database provides access to the c.1,300 loose engravings and woodcuts
that form part of the MacBean Collection.
MacBean Stuart and Jacobite Collection is a resource of international
importance. Some 3,500 books and 1,000 pamphlets cover every aspect
of the Jacobite rebellions, the causes and effects, and the personalities,
royal, national and local. Moreover, the Collection offers much promising
background material for research into many aspects of the late-seventeenth
or eighteenth centuries. Catalogue entries for the printed books can
be found through the University Library Catalogue.
collection was donated to Aberdeen University Library in 1919 by William
M. MacBean. For further information see Mabel Allardyce, Aberdeen
University Library MacBean Collection... (Aberdeen: AUP, 1949).
collection is physically organised into four sections
record within the database contains the following elements:
box number and print
A-Z (Boxes 1 and 2)
Name (dates of birth and death);
occupation or other details relevant to subject, with source
of reference, if known; (a) artist; (e) engraver; (p) printer/publisher;
date of execution/publication; identification; size in centimetres.
Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester (1662-1732); imprisoned
in the Tower for alleged connection with an attempt to restore
the Stuarts, 1720, banished, entered service of the Old Pretender;
DNB (Dictionary of National Biography); (a) G Kneller; (e) J
Chapman; (p) J Wilkes; 1798; CEBP (Catalogue of Engraved British
Portraits) vii; 14.2 x 9.4 cms.
(Box 3) Subject/place,
parish/town, county, country if outside Britain; (a) artist;
(e) engraver; (p) printer/publisher; date of execution/publication;
size in centimetres.
Guestrow, Aberdeen, 1746; (e) J B; 12.2. x 8.4 cms.
Jacobite relics, etc. (Box 4)
Name (dates of birth and
death); occupation, if known; description with place and date
where possible; source with page reference if appropriate; (a)
artist; (e) engraver; (p) printer/publisher; date of execution/publication;
identification; size in centimetres.
William Maxwell, 5th Earl
of Nithsdale (1676-1744); Jacobite; escaping from Tower of London,
1716, aided by his wife, Winifred, having been condemned to
death after being taken prisoner at Preston, 1715; DNB; (a0
E M Osborn; (e) F Fraenkel; (p) Blackie & Son; 16.3 x 12.1
If the information is an informed approximation then it is entered
in square brackets
prepared by Peter Mennie and Mary Pryor.