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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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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Wartime air raid precautions
Interesting find detailing wartime air raid precautiions
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