Catalogue ReferenceD/EX801
TitlePapers of the Spencer family of Cookham
Diaries and correspondence relating to the Spencer family of Cookham, including Sir Stanley Spencer
Description[The collection consists of both original and typescript copies of the diaries and correspondence of various members of the Spencer family - that is, Stanley, William, Percy and Sydney who were all brothers and Florence their sister, together with Florence's husband, John M Image. Other members of the family are frequently mentioned. Most of the documents relate to the period prior to the First World War and the brother's activities during it. The typed copies seem to have been compiled at the instigation of Florence and many of the volumes contain her handwritten and typed notes. In addition there are several duplicate copies of volumes. Sir Stanley Spencer's original letters are held at the Tate Gallery Archive in London but the whereabouts of the other originals are unknown. The family was of modest origins; William's father Julius was a bricklayer, and at least one of his brothers continued in that line of work, while as a young woman one of his sisters worked as a housemaid.]
Daten.d. [c.1820s-1830s]-2003
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent34 vols, 46 bdls, 35 docs, 1 item
AcquisitionDeposited in August 1985 (acc. 3681) (converted to gift, 2012); presented in March 2012 (acc. 8992); March 2013 (acc. 9205)

Schedule of accessions
Acc. 3681: 1-32
Acc. 8992: 33-107
Acc. 9205: 108-116
Related Material[For other papers of the Spencer family, see D/EZ177.]
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