Temporary ACC 2015/244/42 - Robert John Woods Purdy of Foulsham and Aylsham (d 1916): General Antiquarian Interest

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ACC 2015/244/42


Robert John Woods Purdy of Foulsham and Aylsham (d 1916): General Antiquarian Interest


  • 1770-1912 (Creation)

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Envelope of early notes, poems and 'entertainments' ; (one verse is addressed to Miss Purdy at Egmere; this may all be early Purdy family) nd [watermarks 1807-1831]

Folder of antiquarian notes and letters re range of subjects, places and families inc from Col Bulwer of Quebec house E Dereham 1888-1905; Francis Dix of Norwich re Dix family and Wickmere 1895; Rev Geo H Holley Chesterfield 1899; S Pitman re the Coulson/Bell families at Oulton and Aylsham, referring to 'the old Tudor house the remains of which you are now owner of' [Spa Farm]; Charles Tomes of Mannington Hall with Grimes pedigree nd. Also 18thc notes from Matlaske manor court re Britiffe (1672-1718); printed sermon on death of R Woolterton surgeon by James Spilling (annotated that RW lived in Samson and Hercules house); mounted pencil drawing of interior of Coleby church nd; ink sketch of Acle Bridge as Christmas card from S F Howitt 1898. 1866-1911

RJWP envelope of his antiquarian papers inc Hautbois Magna in NNAS vol Xvi pp147-152, 1907; a Short Account of typical Norfolk Houses inc Blickling ts, nd; a sheet re Wolterton Hall, nd c 1907. 1907.

Letter from W Gladstone from Harley St (on paper headed 11 Carlton House Terrace London) to Lady Lothian, marked private and confidential; he sends her a copy that 'may interest' her after their conversation but begs her not to speak of it until he has seen her, 29 April 1880.

Photograph of Revd Theodore Marsh of Cawston ('brother of Charles of Sall) nd [late 19th century]

Envelope with two letters re Roman roads in Norfolk J J Raven and Augustus Legge, 1898.

Envelope and list of royal photo cards intended as present, nd [late 19th century].

Photograph of Blakeney 1586 map, mounted by Parker of Blakeney, nd.

Miscellaneous sketch maps, nd:
Two small sketch maps showing a section of river and canals, possibly the Bure at Brampton. Ink and colour. Tracing paper stuck on card. nd
An undated small sketch of dwellings, buildings, a spring, ponds and pencil suggested location of ?earlier moats. [Location not known, it does not seem to match Woodgate House.] Acreages given in ink Paper. nd
Tracing of fields with ?tithe numbers. [Possibly Foulsham] Rolled on blotting paper nd
Tracing and paper copy of fields (possibly Foulsham) rolled with two reduced photos of Mannington estate maps (1595 and 1742 pt) in paper annotated with field acreages. nd

Copy of Norfolk Chronicle Vol II NO 60 Sat 26 May 1770
(nothing annotated; some local items eg robbery at Reepham and re estate of T Carrison, receiver is Thos Quarles of Foulsham)

Description of five coins Henry VII to James I., nd

Sealed warrant for Primrose League divisional council in North Norfolk. (in postal tube addressed to Sir Kenneth Kemp, King St Norwich), Nov 1887

RJWP Letters re coastal erosion and reclamation, 1902-1912

Modern envelope of embossed letterheadings, some remaining on papers, others removed and collected in small 19thc envelopes, one addressed to 'Mr Robert Purdie of Thurgarton'. This could date from 1860-61 when RJWP was living with his uncle Robert Woods at Thurgarton. 19th century.

Three photographs of a ruined church and workmen, nd [19th century]
[possibly Wells church hit by lightening 1878?]

Photograph of ruined church [Weybourne church and Priory Ruins?] nd [late 19th century]

Postcard of roof carving [possibly Cawston] nd

Packet of postcards of Institute of the Sisters of Mary & Joseph at Grammont, Belgium in original envelope, nd [c 1910].

Photocopy re Burgh by Aylsham and connection with Plantagenet kings, nd [20th century].

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Created 26/04/2016 by Drojr. Modified 28/09/2018 by Droip.


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