Special Collections

This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.

Trollope’s Palliser Novels

Anthony Trollope’s series of Palliser novels, also known as the “Parliamentary Novels”, is an epic saga which charts the story of the relationship between the wealthy aristocrat and Liberal politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, the headstrong and mischievous Lady… Read More ›

Book Marks

We’ve recently blogged about how examining physical marks in surviving old books can give us clues about whether they have been read or not. In this guest blog, Allie Newman, a current postgraduate student in Information, Management and Preservation, discusses a few other… Read More ›

Happy birthday, Shakespeare!

This is a guest post by Allie Newman, currently a postgraduate student in Information, Management and Preservation. In September Allie will commence a PhD at the University entitled “Fine Conservation: Tracing the Influence of the Bindery of Douglas Cockerell & Son” Happy… Read More ›