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 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 Boyd, Zachary, 1585-1653'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


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

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

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number MS Gen 1059

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, March 2003

No alterations made to date

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Special Collections

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History



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Related Material

GB 247 MS Gen 151 Papers of Zachary Boyd

Material in other repositories: no material associated by provenance


Zachary Boyd, Four Poems from Zion's Flowers (  Glasgow,  1855 )