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Correspondence and papers of Hugh Pattison Macmillan chiefly concerning the establishment of a National Library for Scotland., 1922-1934.

Identifier: MS.25268

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Letters from prominent Scots, chiefly sponsors of Hugh Pattison Macmillan's public memorial, "A National Library for Scotland: Proposal to Establish a Scottish National Library on the Basis of the Advocates' Library", (folio 1); (ii) Correspondence and papers, 1922-1925, 1934, concerning the Scottish National Library Endowment Trust established on the basis of the Proposal. Correspondents include: James Avon Clyde, Lord Clyde; Sir John Lamb and Lord Novar (Scottish Office); Sir John Stirling Maxwell; Sir Robert S Rait; and K M Oliphant Writer to the Signet, Trust Treasurer (folio 25); (iii) Correspondence, 1922-1923 with John Ross and J M Mitchell of the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust on possible aid to the National Library Trust (folio 113).


  • Creation: 1922-1934.

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135 Leaves


135 folios.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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