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Art History, Canal History and Foreign Travels
John Martin & ‘The Assuaging of the Waters’
By Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker is an MPhil. Research student in art history at St. Andrew’s University. She is currently researching the history of the firm of George Morant and his successors. Follow the link below to read her article about the Victorian artist John Martin and the creation of his masterpiece The Assuaging of the Waters in the Sutherland Papers.
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Canal History in the Sutherland Papers
By John Morin
John Morin is deputy chairman of the Trent and Mersey Canal Society and has been interested in inland waterways since he was a child. His main historical interest covers the building and heyday of the canals in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He has traveled practically all of the British waterway network as well as some canals in Europe. John is also editor of Grand Trunk, the Trent & Mersey Canal Society magazine. Follow the link below to read John’s commentary on documents in the Sutherland Papers relating to canal history.
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The Third Duke of Sutherland’s Visit to India, 1875
By Emma Jones
As part of her work placement at Staffordshire Record Office, Emma Jones, a student from Wolverhampton Girls High School, examined documents relating to George Granville William Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1828-1892), the third Duke of Sutherland’s travels in India and America during the late nineteenth century. Follow the links below to learn about Emma’s discoveries in the Sutherland Papers.
Click here to read Emma Jones’s Article The Third Duke of Sutherland’s Visit to India, 1875
Click here to read Emma Jones’s interpretation of documents in the Sutherland Papers relating to the third Duke of Sutherland’s foreign travels in the late nineteenth century