National Library of Scotland


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Friends, Associates Jane Francesca, Lady Wilde
Another relation with whom she became friendly on this trip, William Dickson , visited JFLW in the mid 1870s with his sons, of whom the elder, then in his teens, was William Kirk Dickson ...
Friends, Associates Lady Margaret Sackville
She was one of the circle of artists and intellectuals that gathered at the home of artist John Duncan (Celtic revivalist and Symbolist), and she was the acknowledged queen (though guest queen) of the unique...
politics Mary Howitt
MH 's devotion to women's causes lasted her life through. Around 29 January 1879 something moved her to declare her allegiance on a sheet of paper now in the National Library of Scotland : I...
Publishing Edith Mary Moore
Her full name (Edith Mary Croucher Moore) appears in connection with this book in OCLC WorldCat though not on its title-page. Cassell advertised it in the TLS repeatedly until early June,
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(14 January 1909): 11; (3 June 1909): 205; (10 June 1909): 213
Publishing Edith Mary Moore
Again Cassell placed advertisements in the TLS, but only for a couple of weeks this time.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(21 October 1909): 389
OCLC WorldCat lists (in 2010) just two copies: in the British Library and the...
Reception Sarah Grand
At her death, SG left all her manuscripts, copyrights, and published works to her step-granddaughter, Elizabeth Genevieve Bernadine Crawford Haldane McFall , daughter of Haldane McFall .
Kersley, Gillian. Darling Madame: Sarah Grand and Devoted Friend. Virago Press.
334-5, 100
Her letters and papers are now...
Reception Frances Browne
Browne's applications to the Royal Literary Fund survive in the Fund's archive (available on microfilm), and the National Library of Ireland has two letters she wrote in 1844. The National Library of Scotland holds several...
Reception Felicia Skene
Although FS is not widely known today, some of her books have been reprinted in the last twenty years. A selection of her work is available online from the Victorian Women Writers Project .
Willett, Perry, and Perry Willett, editors. “Victorian Women Writers Project”. Indiana University.
Reception Willa Muir
Perhaps because WM 's writing career ran alongside that of her more famous husband , and because she published in collaboration with him, her own work has been subordinated to his and for a time...
Textual Production Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne
The National Library of Scotland and the National Record Office, Scotland , each holds some of COLN 's letters and songs.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Textual Production Alison Fell
The National Library of Scotland holds a collection of AF 's diaries, notebooks, and drafts of poems, novels, plays, and radio and film scripts, audio recordings, programmes for BBC Radio Scotland , letters, and photos...
Textual Production Margaret Oliphant
MO 's professional correspondence is at the National Library of Scotland among the Blackwood's papers.
Carson-Batchelor, Rhonda Lea. Margaret Oliphant: Gender, Identity, and Value in the Victorian Periodical Press. University of Alberta.
Textual Production Susan Ferrier
The National Library of Scotland has film of SF 's privately owned manuscript diaries, memoirs, and an unfinished novel, Maplehurst Manor, as well as of two of her published novels in manuscript. SF did...
Textual Production Isabel Pagan
A Collection of Songs and Poems on Several Occasions written by Isobel Pagan was published at Glasgow: since she was illiterate, she had dictated the text to a friend, William Gemmell .
Textual Production Catharine Colace Ross
CCR wrote her memoirs in old age, at popular request, finding herself often challenged for not setting down the remarkable Passages of my Life, and of the Divine Goodness manifested to me.
Ross, Catharine Colace. Memoirs, or Spiritual Exercises. David Duncan.
The result...


1508: The first printed books in Scotland appeared...

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The first printed books in Scotland appeared from the Edinburgh press of Walter Chepman and Androw Myllar .

1689: The Advocates Library was founded in Edinburgh...

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The Advocates Library was founded in Edinburgh as a working library for the legal profession.

1897: Artisan Phoebe Traquair completed her lavishly...

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Artisan Phoebe Traquair completed her lavishly illustrated manuscript of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's Sonnets from the Portuguese.
The National Library of Scotland, where the manuscript is housed, notes that the transcriptions are from Traquair's...

31 October 1910: Frances Olive Underhill, a graduate of Royal...

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31 October 1910

Frances Olive Underhill , a graduate of Royal Holloway College , was appointed by E. W. B. Nicholson Assistant Librarian at the Bodleian : the first woman so appointed in England, after considerable infighting and...

25 September 1914: Elizabeth (Elsie) Blackall Knocker and Mairi...

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25 September 1914

7 August 1925: An Act of Parliament established the National...

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7 August 1925

An Act of Parliament established the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.

30 October 1925: Librarian William Kirk Dickson issued to...

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30 October 1925

Librarian William Kirk Dickson issued to the Rev. Donald J. Ross the first reader's ticket for the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh.


Scott, Sir Walter. “Papers of Sir Walter Scott”. MSS 3278. 102, 3888.20, 3890. 89, 208, 261, National Library of Scotland, 1817.