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Lift your head and look out “When we finally arrived at the boundary wall of the early 19th century cottage, now known as ‘Gean Cottage’, I found myself quite moved.  Here I was, where Geddes had …Continue reading →

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New Professionals – Skills Development This blog post comes from one of our project volunteers, Daisy Stafford.  Daisy made a significant contribution to the project in her work data cleansing retro-converted catalogue descriptions.  As Daisy …Continue reading →

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Sticky Situations Last week our Project Conservator, Nicole Devereux, wrote about how she had uncovered an unusual sticky situation among the Patrick Geddes Collection photographs.  Rising to the conservation challenge, Nicole explored …Continue reading →

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Cataloguing the Sir Patrick Geddes papers Our project archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, provides an update on cataloguing work. One of the major aims of our Wellcome Research-Resource funded project is to catalogue the papers of Sir Patrick …Continue reading →

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Crowdsourcing Event at Strathclyde University On 19th and 20th February 2018, we are holding a conservation crowdsourcing event here in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Strathclyde. Our aim, over the two days, …Continue reading →

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Conserving Patrick Geddes I am very excited to be working on the ‘Evergreen: Patrick Geddes and the Environment in Equilibrium’ project as Project Conservator which runs for 10 months. During my first month …Continue reading →

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Alexander Murray Drennan – pioneer of Eusol TAGS: | | | Alexander Murray Drennan – or Murray to his friends – was born in Glasgow on 4th January 1884, and grew up in Helensburgh before coming to Edinburgh in 1901 to …Continue reading →

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“Dear Mr President…” Robert Wallace’s letters to Woodrow Wilson, 1914-1917 Robert Wallace (1853-1939) is not a widely-known name today, although in his time he was an important agriculturalist who travelled the world. He was Professor of Agriculture and Rural Economy …Continue reading →

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Over the line – a German medic’s war TAGS: | | | | | | In this month’s edition, Louise, Archivist in Lothian Health Services Archive (LHSA), finds a different view of the First World War…. Ernst Levin (1887 – 1975) was a German-born neurologist …Continue reading →

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Roll of the Fallen We are pleased to announce that the University’s Roll of the Fallen for the First World War is now searchable online. The Roll of Honour was originally published in 1921, …Continue reading →

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