William Hunter’s Library: a transcription of the early catalogues


  • Library

Project summary

This project aims to create a tool to enable the efficient and in-depth analysis of William Hunter’s library by using a collections management system to provide public digital access to a fully searchable modernised version of a manuscript catalogue. It will be linked to current catalogue records and facsimile images of pages from the original volumes. Ultimately we will create a portfolio of new resources (Digital Hunter) that will break down traditional divisions that have hindered intellectual access to Hunter’s collections as a whole. This project will support future interdisciplinary research in re-evaluating Hunter as an important figure in Enlightenment society.