Guide to the Guide to Miscellaneous Records of the Nottinghamshire Archives Office (as filmed by the AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Collections held by the Nottinghamshire Archives Office (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1723 - 1967
Collection Number
37 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.


Scope and Contents

Card index to Nottingham Borough Quarter Sessions: transportations 1723-1858;

Records of Atkeys of Nottingham Ltd., motor engineers and motor car agents; Parish records;

Turner Family private records; letters of D.H. Lawrence; papers of solicitors relating to Australia; and the papers of individuals such as Dr. Marjorie Clifton, Joyce Eddison and Dame Laura Knight.

The collection contains index cards, correspondence, meeting minutes, legal documents, receipts and other notes.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Citation items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February-23 September 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Material selectively filmed at Nottinghamshire Archives Office, Nottingham, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1982 (AJCP Reel: M1617). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Nottinghamshire Archives Office, Nottingham, England

For further information see Nottinghamshire Archives Office catalogue (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia . as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding Aid Note

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


William Davie(Ship); Australia: visits to; New Zealand: visits to; Gold and Goldfields: Victoria; Great Britain; Turner, R; Turner, J; Stephensen, P.R; Southeast Asia; Ross, Thomas; Quarter Sessions; Port Otago, New Zealand; Nottingham Quarter Sessions; New Zealand; Land: New South Wales; Lawrence, D.H; Knight, Dame Laura; Greenock, Scotland; Foster Family (NSW); Emigrant voyages; Convicts; Circuses; Buck Family; Bert, Joe; Bendigo, Victoria; Atkey, Sir Albert; Atkey, Lady Euphemia; Australia


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 356, p. 136

Item Descriptions

Series C.P.5.. Official Records: Papers of Edward Smith Godfrey, Clerk of the Peace, Nottinghamshire, 1806 - 1843

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Forbes (Clerk of Peace, Sleaford, Lincs.) to Godfrey, 12 October 1832 (File 4/382)

Details of Lincolnshire transportation methods; possibility of joint scheme in Nottinghamshire.

J. Charge (Clerk of Peace, Chesterfield, Derby) to Godfrey, 15 November 1832 (File 4/383)

Discussing that a joint transportation scheme will be considered.

Series. City Archives, 1723 - 1858

1 items

Card index to Nottingham borough Quarter Sessions records: transportations, 1723 - 1858 (File)

The index gives name, date of conviction, sentence, crime and the reference to the Quarter Sessions Record books. There are very few entries for the period 1790-1815.

Series DD ATK. Records of Atkeys of Nottingham Ltd., 18 July 1852 - 1936

5 items

Atkeys of Nottingham Ltd. were motor engineers and motor car agents. Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Albert Reuben Atkey (1867-1947) opened a cycle repair shop in Nottingham in about 1885 and in 1897 founded the first motor trading company in Nottingham, A.R. Atkey & Company. He was Mayor of Nottingham in 1928 and held the seat of Nottingham Central in the House of Commons in 1918-22.

Correspondence of Sir Albert and Lady Atkey on their Tour of New Zealand (10 letters), 1936 (File 37)

The correspondents include E. Wratten (Auckland), Alice Toner (Auckland), A. Bonner (Auckland), A. Saxton (Wellington) and E. Day (Geraldine). There is also a letter from T. Hastie (Melbourne) on Australian duties on the import of vehicle bodies and a copy of a letter to the President of the Auckland Chamber of commerce on Anglo-New Zealand trade and duties on British goods.

Power of attorney granted to Isaac Hill (Nelson, N.Z.) to R.L. Thorpe (Nottingham) to act re intended indenture, 4 April 1868 (File City DD 3940)

Thomas Ross (Williamstown) to parents, 18 July 1852 (File City DD 16471)

Discusses the voyage to Melbourne; prices and rents; desertion of sailors and street violence.

Thomas Ross (Bendigo) to parents, 3 October 1852 (File City DD 16472)

Ross mentions: work at goldfields; injury; 'swarms of police and commisioners'; food and clothing; licence fee; hopes to return to England; religious services at diggings.

