Paget family: Diaries and sketchbook

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  • Reference
      GB 12 MS.Add.8568
  • Dates of Creation
      Early 19th century
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  • Physical Description
      1 box. Several of the front covers are detached from the volumes.

Scope and Content

Four diaries and one sketchbook, including some printed items.

Administrative / Biographical History

Samuel Paget, banker, shipowner and brewer, of Great Yarmouth, married Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Tolver of Chester. Their children included Arthur Coyte Paget (1808-1833); Sir George Edward Paget (1809-1892), Regius Professor of Physic, Cambridge, 1872-1892; Sir James Paget (1814-1899), 1st Baronet, physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, 1839-1884, and Vice-Chancellor of London University, 1884-1895; and Alfred Tolver Paget (1818-1862), Master of Shrewsbury School, 1840-1855, and Rector of Kirstead, Norfolk, with Langhale, Suffolk, 1856-1862. There was also a daughter, Katharine.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Paul Paget, 1986.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The history of the family was compiled with reference to the entries on the Pagets in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, part II, vol. V (Cambridge University Press, 1953), p. 6.

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