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John Buchan and his ‘Battle of the Somme’ (1916) TAGS: | IN HIS WORK BUCHAN FAILED TO TELL HIS READERS THAT THERE HAD BEEN OVER 57,000 CASUALTIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE The end of this week sees the 100th anniversary …Continue reading →

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Rationing and a healthy and nourishing diet during the Great War TAGS: | REFLECTED IN PARTS OF A RECIPE BOOK CREATED BY NINA BALFOUR AND VICTORIA ALEXANDRINE MONTAGU SCOTT (LATER LADY LOTHIAN) Recently acquired by Edinburgh University Library is a fine bound manuscript …Continue reading →

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Cookery & recipes – an interesting insight into the Scottish country house diet TAGS: | | | VOLUME CREATED BY LADY NINA BALFOUR AND VICTORIA ALEXANDRINE MONTAGU SCOTT (LATER LADY LOTHIAN) Recently acquired by Edinburgh University Library is a fine bound manuscript volume of cookery and recipes …Continue reading →

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Exploring the explorer – Traces of Ernest Shackleton in our collections – 10 May 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the safe arrival of the small boat ‘James Caird’ on South Georgia TAGS: | | | ERNEST SHACKLETON (1874-1922) – LEADER OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1914-1917 WHICH HAD LEFT SOUTH GEORGIA IN DECEMBER 1914 Shackleton’s Expedition and its fate has been much written about elsewhere, …Continue reading →

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I: 100th anniversary of ‘Zeppelin’ air attack on Edinburgh – A school student walks among the wreckage TAGS: | | A STORY FROM THE DIARY OF 15-YEAR OLD ARCHIBALD H CAMPBELL (1902-1918) WHO WOULD LATER BECOME REGIUS PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC LAW AND THE LAW OF NATURE AND THE NATIONS, EDINBURGH …Continue reading →

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Service of James Roland Rider – in the Army Veterinary Corps (AVC) TAGS: | | | | ILLUSTRATING SOME OF THE UNIVERSITY MEDALS OF JAMES ROLAND RIDER James Roland Rider was the son of a veterinary surgeon. He was born in Beamish, near Durham, in N.E.England, on …Continue reading →

German prisoners in Britain, 1916 – at Donington Hall near Derby, in Dorchester, in Handforth, and at Eastcote TAGS: | | | | | IMAGES FROM A BOOK IN OUR COLLECTIONS ENTITLED GERMAN PRISONERS IN GREAT BRITAIN (published circa 1916 by Tillotson & Son Ltd., Printers, Bolton & London) The photographs in the volume …Continue reading →

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Illustrations of ceramic vessels used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, or ‘chanoyu’ RECENT ACQUISITION OF 19th CENTURY ILLUSTRATED JAPANESE CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT Recently arrived in to the holdings of the Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is this profusely illustrated manuscript devoted to the …Continue reading →

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Hugh MacDiarmid introduces Lewis Grassic Gibbon (John Leslie Mitchell 1901-1935), author of ‘Sunset Song’, to publisher Stanley Nott FROM LETTERS IN THE HUGH MACDIARMID (C. M. GRIEVE) COLLECTIONS HERE AT EDINBURGH During this 80th anniversary of his early death, a new film adaptation of Sunset Song by Lewis …Continue reading →

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Home Front – Theatrical group – ‘The Eves’, 1916-1917 AN ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA TELLS THEIR STORY For the war effort, various Home Front groups and organisations produced entertainments to raise funds for the Red Cross and other …Continue reading →

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