Collection SC Laing - Laing collection

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GB 249 SC Laing


Laing collection


  • 1627-1883 (Creation)

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10 metres

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(d. 1882)

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection was formed from the personal library of Alexander Laing who left it as a bequest to Anderson's College.

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Scope and content

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

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

Search "MLSPLA" to find a full list of titles in the Laing collection

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Publication note

The collection is listed in: 'Catalogue of books bequeathed to Anderson's College by Alexander Laing, LL.D., late professor of mathematics there.' (Glasgow, 1883)

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