Papers of the Monckton-Arundell Family, Viscounts Galway of Serlby Hall, Nottinghamshire,1590-1930

Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and personal papers of several members ofthe Galway family. There are papers of William George Monckton (Arundell), 5th Viscount Galway(1782-1834), George Edward Monckton-Arundell, 6th Viscount Galway (1805-1876), and Henrietta Eliza,wife of the 6th Viscount (d 1891). However, most of the papers relate to George Edmund MilnesMonckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway (1844-1931). In addition to the many family correspondentsand letters about family and social matters, there are letters from a number of political figuressuch as Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield and Archibald Primrose, Lord Rosebery. The letters andpapers relate to his activities as an M.P., Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire and his servicewith the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry including in South Africa 1900-1902.

The collections also includes a vast amount of correspondence relating to estate matters inNottinghamshire and Yorkshire. There are a considerable number of papers relating to Scrooby inNottinghamshire which include items about the vicarage and the difficulties of acquiring anincumbent as well as references to William Brewster and the Pilgrim Fathers.

There are further items relating to coal mining, elections, railways and hunting and damage toLady Galway's Munitions Factory at Scarborough during the First World War. There are also severalprinted Acts including Vesting Acts, Turnpike Road Acts, Penal Acts and Enclosure Acts.

Papers relating to the 5th Viscount Galway, the 6th Viscount and Viscountess Galway and the 7thViscount are present in other accruals (see GB 159 Ga 2).

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers form part of the archive of the Monckton-Arundell family, Viscounts Galway (GB 159Ga 9201-Ga 2I).


The listing order reflects an earlier arrangement in box files.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers. Access tosome 20th century material is restricted; prospective users should contact the department foradvice.


Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library:Typescript Catalogue, 142 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London:Typescript Catalogue in 2 volumes, 18 pp
  • On the national A2A (Access to Archives) website.Online access to the typescript finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and privatestudy purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: 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 advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The papers were received by the University library from the family in 1958.

Related Material

  • Further papers of the Monckton-Arundell family, Viscounts Galway Ga 9201-13257 and Ga 2