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During work in our Library and Archive, one of our volunteers discovered some interesting connections between George Eliot and Devizes. Newspaper cuttings of Eliot’s visit
This bracket clock has pride of place in the Long Room of our Library. It has not worked for many years, but has been restored
In 1979, Alexis Taylor was sorting through her Great Aunt Norah’s belongings after her death. In a chocolate box titled ‘A present from Weymouth’ she
Sir Richard Colt Hoare was born 9 December 1758 died 19 May 1838. He was a descendant of the famous banking family which was founded
A thank you letter written to Canon Goddard from Cecil Chubb dated 1st October 1918 found whilst cataloguing a book entitled Wiltshire Autographs. This year
Stored in the Archives are over 450 boxes of papers given to the Museum over the years. The papers were donated and often represented research
We have recently been donated ‘Reports and Cases’ by Sir John Popham of Littlecote, written in 1682. The Reports and Cases collected by the Learned
John Britton was born at Kington St Michael in Wiltshire (7 July 1771 – 1 January 1857) From an unpromising beginning he became an English
A figure who should not be overlooked in the centenary year of his death is William Cunnington III (1813-1906), the principal founder of Wiltshire Archaeological
Among the Library holdings are the Research papers of Canon J E Jackson (1805-1891) relating to the Hungerford family, their seat at Farleigh-Hungerford, and their