I’m super excited to be talking about the research I’m conducting during my Visiting Scholarship in the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections on 25 July at 2pm. Details of the event are available here, and my abstract is below:
Material Inheritance: Family Histories and Family Resemblances in Nineteenth-Century Manuscript Production
Dr Gowrley will focus on the papers of Scottish marine zoologist William Carmichael McIntosh (1838-1931), and his two sisters Agnes and Roberta, informing her history of collage made in Britain, North America, and across the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The McIntosh collection includes scrapbooks, commonplace books and albums and photographic albums and is an unparalleled source in understanding how such manuscripts created, sustained, and reflected familial relationships.