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Two pamphlets and two letters – “The Hooker Hoard”

Botanical Correspondence of J. D. Hooker Printed letter to J. D. Hooker from Baron Alexander von Humboldt, on his proposed journey to the Himalayas and Tibet, and printed article on Dr Hooker’s botanical mission to India. Norfolk Record Office, MC … Continue reading

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Disgruntled of Ditchingham: Stories from the correspondence of W. Carr

William Carr of Ditchingham Hall was a Magistrate of many years standing, for Norfolk, Suffolk, and the West Riding. He was chairman of the Norfolk Quarter Sessions, vice-chairman of Norfolk County Council and a Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk. Hidden among … Continue reading

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“You may think you can imagine my feelings but you can’t”: Letters from the Front

The Norfolk Record Office holds a fascinating collection of First World War papers by a man named Philip Hewetson. Philip was the son of William Hewetson, the rector of Wroxham with Salhouse. He joined the army in 1914 and wrote … Continue reading

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Digitsation, WW2, and King’s Lynn Charters

This week’s blog post is written by Caroline D, the Norfolk Record Office’s first digitisation trainee. She describes the fascinating work she has been doing for the past year and explains about some exciting resources which will be available in the … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Punt

This blog post shines a spotlight on the Norfolk Punt, as this weekend is the Norfolk Punt Championships.  The Norfolk Punt was originally a flat-bottomed boat used on the Broads in the nineteenth century for fishing and shooting wild fowl.  Hunters … Continue reading

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A Hidden Love Letter

When a member of staff bought a Singer sewing machine from a Norwich charity shop, she discovered a love letter that has remained hidden for the best part of 50 years. Karen explains…

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Black Beauty’s Norfolk Heritage

Black Beauty, the classic novel by Norfolk author Anna Sewell, was written at the very end of Sewell’s life and published on this day in 1877. The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) has many letters from her to her brother and … Continue reading

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Archival Ambulations

As part of the The National Archives -Explore your Archives initiative, the Education and Outreach Team conducted two Archival Ambulations on Monday and Tuesday this week. Our intrepid walkers met at the Nelson statue in the Upper Close of Norwich … Continue reading

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