RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 389/COR
Datec 1821-2004
LevelSection
Extent14 boxes
TitleGeneral correspondence
DescriptionThis section comprises general correspondence from lay people, local authorities, business and tradespeople, solicitors, members of the clergy, other religious commmunities, and other Bridgettine communities.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialSee EUL MS 389/COM/9 for correspondence concerning special events in the community.

See EUL MS 389/DIO/1 for correspondence with the Plymouth Diocese.

See EUL MS 389/ECC for correspondence with clergy and other religious communities.

See EUL MS 389/FIN for correspondence relating to the community's finances.

See EUL MS 389/HIST for correspondence relating to history and research.

See EUL MS 389/HOU/1 for correspondence with other Bridgettine communities.

See EUL MS 389/HOU/2 for correspondence with Saint Mother Elizabeth Hesselblad.

See EUL MS 389/LEG for correspondence relating to legal matters.

See EUL MS 389/LIB/7 for correspondence relating to Syon Abbey's manuscripts, library and archive.

See EUL MS 389/PA for correspondence relating to prayer associations at Syon Abbey.

See EUL MS 389/PERS for a small number of personal letters of sisters.

See EUL MS 389/PROP for correspondence relating to the management of land and property.

See EUL MS 389/PUB/1 for correspondence relating to the community's magazine 'The Poor Souls' Friend and St Joseph's Monitor'.

See EUL MS 389/REL/2 for correspondence relating to Syon Abbey's relics and treasures.

See EUL MS 389/RUL for correspondence relating to the Rule and the constitutions of Syon Abbey.
Access ConditionsIncludes several letters created and received after 1975. Post-1975 correspondence is closed to public inspection on a 50-year rolling basis.

*Please note that closed items and files do not appear on the online version of the catalogue*
ArrangementCorrespondence appears to have been organised by the community at Syon Abbey in several different ways, presumably in accordance with the recordkeeping systems of different abbesses or sisters. This section includes one series of correspondence arranged alphabetically into bundles, and one series of correspondence arranged into files by subject. The original order of each bundle and file of correspondence has been preserved.

This section also includes one series of currently unsorted correspondence and mixed papers. These have been arranged into files according to the number of the box they were originally kept in at Syon Abbey. The contents of each file are listed in spreadsheets. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Correspondence identified in the archive as relating to a specific function or activity at Syon Abbey has been catalogued under the corresponding section
Creator_NameSyon Abbey (1415-2011); Bridgettine
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/287Syon Abbey; 1415-2011; Bridgettine1415-2011
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