896-7

with

  • (fols. 86-119) papers relating to St. Alban's church, Copenhagen, 1885-8
  • (fols. 120-36, 137-60, 161-84) three memoranda books formerly enclosed in wallets

Miscellaneous papers, 1798-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1288
Extent: 225 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes a number of printed concert programmes and invitations, with

  • (fols. 176-215) letters of appointment to orders of knighthood, 1892, 1903
  • (fols. 216-25) instructions to Monson on his appointment to the Argentine Republic, 1884

Miscellaneous papers, 1883-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1289
Extent: 184 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 18-43) draft and copy of a speech by Monson, 1902
  • (fols. 82-172) menus, 1888-1903, n.d.
  • (fols. 173-84) Monson's address, Washington and the Mother Country (Paris, [1897])

Newspapers cuttings relating to Monson, 1894-1904
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 1290
Extent: 312 leaves

Miscellaneous papers of large size, 1858-1903
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. b. 243
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 1-5) passports, 1858-95


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