Sir James Willoughby Gordon Family Papers

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Sir James Willoughby Gordon Family Papers
Creator: Gordon (Family : Gordon, James Willoughby, Sir)
Call Number: A.G66
Dates: 1808-1861
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

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Scope and Content
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
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Collection Overview
Title: Sir James Willoughby Gordon Family Papers
Creator: Gordon (Family : Gordon, James Willoughby, Sir)
Call Number: A.G66
Dates: 1808-1861
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence of the Sir James Willoughby Gordon Family, principally written in their world wide peregrinations. Groups include letters written to Lady Julia Lavinia (Bennet) Gordon (fl.1808-1861), wife of Sir James Willoughby Gordon (1773-1851), from Richard Henry Alexander Bennet, her father, in France, Lady Emily Elizabeth (Swinburne) Ward (1798-1882), and Sir Henry George Ward (1797-1860), colonial governor, in Mexico, Mrs. Mary (Aston) Grant Gordon just returned from Greece, and Orlando Felix (c.1793-1867), soldier and authority on Egypt, in Bombay. There are also letters with diagrams of sunspots from Sir James South (1785-1867), astronomer, and letters to an unknown correspondent from Lady Gordon while she was travelling through northern England. The remainder of the collection consists of a group of compositions in poetry and music by members of the Gordon Family.

The correspondence has been indexed.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Scores
Gordon, James Willoughby, Sir -- Family
Gordon (Family : Gordon, James Willoughby, Sir)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Winifred Myers, August 28, 1968.Access
The Sir James Willoughby Gordon Family Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Sir James Willoughby Gordon Family Papers, A.G66, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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