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Case Record of Elijah Bowles

Name: Elijah Bowles; Age: 23; Gender: Male; Occupation: Servant; Residence: Holloway in Exeter; Religion: English Church; Education: Read & write; Martial Status: Single; No. of Children: ; Admission Photo: No; Notes Prior to Admission: : Classification: Imbecility; Outcome: Recovered; Photo on Discharge: No; Notes:

Letters to Sir Martin Browne Folkes mostly on conveyancing matters re London and Devonshire estates, property of Becher of Docking and the Cokethorpe, Oxfordshire, estate of the late Mr Shirley, and on the insanity of a relative T.D. Macbride.

Letters from Samuel Clayton of Lynn, E. Rolfe of Heacham, John Forster, Drs W. Parry and S.F. Simmons, Joseph Radcliffe of Huddersfield, Folkes' sister Mary West, and others. Also letters from William Walton of Lynn, the surveyor, re bill and mentioning his poverty and expectation of debtor's prison, T.D. Macbride at Fiume mentioning retreat of French troops, Sir Thomas Philip Bagge re (?) Inclosure Bill, T. Berners, Plestow, apologising after insult by Sir Jacob Astley, John Wodehouse and William Windham seeking Folkes' support as County candidates.

Miscellaneous postcards from holidays, visits and significant places

Includes, inter alia, postcard pictures of S.S. Newtown ashore on the rocks off Woolacombe, Devon, Jan 1916, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, St John Baptist Church at Bathwick in Bath, St Giles Church, Norwich interiors and exteriors, views of St Giles' Street and of Norwich City Hall from the Castle, nd [1950s], the Pensionat de Mme Gerber of the Villa Souvenir, Lausanne, locations in Switzerland, Cote D'Azur, Paris, Scotland and South Africa, the ship, S.S. Rajputana, Penrhos Junior School in Colwyn Bay, Tintern Abbey, Wantage School, Rectory Farm in Weston-on-Trent, Somerset, the smallest house in Great Britain on Conway Quay, North Wales, Glendalough in County Wicklow, Killarney, Galway and Trinity College, Dublin.

Documents collected by the Hobart family of Blicking

  • MC 2379
  • Fonds
  • nd [14th century]-1915

The collection includes a book of evidences relating to the manor of Stratton or Stratton Hall and the Manor of Welhams and Reezes, nd [17th century]; Wymondham town book, nd [1584]-1621; papers of Dr Cannon (1663-1722); and admissions of Hon. Henry Hobart as a freemason, 1797-1798.

Robert Cannon; 1663-1722; clergyman; Bexwell, Norfolk, and Westminster, London

Letters of W.H.M.H. Aitken

Family letters, including one from Eda describing 'Eric's' death on the Western Front - 'he held a line of trench, which was meant for 200 men, and he and 19 men under him held it for half an hour. He found a gun left somewhere in an empty trench, and working it himself, he kept the enemy back', 20 May 1915. With letters from Aitken to his wife decribing mission work including one in Exeter in 1915 - 'the congregation is largely composed of dear old goodies of the most antiquated type .... There is no doubt that the presence of a large number of soldiers in the city is a great obstacle to such an effort [of preaching]. The elder women are kept busy by their billets and the younger by their flirtations'.

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