Books and Borrowing 1750-1830

Month: September 2020

John Millar’s Borrowings in Spring 1768: A Preview of the Glasgow Professors Borrowing Registers

I was part of project to transcribe and analyse the University’s student and professorial borrowing registers in 2018 and 2019. The Glasgow project was one of the three pilot projects for ‘Books and Borrowing’, along with transcribing and analysing registers from the Innerpeffray Library and the University of St Andrews. Eighteenth-Century Borrowing from the University […]

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Eighteenth-Century Borrowing from the University of Glasgow

One of the pilot projects for ‘Books and Borrowing’ was ‘Enlightenment Readers in the Scottish Universities’, which was funded by a Research Incentive grant from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and a grant from the University of Glasgow’s Chancellor’s Fund.  This project was conducted by three of the Books and Borrowing team […]

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Craigston Castle Borrowers’ Register

Very exciting news this week – we are adding another library to our project! We are very grateful to be able to include the loans register of Craigston Castle, in Turriff, Aberdeenshire by kind permission of William Urquhart, the current laird.  Warm thanks are due also to Sandra Cumming, who is joining the project as […]

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Water Drinkers at Leighton Library

Returning to the archives felt like a very exciting moment! I spent two days photographing the manuscript registers of the Leighton Library, now held at the University of Stirling Archives. Details of the Leighton Collection, including transcriptions of three MS catalogues, are available online. The Leighton Library (or Biblioteca Leightoniana) was founded on the collection […]

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