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Autobiography, diaries, correspondence and printed material of John William Ballantyne.

Identifier: Acc.13189/1-86

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an autobiography written between the years 1910 and 1921 and a diary kept between 1899-1923. Both series of volumes contain letters, photographs and memorabilia pasted in.


  • Creation: 1861-1926, undated.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


86 Consultation units

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Custodial History

Descended through the family of Dr. Ballantyne's niece by marriage Previously offered at Bonhams, Lot 1033 Sale 17782 - Fine Books and ManuscriptsLos Angeles and San Francisco, 14 February 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bonhams, Lot 3103 Sale 18244 - Fine Books and Manuscripts, 580 Madison Avenue, New York, 23 June 2010.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Local Descriptive Rules
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Repository Details

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

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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