Estate Papers of the Pierrepont Family, Earls Manvers, of Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1788-1961, in the Manvers Collection

Scope and Content

The bulk of this deposit is made up of complete runs of general estate accounts and rentals, in yearly volumes, from the 1780s to the 1950s.

The accounts relate to the following Collections, or groups of estates, and record annual receipts and payments affecting each estate:

- Thoresby Collection, 1780-1950. Includes Lincolnshire after 1911, Derbyshire and Yorkshire after 1920, and Holme Pierrepont after 1942

- Holme Pierrepont Collection, 1789-1860 and 1901-1942

- Derbyshire and Yorkshire Collection, 1789-1920

- Lincolnshire Collection, 1789-1911

- Bath Collection, 1797-1811 and 1852-1874. Includes Wiltshire from 1868 to 1874.

- Bradford (Wiltshire) Collection, 1797-1810 and 1852-1867

- Crowle Estate (Lincolnshire), 1789-1805

- Trust Estate (Lincolnshire) Collection, 1789-1803

There is also a set of Thoresby Estate Disbursements account books, recording works and payments on Thoresby Hall and Park, 1788-1950

The rentals relate to the following Collections and record the amount of rent due from and paid by each tenant:

- Thoresby, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Collections, 1858-1950

- Holme Pierrepont Collection, 1810-20, 1826-60 and 1935-47

- Bath Collection, 1801 and 1852-1874

- Wiltshire Collection, 1852-1900

The remainder of the deposit contains miscellaneous account books and estate papers, 1853-1961, and out-letter books of the Thoresby estate agents, 1882-1913 and 1928-1931 [the 1928-31 volume is a stray from the series catalogued as Ma 2 C]

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.

Arrangement

The papers have been arranged by type, and within that by estate. Series are in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered 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

On the World Wide Web: Catalogue accessible from the website for Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

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).