Friday, March 14, 2008


Online finding guide to the impressive manuscripts collection of this distinguished institution:

“This database contains a guide to the archive and manuscript collections held in the University of Southampton Library. It aims to provide a summary description of all these holdings and it is based on the published, printed guides, C.M.Woolgar and K.Robson A GUIDE TO THE ARCHIVE AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS OF THE HARTLEY LIBRARY (University of Southampton Library, occasional paper, 11; Southampton 1992), and C.M.Woolgar and K.Robson A GUIDE TO THE ARCHIVE AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS OF THE HARTLEY LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON MSS 201-300 (University of Southampton Library Archive Lists, Catalogues and Guides Series, 7; Southampton 2000), with substantial additions to provide fuller coverage of collections than was possible in print, which will in general include much of the summary listings of collections. There are separate databases containing detailed descriptions of the Wellington papers (MS 61), and the Palmerston Papers and the papers of Earl Mountbatten of Burma (both in MS 62) which are not duplicated in this guide database. For arrangements to access these databases and the databases containing the guide to the Jewish archives in the UK and Eire and the papers of senior UK defence personnel, 1793-1970, please contact

The archives are made available for research, Monday-Friday 0900-1230 and 1330-1700 hours, by prior appointment. Readers are asked to bring evidence of identity with them on their first visit to the manuscripts section. The inclusion of items in this guide does not imply that they are available for study. For further details, please contact:”

The Archivist
Hartley Library
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 023 8059 2721
Fax: (+44) 023 8059 3007



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