Interesting Items

Here you will find a growing collection of items which have proved interesting in the Library and Archives.


Babylon before its fall
A plan of the area known as Babylon in the Cathedral Precincts dated c.1830
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Brewer’s letter of appointment
A researcher's findings from examining a primary source
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How to make a manuscript
How to make a medieval manuscript from the British Library Blog
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Laud's Backgammon Set
Backgammon set believed to belong to Archbishop Laud
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Nursing Handbook
A recent accession to the Cathedral Library sheds light on wife of Cathedral Organist
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Returning Brewer to his rightful place
New research into Herbert Brewer and his pupils just beginning
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Rules for Use of the Cathedral Organ
Article on proposed rules for use of the Cathedral Organ
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Salmon's Druggist Opened
A fascinating 17th Century medical text book

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Two forgotten composers: Kent and Woodward
Discovered printed music by little known composers