University of St Andrews

University Library Special Collections

Sir David Russell (ms38515)

Images of the Sir David Russell collection

The business and personal papers of Sir David Russell (1872-1956) of Silverburn, Markinch. Russell's broad interests in matters spiritual, academic, artistic and photographic, as well as his wide-ranging business interests (primarily papermaking) make this huge collection of considerable interest for subjects as diverse as Byzantine archaeology and the foundation of the Iona Community. Primarily consisting of correspondence, there are also around 18,000 photographs, covering a broad range of subjects.

View the online catalogue for the David Russell Collection, or read about work carried out on the Russell Papers on our projects page.

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