The Papers of Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice (1871-1951)
and Maj Gen Sir (John) Frederick Maurice (1841-1912)
MAURICE 1/1-12 Early family papers: Perceval Papers
[1809-12] Jul 22
[? to Spencer [Perceval jnr], Downing Street. Admiration for Mrs Sutton. Has been studying Butler Abstracts and brewing recipes while his mother and Jane and Maria are at Ealing. Does not know latest news bulletin on King's health. Despatches received by Lord Wellington up to the 11th [Jul] according to papers. [Incomplete] manuscript, 4pp
1806 [?] Nov 6
Sp[encer] Perceval to Spencer [Lisson], L.I.F. [Lincoln's Inn Fields?]. Queries a point in his last letter over his privilege of franking. Advice. Wishes to know more of his journey to Southampton. Mrs Bromley's report of him; he should study more diligently. Manuscript, 4pp
1808 [?] Oct 8
Sp[encer] Perceval to Spencer [his son]. News of a rebellion at Harrow; hopes his son is not involved, and asks for details. Manuscript, 4pp
Fanny Perceval to Pessy [Spencer Perceval], her brother, Downing Street. Comments on [W.A.] Maddocks' minority in debate on corruption by Perceval and on Mr Quintin Dick's interview with her father and Lord Castlereagh about his resignation over the Duke of York's acquittal. Anger with [William] Wilberforce voting against her father. Princess of Wales to dine there next Monday. Manuscript, 4pp
1810 Oct 26
Sp[encer] Perceval to Pessy [Spencer] his son, Downing St. Receipt of his exercise. Dr [G] Butler [Headmaster of Harrow] approves of both Spencer and Henry [his brother] being home for holiday. Criticises the exercise. Pleasure at Dr Butler's report of his kindness to his brother. Hopes he will be to his brothers and sisters what his elder brother was to him, since he lost his father early. Manuscript, 5pp
1811 Oct 16
Sp[encer] Perceval to Spencer his son, Ealing. Comments on an essay. Arrangements for his coming home one week-end. Manuscript, 3pp
Sp[encer] P[erceval] to his wife [Jane] at Sussex, Derby. The happiness of their relationship on their anniversary. Manuscript, 3pp [Part of address torn and missing].
[no date] [post 1821?]
A[nna] E[liza] Perceval [Spencer Perceval's wife] to? [addressed Sir], Theological discussion on the prophets. Manuscript, 11pp. Pencil note on dorse 'Mother's letter......... prophets!
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Spencer Perceval [grandson of P.M.? 1828-1890]. "Seven Days Wonder or How the Harrow Boys Fare". A scenario or skit in verse. With an accompanying letter to Janey [Perceval, his aunt]. Pencil note in front "copied by Janie for Fanny 1849". Manuscript, 8pp [Held together with ribbon].
[1863 Mar 9]
Jane Perceval to Louise [her niece?], 21 Portman Square. Description of welcome by London crowd to a Princess of Denmark and Mama and Anna's adventures in the crowd.MS 8pp [Date is written in another hand].
Account of a day during the Paris Commune when the writer was arrested and witnessed a summary choice of prisoners for execution, himself being saved through his friendship with General Gallifet. Reverse has note: 'Norman on the Commune'. [Norman Spencer 1838-1902, grandson of Spencer Perceval P.M.?]. Manuscript, 14pp [Incomplete].
J.D. Williams. Statement giving particulars of a dream he had in 1811 in which he saw the assassination of Perceval. Printed facsimile 2pp
MAURICE 1/13 EARLY FAMILY PAPERS: Revd Michael Maurice
Copy of a letter by Revd Michael Maurice to his children informing them of their family history, and giving financial accounts in Appendices. Typed carbon 6pp; Attached: letters from William M. Bayne-Powell his son-in-law to Fred [Maurice?] enclosing the above and explaining that he does not know where the original is. Manuscript, 2pp 1924 Mar 24
MAURICE 1/14-19 EARLY FAMILY PAPERS: Frederick Denison Maurice and others
1833 Apr 25
Edward Irving, 11 Newman Street, London, to Mr. David Dow, Summer Hill, Dunfries, N.B. Narrative on the seven deacons set over the Congregation. Manuscript, 4pp
183[2?] Aug 2
Frederick Denison Maurice to Miss Barton about her brothers and his invitation. Manuscript, 4pp
1842 Sep 9
J.S. Mill, India Hse, to [F.D.] Maurice, thanking him for his book, commenting favourably on that and his "Moral Philosophy" and Salvador's writings. Will send his own book in about a year, although as it has an anti-ontological feeling, doubts if Maurice will look on it with favour. Manuscript, 3pp
1869 Sep 7
Frederick Denison Maurice to Freddy, John Frederick Maurice, his son, from Saltburn on Sea, Yorkshire. General advice, family papers, Kingsley's appointment as Canon of Chester; revelations in Macmillan about Byron. Manuscript, 8pp
[[no date]] Tuesday
Frederick Denison Maurice to Freddy, John Frederick Maurice, his son, from 2, Brunswick Place, enclosing a letter from his mother [not here]. A misunderstanding in the family and reasons why he will not send a letter to Aunt Gustavus. 4pp [Incomplete].
Essay on Frederick Denison Maurice by Revd. H.G. Mulliner printed in The Modern Churchman. p. 474-480
MAURICE 1/20-21 EARLY FAMILY PAPERS: Crimean War
Newspaper cutting, correspondence on the charge of the Cavalry Bde at the Battle of Chillianwallah, with passages underlined.
1855 Feb 10
Seymour Blaney? to Haygarth, camp before Sevastopol. Mismanagement of campaign and loss of men, and expected loss by the time the Brigade reaches Balaclava. News of others with him. Manuscript, 4pp
MAURICE 1/22-30 EARLY FAMILY PAPERS: Marsh family
1896 Nov 6
Robert Bridges to Dr Frederick Howard Marsh concerning giving address [to students at Downing College?], and thanking him for his kindness. Manuscript, 4pp
1909 Sep 24
Frederick Treves to Dr Frederick Howard Marsh, requesting information about use of Kodak film in Uganda. Manuscript, 3pp
1910 Feb 24
[Prof] Henry Jackson, Trinity College, Cambridge to Dr Frederick Howard Marsh, concerning changed date of "society" meeting. Manuscript, 1p
1910 Apr 30
W. Aldiss Wright, Trinity College, Cambridge to Dr Frederick Howard Marsh concerning Samuel Brooke, whose family is at York. Manuscript, 1p
1911 Mar 8
Robert Baden Powell to Dr Frederick Howard Marsh, arranging to stay with him when he visits Cambridge. Typed 1p + card with his signature, dated 21 May 1911.
N. Osler to Mrs Marsh arranging to come over. Manuscript, 1p
Newspaper cutting and excerpts from the Lancet, Journal of St. Bartholomew's Hospital and other about the "Memoir of Howaard Marsh".
Notebook/diary [kept by Jane Marsh]. Irregular entries. From one end: 1874 Nov 5-1875 Dec 4, about her daughter Maggie. 10¼ pp. From other end: 1874 Oct 20-1875 Mar, Apr 2-Dec 4, about her son Eddie. 21 pp
Notebook/diary [kept by Jane Marsh], Irregular entries, 1876 June 4-1879 Dec 29, about her children, especially their illnesses. 60 pp. Loose: 3 papers with similar notes and a letter with sketches dated 29 Sept 1875 from Henry G. Sawyer to his niece.