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PAPERS RELATING TO THE PAGET FAMILY


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Reference DE5770
Covering dates 1830-1949
Held by Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office
Extent 29 files
Source of acquisition Date of purchase: February 2000
Creators Paget Family of Humberstone and Lubenham, Leicestershire
Related information The other deposits include estate political and legal papers dated between 1469-1951 (DE365) and a deposit (DE1274) consisting mainly of two scrapbooks of autographs, letters and ephemera connected with famous political and social figures. There is a further deposit of family papers dated between 1830 and 1961 (DE4795) as well as an unlisted deposit consisting of mainly title deeds (DE1783) but this is not open to public access.
For other Paget papers see DE4795, DE365, DE1274

Contents:
The Pagets originated near Barwell and Ibstock. Though successful farmers, being associates of Robert Bakewell, the family began to prosper when Thomas Paget (1778-1862) turned to banking and politics. The family moved to Humberstone Hall and then to Lubenham, where they had acquired the manor in 1843.
There are five deposits, which make up the collection. This particular deposit is largely political. There are records kept by Thomas Tertius Paget of his victory in the election of 1867 and a scrapbook and letters of Major Guy Paget M.P. from 1922-1923, with correspondence on art and politics from 1922-1949. There are also documents of John Paget's, including a scrapbook, a memoir and notes on his ancestry, from 1830-1888.



THOMAS TERTIUS PAGET (1807-1892)  DE5770/1  1867

Contents:
Paget served as Liberal M.P. for South Leicestershire 1867-1868, 1880-1885 and Harborough 1885-1886. He was the eldest son of Thomas Paget the banker and Whig politician and inherited his father's house at Humberstone.

'Alphabetical list of Requisition to T.T. Paget'  DE5770/1  1867

1 vol.


Related information: [DE4795/5]

Contents:
[A list of names of supporters arranged by first letter of surname and then grouped by address. This list would appear to be a name index to the petitions which requested that Paget should stand as the Liberal candidate in the 1867 South Leicestershire by-election [DE4795/5] in which he was successful. Pencil annotations record whether supporter appears on electoral register or not.]

JOHN PAGET (1811-1898)  DE5770/2-7  1830-1888

Contents:
The brother of Thomas Tertius [as above], John Paget was admitted as a barrister in 1838, serving as secretary to the Lord Chancellor 1850-1855 and a stipendiary magistrate in London from 1864. In support of his father's political activities, he composed a number of election squibs and was the author of several articles and books [see DNB supplement]. In 1834 he married Eliz. daughter of William Rathbone of Liverpool.

[no title]  DE5770/2  14 Mar. 1863

1 file

Contents:
An account by John Paget of his early life and his dispute with his brother over the validity of their father's second will, signed J. Paget, 46 Euston Square
[A draft possibly prepared as part of a legal case]

[no title]  DE5770/3  c.1830-1866

1 vol.

Contents:
Scrapbook containing newscuttings, letters and poems relating to Paget's legal and political interests

[no title]  DE5770/4/1-4  compiled c.1860

4 papers

Contents:
Papers relating to ancestry of the Reynolds and Rathbone families, c.1696-1860
[Found enclosed in DE5770/3]

[no title]  DE5770/5/1-10  c.1864-1877

10 papers

Contents:
Collection of draft poems and political squibs by Paget and others
[Found enclosed in DE5770/3]

[no title]  DE5770/6/1,2  23 July 1865

2 papers

Contents:
Letter, Lucy [?] Rathbone at 50 Church Street [? Liverpool] to my dear Aunt [?Elizabeth Paget], concerning recent murder trial of Constance Shent and plans for travel abroad
[Found enclosed in DE5770/3]

[no title]  DE5770/7  1888

[1 booklet; printed]

Contents:
'Lady Hamilton and Mr. John Cordy Jeaffreson' by J. Paget, extract from a magazine published 1888.
Attached: 'press copy' of letter by Jeaffreson to Emily Hamilton, 10 Jan. 1782, copied in 1888.

MAJOR THOMAS GUY FREDERICK PAGET (1886-1952)  DE5770/8-27  1897-1949

Contents:
Major Paget was the son of Thomas Guy Paget of Ibstock and grandson of John Paget. For an account of his war service see DE4795. He served as M.P. for Bosworth 1922-23. He was a keen art lover and huntsman.

[no title]  DE5770/8  1922-1923

1 vol.

