City Archivists Group meeting – St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, 24th April

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St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, 24th April 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum on Monday 24th April at 2.45pm, hosted by Kate Jarman, Deputy Archivist. The programme is as follows:

14.45-15.00 – arrive at Peggy Turner Room, North Wing, SBH. Welcome with tea and coffee

15.00-15.20 – short talk on the history of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the archives

15.20-15.45 – visit to St Bartholomew’s Hospital Museum

15.45-16.00 – archive display in Peggy Turner Room

16.00-16.20 – talk on researching the Great Fire of London at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and other city archives, by Hazel Forsyth, Senior Curator, Medieval & Post-Medieval, Museum of London

16.20-16.45 – questions and any other business

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4.45pm where I hope you will join for a drink at the Rising Sun, Cloth Fair.

Attendees should come into the North Wing through the door from the main hospital square marked ‘Archives, Clerk’s House’, and the Peggy Turner Room is directly ahead on the ground floor.

If you would like to attend, please let me know by 20th April 2017.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

Gerald Aylmer Seminar – 24th February 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group might be interested in attending this year’s Gerald Aylmer seminar at the Institute of Historical Research which is taking place on 24th February.  This year, the Gerald Aylmer Seminar 2017 will consider the role of archives in higher education teaching. Following the keynote by Professor Jo Fox, the seminar will offer three themed sessions in which speakers will address issues from multiple archival and scholarly perspectives. Session one ‘creator as teacher’ focuses on an established collaboration between archivists and academics based on the works of John Ruskin, who left his extensive collection with the specific aim of it being used as a resource for educating future generations. Other speakers will reflect on their innovative teaching practices involving archival material, including the use of digital collections and data sets, and the ways archivists can take an increasingly active role in shaping students’ engagement with archival collections.

The seminar is free and open to all, but advanced registration is required. Please click on the link above for further details and to book your place.

City Archivists Group meeting – Middle Temple, 11th January

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Middle Temple Archives, 11th January 2017

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at Middle Temple on Wednesday 11th January at 2.30pm, hosted by Lesley Whitelaw, Archivist. The programme is as follows:

2.20 – 2.30pm – Guests arrive at Middle Temple Hall where they will be met by Lesley.

2.30 – 3pm – Tour of Middle Temple Hall and Bench Rooms

3 – 3.30pm – Tea break

3.30 – 4pm – Talk from Sally Smith QC, on her research into the papers of Sir Charles Gill (1851-1923), barrister, recorder of Chichester and member of Middle Temple

4 -5pm – Tour of the Middle Temple Archives and Conservation studio, with a display of highlights from the collection

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 5pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street.

We will meet at Middle Temple Hall, Middle Temple Lane, London EC4 9AT at 2.30pm. When you arrive, please wait in the courtyard outside the main entrance to the Hall. If you would like to attend, please let me know by 9th January 2017.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

 

City Archivists Group meeting – Leathersellers’ Hall, 10th October

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Leathersellers’ Company Archives, 10th October 2016

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the new Leathersellers’ Hall on Monday 10th October at 3pm, hosted by Jerome Farrell, Archivist. The programme is as follows:

3 – 3.15pm – Guests arrive at reception where they will be met by Jerome.

3.15-4pm – Talk from Jerome about the Leathersellers’ Company and its Archives followed by a tour of the building

4 – 4.15pm – Display of items from the Leathersellers’ Archives

4.15-4.30pm – Tea break

4.30 – 5pm – ‘Recent advances in corporate archives’ – Talk from Alex Ritchie, Business Archives Advice Manager at the National Archives, looking at the contrast between old and new models of corporate archives, the challenges which currently face archivists of business collections and how these issues and developments tie in with national strategy.

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 5pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Lamb in Leadenhall Market.

We will meet at Leathersellers’ Hall, 7 St Helen’s Pl, London EC3A 6AB at 3pm. When you arrive, please report to reception. Please remember that places are limited to 20 for this visit so if you would like to attend, please let me know by 6th October.

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL or email r.athol@jesus.cam.ac.uk

City Archivists Group meeting – Bank of England, 5th August

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Bank of England Archives, 5th August 2016

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the Bank of England Archives on Friday 5th August at 1pm, hosted by the Bank of England Archive team.

The programme is as follows:

1pm – 1.30pm – Welcome; brief history of the Bank of England; overview of the Archive service

1.30pm – 2.15pm – Tour of the Archive and items from the collection

2.15 – 2.30 – Break

2.30-2.50 – Mike Anson, Archive Manager – Using the Bank of England Archive for research

2.50 – 3.10pm – Presentation about the Bank’s Information Centre (Library)

3.15pm – 4pm – Tour of the Bank of England Museum

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 4pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Counting House

We will meet at the main entrance of the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH at 1pm. When you arrive, please report to reception. For security purposes, please also ensure you bring an official photo ID, for example driving license or passport, otherwise you won’t be able to come in!

Please let me know if you would like to attend by Wednesday 3rd August

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist and Records Manager, Lincoln’s Inn Library, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3TN or email robert.athol@lincolnsinn.org.uk

City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Group joint meeting – 28th June

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Trinity College, Cambridge 28th June 2015

Members of the City, Cambridge and Oxford Archivists Groups are warmly invited to a meeting at Trinity College, Cambridge on Tuesday 28th June at 1.30pm, hosted by Adam Green, Archivist at Trinity College. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Domestic Life in College’ and presentations will focus on the lives of non-academic members of the Colleges and domestic arrangements in Colleges.

