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James Robertson Collection

Collection Details

James Robertson Collection held at University of Glasgow Library [Institution record]

    Description of Collection

    Content description

    929 books on Oriental languages, literature and history. Manuscript lecture notes.

    History and development

    Collected by James Robertson (1840-1920), missionary, Church of Scotland, Constantinople, 1862-1864; Beirut, Syria, 1864-1867; Minister, Church of Scotland, Mayfield, Edinburgh, 1875-1877; Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, University of Glasgow, 1877-1907. Donated to Glasgow University by his executors in 1933.

    Strengths

    Semitic languages and literature.

    General arrangement and access regulations

    Closed access collection. Separate sequences of printed books and manuscripts. Printed catalogue available.

    Subjects of the Collection

    Regions of Asia

    Near & Middle East and North Africa.

    Languages of material

    Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish.

    Subjects

    History, Language, Literature, Religion.

    Collection Material and Size of Collection

    Material Types

    Archival materials (includes non-published & mixed material), Books, Manuscripts.

    Total size of collection

    929 volumes

    Collection Management Information

    The collection is not being actively developed.

    Content date range

    0 to 0 AD

    Collection Catalogue Information

    Catalogue

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