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.
Collection of fictional works in which the city of Glasgow is an integral element or theme. First editions are present where available. The collection offers researchers the opportunity to consider the variety of historical and literary approaches used to depict Glasgow.
Personal accounts and receipts relating to Allan Glen 1845-1848; will, plans and deeds 1850-1851; Acts of Parliament, Educational Endowments 1876, 1908, 1912; financial and legal papers relating to the amalgamation of the School with the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College 1886-1888; financial records 1876-1912; buildings report 1894; bursary and scholarship applicants 1853, 1911; applicants for teaching post 1853 and list of teachers 1912; correspondence with Scotch Education Department, circulars etc 1907-1912; reports by His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools 1911, 1912; correspondence concerning the transfer of the School to the School Board of Glasgow 1910-1912; School magazine 1934 and 150th anniversary newsletters; books and pamphlets on the history of the School 1953, 1972, 2003; book of remembrance 1939-1945; coat of arms 1939.
Church magazines; plans; photographs; report and year book; pulpit bible; histories of the church; tercentenary grand bazaar programme and medal; orders of service; information on stained glass windows.
Oil painting of the Felspar at sea by unknown artist, 1909; certificate of commission from the Office of the Admiralty, appointing Mr Peter McGlashan to the temporary commission of Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve, 1916.