Special and Named Printed Collections


A group of c. 880 volumes largely of theological literature with a notable collection of liturgical works, selected from the Bishop Dowden Memorial Library and placed on long-term deposit in 1954 by the Chapter of St Mary?s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh. The collection was formed chiefly by John Dowden (1840-1910), Bishop of Edinburgh, and the books date from the 15th (5 incunables) to the 20th century. A number of volumes were added to the deposit in 1970 and 1991, and correspondence and papers were deposited 1970-72.

Typescript inventory of the manuscripts.

Shelfmark: Dowd.

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