Item 6 - Of the propriety of erecting an obelisk in honour of Buchanan

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GB 249 OA/7/6

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Of the propriety of erecting an obelisk in honour of Buchanan

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  • 1781 (Creation)

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2 copies of 1 volume, 1 with ornate title page

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Numbered as MS 24 in the 1832 Catalogue of Anderson's Library.

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Discourse read to the Literary Society in Glasgow College, November 1781, with extensive notes in support of his argument. Anderson proposed the erection in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, of an obelisk to George Buchanan, 16th century poet, political writer and historian. In fact, an obelisk was built in Buchanan's birthplace, Killearn, in 1788.

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  • English

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