Monthly Archives: July 2016

Petworth House Laundry and the Kevis Photographic Collection, late 19th century (Acc 18163)

  Chosen by Diane Ladlow, member of staff This is a photograph by Walter Kevis who worked as a photographer in Petworth from c1877 to his retirement in 1908. I like this picture because it gives an insight into the … Continue reading

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The Earliest Known Written Rules of Cricket, 1727 (Goodwood Mss 1884)

Chosen by James Peill, Curator at Goodwood House This thin sheet of heavily-folded paper is probably the single most important document in the Goodwood archive. It is the earliest known written rules of cricket in existence. They were drawn up … Continue reading

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Album/Scrapbook History of George Hilton & Sons, 1872-1992 (Add Mss 54798)

 Chosen by Lauren Clifton, member of staff George Hilton & Sons was a business in Haywards Heath for over a century, starting as an upholstery, cabinet makers and house furnishers in 1882, the family company developed to include removals and … Continue reading

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Scrapbook, 1890s-1920s (Cobden Mss 1102)

        Chosen by Sarah Head, current member of staff As the daughter of the reforming and renowned Liberal MP Richard Cobden, it is not surprising that Jane Cobden was a woman of strong beliefs. However, it is … Continue reading

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Inventory and valuation of the estate of Doctor John Channing of South Carolina, 1817 (Acc 15714)

 Chosen by Ann Parsons, volunteer In celebration of Independence Day in the United States, we are featuring one of the many collections held at the Record Office that contain records relating to American history. As with many of the family … Continue reading

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Signal flag, 1916 (RSR Mss 2/77)

Chosen by Clare Snoad, member of staff The 2nd Battalion of The Royal Sussex Regiment fought throughout World War 1 on the Western Front, and in the autumn of 1916 took part in the Battle of the Somme. This signal … Continue reading

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