Collection of miscellaneous items relating to Nottingham, c.1800-1895

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

Pastel portrait of Roger Pocklington (1775-1847), of Carlton House, Nottingham, a Captain in the Nottinghamshire Militia, n.d.; together with a printed copy of the portrait, produced by Thomas Fall of 3 Baker Street [London], a firm which was awarded a Royal Warrant by the Queen [Queen Victoria]. The printed copy has biographical details of Roger Pocklington written in pencil on the back. (MS 258/1)

Two printed pages describing Nottinghamshire and Nottingham, illustrated with the Arms of Nottingham. The pages have had their corners cut, perhaps for framing purposes. From contents relating to the election of M.P.s in Nottinghamshire, the pages must date from before 1832. (MS 258/2)

Victorian photograph album containing 12 black and white photographs (MS 258/3):

MS 285/3/1-5 show a frozen River Trent at Nottingham in February 1895 with people skating on the ice.

MS 285/3/6-7 show a procession approaching the gates at Windsor Castle and an open carriage drawn by four white horses, in Windsor Great Park, probably showing queen Victoria with John Brown riding pillion on the back of the carriage, c.1895.

MS 258/3/8-10 are of three fishing boats at Whitby showing boats registered at Whitby and Lowestoft.

MS 258/3/11-12 are views of cliffs and boats at sea probably off the coast near Whitby.

These appear to be privately taken views but there is no note of the photographer.

Printed coloured portrait of George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824), mounted on green card, no. 11 in a series [after a portrait by Thomas Phillips, 1813] (MS 258/4)

Administrative / Biographical History

The identity of the compiler of this collection is unknown.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The collection was transferred from the library of the University of Nottingham to the Department of Manuscripts in August 1973.