University of St Andrews

University Library Special Collections

Rare Books


Hamilton Collection

Images of the Hamilton Collection

This collection comprises five items dating from the 1670s and 1680s, presented to St Salvator's College in 1681 by Sir Robert Hamilton. The bindings are stamped 'ex dono Roberti Hamilton militis 1681'. This may be the Robert Hamilton who was regent of St Salvator's College in 1668.

Finding aids

The collection consists of 9 volumes. Classmarks for books in this collection have the prefix Ham and can be found on the online catalogue here.


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Collection development policy

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Current projects

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