Historical Documents

historic-docsHistorical documents are key to understanding and interpreting history. They include public information notices, letters, diaries, inventories, account books, wills, newspapers and any other form of written record.

A great variety of information can be collected from historical documents, which can tell us more about an organisation, an individual, the people they knew and the world they lived in.

The documentary evidence of the Floating Harbour covers 200 years. The material provided illustrates the changing history of a once busy, working harbour. These documents are a valuable source of information about the people, health, safety, goods, rules and regulation, and the life of the harbour.

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