John Till to Isabella Ross, 12 May 1857 (File City DD 16473)

Details the death of Thomas Ross at Maryborough.

Series PR. Parish Records, [c. 1840's]

1 item

Vestry book of East Brigford, [c. 1840s] (File 6567)

Includes:Grant of £35 to assist John Hill and family to emigrate to Australia (1p.)

Notice of meeting and minutes of meeting to establish fund to assist emigration of paupers.

Series. Turner Family Private Records, 9 November 1855

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Letter of J. and R. Turner, 9 November 1855 (File DD 380)

J. and R. Turner (Brighton, Victoria) to their parents discussing the depressed state of trade; difficulty of earning living; a plan to go to Ballarat diggings and the birth of their son.

Series DD 670. Hopkins Collection of Lawrence Material: The Letters, 21 April [1922]-30 Aug. 1929

1 item

Biographical / Historical

The novelist, short story writer and poet David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) visited Ceylon in 1922 and then spent three months in Australia, living at Thirroul south of Sydney. The Australian writer Percy Reginald Stephenson (1901-1965) met Lawrence in 1928 during the time Stephenson was managing the Fanfrolico Press in London.

Letters of D.H. Lawrence to William and Sallie Hopkin, 21 April [1922]-30 Aug 1929 (File DD 670/1)

2 items

Filmed selectively.

D.H. Lawrence (Kandy) to Sallie Hopkin (Eastwood, Notts.), 21 April [1922] (Item 40)

The postcard talks about a visit to Ceylon; how it is too hot so going on to Australia and that the East too boneless and negative.

D.H. Lawrence (Oberbayern) to William Hopkin, 30 August 1929 (Item 43)

The letter discusses a novel by Col. Hutchinson; the old Germany; hopes he had good time with P.R. Stephenson but the socialists are merely a little bourgeois over again.

Series DD 686. Papers of Dr. Marjorie Clifton

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Eliza Rowe to Aunt, n.d. (File 13)

The letter discusses a forthcoming visit to Australia and family history.

George Dickinson (Bright, Victoria) to Harriet Dickinson (Nottingham), 30 May 1858 (File 16)

Discusses life in Australia.

Series DD 742. Papers of Joyce Eddison, 21 December 1836

1 item

Filmed selectively.

James Jephson (Kishu, Pershian Gulf) to Caroline Jephson, 21 December 1836 (File 9)

Discusses the People of Kishy and how the captain of ship has remarkable dog from N.S.W.- half kangaroo, half greyhound.

Series DD 790. Papers of Dame Laura Knight

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Biographical / Historical

Laura Johnson (1877-1967) studied at the Nottingham School of Art, where she met the painter Harold Knight (1874-1961). The married in 1903. Laura Knight was the first woman to become a full member of the Royal Academy. She was fascinated by the circus and produced studies of trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers and other performers.

First typescript of unpublished version of life of Irish acrobat and trapeze artist Joe Bert, who toured India, China, Thailand, Sumatra and Australia. (File 14)

With manuscript corrections and additions. (119 folios)

Series DDH 151. Papers of Buck Family of Farndon, 19 March 1891 - 23 March 1905

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Part of the Records of Hodgkinson and Beevar. Hodgkinson and Bevvar were solicitors of Newark.

William Buck (Patoka Station) to B.T. Pratt (Newark), 19 March 1891 (File 32)

The letter mentiones camping out catching wild horses and offers thanks for assistance to emigrate to New Zealand.

C.J. Parr (Auckland) to Hodgkinson, 28 September 1901 (File 91)

Requests copy of will of father of Samuel Buck.

C.J. Parr (Nottingham) to [unknown], 12 June 1902 (File 92)

Samuel Buck; meeting with members of Buck Family.

Murray, Hutchins, Stirling and Murray (London) to Hodgkinson and Beevar, 23 March 1905 (File 93)

Estate of J.P. Buck.

