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Papers of Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (Balliol 1870, 1851-1920)


This small Collection relates to Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (Balliol 1870, 1851-1920, ODNB), prime mover in the foundation of the National Trust. The College also has two inscribed pieces of silver presented by him in his lifetime, a modern steeple cup and a modern oxe-eye cup.


Rawnsley 1. Margaret Atkinson, Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley 1851-1920. MPhil Thesis, Lancaster University, 1993. Presented by the author, 1994.

Rawnsley 2 & 3.Two albums of obituary notices and press cuttings concerning Rawnsley’s life, death, memorial, will etc and early National Trust acquisitions. Compiled by his widow, these albums passed down the family until they were bought for £195 (item 194 in the Summer 2002 General Catalogue of RFG Hollet & Son, Sedbergh).

Rawnsley 4. Loose material found in the larger album.

Rawnsley 5. Hollett’s catalogue, and correspondence, mainly about Rawnsley 2& 3.

- JH Jones, August 2013

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