Papers of Henry Walter of Haughton, agent to the Earls of Clare in Nottinghamshire, 1666-1696

Scope and Content

The manuscripts include Henry Walter's discharged accounts with the Dowager Countess of Clare, as well as correspondence and other papers relating to the Nottinghamshire estates he handled. In addition, there are various papers which relate to the will of Henry Walter.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Earls of Clare held estates in Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire and Middlesex. These descended to the Dukes of Newcastle under Lyne through John Holles, 3rd Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne and 4th Earl of Clare (1662-1711). Henry Walter of Haughton, Nottinghamshire, was the collector and receiver-general of the estates of the Earls of Clare in Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. The Nottinghamshire properties for which he was responsible included Bevercotes, Bothamsall, Drayton, Elkesley and Markham.


The material is arranged chronologically within series.

Access Information

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, 19 pp

At the National Register of Archives, London:

Old typescript catalogue, 7 pp (please note that the version at King's Meadow Campus, and the online catalogue, are more up to date)

On the World Wide Web:

Online catalogue accessible through the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The collection was purchased from Sotheby's in 1972.

Related Material

Newcastle (Clumber) Collection (reference: Ne)

Papers of the Holles Family in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection (reference: Pw 2)

Staffordshire Record Office (reference: D1326)

Geographical Names