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Search results are presented as a list of articles in which the search term appears

Clicking on an entry in the list takes you to the front page of the pdf file for that article which can then be downloaded by clicking on the page. Once the article has been downloaded the search term can be found in the text of the file using the ‘find’ button in Adobe reader.

Front matter, annual reports, book reviews and indexes are not searched, but they are accessible through the contents list of each volume, accessed by browsing the archive.

If your search term comprises more than one word, the search will find any article which contains all the words in the search term, but not necessarily next to each other or in the order entered in the search box. Inputting the full search term in the ‘find’ box once the file is open will indicate whether the term sought appears in the article. The list of results gives the best matches first.

It is not possible to use boolean operators when searching because of the way the search works.

Archive Search

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  • Star Chamber, Leasowe Castle
    Leasowe Castle is thought to have been built in about 1593 by Ferdinando, 5th earl of Derby. After the demolition of the old Exchequer Buildings at Westminster in 1836 some of the oak panelling from Star Chamber was used to panel the room shown in the photograph .
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