Manuscripts and Special Collections

Release of online water catalogues

1 May 3rd, 2011 at 08:05

Flooding in the Meadows, Nottingham, 1947

Flooding in the Meadows, Nottingham, 1947

From today, 22,870 new catalogue descriptions are available online and can be searched through the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. To mark the commencement of our new project, funded by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, we have completed the retroconversion of the old typescript catalogues of our water collections.

These collections include:

  • the records of the Trent River Catchment Board; Trent River Board; and Trent River Authority, Clerk’s Department, Engineer’s Department and Treasurer’s Department (RC, RE and RT)
  • papers from the Trent Fisheries Board (R/TF)
  • records from the Court of Sewers for the Level of Hatfield Chase; and The Hatfield Chase Corporation (HCC and R/HCC)
  • records of the Brigg Court of the Lincolnshire Commissioners of Sewers (Br)
  • records of the Trent Navigation Company (RtN)
  • records of the City of Nottingham Water Department, and other material from the Hucknall Road Office of Severn Trent Water Authority (R/HR)
  • plans of Papplewick Pumping Station, Nottinghamshire (PPS)

Although catalogues for these collections have been available for many years in the Reading Room, today’s release of online descriptions makes searching the collections far simpler. Researchers will also notice that some descriptions have been improved from the typescript catalogues and this is part of an ongoing project within the department to enhance descriptions in some of our older catalogues.

This latest batch of retroconverted records marks the conclusion of a project that has been running in the department for many years to convert our paper catalogues into an electronic format. This has involved a phenomenal amount of hard work by a large number of staff members in Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be featuring items from the retroconverted collections, as well as items discovered during the cataloguing phase of the new project.

  1. Thanks for releasing these

    Posted by S Hare

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