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Thomas Chalmers and The West Port Experiment TAGS: | | | | | | Those with an interest in Scottish church history are likely to be very familiar with Thomas Chalmers and the role he played in the Disruption of 1843 but how many …Continue reading →

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‘The price of blood’ : Frederick Douglass speaks to Scotland TAGS: | | | | A guest post for Black History Month by Eleanor Rideout, IS Helpdesk Assistant Noted African-American anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass had embarked on a tour of Ireland and Great Britain, reaching …Continue reading →

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‘Edinburgh’s Guilty Avenues’ : horrible histories from the New College Library Archives TAGS: | | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, New College Library Helpdesk Assistant The grisly find of a letter written in William Burke’s blood, on show as part of this weekend’s Festival …Continue reading →

Behind the Scenes at New College Library #ILW2014 TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Liz Louis, student on the MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews and volunteer at New College Library Object Strongroom. Liz …Continue reading →

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New College Library Archives TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | Did you know that New College Library holds significant collections of archives and manuscripts? These  collections include the papers of Thomas Chalmers, J.H. Oldham, James S. Stewart and Norman W. …Continue reading →

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