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New College marks its 175th Anniversary with online exhibition  TAGS: | | | |   It all began with The Disruption. Not 2020’s lockdown but The Disruption of 1843 when ministers and elders left the Church of Scotland to set up the Free Church of Scotland. …Continue reading →

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Judaism and Jewish Studies: the work of John ‘Rabbi’ Duncan and Adolph Saphir TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | New College Library holds collections of and about a number of individuals who gathered material and wrote extensively on Judaism and Jewish Studies, motivated by their interest in the conversion …Continue reading →

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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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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : nineteenth and twentieth centuries TAGS: | | | | | | | The British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College today covers a wide range of topics under its theme of ‘Jews on the Move’ including the theme of …Continue reading →

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The women behind New College Library TAGS: | | If you visit New College Library today, International Women’s Day, women might seem  hard to find amongst the portraits and busts of Thomas Chalmers and John Knox, and the shelves filled with …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 →

Tackling a Library time capsule : The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Regular visitors to New College Library have probably walked past the Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library many times. It sits in custom made glazed bookcases, which are sited on the …Continue reading →

Cataloguing Christ’s Second Coming TAGS: | | | | We’re delighted that the cataloguing of nearly 500 items held in the Shaw Collection on the Catholic Apostolic Church at New College Library, is now complete. While further research is …Continue reading →

Hymnology Collections : Ravenscroft’s Book of Psalms TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Oreste de Tommasso, one of the Funk Project Cataloguers at New College Library. This item, an edition of the Whole Book of Psalmes, was recently catalogued as …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
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