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17 July 2018 American Collections
When you enter the British Library exhibition ‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land’, you are met by a fragment of Derek Walcott’s Nobel lecture. This fragment is about fragments: ‘Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is...
17 July 2018 Untold lives
Captain Archibald Anderson was in command of the East India Company ship Nottingham when he disappeared in May 1790. Accident? Suicide? Or something more sinister? Archibald Anderson (c. 1751-1790) started his career as an apprentice in the Scottish coastal trade...
17 July 2018 Medieval manuscripts
Hot on the heels of our recent announcement that the British Library's Anglo-Saxon charters are now online, we are pleased to provide you with another phenomenally fantastic list of digitised manuscripts hyperlinks. As usual, we are making this list available...
16 July 2018 Digital scholarship
Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott is a PhD researcher at the University of Portsmouth studying the presentation of nineteenth-century magicians in biographies, literature, and the popular press. She is currently a research placement student on the British Library’s In the Spotlight project, cleaning...
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