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2016 saw the digitisation of the RHS Lindley Library’s Brown Account Book, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Archives' holdings of Brown’s Drummonds bank account. These wonderful research resources have recently been joined by the Georgian Papers Programme which aims to digitise the Royal Hanoverian archives and publish them online.
Lancelot “Capability” Brown died 234 years ago today, on 6th February 1783.
Anna Maria Garthwaite was a silk designer in Spitalfields. Her silk patterns were a riot of exotic North American plants and flowers which were starting to arrive in Britain via Transatlantic trade routes. Her popular designs mirror the British fascination with gardens and helped foster a craze for wearing botanical landscapes in silk across the British Empire. Zara Anishanslin explores.