The collection has been divided into four broad categories, defined by type of document rather than subject matter. These are: Accounts, Correspondence, Legal and Miscellaneous. The original deposit contained 22,342 items.
Papers of the Paget Family
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This collection consists of the papers of the Paget family of East Cranmore, Somerset, and covers the years 1270-1920. The papers range from legal documents concerning Somerset County Council and the properties held by the Paget family to correspondence and more personal material concerning the individuals who carried the name. There is a large amount of material pertaining to land and property in the areas of Somerset, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton. There are many papers within the archive belonging to Sir Richard Horner Paget (1832-1908).
Conditions Governing Access
Accessible to all bona fide readers.
These papers were deposited in 1945 by Sir Richard Arthur Surtees Paget.
This description was compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Special Collections.
Other Finding Aids
Typescript catalogue available in University of Bristol Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission must be obtained from University of Bristol Special Collections.
No accruals expected.
DM 813 - "St. John the Baptist Church, Chilcompton: A short history" by Robin Atthill, 1980.DM 813 - "St. John the Baptist Church, Chilcompton: A short history" by Robin Atthill, 1980.DM 932 - Documents concerning Cranmore and Doulting with papers concerning the Paget and Strode families, 1639-1920. Deposited 1982.