Library Collection

Guernsey on the Map

18th September 2015
This extremely popular book, released under the Library's own imprint, has been reprinted and can be bought from the Library for £15. The high production quality and content of the publication is exactly the same as the previous edition. The exciting new books by the Priaulx Library's Chief Librarian, Secret Guernsey and Guernsey through time , published by Amberley Publishing in 2014 and 2015,…

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,…

Osborne and Pipet photographs

Diane Osborne of York, Ontario, has deposited with us some photographs of the Osborne and Pipet families, including a photograph of Alfred Henry Pipet (1896-1918), of the RGLI. Three of these photographs, shown below, are yet to be identified: Thanks to Diane! Local historian David Kreckeler and Library staff wonder if it might be a Sunday School picnic here in Guernsey, perhaps the Vale…

Jersey Colloque

The Library has a copy of the Colloques de Jersey , Vol. II. This was transcribed in 1891 by C J  Cox.  In English and Latin, the volume covers the years 1605-1614; the only other copy of these Colloque minutes is held in Cambridge. It is bound in with a transcription of a letter from Nicolas Bernius to the Bishop of Winchester, dated December 13th, 1575, concerning Elias Bonamy.

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…

Lovell family papers

The Library recently received a superb donation of family and business papers, photographs and newspapers from the Lovell family of Guernsey, a fine addition to our steadily accumulating collection of old Guernsey family business documentation. This extremely varied material, featuring early and occupation newspapers, commemorative programmes, magazines and ephemera as well as some fascinating…

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