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”Particles of light”: the legacy of Henry Bradshaw

When Dec 04, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Milstein Room, Cambridge University Library
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Henry Bradshaw was elected University Librarian in March 1867. In his nineteen years in office before his untimely death in 1886 at the age of fifty-five, he transformed Cambridge University Library’s collections and, through his important contributions to scholarship, laid the foundations for modern codicological and bibliographical methods. Above all, he is remembered for giving freely of his knowledge and time to others. This conference celebrates 150 years since Bradshaw’s appointment as University Librarian and the illuminating ‘particles of light’ that his scholarship shone on the study of manuscripts and early printed books.

 

Speakers: David McKitterick, Arnold Hunt, Peter Jones, Richard Beadle, Lotte Hellinga, Paul Russell, Nicolas Bell

 

Book tickets online at https://specialcollections.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=15426 (booking closes 22 Nov)

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