Sir Alexander Beaumont Dixie: Letters to Wolstan Dixie Churchill

Scope and Content

[1-54] Letters, 1917-23; [55] Pedigree of Dixie of Market Bosworth to 1806; [56] Copy of letters on the education of the Dixie children, 1827; [57] Illustrated London News, 2 January 1858, obituary of Sir Alexander Dixie (1780-1858), 9th baronet; [58-59] Copies of nominations to the Dixie Scholarship and Fellowship, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of Joseph Dixie Churchill, kindred of the founder, Sir Wolstan Dixie, 1866-72; [60] Draft of the right of heirs of Sir Wolstan Dixie to nominate persons suitable for presentation by Emmanuel College to the livings of Boddington, Northants, Brantham, Suffolk, and North Benfleet, Essex; [61-62] Letters from O.S. Cleverly (Private Secretary to Winston Churchill) to Dixie (1920) on the chances of the son of W.D. Churchill obtaining an army commission; [63] Prospectus for (possibly) the lease of Bosworth Park, undated; [64] Photograph of Bosworth Park, with historical notes on the Park and the Dixie family; [65-66] Two photographs of Sir A. Beaumont Dixie (1918); and [67-68] Lithograph and photograph of Lady Florence Dixie.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Alexander Beaumont Churchill Dixie (1851-1924), 13th baronet, of Bosworth Park, Leicestershire, later of Poppleton Croft, York, and then Scarborough. Dixie's first wife was Lady Florence Dixie (1857-1905), poet, novelist, explorer, and advocate of women's rights. The Rev. Wolstan Dixie Churchill (1867-1941), a relative of Dixie, was Rector of Milden, 1907-22, and of North Benfleet, 1922-41.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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