Papers of Henry Stapleton, Baron Beaumont, and Violet, Baroness Beaumont

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection contains personal papers relating to Henry Stapleton, his property such as Carlton Towers and some correspondence with his widow Violet, Baroness Beaumont, after his death.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Stapleton's father, Thomas Stapleton (1778-1854), came into the Carlton inheritance in 1839. He laid claim to the Beaumont barony and became 8th baron Beaumont in 1840. He rebuilt the Jacobean house at Carlton Towers. He was succeeded by his son, Henry Stapleton (1848-1892), 9th baron Beaumont, who fought in the Zulu Wars. Henry married Violet Wooton Isaacson, but there were no children. Carlton transferred, on his death, to his brother Miles Stapleton, who married Mary Ethel Tempest, sole heir of Charles Henry Tempest.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased from Peter Eaton in April 1982