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Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian Literature
University of New Brunswick, Archives & Special Collections

Canadian literature; Literary figures, Canadian

The collection was established in 1933. It had been assembled by Rufus Hathaway (1869-1933), a Canadian businessman, editor, and collector. The collection came to the University of New Brunswick as a bequest from Rufus Hathaway.

The collection contains works by major and minor Canadian authors from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection includes first editions, limited editions, and autographed works. It is strong in the printed works of Charles G.D. Roberts and Bliss Carman among others. It also contains correspondence by and about other Canadian authors.

English predominates. There are also a few foreign language editions.

3,500 monographs; broken runs of over 200 serial titles; 2 linear metres of vertical file material (manuscripts, broadsides, clippings and photographs).

Bibliographic Access
Printed works are catalogued. Conversion from Dewey to LC classification is in progress. Vertical files are accessible by index card files and by an unpublished thesis by R.G. Lawrence.

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

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes. Researchers under time constraints are advised to make an appointment.

Publications Describing Collection
Bonar Law Bennett Library. -- A catalogue of the Rufus Hathaway Collection of Canadian literature, University of New Brunswick. -- Fredericton : University of New Brunswick, 1935.