File BL/BE 3/48 - Letters to E.M. Beloe on antiquarian topics

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BL/BE 3/48


Letters to E.M. Beloe on antiquarian topics


  • 1901-1927 (Creation)

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Son of the Maharajah Duleep Singh of Lahore who after his deposition in 1849 came to England and lived at Elveden Hall in Suffolk. (The Maharajah died in Paris in 1893.) Frederick was educated at Eton and Cambridge, served in the Suffolk and Norfolk militias and fought in France from 1917. Prince Frederick lived successively at Old Buckenham and Blo Norton Halls. He collected a vast amount of antiquarian material relating to Norfolk. He was greatly interested in antiquities and published articles in Connoisseur and the Burlington Magazine, as well as in the journals of the Norfolk and Suffolk archaeological societies.
Prince Frederick never married. He died on 15 August 1926, aged 58. He is buried at Blo Norton: there is a memorial tablet to him in the church.

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Born 19 January 1775, only son of Richard Gurney (1742–1811) and his first wife, Agatha Barclay (1753–1776), the daughter and heir of David Barclay (1729–1809) of Youngsbury, Hertfordshire. The Anglo-Saxon scholar Anna Gurney (1795–1857) was his half-sister. Wwas a friend, correspondent and collaborator of both Dawson Turner and his son-in-law Sir Francis Palgrave. Built Keswick Hall. Died 9 November 1864. Buried at Intwood on 15 November 1864.

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Including letter from Hudson Gurney to 'My dear Doctor', 1838, letter from Duleep Singh to Mr Marsham-Townshend, nd, photographs of King's Lynn showing bomb damage ? after Zeppelin raid, nd.

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Formerly BL VIb/19.

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Created 20/06/2011 by Droip. Modified 24/07/2019 by Catherine.Collins.


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