CANCELLED - History of Libraries Seminar

CANCELLED - History of Libraries Seminar
6 March 2018, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

W.A. Kelly, formerly National Library of Scotland

The Problem of Reconstructing a Seventeenth Century Scholarly Library: the Case of Lord George Douglas’s Collection

My illustrated lecture will highlight the life and the book collection of Lord George Douglas, a member of the Queensberry branch of a family long active in Scottish life. I shall trace Douglas’ education from school to his studies at the university of Glasgow, before he travelled through part of Europe on an educational grand tour. I shall then move on to discuss the manuscript sources for the reconstruction of his library and the problems which they pose.
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