Buller family: Correspondence and papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of or concerning the Buller family.

Manuscripts and legal documents

'Manuscript of my Cambridge speech on America', the draft of a speech delivered at the Cambridge Union Society, 20 November 1827, in the hand of Charles Buller, 17 folios.

'The Galopades or Revenge is slow but sure', a verse play, possibly in the hand of Charles Buller or Arthur Buller [1836], 13 folios.

'Dear brother bob 'till I was seven', a poem in two unidentified hands, one of them juvenile, 1 folio.

Will of Charles Buller, 14 November 1848, together with an affidavit sworn before Robert J. Phillimore by Henry Clarke on 11 December 1848. This is a non-official typescript copy extracted from the Principal Registry of the Probate Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice, 30 November 1904, 1 bifolio.

Correspondence of Sir Arthur Buller

Sir Arthur Buller to Anne Thackeray, Great Marlow, 'Sunday' [11 December 1859], with annotations in the hand of William Makepeace Thackeray

Thomas Carlyle to Sir Arthur Buller, Chelsea, 14 December 1859.

Alexander Kinglake to Sir Arthur Buller [London], 6 January 1860.

Correspondence concerning documents relating to the Buller family

Dame Millicent Fawcett to 'Dear Madam', possibly Isabella Grylls [London], 12 March 1902.

Leonard Courtney to [Edmund] Wodehouse, Chelsea, 8 December 1904.

Leonard Courtney to [Edmund] Wodehouse, Chelsea, 19 July 1913.

Leonard Courtney to Isabella Grylls, Chelsea, 22 July 1913.

Leonard Courtney to Adela Wodehouse, Nethy Bridge, 30 August 1913.

Henrietta Ogilvy to Leonard Courtney, Airlie Castle, Alyth, 15 October 1913.

Catherine, Lady Courtney, to Adela Wodehouse, Chelsea, 19 October 1913.

Adela Wodehouse to Isabella [Ellen Grylls], Minley, 20 October 1913.

Peter Allen to Shadwell Grylls, Cambridge, 30 August 1969.

Peter Allen to Shadwell Grylls, Cambridge, 15 September 1969.

Peter Allen to Shadwell Grylls, Cambridge, 25 September 1969.

Administrative / Biographical History

The brothers the Right Honourable Charles Buller M.P. (1806-1848) and Sir Arthur William Buller M.P. (1808-1869) were both members of Trinity College, Cambridge, and held West Country seats in Parliament. In 1863 Arthur's daughter, Isabella Ellen, married Lieutenant Colonel Shadwell Morley Grylls.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Richard G. Grylls, March 1999.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

There is a detailed description of the collection in the Additional Manuscripts Catalogue, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Related Material

A journal of Barbara Isabella Buller (d. 1849), mother of Charles and Arthur Buller, written in August c. 1820 at South Molton, was presented to Devon Record Office by Richard Grylls in 1999 (reference number: 5870).