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Henry Herron Beauchamp Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 77555-77664  
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Description
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).
Background
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.
Extent
121 pieces in 7 boxes.
Restrictions
Literary rights are retained by Ann E. Hardham.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.