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Given in Good Faith : Making Presbyterian History TAGS: | | | | | If you visit the Given in Good Faith exhibition, currently open at the Centre for Research Collections, you’ll be able to see some of New College Library’s treasures set in the …Continue reading →

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Trees, torture and the TR Collection TAGS: | | | At New College Library we’ve been busy cataloguing the TR Collection, one of the Funk Donation funded projects, and over 1500 items have been catalogued so far. Believed to have …Continue reading →

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No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition TAGS: | | And nor should they in this case! Although the author of the above volume is a Torquemada he is, in fact, Juan de Torquemada, uncle to Grand Inquisitor Tomas de …Continue reading →

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Oh Christmas Tree! TAGS: | | | | Christmas has well and truly arrived at the Main Library with the installation of a 12 foot Christmas tree. This year we decided to use images from the CRC collections …Continue reading →

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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 →

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Keeping it in the family TAGS: | | | | At New College Library we often receive enquiries from individuals interested in researching their family bibles, who have identified that we hold the same or similar edition at New College …Continue reading →

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The joy of cataloguing TAGS: | | | One of our Funk Project cataloguers showed me this item The Fullness of Joy by Frances Ridley Havergal (Hymn 3926) this morning. After a humdrum week of working through variant editions …Continue reading →

Rare Mass for the Dead from the MH Collection TAGS: | | | | A guest post from Paul Nicholas, Funk Projects Cataloguer We were delighted this week to discover a rare Mass for the Dead in the MH Collection at New College Library. …Continue reading →

Old Books, New Discoveries: The Tale of a Feather TAGS: | | | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is home to over 300 …Continue reading →

John Knox and the Scottish Reformed Kirk TAGS: | | | | | At 4pm today, Tuesday 19 May, in the Assembly Hall, Prof Jane Dawson will address the General Assembly on the topic of John Knox, following publication of her recent biography. Prof. Dawson’s …Continue reading →

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Voyages of Discovery In this weeks’ blog post we are pleased to welcome our newest member of staff,...
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