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Abolition Petitions to the House of Commons

handwritten document

This is a guest post by Dr Katie Carpenter, Creative Economy Engagement Fellow for the Parliamentary Archives and Royal Holloway, University of London Religious communities, especially non-conformist groups, were active in the movement to abolish slavery in the British Empire. …

Power and the People: Reflections on research in the Parliamentary Archives

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Guest post by Chloe Bowerbank Around Easter this year I had the great fortune of securing a paid internship with Royal Holloway and the Citizens 800 Project, which enabled me to work in Parliament and with the Vote 100 Exhibition …

Photographing Stone, digitising the Benjamin Stone photographs

The latest digitisation project completed at the Parliamentary Archives is a collection of photographs originally taken by the MP and photographer, Benjamin Stone. The original photographs date from between 1897 and 1911 and are of the rooms which make up …

Collection Care work on the Stone Photographs

The Collection Care team is involved in many of the digitisation projects at the Parliamentary Archives, particularly when the items to be digitised are fragile to handle or need long-term archival packaging or rehousing. In the case of the Stone …

Welcome to ‘Inside the Act Room’, the Parliamentary Archives’ new blog.

The Act Room is the physical and intellectual heart of the Archives. It has been described as ‘the most important room in Britain’, and with some justification: the intricate chequerboard of 64,000 parchment rolls which lines its walls embodies the …