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Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, 1883-1919 (bulk dates), 1883

Part of Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, 1883-1919 (bulk dates)

62m68Darbishire family papersGuide to the Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, bulk 1883-1919 62m68Ida SellUniversity of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center2011 June 11Special Collections Research CenterUniversity of Kentucky LibrariesMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky 40506-0039URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2017-03-15 14:19:08 -0400.Description is in English.Describing Archives: A Content Standard2017 February 24EAD and description updated by Megan Mummey English University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center Darbishire family papers Darbishire family. 62m68 7.5 Cubic Feet 21 boxes 1751-1948 1883-1919 The Darbishire family papers (dated 1751-1948, bulk 1883-1919; 7.5 cubic feet; 21 boxes) consist of correspondence, essays, articles, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and diaries from six generations of the Shelby family of Kentucky and four generations of the Darbishires of England and America. Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Preferred Citation 62m68: [Identification of item], Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, bulk 1883-1919, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center. Biographical note In 1885, Anne Steele Shelby, daughter of Isaac Shelby III, married Godfrey Darbishire of Manchester, England, the son of Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, a prominent attorney and philanthropist. Godfrey died in 1889, and Anne moved to England with her son, Robert Shelby Darbishire, to live with her late husband's family. Robert later attended Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford. At Balliol, he met and became friends with Arnold Toynbee, later to be famous as a historian. Anne and Robert returned to Kentucky in 1910, but Robert returned often to Europe, serving with the Near East Relief Expedition from 1919 until 1921, and teaching in Athens from 1926-1929. He married Ruth Whiting in 1920. Scope and Contents The Darbishire family papers (dated 1751-1948, bulk 1883-1919; 7.5 cubic feet; 21 boxes) consist of correspondence, essays, articles, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and diaries from six generations of the Shelby family of Kentucky and four generations of the Darbishires of England and America. Letters written to Anne Steele Darbishire and her son, Robert Shelby Darbishire, during their residence in England and travels on the Continent constitute the bulk of the collection. Robert Shelby Darbishire's writings, including poems, articles and essays, along with other papers belonging to him, also comprise a considerable part of the collection. Also included are some earlier papers of members of the Shelby family, including Evan, Isaac, and Isaac Shelby, Jr. Letters and journals of Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire are also included, as are legal documents, cancelled checks, pamphlets and other papers. Arrangement Collection is arranged by format. Great Britain -- Genealogy. Europe -- Description and travel. Kentucky -- Genealogy. Shelby, Isaac Darbishire, Anne Steele Shelby Selby family. Darbishire, Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Robert Shelby Darbishire, Godfrey Darbishire, Harriett Cobb Shelby, Evan, 1719-1794. Darbishire, Ruth Whiting Darbishire family. CorrespondenceSeries I.1751-1912Scope and ContentsThe Correspondence series comprises letters representing six generations of the Shelby family of Kentucky and three generations of the Darbishire family of England and America. The earliest letters include letters concerning land titles that relate to Isaac Shelby. There are letters from Thomas Hart Clay on legal matters concerning the Clay family. A letter from Shelby to his son, Isaac Shelby, Jr., dated Frankfort, January 29, 1815, tells of a message received from General Adair reporting the results of the Battle of New Orleans and describing the celebration and victory.The series includes civil war official orders sent to Isaac Shelby III while he was chief of the commissary department, Buckner's Division, Army of Tennessee. Also the series contains letters between Shelby family members discussing the progress of the Confederate army and the war effects on the south.The bulk of the Correspondence series consists of family correspondence for the Darbishire family. Robert Dukinfield Darbishire was a well known philanthropist and biologist from Manchester, England. His wife Harriet Ann Cobb sent many letters to their son, Godfrey Darbishire while traveling and exploring in the mediterranean. Godfrey Darbishire came to the United States in 1881 to work as a civil engineer along the Mississippi River. At some unknown point he met Anna Shelby and began corresponding with her regularly. In 1885 Godfrey and Anna married and settled in Key West, Florida. After Godfrey's death in 1889 many letters were sent to Anna Shelby Darbishire expressing condolences. Anna, with her son, Robert Shelby Darbishire again relocated in Manchester with her in laws. During their years in England corresponded with Robert Dukinfield and Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire while they travelled. Also Anna corresponded regularly with her parents and siblings. Robert Shelby Darbishire studied at Balliol College in Oxford. While a student he wrote his mother and grandparents frequently. In 1910, after Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, died Anna and Robert Shelby Darbishire resettled in Danville, Kentucky. In 1919 Robert Shelby