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Explore - Archives & Collections

We hold documents and collections of local, national and international significance.

Explore - Archives & Collections <br>

Our primary aim is to preserve the papers in our care for the benefit of future generations. The collection is used by the owner and managers of the estate but the records are also made available to suitably qualified researchers. The collection is privately maintained and no public funding is sought or received.

If you have an enquiry please contact us on collections@hatfield-house.co.uk

Amongst the collection the following papers are available for download and research:

PAPERS OF LADY DERBY (FORMERLY MARCHIONESS OF SALISBURY, NEE LADY MARY CATHERINE SACKVILLE-WEST) (1824-1900)

PAPERS OF LADY GALLOWAY, NEE LADY MARY ARABELLA ARTHUR CECIL (1850-1903)

PAPERS OF LORD EDWARD HERBERT GASCOYNE CECIL (1867-1918)

PAPERS OF LORD LIONEL CECIL (1853-1901)

PAPERS OF LORD SACKVILLE ARTHUR CECIL (1848-1898)

 

Visiting The Archives

We aim to make your visit here as useful and enjoyable as possible. We will do our best to facilitate your research, but are unable to carry out research for you.

Please download the following links for more information:

Information For Researchers

Archives Access Policy

Finding Aids

 

Loans

We will actively collect archival material, in all formats, originating from and relating to members of the Cecil family and their estates and businesses, to preserve these records and to make them available to the family, staff and members of the public, where it is thought appropriate. Books and objects are acquired at the initiative of the family. The department then manages the documentation and care of these items, on behalf of the family.

Please download the following links for more information:

Collections Loans Policy

 

Reprographics

Many of our popular images can be supplied and licensed by Bridgeman Art Library.

Please go to www.bridgemanart.com and search for the image that you require.

For those images not licensed through Bridgeman, please email to enquire as to whether a particular painting or manuscript has been digitised.

All images are held in digital format at specific dimensions which will be declared upon request.
Please note we request at least 6 weeks notice before image required. We may not be able to deal with last minute requests Please download the following links for more information:

Reprographic Fees

Reprographic Policy

 

Family History

We have a limited number of sources that may help you to trace your family tree.

Family Research Enquiry Form

Note On The Family Name

Family History At Hatfield House