From today the Library has trial access to the primary source collection British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 from British Online Archives. So for a limited time only you can access the wealth of material in this database spanning two centuries of Britain’s colonisation, commercial, missionary and even literary relations with Africa and the Americas.
You can access the database via the E-resources trials page (under the title British Online Archives: Atlantic Studies Collection). Access is available on-campus. For off-campus access please use the University’s VPN service.
Trial access ends 1st March 2017.
British Records on the Atlantic World, 1700-1900 is an online off-shoot of the long-standing microfilm series, British Records Relating to America in Microform (BRRAM). Alongside the records of Liverpool merchants involved in the infamous Triangular Trade, there are those of slave plantation owners, of early Anglican missionaries, of naval and customs officials, and of a group of socialists from Lancashire, who maintained a lengthy correspondence over many years with the father of American poetry, Walt Whitman.
The database can be accessed for the duration of the trial period via e-resources trials. Look for it under the title British Online Archives: Atlantic Studies Collection.
Access available until 1st March 2017.
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology