Guide to the Collections held by the Staffordshire Record Office (as filmed by the AJCP)



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Created: 2019

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Fonds D258. Documents of Daniel Bate, millwright, 1880

Probable cost of tread wheels and machinery for two pairs of stones for New Zealand Government, with estimate of cost for each part, 1880 (File M/B/8)

Fonds K053. Records of the Littleton Family of Teddesley and Hatherton, 1865 - 1895

Series KO53/2. Estate records-Hatherton Papers, 1865 - 1867

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Correspondence concerning the Queensland Land Company, 1865 - 1867 (File 6/4/7)

Letters (1865-67) received by Lord Hatherton from Edward Cropper (Penshurst, Kent) and R.A. Gutteridge (Queensland Co. Ltd, London). The deal with the purchase of shares in the Queensland Land Company, financial arrangements, reports from Australia on Inniskillen, Northampton Downs and Barcoo Plains properties and proposed meetings. There is also an account of the Queensland Company (June 1867)...

Series 4. Personal records-Hatherton Papers, 1867 - 1895

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Correspondence with Lord Hatherton, 1894 - 1895 (File 5/38)

Letters from Algernon Littleton in Tasmania to his parents Lord and Lady Hatherton. They were written in Frankford, Westbury and Launceston and relate to Littleton's work with the Tasmanian Gold Mining Company, his interest in farming, the Tasmanian economy, the possibility of moving to Victoria or New Zealand and news from home. There is also a letter from Charles Tenison (Hobart) about the Manley pedigree and the visit of Algernon Littleton. (7 letters, one incomplete)

Documents of Lord Henry Percy, 1867 (File 5/11)

Letters (1867) to Lord Henry Percy concerning the refusal of a pension for the widow of Lieut. Colonel Hassard, 57th Regiment, who was killed in New Zealand. The correspondents include R.J. Farren (Colchester), Sir Edward Lugard (War Office) and W.F. Forster.

Fonds K041. Records of the Bill Family of Farley Hall, 1880 - 1913

Papers concerning the Aberfeldie Estate, New Zealand, 1880 - 1913 (File 2/3/52)

The papers comprise an account book 'New Zealand Estates', with entries for Aberfeldie Station (1880-1913), an account of New Zealand sheep imported by Charles Bill from March 1889 to Jan. 1890 and letters from Samuel Fitzherbert (Wanganui) to C. Bill (21 April 1891) and from G. Marshall (Wanganui) to Col. Bill (2 April 1913) concerning the sale of Aberfeldie...

Map of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji by W. Hughes, with additions and corrections by W.J. Turner, 1880 (File 186)

Fonds K1. Records of the Sutherland-Leveson-Gower Family, Dukes of Sutherland, 1790 - 1892

Series 11. Estate agency, 1861 - 1892

Subseries 1/4/2. Miscellaneous financial records of Chief Agent
Duke of Sutherland's investment register, 1861 - 1892 (File 1/4/8)

Entries dealing with Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Australian Trans-Continental Railway Syndicate, Western Australia Land Company (Eucla district), Java railway, South Australian Land Mortgage & Agency Company Ltd, New Zealand 3½% stock, New South Wales 3½% stock.

Series 15. Personal papers, 1790 - 1891

Subseries 1/24/9. Letters to Lady Alexandra Leveson-Gower from Lady Stafford, 1864 - 1891
Letters from Lady Stafford written on board SS Shannon, Rome and Gaelic, describing her visit to Ceylon, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Penang and Canton. (4 letters), 1886 - 1887 (File)
Subseries 1/24/1/12. Letters to Lady Alexandra-Leveson Gower from various correspondents, 1877 - 1891
Letters from Lady Broome concerning Sir Frederick Broome's request for a colonial appointment, the death of the Duchess of Sutherland, and their return from Western Australia to England in 1890. (4 letters), 1887 - 1890 (File)
Subseries 1/25/4. General papers of Cromartie Leveson-Gower, 4th Duke of Sutherland, 1886
Itinerary of the Marquess of Stafford, 1886 (File 2)

Printed pamphlet issued by Thomas Cook & Son with a proposed itinerary for a tour by Lord and Lady Stafford.

