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Correspondence and accounts between Hornor and Abraham Coates

Manager/bailiff of the Irish estates.Account credits, rent charges, problems getting rent from tenants 'farmers have nothing to complain of, Butter is extravagantly high', lease of Baltacken Raheendorres and Tonlemoney County Westmeath from Nathanial W.J. B Micklethwait to Coates, 1856 and valuers report on Baltacken farm, 1850, accounts 1852-55.


Management of Irish estate, including proposals for sale under the Wyndham Act. Revd. Mills seems keen to dispose of the estate 'the value of which appears to be decreasing every year.' Includes schedule showing the annual income of the estate 1902.

Diary of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Ashe Windham K.C.B. (1810-1870, 5th son of Admiral William Windham of Felbrigg; the hero of the Redan, M.P. for Norfolk 1857-1859), Aug. 1830-April 1834, Oct. 1835-Feb. 1836.

The diary is intermittent; the first section describes a tour in Belgium including Waterloo, Germany, Switzerland including the St Bernard hospice, and Italy. A note then states that a journal for July-Oct. 1833 of a journey through Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland to Russia was lost 'at Felbrigg' and the present diary begins again at Jan. 1834 with an account of the diarist's life thitherto including his education, army career, trips abroad, his brother William's election as MP for Norfolk, 1832, and his father's death. The remainder of the diary covers life in the army in London and Dublin including references to his friendship or liaison with Mrs Broughton, a visit to a gambling hell, his giving evidence at Norwich against C. Scott in an arson case, the presentation of a Trade Union petition to Lord Melbourne in April 1834, a winter journey by coach from London to Norfolk, and family matters. Passages of introspection occur referring to his own indolence and 'castle building' and there is an appreciation of the Felbrigg landscape. At front of volume are very rough undated diary notes and pasted in and inserted are a 19th-century photograph of the main front of Felbrigg Hall, a note of Windham's career, a press article ('Eastern Daily Press', 8 March 1968) on Windham by H.O. Mansfield and press reviews of Mansfield's 'Charles Ashe Windham, a Norfolk Soldier' (1973).

Sir Charles Ashe Windham; 1810-1870; soldier, politician; Felbrigg, Norfolk, and Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Letters from Isaac Preston to his son (Jacob) on the Grand Tour (one directed to Danzig)

Re proposed movements of the son and (?) Edward Horne, recommending Turin as 'the most Improving' place in Italy, urging his return home, giving directions as to his (recipient's) will, and referring to sale of settled estate at Bayfield, hostility of his wife's sisters, and Durrant's courtship of Miss De Grey. 1763 and nd.

Sweden and Norway

Sept. 1887 (in form of letter to 'Harry' and including also an account of a Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society outing to King's Lynn, Sandringham etc.) and Aug. 1890.

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