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Correspondence and other papers chiefly of George Gleig, Bishop of Brechin, and George Robert Gleig, author of ‘The Subaltern’.

Identifier: MSS.3869-3872

Scope and Contents

Also included is some correspondence of Sir Henry George Ward, a connection of Henry J S Bailey's family, and of Bailey himself.


  • Creation: 1787-1927, undated.

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4 Volumes

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Custodial History

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

The papers were formerly in the possession of Henry J S Bailey, son of Hamilton, daughter of Bishop Gleig.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, with Ch.2634, Sotheby's, 19 June 1951, lots 460, 462-463, 465-468, 470; George Robert Gleig's reminiscences (MS.3871, folio 312) bought, 1952.

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