xt76q52f7w43 https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt76q52f7w43/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt76q52f7w43/data/62m68.xml Darbishire family. 18831919 6.8 cubic ft. (ca. 5,500 pieces) collections  English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, 1883-1919 (bulk dates) Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, 1883-1919 (bulk dates) text Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, 1883-1919 (bulk dates) 1883 2002 true xt76q52f7w43 collection false 62m68 Darbishire family papers Guide to the Darbishire family papers, 1751-1948, bulk 1883-1919  62m68 Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2011 June 11 Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-03-15 14:19:08 -0400 . Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard 2017 February 24 EAD 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. 
   
   Correspondence Series I. 1751-1912 Scope and Contents The 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, Maryland 1751 1 1 Letters to Evan Shelby, Kentucky 1772-1779 1 2 Letters between Evan Shelby and Richard Adams, near Cumberland River 1782 1 3 Letters from Thomas Hart, Hagarstows 1784 May 16 1 4 About Evan Shelby's estate and second wife and family register 1794-1800 1 5 About Shelby v. Adair court case and notes about sale of Rachel after King Mountain Battle in Revolutionary War 1794 1 6 About the capture of James Shelby by the British and the Indians and to Isaac Shelby as governor 1801-1849 1 7 Letters to Isaac Shelby Junior during the Civil War 1860-1865 1 8 Orders to Isaac Shelby III, Army of Tennessee 1863 1 9 Letters to Isaac Shelby Junior from Thomas Hart Clay 1852-1857 1 10 Letters to Godfrey Darbishire from Robert Dukinfield Darbishire 1859 1 11 Letters from Robert Dukinfield Darbishire to Godfrey Darbishire about travels abroad 1860-1863 1 12 Letters to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire to Godfrey Darbishire 1863 February-June 1 13 Robert Dukinfield Darbishire letters to Godfrey Darbishire 1864-1869 1 14 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire 1870-1876 1 15 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire 1875 1 16 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire 1878-1879 1 17 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire and Godfrey Darbishire 1880-1881 1 18 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, and Godfrey Darbishire 1882 1 19 Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby 1883 2 1 Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby 1884 2 2 Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby undated 2 3 Robert Shelby Darbishire birth announcement and Florida indenture 1886 2 4 Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire 1887 2 5 Godfrey Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire 1888 2 6 Letters to Anna Shelby about Godfrey Darbishire's death 1889 January-October 2 7 Letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire about Godfrey's death 1889 November 1-15 2 8 Letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire with condolences 1889 November 16-December 31 2 9 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire and Isaac Shelby III about Florida estate 1890 3 1 Letters between Isaac Shelby III to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire 1890 3 2 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1892 3 3 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1893 3 4 Letters between Anna Shelby Darbishire and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1894-1895 3 5 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1896 3 6 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1897 3 7 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1898 3 8 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1899 3 9 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1900-1904 3 10 Letters between Robert Dukinfield Darbishire, Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire, Anna Shelby Darbishire, and Robert Shelby Darbishire 1905 4 1 Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire 1906 4 2-3 Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire 1907 January-July 4 4 Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire 1907 August-December  4 5 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire 1908 January-October 4 6 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire 1908 6 1 Letters about Robert Dukinfield Darbishire's death 1908 November-December 6 2 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire, Oxford 1909 January-May 6 3 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire, Oxford 1909 June-December 6 4 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire 1910 6 5 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire 1911 January-June 6 6 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire 1911 July-October 6 7 Letters to Robert Shelby Darbishire and Anna Shelby Darbishire 1911 November-December 6 8 Robert Shelby Darbishire letters to Anna Shelby Darbishire 1912 January-August 7 1 Diaries Series II. 1863-1878 Scope and Contents The 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 Spain 1863 7 2 Godfrey Darbishire, Victoria Park, Manchester 1873 7 3 Godfrey Darbishire, last term