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A collection of material by, and relating to, Ben Humble MBE (1904-77), consisting mainly of his collection of newspaper and magazine articles on mountaineering and mountaineering accidents. In the course of his lifetime Humble wrote many articles on outdoor pursuits in Scotland; he also played a leading role in improving rescue facilities for climbers in Scotland and in establishing the Scottish Youth Hostels Association. The collection was presented in 1994 by his nephew and biographer, Roy M. Humble, of Edmonton, Canada.

R.M. Humble, The Voice of the Hills: the Story of Ben Humble, MBE, Edinburgh, 1995.

Shelfmark: Humble.

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