The contents comprise:
7854/1 LETTERS AND PAPERS OF STEPHEN LUSHINGTON, 19th cent
Correspondence and papers of and relating to Dr Stephen Lushington (1782-1873).
7854/1/1 LETTERS TO AND FROM LADY HESTER LUSHINGTON, 1804-1805
Hester (1753-1830) was Stephen Lushington's mother. Her father was John Boldero (1716-1789), a London banker of Aspenden Hall, Hertfordshire.
7854/1/2 LETTERS TO STEPHEN LUSHINGTON FROM HIS BROTHER SIR HENRY LUSHINGTON, 1832
Sir Henry Lushington 2nd Bt. (1775-1863), Consul General at Naples [Italy] (1815-1832). Married Fanny Maria Lewis, sister of Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis, writer, author of 'The Monk'.
7854/1/3 LETTERS TO STEPHEN LUSHINGTON FROM HIS SISTERS AMELIA LUSHINGTON AND MARY LUSHINGTON, 1832,
Amelia (d. 1853) and Mary ('Lushie') were Stephen Lushington's two spinster sisters.
7854/1/4 LETTERS FROM STEPHEN LUSHINGTON TO THOMAS WILLIAM CARR, 1821
Thomas William Carr (1770-1829) was the father of Lushington's wife Sarah Grace Carr (1794-1837).
7854/1/5 LETTERS TO STEPHEN LUSHINGTON FROM VARIOUS WRITERS, 1821-1872
7854/1/6 LETTERS FROM STEPHEN LUSHINGTON TO FRANCES CARR, 1836-1845
Frances Rebecca Carr (1796-1880) was a sister of Sarah Grace Carr who married Stephen Lushington. Following Sarah's death in 1837 Frances ('Aunt Fanny') moved to live with Stephen and manage his household and family, first at Merry Hill, Hertfordshire, and then at Ockham Park, Surrey. Frances was an intelligent woman who had enjoyed the privileges of the Carr family and their circle of friends which included many well known literary and artistic people.
7854/1/7 LETTERS FROM STEPHEN LUSHINGTON TO HIS DAUGHTER FRANCES LUSHINGTON, 1844-1867
Frances Lushington (1828-1900) was a pioneer educationalist. She and her sisters ran the Ockham Industrial Schools which had been set up by Lady Byron's daughter. Frances with her sister Alice founded one of the first co-educational boarding schools in the country in Kingsley, Hampshire, in 1875. Pupils at the school included the children of servants as well as those of wealthier parents. The school closed not long after the death of Frances in 1900.
7854/1/8 LETTERS FROM STEPHEN LUSHINGTON TO HIS DAUGHTER ALICE LUSHINGTON, 1845-1866
Alice Lushington (1829-1903)
7854/1/9 LETTERS FROM STEPHEN LUSHINGTON TO HIS DAUGHTER IN LAW JANE LUSHINGTON (1834-1884), 1865-1870
Five letters bundled together by Vernon Lushington 'Letters from my dear father to Jane - VL Jan 1873'
7854/1/10 MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS OF STEPHEN LUSHINGTON, 1800-1870