The Forbes (later Ogilvie-Forbes) family of Boyndlie were the original possessors of the Collection. Through the good offices of a local librarian, the Collection was transferred to Aberdeen University Library and is now housed in the Special Collections Centre.
Keywords: Theology; history; literature (English and Scottish); philosophy; politics.
Strengths: The Collection contains many works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, though there are a number of examples of English printing from the early sixteenth century. There is a large amount of material in French. There are also a substantial number of volumes of local interest.
Languages:English, Latin, French
Physical characteristics: c. 2000 volumes.
Accumulation date range: ?
Contents date range: fifteenth century -1950s
Associated Publications: Available on Library OPAC or WebPAC
Accrual Status: Closed
Custodial history/provenance: An abandoned library which was rescued through the good offices of a local librarian during the mid 1990s. The library has now been deposited at Aberdeen University Library. Many volumes carry a nineteenth-century bookplate of John Forbes of Boyndlie. Some seventeenth-century texts carry earlier family signatures.
Access Control: Closed access - please request. Non-borrowable.