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Plumer Family Collection
MS.2018.026  
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Description
Collection of manuscript notebooks, letters, and documents from 18th-19th c., spanning several generations of the Plumer family and their distant relations. Multiple items have been annotated in 1858 by a likely relative, Thomas C. Price, Vicar of St. Augustine, Bristol.
Background
Thomas Plumer (1711-1781) of Lilling Hall in North Riding, Yorkshire, was a London wine merchant and father to five children, including two sons, Hall (1751-1820) and Thomas (1753-1824). The former was a civil servant and public works contractor who owned a 43-acre estate called 'The Pantheon' in what is now Chennai, India. The estate, sold in 1793, eventually became the Chennai Museum. Hall's brother, Thomas, was a judge, politican and Master of the Rolls.
Extent
.5 Linear feet 1 box
Availability
This collection is open for research.