The Royal Society Picture Library database

The Royal Society Centre for History of Science has developed an online picture database of historical images from the Society’s collections. The website acts as a showcase for the Society’s extensive picture resources and it is hoped that this will...

SPOT Newsletter: 26 September 2011

 British History in the Long 18th Century 8 June 2011 Isabelle Cosgrave (Exeter University) A Quaker convert and the writing of fiction: the case of Amelia Opie Amelia Opie was a prominent English author who wrote novels, short stories, and poems between 1790 and...

A Mexican suitcase and the Spanish Civil War

The Mexican Suitcase is actually 3 cardboard boxes. They contained over 4,000 negatives of photographs taken by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David Seymour taken during the Spanish Civil War. For many years the photographs were thought to be lost but they were...

The Trower Collection online – the work of a painter/botanist

Charlotte Trower (1855-1928) is a little-known amateur botanical artist who worked with another amateur botanist George Druce to produce over 1,800 scientifically accurate watercolours of British flora. Her life, art, and her collection are outlined in a recent...