StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/41
TitleJewish bookplates
DateLate 19th century - Early 20th century
DescriptionCollection of Jewish bookplates, accompanied by correspondence.
Extent2 boxes
AdminHistoryBorn 1865, eldest son of Sir J R Fergusson, 2nd Baronet, and Mary Ann Somes, daughter of Thomas Colyer; educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford; married Beatrice Stanley, daughter of Rt Hon Prof Max Mller; assumed additional name of Colyer on his marriage; one son, three daughters; life member, Kent Archaeological Society, 1889-1951, Honorary Treasurer, 1903-1904, Vice-President, 1946-1951; widowed, 1902; High Sheriff of Kent, 1906; married Mary Freda, daughter of Rt Hon Arthur Cohen, 1914; succeeded to the baronetcy, 1924; FSA; Warden. of Rochester Bridge; held many other voluntary offices; member of several learned Societies, antiquarian and genealogical; his genealogical researches included the Jewish community, although he was not himself Jewish; died 1951. Publications include: 'The registers of the French Church, Threadneedle Street, London' (1896-1916); pedigrees published in 'Archaeologia Cantiana' and 'Miscellanea Genealogica'; he also made and indexed copies of the registers of nearly sixty parishes in the Diocese of Rochester.
CustodialHistoryFormerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
AcquisitionTransferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
Related MaterialUniversity College London Special Collections holds other correspondence of Thomas Colyer-Fergusson (Ref: MS MOCATTA 39)
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