Catalogue of the Clough family papers

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Benjamin Arnold

©2008

[Cataloguing of the papers funded by Mrs. Susan Boyd]

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Correspondence, c.1831-1955
    A.1   Clough family correspondence, 1867-1955
        A.1.1  Correspondence of the family of Reverend John Clough, 1868-1910s
        A.1.2  Correspondence of Reverend John Clough and his wife, Amy Louisa, c.1860-1920s
        A.1.3  Correspondence of Joan Kirby née Clough, 1907-48
        A.1.4  Other Clough correspondence, [1920]-88
    A.2   Kenny family correspondence, c.1831-86
B    Photographs, 1864-1994
    B.1  Albums, 1864-c.1936
    B.2  Loose photographs, 1850s-1995
    B.3  Photograph negatives, c.1900-50s
C    Family history and miscellaneous material, 1682-2007
    C.1  Clough family history and information, 1795-2007
    C.2  Cuttings album, 1910s-[40s]
    C.3  Kenny family history, 1838-1980s
    C.4  Miscellaneous, 1682-c.2000


Papers of the Clough family, 1682-2007

Abstract:
Papers relating to the Clough family, principally Reverend John Clough (1835-1920), his wife Amy Louisa Clough (1852-1934) née Kenny, and four of their fifteen children: Mabel, Henry, Margret, and Joan. There is also material relating to the connected Kenny and Bland families.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1-19

Extent: 19 shelfmarks

Family History

John Clough, son of John Clough of Newbald Hall, Yorkshire, and Rosina Clough née Cumberland, was born in 1835. After taking a degree at Brasenose College, Oxford, he went into the Church, becoming a deacon in 1859 and a priest in 1860. Following a couple of curacies, he joined the Bengal Ecclesiastical Establishment as an army chaplain from 1863 to 1873, serving at Rangoon, 1863-5, and Toungoo in British Burma, 1863-73. Whilst there he met his wife, Amy Louisa Kenny, daughter of a Colonel in the Madras Army. They married in 1867 when she was aged fifteen and a half years old and he was nearly twenty years her senior, after the death of her father necessitated the removal of her mother and family to England. Their early marriage was predicated on John's unwillingness to tolerate a long period of separation. In 1873 he was presented to the rectorship of Clifton in Nottinghamshire. The living had an annual income of £575. Amy Louisa and their children preceded him to England, going ashore whilst their ship was quarantined due to a bout of smallpox amongst the crew; the cargo vessel carrying their silver, saddling, and guns sank off Persia, some of which was later salvaged. Initially Amy Louisa stayed at Newbald Hall with John's brother; they arrived at Clifton on her 21st birthday. In 1889, John became rector of the neighbouring parish of Wilford, a post he held until his death in 1920. The Rectory was too small for the new rector's large family and was enlarged. Joan Welcome gives a long description of the house and the life of the children in a manuscript account of her family history that she began but does not seem to have finished, [shelfmark]. In total John and Amy Louisa had fifteen children, born between 1868 and 1895. John died in 1920 and Amy Louisa in 1934.

Four of the children feature prominently in the family papers. Mabel Clough, known as "Maillie", was born in 1874, and married Arthur Sclater, travelling with him when he went to Helvetia near Melsetter in South Rhodesia as a pioneer farmer. She died in England and was buried at Wilford rectory in 1919. Arthur subsequently married her sister, Cicely.

Henry Kenny Clough, O.B.E., born 1876 and died 1970, known as "Laddie", was a soldier who served in the trenches during the First World War with the King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. In retirement he was a Military Knight of Windsor; his funeral was held at St. George's Chapel Windsor.

Margret Clough, "Mag", born in 1890, the twin of Cicely, married an electrical engineer, Charles Roxberry Bland (born 1883), at St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, in 1916. She died in 1990. [Her daughter, Cicely Mayne, undertook research into family history, communicating in the 1980s with Paul Kenny, a relation from New Zealand, who provided other material in this collection.]

