University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Richard Cobden:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865
Title: Richard Cobden Collection
Dates: 1837-1964, undated
Abstract: Includes one letter written by Richard Cobden and a letter he received from Prince Albert, as well as letters and documents relating to various members of the Cobden, Sanderson, Sickert and Unwin families.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0833
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet), 1 oversize folder (osf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Letters:

Container
1.1 ALS to Cobden, Frederick, 24 February 1847.



Recipient:

Container
1.2 Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, 1819-1861. ALS Charles Grey to Cobden, 5 May 1856.



Miscellaneous:

Container
1.3 Bigelow, John, ALS to unidentified recipient Helena, 18 January, 1899. Not described in card catalog.
Bradford, S. D., ALS to the London Spectator, 27 June 1859. With this: ALS / copy from Cobden to Bradford, 18 June 1859. Not described in card catalog.
British Museum. ALS, 12 TLS to Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1961-1964. Re gift of the papers of Richard Cobden and his family.
British Museum. TLS to Unwin, Jane Cobden, 11 November 1933.
Camberwell Borough, London. Art Gallery. ALS, TLS to Unwin, Jane Cobden, 9 June 1927, 16 June 1941.
Cobden, Catherine Ann Williams, d. 1877. Death certificate, signed handwritten document, 1 page, 23 April 1877. Included: death certificates of Lucy Elizabeth Cobden, d. 1861, and Mildred Tucker, d. 1862.
Cobden, Ellen Melicent, 1848-1914. Memorandum of agreement with T. Fisher Unwin for Sylvia Saxon, signed handwritten and printed document, 4 pages, 12 February 1914.
Cobden, Frederick William. Certificate of ownership of a share in the Victoria Park Company, signed handwritten document, 1 page, 26 June 1837. Removed from a letter from Richard Cobden-Sanderson to the Manchester Public Library, 28 November 1963.
Container
1.4-6 Cobden, Margaret. Correspondence; copies of letters to and from Margaret Cobden, handwritten manuscript, 275 pages, 1878-1885. Primarily family letters.
Container
1.7 Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Account of the real and personal estate of the late Richard Cobden and the account of Ellen Millicent Ashburner Sickert with the Trustees, handwritten manuscript, 6 pages, 24 July 1899.
Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Account of the real and personal estate of the late Richard Cobden and the account of Emma Jane Catherine Unwin with the Trustees, handwritten manuscript, 6 pages, 24 July 1899.
Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Autograph, undated.
Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Description of a steamer named Richard Cobden, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1918.
Container
osf 1 Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Diplomatic laissez passer, signed handwritten document, 2 pages, 24 August 1838. Signed by Lord Palmerston.
Container
1.7 Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. Eulogistic poem about Richard Cobden, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1905.
Cobden, Richard, 1804-1865. The Richard Cobden Trust: list of deeds and documents, typed document, 2 pages, 1927.
Container
1.8 Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1884- . 10 TccL to the British Museum, 1961-1964. Relating to the gift of papers of Richard Cobden and his family, including transcripts of two letters given to the British Museum.
Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1884- . 14 TccL to the Manchester Public Library, 1961-1964.
Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1884- . 16 TccL to the West Sussex County Record Office, 1961-1964.
Container
1.3 Crawford, V. M. ALS to Unwin, Jane Cobden, 3 May 1908.
Dawson, Nelson. ALS to Unwin, Jane Cobden, 10 July 1896.
Fellows, Eleanor C. Hill. ALS to Unwin, Jane Cobden, 19 May 1902.
Hoon, Elizabeth Evelynola. TLS to Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 12 April 1939.
Manchester Public Library. 14 TLS to Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1961-1964.
Parrish, Stephen. ALS to Hennesey, 15 March 1886.
Radford and Franklin Solicitors. 7 TLS to Unwin, Jane Cobden re purchase of the Dunford Estate, May-June 1911. Included are 7 handwritten and typed manuscripts re the sale.
Robertson, Howard. Christmas card to unidentified recipient, undated.
Sickert, Ellen Cobden. Margaret Cobden, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Included is Memorial Stone of Ellen Melicent Cobden and Emma Jane Cobden Unwin, carbon typescript, 1 page, undated.
Container
1.9 Unwin, Jane Cobden. Insurance policy on paintings, prints, and drawings in No. 3 Adelphi Terrace, London, and other houses, typescript, 2 pages, 1915.
Container
1.10 Unwin, Jane Cobden. Legal documents re the Avon Mining, Milling, and Power Company case, 8 handwritten, typed, and carbon copy documents, 50 pages total, 1902-1903. Mrs. Ellen Cobden Sickert was also involved in the case.
Container
1.9 Unwin, Jane Cobden. Marriage certificate, signed handwritten document, 1 page, 3 February 1892.
Unwin, Jane Cobden. Receipt for payment for the portrait of Richard Cobden by Lowes Dickinson, signed handwritten document, 1 page, 20 June 1873.
Unwin, Jane Cobden. TLS to Hoon, Elizabeth Evelynola, 18 May 1939.
Unwin, Jane Cobden. TL / copy to the Manchester Guardian, directed to the editor, 29 January 1935.
Container
1.11 Unwin, Thomas Fisher, d. 1935. Expression of sorrow by the Board of Governors of the Dunford House at Unwin's death, carbon typescript, 1 page, 1935.
Unwin, Thomas Fisher. Death certificate, signed typed and printed document, 2 pages, 6 February 1935.
Unwin, Thomas Fisher. APCI To Sickert, Ellen Cobden, 15 May 1910.
Container
1.3 West Sussex County Record Office. 2 ALS, 12 TLS, 1 TL to Cobden-Sanderson, Richard, 1961-1964.
Williard, H. M. 2 ALS to Unwin, Jane Cobden, 9 June and 5 July 1911.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date