Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: Nottingham

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Lace pattern books

April 5th, 2011 at 08:04

A recent enquiry asked about one of our lace pattern books held here at Manuscripts and Special Collections. The books comes from the collection of Cookson, Haseldine and Manderfield, lace manufacturers of Stoney Street, Nottingham. Evidence of the company has all but disappeared and there are only mentions of them in trades directories from 1891. [...]

J.B. Walker lace company

November 30th, 2010 at 11:11

A new collection of material relating to one of Nottingham’s oldest lace manufacturing companies has just been made available to researchers. J.B. Walker and Company Ltd was a family firm which was established in the 1840s in Lenton. In the 1880s J.B. Walker built a factory in Sandiacre. The company designed and made lace curtains [...]

The archive chain challenge (2)

May 12th, 2010 at 09:05

For this second archive chain challenge I’m going to attempt to connect the late Nottingham author Alan Sillitoe with one of our recent accessions – a collection of just three items relating to a nurse in Nottingham. Same rules apply as last time – five archival references connected by four links. 1. You can currently [...]