The programme is as follows:

1.30 – 2pm – Guests arrive at Trinity College and report to the porters lodge where they will be directed to the Old Combination Room.  Directions can be found here

2.00-2.20pm Talk from Adam Green, Trinity College, ‘The Provision of Food and Drink at Trinity College in the Early Modern Period’
2.25-2.45pm Talk from Patricia McGuire, King’s College,  on the lives of servants in King’s College
2.50-3.10pm Talk from Susan Webb and Anna Crutchley, Jesus College, on scrapbooks from the daughters of Dr Morgan, Master of Jesus (1885-1912).
3.10-4.00pm Tea and tours of the College
4.00-4.30pm Short presentations on aspects of College domestic life by Elizabeth Stratton (Selwyn College), Rebekah Johnston (Cambridgeshire Archives), Lizzy Ennion-Smith (St. Catharine’s College).
4.30pm Closing remarks

We will aim to wind up the meeting by 5pm at the latest where we hope you will join us for a drink at a local pub.

We will meet at Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ between 1.30pm and 2pm. When you arrive, please either make your own way to the Old Combination Room or go to the porters lodge for directions.

If you would like to attend, please contact Adam Green at Trinity directly (acg44@cam.ac.uk) prior to the 14th June.

City Archivists Group meeting – 1st February

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Drapers’ Company Archives, 1st February 2016

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at the Drapers’ Company Archives on Monday 1st February at 4pm, hosted by Penny Fussell, Archivist.

The programme is as follows:

4 – 4.15pm – Guests arrive at reception where they will be met by Penny. Tea and biscuits will be served in the Hall.

4.15-5pm – Talk from Penny about the Drapers’ Company and its Archives followed by a tour of the building and display of Archives

5 – 5.30pm – ‘The Heralds and the Drapers’ Company’ – Talk from Matthew Payne, Keeper of Muniments at Westminster Abbey about portraits of 15th century aldermen with connections to the Drapers’ Company

5.30 – 6pm – ‘An Apprentice in the Archive: Researching the estates of the Drapers’ Company’ – Talk from Sarah Milne, PhD candidate at Westminster University, currently researching the Drapers’ Company estate in the 16th and 17th centuries.

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 6.15pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Old Doctor Butler’s Head

 We will meet at Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton St, London EC2N 2DQ at 4pm. When you arrive, please report to reception.

 Please let me know if you would like to attend by Friday 29th January

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist and Records Manager, Lincoln’s Inn Library, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3TN or email robert.athol@lincolnsinn.org.uk

City Archivists Group meeting – 14th December

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 Dr Johnson’s House, 14th December 2015

Members of the City Archivists Group are warmly invited to a meeting at Dr Johnson’s House on Monday 14th December at 2.30pm, hosted by Celine Luppo-McDaid, Curator.

The programme is as follows:

14.30-14.45 – guests arrive at Dr. Johnson’s House and report to reception where they will be met by Celine

14.45-15.45 – welcome and talk from Celine about Dr Johnson’s House followed by a tour of the building

15.45 – 16.00 – Tea break

16.00 -17.30 –Talks from volunteers and researchers who have used Johnson’s papers and the collections at the House in their research. A small break will take place between talks to give attendees the chance to look at Archive material on display in the meeting room.

Numbers for this event are limited to 20 due to the size of the venue, so places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

We will aim to wind the meeting up by about 5.45pm at the latest where I hope you will join for a drink at the Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street, a short walk from Dr. Johnson’s House and indeed one of his own favourite watering holes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_Olde_Cheshire_Cheese

We will meet at Dr. Johnson’s House, 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE between 2.30 and 2.45pm. When you arrive, please report to reception.

Please let me know if you would like to attend by Friday 11th December

Please reply to Robert Athol, Archivist and Records Manager, Lincoln’s Inn Library, Lincoln’s Inn, London, WC2A 3TN or email robert.athol@lincolnsinn.org.uk

City of London – Migrant Haven

Members of the City Archivist Group might be interested in attending ‘City of London – Migrant Haven’, an event being hosted at Schroder’s taking place on Monday 16th November between 6-8pm. The event is chaired by the eminent historian David Kynaston and will discuss the contribution of migrants to the development of our financial structures, from Italian bankers in the Middle Ages to the German bankers of the nineteenth century to the development of the Euromarket more recently. The panel also includes Caroline Shaw, Archivist at the Schroder Archive, Kathleen Burk, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London and Stanislas Yassukovich, previously CEO at European Banking Group.

New on-line catalogue for Barts Health NHS Trust Archives

Yesterday, the Barts Health NHS Trust Archives put its Archive catalogue online, which includes the Archives of St Bartholomew’s Hospital and numerous institutions and organisations in the City and East London. As well as medical and administrative records, the collections include extensive property records covering the City and beyond, photographs and personal papers. The links between Barts and the City will undoubtedly be of interest to researchers using other City Archives so please do highlight the new catalogue to any of your researchers who may be interested.

To view the catalogue please click here

If you are interested in keeping up to date with the new catalogue, you can follow the trust on twitter @nhsbartshealth