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The Illustrated War News No.2

   Uncategorized   July 18, 2015  2 Comments

Perhaps not surprisingly in view of the need to keep morale at home high, this was not a publication which aimed to expose the full horrors of war, and there are few photographs of actual combat, although some paintings were based on sketches done at the scene. Losses of warships…

The Illustrated War News

   Collections   June 30, 2015  No Comments

The Illustrated War News is a periodical published during most of the First World War (12 August 1914 – April 1918) by the Illustrated London News publishing company. As part of my work as a volunteer in the Caird Library, I have been compiling an index of entries relating to…

The loss of the Earl of Abergavenny

   Uncategorized   January 9, 2015  No Comments

‘The loss of the Earl of Abergavenny, East-Indiaman: a poem with notes’ Recently I came across to a very moving volume while cataloguing the rare fiction collection of the Caird Library. The book is entitled ‘The loss of the Earl of Abergavenny, East-Indiaman: a poem with notes’ (Item ID: PBH6656)…

The Canopic Times: Hot off the Press from the south Atlantic

  As well his journal featured as November’s item of the month, (ref: JOD/106/1), Harry Bennett’s diairies include a fascinating newspaper produced on board HMS Canopus. The Canopic Times was produced at the time of the battle of the Coronel on 1 November 1914. It is a ‘ship board’ newspaper…

The Mysterious Nearchus

Recently we were able to acquire a curious looking pamphlet, which, according to many online library catalogues, seems to be only available at the University of Missouri in their Rare Book Collection. The pamphlet, printed in 1864, bears the title Letters from Nearchus : addressed to a retired officer of…

Quiet Study Room Closure Monday 23 September

   Events and displays   September 17, 2013  No Comments

Introduction to the Caird Library – view a selection of rare manuscripts on maritime history from the stores. Please be advised that the Quiet Study Room in the Caird Library will be closed on Monday 23rd September from 10:00 am – 12:15pm to accommodate this talk. Our apologies for any…

Caird Library Events

   Uncategorized   July 18, 2013  No Comments

22 July 11:00 – 12:00 noon National Maritime Museum; Caird Library; Quiet Study room Introduction to the Caird Library View a selection of the Caird Library’s rare manuscripts on maritime history, including personal letters and diaries.   25 July 18:30-19:30pm National Maritime Museum; Ground floor; Seminar room Treasures of the…

Introduction to the Caird Library

   Uncategorized   July 18, 2013  No Comments

We’d like to advise Readers that the Quiet Study Area of the Caird Library will be closed on Monday 22 July between 10:30 am and 12 noon. If you’d like to see some of the Library’s rare books and manuscripts or pick up some tips on how to begin researching your…

The Journal Collection at the Caird Library

   Uncategorized   May 9, 2013  No Comments

The Caird Library has over 125 current subscriptions that range over a wide subject area including scholarly and special interest journals and publications. They include: Art – British Art Journal, Art Monthly, The Art Newspaper; Astronomy – Astronomy and Geophysics, Sky and Telescope; Horology – Horological Journal, British Sundial Society;…

Introduction to the Caird Library, 11:00 a.m. Thursday 28th March

There will be an opportunity to view a selection of the Caird Library’s rare manuscripts on maritime history.  If you’ve ever wondered what life was really like in Nelson’s navy, how sick and injured seamen were cared for, or you simply want to explore your own maritime connections, this session…