The collection contains a wide range of material relating to Dorothy Chadwick and her family, including correspondence; photographs; financial papers, such as bills and bank books; family trees; and birth, death and marriage certificates. There are also many notebooks and index cards relating to historical figures and places, including material on local history.
Dorothy Chadwick: Personal and family papers
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Administrative / Biographical History
Dorothy Verena Murray Chadwick was the daughter of James Murray Chadwick (1864-1938), son of Edward Chadwick (1828-1901), Vicar of Thornhill Lees, Yorkshire, 1857-1901. James Chadwick attended Bradford Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Vicar of Greenhow Mill, Yorkshire, 1899-1903, and of Coombe St Nicholas, Somerset, 1903-1907, and perpetual curate of Burrowbridge, 1907-1925. His brother was the literary scholar Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947).
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Presented by Dr Sheila M. Shinman, Brunel University, executrix of Dorothy Chadwick, 1983.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on James Murray Chadwick in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. I (Cambridge University Press, 1940), p. 548.