Category Archives: Libraries

Blackstone Exhibition

Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) is one of the most important ever writers on law. He is up there with the Gods of Ulpian, Pothier and Savigny. His story is well known, so there is little need to rehearse it. Suffice it … Continue reading

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Signet Library Session Papers Index Digitised

The WS Society Session Papers Index 1713-1820 is now online! Robert Burns, William Adam, Henry Cockburn, Robert Dundas, Henry Raeburn, Lord Kames, George Drummond, Captain John Porteous and James Boswell are just some of the figures of the Scottish Enlightenment … Continue reading

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The Universal Short Title Catalogue Database

Professor Andrew Pettegree directs the AHRC-funded project based at St Andrews that makes the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) happen. Researchers on the project have been traveling across Europe to examine books and record them since the 1990s. Originally a … Continue reading

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Rare Books of Scottish Provenance: Los Angeles County Law Library Sale

On 5 March 2014, Bonham’s in London auctioned some rare books, the property of the Los Angeles Law Library. A number of these had a Scottish association or provenance that illuminates aspects of Scottish Legal History. The first worth noting, … Continue reading

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Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant, 2014

George Washington University Law School is pleased to invite applications for the Richard & Diane Cummins Legal History Research Grant for 2014. The Cummins Grant provides a stipend of $10,000 to support short-term historical research using Special Collections at GW’s … Continue reading

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Arniston House and its Libraries

Arniston House is the home of the Dundases of Arniston. This family produced some of the most important lawyers of the eighteenth century including judges, two Lord Presidents of the Court of Session and a Chief Baron of the Exchequer. … Continue reading

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Law Books: History & Connoisseurship

Registration is now open for the Rare Book School course, 'Law Books: History and Connoisseurship', 13-17 June 2011 at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville. This course will follow the direction set by Morris L. Cohen and David Warrington … Continue reading

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