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SHA Library accessions

The Birmingham & Midland Institute

The Birmingham & Midland Institute

Recent additions to the SHA Library include:


Sanders, Robert H., The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective (2014)

Mollan, Charles, William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse: Astronomy and the Castle in 19th Century Ireland (2014)

Hoskin, Michael, Caroline Herschel Priestess of the New World: Princess of the New Heavens (2013)


Members will be gratified to hear that the family of our late colleague and former Chairman, Gilbert Satterthwaite, has very kindly offered to donate his library to the Society. Work to sort and catalogue this valuable acquisition will begin shortly.

A 76-page catalogue (October 2014) of the thousands of items held by the SHA Library is available on the Library page of this website.

The Sir Robert Ball Library of the SHA is located at the Birmingham and Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS – just 10 mins walk from New St and Snow Hill stations. It is open by arrangement and on open days only.

If you are a member of the SHA and you wish to consult or borrow any items, please arrange a visit in advance with the Librarian, Madeline Cox:

From the SHA eNews Oct. 2014