Author: Terence A. M. Dooley
Publisher: Four Courts Pr Ltd
Release Date: 2007
This book is designed to provide those interested in the history of landed estates and Irish big houses, with practical advice regarding the availability of primary sources, their strengths and weaknesses. It examines the vast array of sources available for the study of big houses, other than estate papers, such as published and unpublished auction catalogues, photographs, oral archives and architectural drawings, and provides an overview of the history of landed estates and big houses in Ireland from 1800 to the present day.
Author: Todd Gray
Publisher: University of Exeter Press
Release Date: 1995
The Garden History of Devon is a reference guide to historical sources for over 200 Devon gardens. It also provides an introduction for would-be garden historians on how to conduct garden research. The book is the result of an exploration of the archival resources of Devon's garden history; the objective being to provide signposts to research material for those interested in the development of Devon's gardens. The entries, arranged alphabetically, begin with a brief section describing each garden's history, amplified by quotations from contemporary travellers and diarists; following the descriptive sections are listings of documents, printed sources and illustrations relating to each garden. The greater part of this material is unknown to garden historians.
Author: J. Richard Blanchard
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1981-01-01
A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.
Author: Ronald H. Fritze
Release Date: 2004
Fully annotated and completely updated—the most comprehensive guide to reference books in the field of history. * This guide includes 900+ complete entries for reference works and provides complete bibliographic information for over 400 other works * Descriptive annotations provide guidance to quality reference materials and offer a useful and time-saving alternative to research using the Internet * Topical chapters and detailed index help readers locate the materials they need for research and allow for effective searches of more obscure topics * The guide includes materials of interest for undergraduates, graduate students, academic researchers, and educated general readers
Author: Shane McAteer
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
Release Date: 2001
Updated and enlarged guide to sources for the surname McAteer. The original edition was produced for the McAteer gatherings in 1993 and 1994. Covering 8 counties including Antrim, Armagh, Donegal, Down, Leitrim, Londonderry and Tyrone, plus Belfast city, this guide includes several thousand references to individuals named McAteer and McIntyre taken from tithe, valuation and census records; church and civil registers of baptism, birth and marriage; wills and gravestone inscriptions, including a few from far distant Australia and Argentina.
Author: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts & Printed Ephemera
Publisher: Winterthur Museum
Release Date: 2003
This guide to the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, named for Winterthur’s first curator, provides descriptive information for the primary research material held in the collection. The Downs Collection acquires materials from the mid seventeenth century through the twentieth century that document American lifestyles, concentrating on the domestic scene and activities within the household and art. It includes such items as diaries, business accounts of craftsmen whose products decorated dwelling houses, family papers, tax records, construction of homes, artists’ sketchbooks, wills and household inventories, children’s toys and games, and scrapbooks and journals. Items from individuals famous in American history rest alongside materials from people who led routine lives yet still contributed to the development of America. An extensive microform collection, including copies of material owned by other public repositories and private individuals, supplements the manuscript holdings.
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach