Edgeworth served as a member of the Indian Civil Service from 1831 to 1881, from Madras to Lahore. He travelled widely during his time in India and had a keen interest in topography, antiquities, language and customs.
The Society was renamed in 1794 as the Society for the Conversion and Religious Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands. Particular undertakings of the Society included the awarding of grants to the William and Mary College in Virginia, for the education of young Native Americans, and missionary work amongst slaves in the Caribbean, Mauritius and other British dependencies.
There are approximately 350 pamphlets, including some by Wilberforce Macaulay.
ScanPro Microfilm Reader
The Woodruff Library has acquired a Scan Pro 2000 microfilm machine that eases the process of scanning, editing, and reading microfilm and microfiche.
Users can now print, e-mail or save microfilm pages with one click. They can easily spot edit images or portions of a page, or crop pages to print, cut or paste. And those working with full reels of film, can auto-scan entire reels to create a PDF copy for personal use.
In addition to faster, automated scanning, the machine provides tools to enhance difficult-to-read film. Among its features are built-in optical zoom lenses that range in magnification (7x-54x and 7x-105x). It also has on-screen search features, and can convert an entire microfilm newspaper page into a searchable PDF.
The reader is located on the first floor of the library in the microfilm area. It is available 24 hours; however, we ask that during working hours (8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M) patrons sign-up for half-hour to two hour blocks of time on a sign-up sheet next to the machine. After hours, no sign-up is required.