Special and Named Printed Collections in the National Library of Scotland
HEW MORRISON COLLECTION
A selection of 319 volumes and 30 pamphlets purchased from the library of the Gaelic scholar Hew Morrison LLD (1850-1935), Edinburgh’s first City Librarian. It is a general collection of works in Scottish Gaelic, strong in literary and religious works, chiefly of the 18th and the 19th century. A notable item is A Galick [sic] and English Vocabulary (1741) by the Jacobite poet Alexander Macdonald, the first secular book to be printed in the Scottish Gaelic language.