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THE VALENTINE H. MAIRIS PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Unknown to V. H. Mairis
7/25/1813

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from an unknown British military officer (Hugh?) at Rajahmundry, India, to VHM, an Ensign of the 1st Battallion of Regiment M. I. at Bellary (?). The letter mainly regards Mairis' parents and grandfather; reference to Bengal. 2 pp. on integral address leaf.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 A. M. Taylor to V. H. Mairis
7/17/1814

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from A. M. Taylor to VHM, at that time an Ensign in the 78th Highland Regiment in Madras. The letter regards the purchase of a horse. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope; ink badly faded.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Elizabeth Hartland to V. H. Mairis
10/29/1817

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Elizabeth Hartland in Newent, England, to VHM, an Ensign in the 78th Highland Regiment in Aberdeen, Scotland. The letter discusses Mairis' new transfer to Ireland and many of Mairis' familymembers in detail. 4 pp. on integral address leaf.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 M. Lindsay to V. H. Mairis
7/5/1820

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from M. Lindsay to VHM, in Bishops Lavington, England, congratulating Mairis on his recent marriage (May 1820) and discussing his movement from the 78th Highland Regiment to the Dragoons Guard. Reference to Lt. French of the 6th Division of the Guards. 2 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal.

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
7/5/1820

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas in Athlone, Ireland to VHM in Bishops Lavington and Devizes. The letter congratulates Mairis on his recent marriage and discusses at length Mairis' movement to the 6th Dragoons Guard through a deal with Lt. French. 4 pp. on integral address leaf; annotated (by Mairis?) as received and replied to.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
7/25/1820

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas in Athlone, Ireland to VHM in Bishops Lavington discussing Mairis' move to the 6th Dragoons Guard in the regiment of Colonel French, the father of Lt. French. References to Sir D. Baird and Castlebar. 4 pp. on integral address leaf.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 William Mairis to V. H. Mairis
12/16/1820

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from William Mairis in London to VHM, his brother, in Birmingham. The letter mainly discusses William Mairis' impending departure for India and the many delays he faced in London. References to the East India House, Gravesend, Major Dodd, H. C. Ship "General Harris," Kelly Castle, George Wellstead and Alexander Lindsay. 4 pp. on integral address leaf.

Box: 1 Fold: 8 William Mairis to V. H. Mairis
3/4/1821

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from William Mairis in Deal, England on the H. C. Ship "General Harris" en route to India, to VHM in the 6th Dragoons Guard in Birmingham. The letter discusses very colorfully the conditions on board the ship which Mairis found to be nearly intolerable. Reference to Major (F. A.?) Wetherall. 4 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal and Deal postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Duncan Henderson to V. H. Mairis
9/28/1821

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from D. Henderson in Dublin to VHM in the 6th Dragoons Guard in Limerick. The letter mainly discusses personal matters. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Jane Brabazon to V. H. Mairis
12/1/1821

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Jane Brabazon in Church Hill, Ireland to VHM in the 6th Dragoons Guard in Limerick. The letter mainly discusses social matters with references to unrest in Ireland. 4 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal.

Box: 1 Fold: 11 A. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
11/25/1822

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from A. Mairis in West Lavington to VHM in Clifton. The letter discusses the death of Marian (VHM and A. Mairis' young niece?) and other family matters. References to Lord Churchill (1st Viscount). 3 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal and Devizes Penny Post mark.

Box: 1 Fold: 12 Thomas Mayris to V. H. Mairis
9/13/1823

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Thomas Mayris in Wooton to VHM in West Lavington, Devizes. The letter discusses the Mairis/Mayris family history and recent travels of Mayris through Britain. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal and Devizes Penny Post mark.

Box: 1 Fold: 13 William Mairis to V. H. Mairis
1/10/1824

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from William Mairis in Lavington Cottage to VHM, his brother, in Andover. The letter mainly discusses William Mairis' military career and other members of the family. Reference to Capt. P. Farquharson. 4 pp. on integral address leaf.

Box: 1 Fold: 14 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
8/16/1825

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas in Ennis, Ireland to VHM in Clifton. The letter discusses mutual friends. References to Duncan Henderson. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal and Ennis postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 15 D. Lethbridge to V. H. Mairis
8/7/1825

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from D. Lethbridge (?) in Bath to VHM in Clifton. The letter congratulates Mairis on the birth of a daughter and mentions other family matters. 2 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal and Bath postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 16 F. A. Wetherall to V. H. Mairis
2/4/1826

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from F. A. Wetherall at the Castle Boar House(?) at Ealing to VHM in Clifton. The letter concerns a possible deal for a military commission for Mairis. Reference to Sir Hubert Taylor. 2 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal and illegible postmarks.

Box: 1 Fold: 17 C. J. Cobley to V. H. Mairis
4/7/1827

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Rev. C. J. Cobley at the Vicarage in Cheddar to VHM in Clifton. In the letter, Cobley accepts Mairis' offer to be his youngest daughter's sponsor and discusses Mairis' possible relocation to Devizes. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal and illegible postmarks.

