Maritime History Research Guide

A guide to archives and published sources relating to maritime history. Although a land-locked county, Derbyshire Record Office does hold maritime records created or collected by Derbyshire people.  Ships and boats Material relating to ships and boats has all been subject indexed in our online catalogue under the term ‘seagoing vessels’.  You can also search … Continue reading Maritime History Research Guide

Recipe books of the Gell and Wright families

This post is from our guest blogger, Mark Dawson. Mark has written several books on the history of food and is currently chair of the Leeds Food History Symposium. As someone interested in the history of food and drink, I’m naturally drawn towards old recipe collections.  At Derbyshire Record Office there are a number of … Continue reading Recipe books of the Gell and Wright families

A guide to researching records of disability

The following guide lists a selection of sources which can be used to help uncover information about disability in the records held at Derbyshire Record Office. For the purpose of this guide the term disability is taken to be physical or sensory impairment and those long-term injuries or conditions which have historically been treated as … Continue reading A guide to researching records of disability