Fonds MC 3508, 1075X6 - Scrapbook of William Carr of Ditchingham Hall

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MC 3508, 1075X6


Scrapbook of William Carr of Ditchingham Hall


  • 1904-1920 (Creation)

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1 volume

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Biographical history

In 1886, married Margaret Bright, daughter of Revd James Frank Bright (1832-1920). Had five children: Margaret Mary Carr (1888-1983); Joyce Emma Carr (1890-1973); Dorothy Sarah Carr (1892-1991); Alice Catherine Carr (1895-1990); and Brigadier William Greenwood Carr (1901-1982). Held land in Norfolk and Yorkshire. Died at Ditchingham Hall, Norfolk on 28 January 1925.

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Bought by the donor at a jumble sale in Cobham, Surrey in 1991.

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Scrapbook of news cuttings, often obituaries of county personages and aristocracy, photographs of local country houses, local postcards, art and antiquarian sale catalogues and auction notices, memoranda and Carr's in-letters from various correspondents, concerning Carr's biographical, antiquarian and local interests, with Carr's own annotations on the pages of the volume, often supplementing the pasted-in items, but also recording unrelated facts or snippets of news. Documents include a printed lithograph of the interior of St Edmund's RC Church at Bungay, c 1880, copies of the Ditchingham National School and Town Trust accounts, 1902-1903, service order, photographs and copy address at a memorial service at Norwich Cathedral for surgeon, William Cadge, 1904, and photographs and handbills re the King George V coronation celebration games at Ditchingham, 1911.

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  • English

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Volume in good condition, containing some loose items

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