Papers of Lady Edith Haden Guest

Scope and Content

The papers comprise voluminous notes, indices and drafts relating to the History of Parliament, 1754-1790, American history particularly Scottish emingration and miscellaneous notes together with deeds of Hitchcocks, Little Saling, Essex, 1721-1827.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Edith Haden Guest (1900-1977) wrote mainly under her maiden name, Edith Macqueen. Her academic studies were most eminent in the fields of parliamentary history (producing the Scottish entries for the History of Parliament project), and Scottish emigration.


The papers are arranged as follows:
ms37284-7 History of parliament papers (4 box files)
ms37288-94 History of parliament papers - biographies A-Z (7 file drawers)
ms37295-7 History of parliament papers (4 box files)
ms37298-9 Miscellaneous historical (2 file drawers)
ms37300 American history (1 file drawer)
ms37301 Loudoun mss (1 file drawer)
ms37302-3 Scottish American emigrants (2 boxes)
ms37304 Georgia (1 file drawer)
ms37305-7 North Carolina (3 file drawers)
ms37308 South Carolina (1 file drawer)
ms37309 British administration in the 18th century (1 file drawer)
ms37310 Miscellaneous American notes
ms37311 Virginia Gazette notes (1 file drawer)
ms37312 Miscellaneous American notes (1 file drawer)
ms37313 General North America (1 file drawer)
ms37314 America South Carolina, Admiralty Commissary courts (1 file drawer)
ms37315 Emigration (American) (1 file drawer)
ms37316 Customs (1 file drawer)
ms37317 Hearth and Home (1 file drawer)
ms37318 Scotland conditions: emigration (1 file drawer)
ms37319 Scottish customs (1 file drawer)
ms37320 Emigration lists, Brunswick North Carolina port book (1 box file)
ms37321 Admiralty decreets (1 box file)
ms37322 Deeds of Hitchcocks, Little Saling, Essex (1 box).

Access Information

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Lady Haden Guest and transferred to the University Library in September 1977.


Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is unlisted.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.