Foulis Library Proposal, March 1866

An article on page two of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 6th of March, 1866, reads:


“FOULIS LIBRARY. – We have pleasure in directing attention to a proposal which has just been announced for

a collection of a complete set of all the works printed by Messrs Foulis, the famous Elzevirs of Glasgow, for

permanent preservation in the city of Glasgow. We trust that this undertaking, which we highly recommend to

the support of the citizens of Glasgow, will meet with such a measure of success as will lead to a vigorous attempt

being made to establish a Free Public Library and Museum. The names of the gentlemen composing the committee are a

sufficient guarantee that the scheme will be satisfactorily and judiciously carried out.”