Archival Arrival Online
New links have been added this month to our website which now allow more access to our collections. Due to the nature of the collection at Selly Manor not all of it is able to be displayed to the public in the museum. This is due to the delicate nature of some of the documents which are stored at the Manor. By adding the details of these documents to our website we are hoping to give the public a better insight into what is in the full collection, most of which was collected by various members of the Cadbury Family.
Some of the items which are encompassed in these new archival lists include a bible given to Laurence Cadbury by his parents, with a handwritten note from them inside the cover, photographs and documents relating to the royal visit to Bournville in 1919, and plans and drawings by the architect William Harvey of the dismantling and rebuilding of Selly Manor and Minworth Greaves. All of these give really interesting insights into the history of the museum and the people related to it.
The new information can be accessed via the explore tab on the homepage of the Selly Manor website and by following the collection & archives link on this page. The items have been broken down into specific categories to make them easier to navigate. Anyone wishing to see any of the items listed on these new archival lists will need to contact us and book a specific appointment.
We hope you enjoy looking through these new lists and discovering the extent of the collection here at Selly Manor Museum.