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Letters from Charles Harbord, at St German's [Saint Germain, Paris] in 1660 but later in Tangiers where he was an officer of the garrison to his brother John

With notes of 1662 from his companion William Holland at Tangiers and Cadiz. Charles Harbord was closely associated with Lord Sandwich and was killed with him at the Battle of Solebay. There are also letters from Sir Charles Harbord his father to John Harbord about his loss. Included are lists of goods to be bought for Tangiers, transcripts by Mrs Ivo Hord and notes by R W Ketton-Cremer and a copy of his privately printed pamphlet of 1949 on Charles Harbord based on these letters.

Sir Charles Harbord; 1596-1679; surveyor general, politician; Stanninghall, Norfolk

Miscellaneous correspondence

James Reading and his wife; Betsy and her parents, mostly re family news and Betsy's social life; James and his brothers, including letters from Philip, a missionary in Pennsylvania concerning his feelings as he sets off 1746, slaves, 1748, the war against the French in America and a description of Pennsylvania, 1759.

2/1/1 19 Jul 1740, Thomas Reading, Gold Street, to his brother James Reading [1721-1790] [at Oxford]: his capacity and diligence are such that in time he may arrive 'at a Superiour Station in Life'.
2/1/2 7 May 1746, Revd Philip Reading, Antelope at Spithead, to brother Revd James Reading, Woodstock: has been appointed missionary in lower parts of Pennsylvania near Maryland at a salary of £60p.a.; chooses to cross seas a third time as prefers western world to Europe - fruit is so plentiful that farmers fatten hogs on peaches, and the better sort of people are of an affable humane disposition.
2/1/3 10 Oct 1748, Revd Philip Reading, Apoquiniminck [Appoquinimink, Delaware], to brother Thomas Reading, East India House, London: delighted with wig 'Alamode Paris'; has married a Dutchwoman, widow of a Frenchman, and now has three slaves; although he can live in a plentiful, genteel manner, his health is poor and he lives a lonesome retired life; asks for frequent letters, the latest London Magazine, and recent newspapers.
2/1/4 21 Feb 1753, Revd James Reading, Woodstock, to brother Thomas Reading, Sion College, near Cripple Gate, London: sends gift of a hare; is rendered a mere skeleton & cripple by the rheumatism but praises his wife's care.
2/1/5 29 Dec 1758, Revd James Reading, Sion College, to his wife Mrs [Elizabeth] Reading: his brother's house is fitted up in a most elegant manner; Betsy is delighted with London. With letter from Betsy to her grandfather [William Hoare; written by father].
2/1/6 1 Jan 1759 Revd Philip Reading, Apoquiniminck [Appoquinimink, Delaware], to brother Revd James Reading, Woodstock: his family; fellow Oxonians in America; defeat of General Braddock and subsequent course of the war; describes Pennsylvania and Philadelphia - has 200 acres, of which he farms 50, and is building a brick house.
2/1/7 31 Mar 1759, Thomas Reading, Sion House, to brother Revd Philip Reading, Apoquiniminck [Appoquinimink, Delaware]: laments that the family is scattered; brother Will now a physician at St Kitts; sister has married Mr Nelson, rector of Eriswell, Suffolk, whose relations are people of considerable fortune - they have near £200 p.a.; glad Philip is remote from scene of war with French.
2/1/8-9 4, 11 Dec 1761, Revd James Reading, Woodstock, to daughter Betsy Reading, at Mrs Wheatly's, Oxford.
2/1/10-11, 1765, 1766, Revd James Reading, Sion College, to Mrs Reading, Woodstock: his journeys, incl. detailed account of journey by stagecoach.
2/1/12 6 May 1768, Lewis Pryse, New Palace Yard, Westminster, to Miss [Betsy] Reading, Woodstock: instructions from his sister, who is ill, about furnishing a room.
2/1/13 Friday morning, nd, T. Townshend, Buscott, to Miss [Betsy] Reading, Woodstock: asks her to deliver enclosed letter to Miss Pryse. [Betsy's friend Margaret Pryse married Edward, son of Thomas Townsend of Buscot, on 15 July 1773, Edward having taken the name of Loveden the year previously.]
2/1/14-20, Jul-Sep 1768, Betsy Reading to her parents from Sarsden, Hampton Gay, Swalcliffe, Sion College: describes visits, purchase of mourning for her uncle Thomas Reading; will not send contents of his will but is very well contented with her share.
2/1/21-27 Sep 1768, Revd James Reading, Sion College, to Mrs Reading at Woodstock: his brother's funeral at Mortlake; settling of his affairs as executor; arrangements for services to be taken in his absence.
2/1/28 10 Oct 1768, Revd James Reading, Woodstock, to Betsy Reading, Sion College: it is rumoured that she has a large fortune and is even married - advises her to be cautious in her correspondence with Miss Bradley.
2/1/29-33 Oct-Nov 1768, Betsy Reading, Sion College, to Revd James Reading, Woodstock: her uncle's affairs - money owing to Sion College; went to theatre and saw their Majesties; packing books and china to send helped by Mr Peach's servant; social engagements; does not expect to hear from Miss Bradley who is 'violently huff'd'; wishes to borrow £20 from her grandfather to buy lottery ticket requested by Miss Pryse.
2/1/34-5 Nov 1768, Revd James Reading, Sion College, to Mrs Reading, Woodstock: social events; Betsy wedded to London life.
2/1/36 30 Nov 1768, Betsy Reading, Woodstock, to Revd James Reading, Sion College: social events; wishes she were at Sion College to join a party to the theatre.
2/1/37 30 Nov 1768, Revd James Reading, Cheapside, to Betsy Reading, Woodstock: her commissions in London, etc.

Letters to Earle from John Spedding, John Christian and John Frears, respectively receiver, court keeper and bailiff of the Seascale estate

Concerning the death of Mr Swainson the previous court keeper, estate matters, the sale of Earle's ships because of the decay of trade caused by war, a by-election at Carlisle, and the Seascale tenants, 'a Parcell of Ignorant Obstinate Troublesome fellows', disputing Earle's warren rights. With draft replies.

Letters from Horatio, 2nd Lord Walpole (in London) on estate and family matters, local affairs, and public news

Inc. refs. to imprisonment of poachers, Aylsham Navigation, Walpole's daughter's misalliance with Ensign Hussey, the American War and Gordon Riots, Dick Merryfellow the Norfolk satirist, Captain Suckling's death and will, William Windham's ambition, Lord Belmore's divorce, Humphry Repton's conduct as chief constable. John Townshend's duel, George III's health, Walpole's proposed purchase of Hevingham, and jokes about Squire Thomlinson - 'our thus invigorated Hero' after sea bathing

Humphry Repton; 1752-1818; landscape gardener; Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Norwich, Norfolk

Papers relating to the education of Edward Harbord, licences and certificates.

Includes his matriculation at Christ Church, 1799; certificate for being called to the Bar, 1808; certificate of age, 1798. Also includes a passport, licensing him him to travel through France with his tutor and servant, on their return from Vienna. Issued in 1801, in accordance with 'An Act more effectually to prevent during the War Persons, being his Majesty’s Subjects, from voluntarily repairing to or remaining in France, or any Country or Place united to France, or occupied by the Armies of France, and to prevent Correspondence with such Persons and with His Majesty’s Enemies', passed c. 1776, the passport features the sign-manual of George III.

Edward Harbord; 1781-1835; 3rd Baron Suffield, politician

Letters from HLB

Draft letters from HLB to Lord Melbourne (DNB), 1828-1829 (5, relating to war between Russia and Turkey); draft letter from HLB to Prince Lieven, nd, asking to accompany him on Turkish Campaign; John Backhouse, Foreign Office, 1828; Sir Brook Taylor (DNB) to Lord Cowley (DNB), 1829; draft and copy letters from HLB relating to Belgian revolution to Thomas Staveley (9), T. L. Ward (7), Lord Aberdeen (DNB), unidentified (1), incl. proclamation and newspaper, 1830; letters to HLB from T.L. Ward and Lord Aberdeen (DNB), 1830.

Letters to HLB, mostly concerning politics and parliamentary affairs

? J. Bennett, 1835; ? J. Besley, 1836; Sir Francis Burdett (DNB), 1833; George Byng, 1837 (with lists of subscribers to enable Mr Fonblanque to maintain 'The Examiner'); Dr C. Calebs, nd; John Hobart Caradoc (later Lord Howden DNB), 1833; Lord Clanricarde, 1836, nd (2); Alexander Edmund Cockburn (DNB), 1836 (seeks appointment in Penang); William Considine, 1835 (asks if HLB is coming out to fight in Spanish Civil War); Frederick Dayson, 1835 (3), with draft letter to 'my dear Lord' on back of 3/14); Lord Durham (DNB), 1836; Sir John Easthope (DNB), 1835, 1837, nd (3); James Emerson, 1831 (measures for obviating necessity of poor rates in Ireland); Mrs Charlotte FitzGerald, 1834; Albany Fonblanque (DNB), 1837, nd (2); 'Germanicus', 1832 (in French, unfit for production); Lord Glenelg (DNB), 1836; Daniel Whittle Harvey (DNB), nd; Abraham Hayward (DNB), 1834; William Jerdan (DNB), nd; Robert Newton Lee, 1835 (seeks details of Disraeli's membership of Westminster Reform Club); H.S. ? Legar, 1836, nd (3); Princess Lieven, 1835; Edward Lytton Bulwer (later Lord Lytton DNB), nd, 1837 (2, incl. 1 about repentance of Madame d'A); Lord Melbourne (DNB), 1831 (1; 3 draft letters from HLB, nd); William Molesworth (DNB), 1837; Samuel March Phillipps (DNB), 1833; Pozzo di Borgo, 1831, 1834 (2, former to Mr Cumming); Henry F. Richardson, 1832; John Henry St Aubyn, nd; John Smith (possibly John Abel Smith DNB), 1837; Thomas Spring-Rice (DNB), 1836; Edward John Stanley (later Lord Stanley DNB), 1836 (3 incl. 1 incomplete); R. Verney-Cave, 1836; Charles P. Villiers (DNB), 1835; Henry Warburton (DNB), 1835 (2); 1 unidentified ?Sir HLB, 1836; Lord Palmerston (DNB), 1832 (copy letter to Lord Granville (DNB) praising HLB's speech on the Germanic Diet).

Photographs of Great Yarmouth war damage, with possible publication photographs

Photographs of damage caused to the Great Yarmouth branch by bombs during the Second World War, some of which appear to be originals, and others more modern prints. In addition, there is a photograph of George Skipper's 1902 plans for alterations to the Great Yarmouth branch and a reproduction of a photograph of the Great Yarmouth store before the damage. As well as this, there are some unlabelled photographs of another branch of Jarrold and Sons, probably from the mid twentieth century. Found with these was a separate bundle of photographs which appear to be reproductions of earlier photographs, some probably from the nineteenth century. They are of miscellaneous subjects, including Norfolk scenes and artworks, and some are labelled 'rough print'. With these was the annotated business card of John Brooks, photographer for Jarrold colour publications, indicating these photographs may relate to a publication. 33 photographs.

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