The First Earl of Minto, Sir Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, served as Governor-General of India from 1806-1813. This collection is drawn from his personal papers during his time as premier of the East India Company (EIC), with extensive correspondence with other officials, papers from the political department, papers from the secret department, and files pertaining to his time as President of the Board of Control. The rule of the EIC during these years was characterised by corruption, cruelty and exploitation of the native population and natural resources of the Indian subcontinent. Officials of the EIC aggressively extracted and plundered revenue and their policies exacerbated rural poverty and famine throughout the region.
Free online book, available from the National Physical Laboratory, provides access toTables of engineering data, physical and chemical constants, units of measurement and statistical methods of handling experimental data.
The Universities' Mission to Central Africa (UMCA) was an Anglican missionary society established in the late 1850s. This collection contains documents relating to the UMCA's activities in Tanzania and Malawi during the period 1857-1965. The papers provide an insight into the spread of Christianity in Central Africa.
The Teesdale Mercury is one of the few remaining independent local newspapers in England, published in Barnard Castle since July 1854. The archive has been developed by converting approximately 45,000-microfilmed pages into searchable images. Covers from the first issue in July 1855 until December 1954.
From the 1760s to the 1950s the United States expanded southward and westward, acquiring territories that spanned from Florida and California to Alaska. Before they evolved into twenty-seven American states, these territories were managed by the U.S. State and Interior departments. The official history of their formative territorial years is recorded in the “Territorial Papers of the United States”—a collection of Native American negotiations and treaties, official correspondence with the federal government, military records, judicial proceedings, population data, financial statistics, land records, and more.
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Thomson Reuters, in partnership with the National Association of Media Literacy and Education (NAMLE), has launched a guide to identifying misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Slowing the Infodemic: How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation’ features a tip sheet, video and podcast to help social media users understand how misinformation is spread and learn to assess what’s real and what’s not.
This collection contains firsthand accounts by missionaries sent out by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) both during peacetime and the turmoil of World Wars I and II. It focuses on missionaries' experience of Japanese expansionism during the Second World War. Missionaries suffered internment, house arrest, and assignment to work camps. Others attached to the SPG fled their assigned countries by any means necessary.
George Howell (1833-1910) was a prominent and well connected member of the labour movement during the growth of trade unions and the Chartist movement's fight for male suffrage. The collection contains material from the many organisations and movements that Howell contributed to, including the International Workingmen's Association, the Reform League, and the Trade Union Congress. There is also an abundance of correspondence between Howell and key figures within the 19th century labour movement and his personal diaries.
This collection contains a series of American journals, magazines, and trade papers published in the United Kingdom and continental Europe from 1768 to 1925—a period that encompasses everything from the Boston Tea Party to the First World War. The periodicals are diverse in nature, but their focus is on social, cultural, and economic interchange between North America and Europe, with an emphasis on Anglo-American relations.
This resource brings together hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century. A wide variety of forms of travel writing are included, ranging from unique manuscripts, diaries and correspondence to drawings, guidebooks and photographs. The resource includes a slideshow with hundreds of items of visual material, including postcards, sketches and photographs.
An archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover, in full colour or greyscale, and with granular indexing of all articles and specialist indexing of Publications.
Australian online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Inlcudes historic Australian newspaper pages from 1803 -1954, digitised as part of the Australian Newspaper Digitisation Project.