Fonds MC 2263 - Correspondence of Francis Joseph Cresswell of King's Lynn

Identity area

Reference code

MC 2263


Correspondence of Francis Joseph Cresswell of King's Lynn


  • 1841-1870 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 envelope of papers

Context area

Name of creator

(19th century)

Biographical history

Francis Cresswell (1789-1861, mayor of Lynn, 1845), and his wife Rachel (1803-1888), daughter of Joseph Fry (1777-1861) and his wife Elizabeth Fry, née Gurney (1780-1845), lived at Bank House, King's Lynn. Their children were Francis Joseph (1822-1882, John Addison (b 1824), Samuel Gurney (1827-1867), William Edward (b 1835), Gerard Oswin (b 1837), Oswald (b 1839), Harriet Frances Elizabeth (b 1842).

Francis Cresswell, F.J. Cresswell, G.F.A. Cresswell and S.A. Gurney were partners in Gurneys, Birkbeck, Barclay, Buxton and Cresswell's Bank at King's Lynn (later Barclay's Bank).

Name of creator


Biographical history

Eldest son of Francis Cresswell (1789-1861) and his wife Rachel (1803-1888), née Fry, of Bank House, King's Lynn. He married the Hon. Charlotte Frances Georgina Gough, a daughter of Lord Calthorpe, in 1850 and they set up home at 3 King Street, King's Lynn.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 21 December 2011 (ACC 2011/236). Catalogued 7 February 2012 (SM).

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier


Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used



Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 13/03/2006 by Droip. Modified 24/08/2018 by Droip.


Accession area