Papers of the Brougham family of Brougham, Westmorland. The bulk of the collection comprises the correspondence and papers of Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, primarily his incoming correspondence (c50,000 items) but also his working papers including legal and political material. Also includes the papers of his younger brother William Brougham, 2nd Baron Brougham and Vaux, in particular correspondence relating to the Brougham family and estate; and smaller collections of papers of their brothers James Brougham (1796-1833) and John Waugh Brougham (1809-1829); of their political associate James Atkinson, (1817-1835), and correspondence of Henry Charles Brougham, 3rd Baron Brougham and Vaux (son of William Brougham and nephew of the 1st Lord Brougham).
There is also material from Mrs Eleanor Syme Brougham (mother of Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham), Marianne Brougham (1st Lady Brougham and Vaux, wife of Henry Peter Brougham), Miss Eleanor Louisa Brougham (daughter of Henry Peter Brougham and Marianne) and Emily Frances Brougham (2nd Lady Brougham and Vaux, wife of William Brougham). The materials in these latter sections are primarily letters and diaries.
Finally, there are also a number of family and estate papers including deeds, family mementos and letters and other papers belonging to Brougham ancestors.