Research Papers of Rev Carus Vale Collier

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Transcripts of parish records of the East Riding of Yorkshire, notes on the histories of several East Riding settlements and notes on the Boynton family of Burton Agnes

Administrative / Biographical History

Carus Vale Collier was an antiquarian and author of An account of the Boynton family and the family seat of Burton Agnes (1914). Most of his work was done at Langton Vicarage in Malton in East Yorkshire. His files include parish records from the deaneries of Bridlington (including Burton Agnes), Pocklington and Settrington as well as notes from histories of Knapton, Norton, Place Newton, Scagglethorpe, Scampston and Thornthorpe manor. One file contains notes he used for his book on the Boyntons and their Jacobean house at Burton Agnes.

There are also a number of postcards and letters addressed to Collier and his correspondents included Arthur Gill, J M Lambert and S L Ollard. Like Collier these were clerical scholars who were interested in local history and the correspondence reveals something of his involvement in the Parochial Documents Commission between about 1918 and 1921. Lambert, who was archdeacon of the East Riding, was secretary of this commission.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased form E Bocking of Norwich between 17 November 1949 and 2 October 1951

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