The Lady Priestley Letters

Scope and Content

An album of letters collected by Lady Priestley chiefly written to herself or to her husband Sir William Overend Priestley (1879-1907). Among the correspondents is Joseph Chamberlain.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eliza Lady Priestley was an active campaigner for improvements in sanitation and preventative medicine, including vaccination.

Reference: Finding aid to The Lady Priestley Letters.

Access Information

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in c1968

Other Finding Aids

Please see online archive catalogue for further information.

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 Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.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.