Finding Aid to the More House Archive MS.2013.020

Rebecca Fenning Marschall and Erin Hurley
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
2015
2520 Cimarron Street
Los Angeles 90018
rfenning@humnet.ucla.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Title: More House Archive
Identifier/Call Number: MS.2013.020
Physical Description: 175 Linear Feet 213 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1587-1997
Date (bulk): 1870-1945
Abstract: The More House Archive consists of the family archive of the Hope-Nicholson family, who lived at More House at 52 Tite Street in London for a century, beginning in 1892. The house was first purchased by Adrian Hope and Laura Troubridge and the house archive contains materials produced by them, their daughter and son-in-law Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson, and grandchildren (particularly Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster and Felix Hope-Nicholson), as well as other members of their extended Troubridge, Hope, Gurney, Nicholson and Cleghorn families. Materials comprise correspondence, diaries, photographs, literary manuscripts, original art and business papers, dating from the early 17th century to late 1990s.
Physical Location: Clark Library

Custodial History

This archive was originally compiled by the Hope-Nicholson family of More House, Chelsea. Some materials did not originate at More House and were collected by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster in the 1990s from other family members and added to the collection. After the sale of More House, the art and museum objects from the family's collection were largely sold and parts of the archive dispersed amongst the surviving family.
The collection was purchased in 2013 by the Clark Library.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Organization

This collection is organized into 6 series:
Series 1.
Laura Troubridge Hope and Adrian Hope, 1868-1933
Series 2.
Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, 1899-1968
Series 3.
Hedley Hope-Nicholson, 1897-1969
Series 4.
Troubridge and Gurney family, 1817-1958
Series 5.
Hope and Hope-Nicholson family, 1762-1995
Series 6.
Nicholson and Cleghorn family, 1587-1924

Scope and Contents

The More House Archive consists of the family archive of the Hope-Nicholson family, who lived at More House at 52 Tite Street in London for a century beginning in 1892. The house was purchased by Adrian Hope and Laura Troubridge and the house archive contains materials produced by them, their daughter and son-in-law Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson, and grandchildren (particularly Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster and Felix Hope-Nicholson), as well as other members of their extended Troubridge, Hope, Gurney, Nicholson and Cleghorn families. Materials comprise correspondence, diaries, photographs, literary manuscripts, original art and business papers, dating from the early 17th century to late 1990, though the bulk of material dates from the 1870s to the 1940s. The Troubridge, Hope, Gurney and Hope-Nicholson families were very well-connected across a variety of disparate social circles and fields. As such, materials relate to a large number of topics including Pre-Raphaelite and aesthetic arts, diplomacy and the military (particularly the Crimean War), royalty, politics, the gay and lesbian avant garde, religious figures, journalism, country life, amateur and professional theater, interior decoration and education.
Family members well-represented here include Laura Troubridge Hope, Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson, Hedley Hope-Nicholson, Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster, Felix Hope-Nicholson, Una Taylor Troubridge, Alfred John Nicholson, Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, Amy Troubridge, Helen Troubridge Bate, Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham and Thomas W. Allen. Correspondents and friends of the family circle represented in the collection include Oscar Wilde, Cyril and Vyvyan Holland, John Betjeman, George Kolkhorst, Queen Victoria and the Royal Family, Radclyffe Hall, Trelawny Dayrell Reed, C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, Lord Alfred Douglas, Edward Burne-Jones and family, the de Bunsen family, John Millais and family, Edward Scott-Snell, Harold Nicolson and Ada Leverson, to name only a few.
Many of the original housings and containers in which this archive was stored have been retained in the More House Archive at the Clark. Normally, most original boxes and containers would be discarded during processing, but in the case of this archive, the Clark staff decided that the way the archive was collected, curated and stored was an important part of its overall story. The collecting habits of the Troubridge-Hope-Nicholson's are a very significant part of the provenance of the archive, and it was deemed important to keep some record and evidence of how they curated the archive when it was in their posession.
A family tree of the Troubridge, Hope, Gurney and Nicholson families is viewable online .

Supplemental Materials

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Letters--England--19th century
Letters -- England -- 20th century
Family papers--England

 

Laura Troubridge Hope and Adrian Hope 1 1868-1933

Biographical Note

Laura Troubridge was born in 1858 in London, the second (surviving) child of war hero Sir Thomas St. Vincent Troubridge and Louisa Gurney. After the early deaths of their parents in 1867, Laura and her 5 siblings went to live with their widowed grandfather Daniel Gurney in Runcton, Norfolk. Laura showed an early aptitude and passion for drawing and painting and became a well-regarded portrait painter (especially known for portraits of children) and illustrator. In 1884, she became engaged to Adrian Hope, the eldest son of Lt-Colonel William Hope and his wife Margaret Jane Cunninghame Graham.
Adrian Hope was born in 1858 and had a somewhat difficult and unhappy childhood. After a brief career in the Diplomatic Service, his father moved the family back to England to work on a series of unsuccessful agricultural experiments. He also tried to invent a new kind of gun. Adrian and his 5 younger siblings did not receive any formal education after they completed their basic schooling, and Adrian had some difficulty finding adequate employment as an adult because of this. After suffering ill-heath he worked in Ceylon for 3 years as Private Secretary to the Governor and returned to London in 1884. He finally was appointed as Secretary to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where he had some success as a fund-raiser.
The young couple was not able to marry until 1888 because of Adrian's difficulties in finding a job that would support them both, but their marriage was a happy one until Adrian's untimely death in 1904, the result of an operation for appendicitis. Their younger daughter, Esme, died of diptheria in 1905 at the age of 7 and Laura and their older daughter Jaqueline (1889-1972) were left in much reduced circumstances. During this period, they had to let More House to others and lived in rented lodgings, but were able to move back into the house in 1915. In 1916, Jaqueline married Hedley Nicholson and, along with their children Lauretta, Marie-Jaqueline and Felix, the Hope-Nicholson family lived with Laura in More House until her death in 1929. In addition to her work as a painter, Laura (like her sisters and daughter) was much involved in amateur theatricals and also wrote articles and stories for publication.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 6 subseries:
Subseries 1.1.
Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge correspondence, 1884-1904
Subseries 1.2.
Laura Troubridge Hope correspondence, 1868-1929
Subseries 1.3.
Diaries, photograph albums and writing by Laura Troubridge Hope, 1870-1925
Subseries 1.4.
Original artwork by Laura Troubridge Hopem about 1883-1925
Subseries 1.5.
Adrian Hope correspondence and other materials, 1881-1918
Subseries 1.6.
Laura Troubridge Hope housekeeping and general files, 1888-1933
 

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge correspondence 1.1.  1884-1904

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence between Laura Troubridge Hope and Adrian Hope, dating from 1884 until Adrian's death in 1904. The majority of the letters date from their long engagement; selections from these 1884-1888 letters have been published as Letters of Engagement.
box 3, Folder 14-20

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1884 July 23-1884 December 31

box 1, Folder 1-19, box 2, Folder 13

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1885 January 1-1886 January 31

Scope and Contents

Box 1/Folder 8: Note after 4/1 letter reads, "See LT journal, April 2-12, 1885." Box 1/Folder 15 includes a handwritten note on notepad paper that may not be a part of the AH-LT correspondence. Box 2/Folder 13 mostly empty envelopes and wax seals torn from envelopes; Envelope date-stamped 12/2/1885 contained 2 letters to LT, one from Edith Chapman and one from AH; Also contains New Year's card
box 2, Folder 1-12, 14

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1886 February 1-1886 December 31

Scope and Contents

Box 2/Folder 1: Includes a program/menu from St. Pancras Dinner to the Borough Members (AH sang at this dinner); Box 2/Folder 2 AH's 3/11/1886 letter to LH includes a drawing of a lock, presumably done by AH; Box 2/Folder 6 6/4/1886 letter has a pencil-corrected date marking it 6/3 (presumably not a correction made by the letter-writer); Box 2/Folder 9 AH's 10/18/1886 letter still in envelope; Box 2/Folder 11 AH's 11/30/1886 letter to LT has a pencil drawing of scenery on back of letter; Box 2/Folder 12
box 2, Folder 15-20, box 3, Folder 1-13

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters - "Letters of engagement" 1887 January-December

Scope and Contents

Box 2/Folder 16 1/28/1887 seems to show that the dates and notes in red pen were made by LT at a later date; Box 2/Folder 19 LT's later notes in red pen could be from 1904 or 1922, according to 4/17/1887 letter. Box 3/Folder 11 12/1/1887 letter has red pen-corrected date of "10/1/1887"
box 4, folder 1-13

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1888 January 1-1888 December 28

Scope and Contents

Box 4/Folder 11 Letters originally came still in envelopes & tied in bundles with twine. Envelopes have been placed in front of their letters. Adrian Hope and Laura Troubridge were married on 8/2/1888
box 4, Folder 14-17

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1889 January 2-1889 October 29

box 4, folder 18

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1890 May 28-1890 September 27

box 4, Folder 19-20, box 5, Folder 1

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1891 January 3-1891 December 28

Scope and Contents

Box 4/Folder 20, 8/15/1891 letter to LT has a 4-leaf clover enclosed. Box 5/Folder 1 9/15/1891 letter from AH to LT is torn and held together with a pin; it is unreconstructed and folded as it came in the letter
box 5, folder 2-5

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1892 January 2-1892 October 9

Scope and Contents

Box 5/Folder 2 Last item in folder is 1/11/1892 telegram to LH; Box 5/Folder 4 1/27/1892 AH letter to LH also contains a Memorandum from the Hyde Park Gallery Fine Art Co. and a pencil sketch of a house and floor plan
box 5, folder 6

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1893 January 27-1893 November 23

Scope and Contents

10/7/1893 letter contains a small grey homemade envelope with a "letter" on the same paper comprised of scribbles
box 5, folder 7-8

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1894 January 22-1894 December 18

box 5, folder 9-10

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1895 January 18-1895 December 10

Scope and Contents

Box 5/Folder 9 1/23/1895 from AH to LH includes a Programme from the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children's "Nurses Entertainment" from 1/22/1895; 3/14/1895 letter from LH to AH includes a child's drawing and letter.
box 5, Folder 11-13

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1896 April 14-1897 October 28

Scope and Contents

Box 5/Folder 12 3/5/1897 letter to AH includes a pink child's card made by Helen Hope (HH) for AH and LH
box 5, folder 14-16

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1897 December 1-1899 December 14

Scope and Contents

Box 5/Folder 14 4/14/1898 letter from AH to LH includes a program from a 4/12/1898 performance of "The Belle of New York" at the Shaftsbury Theatre, London; Box 5Folder 16 9/13/1899-9/19/1899 letters between LH and AH discuss the birth of Cyril Wilde (Holland), eldest son of Oscar Wilde and Constance Lloyd, as noted on Post-It notes, presumably by M-J Lancaster, previous archivist.
box 5, folder 17-18

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1900 March 13-1900 December 12

box 5, folder 19-20

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1901 March 14-1902 November 23

Scope and Contents

Box 5/Folder 20 includes a postcard of Versailles.
box 6, folder 1-4

Adrian Hope-Laura Troubridge letters 1903 May 4-1904 April 4

Scope and Contents

Box 6/Folder 1 5/8/1903 letter from AH to LH refers to Robert Cunningham-Graham of the Sunday Bloody Sunday Massacre, as does the 5/12/1903 letter to AH; 5/12/1903 letter may also refer to Cyril Wilde (Holland); Box 6/Folder 2 5/12/1903 letter to AH includes letters from both children and a small pressed flower;
 

Laura Troubridge correspondence 1.2. 1868-1929

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence between Laura Troubridge Hope, her friends and family. Correspondents comprise a wide range of family members and friends, including her daughter Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, siblings (particularly Amy Troubridge, Ernest Troubridge and Helen Troubridge Bate), various cousins and in-laws from the Gurney, Allen, Orde, Cunninghame Graham and Hope families, Oscar Wilde's son Vyvyan Holland, and historian Trelawney Dayrell Reed. There are also a large number of letters grouped by topic ("Letters of congratulation," "Drawings," "Important Letters") by Laura or by a previous family archivist.
 

Laura Troubridge Correspondence with Siblings 1.2.1. 1871-1929

Scope and Contents

Letters came in small crimson handmade parcels bundled by Laura and labelled "Letters from my sisters (year)" and include letters from Amy, Violet, and Helen Troubridge. Some of the pencil dates on the the envelopes (from previous archivist?) conflict with date stamps on envelopes and the letters are filed according to the date stamps.
box 6, Folder 5-14

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1888 August-1890 December

Scope and Contents

Box 6/Folder 5: 10/1/1894 letter to LH is crosswritten, as are many of LH's letters to AH; pencil date on outside of envelope of 11/4/1888 letter corrects date to "1889." Box 6/Folder 6 4/7/1889 letter includes a receipt from "Bo. Of Jewell Brothers (?) - Linen Drapers, Silk Mercers"; Box 6/Folder 7 Many of the letters begin "My dear Larbling," presumably a pet name for LH; Box 6/Folder 9 Many envelopes contain 2 letters. Box 6/Folder 13 10/27/1890 letter addressed to LT, HT ("Nell"-?), VT ("Vi"-?) and AT ("Maman"), presumably from AT's daughter. Letter is in French and signed "Le Dodo d'Ely"
box 7, Folder 1-10

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1891 January-1893 December

Scope and Contents

Box 7/Folder 2 Letter date-stamped "7/13/1891" appears to contain at least 3 letters with various dates, the earliest being "6/12/1891"; 7/23/1891 letter contains a postcard; Box 7/Folder 3 8/30/1891 letter to LH couldn't be reopened, so the letter is still sealed inside the envelope. Box 7/Folder 6 8/27/1892 letter includes a telegram sent from Violet Troubridge ("Vi,""VT" henceforth) to LH; Box 7/Folder 7 10/14/1892 letter includes a handwritten excerpt from Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Compensation"; Box 7/Folder 8 Beginning with 1/?/1893 letters are no longer in envelopes with date stamps; thus, dates are much harder to determine; in some cases, the previous archivist has penciled in approximate dates in the margins of the letter; some letters are dated, most aren't.
box 7, Folder 11-14, box 8, Folder 1-12

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1894 January 2-1897 December

box 8, Folder 13-15, Box 10, Folder 4-5

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1898 January-1901 December

Scope and Contents

Letters dated 1900 to 1911 bundled and labelled by Laura in handsewn packages and previously stored in a late 19th c./early 20th c. leather suitcase with a broken leather handled labelled "Hope."
box 10, Folder 6-13

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1902 January-1905 December

box 11, Folder 1-13, box 12, Folder 1-2

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1906 January-1911 August

box 9, Folder 1-11

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1912 January-1915 December

box 10, Folder 1-3, Box 12, Folder 3-10

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1916 January-1919 December

box 12, Folder 11-12, box 13, Folder 1-4

Laura Hope: "Letters from my sisters" 1920 January-1921 December

box 13, folder 5-7

Letters from Amy Troubridge 1919 June 7-1926 August 24

Scope and Contents

Letters are often signed "Ames" (a pet name for Amy)
Box 13, Folder 8-10, box 14, Folder 11-13, Box 15, Folder 1-12, Box 16, Folder 1

Letters from Violet Troubridge Gurney 1874-1929

box 13, folder 11

Letters from Laura "Queenie" Gurney Troubridge 1924 June 7-1937 October 23

Scope and Contents

Laura (Queenie) Gurney is the wife of LH's brother Tom Troubridge, aka LH's sister-in-law. This folder also includes a letter sent to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson from an unknown sender, possibly Tom Troubridge
box 14, Folder 1-2, 9-10

Letters from Helen Troubridge Bate 1875-1928

box 85, folder 29-30

Letters to Ernest Troubridge from Laura 1874-1886

Scope and Contents

May also include letters from others
box 16, Folder 2-9

Letters from Ernest Troubridge 1871-1890

box 14, folder 3

Letters from Ernest Troubridge 1883 January 29-1906 July 11

box 16, Folder 10-12, box 17, Folder 1-6

Letters from Ernest Troubridge 1891-1908

box 17, Folder 7-10, box 14, Folder 4-6

Letters from Ernest Troubridge 1909-1928

box 17, folder 11

Letters from Ernest Troubridge 1894(?)-1911, 1926 June 21-1925 July 15

Scope and Contents

Letters in this folder were sent to LH from ET, but are largely undated and without envelopes; they may begin as early as 1894, but this is uncertain.
box 14, Folder 7-8

Letters from Thomas H.C. Troubridge 1872-1928

Scope and Contents

Letters are from LH's brother Sir Thomas (Tom) H. Cochrane Troubridge, not to be confused with Thomas Hay Troubridge, LH's brother who died as a baby; many of TT's letters to LH from around 1872-73 are without envelopes and undated.
box 54

Original letter packets for Hope sisters' correspondence 1888-1921

Scope and Contents

Numerous cloth and coated wax paper letter packets of various colors, hand-sewn, presumably by Laura Hope, and tied with string or cord. Labelled "Letters from my sisters" and dated, also by Laura Hope.
box 55

Original wooden box with Chinoiserie design 1890s?

Scope and Contents

Box is stored with top and handle facing up. Box is missing its bottom, and was originally stored open-end up, containing approximately 400 letters from LH's friends. Box has a painted Chinoiserie design on the side and should be handled with care.
box 209

Suitcase with "Hope" stenciled on top, originally held Laura Troubridge Hope's letters from her sisters 1900-1911

box 56

Original envelopes, fasteners, and tags 1845-1967

Scope and Contents

A sampling of representative original packaging for letters. Includes envelopes from various eras, as well as original fasteners and name tags for AH-LH letters. Some of the handwriting on the envelopes is original, some is the work of previous archivist.
 

