D13099 Research papers of Michael Boyes concerning the Le Marchant family of Little Rissington

I recently catalogued the research papers and archive material collected by local historian Michael Boyes. The collection forms the basis of his two books ‘A Victorian Rector and Nine Old Maids’ and ‘Dying for Glory: The Adventurous Lives of Five Cotswold Brothers’ and tell the story of Robert Le Marchant, the Rector of Little Rissington, his wife Eliza and their fifteen children. Continue reading

The papers of Gloucestershire Area Ramblers’ Association collected by Antony (“Tony”) John Drake MBE (1923-2012)

In 2011-2012 I was an archive trainee at Gloucestershire Archives before heading to Liverpool University to qualify as an archivist. I then completed my first professional contract as a project archivist at Hull History Centre before returning to Gloucester in January 2014 as a project archivist. My post, which is externally funded, Continue reading