Papers of Lee and Pemberton, Solicitors, arising from the estate of John Evelyn Denison,Viscount Ossington, 1873-1962

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three separate deposits made by Lee and Pemberton. The bulk of thelegal papers, accounts and correspondence concern the trust arrangements arising from the death ofJohn Evelyn Denison, Viscount Ossington (1800-1873). Subsequent accruals concern the longer termimplications of the trusts and the arrangements arising from the marriages and estates of othermembers of the Denison family, such as Henry Denison of Babworth Hall (1847-1938), William E.Denison (1843-1916) and Wilfred V. Denison (1889-1964).

The papers include details of family stocks and shares and investments. There are items relatingto the mortgaging and leasing of property, including premises on George Street, Hove, Sussex andCavendish Square, London. The collection also includes a file of correspondence relating to theestate of Miss Susan Denison (1845-1930) and details of the will and estate of Miss Louisa Denison(1841-1919).

Administrative / Biographical History

Messrs Lee and Pemberton, solicitors of Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, were the Denison familysolicitors throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. They were involved in all aspects of family legalarrangements and transactions and maintained a detailed correspondence relating to family trusts andlegacy arrangements.


The papers are arranged in groups according to subject matter. Within each grouping, papers arearranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • In the Reading Room, University of Nottingham Library:Typescript Catalogue, 16 pp
  • At the National Register of Archives, London:Typescript Catalogue, 16 pp

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and privatestudy purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The papers were deposited with the University Library by the solicitors in 1973.

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