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About the Library The Mitchell Library was founded in 1877 as a general reference library, and remains one of the most significant libraries in Scotland, with a particular regional importnace in the west of Scotland. The total stock is over 1.5 million items.
Collection Highlights Collection 1: The collections which include pre-1700 British material include: the Library of George Baillie (gifted in 1863), which is particularly strong in Scottish and Glasgow material; the Early Glasgow Printing Collection, built up as a matter of deliberate policy, building on the Mitchell’s regional role; the library of Frank Kidson (purchased 1929) containing significant British folk song, dance, ballad, and opera material; the library of the Rev James Morison (d. 1893), strong in Scottish theology and controversy of the period; and the library of James Drummond, Bishop of Brechin (d. 1695), purchased in 1918, which includes much material relating to the east of Scotland collected by his kinsfolk the Earls of Erroll.
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