Challenges of trying to extract information about of complex records of bureaucracies!

This is classic.

The Colonial Office and India Office Records both hold evidence of centuries of imperial administrative practice. Yet, in both their structure and content they differ considerably. Three months into our research, these differences are becoming ever more apparent. This month we will consider the composition of the archives with which we are working, and what this indicates about how the two offices approached colonial administration.

Long post!

http://blogs.sussex.ac.uk/snapshotsofempire/

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Challenges of trying to extract information about of complex records of bureaucracies!

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