Bundle of letters

Scope and Content

From A[lexander] Hamilton Thompson, (1873-1952), historian. Thompson was professor of history at the University of Leeds, 1924-1939.

/1-13 Bundle of letters relating to research on the Richmond Registers, 27 Mar-9 Jul 1915, [published as Registers of the Archdeaconry of Richmond (3 vols., 1919–35) ], concerning location of source material etc. mostly letters from Thompson to Tait, but also letters from William Brown to William Farrer, Farrer to Tait, Angelo Raine and John Watson.

/14-22 another bundle mostly but not exclusively relating to the Richmond registers, 5 Mar 1915-31 Oct 1918, letters addressed mainly to Tait from A G Little, H W Clemesha, William Brown, William Farrer, R. Stewart-Brown, J Brownbill, and Margaret Thompson.

/23 13 Oct 1917, re. Appleby advowson pleas.

/24 15 Jun 1920, thanks for the copy of the Chester [St Werburgh] cartulary, discusses Hutton's abstract of earlier Richmond registers, and Canon Raine's abstract of later registers, queries whether Tait will publish the Lancashire documents in the registers; asks for suggestions for works to be published by Surtees Society.

/25 6 Oct 1922, further research on Richmond registers.