There is no doubt that the current situation and lockdown has affected all of our lives. To make sure that the everyday lives of everyday people are recorded during this massive event, we would like you to write down your experiences. Of course, we are always happy to collect personal diaries from the people of... Continue Reading →
We found an interesting series of documents tucked away in the Towns Clerk's correspondence file of 1825.
One of our volunteers, Jaap Jacobs, tells us the story behind a document he found in a box of council legal records. Sometimes finding a document can spark off a long journey from the searchroom of the Dundee City Archives, to the other side of the world and back. The document itself is odd enough.... Continue Reading →
There are three main ways that the Archive collects materials. As we are the Archive for the City Council (and its predecessors) we get records by internal transfer. This means that other departments within the council send us records that are no longer needed for their current purpose but might of interest historically. Examples of... Continue Reading →
Charters generally aren't that interesting to many people. They are large and difficult to read - both in terms of writing style and language. The legal language until the 18th century was Latin, and very few people can read it today. But even then once translated, the style of writing is often long winded and... Continue Reading →