As we work through the archives we find gaps in series:
perhaps someone has a copy of what we need and would
be willing to send us a scan or photocopy. We concentrate
mainly on the records of Fr Patten’s lifetime (i.e. up to 1958),
although there are many gaps in the later series. He often
issued “wants” lists as he furnished the new buildings, and here
are some of our present needs in the archives. The Our Lady’s
Mirror website [to follow shortly] has its own list.
We already have one copy of a few of the manuals listed
below, but we like to keep two copies of each edition.
3rd (1949), 4th (1951), 6th (1957), 7th (1960), 9th (1965
and 1966),11th (1972), 13th (1976), 17th (1988) and 18th
dates and edition number of the Manuals are printed at the front or back
of the booklet.
Walsingham Holy House Leaflets No. 2
There is no pressure whatever
on anyone to donate their
memorabilia to the archives.
We will be happy with
photocopies or scans of our
missing items. It is the
information within which
thank you to everyone
who does donate their
own Walsingham books
or those which come to
them after the death of
a relative or friend.
eBay - Walsingham publications
There are always Walsingham items for sale on eBay and we have an eBay alert for anything
new. If we don't have the item in the archives and we want it badly enough, like those in the
list above, it will be bid for (out of private donations).
If you’re planning to bid for something to donate to us, please contact us first in case we
already have it in the collection. Postcards are a particular problem as our collection of over
300 cannot be shown online. The Shrine itself has published many at different times since
1931, and we already have most of those. eBay hosts dozens of Walsingham-related
postcards all the time, many of them duplicated in large numbers, although occasionally a
rare one comes up. If you follow them on eBay, or any similar site, and know the postcards
well, please let us know if you see something you think is rare.