Collection of newspaper cuttings relating to household management and local news ofpeople and places, 1890-1915

Scope and Content

The scrapbook that comprises this collection bears the identification 'Newspaper Cuttings' ingilt on its front cover. The most frequent subjects are recipes for cookery and remedies, such as arecipe for 'Calf's Foot Blancmange'. Other household hints include 'Directions for restoring theapparently drowned', 'How to get to sleep', and 'Care of room plants'. The scrapbook also containsreports of marriages and deaths. The last cutting to be pasted into the scrapbook is an articleabout the High Pavement Chapel, Nottingham. There are references to Nottinghamshire people in othercuttings.

Journals from which cuttings have been taken include 'The Bolton Evening News', 'The MorningPost', 'The Northampton Daily News', 'The Bolton Advertiser', 'The Kettering Leader', 'The Times',and 'The Guernsey Weekly Press'. Dated items refer to the period 1890-1915. Not all sources can beidentified.

Administrative / Biographical History

No details appear to be present which identify with certainty the compiler of this collection,who appears to have a connection with Nottingham and the surrounding area. Further investigation ofthe articles which have been collected about individuals within local communities might provideuseful evidence.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

NOTE: Copyright on all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the manuscript.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in August 1988.