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Correspondence and papers of the Grey and Farquhar families., 1836-1932, undated.

Identifier: MS.13185

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This section contains chiefly correspondence and papers of Caroline Eliza Grey (died 1890), daughter of Sir Thomas Harvie Farquhar, 2nd Baronet, wife of General the Honourable Charles Grey, and mother of Mary Caroline, wife of the 4th Earl of Minto. Caroline Eliza Grey was a Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria, and her husband was private secretary to Prince Albert and to Queen Victoria. Most of the correspondence in this section consists of family material; but there is also some material concerning the Court, British domestic politics, and the Sikh wars in 1844-1846, in which Trevor Graham Farquhar, brother of Caroline Eliza Grey, was killed.


  • Creation: 1836-1932, undated.

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332 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: Undetermined


332 folios.


The contents are as follows. (i) General correspondence of Caroline Eliza Grey, 1836-1890, undated (folio 1); (ii) Draft copies of letters of Caroline Eliza Grey to Queen Victoria and Court officials, 1870-1890 (folio 101); (iii) Family letters to the Honourable Charles Grey, 1844-1869, including a letter, 17 June 1844, of Viscount Howick concerning the political situation (folio 133); (iv) Letters to Sybil Mary, Duchess of St Albans, from her father, the Honourable Charles Grey, and grandmother, Sybella Martha, Lady Farquhar, 1865-1869 (folio 148); (v) Family and personal letters to Lady Victoria Alexandria Elizabeth Dawnay, 1880-1917 (folio 158); (vi) Letters of Mary Caroline, Countess of Minto, to the Honourable Lewis Payan Dawnay, 1880-1881 (folio 225); (vii) Election papers, chiefly printed, of the Honourable Lewis Payan Dawnay at Thirsk and Malton, 1885 (folio 236); (viii) Family and personal letters to Louisa Jane, Countess of Antrim, 1880-1917 (folio 246); (ix) Letter of Augusta Gieseler to the Earl of Antrim, 1932 (folio 330); (x) Telegram of the Honourable Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot to the Earl Grey, 1883 (folio 332).

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