Documents as dinner

I’m still always amused* at this sort of entry in an archival catalogue:

No. 59
1673-1689
REGISTER of the names of those who personally appeared, as required under the Test Act, at the Quarter Sessions for co. Denbigh from 15 July 1673 to 15 Jan. 1688/9, to deliver certificates of receiving the Sacrament according to the usage of the Church of England, to take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and to make a declaration against Transubstantiation.
(Roll; parts destroyed by vermin) [my emphasis]

And the next one “helps to fill up gaps nibbled out of No. 59”. Lovely.

*Well, amused as long as it’s not a document I need to call up.

I swear, my next research project will be based on printed sources.

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5 Responses to Documents as dinner

  1. NDR says:

    Well, there have been a few times I have had a request returned with “destroyed in air raid” or “moved” (which means the Nazis intended to place them in a secret archive, but lost them along the way.)

  2. Dr. Claire says:

    I passed with minor corrections! (typos, appendix needs a bit of a reorder)

  3. Sharon says:

    That’s brilliant news!! Congratulations!!

  4. Chris Williams says:

    Result, Dr. Claire! Nice one.

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