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Miss Elizabeth Foulis, an Invisible Borrower

In this blog, student Emma Sibbald shares highlights from her research into the reading practices of Elizabeth Foulis, a regular user of the University Library in the 1800s. In early-nineteenth century Scotland, there…

The Franki Raffles Photography Collection

With the completion of a 26-month project, the Franki Raffles Photography Collection has now been fully catalogued. The online catalogue of the photographs in this collection is now available on the Special Collections…

Getting muddy with manuscripts

Heather Curtis, a first-year PhD student at the University of St Andrews, has won the Scottish Records Association’s Tunnock Prize – an award for an essay utilising archival research to expand our knowledge of Scottish…

December 21: Curling, 1878

Curling, 1878 (JV-645). A print from the James Valentine Photographic Collection. Curling is a winter sport that has a long history in Scotland. The first written evidence of curling appeared in a notary’s protocol…

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