Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland

DOWDEN COLLECTION

A group of c. 880 volumes largely of theological literature with a notable collection of liturgical works, selected from the Bishop Dowden Memorial Library and placed on long-term deposit in 1954 by the Chapter of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. The collection was formed chiefly by John Dowden (1840-1910), Bishop of Edinburgh, and the books date from the 15th (5 incunables) to the 20th century. A number of volumes were added to the deposit in 1970 and 1991, and correspondence and papers were deposited 1970-72.

Typescript inventory of the manuscripts.

Shelfmark: Dowd.

Introduction  |  Search  |  List of Collections