The projects linked below are part of an on-going series that makes available materials from the G. Ross Roy Collection and other Scottish literature holdings in Rare Books & Special Collections.
These major projects make available digital versions of materials relating to Robert Burns (1759–1796):
- Robert Burns, Letters Addressed to Clarinda, &c. (Glasgow, 1802)—A fully-searchable digital facsimile of the first published version of Burns’s letters to Agnes M’Lehose (“Clarinda”), with an introductory essay by G. Ross Roy.
- Robert Burns Chapbooks—Full digital facsimiles of all chapbooks from the G. Ross Roy Collection, up through 1830, that contain one or more poems or songs by Robert Burns.
- Robert Burns Manuscripts—Full digital facsimiles of all manuscripts by Burns in the G. Ross Roy Collection and those relating to Burns written before 1830.
- Newspaper Appearances by and about Robert Burns—Full digital facsimiles of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Burns-related newspaper appearances from the G. Ross Roy Collection.
Other Scottish literature projects from the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections include collection descriptions, exhibit catalogues, and other items:
- The G. Ross Roy Collection of Burnsiana & Scottish Literature
- Robert Burns (1759–1796): A Bicentenary Exhibition
- G. Ross Roy on Burns and the G. Ross Roy Collection (interview)
- Frederick Douglass on Robert Burns—Douglass’s article “A Fugitive Slave Visiting the Birthplace of Robert Burns” (1846)
- The James Willard Oliver David Hume Collection
- The Rodger L. Tarr Collection of Thomas Carlyle
- Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881): A Bicentenary Exhibition
- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
- Duncan Glen & Akros: Forty Years of a Scottish Press
- Scottish Literature Chapbooks Not Including Appearances by Robert Burns