Donations

A very good year: donations 2016

5th January 2017
A review of the generous donations made to the Library collection from local and outside sources. We received a large number this year, covering all types of material of local interest, from ciné films to town plans, via newspaper and photograph albums. These donations, open to all our visitors to consult, are invaluable and much appreciated by the Priaulx Library staff and Council and, even more inportantly, by all the researchers who make use of them.

Index to the Sark registers

The church registers of Sark are notoriously chaotic and can be hard work for researchers, so we were delighted and very grateful to receive an index to them, long lacking, compiled by Alfred Ewen and A. R. de Carteret, and donated by the Société Sercquaise. The Index was originally presented to the Société Sercquaise by Mrs Allan R. de Carteret in memory of her husband. The index is bound…

Pierre Mollet Fund

Pierre Mollet Junior lived at Les Landes, and was married to Elizabeth Mauger. His will of September 15th, 1882, of which we now have a beautifully printed copy, sets out his monetary legacies to private individuals, and specifies that ‘the sum of £3 per annum is to be paid during the first 12 years by his Executors and Trustees towards printing and distributing a book published in 1867,…

Major Marie Ozanne

The staff of the Library would like to thank Steven Spencer, Archivist & Deputy Director of the Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, William Booth College, for supplying us copies of some of the letters Major Marie Ozanne wrote to the German Commandant of Guernsey during the Occupation. In these she offers to take the place of people arrested for resistance, for example, to be…

Donations 2014

William Howard of Inverurie has very kindly sent us a letter written in December 1800 by William-Pierre Le Cocq from his boarding school in Chesham, to add to our present collection of this young man's correspondence. As with all William's letters, it is fun and affecting to read. Mr Howard, who was born and brought up in Chesham, has also transcribed and annotated the letter. This letter,…

Books and newspapers, 2013

The Library is very grateful to Mrs Hazel Greany for her donation of local books and newspapers, which have come down to her through her Guille family connections. Her gifts include an early guide book to Jersey, Charles II in the Channel Islands , Duncan's History of Guernsey , Jeremie's History , with a note from the author, and a wonderful bound volume of early Gazettes , some of which we have…

Timmer Limited

Material from the Timmer growing business from 1943-45 has been donated, including office and personal diaries, letters, and photographs, and is available to view at at the Library. For the activities of Gerrit Timmer during the Occupation see William Bell, Guernsey Occupied but never conquered, Exeter: Studio, 2002 . The same donor has also kindly presented us with a rent book from the early…

Hirzel Carey De Lisle, 1836-1911

This booklet, which has been very kindly donated to us by the author, Philip Walters, relates the history of the first vicar of Galleywood, the Reverend Hirzel Carey De Lisle. The author is a Londoner. He was able to indulge his love of history when in 1998 he and his wife moved from the busy metropolis to the village of Galleywood, south of Chelmsford, just at the time the Galleywood Historical…

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