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  • Archives and Manuscripts cataloguing statistics: December 2010


    In the weeks before Christmas work proceeded on various long-running projects within and outside the online database. As mentioned last month, behind the scenes retroconversion work continues on the catalogue of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (SA/CSP), completion of which… Continue reading

  • A remarkable man


    We recently received, from his granddaughter’s executor, a couple of manuscripts of Colonel Frederick Smith (1858-1933) of the Royal Army Medical Corps. When cataloguing these, and turning to the usual sources of reference for information on his career, I discovered… Continue reading

  • Watercolours from Waterloo: Charles Bell paintings to go on loan


    Johnnie! How can we let this pass? Here is such an occasion of seeing gun-shot wounds come to our very door. Let us go! These were the words of the Scottish surgeon, anatomist and neurologist Charles Bell to his brother-in-law… Continue reading