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College of Edinburgh

Identifier: Coll-13/1

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The drawings in the collection range from Playfair's student drawings, sketch designs and preliminary schemes, to many presentation drawings in watercolours. The earliest catalogued plans, elevations and sections relate to the commission to complete the University (the College of Edinburgh), 1817 onwards. The Advocates' Library, Royal Terrace, Regent Terrace, the National Gallery, the National Monument, and New College also feature in the collection. Other material relates to the Observatory, Edinburgh, and Dollar Academy and Bathgate Academy, and other commissions up to around 1849.


  • Creation: 1817-1849

Conditions Governing Access

A few days notice is usually required, due to the size of most of the drawings and the time required to retrieve them from store.


542 drawings

Physical Location

Drawing numbers: 1-542

Other Finding Aids

Detailed list of drawings in printed catalogue

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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