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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Manuscripts of the Selby Family of Biddlestone
    source: Christopher Edwards
    Identifier/Call Number: M2652
    Physical Description: 10 Linear Feet (10 flat boxes and 8 map folders)
    Date (inclusive): 13th to 17th c.

    Content Description

    This collection consists of 85 manuscripts from the Selby Family of Biddlestone in Northumberland, England. The manuscripts are from the 13th to 17th centuries, and consist primarily of legal documents, indentures, and material related to real estate. Some of the manuscripts have intact wax seals. Collection represents legal documents, indentures, material related to real estate.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Selby family of Biddlestone is a branch of the Selby family, English gentry from Yorkshire and Northumberland. The Biddlestone branch was granted the manor of Biddlestone, a small village in the parish of Alwinton, Northumberland. In 1796 Biddlestone Hall replaced the old manor house. The Selby family owned Biddlestone Hall until 1914, and the Hall was demolished in 1957.

    Conditions Governing Access

    A portion of this collection has been processed. These boxes are open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Selected audiovisual material from this collection has been digitized. Born-digital material is closed until processed.

    Conditions Governing Use

    While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Manuscripts of the Selby Family of Biddlestone (M2652). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Legal documents
    Seals (numismatics)
    Biddlestone (Northumberland, England)
    Christopher Edwards