Wednesday, 21 May 2014
A little update to let you know that this week, the Portico cataloguing project reached 15,000 volumes! As well as being a lovely round number, this also means that more than half of the Portico’s holdings are available for search online. Currently being catalogued are the Collected Works and the Biography sections.
Work will start in the upcoming weeks on the treasures held in the reading room...
Our 15,000th record was Memoirs of Charles Mathews, comedian, by Mrs. Anne Jackson, [Ft 11-3]. Mathews was an English theatre manager and comic actor, famed for his excellent mimicry and work at Drury Lane Theatre. The Portico holds his biography as part of a 4 volume set, and each features several beautifully intricate illustrations of Mathews on stage throughout his career:
To search the library catalogue click here.