Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Manuscript Workshop for First Year Undergraduates

Wednesday 29th April 2015 (13:00-15:00)

All first year undergraduate students in the School of English are invited to our first ever Manuscript Workshop at King's Meadow Campus. This workshop is designed to give you time to look at manuscripts and rare books in detail and also to ask any questions that you may have about the items, handling historical documents or about manuscript and book conservation.

It will be held on Wednesday 29th April, 13.00 to 1500, at King’s Meadow Campus.

At the Manuscript Workshop, we are offering you the chance to do the following:

  • Access different types of manuscripts and rare books, dating from the early 18th century to the 20th century
  • See some of DH Lawrence’s love letters written to his fiancée Louie Burrows
  • Look at some papers from the Duke of Newcastle and the Duke of Portland’s estates, which include letters, maps, and all sorts of ephemera!
  • See how Autograph Albums were put together- why people keep correspondence, and why they collect the correspondence of others
  • Study the poetry and letters of Henry Kirke White (a successful Nottinghamshire poet who lived from 1785 to 1806, dying at the young age of 21)

You will also be able to talk to Charlottle May (a researcher in 18th and 19th century correspondence and manuscripts), Annalise Grice (a researcher in DH Lawrence and 20th century books and manuscripts), and staff from the King’s Meadow Campus archives, who will be able to inform you on how to handle historical items and also how the items are conserved.

Due to the nature of the items on display, there are only a limited number of spaces, so if you are interested in attending or have any questions please email Charlotte.

King's Meadow campus is not just for students wishing to access archives; it is also a great place to work and an alternative to the busy Hallward Library, including a coffee bar. There are free hopper buses to King's Meadow Campus at quarter past and quarter to every hour, departing from University Park Campus East Drive. More information on getting to and from King's Meadow Campus is available here.

Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5910
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