Laura Troubridge Hope-Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson correspondence 1.2.2. 1892-1928

box 23, folder 4

Letters from Laura Hope to Jacqueline Hope 1892 September 1-1903 April 9

Scope and Contents

Letters from LH to her daughter, Jacqueline Hope; Includes 2 postcards - 1 B&W of Koln Cathedral, Germany and another German postcard; also 2 postcards (1 color) in a child's handwriting - possibly from Esme Hope to JH?
box 23, Folder 5-8

JHN-LTH letters 1895-1904

Scope and Contents

8/14/1895 letter from JH to LH includes a pressed flower.
box 23, Folder 9-14

JHN-LTH letters 1906-1912

box 24, folder 1

Letters from Jacqueline Hope to Laura Hope 1912 October 30-1928 July 27

box 24, Folder 2-13, box 25, Folder 1-4

JHN-LTH letters 1913-1918

Scope and Contents

Letters are grouped with their response, as opposed to previous folders which were by a single author; this is in accordance with how letters were packaged were packaged and labelled by JH; Box 24/Folder 4 Includes 2 color postcards of "York: Monk Bar" (10/13/1913) and another: "Just a line from Yarmouth: Yarmouth Bloaters, Quite Fresh" (10/15/1913), both from JH to LH.
box 25, Folder 5-13

JHN-LTH letters 1918-1923

box 26, Folder 1-9

JHN-LTH letters 1924-1928

 

Laura Troubridge Hope letters from other correspondents 1.2.3.  1868-1929

box 20, folder 3

Letters from the Allen family 1904 October 21-1915 June 27

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her brother-in-law T.W. Allen (8 letters) and her niece Charlotte Allen (8 letters)
box 28, folder 14

Letters about Charlotte Allen 1919 November 10-1921 January 3

box 19, Folder 13-14, box 28, Folder 1

Letters from sister-in-law Laura Hope Allen 1887-1927

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her sister-in-law Laura Allen (nee Hope); Box 19/Folder 14 Last several letters in folder are undated; According to bookseller's summary, LA's 3/15/1912 letter contains "an account of Sarah Bernhardt as Ahansuenus."
box 27, Folder 15

Letters to Laura and Adrian Hope from Philip and Georgiana Burne-Jones 1893 March 16-1898 May 10

box 20, folder 8

Letters from the Cochrane family 1884 December 27-1919 September 28

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her great aunts (?) Florence (Flo) Cochrane (3 letters) and Rosetta Cochrane (1 letter), her brother-in-law (?) Wallace Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Lord of Lamington (1 letter); the rest of the letters in the folder are from "Loo Cochrane" (identity unknow, but perhaps a nickname for Lady Louisa Cochrane?)
box 19, folder 3

Letters from the Creswell family 1882 September 22-1915 March 13

Scope and Contents

1 letter each from LH's Creswell cousins (children of Rev. William Gurney of Runction Rectory and Anna Boileau), including Geoffrey ("Gee"), Kathleen ("K"), and Richenda ("Chen")
box 19, folder 1-2

Letters from cousin Eva Creswell (Beaver) 1871 October 21-1919 August 16

Scope and Contents

Box 19/Folder 2 Last 3 letters in folder are undated.
box 28, Folder 6

Letters from cousins Eva Creswell, Loo Cochrane, and Helen Forbes 1920 December 27-1927 December 28

box 20, folder 10

Letters from the Cunninghame Graham family 1895 March 11-1921 December 25

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her aunts and uncles (relatives of AH) the Cunninghame Grahams, including AE Bontine (Anne Elphinstone Bontine nee Fleming)(3 letters), Charlotte Cunninghame Graham (2 letters) and William C. Cunninghame Graham Bontine (1 letter)
box 20, folder 15-17

Letters from her aunt Annie Cunninghame Graham (Aunt Annie) 1890 May 18-1917 December 26

Scope and Contents

Box 20/Folder 17 The majority of letters in this folder are undated and without envelopes, but are presumed to come after last dated letter on 12/26/1917
box 22, folder 3

Letters from Mina Davy 1878 March 31-1919 December 23

Scope and Contents

Letterst to LH from Mina Davy (?) and Louie Davy (Mina's daughter)(3 letters)
box 21, folder 6

Letters from Douglas Grant 1882 November 7-1883 April 4

Scope and Contents

Folder includes 1 letter from Miss Welby (?)
box 18, Folder 9, 12, box 19, Folder 4

Letters from the Gurney family 1874-1924

Scope and Contents

Box 18/Folder 12:Letters to LH from Gurney family members, including Katherine Hamond (Aunt Kitty)(2 letters), wife of SG, and some of WG's siblings, including Audrey Gurney (3 letters), Rose K. Birbeck (nee Gurney) (4 letters), and Lily (Lil)(1 letter); Box 19/Folder 4 to LH from her cousins (children of Francis Hay Gurney of Keswick and Margaret Ffolkes), including Reginald ("Puny") Gurney (2 letters), Beatrice ("Bea")(6 letters), and Milicent Gurney (identity unknown)(1 letter); Box 18/Folder 9 Includes letters from the Gurneys, LH's sister Violet's family, including 4 letters from VT's husband Walter ("Wal"), 6 from Danny (LH's nephew) and 4 from Phillipa (LH's niece)
box 18, Folder 6

Letters from grandfather Daniel Gurney 1868 May 19-1877 May 11

box 18, Folder 10

Letters from niece Diana Gurney 1913 December 21-1928 April 10

box 18, folder 13-14

Letters from cousin Helen Gurney (Ape) 1874 July 6-1923 November 9

box 18, Folder 7-8

Letters from aunt Rachel Gurney (Aunt Bache) 1875 November 18-1894 September 29

box 18, folder 11

Letters from Somerville Gurney (Uncle Tum) 1881 October 18-1917 March 23

Scope and Contents

Includes an invitation to Mr. & Mrs. Somerville Gurney's "Golden Wedding" from 4/15/1907.
box 21, Folder 10-12

Letters from and about Sarah Ann Hendry (Nana) 1890-1907

Scope and Contents

Box 21/Folders 11-12: contains letters about S.A. Hendry's illness and death.
box 27, folder 13

Letters from Cyril and Vyvyan Holland 1904 August 27-1915 January 22

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from Cyril and Vyvyan Holland, the two sons of Oscar Wilde and Constane Lloyd. AH and LH became their guardians after OW's imprisonment for "gross indecency" in 1895; Folder includes 2 B&W postcards from CH to LH: "A general view of Leh" (7/15/1913) and one of a street scene in Hongkong (date unknown); folder also includes a letter to LH from Aunt Annie about CH and a letter (7/23/1904) from CH to Esme Hope (LH's daughter who died as a child); CH was Esme's godfather.
box 19, Folder 10, box 20, Folder 4

Letters from the Hope family 1893-1926

Scope and Contents

Box 19/Folder 10: Letters to LH from her father-in-law Colonel William Hope VC and Elsie Hope (identity unknown)(1 letter). Box 20/Folder 4"Letters to LH from her nephews (children of Charles Hope and Alice Hope nee Wilmot), including Jim (10 letters), Adrian (7 letters), and Charles ("Kit")(1 letter)
box 19, Folder 15

Letters from sister-in-law Alice Wilmot Hope 1896 November 30-1910 March 27

box 20, Folder 9

Letters from brother-in-law Charles Hope and her cousin (?) Freda Noel 1896 December 12-1917 March 12

box 28, Folder 3

Letters from Charles and Alice Wilmot Hope 1918 January 20-1927 May 3

box 19, Folder 11-12

Letters from mother-in-law Margaret Cunningham-Graham Hope 1894 November 28-1900 January 27

box 20, Folder 1-2, box 28, Folder 4-5

Letters from sister-in-law Jessie Hope 1894-1920

Scope and Contents

Box 28/Folder 5 contains letters to LH from a variety of senders about Jessie Hope's death; 4/26/1920 envelope contains many letters.
box 22, Folder 4

Letters from Jo Joliffe and Audrey Risdale 1882 September 7-1919 November 4

box 20, Folder 5-6

Letters from the Napier family 1894-1923

Scope and Contents

Box 20/Folder 5:Letters to LH from her sister-in-law Madge Napier (nee Hope)(5 letters) and references "Madge's indiscretion"(?), brother-in-law Sir Francis Napier (7 letters) and Lileas Bonas/Bonar (identity unknown)(1 letter). Box 20/Folder 6:Letters to LH from her nieces and nephews (probably the children of Madge Hope and Sir Francis Napier, though this is unconfirmed) Archie Napier (1 letter), Emily Napier (1 letter), M Lizzie Napier (3 letters), Willie Napier (1 letter) and Laurie Napier (1 letter).
box 18, Folder 4-5, box 28, Folder 2

Letters from cousin Charles Orde (Tardy) 1880-1927

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her cousin Charles "Tardy" Orde, son of Margaret and James Orde
box 17, Folder 13, box 18, Folder 1-2

Letters from aunt Margaret Orde (Aunt Maggie) 1873-1900

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her aunt Margaret Orde aka Mrs. James Orde (nee Margaret Gurney), also known as "Aunt Maggie"
box 18, folder 3

Letters from Orde cousins 1877 February 12-1922 December 30

Scope and Contents

Letters from LH's cousins, the Ordes (children of Margaret and James Orde), including 2 letters from Daisy, 2 from Julian, 9 from "E" (Evelyn), 1 from "Lancer" (Lancelot) and 6 from "Tardy" (Charles); letters are arranged in unlabelled chronological bundles according to sender.
box 23, folder 3

Letters from A.C. Probyn-Williams. Esq. 1898 August 8-1903 December 23

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from Arthur Charles Probyn-Williams, a solicitor with Hasties, Lincoln Fields; letters are typewritten.
box 27, folder 14

Letters from Trelawney Dayrell Reed 1913-1921

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from Trelawney Dayrell Reed, author and historian.
box 21, Folder 7-9

Letters from the St. Aubyns 1876-1919

Scope and Contents

Including letters from "Lill," Elizabeth, Blanche, and Emma St. Aubyn. Box 21/Folder 8 Last letter is undated. Box 21/Folder 9:First 6 letters in this folder are from Elizabeth St. Aubyn (4 letters) and Audrey St. Aubyn (2 letters).
box 95, folder 2-3

Letters to and from Laura Troubridge Hope and others about 1860-1925

Scope and Contents

Includes letters and telegrams announcing births of Laura, Jaqueline and Adrian and other important family events; list of wildflowers found by Laura
box 27, Folder 16

Letters from Minna and Violet Taylor 1907-1909

box 17, folder 12

Letters from aunt Charlotte Troubridge (Aunt Chatty) 1881 February 1-1900 January 11

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her great-aunt Charlotte Troubridge, aka "Aunt Chatty"; last 3 letters in folder are undated and without envelopes.
box 19, folder 8

Letters from sister-in-law Edith Duffus Troubridge 1894 March 26-1898 December 10

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her brother Ernest's first wife, Edith Troubridge (nee Duffus)
box 19, Folder 6-7

Letters from god-daughter Mary Troubridge (Maria) 1900 September 17-1918 November 29

box 19, Folder 5, 9, box 20, Folder 7

Letters from Troubridge family 1874-1917

Scope and Contents

Box 19/Folder 5: Letters to LH from her niece and nephew (children of Ernest Troubridge and Edith Duffus, ET's first wife) including Charlotte ("Chatty" or "Pussy")(13 letters) and Tom (13 letters). Box 19/Folder 9: Letters to LH from her sister-in-law Laura (Queenie) Troubridge, wife of TT (7 letters), Louise Troubridge (identity unknown)(7 letters), and Rosemary Troubridge (identity unknown)(1 letter). Box 20/Folder 7: Letters to LH from her grandmother Anna Maria Troubridge (nee Cochrane)(1 letter) and distant cousins Gilbert and Phyllis Legh (1 letter each); folder's date range is for misc. envelopes - all letters are undated, but where probably written in late 1860s/early 1870s (AMT d. 1873)
box 22, Folder 1

Letters from Clemence Vleminck (Clem) 1873 June 1-1919 November 16

box 28, folder 7-13

Letters from friends, cousins, and servants 1911 June 7-1927 December 30

Scope and Contents

Letters from people described as "friends, cousins, and servants" by previous archivst; mostly unsorted and some without envelopes; Box 28/Folder 13 contains bundle of letters stuffed inside an envelope labelled "Letters about Charlotte Allen & her sad illness & death, Winter 1919-20" in LH's handwriting.
box 21, folder 2-4

"Unsorted letters (mostly family)" 1893 January 29-1927 December 27

Scope and Contents

Letters in these 3 folders are mostly unsorted and out of chronological order.
box 20, folder 11

"Interesting letters" 1881 February 8-1912 March 16

Scope and Contents

An folder of letters deemed "interesting" by previous archivist, including letters about Walter Crane, Buffalo Bill, AH's encounter with some "midgets," a ride on the switchback railway, a reference to Pen Browning (Robert Browning's son), and the Byrons (Eva & brother); According to bookseller's summary, LA's 3/15/1912 letter contains "an account of Sarah Bernhardt as Ahansuenus;" last couple of letters in folder are undated.
box 20, folder 12

"Drawings" 1880 June 10-1912 November 29

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from misc. senders that all include a drawing.
box 20, folder 13-14

"Royalty" 1884 November 17-1925 March 14

Scope and Contents

From the booksellers description: "Approximately 25 letters to do with royalty, 13�are from Minnie Cochrane (lady-in-waiting to Princess Beatrice) and the rest are either from other members of the royal household or are letters from family members recounting encounters with royal personages." the 25 letters are divided into 2 folders.
box 21, folder 1

Letters concerning deaths in the family and "unsorted letters (mostly family)" 1885 May 7-1928 April 7

Scope and Contents

First 7 letters in folder are concerning deaths in the family; remaining letters are from a bundle labelled "unsorted letters (mostly family)" by previous archivist.
box 21, folder 5

Christmas cards 1892 December 25-1927 December 25

Scope and Contents

A number of Christmas cards sent to LH, most are undated; includes photos of "Laura, Peggy andHugh, Christmas 1927," a photo postcard of the Strand, Portstewart, and a photo of someone's home (signature unidentified) - all B&W
box 21, folder 13-14

Letters from servants and their relatives 1907 May 13-1923 December 23

Scope and Contents

Includes letters from E. Dickinson (S.A. Hendry's sister)(4 letters), William Dickenson (1 letter), Lawrence (?)(3 letters), Ann Drew (1 letter), Emma Mausbridge(?)(4 letters), Susy Neden (5 letters), Mrs. Potterton (1 letter), and Ellen Whitely (2 letters), a wedding invitation for Beatrice Phoebe Cavell (LH's lady's maid) and George Charles Graver wedding on 10/2/1907, envelope and a pressed flower; also included is a photo of the couple on their wedding day; letters are from Beatrice (Beate) Cavell (6 letters), G.C. Graver (1 letter), Laurence (?)(1 letter) as well as the Scott family (caretakers at Hopton) - E. Scott (1 letter), Kate Scott (1 letter), Elizabeth Stamp (parlour maid)(3 letters) and Dorcas Thomas (parlour maid) (2 letters) as well as Stanbrook (Tanner)(11 letters) *descriptions of servants and their roles have been transcribed from notes written by previous archivist*
box 30, Folder 12-17, box 40, Folder 1-2

Letters of congratulation from family and friends on Laura and Adrian's engagement 1883-1888

Scope and Contents

Box 30/Folders 12-13:Letters from various family members congratulating LT and AH on their engagement - box contains 102 letters to LT, 31 letters to AH.
box 40, Folder 3-4

Letters of congratulation on Laura and Adrian's wedding 1888

box 40, Folder 5-6

Letters of congratulation to Laura Hope on the births of her daughters 1889, 1896

box 40, Folder 7-11

Letters of congratulation to Laura Hope on her daughter Jacqueline's marriage and the births of her granddaughters 1915-1922

box 40, Folder 12, box 41, Folder 3, box 42

Letters of condolence to Laura Hope after the death of Adrian Hope 1904 May-1904 November

Scope and Contents

Includes a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, etc., often annotated by LH. First item is an envelope (annotated by Laura) containing letters of condolence from royalty, including the Queen and the Prince of Wales. Box 42:Letters are without envelopes and are organized alphabetically in a dilapidated binder with letter dividers -- handle item with care. Correspondents include Agnes Egerton-Castle, Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, G.P. Jacomb-Hood, Mary Millais, Richard Pryce and Basil Wilberforce.
box 40, Folder 15, box 41, Folder 1-2

Letters of condolence to Laura Hope after the death of her brother, Ernest 1926-1927

Scope and Contents

ET died on 1/28/1926; ET's condolence letters are not in strict chronological order. Includes an envelope addressed to LH from Feb. 1926 containing newspaper clippings of ET's obituary, a program from St. Paul's cathedral's annual service (4/23/1926), and a photograph of a graveyard.
box 41, Folder 4

Laura Hope obituaries and letters of condolence written to her daughter Jaqueline 1928-1929

Scope and Contents

obituaries and letters of condolence sent to JHN on the occasion of her mother's illness; folder includes numerous obituaries clipped from various newspapers
box 41, Folder 9

Misc. memorial keepsakes and obituaries for various family members 1913-1926

box 22, Folder 2, 5-11, box 23, Folder 2

Letters from friends 1874-1923

Scope and Contents

Box 22/Folder 2:Includes an undated Christmas card from E. Wolfe; includes letters from Mrs. Wichsted (Cuckoo)(3 letters), E.Wolfe, nurse (10 letters), George Tredcroft (2 letters), Trelawney (6 letters) and 'Uncle' William Warren Vernon (2 letters) Box 22/Folders 5-6:Letters to LH from friends Philip Harbord (?)(4 letters), Mary Buxton ("nee Harbord, Philip's sister")(5 letters), Louisa Hanwell ("writing re: drawing club and Mary Buxton")(1 letter) and Francis Goring (?), (4 letters and 1 color postcard depicting "Los Sposalizio-Raffaelo, Pinacoteca di Brera-Milano"), Cate Marsh (?) (7 letters), Louisa O'Neill (?)(2 letters), Mr. Orton (?)(2 letters), Laura Maul (?)(3 letters), and Lady Mount Temple (nee Tollemache)(?)(1 letter). Box 22/Folders 7-8:Letters to LH from friends Constance A. Baird (nee Harford)(?)(7 letters), Lawrence J. Jones (?)(2 letters), Mary F. Jones (?)(3 letters), Pierre P. Debbandt (?)(2 letters), Louisa H. Dundonald (?)(2 letters), Elixabeth De Bunsen (?)(5 letters), Hilda De Bunsen (?)(4 letters), Marie De Bunsen (?)(1 letter), Lady Helen Forbes (nee Craven)(?)(5 letters), Andre de Fouquieres (?)(2 letters), and Mabel Grant (?)(2 letters). Box 22/Folder 9-10:Letters to LH from friends the Birkbecks (?) - SM Birkbeck (1 letter), Minna Birkbeck (1 letter), Alice Birkbeck (1 letter), Geoffrey Birkbeck (1 letter), and Harry Birkbeck (1 letter); other letters from Lady Caroline Howarden (?)(3 letters), JM Herbert (?)(1 letter), Pauline Heugeroth (?)(1 letter), Lady Horne Speirs (?)(1 letter), Violet Barry (?)(1 letter), Effie Bereem (?)(2 letters), Mrs. Emilie Hughes (?)(6 letters), Jim St. Leger (?)(6 letters), Harriet Thirkel (?)(2 letters), Mrs. M.A. Thomson (?)(1 letter), Dan Tommayo (?)(1 letter), Basil Tollemache (?)(2 letters). Box 22/Folder 11:Letters to LH from Charles Scott Moncrieff (4 letters), Lady Cecilia Iddesleigh (?)(3 letters), Raynham (?)(5 letters), Lady Lindsey (?)(1 letter), Mrs. Le Strange (?)(1 letter), Madame de Saint Exupery (?)(1 letter), and R.W. Sparks (?)(2 letters). Box 23/Folder 2:First 3 letters in folder are from J.B. Jereem, thought to be a lover of LH's before her marriage to AH; remaining letters in folder are from Jane Wallscourt (labelled "midget" by previous archivist)(5 letters) and Fanny Stanhope ("midget's sister")(1 letter)
box 22, folder 13-15

"Various friends and family" 1874 July 20-1927 August 1

Scope and Contents

A bundle of letters, mostly unsorted and out of chronological order, labelled "various friends and family" by previous archivist; includes a color postcard of "Cairo, Pyramids" (date not legible), a color postcard of a nativity scene which reads "Joyeux Noel," a B&W postcard of "Firenze-Loggia dei Lanzi" (dated 3/30/1922) and a color postcard of a mountain and cows that reads "8753 Dent de Jaman (1878 m) et paturage alpestre" (dated 8/1/1927)
box 26, folder 10

"Important letters" 1886 May 31-1921 July 23

Scope and Contents

According to the bookseller's description, folder contains "letters from people of import; letters from well-known artists, writers, actors, and political radicals of the day," including single letters from E. Maria Albanesi ("British novelist better known by her pen name of Effie Adelaide Rowlands"), Maud Beerbohm Tree (actress and wife of well-known actor Herbert Beerbohm Tree), Robert Brough (Scottish painter, d. 1905), Henry Redvers Buller ("Army officer who was awarded the Victoria Cross"), Anges Egerton Castle (the wife of swordsman and author Egerton Castle, with whom she co-authored several books), Anstey Guthrie ("humorous writer")(2 letters), G.P. Jacomb-Hood ("artist and inhabitant of Tite Street"), Constance S. Maud ("probably the suffragette"and author of No Surrender); Mary Millais (wife of Everett Millais, son of Pre-Raphaelite painter John Edward Millais and Effie Millais)(3 letters), [Mary] Louisa Molesworth ("author, known predominantly for her children's stories"), Richard Pryce ("playwright and author"), Anne Ritchie (daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray and Isabella Gethin Shawe)(2 letters), and Henry Scott Tuke (English artist)
Box 212

Small metal trunk, originally housed Laura Troubridge Hope "Important Letters"

box 23, folder 1

"Hay letters" and "Charity" 1897 January 4-1928 May 1

Scope and Contents

2 bundles of letters labelled "Hay letters" and "Charity" by previous archivist. Folder includes a color Christmas/New Year's card which reads "Best wishes"
Box 213

Box from John Orton, Furrier, originally housed Laura Troubridge Hope "Later Letters"

box 27, folder 18

"Autographs" and Misc. "Important letters" 1894 February 27-1929 July 11

Scope and Contents

Last letter in folder is an envelope labelled "autographs" by previous archivist, which includes signatures of well-known people. Other letters in folder are from unknown senders (signatures could not be identified), but are presumed to also be from people of import.
 

