Correspondence from the Dickenson Family

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 HAM/1/3
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      2 sub-subseries; 18 items. Condition: a number of the sheets are fragile and beginning to tear; HAM/1/3/2/4 has some staining and HAH/1/4/3/7 has suffered some water damage.

Scope and Content

The correspondence consists of the letters to Mary Hamilton from her husband's family including John Dickenson's mother, Sarah Dickenson; his father, John Dickenson Senior; and his sisters, Sarah and Elizabeth. The Dickensons lived at Birch Hall, Manchester, and at Taxal in Derbyshire.


The sub-series consists of two sub-subseries. HAM/1/3/1 comprises letters to Mary Hamilton from her mother-in-law, Sarah Dickenson. HAM/1/3/2 consists of letters to Mary from her sister-in-law Sarah Dickenson, Countess Palombi; her father-in-law, John Dickenson Senior; and her daughter, Louisa Dickenson. The correspondence is arranged by author and in chronological order.