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Historical memoirs of the Russell family, Dukes of Bedford

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 710
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Historical memoirs of the Russell family, Dukes of Bedford
Date(s): c1850
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 55 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Russell family were a prominent English noble family, who played an important part in the government of England, especially from the reign of Henry VIII onwards, when John Russell (1486-1555) was created 1st Earl of Bedford.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notes on the history of the Russell family (later Dukes of Bedford) taken from Historical Memoirs of the House of Russell, from the time of the Norman conquest (London, 1833), by Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen. The manuscript, occupying 25 pages, breaks off at about 1230. A number of engravings are inserted, including seven taken from the large-paper edition of Wiffen's book. The notes were probably written in about 1850.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Dr. J.H.P. Pafford in 1967.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIm25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Nov 2001

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