Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: diaries

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William Booth’s diary, 1812

March 4th, 2011 at 08:03

Descriptions of a collection of documents with local interest to Nottingham and Lincolnshire, apparently collected by Bernard B. Granger, 1700-1943 (MS 839), have just released on the online catalogue. One intriguing item within the collection is a diary kept by William Booth (MS 839/7/1). William Booth was born in 1768 and died in 1836, and [...]

Poverty in Annesley and Kirkby, 1858-1860

October 25th, 2010 at 09:10

The Chaworth-Musters Collection contains an intriguing diary written by a clergyman, recording his visits to poor and ill parishioners in Annesley, Annesley Woodhouse, Kirkby Woodhouse and Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, between 1858 and 1860 (ChM/X/6). The diary has great potential for detailed research into the lives of the poverty-striken coal miners or framework knitters and elderly people [...]

The Chaworth-Musters Collection

October 18th, 2010 at 10:10

The Chaworths were one of the most prominent landed families in Nottinghamshire. They acquired the manors of Edwalton in the 13th century, Wiverton in the 14th century, and Annesley in the 15th century. The family was joined with the Musters family of Colwick Hall by the marriage of the last Chaworth heiress, Mary Ann Chaworth, to John [...]