David Laing: Bibliographical Notes and Specimens
||David Laing: Bibliographical Notes and Specimens
||Laing, David, 1793-1878
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||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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David Laing (1793-1878), antiquary, was born in Edinburgh on 20 April 1793, son of William Laing, an Edinburgh bookseller. He attended Canongate Grammar School and Edinburgh University, before becoming a partner in his father's business in 1821. He was secretary of the Bannatyne Club, 1823-1861, and was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1826. He was made librarian of the Signet Library in 1837. Laing edited old Scottish ballads, metrical romances and many antiquarian works. He died at Portobello on 18 October 1878.
Bibliographical notes and specimens compiled by Laing while librarian of the Signet Library, Edinburgh.
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|Laing, David (1793-1878) antiquary and librarian|
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