Gaelic Collection

The Gaelic collection is comprised of 31 works on Scottish history and Scottish Gaelic from 1831-1931. Held in the Turnbull Named Collections, it includes works on theology, Highland history, Scottish Gaelic language, and Scottish genealogy, as well as books of Gaelic songs, poetry and literature. Other items of interest include a gazetteer and ordnance survey of Scotland, and The Land of the Gael, which is signed by the author.

The date of entry of this collection into the Turnbull Library is not known, but it is likely to be after May 1967. The endpapers of several works are dated and signed or stamped by previous owners. These include N. Campbell of Scotland and London, John Macdonald of Scotland and Dunedin (1878), Robert Sinclair of Dunedin (1883), J. McFraser (1891), Gordonach MacBheathain aka Gordon MacBheathain, G. du ac Bheathain (1932-1935), John Logan of Niagara Falls, and Rev. William McDonald (up to 1967). Other names are unclear.

Cover of An ceud cheum gu Gaìdhlig, with a Gaelic icon in the middle.
Dòmhnall Mac A-Phí (ed.), An ceud cheum gu Gaìdhlig, 1921. Record page

Access items in this collection

Original items in this collection can be requested through the Library’s catalogue and consulted in the Katherine Mansfield Reading Room.

This collection is catalogued online and may be called up as a list on the National Library catalogue by searching ‘Gaelic’ using the ‘in call number’ search option in the NLNZ catalogue advanced search.