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Young Collection

  • GB 249 SC Young
  • Collection
  • 1447-1862

Collection of books and manuscripts on alchemy and early science dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Mainly German and Latin texts, the collection includes one incunabulum dating from 1495 and one manuscript dated 1447.

Young, James, 1811-1883, chemist

Patrick Geddes papers

  • GB 249 T-GED
  • Collection
  • 1531 - 1969

The collection covers most periods of Geddes’s life, and nearly all of the places in which he lived and worked. It comprises correspondence, notes, pamphlets and books, photographs, maps, plans, prints and drawings, including Geddes' famous &...

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Anderson collection

  • GB 249 SC Anderson
  • Collection
  • 1539-1832

Collection of books, papers and lecture notes grouped in classes of theology, philosophy, literature and history.

Anderson, John, 1726-1796, natural philosopher

Buchanan Society collection

  • GB 249 SC Buchanan
  • Collection
  • 1566-1999

Collection of works by and about members of the Buchanan family, most notably George Buchanan (1506-1582), tutor to Mary Queen of Scots and later to King James VI of Scotland. The collection includes material on Buchanan clan history and genealogy.

Buchanan Society, Glasgow

Rare Books collection

  • GB 249 SC Rare
  • Collection
  • 1601-2011

Collection of books printed before 1840 transferred from main library stock. Also includes later special material such as first editions, limited editions, vulnerable plates and fine bindings.

University of Strathclyde | Library

Laing collection

  • GB 249 SC Laing
  • Collection
  • 1627-1883

Collection of mathematics texts dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Laing, Alexander, d. 1882, mathematician

Mechanics/Anderson's collection

  • GB 249 SC Mechanics/Anderson
  • Collection
  • 1657-1883

Collection of books, mainly on literature, science and 19th century history. Also contains mechanics magazine publications.

Anderson's College, Glasgow | Library

Jordanhill collection

  • GB 249 SC Jordanhill
  • Collection
  • 1672-1980

Collection of rare books and material that had previously been part of the working collection of Jordanhill’s antecedent institutions: Glasgow Provincial Training College (1907-1959), Glasgow Church of Scotland Training College (1845-1907) or Glas...

Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow

Glasgow Dilettanti Society collection

  • GB 249 SC Dilettanti
  • Collection
  • 1676-1870

Collection of works relating to the fine arts and art history dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection includes exhibition and sale catalogues, biographies and critiques of artists, and texts on drawing, painting and sculpture.

Glasgow Dilettanti Society

Robertson collection

  • GB 249 SC Robertson
  • Collection
  • 1678 to date

Collection of material on the history and description of Glasgow, industrial archaeology in the West of Scotland, Scottish topography and travel history. Also includes a collection of ephemera, notes and articles.

Robertson, John, 1912-1990, local government officer and researcher

Leith Buchanan Family papers

  • GB 249 T-LB
  • Collection
  • 18th and 19th centuries

The collection appears to comprise legal, estate and financial records of the Leith Buchanan Family and their antecedents. The documents, mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries, relate to land and property in the area around Drymen. Although most...

Leith Buchanan family

Scottish Mountaineering Club library

  • GB 249 SC SMC
  • Collection
  • 1707 to date

Collection of books, journals, maps and yearbooks. Also SMC library register (1 volume) recording books borrowed from the collection from 1935-2007.It includes historical and current publications by the Scottish Mountaineering Club and Scottish Mo...

Scottish Mountaineering Club

John Anderson papers

  • GB 249 OA
  • Collection
  • 1721 - 1798

Personal items; letters; writings on scientific, military, antiquarian and other topics; material relating to Anderson's involvement with the University of Glasgow.

Anderson, John, 1726-1796, natural philosopher

Architecture collection

  • GB 249 SC Architecture
  • Collection
  • 1727-1971

Collection of large folio volumes of architecture related material.

University of Strathclyde | Library

Muirhead collection

  • GB 249 SC Muirhead
  • Collection
  • 1731-1889

Collection of titles on psychology and various subjects.The collection also includes serial publications:Mind, volume 1-12, 1876-1887Proceedings of the Glasgow Philosophical Society, volume 7-18, 1870/71-1886/87Symon's Monthly Meteorological ...

Muirhead, Henry, 1814-1890, physician

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