(participating with a private display; access by appointment for researchers)
Euclid-related material will be on display in Westminster School’s Library for the school community from Monday 21st May until Friday 8th June 2018. Unfortunately we are unable to provide access to the public but researchers can use the school’s collections by appointment. If you are interested you can learn more on our website.
BUS.HH.4.18 – John Pell’s copy of Euclid’s Elements, with his manuscript corrections.
BUS.HH.6.18 – Title page to the Arabic edition of Euclid’s Elements with a manuscript Latin translation below
The Archives and Collections of Westminster School are highly valued by the school and regularly used by pupils, teachers and alumni as well as the general public.
Stored onsite in purpose designed accommodation, the archives contain records of the school’s activities, administration and alumni, predominately dating from the 1868 split from Westminster Abbey. Additional records covering the earlier period of the school’s history can be found in the Westminster Abbey Muniment Room and Library. The Archivist, Elizabeth Wells, also manages the school’s collections, including works of art, rare books, manuscripts and a wide range of artefacts.
The collection of rare books is particularly strong, containing the bulk of the library amassed by Head Master, Dr Richard Busby, during the 17th Century. There is also a significant collection of Latin and Greek Grammars, dating back to the 16th Century. The school continues to collect first and fine editions of works by Old Westminsters.