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Looking at the Acta Sanctorum – Life of St Cuthbert TAGS: | | | | | | | | | We welcomed University of Edinburgh MSc Medieval History students today for a tour of New College Library and the chance to see one of the texts they were studying, the …Continue reading →

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Early printed works of St Anselm on display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | New on display in the Funk Reading Room is the Works of St Anselm,  Opuscula beati Anselmi archiepiscopi Ca[n]tuarie[n]sis ordinis Sancti Benedicti, printed in 1497. April 21 is the Feast …Continue reading →

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Scotland’s last saint : St John Ogilvie TAGS: | | | | | The 10th of  March is celebrated as the feast day of St John Ogilvie in the Roman Catholic Church. The only post-Reformation saint from Scotland.  John Ogilvie (1578/9–1615) was born …Continue reading →

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The saint, the saltire and a Scottish legend TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, November 30, is Saint Andrew’s day,  also celebrated as Scotland’s national day. The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (available online to University of Edinburgh users)  notes that the cult of St …Continue reading →

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Psalms for St Cecilia’s Day TAGS: | | | | | | | | The feast of St Cecilia’s Day is traditionally celebrated on November 22nd.  A 3rd century martyr, St Cecilia is known as the patron saint of musicians. Her legend relates that, as …Continue reading →

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Acta Sanctorum now available online to University of Edinburgh TAGS: | | | | | | | The online Acta Sanctorum, published by ProQuest Databases, is now available to University of Edinburgh users. It is an electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum,which examines …Continue reading →

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Treasures of New College Library : the Acta Sanctorum TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Down in the depths of New College Library’s Stack III, one of the first rows of shelves that faces you when you enter contains the Acta Sanctorum. This huge Latin work …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 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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