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Discover the Unique Characters of Archives

Archives can often make the past feel distant to us. With the development of technology we lose the personal touch of handwritten documents, unique to their creator. Rather, we now have boxes and boxes of typed words and uniform letters. So, when faced with endless regiments of tidy characters, it’s such a delight to see a glimmer of their personality…

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Finden’s Byron Beauties: Portraits of the Past

We know that archive materials offer a window to the past, giving us the materials of history free of interpretation: this odd little book takes us away from the academic books and seminars analysing Byron’s radical politics or innovations in poetic form, to show us how some of Byron’s contemporaries actually read his work.

…Guest post by Carina Hart

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