Subseries 2/1. Business interests: 3rd Duke of Sutherland, 1878 - 1879
North Borneo, 1878 - 1879 (File 4)

Note (1 April 1879) from A. Mitford (Office of Works) to the Duke of Sutherland sending papers on Borneo comprising (a) a statement on North Borneo addressed to Lord Salisbury printed by Alfred Dent and Overbeck, 1878 (b) sketch of the territory of Sabah in North Borneo, 1878 (c) Borneo-Appendix, Dec. 1878, printed for private circulation (d) printed report on North Borneo by T.S. Dobree, with analysis of soils by John Hughes, Oct. 1878.

Subseries 3/8. Public office and political interests: 1st Marquess of Stafford, 20 September 1790

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Lord Privy Seal, 20 September 1790 (File 2)

Commission of Arthur Phillip as Governor of New South Wales and docquet to the Marquess of Stafford, Lord Privy Seal.

Fonds P049. Records of Willenhall Furnaces and Barnett Family of Staffordshire, 1875 - 1885

Series 2. Barnett Family papers, 1875 - 1885

Case papers concerning Joseph Knight Barnett of Concord, New South Wales, with a copy of his will. (3 documents), 1875 - 1885 (File 9/3)

Fonds P046. Records of Manby and Steward, solicitors of Wolverhampton, 1867 - 1933

Series 16/3/7. Personal documents and papers of the Woodward Family, 1867 - 1933

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Papers of the administration of estates of George Pauton of Sydney, New South Wales (5 documents), 1908 - 1909 (File)
Powers of attorney granted to A.M. Manby by Charles Woodward and Frank Woodward, will of Frank Woodward, and general release by Amelia Woodward (4 documents), 1894 - 1895 (File)

Series 16/3/8. Correspondence concerning Frank Woodward of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1890 - 1909

Letters from Frank Woodward (East Eyreton, New Zealand) to A.M. Manby, 1890 - 1905 (File Bundle 1)

These letters mostly comprise requests for money, with occasional references to illnesses and his work as a farm labourer. There are also letters from Ernest E. Papprill, solicitor (Kaiapoi) and E. Woodward (Croydon, England), money transfers, receipts and a cheque. (31 letters and documents)

Letters from Frank Woodward (Easy Eyreton) to A.M. Manby and his sister, Lizzie Woodward, 1907 - 1909 (File Bundle 2)

Referring to his need for money and his illnesses. There are also letters from Woodward's employer G.H. Martin (East Eyreton), E. Woodward and N. Kennaway (New Zealand High Commission, London), money transfers and a receipt. (14 letters and documents)

Fonds K087. Records of the Dyott Family of Freeford, 1829 - 1836

Series 18. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1830 - 1836

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Ensign Robert Dale. Report to the Surveyor-General of Western Australia of a journey in the Swan River Valley, with observations on topography, vegetation, soils, Indigenous Australians, 31 August 1830 (File 10)
William Palmer. Remarks suggested by a visit to the Female Factory, Parramatta, 1836 (File 11)
William Palmer. Remarks occasioned by a visit to the principal felons' gaol, Sydney, on 15 March 1837, with recommendations for a new system (File 12)

Series 19. Miscellaneous printed material, 1829 - 1834

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Supplement to the Tasmanian and Austral-Asiatic Review, 30 October 1829 (File 7/6)

Contains a report of the court martial of Lieut. Carew, 63rd Regiment, for allowing a ship to be seized by convicts.

Panoramic view of King George's Sound, Swan River Colony, engraved by Robert Havell from a drawing of Lieut. Robert Dale (aquatint), 1834 (File 10/21)

Fonds K062. Papers of the Whitehouse Family of Sedgley, 1882 - 1900

Series 4. Correspondence, 1882 - 1900

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Letters to Benjamin Whitehouse, 1900 (File 3/8)

Letters to Benjamin W. Whitehouse (Sedgley) concerning an accident in a mine shaft at Broken Hill in which Charles Blake was killed and a note from the New South Wales Police Department on the death of Charles H. Whitehouse, the son of Benjamin Whitehouse. (4 letters)

Letters to Charles Whitehouse, 1882 - 1898 (File 6/1)

Letters to Charles Whitehouse in Australia from his mother Susannah M. Whitehouse (Sedgley). (3 letters)

