Manuscripts collection online

manuscriptsThe Manuscripts collection comprises documents relating to Wimbledon including: deeds to property; records of local associations; papers collected by or related to notable local residents; documents relating to the history of local military organisations and hospitals; and parish and vestry records.

Account
Accession number: LDWIM000469
Class: Manuscripts
Description: One sheet MS Account relating to Viscount Melville, (Henry Dundas) 1742-1811. Account, approved by Henry Dundas (Lord Melville) in 1797, for journeys undertaken to and from Wimbledon by Frederic Courvoisier, Messenger to the War Department. There are details of coach hire etc. (Dundas was at that time Secretary of War and resident at what is now Cannizaro house).
Letter
Accession number: LDWIM000470
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Autographed letter from George Muras of Cobham, dated 18th October 1800, to Mr Everatt of Wimbledon, concerning a certificate of Payment of Land Tax on a house purchased by Everatt from G. Muras. cp. LDWIM000471.
Will
Accession number: LDWIM000471
Class: Manuscripts
Description: The will of William Wakeford, baker, of Wimbledon Parish, dated 30th September 1785, leaving all his property to William Everatt, baker.  The will was registered on 4th October 1785, in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, and there is a printed  certificate of registration, with an impressed seal attached, and a pencilled marginal note "Sworn under one hundred pounds".
Letter
Accession number: LDWIM000472
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Autographed framed letter of 22nd August 1799, from William Wilberforce (1759-1833) to a person unnamed, written from Broomfield House, Clapham.
Letter
Accession number: LDWIM000473
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Autograph letter from Colonel May of the Queen's Dragoon Guards to Lord Townshend, dated 27 May 1799 from Croydon, reminding him that the regiment will be reviewed on Wimbledon Common on Thursday, 6 June 1799, by the King, and promising him his usual mount if he can attend. (Lord Townshend- 1st Marquis, 3rd Viscount, 1724-1807, was Col.-in-Chief of the Regiment).  
Autograph
Accession number: LDWIM000474
Class: Manuscripts
Description: Paper (one small sheet lined writing paper) with autographs of King George V and Queen Mary, on the occasion of a visit to Wimbledon on 20 July 1918.
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