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Notebooks of George Graham (1822-1916), 1886; 1905-1913

 Sub-Fonds — Container: CLX-A-347
Identifier: coll-1835/1

Scope and Contents

Set of four notebooks containing commentaries on the Scriptures by George Graham, in a black box with the title 'Light from a Grandfather'. On the inside of the box is a note reading: 'This Volume prepared for my dear Grandson Charles William Graham In assurance that the God and Father herein magnified, will be his Everlasting Portion. George Graham.'

Also includes a printed book with annotations and inserts by George Graham and ensclosed newspaper clipping. The book, entitled 'The Book Fancier' by Percy Fitzgerald, has been kept by George because it mentions 'Gray's elegy', printed by him for the Great Exhbition in the Crystal Palace in 1851. Gray's Elegy was set up in the smallest type ever made, called brilliant on account of its beautifully clear appearance when printed; and the thirty-two verses of the poem, four lines each, was printed in a space only four inches by three.


  • Creation: 1886; 1905-1913


Conditions Governing Access

Open, but please contact the repository in advance.


4 notebooks (One black box)

1 volume

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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