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Cope Collection, Special Collections, Hartley Library: Local History Blogs

The Cope Collection includes books, pamphlets, journals, prints, photographs and postcards on all aspects of life in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Local History Blogs

These Special Collections blogs highlight material in the Cope Collection and local sources held in the Broadlands and Wellington Archives.

undefined   All Hallow's Eve, All Saints and All Souls

  Bevois Mount House

undefined   Beware! Beware! Beware!: Wellington and Captain Swing

undefined   The Bridal Chest of Bramshill, or, A Ghost Tale from the Cope Collection

   Cesspits and Salubrity in Southampton

   The Chamberlayne Gas Column: Southampton's Movable Monument

undefined   The Cope Handbills

  Directing the Steps of Strangers: Guidebooks in the Cope Collection

undefined   Elections and Electioneering

undefined   "Everyone is in admiration of it": Visiting the Country House

undefined   Geological Excursions in Special Collections

undefined   Ghosts in the Strongroom

undefined   Hampshire and Isle of Wight Travels

printed invitation to conversazione at Hartley Institution   Hampshire's Local History Champions

undefined   Happy Birthday Henry Robinson Hartley

   Happy Birthday To Capability Brown

undefined​   Heywood Sumner: Artist and Archaeologist 1883-1940 

undefined   Isaac Watts (1674-1748): Son of Southampton, Father of English Hymnology

undefined   Jane Austen's Southampton

   Lady Palmerston's Rewards of Industry

undefined   National Sporting Heritage Day: Sport Sources in Printed Special Collections

undefined   National Tree Week

Netley Abbey exterior​   Netley and the Gothic

  Pageant Fever

undefined   "Peregrinations at the Most Beautiful Place on Earth": Holidaying on the Isle of Wight

undefined   Preserving and Conserving Illustrations from the Printed Collections

  Queenwood College, Hampshire

   Refugees at Atlantic Park

undefined   A Relic of the Royal George

undefined   Richard Cockle Lucas 1800-1883: Talented Artist and Engaging Eccentric

undefined   Richard St Barbe Baker: Man of the Trees

undefined   Robert Morrison: his Chinese Dictionary and Hampshire Connections

  Southampton Gordon Boys' Brigade

   Southampton in the 1920s

  The Stella Memorial

Pier Pavilion, Southampton, postcard  Summertime in Southampton

 undefined   The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation

undefined   To Be Beside the Seaside

undefined   The 1918 Education Act and Herbert A.L. Fisher