Lastly, Joan Welcome Clough, the unexpected youngest child of John and Amy Louisa, was born in 1895. During the First World War she worked at a munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire, and was awarded an O.B.E. in 1919 for her actions during an explosion at the factory in 1918. In the 1930s she married Hugh Kirby and lived in India in the 1940s, before returning to Britain in 1947, having inherited Wellington Lodge in Cheltenham from her aunt, Alice Holt, the previous year . She died in 1987.

Amy Louisa's Kenny family had for several generations served in the military establishment in India. One connexion, Lieutenant-Colonel William Kenny, of the 11th Madras Native Infantry, died in 1804 of wounds sustained leading the storming party at the siege of Gawlighur in 1803. Her father, Thomas Geils Edward Gammell Kenny was born in Norwich in 1804, the son of Captain Courtney Crowe Kenny and Mary, daughter of General Geils, an officer in the Indian army of Scottish ancestry. Educated at Sandhurst, he went to India as a cadet together with two brothers, arriving there in 1820, and going on to serve actively for 45 years in various positions, including as Commandant of the frontier station at Toungoo in British Burma from 1863, where his daughter met her future husband. After two years of sick leave he died of cholera in 1867. His wife returned to England, various members of the family ultimately emigrating to New Zealand; Amy Louisa would resume contact with some of her relations there in the 1920s.

Scope and Content

Material relating to the family of Reverend John Clough includes correspondence and much photographic material.

There is also material relating to the family of Clough's wife, the Kennys.

Arrangement

The collection is broadly arranged by the type of material contained: correspondence, photographic, and family history and miscellaneous material. Within these categories it is organized chronologically and by family.

Custodial History

Acquisition

Acquisition

The papers were donated in 2004 by Susan Boyd, Reverend John Clough's great-granddaughter.

Restrictions on Access

An Oxford University Card / OULS Reader's card which gives access to manuscripts is required.

Restrictions on Use

No reproduction or publication without permission. Contact the Library in the first instance.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/1, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Bland | family
Clough | family
Cumberland | family
Kenny | family

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Bland | Margret | 1890-1990 | née Clough | daughter of John and Amy Louisa Clough
Clough | Amy Louisa M | 1852-1934 | wife of John Clough
Clough | Henry Kenny | 1876-1970 | army officer
Clough | Joan Welcome | 1895-1987 | afterwards Kirby | daughter of John and Amy Louisa Clough
Clough | John | 1835-1920 | clergyman
Sclater | Mabel | 1874-1919 | née Clough | daughter of John and Amy Louisa Clough

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Great Britain and Ireland | Army | King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)

Place names (NCA Rules)

British India
Helvetia | Melsetter | South Rhodesia
New Zealand
Toungoo | Burma | British India
Wilford | Nottinghamshire

Subjects (LCSH)

Church of England -- Clergy
Great Britain -- Colonies
World War, 1914-18

A   Correspondence, c.1831-1955

A.1    Clough family correspondence, 1867-1955

A.1.1   Correspondence of the family of Reverend John Clough, 1868-1910s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/1


Correspondence of the family of Reverend John Clough, 1868-1910s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/1
Extent: 8 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from Aunt Harriet Mary Holberton, under a single cover, docketed as "containing interesting family history".

A.1.2   Correspondence of Reverend John Clough and his wife, Amy Louisa, c.1860-1920s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/2-11


Letters to Amy Louisa Clough from Reverend John Clough, 1897-1919
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/2
Extent: 13 letters

Letters to Amy Louisa Clough from her children, 1907-24
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/3
Extent: 10 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from:

  • Brian Clough
  • Henry Clough, from Baghdad
  • Hugh Clough, in the "bush", Lagos
  • Maia Clough
  • Margret Clough, from Calcutta

Letters to Reverend John Clough and Amy Louisa Clough from their daughter, Mabel Sclater, 1911-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/4
Extent: 33 letters, 20 photographs

Scope and Content:

The main sequence of correspondence relates to Mabel's journey to, and early days in, Southern Rhodesia, where she and her husband, Arthur Sclater, set up a farm.