Diaries, photograph albums and writing by Laura Troubridge Hope, including Troubridge family juvenilia 1.3.  1870-1925

Scope and Contents

This subseries comprises diaries, writings, and photograph albums by Laura Troubridge Hope, as well as juvenilia created by Laura and her siblings. Excerpts from Laura's diaries have been published as Life Amongst the Troubridges. The Troubridge children (particularly the sisters), often collaborated on handwritten and illustrated books during their childhood years. Laura's photograph albums are extensively annotated by her with identifying names, dates and places.
Box 151

Laura Troubridge Hope photograph album about 1870-1880

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Troubridge and Gurney family and friends
box 35-38

Laura Troubridge notebooks and diaries 1872-1929

Scope and Contents

Box 35: notebook containing 4/1874-8/1874 features a little drawing of a child on p. 48. These journals form the basis for the majority of the material in Life Among the Troubridges: Journals of a Young Victorian Woman 1873-1884 by Laura Troubridge. Box 36: 22 diaries of various shapes and sizes from 1879-1899; 1882 diary is missing back cover; 1887 journal has a color postcard of two owls in a snowstorm: "May your New Year be happy."
box 92

Laura Troubridge notebook including Runcton poem

box 30, Folder 6

Poems by Laura Troubridge 1904-1912

box 91, Folder 19, 23-24

Letters to Laura Troubridge Hope regarding plays about 1915-1920

box 30, Folder 5

Plays and playbills by LTH (?) and others 1901-1903

Scope and Contents

Loose handwritten papers featuring verse and related to plays possibly performed by LT's children.
box 91, Folder 20, 29-35, 38

Play manuscripts and typescripts by LTH, JHN and others

Scope and Contents

Includes Aunt Matilda, The Knight of the Primrose, Pierrots Penny, Cupid in Arcady,That Odious Cousin, Love in a Mist, The Teraph, Polypodum Lodge, The Little Mermaid, The Orange Tree (Rosina's Book), An Heirloom from the Rhine, Two's Company, Princess and Poet, Best Keep Single, The Cunning of Pah, Love Me Love My Dog, Ride Ride Ride on a Wednesday, Mary Ann, pageant by Amy Troubridge, Uncle or The Jericho Mouse, From Over the Hills, The Enchanted Wood
box 91, folder 21

Laura Troubridge Hope material regarding Spectator and other clippings

box 91, folder 22

Laura Troubridge Hope folder of writings

box 91, folder 14

Laura Troubridge Hope blank verse poem on Runcton

box 29

Notebooks and creative writing by Troubridge sisters 1868-1897

Scope and Contents

"Troubridge sisters" includes Amy, Laura, and Helen Troubridge; 9 bound notebooks and diaries, including "Thornton Grange" by AT, a typed notebook of the play "The Teraph" by AT, February 1897, "Faithful and Faithless" by HT (aged 9), a notebook of poetry including "The Cherry Stones" by LH, a notebook of copied poetry (missing front and back cover), 2 notebooks with marbled covers feat. misc. creative writing; 1 diary with metal clasp of housekeeping at Hunstanton; a green vellum-bound commonplace book (18th c?) repurposed for misc. creative writing and with a number of pages cut out.
box 30, Folder 3

"Manuscript Music," a book of verse by the Troubridge sisters about 1860-1870?

Scope and Contents

A book intended for music notation labelled "Manuscript Music" featuring verse written by Amy, Helen, Violet and Laura Troubridge.
box 30, Folder 4

Illustrated book of verse by the Troubridge sisters about 1860-1870?

Scope and Contents

Small volume of fairy tale verse illustrated in pencil and watercolor.
box 30, Folder 7

Anagrams by the Troubridge sisters about 1860-1870?

box 30, Folder 8

Assorted creative writing by Troubridge sisters about 1870-1880?

Scope and Contents

includes loose creative writings, steps for dances, recipes, and a plan of the doll's house at Runcton; includes a playbill for "Amateur Theatrical Performance in aid of the funds of the Hopton School" (1883) featuring Laura and Amy.
box 30, Folder 9-11

Various poems collected by the Troubridge sisters about 1900-1939?

box 69, folder 4-6

Pages from Laura Troubridge photograph albums about 1890s

Scope and Contents

Pages appear to have been removed so that they could be reproduced for inclusion in books by Marie-Jacqueline Lancaster.
box 68, folder 2

Photographs of Adrian Hope, Laura Troubridge, Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and Esme Hope about 1880-1915

box 133

Laura Troubridge notebook on lacquering and empty leather file

box 149

Album of photographs of famous figures about 1860-1870

Scope and Contents

Mostly photographs of notable people from around the world, but also some images of famous artworks and a few photographs of Gurneys and Troubridges.
box 150

Album of family photographs about 1890-1925

Scope and Contents

Album with captions by both Laura and Jaqueline. Includes photographs of Ernest Troubridge, Runcton, photographic portraits of Troubridge, Gurney home in Runcton, people in fancy dress including Charles Scott Moncrieff, Jaqueline, Hedley and Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, Lauretta Hope-Nicholson, Prince Obolensky as a baby, and many other family members and friends.
Box 170

‘The Book of L. H.’s Nephews and Nieces’ (annotated photograph album)

Box 171

Laura Troubridge Hope photograph album about 1880-1925

Scope and Contents

Photographs of places, family and friends, including images from honeymoon in Pangbourn and Hope children
Box 190

Violet and Laura sketchbook about 1872

Scope and Contents

Stamped pattern onto the blue cloth covered boards and the word ‘Scraps’ embossed in gold. Pencil or pen and ink drawings of figures highlighted with watercolor. Style is that of a children’s storybook, figures in a variety of costume, some fairy subjects.
Box 194

Sketchbook by Amy, Laura and Violet Troubridge about 1870

Scope and Contents

Mostly pen and ink drawings, a few watercolors. The main subject is children at play, depicted individually, in small groups and in large, almost epic groups in a naïve manner that is obviously influenced by the contemporary style of children’s storybook illustrations.
Box 199

Scrapbook of drawings by Troubridge sisters and Audrey Gurney about 1870s

 

Laura Troubridge Hope artwork 1.4. about 1883-1925

Box 204, Folder 2

LTH pageant costume designs about 1900-1918

box 90, folder 5

Watercolor by LTH for Uncle, or, The Jericho Mouse

box 95, Folder 1

Art supply catalog with pasted decoupage scrap

box 95, folder 5-12

Letters to Laura Troubridge Hope regarding work and commissions

box 95, Folder 13-22, box 96

Reproductions of artwork by Laura Troubridge Hope

Scope and Contents

Also includes articles that mention Laura
box 90, Folder 6, box 95, Folder 23-25, box 97, Folder 1-6

Laura Troubridge Hope publicity clippings

Scope and Contents

Also includes some correspondence.
box 95, folder 26

Letters and other materials related to The Child Elves by LTH

box 95, Folder 27

Letters to LTH from W.A. Mansell, publishers

box 95, folder 28

Letters to LTH regarding work

box 95, folder 29

Catalogs from exhibitions including work by LTH

box 102

LTH album with periodicals

Scope and Contents

Includes journals containing illustrations by LTH
box 103, 196, 198

LTH Albums of artworks

box 120

LTH portrait of Jaqueline in a red coat

Scope and Contents

Caption: Jaqueline Hope in the hunting coat that belonged to her Troubridge grandfather. Photo of a portrait painted at More House 1894"
box 119, folder 21

LTH Constantinople sketches (unbound) 1901

box 119, folder 22

LTH watercolor sketches

Scope and Contents

Includes self portrait and picture of pigs at Beaulieu
box 121

Lewis Carroll's copy of Little Thumb (1883) illustrated by LTH 1883

box 129, folder 1-15

LTH original illustrations for The Little Mermaid 1891

Scope and Contents

Little Mermaid print in Box 129/Folder 16
box 129, folder 16

LTH original illustrations for Queen of Hearts 1887

box 91, folder 13

Photocopies of images of King's Views of Runcton and Laura talking to the Peacock

Box 204, Folder 3

Lady Mount Temple portrait reproduction

box 134

LTH notebooks with lists of portraits/works painted

box 135

Pearson's Magazine and Ladies' Realm Magazine

box 143

Book of Beauty (Late Victorian Era), (London: Hutchinson & Co., 1896)

box 144

Laura Troubridge Hope self portrait (framed)

 

Adrian Hope correspondence and other materials 1.5. about 1881-1918

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence and other materials related to Adrian Hope, including material about his time in Ceylon as Private Secretary to the Governor, his work at the Great Ormond Steet Hospital, and his 1901 trip to Constantinople and Belgrade. Correspondents include various family members and some friends.

Arrangement

Correspondence is listed alphabetically by correspondent; business and travel materials are filed following correspondence.
box 99, folder 2

AH letters from Tom Allen

box 99, folder 5

AH letters from Henry and Charles Cook (cousins)

box 98, box 99, Folder 3, box 98, folder 2-9

AH letters from Annie Cunninghame Graham, Laura Hope Allen and others 1883-1918

box 99, folder 8

AH letters from Gurney family and others

Scope and Contents

Includes Rachel Gurney Jones, Somerville Gurney, Hudson Gurney, Adela Cochrane, Minnie Cochrane, Loo Cochrane
box 99, folder 7

AH letters from Charles Hope and JHN

box 98, folder 11-12

AH letters from M. (Madge?) Hope

box 99, folder 1

AH Letters from Col. W. Hope

box 98, folder 13-14

AH letters from various friends including Hopetouns

box 99, folder 15

AH letters from the Duke of Fife and Spencer Joliffe "Jo"

box 99, folder 9

AH letters from Lord and Lady Napier, Francis Napier

box 99, folder 10

AH letters from Ernest Troubridge and Amy Troubridge

box 99, folder 4

AH letters from grandmother and aunts

box 99, folder 6

AH loose envelopes

box 98, folder 15

AH souvenirs, receipts, invitations and various

box 98, folder 16

Testimonials to AH

box 98, folder 17

AH interesting items

box 98, folder 10, 18-22

AH Ceylon materials

box 98, folder 23-25

AH business and other materials

box 99, Folder 11-14

Materials from trip to Constantinople and Belgrade 1901

box 99, Folder 16

AH bookplates, ephemera, and miscellaneous items

box 99, folder 17-24

AH Great Ormond Hospital materials

box 99, folder 25

AH Diary 1881

box 109

AH passport

box 40, Folder 14

"Our Hospitals and Charities Illustrated" magazine, Adrian Hope's obituary on page 25 1904

box 40, Folder 13

Adrian Hope obituaries 1904 May-1904 June

Box 201

‘Dunny Bag’ given to Adrian Hope to facilitate his return journey from Constantinople 1901

Scope and Contents

unopened and with original wax seals
 

Laura Troubridge Hope housekeeping and general files 1.6. 1888-1933

box 91, folder 42

Wedding related documents from LTH and AH

Scope and Contents

Includes lists of wedding gifts, money given for trousseau, dried rose from wedding bouquet
box 92

Small ivory notebook containing list of wedding gifts to Laura and Adrian Hope

box 93

More House inventories by Laura Troubridge Hope 1925

box 91, folder 17

Notecards of More House contents

box 91, folder 18

Receipts for furniture from More House 1896

box 87, folder 37-38

More House contents 1892-1989

box 93

Notes about Cottage at Beaulieu 1914

box 91, folder 25

Cards and ephemera (LTH) 1904

box 91, Folder 26-28, box 95, Folder 4

Laura and Adrian programs, invitations, receipts

box 91, folder 36

Ephemera and typescripts related to theater

box 91, folder 37, 39-41

Miscellaneous ephemera from LTH and AH

Scope and Contents

Includes invitations, theater programs, Royal Naval Lunch material (1884), Come Live with Me booklet from Adrian to Laura, art exhibition catalog with Adrian annotations, 1888 Marriage Supplement to The Court Journal
box 91, folder 43

LTH address book

box 106

LTH 1903 Address Book with textile covers

box 122

LTH and AH account books/diaries

Scope and Contents

Includes book from housekeeping on honeymoon houseboat
box 125-127

LTH account books and engagement books

box 94

The Book of Cottage Hopton book by Laura Troubridge Hope 1904

box 87, folder 31

Hopton Cottage, photograph with Laura Troubridge Hope, JHN, Esme Hope and Amy Troubridge 1904

Scope and Contents

real photo postcard
box 87, folder 23-24

Records of callers at Tower House and Tuesday Books 1905-1908, 1910-1913

box 87, folder 21

Tower House flat 1906

Scope and Contents

Photograph clipped from magazine
box 85, folder 26-28

Locks of hair 1890-1933

Scope and Contents

Locks of hair from multiple generations of Troubridge, Nicholson and Hope children
 

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 2.  1899-1968

Scope and Contents

This series comprises correspondence, notebooks, diaries, photographs and research and business papers of Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson. Correspondents include a large number of relatives, friends prominent in academic and artistic circles, servants and former lodgers. Materials related to her interests in heraldry, history and genealogy are also included here.

Biographical / Historical

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson was the eldest daughter of Laura Troubridge Hope and Adrian Hope. Born in 1889, she married Hedley Nicholson in 1916 and they joined their last names by deed-poll. Jaqueline was passionate about history, theater (both professional and amateur), heraldry and genealogy; she was also an inveterate list-maker and chronicler, compiling lists of wildflowers, fancy dress outfits and dolls, to name a few. She was well-known for organizing and staging historical pageants and making costumes for them; she formed the company Esperanza to faciliate this.
Subseries 2.1.
Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson Correspondence, 1899-1968
Subseries 2.2.
Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson notebooks, photographs, and lists, 1915-1954
Subseries 2.3.
Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson history, historical pageants and genealogy materials, 1750-1954
Subseries 2.4.
Old Place files and photographs, about 1920-1938
Box 207

Photographic negatives in metal canister

Physical Description: loose in box with other rolled and odd-sized materials
 

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson Correspondence 2.1. 1899-1968

Scope and Contents

This subseries comprises correspondence between Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, her family and friends. Correspondents include Hedley Hope-Nicholson, Marie-Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, Felix Hope-Nicholson, the Thomas W. Allen family, Helen Troubridge Bate, Amy Troubridge, Gurney family, Hope family, Mary and A.J. Nicholson, Orde family, Mrs. Greville Nugent, Trelawney Dayrell Reed, C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, Lord Alfred Douglas and many others.
 

Correspondence with Hedley Hope-Nicholson 2.1.1. 1915-1948

box 81, Folder 26-29, box 82, folder 1

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1915-1916

box 82, Folder 29-35

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1915-1916

box 82, Folder 2, 5, 11

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1917-1919

box 82, Folder 14, 28, box 83, Folder 2-3

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1917-1919

box 81, Folder 31, box 82, Folder 3-4, 6, 10

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1919-1921

box 82, folder 18-24

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1920-1922

box 82, Folder 7-9, 12, box 81, Folder 32

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1922-1925

box 83, folder 6-10

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1922-1930

box 82, Folder 15, 25-27

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1923-1925

box 81, folder 30

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1925-1936

box 82, Folder 16, 38, box 83, Folder 4-5

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1925-1928

box 82, Folder 13, 36

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1932, 1935-1937

box 82, folder 17

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1942, 1945

box 83, folder 1

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1941-1948

box 43

Letters of congratulation on her marriage to Hedley Nicholson 1916

Scope and Contents

Filed alphabetically in "The Popular File" binder.
 

Letters from Felix, Lauretta and Marie-Jaqueline 2.1.2. 1919-1945

box 57, folder 13

Letters to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson about her children 9/16/1927-5/30/1937

box 57, folder 14

Letters to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson from her children 5/11/1926-1/29/1943

Scope and Contents

Letters to JHN from Felix, Lauretta, and Marie-Jacqueline. Last item in folder is a letter to MJHN from JHN.
box 60, folder 2-13

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Felix 1935-1938

box 61, Folder 6

Postcards to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Felix 1932-1937

Scope and Contents

14 sepia-tone photo postcards sent from FHN to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Summer Field School, Oxford, and Eton
box 61, Folder 1-4, 8-11

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Felix 1938-1943

box 61, folder 7

Letters to Jaqueline, Hedley, and Lauretta from Felix 1930-1936

Scope and Contents

Early letters sent to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, HHN, and LHN from FHN. Includes a newspaper clipping announcing a prize won by Felix. 1/28/1936 letter to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from FHN details the funeral procession of King George V in great detail.
box 58, folder 12-18, box 60, Folder 1

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Felix 1931-1934

Scope and Contents

Letters sent to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from FHN when he was a student at Summerfield School and then Eton.
box 58, Folder 9-11

Letters from Hedley Hope-Nicholson, Marie-Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and Lauretta Hope-Nicholson 1935-1945

Scope and Contents

Also includes letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from daughters
box 59

Letters of congratulation to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson on the birth of her three children 1919-1922

Scope and Contents

"Bank of England" alphabetized concertina file containing letters written to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson congratulating her on the birth of her three children - Lauretta in 1919, Felix in 1921, and Marie-Jaqueline in 1922. Correspondents of note include Rita Jacomb-Hood and Una Troubridge.
box 58, folder 8

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson about Felix's christening 1921

box 57, folder 10

Letters to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson about Lauretta's birth and early years 2/13/1919-10/8/1921

Scope and Contents

Letters of congratulation to JHN on LHN's birth (1919), christening, and first birthday, as well as miscellaneous items related to Lauretta, including a B&W photo of "Thorpe Village" and HHN's first letters to LHN.
box 57, folder 11

Letters to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson about the births of Felix and Marie-Jacqueline 7/21/1921-8/9/1922

Scope and Contents

Letters of congratulation to JHN on the births of FHN and MJHN, as well as newspaper birth announcments and clippings.
 

