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‘W’ Collection provides a window into the world of eighteenth-century India TAGS: | | | | One of the current Special Collections cataloguing projects at New College Library is the W4/5 section which includes works on ecclesiastical history and theology. In this collection we were pleased …Continue reading →

Jewish scholarship on display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | In celebration of the public lecture on The Bible and the Mishnah by Professor Shaye J D Cohen, Harvard University on Tuesday 5 May, we currently have Jewish texts from our …Continue reading →

Tackling a Library time capsule : The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Regular visitors to New College Library have probably walked past the Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library many times. It sits in custom made glazed bookcases, which are sited on the …Continue reading →

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Past Politics : Pamphlets from an independent Scotland TAGS: | | | | | | New College Library’s Pamphlets Collection of over 30,000 items captures the issues and debates from the seventeenth century onwards. Now on display in the New College Library entrance are just a …Continue reading →

Scotland’s Religious Past : Unique Special Collections at New College Library, Edinburgh TAGS: | | | | | | | Here at New College Library we’re rediscovering unique Special Collections items which tell the story of Scotland’s radical religious past. This item, The Lord’s trumpet sounding an alarm against Scotland, …Continue reading →

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From slave trader to ‘Amazing Grace’ – John Newton TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Today marks the anniversary of the birth of John Newton, Anglican clergyman and hymn writer. This volume from New College Library’s Special Collections tells his remarkable story. The Authentic narrative …Continue reading →

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The Case of Mr. Ebenezer Erskine, founder of the Secession church in Scotland TAGS: | | | | | | | | Ebenezer Erskine (1680–1754), a founder of the Secession church, died in Stirling on 2 June 1754. A celebrated preacher,  his opposition to patronage, when a local landowner could choose the  …Continue reading →

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Science and religion : a natural history #ILW2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Innovative Learning week kicks off at New College Library with a chance to see some of the scientific books in New College Library’s Special Collections and find out where they …Continue reading →

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To fast or feast? Celebrating Christmas in the eighteenth century TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | Many folk will be going to Christmas lunches and parties this week – including New College Library staff. Outside our office window the Edinburgh Christmas fair is in full (and noisy) swing, celebrating the …Continue reading →

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Festival Prayers for Hanukkah TAGS: | | | | | | | |   The Mahzor Ashkenazim  is an example of a mahzor, or festival prayer book, for Ashkenazi usage, published in Venice in the early eighteenth century. Its large size makes it …Continue reading →

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Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern...

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Default utility Image Spotlight on Fiddles at St Cecilia’s Hall Guest post from Olivia Thorne, a museums placement student at St Cecilia’s Hall As a...
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