Library Bulletin No 4


The Society's library not only has in-depth coverage of Northamptonshire and the former Soke of Peterborough, but it has been strengthened over the years by a large number of background histories and reference works. These range from famous national histories to biographical works and gazetteers, and amount to 60% of the library's collections.

Examples of these general works include a number of 19th century histories of Britain; an English Dialect Dictionary, a Gazetteer published in 1852-53, and a nine-volume work on the peerage.

Blocks and other things - 5th May

Why not make a date to meet members of the Library Committee on 5th May between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm in the same building as the Record Office? You can also join the Society on the day – a full year subscription costs £20, and if you are under 30 years of age it is only £7.50.

Some of the Society's celebrated half-tone printing blocks will also be available for sale to members at knock-down prices – come and buy a piece of printing history. Unsold blocks will shortly be sent for salvage.


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