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Captain Thomas Bowrey - How to Prove a Negative.

Today, I am taking advantage of a coach trip offered to visit the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA). Why do I not feel the usual excitement before a trip to an archive? 229 more words

Women, politics and the 1723 oaths of allegiance to George I

My article on the above is now available online on the Historical Journal website.

In other news, Dr Alex Craven is producing a transcription of the City of London returns which will be integrated into the London Metropolitan Archives’ catalogue, helping users research early eighteenth-century Londoners. 27 more words

Treasures of London - Great Parchment Book...

Held in the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives, the Great Parchment Book of The Honourable the Irish Society was recently inscribed upon the UK register of the UNESCO Memory of the World. 295 more words

Treasures Of London

Navigating the Dreams of an Icon: The Cy Grant Archives at the LMA – a new heritage initiative for 2016/17

The Cy Grant Trust – working in partnership with the education charity Windrush Foundation  and London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) – recently received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to catalogue the archives of the writer, actor, musician, barrister and equalities campaigner, Cy Grant (1919-2010). 645 more words

Art

Jack the Ripper at Bishopgate Archives

My project started with some research at London Bishopsgate Archives. I met one of my classmates and we headed to the Archive, where we sat and started to look for the material we needed. 157 more words

Writing

London Metropolitan Archives

We excavate the history we need, bend the past to colonize the present.

Iain Sinclair, Rodinsky’s Room

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Archives can be a great resource for writers… 1,068 more words

Writing

Not the 1939 Register

Recently information from the 1939 Register was released on Findmypast. It was quite expensive to see the original pages, but I realised that they could be seen, for free at the National Archives at Kew. 2,137 more words

Family History