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Reference D3394
Covering dates 1760 - 1931
Held by Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service, Staffordshire Record Office
Extent 6 series A box of documents
Source of acquisition Deposited by Mrs N.C. Bosanquet of Cheltenham.
Creators Anson family, Earls of Lichfield

Administrative history:
They relate to descendants of George Anson, d.1789, through his 8th son, Frederick Anson I, Dean of Chester, Canon of Windsor; his son Frederick II was Rector of Sudbury (Derbs.) and Canon of Windsor; his son Frederick III was a civil engineer.



[no title or date]  D3394/1

Contents:
Agreement to sell an estate and slaves in Columbia Plantation, West Indies (by River Essequibo) [in Grenada?]

[no title]  D3394/1/1  1800-02

Contents:
Francis Ford/Edward Anson

[no title]  D3394/1/2  1835

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Letter from Wyatt [about above property and compensation for slaves].

[no title]  D3394/1/3  1855

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Notes for Frederick Anson's will

[no title]  D3394/1/4  No date

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Draft letter (?author) to someone at Grenada.

[no title]  D3394/1/5,6  1849

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Newsheets (2) - the Comet

[no title]  D3394/2  1760 - 1772

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Extract from wills of:
Admiral Lord George Anson, 1760
Thomas Anson, 1772

[no title]  D3394/3  1839-77

13 docs.


Related information: See also D3394/4

Contents:
Papers relating to academic career and preferments of Frederick Anson II including:

[no title]  D3394/3/9  No date

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Copy "testimonial" of Sudbury parishioners on his retirement as Rector.

[no title]  D3394/3/10  No date

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Bishop of Lichfield (G.A.)

[no title]  D3394/3/11  1888

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Copy letter of resignation of canonry

[no title or date]  D3394/4

5 docs.

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Letters and copy letters about famous people.

[no title]  D3394/4/1  1842

Contents:
Lord Melbourne to Frederick Anson [?I] about appointment of Commander in Chief; (also comments on censoring reference to a member of royal family if letter is published for Sir G. Ponsonby, 1931).

[no title]  D3394/4/2  No date

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Lord Howe to Frederick Anson II refers to Queen Adelaide.

[no title]  D3394/4/3  1844

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Peel to Queen Victoria.
Vacancy of Canonry at Windsor also covering letter from [?] to Frederick Anson [I]

[no title]  D3394/4/4  No date

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Prince Leopold to Mrs Wellesly [sent on to Mr Anson] about an appointment.

[no title or date]  D3394/5

14 letters - some incomplete

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Family correspondence including

[no title]  D3394/5/1  No date [c.1806]

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Mrs Anson (nee Vernon) to her son Frederick Anson I about the new family Viscountcy and impending parliamentary election. Much news on family & servants.

[no title]  D3394/5/2,3  1834

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To George Anson from sister (? the Maraquita) at sea off Portugal & Spain, description of country, coastal walks etc.

[no title]  D3394/5/4-6  1844-61 No date

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To Frederick II from Frederick I

[no title]  D3394/5/7-9  1854-66

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To Frederick I from Frederick II personal including church matters; & from Naples.

[no title]  D3394/5/10,11  No date

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To Frederick II from Lord Vernon from [Italy]

[no title]  D3394/5/13  1868

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To Caroline Anson from bro. Lord Vernon

[no title or date]  D3394/6

15 letters - some incomplete

Contents:
Letters to Frederick Anson II (or Frederick I or friends) from various people including

[no title]  D3394/6/4  1839

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About All Souls, (Oxon.) Fellowship

[no title]  D3394/6/5,6  1799, 1841

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From Edward Vernon, Bishop of Carlisle, Archbishop of York.

[no title]  D3394/6/8-12  1835-67

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Family, business, estate matters from (?F) Harcourt & A.W. White.

[no title]  D3394/6/7  ?1841

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From [?Bishop of Bath & Wells?] about Bishop of Carlisle.

[no title]  D3394/6/13  1849

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From Osbourne House about proposed monument to George F. Anson.

[no title]  D3394/6/14  1868

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From [? Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford.]

[no title]  D3394/6/15  No date

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From Rev. F.B. Portman, Staple Fitzpaine (nr. Taunton, Somerset) about parish work.