Letters from other correspondents 2.1.3. 1899-1968

box 79, folder 19

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Laura Hope Allen 1903-1932

box 79, folder 20

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Tom Allen 1908-1945

box 80, folder 13-15

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Charlotte Allen 1904-1919

box 63, Folder 10

Letters from Mary F. Arrowsmith, Hilda Barrow, and Hardy 1936-1945

box 62, Folder 1-3, box 80, Folder 18-21

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Helen Troubridge Bate 1912-1949

box 63, Folder 15

Letters from Geoffrey Birkbeck 1941-1945

box 80, folder 6

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from "great-aunt" A.E. Bontine 1914-1915

box 81, folder 9-11

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Martin Brotherton 1923-1945

box 79, folder 25

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Annie Cunninghame-Graham 1901-1915

box 79, folder 7-8

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Eve Gurney Cresswell (her godmother)

box 80, folder 16-17

Letters from admirers, especially H. Dale 1912-1914

box 77, Folder 23

Letters from Lord Alfred Douglas 1943

box 80, folder 4-5

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Rachel Cresswell Firth 1938-1945

box 81, folder 8

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from John Gibb

box 77, folder 29

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Dan Gurney

box 62, Folder 4-14

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from cousin Diana Gurney 1908-1961

box 61, Folder 15

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Violet Troubridge Gurney 1899-1929

box 87, folder 25

Letters from Edwin Harris 1926

box 80, folder 12

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Charles Hope and family 1915-1938

box 80, folder 22-23

Letters from Sara Hendry (Nana)

box 41, Folder 6

Letters about the death of aunt Jessie Hope 1920

Scope and Contents

Includes a typewritten valuation of JH's jewelry.
box 79, folder 22-24

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Jessie Hope 1901-1920

box 77, Folder 24

Letters from Laura and Adrian Hope

box 43

Letters of condolence to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson after the death of her mother, Laura Hope 1929

Scope and Contents

Housed in a box labeled "The 'Peerless' Index File - Letters," a box containing misc. letters of condolence, and an alphabetical file of letters.
box 79, folder 28-30

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Cynthia Hurrell 1916-1951

box 81, folder 24-25

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Mellor ? 1915-1920

box 81, folder 1

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Margaret T. Monro 1945-1964

box 80, folder 8-11

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Arthur Napier 1909-1913

Scope and Contents

includes 1 letter from wife Phyllis Fleming
box 79, folder 21

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Madge Hope Napier 1934-1945

box 81, folder 14-17

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Mary Nicholson 1915-1922

box 81, folder 18-23

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from A.J. Nicholson 1915-1928

box 80, folder 7

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Constance Noel

box 79, Folder 1-6

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Mrs. Greville Nugent ("Marraine") 1938-1942

box 79, folder 16

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Evelyn Orde 1940-1942

box 79, folder 18

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Charles Orde 1920-1936

box 63, Folder 1-8

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from A.C. Probyn-Williams and other lawyers 1912-1945

Scope and Contents

JHN and HHN separated in 1938 and many of these documents deal with their separation and divorce. Box 63/Folder 8: Papers related to the terms of Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and HHN's 1938 separation, regarding each party's income, etc.
box 80, folder 26-31

Letters from Trelawney Dayrell Reed 1908-1942

box 81, folder 7

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Virginia Riddell 1909-1912

box 81, folder 3

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Philip Sainsbury? 1918-1933

box 63, Folder 9

Letters to Jacquline Hope-Nicholson from Veronica Scott-Gotty and Martin Gillett 1937-1945

box 80, folder 1-3

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Charles K. Scott-Moncrieff 1912-1926

box 87, folder 33

Letters from Edward Scott-Snell 1932-1933

box 61, folder 12-14

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Amy Troubridge 1896-1932

Scope and Contents

includes a playbill for "A Moss-Rose Rent" from January of 1908 starring Helen Troubridge.
box 77, folder 27

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Amy Troubridge 1915-1919

box 41, folder 7

Letters of condolence to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson about the death of Amy Troubridge 1932

Scope and Contents

11/11/1932 envelope contains 2 letters, including an earlier one from AT about the birth of Marie-Jaqueline.
box 79, folder 26-27

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Bill Troubridge 1910-1916

box 79, folder 9

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Charlotte Troubridge

box 79, folder 14

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Laura Gurney Troubridge "Queenie" 1938-1945

box 79, folder 15

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Louise Troubridge 1905-1945

box 79, folder 10

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Maria Troubridge "Mary" about 1911-1945

box 79, folder 17

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from St. Vincent Troubridge

box 87, Folder 4

Letter from Una Troubridge

box 77, Folder 28

Letters from cousin Ella Walrond

box 77, Folder 26

Letters from Roger Wodehouse, Alex Lawson and Roger Kynaston

box 79, folder 13

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from "Adrian" 1942

box 63, Folder 11-14, box 64, Folder 11, box 77, Folder 30, box 81, Folder 12-13

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from friends and family 1894-1945

Scope and Contents

Box 63/Folder 11:Includes letters from Dundonald (1), Fichlim (?)(3), Francis Goring (3), Mrs. Thomson (2), Gladys Townshed (3), Charles Walrond (3), and Way-Hope (3). Details about friends identities is unknown. Box 63/Folder 12:Letters from friends William Armstrong (2), John Hay Beith (2), Ivan Campbell (2), Martin Costa Ricci (6), as well as family members Sam Gurney (1), Geraldine Hope (4), M. Hope (1), and W. Hope (1). Box 63/Folder 13:Includes letters from friends Raynham (2), St. Clair Harnett (2), Sylvia Stewart (2), Madame Inoug� (?)(3), Charles Le Strange (1), Linlithga (1) and family members Basil Napier (1). Beatrice Napier (1), Laure Napier (1), Lizzie Napier (1), and Nest Lloyd (3). Box 63/Folder 14:Includes letters from Christina Cave (3), Louey Davy (2), Winifred Elwes (2), Callum 'Caw' Warner (5), Gery Cullur (2), Pierre Debbonnett (1), Maurice de Bunsen (1), Hilda Deichmann (1), Willie Dickenson (3). Box 77/Folder 25: Letters from Ernest Troubridge, Tom Troubridge, Violet Troubridge, Walter Gurney, Philippa Gurney
box 79, folder 12

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from godchildren

box 63, folder 16

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson - "Interesting Letters" 1905-1925

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 letters from Henry Justice Ford, an artist and illustrator active from 1886-late 1920s, as well as 1 letter from Philip Bainbrigge, "a homosexual friend of Wilfred Owen and Charles Scott-Moncrieff who died in WWI and was known for his sonnet "If I Should Die" (B.D.).
box 64, Folder 1-10

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from her "paying guests" 1920-1968

Scope and Contents

After her separation from HHN, it was necessary for Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson to take in "paying guests" to bolster her income and allow her to retain More House. Letters are not in strict chronological order; All of the folders labelled "paying guests" are somewhat out of chronological order and may also contain other letters labeled "random" by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster.
box 64, Folder 12-13

Letters, legal documents and receipts sent to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson 1905-1955

box 79, folder 11

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson childhood letters 1902-1909

box 79, folder 31-32

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Leon 1936-1942

box 80, folder 24-25

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from servants and children's nurses 1919-1936

box 81, folder 2

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Robin de la C--?

box 81, folder 4-6

Letters to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from Penelope 1918-1945

box 97, folder 23-24

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson letters and documents related to schooling and coming of age

box 97, folder 25

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson - letters from visitors to Old Place

Box 203, Folder 1

Correspondence regarding historical pageants 1928

 

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson notebooks, photographs and lists 2.2 1915-1954

Scope and Contents

This subseries comprises notebooks, lists, diaries, photographs and other materials by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson. These items include inventories of things such as children's parties and jewelry, wildflower competition lists, lists of fancy dress outfits, photographs from balls and social occasions, juvenile writings, address books and other miscellaneous materials. Also included is a small collection of documents related to her 1916 marriage to Hedley Hope-Nicholson. This subseries does NOT include items specifically related to heraldry, genealogy or historical pageants.
Box 203, Folder 8

Historical Magazine correspondence about 1903-1905

box 70, Folder 3-10

Group photographs from weddings and balls, including Jaqueline and Hedley about 1915-1925

Scope and Contents

Includes Carlton Ball, Loni? or Toni? Ball, and Christ Church Ball.
box 119, folder 14

JHN Life Amongst the Troubridges contract

box 59

Notebooks kept by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson about her children 1919-1935

Scope and Contents

4 medium-sized notebooks: 1 green notebook: "List of The Children's Plate and also of Felix's Jewelry;" one blue: "Marie-Jaqueline;" one red, plastic-covered "Exercise book", and one hardcover, cloth-bound orange fabric notebook containing "An account of Birthday Parties and the like." Notebooks containing information about gifts given to the children and christenings and birthday parties. 2 small notebooks, one covered in green floral fabric (with pencil) from 1923 and another green, gold-embossed notebook from 1931, both recording "Fancy dresses worn by Lauretta, Felix, and Marie-Jaqueline." one blue, plastic-covered notebook: "Easter Term, Jan. 22nd, 1935: Literature" containing mostly addresses, and one tan, hardcover, marbled cover: "Vol. 2 of The Party Book, Begun December 1925 up to January 1931, now really more a Journal of our Doings."
box 59

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson cosmetic bag 1940s?

Scope and Contents

A blue embroidered cosmetic bag (with mirror) that contained letters sent to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson from her son Felix during the early 1940s.
box 97, folder 26

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson notes, correspondence, clipping related to lectures and social functions

box 98, folder 1

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson Field Botanist's Diary

box 103

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson Wildflower competition 1924

box 106

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson calling card wallet

box 108

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson childhood notebooks

box 109

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson baby book written by LTH

box 122

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson childhood and gardening notebooks

box 124

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson passports, wildflower notebook and list of cards sent

box 127

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson childhood diary, play notebooks

box 91, folder 16

Inventory of More House contents by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson

box 91, folder 7

Slide and photoreproduction of a house painting

box 91, folder 10

The Old Church at Hopton supplement

box 97, folder 7

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson bookplates

box 87, folder 30

Craighall, Fife photograph

Scope and Contents

with envelope from photo processor
box 97, folder 17

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson - Women's Voluntary Services material

Scope and Contents

May include other items
box 97, folder 18

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson address book

box 97, folder 19

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson - Miscellaneous juvenile items

Scope and Contents

Includes arithmetical tables from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and Esme Hope, correspondence and other items
box 97, folder 20

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson-HHN wedding archive

box 97, folder 21

Verses, by Diana Gurney

Scope and Contents

printed book
box 131

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson notebooks of plays/pageant costumes and poetry/correspondence

box 97, folder 22

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson locks of hair

box 136

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson notebooks of fancy dress outfits, theater roles and adolescent diary

box 146

Childhood notebook, filled with reproductions of Laura Troubridge Hope artworks, postcards and photographs of friends and family

Scope and Contents

Includes at least one original painting by LTH, as well as photographs of the de Bunsen family and of their home, Abbey Lodge. Binding very damaged - use caution.
box 148

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson photograph album about 1860-1930

Scope and Contents

Inscribed by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson on the front pastedown "This book of which I know not the history – is a queer mixture – I found it with 21 photographs of Italy stuck therein & decided to finish it as a family book – made 1936-8 – but of very varying dates." Contains photographs of Laura Troubridge Hope, Adrian Hope, Amy Troubridge, Ernest Troubridge, Andrea Troubridge, Hope-Nicholson children, amateur pageants and plays, postcards of houses, and various relatives and friends - all labeled and captioned.
box 149

Photograph album of Old Place, family and friends about 1937-1954

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Old Place in Pulborough, Felix Hope-Nicholson, Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, Lauretta Hope-Nicholson, Holy Week 1950, and other various family and friends.
box 150

Album of famous figures and of sights in Europe

Scope and Contents

Not clear who the creator of this album is. Contains some pages with colorful embellishments and labels.
Box 157-166, 177-181

"Plays I have seen" and "Plays I have acted in" notebooks

Box 151

Hope family photograph album 1904

Scope and Contents

Snapshots of Jaqueline, Esme, Laura, Tom Allen family and others
 

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, history, historical pageant and genealogy materials 2.3.  1750-1954

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson's papers, notebooks, drawings and photographs related to her deep interests in heraldry, genealogy and historical pageants. Materials include her working notes and research materials, charts and coats of arms, photographs of pageants, papers and records related to Esperanza (her company formed to facilitate renting pageant costumes), clippings and various historical documents related to Hope and Troubridge ancestry as well as to Charles I and British royalty more generally.
Box 205

Brunelleschi, Dulac and Shepperson scrapbooks

Box 203, Folder 9-18, 21-23

Pageant materials 1934

Scope and Contents

Includes "A Chelsea Gathering of Long Ago" (1934), Runnymede Pageant (1934), "Midsummer Fete 1658" (1915), "Chelsea masques 1638" (1923?, 1928), Hyde Park Masque (1928), "Pen's Tudor Masque" (1934), Masque (1927-28), Midsummer Masque (1923), Midsummer Masque (1927), GFS Pageant of famous women (192?), Midsummer Masque (1932)
Box 203, folder 19-20

Programs and books from pageants and benefits 1906-1908

Scope and Contents

Materials from events not directed by JHN. Includes Book of Words from 1908 Chelsea Historical Pageant and program from 1906 Home of Rest benefit
Box 204, Folder 7

Kay Nielsen scrapbook

Box 204, Folder 5-6

Napoleon scrapbooks (JHN)

Box 204, Folder 4

Programs and magazine items about pageants

Box 203, Folder 2

Masque expenses 1932

Box 203, folder 4-5, Box 204, Folder 1

Langley Pageant 1935

Box 203, Folder 3

Pageant and masque files

box 69, Folder 2, box 99, Folder 26-36

Photographs of religious and historical pageants and JHN masques

Scope and Contents

Includes photograph of Hedley in St. Alban's pageant
box 97, folder 8-10, 13-16

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson - Esperanza items

Scope and Contents

Includes programs, clippings, correspondence and photographs related to theater
box 97, folder 11-12

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson - invitations from various "Period Parties"

box 105

Notebook of Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson's play Cythera; Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson Esperanza Hiring Book 1954

box 92

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson membership certificate Association of Descendants of the Knights of the Garter

box 90, Folder 3-4

Hand-drawn and printed arms, and royal badges by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson

box 87, Folder 11-14, 16, 19, box 88

Heraldry manuscripts, notebooks, clippings and correspondence

box 85, Folder 11-18, box 86, Folder 4-13, 18, 20-23, box 87, Folder 15, box 90, Folder 2

Various family pedigrees and family history files

Scope and Contents

Includes files on Otway, pedigree by Hardman Arthur Earle, La Lacheur, Deane, Breton, Stuart dossier by Ian Whitaker, Ogilvy, Earlham, Hope, Hope-Nicholson, Napier, Nelson, Troubridge, Orde and Hopton.
box 86, folder 25

Sir Walter Scott

box 86, folder 19

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson interests and newspaper clippings

box 86, folder 26

Russian official document 1902

box 85, folder 31

Newspaper clippings 1850s-1990s

box 69, folder 1

Photographs of home interiors (More House?)

box 87, folder 17-18

Royal events

Scope and Contents

Programs, tickets and other ephemera relted to royal events, including death of Queen Victoria, coronations of Edward VII and George V, 1919 Festival of Peace, King George V Jubilee
box 87, folder 20

Ursula Hoff, Charles I: Patron of artists (book)

Scope and Contents

inscribed to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson
box 85, folder 21-23

Miscellaneous letters and clippings about 1750-1950?

Scope and Contents

Letters and enclosed clippings mostly written to Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and Felix Hope-Nicholson, some related to genealogy and history, but other topics and recipients may also be included
box 123

Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson? Historical notebook

box 152-156

Art and history scrapbooks

 

The Historical Magazine

Scope and Contents

Box 182 - The Historical Magazine Editor’s Notebook. Red notebook in a poor state (missing areas to the front and back covers; Cover has separated from the pages). Includes the postal list for the circulation of The Historical Magazine and a list of rules that contributors and subscribers must adhere to. Also Vol. 1, No. 2 and 4 (1903)
Box 183 - Vol. 2 No. 2 September 1904. Hand bound, boards covered with a salmon fabric embroidered with title, date and rose designs. Nine drawings including one by Laura Hope and two by Una Taylor of the head of Napoleon and a full length portrait of the same subject, as ‘Le Grand Homme.'
Box 184 - Vol. 1 No. 8. March 1904. Hand bound with string. Soft leather wrappers. Contains three drawings including a pencil and watercolour copy of a man being drawn by horses.
Box 185 - Vol. 1 No. 10. May 1904. Hand bound and with boards bound in green velvet and a gold embroidered ribbon border. 1 loose leaf. Contains five drawings including one by Laura Hope and a fine sketch of ‘Costumes of the date of Queen Elizabeth’ by Blanche Buxton.
Box 186 - -Vol. 1 No. VI. January 1904. Hand bound with string from various sized notepaper. Front cover has all but disintegrated. Contains three drawings including a pen and ink composition of Queen Guinevere and a pen and ink and watercolour drawing of a scene from Richard II.
Box 187 -Vol.1 No.12 July 1904. Hand bound and sewn. Green velvet covered boards, embellished with silver sequined lace which is partly detached and disintegrating. Contains nine illustrations including drawings by Una Taylor of Henry V and Richard III ‘Richard Crookback Duke of Gloucester.'
Box 188

Genealogy notebook

 

Old Place files and photographs 2.4. about 1920-1938

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains photographs, inventories and other materials regarding Old Place in Pulborough, West Sussex, a historic manor home owned by Hedley and Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson. Some photographs from Old Place also include snapshots of the Hope-Nicholson family and friends.
box 92

Old Place and Old Mill inventory notebooks about 1920s-1930s?

box 91, folder 8

Old Place print by D. Fry

box 91, folder 9

Old Place Christmas card

box 91, folder 1

Old Place garden journal 1926-1934

box 91, folder 2

Pulborough pictures, clippings and other ephemera

box 65, Folder 2, 24-26, box 87, Folder 27, 35-36

Photographs of Pulborough and Old Place

Scope and Contents

Includes both professionally photographed postcards and casual family snapshots
box 87, folder 29

Old Place engravings by Edwin Harris on cards

box 87, folder 26

Old Place notebook (Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson)

 

Hedley Hope-Nicholson 3.  1897-1969

Biographical note

Hedley Hope-Nicholson (1888-1969) was a barrister and eccentric – the only child of Alfred John Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson. He married Jacqueline Hope in June 1916, when the two joined their names by deed poll to become the Hope-Nicholsons. They shared deep interst in heraldry, historical pageantry and genealogy, but their relationship dissolved and they were legally separated in 1938. They had three children – Lauretta, Felix, and Marie-Jacqueline. After their divorce, Felix stayed at More House with Jaqueline, while Lauretta and Marie-Jaqueline largely lived abroad with Hedley. Hedley attended Oxford University as a young man, and later returned there after his separation from his wife. His circle of friends at Oxford was heavily male-dominated, and included well-known characters such as ‘Colonel’ George Kolkhorst and writer John Betjeman. He was fascinated with heraldry, genealogy, and religious spectacle, and collected religious artifacts and relics. In addition to a long-standing fascination with King Charles I, he was also a great fan of the Russian ballet.

