Papers relating to Nottinghamshire local history compiled by Cecil Foljambe (1846-1907),1st Earl of Liverpool, 1895-1902

Scope and Content

A series of letters comprises the main grouping in the collection. This includes: letter fromR.W. Wordsworth, Thoresby, to Cecil Foljambe regarding an exchange [of property] between LordManvers and the Duke of Portland, 2 February 1897; letters from E. Stafford Howard, Office of Woods,to Cecil Foljambe regarding the cost and availability of allotments and other property, 11 February1897-3 March 1897; letters from William Stevenson to Cecil Foljambe regarding placenames and thehistory of Blyth Low Hill, Bassetlaw and Dunham on Trent, Nottinghamshire and an enclosedtranscription from the Public Record Office's Calendar of Close Rolls, 21 September 1895-7 April1902.

Other papers in the collection include the following: transcription from the Calendar of CloseRolls made by William Stevenson, 1902; typescript notes relating to the ownership of the soil ofSherwood Forest and the claim of the Duke of Portland to the Hays of Birkland and Bilhagh, undated;printed illustration and plan of Nottingham Castle, undated; newspaper article relating toNottinghamshire family names from the Nottingham Daily Express, 1891-1892; page of 'The GoldenPenny' journal for 4 May 1901 containing an article about R.S. Wilson of Tuxford Hall,Nottinghamshire; addresses clipped from envelopes sent to Cecil Foljambe.

Several items in the collection are written on headed paper of the Office of Woods, Forests andLand Revenues, a department that administered Crown assets.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cecil George Savile Foljambe (1846-1907), 1st Earl of Liverpool was born in Osberton,Nottinghamshire and educated at Eton. He retired from the Royal Navy as a lieutenant in 1870 andembarked upon a career in politics. He represented North Nottinghamshire in parliament from 1880,and Mansfield Division from 1885 until 1892. He was given the titles Baron Hawkesbury, ViscountHawkesbury, and Earl of Liverpool. Foljambe pursued an interest in antiquarian matters. Hepublished, and was vice-president of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire. He lived for 28 yearsat Cockglode near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.

The manuscripts in this collection represent an artificial group, being separate documentscreated or assembled by Lord Liverpool and placed in local history books which he subsequently gaveto the University Library.


The collection has been divided by document type into two series: letters and other papers.Within these series, items have been arranged chronologically.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in1973.

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