Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NC1/2
TitleTranscriptions of Kenrick family letters
Extent1 item
DescriptionTranscriptions of letters within the Kenrick family and other related families [the Russell and Smith families]. A family tree of the Russell family and some other notes are also included with the transcription.

The letters were transcribed in 1915 by Norah Kenrick [wife of Neville Chamberlain's cousin and friend, W. Byng Kenrick] from the original letters then in the possession of Clara Martineau [grand-daughter of Timothy Kenrick]. The transcripts also contain additional notes supplied to Norah Kenrick by Mrs Howard Hutton and Mrs C. A. Beale [nieces of Miss Rebecca Kenrick].

The letters are primarily personal letters relating to matters such as their activities, family events and health. The Kenricks were the family of Neville Chamberlain's mother Florence [there were also other connections between the Chamberlain and Kenrick families].

The following is a list of the individual letters included in the transcription:
/1-6: Rebecca Kenrick [wife of Archibald Kenrick] to Lucy Kenrick. 10 November 1804 to 5 February 1808.
/7: A.K. [Archibald Kenrick] to his sister. not dated.
/8-9: Rebecca Kenrick to Archibald. not dated.
/10: Archibald Kenrick to Rebecca [his daughter[. 3 September 1813.
/11-16: Rebecca Kenrick [daughter of Archibald and Rebecca] to Miss Lucy Kenrick. 1822-1830.
/17: Rebecca Kenrick to Timothy Kenrick, West Bromwich. 24 June 1833.
/18: Family tree of The Russell Family.
/19: Martha Russell to her mother.
/20: Russell family to Miss Rebecca Smith on her marriage to Archibald Kenrick
/21: John Bowen and other ministers to G. S. Kenrick and Smith, Varteg Iron Works. 25 September 1833.
/22: Rebecca Kenrick to her brother and his wife [Maria Paget]. 9 February 1858.
/23: Lambert Smith, Baltimore to Rebecca Smith. 1 May 1790.
/24: Statement of pedigree of Joseph Smith by Elizabeth Hancox.
/25: Marianne Smith, Berkley Crescent, Bristol to Rebecca Smith. 22 December 1876.
/26: Note regarding relationship of Kenricks and Boults.
/27: Note regarding the transcription and regarding the original letters.
NotesThis is all one single document, but each part of the document has been individually numbered.
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