Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland

GEORGE WASHINGTON WILSON SLIDES COLLECTION

In 1976 the Library acquired a set of c. 400 glass lantern slides by George Washington Wilson (1823-93) and photographers working for his studio. Wilson was a prolific photographer based in Aberdeen, who was quick to realise the commercial opportunities afforded by photography. The slides in this collection, dating from c. 1890, are of Scottish scenery and buildings, and cover four categories: the Western Highlands, Scottish lochs, places associated with Sir Walter Scott, and with Bonnie Prince Charlie. The Scott slides were produced for a series of lectures entitled ‘The homes and haunts of Sir Walter Scott’, and the collection includes six typescript volumes of texts for the lectures.

Typescript inventories of the slides

Shelfmark: Wilson.

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