In 1834, the first and second reports from the Select Committee on The Glasgow Lottery were published. Having never heard of a Glasgow Lottery, I was intrigued. So too, it appears, were the Select Committee; The 1823 Lottery Act was… Read More ›
This post is part of a monthly series by the Graduate Trainees of Archive Services and Special Collections, highlighting items and collections we have been working on during our traineeships.
The Gilmorehill Story continues with the construction of the James Watt Engineering Building! When you look into the history of the origins of the James Watt building, it becomes apparent how instrumental one man in particular, Archibald Barr, was in… Read More ›
After reading a recent fascinating biography of the Victorian writer Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), I was inspired to search out what Collins items we have in our collections. Collins was one of the most famous, and well loved Victorian fiction writers… Read More ›
BBC2’s award winning series of The Secret History of Our Streets has returned with a second series focusing on three archetypal streets in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Episode Two features Glasgow’s Duke Street. To illustrate how Glasgow was laid out in Victorian… Read More ›
Mathematics and campaigns for social and sexual equality are an interesting mix, which you can encounter in the papers of Robert Franklin Muirhead (1860-1941), held in Special Collections. A graduate in mathematics and natural philosophy from the University of Glasgow,… Read More ›
Following on from our post about Blueprint 2013, anyone interested in the history of photography may like to take a look at ‘The Photography of Victorian Scotland’. This book by Roddy Simpson is described as the first full and coherent introduction to the subject…. Read More ›