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This catalog accompanied the exhibit of writings by and about the Scottish poet James Macpherson. In addition to its outstanding holdings of Robert Burns and Burnsiana, the Library's G. Ross Roy Collection also encompasses extensive holdings of many other Scottish poets, from the early 18th century to the present. This exhibit provides a good opportunity to showcase the Roy Collection's extraordinary depth of material on a once widely-influential writer who deserves renewed critical attention. What is shown here is only a sampling of the Macpherson material available in Thomas Cooper Library. The exhibit also gives opportunity to include other recent acquisitions: a first edition of James Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, Hill Burton's Life and Correspondence of David Hume, and Macpherson's late pamphlet on American independence.


The exhibit accompanied by this catalog was mounted to welcome to Thomas Cooper Library the eighth W. Ormiston Roy Memorial Visiting Reserch Fellow, Dr. Valentina Bold, from the Universtiy of Aberdeen.