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

The Problem of Reconstructing a Seventeenth Century Scholarly Library: the Case of Lord George Douglas’s Collection
Date
6 March 2018, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Type
Seminar
Venue
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Description

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.

                                        

Convenors: Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library); Keith A. Manley (National Trust); Raphaële Mouren (Warburg Institute); Isabel Rivers (Queen Mary)

These seminars are jointly sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, the Institute of Historical Research, the Warburg Institute and the Library & Information History Group of CILIP.

 

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