Catalogue ReferenceD/EX564
TitlePapers of John and Llewellyn Treacher of Twyford, 1832-1911, and miscellaneous papers, 1961
DescriptionSummary

PERSONAL PAPERS : correspondence of Llewellyn Treacher, 1889-1909; of John Treacher, 1890-1902; letter to Clara Treacher, 1869; papers re Llewellyn Treacher's membership of local clubs and societies, 1889-1903; photographs, mostly n.d. [c.1880-1920]; sale catalogues, 1892-1902; Clara Treacher's household accounts, 1886-1890; receipts for sale of fruit, 1855-1884; miscellaneous receipts and vouchers of John and Llewellyn Treacher, 1886-1905; printed miscellanea, 1832, 1894-1907; notice re bankruptcy of William Robey, 1888; drawing of burglar's footprint, 1903; papers of Revd. John Stock re slavery and American Civil War, 1861-1865.

OFFICIAL RECORDS : correspondence and papers re. Polehampton Schools, Twyford, 1887-1908; correspondence and papers of Llewellyn Treacher as chairman of Twyford Parish Council, 1898-1905; correspondence and papers of Llewellyn Treacher as chairman of Wokingham RDC Waterworks Committee, 1898-1904; Twyford swine licensing records, 1896-1902.

MISCELLANEOUS : reports and plans re. Twyford Almshouses, 1961; tracings of proposed diversion of A321.
Date1832-1961
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
LevelFonds
Extent2 vols, 66 bdls, 48 docs
Admin HistoryLlewellyn Treacher (1859-1943) served on Twyford parish council from 1895-1937, as chairman from 1899; Wokingham Rural District Council, 1894-1928; and Wokingham Board of Guardians.

He was an enthusiastic amateur geologist and archaeologist, with a particular interest in the palaeolithic period. He was a friend of Joseph Stevens, first curator of Reading Museum, and inspired local antiquarian F. Maitland Underhill in the 1920s.

His collection of geological specimens, archaeological finds and photographs has been long-since dispersed, but material is held at Reading University, the Musum of English Rural Life, and the Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford, among other places.

See John Finch, Llewellyn Treacher FGS 1859-1943 and his photographs (Twyford 1991) for a brief biography.

For additional papers of the Treacher family, including Llewellyn Treacher's historical notes and John Treacher's diary, see D/EX 1457. For additional papers collected by Llewellyn, see D/EX 2474. For a general introduction to the family and a pedigree, see the introduction to the catalogue of D/EX 1457.
AcquisitionDeposited in February 1980 (acc. 2504)
ArrangementArrangement of the catalogue

1. Personal papers
2. Polehampton charity
3. Twyford Parish Council
4. Wokingham Rural District Council
5. Berkshire County Council : swine fever licensing
6. Miscellaneous
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