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Mairis Family papers, 1787-1917

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/ghm3s

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mairis Family.
Title: Mairis Family papers, 1787-1917
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 204
Extent: 1 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Consists of documents including clerical preferments, testimonials, sermons, letters, and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Mairis Family Papers, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Karen L. Esterl, 1999.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

This collection is comprised of the papers of William Mairis and his grandson, Henry Edwards Hale Mairis. William Mairis was the son of Robert Mairis and studied at Exeter College, Oxford. He received his BA in 1791, his MA in 1808, and his BD and DD in 1814. On June 12, 1793, he married Ann Hartland, and the couple had several children, among them Valentine Hale Mairis, the father of Henry Edwards Hale Mairis. Before his death on May 1, 1828, William served several positions within the Church of England, including chaplain to the Duke of Kent, rector of St. Peter in Wallingford, vicar of Bishop Lavington, and vicar of Bishop Wilts.

Henry Edwards Hale Mairis was born around the year 1820, the oldest son of Valentine Hale Mairis. He studied at Caius College, Cambridge, and received his BA in 1844 and his MA in 1847. He married Georgina Halliday in June of 1863. Ordained as a priest in 1846, he subsequently served as the curate of numerous parishes in England. He died January 28, 1911.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a variety of documents, including clerical preferments, testimonials, sermons, letters, and photographs. The clerical preferments bear the signatures of many notable dignitaries, including the following: Charles Moss, Bishop of Bath and Wells; John Fisher, Bishop of Salisbury; Arthur Onslow, Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Berks; Edward Denison, Bishop of Salisbury; Walter Kerr Hamilton, Bishop of Salisbury; Thomas Musgrave, Bishop of Hereford; Robert John, Lord Auckland, Bishop of Bath and Wells; and Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent. Also of note in the collection is a hand-written account of the genealogical history of the Mairis family.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 William Mairis, clerical preferments, 1791-1814
2 1 William Mairis, clerical preferment, 1813
1 2 William Mairis, testimonials, 1799-1808
1 3 William Mairis, Oxniæ, 1787
2 2 William Mairis, degree, [1814]
1 4 [William Mairis?], sermon, undated
1 5 William Mairis, correspondence, 1820
1 6 Henry Edwards Hale Mairis, clerical preferments, 1844-1864
1 7 Henry Edwards Hale Mairis, testimonials, 1848-1853
1 8 [Henry Edwards Hale Mairis?], sermon, undated
1 9 Photos and other papers, 1917, undated