Index of Clark Family Members

Archive tree showing the inter-relationships between the major Clark family collections held by the Alfred Gillett Trust (collection reference codes given in brackets)

Archive tree showing the inter-relationships between the major Clark family collections held by the Alfred Gillett Trust (collection reference codes given in brackets)

The following list gives a rough summary of the archive material which the Trust holds for the most prominent members of the Clark family. This list is not all inclusive and is based on the entries available in the National Register of Archives.

Please contact the Trust for further help if required.

Member of the Clark (and extended) family

John Bright (1811-1889), politician
Photographs, c 1840-1885 (WN)
Letters to Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), c 1891; ts letters to Margaret Elizabeth Leatham (1825-1878), 1846-1847 (MCG)
Letters to Charles Pelham Villiers (1802-1898), 1832-1972; letters to family, 1825-1880; letters to Richard Cobden, William Gladstone (1809-1898) and C P Villiers, 1841-1865; letters to Charles Sumner (1811-1874), 1861-1872; speeches and notes, 1849-1876; diaries and notebooks, 1835-1884 (JB)
Letters to Elizabeth Priestman Bright (1815-1841), 1838-1841; letters to Richard Cobden (1804-1865), 1850-1865; photograph album, 1883; family letters including to Lilian Bright Roth, 1849-1916 (MIL)
Letters to Francis Schnadhorst (1840-1900), 1882-1886(ACC2013/A/47)

Alice Clark (1874-1934), social reformer and campaigner for women’s rights
Letters to Hilda Clark (1881-1955), 1885-1921; letters to family, 1890s (HC)
Diaries and notebooks, 1888-1932; letters to family, 1870s-1920s; letters to Priscilla Bright McLaren, 1881-1908; letters to Hilda Clark, 1885-1919; letters to Anna Maria Priestman, 1885-1910 (MIL)

Dr Ann E Clark (1844-1924) (‘Annie’), pioneer female physician
Letters to Anna Maria Priestman (1828-1914) and Margaret Priestman Tanner (1817-1905), 1863-1914; letters to William Stephens Clark (1839-1925), 1851-1897; letters to Helen Priestman Bright Clark, 1885-1902 (MIL)
Thesis, University of Berne, ‘The ankle joint’, 1877 (No.One)

(William) Bancroft Clark (1902-1993), shoemaker
Business papers, 1940s-1970s (BC)
Correspondence with Nathan Clark, 1949-1960 (BC)

Cyrus Clark (1801-1866), shoemaker
Letters to James Clark (1811-1906), 1833-1851 (MIL)
Letters to James Clark (1811-1906), 1830s; letters to family, 19th c (No.One)
Business papers, 1850s-1860s (MIL)
Letters to family, 1841-1869 (MIL)

Helen Priestman Bright Clark (1840-1927), social reformer
Speech notes, 1879; family letters, 1915-1920s; family; album, 1934; photographs, 1866-1921 (WN)
Letters to family Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), 1891-1922; letters to Arthur Bevington Gillett (1878-1954), 1908-1920 (MCG)
Letters to family, 1899-1927 (BAN)
Letters to family, 1865-1919; diaries, 1850s-1921 (MIL)

Helen Priestman Bright Clark (1840-1927), social reformer
Letters to family, 1904-1908 (JBC)

Dr Hilda Clark (1881-1955), doctor and relief worker
Letters to Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), 1887-1951; letters to Helen Bright Clark (1840-1927), 1919; letters to Edith Pye, 1938 (MCG)
Letters to Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815-1906), 1884-1916; letters to Margaret Tanner (1817-1905), 1884-1916; letters to Anna Maria Priestman (1828-1914), 1884-1916; letters to Alice Clark (1874-1934), 1896-1933; letters to Helen Bright Clark (1840-1927), 1886-1925; letters to William Stephens Clark (1839-1925), 1886-1925; papers relating to TB treatment, 1908-1915; diaries, 1922-1942; letters to family, 1874-1940 (HC)
Letters to Helen Bright Clark (1840-1927), 1920s (BC)
Papers relating to TB, 1915-1930; letters to Alice Clark, 1885-1919 (MIL)

James Clark (1811-1906), shoemaker
Manuscript ‘Travels in the ministry’, 1880-1882; photographs, 1870s-1880s (WN)
Letters to family, 1835-1940s; notebooks, 1830s (HSHC)
Letters to WSC, 1860-1901 (MIL)
School books and essays, 1825-1826; pocketbooks, 1836-1861; letters to family, 19th c (No.One)
Autobiography, c 1881 (LHB)

James Edmund Clark (1850-1944), science schoolmaster
Letters to family, 1859-1911; scientific papers and notebooks, 1897-1942; family photographs, late 19-early 20th c (HSHC)
Letters to William Stephens Clark (1839-1925), 1851-1870 (MIL)

John Clark (1785-1853), ‘Eureka’ Latin Verse Machine inventor
Autobiographical narrative, undated (LHB)

Joseph Clark (1840-1928), bookkeeper
Diaries, 1862-1869 (LHB)

Nathan Clark (1916-2011), shoemaker and inventor of Desert Boot
Photographs, 1934 (WN)
Letters to family, 1920-1925 (BAN)
Correspondence with Bancroft Clark, 1949-1960 (BC)

