Matthew Atkinson and family: Papers

Scope and Content

Account books, correspondence and other papers, including one item in Latin. Many of the letters relate to banking and financial transactions. The collection includes The gentleman and citizen's almanack (Dublin, 1763), produced by John Watson, bookseller.

Administrative / Biographical History

The background of Matthew Atkinson of Temple Sowerby, Westmorland, is not known.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Deposited from the papers of Professor D.M. Joslin, 1971.

Other Finding Aids


Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.