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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence, 1842-1860

Correspondence, 1867-1878

Correspondence, undated

Invitations and Marriage License, 1843-1869

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878



Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers,
Dates: 1840-1878
Abstract: Most of this collection, which dates from 1840 to 1878, is comprised of correspondence from British politician and statesman Benjamin Disraeli to Rev. Clubbe, who occupied the position of vicar at the living of Hughenden near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, from approximately 1851 to 1868.
Identification: MS 307
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (4 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

Charles Wishaw Clubbe (birth and death dates not known) occupied the position of vicar at the living of Hughenden near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, from approximately 1851 to 1868. Hughenden Manor had been purchased by Benjamin Disraeli (1804 to 1881), one of Great Britain's outstanding politicians and statesmen of the nineteenth century, in September 1848. Clubbe's appointment was made at the express wish of Mr. Disraeli.

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Scope and Contents

Most of this collection, which dates from 1840 to 1878, is comprised of correspondence from Benjamin Disraeli to Rev. Clubbe. However, in addition, there are several letters from Mary Anne Disraeli to Clubbe, along with notes from Disraeli's secretaries to Clubbe, as well as family correspondence.

N.B. The researcher's attention is drawn to the usage of the term 'Lady Beaconsfield' in several letters by Mary Anne Disraeli before 1876, which is the date when Benjamin Disraeli received his peerage. This inconsistency remains unsolved.

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Arrangement

The correspondence in this collection is arranged in chronological order, 1840-1878, followed by undated correspondence, and two social invitations and one marriage license.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Personal author
Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881 - Correspondence.
Subjects (Persons)
Clubbe, Charles Wishaw
Subjects
Prime ministers--Great Britain--Correspondence.
Places
Great Britain--Politics and government--1837-1901--Sources.
Hughendon Manor (England).
Subjects (Organizations)
Church of England - clergy - history - 19th century.
Church of England - clergy - correspondence.
Formats
Correspondence.
Marriage license.
Invitations.

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Related Material

See published volumes of the correspondence of Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Wishaw Clubbe Papers, 1840-1878, MS 307, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1953-55 from Myers & Co., through the Friends of Fondren Library.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Correspondence, 1842-1860

Folder
1 Letter 1:
Grace Barbee to Mrs. W. Barbee, January 7, 1840
Letter 2:
John Hays to C. W. Clubbe. Giving Clubbe the news of the results of the exams from Cambridge. December 17, 1842
Letter 3:
John Hays to C. W. Clubbe (also includes note from C. W. Clubbe's brother). Letter saying the results from Cambridge had been changed, and that Clubbe had been dropped two places in the standings. Also attached is a note from Clubbe's brother. December 19, 1842
Letter 4:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, June 25, 1847
Letter 5:
C. W. Clubbe to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. Domestic affairs - recounting his actions in her absence. February 18, 1852
Letter 6:
C. W. Clubbe to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. Domestic affairs in wife's absence. February 19, 1852
Letter 7:
C. W. Clubbe to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. Domestic affairs in wife's absence. February 23, 1852
Letter 8:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to an enclosure which made Clubbe "au fait" with some things he should know. August 16, 1852
Letter 9:
Margaret Warren to "Emily". Recipient is probably Clubbe's wife. December 13, 1853
Letter 10:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to a book in the post for the Clubbes. May 5, 1854
Letter 11:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Asking Clubbe to distribute £5 worth of coal for him in Hughenden. February 11, 1855
Letter 12:
Mary Anne Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, March 28, 1859
Letter 13:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Asking Clubbe to dinner to meet the Bishop. November 7, 1860
Letter 14:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Asking for a subscription list. January 28, 1862
Letter 15:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Trying to arrange a mutually convenient meeting date. September 30, 1862
Letter 16:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to some business transacted by Clubbe on Disraeli's behalf. October 15, 1862
Letter 17:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating the conduct of the Disraeli estate at Hughenden. January 1, 1863
Letter 18:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Reporting the illness of his brother. January 27, 1863
Letter 19:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, September 17, 1863
Letter 20:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to a proposed burial at Hughenden. November 12, 1863
Letter 21:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to a new vault and a burial to take place at Hughenden. November 14, 1863
Letter 22:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. A note of thanks. November 19, 1863
Letter 23:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Asking if the vault at Hughenden has been closed and asking Clubbe to take care of it if it hasn't. November 21, 1863
Letter 24:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to business affairs at Hughenden. February 15, 1864
Letter 25:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Relating to Disraeli's business affairs in London and Hughenden. August 3, 1864
Letter 26:
Mary Anne Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, April 29, 1865
Letter 27:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, July 5, 1865
Letter 28:
C. W. Clubbe to Secretary of Education Department. Relating to Hughenden's school fences and other like matters. October 27, 1865
Letter 29:
C. W. Clubbe to Secretary of Education Department. A reply to some prior correspondence enclosing some plans and an agreement upon which some land has been let. November 24, 1865
Item 30:
Acknowledgement of receipt of letter from C. W. Clubbe on November 24, November 29, 1865
Letter 31:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Asking for the amount of a contribution. December 20, 1865
Letter 32:
C. W. Clubbe to Secretary of Education Department. A request for information on the prospective cost of building a house. December 21, 1865
Letter 33:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Asking if some of his papers are among Rev. Clubbe's. January 9, 1866
Letter 34:
Emily M. Clubbe to Grandmother (Mrs. C. W. Clubbe?). The relatioship here is probably that of Grandaughter to Grandmother. The letter relates to passing domestic events. August 23, 1866

