Special Collections: Daniel Wilson Scrapbook

Sir Daniel Wilson (1816-1892) was an archaeologist, author, antiquarian and Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1845 - 1853.

Wilson donated his scrapbook (which he referred to as his "Memorials of Auld Reekie") to the Society, It contains illustrations of Edinburgh and other material, some of which he used in his most famous book Memorials of Edinburgh in the olden time (1847).

Daniel Wilson Scrapbook Listing

The listing gives possible sources for the items; and references to their use in Memorials.

Daniel Wilson. View of Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket – original drawing