Document ReferenceMS 928
TitlePapers of Haggs Farm Preservation Society; 1985-2011
Extent2 boxes
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryHaggs Farm on the edge of the village of Underwood, Nottinghamshire, was home to the family of Jessie Chambers, childhood friend of D.H. Lawrence. Concerns over the deterioration of the farm arose in the 1960s and individuals made attempts to highlight the need to preserve the farm. An organised group named the 'Haggs Association' was established in 1985, and later became the 'Haggs Farm Preservation Society'.
Custodial HistoryThe papers came to the University of Nottingham via society member Clive Leivers in November 2012.
DescriptionThe collection contains papers relating to events run by the Haggs Farm Preservation Society, newscuttings relating to their activities, and photographs and copy plans of the farm.

It also contains research papers compiled by Clive Leivers relating to the history of the farm and its residents, compiled from census material and the Melbourne Estate records held at Nottinghamshire Archives.

The collection also includes papers relating to the Chambers family's later home Arno Vale Farm, old photographs of the surrounding area, etc.
MgtGroupAssociations and societies
Genealogical and local history
ArrangementThe collection has been arranged by format and subject matter.
TermLawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930 - Homes and haunts
Underwood (Nottinghamshire, England) - History
Buildings - England - Nottinghamshire.
FindingAidsCopyright in all finding aids belongs to The University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript catalogue, 39 pp. Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialRelated material within the Chambers family papers within the D.H. Lawrence manuscript collection (La Ch).
DH Lawrence Special Collection Periodicals: Haggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter, 1987-
DH Lawrence Special Collection Oversize PR6023.A9.Z5.H24: Haggs Farm Preservation Society, 'Miriam's farm: the story of Haggs farm' (Haggs Farm Preservation Society, 2003).
Related RecordLa/Ch
Publication NoteHaggs Farm Preservation Society Newsletter; and Haggs Farm Preservation Society Booklet: 'Miriam's Farm. The Story of Haggs Farm'; 2007

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/80971Haggs Farm Preservation Society
PL284Haggs Farm/Underwood/Nottinghamshire/England
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