His Excellency Shin Ebihara, Japanese ambassador to the UK, visited the University yesterday. While the delegation were in the Library they saw some fascinating items held by Archive Services and Special Collections. These included a letter from the philosopher and… Read More ›
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.
The Temple of Flora, the third and final part of Thornton’s New illustration of the sexual system of Carolus von Linnaeus is probably the most sumptious and renowned of all great flower books. It contains thirty-one plates, produced by a… Read More ›
This image comes from the treasures of Special Collections photo set which can be accessed via Flickr. The Eagle image comes from Birds of America by John James Audubon London: 1827-38 This truly monumental work was published in eighty-seven parts… Read More ›
A lot goes on in Special Collections – assisting our researchers (students, staff and visitors), cataloguing, providing images, creating exhibitions… so I reckon our blogs will be quite diverse. Check in for postings about our wonderful collections (rare books, manuscripts,… Read More ›