Document ReferenceGa 2 E-Ga 2 F
TitleCorrespondence and Personal Papers of George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway (1844-1931) and Vere Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscountess Galway (d 1931)
Extent16 boxes
AbstractCorrespondence, personal papers.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers. Access to some 20th century material is restricted; prospective readers should contact us for further advice.
Admin HistoryThese papers form part of the archive of the Monckton-Arundell family, Viscounts Galway, and are a section of the deposit Ga 2. They appear as a separate entity on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue due to constraints of size.

See the fonds entry for the Galway Collection (Ga) for details about the Monckton-Arundell family and their papers.
Custodial HistoryThe collection came to the University library, from the family, in three stages between 1971 and 1974.
DescriptionThis collection consists primarily of files of correspondence, held in distinct series relating to different members of the family. These are letters to the 7th Viscount and Viscountess Galway. A large number of the letters are from other family members, and letters from the 7th Viscount and Viscountess are to be found amongst the correspondence and papers of others. Many of the letters concern family and social events but a large number also relate to contemporary events and political matters.

In addition to the correspondence, a considerable number of items are grouped into miscellaneous sections. These sections include further correspondence which is arranged by subject rather than correspondent, together with other personal papers. In subject matter these range from documents concerning estate matters, coal mining, elections and hunting to more ephemeral items such as invitations, visiting cards and prescriptions.

The vast amount of correspondence and the personal papers and ephemera clearly demonstrate the lives, activities and interests of the members of the Galway family and their circle during the 19th and early 20th century.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementThe correspondence is arranged primarily by recipient of letters and owner of papers and then in alphabetical order of correspondent, and date order.
TermGreat Britain - Social life and customs - 19th century
Great Britain - Social life and customs - 20th century
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Section within Typescript Catalogue, 571 pp At the National Register of Archives, London: Section within 2 volume typescript Catalogue, 490 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), catalogue entries for the other parts of the Galway collection (Ga 9201-13257, Ga C and Ga M), and the three other sub-divisions of this deposit (Ga 2 A-Ga 2 B, Ga 2 C-Ga 2 D, and Ga 2; Ga 2 H; Ga 2 I).

In particular, papers relating to the 7th Viscount are present in Ga C.
Related RecordGaC

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA75936Monckton; family; of Serlby, Nottinghamshire; Viscounts Galway
NA25516Arundell; George E.M. Monckton- (1844-1931); 7th Viscount Galway; succ. 18761844-1931
NA306Arundell; Vere Monckton- (1859-1921); Viscountess Galway; née Gosling m 7th Viscount Galway 18791859-1921
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