William Euing (1788-1874) and his Library



William Euing was one of the most important figures in Glasgow’s cultural history. A wealthy insurance broker, his biographical sketch in Memoirs and Portraits of One Hundred Glasgow Men, 1886, divides his library into five sections: 1) Glasgow books, especially those produced by the Foulis brothers; 2) specimens of printing of all ages and countries; 3) a small and valuable collection ballad collection, including old chap books and broadsides; 4) English Bible; 5) Music, and works on music.