John Symonds Udal: Antiquarian and Genealogical Letters

Scope and Content

'Autograph letters upon general antiquarian & literary subjects'. There are 77 letters to John Symonds Udal, arranged alphabetically by author, on antiquarian, genealogical and heraldic subjects, and folklore. These include many letters on Udal's work on monumental inscriptions in St Kitts and Antigua, and colonial families of British origin (especially for Burke's Colonial gentry). There are also letters from the editors of Notes and queries. Udal's bookplate is inside the front cover.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Symonds Udal (1848-1925), barrister, Attorney-General of the Leeward Islands and Chief Justice of Fiji; antiquary and frequent contributor to Notes and queries.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1991.


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

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