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|Title:||Digital Library of Historical Directories, 1750-1919: London, 1808-1891|
|Series:||Digital Library of Historical Directories, 1750-1919|
|Depositor:||Keith, J., University of Leicester. Registrar's Office|
Cornell, E., University of Leicester. Library
New Opportunities Fund
Higher Education Funding Councils
|Other acknowledgements:||A preliminary pilot scheme received support from the Higher Education Funding Council, Specialised Research Collections in the Humanities Programme|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The aim of the project was to improve access to local and trade directories for the period 1750-1919 by making a substantial collection of English and Welsh directories available online as a Digital Library of Historical Directories.
This digital resource comprises in total some 600 directories, covering every English county together with Wales, and ranging widely over the period 1750-1919 (the latter cut-off point chosen for copyright reasons). There is a particular focus on the 1850s, 1890s and 1910s, with at least one directory provided for each county in each of these decades.
The digitisation of the volumes involved a two-stage process, in which (1) the hard-copy source was scanned to produce a graphic image of each page, and then (2) those images were processed using OCR software to generate a machine-readable text file.
The directories included are of many different kinds, commonly embracing trade, commercial, and private resident directories, together with gazetteers, almanacs, official information, etc. For the purposes of deposit in the UK Data Archive, the collection has been divided into 35 studies on a regional and temporal basis.
|Time period:||01 January 1808 - 01 January 1891|
Text units (documents/chapters/words)
|Kind of data:||
Selected Directories from London
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
No sampling (total universe)
|Method of data collection:||
Compilation or synthesis of existing material
|Weighting:||No weighting conducted|
Post Office Annual Directory, 1808. (385 pages)
Post Office London Directory, 1841. [Part 1: Street, Commercial, and Trades Directories). (890 pages)
Post Office London Directory, 1841. [Part 2: Law, Court, and Parliamentary Directories, etc.]. (383 pages)
Post Office London Directory (Small Edition), 1852. (941 pages)
Post Office London Directory, 1882. [Part 1: Official and Street Directories]. (713 pages)
Post Office London Directory, 1882. [Part 2: Commercial and Professional Directory]. (711 pages)
Post Office London Directory, 1882. [Part 3: Trades and Professional Directory]. (600 pages)
Post Office London Directory, 1882. [Part 4: Law, Court and Parliamentary Directories, etc.]. (1030 pages)
Business Directory of London, 1884. [Part 1: Alphabetical Section]. (739 pages)
Business Directory of London, 1884. [Part 2: Classified Section and Provincial and Foreign Register]. (1101 pages)
Post Office London Trades Directory, 1891. (994 pages)
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||13 February 2006|
|Copyright:||Copyright University of Leicester|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
|Please note:||Users can search the Digital Library of Historical Directories at http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16445coll4 (last viewed on 11/02/2016).|
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|User guide (portable document format)||guide.pdf||41|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_5124_Information.htm||6|
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Resulting from secondary analysis:
Welding, D. and S. Nash. (2004). 'The Historical Directories Digitisation Project at the University of Leicester', The Local Studies Librarian, Vol 23 (1), pp. 4-10.