Papers of Gabriel Neil, fl 1830s-1862, archaeologist

Scope and Content

Holograph manuscript by Gabriel Neil of the introduction to Four poems from 'Zion's Flowers' by Zachary Boyd (1585-1653), published in Glasgow in 1855.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gabriel Neil (fl 1830s-1862) was an archaeologist and antiquarian in Glasgow, Scotland. He had an interest in comprehending and deciphering ancient muniments and manuscripts and as such researched and edited an edition of Zachary Boyd's 'Four Poems from Zion's Flowers', published in 1855. He also published The Book of the Chronicles of the Isles (1816). He died in 1862.

Source: GB 247 MS Gen 217 Letters and memoranda addressed to Rev Hew Scott concerning Gabriel Neil


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Acquisition Information

Gift : J Weir, Keeper of Manuscripts, Glasgow University Library : 1968 : ACCN 4191

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Related Material

GB 247 MS Gen 151 Papers of Zachary Boyd