The Archive CD Books website offers rare and invaluable British research tools reproduced on CD – books that most of us would otherwise not have access to outside of county libraries and archives. Not only that, the CD’s are affordable – about $30 each. They have wide range of titles, including Pigot’s directories for all counties in England, Post Office directories and unique books such as a contemporary tourist guide entitled, “Excursions through Essex 1818.” They also offer the London 1833 Royal Blue Book, the listing for which reads: One of the most interesting directories, and a really beautiful and valuable book. The Royal Blue Book is in two parts: a complete street by street listing (with house numbers) for central London in 1833, together with a complete alphabetical listing of all heads of household, their occupation where applicable, and address. It also includes Institutions, Societies, Public Offices, Hotels, Coffee-Houses and Taverns, Army and Navy Agents, and Bankers, followed by a section containing advertisements. An 1831 street map of London has also been included on the CD. (The original book never did have a map, but this one is taken from the 1831 Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary of England).
THE WELLINGTON CONNECTION: THE HYDE PARK SQUATTER - The following letters were all addressed to Lady Salisbury - Walmer, October 11, 1850 "I sent my instruction to Read More
A TOUR GUIDE IN ENGLAND: HATFIELD HOUSE - This time over to England, I was determined to visit Hatfield House, as it has many connections to the Duke Read More
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE… A LOOK AT THE EVOLUTION OF 19TH CENTURY SOHO - by Guest Blogger Bronwyn Scott There are many factors that determine a city’s longevity, anyone who enjoys the works of Read More