Collection SC Buchanan - Buchanan Society collection

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GB 249 SC Buchanan


Buchanan Society collection


  • 1566-1999 (Creation)

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4 metres

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(Established 1725)

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The collection is held on deposit from the Buchanan Society.

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Scope and content

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.

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Finding aids

All the books in this collection are catalogued on SUPrimo the University of Strathclyde Library's integrated search service.

Search "MLSPBU" to find a full list of titles in the Buchanan Society collection

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The Buchanan Society papers are available at Glasgow City Archives in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow.

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