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Follow the travels of Captain Robert Carter Oakley (1795-1835) through extracts from his travel journals.
Discover how children and teenagers who committed crimes were treated in the Victorian era.
Explore key events in local, national and world history through the lives of a local family and their estate.
A variety of archive collections shed light on Dorset during the Civil War.
Documents about slave ownership in the Caribbean can be found in several of our collections.
Our collections reveal activity on the high seas around Dorset from smuggling to piracy.
Many personal records from WW1 were destroyed in the blitz, but some smaller collections survived.
The impact of WW2 is reflected across the archives, with records about the war in many collections.
We offer introduction sessions to Dorset History Centre and our resources.