Completed fundraising campaigns and projects

 

The Aberdeen Breviary

Thanks to the unwavering support of individual donors, trusts and foundations the National Library of Scotland acquired the Aberdeen Breviary and its rare additional binding, 'The Compassio Beate Marie', in May 2014.

The Aberdeen Breviary dates back to 1509 when King James IV of Scotland commissioned two Edinburgh merchants, Chepman and Myllar, to start printing in Scotland. The book tells the story of the Scottish saints, and launched Scotland on to the cultural scene with England and its European neighbours.

The Library has digitised both the Aberdeen Breviary and the 'Compassio', which are available through the website for everyone to see.

  • B H Breslauer Foundation
  • Elizabeth Soutar Charitable Trust
  • Friends of the National Libraries
  • Professor Michael Anderson OBE FBA FRSE Hon FFA and Ms Elspeth MacArthur OBE
  • Mrs Annabella Buxton
  • The Rt Hon Lord and Lady Coulsfield
  • Sir Sandy M Crombie and Lady Crombie
  • Dr and Mrs Michael Gray
  • Mr and Mrs Dermot J Jenkinson
  • Lady Lucinda Mackay
  • Dr Karina McIntosh
  • Dr Henry Noltie
  • Mr Patrick H Reeve
  • Dr James Robertson
  • Lady Sarah Wolffe.

 

Crowdsourcing

In early 2014 the Library raised £10,000 to create an innovative crowdsourced transcription service, allowing anyone to get involved, transcribe our manuscript collections and enhance the Library's resources and digital legacy. The service will be launched in the near future.

  • The Craignish Trust
  • The P F Charitable Trust
  • Mr and Mrs Fred C Shedden OBE
  • Mr and Mrs Richard F Wolff
  • Mr Alan Clements
  • Mr Tom Walker and Dr Walker.

 

The John Murray Archive (JMA) Project

John Murray VII offered NLS the opportunity to acquire the John Murray Archive in 2002. So committed was John Murray to NLS acquiring the archive that he offered a reduced purchase price of £31.2 million, despite a formal valuation at over £45 million. Rather than benefit any one individual, the proceeds from the sale have formed the John R Murray Charitable Trust, with a purpose of supporting a range of heritage projects. The generosity of John Murray and his family is greatly appreciated by NLS, and has ensured that the archive will benefit the nation for generations to come.

The campaign to acquire the archive was successfully closed on 6 April 2011.

John Murray Archive Major Donors (£100,000 +)

  • The Badenoch Trust
  • Binks Trust
  • The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh
  • Dunard Fund
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The MacRobert Trust
  • The John R Murray Charitable Trust
  • J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust
  • Scottish Government
  • Sir Siegmund Warburg Voluntary Settlement
  • Mr and Mrs Richard Burns.

John Murray Archive Sponsors (£50,000-£99,999)

John Murray Archive Benefactors (£5,000-£49,999)

  • Artemis Investment Management Limited
  • The John S Cohen Foundation
  • The Cordis Trust
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
  • Friends of the National Libraries
  • The Sir Maxwell Harper Gow Charitable Trust
  • Robin Leith Trust
  • The A G Leventis Foundation
  • The P F Charitable Trust
  • The Radcliffe Trust
  • Scottish & Newcastle plc
  • The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation
  • Tulip Charitable Trust
  • Mr and Mrs James Anderson
  • Professor Michael Anderson OBE HonFFA
  • Lord and Lady Balfour of Burleigh
  • Mr and Mrs Michael J Barron
  • Mr Donald H Brydon CBE
  • Mr and Mrs James Buxton
  • Dr Helen E C Cargill Thompson*
  • Mr John S B Carson and and the Hon Clare Carson
  • The Rt Hon Lord and Lady Coulsfield
  • Dr Susan Shatto and Dr John Cruikshank
  • Mr Stephen W Dunn
  • Mr James G D Ferguson
  • Mr Christopher Giles
  • Lord and Lady Laing of Dunphail and family
  • Mr and Mrs James Miller CBE
  • Mr and Mrs Charles Plowden
  • Mr Andrew Telfer
  • Mr Max Ward and Lady Sarah Ward
  • Dr William Zachs and Mr Martin Adam
  • In Memoriam Mr and Mrs James Tait, Professor William David James Cargill Thompson (1930-1978) and Mr John Robert Alexander Cargill Thompson (1938-2004).

