William Gemmell

Biography of William Gemmell

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Sp Coll Gemmell 8

William Gemmell, Glasgow physician and magistrate, graduated from the University of Glasgow MB CM in 1888.

He bequeathed his collection of 76 rare illustrated editions on the subject of the Dance of Death to the University.

Today the University’s Gemmell Collection, which also includes later carefully selected additions, charts the origins of this captivating theme through its journey into print format, from its original conception at the hands of Hans Holbein, through its many reincarnations, covering almost 500 years of the Dance of Death in print.


William Gemmell
Born 26 October 1859.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB CM, 1888;
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Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 10th Aug 2017

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