Hornel Library, Broughton House
Kirkcudbright DG6 4JX
T: 0844 493 2246
Formerly the home of E. A. Hornel, Broughton House is now a National Trust for Scotland property. In addition to its collection of art, ceramics and furniture, it has a library and archive of nearly 25,000 books and manuscripts, many of which have a connection with Dumfries and Galloway. The library includes the extensive correspondence between the ballad collectors William Macmath and Francis James Child, and many works relating to Robert Burns. Sources for the history of Kirkcudbright include the minute books of the Kirkcudbright Tailors Trade (1733-1897) and the records of the Kirkcudbright School Board (1873-1889). Broughton House has a catalogue that can be searched by keyword.