Also includes letters from:

  • Cicely Clough, "Cia", on Mabel's death
  • E. Tawse Jollie, on Mabel's death
  • Arthur Sclater, Mabel's husband

Further includes:

  • a photograph of Mabel
  • a photograph of Mabel's memorial plaque
  • 18 family photographs [some probably from Southern Rhodesia]

Letters to Reverend John Clough and Amy Louisa from their son, Henry Clough, 30 March-19 May [1915]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/5
Extent: 8 letters

Scope and Content:

The letters were written from the trenches. Included is an account, dated 9 May, of action seen, probably during the Second Battle of Ypres, 1915, after Henry had been transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment); 12th Brigade, 4th Division.

Another letter, dated 7 May, details his conditions:

"Our dug out is a hole in the ground shrapnel & we hope splinter proof but we have to take a chance of a shell hitting us direct. It is rather like playing in huts we used to make as children & I look forward to the time when I can stand up & not have to crawl about on my hands & knees... I want Bible & Prayer Book can you get me one a [sic.] serviceable binding that I can carry about".

Letters to Henry Clough from his father, Reverend John Clough, 1916-20
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/6
Extent: 11 letters

Letters to Amy Louisa Clough from her son-in-law, Reginald Langford-James, 1920-2
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/7
Extent: 5 letters

Letters to Amy Louisa Clough from her Kenny relatives, c.1920-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/8
Extent: 6 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from her brother, Nepean Kenny, in New Zealand.


Letters to Amy Louisa Clough, Amy Langford-James (née Clough) and Reginald Langford-James from Grace Seymour, 1928-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/9
Extent: 4 letters

Miscellaneous correspondence of Reverend John Clough, c.1867-1903
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/10
Extent: 13 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes letters to Reverend Clough from:

  • Frederick Clough
  • Henry Clough
  • Rosina Clough, his mother
  • Blanche Holt, née Clough, his sister
  • Matilda Kaye, on his ordination
  • Colonel Thomas Kenny, his future father-in-law
  • Edward Pelham-Clinton

Miscellaneous correspondence of Amy Louisa Clough, c.1860-1920s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/1/11
Extent: 10 letters, 2 postcards

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • an incomplete letter from one of her children, 1920, with various genealogical information about the family
  • 2 letters from F. Palliser de Costolbadie, a "distant kinsman" of Reverend John Clough
  • 2 postcards from Private W. Lewis of the 1st Staffordshire Regiment, 1918, a prisoner-of-war in Cassel, Germany

A.1.3   Correspondence of Joan Kirby née Clough, 1907-48

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/1-7


Letters to Joan from her brother, Brian Clough, 1907-8
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/1
Extent: 5 letters

Letters to Joan from her sister, Mabel Clough, 1911-6
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/2
Extent: 4 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes enclosed letter from Reverend John Clough to Cicely Clough.


Correspondence relating to Chilwell Munitions factory, 1918-9
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/3
Extent: 15 letters

Scope and Content:

The correspondence relates to the conferment of an O.B.E. on Joan for her actions after an explosion at the factory in 1918.

Also includes:

  • A Short History of the National Shell Filling Factory Chilwell Notts 1915-1918
  • newspaper cuttings relating to the history of the factory

Letters to Joan from Amy Louisa Clough and Reverend John Clough, 1918-33
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/4
Extent: 9 letters

Correspondence relating to Joan's mother, Amy Louisa Clough, 1934-5
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/5
Extent: 10 items

Scope and Content:

Material relating to Joan's role as executrix of Amy Louisa Clough's will.


Correspondence relating to Joan's aunt, Alice Holt, 1946-7
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/6
Extent: 29 items

Scope and Content:

Mainly relating to Joan's role as executrix of Alice Holt's will. Includes a copy of Alice's will.


