Manuscripts and Special Collections

New catalogues added from January to March 2011

April 4th, 2011 at 08:04

New collections

Descriptions of three new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries.

  • Bills, receipts and correspondence, mostly from Nottinghamshire businesses to Shaw & Shaw, cotton spinners, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield; 1871-1902 (MS 876)
  • Legal papers relating to the Denison family and their estates in Meanwood and Hawcaster Rigg, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire; 1752-1809 (MS 878)
  • Northern Waterworks Minute Book; 1827-1846 (MS 880)

New online catalogue descriptions

Five existing catalogues have been converted to electronic form and are now available on the online catalogue as well as in hard copy in the Reading Room:

  • Records of the Amalgamated Society of Operative Lace Makers and Auxiliary Workers, 1851-1973  (Lm)
  • St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Nottingham, and its daughter church St Columba’s; 1849-1975 (AU). This catalogue has also been expanded with descriptions of accruals received since the 1990s
  • Castle Gate Congregational Church, and its daughter churches St Ann’s Well Road, Park Hill, Thorneywood, Norton Street and Clifton Congregational Church; 1603-1979 (CU). This catalogue has also been expanded with descriptions of accruals received since the 1990s
  • St Andrew’s-with-Castle Gate United Reformed; 1946-2004 (CAA). This catalogue has also been expanded with descriptions of accruals received since the 1990s
  • Records of the North Midland Presbyterian and Unitarian Association, 1785-1965 (CP)

Archdeaconry Penances

Following the completion of work on the Archdeaconry Presentment Bills, staff have begun extracting details of people who performed penances in the Archdeaconry Court for committing various offences. The details are available via the Archdeaconry Person Index part of the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The project has started with penances in series AN/PN/368, dated 1746, as there is a gap in the Presentment Bills between 1747 and 1751 and the details within the Penances series help to fill the gap in discovering who was presented to the court and forced to make amends for their offences. You can search the Persons index by surname, address (parish name) and type of offence, and narrow down the search to penances only by entering ‘AN/PN’ into the DocumentRef field. Alternatively, you can browse all the penances by searching the Presentment/Marriage Bond details index for ‘AN/PN’ in the DocumentRef field. So far, the database contains details up to 1752. This will be an ongoing project, firstly to index all the penances up to the last example in 1794, and then to tackle the earlier penances from 1590 to 1746.

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