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Dereham Antiquarian Society records
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Cowper Society

Assorted papers mainly comprising menus and attendees' lists for memorial dinners, 1952-87
Bank books, 2 volumes, 1962-67
Cheque stubs, 1974-75
Press cuttings, 1960-67
Typescript history of Reverend John Johnson, nd
With George Borrow Society bicentenary celebration pack, 2003

Business records of Hobbies Ltd

ACC 2012/84, Box 3 (part)
Hobbies Weekly, Feb 1935-Nov 1940, May 1965, 100th Anniversary edition, Oct 1995.
Hobbies Handbook, 1939 (poor condition, back cover repaired with tape), 1981-2001 (incomplete).
Brief History of Hobbies, 1993.
Hobbies Horticulture Department Brochure, 1913 (UFP? Back cover loose).
Hobbies 24th Annual Catalogues (Front cover loose), 1906.
Hobbies 1897-1947, printed history to celebrate their Jubilee c. 1947.
Supplement to above covering the reunion of former directors of the company.

Dereham and District Organ Club records

ACC 2012/84, Box 3 (part)
Dereham and District Organ Club papers:
Membership register, 1986-97
Minutes June 1983-May 1986
Secretary's papers, 1995-96
General correspondence, 1987-97
Organist correspondence, 1986-94
Assorted letters, etc., 1995-2000

Dereham Antiquarian Society records

  • DAS
  • Fonds
  • 1648-2010

Comprises adminstrative records of the Society and Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum and archives relating to East Dereham collected by the Society. Most of the records are not yet catalogued in detail, but can be requested by their accession and box numbers.

Dereham Antiquarian Society; 1953-

Administrative records of the Society and Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum

These include Dereham Antiquarian Society Dereham Antiquarian Society membership list, 1953-61, and newsletters, 2001-03; Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum visitors' books, 1963-2006, visitors' notes on objects, 1963-93, accounts, 1963-64, photographs of the refurbishment of the cottage, 1990-91, catalogue and related notes, 1997 and n.d., and office diaries, 2001-03.

The records are not yet catalogued in detail, but can be requested by their accession and box numbers, as follows

ACC 2011/327, Box 3
Bishop Bonner's Cottage Museum:
Visitors' notes on objects, 1963-93
Visitors' book, 1963-67, 1968-71, 1979-86, 1992, 1994-98
Account book, 1963-64
Museum catalogue indexing notes, 1997.

ACC 2011/327, Box 4
Bishop Bonner's cottage
Visitors' books, 5 volumes, 1971-2006.

ACC 2011/327, Box 2
Dereham Antiquarian Society newsletters, 2 volumes, 2001-2003
Bishop Bonner's Cottage catalogue
Bishop Bonner's Cottage catalogue notes.

ACC 2011/327, Box 1
Bishop Bonner's cottage
Photograph album of the cottage refurbishment, 1990-91
Dereham Antiquarian Society membership list, 1953-61.

ACC 2012/46, Box 1 (part)
Office diaries for Bishop Bonner Museum, 2001-2003.

ACC 2012/84, Box 1 (part)
Letter offering 200 year old crib plus drawing, , 20th century.
Receipt for watercolour of Dereham church purchased for £25, 6 April 1973.

Hamerton family and business papers

The records are not yet catalogued in detail, but can be requested by their accession and box numbers, as follows:

ACC 2011/327, Box 5
Hamerton family papers:
Deed, appointment, 1908
3 small glass photographs in frames (ambrotype?)
Banking book of Jonathan Blowfield, 1894-95
Two published books: Special Glasshouse Crops, 1936, and Commercial Tomato Culture, 1933.
Two exercise books belonging to Henry Ladd Hamerton containing handwriting exercises, 1881-82 and 1882
News-cuttings book, previously used as a letter-book, 1925-83
Black and white photograph of woman and baby, 'Amy and Nanny', c 1910
Three booklets: Lyng, 1970, A short history of All Hallows by the Tower, 1959, and London's Earliest Monument, nd.
In Memoriam card for William Hamerton (d 1879)
Autograph album belonging to Amy Hamerton, containing verse and illustrations, 1918-22
Probates: William Hamerton, 1879, Jonathan Blowfield, 1874
Death certificate for Richard Hamerton, 1957
Assorted letters and papers, 1874-1982
Will of Jonathan Blowfield, 1874, transcript?
Marriage certificate for William Hamerton to Caroline Blowfield 1866

ACC 2011/327, Box 6
Diaries of Richard Hamerton, 43 volumes, 1916-1957

ACC 2012/46, Box 4 (part)
Bill heads, ephemera and correspondence from local businesses, 1865-1936
Items relating to Hamerton the grocer, blank invoice books, labels and pencils, nd, c 1930.

East Dereham Urban District Council records

The records are not yet catalogued in detail, but can be requested by their accession and box numbers, as follows:

ACC 2011/327, Box 18
UDC deposited building plans, 1877-1942
With (unrelated?) plan for a proposed spiral staircase at St Nicholas's church, 1961

ACC 2012/84, Boxes 5-8
Additional UDC deposited building control plans, 1882-1959. (Separate, detailed, list available).

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