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    Organisations (157)

    Persons (762)

    Diaries (83)

    Families (16)

    • Bedingfeld (later Paston-Bedingfeld) family, baronets, of Oxburgh Oxburgh, Norfolk
    • Benton, family of Old Hill, Staffordshire Old Hill, Staffordshire
    • Bray, family of Stratton Stratton, Cornwall
    • Bridgeman, family, Earls of Bradford Weston Park, Staffordshire;Ridley, Cheshire;Bolton, Lancashire;Great Lever, Lancashire;Wigan, Lancashire;Teddington, Middlesex;Weeting, Norfolk;Blodwell, Shropshire;Knockin, Shropshire;Morton, Shropshire;Ness, Shropshire;Tong, Shropshire;Biddulph, Staffordshire;Bucknall, Staffordshire;Caverswall, Staffordshire;Stafford, Staffordshire;Walsall, Staffordshire;Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire;Applethwaite, Westmorland
    • de Carteret family of Jersey Jersey
    • Corbett family of Impney Impney, Worcestershire;Dodderhill, Worcestershire;Stoke Prior, Worcestershire;Towyn, Merionethshire;Ynys-y-maengwyn, Merionethshire
    • Hope, Pelham-Clinton- family, Dukes of Newcastle Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire;Outseats, Derbyshire;Dorchester, Dorset;Hawling, Gloucestershire;Damerham, Hampshire;Baumber, Lincolnshire;Irby upon Humber, Lincolnshire;Clare Market, London;Balderton, Nottinghamshire;Clumber, Nottinghamshire;Haughton, Nottinghamshire;Newark, Nottinghamshire;Worksop, Nottinghamshire;Yoxall, Staffordshire;Byfleet, Surrey;Deepdene, Surrey;Oatlands, Surrey;Weybridge, Surrey;Ifield, Sussex;Knightcote, Warwickshire;Aldborough, Yorkshire;Boroughbridge, Yorkshire;Hafod, Cardiganshire;Carrickfergus, County Antrim;Castleblayney, County Monaghan
    • Stafford-Jerningham family, Barons Stafford: Costessey Costessey, Norfolk
    • Kerr, family, Marquesses of Lothian Mybster, Caithness-shire;Pitfirrane, Fife;Crawford, Lanarkshire;Glengonner, Lanarkshire;Easthouses, Midlothian;Edinburgh, Midlothian;Newbattle, Midlothian;Innerleithen, Peeblesshire;Ancrum, Roxburghshire;Crailing, Roxburghshire;Jedburgh, Roxburghshire;Monteviot, Roxburghshire;Oxnam, Roxburghshire;Melbourne, Derbyshire;Over Haddon, Derbyshire;Bere Ferrers, Devon;Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire;Lemsford, Hertfordshire;Hernhill, Kent;Castle Donington, Leicestershire;Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire;Sysonby, Leicestershire;Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire;Gedney, Lincolnshire;Holbeach, Lincolnshire;Moulton, Lincolnshire;Whaplode, Lincolnshire;Wilsford, Lincolnshire;London;Cranford, Middlesex;Gunnersbury, Middlesex;Marble Hill, Middlesex;Stanwell, Middlesex;Twickenham, Middlesex;Aldborough, Norfolk;Blickling, Norfolk;Briningham, Norfolk;Horsham St Faith, Norfolk;Hunworth, Norfolk;Matlask, Norfolk;Saxthorpe, Norfolk;Stody, Norfolk;Wymondham, Norfolk;Duston, Northamptonshire;Beauvale, Nottinghamshire;Greasley, Nottinghamshire;Selston, Nottinghamshire;Hopton, Staffordshire;Ingestre, Staffordshire;Mendlesham, Suffolk;Marshgate House, Surrey;Bolsterstone, Yorkshire;Langsett, Yorkshire;Bellaghy, County Londonderry
    • Lindsay, family, Earls of Crawford and Balcarres Dunecht, Aberdeenshire;Edzell, Angus;Finhaven, Angus;Glenesk, Angus;Glengarnock, Ayrshire;Kilbirnie, Ayrshire;Auchtermonzie, Fife;Balcarres, Fife;Crawford Priory, Fife;Leuchars, Fife;Struthers, Fife;Crawford, Lanarkshire;Florence, Italy;Edinburgh, Midlothian;Pinkie, Midlothian;Stirling, Stirlingshire;Warboys, Huntingdonshire;Aspull, Lancashire;Blackrod, Lancashire;Haigh, Lancashire;Wigan, Lancashire;London;Warter, Yorkshire;Aberlash, Carmarthenshire;Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire;Llanon, Carmarthenshire
