Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: catalogues

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New catalogues added from January to March 2011

April 4th, 2011 at 08:04

New collections Descriptions of three new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries. Bills, receipts and correspondence, mostly from Nottinghamshire businesses to Shaw & Shaw, cotton spinners, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield; 1871-1902 (MS 876) Legal papers relating to the Denison family and [...]

William Booth’s diary, 1812

March 4th, 2011 at 08:03

Descriptions of a collection of documents with local interest to Nottingham and Lincolnshire, apparently collected by Bernard B. Granger, 1700-1943 (MS 839), have just released on the online catalogue. One intriguing item within the collection is a diary kept by William Booth (MS 839/7/1). William Booth was born in 1768 and died in 1836, and [...]

The Marlay Collection

February 24th, 2011 at 08:02

The Marlay papers have been owned by the University Library since 1943, but are perhaps not as well known to researchers as they should be. The collection is named after Charles Brinsley Marlay (1829-1912), owner of an estate at Belvedere in Westmeath, Ireland. Marlay was a conscientious landlord, but also a wealthy man of leisure [...]

Completion of Presentment Bills cataloguing project

January 19th, 2011 at 08:01

In the 17th and 18th centuries, getting on the wrong side of the churchwarden of your local parish church was not to be recommended. Churchwardens were obliged, twice a year, to write a report about the behaviour of the parishioners and to submit it to the Archdeacon’s court. Many reported ‘nothing to present’, but any [...]

New catalogues added from September to December 2010

January 12th, 2011 at 09:01

New collections Descriptions of four new collections have been released on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue. The hyperlinks in the descriptions below take you to more detailed catalogue entries. Papers of J.A. Walker relating to the lace firms J.B. Walker and Company Ltd and Basford Textile Group Ltd, of Sandiacre and Nottingham, and to the lace [...]