Making Moves at Fifty

Robert Thorne on monumental records on the move.

Historians of all kinds have their favourite libraries and archives where they feel most at home. Local historians naturally gravitate towards their county record offices, military historians head for the National Army Museum and diplomatic historians spend contented hours with the Foreign Office files at the Public Record Office. They and other specialists all have types of record which are the mainstay of their expertise: if deprived of access to them they feel orphaned and ill-equipped.

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