From West Horsley to Trinity Library
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West Horsley Place
Burrell's Field, Trinity College Cambridge
Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge
To the shelves and beyond: cataloguing, discoveries, digitisation, exhibitions
The first blog post featuring an item from the Crewe Collection appeared in July 2016. The arrival of the Collection at Trinity hadn't been officially announced yet, but the number of discoveries librarians were making inspired staff to write about them, and make them known beyond Trinity's walls.
“'We had a final look around before leaving the house and in a cupboard in the Duchess’s bedroom we found an old blue suitcase.’ Dr Bell realised that this was what the Duchess had referred to as ‘the holy of holies’. ‘Opening the suitcase was an exciting moment: it contained some exceptionally rare first editions [...], a pristine first edition of Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’, and some bizarre curiosities such as a fragment of Voltaire’s dressing gown'. "