John Murray Archive Patrons (£500-£4,999)

  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Anderson Strathern
  • Career Associates (UK) Ltd
  • Cairn Energy PLC
  • The Cray Trust
  • Bliss and Brigitte Carnochan Fund
  • Cruden Foundation
  • Dickson Minto WS
  • Edinburgh Decorative and Fine Arts Society
  • The Golden Bottle Trust
  • Knowe Properties Ltd
  • Timothy and Charlotte Laing Trust
  • Lazard Charitable Trust
  • Logie Charitable Trust
  • Rockpools People & Performance Ltd
  • The Alma and Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust
  • Mr and Mrs Robin J Angus
  • Mr Geoffrey Bond OBE DL and Mrs Bond
  • Professor Sir Michael R Bond and Lady Bond
  • Professor Sir Drummond Bone
  • Sir Peter Burt and Lady Burt
  • Professor Graham D Caie
  • Mr Gerard Callahan
  • Professor Sir Kenneth Calman and Lady Calman
  • The Rt Hon Lord Cameron PC QC FRSE and Lady Cameron of Lochbroom
  • Mr Ewen K Cameron
  • Mr Kenneth Campbell
  • Sir James Cayzer Bt
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Clyde PC and Lady Clyde
  • Ms Laura J Dunlop QC
  • Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC FRSE and Lady Edward
  • The Rt Hon the Earl and Countess of Elgin and Kincardine
  • Mr Francis K Finlay OBE
  • Mr and Mrs H Bruce Field
  • Mr and Mrs Christopher Forbes
  • Dr Robert O Gould and Dr Sheila Gould
  • Mr and Mrs Edward M Green
  • Dr and Mrs J M Haldane of Gleneagles
  • Mr Charles Hoare Nairne
  • The Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead PC FRSE and Lady Hope
  • Sir Brian Ivory CBE and Lady Ivory DL
  • Mr and Mrs Ian E Ivory
  • Sir Raymond and Lady Johnstone
  • Dr Peter Kemp and Mrs Joan Kemp
  • Mr and Mrs John M Kennedy
  • Dr Christine Kenyon Jones
  • Mr Nick Kuenssberg OBE and Mrs Sally Kuenssberg CBE
  • Mr and Mrs Roy S Leighton
  • Mr Norman Lessels CBE and Mrs Christine Lessels
  • The Most Hon the Marquis and Marchioness of Lothian
  • Ms Elspeth MacArthur
  • Professor Alexander McCall Smith CBE and Dr Elizabeth McCall Smith
  • Dr Anita McConnell FRGS
  • The Rt Hon Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden KT DL and Lady Macfarlane
  • Mr and Mrs Peter Mackay
  • Miss Mary E Mackenzie
  • Mr and Mrs Michael W M R Macphee
  • Mr and Mrs Ewen C S Macpherson
  • Mr Roy L Martin QC
  • Sir Ronald and Lady Miller
  • Mr Robert O'Riordan
  • Mr Michael Palin CBE
  • Dr Alex Paton
  • Sir William Purves CBE DSO and Lady Purves
  • Sir Thomas Risk FRSE and Lady Risk
  • Sir Lewis Robertson CBE FRSE
  • Mrs Janet Saint Germain
  • Professor Sir John Shaw CBE and Lady Shaw
  • Dr David B B Smith OBE and Mrs Christine Smith
  • Mr and Mrs Robert Speirs
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Sutherland of Houndwood and Lady Sutherland
  • Mr and Mrs Robert D Sutherland
  • Mr and Mrs Martyn Wade
  • Mr and Mrs Giles Weaver
  • Ms Teri Wishart
  • Ms Marjorie G Wynne.

John Murray Archive Supporters (£0-£499)