    • Martineau, family of Birmingham Birmingham, Warwickshire;Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
    • Oldham family of Cork and Massachusetts Cork, County Cork
    • Percy, family, Dukes of Northumberland Launceston, Cornwall;Newport, Cornwall;Allerdale, Cumberland;Cockermouth, Cumberland;Egremont, Cumberland;Bere Alston, Devon;Slapton, Devon;Werrington, Devon;Haselbury Bryan, Dorset;Darlington, Durham;Somerhill Park, Kent;Burwell, Lincolnshire;Claxby, Lincolnshire;Garthorpe, Lincolnshire;Northumberland House, London;East Bedfont, Middlesex;Hatton, Middlesex;Isleworth, Middlesex;Syon House, Middlesex;Tottenham, Middlesex;Westminster, Middlesex;Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire;Alnmouth, Northumberland;Alnwick, Northumberland;Prudhoe, Northumberland;Rothbury, Northumberland;Tynemouth, Northumberland;Warkworth, Northumberland;Cary Fitzpaine, Somerset;Isle Abbots, Somerset;Stogursey, Somerset;Albury, Surrey;Haldersh, Surrey;Weston Gumshalve, Surrey;Petworth, Sussex;Heversham, Westmorland;Warcop, Westmorland;Marlborough, Wiltshire;Pewsey, Wiltshire;Trowbridge, Wiltshire;Airmyn, Yorkshire;Catton, Yorkshire;Leconfield, Yorkshire;Pocklington, Yorkshire;Snape, Yorkshire;Spofforth, Yorkshire;Stanwick, Yorkshire;Tadcaster, Yorkshire;Topcliffe, Yorkshire;Wressell, Yorkshire;Laugharne, Carmarthenshire;Striguil, Monmouthshire;Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire
    • Seymour, family, Dukes of Somerset (created 1547, restored 1660) Shalbourne, Berkshire;Cheveley, Cambridgeshire;Cockermouth, Cumberland;Egremont, Cumberland;Syon House, Middlesex;Alnwick, Northumberland;Muchelney, Somerset;Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire;Newmarket, Suffolk;Petworth House, Sussex;Marlborough, Wiltshire;Pewsey, Wiltshire;Savernake Forest, Wiltshire;Trowbridge, Wiltshire;Catton, Yorkshire;Leconfield, Yorkshire;Spofforth, Yorkshire;Tadcaster, Yorkshire;Topcliffe, Yorkshire;Wressell, Yorkshire
    • Somerset, family, Dukes of Beaufort Chulmleigh, Devon;Denbury, Devon;Chaldon Herring, Dorset;Badminton House, Gloucestershire;Great Badminton, Gloucestershire;Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire;Kingswood, Gloucestershire;Stapleton, Gloucestershire;Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire;Tidenham, Gloucestershire;Woolaston, Gloucestershire;Chalton, Hampshire;Holme Lacy, Herefordshire;Poston, Herefordshire;London;Brancaster, Norfolk;Heythrop, Oxfordshire;Dunster, Somerset;Burgate, Suffolk;Richmond, Surrey;Snitterfield, Warwickshire;Hilmarton, Wiltshire;Littleton Drew, Wiltshire;Netheravon, Wiltshire;Croome Court, Worcestershire;Beaufort, Brecknockshire;Crickhowell, Brecknockshire;Llangattock, Brecknockshire;Tretower, Brecknockshire;Kilvey, Glamorgan;Loughor, Glamorgan;Oystermouth, Glamorgan;Swansea, Glamorgan;Bedwellty, Monmouthshire;Chepstow, Monmouthshire;Dixton, Monmouthshire;Dixton Hadnock, Monmouthshire;Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire;Portgaseg, Monmouthshire;Raglan, Monmouthshire;Trelleck, Monmouthshire;Troy House, Monmouthshire;Usk, Monmouthshire;Williamsburg, Virginia
    • Wyatt, family, missionaries Nigeria;Uganda

