Feb 6, 2013

Archive Collection

The archive collection at Sam Merrifield Library holds a number of unique items that form part of our Local History Collection. Most of the items are paper based and include books, manuscripts, cashbooks, ledgers, work catalogues and pattern books, but the archive also includes more diverse items such as dress making specimens and a boys woollen cap.
Over the next few months we will be highlighting a number of these items and asking the public for any information they may have about the  businesses, families or events that we may mention.  Items in the archive are available to view by arrangement with library staff.

W. E. Coutts Collection

Our first collection of note are the records of local builder W.E. Coutts whose business ran from the early 1900’s to the 1970s. The records are an important source of information about local building trends over that time and include house plans and blue prints along with correspondence, books, ledgers, cashbooks, day books, casebooks and contracts of sale.

If you have any information about this local builder please post a comment.

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