Surlingham Manor Papers Edit




  • 17th-19th centuries (Creation)


  • 4 Linear Feet (Whole)
    4 boxes



  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Surlingham Manor Papers, Collection no. 0042, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Conditions Governing Access

    On permanent loan to Norwich Record Office.

  • Acquisition

    The archives were received from John Villiers Farrow, Lord of the Manor of Surlingham, in the late 1950s. Farrow (b. Feb. 10, 1904, Sydney, Australia; d. Jan. 27, 1963, Beverly Hills, CA) was a well known Hollywood director, writer, and producer, and father of Mia Farrow.

  • Abstract

    Family and property records, deeds, handwritten histories pertaining to Surlingham Manor, near Norfolk, England, 17th - 19th century; includes indentured inheritance documents.

    The materials in the archive consist of:

    --72 pages of court records, of average size 34" x 13", hand lettered in Latin on parchment, detailing the court proceedings of the Manor of Surlingham from Sept. 29, 1658 to Sept. 29, 1683. --14 large and small volumes of bound books dating from 1637 to the 1930s, mostly hand lettered and written, supplementing the above. --A lot of letters, deeds and conveyances pertaining to the Manor together with old and modern maps of the Manor which is listed in Burke's Landed Gentry, Volume 17.

    This collection is on permanent loan to the Norwich Record Office.