Contents:
Scrapbook of newscuttings and letters relating to election campaign of Paget and his service as Conservative M.P. for Bosworth Division, with index
[Including reports of Paget's speeches and his attempt to introduce a bill for flogging sexual offenders against young children; with letter from Stanley Baldwin f55; also photographs of Unionist féte at Gopsall, 23 June 1923]

[no title]  DE5770/9/1,2  c.1922

1 photograph, 1 paper

Contents:
Head and shoulders portrait of Major Guy Paget in uniform, by Burton of Leicester

[no title]  DE5770/10  26 Oct. 1922

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, H.G. Powell of Unionist Central Office, Westminster to Major Paget at 51 Eaton Square, London regretting Paget's decision to oppose Mr. Kellaway [Liberal candidate for Bedford]

[no title]  DE5770/11  31 Oct. 1922

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter Sir Malcolm Fraser, Principal Agent, Unionist Central Office, Westminster to Major Paget, thanking him for subordinating his own interests to the general good and wishing him well as candidate for Bosworth

[no title]  DE5770/12  14 Apr. 1923

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Extract from the Westminster Gazette quoting Paget's powerful advocacy of the retention of the death penalty for desertion

[no title]  DE5770/13  1 Dec. 1923

[1 paper; printed]

Contents:
Special Election Edition of the Hinckley Guardian and South Leicestershire Advertiser, with annotations
[Containing election addresses of candidates for Bosworth Division and report of visit of Winston Churchill to Hinckley]

[no title]  DE5770/14/1-3  15 Dec. 1923

3 papers

Contents:
Letter William Baldwin of Conservative Office, Hotel Street, Coalville to Mr. Norton, explaining reasons for defeat of Paget in election

[no title]  DE5770/15  29 Dec. 1942

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, Charles Waterhouse at Board of Trade to Major Paget concerning request for help after closure and fining of Warner business

[no title]  DE5770/16  17 Sep. 1943

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, John Rothenstein of Tate Gallery to Major Paget at Husbands Bosworth, thanking for presentation of painting of 'The Bay Horse' by J. Ferneley

[no title]  DE5770/17  15 Oct. 1943

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, [Lord] Wigram at Windsor Castle, to Paget thanking for condolences at death of his son at Salerno

[no title]  DE5770/18  10 Aug. 1944

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, Squadron Leader D.P. Finnimore [?], Officer's Mess, R.A.F. Station, Husbands Bosworth to Major Paget at Windover Lodge, Welford thanking him for supply of beer

[no title]  DE5770/19  9 July 1945

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, Douglas Jerrold, Editor of the New English Review, to Major Paget concerning his forthcoming article on 'The Great School of English Sporting Pictures'

[no title]  DE5770/20/1,2  28 Aug. 1945

2 papers

Contents:
Letter, B. Peaker at The Kennels, Great Bowden to Major Paget, thanking him for his support as master of the [Fernie's] hunt

[no title]  DE5770/21  31 Oct. 1945

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, [Lord] Queenborough at Camfield Place, Hatfield [co. Herts.] to Guy Paget promising to help his son John Paget at Cambridge

[no title]  DE5770/22  26 Sep. 1946

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, L. H. Barber of 'Far and Wide' 133 High Holborn, London to Paget discussing standards of beauty and his own tastes in art

[no title]  DE5770/23  13 Oct. 1947

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, Capt. J. D. Blois at the War office to Major Paget, High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Wheler Lodge, Husbands Bosworth, permitting him to wear uniform of Deputy Lieutenant at opening of assizes

[no title]  DE5770/24/1,2  23 Feb. 1948

2 papers

[typescript]

Contents:
Letters, [Lord] Tedder at Air Ministry to Paget at Wheler Lodge, Husbands Bosworth, apologising for being unable to accept invitation to speak to British Legion

[no title]  DE5770/25  16 Nov. 1948

1 paper

Contents:
Letter, J. Zawadzki, to Major Paget, reporting family news and promising to start book

[no title]  DE5770/26  8 Mar. 1949

1 paper

typescript

Contents:
Letter, Thomas Williams at Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to Major Paget at Husbands Bosworth praising efforts of Paget's son in contributing to his success

[no title]  DE5770/27  kept c.1897-1911

1 booklet

Contents:
Pocket diary for 1897, used to record remedies for ailments suffered by fox hounds and hunting anecdotes; includes notes about hunting with East Devon Hounds 1890-1900
[Author is unclear but it may have been kept by Guy Paget's father]

[no title]  DE5770/28  1918

1 photograph

Contents:
Figure of man in jockey's outfit [? for polo]
[On back marked: yours sincerely R. Hewitson]

[no title]  DE5770/29  n.d. c.1918

1 photograph

Contents:
Group of four men in military uniforms
[On back marked '... from Four Wild Australians']

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