fonds STEWART - Stewart Collection

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Stewart Collection


  • c 1805-1951 (Creation)

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0.22 cubic metres

11 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 1852-1951)

Biographical history

The Stewarts were a family of solicitors based in Wakefield , Chester and York. Martin Stewart was born 20 August 1852 in Wakefield to William Stewart, solicitor, and his wife Anne. By the time of the1881 census Martin had followed his father into the legal profession; he is recorded as a solicitor living with his brother William, another solicitor and a Justice of the Peace, at Milnthorpe House in Sandal Magna.

Martin married Bertha Wigglesworth at Wakefield the following year and their son Douglas Martin Stewart was born there in 1885. By 1891 the family was living in Chester at Edgar House and Martin had retired.

His son Douglas Martin Stewart was educated at Shrewsbury School and then at Cambridge, graduating BA in 1907. In the 1911 census 25 year old Douglas is described as a solicitor’s articled clerk and is living in York.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute by the family in 1969.

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Scope and content

Maps, books and papers of Martin Stewart and his son Douglas Martin Stewart including, ordnance survey maps, c.1805-1951; street maps, c.1862-c.1929; facsimile of Hoefnagle's map of Bristol in 1575, 1868; Stanford's brochure of maps of London, 1874; Bradshaw's railway maps of the British Isles, 1889-1949; railway map for Yorkshire and Lancashire, n.d; Stanford's Indexed Atlas of the County of London, 1911, 1920; Daily Telegraph Pocket Atlas of the [First World] War, n.d; Hardings' Route Guide and Map to the district of York, n.d; Bartholomew's’ historical map of Scotland, n.d; map of Guernsey, n.d; printed books including Bradshaw's Railway Companion 1844, Digest of the English Census of 1871; antiquarian notes listing divisions of parishes and counties, population figures, n.d.


Further accruals are not expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

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A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 07.05.15.




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