Unbound papers. One envelope, and one file (added 1997).
Letters to and from Roach Smith, and others, two engravings, printed items, etc.; 1842-90. See the descriptive list with the collection. Together with letters to Roach Smith from Joseph Clarke, 1848-9, and the Hon. Richard Cornwallis Neville, c. 1849, relating to Roman finds at Great Chesterford, Essex, and Ickleton, Cambs. Incorporated from Ants.Corresp., 1997.
Smith, Charles Roach (1807-1890), antiquary
Part of a larger collection later owned by Joseph Mayer of Liverpool (his sale, Sotheby's, 20 July 1887, part of lot 260, purchased by Frederick Hendriks); Hendriks' sale, Sotheby's, 28 Feb.1910, part of lot 257. Several letters from Roach Smith, 1875-88, are addressed to J.A.Jacobs. Later acquired by Colin Franklin, FSA, who presented the collection, July 1976. One letter (of George Eastwood, 1858) came from the bequest of Anthony William George Lowther, FSA, 1972 (A.J., 53 (1973), 386).