This collection consists of the journals of English businessman H.H. Beauchamp (1825-1907), for the years 1870-1907, in which
he wrote extensively about family matters and travels, as well
letters written by Beauchamp, mainly to his wife, Elizabeth Lassetter Beauchamp, and other family members. A second major
part of the collection is some papers by
Beauchamp's daughter English novelist Countess Elizabeth Russell (1866-1941).
Henry Herron Beauchamp was born in London, England, in 1825. In 1838, he went to
work for the merchant and shipping firm of Messrs. Samuel Baker, Philpotts &
Co., after ten years in London was sent to Mauritius; and after a further two years,
he decided to go into the trading and shipping business on his own. He relocated to
Australia for 20 years where he became a successful businessman but then
semi-retired and returned to England in 1870. After his return to Europe, Beauchamp
travelled extensively throughout the world until about 1890; he died at Bexley, Kent
on Oct. 6, 1907. In January 1855, Beauchamp married Elizabeth Weiss Lassetter, and
together they had six children, the youngest of whom was Mary Annette Beauchamp.
121 pieces in 7 boxes.
Literary rights are retained by Ann E. Hardham.
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