Lady Aurea Macleod Papers

Scope and Content

41 boxes of correspondence and miscellaneous papers accumulated by Lady Aurea Macleod, with a little material relating to the career of Major Thomas Macleod. The collection includes letters from members of the National British Women's TemperanceAssociation, the World's Women's Christian Temperance Union and other Temperance associations and from members of the Women's Liberal Federation and related groups. Lady Aurea's mother, Rosalind Howard, Countess of Carlisle, was an influentialfigure in these movements. Much of the correspondence is of a fairly routine nature.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Aurea Fredeswyde Macleod (1884-1972), was the youngest daughter of George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle. Lady Aurea married firstly, in 1923, Captain Denyss Chamberlaine Wace and secondly, in 1928, Major Thomas Macleod (1881-1963), abarrister and sheep-breeder from Brisbane, Australia.


The papers are in the process of arrangement, but many still remain unsorted.

Access Information

The papers cannot be made available to searchers until they are arranged and listed.

Acquisition Information

Deposited with the Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic of the University of Durham (since 1990 part of the Archives and Special Collections department of Durham University Library), on 17 January 1974 by Mrs. Winifred Nicholson (néeRoberts), niece and executrix of Lady Aurea.

Other Finding Aids

This collection description only.

Separated Material

Castle Howard Archives, Castle Howard, North Yorkshire.

Howard of Naworth Papers, Carlisle Record Office

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assistwhere possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.