Collection SC SHS - Scottish Hotel School collection

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Scottish Hotel School collection


  • 1776-2000 (Creation)

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28 metres

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The Scottish Hotel School was established in 1944 as part of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Commercial College. The School was based at Ross Hall on the south side of Glasgow from 1948 to 1981. The Scottish Hotel School closed in 2009, and courses in hospitality and tourism management were continued by the Strathclyde Business School.

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The books in this collection were originally housed at the Scottish Hotel School at the University of Strathclyde.

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Collection of books originally part of the reference library at the Scottish Hotel School. The collection is made up of two components:

  • The Scottish Hotel School antiquarian collection comprising over 200 books on cookery dating mostly from 1776 to the 1940s. It includes 18th century Scottish cookery books, works by Mrs Beeton and other popular writers and books by 19th century French chefs such as Alexis Soyer.

  • The Scottish Hotel School cookery collection comprising over 700 books on cookery and wine, dating from 1885 to 2000 but primarily 20th century.

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

Search "MLSPSA" to find a full list of titles in the antiquarian collection

Search "MLSPSC" to find a full list of titles in the cookery collection

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