Papers : 1618 - 1830.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LFR .W9M3P3|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
The Wykeham-Martin manuscripts in the County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, England, were once part of a much larger collection of family papers until a portion of the collection was sold in recent years. While the title given to the Papers contains the names of only two families, Wykeham and Martin, the collection also includes Culpeper/Colepeper and Fairfax family manuscripts. The four families were connected by marriage, and other family relationships, through the three centuries that are repesented in the microfilm edition of the Papers.
The Papers are comprised almost entirely of letters. They have been arranged by families and those that relate of the Culpeper, Fairfax, and Martin families have been sorted to the item level description and arranged by recipient. The large series of letters for Fiennes Wykeham-Martin has not been sorted in detail.
|Originals:||The original records are held in County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, England.|
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An introduction prepared by Dennis Rubini, Exeter University, has been microfilmed at the beginning of the reel. It includes valuable biographical information about the families concerned, a genealogical chart illustrating the relationships between the families, background information on the family's lands in America, an item level contents list of the letters that are included in the microfilm and a bibliography.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
Wykeham-Martin Family Table of Families.pdf
The Wykeham-Martin Papers is one of several titles in the series, British Records Relating to America in Microform, which are published under the auspices of the British Association for American Studies by Microform Limited.
The excellent introductory material provided by the editor of the Papers has been the source of much useful information in the preparation of this Inventory description.