Worsley Family Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is divided into four main sections:

Family letters and papers - this consists of correspondence to and from members of the Worsley family, as well as their legal papers and patents on inventions and processes.Family letters and papers - this consists of correspondence to and from members of the Worsley family, as well as their legal papers and patents on inventions and processes.Family history and Genealogy - this consists of family trees, pedigrees, wills, and other evidence and indications of the Worsley lineage.Family history and Genealogy - this consists of family trees, pedigrees, wills, and other evidence and indications of the Worsley lineage.Miscellaneous - this consists of account books, diaries, notebooks, family artefacts and bibles.Miscellaneous - this consists of account books, diaries, notebooks, family artefacts and bibles.Photographs - this consists of family photographs and painted portraits.

Administrative / Biographical History

These papers form the collected correspondence, genealogical records and family papers of several branches of the Worsley Family. The family were originally based in Worsley in Lancashire, Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire. The papers date from the Restoration to the twentieth century, and cover a variety of topics and correspondents. Philip John Worsley was Vice-Chairman of University College, Bristol, and a generous benefactor in the early days of the University of Bristol. The Chemistry Department Library is named the Worsley Library in his honour.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all bona fide readers.

Acquisition Information

On permanent loan from the Worsley family since 1980.

Note

Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

Typescript notes available in Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to copy must be obtained from University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Additional Information

DM 882 - Obituary of Philip John Worsley, 1917.