Village Notes at the District Collectorate Record Rooms offer valuable research material for local history
December 12, 2012, 10:43 pm
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Some pages of Village Notes, local documents discovered (and filmed) by PHD student Ben Kingsburry of Victoria University, at the District Collectorate Record Room, Patuakhali district, Barisal Division. These records are important for social-economic historians and other researchers for they offer a range of environmental, economic, and social information about the village. In the Record Room are about 25 volumes with some hundred entries in each volume. Actually the Village Notes and other archives are in deplorable condition and should be transferred to National Archives of Bangladesh quickly. The Village Notes date from 1850 to early twentieth centrury.

Ben didn´t got too easy access to the record room for the deputy commissioner didn´t agree with the letter of introduction from his supervisor. After returning with a letter directly approaching the commissioner, Ben was admitted entrance to the Record Room.


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