Scope and Contents

Materials in this series comprise correspondence to a wide variety of family and friends, diaries and notebooks, photographs, legal documents and financial materials. Correspondents include his parents A.J. Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, his children and grandchildren, George Alfred Kolkhorst, Leonard Smith, Alex Lawson, James Ramsay, Roger Kynaston, Noel Stevens and other various relatives and friends. For the correspondence between Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson, please see Subseries 2.1.1. above.
Subseries 3.1.
Hedley Hope-Nicholson correspondence, 1900-1968
Subseries 3.2.
Hedley Hope-Nicholson diaries, notebooks, and photographs, 1897-1967
Subseries 3.3.
Hedley Hope-Nicholson financial and legal materials, about 1900-1969
 

Hedley Hope-Nicholson correspondence 3.1. 1900-1968

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include his parents A.J. Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, his children and grandchildren, George Alfred Kolkhorst, Leonard Smith, Alex Lawson, James Ramsay, Roger Kynaston, Noel Stevens and other various relatives and friends. Topics are largely personal and social in nature, though there may be some research or business-related correspondence as well.
For the correspondence between Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson, please see Subseries 2.1.1. above.
 

Correspondence with Alfred John Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson 3.1.1. 1900-1928

box 115, folder 16

Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster's notes on HHN/AJN/MCN correspondence

box 115, folder 33

Letters about HHN from parents and schools about 1900-1908

box 113, folder 15

AJN and MCN to HHN 1906, 1908-1909

box 114, folder 6-7

HHN to AJN 1906-1921

box 114, folder 24

HHN to MCN 1906

box 115, folder 32

AJN and MCN to HHN about 1908-1925

box 113, folder 16

AJN and MCN to HHN 1911

box 113, folder 18

HHN to MCN 1911

box 114, folder 28

HHN to MCN and AJN 1911

Scope and Contents

Also includes some 1914
box 115, folder 1-2

HHN to MCN and AJN 1911-1912

box 114, folder 8-10

AJN and MCN to HHN 1912-1913

box 113, folder 17

AJN and MCN to HHN 1913-1914

box 114, folder 13

HHN to MCN 1914-1916

box 114, folder 25-27

HHN to MCN 1915-1917

Scope and Contents

Includes some letters from JHN
box 115, folder 8

HHN to AJN 1915-1926

box 115, folder 12

HHN to MCN 1915

box 115, folder 14

HHN to AJN and MCN 1915

box 114, Folder 1, 5

HHN to MCN 1916

box 114, folder 2

HHN to AJN 1916-1922

box 115, folder 15

AJN and MCN to HHN 1916

box 114, folder 29

HHN to MCN and AJN 1916

box 114, folder 3-4

AJN and MCN to HHN 1917-1918

box 114, Folder 18, box 115, Folder 21

AJN and MCN to HHN 1919

box 114, folder 30-31

HHN to MCN and AJN 1920

Scope and Contents

May also include letters from 1919-1922
box 115, folder 17

AJN and MCN to HHN 1920

box 114, folder 14-15

AJN and MCN to HHN 1920-1921

box 114, folder 11-12

AJN and MCN to HHN 1922

box 115, folder 6

JHN to AJN 1922-1928

Scope and Contents

Letters "with sayings of the children"
box 114, folder 19-23

AJN to HHN 1923-1926

box 115, folder 7

HHN to AJN 1927

box 115, folder 9-11

AJN to HHN 1927-1928

box 115, folder 13

AJN to HHN 1928

box 115, folder 22

AJN/MCN/HHN empty envelopes

 

Correspondence with other family members 3.1.2. 1904-1967

box 48, Folder 8, 13, box 49, Folder 7, box 51, Folder 11-12

Letters from daughter Marie-Jacqueline 1938-1963

box 46, Folder 3, 8, 11, 13, box 48, Folder 14, box 49, Folder 89

Letters from daughter Lauretta 1942-1961

box 113, folder 14

Letters from Lauretta, Felix and Marie-Jaqueline

box 46, Folder 14, box 47, Folder 1, box 48, Folder 5, 12

Letters from Lauretta and Marie-Jacqueline 1929-1967

box 47, folder 12

Letters from Marie-Jacqueline and grandchildren 1956-1967

box 47, folder 7

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from his grandchildren 1960-1966

box 46, folder 1

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from his children and others 1940-1957

Scope and Contents

All but a couple of the letters in this folder are from 1940 and the majority of them are from Hedley Hope-Nicholson's children, Lauretta, Felix, and Marie-Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson; last letter in folder is from 1957.
box 51, Folder 5

Letters of condolence to Hedley Hope-Nicholson after the death of his father 1928-1929

box 51, folder 6

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - "Letters to do with father's affairs" 1904-1928

box 51, folder 10

Letters from Heathfield School 1938-1939

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Marie Jacqueline's school in 1939, the school trying to deal with contradictory instructions from each parent, and try to get money out of Hedley
box 100, folder 19

Hedley Hope-Nicholson letters from Hugo grandchildren

box 114, folder 16

Letters from aunts 1906-1926

Scope and Contents

Includes Aunt Sarah Cleghorn, Aunt H. Blake and Aunt Nancy?
box 115, folder 19-20

Letters from Alice French-Blake and Annie Cleghorn French-Blake 1914-1925

box 47, Folder 16-17, box 48, Folder 1-3

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Ermengarda Greville-Nugent 1906-1931

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Ermengarda Greville-Nugent, daughter and heiress of Augustus Ogilvy of Cove; wife of Hon. Patrick Emilius J. Greville-Nugent - descendants of Colonel Fulke Southwell Greville-Nugent, 1st Baron Greville, an Irish liberal politician. First item in folder is a green bound tri-fold photograph booklet stamped "Clonyn Castle, Delvin" of B&W photos of Irish scenery and castles; another B&W photo of a castle is interleaved; these letters are the first in a box labelled "Letters from people of import."
 

Correspondence with friends 3.1.3. 1906-1968

box 47, Folder 13

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Anthony ? 1965-1966

box 47, Folder 15

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Arthur ? 1966-1968

box 52, folder 6-9

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Florizel (?) 1913-1920

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from someone known as "Florizel" (presumably after the character from Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale"), Christ Church, Oxford.
box 47, Folder 14

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Michael ? 1963-1966

box 47, Folder 11

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Malcolm ? 1965-1966

box 47, Folder 10

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Vivienne ? 1963-1967

Scope and Contents

First item in folder is a color photograph of Vivienne at home. V's identity is unknown, but she seems to have been Hedley Hope-Nicholson's Canadian pen-pal.
box 49, folder 10-11

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from George Alfred Kolkhorst 1939-1956

Scope and Contents

From B.D.:"George Alfred Kolkhorst, known affectionately by his students and friends as 'G'ug' and later 'the Colonel' because he was so little like one, was a Reader of Spanish at Oxford University from 1931 until a few months before his death in 1958. In his obituary of Kolkhorst John Betjeman describes him as 'one of the most beloved Oxford figures."
box 46, folder 17

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from John Cressy (?) 1959

Scope and Contents

Letters came in envelope labelled "John Cressy?" by previous archivist. The identity of this person is unknown.
box 50, Folder 10

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Roger Kynaston 8/30/1911-12/8/1936

box 52, folder 5

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Julian Lambart 1937-1938

box 61, Folder 5

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Julian Lambart 1934-1939

Scope and Contents

Letters to HHN about the performance of his son Felix while a student at Eton from Julian Lambart, a master at Eton.
box 50, folder 1-9

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Alex Lawson 1921-1942

Scope and Contents

Alex Lawson (who signs most of his letters "Alexis," after St. Alexis, who "became a holy beggar after having run from home rather than marry") was a close friend of Hedley Hope-Nicholson. From B.D.:"Lawson, who died in 1966, was in 1926 a curate at St. Paul's in Oxford, a notably high Anglican church, famous for its processions." Lawson may have had a homosexual relationship with the vicar at St. Paul's - Roger Wodehouse, cousin of P.G. Wodehouse; AL shared Hedley Hope-Nicholson's interest in religion, churches, and shrines.
box 47, folder 5

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Eoin Mahony 1963-1965

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Eoin Mahony (?), identity unknown. Letters came in envelope labelled "Ireland" & are presumably related to Hedley Hope-Nicholson's trip to Ireland.
box 52, folder 10

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jeanne Georges Meyer 1916-1936

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Jeanne Georges Meyer, identity unknown.
box 52, folder 12

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Wilfrid Moor 1919-1920

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Wilfrid Moor, "the curate of the oratory of All Saints, Margaret Street" (B.D.).
box 52, folder 2-3

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Ralph Nattrass (?) 1925-1954

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from longtime correspondent and friend, Ralph Nattrass (?, signature may have been incorrectly identified).
box 46, folder 6

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Ralph (?) 1944-1959

Scope and Contents

2/18/1946 is a B&W photo postcard of an outdoor bath house, labelled "Loncing College." The identity of the senders of letters in this folder - Ralph - is unknown, though he seems to be a friend of Hedley Hope-Nicholson.
box 49, folder 2

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from James Ramsay 1944

Scope and Contents

Includes a B&W photo postcard: "A Brood of Young Peregrine Falcons."
box 49, folder 3-4

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson concerning James Ramsay's death 1944-1957

Scope and Contents

Includes 7 small B&W photos of Ramsay with others, outside and on a rooftop; a brown paper envelope inside another envelope labelled "snapshots of James" with negative; an envelope labelled "scraps connected with James" by previous archivist includes newspaper clippings and obituaries, among other things.
box 53, folder 1-2

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Philip Sainsbury 1915-1937

box 49, folder 12-17

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - Leonard Smith letters 1906-1916

Scope and Contents

Letters between Hedley Hope-Nicholson and LS. It is supposed that the two men might have had a homosexual relationship, about which there are many allusions in these letters.
box 52, folder 13

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Edward Scott-Snell 1932-1950

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Edward Scott-Snell, later known as Edward Godwin, an artist, author and illustrator.
box 48, Folder 6

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Noel Stevens and Ralph N? 1938

box 51, folder 17

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Professor Weber 1912-1913

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from a Professor Weber of Aachen, Germany - identity unknown.
box 48, folder 7

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1937-1938

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from misc. friends, possibly also "people of import?"
box 50, folder 11

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Roger Wodehouse and Reginald Hastings 7/17/1911-10/29/1917

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Wodehouse, companion to his friend Alex Lawson and Reginald Hastings, identity unknown.
box 48, folder 9-11

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1939-1941

box 51, folder 14

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson about the war 1916-1918

Scope and Contents

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson regarding World War I.
box 101, folder 10-13

Hedley Hope-Nicholson correspondence and invoices

Scope and Contents

Includes poems and materials for memoirs
box 111, folder 4

HHN Miscellaneous correspondence

box 51, folder 16

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - misc. letters 1907-1934

Scope and Contents

Includes a B&W postcard: "Trouville - La Reine des Plages. - Sortie des barques � l'heure de la mar�e" and a typewritten document (presumably by Hedley Hope-Nicholson) about witnessing the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary (in June of 1911).
box 52, folder 4

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - misc. letters 1922-1939

box 48, folder 15

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson - "Interesting letters" 1911-1956

Scope and Contents

Letters from people of import, including: Ronald Knox, an English priest, theologian and author of detective stories; G.P. Jacomb-Hood; John Gielgud, an English actor and theater director; Ada Leverson, a British writer and friend of OW; Edward Sackville West, British music critic and novelist; Maurice Child, "a prominent Anglo-Saxon clergyman" (B.D.); Vyvyan Holland, son of Oscar Wilde; John Betjeman, an English poet, writer and broadcaster; and Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH, an English writer, best known as an art critic, music critic, and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque.
box 50, folder 12-13

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1911-1914

box 50, folder 14-15

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1915-1923

Scope and Contents

These letters, like most of Hedley Hope-Nicholson's, are not always in chronological order.
box 51, folder 1-2

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1924-1929

box 51, folder 3-4

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1930-1936

box 51, folder 7-8

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - "Party answers" 1925-1927, 1938-1939

Scope and Contents

Replies to Hedley Hope-Nicholson's party invitiations from various friends, as well as lists of attendees and non-attendees.
box 51, folder 9

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - "Party answers - misc. dates" 1919-1927

Scope and Contents

Also includes an envelope labelled "Party addresses (?)"
box 51, folder 18

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1939

box 52, folder 11

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from Alan Harris and Gordon Russell 1921-1924

box 46, folder 2

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1942

box 46, folder 4-5

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1939-1945

Scope and Contents

Last several letters in Box 46/Folder 4 are signed "Jean" and are assumed to be from Hedley Hope-Nicholson's son-in-law Jean Hugo, husband to Lauretta Hope-Nicholson; Most of the letters in Box 46/Folder 5 are from 1944-1945, but there are 3 envelopes stamped "1939."
box 46, folder 7

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1941-1948

Scope and Contents

The bulk of letters in this folder are from 1946-1948, though the first letter in folder is dated 1/1/1941; they are in very rough chronological order.
box 46, folder 9

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1947-1951

box 46, folder 10

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1955-1957

Scope and Contents

Letters in folder, like most of the letters in this box, are in very loose chronological order by year.
box 46, folder 12

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1957-1960

box 46, folder 15

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1928-1950

box 46, folder 16

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1959-1960

box 47, folder 6

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1960-1965

box 47, folder 8-9

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from friends 1949-1967

box 47, folder 2

Misc. letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson 1924-1966

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 color postcards - "Greetings from Saudi Arabia" and "The Entrance of Alkhobar (Dhahran area)" from Michael H (identity unknown).
box 47, folder 3-4

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson and related ephemera from a trip to Ireland 1963-1967

Scope and Contents

Includes a number of pamphlets from the Irish Georgian Society, the Theosophical Society of Ireland, and a pamphlet from a tour James Joyce-related locations - "A Joycean Jaunt." Also a number of color postcards of Ireland, and a B&W photo of 3 unidentified people in a dining room; folder also includes many pen and ink drawings, often humorous, possibly done by Hedley Hope-Nicholson?
box 48, folder 4

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson from people of import 1913-1947

Scope and Contents

Includes letters relating to Evan Morgan, "son and heir of Lord Tredegar," a Welsh poet and author as well as a "noted homosexual and eccentric who became 4th Baron, 2nd Viscount Tredegar in 1934" (B.D.), Tony Downing (identity unknown), and Countess Elisabeth Wurmbrand (n�e Princess Elisabeth Sch�nburg) (3 letters)
box 51, folder 15

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - "Special letters" 1915-1925

Scope and Contents

Letters, for some reason, deemed "special." Includes letters from a Russian princess and letters from Professor Weber.
 

Hedley Hope-Nicholson diaries, notebooks and photographs 3.2. 1897-1967

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains diaries, notebooks, photographs, juvenilia, address books and other related material created by Hedley Hope-Nicholson. This includes 76 notebooks and diaries written between 1897 and 1967. Many photographs are unidentified but include a large number of images of friends. Research and reference material related to genealogy and travel locations are also included here.
box 100, folder 13-18

Hedley Hope-Nicholson notebooks

Scope and Contents

Notebooks, address book, Nicholson & Cleghorne genealogy, copies of periodicals, notes from grandchildren
box 100, folder 24-25

Hedley Hope-Nicholson juvenilia, photographs and ephemera

box 31-32, box 49, Folder 6

Hedley Hope-Nicholson notebooks and diaries 1897-1967

Scope and Contents

76 books total. 2 of which are financial records instead of diaries; Years not represented: 1898-1905, 1954, 1956-62; a 1944 notebook has been badly damaged by a rodent; tiny leather-bound 1918 diary is unused, as is a small faux marble journal, probably from the 1950s or 60s. Box 32:15 small notebooks from 1963-1967; 2 are undated and contain handwritten recipes, one of which includes the date 7/31/1914. Box 49/Folder 6:A small flowered notebook, pages blank, containing numerous postcards, Christmas cards and random keepsakes belonging to Hedley Hope-Nicholson; many of the images and postcards are from his days at Oxford.
box 65, folder 15

Photographs from Noel Stevens, sent to Hedley with letter 1937

box 65, folder 16, 22

Photographs of family, friends and others (most unidentified)

Scope and Contents

Includes portrait of James Ramsay
box 82, folder 37

Notes on St. Michael's Church, Oxford by Hedley Hope-Nicholson

box 65, folder 21

Photo postcards of English towns

Scope and Contents

with envelope
box 100, folder 23

"The children's ancestors" (Hedley Hope-Nicholson)

box 49, folder 1

James Ramsay's visitors book 1942

Scope and Contents

A notebook belonging to James Ramsay, close friend of Hedley Hope-Nicholson, for visitors to sign. A clipped newspaper obituary describes him as "James Surtees Maule Ramsay, Lieutenant, Scots Guards, killed in Hoolland, Oct. 26, 1944, aged 21."
box 49, folder 5

Hedley Hope-Nicholson's "Drawing Book" memorializing James Ramsay 1944

Scope and Contents

A notebook containing scraps of paper and a long letter to a "Lady Ramsay" (presumably's JR's mother) by Hedley Hope-Nicholson memorializing JR.
box 100, folder 26-27

Nicholson genealogies

box 52, folder 1

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - Photographs and official documents 1906-1942

Scope and Contents

5 B&W (sepia-tone?) photographs of Aunt Ann, Sir Douglas Straight, Harold Dudley, one staged scene of ladies labelled "Reconciliation," and a B&W portrait of an unknown young man reading; folder also includes an envelopes of official documents related to the purchasing of a gravestone and grave site for Aunt Sarah (?), and an orange envelope from the Army containing Hedley Hope-Nicholson's discharge from civil service in 1916 and a leather (?) dog tag stamped with his name.
box 101, folder 14

Battels, Christ Church

box 101, folder 15

Hedley Hope-Nicholson miscellaneous clippings and materials

box 101, folder 18

Hedley Hope-Nicholson school related correspondence and ephemera

box 116, folder 31

Hedley Hope-Nicholson notes on Charles II

box 68, folder 6

Photographs of Roger Kynaston, CM Blagdon and religious sites

box 68, folder 7

Unlabeled photographs

box 68, folder 9

Photographs of Leonard Smith 1913

 

Hedley Hope-Nicholson financial and legal materials 3.3. about 1900-1969

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains financial, legal and official business related to Hedley Hope-Nicholson, including account notebooks, estate documents, correspondence with solicitors at Hastie's, and other official documentation, such as school certificates and marriage announcements.
box 90, folder 7

HHN school and military certificates

box 100, folder 20-22

Hedley Hope-Nicholson Hasties and Radcliffe notes 1938-1940

box 115, folder 31

HHN Hastie's files - "Trustee squabbles"

box 112, folder 8

HHN-JHN marriage announcement

box 51, folder 13

Hedley Hope-Nicholson - "Money affairs in Athens" 1935-1937

box 101, folder 1-3

Hedley Hope-Nicholson Hasties and financial 1936-1940

box 101, folder 4-5

Hedley Hope-Nicholson legal agreements, will, other certificates

box 101, folder 6-7

Hedley Hope-Nicholson account notebooks about 1922-1926

box 101, folder 8-9

Hedley Hope-Nicholson Pain and Cosens materials 1936-1937

box 91, folder 3

Inventory of 4 Lincoln Street

box 91, folder 4

Hedley Hope-Nicholson estate inventory 1969

 

Troubridge and Gurney families 4 1814-1958

Scope and Contents

This series contains material related to or produced by members of the Troubridge and Gurney families, particularly the siblings and parents of Laura Troubridge Hope. The majority of material in this series consists of correspondence, diaries and ephemera produced by Laura's sisters Amy Troubridge and Helen Troubridge Bate, and their parents Louisa Gurney Troubridge and Thomas St. Vincent Troubridge. There is also correspondence, clippings, photographs and other documentation related to Una Taylor Troubridge, Daniel Gurney, Lady Anna Maria Cochrane Troubridge and various other members of the family. This may include genealogical research material compiled by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, Felix Hope-Nicholson and others.
Subseries 4.1.
Amy Troubridge, 1869-1931
Subseries 4.2.
Helen Troubridge Bate, 1876-1956
Subseries 4.3.
Louisa Gurney Troubridge and St. Vincent Troubridge, 1845-1908
Subseries 4.4.
Una Taylor Troubridge, 1902-1946
Subseries 4.5.
Other Gurney and Troubridge family, 1817-1958
 

Amy Troubridge Subseries 4.1.

