Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
JAMES RAMSAY MacDONALD COLLECTION
Presented in 1981 by the children of the Right Hon. James Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937) and Margaret Ethel MacDonald, the collection contains over 600 books, including pamphlets and albums of press-cuttings and letters, and is the residue of the library of the first Labour Prime Minister. It includes works on socialism and politics, and books on Scottish history and literature, as well as early school and student books relating to his studies at Lossiemouth and London. Most of the books bear MacDonald’s signature, and a few are annotated.