Collection Cullum MS - Cullum Collection

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Cullum MS


Cullum Collection


  • 15th-20th c. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

33 boxes

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Name of creator


Biographical history

George Gery Milner-Gibson Cullum of Hardwick House, Bury St Edmunds was High Sheriff of Suffolk 1888 and Mayor of Bury St Edmunds 1913-14. He amassed a large library and shared the passion of many of wealth for autographs, being a vice-president of the Society of Archivists and Autograph Collectors

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection was bequeathed to Trinity College by George Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum in 1921

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Scope and content

George Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum's collection of autographs. The correspondence of Cullum's parents with notable contemporaries provided the core of the collection, but he amassed autographs from far beyond this sphere. The collection includes many examples from the royal and noble houses of Europe, of European politicians and Presidents of the USA, of Popes and senior members of the Church and of actors, authors, writes and composers.

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The collection follows the system of arrangement used by Cullum himself.

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A list and index are available at Trinity College Library

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