Books and Borrowing 1750-1830

Month: February 2023

Announcement: Books and Borrowing Creative Writing Competition Winner!

We are delighted to announce that the Winner of our Creative Writing competition is Helen Hutchinson, whose short story ‘Taking Flight – A Victorian Tale’ was inspired by the Borrowers’ Register from Innerpeffray Library pictured above. Our judge, Daisy Hay, on awarding Helen the prize, commented: This is a beautifully evoked and moving story that […]

Read more

Our Conference Programme: 17-18 April 2023, University of Stirling

We are very excited this week to release the programme for the forthcoming Books and Borrowing conference, held as part of the Libraries, Lives and Legacies Research Festival, at the University of Stirling on 17th and 18th April of this year. Register here Reading and Book Circulation, 1650-1850 | University of Stirling Online Shop If […]

Read more

News and Updates

The Books and Borrowing team have been very busy this week! In between our usual tasks of data entry, data normalisation, research, teaching and administration, we have been doing the preliminary judging round for our Creative Writing conference. The next stage in the competition is for our celebrity judge, Daisy Hay, to make her decision, […]

Read more

Featured Borrowers: Sir Gilbert Blane: A Physician

Although borrowings from Gilbert Blane only appear in one of our Books and Borrowing Libraries so far, he may yet be found in more as we begin work on linking our data across our 150,000 or so records collected at time of writing. Born in Ayrshire in 1749, Blane was destined for a career in […]

Read more