Alexander Archer Drawings

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The library holds a collection of 168 detailed drawings of Edinburgh and the surrounding area in the 1820s and 1830s by Alexander Archer. The drawings were presented to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Drawings by Archer are also held by Edinburgh Public Library, the National Galleries of Scotland, and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland.

A Finding List of the archive is available at http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/269209/archer_drawings.pdf

Administrative / Biographical History

Little is known of the artist Alexander Archer who completed a series of drawings of Edinburgh and the surrounding area in the 19th century.

Conditions Governing Access

Library open Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00. Please make an appointment with the library beforehand. Email library@nms.ac.uk

Other Finding Aids

A Finding List of the archive is available at http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/269209/archer_drawings.pdf

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