Archive Visits

  • Detectives in an English Stately Home

    Upon being invited to Boughton House by the Buccleuch archivist Crispin Powell, we saw first-hand the reality of the prodigious physical spaces that Ignatius Sancho would have occupied and known. Much of the evidence we had encountered so far was through various digital sources and a recent edition of Vincent Caretta’s letters. Yet, all this…

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  • The Research Process

    Teaming up with just one magnifying glass put us in good stead to locate several missing locations and some unsuspected finds. An early success of the day was locating a digitised document displaying the payment of an apprenticeship

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