Author's collection of cuttings, plans, drawings [some original] mounted on sheets. This material covers the subject matter in the author's book: "Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time".
Daniel Wilson Scrapbook
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Daniel Wilson (1816-1892) was an archaeologist, author, antiquarian and Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1845 – 1853.
Wilson donated his scrapbook (which he referred to as his “Memorials of Auld Reekie”) to the Society. It contains illustrations of Edinburgh and other material, some of which he used in his most famous book “Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time” (1847).
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Other Finding Aids
A Finding List of the archive is available at http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/269212/daniel_wilson_scrapbook.pdf
It was presented to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Wilson from Toronto in 1869.