William Hunter’s Library: the Hs

The letter ‘H’ is particularly strong for medical authors. Harvey, Hippocrates, John Hunter, and, of course, William Hunter himself all have entries in Hunter’s library catalogue. The Transcription Team has completed a first draft of the transcription of Museum Records 3. We’re going through the draft and tracking down entries we’ve not yet matched to…

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William Hunter’s Library: the Fs

The 268 entries that are listed under ‘F’ in Museum Records 3 again demonstrate the variety of books that William Hunter collected. As in other sections of his catalogue, we find that Hunter’s interests in anatomy and medicine are well represented. Another theme that emerges in this section is travel and exploration. See the full F…

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William Hunter’s Library: the Es

The ‘E’ section of Hunter’s Trustees’ Library Catalogue (now known as Museum Records 3 – or MR 3 for short) comprises 135 entries. This forms a small but rich section of the catalogue and the project update focuses on incunables and early modern scholarly printing as well as a selection of books listed under ‘Essays’….

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William Hunter’s Library: the Ds

The ‘D’ section of Hunter’s Trustees’ catalogue offered me a chance to combine medical humanities and legal history. The highlights report for the section focuses on a book by Hunter’s mentor Dr James Douglas and on the biggest civil case in eighteenth-century Scotland, the Douglas Cause. You can read the related blog post at the…

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William Hunter’s Library: the Cs

‘C’ The letter ‘C’ is now completely transcribed from the Museum Records 3 manuscript and the entries have been matched to the Special Collections library catalogue. Highlights from this section include a variety of Georgian medical writers, a collection of pamphlets relating to the case of Elizabeth Canning, a considerable amount of books by Cicero,…

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William Hunter’s Library: the Bs

Work is progressing in the William Hunter’s Library project. The transcription of the ‘B’ section of the Trustees’ catalogue is now complete and work is now well underway on ‘C’. ‘B’ once again demonstrates the variety of texts Hunter collected and features a range of medical writers as well as literary authors. The full update…

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