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Bust of MacLellan

Bust of MacLellan

Turning around from where yesterday’s photo was taken, inside the Round Reading Room, at one end of the seemingly abandoned staff desks, sits a bust of a man with very impressive sideburns. (I say ‘seemingly abandoned’ because the services have moved to the Fraser Building next door and the desk in question looks like everyone just got up and moved buildings in a rush.)

The text on the bottom of the bust reads:

Walter MacLellan
1815-89
of Blairvaddick
in whose memory
Hillhead House was gifted to the University
by his family
1917

Which is relatively self-explanatory. Then why is the Round Reading Room also known as the McMillan (or MacMillan) Reading Room? Why not the MacLellan Reading Room? Then again, most students simply refer to it as the Round Reading Room. Furthermore, I doubt most students know that the building is called the McMillan Reading Room.

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