Special Collections Project Manager: 'William Hunter's Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues'.
D is for… Books listed in the ‘D’ section of William Hunter’s library once again demonstrate the variety of his interests. It is impossible to offer more than a few highlights here. Classical authors in this section include Demosthenis, Diodorus… Read More ›
Regular readers of the Special Collections blog will have noticed that there is a plan to these William Hunter’s Library project updates by now. Each time a letter from Museum Records 3 (MR3) is completely transcribed and matched to the… Read More ›
B is for… The ‘B’ section of Hunter’s library catalogue provides a good example of the mix of medical and non-medical books Hunter collected. Among medical authors we find members of the Danish medical dynasty, the Bartholins [Caspar the Elder (1585-1629),… Read More ›
Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) – anatomist, physician, man-midwife, and collector of books, specimens, and art – is a major figure of the eighteenth century and of the Enlightenment. Hunter left his library and the rest of his varied collections to… Read More ›