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‘Moving forwards towards perfection’: Dunfermline College of Physical Education TAGS: | | | | | | | On this day (4th October) in 1905, the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust College of Hygiene and Physical Training (later renamed Dunfermline College of Physical Education) was founded. It was opened by …Continue reading →

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A Prized Collection We were recently rather excited to receive a significant accrual to an existing donation of records from Scottish Gymnastics. This includes over 100 books (some of them rare and inscribed), …Continue reading →

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Margaret Morris and “La Divine” Suzanne Lenglen (1899-1938) Today marks the birthday of the tennis star Suzanne Lenglen, who was born in Paris in 1899. Regarded by some as the greatest female tennis player in history, Lenglen won 31 …Continue reading →

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Scottish Gymnastics collection catalogued As well as cataloguing the Margaret Morris collection in Perth, I have also been working with the records of Scottish Gymnastics, which were donated to the University of Edinburgh last …Continue reading →

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Bombs, Bins and Burglary: The Miraculous Survival of the Margaret Morris Collection A fortnight ago I paid my first visit to the Fergusson Gallery, Perth, to begin assessing and listing the Margaret Morris Collection which is housed there. This is the first …Continue reading →

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Introducing ‘Body Language’ ‘Body Language: movement, dance and physical education in Scotland, 1890-1990’ is a new Wellcome Trust Research Resources-funded project between Edinburgh University Library Special Collections and the Fergusson Gallery, Perth  with the support of Moray House …Continue reading →

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“Dear Mr President…” Robert Wallace’s letters to Woodrow Wilson, 1914-1917 Robert Wallace (1853-1939) is not a widely-known name today, although in his time he was an important agriculturalist who travelled the world. He was Professor of Agriculture and Rural Economy …Continue reading →

Yolanda Sonnabend (1935-2015) We were saddened to learn recently of the death of the artist and stage designer Yolanda Sonnabend, on 9 November 2015. In May 2013 we were delighted to acquire a …Continue reading →

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From Devon to Bombay: F.A.E. Crew’s war Francis Albert Eley Crew (1886-1973) had a distinguished career at the University of Edinburgh as director of the Institute of Animal Genetics and Buchanan Professor of Animal Genetics, and later …Continue reading →

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A Stitch in Time: Mahābhārata Delivered Online I don’t know if I have ever been more excited about a digitisation project going...
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