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RAMSEY, Robert William (1862-1951)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/RMY
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: RAMSEY, Robert William (1862-1951)
Date(s): 1861-1951
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.06 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Ramsey | Robert William | 1862-1951 | historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert William Ramsey, FSA, was the author of Studies in Cromwell's Family Circle, 1930; Henry Cromwell, 1933 and Richard Cromwell: Protector of England, 1935. He was a member of the Royal Society of Literature and the Friends of the National Libraries. He died in 1951, aged 89.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal papers of Robert W Ramsey, including diaries (some with glued in event programmes, invitations and newspaper cuttings); commonplace books and household financial accounts; articles by Ramsey on historical and literary subjects; poems and sketches; Ramsey family pedigree, 1688-1904; research on the Cromwell family; and general correspondence.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

F/RMY-1: Diaries;
F/RMY-2: Commonplace Books;
F/RMY-3: Articles;
F/RMY-4: General Correspondence.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in March 1959.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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