Back catalogues

28 January 2020 by

I have already confessed here and here to a benign obsession with the catalogues of the Royal Society collections. Today‚Äôs…

In the margins

13 August 2019 by

In a previous blogpost, I described my semi-successful hunt through the records of the Royal Society for a chameleon owned…

Peter Mark Roget FRS

A catalogue of quibbles

13 August 2014 by

It is easy to imagine that the greatest minds of the nineteenth century spent their time thinking, inventing and making…