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Robert Smail’s Printing Works archive contains thousands of documents covering all aspects of the business and private life of the family.

The guard books alone are an important source of information on the development in typography in the late 19th and 20th century. A group of volunteers is cataloguing and then indexing this great mass of material.

The shipping records have been indexed and in the near future the RC Smail’s negatives will be scanned and the pictures made more widely available.

Already the work on the archive has provided valuable educational & historic resource for Smail’s and the local community and the stories we are learning are adding a rich seam of new interpretation for the property.