Biographical Note

Amy Troubridge, the oldest child of Louisa Gurney and Thomas St. Vincent Troubridge, was born in London in 1856. She was a talented pianist and composer who wrote much of the music for her sisters' amateur theatrical productions. Amy was never married and died in 1932.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains notebooks and diaries dating 1869-1931, incoming correspondence, manuscripts and printed copies of original stories and compositions, and other miscellaneous material collected or created by Amy Troubridge. Correspondents include siblings and extended family members as well as friends.
box 30, Folder 2

"Prince Topaz and Princess Pearl," illustrated story by Amy Troubridge about 1860s?

Scope and Contents

A lithographed copy a fairy story written and illustrated by AT as a child. Front cover detached, back cover missing
box 32-35

Amy Troubridge notebooks and diaries 1869-1931

Scope and Contents

Box 32:1869, a 12 mo notebook about travels through Europe, particularly Switzerland,Unsigned by Amy but probably hers. 14 notebooks dated 1874-1878, "mostly notebooks with marbled boards and endpapers; Journals commencing in December 1874 and October 1875 (2 books) are stuck together, as are February to September 1876 (3 books); December 1874 notebook is missing back cover and has pen and ink drawings on the first 2 pages; also has 3 sepia-tone family photos interleaved; March 1875 has drawings of a baby and two figures lounging on front endpapers; May 1878 includes passages copied from Louisa Gurney's journals, age 11 (b. 1785) Box 33:Approximately 15 (?) diaries; small black pocketbook-style diary has printed date of 1890 but a handwritten date of 1889 and has been boxed according to its printed date. Box 34:25 diaries, all of the same make ("The Boudoir Diary for (year)"), except for one small diary from 1913; 1910 diary has a color postcard inside front cover - "The Blue Bird for Happiness, Haymarket"; 1912 diary has two small B&W photos of an unidentified woman interleaved; 1914 diary has a card from a funeral inside front cover: "In Memory of Augusta Charlotte Herbert, who departed this life November 3, 1912," as well as a pressed flower. Box 35:13 diaries ("The Boudoir Diary," or "The Bureau Diary" by Harrods); 1920 diary has a pressed flower in its last pages; 1921 diary has 3 B&W photos of an undentified young girl (age 3?) interleaved; 1922 diary has a number of newspaper clippings interleaved; 1923 diary includes a B&W photo of a woman holding a baby; 1927 diary has 2 B&W photos interleaved - one of a field and one of a lake; 1929 diary has pressed ferns and flowers in its last pages; 1930 journal has a peculiar B&W photo of a white woman and two black men in front of a house; 1931 diary has pressed flowers in back pages - bookseller's description says that some of these flowers may be from Laura and Violet's graves.
box 71, folder 1

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge and Helen Troubridge Bate

Scope and Contents

labeled "Interesting letters"; includes letters from Ernest describing audience with Franz Josef I, Port Arthur and outbreak of Russo-Japanese War, and meeting the Prince of Wales; letters from Helen ("Limpet") regarding seeing An Ideal Husband with Constance Wilde and meeting Henry James.
box 71, Folder 11-22

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Helen Troubridge 1869-1931

box 71, Folder 2-10, 23-25

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge 1869-1901

box 71, Folder 26-31, box 72, Folder 1-3

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge 1901-1925

box 72, folder 4

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge undated

box 85, folder 19-20

Letters to Ernest Troubridge from Amy Troubridge (and others?) 1876-1883

Scope and Contents

Also contains letters written to other individuals, clippings and miscellaneous other materials
box 72, Folder 6-11

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Laura Troubridge 1871-1879

box 72, Folder 5, box 73, Folder 18-28

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Laura Troubridge 1880-1888

box 72, Folder 12-15, box 74, Folder 1-13

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Laura Troubridge 1890-1899

box 72, Folder 17-21, 24-28

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Laura Troubridge 1900-1909

box 72, Folder 22-23, 29-34, box 73, Folder 1-8

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Laura Troubridge 1910-1919

box 73, Folder 9-17

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Laura Troubridge 1920-1928

Box 202

Floral print boxes, originally housed letters from Laura Troubridge Hope to Amy

box 74, folder 14

Loose envelopes addressed to Amy Troubridge

box 74, folder 15-17

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson about 1905-1932

Scope and Contents

includes 1 letter from Felix
box 74, folder 18-19

Letters from Amy Troubridge from Daniel Gurney 1872-1878

box 74, folder 20-21

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Mary Troubridge and Tom Troubridge 1904-1925

box 74, folder 22

Newspaper clippings and notes regarding Ernest Troubridge's death 1925

box 74, folder 23

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Somerville Gurney, Beatrice Gurney and Hudson Gurney?

box 74, folder 24

Letter to Amy Troubridge from Thomas C.E. Troubridge 1876

box 74, folder 25

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Violet Troubridge

box 74, folder 26

Letter to Amy Troubridge from Rachel Gurney Jones

box 74, folder 27

Letter to Amy Troubridge from Sidney Greville on behalf on the Queen

box 74, folder 28

Letters to Amy Troubridge regarding Ernest Troubridge

Scope and Contents

from Catherine Bunton, M.F. Nicholson, Eva/Eve, Gertrude Cochrane, Jane Straight
box 74, folder 29

Miscellaneous letters to Amy Troubridge

box 74, folder 30-34

Letters to Amy Troubridge from close relatives including Laura Troubridge and Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson about 1870-1920s

Scope and Contents

Letters originally housed together in alphabetical concertina file. Also includes letters from Amy Troubridge to relatives
box 75

Leather wallet of Amy Troubridge

Scope and Contents

wallet "made expressly" for Sach and Co., 155 Victoria Street, SW. Originally contained letters from "Harry" to Amy, now contained in Box 76/Folder 1
box 76, folder 1

Letters to Amy Troubridge from Harry

Scope and Contents

Originally in leather wallet now located in Box 75
box 101, folder 16

Amy Troubridge manuscripts and other materials

Scope and Contents

Includes typescripts of The Dance of the Poisons, funeral program, ephemera, 1874 passport
box 101, folder 17

Amy Troubridge linen banner

box 90, folder 1

Amy Troubridge floral watercolor

box 85, folder 24-25

Correspondence between Marie de Bunsen, Amy Troubridge and Laura Troubridge Hope 1875-1890?

box 137

Amy Troubridge notebooks and hymn books

box 146

Children's Portraits by Richard N. Speight (1902)

Box 168

Amy Troubridge photograph album about 1875-1890

Scope and Contents

Includes people and places including Sandringham, Penshurst Place, St. Michaels Mount, Knocklofty house, Hunstanton, Moor Park Farnham, Runcton, Hardwick house, Troubridge & Gurney relatives
Box 169

Amy Troubridge photograph album about 1875-1890

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of Runcton,Hunstanton, Ernest Troubridge at Bermuda, HMS Volage, HRH Duke of Cambridge in a group photo next to an orangery, Sandringham in the snow, HRH the Duke of York with Ernest and two ladies with tennis racquets, Cresswell Augustus Cresswell, and active pursuits such as tug of war and a ladies game of cricket.
box 210

Wooden box, originally housed Amy Troubridge's letters from Helen and Ernest, items now in boxes 71-72

 

Helen Troubridge Bate Subseries 4.2.

Biographical Note

Helen Troubridge Bate was born in 1866 and was the youngest child of Louisa Gurney Troubridge and Thomas St. Vincent Troubridge. Often called "Limpet" by her siblings, Helen was talented in watercolors but lacked the drive to dedicate herself to an artistic life. lived with her sister Amy in London until she married John Bate in 1917. After his death in 1937, Helen lived at More House until her death in 1958.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence, diaries, juvenile writings, newspaper clippings and other miscellaneous materials collected by or created by Helen Troubridge Bate. Correspondents are largely relatives, particularly her brothers Thomas and Ernest and their families as well as assorted Gurney cousins. This subseries also includes some legal and estate documents.
box 30, folder 1

"Faithfull and Faithless," a novel by Helen Troubridge about 1877

Scope and Contents

Original handwritten copy of story by Helen Troubridge, aged 9; includes a number of loose sheets of paper tied with ribbon.
box 32

Helen Troubridge diaries and notebooks 1885-1920

Scope and Contents

Includes 9 diaries (1885-1920, various years): 1885, 1893, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1906, 1920, as well as a notebook of creative writing "Helen Troubridge, 1896" featuring "penned plays and other notes such as historical facts and addresses of friends"
box 76, folder 2

Letters to Helen Troubridge from family members

Scope and Contents

Letters concerning weddings, births, deaths, parents, etc. from various family members
box 76, Folder 7-10

Letters to Helen Troubridge from John Bate 1904-1922

box 76, folder 12

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Daniel and Diana Gurney 1918-1955

box 87, folder 34

Miscellaneous letters to Helen Bate and Laura Troubridge Hope

box 76, folder 3

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Amy Troubridge 1896, 1921

box 76, folder 16

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Andrea Troubridge and Nic

box 76, folder 6

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge and others 1897-1947

Scope and Contents

letters from Ernest Troubridge and others that include photos
box 76, Folder 20-28

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge 1876-1926

box 76, folder 13

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge family

Scope and Contents

Letters from Edith Duffus Troubridge, Mary Troubridge, Charlotte Troubridge
box 76, folder 29

Items related to Ernest Troubridge from collection of Helen Troubridge

box 76, folder 15

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Laura Troubridge, Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and Felix Hope-Nicholson

box 76, folder 14

Letters to Helen Troubridge regarding Thomas Troubridge advancement 1943-1947

box 76, folder 17-19

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Tom Troubridge 1901-1943

box 76, folder 4

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Tom Troubridge family 1873, 1933-1941

Scope and Contents

letters from Tom, Laura Gurney (Queenie), Louise (Louey), Vincent
box 76, folder 31

Letters to Helen Troubridge regarding death of Tom Troubridge 1949

box 76, folder 11

Letters to Helen Troubridge from Violet Troubridge 1896-1941

box 76, folder 5

Letters to Helen Troubridge regarding Port Arthur and royalty about 1904-1930

Scope and Contents

letters from Tom Troubridge and Ernest Troubridge re: Port Arthur, letters from Violet Troubridge re: royalty
box 76, folder 30

Letters to Helen Troubridge regarding siblings' deaths 1924-1932

Scope and Contents

regarding deaths of Tanner, Ernest, Laura and Amy
box 76, folder 32

Letters to Helen Troubridge from various correspondents

box 76, folder 33-36

Helen Troubridge clippings, certificates, legal documents and business records

box 93

John and Helen Bate's visitors' book 1919-1956

box 91, folder 15

Valuation of Bate estate from Harrods 1930

box 89

Newspaper clipping book by J.B. Bate and Helen Bate about 1929-1937

Box 189

Sketchbook

Scope and Contents

Watercolor of two girls playing with balls by ‘A T’ affixed to the front cover. Signed ‘Helen C M Troubridge N Runcton Hall Lynn’ on the front end paper but the book is likely a collaborative effort by the Troubridge sisters. The majority of the affixed works are watercolors and are either of landscapes or are of story-book themes such as children playing. 9 loose watercolors.
Box 193

Sketchbook album about 1892

Scope and Contents

Folio half black roan, the roan edged with gilding. Brown cloth covered boards. Blue and white endpapers with a foliage and bird pattern. Spine coming away, points very damaged. Drawings in pen and ink and pencil; most highlighted with watercolor. A variety of subjects; everyday people and landscapes/places (some depicting Cairo and Egypt as well as more familiar home sights), fairy subjects and also things copied from books. Inscribed ‘Helen C M Troubridge. A Book of Scraps begun in 1892.’ The majority are fixed but there are 19 unattached drawings and 5 loose pages
box 208

Wooden box, originally contained Helen Troubridge Bate items now in box 76

 

Louisa Gurney Troubridge and St. Vincent Troubridge 3

Biographical Note

Colonel Sir Thomas St. Vincent Troubridge (1815-1867) and his wife Louisa Gurney Troubridge (1830-1867) were married in 1855 and had a very happy life together with their 5 children until their untimely deaths 5 weeks apart in 1867. St. Vincent Troubridge was a Crimean War hero who lost a leg and a foot at the Battle of Inkerman in 1854. After that, he served as Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria and as head of the Army Clothing Department. Louisa Gurney was the daughter of Daniel Gurney and Lady Harriet Hay of Runcton, Norfolk.

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of correspondence between St. Vincent and Louisa Troubridge and their families, correspondence and tributes related to their deaths, and Louisa's diaries from 1848-1854.
box 41, folder 5

Letters of condolence regarding the death of Louisa Gurney Troubridge 1855-1867

Scope and Contents

Includes a small journal containing letters sent to various recipients re: LT's death and an envelope full of letters on the same subject.
box 38

Louisa Gurney Troubridge diaries 1845-1908

Scope and Contents

Box 38: Includes 3 volumes which are copies of Louisa's journals (written around 1848), copied by Helen Troubridge Bate around 1908; an account book from 1859-1866; includes a memorial and reaction to Louisa's premature death from 1867 titled "A detailed account of Louisa Troubridge's life and death by her sister Mrs. Herbert Jones" (aka Aunt Bache), which includes photographs, newspaper cuttings, letters (both from Louisa and about her), transcribed letters, a watercolor drawing of Louisa as a frontispiece; another notebook memorializing Louisa from 1873(?), including poems and clippings; and her diary from 1848-1850, a heavy bound volume with a gold clasp. Box 39:diaries from 1851-1854 (with metal clasps); includes 2 small books wrapped together: "Pawsey's Pocket Diary and Almanac for 1850" and a book of lists & addresses from 1860-1864; also a handmade 32 mo. Book, "covered with red velvet and with thin gold cord inexpertly stitched onto the reverse in a repeated looping pattern. The pastedown is made of blue satin (slightly foxed and creased) which is embroidered at the edge to the red velvet covering the board. There is a filigree ball and loop of cord for a closing mechanism." Book's inscription reads: "Made by my girly, and given to me on my birthday Feby 26th, 1854-Runcton." Journal contains extracts of poetry; assorted other diaries of various makes and sizes; a notebook of copied poems and drawings (in back of book), 1858; a notebook of tribute to LG by her sister (?), Margaret Orde ("Aunt Maggie"), 1969.
box 116, folder 1, 18

Various letters to St. Vincent Troubridge

box 116, folder 3-4

Letters from Louisa Gurney and C. Rachel Gurley "Girlie"

box 116, folder 5

Letters from Tom, Laura and Amy Troubridge to St. Vincent Troubridge

Scope and Contents

written during Louisa Gurney Troubridge's illness
box 116, folder 6

Letters from Troubridge children to Louisa Gurney Troubridge

box 116, folder 8-9

Letters regarding the death of Thomas Hay Troubridge 1857

box 116, folder 12

Letters from "Patty" to Louisa Gurney Troubridge

box 116, folder 14

Letters from Louisa Gurney Troubridge to St. Vincent Troubridge

box 116, folder 15

Letters from St. Vincent Troubridge to Louisa Gurney Troubridge

box 116, folder 16

Various letters to Louisa Gurney Troubridge

box 116, folder 19

Letters from Somerville Gurney to Louisa Gurney Troubridge

box 116, folder 20

Letters to and from Laura Troubridge Hope and her parents

 

Una Taylor Troubridge 4

Biographical note

Una Vincenzo Troubridge (née Taylor) (1887-1963) was a sculptor who studied at the Royal College of Art and also worked as a translator. Although she achieved moderate success in these fields, she was best known for being the long-term partner of Marguerite ‘John’ Radclyffe-Hall, author of lesbian-themed novels such as The Well of Loneliness (1928). She married Ernest Troubridge in 1908, and the couple had a daughter, Andrea (aka “Cubby”) two years later. In 1917, Una left her husband to live with Hall, and they lived together as a couple in London until Hall’s death in 1943. Though Una was relatively close to the Troubridge sisters during her marriage to Ernest, their relationship was somewhat less friendly (understandably) after she left him. She did, however, still carry on a friendly relationship with Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson who was only a few years her junior.

