Fonds MC 2548 - Papers of James Andrew Cuningham Durham, diplomatist and antiquarian

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MC 2548


Papers of James Andrew Cuningham Durham, diplomatist and antiquarian


  • 1663-1938 (Creation)

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1 box

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Biographical history

Son of Revd James Samuel William Durham. In 1903 married Lady Agnes Elizabeth Audrey Townshend (1870-1955), daughter of 5th Marquis Townshend of Raynham. Great grandson of Major General Sir William Toone, KCB (1749-1822) in the service of the East India Company in Bengal. Lived at the Grange, Cromer. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (elected 1922; removed 1953).

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 12 June 2003 (ACC 2003/26). Catalogue started August 2007 by EK, completed November 2014 (IRP).

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Mainly genealogical notes of the Durham and Toone families but including some original letters of W.H. Toone from India.

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For diaries and papers of James Cuningham Durham, see MS 11060 and MS 11304.

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Publication note

James Durham, 'Four Short Histories' (1912), and 'The Diary of John Cuningham of Craigends, Esq.' (1919)

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