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Welcome to the online Archive Catalogue, which contains records of many of our manuscripts and muniments. Not all of the collections are yet in the catalogue, so please see our other pages for further guidance on our holdings or
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Use the free text search box to search for keywords. You can increase your options by using the wildcard asterisk * to search for parts of a word, eg cat* will find catalogue, catering, Catherine, cathedral, Catholic and cat. You will also need to use * to find singular and plural of the same word, eg cake* will find both cake and cakes.

If you know the call number or title you can search for this, or search for a specific date or a range of dates. The catalogue cannot display more than 5000 records, so if you get an error message reporting too many records, please refine your search.

Your results will appear as a hitlist showing record title, date and call number. You can sort the hitlist by clicking on any one of these headings. Use the arrows to move to the next page or the last page. Click on Details to see the detailed description of each item. From each record you can view the hierarchy of the collection it belongs to, which allows you to browse the collection and see the documents in context.

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