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Publishing the Unpublished: Sir John Fortescue and the Correspondence of George III

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

By Rachael Krier, Metadata Creator at the Royal Archives Correspondence In my last blog post , I wrote about using The Correspondence of King George III 1760-1783 edited by Sir John Fortescue in cataloguing the official papers of George III. Until recently, the accepted view has been that Fortescue’s Correspondence is widely inaccurate and incomprehensive whereas… Read More »

Cataloguing George with John and Lewis!

Posted on: August 20th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

By Rachael Krier, Metadata Creator at the Royal Archives Over the course of the last few months I have been cataloguing George III’s official correspondence (known more widely as the Calendar). There are 38 large maroon boxes of George III Calendar in total covering the whole of his reign but this release (Summer 2018) focusses… Read More »

Coffee with the Georgian Papers Programme

Posted on: July 11th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

by Jaclyn Shankel, Early Modern MA student, King’s College London Introduction by Angel-Luke O’Donnell, Liberal Arts Early Career Development Fellow in History, King’s College London As part of the GPP, we regularly host coffee mornings for incoming fellows and other researchers intending to work in the Windsor archives. Coffee mornings are informal events that bring… Read More »

Workshop Reflections: Early Modern Collection Catalogues, British Museum

Posted on: March 26th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory Early Modern Collection Catalogues: Open Questions, Digital Approaches, Future Directions was a workshop held at the British Museum, 15-16 February 2018, and intended to outline and discuss some of the issues that the Enlightenment Architectures: Sir Hans Sloane’s Catalogues of his Collection research team had encountered during their… Read More »

Gender and the Georgian Papers

Posted on: February 5th, 2018 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory What information do we need to know about someone so that we are easily able to tell them apart from someone else if they were described to us? Name, age, where they were born? If both people have the same name, for example, J. Smith, and suppose they… Read More »

‘Farmer George’? Notes on Agriculture

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by geoIII

James Fisher, PhD candidate, History Department, King’s College London Background During his reign King George III acquired the nickname of “Farmer George”, in part due to his agricultural interests and in part as a playful pun – a nod toward nominative determinism given that the name George derived from the Greek word geōrgos (γεωργός) meaning… Read More »

Season’s Greetings from all the team at the Georgian Papers Programme!

Posted on: December 15th, 2017 by geoIII No Comments

Samantha Callaghan, Metadata Analyst, King’s Digital Laboratory, and Arthur Burns, Academic Director, Georgian Papers Programme, King’s College London All those involved in the Georgian Papers Programme would like to send all visitors to our websites, the scholars associated with the programme as fellows, and the King’s Friends season’s greetings and wish them all the best… Read More »

‘The Improvements of George Washington: Agriculture and Slavery in a Transatlantic Context’ A Lecture by Bruce Ragsdale

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by geoIII

By Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Academic Liaison for the Georgian Papers Programme, and Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London. On 28th November 2016, Bruce Ragsdale, the 2016 Mount Vernon Ladies Association Fellow, delivered a paper entitled ‘The Improvements of George Washington: Agriculture and Slavery in a Transatlantic Context’. The lecture was hosted by the Georgian… Read More »

Two Months in the Royal Archives, May-June 2017

Posted on: November 10th, 2017 by geoIII No Comments

 By Flora Fraser, GPP Fellow, Researcher and Author Memories of past years I spent researching books in the Royal Archives are crystal clear. I first went in autumn, just before the end of October 1988, when I was to be thirty. I was awed to be climbing the many stone steps inside William the Conqueror’s… Read More »

America is Lost!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by geoIII 4 Comments

Dr Angel Luke O’Donnell, Teaching Fellow in North American History, King’s College London Jump to Essay Transcription & Images The ‘America is Lost!’ piece was a short essay written by George III reviewing the causes and effects of the American Revolution. It potentially provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts of King George about the… Read More »