Strickland Papers

Scope and Content

This collection comprises diaries, logs and papers of Sir William Strickland and his son Eustachius Strickland.

The collection includes:

  • William Strickland's diaries and log of his voyage to America
  • Strickland Family Papers - papers of William and Eustachius Strickland on a wide variety of subjects - history, agriculture, botany, law, and religion. Compiled or written in the 18th and early 19th centuries, but the subject matter dealt with covers a historical period from 921BC-1830.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Strickland was born in Boynton, Yorkshire, in 1753, the son of George Strickland and Elizabeth Letitia Winn. He married Henrietta Chlomley in 1778. They had thirteen children:

  • Henrietta (b. 1779),
  • Walter (b.1780, d. 1798),
  • Caroline (b. 1781),
  • George (b.1782),
  • Arthur (b.1784),
  • Edmund (b. 1785),
  • Eustachius (b.1787),
  • Emma (b.1789),
  • Anne (b. 1790),
  • John (b.1794),
  • Priscilla (b. 1796),
  • Isabella (b. 1799) and
  • Nathanial Constantine (b.1802).

William Strickland became the 6th Baronet of Boynton in 1808. When he died in 1834, the title was passed to his son, George as his eldest son, Walter, had died in 1798.William Strickland was a keen naturalist. He travelled through the United States from 1794-1795, investigating the country's ornithology and botany - he is believed to be responsible for creating the botanical garden at Boynton Hall, and was also a skilled artist and drew many ornithological pictures.

He was also interested in agricultural improvement, and contributed to several agricultural journals.

He died in 1834.

His son Eustachius was also interested in botany and agricultural, and also in historical and antiquarian matters, these papers contain some of his notes and other writings on these topics.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Jennifer McGarvey, Community Collections Assistant, July 2015.

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