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From 2 November 2015 to 31 January 2016 the The Caird Library and Archive will only be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-4.45 This temporary alteration to opening hours is to enable staff to work on collections at offsite stores in preparation for a move to a new storage and conservation facility being built during 2016. They apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

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    Collections information

    Businesses (177)

    Organisations (933)

    Persons (856)

    Diaries (32)

    Families (31)

    • Bates family, baronets, of Bellefield, Gyrn Castle and Manydown Bellefield, Lancashire;Hannington, Hampshire;Manydown, Hampshire;Wootton St Lawrence, Hampshire;Gyrn Castle, Flintshire;Llanasa, Flintshire
    • Tyndale-Biscoe family of Holton Park Holton Park, Oxfordshire
    • Clifford family, Barons Clifford Chudleigh, Devon;Ideford, Devon;Kingsteignton, Devon;Ugbrooke Park, Devon;Quernmore, Lancashire;Cannington, Somerset;Coventry, Warwickshire;Wappenbury, Warwickshire
    • Codrington family, baronets, of Dodington Park Dodington Park, Gloucestershire;Clare Hall, Antigua;Codrington, Gloucestershire;Marshfield, Gloucestershire;Wapley, Gloucestershire;West Kington, Wiltshire;Alne, Yorkshire;Tollerton, Yorkshire
    • Doughty family of Theberton Hall Theberton Hall, Suffolk;Fordley, Suffolk;Martlesham, Suffolk;Middleton, Suffolk
    • Wylie-Doughty family, formerly of Theberton Hall Theberton Hall, Suffolk;Fordley, Suffolk;Martlesham, Suffolk;Middleton, Suffolk
    • Eliott family, Barons Heathfield Buckland Abbey, Devon;Meavy, Devon;Nutwell Court, Devon;Yarcombe, Devon;Heathfield, Sussex
    • Fitzwilliam, Wentworth- family, Earls Fitzwilliam Eckington, Derbyshire;Edale, Derbyshire;Mosborough, Derbyshire;Ravensworth, Durham;Parsons Green, London;Westminster, Middlesex;Great Harrowden, Northamptonshire;Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire;Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire;Thornhaugh, Northamptonshire;Wansford, Northamptonshire;Eaton, Nottinghamshire;Wimbledon, Surrey;Bury, Sussex;Offham, Sussex;Wepham, Sussex;Badsworth, Yorkshire;Barmby on the Moor, Yorkshire;Barnbrough, Yorkshire;Brampton Bierlow, Yorkshire;Cantley, Yorkshire;Carr House, Yorkshire;Ecclesall, Yorkshire;Greasbrough, Yorkshire;High Hoyland, Yorkshire;Hutton Bushel, Yorkshire;Malton, Yorkshire;Ravenfield, Yorkshire;Swinton, Yorkshire;Tickhill, Yorkshire;Tinsley, Yorkshire;Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire;Naas, County Kildare;Carnew, County Wicklow;Coolattin, County Wicklow;Rathdrum, County Wicklow;Shillelagh, County Wicklow
    • Fremantle family, Barons Cottesloe Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire;Bitton, Gloucestershire;Bristol, Gloucestershire
    • Geary family, baronets, of Oxon Hoath Oxon Hoath, Kent;Downe, Kent;Hadlow, Kent;West Peckham, Kent;Wrotham, Kent
    • Gosselin family of Blakesware Blakesware, Hertfordshire;Wareside, Hertfordshire;Hindringham Hall, Norfolk
    • Hamond-Graeme family, baronets, of Holly Grove Holly Grove, Berkshire;Bembridge, Isle of Wight;Freshwater, Isle of Wight;Yaverland, Isle of Wight;Eastville, Lincolnshire;Terrington St Clement, Norfolk
    • Griffin family of Dixton Hadnock Dixton Hadnock, Monmouthshire;Llandenny, Monmouthshire;Risca, Monmouthshire;Rockfield, Monmouthshire;Goodrich, Herefordshire;Llangarron, Herefordshire;Welsh Newton, Herefordshire;Whitchurch, Herefordshire;Mottistone, Isle of Wight
    • Hamond family, baronets, of Holly Grove Holly Grove, Berkshire;Bembridge, Isle of Wight;Freshwater, Isle of Wight;Yaverland, Isle of Wight;Terrington St Clement, Norfolk
    • Henley family of Waterperry Waterperry, Oxfordshire
    • Hood family, Viscounts Bridport Cricket St Thomas, Somerset;Winsham, Somerset
    • 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
    • Legge, family, Earls of Dartmouth Swallowfield, Berkshire;Wokingham, Berkshire;Bradwell, Buckinghamshire;Olney, Buckinghamshire;Warrington, Buckinghamshire;Wolverton, Buckinghamshire;Pleasley, Derbyshire;Chilanga, Rhodesia;Basingstoke, Hampshire;Chineham, Hampshire;Crondall, Hampshire;Blackheath, Kent;Godmersham, Kent;Lewisham, Kent;Wigan, Lancashire;Foxton, Leicestershire;Gumley, Leicestershire;Kentish Town, Middlesex;Westminster, Middlesex;Albrighton, Shropshire;Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire;Handsworth, Staffordshire;Patshull, Staffordshire;Pattingham, Staffordshire;Sandwell, Staffordshire;Smethwick, Staffordshire;West Bromwich, Staffordshire;Occold, Suffolk;Worplesdon, Surrey;Racton, Sussex;Farnley Tyas, Yorkshire;Honley, Yorkshire;Morley, Yorkshire;Slaithwaite, Yorkshire;Woodsome, Yorkshire;Mountjoy, County Tyrone
    • Martin family, baronets, of Lockynge Lockynge, Berkshire;Lockinge, Berkshire
    • Martin family of Hemingstone Hemingstone, Suffolk
    • Noel, family, Earls of Gainsborough Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire;Titchfield, Hampshire;Barham Court, Kent;Dartford, Kent;Old Dalby, Leicestershire;Pickwell, Leicestershire;Welham, Leicestershire;Stamford, Lincolnshire;Islington, Middlesex;Kensington, Middlesex;Brooke, Rutland;Cottesmore, Rutland;Exton, Rutland;Whitwell, Rutland;Bath, Somerset;Valle Crucis, Denbighshire
    • Parker family, baronets, of Shenstone Shenstone, Staffordshire
    • 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
    • Phillimore family of Shedfield Shedfield, Hampshire;Kensington, Middlesex
    • Phipps-Hornby family of Little Green and Lordington Little Green, Sussex
    • Tollemache, family, Barons Tollemache Acton, Cheshire;Alpraham, Cheshire;Beeston, Cheshire;Peckforton, Cheshire;Wettenhall, Cheshire;Harrington, Northamptonshire;Bentley, Suffolk;Dodnash, Suffolk;Framsden, Suffolk;Helmingham, Suffolk;Ham, Surrey
    • Troubridge family, baronets, of Plymouth Plymouth, Devon
    • Waldegrave family, Barons Radstock
    • Wigram family, baronets, of Walthamstow Walthamstow, Essex;Bedhampton, Hampshire;Havant, Hampshire;Leigh Park, Hampshire
    • Wyndham, family, Barons Leconfield and Egremont Ely, Cambridgeshire;Ickleton, Cambridgeshire;Caldbeck, Cumberland;Cockermouth, Cumberland;Egremont, Cumberland;Bondleigh, Devon;Mappowder, Dorset;Shortgrove, Essex;Binsted Popham, Hampshire;Much Cowarne, Herefordshire;London;Orchard Wyndham, Somerset;Watchet, Somerset;Godalming, Surrey;Coates, Sussex;Duncton, Sussex;Pallingham, Sussex;Petworth, Sussex;Tillington, Sussex;Upwaltham, Sussex;Salisbury, Wiltshire;Mere, Wiltshire;Catton, Yorkshire;Leconfield, Yorkshire;Topcliffe, Yorkshire;Wressell, Yorkshire;Ennis, County Clare;Erebole, County Clare;Ibricane, County Clare;Ballybought, County Tipperary
    • Yorke family, Earls of Hardwicke Wimpole, Cambridgeshire;Arrington, Cambridgeshire;Haddenham, Cambridgeshire;Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire;Shingay, Cambridgeshire;Topsham, Devon;Great Bardfield, Essex;Hardwicke, Gloucestershire;Haresfield, Gloucestershire;Aspenden, Hertfordshire;Ridge, Hertfordshire;Tyttenhanger, Hertfordshire;Reigate, Surrey

