The Library is delighted with the number and generosity of the donations received thus far in 2015. The book-plate of John Guille is from Falle's Caesarea, 1797, donated to us by Hazel Greany.
The Tomlinson Room (the Library Family Research Room), will be closed until Wednesday 2 September 2015. This is due to unavoidable building work. The Priaulx Library apologises for any inconvenience caused to visitors. The Library itself remains open as usual from Monday to Saturday, 9.30-5.00; it will however be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, August 31 2015.
Sale of Saumarez Estates, 1930 and 1937. Please contact the Library for further information.
'A visit to the Tennysons in 1839,' Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, (CLV) May 1894, with many Guernsey connections (Lane, Hoskins, MacCulloch, Maingay, Luce &c.); Pickford, Nigel, Lost Treasure Ships of the Northern Seas; J C Melvill, Miscellanea Botanica 1875-1910.
The Library's archive of photographs from the German Occupation of the Guernsey 1940-45 is now available online.
The Imperial War Museum have some interesting watercolours and photographs available online . These complement the Priaulx Library's own extensive collection of photographs and ephemera from the period of the Occupation and Liberation of Guernsey 1940-1945.
The Library is sometimes called on to help out with popular television programmes with a Guernsey connection.
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…
These letters form the basis of two very interesting articles by André Métayer of the Société Philatélique de Rennes. Charles (1786-1844), Captain in the 20th Regiment of Foot, was captured by the French at Capri in late 1808, and was unfortunate not to be ransomed or swapped. He remained in that miserable limbo, 'the Siberia of France,' as he called it, that was the lot of an officer POW;…
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…