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SIEVEKING MSS.

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Inventory

I. WRITINGS.

Divided into Bound and Unbound.

Subseries: Bound Writings.
Note: Shelved in individual enclosures.
  • No Date, Address Book
  • 1755, A narrative by Captain Strachan
  • 1772, Memorandums relating to the execution of the bishop of Sodor and Mann's will
  • 1783, George Giberne's Private Account Book
  • 1792-95, Remembrance Book, Daniel Meyer
  • 1813, Journal of a Voyage - George Giberne No. 1
  • 1813, Journal of a Voyage - George Giberne No. 2
  • 1814, Journal of a trip from London to France (author Louis de Giberne?)
  • 1818, Book of travels - Bombay - George Giberne
  • 1822, Journal - Author unclear
  • Feb-July -1824, Journal of a tour in Italy - George Giberne
  • July 1824 - May 1825, Journal of a tour in Switzerland (author George Giberne?)
  • July 1825, Tour of England and Ireland (author George Giberne?)
  • Aug-Oct 1825, Tour in England and Scotland (author George Giberne?)
  • 1827, Journal - George Giberne
  • 1829-1833, Journal - Author unclear
  • 1833, Remembrance Book, G. Sieveking
  • 1834-1842, Journal -Author unclear (George Giberne?)
  • 1839, Journal of a tour in England and Wales, author unclear
  • 1839, Journal- Maria Smith
  • ca. 1839-1841, Journal- Maria Smith
  • 1840, Accounts - George Giberne
  • 1843, School Notes - Maria Smith
  • 1844, George Giberne passport
  • 1845-1846, Journal- Maria Smith
  • 1846, Diary of a tour to the Lakes, etc. - George and Maria Giberne
  • 1848, Sketchbook -Maria Giberne
  • 1852, Address on Local Self-Government by J. Toulmin Smith
  • Oct. 1852, Sketchbook - Maria Giberne
  • 1853, Journal - Maria Giberne
  • 1863-64, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1863-1865, Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1865, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1865, "Little Isabel - Her Sayings and Doings" - Maria Giberne
  • 1865-1872, Home Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1866, Notebook - Evelyn Giberne
  • 1866-67, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1867, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1868, Journal - Maria Giberne
  • 1868-1870, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1870-1875, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1875-82, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1877-80, Journal - Maria Giberne
  • Aug. 23-27 1881, Journal - Isabel Giberne
  • 1882-1885, Notebook - Maria Giberne
  • 1883, Memoirs - Maria Giberne
  • 1883- 1889, Outdoor notebook- Maria Giberne
  • 1884, Notebook - Isabel Giberne
  • 1885-1889, Notebook - Maria Giberne
  • 1886, Journal - Maria Giberne
  • 1889, Notes Abroad - Maria Giberne
  • ca. 1890, Notebook - E. Giberne to Maria Giberne
  • 1892, Notebook - Maria Giberne
  • 1895, Outdoor notebook- Maria Giberne
  • 1895, "Odds & Ends" - Maria Giberne
  • 1896, Garden and Outdoor notebook- Maria Giberne
  • 1898, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1901, Garden and Outdoor notes- Maria Giberne
  • 1902, Garden Notebook - Maria Giberne
  • 1902, "Notes about Isabel's Children"
  • 1904, Outdoor notebook- Maria Giberne
  • 1904-12, Outdoor notebook- Maria Giberne
  • 1906, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1907, "Private notebook written by Gwendoline Edwards"
  • 1907, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1908, Garden Notes - Maria Giberne
  • 1909, Outdoor notebook [Garden]- Maria Giberne
  • 1915, Pilot Log Book- Lance Sieveking
  • 1915, Guest Book - Evelyn Giberne
  • 1916-17, Pilot Log Book - Valentine Edgar Sieveking
  • 1917, Pilot Log Book - Valentine Edgar Sieveking
  • 1917-19, Verse by Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1918, Notebook - "Christ the Consoler" - may have belonged to L. Sieveking, from "A.W."
  • 1920, Poems by A.E. Maschwitz
  • 1926, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1927, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1928, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1929, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1930, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1930-31, Datebooks - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking - 2 vols
  • ca. 1931, Notebook - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1931, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1932, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1932-33, Datebooks - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking - 2 vols
  • ca. 1932-50, "Blank Orange book" - Notebook/Journal of Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1933, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1934, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1935, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1935-36, Datebooks - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking - 2 vols
  • 1936, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1937, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1938, Diary - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1953, "Work in Progress" - Lance Sieveking
  • ca. 1954, Copybook - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1955-58, Letter copybook -Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1958-59, 2 letter copybooks - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1959, Letter copybook no. 3 -Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1960, letter copybooks no. 5 & 6 - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1960-61, Letter copybooks no. 7 & 8 - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1961-62, Letter copybooks no. 9 & 10 - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1962, Letter copybook no. 11 - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
  • 1963-64, Letter copybook no. 13 - Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking
Box 1
  • Lance Sieveking's Appointment Books. 38 books from various years. Also contain notes to self.
Subseries: Unbound Writings.
  • Manuscript drafts of radio plays in various states of readiness - handwritten, typed, with notes, completed, ready to be bound. Some folders include newspaper articles about the play (both original works and adaptations). Radio plays arranged alphabetically.
Box 2
  • Autobiography and Radio Plays: A - Around the World in 80 Days. Manuscript drafts and notes of Lance Sieveking's autobiography, Seventy-six years on Earth.
Box 3
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Around the World in 80 Days (cont.) - B
Box 4
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: C - Eye of the Beholder
Box 5
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Eye of the Beholder (cont.)-History of Mr. Polly
Box 6
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: History of Mr. Polly (cont.)-If at First
Box 7
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: If at First (cont.)-Lunatic at Large
Box 8
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Lunatic at Large (cont.)-Perfect Witch
Box 9
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Perfect Witch (cont.)-Sd
Box 10
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Se - Sz
Box 11
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Ta - Tom
Box 12
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: Ton - Wa
Box 13
  • Lance Sieveking Radio Plays: We
Box 14
  • Short Stories of Lance De Giberne Sieveking in various draft stages, with varying dates
Box 15
  • Novel-length prose of Lance De Giberne Sieveking, some complete manuscripts, some in fragments
Box 16
  • Miscellaneous prose and fragments of Lance De Giberne Sieveking
Box 17
  • Verse by Lance De Giberne Sieveking, handwritten and typed poetry
Box 18
  • Miscellaneous Manuscripts by Others: Complete works and fragments written by various authors, both members of the Sieveking family and persons outside the family
Box 19
  • Isabel De Giberne Sieveking, Notes 1. Writings by Isabel de Giberne: short stories, notes, journal entries (from disbound notebooks)
Box 20
  • Isabel De Giberne Sieveking, Notes 2. Writings by Isabel de Giberne: short stories, notes, journal entries (from disbound notebooks)
Box 21
  • Isabel De Giberne Sieveking, Notes 3. Writings by Isabel de Giberne: short stories, notes, journal entries (disbound notebooks)
Box 22
  • Miscellaneous travel journals of the Sieveking Family

