A collection of books mainly by the minister, poet and novelist George MacDonald (1824-1905), graduate of the University. Many of the volumes are signed by the author.

Keywords: Scottish literature; fantasy literature; children's literature; theology.

Strengths: Scottish literature; theology.


Identifier: MacD

Physical characteristics: 21 volumes

Accumulation date range: c.1857-1924

Contents date range: 1857-1924

Associated Publications: O'Sullivan, Keith, 'George MacDonald', The Library and Archive Collections of the University of Aberdeen: an introduction and description, edited by Iain Beavan, Peter Davidson and Jane Stevenson (Manchester University Press/University of Aberdeen, 2011), pp. 336-338. Available on Library OPAC.

Accrual Status: Closed.

Custodial history/provenance: Formerly in collection of MacDonald's secretary, William Carey Davies, and gifted by Davies's family to George MacDonald Society. A twenty-five year loan arrangement was agreed between the University and the Society in 2007.

Access Control: Closed access - please request. Non-borrowable.