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Chabot family miscellanea

Material found among Chabot papers:
(1) Indenture papers [2] for Francis Sayer to George Vincent, soapmaker, 1723,1735
(2) ‘Mexico papers’: Narratives and letters, with ms copy of Moore’s Irish Melodies and modern notes on potential identities of the authors, 1824-1844
(3) Scrapbook of Mary Constance Dayman (1837-1854) featuring pastoral prints and sketches, with modern note explaining relationship to PJ Chabot
(4) Empty envelope addressed to Mrs Chabot, Spitalfield, annotated, 1852
(5) Envelope addressed to Chabot, Spitalfield containing stamps and annoted inside, 1853
(6) Cross-written letter [1854] names illegible – possibly to Edith Chabot?
(7) ‘At Sea’ Verses ‘written for the ‘City of Rome Express and published, June 29 1887’ and ‘Sea Weed’ verse, by MC Chabot, Eastbourne 1887
(8) Annotated visiting card, Miss Augusta Flower, nd
(9) Sheet of seals, nd
(10) Mounted photograph of portrait of Jaques Chabot (b1678) with biography on reverse, 1907
(11) Huguenot Society dinner menu, 1918
(12) Photograph of ship entering Valetta harbour, 1930s

James Chabot (1778-1850)

(1) ‘Journal of my journey through Part of England commencing 4 July & ending 1798’, by James Chabot
(2) ‘The Times’, containing Nelson’s report of the Battle of the Nile, Wednesday 3 October, 1798
(3) Illustrated account of a naval battle at Naples by Admiral Saumarez, given to James Chabot in 1810, with letter of thanks from R Saumarez to ‘My dear Admiral’, 1858, and modern note
(4) Poem to Chabot inviting him to attend the Anglo Sicilian Flotilla in 1810, annotated with other verse and note explaining the poem’s circumstances, addressed to Mrs Low ‘with Mrs Smyth’s friendly remembrances’, plus modern context note
(5) Note of baptism certificate of son, George Stooks Chabot, Bloomsbury, 1821
(6) Copy baptismal certificate of daughter, Emily Sempronia Chabot, Bloomsbury, 1826 [d.1828]

Alexander Hally (1786-1847)

(1) ‘Doutrina Christa ordenada á maneira de dialogo para ensinar os meninos’, [Christa Doctrine ordered in the form of dialogue to teach children], 1800
(2) Confirmation of Alexander Hally as consul for Sardinia, 1831 [Portuguese]
(3) Scrapbook album of ‘E Hally’ containing verses, illustrations of flora and fauna, views and portraits, 1835-1840
(4) Confirmation of Alexander Hally, 1837 [Portuguese]
(5) ‘Madeira Illustrated by Andrew Picken with a Description of the Island ‘, volume with plates of etchings and text, 1842 [damaged]
(6) ‘Recollections of Madeira dedicated to Mrs Geo[rge] Stoddart’, volume of lithographic prints, many by Andrew Picken [1840s] [damaged]
(7) Letter to Dr Halley, Leeds, from lawyers in Madeira relating to his father's estate papers, 1847
(8) Annotated copy of ‘In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury’ ‘In the Goods of Alexander Hally deceased’, and copy, detailing Hally’s executors, 1847
(9) Parchment, ‘Administration with will annexed as retained in papers of A&B of the Goods of Alexander Hally Esquire decd’ and accompanying letter, 1847
(10) Account of charges attending the administration of Hallys’ will, [1847]
(11) Inland Revenue Residuary Account of Hally’s estate, 1849

Phillip James Chabot (1801-1866)

