Document ReferenceMS 258
TitleCollection of miscellaneous items relating to Nottingham, c.1800-1895
Extent4 items
AbstractThe collection comprises illustrations of Roger Pocklington (1775-1847), army captain and landowner; a Victorian photograph album including views of ice skaters on the River Trent in Nottingham, Queen Victoria in Windsor Great Park and fishing boats at Whitby; a portrait of Lord Byron; and printed notes on Nottinghamshire.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe identity of the compiler of this collection is unknown.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was transferred from the library of the University of Nottingham to the Department of Manuscripts in August 1973.
DescriptionThe collection comprises:

Pastel portrait of Roger Pocklington (1775-1847), of Carlton House, Nottingham, a Captain in the Nottinghamshire Militia, n.d.; together with a printed copy of the portrait, produced by Thomas Fall of 3 Baker Street [London], a firm which was awarded a Royal Warrant by the Queen [Queen Victoria]. The printed copy has biographical details of Roger Pocklington written in pencil on the back. (MS 258/1)

Two printed pages describing Nottinghamshire and Nottingham, illustrated with the Arms of Nottingham. The pages have had their corners cut, perhaps for framing purposes. From contents relating to the election of M.P.s in Nottinghamshire, the pages must date from before 1832. (MS 258/2)

Victorian photograph album containing 12 black and white photographs (MS 258/3):
MS 258/3/1-5 show a frozen River Trent at Nottingham in February 1895 with people skating on the ice.
MS 258/3/6-7 show a procession approaching the gates at Windsor Castle and an open carriage drawn by four white horses, in Windsor Great Park, probably showing queen Victoria with John Brown riding pillion on the back of the carriage, c.1895.
MS 258/3/8-10 are of three fishing boats at Whitby showing boats registered at Whitby and Lowestoft.
MS 258/3/11-12 are views of cliffs and boats at sea probably off the coast near Whitby.
These appear to be privately taken views but there is no note of the photographer.

Printed coloured portrait of George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824), mounted on green card, no. 11 in a series [after a portrait by Thomas Phillips, 1813] (MS 258/4)
MgtGroupGenealogical and local history
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
TermTrent, river (England)
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to the University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA674Pocklington; Roger (1775-1847)1775-1847
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA7556Byron; George Gordon (1788-1824); 6th Baron Byron; poet1788-1824
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