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Papers of Lauriston William Sharp

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-83

Scope and Contents

The papers of Lauriston William Sharp at Gen. 2157 consist of printed material such as journals and sheets; numerous bundles of scholarly notes on writers both in manuscript and typescript; notebooks; library notes and card indexes; and, other miscellaneous papers. At Dk.1.29 there are Sharp's notes and miscellaneous items on James Kirkwood (circa 1650-1708) who worked on the establishment of libraries in Scotland, and at Dk.7.51 typescript and notes on Charles Mackie (1688-1770) the first Professor of History at Edinburgh University. There are also notes covering the period 1945 to 1959 and miscellaneous papers from 1940- to 1959 on librarianship and the collections at at Dk.8.28-29.


  • 1872-1955



7 boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material at Gen.2157 - accession E.1983.2
Papers of Lauriston William Sharp
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Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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