A collection of volumes, mostly serial titles, on philatelic topics. Almost all were amassed by Peter John Anderson, LLB, MA, FSA, JP (1853-1926), Librarian at the University of Aberdeen from 1894 until his death. In addition to interests in local history, as a co-founder and Secretary of the New Spalding Club from 1886, Anderson was a noted philatelist. He contributed to journals from an early age, served as President of the Aberdeen and North of Scotland Philatelic Society and eventually signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists in 1921. 

Keywords: Philately, stamps

Strengths: Collection includes runs of some 30 serial titles in philately, including Alfred Smith & Son's Monthly Circular, and the French title, Le Collectionneur de Timbres-poste

Languages:English, French, German

Identifier: Anderson

Physical characteristics: 150 volumes

Accumulation date range: 1902-1926

Contents date range: 1863-1926

Associated Publications: Anderson, P. J., and B. T. K. Smith, Early English Philatelic Literature 1862-65 (London: Philatelic Literature Society, 1912); Anderson, P. J., Philatelic Literature Collecting in 1864-79: Reminiscences and Extracts from a Diary ( London: P.J. Anderson, 1919).

Accrual Status: Closed

Custodial history/provenance: The volumes were mostly donated or bequeathed to the University by Anderson between 1902 and 1926.

Access Control: Closed access - please request. For reference use only.