What's new at Edinburgh City Archives
The latest news and events from the City Archives
ECA news update January 2014
We have recently acquired two interesting new accessions into our repository. The first being Accn 941, Papers of Irene M.M. Stewart. This lovely small collection includes several family photograph albums as well as her father’s WWII correspondence. The second is Accn 943, which is a Trust Housing Association ledger relating to the Almonry Fund of the Late David Murray and concerns cottages built in Corstorphine.
We have been busy inputting more of our catalogues into an electronic format within a professional cataloguing software called CALM, and hope to have these available for our users to search through in our searchroom sometime soon. The future aim will be to provide an online searchable catalogue on our website.
We will also be making some changes to our web pages over the coming weeks. Hopefully this will make it easier for you to find out more about us and the collections we hold. You should see the new look pages early spring.
There is an exciting new book which is available to pre-order now and will be in the shops from February 2014. It is entitled ‘Insanitary City’ and is by Paul Laxton and Richard Rodger. The book is centred on Dr Henry Littlejohn and his Report on sanitary conditions within Edinburgh during the late 19th century, and the development of public health management in Victorian cities.
Finally, the Edinburgh Police Information Centre on the Royal Mile is now effectively closed. It was a small museum dedicated to the history of the Edinburgh Police Force and some of the city’s more grizzly characters. We will be recovering some of the items which belong within our collections from the Centre and these will be available to consult in our public searchroom in the very near future.
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