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Notable collections

We have over 7,000 collections here at Gloucestershire Archive, ranging from personal estates, private businesses and religious organisations. Some collections are a lot larger than others, and/or contain information that is hugely significant or frequently requested in the search room. These include: 

Estate and family papers:

  • Blathwayt of Dyrham, 16th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D1799]
  • Clifford of Frampton-on-Severn, 13th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D149]
  • Codrington of Dodington, 16th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D1610]
  • Dutton family of Sherborne, 15th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D678]
  • Hicks Beach of Coln St Aldwyn and Great Witcombe, 13th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D2455]
  • Sotheron-Estcourt of Shipton Moyne, 14th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D1571]

 

Local organisations and institutions (including businesses and solicitors):

  • Diocese of Gloucester [GDR]
  • Astam Design (formerly Fulljames and Waller), architects [catalogue reference D2593]
  • Bruton Knowles of Gloucester, estate agents and auctioneers [catalogue reference D2299]
  • Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Works Company, 1860 to 1987 [catalogue reference D4791]
  • Playne and Company of Minchinhampton, cloth manufacturer, 1829-1984 [catalogue reference D6971]
  • Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, 18th to 20th centuries [catalogue reference D4920]
  • Thames and Severn Canal Company, 1792 to 20th century [catalogue references TS and C/CTS]
  • Francis Wickins and Hill of Stow-on-the-Wold, solicitors, 18th to 20th centuries [D4084]
  • Police records [Q/Y]
  • Dowty [D8347 and D14045]
  • Gloucester Association for Aiding Refugees ("Kindertransport" archive), D7501 

 

Prominent and influential local people:

  • Fred Archer (1857-1886), jockey
  • Ivor Gurney (1890-1937), composer and poet
  • Frederick William Harvey (1888-1957), poet and soldier
  • Laurie Lee (1914-1997), author
  • Robert Raikes (1736-1811), printer and promoter of Sunday Schools
  • Granville Sharp (1735-1813), abolitionist

Dive into the collections

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Online Catalogue