Miscellaneous correspondence of Joan Clough, 1910-48
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/7
Extent: 4 letters

A.1.4   Other Clough correspondence, [1920]-88

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/8-9


Correspondence of Henry Clough, [1920]-55
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/8
Extent: 14 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • telegram from George V, thanking for the loyal message from his unit
  • letters from Frank Reynard
  • letters to his sister Grace Adams, née Clough

Miscellaneous Clough correspondence, 1955, 1988
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/ 2/9
3 letters
Scope and Content:

1 of the letters is an undated fragment, probably early/mid-twentieth century.

A.2    Kenny family correspondence, c.1831-86

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/10-12


Correspondence of Charlotte Kenny, c.1849-86
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 580/2/10
Extent: 30 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence with:

  • Nepean Kenny, her brother
  • Colonel Thomas Kenny, her husband
  • Reverend John Clough, her son-in-law

Correspondence of Colonel Thomas Geils Edward Gammell Kenny, c.1860s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/11
Extent: 6 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence with his family.


Miscellaneous Kenny correspondence, c.1831-67
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/2/12
Extent: 7 letters

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence between Jessie Kenny and both her sister, Eliza, and brother, Tom (possibly Colonel Thomas Kenny).

B   Photographs, 1864-1994

B.1   Albums, 1864-c.1936

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/3-12

Arrangement: Arranged in roughly chronological order.

Album of Amy Louisa Clough, 1864
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/3
Extent: 1 album

Album of Amy Louisa Clough, 1867
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/4
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Believed to be an album of Amy Louisa Clough before her marriage to Reverend John Clough: Life in Burma.

Contains photographs mainly from British India and Burma, from locations including:

  • Cuddalore
  • Rangoon
  • Toungoo (generally referred to as Toughoo)
Also contains photographs from other locations

including:

  • Bunbury, Western Australia
  • Gibralter

Includes photographs of:

  • Amy Louisa Clough
  • Reverend John Clough
  • Mrs Hodgson, sister of Reverend John Clough
  • Captain and Mrs Reid, sister of Reverend John Clough

Photographs of interest include one of Karen Baptist Chapel, probably at Toungoo, together with another of native Karen girls; of family interest is a picture of the house of Thomas Kenny, father of Amy Louisa.


Album of MFCC, 1902
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/5
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Believed to be the album of Mabel Clough.

Most photographs taken at Wilford Rectory, family home of Reverend John Clough, and some from Rome 1907.


Album of Cicely and Margret Clough, 1903-10s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/6
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

The album is inscribed to "Cicely and Margret from Mabel. Nov. 12th 1903".

The photographs are generally well labelled. They are mainly of the Clough family at home at Wilford Rectory but also include:

  • photographs from Milan
  • photographs of the wedding of Reginald Langford-James and Amy Clough, daughter of John and Amy Louisa
  • photographs of members of these families connected to the Cloughs:
    • Hildebrand
    • Hodgson
    • Langford-James

Album given to Amy Louisa Clough by [?H. Clough], The Petal, 29 April 1904
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/7
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of:

  • Amy Clough, who married Reginald Langford-James
  • Amy Louisa Clough
  • Beatrice Clough, "BB"
  • Cicely Clough
  • Grace Clough
  • Heggie Clough
  • Henry Clough
  • Hugh Clough
  • Reverend John Clough
  • Mabel Clough
  • Maia Clough
  • Margret Clough
  • May Clough, wife of "Uncle Dick", Reverend Edmund Clough, also pictured with her children John and Julian
  • James Langford
  • John Langford James, who married Beatrice Clough
  • Reginald Langford James
  • Arthur Sclater, husband of Mabel
  • Mabel Sclater Clough

Also includes photographs from overseas, and of the King's Own Regiment, Malta 1902, in which Henry Clough was then serving as an officer


Album, c.1904-14
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/8
Extent: 1 album

Album of the Bland family, 1916-30s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/9
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Photographs of Margret Bland née Clough, and her children in India.


