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Series 6
William Robert and Margaret Gregory papers, 1794-1932
Box 48

Biographical Note

William Robert Gregory, the only son of Sir W.H. Gregory and Lady Augusta Gregory, was born 20 May 1881 at Coole Park, Co. Galway, in Ireland. He studied at Harrow and New College Oxford. William Robert married Lily Margaret Parry, the daughter of Graham Parry of Cobham Virginia, on 26 September 1907. They had three children; Richard Graham Gregory (b.6 January 1909), Augusta Anne (b.13 September 1911), and Catherine Frances (b.21 August 1913).

William Robert Gregory served in the Royal Flying Corp during the first World War, achieving the Rank of Major. He was awarded the Military Cross and the French Legion of Honor in 1917. He was killed in an airplane accident in Italy on 23 January 1918. Margaret Gregory was remarried in 1926 to Viscount Hugh Gough (d. 1959).

Scope and Content Note

The William Robert and Margaret Gregory material in the collection includes correspondence, legal and financial papers, school records, and a pencil sketch by Robert Gregory.

Only a small amount of Robert Gregory's correspondence is found here; the larger number of letters exchanged with his mother are located with Lady Gregory's papers. There is, however, one folder of letters to his father. Margaret Gregory's correspondence between 1917-1919 is also located here, though she too is represented in the family correspondence of Lady Gregory.

The legal and financial papers here relate to the Gregory Estate, and Margaret Gregory's financial dealings. Robert Gregory's will is also among the papers. Other items here include Robert Gregory's school records, his bookplates, and a sketch.

Box Folder Content
48 1 William Robert Gregory, Correspondence, 1887-1914, n.d.
48 2 William Robert Gregory. Correspondence with W.H. Gregory, 1891, n.d.
48 3 Margaret Gregory, Correspondence, 1917-1919, n.d.
48 4 Margaret Gregory, Graham family correspondence, 1794
48 5 Letter of condolence to family on death of Lady Gregory, 1932 July 12
Financial Papers
48 6 "Memorandum as to Property in which William Robert Gregory is Interested" 1893 June 26
48 7 William Robert Gregory, Financial papers, 1908-1912
48 8 William Robert Gregory, Financial papers, 1916
48 9 William Robert Gregory, Will, 1916 September 14
48 10 William Robert Gregory, Gregory Estate, 1918-1920
48 11 William Robert Gregory, Settlement of Estate of William Robert Gregory, 1921
48 12 Margaret Gregory: Accounts
Miscellaneous Papers
48 13 Blotter book of Margaret Gregory
48 14 Miss Guerinis' School
48 15 Harrow School Report for Richard Gregory, 1923
48 16 Bookplates
48 17 Sketch of "Bones" and woman
48 18 Miscellaneous