II. CORRESPONDENCE.

Arranged chronologically. Correspondence includes mainly letters as well as any accompanying envelopes and documents, newspaper clippings, contracts, official appointments, manuscript drafts, or photographs.

Box 23
  • 1716-1858
Box 24
  • 1859-1865
Box 25
  • 1866-1896
Box 26
  • 1897-1915
Box 27
  • 1916-1925
Box 28
  • 1926-1935
Box 29
  • 1936-1953
Box 30
  • 1954-1971
Box 31
  • Undated
Box 32
  • John Holms correspondence with Hugh Kingsmill

III. LEGAL.

Various legal documents concerning different family members.

Box 33
  • Wills, contracts, etc. of various family members/friends
Box 55 (Oversize)
  • Large wills, other large official papers/proclamations (indentures), articles of partnership, contracts, articles of agreement, deeds of confirmation, all ca. 1700s - early 1800s

IV. GENEALOGY.

Various items pertaining to the lineage of the Sieveking/Giberne families.

Box 34
  • Genealogy charts and writings for both Sieveking family and Giberne family
Box 55 (Oversize)
  • French genealogy charts of Giberne family

V. MISCELLANEOUS.

Box 35
  • Miscellaneous materials pertaining to the Sieveking family
Box 36
  • Miscellaneous materials pertaining to Isabel de Giberne Sieveking; also contains writings by Isabel de Giberne Sieveking

VI. SCRAPBOOKS.

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings of announcements and reviews of Lance Sieveking's published/performed works (mostly his radio plays), and other theater pieces. Also includes photos, theater programs, etc.

Note: shelved either in individual enclosures or unboxed.
  • ca. 1889: Scrapbook, Isabel Giberne
  • 1929- 1930: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
  • 1930: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
  • 1930-1932: News cuttings, Mr. Sieveking
  • 1932-1935: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
  • 1933-1937: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
  • ca. 1934-1957: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
  • 1939-1942: Scrapbook. Material related to productions by Lance de Giberne Sieveking
  • Box 61
    • 1919-1930: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
    Box 62
    • ca. 1930-1960s: Scrapbook, Reviews, and other material related to productions by Lance de Giberne Sieveking
    Box 63
    • 1935-1939: Scrapbook, Lancelot de Giberne Sieveking, Reviews
    Box 64
    • Red Portfolio 1: Portfolios for Actors. Has details on what they have worked on, and other personal information.
    Box 65
    • Red Portfolio 2: Portfolios for Actresses. Has details on what they have worked on, and other personal information.

