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The Myth of Robert Burns TAGS: | | | | It was some months ago that among the many sermons and talks given by Rev Tom Allan (1916-1965), one entitled ‘The Myth of Robert Burns’ caught my eye (ref. AA6.2.18). …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : archives TAGS: | | | Currently on display at New College Library for the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College is this lovely manuscript item from New College’s historic archive collections, …Continue reading →

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My dear Playfair TAGS: | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, Helpdesk Assistant – New College Library One of my favourite things about working with historical collections is the unexpected find, like this letter of …Continue reading →

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International Women’s Day 2017 TAGS: | | | | | | During my initial survey of the New College Collections, it was immediately evident, although not surprising, that the majority of the archives stemmed from the work of men or their …Continue reading →

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Archives catalogues come online TAGS: | | | Since I started working with the New College Collections, one of my main aims has been to get the archives catalogues, which sit in a papery, five binder splendour in …Continue reading →

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Writing from the Holy Land, writing from the heart – Robert Murray McCheyne TAGS: | | | | A post from guest curator Amy Plender, PhD student, School of Divinity The theme of this month’s student led display at New College Library is diary writing, particularly diarists writing about their experience of …Continue reading →

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“Sorry, Foakes Jackson, I am for real”* TAGS: | | | | | Our colleague, Patrick Murray, has begun work cataloguing the W. F. Jackson collection, initially, as part of the Funk Cataloguing Project. This collection has been at New College for many …Continue reading →

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Cut it out! TAGS: | | | | I have been making my way through the manuscripts collection in an effort to identify material, see what conservation needs there are and generally acquaint myself with the collections. This …Continue reading →

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“You’ll never guess who I met today…” At the beginning of August I took on the role of New College Collections Curator looking after the archives held at New College Library and in the Centre for Studies …Continue reading →

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J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) : Missionary and Ecumenical Pioneer TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, 16 May, is the anniversary of the death of J.H. Oldham. Joseph Houldsworth Oldham (1874-1969) was a missionary and pioneer of ecumenism. The organising secretary for the 1910 World …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image The Metamorphosis of Patrick Geddes Work continues on re-cataloguing the Geddes family photographs.  Working in such close proximity with these...

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Default utility Image The Good, the Fair and the Unusable. Conservation of Session Papers at the CRC. This week, Projects Conservator Nicole introduces a brand new project she is working on at...
Default utility Image Problem Photographs in the Patrick Geddes Collection This week’s blog comes from Project Conservator, Nicole Devereux, who has come across a sticky...

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