Special and named printed collections

This directory lists and describes around 200 of the Library's special collections of printed books. Special collections - usually books from a particular library or private collector that come to us as a single collection - have been acquired since 1695. Individual collections often reflect the interests of the person who originally brought the books together. In this directory, you can read about when and how the collections were acquired, about their scope and content, and about how to access them. You can also search the directory to find collections relevant to the topics that interest you. More information about special and named printed collections

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Title Shelfmark Date created
Campbell Collection Cam. 22/07/21
Combe Collection Combe. 21/07/21
McKinlay Collection F.7.a.23-F.7.b.12. 20/07/21
Yule Collection Yule. 20/07/21
Wordie Collection Wordie. 20/07/21
Woodburn Collection Woodburn. 20/07/21
Washington Wilson Collection Wilson. 20/07/21
Westlake Collection Wlk. 20/07/21
Weir Collection Weir. 20/07/21
Warden Collection Wn. 20/07/21
Wade Collection Acc.10497 20/07/21
Urquhart Collection Urq. 20/07/21
Tyninghame Collection Tyn. 20/07/21
Tweedsmuir Collection Tw. 20/07/21
Turnbull Collection Tur. 20/07/21
Tragara Press Collection Trag. 20/07/21
Thorkelin Collection H.7-H.20. 20/07/21
Maitland Thomson Collection H.3.c-H.3.e. 20/07/21
Taylor Collection Taylor. 20/07/21
Swan Collection Swn. 20/07/21
Suttie Collection Sut. 20/07/21
Sutherland Collection Suther. 20/07/21
Sunderland Hall Collection Sund. 20/07/21
Stirton Collection Stirton. 16/07/21
Stewart Collection MST. 16/07/21
Stevenson Collection Stev, 16/07/21
Spark Collection Spk. 16/07/21
Social Credit Collection [tbc]. 16/07/21
Smith Mining Archive Collection SMA. 16/07/21
Charlotte Smith Collection Smith. 16/07/21
Sharratt Collection Sharratt. 16/07/21
Sharp Collection H.S. 16/07/21
Selby Wright Collection RSW. 16/07/21
Seaton Collection Seaton. 16/07/21
Scottish Episcopal Church, Theological Institute Collection (Urquhart Collection) [tbc]. 16/07/21
Scottish Catholic Archives Collection SCA. 16/07/21
Scott Collection JGS. 16/07/21
School Prize Book Collection SP. 16/07/21
Savage Collection Sav. 16/07/21
Sanderson Collection Douglas. 16/07/21
Saltoun Manse Collection Saltoun. 16/07/21
St Benedict's Abbey (Fort Augustus) Collection SBA. 16/07/21
Royal Society of Edinburgh Collection R.Soc.E. 16/07/21
Royal Scottish Museum Collection R.S.M. 16/07/21
Royal High School (Edinburgh) Collection R.H.S. 16/07/21
Royal Blind School Collection R.Blind.S. 16/07/21
Roxburghe Club Collection Rox. 16/07/21
Rowallan Collection Row. 16/07/21
Rosebery Collection Ry. 16/07/21
Romanian Collection Rom. 16/07/21