Month: January 2018

The Egypt Exploration Society Archive

One afternoon in December, a group of library staff ventured out into deepest darkest Bloomsbury on a trip to the Egypt Exploration Society. Upon arrival, we were ushered into a room full of boxes of letters and paintings and books on display. Dr. Carl Graves gave an illuminating talk on the history of the society,…Continue Reading The Egypt Exploration Society Archive

A salty visit

A visit to Salter’s Hall The medieval salter was a most important man in his society. Salt was an important preservative of food. It also helped in “any operation where ‘chemical’ action was required”. The Salters’ Company received its first license under Richard II in 1394, although it may be much older. The Salters’ Company…Continue Reading A salty visit