Home again

Open for business after all the diversions of the summer period, I find myself reflecting once again on ‘home’. Working at home is a great privilege. This week I read a short obituary of a famously pioneering archivist, Freddie Stitt, who lived with his family ‘over the shop’ at the William Salt Library in Stafford,…

Points of reference

What are the horizons of history?  We’re all familiar with the watershed between ‘Prehistory’ and ‘History’ – the survival of written records – but there’s a more recent horizon of around 200 years in the British Isles.  It’s the advent of accurate large scale mapping. Landmark Solutions will sell you ‘Highly accurate georeferenced data’ back…