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A Few Of My Favourite Things/1 Comment/in Archives, Book Collection, Historical Collections Blog, RCVS Archives Project /by Helena Clarkson
I thought before I leave my role here, and go off to study for my MA in Archives and Records Management, it would be a nice idea to share snippets of my favourite finds and favourite materials that I’ve had the pleasure of working with during my time with RCVS Knowledge’s historical collections. For those […]
The thrill of ‘The Chace’/0 Comments/in Book Collection, Historical Collections Blog /by Clare Boulton
Today is World Poetry Day, so to mark the occasion we have brought out one of the poetry books we have in our Historical Collection, William Somervile’s The Chace: a poem (id 15172). This was first published in 1735 and we have a copy of the fifth edition which was published in 1767. William Somervile (1675–1742), […]
A green monkey, a baboon and…/0 Comments/in Archives, Historical Collections Blog /by Clare Boulton
The story of the RCVS Museum Collection is not particularly well known – any attention it has received focussing on its most famous ‘resident’ the skeleton of Eclipse (donated in 1871 by Professor John Gamgee.) This is a shame as it housed a number of other interesting items, as a glance at the catalogue (item […]
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