Manuscripts and Special Collections

Archive for July, 2011

The animals of Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote Farm

July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07

Ledgers recording employment and wages which name employees can be used to trace relatives and gain an insight into their working lives. A small series of registers in the Records of Stoke Bardolph and Bulcote Model Farms, 1892-1975, list the names of some of the horses at the farms, detailing their daily work. Peggie, Constance, [...]

Colin Wilson event

July 20th, 2011 at 03:07

Last Friday afternoon we hosted an event to publicise one of our recent acquisistions – the Colin Wilson Collection of books and original materials.

On this day in the archives…

July 14th, 2011 at 12:07

Today sees the 313th anniversary of the Kingdom of Scotland’s attempt at colonisation. The ‘Darien Scheme’ as it was known was intended to create an overseas colony for Scotland on the Isthmus of Panama called New Caledonia. The hope was that New Caledonia would be a stopping point and important intermediary in trade between Europe [...]

Fireworks to celebrate the new University College

July 1st, 2011 at 09:07

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. At dusk last night Mr. J. Pain, the pyrotechnist of metropolitan renown, gave a [...]

Recipe of the Month: Strawberry wine

July 1st, 2011 at 08:07

As it’s the beginning of July, and the Wimbledon tournament is on, it seemed appropriate to find a strawberry recipe. This recipe for fortified strawberry wine comes from a recipe book started in 1737 by Mrs Margaret Willoughby, wife of Edward Willoughby of Aspley Hall.