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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

Identifier: Boyndlie

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.

Link to Catalogue: View the records in the University Library Catalogue


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