Blog post by Ellie King, MSc Museum Studies Placement Student, William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues. Ellie worked on the Hunter Library Project from May to July 2017 to help with background research and book history enquiries,… 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.
Hunter’s relationship with his brother and fellow anatomist John was famously strained so it is not surprising that John was not a trustee for Hunter’s estate. Hunter’s nephew, Matthew Baillie, along with Hunter’s business partner William Cruikshank, were the main… Read More ›
Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel Jane Eyre continues to enchant modern readers for various reasons: its intriguing blend of realism and Gothic elements; the tumultuous central romance; its keen critiques of unfair social institutions; and the eponymous narrator’s original voice, which veers between… Read More ›
Guest blog post by Lynn Verschuren, Museum Studies project placement in Special Collections. Earlier this month, the University of Glasgow welcomed internationally renowned scholars in the fields of philosophy, literature, art history, linguistics and disability studies as part of the… Read More ›
Guest blog post by Olivia Howarth, digital preservation trainee with the SCA Opening Up Scotland’s Archives programme. Over the past three weeks I’ve been undergoing a conservation project with the Archive’s conservator Ela, surveying embossing presses in the… Read More ›