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Suffolk Archives

Welcome to Suffolk Archives, home to 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history captured through thousands of documents. We are open for everyone to discover the past through our nationally and internationally significant collections. Explore our new look website for more information.

Many of our catalogues are available online but there are lot of collections which are not yet searchable. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you may need to contact us by email to see if we can help.

Between the mid-1950s and a few years before her death in April 2005, Miss Joan Kersey Corder built up a library of books and manuscripts to assist her study and the writing of four important works on Suffolk heraldry and Suffolk families.

She was born in 1921, into an old Suffolk family and moved to Felixstowe in 1937 where her father died six months later. After four years service in the WAAF, she returned to Felixstowe to keep house for her semi-invalid mother. From about 1957 to 1965 she toured the churches of Suffolk photographing every monument with effigies of those commemorated and every surviving hatchment. These photographs are items HD2418/96/7-9.

Welcome to Suffolk Archives, home to 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history captured through thousands of documents. We are open for everyone to discover the past through our nationally and internationally significant collections. Explore our new look website for more information.

Welcome to Suffolk Archives, home to 900 years’ worth of Suffolk’s history captured through thousands of documents. We are open for everyone to discover the past through our nationally and internationally significant collections. Explore our new look website for more information.

Many of our catalogues are available online but there are lot of collections which are not yet searchable. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you may need to contact us by email to see if we can help.

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