Launch: ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’, Glasgow

Date:  4-6pm, Tuesday 7th November 2017

Location: The University of Glasgow Library (Level 12)

The University of Glasgow Special Collections team are delighted to invite you to the launch for ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’.

Help us celebrate the completion of the Wellcome Trust funded project ‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’. Join us in Special Collections at the University of Glasgow Library to find out more about the project and the potential it offers for future research into William Hunter’s life and interests.

William Hunter (1718-1783) was a leading physician, anatomist, obstetrician, collector, and teacher. Born in at Long Calderwood, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Hunter matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1731. He left the University without taking a degree and entered into an apprenticeship with the physician William Cullen in 1736. He studied medicine in Edinburgh, London, and Paris before establishing his medical practice in London. His particular expertise in obstetrics gained him a position as Royal Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte in 1761 following the successful delivery of one of her children.

There will be informal talks about the project and refreshments will be provided. Event attendees will be able to see the Trustees Catalogue created in 1783-1785, which has been the focus of the project, as well as a small display of books from William Hunter’s library held in Special Collections.

All welcome! If you’re interested in attending, please register via the Eventbrite page. For more information about the project, visit the project website.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Baston, the project manager, at

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