Manuscripts and Special Collections

Archive for June, 2011

Ode to the Nottingham University College

June 30th, 2011 at 12:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. This poem, of typically Victorian artistic merit, was printed in the Nottingham and Midland [...]

The wonder of the telephone

2 June 29th, 2011 at 12:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. Telephone communication with the University College premises was laid on by the National Telephone [...]

The first experiments at University College, Nottingham

June 28th, 2011 at 09:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. Last night, in the large lecture theatre at the University College, Professor Fleming gave [...]

Prince Leopold opens University College Nottingham

1 June 27th, 2011 at 09:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs by Manuscripts and Special Collections that record the events of the day. The formal opening of University College Nottingham took place on 30 June 1881, attended by His Royal Highness Prince [...]

Water Project Archivist starts with sewage

June 17th, 2011 at 01:06

As an introduction to the water records, my first task as Project Archivist for the Water Project (Rivers, drainage and water supply: accessing the historic records of water authorities in the lower Trent area), funded by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, was to create a multi-level description in CALM for the collection of Records of [...]

New Exhibition – ‘Money, Money, Money’

June 8th, 2011 at 09:06

Visitors to the Business Library can see a new exhibition of material from Manuscripts and Special Collections exploring the world of finance and accounting. The display looks back to an era before online banking, credit cards, or chip and pin machines, to chart the development of modern financial systems. For example, did you know that [...]

Recipe of the month: Thin cream pancakes

June 4th, 2011 at 08:06

These very thin pancakes are somewhat richer than those we are used to eating on Pancake Day, as they contain cream (instead of milk), and added brandy or ‘sack’ (fortified wine, such as sherry or madeira). The opulent ingredients would have meant these pancakes were reserved only for the rich. The name ‘quire of paper’ [...]

Myles Thoroton Hildyard and the Thoroton Hildyard Collection

2 June 1st, 2011 at 08:06

Myles Thoroton Hildyard and the Second World War 60 years ago today, on 1 June 1941, Myles Thoroton Hildyard was reported missing from the island of Crete. It was three months before his family learnt of his daring escape, along with his friend Michael Parish, from the Maleme airfield prisoner of war camp. Hildyard and [...]