Friday, 20 May 2011

Cecil Papers @ NUIGalway- A World First

NUI, Galway is the first institution worldwide to purchase The Cecil Papers, a privately held archive, consisting principally of the correspondence of William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598) and his son, Robert, the 1st Earl of Salisbury (1563-1612).

The database offers full-colour images digitised directly from the original Cecil Papers manuscripts at Hatfield House Archives. Also included is a digitised version of the Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquees of Salisbury, an essential bibliographic tool that provides descriptive records for each document, including many full transcriptions, extracts, and summary abstracts.

Pictured (l-r) are some of the attendees at the training event: Dr. Riana O'Dwyer, Lecturer, English, Theodora Pascal, PhD student, School of Humanities, Prof. Steven Ellis, Head of History and Stephen Brooks, Senior Publisher, Higher Education, Proquest.

For queries regarding The Cecil Papers (or a copy of the training presentation) contact
Niamh Walsh or
Gwen Ryan -

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