J.F. Williamson, Papers

Object Title

J.F. Williamson, Papers

J.F. Williamson, Papers

Reference

WILL B

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

Five exercise books containing shooting diaries and scrapbooks of J.F. Williamson, containing intermittent accounts of shooting seasons between 1875 and 1935, with photographs, newspaper cuttings and later comments inserted:

1) Original heading: '1879 Particulars of Shooting'. Contains details of shooting for the years 1879-80; 1880-1881; 1881-1882; 1882-1883. From the back, 'Fishing 1880', 1881, 1882. Some earlier and much later material and later comment inserted,

2) I.417 2, Original heading: 'Shooting 1883-1884'. Contains details of shooting for the years 1883-1884; 1884-1885; 1885-1886; 1886-1887; 1887-1888; 1888-1889. From the back, '1883 Particulars of Fishing', Fishing 1884; 1885; 1886; 1888,

3) I.417 3, 'Shooting Diary: Shooting 1889-1890'. Includes particulars of shooting for the years 1889-1890; 1890-1891; 1891-1892; 1892-1893; 1893-1894; 1894-1895. From the back: 'Particulars of Fishing 1889'; 1890; 1891; 1893; 1894,

4) I.417 4, Original heading: 'Particulars of Shooting 1895-1896'. Contains particulars of the years 1895-1896; 1896-1897; 1897-1898; 1898-1899; 1899-1900; 1900-1901; 1901-1902; 1902-1903; 1903-1904: 'This was the first season since I began shooting that I did not take out a license or did not shoot a bird ! JFW' 'Shooting 1914: 'After giving up shooting for ten years went out with Teddie.' Intermittent notes on shooting, comments on his sons' shooting and on rabbit shooting culminating in the death of his younger son February 1917, and his fighting off an attack by the Irish Republican Army in March 1920. 'Shooting in England' 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926 (Clay pigeon shooting), 1927, 1929. From the back, 'Fishing 1901', 1902, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1919, 'Fishing in England and Wales', 1922, 1923. Cuttings of article and letters to the Editor written by J.F.W.,

5) I.417 5, A volume of miscellaneous reminiscences and photographs, with some notes on occasional shooting. Last dated entries appear to date from 1942.

Extent

5 volumes

Access Conditions

Open access

Associations

Creator(s) J F. Williamson