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Oliver Goldsmith Collection
McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library

Subjects
Goldsmith, Oliver; English literature

History
The collection was established ca 1965. It forms part of the Eighteenth Century Collection.

Description
The collection includes first, early, and variant editions of works by Oliver Goldsmith. Most items written by Goldsmith (literature, and British history, etc.) are present in variant editions. The emphasis of the collection is eighteenth and nineteenth century material. Manuscripts are not included. The present acquisition policy is to acquire Goldsmith works when available.

Language
English, French, and selected foreign language material.

Holdings
420 monographs.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued in the Eighteenth Century Collection card catalogue. LC subject headings are used. Eighteenth century material is arranged according to internal shelving location numbers. Nineteenth century editions have been classified according to LC. The holdings are currently being converted to the library's online catalogue.

Physical Access
The collection is in a special collections area which is open to the public. For further information visit: http://library.lib.mcmaster.ca/archives/readyweb.htm.

Interlibrary Loan: Only to selected libraries on IUTS.

Reprography: Photocopying is done by the staff.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Library research news. -- Vol. 3, no. 5 (May 1976). -- Hamilton, Ont. : University Library Press, 1976.