The latest foyer display in Special Collections on level 12 of the Library features three items from the collection of Theophilus Siegfried Bayer (1694-1738) and continues the focus on William Hunter (1718-1783) and his library in this tercentenary year of his… Read More ›
Thank you! Today is my last working day as Project Manager for ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’. It has been a personally rewarding year in which I’ve worked with a fantastic team at the University of… Read More ›
Blog post by Dr David McOmish, Project Assistant, William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues. David will be speaking on ‘Teaching the Scientific Revolution in verse: when poetry ruled the cosmos’ at the Wellcome Library at a workshop… Read More ›
Blog post by Michelle Craig, Project Assistant, William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues and Leverhulme PhD Candidate Now the Hunterian Transcription project is ending, we can begin to take stock of the project’s goals and outcomes. The… Read More ›
Blog post by Dr Jade Scott, Project Assistant, William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues. When we think of Plague, we tend to imagine the Black Death of the fourteenth-century, which had such catastrophic effects on the population… Read More ›
In this blog post, we will be looking at the variety of formats of Hunter’s printed books, and uncover the technical terms, which are commonly used to describe the books’ formats.
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 ›
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 ›