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Image: Detail of "Correspondence 1872" from Edward Hermon Papers

Edward Hermon Papers 

The Edward Hermon papers provide a wealth of detail about British society in the second half of the nineteenth century, and are of great value to any historian of British architecture, game sports, and psychiatry. Edward Hermon (1821?-1881) was an entrepreneur in the cotton industry of Lancashire, and served as the managing partner of Horrocks, Miller & Company. Hermon became the conservative M.P. for Preston (1868-1881) as well as an eminent art collector, sportsman, philanthropist, and builder. His papers, dating between 1864 and 1867, cover a variety of topics, but for the most part deal with the building of Wyfold Court, his hunting preserves in Scotland, the division of the Hermon estate, and the mental health of his wife, Emily Hermon.

Correspondence for the years 1872 to 1876 concerns the construction of Hermon's country house, Wyfold Court. This mansion is still unique today for its size, style, and construction. Hermon also had an abiding interest in game sports, and there is considerable material about the game preserves in Scotland, including a series of sketches, expenditure statements, and maps. Edward Hermon died in May 1881, and his death and the distribution of his property is are the main subjects of the letters after that date. The correspondence regarding Hermon's wife Emily, is of unique value for the study of Victorian psychiatric practices. Mrs. Hermon developed a serious mental condition, most likely due to lead poisoning, that required her to be institutionalized in 1869. The correspondence includes medical reports of her condition and letters from concerned family and friends, both before and after Edward Hermon's death.

Image: Detail from "Correspondence 1872" from Edward Hermon Papers

Georgetown University Faculty Handbooks

Georgetown University Faculty Handbooks

Georgetown University produced its first faculty handbook in 1957 as a means of informing faculty about University objectives, organization, policies, benefits, and grievance procedures. Many of the handbooks also include a campus map and the constitution of the Faculty Senate.

Image: Detail of Cover, Faculty Handbook 1971 (1976 Reprint) 

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Fall 2018 ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

The DigitalGeorgetown Institutional Repository is a service of the Georgetown University Library that preserves and makes available scholarly research by Georgetown's faculty, staff, and students. The open access repository includes conference papers, images, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, technical reports, theses and dissertations, working papers, and more.

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About DigitalGeorgetown

DigitalGeorgetown is a repository service offered and administered by the Georgetown University Library that provides access to scholarly content and unique digital resources. In production since 2009, the repository includes over 500,000 unique digital objects across more than 100 collections, and serves as a central place where Georgetown faculty, researchers, students, staff members, and librarians entrust the stewardship of their scholarship and other digital content. With an emphasis on curation and preservation, DigitalGeorgetown furthers the Library’s mission to shape the creation of knowledge, conserve culture for posterity, and transform learning and research. DigitalGeorgetown is powered by DSpace open source repository software.

There are many benefits to depositing works in DigitalGeorgetown, including:

  • Stable and continual open access to works through redundant storage infrastructure and persistent URLs
  • Visibility and exposure of content through Google Scholar, HoyaSearch, and other search engines and databases
  • Long-term preservation and archiving of collections, data sets, and scholarly works that ensures the authenticity of digital content
  • A suite of tools and features that displays a multitude of content types, including articles, books, journals, photographs, films, and audio files
  • Options for embargo and public access controls and support for intellectual property rights

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