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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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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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To Africa with Love TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today’s Centre for the Study of World Christianity Research Seminar is presented by Dr Jack Thompson, ‘African mission photography: Light on Darkness’. This item, Reports of the Glasgow Missionary Society, from …Continue reading →

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Israel, the Assyrians and a shoemaker’s gift TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | At todays’ opening seminar in the Divinity Biblical Studies Research Seminar series, the speaker is Dr Carly Crouch, Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, University of Nottingham, on “Israel and the Assyrians”. On …Continue reading →

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Here comes the rain again … TAGS: | | | | | The rain is pouring down this afternoon in thundery showers. Here’s a rainy day item from New College Library’s collections. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote this prayer in time of rain …Continue reading →

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A nineteenth century view of Islam at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | In this month of Ramadan, I thought I would feature this recently catalogued item from New College Library’s Z-Collection that gives a nineteenth century Western view of Islam. An history …Continue reading →

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The ‘Z’ Factor : New College Library’s rediscovered Special Collections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | What are Special Collections? At New College Library we have Special Collections of books, archives  and manuscripts and a small collection of portraits and objects. Much of the book collections have …Continue reading →

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Collections

Zhouyi zhuanyi Daquan: a piece of early-Ming tradition Just in time for the Chinese New Year we can announce that our copy of...
Robert Burns Manuscripts – gie us a job! It’s the time of year for all things Robert Burns. Here in the DIU I...

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Default utility Image An insight into Joseph Joachim’s life and work – Sarah and Devon’s experiences as CRC interns Earlier this year, our two interns Sarah and Devon spent a few months re-housing and...

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