And now, the last of my three suggested uses for the Burney collection. It is this: you could use it to find examples of the variety of social conditions in your area. If your area is Swadlincote - and even if it isn't - you might be interested in this article from the Whitehall Evening Post … Continue reading Three uses for the Burney collection (3)
A date for your diary: on May 15, Long Eaton Library will be hosting a Local and Family History Day. Our conservator, Lien, will be there to offer individual advice on caring for your documents and photographs. And our colleagues from http://www.picturethepast.org.uk will be along as well.
We had our official re-opening on the 19th of March. Here is a report on the occasion by one of our guests, Andrew Bailey, who is chairman of the Chaddesden Historical Group. For more about the group, see http://www.chaddesdenhistoricalgroup.co.uk. On Tuesday 19th March 2013 three members of The Chaddesden Historical Group had the pleasure of … Continue reading Derbyshire Record Office re-opens: a report from Chaddesden Historical Group
More now from the Burney collection, and the second of three suggested uses for the database. If you are a family historian or biographer, and you suspect the subject of your research ran into financial trouble, you could check lists of recent bankruptcy cases. Here, for instance, are notices from the Gazetteer and New Daily … Continue reading Three Uses for the Burney Collection (2)
Revd Charles Burney (1757-1817) was a busy chap. Not content with being a busy priest and schoolmaster, he spent much of his time and money gathering together a vast array of books, newspapers and news pamphlets. The whole collection was bought for the nation by the British Museum in 1817, and is now held at the … Continue reading Three uses for the Burney collection (1)
We have been told about a talk which will be given at St Oswald's Church Hall in Ashbourne on 26 March at 7.30pm. Jean Yates and Christine Price will be relating "the amazing, unfolding story of the discovery of significant ownership of land in Derbyshire by the Dunstable Priory 800 years ago". The authors of … Continue reading The Dunstable-Derbyshire connection