Material Inheritance: Family Histories and Family Resemblances in Nineteenth-Century Manuscript Production
As part of the Special Collections Visiting Scholars talks, Freya Gowrley (University of Edinburgh) will talk about her work with the University Library Special Collections materials.
Freya will focus on the papers of Scottish marine zoologist William Carmichael McIntosh (1838 to 1931), and his two sisters Agnes and Roberta, to inform her history of collage made in Britain, North America and across the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The McIntosh collection includes scrapbooks, commonplace books and albums, and photographic albums and is an unparalleled source in understanding how such manuscripts created, sustained and reflected familial relationships.
Location: Napier Reading Room in Martyrs Kirk