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The Whimsical Flimsy

Cataloguing correspondence for the digitisation project may appear to be a dry old business, but in fact it’s often pretty interesting and every now and then it throws up a real gem of a letter. Below is a copy of a letter which caught our attention this week (typed on ‘flimsy’ paper – thin sheets […]

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Psychometry and the Giants of Archaeology

“I was glad to note that you made some protest against the vapours that have befouled the ether […] it is monstrous that the only prehistory broadcast should be this nonsense.” – V Gordon Childe to Alexander Keiller, 10 October 1937 On Friday 17 September, 1937, BBC Radio aired one of a three-part series titled, […]