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Borland, Catherine Robina, d 1946 (manuscript historian)



Catherine Robina Borland studied at Edinburgh University and was awarded the degree of MA in 1905. She was a distinguished pioneer in industrial welfare service. Borland worked on the catalogue of medieval manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library. Her work was entitled A descriptive catalogue of the western mediaeval manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (1916), and is still one of the main finding aids for the Western Medieval manuscripts collection of the library. She was also joint editor of Fragments d'une traduction francais en vers de la chronique en prose de Guillaume le Breton (1913). Catherine Robina Borland died at a nursing home in Edinburgh on 28 April 1946.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Papers of Catherine R. Borland

Identifier: Coll-241
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 7 notebooks and a file of correspondence relating to Borland's work on the catalogue of western medieval manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library, 1911-1916 (catalogue available online (external link)).

Dates: 1911-1916

Proofs of the descriptive catalogue of Western Mediaeval Manuscripts by Catherine R. Borland

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1192
Identifier: Coll-1453
Scope and Contents The collection of proofs is composed of the title page and duplicates of Plates I-XII of Borland's catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Edinburgh University Library (catalogue available online (external link)).There is also a covering letter from D. Campbell (T. and A. Constable; University Press) dated and placed at Edinburgh 30 October 1915, to Miss C. R. Borland, 149 Warrender...
Dates: 1914-1915

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