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Interesting Items

Here you will find a growing collection of items which have proved interesting in the Library and Archives.


 


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Wartime air raid precautions
Interesting find detailing wartime air raid precautiions
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Babylon before its fall
A plan of the area known as Babylon in the Cathedral Precincts dated c.1830
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Salmon's Druggist Opened
A fascinating 17th Century medical text book

Star gazing in the Library
Discovery of an astrologer's handbook in our Library
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Malay-Latin Dictionary
description of an interesting dictionary found in the cathedral library.
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Map brought home after 160 years
Map of lands to the East of Gloucester City, purchased through a grant from the Friends of Gloucester Cathedral in 2017
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How a medieval book gets a new jacket
The story of the conservation of a medieval manuscript made by monks at the Abbey in 1393.
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