Estate Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1788-1961, 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 estate. Series are in chronological order.

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. 7), 213 pp

Online: Catalogue accessible from the website for Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

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Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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 came to the University library in 1986.

Related Material

See the first Manvers catalogue, Ma 3001-5876, for 17th and 18th century estate accounts and rentals. Complementary or duplicate 19th century volumes of estate accounts and rentals, similar to those listed here, but not forming complete runs, are to be found in Ma A-X and Ma 2; particularly - Bath Collection accounts, 1812-1851 (Ma A 141-181); Wiltshire Collection accounts, 1810-1851 (Ma A 182-222); Bath Collection rentals, 1837 and 1840-1851 (Ma R 173-185); and Wiltshire Collection rentals, 1834-1851 (Ma R 186-236).