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Collection of sketches, etchings, engravings, etc., chiefly by James Nasmyth, the engineer, with several by his father Alexander Nasmyth and his brother and sister Patrick and Jane, and some collected by him.

Identifier: MSS.3241-3243


  • Creation: 1796-1885, undated.

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3 Volumes

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The contents are arranged according to the dates written on them by James Nasmyth, but it should be noted that his dating is not always trustworthy.

Custodial History

The material was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1945.

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

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