D. S. Robertson Manuscripts
A collection of more than 700 hand-written poems and letters personally penned by two Renfrewshire poets, Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) and William Motherwell (1797 1835). Collected by the Glasgow bookseller and publisher David Robertson (1795-1854) and deposited in the University Library in 1907 by Capt. D.S. Robertson (1874-1919).
From a different source, the Library has a manuscript collection relating to a third Renfrewshire poet, Robert Pollok (1798-1827).
How to find material from the D.S. Robertson Manuscripts
- Browse through a list of items from the collection (MS Robertson) or use the manuscripts search to locate an item.
- Browse through a list of items relating to Robert Pollok (MS Gen 1355) or use the manuscripts search to locate an item.
- A printed inventory of the manuscripts of Robert Pollok held in Special Collections is shelved at MS Gen 1269