Thursday, 2 October 2014, 1:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Exploring Ephemera: The Illumination of History

John Scott

The lecture will take an overview of the role of everyday documents in illustrating the economic development of the United Kingdom in the nineteenth century, ranging from newspapers and manuscript letters of the period to invoices embellished with views of dark satanic mills, bills of lading for goods exported and samples of materials manufactured at the time and still perfectly preserved in form and colour.

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After graduating in History from the University of Stirling, John Scott emigrated from north of the Border to work for Morgan Grenfell, rising to be a Director and, after the merger with Deutsche Bank, to be a Managing Director of the latter with responsibility for Public Sector Finance. He was elected to the Bank's Ward of Broad Street in 1999 and retired from banking in 2002 on reaching 55 years of age. Since then he and his wife have formed their own Company, Historystore Limited, which trades in antique documents and publishes historically-themed merchandise. He writes regularly for magazines and is currently the Chairman of the Culture, Heritage & Libraries Committee of the City of London Corporation.

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2 October 2014

Exploring Ephemera: The Illumination of History
John Scott

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