Papers of the British Records Association (America)

Scope and Content

Diagram of title to the lands of Horsumus (New Jersey), [c1729]; mortgages, property in St. Clair Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, 1874, various personal estates, 1899; agreement for loan to aid the foundation of the Pottsville Iron and Steel Company, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 1891; papers of General Philip Dale Roddey (US Army) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and afterwards of London, including deeds to property in Orange County, Florida and Perry County, Tennessee, with related maps and correspondence, 1856-1895.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1932, the British Records Association exists to encourage and assistwith the preservation, care, use and publication of historical records.

Access Information

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Collection level description created by Paul Davidson, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Other Finding Aids

Listed as no. 635 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford,Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Conditions Governing Use

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Custodial History

The diagram of title, [c1729] was initially deposited with the British Records Association throughSimmonds Church Rackham, solicitors, London; the mortgage to property in Pennsylvania, 1874 was deposited with the British Records Association as part of a larger deposit through Flegg&Sons, later Rye&Leman, solicitors, London - other papers in the deposit, relating to Australasia, were assigned a separate shelf number on deposit to the library; the mortgage of various personal estates, 1899 and the loan to aid the foundation of the Pottsville Iron&Steel Company, 1891 were deposited at the British Records Association through Taylor Garrett, solicitors, London. A further deposit of papers relating to a boundary commission in North Carolina and Virginia, 1732-1750 were initially deposited by the British Records Association at the library as part of the same collection, then transferred to Longleat House on 31st October 1988 when it was discovered that they were the property of the Marquess of Bath.

Related Material

The library holds a number of deposits from the British Records Association,including the following which relate to mainland North America: wills, commissions,affidavits, transportation papers, stock certificates, etc., 1787-1930(ref. MSS. Amer. s. 8); probate and certificate of ownership relating toestates in West Canada and Ontario, 1855, 1910 (ref. MSS. Can. s. 8).

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