Future events and meetings in 2016/17:


Wednesday 15th February 2017

The Cleghorn Collection – a talk by Dr Henry Noltie, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Venue: The Research Suite, 6th Floor, Centre for Research Collections, Main Library, George Square.

Time: 15:00-16:30


Dr Noltie will talk about the botanical and forestry books and paintings in Edinburgh University Library’s Hugh Cleghorn Collection, and examples will be on display. The fascinating story of Cleghorn  (1820-1895) and his collections has been pieced together over the last 20 years, from widely scattered sources in both Britain and India. The findings were recently published in two books by Dr Noltie: a biography of Cleghorn – Indian Forester, Scottish Laird – and a book on the outstanding drawings that Cleghorn commissioned in India:  The Cleghorn Collection. These will also be on display.

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