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Farming Records of the Fisher family at Avoca, near Durban, South Africa, Letheringsett and Gunton

  • BR 112
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1968

The main record is in the series of Farm Labour Books, which include subsidiary accounts, crop records, stock lists etc. and a detailed weather log, and between whose pages business and some family correspondence, vouchers, official circulars, trade literature etc. are preserved. Similar enclosures are found in the cash books.
The Farm Labour Books are printed by Webb 1897/8, 1901/2, 1911, 1914/15, Fletcher 1898/9, 1913/14, Wright 1899/1900, 1900/1, Jarrold 1902/3-1904/5, 1905/6-1909/10 and 1912, and King 1923. The rest between 1916 and 1939 are Webb's as printed by Jarrold and after 1943 they bear the name of Jarrold alone.

Fisher family; 1887-1968; farmers; Avoca, South Africa, Letheringsett and Gunton, Norfolk

Papers of Dr M.H. Churchill

  • FX 321
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1945

Photocopies of 2 typescript memoirs written from Dr M.H. Churchill's diaries and 14 poems describing his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war between 1942 and 1945.

M.H. Churchill; fl 1942-1945; medical practitioner, prisoner of war; Pulham Market, Norfolk, and Singapore, Burma

Photocopies of King family correspondence, including letters from James King, alias Warner, at sea and in Jamaica

  • FX 323
  • Fonds
  • 1782-nd [20th century]

Comprises letters from James King to his family, describing his experiences on board the 'Ruby' and the 'Ariell', where he saw action at Gibraltar and off Barbados 1782-1783 and working as a book keeper and overseer on plantations in Jamaica (17 letters) 1784-1797. With correspondence between two of James' brothers investigating allegations that James' property had been stolen after his death (5 letters) 1817 and other accompanying papers 1817-nd [c 1886].

James King; fl 1782-1784; Jamaica

Photocopies of photographs, newspapers cuttings and other memorabilia relating to John Harding, and the Harding family of Islington Lodge and King's Lynn, Norfolk, and Denver, Colorado

  • FX 363
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1988

Photocopy of scrapbook relating to John Harding, 1890-1942, and photocopies of photographs of family members, of Islington Lodge of postcards showing King's Lynn and Islington Lodge and of newspaper cuttings.. With letters from Fran and Bob Samuel to Jill and Huw Price, Terrington St Clement, 1988, and notes relating to the Harding family history.

John Harding; 1858-1942; fruit growers' agent; King's Lynn, Norfolk, and Denver, Colorado

Photocopies of letters from Ann Pilgrim of North Walsham and William Larter of Mundesley to relatives in America

  • FX 400
  • Fonds
  • 1846-1863

Photocopy of letter from Ann Pilgrim of North Walsham to her son, Robert Larter of Newark, New Jersey, America, 1846. Mentions her joy that he was still alive and at hearing from him after such a length of time, that she was continuing the business as a licensed victualler (including selling ginger pop in summer) with Alfred [probably her son] apparently after her husband's death, debts she owed, high prices, and family news, including the theft of teaspoons, a watch and money from aunt and uncle Howlett, which was due to come up at Quarter Sessions.
Photocopy of letter from William Larter of Mundesley to his uncle [Robert Larter], aunt and cousins in America, 1863. Gives farming and family news, also mentioning recent high tides which eroded parts of the coast around Mundesley, and the distress in the manufacturing districts caused by the scarcity of cotton during the American Civil War, and collections made in aid of distressed weavers.
Photocopy of letter from Susannah Larter Long enclosing the 1863 letter, 1977.
Photocopy of letter from North Walsham Urban District Council to Mr R. E. Larter of Massachusetts, giving contact details of people with the surname Larter in the North Walsham area, 1970.
Transcript of the 1846 letter.
The photocopies appear to have been made in about 1977.

Larter Family; 1846-1977; North Walsham, Norfolk; New Jersey, USA

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