Special Collections

An aunt and her Bibles

Rare Books Librarian Dr Karen Attar looks at the Ethel M Wood Biblical Collection, a collection of about 400 English and American Bibles and books on biblical studies.

11 Oct 2016
Dr Karen Attar

Celebrating the Nineteenth Century in SHL’s Collections

Saturday 10 th September marked the London Nineteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Colloquium IV , hosted by the Institute of English Studies. Such occasions provide an opportunity to showcase material and promote the Library’s collections; the small display for the colloquium gave a brief taste of the vast range of 19 th century material available in the Library. 
20 Sep 2016
Tansy Barton

Feature of the month: Gervase Markham on good husbandry

In 2016 Senate House Library is commemorating the quartercentenary of the death of William Shakespeare. This year’s Features of the Month celebrate books published in the same year as Shakespeare’s first four folios: 1623, 1632, 1664 and 1685. This is the third of three books featured from 1664. Cheap and Good Husbandry for the Well-Ordering of all Beasts and Fowls, and for the General Cure of their Diseases Cheap and Good Husbandry for the Well-Ordering of all Beasts and Fowls, and for the General Cure of their Diseases 11th edn Gervase Markham
31 Aug 2016
Dr Karen Attar

The Pelling Collection

Karen Attar announces a new special collection, the Pelling Collection (some 800 left-wing political pamphlets assembled by Henry Pelling), which is now available to researchers.

24 Aug 2016
Dr Karen Attar

The building of Senate House

A seminal event for both the University of London and the city itself, Senate House Library Archivist, Richard Temple dusts off the blueprints to explore the building of Senate House, and the early years of this remarkable piece of architecture.

10 Aug 2016
Richard Temple

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