[no title]  D3394/7  1864

Contents:
Anonymous account written from Port Patterson, New Zealand of voyage in South Pacific - refers to Santa Cruz Island; by a missionary. Details of an attack by the inhabitants on him and his companions. Description of lock jaw.

[no title]  D3394/8  19th.cent

Contents:
Miscellanea (5), verses etc.
1 Smoky Chimney
2 Sea Bathing
3 Pigs
4 Sheridan [RB?]
5 A Family Prayer

[no title]  D3394/9/1,2  1830

Contents:
Printed address to Carpet Manufacturers of Kidderminster by Rev. H. Price of Needwood; and printed circular letter on clerical reform and plight of poor.

[no title]  D3394/9/3  No Date

Contents:
Anonymous: ...reasons why members of C. of E. ought to attend...church.

[no title]  D3394/10  1883-1931

Contents:
Letters from Randall Davison, Dean of Windsor to Canon Frederick Anson II, 1883-85 (8 letters); & correspondence of Bishop of Chichester in connection with these letters, 1931; Sermon (extract) of Dean Davison in St. George's Chapel after Lord Shaftersbury's death. 1885

[no title or date]  D3394/11-19

Contents:
Frederick Anson III (Apprentice at Erith Iron Works) 1872-75, employer Beyer & Peacock 1876-[78?]

[no title]  D3394/11/1  No Date

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Education & qualifications - details prepared apparently in connection with application for a partnership in some company.

[no title]  D3394/11/2  1875

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Certificate of Association of Civil Engineers.

[no title]  D3394/12  1888-1900

3 letters

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Letters from F.A.III to wife, Agnes. Board school at Staplehurst and sanitation there; working for Hoare, a brewer - 1888

[no title]  D3394/13  1870-76; 1856; No Date

8 letters, some incomplete

Contents:
Letters from Frederick III to father Frederick II, one from Gibraltar, 1870; from Vienna 1873 (see /11/1); two from Erith (see 11/1); also one as a boy.

[no title]  D3394/14  1875-77

2 letters, one incomplete

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Letters from Frederick II to son Frederick III includes hostile comments on sermon of [Benjamin] Jowitt about literal accuracy of Bible.

[no title]  D3394/15  c.1873-75

6 letters, some incomplete

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Letters from Frederick III to mother interests are engineering and religious education particularly Sunday School at Erith.

[no title]  D3394/16/1-3  1878-79; No Date

3 letters, one is mutilated

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Letters addressed to Frederick Anson III relating to Sunday School at Gorton (nr. Manchester)

[no title]  D3394/16/4,5  1926

2 letters

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Letters to Agnes Anson after death of husband Frederick III from Edgar Powell (at Uppingham, Rutland) on F.A.'s work at Gorton Sunday School.

[no title or date]  D3394/17

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Various letters to or about Frederick III including

[no title]  D3394/17/1,2  1861

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Letters from Worksop, a preparatory School? about Frederick Anson III (2) from Mr. Bary.

[no title]  D3394/17/3  1873

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Letter from [bro.] Walter Anson [in Royal Navy] from Malta, about possible phosphorous illuminated night signalling device.

[no title]  D3394/17/4  No Date; [after 1882]; 1885

6 letters, some incomplete

Contents:
Letter from sister Laura at Mentone (France) about Queen Victoria's visit to the town, and also H.M.S. "Inflexible" and Capt. [Jackie] Fisher and its electric light.
Letter from A. Howard at Sudbury.

[no title or date]  D3394/18

Contents:
Notes for two speeches on educational matters.

[no title]  D3394/18/1  No Date; [1911]

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After care committee on elementary schools

[no title]  D3394/18/2  No Date

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A school prize day

[no title]  D3394/18/3  192[-]

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Letter ("Times") on miners' strike

[no title]  D3394/18/4,5  1925

Contents:
Also two letters written to his widow from collaborators in educational work. in London S.W.11. (Horseferry Road).

[no title]  D3394/19  1925 & No Date

3 docs.

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Herts & Essex Water Works Coy. Annual report and obituary note about Frederick III's service to Company.

[no title or date]  D3394/20

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Sundry franked envelopes etc. but also 3 sheets of unheaded & incomplete letters of Frederick III cf./12-15 above.

[no title]  D3394/21  19th. cent

Contents:
Photograph Album of family: includes Gorton Sunday School class; silhouetted, pencil sketch; some items are loose.

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