(1) 'Oraisons funèbres de Fléchier’, 1803, inscribed PJ Chabot, 1825
(2) ‘Manual of Pharmacy’, 1825 inscribed to PJ Chabot [1842?] with annotations and notes
(3) Letter from Alfred Chabot to his half-brother PJ Chabot, describing his horrible voyage to Falmouth, 1838, with modern note
(4) Copy Trust deed between Charlotte Chabot (1782-1848) and Philip James Chabot and others, 1838
(5) Letters [3] Between PJ Chabot and John Washington concerning funding of Tilstone Beke expedition to Africa, 1840-1842,
(6) Letter ‘probably from Caroline, sister of PJ Chabot, from France’, 1842 [Damaged - reverse of document hidden as stuck down to board]
(7) Letters [11], many cross-written, from Caroline Chabot to Philip J Chabot, her brother, 1842-1854
(8) Sketch of Sarah Barbers Will’ with note, draft will, and modern genealogy note, 1851
(9) Testimonials for PJ Chabot to the Committee of the London Library, 1852
(10) Letters [2] to ‘Chabot’ from Mr Westwood concerning Mrs Beveridge's affairs, August 1852
(11) Letter to PJ Cabot [trustee of Sarah Barber’s will] re payment, 1852
(12) Letters {8} relating to Mrs Barber’s affairs, 1852-1855
(13) Letter to PJ Cabot denying accusations made regarding Mrs Beveridge’s affairs, 1854
(14) Particulars and conditions of sale [2] of properties on Lambeth Marsh, 1854
(15) Letters [11] to Philip James Chabot, referring to Dr Beke, 1855-1856
(16) Letter concerning Dr Beke’s books, 1855
(17) Letter from Thomas Watts at the British Museum referring to an enquiry from PJ Chabot about Dr Beke’s publication, 1855
(18) Letters [3] from EH Gower to PJ Chabot concerning forwarded mail, 1856
(19) Letters [3] from Emily Alston concerning her poor family relationships, her marriage and forthcoming trip, 1856
(20) Letters [11] between PJ Chabot and Fanny Cousens regarding Emily Alston, 1856, with modern notes
(21) Letter to Philip James Chabot from Malta re payments and forwarded mail. 1856
(22) Letters [2] by William Beek to PJ relating to finances, with modern genealogy note, 1856

Harriet Chabot, nee Beek (c1780-1850)

(1) Duplicate copy of Mrs Chabot of Mexico’s will, 1847 and proved in Doctor’s Commons, 1854
(2) Statement re burial of James Chabot in Mexico, 1850
(3) Copy of Power of Attorney of Harriet Chabot, with letter, 1851
(4) Legal verification of translation of notary documents confirming Felipe Jacobo Chabot and Carlos Tilstone Beke as executors and heirs of Dona Enriqueta Beck de Chabot, with original and letters questioning the documents, 1851-1854

Dr William Aurelius Harland (1822-1858)

(1) News cutting re Royal Asiatic Society, 1848,
(2) Letter to [Dr] Halley, introducing him to ‘my friend Marsh’ who has attacks of pneumonia, despite ‘being cupped & blistered’ and ‘taking Calomel & Opium’, 1850
(3) Letter to his father, telling of a patient on whom he’d operated for gangrene on the lung, and of a smallpox epidemic where he’s noticed vaccination means the English community are less afraid then the Americans, but Chinese and other local peoples are badly affected, 1852
(4) Notes on the Geology, Natural History, Climate, and Diseases of Hong Kong, July 1851’,
(5) Annotated obituary of Dr William Aurelius Harland of Hong Kong, 1858

