The collection comprises of correspondence by Lady Maria Stanley to members of her family.
Lady Maria Josepha Stanley collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 Lady Maria Josepha Stanley
- Dates of Creation1839-1854
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (5 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Maria Josepha Stanley (nee Holroyd) was born in 1771, daughter of John Baker Holroyd, first Earl of Sheffield. In October 1796, she married John Thomas Stanley, seventh baronet, who was elevated to the peerage as Baron Stanley of Alderley in 1839. They had nine surviving children, including Isabella Louisa (1801-1839) who married the Arctic explorer William Edward Parry in 1826. She was widowed in 1850 and died in 1863.
The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Dictionary of National Biography volume 54, Smith, Elder & Co. London (1898) and The Stanleys of Alderley and Parry of the Arctic, the life story of Admiral Sir Edward Parry 1790-1855 by Ann Parry, Chatto & Windus, London (1963) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Parry, W.E.] and Information
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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