Cruickshank Collection

A collection of some 220 books from the library of Professor Don Cruickshank (1942-2021), an expert on Spanish Golden Age Literature and biographer of Calderón. His collection contains many rare Spanish playtexts (sueltas) and numerous editions of Calderón.

Cruickshank was born in Fettercairn, Kincardineshire and was raised in Aberdeen, where he attended university. He studied modern history and modern languages, in particular Spanish (under Terence May and Peter Dunn). He took his PhD, on Calderón, at University of Cambridge under the supervision of Edward Wilson. In 1968 he became a research fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, before being appointed to a lectureship at University College Dublin, where he spent the rest of his career, eventually retriring in 2007, Professor of Spanish. Cruickshank presented a small number of sueltas to University of Glasgow Library in 2003, to complement the then recently acquired Scarfe-La Trobe Collection of Spanish plays. This larger collection was bequeathed in 2021 and now augments the 2003 gift. 

How to find material in the Cruickshank Collection

  • A project to catalogue the collection, funded by the Friends of Glasgow University Library, is now underway.
  • Books are available once catalogued. Browse through a list of the books catalogued so far