Books and Borrowing 1750-1830


Thanks and Acknowledgements

The project team would like to thank the following people and organisations:

  • Viv Dunstan, for her donation of her research and datasets on Selkirk Subscription Library and the John Gray Library (Haddington);
  • Jill Dye, for her donation of her datasets for Innerpeffray Library and a sample of the Leighton Library;
  • Kate Buchanan, for her initial transcription of the Innerpeffray Library records;
  • Kit Baston, for her transcription of the Glasgow University records;
  • Rachel Hart, Alice Crawford and the St Andrews Special Collections team, for the contribution of the sample datasets from the St Andrews University Library records;
  • Mark Towsey, for the donation of his dataset of the Wigtown Subscription Library;
  • The late Alistair Ross, for his photographs of Innerpeffray Library records;
  • The Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the Eighteenth Century Atlantic project team, for sharing their thoughts on database structuring with us;
  • The Carnegie Trust, the Delmas Foundation, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling, and the Chancellor’s Fund of Glasgow University, for earlier funding of our pilot projects;
  • William Urquhart, for kindly granting us permission to include the loans registers of Craigston Castle;
  • Sandra Cumming, for the generous donation of her images and transcription of the Craigston Castle loans register;
  • The Chambers Family, for generous permission to digitise the Chambers Circulating Library register and make use of it in our interactive Chambers Library Map;
  • Kirsty McHugh, for her help in creating the Chambers Library Map;
  • Elizabeth Quarmby Lawrence, Rare Books and Literary Collections Curator, and Bianca Packham, Engagement Officer (Exhibitions), both of the University of Edinburgh who guided us through the process of creating the online exhibition, ‘Library Lives: Hidden Histories of Reading in Georgian Edinburgh’.