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Look, there’s a libretto in the library! TAGS: | | | | | It’s not every day that you find a rare edition of Handel’s Messiah in your library but I’m delighted to say that we have one at New College Library! This recently catalogued pamphlet …Continue reading →

It’s Bound to be a Pamphlet TAGS: | | | As part of my ongoing conservation treatment plan, I have been asked to address the needs of the Special Collections popular and regularly consulted pamphlet series. We are all used …Continue reading →

Aberdeen Connections #RBSCG14 TAGS: | | Last week I was privileged to attend the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections conference at the Sir Duncan Rice Library at Aberdeen University. I was able to take a …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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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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The Rescue that never was – remembering Holocaust Memorial Day #HMD2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Holocaust Memorial Day marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, and remembers those who died in the Holocaust and under Nazi persecution, and during subsequent genocides, …Continue reading →

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The wood-walls of Scotland : a Christmas Carol TAGS: | | | | | | | | | New College Christmas Carol Service is taking place today at 5pm in the Martin Hall, led by members of the New College community and with singing from the New College Choir. Here’s a …Continue reading →

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Remembering the life of Guru Nanak TAGS: | | | | | | | Sikhs around the world will celebrate the birthday of Guru Nanak on Wednesday 28 November. Guru Nanak (1469-1539) was the founder of the Sikh religion. The life of Baba Nanuk, …Continue reading →

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Keeping the faith in wartime TAGS: | | | | | | A short New College  Act of Remembrance will take place on Friday 9th November at 1pm at the War Memorial in the corridor leading to the Assembly Hall. This item …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
Scottish Court of Session Papers; digitisation pilot At present I am working on a pilot project, digitising the Scottish Court of Session...

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A Book of Two Halves Our Projects Conservator, Nicole, describes a technique for repairing books that have broken in half...
Introducing our New Projects Conservator – Helen Baguley This week’s blog comes from Helen Baguley, the newest member of the conservation team… I...

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