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Adding comments

Most of the Helpers descriptions allow you to add your own comments to the descriptions.

In some cases the archivists responsible for the collections have asked us not to allow comments to be added, and the site respects those wishes.

To add a comment, find the description you wish to add a comment about either by browsing or searching, click on the collection name to show the full description, then click on 'Add a comment' under the 'User comments' heading. (If the heading is not there then comments are not allowed for that description.)

To make a comment we ask you to submit your name, email address and your comment. Your email address will not be published on the site, but we use it to send you an email giving you instructions on how to edit or delete your comment if you should later wish.

The Add Comment page gives you advice on how to format your comment.

The comments should be used if you have some information that you would like to add to the description -- if you think there's something we've missed out or just got plain wrong. If your comment is interesting enough we may use it to improve the Helpers description itself when we update them in the future.

Please do not use the comment facility to send queries to the archivists -- there's no guarantee that the archivists responsible for each of the collections will actually read the comments added. Most descriptions have email addresses for the archivists in the How to tell if this collection is useful section, and if you have queries about particular collections you should use these addresses. If you have any queries about the Helpers site itself you should email them to .

The last guide is Technical issues (which you probably don't need to read unless the site is not working how you expect it to).


The Helpers system is developed as part of the Accessing our Archival and Manuscript Heritage project, at Senate House Library, University of London, funded by the Laser Foundation and the EARL Consortium. Please see the project website for further details.