Low families miscellanea

(1) Daguerreotype, ladies on a beach, possibly Low relatives in Dundee, 1850s? [fragile]
(2) Low family photographs, uncertain or unidentified, featuring groups, portraits of adults and children, 1860s -1920s
(3) Mounted photograph, annotated, of ‘Mr and Mrs Low’ on a balcony, Mexico, 1876
(4) Photocards of people and places, some labelled or annotated, but connection to any family member unknown, 19th cent
(5) Mounted photograph of unidentified formally grouped adults and children, late 19th cent
(6) Mounted photograph, annotated, of school pupils and teachers of [illegible] Girl’s School, S India, 1896, [badly damaged and fragile] [Possibly received funding in memory of Harriet Low]
(7) Sketchbook containing naïve drawings and watercolours of buildings and flora, unknown artist, nd
(8) Ephemera, all blank: carte postales [2] stamped Sudan and Korosko, illustrated ‘In the Garden that is Friendship’ card, Christmas card with mounted flowers, Valentine card with lace, ‘va ou mon coeur t’envoie’ [go where my heart sends you], packet of Wheeler & Wilson’s needles, illustrated menu card, Christmas greetings mounted photograph of Picton Castle, c1900
(9) Annotated copy of ‘The Appin Memorials’ reprint, 1908
(10) Blank card, The Buenos Ayres and Pacific Railway Company Ltd, 1932
(11) Print-out of 1809 Kirriemuir parish register page, recording birth of Isabel Low to James Low and Ann Fairweather, 2007
(12) Funeral service programme for Susan Eastman, 2008 [Susan Eastman, b. 1937, was the elder child of James GC Low]

Dr William Harland (1787-1866)

(1) Framed [damaged] photo of sketch of a young man ‘Dr William Harland of Scarborough 1787-1866’, nd
(2) Mounted photograph of portrait of elderly man, ‘Dr William Harland of Scarborough’, nd
(3) Sketches [2] of horse racing, post 1851, with modern note
(4) Letters [2] from JA Chaldecott relating to the death of Aurelius and outlining his plans of coming to England to settle the estate and visiting Scarborough, 1859
(5) Wm Harland Esqr MD deceased Analysis of Will and Codicils, post 1863

Emily Beek nee Alston (1837-1911)

Letters from Emily and her companion, Agnes Taylor, to AG Low, initially requesting financial aid, ‘for your dear Father’s & Mother’s sake’, as ‘Dr Beke left me quite destitute’. Includes copy letters, 1889, of the National Portrait Gallery, referring to a portrait of Dr Beke, 1902-1909

‘American branch of Chabots’

Papers of various members of the Chabot family in USA, mostly comprising letters and cards to AG and Annie Low:

(1) George Stooks Chabot: Photocard of Mrs G Chabot, 1860s; photocard of wife Mary,1874; letter from George Chabot, San Antonio, to his nephew Aleck relating to his sons, 1883; photocard, probably of Mary, later 19C; photocards of young boys [George and Charles], 1870s; family photograph of George, Mary, young George and Charles, 1870s and letter from George Chabot, San Antonio, to his nephew Aleck regarding money, 1899

(2) Lucille Low Chabot: Portrait photograph of Lucille as a young adult, 19C; Invitation to Lucy’s wedding, 1916, containing £500 cheque, 1889; photograph featuring Lucille, her husband Dr Harry Mitchell and AG Low, [c1916]; letter from Lucille, Fresno with two photographs to Alex, London, thanking him for his congratulations, 1916; Christmas letter card from Lucille, Fresno to Annie, London, 1945

(3) Fred Charles Chabot: Letters [18] to Alix (sic) and Annie Low in England from Berlin, San Antonio, Nice, Athens, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Mexico, relating to his travels, especially during WW1, personal and family news, 1909-1937; picture postcards [23] featuring Fred as a baby, postcards from Spain and France, plus unknown outdoor scenes, 1891-nd,; 'With the Makers of San Antonio, Genealogies of Early San Antonio Families’ by Frederick C Chabot, 1937

(4) George Alexander Chabot: Note of Lucile Low Chabot’s family with photograph of her sent to ‘Aunt & Uncle Low’, 1895; New Year greetings card to cousin Alex from GA Chabot and Lucile, 1900; letter to cousin Alex from GA Chabot in Beaumont announcing his father’s death, 1902; letters [4] to AG Low from his cousin George A in Fresno, regarding his health, raisins sent, the war in Europe and family deaths, 1914-1920; Christmas greetings cards [3], sent by GA Chabot, 20th cent; letters to Cousin Alex from GA Chabot, Fresno, with news of his health; letters [4] to cousin Alex from GA Chabal, San Antonio, about Lucile’s visit, family news and reference to the Depression, 1931 and 1933

