Manuscripts and Special Collections

Archive for September, 2011

Hydrometric data in the archives

September 23rd, 2011 at 10:09

One of the problems facing an archivist when cataloguing the papers of a business or organisation is the presence of material of a technical nature. The files of the Hydrology/Water Resources Section of the Trent River Authority include series of hydrological data in a range of technical formats that are going to prove challenging to [...]

Connie Ford: Keepsakes of an Activist

September 7th, 2011 at 10:09

Tom Kew, our guest blogger, has been working with Manuscripts and Special Collections on the Connie Ford archive on placement from the Arts Graduate Centre at The University of Nottingham. Through my placement with the Arts Graduate Centre, I was recently thrust onto the front lines of revolutionary politics, armed only with a pencil and [...]

Recipe of the Month: Curry and mango pickle

September 1st, 2011 at 08:09

Last month’s pickled cauliflower recipe made use of exotic spices from the East and West Indies. British people who lived and worked in the colonies often brought back ‘foreign’ recipes and adapted them for home use. Curry was very popular. These recipes are taken from Elenor Mundy’s book, begun in 1728. The curry recipe was [...]