SHC ReferenceLM/SECTIONF
TitleMORE AND MORE MOLYNEUX FAMILY OF LOSELEY PARK: PERSONAL AND FAMILY PAPERS
Datec.13TH CENT-20TH CENT
LevelCollection
ProvenanceDeposited by Major James More-Molyneux of Loseley Park near Guildford in 1950 and by Mr and Mrs M More-Molyneux in October and December 1999.
IntroductionThe records in this group relate to private activities of the More and More Molyneux family other than those relating to the Loseley estate. The relatively insubstantial quantity in the following groups is due to a major series of family correspondence relating to both official and private matters, which is is now held as LM/COR/- and 6729/- (see main introduction). A database of this correspondence up to 1688 is available.

The first section of the list describes documents relating to individual family members, 16th to 19th cent, including an account of the expenses incurred and presents received at the wedding of Elizabeth More to Richard Polsted, 1567 (LM/2021), estimate of the cost of buying a plantation in Barbados, 17th cent (LM/2022), and travel diaries of James More Molyneux in Morocco and Spain, 1785-1786 (LM/1327/25-27); this is succeeded by bills and receipts for personal expenditure relating to more than one individual, 1580-19th cent; then material relating to the Loseley library, scholarship and unattributed writings arranged by subject, including family pedigrees, a large collection of culinary and medical recipes (LM/1379), music for the flageolet (LM/1327/18), William Bray's account of the first three Mores (LM/1654), and printed plans, 1708-1811.

Further correspondence and papers, particularly relating to Sir William More (d.1600), Sir George More (d.1632) and Sir Poynings More (d.1649), and including literary manuscripts and poems in their possession, are now held by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. They can be consulted on microfilm, for which see Z/407 which includes a detailed catalogue of the Folger's holdings.
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