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Scottish Tourism & Leisure in the Nineteenth Century

Material from Special Collections


The Department of Special Collections has a wide range of primary source material relevant to the study of the growth of tourism in Scotland in the nineteenth century. The books listed on these pages are intended to provide a starting point for tapping this resource and should act as a useful background reading list for the course The Development of Tourism in Scotland c1800-1914 (Department of Economic History). Most of the books listed here were published in the nineteenth century, but some earlier (and later) volumes have also been included to provide as wide an overview of the subject as possible. It should be stressed that this represents only a fraction of the material available and students are encouraged to search the catalogue using keyword searches to uncover further relevant items. Books are available for consultation in the Department of Special Collections (Main Library: level 12) during normal opening hours. No prior arrangments for consultation are necessary: books will be fetched out on request so please make a note of the call numbers of any items you wish to view.


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Please address any queries or comments to Julie Gardham (Assistant Librarian, Special Collections)