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Thomas Hollingsworth collection of Genealogical Data on the British Peerage

Identifier: MS-0359

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of genealogical material collected by British demographer Thomas Henry Hollingsworth, for his study of the British peerage, 1603-1938. There are about 37,000 punched cards containing data on the birth, marriages, deaths and children of English, Scottish and Irish peers. Information was gathered on about 28,000 individuals. Copies of Hollingsworth's handwritten index sheets are also included. The data formed the basis for Hollingsworth's published demographic studies of British nobility.


  • Creation: 1603-1938


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical Note

Thomas Henry Hollingsworth was a British demographer. He was born in Ealing, England, May 10, 1932. He studied at Cambridge University and received the Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1963. Hollingsworth has been an advisor to the United Nations on population studies and a professor of demography at Glasgow University. He is the author of "The Demography of the British Peerage" (1964) and "A Demographic Study of the British Ducal Families" (1967).


9 Cubic Feet (7 record center cartons, 1 custom box (18 x 12 x 2 inches))

Language of Materials



Thomas Henry Hollingsworth was a British demographer born in England, May 10, 1932. The collection consists of genealogical material on approximately 28,000 individuals dating from 1603-1938.


The collection was purchased by Hopkins 1968. It was transferred from Rare Books, December 1993.

Existence and Location of Copies

The collection may be available on microfilm in the Audio Visual Department, Milton S. Eisenhower Library.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in December 1993, August 1995.

Thomas Hollingsworth collection of Genealogical Data on the British Peerage
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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