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The Case of the Glasgow Lottery

In 1834, the first and second reports from the Select Committee on The Glasgow Lottery were published. Having never heard of a Glasgow Lottery, I was intrigued. 2,018 more words

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1864 Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow: A growing city

The next post in our Bird’s Eye View of Glasgow blog series looks at life in the growing city of Glasgow up to 1864. (Click on the images to show more detail). 1,756 more words

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Directory highlight - Edinburgh University Library

Hannah Mateer, Collections Lifecycle Manager at University of Edinburgh Main Library has sent us an update on their OP collection.  Hahhah said:

The University of Edinburgh Library is working with the National Library of Scotland to create a unified, accessible collection of UK Parliamentary Papers within the city of Edinburgh, based at the National Library.

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Directory highlight: University of St Andrews Library

Sharon Nangle, Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of St Andrews Library, has informed us of a change in location for their OP materials: 37 more words

Christmas is cancelled by order of the Government!

A search in the House of Commons Journals Indexes dated 1547-1659 reveals that, for a period, Christmas was cancelled by order of the government.

Resolved, That no Observation shall be had of the 25th Day of December, commonly called Christmas Day, nor any Solemnity used or exercised in Churches, upon the Day, in respect thereof.

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New Directory entry: Leisure and Culture Dundee Central Library

Carol Howarth at the Reference & Information Centre of Dundee Central Library has recently updated us with details of their OP collection: