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Laing, William, 1764-1832 (bookseller)

 Person

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letters: 1814-1829 from William Laing to David Laing / William Laing., 1814

 Item
Identifier: La.IV.9.15 fols. 1-18
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 1814

The Laing Collection

 Fonds
Identifier: La
Scope and Contents After the death of David Laing, his private library was sold in an auction occupying thirty-one days. His collection of charters and other papers is of national importance and the most distinguished of its kind in any Scottish university. It is an essential source for the 18th century, and a much used one for all periods of Scottish history from the earliest times. The Laing Collection falls into five sections, designated as La.I., La.II., La.III., La.IV., and La.V.
Dates: 9th century - 19th century