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Former John Rylands Research Institute Fellow, Dr Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley, reports on the recent digitisation of over 200 proclamations and broadsides from our of our French Revolution Collection.

Printed Revolutions


I am delighted to announce that this project has now overseen the completion of a new digital resource: ‘French Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, 1789-1815’. It provides free public access to high-resolution images of 201 items from the John Rylands Library European Proclamations and Broadsides collection (EPAB) via the University of Manchester Library Image Collections portal (LUNA). The picture above shows thumbnails of just under half of these. The digital element is complemented by full University of Manchester Library Catalogue entries. This is the first time that any material from EPAB has been either catalogued or digitised. More information on the project can be found on this blog’s ‘Digitisation’ page (see toolbar at top of page).

I would like to add a big ‘Thank you!’ to the John Rylands Research Institute for the additional funding provided for this project, the staff at the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care who…

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