Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016     Views: 53

The following two databases are excellent starting places for locating British Archives:

  • The National Register of Archives contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.  Maintained by The National Archives: Historical Manuscripts Commission, it indexes over 44,000 unpublished lists and catalogues.  It also has entries for manuscripts relating to British history in other countries. 
  • The Archives Hub  enables you to search across archives held at nearly 200 UK institutions.

The National Archives web page contains a lot of useful information and links.

If you need more assistance, please consult this research guide.  You can also contact the Reference Desk in Widener at 617-495-2411, or submit a more detailed question through this "Ask a Librarian" site.

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