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Correspondence, 1867-1878

Folder
2 Letter 1:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Informing him of the improvement in his wife's condition. March 18, 1867
Letter 2:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, November 20, 1867
Letter 3 :
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. The doctors will not let Mrs Disraeli go to Hughenden though she continues to improve. December 11, 1867
Letter 4:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Referring to business at Hughenden. April 15, 1868
Letter 5:
Montagu Corry to C. W. Clubbe. Asking Clubbe to go to London to discuss with Disraeli the possibilities of his accepting a living in West Ham. May 4, 1868
Letter 6:
Abel J. Ram to C. W. Clubbe. From West Ham giving Mr. Clubbe the details of the out-going finances of the West Ham living. May 12, 1868
Letter 7:
Montagu Corry to C. W. Clubbe. Note thanking him (Clubbe) for his letter and reply concerning the West Ham living. May 14, 1868
Letter 8:
Montagu Corry to C. W. Clubbe. Letter to say that Disraeli is to suggest to the Queen the living in Gigglethorpe, Yorkshire for Mr. Clubbe. October 1, 1868
Letter 9:
Mary Anne Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, October 4, 1868
Letter 10:
Sir Charles Fremantle to C. W. Clubbe, November 7, 1868
Letter 11:
Mary Anne Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe, December 4, 1868
Letter 12:
Lady Beaconsfield (Mary Anne Disraeli) to C. W. Clubbe, February 26, 1869
Letter 13:
Lady Beaconsfield (Mary Anne Disraeli) to C. W. Clubbe, June 15, 1869
Letter 14:
Lady Beaconsfield (Mary Anne Disraeli) to C. W. Clubbe, August 12, 1870
Letter 15:
Lady Beaconsfield (Mary Anne Disraeli) to C. W. Clubbe, April 16, 1871
Letter 16:
Lady Beaconsfield (Mary Anne Disraeli) to C. W. Clubbe, June 20, 1871
Letter 17:
Benjamin Disraeli to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. Asking to borrow Mrs Clubbe's father's journal of the 1830's. August 3, 1871
Letter 18:
Benjamin Disraeli to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. Re-affirming that the manuscript journal of the late Mr Clubbe (?) was not at Grosvenor Place. October 9, 1871
Letter 19:
Benjamin Disraeli to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. A letter relating the "memoir". October 29, 1871
Letter 20:
Benjamin Disraeli to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe. Informing her that the manuscript journal had been found. November 12, 1871
Letter 21:
Benjamin Disraeli to C. W. Clubbe. Informing them that Lady Beaconsfield had not been well, and that they intend to reach Hughenden at some point. September 18, 1872
Letter 22:
Benjamin Disraeli to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe, October 22, 1872
Letter 23:
Charles Campbell? to C. W. Clubbe. Informing Mr. Clubbe that he has been given two seats in the 'Gallery'. June 4, 1874
Letter 24:
Montagu Corry to C. W. Clubbe. Expressing his condolences at the loss of Mrs Clubbe's mother; refers to the enjoyable, and, hopefully therapeutic, days spent at Hughenden by Mrs. Disraeli and himself. January 9, 1878

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Correspondence, undated

Folder
3 Letter 1:
Margaret Barbee to C. W. Clubbe, n.d. (July 12 ?)
Letter 2:
Emily Barbee to C. W. Clubbe, n.d. (Thursday)
Letter 3:
C. W. Clubbe to Mrs. C. W. Clubbe, n.d. (Wednesday)
Letter 4:
C. W. Clubbe's Mother to C. W. Clubbe, n.d. (July 6 ?)
Letter 5:
unknown to C. W. Clubbe, n.d.
Item 6:
Four Envelopes addressed to C. W. Clubbe, n.d.

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Invitations and Marriage License, 1843-1869

Folder
4 Item 1:
Invitation to royal visit of University of Cambridge, October, 1843
Item 2:
Marriage License for Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Clubbe, July 26, 1850
Item 3:
Invitation to consecration of the Chapel of St. Johns College, Cambridge, May 12, 1869

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