We are pleased to announce that Sarah Chubb (currently Borough Archivist at Sandwell, West Midlands) will be starting work as Archives and Local Studies Manager for Derbyshire County Council in August. This role replaces those of County Archivist and County Local Studies Librarian.
Pending planning permission to extend and refurbish our current site on New Street, the Record Office will be closing for three weeks between 12 and 30 September 2011. During this time the service will move to alternative premises (site to be confirmed) where we will re-open on Monday 3 October. The works will continue for 18 months, after which the Record Office service will return to the New Street site, which will be shared with the County Local Studies Library. Due to the works, the Record Office car park will be closed until at least Friday 1 July. Alternative car parking is available in the town centre; please contact us for further information. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
We no longer need our set of probate registers, covering 1901 to 1935. The volumes are mostly in good condition, but as the information in them is now available online, we no longer need them. Anyone who wants them should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. And anyone who wants to use the online versions without paying for an Ancestry.co.uk subscription should visit our searchroom (or your local Derbyshire library) and ask to use the Ancestry Library website.
D5303/45: London, 13 June 1809
We have just terminated a successful opposition in the House of Commons to an attempt of a set of speculators in this city, styling themselves first the National Light and Heat Company Continue reading
D37 M/H 20/14: Beaumont, Long Island, Bahamas
Sir I make no doubt yow was surprised at the steps I have taken, in leaving England for the Bahamas. Indeed it was a thing unthought of untill I arrived in London; Continue reading
D6808/3/1: St Andrew’s Middle Class School, Derby, April 14th, 1882
[Pupils who fell foul of this school’s laws had to submit written apologies to the headmaster – here are two, about the same incident]
Somebody told me that Sharp had a ball, so I asked him to put it down. Smedley then said if he did, he (Smedley) would throw it over the wall. Continue reading
D239 M/F 16302: April 4th 1815
I have read “Alashtar” with attention and great pleasure. It appears to me preferable to the Yaniote but that may be owing to the measure which is a favourite of mine. Continue reading
D4716/1: Sydney, New South Wales, 20th June 1841
My dear father and Mother, I have taken the opportunity of writing you these lines trusting the same will find you both in good health, Brothers and sisters, and all relations and enquiring friends, as it leaves me by the blessing of God in good health at present. Continue reading
D77/4/4/1 : c1720
Dearest sister, This is to give you a great many thanks for all your kindness to me, both when you was here and at all other times. I do sadly want your good company Continue reading