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Cope Collection, Special Collections, Hartley Library: Local History Websites (Hampshire & IoW)

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

Databases / Websites

  • PortCities Southampton - History of merchant shipping and port life in Southampton 1930-1945 (site archived)
  • Sotonopedia - the online A-Z of Southampton's history
  • Southampton Book Trade Project - digital collection offering a snapshot of the many treasures of Victorian Southampton to be found in our libraries, archives and museums


  • PortCities Southampton (use search box to find illustrations) site archived