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The Records of the nation : the Public Record Office, 1838-1988, the British Record Society, 1888-1988

Author: G H Martin; Peter Spufford
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press ; [London?] : British Record Society, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection, 15 essays deal with the history and development of the Public Record Office and with access to records by way of calendars and indexes. Two papers put forward the interests of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: London (1988)
Conference proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G H Martin; Peter Spufford
ISBN: 0851155383 9780851155388
OCLC Number: 21412640
Notes: Includes rev. papers from a conference held in London, Aug. 8-10, 1988.
"Has been issued as Extra volume 2 to subscribers to the British Record Society"--P. [ii].
Description: viii, 312 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1 The history and development of the public record office: the international role of the public record office, Michael Roper; the public records in 1988, Geoffrey Martin; nine centuries of keeping the public records, Elizabeth M. Hallam; the future of the public records, Geoffrey Martin; the selection of new records, K.J. Smith; government record keeping - a tale from the department of employment, R.J.R. Lorrimer; preservation and conservation - will our public records survive another 150 years?, Timothy R. Padfield; the thirty year rule and freedom of information - access to government records, Nicholas Cox. Part 2 Calenders and indexes: public record office publication - past performances and future prospects, J.B. Post; the public record office, the historian, and information technology, Edward Higgs; the national register of archives and other nationwide finding aids, Brian S. Smith; the index library - a centenary history 1988, Peter Spufford; liaison - public records held in other record offices, Alexandra Nicol. Part 3 Contrasting consumers: a genealogist's view of the records - ideals and reality, Stella Colwell; the use of records in primary schools; bibliography, Joan Blyth. Part 4 The probate records of the nation - new approaches to wills, inventories and accounts: a printed catalogue of the names of testators, Peter Spufford; the number of wills proved in the 16th and 17th centuries, Motoyasu Takahashi; in the name of God? Will-making and faith in early modern England, Christopher W. Marsh; probate inventories and consumer behaviour in England, 1660-1740, Lorna Weatherill; an introduction to probate accounts, Amy Louise Erickson; the genealogist's use of probate records, Anthony J. Camp.
Responsibility: edited by G.H. Martin and Peter Spufford.

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