Object history note

Definition

The history of an object, including its creation, owners, vendors and the circumstances surrounding such events. Record information here which has not been recorded elsewhere using controlled terminology.

How to record

Use normal grammar and punctuation. Describe information such as: Why an object was produced; Who produced it; Who owned it, sold it and why; Individuals who used an object and for what purpose; Where an object is known to have been.

Examples

This female Bewick swan nested at Caerlaverock for six years with the same mate. It was spotted in 1986 at Martin Mere without a mate. A year later it had not bred and was found to be sick. It was shot by the warden.

This cabinet relates to Elizabeth Dashwood, first daughter of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Baronet, and builder of Kirklington Park, Oxon. who married George Montague.

Use

Record once only for an object.

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust