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Repository University of Bristol Library Special Collections
Level Collection
Ref No DM58
Title Pinney Family Papers
Date 1538-1948
Extent 245 archive boxes
Description The collection consists of several categories of material relating to the business of the Pinney family.

Account Books: 93 account books, covering business expenditures, faming revenue details, the accounts of Pinney family members' financial ventures and details of personal wealth. 1650-1884 (listed in more detail)

Letter Books: 69 volumes of family and business letter books detailing outgoing correspondence of the Pinney family regarding both their business and personal lives in the West Indies and England, as well as business ventures with the Tobin Family. 1688-1850 (listed in more detail)

Miscellaneous Volumes: 50 volumes, cover a diverse array of subjects, from the notebooks of Anna Maria Pinney (1812-1861) and correspondence with William Wordsworth to findings of Select Committees of the House of Commons, and legal and business paper, notes and lists of deeds held by the Pinneys, as well as family diaries and inventories of books owned by family members. Much of the subject matter is closely related to the family; either their property, possessions or their thoughts. 1688-1902 (listed in more detail)

Anna Maria Pinney Boxes: 12 archive boxes containing Anna Maria Pinney's notes on Pinney family history, language, theology, philosophy, and music. 1789-1861. There is also material in the Miscellaneous Volumes. (listed in more detail)

Red boxes: 15 archive boxes containing receipts, correspondence and notes belonging to Pinney family members, organised by family member. 1638-1877. (listed in more detail)

Numbered Folders: 5 archive boxes containing varied Pinney Family papers. 1651-1956 (listed in more detail)

Domestic Deeds: 9 archive boxes containing deeds to properties held at Racedown, Bettiscombe, and Broadwinsor by the Pinney Family in England. 1577-1948

Detailed paper lists in Special Collections

Access Points (Library of Congress Subject Headings): Gill, Joseph, (fl. 1790s) Plantation Manager; Wordsworth, Dorothy (1771-1855) Diarist and Sister of William Wordsworth; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) Poet; Hardy, Thomas (1849-1928) Poet and Novelist; Pinney family (1656-present); Nevis, Bristol, Devon
Related Material See also additional Pinney materials; and the West Indies Collection
Access Conditions Some materials are very fragile and may not be accessible. We will try to help by providing surrogates

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