A collection of several hundred Gaelic manuscripts and transcriptions formed by the Rev. Dr George Henderson (d. 1912), lecturer in Celtic studies at Glasgow University from 1906 to 1912. One of the treasures of the collection is the 17th-century Ratisbon Manuscript, a collection of religious and poetical works in Gaelic, which until 1862 was in the possession of the monastery of St James at Ratisbon (Regensburg).
George Henderson Collection of Gaelic MSS and working papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 247 MS Gen 1090
- Dates of Creation1850-1912
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialGaelic or Scottish Gaelic.
- Physical Description1.76 metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
George Henderson was Minister for the Church of Scotland at Eddrachillis (Tongue) between 1901 and 1911. He was a Lecturer in Celtic Studies at University of Glasgow from 1906 until his death in 1912. He gained his M.A. at the University of Edinburgh in 1898 and his received a PhD from the University of Vienna. He married Agnes D. Niebuhr.
See: Hew Scott, Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation (New ed., Edinburgh, 1915- ) .
Items in the collection numbered by Rev. John McKechnie, Ontario, Canada, 1969 and published in his Catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in selected libraries in Great Britain and Ireland (Boston, 1973).
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Item level descriptions are available via the departments online catalogue available at http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts
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Donald Mackinnon, A descriptive catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in the Advocates' Library, Edinburgh, and elsewhere in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1912), pp 318-320 ; John Mackechnie, Catalogue of Gaelic manuscripts in selected libraries in Great Britain and Ireland (Boston, 1973), vol. 1, pp. 365-395, 401-105