Papers of James Fowler Kellas Johnstone

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

GB 231 MS 0484 Johnstone's annotated proof copy of Bibliographia Aberdonensis, 1472 - 1660, 1928 [? Deposited with records of the New Spalding Club]

GB 231 MS 0971 Papers relating to life and works of Alexander Ross (1591-1654), poet, n.d.

GB 231 MS 1087 - 1095 Manuscript of paper, The Kirkwall Bibliothek, 1683 - 1891, with related correspondence from Rev. J.B. Craven to Johnstone and P.J. Anderson, University librarian, c 1923; typescript of paper, The History of the Introduction of the Art of Printing into Scotland Restudied, read before Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 1915; manuscript of lecture, Aberdeen before the Reformation, read before the Historical Association at Marischal College, Aberdeen, with printed copies of paper as published in the Free Press, 1913; miscellaneous papers re. 650th anniversary celebrations of Aberdeen Grammar School, collected by J.F.K. Johnstone, with correspondence from Theodore Watt and H.F. Morland Simpson, rector, 1906 - 1910; photographs of manuscripts ? used to illustrate The Alba Amicorum of George Strachan, George Craig, Thomas Cumming, Aberdeen University: Studies 95, (Aberdeen, 1924), 1924; manuscript of lecture, Alexander Barclay, 1475 - 1552, with related correspondence from William Grant, George Neilson, W. Stewart, D. Hay Fleming, P. Giles, W.A. Craigie, A.W. Pollard, and Malcolm Bulloch, 1919; unpublished lecture, Alexander Ross, 1591 - 1654, and his Bibliography, 1924; lists of Aberdeenshire surnames, compiled from poll book and other records, 1696 - 1896 (arranged by presbytery); proof copy of Bibliographia Aberdonensis, with duplicates of illustrative material and notes gathered for continuation of the work from 1700 to 1800.

GB 231 MS 2147 Papers relating to research on life and work of Alexander Barclay (1475-1552), poet and scholar, c 1919

GB 231 MS 3250 A list of books printed in Scotland before 1700, annotated by James Fowler Kellas Johnstone, n.d.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Fowler Kellas Johnstone (c. 1846 - 1928) was one of the foremost authorities on the bibliography of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland, his lifetime's research on the subject culminating in the compilation, with Alexander Webster Robertson, of Bibliographia Aberdonensis, 2 vols. (Aberdeen: Third Spalding Club, 1929-30). His knowledge of early Aberdeen printing and local history was instrumental in securing the University's acquisition of several important book and manuscript collections in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He also made generous personal gifts of rare books and manuscripts to the University in the same period. For further details see obituary in Aberdeen University Review, 16 (1928-29), 94 - 95; and J. Malcolm Bulloch J.F. Kellas Johnstone (1928) (held in the University's Local Collection, ref. p Lambda Bulloch, J.M. kel).

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Acquisition Information

GB 231 MS 0484: date and source not recorded - probably deposited in the University in 1925, by the New Spalding Club;GB 231 MS 0484: date and source not recorded - probably deposited in the University in 1925, by the New Spalding Club;GB 231 MS 0971: date and source not recordedGB 231 MS 0971: date and source not recordedGB 231 MS 1087 - 1095: deposited in the University in 1939. Source not recorded.GB 231 MS 1087 - 1095: deposited in the University in 1939. Source not recorded.GB 231 MS 2147: date and source not recordedGB 231 MS 2147: date and source not recordedGB 231 MS 3250: date and source not recorded

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Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

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Related Material

Records and associated papers of the Spalding Club, New Spalding Club, and Third Spalding Club are deposited in the University. Further details available from Aberdeen University Library catalogue, available online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Bibliography

James Fowler Kellas Johnstone, Bibliographia Aberdonensis, 2 vols. (Aberdeen: Third Spalding Club, 1929-30) James Fowler Kellas Johnstone, Bibliographia Aberdonensis, 2 vols. (Aberdeen: Third Spalding Club, 1929-30) James Fowler Kellas Johnstone, The Alba amicorum of George Strachan, George Craig, Thomas Cumming, Aberdeen University: Studies 95, (Aberdeen, 1924)

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