Correspondence and related Papers of Emma Muschamp Nee Stamp and Her Father Francis Stamp

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Scope and Content

The correspondence of Emma Muschamp and Francis Stamp arrived in the Brynmor Jones Library in 1974 as part of the larger deposit of solicitors' papers from Crust Todd and Mills of Beverley. The deposit does not really comprise estate papers, but is dominated by circa 250 letters from Emma Muschamp to her father, Francis Stamp. The correspondence also contains letters from her sister, Isabella, and various people also involved in the complicated arrangements between Emma Muschamp and her family. The deposit also contains circa 50 accounts and vouchers as the correspondence is concerned with the financial arrangements made between Emma Muschamp and her father. There is sale bill of a house in York dated 1859.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Stamp was a Hull lawyer who lived in Spring Bank. His daughter, Emma, was married to a member of the Muschamp family of Beverley, though it is clear that he had died prematurely by 1853, leaving Emma a widow living with her parents with one child. The correspondence documents Emma's disagreement with and separation from her family, her attempts to set herself and her child up independently first in Filey and Beverley in the East Riding and then in London and her family's attempts (eventually successful) to gain custody of Annie, her child.

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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