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (20)

    • NRA 361 Capt John Cooke: naval correspondence
    • NRA 7518 Sir Julian Corbett, naval historian: papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 709 Count Godde de Liancourt: Humane Society and personal papers
    • NRA 23532 Grimsby Mutual Steam Fishing Vessels Insurance Co Ltd, Humberside link to online catalogue
    • NRA 20664 Sir Bruce Ingram, newspaper editor: collection of naval papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 28836 George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth: naval papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 6317 Louis family, baronets: naval and personal papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 15681 Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham: log books, journals and papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 15881 Rear Admiral Sir Robert John Le Mesurier McClure papers link to online catalogue
    • NRA 8845 Menzies and Christian families: Cape Colony, Indian Army and miscellaneous genealogical papers
    • NRA 5472 Montagu family, Earls of Sandwich: family and estate papers
    • NRA 30121 National Maritime Museum: MSS collections
    • NRA 9518 National Maritime Museum: scientific MSS
    • NRA 20623 National Maritime Museum: quarterly accessions lists
    • NRA 315 Noel family, Earls of Gainsborough: 3rd Viscount Campden privy council orders and 1st Lord Barham c
    • NRA 19616 Stuart family of Tempsford: estate papers
    • NRA 36131 Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co Ltd, submarine cable mfrs and cable layers, London link to online catalogue
    • NRA 12328 George Thorp, naval officer: letter-books
    • NRA 23464 Vickers Shipbuilding Group Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness
    • NRA 26356 William Waldegrave and Granville George Waldegrave, 1st and 2nd Barons Radstock: corresp and papers link to online catalogue


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