Album of the Bland family, mid-twentieth century
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/10
Extent: 1 album

Albums of Joan Clough and the Bland family 1910s, 1936
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/11
Extent: 3 albums

Scope and Content:

Black album is dated 1910 and labelled Joan Clough, Wilford Rectory, Nottingham.

Grey album contains photographs of the wedding of Joan Clough and Hugh Kirby and includes additionally photographs of:

  • Henry Clough,
  • Barbara Langford-James, daughter of Beatrice and John Langford-James
  • Cicely Bland.

Brown album contains Bland family photographs, including some from Hampstead Cottage in Aldbourne, Wiltshire.


Album of Joan Clough, 1910s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/12
Extent: 1 album

B.2   Loose photographs, 1850s-1995

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/13-14


Loose photographs 1, 1850s-1995
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/13
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Contains photographs of earlier pictures, some seventeenth-century.

Includes photographs relating to:

  • Reverend John Clough's family, both Cumberland and Clough connections, from the nineteenth-century
  • Bland family
  • Joan Clough
  • Burma

Loose photographs 2, 1850s-1900s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/14
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Most of the original photographs come from c.1860-1890; also contains later copies of photographs.

Includes:

  • photographs from Reverend John Clough's sister, Rose Clough, later Holt then Barry. Alice Holt left Wellington Lodge to Joan Clough
  • photographs of the Kenny family, sent by Paul Kenny in New Zealand to Cicely Mayne in England in 1988. Amy Louisa's brother and sister went to New Zealand. Mainly photographs of members of the family but also including a few scenes of New Zealand and homes owned by the Kenny family ("Ardmore", "Geilston" and "Brooks House" in Cardross, Scotland and "Roxbury House" in County Mayo, Ireland). With some negatives.

B.3   Photograph negatives, c.1900-50s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/15


Photograph negatives, c.1900-50s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/15
Extent: 1 box

C   Family history and miscellaneous material, 1682-2007

C.1   Clough family history and information, 1795-2007

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/1-6


Clough family history, [1897], 1901-2007
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/1
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • Boots photo-wallet, containing 12 photographs and four letters, including two from Henry to Joan Clough, one from Joan
  • printed genealogical material [some provided by Paul Kenny]
  • manuscript genealogical notes [some compiled by Susan Boyd]
  • letters from and to Cecily Mayne soliciting genealogical information
  • exercise book with several pages of family history written by Joan Welcome Clough
  • newspaper cuttings and printed matter relating to the family's history
  • Susan Boyd's notes about the contents of this collection

Further Clough family history, [1832], 1879-1961
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/2
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • information about the death of John Langford-James during a conspiracy trial in British India
  • newspaper cutting relating to the suicide of Blanche Harrington-Hudson, sister of Reverend John Clough
  • orders of service from the funeral service of Mabel Clough and the memorial service of Reginald Langford-James

Documents relating to Reverend John Clough's parents, John and Rosina, 1833-69
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/3
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Mainly official documents relating to Reverend John Clough's parents, comprising:

  • marriage settlement of John Clough and Rosina Cumberland, 1833
  • marriage certificate of John Clough and Rosina Cumberland, 1833
  • will of John Clough, 1865
  • will of Rosina Clough, 1866
  • probate of the will of Rosina Clough, 1869
  • a manuscript entitled The Stock of the Cumberlands, containing genealogical information about the family

Documents relating to Reverend John Clough and Amy Louisa Clough, 1853-70
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/4
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Various official documents relating to Reverend John Clough's time at Oxford University and his early clerical career, e.g. ordination. Also includes Amy Louisa's baptism certificate.