at Oxford 1873 20 1 Godfrey Darbishire 1875 7 4 Newspaper clippings Series III. 1842-1889 Scope and Contents The 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 Extraordinaire 1849 July 13 7 5 Articles by Godfrey Darbishire circa 1882 7 6 Articles by Godfrey Darbishire about civil engineering projects 1882-1889 7 7-8 Miscellaneous Series IV. 1840-1942 Scope and Contents The 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 sketchbook 1840 17 9 Report upon Bishop Percy's manuscript 1867-1868 7 9 Isaac Shelby commemorative booklets and articles 1911-1942 7 10 Calling cards undated 17 7 O libri greek stamp undated 20 2 Pamphlets Series V. 1865-1930 Scope and Contents The 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 Manchester 1865-1909 11 2 Archeology 1912-1927 11 3 Manchester New College 1879-1900 11 4 Whitworth Institute Memorial to Robert Dukinfield Darbishire 1907 April 6 11 5 A Window in Manchester College, Oxford 1898 October 11 6 In Memorial of Harriet Ann Cobb Darbishire 1904 April 11 7 Religious 1900-1919 11 7-8 Battle of Kings Mountain 1928-1930 11 9 Printed materials 1867, undated 21 29 Poems Series VI. 1907-1908, undated Scope and Contents The 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. Poems undated 7 11 8 1-7 9 1-6 10 1-2 On the Marriage of Two Souls undated 10 3 The Librarian undated 10 4 The Notebook of a Stranger in the House of Islam undated 10 5 The Orb of Light and Other Sonnets undated 10 6 Book of scrap verses 1907-1908 11 1 Essays and articles Series VII. 1907-1940 Scope and Contents The 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 East undated 12 1 Arabic studies undated 12 2-3 Archeology undated 12 4 Athens College 1931 12 5 Athens College undated 12 6-7 Atiya, Aziz Suryal Crusade in the later Middle Ages undated 12 8 Beasts and Some History in England undated 12 9 Beginnings and Growth of Royal Power in France 1907 September 12 10 Beyond Roncesvalles undated 13 1 Catherine of Aragon undated 13 2 Christian Citizenship undated 13 3 Crusades 1919 13 4 Education undated 13 5 Education 1940 13 6 Education undated 13 7 Education of Shakespeare undated 13 7a Effects of Weather undated 13 8 Egypt undated 13 9 Empirical Chemistry undated 13 10 England at War undated 13 11 Essay in Class IV undated 13 12 Garden of Eden undated 13 13 Going South  undated 13 14 Gentle Soul circa 1912 13 15 Greece undated 13 16 14 1 Greek related articles undated 14 2 Heroic Muse and World Civilization undated 14 3 Historical Interest in Vases undated 14 4 The Honey-Hounds undated 14 5 Houseboys undated 14 6 Humane Archeology undated 14 7 Intolerance undated 14 8 International Affairs 1918-1937 14 9 Islam undated 14 10 15 1 Lady of Shallott undated 15 2 Language in History and School undated 15 3 Lady Christendom undated 15 4 Mare Nostrum undated 15 5 Mediterranean undated 15 6 Metals and Metallurgy undated 15 7 Mutual Trust in International Relations in the Recent Past undated 15 8 Near East Relief Work 1921 15 9 Old Retainer undated 15 10 Opinion of Machiavelli undated 15 11 Our Trees undated 15 12 Poets undated 15 13 Preparedness in 1588: The Admirals and the Coming of the Armada 1940 15 14 Queen of the South in Jerusalem undated 15 15 Relations of Europe and India undated 15 16 Relativity of Perlesvaus undated 15 17 Religious Experiences undated 16 1 Road Not Without End undated 16 2 Tenants undated 16 3 To the Top undated 16 4 Universal State undated 16 5 Untitled fragments undated 16 6 War Gods I Have Known undated 16 7 Western Feudalism in the Morea undated 16 8 Research notecards undated 17 1-2 Essay on Hobbes and Rouseau undated 17 3 Essays on English history: Wycliff to Elizabeth I undated 17 4 Essays on English History before 1300 undated 17 5 Essays on Imperial England (foreign period) undated 17 6 An Aegean Power in the Foreign Policy of Isaiah and Ezekiel undated 21 1 Armenian Christian Women undated 21 2 Captain Hatkinson's Story undated 21 3 Children of the Camel undated 21 4 Christian Citizenship undated 21 5 Democracy Crusade and the Near East undated 21 6 End of the Road undated 21 7 A Foreign Policy of Idealism undated 21 8 Fulcherius Carnotensis undated 21 9 Gentility for All undated 21 10 Going South undated 21 11 On Greek Subjects undated 21 12 Honey Hounds undated 21 13 Houseboys undated 21 14 Led to the Nile and Brought Back Thirsty undated 21 15 Muslim and Christian Influence in the Near East undated 21 16 A Near East Synthesis undated 21 17 On the Present Value of the Past undated 21 18 Phallic Follies undated 21 19 The School and the State undated 21 20 Speeches and Documents on International Affairs, 1918-1937: Book Review in Moslem World 1937 21 21 Tobacco Man undated 21 22 Two Religions and One God undated 21 23 V Stands for Victorine undated 21 24 Weekly Essays Journal, Balliol College, Oxford 1906 21 25 Notes on Islamic History 1906 21 26 Untitled 1906 21 27 Notes on Islam and Byzantium 1906 21 27 Untitled 1906 21 28 Diplomas and certificates Series VIII. 1848-1899 Scope and Contents The 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 certificates 1848-1899 18 1 Freedom of the City of Manchester proclamation for Robert Dukinfield Darbishire 1899 17 8 Certificate scroll of Freedom of the City of Manchester proclamation for Robert Dukinfield Darbishire 1899 October 19 1