Papers of C. R. Borland (d. 1946)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 7 notebooks and a file of correspondence relating to Borland's work on the catalogue of western medieval manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library, 1911-1916.

Administrative / Biographical History

Catherine Robina Borland studied at Edinburgh University and was awarded the degree of MA in 1905. She was a distinguished pioneer in industrial welfare service. Borland worked on the catalogue of medieval manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library. Her work was entitled A descriptive catalogue of the western mediaeval manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library (1916). She was also joint editor of Fragments d'une traduction francais en vers de la chronique en prose de Guillaume le Breton (1913). Catherine Robina Borland died at a nursing home in Edinburgh on 28 April 1946.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical history was compiled using the following material: (1) University of Edinburgh journal. Vol.14. 1846-1949. p.52. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.