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James L. Baillie Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Ornithology; Natural history

Collection belonged to the well-known ornithologist, James L. Baillie and acquired from his widow, Mrs. Helen Baillie, in 1971.

The collection contains books, pamphlets, offprints and periodicals on ornithology and natural history. Largely American in emphasis. Collection is expanded through gifts and purchases.


60 ft. of books, 135 ft. of pamphlets and periodicals.

Bibliographic Access
Books and pamphlets are catalogued; some periodicals are catalogued. List of uncatalogued periodicals is at the Reference Desk. Card file of offprints on ornithology and natural history in special files is in the Reference area.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.