We have recently catalogued a small collection of some seventy books from the library of the surgeon Sir Joseph Lister (1827-1912), famous for his pioneering work in antiseptic surgery. Lister accumulated a large library of ca. 2,500 books in his… Read More ›
Archives and Special Collections
This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.
It’s Color Our Collections week again (4-8 February), a week where archives, special collections and libraries encourage you to explore, colour and connect with our collections. This year our colouring book features illustrations from across Archives and Special Collections… Read More ›
Guest blog post by Roddy Simpson, photographer, Honorary Research Fellow School of Culture and Creative Arts and author of ‘The Photography of Victorian Scotland’ (2012). Elizabeth Johnston Hall (1822-1901) is one of the most famous photographed Scottish women because of… Read More ›
All you have done for us will be remembered by grateful hearts Letter addressed to Professor Henry Dyer from students at The Imperial College of Engineering, Tokyo , 28 June 1882 [UGC 232/1/5] As an Information Management and Preservation MSc… Read More ›
We are delighted to highlight this important acquisition, acquired with assistance from the National Fund for Acquisitions. The item is a letter from James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) to Claude Monet (1840-1926), two hugely influential figures in the history of Western… Read More ›
Contributed by Jade Scott, AHRC Research Assistant, English Language and Linguistics, University of Glasgow The acquisition of a letter from James McNeill Whistler to Claude Monet (see related blog post), is an opportunity to share details of other notable letters… Read More ›