Estate and Family Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1767-1969, in the Manvers Collection

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers form part of the larger Manvers Collection, and were generated in the course of the management of the family's estate business. For details about the Pierrepont family and their estates, see the collection-level description for Manvers. In subject matter and date, they complement other groups of papers in the Manvers Collection. There are many areas of overlap between these groups, which are catalogued separately because of the date and manner of their transfer to the University.


The papers have been arranged by type, and within that by date.

Access Information

Accessible to all readers

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue (No. 9), 28pp

Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

These papers form a sub-fonds of the Manvers Collection (GB 0159 Ma), and comprise material which came to the University library from the solicitors to the Thoresby Trust in 1979. The items in this sub-fonds are miscellaneous, and were probably acquired by the solicitors at various times in the course of their dealings with the trustees of the Thoresby estate.

Related Material

The material in this sub-fonds is closely related to material in the fourth sub-fonds of the Manvers collection (Ma 3), part of which was also received from Earl Manvers' London solicitors.