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Special Collections
Level 5, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN
0141 287 2988
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Scottish Poetry

Photograph of Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)Photograph of Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)
The Scottish Poetry Collection at The Mitchell Library contains over 12,000 volumes and brings together all editions of the works of Scottish poets, as well as anthologies, biographies and critical and historical studies. The Collection has its own separate catalogue.

Highlights

Gardyne donation, a collection of about 400 volumes and pamphlets with some interesting specimens of Glasgow and other early provincial printing and some manuscripts

Jervise Collection containing over 2,000 items, best known for its ‘Provincial Poets’ and strong in Scottish history and topography

Wallace and Bruce Collection, bequeathed by the Rev. J. F. Miller of Millerston, with over 200 books, including 23 lives of Wallace and a set of editions of ‘Blind Harry’s Wallace’, both in its original form and a modernised version produced by the Hamiltons of Gilbertfield.

Access

The Collection is located in the Burns Room which is not open to the public without appointment, however material from the Collection can be requested for reference during library opening hours.  

Contact Special Collections for more information.​​​​​​​​

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