Trust’s Official Launch at County Hall, Morpeth

The Trust, started during Covid, has finally been able to hold a public launch – with not one but two events on the 26th June 2023. The Northumberland Archives Charitable Trust marked the occasion with celebrations of its work to date, raising money to save and analyse historical records, documents and images for future generations.…

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Community Foundation Grant for Work on Clayton Family Papers

Community Fund logo

The Northumberland Archives Trust is delighted to announce the success of an application for a grant to fund the cataloguing of papers formerly belonging to the Clayton family.  EDF Energy Green Rigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, administered through the Community Foundation, have made a grant of £3,372.  The grant will be used to add…

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Atkinson & Marshall Papers and the Highland Clearances in Scotland

List of wages of ‘servants’ engaged by Atkinson & Marshall between Whitsun 1815 and Whitsun 1816.

Material of trans-national interest has been discovered amongst documents relating to 19th century Northumberland farmers, Atkinson and Marshall. From 1805, Atkinson & Marshall began to lease land on the Sutherland Estate eventually leasing more than 100,000 acres. Introduction of large-scale sheep farming resulted in the mass eviction of tenants, a movement that became known as…

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Archive Trust Publishes its Second Annual Report

Woodhorn Museum and Archives

The Trust has recently published its Second Annual Report, charting the Trust’s development during the year to the end of March 2022. You can access the Report through the following link below. The report shows that, in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic, the Trust has continued to make steady progress in fulfilling…

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Northumberland’s Hidden Stories – A Major Cataloguing Project

The Northumberland Archives Service holds many collections from families and estates, the exact content of which is often unknown due to a lack of staff to undertake the time-consuming exercise of cataloguing all the material. The records concerned are not just of interest to the families who owned the estates but to all those who…

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Harriet Carr – Artist & Traveller

Painting of Harriet Carr

Thanks to funding from the Trust a new on-line module has been developed by the Archives Service that presents a range of material from the letters and documents of this late 18th to early 19th century adventurous woman. Harriet and brother John set off on their trip from London in 1791 and travelled to Italy.…

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Visit by Trustees to Berwick Archives

Documents Store at Woodhorn Archives

Trustees had an interesting visit to the Berwick Archives on 27 June 2022, following a committee meeting earlier in the day. The bulk of archived material is stored in a secure building with rows of shelves reaching almost to the ceiling and holding a wide variety of charters, documents, letters, photographs, ledgers etc., from across…

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