The Bibliographical Society: Alison Walker, The Sloane Printed Books Project

The collections of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) - books, manuscripts, natural history specimens and artefacts - were the foundation of the British Museum. His approximately 45000 volumes of printed material, now mostly at the British Library, were not kept together, but mingled with other collections: in addition, many were disposed of as duplicates between 1787 and 1820. The project has identified Sloane's books at the BL and elsewhere, and created an online catalogue.

Institute of English Studies
Alison Walker (The Sloane Printed Books Project)
Event date: 
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 - 5:30pm