    VII. PHOTOGRAPHS.

    Photographs of all types, including lantern plates, from 1860s-1970s, organized primarily by subject matter.

    Box 37
    • Churches, Abbeys, and Cathedrals
    Box 38
    • Churches, Abbeys, and Cathedrals
    Box 39
    • Churches and Abbeys
    Box 40
    • Churches and Abbeys
    Box 41
    • Cambridge Colleges, Castles, Cottages, Estates, Village Scenes, Landscapes
    Box 42
    • Landscapes
    Box 43
    • Outdoor scenes, BBC Images, Airplanes, Airshows, First World War images, artworks, Paul Nash artworks, images of manuscripts, buildings, Great American Binocular Travel photos, images of work by CK Ogden, published prints, Stage Sets, early TV equipment, photos from 1861
    Box 44
    • Portraits of family/friends (includes lantern plates-very fragile)
    Box 45
    • Portraits of family/friends, "discards" (lantern plates)
    Box 46
    • Negatives

    Photo Albums

    Note: shelved either in individual enclosures or unboxed.
    • Album 1: Aug. 1863
    • Album 2: ca. 1907-1908
    • Album 3: ca. 1903
    • Album 4: date unclear
    • Album 5: ca. 1915
    • Album 6: ca. 1915/16
    • Album 7: ca. 1916/20s
    • Album 8: Aug. 1916
    • Album 9: 1916/17
    • Album 10: Aug. 1916
    • Album 11: Aug. 1916
    • Album 12: 1917/18
    • Album 13: 1917
    • Photograph album: ca. 1860s
    • Photographs: ca. 1860s
    • Photograph album: "Edward Gustavus Sieveking, September 1884" (includes, on the flipside, scrapbook clippings dated through 1938)

    VIII. ARTWORK.

    Drawings, sketches, and watercolors mostly by family members, though some are clipped out of newspapers and magazines. Completed by both adults and children. Formats vary: scraps of paper, sketchbooks, and formal watercolor/drawing paper.

    Box 47
    • 67 watercolors by George Giberne + 2 drawings by Gerard Manley Hopkins (?)
    Box 48
    • 54 drawings by Edgar Giberne
    Box 49
    • Drawings, sketches, watercolors by adults, children, and magazine cutouts. Loose paper and sketchbooks. Watercolors mostly by George Giberne or Edgar Giberne, in sketchbooks.
    Box 50
    • Sketchbooks by George and Edgar Giberne with drawings and watercolors, miscellaneous pencil drawings and sketches

    IX. MUSIC.

    Sheet music, handwritten and printed, primarily to accompany Lance Sieveking's radio plays.

    Box 51
    • Annotated radio voice tests, sheet music for productions of Money for Nothing, and The Pursuit of Happiness
    Box 52
    • Sheet music for productions of The Key to the Situation, If, and A Voyage to Lilliput; miscellaneous music

    X. AUDIO-VISUAL.

    Aluminum records and magnetic recording tapes.

    Box 53
    • Aluminum records and magnetic recording tapes of songs and BBC productions by Lance Sieveking
    Audio Record 1 (Oversize)
    • Baird English talk recorded at CBC
    Audio Record 2 (Oversize)
    • Wings of the Morning recorded at CBC, 78 rpm

    XI. REALIA.

    Includes hair from various family members and a piece of a wedding dress.

    Box 54
    • Hair, Unknown
    • Hair, (First Name?) Hopkins
    • Hair, Val (?), Jun. 30, 1843
    • Hair, Isabel de Giberne Sieveking, Sept., 1860
    • Hair, Evelyn Giberne, Feb. 1, 1863
    • Hair, Isabel de Giberne Sieveking, Mar. 21, 1863
    • Hair, Isabel de Giberne Sieveking, Aug. 19, 1863
    • Hair, Mildred Hodges, Sept. 22, 1865
    • Hair, Mildred (?), Nov., 1865
    • Hair, Maria Giberne, Apr. 7, 1866
    • Hair, Evelyn Giberne, Jan., 1868
    • Wedding dress piece
    Box 56
    • Two plaques, one for "First Edition Club"
    Box 57
    • TV Eye, two insignias for the grand priory of the order of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and a seashell
    Box 58
    • Leather Belt
    Box 59
    • Brass coin honoring the death of Edgar Valentine Sieveking
    Box 60 (Oversize)
    • Stamp and "Wine and Food Society" plaque
    No Box
    • Steel Chest with "Mr. E. Sieveking" painted on it

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