Rosalind Lowe, biographer of Samuel Rush Meyrick: papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1807 LOWE
  • Dates of Creation
      1800 - 2003
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes and 8 lever arch files

Scope and Content

Materials compiled by Rosalind Lowe during the writing of her biography on Samuel Meyrick. Includes research files titled Armour notes; Catalogues (various); Goodrich Court; Material by date; Meyrick Letters 1800-1829; Meyrick Letters 1830-1848; Meyrick works; Miscellaneous. Also contains two boxes containing photocopies of ‘The Gentleman’s Magazine’, Rosalind Lowe correspondence concerning the Meyrick biography publication and the archive, and a list of the archive compiled by Rosalind Lowe.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rosalind Lowe grew up in Breconshire. She worked in the computer and oil industries before starting to write on archaeology and the history of Herefordshire. She developed an interest in Sir Samuel Meyrick when she moved to a house once owned by him in Goodrich, Herefordshire. Her biography of Meyrick ‘Sir Samuel Meyrick & Goodrich Court’ was published in 2003.

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Related Material

The Wallace Collection hold the following archives relating to the life and work of Samuel Rush Meyrick:

  • Samuel Rush Meyrick, arms and armour collector and scholar: papers
  • Clive Wainwright, scholar, antiquary and museum curator: papers

The following institutions also hold archive material of Samuel Rush Meyrick:

  • British Library, Manuscript Collections
  • Cardiff Central Library
  • Society of Antiquaries London
  • Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
  • Oxford University: Queen's College Library
  • National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
  • University of Southampton Library
  • National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
  • Yale University Libraries: Beinecke Library