Manuscripts and Special Collections

Category: Water Resources

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“Full steam ahead” (Papplewick Pumping Station)

October 6th, 2011 at 04:10

Earlier this year, to mark the start of the project to catalogue the water records, representatives from the Papplewick Pumping Station Trust visited the University to find out more about our holdings. These include a series of plans of Papplewick Pumping Station which are still proving useful for engineers involved in maintaining the site today. [...]

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 [...]

It never rains but it pours…

August 30th, 2011 at 10:08

It has emerged that one of the largest collections of material within the uncatalogued accessions I am responsible for appraising and describing, are records of the Hydrology Section (later the Water Resources Section), of the Trent River Authority’s Engineer’s Department. This material comprised an intimidating accession of over 250 boxes of very mixed files in [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Release of online water catalogues

1 May 3rd, 2011 at 08:05

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 [...]

Water, water, everywhere

April 22nd, 2011 at 01:04

Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, administered by The National Archives and supported by the Pilgrim Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, the Monument Trust, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Mercers Company Charitable Foundation, the Goldsmiths Company and the J [...]