Papers of Sir Edmund F. Du Cane

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 956-8, d. 961
  • Dates of Creation
      19th-20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Edmund relating to the Du Cane family, consisting of:  

  • Interleaved copy of E.F. Du Cane, Some Account of the family of Du Quesne (London, 1876)
  • Two volumes of working papers and correspondence of Sir E.F. Du Cane for his account of the Du Cane family, 19th century
  • Loose papers from the above, 19th-20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane (1830-1903), Major General, was a prison reformer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1976.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Papers of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane and Family (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 647-50; Eng. lett. c. 313, d. 334-5; Eng. misc. b. 113-14, g. 78).

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