Document ReferenceBu C
TitlePapers of Sir Eric Buchanan, third baronet; 1830-1911
Extent1 box
AbstractPrincipal document types present include: correspondence, photographs, newspaper cuttings.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryEric Buchanan was born in 1848 and attended Wellington College, where he was a Queen's Medallist. He married in 1898 Constance Augusta (d 1914), daughter of Captain Charles Edmund Tennant, RN, of Needwood House, Burton-on-Trent, who had died in a tragic shooting accident.

Sir Eric had two children: Sir Charles James Buchanan, 4th baronet (1899-1984) and Mary Constance Victoria (Mamie) who married Thomas Garret Mayhew, son of Thomas Mayhew of The Lodge, Hythe, Kent.

Eric Buchanan died in London in 1928.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was transferred to Manuscripts and Special Collections in 2007.
DescriptionThis section includes:
Correspondence relating to receipt of the Queen's Medal at Wellington College (Bu C 4). A large number of items originating from the Tennant family, ancestors of Constance Augusta Tennant, wife of Sir Eric, including a Valentine's poem from 1830 and letters of condolence on the death of Charles Edmund Tennant (Bu C 1). Further series contain correspondence congratulating Eric and Constance on their marriage, alongside a list of wedding presents and newspaper cutting (Bu C 2) and a large quantity of correspondence is from Constance Tennant to Eric Buchanan from Brighton when he was working in London in the late 1890s. (Bu C 3)
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementThe correspondence has been grouped into five series and arranged chronologically.
TermFamily - England
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. Online: Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue. Family and Estate Resource relating to the Buchanan family and their records, published on the Manuscripts and Special Collections website:
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialPapers of the Mellish family of Hodsock (Me)

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6318Buchanan; Eric Alexander (1848-1928); 3rd Baronet; succeeded 19011848-1928
NA79432Buchanan; Constance Augusta (d. 1914); née Tennant, wife of Sir Eric Buchanan, 3rd baronetd. 1914
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