History of Science in Durham Libraries

  title={History of Science in Durham Libraries},
  author={A. D. Burnett and David Marcus Knight},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={94 - 99}
  • A. Burnett, D. Knight
  • Published 1 March 1975
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Durham is a small but venerable seat of learning, and its University, which was founded in 1832 and obtained the right to grant degrees before that of London, is the third oldest in England. Scholarship and the libraries which it creates and fosters are, however, much older than the University, and the latter is consequently enriched by incorporated or associated collections variously and in some fields copiously representing earlier periods. Indeed, the major general weakness in holdings is…