The Bartholomew Archive
National Library of Scotland project
'The John R Murray Charitable Trust funded the Bartholomew Archive Project. The Trust donated £430,000 to the National Library of Scotland from 2007-2014. The Bartholomew Archive Project had two main objectives:
- To conserve and list the Bartholomew firm's Printing Record
- To produce a detailed report on the archive.
Bartholomew Printing Record
The Printing Record contains a copy of everything the Bartholomew firm printed between 1877 and 2002.
Work to conserve and catalogue the Printing Record was completed in 2013. We have:
- Conserved 129 volumes, covering 1877-1960
- Catalogued 103 volumes, covering 1877-1945.
Over 26,000 Printing Record items have been catalogued and the records are available to search in our Printing Record catalogue.
In the Bartholomew Archive blog we highlighted items of interest that we discovered during this work. The blog is now closed, but you can read a selection of archived posts from it on the National Library of Scotland blog.
Bartholomew Archive survey and report
Undertaken in 2008, this work supplemented and consolidated the previous listing and arrangement of the business records, and provided a selective survey of the maps and plans. It incorporates recommendations for further work required (including conservation surveys) to make the archive fully accessible.
We will use the report to promote the archive and as a basis for further funding bids. Contact us if you would like a copy of the report.
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