Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS838
TitleScrapbook of newscuttings, programmes and other printed items relating to the Gough-Calthorpe family of Elvetham, Hampshire, benefactors of the city and university of Birmingham
Extent1 volume
DescriptionMarcus Ward and Co newspaper cuttings album with much relating to the 1880 general elections in which the Hon. A. C. G. Calthorpe and Major [Fred] Burnaby were defeated when they stood for the Conservatives against Liberal party candidates Joseph Chamberlain, [John] Bright and [Philip Henry] Muntz, including presscuttings from the 'Birmingham Daily Gazette', 'The Daily Globe' and Aris's Birmingham Gazette'. Also items relating to Birmingham Conservative Association functions and family events including the marriage of Lord and Lady Calthorpe's daughters, Hon Rachel Gough-Calthorpe [1898], Hon Hilda Gough-Calthorpe 1903 and Hon Dorothy Calthorpe 1903, and musical performances held in 'Lady Calthorpe's room', Elvetham or in which family members participated; articles on the Boer war; black and white cuttings of caricatures of public figures by 'A. B', including [Sir] Lawrence Alma Tadema, December 1882 and other material reflecting the family's interests and participation in local affairs in Birmingham and Hampshire. There are some loose items, including seven cartoon postcards depicting figures from the 1880 elections, and a blue ribbon favour with the head of Disraeli pinned to the title page. Some of the items have manuscript annotations. Pages 82-152 are blank.

[Augustus Cholmondeley Gough-Calthorpe (1829–1910), sixth Baron Calthorpe, agriculturist, graduated from Merton College, Oxford, in 1851, MA 1855 and married Maud Augusta Louisa (b 1850), daughter of the Hon Octavius Duncombe, seventh son of the first Lord Feversham, in 1869. They had a son, Walter (1873-1906), and four daughters Rachel (1871-1951), Constance (1877-1957), Hilda (1880-1972) and Dorothy (1885-1972). The family were active in the life of the city of Birmingham and generous benefactors of the University to which they gifted around 48 acres of land between 1900-1907; Lord Calthorpe was president of the Birmingham Conservative party and chairman of the Governors of Birmingham General Hospital Source: Ernest Clarke, ‘Calthorpe, Augustus Cholmondeley Gough-, sixth Baron Calthorpe (1829–1910)’, rev. John Martin, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004. Online:, accessed 6 October 2011 and booksellers catalogue]
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
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Access StatusOpen
Creator NameUnknown
AcquisitionPurchased from Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, Bloomsbury, London 2011.
Archival NoteCatalogued by I. Frlan, 2011. Prepared in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.
Related MaterialSpecial Collections holds the personal and political papers of Joseph Chamberlain (GB 0150 JC).
Associated MaterialsOther records relating to the Gough-Calthrope family are held by Birmingham Archives and Heritage (GB 0143 MS 446).


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