A reblog this week – am furiously trying to finalise my papers for the big Statesmen and Seapower conference at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth this week (probably the subject of next week’s blog), and for the Naval Dockyards Society conference at the National Maritime Museum the following Saturday. This is the ‘sequel’ to the post on national repositories that I reblogged a few weeks back; the only update it requires is to acknowledge the British Library’s belated but very welcome relaxation of its ‘no photography’ policy. Today the BL, tomorrow (hopefully? maybe?) Blandshire County Record Office and all those other institutions that refuse to acknowledge the existence of the twenty-first century.