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Ten Minutes in Murderland. Horror and Sensationalism in The St Andrews Citizen, Week 3: Jack the Ripper.

This is the final part of our mini blog series featuring sensational headlines from The St Andrews Citizen newspaper. Spoiler alert: contains graphic descriptions of murder – not for the faint-hearted! There are few people […]

A New Edition by Martin Luther

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (and former Lighting the Past Cataloguer), Drew Thomas, highlights the St Andrews University Library’s 1529 edition of Luther’s preface to the Psalter, Praefatio nova, D, Martini Lvte. […]

Love and horse-racing in India

February 14 Dearest Madge, with your Husband and young Children three May you ever be as Happy as Happy can be! And whenever Adversity troubles your rest, May it leave […]

The moral shabbiness of King James I of Scotland

Sometimes new discoveries can be made in documents which have been in the collection for some time. msDA783.6J1M7 (ms666) was bequeathed to the University of St Andrews in 1945 and […]

Votes for Women 2018: Part V – Equal vote

1918 was an important year for women’s suffrage. Some women were entitled to vote for the first time, and did so in the General Election of December 1918. The Parliament […]

Votes for Women 2018: Part IV – The suffragettes

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) and her daughters Sylvia and Christabel, were committed members of the suffrage movement. Emmeline was on the executive committee of the Manchester National Society for Women’s Suffrage […]

Votes for Women 2018: Part III – The suffragists and anti-suffragists

Yesterday, we looked at Dame Millicent Fawcett who was the president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897. After the failure of the 1866 petition to […]

Votes for Women 2018: Part II – St Andrews campaigners

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which extended the vote to some women over the age of 30 for the first time. In […]

Votes for Women 2018: Part I – Background to the Women’s Movement

2018 is an important year for the commemoration of the struggle for women’s suffrage. A number of anniversaries of key events in the history of votes for women are celebrated […]

Beethoven – Two men and a fortepiano

This week we present a letter from Ludwig (Louis) van Beethoven (1770-1827) writing from Vienna in February 1818 to the London piano manufacturer Thomas Broadwood in anticipation of the gift […]

Recent Acquisition – Letter from Robert Burns

A wife’s head is immaterial, compared with her heart” Robert Burns This year we are able to present an exciting addition to the Burnsiana in our collections – a letter […]

Copyright ABCs – ‘The Scots Musical Museum’

The Lighting the Past team share their highlights from the ‘M’ section of the Copyright Deposit Collection. You can see the previous posts in the series here. While cataloguing the […]

Friends for Life: letters home from an 18th century St Andrews alumnus

Ro Spankie, Principal Lecturer, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster, shares with us her recent search to find out about her ancestor Thomas Spankie and his […]

Washing ‘the Bosphore’ and attaching Oriental sketches 2: treatment and results

In part I of this post, we saw the pre-treatment condition of ‘Le Bosphore’ and ‘Sketches in Turkey, Syria and Egypt’. In part II, the Library’s Preventive Conservator explains the […]

Washing ‘the Bosphore’ and attaching Oriental sketches 1: before treatment

To start the New Year, we take a look at the conservation work carried out on two of our rare books, in this two-part blog. Two treasures from the Library’s […]

Season’s Greetings from Echoes from the Vault

Echoes from the Vault will be taking a break over the seasonal period but we will be back in January 2018. Season’s Greetings to All!Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Season's Greetings

The Great Plum Pudding ‘Bake’-Off

Four more sleeps till Christmas. The mental background burble of the culinary checklist is getting louder. Make pastry. Bake biscuits for gingerbread house. Make mince pies. Prove stollen. Decorate Christmas […]

David Pearson workshop on ‘Provenance in Books’

On 21-22 November, Special Collections welcomed David Pearson, former Director of Culture, Heritage & Libraries for the City of London Corporation and author of Provenance Research in Book History (1994), […]

The exam season is upon us!

Saturday, 9th December, was the beginning of St Andrews’ first semester examination diet. In this blog we thought we would examine the examination practices of the University, and share with […]

Special Collections Teaching 2017/2018 – Martinmas Semester

Throughout the academic year, Special Collections supports the teaching of a wide range of the University’s academic schools with workshops, seminars and show and tell events. Previous blogs have highlighted […]

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