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Welcome to 'Turning the Pages' - a gallery of high quality scans of some of the important and beautiful manuscripts in our collection. Click on one of the images below to open an item or read more about viewing options.
Our latest scans show scientists exploring the world: ‘Scientific travellers’. You can read more about them on our blog.
Key: Scientific travellers Illustrated manuscripts Americas Hooke & Newton
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by Benjamin Franklin
by Robert Falcon Scott
by John Herschel
by Joshua Steele
by Carl Peter Thunberg
by Edward Sabine
by Alexander Gordon Laing
by Joseph Barcroft
by Samuel Holmes
by Henry James
by Andrew van Rymsdyk
by Richard Waller
by Thomas Paine
by John Locke
by William Stukeley
by Robert Hooke (requires Adobe Shockwave player)
This project was made possible with generous support from The John S. Cohen Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the British Library.
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