Description of Special Collection
Collection Level Description: Elizabeth Copley Letters
- Collection name: Elizabeth Copley Letters
- Collection code: GB 033 GRE-G
- Date range: 1814-1874
- Extent: 4 metres
- Language: English
- Created by: Elizabeth Mary Copley (1801-1887)
- Part of : Earl Grey Papers
Miss Copley had numerous relatives and a circle of highly connected female friends who are well represented among her correspondents, but by far the most prolific was her sister Maria, Countess Grey, who often wrote to her every day, accounting for 1,354 letters among these papers.
Miss Copley was involved in numerous religious and charitable enterprises, especially a Protestant mission to the Catholics of Ireland, based on a school and model farm at Ballinglen, Co. Mayo, and a Protestant educational mission to girls and women in Syria and Lebanon. These endeavours feature largely in her papers as does news of family and friends.
About the creator:
Miss Elizabeth Mary Copley (1801-1887), was the sister of Maria, Countess Grey (wife of the 3rd earl), and daughter of Sir Joseph Copley, Bart, of Sprotborough, Yorks, and his wife Cecil, née Hamilton, the divorced wife of the 1st Marquess of Abercorn.
Alphabetically by correspondent, followed by a number of subject files.
Available online at http://endure.dur.ac.uk:8080/fedora/objects/UkDhU:EADCatalogue.0131/datastreams/XTF/content. This is arranged alphabetically by correspondents and institutions, followed by entries for subject files. The list gives a brief indication of subject content of correspondence.
Related collections held at Durham:
Papers of Maria, Countess Grey.
Index termsCopley, Elizabeth Mary, 1801-1887.
Grey, Maria, Countess, 1803-1879.
Great Britain-- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Ireland-- Social conditions.
Lebanon-- Social life and customs.
Syria-- Social life and customs.
Charities -- England.
Charities -- Ireland.
Charities -- Lebanon.
Charities -- Syria.
Farms -- Ireland -- Mayo
Protestant churches -- Missions -- Ireland.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- Lebanon.
Protestant churches -- Missions -- Syria.
Women -- Education -- Lebanon.
Women -- Education -- Syria.
Date last modified: 11 September 2006