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Edmund Herbert, Major
Correspondence and Other Papers of Major Edmund Herbert of Llansantffraed Court, Abergavenny
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Biographical/Historical note

Major Edmund Herbert (1862-1906) lived at Llansantffraed Court, Abergavenny. He was married to Elinora daughter of Col Gwynne Holford. His son Edmund (1866-1946) attended Woburn School, Weybridge, Surrey.

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Scope and Contents note

Papers of Major Edmund Herbert of Llansantffraed Court, Abergavenny, 1862-1906, including papers relating to the Kemeys Bridge Company, 1862-1899; papers relating to Woburn School, Weybridge, 1878-1882; papers relating to Monmouthshire Hunt Club, 1878-1895; papers relating to the Abergavenny Club, 1889-1895; correspondence, 1883-1906; miscellaneous, 1856-1902.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: Kemeys Bridge Company; Woburn School, Weybridge; Monmouthshire Hunt Club; Abergavenny Club

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply.

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note


Appraisal note

All records have been retained.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Major Edmund Herbert-Correspondence-Personal Papers

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Other Finding Aids note

A hard copy catalogue is available at Gwent Archives.

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Collection Inventory

Kemeys Bridge Company 

 D2172/1 Letter from West of England and South Wales District Bank to Major Herbert re: his shares in the Kemeys Bridge Company 29 Apr 1862 

 D2172/2 Share certficates recording shares owned by Major Herbert in the Kemeys Bridge Company 17 Jun 1862 

 D2172/3 Letter from R.D. Bessington, Chairman of parish council of Llanvir kilgeddin, to Major Herbert re: resolution reached by parish meeting: parishioners wish Monmouthshire County Council to acquire Kemeys Suspension Bridge (copy of resolution enclosed) 24 Mar 1897 

 D2172/4 Letter from W. Haines to Major Herbert re: a parish meeting at which it was resolved that Monmouthshire County Council should be urged to aquire Kemeys Suspension Bridge (Copy of Resolution enclosed) 20 Apr 1897 

 D2172/5 Letter to Major Herbert re: repayment of dividends for his shares in the Kemeys Bridge Company 3 May 1897 

 D2172/6 Letter to the Office of the Clerk to Monmouthshire County Council to Major Herbert re: sale of Kemeys Bridge 11 Jul 1899 

 D2172/7 Letter to Major Herbert re: date and place of annual meeting of the Kemeys Bridge Company 12 Jul 1899 

 D2172/8 Letter from H. Stafford Gustard, Office of the Clerk of Monmouthshire County Council, enclosing copy of his correspondence (namely 2 letters daing from 30th June & 24 July 1899) with A.E. Bowen, solicitor of Pontypool, re: sale of Kemeys Bridge 29 Jul 1899 

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Woburn School, Weybridge 

 D2172/9 Booklet: 'Catholic Systems of School Discipline being part two of the postions and prospects of Liberal Education by The Hon. Rev. William Petre'. 1878 

 D2172/10 School report of E. Herbert, Major Herbert's son, for the year ending 31 July 1881 31 Jul 1881 

 D2172/11 Letter from William Petre to Major Herbert supplying report for his son, Aug 1881 Aug 1881 

 D2172/12 Letter from William Petre to Major Herbert explaining the educational system at Woburn School and discussing Major Herbert's son Dec 1881 

 D2172/13 Booklet: ' Schools by Liet. Col. C. Raleigh Chichchester' - a discussion of protestants and catholic educational systems. 1882 

 D2172/14 Text of a Speech delivered by Cardinal Archbishop who visited Woburn School on 2nd June [Jun c.1882] 

 D2172/15 Information leaflets about Woburn School giving details of the staff, curriculum, fees, term dates, rules etc. [Late 19th century] 

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Monmouthshire Hunt Club 

 D2172/16 Circulars and letters sent by Edgar Brewer, Honorary Secretary of the Monmouthshire Hunt Club, mainly notifying members of forthcoming meetings and concerning payment of subscriptions (16 items) 1878-1895 

 D2172/17 Financial accounts of the Hunt Club (7 items) 1895-1894 

 D2172/18 Correspondence of Reginald Herbert, Master of the Foxhounds, with Major Herbert re: his financial difficulties, the financial affairs of the club and other matters relating to the club (16 items) 1887-1895 

 D2172/19 Circulars, letters and other papers mainly concerning resolutions and recommendations of the Club and its financial affairs (20 items) 1887-1895 

 D2172/20 Leaflets listing members and rules of the club, and giving details of the Hunt Servants' Benefit society (94 items) 1892-1895 

 D2172/21 Letter from James Walwyn to Major Herbert re: Reginald Herbert, arrangements for holding committee meetings and other club affairs (5 items) 1894 

 D2172/22 Correspondence mainly between Sir Henry Mathern Jackson, Chairman of the Hunt Committee, and Major Herbert concerning forthcoming meetings, financial affairs of the Club, and whether he should continue to hold the post of Master (32 items) 1894-1895 

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Abbergavenny Club 

Circular [Late 19th century] 

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