Opening the Chest

I am the Great Granddaughter of Esther Elizabeth Caswell (nee Charlton). and this is her deeds chest, its contents include photos, a diary, letters, wills plus a number of funeral cards. Some date back almost 200 years!! Its original owner was Esther Elizabeth Caswell (nee Charlton b.1876-1951) and she left if to her daughter Edith Caswell. It passed to her niece and she has very generously passed it on to me. On the 4th July 2014 I visited Woodhorn archives ( where I met Keith (an archivist at the centre) and he suggested that I do a blog on the contents………so it begins!