A valuable philological collection of approximately 2,000 volumes of language and literature texts.
The philological collection of Dr Henri Bourgeois was offered to Glasgow University Library in 1927 as a gesture of gratitude for the library privileges he received while residing in Glasgow as a refugee from the invasion of Belgium by Germany in WWI. One of the terms of this gift was that a catalogue be provided.
How to find material from the Bourgeois collection
- This collection is currently uncatalogued but short biography of Bourgeois and overview of the collection was compiled by David Weston in 2022: Bourgeois Collection.
- David Atlas, 'Hebrew and Yiddish books of the Bourgeois Collection in Glasgow University Library', Transactions of the Glasgow University Oriental Society, vol. 7 (1934-1935), pp 24-28.