Topographical views (File 7)
Photograph of the Post Office, Adelaide, n.d. (Item 2/6)

Fonds P029. Records of Harward and Evers, solicitors, of Stourbridge, 1901

Main clients: Fletcher, 1901 (File 1/11)

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Papers concerning Queensland Government inscribed stock, 1901 (Item 25)

Fonds D710. Records deposited by Alderman G. Shufflebotham, 27 March 1867

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Power of attorney from W.H. Gaunt (Beechworth, Victoria) to Joseph Challinor (Leek), 27 March 1867 (File 26)

Fonds D726. Records deposited by the Business Archives Council, 15 December 1898

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Letters patent granted to Harold Boyd (Wiggington), mining engineer, for an improvement in explosives, registered in the Tasmanian Patent Office, 15 December 1898 (File)

Fonds CD 368. Records of St Mary's Anglican Church, Stafford, 1931

Series 2/5/1. Missionary boats, 1931

Letters from Rev. W.F. France (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel) to the Bishop of Auckland and Rev. L. Lambert (Stafford) on supplying a boat to New Zealand (2 letters), 1931 (File 1)
Pamphlets by Rev. Lionel Lambert on the Stafford felt of missionary boats (2 items), n.d. (File 2)
Photographs of Borneo and Sarawak and the missionary boat St Mary Stafford, c. 1920-1940 (File 3)

There is also a photograph of a Melanesian boat.

Series 15. Pictures and drawings

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Photographs of William G. Cowie, Bishop of Auckland and Primate of New Zealand. (3 items) (File)

Fonds D868. Records of the Sutherland-Leveson-Gower Family, Dukes of Sutherland, 3 September 1790 - 11 May 1806

Letterbook, 3 September 1790 - 11 May 1806 (File 15/1/32/11)

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Lord Thurlow to Lord Stafford, 3 September 1790 (Item 3)

Disputes with Spain over rights in the Yucatan and fishing rights in the South Seas; war with France. (incomplete)

Grey to Lord Stafford, 11 May 1806 (Item 36)

Advocates purchase for the nation of South Sea curiosities in sale of the Leverian Museum.

Fonds D(W) 1778. Records of the Legge Family, Barons and Earls of Dartmouth, 1765 - 1852

Series D(W)1778/III. [Records of the Legge Family, Barons and Earls of Dartmouth], 23 January 1776

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John Moore (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) to Lord Dartmouth, 23 January 1776 (File 342)

Sends letter from Sir Harry Trelawney to Rev. T. Broughton on failure to baptise the Tahitian Omai.

Series V. William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, First Lord of Trade, 1765-66, Secretary for the Colonies, 1772-75, 1765 - 1775

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'Thoughts on our trade with the Spaniards and Dutch in the East Indies', n.d. (File 249)
G.L. Scott to Lord Dartmouth, 28 February 1772 (File 12)

The North-West Passage; encloses letter from Cramond; publication of Samuel Engel.

Beat Taval (London) to Lord Dartmouth, 27 August 1774 (File 13)

The inevitability of war with Spain; necessity of a new passage to the East Indies and China (in French).

John Hanson. Observations on the failure to find a North West Passage and advisability of searching for a North East Passage, 18 January 1774 (File 14)
R. Valltravers (London) to Lord Dartmouth, 30 November 1773 (File 15)

North West Passage; need to reach the South Sea by the Mer Glaciale (in French and English).

Henry Botham (Benturin Plantation) to Court of Directors, East India Company, 17 June 1777 (File (369B))

Conditions for agriculture in state of Padang; Dutch sugar plantations in Java.

Henry Botham (Fort Marlborough) to Lord Dartmouth discussing the capture of Padang, 12 October 1781 (File (381))
Resident at Malacca. Abstract of the receipts and disbursements at Malacca as per cash accounts of the Receiver of Revenues, 1 May 1799-30 April 1800, 11 Aug. 1800 (File (469))
R. Dawson (Sydney) to Lord Dartmouth, 25 September 1852 (File 25/55)

A debt incurred by his nephew in England; coal mining in West Bromwich; life in the colony for children; standard of morals in Australia; the curse of gold discoveries; advantages of Chinese labour; land acquired near Newcastle; sand encroaching on Sydney and Newcastle.