LevelCollection
Finding NoDDBU
Extent0.08 cu.m. (2 standard boxes, 1 outsize box, 5 outsize parcels, 1 outsize flat parcel)
TitleSTEWART FAMILY OF BURNBY HALL RECORDS
Date18th century-2018
DescriptionContains Percy Marlborough Stewart's records 1890s-1960s including his book 'Round the World with Rod and Rifle' 1924 with related hand painted illustrations and diagrams [c.1920s]; photographs and lithographs mainly of the Stewart family and related families [18th century]-1960s; colour transparencies of Burnby Hall water lilies and pond [20th century]; Stewart Society Journals c.1904-1916 and Roll of Honour 1916; Burnby, Hayton and Pocklington Estates sales plans 1927; trout record book 1935-1953; DVD showing images of Stewart's Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum exhibition displays 2008, Burnby Hall Museum and Gardens publications 2014-2016, Stewart Museum articles 2014-2018
AdminHistoryMajor Percy Marlborough Stewart (1871-1962) was born in Little Stukeley, Huntingdonshire. After studying Semitic languages and theology at Cambridge University, Percy Stewart took up the post of assistant headmaster at Pocklington School. Following a spell as tutor back at Cambridge, he returned to Pocklington in 1904 with his wife, Catherine Priestman, a wealthy heiress. The Stewarts built up the estate which became Burnby Hall, laying out the gardens with fishing lakes. Stewart was a keen game hunter and fisherman so the couple travelled abroad extensively between 1903 and 1926, with a gap during the war years when he became a Major in the Royal Fusiliers. The couple visited Europe, North Africa, America and Canada, Asia and New Zealand, going around the world several times. Major Stewart collected many souvenirs on his trips, which he brought back to show at home. He wrote three books and gave numerous lectures locally on his travels. Major Stewart left his estate in trust to the town of Pocklington, and the gardens were first opened to the public in 1964. They are the home of the National Water Lily Collection. The Museum was purpose-built in 1968 to house Stewart's collections which include trophies of the hunt and chase, heads and miscellaneous ethnographical objects.
Related MaterialPercy Marlborough Stewart's published books are available in our Local Studies collection: 'Round the world with rod and rifle', 1924; 'Travel and sport in many lands', 1928; 'Tales of travel and sport', 1940. See also collection reference DDX1414 for 'Artists and Adventurers: Illustrations from the Burnby Hall Collection' exhibition panel texts 2008.
AccessStatusOpen
PlaceCodeNA1165
SubjectPAINTINGS
PRINTED WORKS
FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS
TRAVEL
Places
CodeSet
NA1165BURNBY/BURNBY/BURNBY/YORKSHIRE EAST RIDING
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