Miscellaneous Documents Collection



The DX miscellaneous documents collection is an umbrella cataloguing term for an open collection of small acquisitions to the Maritime Archives. These acquisitions are given a running DX reference number (eg DX/1234) and stored in sequence. Usually any acquisition that comprises of less than a standard archive box of material will be catalogued with a DX reference. Many DXs consist only of one or two items. Some DXs are catalogued and numbered to item level, if their content merits such attention. All the DX reference numbers have different acquisition histories, in some earlier cases very little donor information exists. Accession numbers and donor details are given on the individual MIMSY record where known. The majority of the collection is stored at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, but some is held at North Street, the location is recorded on the individual MIMSY entries for the reference numbers. Material in the DX collection covers all areas of the collection policy of the Maritime Archives (see the USE field) and contains some of the most important items in our collections.