A collection of some 600 books donated by Sir Alexander Stone (1907-1998), the Glasgow solicitor and bibliophile.
Comprising mainly 19th century publications, this library is particularly strong in the fields of English Literature and Scottish history. Many of the volumes are finely bound.
NB. The Stone Collection is housed in the Library Research Annexe. Items should be ordered for consultation in Special Collections by using the Research Annexe request form: please note that requests submitted by 10am will usually be available in Special Collections after 3pm that day; requests made after 10am will be available the next day after 3pm. Items may also be consulted in the reading room at the LRA between 9 am and 5 pm.
How to find material in the Stone Collection
- Browse through a list of books from this collection (all with shelfmark Store Stone) or use the books search to locate items.
There is a memorial to Sir Alexander at Hutcheson's Grammar school in Glasgow, where he was a pupil. This bronze sculpture consists of a bust resting upon a plinth of books - based upon titles from his library.