Crawford, James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of, 1847-1913

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Dates:
Birth 1847-07-28
Death 1913-01-31
Britons
English

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James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres, was a British astronomer, politician, and noted collector of books and manuscripts. Lindsay inherited a considerable library from his father, but during his lifetime he assembled the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, one of the largest private libraries of the nineteenth century. In the 1880s, Lindsay’s fortunes suffered and he was forced to sell much of his rare book library, although he continued to collect proclamations, broadsides, and manuscripts of the French Revolutionary era. After Lindsay’s death, his heirs auctioned off most of what remained of his collections, including his French manuscripts.

From the guide to the James Ludovic Lindsay collection of French manuscripts, 1767-1863, (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres, was a British astronomer, politician, and noted collector of books and manuscripts. Lindsay inherited a considerable library from his father, but during his lifetime he assembled the Bibliotheca Lindesiana, one of the largest private libraries of the nineteenth century. In the 1880s, Lindsay's fortunes suffered and he was forced to sell much of his rare book library, although he continued to collect proclamations, broadsides, and manuscripts of the French Revolutionary era. After Lindsay's death, his heirs auctioned off most of what remained of his collections, including his French manuscripts.

From the description of James Ludovic Lindsay collection of French manuscripts, 1767-1863, bulk 1792-1835. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 768421649

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  • France (as recorded)