Catalogue description PILE AND MALDRAM PAPERS

This record is held by North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

Details of 3197
Reference: 3197

Letters, sermons, religious materials, leases and deeds.

Date: 1813 - 1882
Held by: North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust), not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 178 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers in this collection were deposited in the Record Office on 26 November 1979 (3197); 7 December 1979 (3197 -1) and 5 November 1980 (3197 -2). They were found in the Holland Street premises of the firm of Maldram and Jones, seedsmen of Barnstaple.

Administrative / biographical background:

John and Ann Pile emigrated from North Molton to South Western Wisconsin, North America, in 1851, shortly after their marriage.


Extracts from their letters (3197 Z/F 2-9) have been published in the Newsletter of the Methodist Historical Society of the Plymouth and Exeter District, 1981. A draft article, 'An English approach to the mining-farming frontier of South-Western Wisconsin', by B P Birch is available on request from Record Office staff. (Ref. 3197 correspondence file)


Charles Maldram, who features in 3197 Z/F 2-9 and 3197 -2, was a Wesleyan Methodist preacher for the South Molton and adjacent circuits and was the brother of Ann Pile.

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