Seminar on the history of libraries - W. A. Kelly

Scientific meeting

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Takes place on: Tuesday 6 March 2018.
Location: London
Related institutions: University of London
Seminaire on the history of libraries. Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
W. A. Kelly , Formerly National Library of Scotland

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.
Related keywords: ancient libraries, manuscript culture, print culture, university