Archives and manuscripts: catalogues and databases

These catalogues and databases provide a Guide to the Archive and Manuscript Collections (for MSS 1-300) and detailed descriptions of some of the principal collections (Wellington, Mountbatten and Palmerston) held by the Special Collections, Hartley Library.

For additional descriptions of collections MSS 301-400 browse the Webpage Guide to Archive and Manuscript Collections

The surveys of Jewish archives in the UK and Ireland and of the papers of senior UK defence personnel provide a wider conspectus of archive holdings in two of the main areas where the Division collects archival materials.

We are delighted to announce that these databases shortly will be transferred to the new Epexio system. This integrated catalogue will provide access to descriptions for all archives and manuscript collections held in the University of Southampton Hartley Library Special Collections. Look out for further announcements.

See access arrangements to visit the archives and manuscript collections.

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