Fonds MC 17 - Freeman Collection

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MC 17


Freeman Collection


  • 17th century-1966 (Creation)

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356 pieces

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 14 March 1975 (MS 21553 numbered MC 17/1-83) and 23 August 1983 (numbered MC 17/84-356).

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Correspondence and related papers including Hogarth and Howard families.

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Freeman family papers held by the Norfolk Family History Society (as of end of 1993):
FRE/1. Lease of part of the City Ditch near Chapelfield. The Corporation of Norwich to Mr Hammond Fisk. Dated 24 February 1814.
FRE/2. Settlement 1850 on marriage of W.P.B. Freeman and Miss Mary Hogarth.
FRE/3. Letter 22 November 1904 to Mrs Lilian H. Howard re settlement.
FRE/5. Postcard to Mrs Howard, 23 Portersfield Road, Norwich. (Drawing of fashionable lady.)
FRE/6. Postcard from Ipswich 7 April 1900, to Miss Eva Freeman, King Street, Norwich.
FRE/7. Letter in pencil from Elsie and Mac, The Haven, Misterton, Doncaster to 'Dear Gertie'.
FRE/8. Letter dated 20 December 1919, from Elsie Rolfe of 16 West Street, Wakefield, Yorks, to 'Dear Aunt Dollie,'.
FRE/9. Letter dated June 1871 from John Durst to 'My dear Friend,'.
FRE/10. Copy of poem 'The Parson's Idols'.
FRE/11. 'My father's hair age 79 years. Cut off March 11th 1893.'
FRE/12. Wedding card - Mr and Mrs E.V. Freeman (Clara Harrison) 36 Churchill Road, Gt. Yarmouth. 4 September 1902.
FRE/13. Joan Mary Freeman, born 18 January 1917.
FRE/14. Joan Mary Freeman, born 18 January 1917.
FRE/15. Leonard, Nell and Joan, 10 June 1918.
FRE/16. Leonard, Nell and Joan, 10 June 1918.
FRE/17. Joan (6.5yrs) Madge (5 yrs) Nora[Toby] (3 yrs)
FRE/18. Joan (6.5yrs) Madge (5 yrs) Nora[Toby] (3 yrs)
FRE/19. Joan (10.5) Madge (9) Toby (7)
FRE/20. Aunt Nellie
FRE/21. W.P.B. Freeman 1877, (Whitlock, photographer, Birmingham)
FRE/22. W.P.B. Freeman 1877, (Whitlock, photographer, Birmingham)
FRE/23. William P.B. Freeman.
FRE/24 Wm Henry and some of family
FRE/25 (Bearded gentleman in wicker chair.)
FRE/26 (Bearded gentleman wearing white heather) Photographer J.W. Gavin, 85 St Giles Street, Norwich
FRE/27 Same as 25. Photographer W.L. Shrubsole, 15 Briggs Street, Norwich
FRE/28 William Freeman J.P.
FRE/29 Mrs David Hogarth senr. Photographer Black, 173 Washington Street, Boston
FRE/30 Mrs Strudwick and Maud Strudwick. Photographer A.E. Mount, Beccles
FRE/31 Mrs Mary (Hogarth) Freeman
FRE/32 Mrs Mary (Hogarth) Freeman - both sides
FRE/33 Gertie. Photographer, Glover, 31 Central Arcade, Great Yarmouth
FRE/34 Sgt. E.V. Freeman 1915
FRE/35 John William Edmund Freeman. Born 9 June 1916.
FRE/36 Lewis Henry Southcombe (aged 3 weeks) February 1927.
FRE/37 Card from J.A. 20 Belvedere Road, 21 March 1913, to Mrs L.R. Freeman, 10 Pier Walk, Gorleston.
FRE/38 Photograph/Card from 101 Shobnall Road, Burton on Trent, 11 September 1915, to Mrs J. Howard, 23 Portersfield Road, Park Lane, Norwich
FRE/39 Eric Walter (4 yrs 11 mths), Lilian Gertrude Rolfe (age 5 mths)
FRE/40 Eric Walter (6 yrs 10 mths), Lilian Gertrude Rolfe (age 2 yrs 5 mths)
FRE/41 Photograph 'With love from Elsie and Mac'
FRE/42 Seated lady. Photographer H. Thompson, 56 St Stephens Street, Norwich
FRE/43 Standing lady.
FRE/44 Standing lady.
FRE/45 -
FRE/46. Elderly, bearded, seated gentleman. Photographer, H.J. Whitlock, 11 New Street, Birmingham.
FRE/47. Two seated girls with dolls.
FRE/48. Family group (Dolly seated right). Photographer, C.C. Starling, London.
FRE/49. Same family group.
FRE/50. Four young ladies taking tea.
FRE/51. Extract from Hogarth family bible.
FRE/52. Catalogue N.S.A. Exhibition = Jeremiah Freeman (1805-1817)
FRE/53. William Freeman, son of Jeremiah, father of William Philip Barnes Freeman and Charles Jeremia Freeman.
FRE/54. Catalogue N.S.A. Exhibition - William Freeman.
FRE/55. Letter from Mrs Dorothy Freeman of Canada to NNGS 4 February 1977
FRE/58. List prepared by Norfolk Record Office 8 April 1975 re Freeman correspondence and related papers. (MS 21553) Page 1. of Admission to Norwich Freemanry by Freeman family and Kent family (1751-1837) Schedule of Title Deeds, Portersfield Road. Mr R.J.K. Howard. Letter in envelope from M.J. Wright, U.S.A., to Mrs R.J.K. Howard dated 17 February 1915 containing photograph, 'Martha Virginia, Oliver's eldest daughter, with Aunt M.' Letter and enclosure dated 18 February 1918 to Mr R.J.K. Howard 23 Portersfield Road from Leonard R. Freeman (Shrubland Cottage, St Johns, Ipswich.) Press clippings in envelope re The Pioneer Club - Howard family. Newspaper cutting - no date - Deaths. Letter 17 August 1923 from W.R. Rudd (9 Oak End Way, Gerrard's Cross) to Mr Howard.

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