With the help of the Royal Archives we have tried to track down published editions of materials that will be digitized in the Georgian Papers Programme. It is a small fraction of the total, but it is interesting as a part of the history of archives to examine and compare them. Scholars have generally been quite harsh in their assessment of the early editions, for example.
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- Sir Lewis Namier’s Additions and Corrections to Sir John Fortescue’s edition of the Correspondence of George IIIFebruary 22, 2019 10:11 am
Among the most important series of papers which the Georgian Papers Programme is digitizing for public access is George III’s official correspondence, otherwise known as the George III calendar and bearing the Catalogue identity GEO/MAIN. This series contains the main series of letters relating to George III’s involvement with the government of his realm as […]
- December 20, 2018 11:28 am
By Karin Wulf and Arthur Burns There is so much eighteenth century on view in the much acclaimed Nottingham Playhouse staging of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III. The Georgian Papers Programme had a wonderful opportunity to host lead actor Mark Gatiss at Windsor Castle to view some of the archival materials selected to […]
- February 17, 2018 2:24 pm
We are delighted to announce that you can now watch a video-recording of the richly-illustrated event on ‘Mapping the Georgian World – Maps and Power in the reign of George III’ which was delivered to an enthusiastic audience at the 2017 Arts and Humanities Festival at King’s College London on 9 October 2017. The main […]
- November 9, 2017 9:00 am
By Dr Andrew Thompson, Queens’ College, Cambridge George III is the Hanoverian monarch perhaps most frequently associated with the Royal Archives. The king’s own voluminous correspondence forms an important part of the collection and, in the early nineteenth century, his son, as Prince Regent, was instrumental in helping to secure the two collections that […]
- January 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Katie Sambrook, Head of Special Collections, King’s College London The rich holdings of the Foyle Special Collections Library at King’s College London include some 10,000 printed and manuscript items from the Georgian period. Their subject scope is broad, with particularly strong coverage of political history, exploration and travel, science and medicine. Political history The […]
- January 20, 2017 4:22 pm
Patricia Methven, Programme Manager, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London King’s College London was founded by Royal Charter in 1829 under the patronage of King George IV for which it is named. Sharing original goals with University College London, it sought to offer a metropolitan counterblast to both the perceived exclusivity and expense of Oxbridge and […]