These documents were discovered in the summer of 2010, at the former home of Eric James, "Challonsleigh", Whitchurch, Tavistock, Devon, now owned by his stepson Geoffrey Fox (b. 1938), though he and his wife spend most of the year at their farm in Tanzania. In the summer of 2010 I made two visits to the Foxes in Devon, and Geoffrey Fox gave me all the papers he had.
This page catalogues those documents found at Challonsleigh, which cannot be associated with more specific catalogues. At present these catalogues remain work in progress, with many papers not yet listed.
30 May 2011
|Cha-1||Hardback book with remembrance of “sweet little Bessie” (12 Apr 1850 – 22 Nov 1858). Born at “Priestfield Lodge”. Unidentified. Does not fit with any James dates. Could be a Hindle, perhaps. Google search for “Priestfield Lodge” finds only one in Co. Durham||From Challonsleigh; held by John Barnard|
|Cha-2||Programme for 1st International Rodeo, 14-23 Jun 1924, Wembley Stadium||From Challonsleigh; held by John Barnard|
|Cha-3||Unidentified pencil drawing of a lady||From Challonsleigh; held by John Barnard|
|Cha-4||Photographs of Hindle portraits, identified on back in unknown hand||From Challonsleigh; held by John Barnard|
|Cha-5||Photographs, unidentified or not family||From Challonsleigh; held by John Barnard|
|Cha-6||Unidentified documents||From Challonsleigh; held by John Barnard|