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Caird Library Open Day- 27 June 2015!

Caird Library Open day

Patronage in the Royal Navy: John Markham, a well-connected officer.

Here is the next in our occasional series of guest bloggers… Catherine Beck is a doctoral student looking at the recently acquired papers of Admiral John Markham. This is the first of three of Catherine’s posts, so plenty more to come! Officers in the Georgian Navy relied upon the patronage…

May’s item of the month- stories from the 1915 Crew List project

April’s item of the month- stories from the 1915 Crew List project

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

What was the goal of the Gallipoli campaign?

Solar eclipse? Or another cloudy day in Greenwich?

So, disappointingly, the weather worked against us here in Greenwich for would-be viewers of last month’s partial solar eclipse. A stubborn layer of cloud meant many missed out on the magnificent solar spectacle. If you’d like to prepare for the next, a useful resource held by the Caird Library is…

April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli 1915

April’s Item of the Month- Postcard from Gallipoli

‘Shipbuilder': Journals at the Caird Library

I am new to the Caird Library team, with responsibility for the journal collection, which comprises in excess of 1200 titles, including 125 current subscriptions. The latest editions are on access, displayed in the Reading Room. In order to help readers access the contents of our more specialist journals, we…

Shackleton’s poem- or verse for the national anthem?

Shackleton’s poem- or verse for the national anthem?

Exploring the Archives at the NMM…

One of the amazing things about working in the archives of the National Maritime Museum is that every once in a while you find something fantastically engrossing. Most recently an entry in the journal kept during the Cook’s first voyage (JOD/19) caught my eye, and it concerns him and his…

March’s Item of the Month: An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal, compiled from his own manuscripts, and other authentic documents, never before published.

March’s Item of the month has just been posted. Gareth take s a look at An account of the Revd John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer-Royal, compiled from his own manuscripts, and other authentic documents, never before published.  Flamstead was Astronomer Royal from 1675-1719 (nearly 45 years!). The account was written…