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A small collection of 25 books from the library of John Buchan (1875-1940), first baron Tweedsmuir, which was presented to the Library in 1940 and contains his bookplates. All the items in the bequest relate to James Graham (1612-50), the first Marquis of Montrose, and to the history of Scotland after the declaration of the National Covenant and during the Civil War; the collection includes 13 Wing items (see p. 3). Montrose featured in several of Buchan?s books and lectures and was the subject of one of his earliest historical works, The Marquis of Montrose (1913), which was unfavourably criticized due to the author?s idealized portrayal of its subject (a revised biography, Montrose, was published in 1928). Two collections of manuscript material relating to John Buchan, were successively presented and deposited by his son, the second baron Tweedsmuir, in 1977 and 1985.

Typescript inventories of the manuscripts.

Shelfmark: Tw.

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