Item 9 - ‘Berryana’: papers relating to Mary and Agnes Berry

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Crewe MS/9


‘Berryana’: papers relating to Mary and Agnes Berry


  • c. 1845–66 (Creation)

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1 volume (39 x 29 cm), containing 39 leaves. Folio 4 is a print bound into the book. Most of the other leaves have papers, prints, etc., pasted to them. Half-bound.

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The contents of this volume were probably assembled by Lord Houghton while he was preparing his biography of the Berry sisters, published in Monographs, Personal and Social in 1873. Some of the items are numbered in the top left-hand corner in pencil. Binder’s stamp of J. Leighton, Brewer St. The heraldic ‘garb’ of Robert, Earl of Crewe, is stamped on the front cover.

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On the spine is stamped ‘Berryana’.

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Foliated 1–42.

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  • English
  • French

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The book has been damaged by damp, and as a result the binding is loose and some documents have become detached from the leaves on which they were mounted.

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Extracts = Mary Berry, Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852, ed. Lady Theresa Lewis, 3 vols. (1865)

Monographs = Lord Houghton, Monographs, Personal and Social (1873)


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