Scope and Contents

There are 20 letters from Una to Laura Hope, 28 letters from Una to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson, and 1 letter from Una to Hedley Hope-Nicholson. Also included in this series are letters from other correspondents who write about Una. the situation regarding Radclyffe Hall, or Una and Ernest’s daughter Andrea (aka “Cubby”).
box 26, folder 11-12

Letters to Laura Hope from Una Troubridge 1907 February 30-1919 August 3

Scope and Contents

Box 26/Folder 12 Several of the letters in this folder refer to Andrea (aka "Cub" or "Cubbie"), UT's daughter with ET; last couple of letters in folder are undated and without envelopes.
box 27, folder 17

Letters from Laura Hope to Una Troubridge 1919 April 11-1919 April 25

box 26, folder 13-14

Letters to Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson from Una Troubridge 1906 July 17-1946 July 24

Scope and Contents

JHN was only 2 years younger than UT and the two were close friends. 10/13/1943 letter contains many details about the death of Radclyffe Hall (RH), Una's partner.
box 27, Folder 1

Letters to Una Troubridge from Helen Troubridge 1912-1915

box 27, folder 2

Letters about Una Troubridge from the Hope family 1902 October 16-1912 November 28

Scope and Contents

Letters about (or that mention in passing) UT from JHN to LH (4 letters), to LH from Jessie Hope (1 letter), and to LH from Aunt Annie (1 letter)
box 27, folder 3

Letters about Una Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge's children 1908 October 18-1919 September 9

Scope and Contents

Letters about UT from ET's children from first marriage to Edith Duffus - Maria (11 letters), Charlotte (6 letters), and Tom.
box 27, folder 4

Letters about Una Troubridge from Ernest Troubridge to Amy Troubridge 1909 June 13-1920 March 11

Scope and Contents

Letters from ET to AT about UT; 6/1/1918 letter is about RH; includes a sepia-toned photo postcard depicting a man with a guitar from 9/28/1909/
box 27, folder 5

Letters to Laura Hope from Andrea Troubridge 1918 March 15-1919 August 22

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from Andrea Troubridge ("Cub" or "Cubbie"), ET's daughter with UT and LH's niece.
box 27, folder 6

Letters about Una Troubridge 1919 February 6-1920 January 1

 

Other Gurney and Troubridge family 5

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains material related to or created by other members of the Troubridge and Gurney families, particularly Daniel Gurney, Anna Maria Cochrane Troubridge and Charlotte Troubridge (Aunt Chatty). Items include photographs, correspondence, calling cards, clippings, locks of hair and genealogy research materials.
Box 175

Notebooks, Letters concerning and by Lady Harriet Gurney’ and ‘Account of Lady Harriet Gurney and notes by Louisa Gurney’

Box 151

Troubridge and Gurney family photograph album about 1860-1880

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Troubridge and Gurney relatives and friends
Box 151

Troubridge family photograph album about 1860-1870

Scope and Contents

Photographs of St. Vincent Troubridge, Louisa Gurney Troubridge, Troubridge and Gurney children
Box 151

Troubridge family photograph album about 1860-1870

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of de Bunsen, Gurney, Troubridge, Buxton and other relatives and friends.
Box 151

Captain Edward Norwich Troubridge. ‘Signal Book’ for “HMS Amazon”’, bound with an instruction manual for accidents and emergencies

box 107

Newspaper cuttings (Gurney/Troubridge family)

Scope and Contents

Mostly contains newspaper cuttings of family and friends� events and achievements. Also contains items relating to wider concerns such as the British Royal Family and the army. Some invitations and programmes such as �The Orange Tree� provide a theatrical element.
box 65, Folder 19, box 68, Folder 8

Photographs of Troubridge family

Scope and Contents

Box 65/Folder 19:Includes portraits of Lady Troubridge, Ernest T. Troubridge, and Helen Troubridge Bate. Box 68/Folder 8:Photographs from Louise Troubridge Shennan: 1 small photo portrait of Mrs Charles Gurney, Laura's mother (afterwards Mrs Stracey Clitherow, nee Alice Princep), 1 medium photo portrait of Alice Hughes with baby, border very foxed, 3 photo portraits of Sir Thomas Troubridge Bart, various sizes, 1 large and with Tom in ceremonial attire, 1 photo of Sir Thomas Troubridge Bart, Edward St Aubyn (Bean) and a dog outside the front door of Knocklofty Castle (1884), 2 photo portraits of Laura Gurney (later Laura "Queenie" Troubridge)
box 65, folder 20

Photographs of Gurney family

Scope and Contents

Includes photograph of Somerville Gurney's daughters
box 69, folder 7

Photoreproductions of portraits of Thomas Troubridge (1st Bt.) and Frances Northall Troubridge

box 69, folder 8

Photographs of family and friends

Scope and Contents

All unlabeled except one labeled "Bate"
box 66-67

Framed photographs of family about 1860-1927

Scope and Contents

Box 66:Includes photographs of Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, Sarah Chisnall Cleghorn, The Firs (Hampstead), Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, members of Nicholson family, Esme Hope, Amy Troubridge, Sir Thomas Troubridge, Helen Troubridge, Arthur Gore, and miniature calendar given to Adrian Hope from Jaqueline. Box 67:Includes photographs of Esme Hope, Salthorpe Rectory (home of Rachel Gurney Jones), Rachel Gurney Jones, Jessie Graham Hope, and a ca. 1920s photograph album with unlabeled snapshots from Old Place (?)
box 68, folder 4

Photographs of Felix Hope-Nicholson, Daniel Gurney and Ernest Troubridge about 1890-1921

box 116, folder 2, 11

Various Troubridge letters

box 116, folder 7

Letters to Charlotte Troubridge "Chatty"

box 116, folder 10

Letters to Lady Troubridge (Anna Maria Cochrane Troubridge)

box 116, folder 13

Troubridge calling cards

box 116, folder 17

Letters to Daniel Gurney

box 116, folder 21

Letter from Viscount Melville

box 100, Folder 4-12

Troubridge family "interest" items and genealogy notebooks

Scope and Contents

clippings (esp. Mary Troubridge Otter marriage [1916]), notes, letters, family portraits (original and reproductions), funeral cards
box 100, folder 2

Gurney family portrait reproductions and other miscellany

box 100, folder 3

United Service magazine and other journals with articles by Rachel Gurney Jones and others

box 86, Folder 24, box 91, Folder 11

Sir Thomas Troubridge auction catalog 1867

box 91, folder 12

Gurney-related clippings about houses

box 91, folder 6

Accounts of Runcton House by Laura Troubridge Hope and D. Gurney

box 87, folder 28

Gurney materials about 1958

Scope and Contents

catalog for 1958 Daniel Gurney sale, images of artworks
box 88

Black clutch purse (with coin purse inside) and tortoise shell monocle

box 87, folder 5, 10

News clippings 1901

box 87, folder 6

Army list and Florence Nightengale paperbacks about 1842

box 87, folder 7

Jock and Puss drawing 1921

box 87, folder 8

Reprints of 1805 newspapers

box 87, folder 9

Miscellaneous photocopies and broadsheets

Scope and Contents

Includes broadsheet by Diana Gurney and photocopies from Diana Cooper scrapbook
box 88

M. Gurney psalm book

box 86, folder 3

Gurney and Troubridge genealogy notes from Daniel Gurney about 1920-1940?

box 85, folder 26-28

Locks of hair 1890-1933

Scope and Contents

Locks of hair from multiple generations of Troubridge, Nicholson and Hope children
box 86, folder 17

Gurney and Orde files

box 147

Gurney family cartes-de-visites album about 1850-1860

Scope and Contents

Gurney family album of cartes de visite of well known people including members of the royal family, politicians, members of the peerage and also some of the Gurney family, particularly Louisa Gurney Troubridge.
Box 172

Troubridge and Gurney miscellaneous items

Scope and Contents

Rent book for 1817, Westerton’s diary for 1859, Lett’s Diary for 1844 (unknown former owners)
Box 173

Charles Stuart Cochrane materials

Scope and Contents

Includes notebook of accounts and “Rules and Abbreviations on Seaman Ship and Navigation” (1813/14) and ‘Journal on Way to Bermuda,’ unsigned but similar hand to Charles Stuart Cochrane. Includes some seascape sketches.
Box 174

C. Rachel Gurney Jones ("Aunt Bache") "Occasional Journal" 1890

Box 174

C. Rachel Gurney Jones, A notebook containing letters of import for familial history

Box 174

A packet containing “Sir E. T. T. Troubridge & Lacy T née Cochrane relics etc”

Scope and Contents

2 pebbles, one marked with ink ‘N 1844’ and a note “Pebble picked up by Mr. B. Nod in 1844”. 1 small possibly woven pouch with green silk lining containing a small fabric book for needles, a single tiny fingerless glove and a small purse.
Box 176

The Great Seal of Victoria in red wax housed in its original skibbet with attached parchment 1841

Box 191

C. Rachel Gurney Jones scrapbook for Bertram 1868

Scope and Contents

Green notebook with ‘Scrap Book’ embossed in gold on the front. Inscribed “Bertram Jones My Book. Mama drew the pictures, And made all the rhymes – For her little Bertram to look at sometimes. March 1868 London.” Contains drawings, photographs, poems and printed music.
Box 192

Runcton Christmas Annual 1886

Scope and Contents

Red cloth covered boards with gilt lettering. Gurney/Troubridge collaboration of stories, creative writing and accompanying drawings. Short fables include “the peer and the mustard seed”, “the cowherd and the hermit” and “the sidecurls and the scalpette”, all with humorous and caricature-esque drawings, mostly by Laura Troubridge.
Box 195

Scrap album, possibly of Ernest Troubridge

Scope and Contents

1 scrap book. Red cloth covered boards. ‘Scrap Album’ stamped in black on the front cover and black stamped geometric patterned boarder. Barely used. Possibly belonged to Ernest Troubridge (Laura’s uncle).
Box 197

Somerville Gurney family scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs, news clippings and ephemera related to Somerville Gurney and his family.
Box 200

Thomas Troubridge's first boots 1861

 

Hope and Hope-Nicholson families 5 1762-1996

Scope and Contents

This series contains material produced or collected by members of the Hope and Hope-Nicholson families, particularly Esme Hope, Marie-Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson Lancaster, Felix Hope-Nicholson and the Tom Allen family. Materials include correspondence, photographs, diaries and journals, research files, literary manuscripts, business records and house inventories.
Subseries 5.1.
Esme Hope, 1893-1936
Subseries 5.2.
Felix Hope-Nicholson, 1927-1987
Subseries 5.3.
Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster, 1950-1996
Subseries 5.4.
Allen family, 1888-1991
Subseries 5.5.
Other Hope family, 1762-1995
 

Esme Hope 5.1. 1893-1936

Scope and Contents

This subseries comprises a mini-archive compiled in part by Laura Hope following the death of her beloved younger daughter Esme in February 1905. Included are letters from Esmé to Laura and Adrian, as well as letters about Esmé and letters of condolence to Laura and Jacqueline after Esmé’s death. There are 19 letters. 11 picture cards, 3 photos and 11 artistic items, including juvenile drawings and watercolors, some evidently by Esmé, others possibly executed by Laura and colored in by Esmé. In addition, there are items related to Esmé’s death, such as pressed flowers and fragments of the wreaths that lay about Esmé during her wake, as well as multiple copies of the book The Horizon by Catherine Marsh (1911). The book tells the story of Esmé’s life and death. Finally, there are 3 “Spirit Letters,” presumably channeled through Laura, in the style of automatic writing. Some take the form of conversations with the departed Esmé, and some of these are addressed to the angel Raphael. An alphabetized concertina file includes letters of condolence to Laura after Esmé’s death. There are a number of photos of Esmé as a baby and as a child, many of them framed.

Biographical Note

Esme Hope was born in 1896 to Laura Troubridge Hope and Adrian Hope. She died of diptheria in February 1905 in London.
box 41, folder 10-12

Letters to Laura Hope from S.A. Henry ("Nana") 1893 June 20-1903 September 3

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from S.A. Hendry, aka "Nana Hendry," servant and nursemaid to LH and AH; letters seem to mainly be about caring for EH as a baby and young child.
box 41, Folder 13

Letters from Esme Hope to her parents and her sister 1900-1904

Scope and Contents

Letters written by Esme Hope as a child to her parents, Laura Hope and Adrian Hope. Letters are in a childish hand and often contain the remnants of pressed flowers; folder includes one letter from Esme to her sister Jacqueline, on "The Hare and The Tortoise" stationery (5/22/1904)
box 41, Folder 14

Letters to Esme Hope from her cousin Charlotte Allen 1903-1905

box 41, Folder 15

Assorted letters to Esme Hope 1903-1904

box 41, Folder 16, box 43, box 44, Folder 11

Letters to Laura Hope regarding the death of her daughter Esme 1898-1905

Scope and Contents

Box 41/Folder 6:Letters to LH from assorted close family members including: Margaret J. Gurney (of Keswick)(2 letters), Helen Gurney (1 letter), "M. Hope"(Madge Hope?)(1 letter), Charles & Alice Hope (1 letter), Caroline J. Hope (1 letter), M. Orde (nee Gurney)(1 letter), Evelyn 'E' Orde (1 letter), Rachel Jones (nee Gurney) aka "Aunt Bache" (of Sculthorpe) (2 letters), Eve Creswell (nee Gurney) of Runcton Rectory (4 letters); letters seem to be about Esme's birth and death. Box 43: Filed alphabetically in "The Popular File" binder; "Correspondents of interest include Agnes Egerton-Castle, Cyril D. Fitzroy, Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham (on 'Ardoch, Cardross' headed paper), G.P. Jacomb-Hood, Mary Millais, Una Troubridge, and Viola Tree (on 'His Majesty's Theatre' headed paper).
box 44, Folder 1

Photographs about 1903-1905

Scope and Contents

Folder includes photo of Esme holding a baby, labelled "Ralph & Julyan, King's Lynn" (photographers) as well as a photo postcard of Esme wearing a beret, sent to LH from JHN and dated 9/12/1903. Elsewhere in this box is a 2"x3" Hollinger box with a clear plastic window containing a glass plate negative of Esme and plastic negative and black oval paper frame. User should handle glass plate negative carefully, and hold by the edges, as touching the plate can wear off the emulsion.
box 44, folder 2

Picture postcards to and from Esme Hope 1904

Scope and Contents

Folder includes a number of cards and color postcards to and from EH. Many are to EH from LH, many depict animals.
box 44, folder 3

Misc. keepsakes, cards, and clippings 1897-1905

Scope and Contents

A number of newspaper clippings feat. EH's obituary, a card sent from LH to EH for her first Christmas; a 1905 calendar: "Merry Months" (with envelope), and a number of flowers pressed between folded leaves of paper: "From the wreaths that were about our darling Esm� when she was lying in her last sleep" (LH's handwriting); a separate small Hollinger box also contains a segment of a wreath from EH's grave; elsewhere in box, separately wrapped, are 7 copies of the book The Horizon (London: James Nisbet & Co., Ltd., 1911) by Catherine Marsh. The volume is 9x11 cm and "tells the story of Esm�'s life and death, including personal anecdotes, quotations from letters along with much consoling material of a religious nature" (from B.D.); box also includes a separately wrapped 1894 Charles Lett's diary that belonged to EH and includes drawings, scribbles and arithmetic in a childish hand; diary is dated 1894, but since EH was not born until 1897, the diary probably originally belonged to LH.
box 44, folder 4

Remembrances and keepsakes 1897-1905

box 44, folder 5

Drawings by Esme Hope about 1900-1905

Scope and Contents

A number of drawings done by EH as a child, or drawings done by LH and colored in by EH. Includes an envelope which contains a drawing of "Young Lady of Dover" and a letter;
box 44, folder 6

Letters to Esme Hope from Laura C. Allen and Jacqueline Hope 1896-1905

Scope and Contents

Folder includes 7 letters to LH from JH as a child and 14 letters from Laura C. Allen
box 44, folder 7

Letters to Laura Hope from her siblings 1899-1904

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from her sister Violet Troubridge (14 letters), her brother Ernest Troubridge (1 letter), and her sister Helen Troubridge (1 letter)
box 44, folder 8

Letters to Laura Hope from family 1896-1905

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH from family members Jessie Hope (3 letters), Anna Cunninghame-Graham (6 letters), Madge Napier (n�e Hope), and M. Lizzie Napier (3 letters)
box 44, folder 9

Letters and keepsakes to Laura Hope from Catherine Marsh and her niece, Lucy O'Rorke 1907-1910

Scope and Contents

4/8/1908 envlope includes letter and a booklet: "In Memoriam: Evelyn Marchioness of Ailsa;" 1/2/1907 envelope from CM includes other booklets titled Beyond and The Vision, presumably the inspriration for The Horizon - that is, booklets printed after the death of a loved one that tell a life story and offer consolation of a religious nature; last envelope in folder includes 3 letters from CM's niece, Lucy O'Rorke.
box 44, folder 12

Assorted letters of condolence 1922

box 44, folder 10

Assorted letters regarding Esme 1905-1911

Scope and Contents

Letters about EH in life and after her death, many without envelopes.
box 44, Folder 13

Documents addressed to Esme concerning the estate of Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham 1936

Scope and Contents

EH was seemingly a beneficiary of RBCG's estate even though she predeceased him.
box 44, folder 14

"Spirit letters" 1904-1905

Scope and Contents

Folder contains 3 spirit letters presumably channeled through Laura (although in a distinctively mediumesque hand), in the style of automatic writing. They take the form of conversations with the departed Esme, and some of these addressed to 'Raphael' - presumably the angel. They give a heartbreaking insight into a mother's grief.
Box 207

Metal plate labeled "Cholera plate"

Physical Description: loose in box with other rolled and odd-sized materials
 

Felix Hope-Nicholson 5.2. 1927-1987

Biographical Note

Felix Hope-Nicholson (actually Charles Felix Otho Victor Gabriel John Adrian) (1921-1990) was the only son of Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson, and, like them, devoted to family history, pageantry and genealogy. Felix lived with his mother at More House for most of his life and he was a well-known social figure in London circles.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondents from relatives and friends, as well as photographs from Felix's time at the Summerfield School.
box 45, Folder 1-12

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson 1927-1939

Scope and Contents

Letters are mostly out of chronological order and without envelopes; they appear to be from mostly family and friends and were sent on the occasion of a birthday or holiday; 2/21/1929 is a B&W photo postcard of kittens.
box 45, folder 13

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from Henrietta Taylor 1936 May-1937 January

box 45, folder 14

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from Anton Dolin 1937-1948

Scope and Contents

All of the letters in this folder to FHN are from Anton Dolin, presumably the English ballet dancer and choreographer.
box 45, folder 15

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from Harold Nicolson 1942 July-1942 September

Scope and Contents

Letters in this folder were sent to FHN from Harold Nicolson, seemingly a military superior, concerning matters of military service and discharge (?).
box 45, folder 16

Misc. letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson 1941-1944

box 45, folder 17

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from Thomas Woodcock 1986-1987

Scope and Contents

Letters to FHN from Thomas Woodcock concerning matters of genealogy and family heraldry.
box 53, Folder 3-6

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from his mother Jacqueline 1930-1934

box 53, folder 7

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from his sister Lauretta and his father Hedley 1931-1934

box 53, folder 8

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from his sister Marie-Jacqueline 1929-1934

box 53, folder 9-13

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from his mother Jacqueline 1934-1936

Scope and Contents

Letters to FHN from JHN and others, including his sisters Lauretta and Marie-Jacqueline, as well as letters from other, miscellaneous senders, identities unknown.
box 57, Folder 1-9

Letters to Felix Hope-Nicholson from his mother Jacqueline 1936-1939

box 68, folder 4

Photographs of Felix Hope-Nicholson, Daniel Gurney and Ernest Troubridge about 1890-1921

box 69, folder 3

Class/school photographs from Summerfield School

 

Marie-Jacqueline Lancaster 5.3. 1950-1996

Biographical Note

Marie-Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson was born in 1922 to Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson. She was a well-respected magazine editor and, along with her siblings, made More House a hub of London social life during the war years. In 1945, she married Maurice Lancaster who was a war correspondent and manager of the March of Time newsreels (later a managter at Harpers Bazaar). M-J (as she liked to be called in lieu of her very long formal name) also saw herself as the More House archivist, particularly after the death of her brother in 1990, and was instrumental in the (failed) efforts to save More House and keep it intact as a research center and museum. She edited her grandparents' correspondence as Letters of the Engagement and also reissued her mother's Life Amongst the Troubridges, in addition to working on several other editing projects of material from the More House Archive (particularly the diaries of Charlotte Allen), which were not published. M-J Lancaster died in 2010.