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (124)

    • NRA 42276 Walter Ernest Allen: novelist, literary critic and broadcaster: literary MSS link to online catalogue
    • NRA 19510 Sir Laurence Alma-Tadema: corresp and photographs link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13205 Edward Arber, professor of English: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 14762 Slade Baker, solictor, Bewdley: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 42275 Herman Sutherland Bantock, violin and viola player: papers
    • NRA 31903 Sir Granville Ransome Bantock, composer: music MSS link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13204 Edith Barling autograph album link to online catalogue
    • NRA 26562 Ernest William Barnes, Bishop of Birmingham: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 14128 Bayard family: deeds and family corresp
    • NRA 13624 Sir Charles Raymond Beazley, historian: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 24959 Lady Charlotte Georgiana Bedingfeld: corresp and diaries
    • NRA 42277 Peter Frederick Blaker Bennett, Baron Bennett, MP and industrialist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 13197 Birmingham University
    • NRA 13481 Birmingham University Library: autograph letters collection
    • NRA 13208 Birmingham University Library: Midlands canals collection
    • NRA 32504 Birmingham University Library: misc accessions
    • NRA 31924 Birmingham University Library: modern poetry collection
    • NRA 15237 Birmingham University Library: MS diaries collection
    • NRA 24075 Birmingham University Library: National Centre for Athletics Literature collections
    • NRA 31928 Birmingham University Library: nineteenth century industry collection
    • NRA 9498 Birmingham University: scientific MSS
    • NRA 38044 Birmingham University Scout and Guide Club
    • NRA 20842 Birmingham University: University House records link to online catalogue
    • NRA 20138 Martin Booth, poet: literary MSS, corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 31918 RE Bradbury, anthropologist: field notes
    • NRA 31905 British Cotton Growing Association
    • NRA 12965 British missionary societies
    • NRA 20274 Miss JD Budden: autograph album
    • NRA 13742 John Thackray Bunce, journalist and author: autograph collection link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30144 Cadbury Ltd, confectionery mfrs, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 15808 Cadell & Davies, booksellers, London
    • NRA 13203 Cannock Chase Colliery Co Ltd and Wolverhampton Railway
    • NRA 14359 EWW Carlier, physiologist: personal and family corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 12604 Joseph, Austen & Neville Chamberlain corresp and papers
    • NRA 8137 Church Missionary Society: West Indies mission
    • NRA 26177 Church Missionary Society: Canada missions
    • NRA 9304 Church Missionary Society: Ceylon mission
    • NRA 7021 Church Missionary Society: Finance Department
    • NRA 12769 Church Missionary Society: Japan mission
    • NRA 33070 Church Missionary Society: Mauritius Mission
    • NRA 43149 Church Missionary Society: Medical Department link to online catalogue
    • NRA 12770 Church Missionary Society: Mediterranean and Middle East mission papers
    • NRA 22944 Church Missionary Society: MS collection link to online catalogue
    • NRA 22621 Church Missionary Society: Nigeria missions link to online catalogue
    • NRA 9305 Church Missionary Society: North India missions link to online catalogue
    • NRA 33071 Church Missionary Society: Persia and Turkish Arabia missions
    • NRA 12768 Church Missionary Society: South and East Africa missions
    • NRA 33068 Church Missionary Society: South India missions
    • NRA 7630 Church Missionary Society: West Africa (Sierra Leone) mission
    • NRA 33069 Church Missionary Society: Western India Mission
    • NRA 25111 Church Missionary Society: Egypt and Sudanese missions link to online catalogue
    • NRA 25112 Church Missionary Society: New Zealand mission link to online catalogue
    • NRA 38045 Church Pastoral Aid Society link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13211 Corbett autograph collection link to online catalogue
    • NRA 20498 Courtney family, Dublin: papers incl Henry Gother Courtney 1st World War letters link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13202 RW Dale, Congregational minister: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 14020 WH Dawson, journalist and publicist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 16011 Patric Dickinson, author: literary MSS
    • NRA 19805 George Dixon, educational reformer: letters link to online catalogue
    • NRA 31904 Prince Vasilii Alexandrovich Dolgorukov, marshal of the Imperial court: letters to his stepfather
    • NRA 13212 John Drinkwater: MS poems
    • NRA 28779 Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, statesman: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13679 Maria Edgeworth, author: letters
    • NRA 13199 Eyton family: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13793 HG Fiedler and Charles Harding: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 20575 J W Harvey, philosopher: misc corresp and papers
