A Bibliography and Guide to Directories Published in England and Wales (1850-1950) and Scotland (1773-1950)
Author: Gareth Shaw
Publisher: London ; New York : Leicester University Press
Category: Catalogs, Union
A guide to the existence, whereabouts, contents, and other features of a major resource for historians, directories of trades and commerce in specific towns or districts. Enlarged to 2,222 entries from the 1989 edition to include directories published after 1856 and up to 1950 for England and Wales, including London; comprehensive coverage of all Scottish directories published before 1950; and miscellaneous directories of specific trades, which have not been included in previous bibliographies. A 60-page introduction traces the evolution and types of directories and discusses their use in historical studies. The 120 library collections visited are described. The indexes are arranged by publisher, place, and subject. Distributed by Books International. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Arranged in three parts, this bibliography and guide to British directories in its second edition explains their evolution, describes the different types of directories and their content, and offers a new chapter on the use of directory material in historical studies. Over 2200 directory titles are listed, with indexes by publisher, place and subject. This updated edition also provides a guide to the 120 library collections of directories.
This directory is a handy on-volume discovery tool that will allow readers to locate rare book and special collections in the British Isles. Fully updated since the second edition was published in 1997. this comprehensive and up-to-date guide encompasses collections held in libraries, archives, museums and private hands. The Directory: Provides a national overview of rare book and special collections for those interested in seeing quickly and easily what a library holds Directs researchers to the libraries most relevant for their research Assists libraries considering acquiring new special collections to assess the value of such collections beyond the institution,showing how they fit into a ‘unique and distinctive’ model. Each entry in the Directory provides background information on the library and its purpose, full contact details, the quantity of early printed books, information about particular subject and language strengths, information about unique works and important acquisitions, descriptions of named special collections and deposited collections. Readership: Researchers, academic liaison librarians and library managers.
Volume One - Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia.
Author: Gareth Shaw
Category: Social Science
First published in 1997, European Directories is a major resource guide for urban historians and historical geographers. It provides a detailed bibliography of all directories published and available in major libraries throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Scandinavia. In addition, the book provides an account of the evolution of town directories, as well as giving an analysis of directory reliability and coverage. Researchers will also find an extensive bibliography for each country of literature that has utilized directory information in historical studies. The second volume includes France and southern Europe. The whole provides the first European-wide resource for those undertaking urban historical studies.
`The definitive guide to Scottish websites.` Scotland`s New Homebuyer This comprehensive and easy-to-use directory provides a one-stop guide to essential addresses on the Internet from a Scottish perspective. The Scottish Web Directory, offers a selection of over 10,000 official sites, top 'household names' and sites of interest to Scottish families, business users, and anyone interested in Scotland Conveniently classified by category, the directory enables both begineers and experienced users alike to find elusive web addresses with ease, saving hours of fruitless searching and surfing on the Internet. Categories include: Arts & Entertainment Business Children Education, Training & Research Food & Drink Government Hobbies & Leisure Living Museums, Libraries & Information Personal Finance Shopping Sport Technology Travel