Scope and Contents

Materials include business papers, typescripts and manuscripts of material culled from the More House Archive, contracts, correspondence (mostly business), and More House inventories and reports. These inventories include listings of furnishings, doll and art collections, and detailed listings of all of Laura Troubridge Hope's known artworks.
box 119, folder 13

Everyday amongst the English radio transcript

box 119, folder 6

Ernest Troubridge research files (MJL)

box 117, Folder 9-17, box 118, Folder 12-13, 17, box 119, Folder 7-10

Typescripts and manuscripts of Laura Troubridge Hope journals and Life Amongst the Troubridges, by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson and Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster

box 119, folder 11

BBC Radio program on Life Amongst the Troubridges

box 118, folder 20

Correspondence re: LTH book

box 118, Folder 21, box 117, Folder 11, box 116, Folder 27-29

Some Pictures of the Past (Laura Troubridge Hope) typescripts by LTH and MJL

box 116, folder 30

Holy Year (MJL?) 1950

box 116, folder 32

Clippings and magazines

box 116, folder 33

MJL: More House contents and history 1989

box 117, folder 1-5

MJL: More House history and sale

box 118, folder 5

More House histories and estate files

box 117, folder 6

MJL: source material and photocopies

box 117, folder 7

JHN: More House dolls and relic shelf

box 117, folder 8

MJL: Reminiscences by Miss Margaret Hope typescript

box 117, folder 18-20

Hope and Troubridge essays and stories

Scope and Contents

Includes JHN essay on historical films, Andy: An Epic of Desert Cattle Droving by Jim Hope, pageant lists by JHN
box 117, folder 21-23, 25

MJL files on More House, LTH publications and artwork

Scope and Contents

Includes notes from LTH journals 1892-1929
box 117, folder 24

Constantinople Journal (1901) typescript

box 117, Folder 26, box 118, Folder 1, 3

Laura Troubridge Hope catalogue by MJL

box 118, folder 9-10

Index to LTH catalogue

box 118, folder 2

AH-LTH correspondence notes by MJL

box 118, folder 4

Printed More House catalogue by George St. Sayn and MJL

box 118, folder 6

Copies of old Hope letters from other relatives

box 118, folder 7-8

MJL files on Charlotte Allen journals

box 118, folder 11

Letters of Engagement typescript

 

Allen family 5.4. 1888-1991

Biographical Note

Adrian Hope's sister Laura (1859-1936) spent much of her young life in Europe, being brought up by her material aunt Annie Cunninghame Graham. She met Greek scholar Thomas W. Allen (1862-1950) in 1888 and married him in 1894. He was a fellow at Queen's College, Oxford, where they lived with their only child Charlotte. Laura was a devout Christian Scientist, which unfortunately contributed to Charlotte's untimely death at the age of 23, when she did not seek medical attention for an illness.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence, Charlotte Allen's 1910 journals, address and autography books and photographs. Charlotte's journals were edited, though not published, by Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster and there is additional material regarding these journals in the above subseries 5.3.
box 68, folder 5

Photographs of Uncle Tom Allen about 1900

box 76, box 77, Folder 1-19

Laura Hope letters to Thomas Allen 1890-1896

box 77, folder 20-21

Laura Hope letters to Thomas Allen 1911

box 77, folder 22

Charlotte Allen letters to Thomas Allen 1912-1913

box 75

Charlotte Allen autograph book 1912

box 75

Laura Hope address book 1888-1894

box 78

Charlotte Allen journals 1910

box 87, folder 22

Tom Allen estate sale typescript 1950

box 76, Folder 37

Thomas William Allen biography by Nigel Wilson, Proceedings of the British Academy 76 1991

 

Other Hope family 5.5. 1762-1995

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains documents related to or created by various members of the Hope family, including Lauretta Hope-Nicholson, Jessie Graham Hope, Henrietta Hope, Lt-Col. W. Hope, Madge Hope Napier, Jean Hugo, Mrs. Greville-Nugent, Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, and others. Materials include correspondence, photographs, clippings, historical and research documentation, genealogical papers, pamphlets and ephemera (especially concerning Hopetoun House and the Earl of Hopetoun).
Box 203, Folder 7

William Hope, VC, Crimea letters to his parents (mostly transcripts) 1855

box 57, folder 12

Letters to Lauretta, Felix, and Marie-Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson 8/6/1924-6/20/1926

Scope and Contents

Cards and letters to sent to the children in their early years; Includes a watercolor birthday card to JHN from LHN: "Polly would like a cake today!" Last item in folder is an envelope containing letters in both JHN and the children's handwriting, all undated, but probably from 1926-1928.
box 58, folder 1

Letters from Felix, Lauretta, and Marie-Jacqueline Hope-Nicholson to their parents 8/8/1927-4/26/1933

box 58, Folder 3, 5-7

Letters and invitations to Lauretta Hope-Nicholson 1931-1936

Scope and Contents

Box 58/Folder 3:A hand-painted doily valentine with a hand-written verse in the center, given to Lauretta as a child by Michael Law, age 12. Box 58/Folder 5: Invitations sent to Lauretta Box 58/Folders 6-7: Letters to Lauretta from Hedley and Jaqueline while she was on a trip to Paris.
Box 203, Folder 6

Nicol Graham correspondence and transcribed letters about 1790s

box 58, Folder 2, 4

Items related to Lauretta, Felix, and Marie-Jacqueline as children 1927-1939

Scope and Contents

Box 58/Folder 2:Includes a number of certificates and report cards belonging to the three children, as well as assorted play programs and a some sewing done by Lauretta as a child; also a magazine spread featuring the Marie-Jaqueline and Maurice Lancaster. Box 58/Folder 4:Includes a number of whimsical color postcards featuring fairies, parrots, etc., as well as newspaper clippings, and drawings done by the children. Also includes one of Felix's exams and a play program.
box 65, folder 18

Photographs of Hope-Nicholson family about 1920-

Scope and Contents

Includes portrait of Marie-Jacqueline
Box 207

Nicol Graham letters

Physical Description: loose in box with other rolled and odd-sized materials
box 22, folder 12

Letters regarding Colonel Hope's sword 1914

Scope and Contents

Includes a handwritten note by LH: "Correspondence about Colonel Hope's sword, lent to Archie Napier for the campaign - 1914"
box 41, folder 8

Hope family obituaries 1893-1936

Scope and Contents

Various obituaries, funeral programs, and newspaper clippings about the deaths of Hope family members, including Jessie Hope and Charlotte Allen.
box 104

Hope family newspaper clipping album

box 65, folder 14

Photographs of family, friends and others (most unidentified)

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Roger Tewkesbury Kynaston, Aunt Phil Vickerman, G. Grunston?,
box 68, folder 3

Photographs of Jessie Hope about 1890?

box 83, folder 31

"A Royal Idyll" by Jessie Hope

box 83, folder 32-33

Jessie Graham Hope manuscripts

box 70, Folder 1-2

Unidentified portrait photographs about 1916-1920

box 83, Folder 11-12, 25

Letters about the Hope tree and book 1912-1913?

box 83, folder 13

Pamphlets on John Hope

box 83, Folder 14-16, 23, 26-30, 36-38, box 85, Folder 4

Hope genealogy notebooks, correspondence and pedigrees

box 83, folder 17

Henrietta Hope wax seal

box 85, folder 9

Letters from Mary Breton Hope to Henrietta Hope 1762-1766

Scope and Contents

With some background information and transcripts by MJ Lancaster
box 83, folder 18

Coats of arms

box 83, folder 19-20

Reproductions of Hope family portraits and pictures of homes

box 83, folder 21

Hope-related news and magazine clippings

box 83, folder 22

Pamphlets on John Hope and Sir Thomas Hope House

box 83, folder 24

Hope after Kay portrait and offprints

box 83, folder 34-35

Print articles by Lieutenant-Colonel W. Hope

box 78

Madge Napier miniature diary with notes about Oscar Wilde plays 1893

box 78

Margaret? Hope journal 1857-1862

box 84

A Diary of the Public Correspodnence of Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, Bart. 1843

Scope and Contents

covers detatched and backstrip missing
box 85, Folder 1-3, 5-6, box 87, Folder 32

Hope and Hopetoun House clippings, brochures and ephemera about 1970-1995?

box 85, folder 7

Hope family-related articles/journals 1980s-1990s

box 85, folder 8

Royal Oak by Dorothea Monro

box 85, folder 10

Backstrip from book

Box 207

Rolled and damaged photographs

Physical Description: loose in box with other rolled and odd-sized materials
box 86, folder 1-2

Materials related to Farewell Dinner for the Earl of Hopetoun 1900

box 66-67

Framed photographs of family about 1860-1905

Scope and Contents

Box 66:Includes photographs of Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, Sarah Chisnall Cleghorn, The Firs (Hampstead), Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, members of Nicholson family, Esme Hope, Amy Troubridge, Sir Thomas Troubridge, Helen Troubridge, Arthur Gore, and miniature calendar given to Adrian Hope from Jaqueline. Box 67:Includes photographs of Esme Hope, Salthorpe Rectory (home of Rachel Gurney Jones), Rachel Gurney Jones, Jessie Graham Hope, and a ca. 1920s photograph album with unlabeled snapshots from Old Place (?)
box 86, Folder 27-28, box 87, Folder 1-2

Hope photos, reproductions, prints and cuttings

box 119, folder 18-20

A Soul for Sale by Mrs Greville-Nugent

box 119, folder 12

Memorandum by Mrs. William Hope (nee Cunninghame-Graham)

box 118, folder 16, 18-19

Col. William Hope research

box 119, folder 1-5

William Hope estate (Adrian Hope files)

box 118, folder 14-15

Jean Hugo book files

box 116, folder 22-26

Various Hope letters

Scope and Contents

Various Hope and Troubridge letters
box 100, folder 1

Printed paper napkins from family weddings 1916-1928

box 91, folder 5

Stuart H.J. Johnson estate sale including portrait of Sir Thomas Hope 1958

box 87, folder 3

Letters to Mrs. Greville-Nugent from various people

Scope and Contents

Letters from Marie Troubetzskoy, Lord Alfred Douglas and others
box 119, folder 15-17

Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

HHN clippings and files, Col. William Hope estate/Hope v. Hope, Laurence Napier account, travel diary (HHN?)
box 86, folder 14

Aunt Anne Cunninghame Graham and Cunninghame Graham files 1870s-1979

box 86, folder 15-16

Robert Cunninghame Grahame newspaper clippings and obituaries

box 27, folder 8-10

Letters to Jacqueline Hope from Robert Cunninghame Graham 1908 May 20-1935 June 13

Scope and Contents

Box 27/Folder 10 Last item in folder is a long envelope sent to JHN from RCG, including 1 letter from RCG and 2 from a James Mailer regarding matters related to Scottish heritage, as well as a poster printed on blue paper: "Genealogy of the Gordons, Muir of Rhymie (?)"
box 27, folder 11

Letters to Hedley Hope-Nicholson and Felix Hope-Nicholson from Robert Cunninghame-Graham 7/3/1924-8/20/1934

Scope and Contents

Folder includes 1 letter each to Hedley Hope-Nicholson and his son Felix from RCG. 8/20/1934 letter to FHN from RCG includes a Christmas card: "With Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year from R.B. Cunninghame-Graham."
box 27, folder 12

Letters about Robert Cunninghame-Graham 12/1/1906-8/10/1922

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH about RCG from Jessie Hope (2 letters), Annie Cunninghame-Graham (3 letters), A.E. Bontine (RCG's mother); also includes 2 letters to JHN from A.E. Bontine.
box 27, folder 7

Letters to Laura and Adrian Hope from Robert Cunninghame Graham 1884 September 10-1927 April 21

Scope and Contents

Letters to LH and AH from their cousin, Scottish "politician and adventurer"(bookseller's description) Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham.
box 145

Hope family photograph album about 1850-1905

Scope and Contents

Includes images of Cunninghame-Graham, Napier, Allen and Hope families (esp. Laura Hope Allen and Adrian Hope), as well as pictures of diplomats and locations abroad. Many of the locations and people have camptions relating to Lt-Col. William Hope.
box 151

Hope family photograph album about 1850-1880

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Adrian Hope, Laura Hope Allen, Robert Bontine Cunninghame-Graham, John Hope, Charles Douglas Hope, and many other members of the Hope and Cunninghame-Graham families. Some unlabeled images, but many labeled by Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson.
Box 170

Hope-Nicholson and Allen photograph album about 1905-1920

Scope and Contents

album containing various photos of the Hopes, Hope-Nicholsons and Allens such as 1906 and 1907 Pageants and the OUDS fancy dress ball with Jaqueline and Hedley Hope-Nicholson. There are a lot of photos of the Allens, particularly Charlotte Allen.
Box 174

"When I was young Dedicated to my nieces Lucy, Anne, Zoe and Kalitza Hope, to all the little Cooks and Stevensons and to all my little Grandnephews and Grandnieces by Aunt Loo Loo" 1869

Box 171

Letters from the Crimea from William Hope VC to his parents

Box 207

Hope of Langholm pedigree by John Basil Hope 1923

Physical Description: loose in box with other rolled and odd-sized materials
 

Nicholson and Cleghorn families 6 1587-1924

Scope and Contents

Series 6 contains materials and documents related to the Nicholson and Cleghorn families, particularly Alfred John Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson. Items include photographs, correspondence, notebooks, clippings, estate files, deeds and mortgage documents. Though most items date from the 19th century, there are a large number of historical Cleghorn documents dating from the early 17th century also included here, possibly items collected by Hedley Hope-Nicholson as a part of his genealogical research.
Subseries 6.1.
Alfred John Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, 1872-1924
Subseries 6.2.
Nicholson and Cleghorn families, 1587-1910
 

Alfred John Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson 6.1. 1872-1924

Biographical Note

Alfred John Nicholson (d. 1928) and his wife Mary Cleghorn Nicholson (1856-1922?) were the parents of Hedley Hope-Nicholson. A.J. Nicholson owned the highly profitable Nicholson's Raincoats, which was centered in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Mary Cleghorn was the youngest child of Thomas Cleghorn and Sarah Chisnall Cleghorn of Bildeston, Suffolk.

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains correspondence, photographs, diaries and other materials created or collected by A.J. Nicholson and Mary Cleghorn Nicholson. For letters between them and their son Hedley Hope-Nicholson, please see Subseries 3.1.1. A large subset of this material issues from Mary Cleghorn's travels in France as a young woman.
Box 206, Folder 1-2

Mary Cleghorn Nicholson periodicals and clippings

Box 206, Folder 3-6

Mary Cleghorn Nicholson school certificates 1871-1885

Scope and Contents

Includes certificates from Globe House School and Academie Philotechnique
Box 203, Folder 24

Mrs. Alfred J. Nicholson calling cards

box 65, folder 13

Cards and poetry book from collection of Mary Cleghorn 1880s

box 65, folder 23

Mary Cleghorn cartes-des-visites about 1880

Scope and Contents

4 copies of same photograph
Box 203, Folder 25-29

Mary Cleghorn Nicholson correspondence from Paris

box 101, folder 19-21

Mary Cleghorn letters and materials from Paris

Scope and Contents

Includes green folder labeled "Blotter"
box 115, folder 4

Letters to MCN from Emily Cleghorn 1915

box 115, folder 5

MCN: Calling cards from acquaintances

box 115, folder 23-28

Letters from French correspondents (mostly Mlle Cagnet) to MCN 1873-1910

box 115, folder 29-30

MCN correspondence, school certificates, notebooks and other materials about 1872-1900

box 127

List of jewelry left by Mary Cleghorn Nicholson to her grandchildren 1922

box 128, 138-140

Mary Cleghorn Nicholson engagement diaries

box 101, Folder 22-24, box 110, Folder 3-5, 20-22, 24-35

Letters to Mary Cleghorn Nicholson and A.J. Nicholson 1906-1907

box 110, Folder 1-2, 6-19, 23

Letters to Mary Cleghorn Nicholson and A.J. Nicholson 1908-1910

box 110, folder 29

Letters to Mary Cleghorn Nicholson and A.J. Nicholson 1907, 1924

box 114, folder 17

Correspondence and ephemera of AJN and MCN

box 115, folder 18

AJN and MCN photographs

box 65, folder 4

"A's Belgium photos also H's" 1900?

Scope and Contents

possibly contains some portraits of Alfred John Nicolson and "WHN" in addition to unidentified others
box 111, Folder 1-3, 12-18

AJN financial and legal material

Scope and Contents

Includes Mary Cleghorn Nicholson Estate, materials about various properties, account books
box 111, folder 19

AJN passport

box 132

AJ Nicholson daily diaries and ledgers

 

Other Nicholson and Cleghorn family 6.2. 1587-1910

box 65, folder 1

Photographs of Alfred John Nicholson; Eric and Cyril Tennent and Roy Vinson; "Grand-pere at Saint Albans?"; unidentified military group 1902-1910?

box 65, folder 3

Photographs of Mary Cleghorn, Maria Bruce Cleghorn, Kate Cleghorn late 1800s

box 65, folder 5-11

Cleghorn-Nicholson family photos 1850-1890

Scope and Contents

Includes cartes-de-visite of Mary Cleghorn, Semplin family, Marian Harvey, Mary Gibbs Mould, Sarah Cleghorn, Mary Nicholson, Phillis Cleghorn, Hill House, Alfred John Nicholson, AJ Nicholson "with his tent invention," Barmouth, Ipswich, Carisbrooke, H.B. Cortis, Phil Vickerman, Josephine Gibbs, and other unidentified individuals
box 65, folder 12

Templier family prayer/mourning cards 1901

box 65, folder 17

Photographs of Nicholson family about 1890-1910?

Scope and Contents

Photographs of A.J. Nicholson and family
box 68, folder 1

Photographs of Thomas Cleghorne and Sarah Chisnall Cleghorne

box 66-67

Framed photographs of family about 1860-1905

Scope and Contents

Box 66:Includes photographs of Mary Cleghorn Nicholson, Sarah Chisnall Cleghorn, The Firs (Hampstead), Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson, members of Nicholson family, Esme Hope, Amy Troubridge, Sir Thomas Troubridge, Helen Troubridge, Arthur Gore, and miniature calendar given to Adrian Hope from Jaqueline. Box 67:Includes photographs of Esme Hope, Salthorpe Rectory (home of Rachel Gurney Jones), Rachel Gurney Jones, Jessie Graham Hope, and a ca. 1920s photograph album with unlabeled snapshots from Old Place (?)
box 110, folder 26-28

Nicholson wills, maps, and other materials

box 111, folder 5-8

Materials related to real estate properties in Sussex and Essex (AJN?) about 1875-1890

box 111, folder 9

Thomas Cleghorn and Cleghorn general clippings

box 111, folder 10-11

William Cleghorn and Phyllis Vickerman estate

box 111, Folder 20, box 112, Folder 1

Nicholson-Hearn title deeds and mortgage documents

Scope and Contents

Includes deeds of house in street leading to the Townehouse 1587-1653.
box 112, folder 2-4

Cleghorn documents

box 112, folder 5-7

Hearn-Clements

Scope and Contents

Includes documents and clippings
box 112, Folder 9-23, box 113, Folder 1-13

Cleghorn and other family deeds and mortgage documents

Scope and Contents

Box 112: Includes Carlo documents, Mary Cleghorn Nicholson documents, Old Place mortgage, More House insurance, HHN documents, Thomas Cleghorn certificates, Hurlock documents. Box 113:Includes Beaulieu Cottage documents, early Cleghorn documents, title deeds of 13 St. Austin's Lane and others to the North of it (1658-1759), title deeds of Horners in street leading to Burnan's Gate (1605-1673), family pedigrees & genealogy files, title deeds of The Gunnhouses opposite King's Yard (1696-1733), Captain Thomas Hearn (the first) documents, great-aunt White and grandfather Cleghorn correspondence, Captain Thomas Heard (the second) and Mary Jackson documents, Mary Cleghorn Nicholson death, misc. newspaper clippings, title deeds of Sturnans Davenant (1605-1759)
box 115, folder 3

Letters to Nicholsons related to deaths and inheritances

box 128

Cleghorn address books and notebooks

Scope and Contents

Includes address books of Mary Cleghorn Nicholson and Sarah Cleghorn, birthday book of Phillis Cleghorn
box 141

Thomas Cleghorn prayer book, Phillis Cleghorn diary, and Sarah Chisnall Cleghorn birthday book

box 142

Night Thoughts by Edward Young book (London, 1790) from Cleghorn family collection

Physical Description: Heavily damaged; use caution.
Box 174

Small case with "P.V" on lid, likely Phillis Vickerman

box 211

Suitcase with label from Esperanza on lid, originally held materials relating to the Nicholson family