Box: 1 Fold: 18 D. Lethbridge to V. H. Mairis
5/2/1828

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from D. Lethbridge in Bath to V. H. Mairis in Devizes. The letter contains condolences for the death of Mairis' father. 2 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal and Bath postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 19 Thomas Dodd to V. H. Mairis
5/7/1828

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Thomas Dodd in London to VHM in Devizes. The letter sends condolences for the death of Mairis' father and agrees that Mairis should stop further pursuits in the Army because of his growing family. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal and illegible postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 20 C. J. Cobley to V. H. Mairis
10/29/1828

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Rev. C. J. Cobley at the Vicarage in Cheddar to VHM in Devizes. Cobley discusses his recent journey from Devizes to Cheddar and his horses. 4 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal and illegible postmarks.

Box: 1 Fold: 21 John C. C. A. Hartland to V. H. Mairis
11/13/1829

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from John C. C. A. Hartland in Newent to VHM in West Lavington concerning rents on farmland owned by Mairis, probably recently inherited from his father (1828). References to recent Corn Laws and Elizabeth Hartland. John Hartland is mentioned in Mairis' ledger book in Folder 58 of this collection. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; black wax seal and Gloucester Penny Post mark.

Box: 1 Fold: 22 Thomas Mitchell to V. H. Mairis
12/20/1830

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Thomas Mitchell in Bristol to VHM in Devizes. The letter accepts Mairis' request that Mitchell be the executor of Mairis' estate along with J. S. Williams. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal removed; Bristol postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 23 A. Mairis to V. H. Mairis; Robt. H. Mairis to A. Mairis
10/16/1833

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Robert Hale Mairis in Westminister to his neice, A. Mairis, in Salisbury; on the same leaf, 1 ALS from A. Mairis in Salisbury to her brother, V. H. Mairis in Clifton. Both letters concern family finances and a business deal with John C. C. A. Hartland. 4 pp. on integral address leaf; 1 red wax seal and postmark from Salisbury.

Box: 1 Fold: 24 E. Z. Warroy(?) to V. H. Maris
5/18/1838

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from E. Z. Warroy(?) in London to VHM. The letter is mostly social, and the author offers Mairis tickets to Victoria' coronation. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 25 Robert H. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
7/6/1841

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Robert Hale Mairis in London (?) to VHM regarding family finances. 2 pp. on 1 leaf.

Box: 1 Fold: 26 John Blake to V. H. Mairis
11/20/1841

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from John Blake in Devizes to VHM in Bristol. The letter discusses upkeep of Tilshead, a farm in Devizes belonging to Mairis where Blake is a tenant or groundskeeper. 2 pp. on integral address leaf; postmarks from Bristol and Devizes.

Box: 1 Fold: 27 E. W. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
6/7/1842

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Edward William Mairis in Addiscombe to his father, VHM. Young Mairis writes from the college of cadets for the East India Company with reference to his near expulsion for a "boyish frolic." The letter also discusses his future stationing in India, for which he enclosed a sample of his letter of request to the Political and Military Committee of the Company (separate leaf). 5 pp. on 2 leaves.

Box: 1 Fold: 28 James Low to V. H. Mairis
6/16/1842

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from James Low in Singapore to VHM in Clifton. Low discusses his career in the British military in India, Burma and Singapore with special reference to salary and savings. The letter is in response to a request for advice from Mairis about India because his son was about to be stationed there. Reference to Bengal, Bombay, Calcutta, Penang, Afghanistan, and Low's brother, (Sir) John. Low also mentions his scholarly works on Thai and Burmese literature, religion and agriculture (see Dictionary of National Biography for more on Low). 7 pp. on 2 leaves (1 integral address leaf); dark red wax seal and black "India Letter Deal" postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 29 E. W. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
7/18/1842

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Edward William Mairis in London to his father, VHM, in Bristol. The letter details items purchased by young Mairis in preparation for his voyage to India. Reference to the Earl of Hardwicke (ship). 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 30 E. W. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
7/24/1842

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Edward William Mairis in Salisbury to VHM. The letter is mainly about young Mairis' trip to Salisbury and on his preparation for his journey to India. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 31 E. W. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
7/28/[1842]

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Edward William Mairis in Devizes(?) to VHM in Bristol. The letter mainly discusses family he is visiting, with references to Rev. C. J. Cobley. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with black wax seal and Devizes and Bristol postmarks.

Box: 1 Fold: 32 E. W. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
7/30/1842

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Edward William Mairis in Devizes to his father, VHM in Bristol. The letter mainly discusses young Mairis' final preparations for a voyage to India. Reference to Rev. C. J. Cobley and the India House in London. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with black wax seal and Devizes and Bristol postmarks.

Box: 1 Fold: 33 E. W. Mairis to V. H. Mairis
9/1/1842

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Edward William Mairis on board a ship to his father, VHM, in Portsmouth. The letter refers to a letter from VHM to young Mairis and to his ensuing voyage to India. 3 pp. on integral address leaf; red wax seal.

