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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William Hunter’s Library: a new project

‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’ is a one-year Wellcome Trust funded project that aims to determine which books now in the Hunterian Collection in the University of Glasgow’s Special Collections actually belonged to Hunter. The main goal is to enable analysis of Hunter’s original library by creating a fully searchable and…

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Waking up the Georgian House

I was made redundant from my main job in July but I have been lucky enough to have not one but two of my ex-employers take me on in temporary part-time roles while I looked for a new role and started forming a portfolio career for freelance work. (UPDATE: I’m delighted to say that I…

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