Maitland Club

The Maitland Club was a Scottish historical and literary club and text publication society, modelled on the Roxburghe Club and the Bannatyne Club. It took its name from Sir Richard Maitland (later Lord Lethington), the Scottish poet. The club was founded in Glasgow in 1828, to edit and publish early Scottish texts.[1] Since the distribution of the publications was usually limited to members, the typical print run was between seventy and a hundred copies. The club was wound up in 1859, after publishing its own history as its 80th volume.[2]


Notable members

Items published

Further reading

  • Carnie, R.H.; Moran, M.F. (1974). "Sir Walter Scott and the Maitland Club". Studies in Scottish Literature. 12 (1).
  • Catalogue of the Works Printed for the Maitland Club, instituted March MDCCCXXVIII; with lists of the members and rules of the Club. 39. Maitland Club. 1836.
  • History of the Maitland Club. Maitland Club. 80. 1859.


  1. Glasgow University Library Special Collections: papers relating to the Maitland club.
  2. Royal Historical Society listing of Maitland Club publications Archived 2012-08-14 at the Wayback Machine

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