Commonplace book of Emily Sophia Coddington, and later cycling diary.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Commonplace book, containing a later cycling diary, c.1850-1896.

Administrative / Biographical History

The volume starts as the commonplace book of Emily Sophia Coddington, the entries probably being made about 1850 or a little later. The latter part of the volume is the cycling diary of a young girl, perhaps a Coddington or a daughter of ESC. She may have been the future wife of G. Herbert Stancer, later secretary to the Cyclists' Touring Club.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This volume was deposited in the Centre by the National Cycle Archive, 3 June 2001.

Other Finding Aids

A file-level copy of this catalogue is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom,at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for Emily Sophia Coddington (GB 152 AAR1914).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Other material deposited by the National Cycle Archive (MSS.328).