UK Memory of the World Register

The UK Memory of the World Register is part of the Memory of the World Programme.

The UK Register recognises documentary heritage of outstanding importance to the UK. Any documentary heritage can be nominated in a biennial application process. The applications are assessed by a panel of experts in the care and use of documentary heritage and successful nominations are ‘inscribed’ onto the Register. This recognition by UNESCO helps to raise the profile of the individual subscriptions which in turn can lead to additional funding, public recognition and use. The Programme generally raises awareness of the importance of caring for and providing access to documentary heritage.[1]

title date year of
inscrip-
tion
nominating institution(s) source(s)
Charter of King William I to the City of London 1067 2010 City of London Corporation [2][3]
Peterloo Relief Fund account book 1819 2010 John Rylands University Library, University of Manchester [2][4][5]
WVS/WRVS narrative reports 1939–96 2010 WRVS [2][6]
Letter from George Stephenson 1827 2010 Liverpool Record Office [2][7][8]
Peniarth manuscript collection 12th–19th century 2010 National Library of Wales [2][9]
Company of Scotland Trading to Africa & the Indies records 1695–1707 2010 Royal Bank of Scotland Group and National Library of Scotland [2][10][11]
The Life Story of David Lloyd George 1918 2010 National Screen and Sound Archive, National Library of Wales [2][12]
The Chepman and Myllar prints 1508 2010 National Library of Scotland [2][13][11]
Pont manuscript maps 1583–1614 2010 National Library of Scotland [2][14][11]
St Kilda, Britain's Loneliest Isle 1923, 1928 2010 National Library of Scotland [2][11]
Diaries of Anne Lister 1806–40 2011 West Yorkshire Archive Service [15][16][17]
Cura Pastoralis of Gregory c.890 2011 Bodleian Library [15][18]
Gough Map 14th century 2011 Bodleian Library [15][18][19][20]
Bank of Scotland archives 1695–2001 2011 Lloyds Banking Group Archives [15][21]
Wakefield court rolls 1274–1925 2011 Yorkshire Archaeological Society [15][22][19]
Death warrant of King Charles I 1649 2011 Parliamentary Archives [15][23]
Bill of Rights 1689 2011 Parliamentary Archives [15][23]
John Murray archive 1768 to early 21st century 2011 National Library of Scotland [15][24][25]
Jersey occupation archive 1940–45 2011 Jersey Heritage [15][26][27]
Customer account ledgers of Edward Backwell 1663–1672 2011 Royal Bank of Scotland [15][28]
Edinburgh and Lothian HIV/AIDS collections 1983–2010 2011 Lothian Health Services Archive [15][29][30]
Narrative created through Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's photography and Amber's films 1969–2009 2011 Amber Collective [15][31][32]
Winchester pipe rolls 1208–09 to 1710–11 2011 Hampshire Record Office, run by Hampshire County Council [15][19][33][34]
Medieval records of St Giles's Hospital, Norwich 1249–1988 2011 Norfolk Record Office [15][35][36][19][37]
Peter Worden collection of Mitchell and Kenyon films early 20th century 2011 British Film Institute National Archive [15][38][39][40]
GPO Film Unit collection 1933–40 2011 British Postal Museum & Archive, BT Heritage and British Film Institute [15]
Wedgwood Museum archive 18th century onwards 2011 Wedgwood Museum [15][41][42]
Documentary heritage of the Women's suffrage movement in Britain 1865–1928 2011 Women's Library and Parliamentary Archives [15][43][23]
BT Research Centre collection 1879–1995 2011 BT Heritage [15]
The Children's Society archive 19th century onwards 2011 The Children's Society [15]
Tyne & Wear Shipyards collection (undated) 2012 Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums [44][45][46]
Aberdeen Burgh Registers 1398–1509 2012 Aberdeen City Council [45][47][48][49]
Hitchcock's Silent Films 1925–1929 2012 British Film Institute (BFI) [45][50][51][52]
Churchill Archives late 19th century onwards 2012 Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College [45][53][54][55]
The Haig Papers 1914–1919 2012 National Library of Scotland [45][56][57]
Domesday Book 1086 2012 The National Archives [45][58][59]
Royal Scottish National Institution archives 1862–20th century 2012 University of Stirling [45][60][61]
Dorothy Wordsworth's Journal 19th century 2012 Wordsworth Trust [45][62]
Thomas Hardy Archives 19th century 2012 Dorset County Museum [45][63][64]
London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1940–1945 2012 London Metropolitan Archives [45][65]
Robert Stephenson and Company archives 1823–c1960 2012 National Railway Museum [45][66]
The "Shakespeare Documents" 1564–1616 2014 Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and The National Archives [67][68][69]
The Roman era Bath curse tablets 2nd century–late 4th century 2014 Bath & North East Somerset Council [69][70]
Neath Abbey Iron Works 1792–1882 2014 West Glamorgan Archive Service [69][71]
The papers of the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck 1823–1854 2014 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) [69][72]
Hepworth Cinema Interviews 20th century 2014 National Screen & Sound Archive of Wales [69][73]
Robert Hooke’s Diary, 1672–1683 1672–1683 2014 Culture, Heritage and Libraries Department of the City of London Corporation [69][74][75]
The Royal Mail Archive, 1636–1969 1636–1969 2014 The British Postal Museum and Archive [69][76]
The Carmichael Watson Collection: A Celtic Collector’s Folklore Odyssey 19th century–early 20th century 2014 Edinburgh University Library [69][77]
West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum Records, 1814–1991 1814–1991 2014 West Yorkshire Archive Service [69][78]
Canterbury Cathedral collection 9th century–1540 2016 Canterbury Cathedral [79][80]
Archive of Charles Booth’s Inquiry into the Life and Labour of the People in London, 1886-1903 1886–1903 2016 London School of Economics Library [79][81]
Dean & Chapter Exeter Library Manuscript circa 970 2016 Dean & Chapter of Exeter Cathedral [79][82]
The Declaration of Arbroath 6 April 1320 2016 National Records of Scotland [79][83]
The Royal Institution Laboratory Notebooks of Michael Faraday 19th century 2016 Royal Institution [79][84]
Great Parchment Book of The Honourable The Irish Society 1639 2016 London Metropolitan Archives, City of London Corporation [79][65]
The Correspondence Collection of Robert Owen 1821–1858 2016 Co-operative Heritage Trust [79][85]
Survey of the Manors of Crickhowell and Tretower, 1587 by Robert Johnson 1587 2016 National Library of Wales [79][86]
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty Archive 20th century 2018 Commonwealth War Graves Commission [87][88][89]
The Cotton Collection of Manuscripts circa 4th -17th century 2018 British Library [88][89][90]
Eton Choirbook 1500-1504 2018 Eton College [88][89][91]
The Base and Field Reports, and related Photographic material of the British

Antarctic Survey and its Predecessors

20th century 2018 British Antarctic Survey [88][89][92]
The Chronicle of Elis Gruffudd, ‘Soldier of Calais’ circa

1550-52

2018 National Library of Wales [88][89][93]
Early Gaelic Manuscripts of the Advocates Library pre 17th century 2018 National Library of

Scotland

[88][89][94][95]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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