Suffolk Record Office is responsible for the collection, preservation, organisation, presentation and exploitation of the manuscript, printed and photographic records of the county. It acquires, for Suffolk people, unique and authoritative records dating from the 12th to the 21st century. Many collections are outstanding examples of their kind, such as naval records, and together they constitute an unrivalled source which underpins the study of almost every aspect of life in Suffolk during the last millennium. Formats include manuscript, printed, typescript and computer-generated text, prints, drawings, watercolours, engravings, posters, photographs, recordings, newspapers, microform, music and other notation, maps and plans in hard copy and digital formats and ephemera. The holdings of the Bury St Edmunds branch cover West Suffolk, including records for the boroughs of Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury. Significant collections include the Suffolk Regiment Archive, the records of the Grafton family of Euston Hall and the collection of the Hervey family, Marquesses of Bristol. The branch looks after a typical 19th-century 'gentleman's library' which used to belong to the Cullum family, and consists of 4,000 volumes on a wide variety of topics. The paintings held here were commissioned by or given to the former West Suffolk County Council.