HOST Project, involving a consortium of eight university
libraries led by King's
College London, focuses on the History of Science and
Technology 1801-1914. Altogether, some 60,000 online catalogue
records for a range of collections relating to the development
of the non-medical sciences will be created. UCL will contribute
3,500 records from five separate collections. The collections
of Science Sources includes items bequeathed in the
latter half of the 19th century by former professors of
the College, in particular Thomas Graham (Chemistry), W.
K. Clifford (Mathematics) and J. Morris (Geology).
Malacological Society collection contains works on molluscs,
including Cuvier's own inscribed copy of his Anatomie
des mollusques (1807)
Johnston Lavis gift brings together a range of works,
many of which are extremely rare, on vulcanology, including
a large number (in Italian) on Vesuvius and Etna.
Smith Woodward collection covers palaeontology. A feature
of this collection is the very many letters, including a
number signed by Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley and Charles
Lyall, inserted into the individual volumes and now recorded
in the online catalogue.
Fleming bequest, from the library of Sir Ambrose Fleming,
first UCL Professor of Electrical Engineering, features
works on electricity.
by Diana Mercer