Material relating to Henry Kenny Clough, 1957-96
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/5
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • letter to his sister Beatrice Clough, "BB", from 1957, sending a newspaper cutting, detailing the connexion of the Clough family to the city of York, with a second cutting from 1966 later attached, about the Order of the Garter
  • two photographs of a Garter procession
  • two book reviews from 1996 of Hugh Vicker's The Kiss; one contains a description of 'Major Clough, an old gentleman whose upright facade concealed, in a thoroughly English way, a habit of pinching women's bottoms'

Miscellaneous documents, 1795-1968
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/16/6
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Most relate to Reverend John Clough's Holt connexions; some are documents relating to Joan Welcome and her husband, Hugh Kirby.

C.2   Cuttings album, 1910s-[40s]

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/17

Arrangement: Alphabetic section, then numerical pagination.

Cuttings album, 1910s-[40s]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/17
Extent: 1 album

Scope and Content:

Largely material relating to the First World War, amongst which are various items relating to the Sydes brothers, one of whom was killed at the Somme. The album seems to have been compiled by Blanche Holt, a sister of Reverend John Clough. There are also references to their Barry connexions.

Contents includes:

  • information about the two Sydes boys, listed under "S"
  • cuttings about a Canadian victory on the Somme, and the death of H. T. Sydes, 1916, p. 37
  • commemoration scroll for Lieutenant William Sydes, with a note from Buckingham Palace sending the memorial, with a printed signature of George V, p. 41
  • notifications of Barry and Holt deaths, pp. 5, 16, 17
  • postcards pp. 24-5, 38-9

Also includes letters to Blanche Holt from:

  • Vesey Holt, 3 August 1916, referring to a wedding and thanking her for sending a genealogy (attached, p. 17)
  • Jimmy, at No 14 General Hospital, France, giving an account of his experiences
  • Johnny, 21 January 1917, convalescing at Portland Place

Further includes letters to Mrs Freeth, mother to the Sydes brothers, from

  • Brigadier General W. S. Pierre Hughes, 30 September 1916, passing on sympathies for the death of her son, and noting that his son was also serving at the Somme
  • Major-General Sam Hughes of the Minister's Office, Canada, 22 September 1916, also passing on sympathies

C.3   Kenny family history, 1838-1980s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/1-2


Kenny family history, 1838-1980s
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/1
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • various genealogical materials
  • reproductions of official documents relating to various family members
  • historical notes

Kenny manuscript miscellany, nineteenth-century
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/2
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • fragments of manuscript genealogical information, relating to the eighteenth century
  • a manuscript account of a minor naval engagement off the Egyptian coast
  • a manuscript extract from the Ramandroog Gazette, 24 November 1855, regarding victory at Sebastopol in the Crimean War

C.4   Miscellaneous, 1682-c.2000

Shelfmarks: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/3-5, 581/19


Bland miscellany, c.1907-1990
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/3
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • diary of Margret Clough, later Bland, 1907
  • manuscript notes by Margret Clough on the death of her brother, Brian Clough, 1909, who died at Repton School
  • an account of the business career of Charles Roxberry Bland, as an engineer, from 1911
  • certificate, dated 1919, noting that Charles Roxberry Bland was mentioned in a despatch in 1918, signed by Winston Churchill
  • will of Charles Roxberry Bland
  • material relating to 4 Merlin Park Road, the Bland family home in India

Printed miscellany, 1682-1951
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/4
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes copies of the London Gazette 1682, 1858.


Manuscript miscellany, c.1874-1914
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/18/5
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • manuscript labelled: "In Memory of C. P. D. Lane-Fox Who Died September 13th 1874", docketed C. Fox & A. Nevill's
  • note with manuscript quotations for Amy Louisa
  • manuscript note of the date of Reverend John Clough's marriage to Amy Louisa, on 23 March 1867

Miscellany, 1830-1954, [c.2000]
Shelfmark: MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 581/19
Extent: 1 box

Scope and Content:

Includes:

  • notebooks of Joan Welcome Clough and Amy Louisa Clough
  • birthday books of Amy Louisa Clough and Reverend John Clough

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