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Holroyd, John Baker (1735-1821)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS869
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Holroyd, John Baker (1735-1821)
Date(s): 1789-1830
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 45 items
Name of creator(s): Holroyd | John Baker | 1735-1821 | 1st Earl of Sheffield | statesman
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Administrative/Biographical history:

John Baker Holroyd was born in 1735. In 1781 he was created Baron Sheffield of Dunamare, Co. Meath in the Peerage of Ireland and in 1802 created Baron Sheffield of Sheffield, Co. York in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. He was President of the Board of Agriculture, a Lord of Trade and one of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council. He was known in the literary world as a writer on political economy. He died in 1821.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Baker Holroyd, 1789-1830.

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Conditions governing access:

Open for research. 24 hours notice is necessary for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Conditions governing reproduction: Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description. Hard-copy catalogue also available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Allied Materials

Related material:

For further papers and correspondence of Holroyd's held at Senate House Library, see: MS124, MS126, MS132, MS139, MS423, MS942, MS984, AL55, AL60, AL115, AL116, AL120, AL121, AL144, AL145, AL227, AL268, AL277, AL346.

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast, contains deeds and papers relating to the Dunamore Estate, 1678-1825 (Ref: D3541); correspondence and papers relating to Ireland, 1772-1820; and correspondence with John Foster, 1790-1794 (Ref: D207/54). The British Library, London, holds correspondence and papers, 1750-1819 (Add MSS 34883-5, 34887); correspondence with Lord Auckland, 1781-1814 (Ref: Add MSS 34419-60, 457289); letters to the Earls of Chichester, 1795-1803 (Ref: Add MSS 33093-130 passim); letters to Edward Gibbon, 1790-1794 (Ref: Add MS 34886); correspondence with the Earls of Liverpool, 1779-1801 and 1818-1820 (Ref: Add MSS 38217-311 passim); and letters to Arthur Young, 1771-1820 (Add MSS 35126-33 passim). East Sussex Record Office, Lewes, contains documents, 1770-1863 (Ref: SP), and a rent book, 1854-1868 (Ref: A 5762) relating to the Sheffield Park Estate; correspondence and papers, [1760-1821]; and letters received by Holroyd, 1774-1820 (Ref: AMS 5440). The West Yorkshire Archives Service, Leeds, holds material relating to the Temple Hirst Estate, 1402-20th century (Ref: TM). Doncaster Archives Department has rentals, leases and correspondence relating to the Temple Hirst Estate, 1849-1882 (Ref: DX Box/62020). The National Army Museum holds Holroyd's papers as a troop commander, 1761-1821. Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service has correspondence and miscellaneous papers, 1763-1821 (Ref: DSA 13-33). Coventry Archives contain correspondence concerning elections in Coventry, 1780-1784 (Ref: Acc 854). The East Kent Archives Centre, Dover, holds correspondence and notebooks, 1797-1811 (Ref: U471/A112, C134). The William L Clements Library, University of Michigan, has letters received by Holroyd, 1801-1819 (Ref: Sheffield Papers).Beinecke Library, Yale University, contains letters from Sir Joseph Banks, 1788-1819. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, holds letters to William Hayley, 1794-1795. The National Archives, Kew, has letters to William Pitt (Ref: PRO30/8). Letters to Sir John Sinclair, 1796-1804, and Lord Egremont, 1794-1820, are both held privately (see HMC for details).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the Senate House catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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