Fonds MC 258 - Diaries of Sir Charles Harbord Suffield, 5th Baron Suffield

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MC 258


Diaries of Sir Charles Harbord Suffield, 5th Baron Suffield


  • 1871-1883 (Creation)

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4 pieces

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Charles Harbord was a son of the 3rd Baron Suffield and Emily Harriot. He was born on 2 January 1830. His father died in 1835 and in 1853, Edward Vernon Harbord, his childless, elder half-brother (his father's successor) died and Charles inherited his title. Charles Harbord married Cecilia Alexandra, youngest daughter of Henry Baring and sister of Edward, first Lord Ravelstoke.
Charles Harbord was lord-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, 1868-72, and lord of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales, afterwards Edward VII. He was also lord-in-waiting to King Edward VII, 1901-10.

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Belonged to Mrs J.M. Cuthbert in 1949 when they were reported on by the National Register of Archives.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 1 February 1990 (MS 22982).

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Diaries of Sir Charles Harbord Suffield, 5th Baron Suffield, (1830-1914, Lord in Waiting to Queen Victoria and Chief of Staff to the Princess of Wales). The diaries are fairly laconic and sporadically kept. They record life and sport at Gunton Park, cruising holidays including yachting in the Mediterranean, shooting in Tangier, and Dublin in 1883 and frequent references to royalty encountered during official duties.

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