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Box 1


Contains 29 Results:


 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 1
Scope and Contents

9 folders

Dates: Created: 1889-1941

“Aunt G.” (Gertrude Sayers) and “Aunt M.” (Mabel Leigh), 1919-1931

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1
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Includes letters to Dorothy, and to and from Nell (Helen Mary Sayers). 10 letters, 36pp.

Dates: Created: 1919-1931

BOUND VOLUMES, 1879-1930

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Series 2
Scope and Contents

4 folders

Dates: Created: 1879-1930


 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 3
Scope and Contents

4 folders

Dates: Created: 1897-1927

Birth certificate / Certified Copy of an Entry in a Register of Births for Dorothy L. Sayers, August 6, 1919

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Identifier: Folder 14
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Dates: Created: August 6, 1919


 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: Series 4
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Dates: Created: 6 folders

“Aunt Lil” (Aunt Lillian Logan, nee Leigh) 4 letters to Maud and Dorothy, 1915

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Folder 2
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One letter is torn in half. 19pp.

Dates: Created: 1915

Fire insurance policy in the name of Helen Mary Sayers, December 1928-December 1929

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Identifier: Folder 18
Scope and Contents


Dates: Created: December 1928-December 1929

Aunt Maud (Alice Maud Leigh, nee Bayliss), 1918-1941

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: Folder 3
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Includes a photograph of Maud from a 1922 travel document, and a letter from an unidentified cousin, possibly Margaret Leigh. 6 letters to Nell, Dorothy, and Mabel. 24pp.

Dates: Created: 1918-1941

“The Ghosts of My Friends” signature notebook, 1909-1928

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Identifier: Folder 11
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arranged by Cecil Henland, belonging to Mabel Leigh. Dorothy L. Sayers and Mac’s signatures appear in the book. 50pp.

Dates: Created: 1909-1928

Ivy Shrimpton 2 letters, 1904

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

one from “Dossie” and the other from Ivy to Nell. 1904, 7pp.

Dates: Created: 1904

“Visitors’ Book” with various family and friend signatures, 1899-1923

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Identifier: Folder 12
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Dates: Created: 1899-1923

Various certificates for Rev. Henry Sayers, 1897-1917

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: Folder 15
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“Institution R. Bluntisham” December 20, 1897, “Institution R. Upwell, Christ Church” June 1, 1917, 2 “Certificates of having made the Declarations” for the above mentioned churches on the same dates, 2 “Certificates of having read the Thirty Nine Articles in Church,” and 2 “Mandate for Induction” certificates. Leather folder where these certificates were found included. 17pp.

Dates: Created: 1897-1917

Marriage License for John Leonard Poole and Ruth Birch, October 8, 1927

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Identifier: Folder 16
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Dates: Created: October 8, 1927

Mortgage certificate for Rev. Grey Neville, January 4, 1913

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17a
Identifier: Folder 17a
Scope and Contents


Dates: Created: January 4, 1913

Music scores by Henry Sayers, n.d.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 20
Identifier: Folder 20
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Including: “Jesus Lives,” “Te Deum,”“Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,” and 2 untitled pages. Significant mold damage. 5pp.

Dates: Created: n.d.

Small notebook titled “Childrens Library Bluntisham,” October 21, 1899, and a Sermons notebook, 1879-1899

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Identifier: Folder 13
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Notebook lists the dates, locations, and scripture passages of the sermons given by Henry Sayers. 62pp.

Dates: Created: 1879-1899

Nell (Helen Mary Sayers, nee Leigh), February 9, 1929

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: Folder 5
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One letter from cousin Edna Sayers Gilmour, 3pp.

Dates: Created: February 9, 1929

“Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury”, 1749-1833. n.d.

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 21
Identifier: Folder 21
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5pp. Handwritten documents, possibly by Dorothy L. Sayers. Family connection unclear.

Dates: Created: 1749-1833. n.d.

Uncle Harry (Henry Leigh) and Great Uncle Percy (Percival Leigh), 1889-1902

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: Folder 6
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Includes a letter from Harry to sister Amy, and “Wilkins Micauber” to “Tommy” – connection unclear, and a few pages of poetry. 4 letters, 21pp.

Dates: Created: 1889-1902

Miscellanea, 1896-1929

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 22
Identifier: Folder 22
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Dates: Created: 1896-1929

Addresses, notes, account records, and various papers and correspondence from Dorothy’s time in France and London, 1919-1920

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: Folder 7
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Includes a pamphlet headed “British Federation of University Women.” 34pp.

Dates: Created: 1919-1920

Correspondence with old family friends and retainers, 1916-1938

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Identifier: Folder 8
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Includes: E.C. Chapman, Emma Harrup, Mary A Giddens, M.C. Godfry, Giles Dixey, and A.M. Stevens. 64pp.

Dates: Created: 1916-1938

Condolences to Sayers on the death of her mother, Summer 1929

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: Folder 9
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Includes notes from “Aunt G.“ and Aunt Maud. Summer 1929, 43pp.

Dates: Created: Summer 1929

Conveyance for Newland Street Property, Witham, home of Dorothy L. Sayers, March 30, 1929

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17b
Identifier: Folder 17b
Scope and Contents

Copied document between George Frederic Gardner and Dorothy L. Sayers regarding an estate estimate of "Sunnyside" Newland Street, Witham. Photocopy from the papers of Lyle Dorsett. 3pp.

Dates: Created: March 30, 1929

Sayers Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Wade-A-104 and A-106

This archive contains correspondence, certificates, and other documents and records relating to the family of Dorothy L. Sayers.

Dates: Created: 1879-1941