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Alfred Caswell to V. H. Mairis
10/2/1846

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Alfred Caswell in London to VHM concerning various insurance policies held by Mairis on several people, probably tenants. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
5/3/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas in Stirling to VHM in Bristol. The letter discusses Douglas' leave of absence from the 78th Highland Regiment in India and his stay in England. References to Karachi, Sind, Bombay and unrest in France (1848). 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with red wax seal and Birmingham postmark.

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
10/6/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas at the United Service Club in London to VHM in Clifton mainly regarding news from the 78th Highland Regiment and British Colonial India. Includes a long discussion of problems of unrest in Ceylon, with references to Lord Lorrington, Queen Victoria and Lahore. 6 pp. on 2 leaves; separate envelope with red wax seal, Bristol postmark and cancelled one penny Victoria stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
10/10/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS resume of Henry N. Douglas sent by Douglas to VHM in Salisbury; letter includes a copy ALS from Major Edward Green to the Governor of Scinde (Sind). The resume refers to campaigns participated in by Douglas in Djakarta and Bali (1811-12) and stations in Ceylon and Karachi. Reference to serivce with Sir Charles Napier in Lahore. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with red wax seal, Salisbury postmark and a cancelled one penny Victoria stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
10/11/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas at the United Service Club in London to VHM in Bristol. Douglas mainly discusses the 78th Highland Regiment, a cholera epidemic in London, Sir Charles Napier and Douglas' upcoming return to India. 4pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with red wax seal, postmarks from Bristol and Clifton and a cancelled one penny Victoria stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
10/17/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas at the United Service Club to VHM. The letter originally accompanied the resume in Folder 37 of this collection and describes the document. References to Sir Charles Napier, Lord Fitzroy and his upcoming voyage back to India. 2 pp. on 1 leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
10/25/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas at the United Service Club in London to VHM in Salisbury. The letter discusses Douglas' upcoming voyage to India and an incident between Sir Charles Napier and Sir James Hogg. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with red wax seal, Salisbury postmark and cancelled one penny Victoria stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Henry N. Douglas to V. H. Mairis
10/28/1848

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry N. Douglas at Southampton to VHM in Bristol. The letter mainly discusses foul weather in Southampton preventing Douglas' departure for India. Reference to Sir Charles Napier and the 78th Highland Regiment. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with postmark from Bristol and a cancelled one penny Victoria stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 42 William H. Thacker to V. H. Mairis
6/28/1851

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from William Hovender Thacker to VHM detailing instructions for the signing of a conveyance agreement by Mairis, his sisters and his brothers-in-law to a Mr. Ricketts. 2 1/2 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Richard Mullings to V. H. Mairis
9/1/1851

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Richard Mullings to VHM regarding Mairis' trust fund and other financial matters. 2 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 44 John Howse to V. H. Mairis
2/7/1853

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from John Howse in Cirencester to VHM. The letter mainly concerns the Copyhold Act which relates to the conditions of property leases. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 45 John Howse to V. H. Mairis
12/22/1853

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from John Howse in Cirencester to VHM mainly concerning the Copyhold Act which concerns property lease agreements. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with a black wax seal, postmarks from Cirencester and Bristol and no stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 46 J. S. Williams to V. H. Mairis
6/22/1854

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from J. S. Williams in Wells(?) to VHM mainly concerning the availability of apartments in an unstated area. 4 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 47 C. B. Phipps to V. H. Mairis
4/4/1861

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from C. B. Phipps at Buckingham Palace in London to VHM in Clifton. Phipps, a secretary to Queen Victoria, writes in response to a request by Mairis that his son be chosen for the "Church Patronage of the Crown;" Mairis is refered to the Lord Chancellor and the Prime Minister's offices. 2 pp. on 1 folded leaf; separate envelope with a black seal of the Privy Purse and a cancelled one penny Victoria stamp.

Box: 1 Fold: 48 V. H. Mairis to Georgiana Halliday
5/27/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS (copy/draft?) from VHM in Clifton to Miss Georgiana Halliday, a friend of the Mairis family. In the letter, Mairis presents Halliday with a set of his late wife's pearls, probably as a wedding gift. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 49 W. F. Morgan to Elizabeth E. Mairis(?)
2/20/(1851??)

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from W. F. Murphy in Bristol to a woman, probably Elizabeth Mairis, wife of VHM. The letter describes the condition of "Miss Mairis" (Eliza Margaretta Mairis, d. of VHM?) who was suffering from a severe illness. 3 pp. on 1 folded leaf; no envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 50 M. Lindsay to V. H. Mairis
(1830) - (1860)

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from M. Lindsay to VHM, probably not sent through the regular post. The letter invites Mairis and his wife over for dinner. 2 pp. on a folded leaf with red wax seal, addressed "V. Mairis, Esq."

Box: 1 Fold: 51 Unknown to V. H. Mairis
4/18/(1830's?)

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from an unknown person to VHM, mainly concerning the writer's real estate dealings. 6 pp. on 2 leaves; no envelope.

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