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HANBURY, William (d 1768)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Hanbury
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: HANBURY, William (d 1768)
Date(s): 18th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Hanbury | William | d 1768 | topographer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lived at Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire; proposed Fellow of the Royal Society by Thomas Isted, Sir Hans Sloane and William Sloane and elected, 1728; also Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; died, 1768. Published 'An account of coal balls made at Liege', Philosophical Transactions, 41 (1739-1741), p 672.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript volume, 18th century, entitled 'Britannia', containing topographical descriptions of places in England and Wales including parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Shropshire and Cheshire. Towards the end of the volume places in various counties are listed, according to whether the author has visited them, but are not described. At the front of the volume are various financial accounts, perhaps recording expenses incurred while travelling.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

British Library, Manuscript Collections, holds Hanbury's correspondence with Thomas Birch, 1740-1764 (Ref: Add MS 4309); account of coal-balls made at Liege, 1740 (Ref: Add MS 4435); price tables of wheat at Windsor market, 1646-1758 (Ref: Add MS 4391).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); some details from the Dictionary of National Biography entry for William Hanbury (1725-1778), rector of Church Langton, Leicestershire; information from the Royal Society; National Register of Archives; British Library manuscripts online catalogue.

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:
Jan 2001

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