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.
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.
History, Language, Literature, Religion.