Handwritten documents from the last four centuries, often collected in personal archives and family papers, are now full-text searchable using Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR), technology powered by artificial intelligence. To demonstrate the display and discoverability that AM Quartex affords this asset type, this site features a variety of manuscript collections, including diaries, correspondence and other early document types.
Medical Services and Warfare
Explore the history of illness, treatment and disease on international front lines from 1850 to 1949.
Excerpts from Manuscript Collections
Explore a small selection of manuscript documents from AM collections.
Secretary Hand Collection
A collection of documents from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries written in the script of the day, known as Secretary Hand.
The Brook Family Fonds includes material from the period 1883-1965. Two AM collections source content from these papers, detailing Sidney's courtship of Isabelle and their move to Alberta in 1910, along with their correspondence when he was posted to Britain and France during the First World War.