Papers of Robert Bradshaw

Scope and Content

Correspondence and other papers of Robert Haldane Bradshaw MP of Worsley, Manchester relating to his career as an MP, landowner and agent for the 2nd Marquis of Stafford. The collection includes 24 letters to Bradshaw from the Marquis or Marchioness of Stafford, 1804-1822. The letters from the Marquis, George Granville Leveson-Gower relate largely to business matters including his extensive estates, while the letters from Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford are of a more personal and descriptive nature. Other papers relate to Bradshaw's support of local trade and manufacturing industries in Manchester, Liverpool , the Staffordshire Potteries and elsewhere and there are also two items in the collection relating to his period as Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in the West Indies, 1782-1783.

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Haldane Bradshaw MP married Cornelia Thornhill Rowe in the church of St Michael, Barbados in 1783. He was Deputy Paymaster of the Forces in the West Indies in 1782 and 1783. He subsequently acted as agent or 'superintendent' for the Marquis of Stafford, George Granville Leveson-Gower (1758-1833). Bradshaw was an MP by 1816.

Reference: Deposit information

Access Information

Access Conditions

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased in November 2001.

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Special Collections Department holds Lady Stafford's Letters (GB 0150 STA), the mother of George Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Marquis of Stafford.