Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
OBAN CATHEDRAL COLLECTION
A selection of 129 volumes from the library of the Roman Catholic diocese of Argyll and the Isles, formerly housed in Saint Columba’s Cathedral and Bishop’s House in Oban, was deposited on long-term loan in 1994. The collection ranges from the 16th to the 20th century and is mostly theological and devotional in content, but does contain some historical and linguistic works, being particularly strong in continental imprints. Some of the material complements the collection of Fort Augustus Abbey deposited in the Library in 1991 (see Fort Augustus Abbey Collection) and bears the provenance of the post-Reformation Scoto-German monasteries of Ratisbon (Regensburg) and Erfurt. The collection also contains a group of 57 Gaelic titles ranging from the 18th to the 20th century.