The Collector Earl

26 November 2019 by

One of the perks of cataloguing a collection like the Royal Society’s is that you can follow items, and their…

Flamsteed observed

14 May 2019 by

As I made my way through volume 62 of our New Letter Book series, which contains outgoing correspondence from 1922,…

Reverting to type

7 May 2019 by

In today’s world of smartphones, tablets and other gadgetry, you’d be forgiven for not sparing much thought for the precursors…

Chemists in demand

21 August 2018 by

As a new cataloguer at the Royal Society, I’m relishing the opportunity to handle some wonderful and historically significant records…

Brains and radium

13 December 2016 by

As Christmas approaches, many of us will be resorting to some internet shopping to tick off the names from our…