Daniel Wilson Scrapbook

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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".

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).

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/269212/daniel_wilson_scrapbook.pdf

Custodial History

It was presented to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Wilson from Toronto in 1869.