The collection comprises a small quantity of papers acquired by George Squibb, a descendant ofthe Brutnell family of Nottinghamshire. They primarily relate to property ownership and thesettlement of family trust funds but include also items of personal ephemera. Most of the papersdate from the middle of the 19th century to the middle of the 20th. The largest series containscorrespondence between Mrs. E. Amery of Hastings and her solicitors regarding the trust fund ofElizabeth Brutnell.
Personal papers and family ephemera include: correspondence, 1859-1982 (MS 660/1); child's albumof drawings, and poems belonging to Edna Mary Thurman, 1909-1922 (MS 660/2); apprenticeshipindenture of William Brutnell, 1817 (MS 660/3); copy wills of John Dusty, 1859 and Maria Thurman,1946 (MS 660/4); 19th-century certificates or copies for marriage, birth, vaccination, burial, andexaminations (MS 660/5-9); poetry (MS 660/10); genealogical notes (MS 660/11); ephemera, includingspecimen of hair, invitations to memorial services, prescriptions, and photograph (MS 660/12-14,22).
The papers concerning property include: schedules of deeds, 1816-1876 (MS 660/15); mortgagepayments account, 1815 (MS 660/16); certificate for the contract for the redemption of land tax,1860 (MS 660/17); household insurance certificates 1903-1926 (MS 660/18); and printed particulars ofsale of land in Nottingham and New Radford, sometimes including plans, 1833-1868 (MS 660/19);
Financial records comprise a ledger, 1907-1920 and cash book, 1907-1914 (MS 660/20-21).