Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland

BAUME COLLECTION

A selection of printed material, photographs, manuscripts and maps relating primarily to the island of South Georgia and the South Georgia Survey Expedition of 1955-56, which was bequeathed to the Library by Louis Charles Baume (1919-93). A keen mountaineer and collector of literature relating to mountaineering and polar exploration, Baume was elected to the Alpine Club in 1952 and took part in the survey of South Georgia under the leadership of Duncan Carse. His latter years were spent as a bookdealer and building up his own collection. The printed items in the bequest consist mainly of periodical issues and official reports; the photographic material consists of c. 300 photographs taken by a fellow member of the South Georgia expedition, George Spencely, and are kept in the Library's Photographs collection (Phot.sm.21); the manuscript material includes papers, 1924-27, of Robert Wyllie Lloyd (see Lloyd Collection).

An obituary of Louis Baume by George Spencely is in The Alpine Journal, 100 (1995), 339-40. Typescript inventory of the manuscripts. The maps are held in the Map Library.

Shelfmark: Bau.

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