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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

Thomas Graham papers

  • GB 249 OM/67
  • Collection
  • 1832 - c. 1868

Notebooks of experimental work; correspondence; testimonials; published articles by Graham, including his probationary essay to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Graham, Thomas, 1805-1869, chemist

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

Hugh Lang papers

  • GB 249 T-LA
  • Collection
  • 1860-1862

Incoming letters to Dr Lang, mainly relating to the management of his estates in the West Indies; letters from family and friends such as the Eckford family; financial accounts.

Lang, Hugh, 1779-1864, plantation owner

Fragment of an Australian goldfields diary

  • GB 249 T-MIN/1
  • Item
  • 1856

The diary covers the period May-November 1856. The anonymous writer, a farmer's son, and his brother appear to have had gold claims at Whitehorse, near Ballarat for about three years. The writer then describes life aboard ship on a voyage (wi...

Glasgow Dilettanti Society records

  • GB 249 T-DIL
  • Collection
  • 1788, 1825 - 1843

Minute books of the society and of the lottery committee; laws of the society; treasurer's book; cash receipt books for exhibitions; incoming letter book; exhibition catalogues; catalogue of books etc belonging to the society; library loans r...

Glasgow Dilettanti Society

Houston Family of Johnstone papers

  • GB 249 T-HOU
  • Collection
  • 1757 - 1843

Notebooks, letters, bills and receipts relating to the Houston Family of Johnstone and to Quarrelton Colliery.

Houston, George, 1743-1815, 4th Laird of Johnstone

Andersonian University class tickets of William Moore

  • GB 249 OJF/5/2/1
  • Collection
  • 1832 - 1835

Andersonian University class tickets:1-4: Anatomy, 1832-1833, 1833-1834, 1834-1835, 18355-6: Chemistry, 1832-1833, 1834-18357-9: Practical Anatomy, 1833-1834, 1834-1835, 183510: Practical Chemistry, 1834-183511-13: Practice of Phy...

Moore, William, fl. 1832-1835, student at Anderson's University, Glasgow

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

Sheet music

  • GB 249 T-MIN/7
  • Collection
  • mid 18th century - early 19th century

Small collection of printed and manuscript sheet music by various composers. Probably mid 18th to early 19th century in origin.

Letter from Walter Scott to Daniel Terry, playwright and actor

  • GB 249 T-MIN/33
  • Item
  • 12 November 1816

Refers to a drama he plans to produce for his godson; two of his tales [‘The Black Dwarf’ and ‘Old Mortality’] which he has just finished and is sending to Terry; an extension to his cottage at Abbotsford; his armorial bearings which are to be use...

Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832, 1st Baronet, poet and novelist

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