    • NRA 24297 Lancelot Thomas Hogben, zoologist: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 31902 Leonard Jay, printer, Birmingham: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 31651 John Leonard Jinks, geneticist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13201 Junius letters MS collection
    • NRA 29832 Susanna Leveson-Gower, Marchioness of Stafford: letters to her daughter, Charlotte, Duchess of Beau
    • NRA 16740 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, scientist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 25535 Sir Edward Howard Marsh, civil servant and scholar: letters from literary figures link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13464 Harriet Martineau: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30354 Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman, politician: personal and family corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13200 Maxwell family: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 20070 Alan McPhee, social historian: corresp rel to Sheffield industrial history
    • NRA 43146 Mid-Africa Ministry link to online catalogue
    • NRA 28056 Midland Union of Conservative Associations link to online catalogue
    • NRA 16568 Charles Watson Mill, playwright and theatre proprietor, Leamington Spa: literary MSS, family and bu link to online catalogue
    • NRA 41462 Philip Burton Moon, physicist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 36326 Ralph Hale Mottram, author: letters to Gilbert Fabes link to online catalogue
    • NRA 43139 John Ramsay Allardyce Nicoll, professor of English Language and Literature: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 14049 Norris & Co, solicitors, Liverpool: papers rel to Matacong Island
    • NRA 16930 Richard Hill Norris, physiologist: papers
    • NRA 14330 CT Onions, philologist: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 6318 Parkes family of Warwick and Birmingham: political and family papers
    • NRA 36327 Vassili Alexandrovich Pashkov, Russian army officer and Baptist convert: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 42278 John Payne, poet: corresp and literary MSS link to online catalogue
    • NRA 18840 Miss HM Philips: autograph album link to online catalogue
    • NRA 19806 Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt: publishing and bookselling corresp
    • NRA 31923 J Glyn Picton, industrial economist: corresp and papers
    • NRA 13739 Joseph Priestley: letters
    • NRA 13213 Sir WO and Lady Priestley: autograph album link to online catalogue
    • NRA 42274 Harold Rhodes, musician: personal and musical papers
    • NRA 32869 John Ryland, secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society: letters from Robert Hall
    • NRA 19546 Sceptre Press Archive
    • NRA 13198 Anna Seward: corresp link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13207 John Shaw, hardware salesman: family letters link to online catalogue
    • NRA 16848 NP Shishkin, Russian diplomat: official papers and literary MSS link to online catalogue
    • NRA 24282 John Findlay Drew Shrewsbury, bacteriologist and medical historian: papers
    • NRA 32057 Tony Hilton Royle Skyrme, mathematical physicist: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13210 Slaney family of Hatton Grange: Shropshire local history collection
    • NRA 32503 Society for Applied Bacteriology
    • NRA 31920 Sir John Collings Squire, writer and journalist: literary MSS
    • NRA 38952 St John's College, Nottingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 41463 Maurice Stacey, chemist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 21586 Walter Stiles, botanist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 30428 Vaughan Thomas, antiquary: corresp and papers rel to Queen's Hospital, Birmingham link to online catalogue
    • NRA 41464 Sir Michael Warwick Thompson, physicist: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 21993 Sir Arthur Peregrine Thomson, physician: papers
    • NRA 37480 David Tipton, author and poet: corresp and literary MSS link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13209 Michael Tomkinson and Gertrude Dauglish autograph album link to online catalogue
    • NRA 2694 John and Henry Venn: personal and family papers
    • NRA 19939 Ernest A Watson, engineer: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13621 West Midlands Group on Post-War Reconstruction and Planning link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13206 West Midlands Liberal Federation
    • NRA 19138 John Wheadon, dyer: accounts
    • NRA 30427 Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle, anatomist and anthropologist: corresp and papers rel to foundation link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13196 William Withering, scientist: papers
    • NRA 25128 Wyatt family of Birmingham, inventors and engineers: family papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 13482 Francis Brett Young: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 22705 Jessica Brett Young: corresp and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 24465 Youth Hostels Association

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