Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Maritime Libraries in the UK

One of my favourite reference books for maritime research in the UK was compiled by a number of librarians and archivists who work in this specialist field.

Although it was last published in 2004, it contains a list of 138 pages of contact information and most importantly, what types of special collections they hold. The headings for each library and archive is listed as: facilities, subject coverage, special collections, and publications.

An example of the coverage:

Cumbria Archive Service - Whitehaven
Cumbria Archives 
Special collections: Registers of ships and crew lists, etc. Whitehaven and Workington, 1786-20th century. Whitehaven Town and Harbour Trustees records, 1812-1894. Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners, 1924-1956. (registers of cargo vessels)

The Cumbria Archive Service covers: Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle and Whitehaven.

The title is:
Maritime Information : a guide to libraries and sources of information in the United Kingdom. by Fenton, Briody and Macdonald. 2004. 1901703452

See also:
Maritime Libraries in the UK :

Aberdeen,  Cumbria,  East India Company,  Liverpool,  ShipwrecksWales

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