R. D. MACLEOD'S career can be summarized briefly. Born in Greenock, he joined the staff of the public library there in 1902. He moved to Glasgow and was a district librarian in Hutchesontown and Anderston before his appointment in 1915 as librarian to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, with responsibility for their pioneer North of Scotland scheme. In 1921 he joined Messrs W. & R. Holmes, booksellers in Glasgow, as consulting librarian, and he retired from the firm as a director in December 1963. One of the first to bring the professional skill of the librarian into the world of bookselling, to the end he considered himself a librarian.
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