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Researching the history of my house at the Parliamentary Archives: a guest blog by Sharon Lewison

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I live in Islington in a terrace of houses built by a dairyman called Samuel Pullen. Samuel Pullen built the terrace in the late 1760s and it was completed and partially occupied by 1770. When Pullen died in 1775, he …

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 …

Negative and Positive – Digitising Glass Plate Negatives

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 …

My favourite (?) archive: Nulla unquam de morte hominis cunctatio longa est.

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I joined the Parliamentary Archives nearly two years ago when I was given a tour of the Victoria Tower. To be honest, at the time it was a bit of a blur of amazing documents, manuscripts and plans filling almost all …

Acting on Change: impressions of a recent digital preservation conference

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The Parliamentary Archives Digital Preservation Trainee, Grace Bell, gives us her take on the international ‘Acting on Change’ conference: On 30th November and 1st December the Parliamentary Archives Digital Preservation team attended a conference at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, …