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ARCHIVES: Spring 2016 Double Issue. ToC and Abstracts

Contents Robert F.W. Smith, Sir Edward Coke’s collection of knowledge: The inception of the Holkham archive Amanda Bevan and David Foster, Shakespeare’s original will: A re-reading, and a reflection on interdisciplinary research within archives Lesley Higgins, Spelt from Hopkins’s leaves: Considering archival ‘remains’ Paul Rock, ‘The dreadful flood of documents’: The 1958 Public Record Act and its aftermath Part 1: The genesis of the Act John Campbell, Writing political biography – with and without the papers Clare Cowling, Legal records at ...

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ARCHIVES: Volume L (2015): Double Sports Issue: abstracts!

  Eleanor Hoare, SPORT AT ETON COLLEGE A consideration of the rich collection of sporting records held in the archives of Eton College, tracing the development of sporting activity at the school. Mark Blandford-Baker, ‘UPON THE ELYSIAN STREAM’ AN OXFORD COLLEGE BOAT CLUB’S ARCHIVE AND ITS OARSMEN Tracing the history of inter-collegiate rowing at Oxford University through the archives of the Magdalen College Boat club. Steve Tate, ‘YOURS TO HAND, AND THE FOLLOWING IS THE INFORMATION YOU REQUIRE . . .’: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IN THE JAMES CATTON ARCHIVE ...

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Article abstracts for ARCHIVES, Volume XL: Numbers 128-9

David X. Carpenter, THE 'LOST VOLUME' OF THE COWCHER BOOKS OF THE DUCHY OF LANCASTER: THE INVENTION OF A MANUSCRIPT The existence of a lost third volume of the Great Cowcher books of the Duchy of Lancaster was first postulated in the early 19th century. This article traces the historiography associated with the 'lost' volume and considers the origins of the various charters it was supposed to contain, concluding that a series of errors lent plausibility to an otherwise untenable theory. It identifies the origins and location of the charters supposedly contained in the ...

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