Pollock Family: Papers

Scope and Content

Box 1. Correspondence in English and French, 195 items, 1802-1847. There are many letters from Sir Frederick Pollock to his niece, Elizabeth Alexander. Other correspondents include William Frederick Pollock and Fanny Homera Pollock.

Box 2. Correspondence, and some other papers, 232 items, 1844-1872. Many of the letters are from Sir Frederick Pollock to Lady Cullum and others.

Box 3. Correspondence, with reports, cuttings, and other papers, 242 items, 1873-1899.

Box 4. Correspondence, notes, and other papers, 107 items, undated; letters to Arthur Powell, 14 items, c.1840-1860; and correspondence and other papers concerning the collection, 6 items, c.1840-1929.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Pollock Family included Sir Frederick Pollock (1783-1870), 1st Baron Pollock of Hatton, lawyer and Attorney-General; his brother, Field Marshal Sir George Pollock (1786-1872), 1st Baron Pollock of the Khyber Pass, commander in the Afghan campaign of 1842; and Sir Frederick's son, Charles Edward Pollock (1823-1897), an eminent lawyer. Other family members represented in the collection include Elizabeth Alexander (fl.1829-1858), Sir Frederick Pollock's niece by marriage, William Frederick Pollock (1815-1888), 2nd Baron Pollock of Hatton, eldest son of Sir Frederick Pollock, and Fanny Homera Pollock (fl.1833-1862), daughter of Sir Frederick Pollock. Arthur Powell of Clapton (d.1894) was grandfather of Ethel Powell, the wife of Robert Pollock, Charles Edward Pollock's fourth son.


The original papers were in bundles which have now been merged into a chronological sequence, with the exception of a set of undated items and a separate series of letters to Arthur Powell.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Rev. J.C. Pollock in 1958 and 1971.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.