Darbishire travelled to Constantinople (Istanbul) as part of the Near East Relief Expedition. Letters between Robert and his mother included in the series reflect his experiences in Turkey after the First World War. Evan Shelby I in Frederick County, Maryland175111Letters to Evan Shelby, Kentucky1772-177912Letters between Evan Shelby and Richard Adams, near Cumberland River178213Letters from Thomas Hart, Hagarstows1784 May 1614About Evan Shelby's estate and second wife and family register1794-180015About Shelby v. Adair court case and notes about sale of Rachel after King Mountain Battle in Revolutionary War179416About the capture of James Shelby by the British and the Indians and to Isaac Shelby as governor1801-184917Letters to Isaac Shelby Junior during the Civil War1860-186518Orders to Isaac Shelby III, Army of Tennessee186319Letters to Isaac Shelby Junior from Thomas Hart Clay1852-1857110Letters to Godfrey Darbishire from Robert Dukinfield Darbishire1859111Letters from Robert Dukinfield Darbishire to Godfrey Darbishire about travels abroad1860-1863112Letters to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire to Godfrey Darbishire1863 February-June113Robert Dukinfield Darbishire letters to Godfrey Darbishire1864-1869114Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire1870-1876115Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire1875116Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire1878-1879117Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire1880-1881118Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, and Godfrey Darbishire1882119Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby188321Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby188422Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelbyundated23Robert Shelby Darbishire birth announcement and Florida indenture188624Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire188725Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire188826Letters to Anna Shelby about Godfrey Darbishire's death1889 January-October27Letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire about Godfrey's death1889 November 1-1528Letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire with condolences1889 November 16-December 3129Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire and Isaac Shelby III about Florida estate189031Letters between Isaac Shelby III to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire189032Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire189233Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire189334Letters between Anna Shelby Darbishire and Robert Shelby Darbishire1894-189535Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire189636Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire189737Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire189838Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire189939Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire1900-1904310Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire190541Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire190642-3Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire1907 January-July44Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire1907 August-December 45Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire1908 January-October46Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire190861Letters about Robert Dukinfield Darbishire's death1908 November-December62Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire, Oxford1909 January-May63Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire, Oxford1909 June-December64Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire191065Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire1911 January-June66Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire1911 July-October67Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire and Anna Shelby Darbishire1911 November-December68Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire1912 January-August71DiariesSeries II.1863-1878Scope and ContentsThe Diaries series includes four books of writings by Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire from 1861-1878. The first book with writings by Robert Dukinfield Darbishire describe his sea shell and fossil findings along the beaches of Spain. The diaries by Godfrey Darbishire discuss his studies at Balliol College in Oxford England.Robert Dukinfield Darbishire on Ancient Spain186372Godfrey Darbishire, Victoria Park, Manchester187373Godfrey Darbishire, last term at Oxford1873201Godfrey Darbishire187574Newspaper clippingsSeries III.1842-1889Scope and ContentsThe Newspaper clippings series includes articles from British periodicals about Robert Dukinfield Darbishire's work as a philanthropist and his works recognition by the royal court. The series also includes many articles written by Godfrey Darbishire that appeared in American newspapers. The articles primarily discuss urban planning and the construction of sewage systems.Robert Dukinfield Darbishire appointed Master Extraordinaire1849 July 1375Articles by Godfrey Darbishirecirca 188276Articles by Godfrey Darbishire about civil engineering projects1882-188977-8MiscellaneousSeries IV.1840-1942Scope and ContentsThe miscellaneous series includes materials belonging to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Robert Shelby Darbishire and possibly Godfrey Darbishire. A sketchbook contains drawings by Robert Dukinfield. A report on Bishop Percy's 18th century manuscripts discusses religious aspects in ancient English poetry. The Isaac Shelby commemorative pamphlets and articles were collected by Robert Shelby Darbishire in the early 20th century. Also included in the series are calling cards amassed by either Robert Dukinfield or Godfrey Darbishire.Robert Dukinfield Darbishire sketchbook1840179Report upon Bishop Percy's manuscript1867-186879Isaac Shelby commemorative booklets and articles1911-1942710Calling cardsundated177O libri greek stampundated202PamphletsSeries V.1865-1930Scope and ContentsThe Pamphlets series includes short publishings about science, literature, philosophy and historical events. Primarily the pamphlets were published by British education societies and institutions in the late nineteenth century. The Battle of King's Mountain pamphlets commemorate Isaac Shelby's, Anne Shelby's great grandfather, leadership in the decisive American Revolution victory fight.Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester1865-1909112Archeology1912-1927113Manchester New College1879-1900114Whitworth Institute Memorial to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire1907 April 6115A Window in Manchester College, Oxford1898 October116In Memorial of Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire1904 April117Religious1900-1919117-8Battle of Kings Mountain1928-1930119Printed materials1867, undated2129PoemsSeries VI.1907-1908, undatedScope and ContentsThe Poems series contains verses translated from Greek to English and possibly written by Robert Shelby Darbishire. Many of the poems are ancient Greek writings and Darbishire includes the Greek and English titles before the verse begins. The origin of most of the poems is unknown.Poemsundated71181-791-6101-2On the Marriage of Two Soulsundated103The Librarianundated104The Notebook of a Stranger in the House of Islamundated105The Orb of Light and Other Sonnetsundated106Book of scrap verses1907-1908111Essays and articlesSeries VII.1907-1940Scope and ContentsThe Essays and Articles series consists of manuscripts written by Robert Godfrey Darbishire. Most of the handwritten and typed articles are undated and range from works he wrote at Balliol College, as a relief worker in the near east, a professor at Athens College, as well as for the Atlantic Monthly magazine. The subjects of the articles include ancient art, history, politics and literature.American University Extension in the Near Eastundated121Arabic studiesundated122-3Archeologyundated124Athens College1931125Athens Collegeundated126-7Atiya, Aziz Suryal Crusade in the later Middle Agesundated128Beasts and Some History in Englandundated129Beginnings and Growth of Royal Power in France1907 September1210Beyond Roncesvallesundated131Catherine of Aragonundated132Christian Citizenshipundated133Crusades1919134Educationundated135Education1940136Educationundated137Education of Shakespeareundated137aEffects of Weatherundated138Egyptundated139Empirical Chemistryundated1310England at Warundated1311Essay in Class IVundated1312Garden of Edenundated1313Going South undated1314Gentle Soulcirca 19121315Greeceundated1316141Greek related articlesundated142Heroic Muse and World Civilizationundated143Historical Interest in Vasesundated144The Honey-Houndsundated145Houseboysundated146Humane Archeologyundated147Intoleranceundated148International Affairs1918-1937149Islamundated1410151Lady of Shallottundated152Language in History and Schoolundated153Lady Christendomundated154Mare Nostrumundated155Mediterraneanundated156Metals and Metallurgyundated157Mutual Trust in International Relations in the Recent Pastundated158Near East Relief Work1921159Old Retainerundated1510Opinion of Machiavelliundated1511Our Treesundated1512Poetsundated1513Preparedness in 1588: The Admirals and the Coming of the Armada19401514Queen of the South in Jerusalemundated1515Relations of Europe and Indiaundated1516Relativity of Perlesvausundated1517Religious Experiencesundated161Road Not Without Endundated162Tenantsundated163To the Topundated164Universal Stateundated165Untitled fragmentsundated166War Gods I Have Knownundated167Western Feudalism in the Moreaundated168Research notecardsundated171-2Essay on Hobbes and Rouseauundated173Essays on English history: Wycliff to Elizabeth Iundated174Essays on English History before 1300undated175Essays on Imperial England (foreign period)undated176An Aegean Power in the Foreign Policy of Isaiah and Ezekielundated211Armenian Christian Womenundated212Captain Hatkinson's Storyundated213Children of the Camelundated214Christian Citizenshipundated215Democracy Crusade and the Near Eastundated216End of the Roadundated217A Foreign Policy of Idealismundated218Fulcherius Carnotensisundated219Gentility for Allundated2110Going Southundated2111On Greek Subjectsundated2112Honey Houndsundated2113Houseboysundated2114Led to the Nile and Brought Back Thirstyundated2115Muslim and Christian Influence in the Near Eastundated2116A Near East Synthesisundated2117On the Present Value of the Pastundated2118Phallic Folliesundated2119The School and the Stateundated2120Speeches and Documents on International Affairs, 1918-1937: Book Review in Moslem World19372121Tobacco Manundated2122Two Religions and One Godundated2123V Stands for Victorineundated2124Weekly Essays Journal, Balliol College, Oxford19062125Notes on Islamic History19062126Untitled19062127Notes on Islam and Byzantium19062127Untitled19062128Diplomas and certificatesSeries VIII.1848-1899Scope and ContentsThe Diplomas and Certificates series is primarily official documents presented to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire by the royal crown for his philanthropic works in England. One fabric scroll is included that was given to him giving him the Freedom of the city of Manchester in October 1899. Also in the series is Godfrey Darbishire's diploma from Balliol College in Oxford.Diplomas and certificates1848-1899181Freedom of the City of Manchester proclamation for Robert Dukinfield Darbishire1899178Certificate scroll of Freedom of the City of Manchester proclamation for Robert Dukinfield Darbishire1899 October191