(5) Charles Jasper Chabot; Letter to Aleck (sic) referring to his father’s death, his new typewriter business and other family news, 1902; letter with photograph and press cutting on the drowning of his wife, Lillie and their son, Charlie, 1907; letters [2] to cousin Aleck with his family news, 1912; letters [5] from CJ, San Antonio, to cousin Aleck (sic) in London with family news, and reference to the war and Jerald’s (sic) ‘disappearance’, 1912-1916; letter with invitation to daughter Edith’s wedding, 1919

(6) Mary ‘Maria’ Chabot: Letters from Maria, France and USA, to Cousin Annie, London with personal news, 1938-1939; letter with photograph of Maria to Mrs Low from Dorothy Stewart [1938?]

(7) Sara Chabot, nee Bardo: Sketch family tree of Christine Chabot and Cecil Smith, nd; birth announcement of a son to Nellie Chabot nee Warden, nd; letter to Mr Low from Sara announcing her husband’s death, 1909

(8) Photocards, mostly unidentified members of the American side of the Chabot family, 19C

Hally and Halley genealogical, research and other original papers

(1) File, ‘Halley’ containing copies of genealogy pages, statistical accounts, art cards and history booklets and notes, all relating to Alexander Hally (1733-1795) Rector of Lundie & Fowlis, his family and his Knight relatives, c2007-2008.

Alexander Hally, Madeira:
(2) Envelope ‘Photographic views of Madeira by W.A Stewart’, nd [‘WA Stewart was a partner of William Grant, Funchal who died 1866 & ran business until 1871. W Grant (1788-1866) m Mary Innes of Funchal 1803. A Hally & his sister Marion were sponsors at her baptism. William Grant worked with Alexander Hally of Madeira’. Source: Low/Philpott]
(3) ‘The Beneficent Usurpers: A history of the British in Maderia’, Desmond Gregory (1988)
(4) ‘Casemate’, featuring photograph of Forte de São José, da Pothina, 2007
(5) CD, ‘influência Britânica’, c 2008
(6) 'A Madeira entre 1820 e 1842: relações de poder e influência Britânica', Paulo Migue Rodrigues (2008)
(7) Photographs of Alessandro Hally 1830’s consul documents
(8) Copies of documents, maps and photographs relating to Alexander Hally and Funchal, with transcript of visit to Madeira, 2010 and copy of ‘The Invalid’s Guide to Madeira, 1840’
(9) Tourist map of Madeira, c2010
(10) Copies of ‘H’ pages from [Dundee Directory 1850s] with David and Henry Hazeel marked, with modern sketch family tree of with Alexander highlighted

Dr AH Halley:
(11) Genealogy print-outs, modern notes and copy of Dr Halley’s obituary, with sketch family tree of Alexander and Emily Jane Halley
(12) Copy of 1907 ‘Introduction’ on clan societies,
(13) 'A Tale of Three Cities', ed LS Jacyna, 1989 with places marked where Dr Halley mentioned
(14) Photograph of Alexander Halley’s 1830 membership certificate of the Highland Society

(15) Print outs of genealogy pages and biography of Rev Alexander Hay Halley, 2012

Other Halley family members:
(16) Copies of 1871 and 1901 census pages with annotations relating to Harriet and Dr William Halley
(17) Print outs of William Halley (b1863) WW1 medal card with modern note and other WW1 material relating to Edward Harland Halley, with 1917 and 1919 news cuttings.
(18) War graves printout and snapshot of man in uniform, annotated as Peter Harland Halley, d.1940
(19) Annotated copy of marriage index highlighting Halleys
(20) Modern notes on Robert WO Halley
(21) Photograph of man, woman and dog, with message on revers and annotated as parents of Constance Halley, 1896
(22) Photograph of woman and child on bicycle, annotated as Constance Halley, c1900

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