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Christmas is cancelled by order of the Government!

A search in the House of Commons Journals Indexes dated 1547-1659 reveals that, for a period, Christmas was cancelled by order of the government.

Resolved, That no Observation shall be had of the 25th Day of December, commonly called Christmas Day, nor any Solemnity used or exercised in Churches, upon the Day, in respect thereof.

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New Directory entry: Leisure and Culture Dundee Central Library

Carol Howarth at the Reference & Information Centre of Dundee Central Library has recently updated us with details of their OP collection:

Directory highlight: Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)

Jill Tivey, Librarian & Information Manager at SASA describes their collection like this:

Publications by Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture and under its previous name, the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency e.g.

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New Directory entry: Marine Scotland Science

I’d like to welcome another organisation to the SWOP Directory, Marine Scotland Science.
Library and Information Manager, Helen McGregor describes her collection as follows: 99 more words

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Historical Collection

The Foreign Office was created in 1782 and merged to become the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 1968. The historical library collection of the FCO… 194 more words

JA Condie reblogged this on SWOP Forum and commented:

This sounds like a very interesting collection. It didn't seem to contain much in the way of OP materials but the UKOfficialPapers blog has clarified that for me:  

UKOfficialPapers Hi there, They do have many treaties as part of the collection ‘The “custody of [all] original treaties with Foreign Powers” was one of the prime responsibilities of the Foreign Office Library for much of its history. Amongst numerous treaties in the collection is an annotated bound volume of peace treaties between Great Britain and Foreign Powers (1814–41). Its manuscript index, carefully compiled by the Librarian Lewis Hertslet, lists each treaty in chronological order and also notes any “Specific British Engagements”. Volumes of press cuttings relate to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Treaty of Versailles and the foundation of the League of Nations. Further volumes in the collection contain versions of the Treaty of Versailles in various languages.’ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/archivespec/special-collections/Individualcollections/fco.aspx The collection will also include parliamentary papers. Hope that helps, Hannah

Sexual Identity - UK: 2015, Parades, and Quiet Areas - New Official Publications 10.10.16

Newly published official publications from:

Westminster and the UK Government

Forced organ removal in China – “In 2006, two prominent Canadians – David Kilgour, a former MP, and David Matas, a human rights lawyer – published a report for the ‘Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of the Falun Gong in China’, in which they gave credibility to claims that the Chinese authorities were harvesting organs from executed members of the group. 1,262 more words

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Gazumping, Digital Technology and Copyright - New Official Publications 26.09.16

Newly published official publications from:

Westminster and the UK Government

Brexit; an academic conference “Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU what will happen next? 749 more words

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