Fonds BL/BE - Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Papers of Edward Milligen Beloe, senior, and Edward Milligen Beloe, junior, solicitors and antiquaries of King's Lynn

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Bradfer-Lawrence Collection: Papers of Edward Milligen Beloe, senior, and Edward Milligen Beloe, junior, solicitors and antiquaries of King's Lynn


  • 19th century-20th century (Creation)

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1 slip case, 66 volumes, 5 bundles, 2 packets, 19 folders, 12 envelopes, 2 pamphlets, 1 card, 5 papers, 1 booklet, 1 box file, 3 files

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Born in King's Lynn in 1887. He became a land agent and worked in Norfolk until 1935 when he was appointed managing director of Hammond's brewery in Yorkshire. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1924 and published a number of works connected with the history and archaeology of Norfolk. From his youth, he was an avid collector of books and manuscripts. His successful career as a businessman enabled him to make substantial purchases from the leading London dealers, and to build up a massive and important collection by the time of his death in 1965. According to his wishes, his executors deposited those manuscripts relating to Norfolk in the Norfolk Record Office in 1967, a similar gift of his Yorkshire manuscripts being made to the Yorkshire Archaeological Society at the same time. Died 1965.

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(c 1826-1907)

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Father of Edward Milligen Beloe (1871-1932), the younger.

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Son of Edward Milligen Beloe (c 1826-1907).

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Edward Milligen Beloe (c 1826-1907) and his son, Edward Milligen Beloe (1871-1932), the younger, were solicitors and antiquaries of King's Lynn. This section contains transcripts of original records, correspondence, and papers relating to the Greenland Fishery Museum at King's Lynn, founded by E.M. Beloe the younger in 1912. The notes are mostly by E.M. Beloe the younger and relate to King's Lynn and the surrounding area; they reflect his legal interests, containing analyses of court books of the Guildhall, King's Lynn, and notes on cases heard at the quarter sessions. The collection contains notes for published articles by father and son on King's Lynn, Castle Rising, memorial brasses, etc. They were also keen collectors, both of original manuscripts, and of works by other antiquaries. On the death of E.M. Beloe the younger in 1932, most of his notes were given to Bradfer-Lawrence by his widow, Edith Beloe. His collection of original manuscripts was sold, many were purchased by Bradfer-Lawrence, and these papers will be found throughout the collection.

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Created 16/03/2009 by Droip. Modified 04/04/2012 by Droip.


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