Papers of the Mellish Family of Hodsock, Nottinghamshire, 1220-19th Century

Scope and Content

The papers in this accrual relate very closely to the papers in the core collection. There are a significant number of letters to Charles Mellish (1737-1797) concerning political matters, including further letters relating to the American War of Independence. There are also several items relating to the education of Joseph Charles Mellish at Eton, including various verses in Latin.

Further deeds, estate papers, legal, literary, antiquarian and political papers complement related material in the core collection listed at Me.

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers form a part of the larger estate archive of the Mellish family. In subject matter and date, they complement groups of papers in the core Mellish archive, separately catalogued as Me. See the collection level record (Me) for details about the Mellish family and their papers.


The collection is divided into series according to form of material and arranged chronologically within sections

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

1 Typescript Catalogue

At the National Register of Archives, London:

1 Typescript Catalogue

On the World Wide Web:

Catalogue accessible from the website for Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

The catalogue is also available online on the national A2A (Access to Archives) website.

Custodial History

The papers were acquired in 1967.

Geographical Names