Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: portland

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Coming soon… ‘The New State of England’?

August 5th, 2011 at 10:08

‘THE NEW STATE OF ENGLAND’? THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERMATH IN THE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER 2011 WESTON GALLERY, D H LAWRENCE PAVILION, LAKESIDE ARTS CENTRE, UNIVERSITY PARK NOTTINGHAM At the dawn of the eighteenth century a Dutch king was sitting on the English [...]

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 [...]

A recent graduate writes…

February 7th, 2011 at 10:02

In the final blog in our series of guest-written entries by our two Talent Builder interns, Natasha explains her work on one part of the Portland Collection, the papers of Lord William Bentinck (Pw Je) and urges more students to take advantage of the facilities for research and study at Manuscripts and Special Collections. Admittedly [...]

On robbers and Arabian horses

December 13th, 2010 at 12:12

Over the past 9 weeks the department has been lucky enough to have two interns working with us as part of the University’s ‘Talent Builder’ scheme for new Nottingham graduates. One of our interns, Isaac, discusses below an amusing insight into overseas diplomacy, discovered whilst cataloguing part of the Portland Collection. This letter from Robert Sutton [...]