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British Museum Knowledge Exchange: part four

Background During November 2021, Caroline Brick, who co-ordinates the Hebridean Connections digital community archive at Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean, spent a week at the British Museum in London as part of its Knowledge Exchange programme. This professional programme is … Continue reading

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Mr Steven and I, aided by several of the boys of the Fourth, were busy for an hour and half in the Free English Hall after school to-day separating out the Library books from other things salved. We got over 400 vols. It was disappointing to find much of it useless stuff, while the good material had been lost… Stornoway, 6th March. 1918

In Mr Gibson’s letter to Jean this week, he discusses the ongoing issues surrounding the Stornoway fire, including the loss of a lot of Library material. He also mentions having had a visit from a local lad who has been … Continue reading

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The Orrocks have had a great deal of property stolen and their house is simply wrecked, not a whole panel in any door. The navy men seem to have run amok. It would have been much better had it been burned. Doubtless Lord Leverhulme will see to his agent’s better housing when he comes… Stornoway, 6th March. 1918

This week, Mrs Gibson writes to Jean regarding further news of the Stornoway fire. One of the residents of the building unfortunately had some furniture stolen, and potentially misplaced some of Lady Matheson’s jewels. The weather continues to be extremely … Continue reading

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Papa has gone out to a meeting of his library comtee to see what can be done in the circumstances “to carry on”. He thinks they ought at least to get temporary premises and continue the reading room. He also is anxious to know what is to be done for a home for the poor Stevens… Stornoway, 4th March. 1918

News of the fire in Stornoway continues in Mrs Gibson’s letter to Jean this week. Mr Gibson has been at a meeting to try and see what can be done to help the situation. Mrs Gibson also reports to Jean … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Papa has gone out to a meeting of his library comtee to see what can be done in the circumstances “to carry on”. He thinks they ought at least to get temporary premises and continue the reading room. He also is anxious to know what is to be done for a home for the poor Stevens… Stornoway, 4th March. 1918