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Data Collection and Research in Economic History in the age of the 'Digital Revolution': A Guest Blog by Kara Dimitruk, University of California, Irvine

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There now hangs a print of the rolls of Acts of Parliament – inspired by the Act Room – above the large research table in the reading room of the Parliamentary Archives. This was a new addition on my most …

Negative and Positive – Digitising Glass Plate Negatives

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The Parliamentary Archives holds a collection of glass plate negatives dating from c.1900 that were purchased from Edward Farmer, a commercial and technical photographer, in 1972. Our latest project has been to digitise this archive and make the images available …

People, Places and Religion: A joint workshop with Cornwall Record Office

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On the 6th Feb I went to Cornwall to deliver joint workshops with Cornwall Record Office inspired by our new geo mapping web resource. The workshops were filled in record time by local family historians keen to research their 17th …

Photographing Stone, digitising the Benjamin Stone photographs

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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 …

Barry and Pugin: New light on an old controversy

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Caroline Shenton writes: It is always exciting when long-lost archives come to light, never more so than last year when the Parliamentary Archives acquired a small but significant collection of personal papers from some descendants of Sir Charles Barry, architect …