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The Cranbrook papers: stray letters from a politician's archive



THE main body of the papers of the Conservative statesman Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook (b. 1814, d. 1906), were deposited by the 4th Earl in the Suffolk Record Office at Ipswich (Ref. HA 43; NRA report 1182); these papers were drawn upon by his son A. E. Gathorne-Hardy in his biography of Cranbrook, and remain a valuable source for historians. Extracts from Cranbrook's long series of diaries-twenty-one volumes in all-have recently been pubhshed. One small previously unrecorded cache of Cranbrook material, however, was not among the papers deposited at Ipswich: a group of letters offered at the Lawrence Fine Art of Crewkerne sale of 28 October 1982 (lot 326), acquired by the British Library, and now Add. MS. 62537.


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  • Resource type

    Journal article

  • Institution
    • British Library

  • Journal title
    • British Library Journal

  • Volume
    • 1986

  • Article number
    • 13

  • Publisher
    • British Library

  • Place of publication
    • London, UK

  • ISSN
    • 2056-2829

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    • British Library Board