Gibson, Andrew (fl. 1904-1927)

Biography/History

Andrew Gibson (fl. 1904-1927) was a noted collector and Governor of the Linen Hall Library. Originally from Ayreshire, he settled in Belfast eventually becoming a Governor of the Linen Hall Library, President of the Belfast Scottish Association and Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland. He was one of the organisers of the Second Belfast Harp Festival in 1903. Gibson was also a member of the Irish Folk Song Society. He was a Burns enthusiast and collected approximately 2000 volumes of Burns and Burns related material. His collection of Burns and Burnsiana was purchased by public subscription in 1901 for the Linen Hall Library.

Role
Private Collector