Welcome back. As aforementioned in Part 1 the following eResources can be accessed onsite in the Library on George IV Bridge in either the Reading or Multimedia rooms. Everyone is welcome in the National Library of Scotland and all you need to apply for a reader’s card is proof of identity and address.
Author: Elaine Simpson
Fashion Business at the NLS
* Whether you are a start up enterprise or a fully fledged business the National Library of Scotland has what you need to get to the next level. From conception to execution, let me guide you through some of the business material available. An integral part of the National Library that I believe entrepreneurs and […]
Fashion Collections at the NLS
Vogue The Covers HB22.214.171.124, 100 Years of Fashion PB6.212.838/10, Behind The Runway HB126.96.36.199 The General Collections available at the National Library of Scotland (NLS) cover a diverse range of topics from Mountaineering to Music. You can find help and information to set up a business, indulge a passion, learn a new skill or delve into […]
Dare to dream!
Are you tired of working for other people and want to be your own boss? Are you up for the risk-taking, sleepless nights, worrying and the uncertainty of how you will pay the bills? Are you passionate about your business idea? Are you up for the biggest challenge of your life – setting up your […]
I came across many disturbing and gruesome diseases whilst being involved in the House of Lords parliamentary project, for example – chimney sweeps’ sooty warts, the plague and cholera. Another horrific disease I have found is phossy jaw. So what is Phossy jaw? The making of Lucifer matches brought on a dreadful disease in the workers. […]
I am finding the most interesting, gruesome and strange reports whilst dealing with the House of Lords Parliamentary Papers digital project. This extract is from the “reports of the Medical Officer of the Privy Council and Local Government Board” found in session 1876 vol. 56 and it’s about the PLAGUE! Part of the report deals […]
Scurvy in the Arctic
Our major digitisation project (a partnership with the House of Lords Library and Proquest) means a close examination of all the volumes sent for scanning. While knee-deep in bubble wrap and packing crates, it’s great to come across gems like this: a report on the causes of the outbreak of scurvy in the Arctic Expedition […]
Mary Slessor and the evils of drink
Mary Slessor died 100 years ago on the 13 Jan 1915 aged 67. She was a Scottish missionary to Nigeria. I checked the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers database to see if she was mentioned and found the following information. She was called and examined on Friday 21st May 1909 to give evidence for the […]
Abolition of the slave trade
Tomorrow the 23rd August is the UNESCO International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/slave-trade-and-its-abolition/ I thought I would have a quick look at Hansard to see what was being said about the abolition of the slave trade and the following is an extract from 16th March 1807.