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Busy leafing through ancient texts

I feel I should apologise for the slightness of recent blog posts. The past two days have been mostly been taken up with researching the history of mile stones in Surrey Heath. 225 more words

Surrey Heath

Hidden Treasures from the Archives

We are launching our brand new series on ‘Archives and Collections’ with a piece by Howard Benge about the theme of women in construction as portrayed in an Inner London Education Authority film, part of the London Metropolitan Archives’s film collection. 880 more words

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Learning About Elephants in Empire

The primary reason for my recent research trip to the London Metropolitan Archive was to learn about the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation’s employment of elephants. The largest file that I went through dealt with attempts to improve the health of these animal workers during the inter-war years. 341 more words

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Rebellion in Burma, Indian Nationalism and the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Ltd.

This week I visited the London Metropolitan Archives to consult the records of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Ltd. From the late-nineteenth century, this company was the biggest and most influential timber company operating out of Burma.  511 more words

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