Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
This is a collection of books and pamphlets (approx. 600 items) on handwriting and calligraphy. It was assembled by Tom Gourdie (1913-2005) who spent most of his working life as an art teacher in Fife. He was an internationally renowned expert on handwriting. Gourdie introduced the italic script to schools in Britain and throughout Europe. He also wrote a number of books on the subject too. The collection includes Gourdie's own books as well as French, Dutch, Danish, American and Australian works on the subject. The collection complements Tom Gourdie's papers in the Manuscript Collections. For further details please consult Acc.9136 and Acc.12817.
Cataloguing in progress