subfonds HALIFAX/A - Family papers

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Family papers


  • 17th century-20th century (Creation)

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239 boxes, 1 roll and 2 oversize folders

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Family papers, comprising Grey family papers, 1748-1894; Wood family personal papers, 1716-1998; Courtenay family papers, 1806-1902; Wood family official and professional papers, 1772-1959; records relating to household management, 17th century-1985; family history papers, 1634-1968; diaries, 1792-1956; political journals and memoranda, 1835-1868; and miscellaneous records and personal effects, 19th-20th century; uncatalogued material, 20th century (see fonds level description for more details).


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Correspondence of the 1st and 2nd Viscount and Viscountess Halifax, 1874-1904, can be found in the records of the Meynell and Meynell Ingram family of Hoar-Cross Hall deposited at Staffordshire Record Office.

For records relating to Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, held elsewhere, see his correspondence concerning the Admiralty, 1832-1879, correspondence with Lord Aberdeen, 1853-1856, correspondence with W. E. Gladstone, 1839-1885, and correspondence with Sir Robert Peel, 1842-1850, all held by the British Library; his correspondence with the 2nd and 3rd Earls Grey, 1830-1885, at Durham University Library special collections; his correspondence with the 14th Earl of Derby, 1831-1855, at Liverpool Record Office; his correspondence with Lord Palmerston, 1835-1865, at the University of Southampton Library; and his correspondence with Lord John Russell, 1836-1866, at The National Archives.

Correspondence of Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Wood, concerning the English Church Union, 1895-1932, is deposited at Leeds University Library. The records of the Church of England Protection Society (later named the English Church Union), 1848-1987, are deposited at Lambeth Palace Library.

For records relating to Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, held elsewhere, see his correspondence with Lord Derby, 1925-1937, at Liverpool Record Office; his correspondence with Lord Cecil, 1926-1942, at the British Library;

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Extent and medium correct to CALM/2005/14 accession, does not include later uncatalogued material. Scope and content also correct to CALM/2005/14. Uncatalogued material is listed briefly here and described in more detail at fonds level.

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