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Title: Books and Borrowing 1750-1830
Other Titles: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers' Registers
Creator(s): Halsey, Katie
Aitken, Brian
Sangster, Matthew
McKeever, Gerard Lee
Deans, Alex
Baston, Karen
Branagh-Miscampbell, Maxine
Smith, Joshua J
Kennard, Jacqueline
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Keywords: History of Libraries
History of Reading
Social History
Cultural History
Date Available: 14-Jun-2024
Citation: Halsey, K; Aitken, B; Sangster, M; McKeever, GL; Deans, A; Baston, K; Branagh-Miscampbell, M; Smith, JJ; Kennard, J (2023): Books and Borrowing 1750-1830. Version 1. University of Stirling, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Dataset.
Publisher: University of Stirling. Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dataset Description (Abstract): The dataset is of transcriptions of the historic borrowers' registers of 18 Scottish Libraries. Included are: Name of Book Borrowed, Name of Borrower, Dates of Issue and Return, Author, Author dates, Life dates of borrowers, Details of editions borrowed and links to catalogues both contemporary and modern. Scottish
Dataset Description (TOC): The data reveals what people borrowed from 18 historic libraries across Scotland from 1750-1830. Data contains the borrowings of lead miners in Dumfries and Galloway, clergymen in Dunblane and Dumfries, advocates in Edinburgh, university students, professors and townspeople in the historic university towns of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow, and what Daniel Defoe called the ‘middling sort’ of people in Selkirk, Wigtown, Kirkwall, Haddington, and rural Perthshire. Libraries covered: Aberdeen Theological Library; Advocates Library; Chambers' Circulating Library; Craigston Castle Library; Dumfries Presbytery Library; Edinburgh University Library; Glasgow University Library; Haddington Library; Hunterian Museum Library; Innerpeffray Library; Inverness Kirk Sessions Library; Leighton Library; Orkney Library; Royal High School of Edinburgh; Selkirk Library; St Andrews University Library; Westerkirk; Wigtown Subscription Library.
Type: dataset
Contract/Grant Title: Books and Borrowing 1750-1830: An Analysis of Scottish Borrowers' Registers
Funder(s): AHRC - Arts and Humanities Research Council
Contract/Grant Number: AH/T003960/1
Worktribe Project ID: 449794
Geographic Location(s): Scotland
Time Period: 1747-1836
3rd Party/Embedded Rights: All data is made available via a Creative Commons license CC by NC 4.0. Copyright remains with the original copyright holders and has not been assigned to the project.
Affiliation(s) of Dataset Creator(s): University of Stirling (English Studies)
University of Stirling (History)
University of Glasgow

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