File MS 11060, 29A2 - Papers of James Cuningham Durham, F.S.A. (1879-1954) of Cromer Grange and East Raynham House

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MS 11060, 29A2

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Papers of James Cuningham Durham, F.S.A. (1879-1954) of Cromer Grange and East Raynham House

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  • 1908-1941 (Creation)

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(1879-1954)

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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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MS and typescript diaries Dec 1908-May 1911 (when Hon. Attaché to the British Embassy at Berlin), March-Dec 1917 and Jan-Dec 1918 (at the War Trade Intelligence Department) and Nov 1919 (in France and Italy).

Typescript and manuscript copies of personal letters to and from Durham in Berlin March 1909, Jan-Dec 1910, and April 1911 and Jan-Dec 1917 in London including from Lord Berwick, E.F. Benson, the Dowager Lady St Leven, and the Infanta Eulalia of Spain.

Typescript copies of letters from Augusta Caroline, Dowager Grand-Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, to Lady Agnes Durham (née Townshend), James Durham's wife, Feb 1910-June 1914.

Typescript first chapter of memoir 'On the Spree in Ancient Days, Remembrances of Berlin 1908-1911' by Durham, (written about 1918).

Typescript copies of letters from the Hon. Charles Townshend (1725-1767, Chancellor of the Exchequer) on family matters, politics, the career of his brother George (later 1st marquis Townshend), the appearance from the Strawberry Hill press of Two of Thomas Gray's Odes, June 1757-Oct 1766. With notes by Durham.

Typescript copies of letters from Lord Barrington to George, later 1st Marquis Townshend (1724-1807) on his volunteering to serve in North America under Wolfe, Dec 1758; from Charles Townshend to same on Yarmouth politics and his prospects of an earldom, Aug 1765; from George, Marquis Townshend conveying thanks for his election to the Dublin Volunteers, Sept 1784.

Pedigree, of the Colquhoun and Cuninghame families showing common ancestry of James Cuninghame Durham and Lady Agnes Townshend. Compiled Feb 1941 by James and Nicholas Townshend Durham.

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