Antique Dealer Archives at the Brotherton Special Collections

Our colleagues in the Brotherton Library Special Collections (BLSC) have been doing amazing work on the conservation and cataloguing of the antique dealer archives in their collections over the past year – cleaning and conserving the Phillips of Hitchin and the Roger Warner archives, as well as creating online catalogue entries for the material. Karen Sayers, one of the archivists in BLSC recently composed an introductory blog post on the Roger Warner collection on the Leeds University Library Blog – you can read Karen’s blog here – Leeds University Library Blog and a catalogue entry detail on the Roger Warner material – catalogue entry

Roger Warner’s antique shop in Burford, c.1970.

Karen has been very busy with the antique dealer archives recently; she has also created a Wikipedia entry on Roger Warner, see Roger Warner wikipedia

The Leeds University Library team and volunteers have also posted a couple of other updates on the work done on the antique dealer archives – here’s the post by Kiri Douglas, conservation student from Camberwell College of Art, London, recounting her work on conservation of the Phillips of Hitchin archive in 2018 – read Kiri’s blog post here.   And Karen Sayer’s blog post on the progress of the conservation of the Phillips of Hitchin archive back in 2018 – read Karen’s blog post here.

Phillips of Hitchin shop, Hitchin, c.1910. Digital copy of glass-plate negative courtesy of the V&A Museum.

It’s thanks to all in the Brotherton Library Special Collections that these rare and fascinating antique dealer archives are becoming more available to researchers and the general public and are proving to be an incredibly rich resource for the various research projects that we are undertaking.

Mark

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