Glasgow University’s Special Collections Department is one of the foremost resources in Scotland for academic research and teaching. Built up over a period of more than 500 years by purchase, gift and bequest, the collections now contain more than 200,000 manuscript items and around 200,000 printed works, including over 1,000 incunabula. William Blake’s prints, James McNeill Whistler’s correspondence and papers, Daumier’s caricatures and a seemingly inexhaustible collection of books, pamphlets, letters and images are available from every corner of British history and its leading characters.

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