Category Archives: 18th century

Doran’s hands (Object no. 173)

Yesterday was Father’s Day here in the UK, so I have been thinking of my Dad more than usual. Going through some old papers of his I found these scraps with jottings in his familiar hand. A quick read through … Continue reading

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“Whatever you do, boys, don’t betray your fellow man”: the Dorans and the Irish uprisings (Object 48)

In my previous post I wrote about my Mum’s first great love affair, with a young man from an Irish family who tried hard to convert her to Catholicism. Had he succeeded, they may quite possibly have got married and … Continue reading

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A letter about a letter about a letter..(Object 42)

This 1946 brochure from the Wilberforce House Museum in Hull (“price fourpence”) was sent to Elsie Fry in May 1948 by J.B. Fay, director of the Municipal Museums of the City and County of Kingston upon Hull, along with this … Continue reading

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