Anglo Scottish FHS The Mitchell Library and its Holdings

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The Mitchell Library and its Holdings

Dr. Irene O'Brien

Irene O’Brien will bring to life for us the extensive holdings of the library and how they can help us with our family and regional research. The library building also has an interesting history, being named Stephen Mitchell, a wealthy tobacco producer. The library's earliest collection was originally gifted to the University of Glasgow in 1874 by the Glasgow philanthropist William Euing; the foundation stone of the new buildings was laid by Andrew Carnegie in 1907 and the building was opened by Lord Rosebery in 1911. The statue “Literature” on the dome was the work of Thomas Clapperton and the architectural competition for the build was won by William B Whitie. Now we look forward to hearing from Irene O’Brien about the library’s holdings of over one million volumes!

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