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TitleResearch Papers and Correspondence of Professor Arthur S. Turberville concerning 'A History of Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire and its Owners', c.1925-1939
Date Of Creation1925-1939 (c)
Extent2 boxes
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; correspondence, literary manuscripts
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryArthur S. Turberville, Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, accepted the invitation of the Duke of Portland to undertake research on Welbeck Abbey and its occupants. The work engaged him from the mid 1920s, and was finally published as 'A History of Welbeck Abbey and its Owners' in two volumes (i, 1539-1755; ii, 1755-1879) in 1938 and 1939 respectively.
Custodial HistoryThe papers were presented to the University of Nottingham Library in 1958, by the Professor's widow.
DescriptionThe papers consist entirely of material relating to Turberville's research for his book on Welbeck Abbey. There are narrative drafts of various sections of the work and notes used in its preparation taken from a variety of historical sources. A few modern pamphlets are present and one eighteenth-century document concerning the settlement of the estate of Thomas Holles, Duke of Newcastle. Correspondents include the publishers Faber; agents for various Portland estates; the Duke of Portland; and Francis Needham, the Librarian at Welbeck.

During the period of Turberville's research, the vast archival holdings of the Cavendish-Bentinck Dukes of Portland were still housed at Welbeck Abbey itself. Much of the material used by Turberville, and present here in extracted form, is now part of the Portland Collection at the University of Nottingham.
MgtGroupLiterary and cultural records
ArrangementThe papers are listed in a single numerical sequence within two sections divided by form. The first includes draft texts, notes on source material and occasional publications, while the second comprises correspondence.
LanguageEnglish
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue to bundle level, 4 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The: National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue to bundle level, 4 pp

Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialSee descriptions of the Portland Collection at the University of Nottingham (Pw) for further information about the resources used by Turberville at Welbeck.
Publication NoteProfessor A.S. Turberville, 'A History of Welbeck Abbey and its Owners' (2 vols. 1938-1939)

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA1185Turberville; A.S. (1888-1945); Professor; Professor of Modern History at University of Leeds1888-1945
NA1185Turberville; A.S. (1888-1945); Professor; Professor of Modern History at University of Leeds1888-1945
NA75927Cavendish-Bentinck; family; of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire; Dukes of Portland
Places
CodePlace name
PL982Welbeck Abbey/Nottinghamshire/England
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