  • Brodies LLP
  • Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd
  • Falkirk Archaeological and Natural History Society
  • The David Hume Institute
  • The JTH Charitable Trust
  • Miller Developments
  • National Library of Scotland Film Club
  • The National Trust for Scotland - Eastwood Members Centre
  • National Youth Choir of Scotland
  • Royal Overseas League
  • Royal Scots Club Edinburgh
  • Saltire Society
  • Tayfield Foundation
  • Mr Andy Agnew
  • Mrs Darlene T Anderson
  • Mr Gareth Atkins
  • Mrs K R Barclay Bowley
  • Mr Michael Belfourd
  • Mr Crawford Beveridge CBE
  • Mr Julian D Birchall and Mrs Rosalind Birchall MBE
  • Miss Ruth Boreham
  • Ms Karen Boyle
  • Dr Sheila M Brock OBE
  • Mr George Brydon
  • R C Callander
  • Professor Ian Campbell
  • Mr and Mrs Ian Carmichael
  • Mrs Gwen Chessell
  • Mr Rob Carpenter
  • Mr and Mrs Simon H T Clark
  • Miss Pauline A M Clarke and Miss Patricia Clarke
  • Mr and Mrs J A Cochrane
  • Mr J S Coduri
  • Mr Nicholas Craib
  • Mr Piers Currie
  • Dr Jean Curtis-Raleigh
  • Mr Philip W Darwin
  • Mr and Mrs George J Davidson
  • Mr Alistair Duncan
  • Mrs Hillian Durell
  • Mr Nat Edwards
  • Mr and Mrs Edward Enfield
  • Ms Lorraine Fannin OBE
  • Professor and Mrs Alastair Fowler
  • Sir William Kerr Fraser GCB FRSE and Lady Fraser
  • Mr Alastair D B Gavin
  • Mr Malcolm J Good
  • Ms Rita A Gow
  • The Rt Hon the Lord and Lady Hamilton
  • Mr Barry Haniford
  • Mr Donald Hardie OBE DL
  • Mr and Mrs Conrad K Harper
  • Mr Florian Hecht
  • Dr and Mrs Richard Holloway
  • Mr J A Howe
  • Dr Gillian Hughes
  • Dr Kenneth R Hunter
  • Sir Malcolm Innes of Edingight KCVO WS and Lady Innes
  • Mr and Mrs Daniel Kelly
  • Mr Rupert Kendal
  • Mr and Mrs Bill F Lamb
  • Mr John Lee
  • Mr and Mrs N N Lewis
  • Ms Joan Lingard MBE and Mr Martin Birkhans
  • Ms Briony Llewellyn
  • Mr Charles Lovatt
  • Mr Domhall MacCormaig
  • Mr Alan McGeever
  • Lady Lucinda Mackay
  • Mr Alan W D McLean
  • Mr Graham McNicol
  • Ms Margaret Mearns
  • Mr Robin Menzies
  • Mr John Methven and Mrs Moira Methven
  • Dr Brenda Moon FCILIP FRSE
  • Ms Dorothy Morrison
  • Mr and Mrs Harry J Morgan
  • Ms Anne Mortimer
  • Dr Patrick Mullin
  • Sir Iain Noble Bt OBE and Lady Noble
  • Mrs Carole Orpen
  • Mr and Mrs Sandy Orr
  • Dr Richard Parsons
  • Dr and Mrs Willis R S Pickard
  • Mr John D Pickles
  • Mr John Raisman CBE and Mrs Raisman
  • Mr J P L Ratzer
  • Ms Christine Rees
  • Emeritus Professor and Mrs John S Richardson
  • Mr Paul Sanderson
  • Mr and Mrs F Scott
  • Mr Malcolm C N Scott QC
  • Professor James A Secord
  • Dr Andrew Senchak and Mrs Senchak
  • Sir David Smith and Lady Smith
  • Dr Jane Stabler
  • The Hon Lady Stacey QC
  • The Rt Hon Lord David Steel of Aikwood KT KBE PC DL and Lady Steel
  • Mrs Moira Stratton
  • Mrs Anna Sweet
  • Mr Mark Tennant and Lady Harriot Tennant
  • Mr Fergus C M Thomson
  • Dr David H Troup
  • Lady Tumim CBE
  • Professor Sir David P Tweedie and Lady Tweedie
  • Dr Judith Vincent
  • The Rt Hon The Lord Waldegrave and Lady Waldegrave
  • Mr Leonard Wallace
  • Mr and Mrs Anthony E Weld Forester
  • Mr and Mrs Whelan
  • Mrs Joan Winterkorn
  • Mr Eric Wishart
  • Mr W James Wolffe QC and Mrs Sarah P L Wolffe QC
  • Dr Gordon M Wyllie WS.

JMA Four O'Clock Friends Adopt a Manuscript

  • The Jane Austen Society (item adopted: sales subscription list for 'Mansfield Park')
  • Anonymous donation in memory of J Steven Watson (item adopted: letter of Mrs Disraeli to John Murray, 21 May 1826).

John Murray Archive Campaign Group

NLS would like to extend particular thanks to the JMA Campaign Group:

  • Lady Balfour of Burleigh CBE (Chairman)
  • Mr Geoffrey Bond OBE DL
  • Professor Sir Drummond Bone
  • Professor Sir Kenneth Calman
  • Mr Stephen W Dunn
  • Mrs Alexandra Mackesy
  • Mr James Miller CBE
  • Mr Malcolm Offord
  • Mr Charles Plowden
  • Mrs Ruth Plowden
  • Dr William Zachs.

 

The Visitor Centre Project

The Visitor Centre at NLS was officially opened in September 2009.  Its spaces — including a new bookshop, café and 'Treasures' exhibition space which regularly rotates special items from the national collection — encourage enjoyment and exploration of the Library and its collections and services

  • The Foyle Foundation
  • William Grant and Sons
  • John Menzies plc
  • The Scottish Government
  • The Wolfson Foundation.

 

If these lists have inspired you to consider donating to the National Library of Scotland, please see our page on how to donate.

 

 

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