Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
A collection of materials formed by Sir Angus McKay Fraser and bequeathed in 2002 by his son Simon Fraser. It comprises books written and translated by the linguist and traveller George Borrow (1803-1881). The items include monographs and journals about Borrow and his work, as well as books formerly owned by him, such as several editions and translations of his masterwork 'Lavengro'. The dominant non-fiction works covered are Gypsy language and culture, Welsh language, culture, folklore and geography, Spanish and French culture, religious life and civil liberty.