Accessions Report 2014-2016
This report is a snapshot of vital work, which goes on continuously, to document the history of East Sussex through the acquisition at The Keep of a huge range of written documents and visual items such as maps and photographs, whether serious or eccentric, ancient or contemporary. FoTKA, like its predecessor FESRO, exists to help in financing acquisitions of such material. We are not the only sources of finance, and we pay tribute to the role of national and other organisations, as well as generous individuals. Often we are able to partner with such organisations in order to make the available funds go further.
Previous annual reports of ESRO have publicised highlights of acquisitions, but with the advent of The Keep the requirement for a formal report has disappeared. We think it is important for FoTKA members to have a full account of this most important aspect of our work. This report, put together by Christopher Whittick, Anna Manthorpe and Andrew Bennett of ESRO’s Document Services team, shows what can be done with necessarily limited
funds. Some things get away! But more is added every year to the wonders of The Keep.’
Lady Teviot, Chairman of FOTKA