Document ReferenceGa C
TitlePapers of the Monckton-Arundell Family, Viscounts Galway of Serlby Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1590-1930
Extent26 boxes
Abstractcorrespondence, printed papers
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers. Access to some 20th century material is restricted; prospective users should contact us for further advice.
Admin HistoryThese papers form part of the archive of the Monckton-Arundell family, Viscounts Galway. See the collection level record (Ga) for details of the history of the family and their papers.
Custodial HistoryThe papers were received by the University library from the family in 1958.
DescriptionThe bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and personal papers of several members of the Galway family. There are papers of William George Monckton (Arundell), 5th Viscount Galway (1782-1834), George Edward Monckton-Arundell, 6th Viscount Galway (1805-1876), and Henrietta Eliza, wife of the 6th Viscount (d 1891). However, most of the papers relate to George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway (1844-1931). In addition to the many family correspondents and letters about family and social matters, there are letters from a number of political figures such as Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield and Archibald Primrose, Lord Rosebery. The letters and papers relate to his activities as an M.P., Deputy Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire and his service with the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry including in South Africa 1900-1902.

The collections also includes a vast amount of correspondence relating to estate matters in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. There are a considerable number of papers relating to Scrooby in Nottinghamshire which include items about the vicarage and the difficulties of acquiring an incumbent as well as references to William Brewster and the Pilgrim Fathers.

There are further items relating to coal mining, elections, railways and hunting and damage to Lady Galway's Munitions Factory at Scarborough during the First World War. There are also several printed Acts including Vesting Acts, Turnpike Road Acts, Penal Acts and Enclosure Acts.

Papers relating to the 5th Viscount Galway, the 6th Viscount and Viscountess Galway and the 7th Viscount are present in other accruals (see Ga 2).
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
Political and diplomatic papers
ArrangementThe listing order reflects an earlier arrangement in box files.
TermAdministration of estates - England - Yorkshire - History
Administration of estates - England - Nottinghamshire - History
Great Britain - Politics and government - 19th century
Great Britain - Social life and customs - 19th century
South African War - 1899-1902
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue in 2 volumes, 18 pp, plus additional Typescript Catalogue of Ga C 1/1-112 only, 10 pp. At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue in 2 volumes, 18 pp Online: Catalogue available on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue. Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives ( The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue will be more up to date.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialSee also the collection level record (Ga 9201-Ga 2 I),and catalogue entries for the other parts of the Galway collection (Ga 9201-13257 and Ga M).
Related RecordGaM

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA301Arundell; William George Monckton- (1782-1834); 5th Viscount Galway; succ. 18101782-1834
NA302Arundell; Catherine Elizabeth Monckton- (-1862); Viscountess Galway; née Handfield m 5th Viscount Galway 1804-1862
NA306Arundell; Vere Monckton- (1859-1921); Viscountess Galway; née Gosling m 7th Viscount Galway 18791859-1921
NA314Disraeli; Benjamin (1804-1881); 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; statesman; created Earl of Beaconsfield 18761804-1881
NA25516Arundell; George E.M. Monckton- (1844-1931); 7th Viscount Galway; succ. 18761844-1931
NA10449Arundell; George E.A. Monckton- (1805-1876); 6th Viscount Galway; M.P. East Retford succeeded 18341805-1876
NA10183Arundell; Henrietta E. Monckton- (1814-1891); Viscountess Galway; née Milnes; m 6th Viscount Galway 18381814-1891
NA75936Monckton; family; of Serlby, Nottinghamshire; Viscounts Galway
NA2487Primrose; Archibald Philip (1847-1929); 5th Earl of Rosebery; statesman1847-1929
PL225/South Africa
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