New Year Poster
Dr. Grierson’s Institute of Enquiry. Thornhill Museum Archive. Dumfries Museum.
Doctor Thomas Boyle Grierson was the epitome of the Victorian man of letters. His life was dedicated to investigating the physical and intellectual world around him, drawing information from noted scientists and scholars. The resulting collection of 4,000 specimens and 3,000 books provides a fascinating glimpse into 19th century life. He also instituted a series of lectures with an eclectic range of subject matter. Much of his archive is housed in the Thornhill museum in Dumfries, alongside early Christian stone carvings and farming artefacts.