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Title: National Register of Archives (Great Britain)
Access Conditions: Freely available on the web
Publisher: Great Britain: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Format: Online
Description: The National Register of Archives (NRA) was set up by the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts in 1945 to collect and disseminate information about manuscript sources for British history outside the public records. The NRA consists of more than 43,000 unpublished lists and catalogues of major manuscript collections, and approximately 150,000 further lists of miscellaneous and minor collections. They describe the holdings of local record offices, national and university libraries, specialist repositories, museums and other bodies in the United Kingdom and aborad. They also cover papers held privately by individuals, firms and institutions, and in such cases the Commission is often able to provide further information about the accessibility of the papers for research. The lists vary in length and detail, and are only available in the Commission's public searchroom. The indexes, however, are available on the Web.
Features: Abstracts
Topics: Manuscripts
Language(s): English

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