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  • Item of the month – May 2009


    Back in March we highlighted a work by William Blades – The Enemies of Books. This single parchment leaf, Western MS.46, has had to deal with a number of threats included in Blades’ list – fire, water, ignorance and bigotry,… Continue reading

  • Bon Appetit


    The Wellcome Library is pleased to announce that its entire collection of 17th century receipt (recipe) books – 75 manuscripts in total – have been made available online. They are currently available as PDFs from our catalogue records. We have… Continue reading

  • God’s face in the clouds


    One hundred and eighty years ago, on 31st March 1829, a York tanner and preacher (and occasional artist) named Jonathan Martin was on trial for his life. Some eight weeks previously, on 1st February, Martin had hidden himself in York… Continue reading

  • Item of the Month – January


    In an attempt to showcase the range of material held by the Wellcome Library, we will be highlighting one item a month from across our collections. To start, here’s the earliest documented library acquisition, a manuscript which was bought for… Continue reading

  • 17th century recipe books online – call for testing


    Please take a moment to test out our exciting new digitisation project. The Library’s first venture into full-text digitisation is underway with the photography of 17th century manuscripts from our collection of recipe (“receipt”) books. These manuscripts contain household medicinal… Continue reading