Papers of Samuel Richard Radford of Derby

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection of papers relating to the affairs (especially financial) of Samuel Richard Radford of Alvaston, Derby and his brother Edward Radford arrived in the Brynmor Jones Library in 1974 as part of the larger deposit of solicitors' papers from Crust Todd and Mills of Beverley. They comprise largely correspondence, especially letters concerning the estate of John Borough of Derby 1826-1829, letters about investments in railway stock and about 50 letters from Edward Radford to his brother about his financial and family affairs. There are also some circular letters to shareholders of Scottish Central Railway dated 1849-1850. The collection also contains the marriage settlements of Joseph Bainbrigge and Hannah Harrison (1789) and Edward Radford and Eliza Diana Childers (1820) and the wills of Sarah Childers (1816) and James Bligh (1833). There is a bundle of accounts and other documents relating to the sale/purchase of the manor of Alvaston in county Derby in 1814 (presumably by Samuel Richard Radford).

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Richard Radford and Edward Radford were the sons of John Radford. Samuel Richard Radford was a solicitor who owned Alvaston manor in county Derby. He and his brother were clearly quite wealthy and the collection documents their many investments especially in railway stock. As most of the family letters are from Edward Radford they contain some news of himself, his wife Eliza Diana Childers and their family.

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Note

Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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