William Buck (Napier) to Hodgkinson, 9 December 1900 (File 94)

Gives authority to act as solicitor.

William Buck (Nottingham) to Hodgkinson (File 95-98)

Sale of land and tenancy matters. (4 letters).

Series DDH 154. Papers of Harvey of Newark, 9 July 1880 - 22 December 1886

2 items

Filmed selectively.

Part of the Records of Hodgkinson and Beevar. Hodgkinson and Bevvar were solicitors of Newark.

Particulars and valuation of a farm at Darlton, Nottinghamshire, 9 July 1880 (File 42)

The property of Mr Thomas Jackson.

D. Bawler to R. Hodgkinson, 22 December 1886 (File 45)

Regarding rents for Darlton estate.

Series DDH 160. Papers of H.A. Irwin of Ireland and Collingham, 24 February 1886

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Part of the Records of Hodgkinson and Beevar. Hodgkinson and Bevvar were solicitors of Newark.

Dyson Lacy (Bowen) to H.A. Irwin, 24 February 1886 (File 30)

The letter discusses the author's wishes to transfer trusteeship to person in Australia and that there is no prospect of returning to England.

Series DDH 172. Wills, settlements and cognate papers, 27 December 1866 - 1878

6 items

Filmed selectively.

Part of the Records of Hodgkinson and Beevar. Hodgkinson and Bevvar were solicitors of Newark.

Probate will of Jane Andrews of Hobart, later of Newark, died 21 Nov. 1898 (File 2)

Draft authority from Alfred Johnson of Nelson, New Zealand to J. Oldrid and T. Stafford to pay £50 to Charles Johnson, 1867 (File 130)

Deed poll and power of attorney between George Johnson of Melbourne and John A. Ewen of London, 30 October 1876 (File 135)

Nine receipts of George Johnson of Melbourne, Alfred Johnson of Nelson and others for shares under wills of parents, 1876 - 1878 (File 148)

Indenture and release of trusts of William Newbound of Alexandra, New Zealand, and others under will of W. Newbound, 27 December 1866 (File 173)

Indenture and release of trusts of William Newbound of Alexandra and others under will of Mary Newbound, 8 December 1874 (File 174)

Series DDH 177. Papers of English Family of Newark, 22 April 1897

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Part of the Records of Hodgkinson and Beevar. Hodgkinson and Bevvar were solicitors of Newark.

Copy of deed poll and power of attorney between Ann Esam of Warrnambool and Richard Mason of Lincoln to receive shares under will of William English and Kathleen Shuttleworth, 22 April 1897 (File 139)

Series DDN. Papers of Nevile Family of Thorney Hall, Newark, 5 August 1868 - 28 October 1868

1 item

Filmed selectively.

Notes on a voyage in William Davie from Greenock to Pt. Otago (8pp.), 5 August 1868 - 28 October 1868 (File 233/9)

Series DDWM 4. Papers of Foster Family, 1888 - 1893

4 items

Filmed selectively.

Records of Williamson and Company, solicitors of Retford

Thomas P. Foster and Charles M. Foster to T. Bescoby (Retford), 1888 - 1889 (File 146-149)

The letters discuss payment of allowance to uncle; name of bank in Sydney; sends deed of conveyance; acknowledges bank draft. (4 letters.)

C.M. Foster (Ulmarra, Clarence River) to H.P. Foster, 14 January 1892 (File 150)

The letter discusses problems with brother over management of property; losses due to floods; bankruptcy of T.P. Foster; impending marriage.

J. Walker (Newark) to T. Bescoby, 26 September 1892 (File 151)

This file details: the death of H.P. Foster; portraits forwarded to Australia; the sending of a letter from C.M. Foster.

Correspondence between T.P. Foster (Sydney), C.M. Foster (Ulmarra), Haig and Heppenstall, Barraud, Regge and Jupp (London) and T. Bescoby, 1892 - 1893 (File 152-162)

This correspondence concerns the receipt of portraits and documents concerning the estate of H.P. Foster and sending powers of attorney. (11 letters)