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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)).


  • Creation: 1911-1916


Language of Materials

English, Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1 box

Physical Location

Gen. 41

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Papers of Catherine R. Borland (d. 1946)
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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