Hollingworth Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The Collection is small but diverse. Its theme is broadly engineering but its subject matter is rather miscellaneous, and Hollingworth family ownership, through authorship, purchase and inheritance, appears to be the only strong link between some of the otherwise unconnected documents and publications.

Material in the Collection ranges from an early proposal for the UK's first largescale, landscaped cemetery and specifications for the development of the Kidderpore Docks in Calcutta, India to architectural drawings of churches in Derbyshire and copies of correspondence between Isambard Kingdom Brunel and John Scott Russell relating to the SS Great Eastern. Despite the lack of overall coherence, the Collection contains several items of national and international significance.

The Collection has been divided into sections to facilitate ease of access although several sections only comprise a single document.

Administrative / Biographical History

The material, owned by John Hollingworth whose father was resident engineer to Henry Brunel (1842-1903), was deposited with the University of Bath Library in the early 1970s. Over the years items in the Collection had become disassociated. This catalogue is the result of an attempt to re-establish the Collection as a whole and make is contents publicly visible.

Arrangement

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

SECTION A CEMETERY PROPOSAL

SECTION B BATH TRADES COUNCIL

SECTION C CANADA COMPANY

SECTION D ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

SECTION E ENGINEERING: NAVY, DOCKS AND SHIPPING

SECTION F ENGINEERING: RAILWAYS

Conditions Governing Access

NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO:

THE ARCHIVIST LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF BATH CLAVERTON DOWN BATH BA2 7AY

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection can be found on the University of Bath, Archives and Research Collections homepage.

Conditions Governing Use

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO:

THE ARCHIVIST LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF BATH CLAVERTON DOWN BATH BA2 7AY

Accruals

Further accruals are not anticipated.

Bibliography

The Ocean Railway by Stephen Fox, Harper Collins, 2004