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Series 4: Gordon Family, 1809-1891


Scope and Contents

The Gordon Family series includes two scrapbooks and one file of loose manuscripts and ephemera. The exact family connection between William Pitt Amherst and the Gordon family is uncertain. Lady Julia Emily Gordon (1810-1896) was the daughter of General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, 1st Baronet and Quartermaster General of the Forces and Isabella Julia Lavinia (1775–1867), daughter of Richard Henry Alexander Bennet of Shorwell, Isle of Wight.


  • 1809-1891


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the William Pitt and Sarah Archer Amherst Family Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: 4 Linear feet (2 archives boxes, 4 half archives boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Processing Information

The Gordon family materials arrived with the William Pitt Amherst materials, so they have been processed as a single group.

  • Scrapbooks Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299