Monday, 29 April 2013

George Hutton's drawings go online at National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland has announced in its newsletter that it has placed a collection of drawings online by George Henry Hutton. Here's the story:

The late eighteenth century soldier and antiquary, George Henry Hutton, collected many documents and drawings of Scottish castles, landscapes, churches and other religious buildings. Now you can view these on the NLS website.

The son of mathematician Charles Hutton, he served with the Royal Artillery in the West Indies, losing an eye and becoming a prisoner of war for a year. After returning home, he developed a passion for architecture and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries.

Although he died in Ireland in 1827, he had connections with Aberdeen, which figures prominently in the collection.

To access the collection visit

(With thanks to the NLS)


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