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Plume Lecture 2017

30th May 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

The Trustees of Thomas Plume’s Library are pleased to announce that this year’s Lecture will be given by Dr Lisa Smith, Co-Director Digital History Centre; Graduate Director Research; Second Year Director and Study Abroad Officer at the University of Essex.

Dr Smith’s current research interests are gender, health, the household, and the body – particularly, pain, illness experience, reproduction/infertility and domestic medicine. She is also developing an online database of Sir Hans Sloane’s correspondence (c. 1685-1750) and is a co-investigator on a crowd-sourcing recipes transcription project (Early Modern Recipes Online Collective).

Further information will be announced on the Library’s website as it becomes available.

The lecture will take place on Saturday 11th November 2017 at 7.30 pm in the United Reformed Church, Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ.
There is no entry charge and advance booking is not necessary.

The Archive Project

22nd April 2017

The Library is pleased to announce that that our recent application to the National Manuscripts Conservation Trust has been successful. This will enable staff and volunteers to make significant progress with the conservation and cataloging of the archive.

This money, together with a grant from the Friends of Thomas Plume’s Library, a bequest from Catherine Whitworth Jones and a contribution from the Trustees will enable us to finish the project which has been a goal of the Library’s Trustees for some time.
On completion of the project, which is expected to be by January 2018, it will be possible to make these items available to our users and make them known via the OPAC. This will be a real achievement and will make this valuable resource available to academics, students, and local and family historians for the first time.