Research Papers of Carus Vale Collier

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Scope and Content

The Reverend C V Collier's files of local history research notes at DP/135 were one of a number of purchases made between 17 November 1949 and 2 October 1951 from E Bocking of Norwich. They consist of transcripts of parish records of the East Riding of Yorkshire, notes on the histories of several East Riding settlements and notes on the Boynton family of Burton Agnes. They are contained within an original blue file box and are open access.

Administrative / Biographical History

Carus Vale Collier was an antiquarian and author of An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes (1914). Most of his work was done at Langton Vicarage in Malton in East Yorkshire. His files include parish records from the deaneries of Bridlington (including Burton Agnes), Pocklington and Settrington as well as notes from histories of Knapton, Norton, Place Newton, Scagglethorpe, Scampston and Thornthorpe manor. One file contains notes he used for his book on the Boyntons and their Jacobean house at Burton Agnes.

The file box also contains a number of postcards and letters addressed to Collier and his correspondents included Arthur Gill, J M Lambert and S L Ollard. Like Collier these were clerical scholars who were interested in local history and the correspondence reveals something of his involvement in the Parochial Documents Commission between about 1918 and 1921. Lambert, who was archdeacon of the East Riding, was secretary of this commission.

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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DDWB; DDWB(2); DWB; DDLG/46/28