Meeting dates for 2017
Thursday 12th October – The Travellers Club
Talk: There’s something about Perthshire? The Library of Innerpeffray and the Leighton Library, Dunblane by Jill Dye
The Library at Innerpeffray (founded c.1680) and the Leighton Library, Dunblane (founded c.1684) both now serve as visitor attractions for those keen to explore old books in their historic settings. Despite their similar foundation dates, geographical proximity and shared trustees, no in-depth comparison has yet been made between the two. This talk will explore the relationship between these libraries, with a particular focus on their foundation, administration and historic use.
Jill Dye is a third-year PhD Student on a SGSAH-funded Applied Research Collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and Dundee and the Library of Innerpeffray. Her PhD research focuses on books and their borrowers from the Library of Innerpeffray 1680-1854.