Photographs and family history publication relating to the Kirke family; 1870s-2006

Scope and Content

History of Kirke family entitled 'Secret Family Business - My Search for Harriet Kirk' by M E Francis (MS 893/1)

One Christmas card containing a photograph of General Sir Walter Kirke and a copy of his obituary (MS 893/2)

Seven photographs and copy photographs of members of the Kirke family including George Edmund Percy Hodge, Harriet Kirke, Ann Hodge (née Kirke) and Charles Vere Hodge (MS 893/3-9). The copy photographs contain genealogical information on the reverse together with a record of where the copy was obtained and an estimated date of the original photograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

The account of the Kirke family was compiled by Marion Francis from the extensive research which she conducted into the family, the Kirkes being her maternal relations. The photographs were collected by Mrs Francis during the course of her research.


No archival arrangement has been necessary

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

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

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and 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Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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 writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

The papers were acquired in June 2011.

Related Material

University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections, Estate Papers of the Kirke Family of East Markham, Nottinghamshire, 1560-1942 (Ki)

University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections, Letters from Rev. Charles Vere Hodge in New Zealand, in the Wrench collection (Wr)