Fonds BABN - Papers of the Babington family of Rothley Temple

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Papers of the Babington family of Rothley Temple


  • 1788-1921 (Creation)

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53 boxes

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The archive was given by Mr B. Babington Smith on behalf of his cousin Miss E. Hamilton Smith in 1981 with a further donation in 1983.

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This archive includes papers (mostly correspondence) of the following. Charles Roos Babington, 1818-1826; George Gisborne Babington, 1809-1837; Jean Babington, 1802-1840; Joseph Babington 1822-1826; Matthew Babington, 1821-1833; Thomas Babington, 1788-1837; Thomas Gisborne Babington, 1809-1834; Colin Macaulay, 1811-1835; Zachary Macaulay, 1791-1835; Sir James Parker, 1818-1857; Margaret Parker, 1820-1843; Mary Lady Parker, 1806-1857; Susan Darroch 1820-1839; Lydia Rose 1803-1844 and Mary Ellen Rose, 1836-1921.

Correspondents include Thomas Babington Macaulay, Zachary Macaulay and Sir James Parker. The correspondence between Zachary Macaulay and Thomas Babington contains many references to the anti-slavery campaign and its champions including William Wilberforce.

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The letters have been arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with general material placed at the end of the catalogue

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      Collection-level description created by Jonathan Smith in 2019. A detailed finding aid produced by Diana Turner in 1986 is available in Trinity College Library; box-level descriptions have been transferred on this online catalogue and item-level descriptions are gradually being added.

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      The Parker Family Papers, held at Liverpool Record Office.

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