Roderic Kendall Clark (1884-1937), businessman and conscientious objector
Letters to family, 1889-1930s; notebooks, 1890s-1900s (HSHC)

Sophia Sturge Clark (1849-1933), social reformer
Letters to family, c 1880 (MIL) Diaries and notebooks, 1868-1933; letters to family, 1877-1889 (HSHC)

Thomas Clark (1759-1850)
Testimonial letters for Quaker ministry, 1811-1829 (LHB)

Thomas Clark (1793-1864), grocer
Journal, 1833-1834 (LHB)

William Stephens Clark (1839-1925), shoemaker and social reformer
Photographs, 1866-1921 (WN)
Letters to Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), 1881-1922 (MCG)
Letters to Helen Bright Clark (1840-1927), 1888-1921 (HC)
Letters to family, 1899-1927 (BAN)
Letters to family, late 19th c; diaries and notebooks, 1860-1910 (MIL)
Letters to family, 1904-1908 (JBC)
Letters to Helen Bright Clark, 1860s; diary and notebooks, 1850s (No.One)
Histories of the origins of C & J Clark Ltd, undated and 1914; letters to Helen Bright Clark, 1865-1898 (LHB)

Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), social reformer
Personal papers, 1880s-1950s (MCG) (ie Letters to family, 1880s-1950s incl. Margaret Clark Gillett, Alice Clark, William Stephens Clark, Helen Bright Clark, Anna Maria Priestman)
Letters to brother John Bright Clark (1867-1933), 1890-1908 (JBC)

Celia Sturge Clothier (1765-1845) of Olveston, Gloucestershire and Street, Somerset
Notebooks, 1773-1793; diaries, 1826-1842 (CLO)

John William Columbus Clothier (1821-1895), tanner
Journals and notebooks, 1849-1890s (CLO)

Samuel Thompson Clothier (1857-1933), stone merchant and architect
Line drawings, undated; architectural plans, 1920s (CLO)

John Hinde (1916-1998), photographer
Point of Sale and factory photographs, 1940s

Catherine Impey (1847-1923), activist against racial discrimination
Sketchbook, 1872 (WN)
Research notes and photographs, 1870s-1890s (CLO)

Dr Agnes McLaren (1838-1913), pioneer female physician
Letters to Helen Priestman Bright Clark, 1869-1912 (MIL)

Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815-1906), social reformer (wife of Duncan McLaren (1800-1886))
Letters to family; 1878-1906; family photographs, 1870-1906 (WN)
Letters to Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), c 1884 (MCG)
Letters to family, 1899-1906 (BAN)
Letters to Alice Clark, 1883-1906 (MIL)

William Metford (1803-1832), wine merchant
Letters, 1820s-1830s; speech notes, 1831 (CLO)

Anna Maria Priestman (1828-1914), social reformer and campaigner for women’s rights
Photographs, 1880s (WN)
Letters to Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), 1896-1908; c 1884 (MCG)
Correspondence, speeches and addresses, 1837-1916; ms verse, undated; diaries, 1840s-1850s; letters to Alice Clark, 1887-1910; letters to Helen Priestman Bright Clark, 1854-1855; letters to Priscilla Bright McLaren, 1855-1903; letters to Margaret Priestman, later Wheeler, later Tanner, 1851-1892 (MIL)

Margaret Priestman, later Wheeler, later Tanner (1817-1905), social reformer
Letters to Margaret Clark Gillett (1878-1962), c 1884 (MCG)
Correspondence, mid-late 19th c including letters to Alice Clark, 1887-1904; letters to Anna Maria Priestman, 1846-1903; letters to Priscilla Bright McLaren, 1836-1904; diaries, 1830s (MIL)
Photographs, undated (WN)
Travel journal, 1888 (LHB)

Mary Priestman (1830-1914), social reformer and campaigner for women’s rights
Letters to family, 1830-1904 (MIL)

Rachel Priestman (1791-1854), Quaker minister
Notes, c 1840-1859; letters to family, 1824-1844 (MIL); silhouettes, undated (WN)

Edith Pye (1876-1965), midwife and relief worker
Papers including photographs, 1900-1965; correspondence, 1930s-1940s (WN)
Letters to Hilda Clark, 1920-1930 (MCG)

Families

Bancroft family of Rochdale, Lancs and Wilmington, Delaware
Family papers including correspondence and travel journals, 18-19th c (BAN)

Bragg family of Whitehaven (Cumbria) and Newcastle
Family papers, 1754-1840 (MIL)

Clark family of Bridgwater, Somerset
Letters, 1810s-1820s (CLO)

Clark family of Greinton and Bridgwater, Somerset
Family papers, c 1715-c 1914 (CLO)

Clothier family of Street, Somerset
Family papers, 1561-1984 (CLO)

Pease family of Leeds and Bristol
Family and business correspondence, 1790s-1880s (PEASE)

Priestman family of Newcastle and Malton (Yorkshire)
Family papers, 1733-1910 (MIL)

Tanner family of Bristol, Sidcot and Cheddar, Somerset
Family papers, c 1849-1905 (MIL)

Wheeler family of Russia, Finland and Bristol
Family papers, 1762-1856 (MIL)

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