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Grenfell, William Henry (Lord Desborough): letter (1912)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL426
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Grenfell, William Henry (Lord Desborough): letter (1912)
Date(s): 1912
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves (1 blank)
Name of creator(s): Grenfell | William Henry | 1855-1945 | Baron Desborough | sportsman and politician x Desborough | Baron


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Henry Grenfell was born in London in 1855. He was educated at Harrow School and Balliol College, Oxford. He represented the university at several sports, including two appearances in the university boat race, and continued to participate in rowing, fencing, mountaineering, hunting and other sports for many years, including appearances at national level. In later life he was president of several sporting organizations, including the Amateur Athletic Association. Grenfell also served at various times as MP for Salisbury, for Hereford and for Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, before being created Baron Desborough in 1905. He also held a variety of public offices. His wife, Ethel, was a renowned society hostess. Lord Desborough's three sons (including the war poet Julian Grenfell) all having predeceased him, the barony became extinct on his death.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Henry Grenfell of 30 Bruton Street, London [the printed letter-head 'Carlton Club' has been struck through] to [Edward] Marston, 26 Jun 1912. Relating to Marston's query about the origin of the Port of London Authority regulations for fishing. Autograph, with signature.

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See hard copy catalogue

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. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

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:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1966.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
Aug 2008

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