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  • Francis Galton: a Victorian polymath


    We have added two new digitised archive collections (Alan Coulson and Francis Galton) to the Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics online resource. Here, Katy Makin from the University College London (UCL) Special Collections team shares her experience of working with… Continue reading

  • Papers of Carlos Paton Blacker to be digitised


      As part of our programme to create a Wellcome Digital Library, we are pleased to announce that we will be digitising the papers of Carlos Paton Blacker. This will include the surprise addition to his papers received in March.… Continue reading

  • Surprise addition to Blacker papers


    C P Blacker c. 1940 Archives and Manuscripts was recently contacted by a charity bookshop which had received a donation of books formerly belonging to Carlos Paton Blacker, FRCP (1895-1975), General Secretary of the Eugenics Society, 1930-1952 and Honorary Secretary,… Continue reading

  • ‘Monkeyana’ and the book that never was


    As we come to the close of the year, 2011 saw not one but two films concerned with attitudes to our ancestors – Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Project Nim. Fiction, as well as legislation, has a… Continue reading

  • Papers of the Eugenics Society to be Digitised


    We are delighted to announce that with the kind permission of the Galton Institute, and as part of our programme to create a Wellcome Digital Library, we will be digitising the papers of one of our most popular archive collections;… Continue reading

  • Max Klinger at Dresden in 1911: Wellcome Library Item of the Month


    1911 was a bumper year for exhibitions. In London there was the Festival of Empire and Imperial Exhibition at the Crystal Palace. In Turin there was the Esposizione Internazionale delle Industrie e del Lavoro. At the Hague in September there… Continue reading

  • Population Investigation Committee – Archival Material Newly Available


    The records of the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) have been catalogued through a grant from the Nuffield Foundation and are now available for consultation in the Wellcome Library (Ref. SA/PIC). On 16 February 1935 Sir Alexander Carr-Saunders, Charles Booth Chair… Continue reading

  • Stella Browne in the archives at the Wellcome Library


    This week my biography of Stella Browne, early twentieth century British feminist sex radical and socialist, was published by I B Tauris: The Life and Times of Stella Browne: Feminist and Free Spirit. While it contains the fruit of extensive… Continue reading

  • Eugenics Review : digitised and freely available through PMC


    The complete archive of the Eugenics Review journal – from 1909 through to 1968 when the title ceased – has been digitised through the Wellcome Library’s Backfile Digitisation Project, and is now freely available at PubMed Central. As the official… Continue reading

  • A Weekend with Wells


    The weekend 9th to 11th July saw a fascinating conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the H. G. Wells Society, ‘H. G. Wells: From Kent to Cosmopolis’, held in the appropriate setting of the Darwin College Conference Suite at the… Continue reading