The collection comprises of correspondence by Sarah to her children.
Sarah Parry collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Sarah Parry
- Dates of Creation1803-1818
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (15 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sarah Parry (nee Rigby) was born in 1749, the daughter of John Rigby who ran a hostel for the students of the Dissenter's Academy in Warrington, which Caleb Hillier Parry attended between 1770 and 1773. In 1778, she married Parry and they settled in Bath where Parry established a successful medical practice. They had nine children and their youngest son, William Edward Parry, the Arctic explorer, was born in 1790. She was widowed in 1822 and died in December 1831.
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 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 Dictionary of National Biography volume 43, Smith, Elder & Co. London (1895) and jameslindlibrary.org
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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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