Special Collections

World of David Murray

David Murray was a Glasgow lawyer, antiquary and bibliographer, and Special Collections houses his personal library containing around 15000 printed books, incorporating some 23000 items including pamphlets and ephemera, and over 200 manuscripts. He bequeathed the majority of his library to the University in 1927 and subsequent acquisitions have been made… Read More ›

The Detective

    I recently discovered a curious bound volume of a short-lived 19th Century journal in the Wylie Collection. Beginning in April, 1885, The Detective, Or Criminal and Historical Gazette, provided weekly representations of crime and police in Glasgow and… Read More ›

From Dr Laing’s Library

Blog post by Becca Gauldie, an M.Sc Art History (Collecting and Provenance Studies in an International Context) student, on placement in Archives and Special Collections. My project has been to find and identify books which belonged to the antiquarian, and… Read More ›