- 1780-1974 (Creation)
Level of description
1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres
Scope and content
Papers of the Abinger and Clarke family, including diaries, letterbooks and memoirs of Frances Scarlett, comprising diaries in 5 volumes, 1842-1854; notebook containing Scarlett's memoirs, 1904 and letterbook containing copies of family letters, 1855 and 1916, including a copy of a letter fron Sir James York Scarlett describing the charge of the Light Brigade, 7 Dec 1854. Abinger family memoirs entitled 'Fanny Scarlett: Extracts from her Journals 1840-55, and from her Letters and Memoirs', by Frances' granddaughters Hester Smith and Priscilla Douglas-Jones including photographs and family tree, 1974. Letterbook of Robert Astley Scarlett, including copy of letter sent home from the Boer War, 1900. Family correspondence including to Frances Scarlett and two silhouettes of Sydney and Charles Lidderdale-Smith. Diaries of Mrs John Plomer Clarke, 1780-1800, in 3 volumes; day book, 1800; record of Helen Emilia Clarke by her governess Eliza Denis, 1794 and a travelogue of a member of the Clarke family.
System of arrangement
Arranged in the original order.
Name of creator
Baron Abinger, of Abinger in the County of Surrey and of the City of Norwich, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 12 Jan 1835 for the prominent lawyer and politician Sir James Scarlett, the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
Frances Mary Scarlett: Born 1828, daughter of Robert Campbell Scarlett, 2nd Lord Abinger; married Rev Sydney Lidderdale Smith, 1857; died 1920.
Robert Astley Scarlett was the son of Frances Mary Scarlett, born 1865, died 1955.
John Plomer inherited the Clarke estates from his great uncle, Richard Clarke, and added the surname to his own in 1774. John Plomer Clarke his son (d.1826) was High Sheriff in 1814 and commanded the West Northants Militia.
Received from the family, 1985.
Conditions governing access
Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.
Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.
Language of material
Script of material
This collection level description.
Existence and location of originals
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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.