RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 389/AS
Date1970-2018
LevelSection
Extent5 boxes
TitleSister Anne Smyth deposit
DescriptionThis section comprises material deposited after the closure of Syon Abbey by Sister Anne Smyth, former abbess of Syon Abbey, in 2018. It includes:

- Three ring binders and 2 folders of Divine Office books used by Sister Mary Julie Holland between 1970 and 2015;

- One folder of correspondence relating to various legal and financial matters from: the Diocesan Services, Plymouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered, Christie's, Philip Jukes Insurance Brokers Limited, Philip Jukes Life and Pensions Limited, Philip Jukes Limited, Barclays Bank, Stanley Hicks & Son, and Phillip Jukes, Consultants (1987-2011) [CLOSED];

- One folder of papers relating to the care of and deaths of sisters (2011-2015) [correspondence in this file is CLOSED];

- Three folders of correspondence relating to the history of Syon Abbey (c 2011-2017) [CLOSED];

- Press clippings (c 2012-2015);

- Three folders of material relating to the publication of the Syon Breviary in 2015, mainly comprising correspondence, but also including a proof copy of the breviary (c 1995-2018) [correspondence in this file is CLOSED];

- One folder of correspondence relating to various legal matters since the closure of Syon Abbey in 2011, including the Crusade of Prayer, legacies, and property (2011-2018) [CLOSED];

- One folder of correspondence with members of the clergy (c 2012-2018) [CLOSED];

- One folder of correspondence concerning 'Sisters of Syon (and others) (and their families)', also including correspondence with other Bridgettine communities and other religious sisters (c 2000-2017) [CLOSED];

- Two folders of correspondence with 'friends' (c 2004-2017) [CLOSED]

- One folder of correspondence and papers received from Downside Abbey (c 2013-2017) [CLOSED];

- One folder of papers relating to the 600th anniversary of Syon Abbey and conferences (2015);

- One folder of correspondence received concerning the passing of Sister Mary Bridget Herbert (2015) [CLOSED];

- One folder of correspondence received concerning the passing of Sister Mary Julie Holland (2015) [CLOSED];

- One folder of papers re the burial of Syon sisters at Buckfast Abbey.
LanguageEnglish
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsPost-1975 correspondence is closed to public inspection on a 50-year rolling basis.
Creator_NameSyon Abbey (1415-2011); Bridgettine
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/287Syon Abbey; 1415-2011; Bridgettine1415-2011
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