A selection of 158 volumes and six medieval manuscripts was deposited on long-term loan between 1984 and 1991 by the Scottish Catholic Archives. The works date from the 15th to the 19th century, but are mostly continental works of Catholic theology and spirituality printed during the 16th and the 17th century, with some history and classical literature. An interesting item is a work from the Jesuit Chinese mission, the anonymously published Informatio pro Veritate contra Iniquiorem Famam Sparsam per Sinas cum Calumnia in PP. Soc. Jesu, & Detrimento Missionis (Peking, 1718), an example of xylographic printing on Chinese paper.
Typescript inventory of the manuscripts