Exploring Archives: Tales of the Unexpected

Explore Your Archive
  • Scotland

  • 27 November 2018

  • 14:00
  • Free

Dr Jill Turnbull Dr Jill Turnbull’s special area of interest is the history of the Scottish glass industry, but during long years of research she has developed a passion for the archives themselves and the human stories they contain.   There is an abundance of archives in Edinburgh and other cities and towns in Scotland, many of them full of surprises. Not only are there interesting documents, printed and hand-written, preserved and available for study, there are objects too, each telling their own story and revealing unexpected events in people’s lives over the centuries. Dr Turnbull's talk will illustrate unusual stories about Scots, each containing a surprise discovery, using material from a variety of local sources, details of which will be provided.

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