series HALIFAX/A4 - Wood family, official and professional papers

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Wood family, official and professional papers


  • 1772-1971 (Creation)

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Official and professional papers of the Wood family, comprising papers of Sir Francis Wood, 1st Baronet, including business affairs with East India Company, 1772-1818; papers of Vice Admiral Sir Charles Richardson, R.N, relating to the Lintin Affair, 1821-1822; papers of Sir Francis Lindley Wood, 2nd Baronet, including papers relating to West Riding militia, local and national elections and administration, 1795-1851; papers of Sir Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, including papers concerning elections, the admiralty, India, the Crimean War and other political matters, as well as correspondence with the Baring family of Barings Bank, Lord John Russell, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Queen Victoria, and others, 1825-1885; papers of Charles Lindley Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax, including papers relating to his Presidency of the English Church Union and correspondence and papers concerning the Malines Conversations, 1860-1971; papers of Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, including speeches and lectures, papers relating to India, documents as Lord Privy Seal and Foreign Secretary, papers as H.M. Ambassador at Washington, and professional correspondence, 1910-1959.


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A typescript summary list of the contents of the first 9 box files of correspondence and papers concerning the 2nd Viscount Halifax's role in the Malines Conversations, 1921-1927, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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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.

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