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Fellows and Co., Gt Yarmouth, shipbuilders

  • BR 36
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  • 1819-1965

The main records begin in 1824-1827 following its acquisition by the Fellows family, but BR 36/76-8 are of a slightly earlier date.

Fellows and Co.; 1819-1965; shipbuilders; Southtown, Suffolk

Scrapbook of Admiral Ernest Neville Rolfe.

Contains press cuttings and photographs relating to the British Sudan Campaign, 1884, including reports from Souakim [Souakin], articles on the Battles of El Teb and Tamasi [Tamaai], and about the relief of Tokar, and reports on Admiral Sir William Hewett's special mission to King John of Abyssinia, 1884 (Neville-Rolfe was one of the party). With illustration from 'The Engineer' showing damage to the starboard engine room of the SS 'City of Paris' following an accident (Margaret Torrey née Neville-Rolfe was on board; see GUN 196), 1890, and watercolours of cousin Charlie Stewart in the park at Heacham and of cousin Audrey Stewart.

Also includes the following loose papers:
Press cuttings reporting on the accident to the SS 'City of Paris', 1890.
Watercolours of Park House drawing room painted as Christmas cards, 1885 (2 cards), pen and ink drawings of Palazzo Capponi, Florence, 1885 (2 cards); watercolours of a Parsee [Parsi], a woman selling bananas, a cockatoo, and a tower of silence, with plan (3 cards).
Press cutting from 'The Philadelphia Inquirer' showing Dr Helen Ingleby and Dr Stanley Reimann at the sixth annual Cancer Forum, 1939, in envelope addressed to Miss Black, Heacham.
Valentine card with decorative perforated border, addressed to Sarah L. Spinney with acrostic poem to her, nd [19th century].
Copy of notes on the Fawcett genealogy, 1781, made by Lieutenant Colonel H. Farrer from original at Scaleby Castle, Cumbria, nd [19th century], with typescript note of mentions of the family in Rolfe Family Records, nd [late 20th century-2014].
Letter, N.S. Hubbard to unidentified recipient [possibly Charles F. Torrey] offering engraved views of the London Docks, with copy reply, 1923.
Irate copy reply from an unidentified American [possibly Charles F. Torrey] to a request for money, nd [early-mid 20th century].
Letter, Everard Gunther sending items to Gerald [Torrey] which included a letter from Margaret Torrey on the SS 'City of Paris', 1890 [see GUN 196], 1940.

Ernest Neville-Rolfe; 1847-1909; Heacham, Norfolk


Mainly childhood drawings of various subject matter, including animals, a group of lions from Wombwell's travelling menagerie, ships and fishing boats, churches, Bacton Abbey also known as Bromholme Priory, Costessey Hall, Cromer and Happisburgh lighthouse, many undated. Also includes a small watercolour of Norwich Castle by Mary Damant, 1811.

Letters to Mary Eaton from Frederic Eaton

The letters were written while Frederic was on board RMS Dunottar Castle, visiting Marseilles, Malta, and Greece. Includes letters written when he was staying at the Hotel Continental in Paris and also includes letters written by Frederic Eaton to his sister, Florence Eaton.

Travel documents

Contains papers relating to a journey aboard 'RMS Dunottar Castle', sailing from Marseilles in France, 31 March 1909. Includes two original travel wallets, one containing ticket [nos. 1-2]; a receipt from the Hotel Continental, Paris, 1909 [no. 3];and ticket listing number of trains and times from Calais to Paris Nord and return, undated [1909] [no. 4].

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