Brigitte started volunteering for the Society in January 2014 and took on the mammoth task of scanning, cataloguing and transcribing our sub-archive of correspondence, dating from around the foundation of the Fund through to the 1920s. There are an estimated 6500 documents in these collections, and Brigitte has so far completed the recording of around 2000 (as per December 2015). The final aim for this project is to put transcriptions into the Society’s online library and archive catalogue so that they are searchable. 

Collection highlights by Brigitte in the early correspondence:

Deciphering and discovering: Cataloguing the Early Correspondence

Some detective work, and a real-life murder mystery

The Multi-talented Mrs McClure