Additional Papers of the North Family

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Additional papers of the North family, 1573-1916, consisting of:  

  • Estate papers, 1707-1845, relating to estates in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Essex, London, and Lincolnshire.
  • Household and personal papers, 1680-1892, including Wroxton household accounts, 1746-1828; personal papers, 1680-1751; bills and receipted bills of Susan North, Dowager Countess of Guilford, 1815-34; and papers of Colonel John Sidney North, formerly Doyle, 1836-1892.
  • Estate papers of families connected to the Norths by marriage, including a bond given to John Kay of Woodsome, Yorkshire, West Riding, relating to property in Highburton, Yorkshire, 1573; and accounts of the Pope family, Earls of Downe, 1629-77
  • Miscellaneous papers, 1618-1916, including medical papers of Dr Edward Sergeant of St. Thomas's Hospital, London, and Bolton Infirmary, ca. 1861-91; and copies, ca. 1700, of deeds of the Atterbury family of Milton Malsor, Northamptonshire

Administrative / Biographical History

North family, Barons North and Earls of Guilford.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought at Sotheby's 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

Seven printed pieces were purchased in the same lot (North c. 2, d. 5-8, e. 4-5), including Sir Thomas Lawrence, Address to the Students of the Royal Academy... (1824), inscribed 'To Henry Fuzeli Esq. with the Authors high & affectionate Respect.', (North d. 5) and Addresses ... at the Installation of ... The Duke of Wellington, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, 1834, inscribed, 'Georgina North - Trin. Coll. 14 June 1834', (North e. 4).

See also North Family Papers.

For manuscripts owned by Colonel John Sidney North see North Manuscripts (MSS. Add. A. 105-7; Top. Lincs. d. 1; Top. Suffolk d. 15).