H.G. Wells Collection|
McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library
Wells, H.G.; English literature
The collection was established in 1968. It began with a block purchase from a bookseller and has been developed since.
The collection is an extensive collection of works by and about H.G. Wells. Included are many rare items, bibliographical variants, and manuscript material. The chronological emphasis is from ca 1890 to the present. Books by and about Wells are acquired when available. All translations of Wells' books are sought.
English predominates. Selected foreign language material is also included.
700 monographs; approximately 40 letters and manuscripts.
The collection is catalogued in the general library catalogues. LC subject headings and classification are used. The holdings are recorded in OCLC.
The collection is in a special collections area which is open to the public. For further information about the collection visit: http://library.lib.mcmaster.ca/cat-coll/coll/policies/rc.htm. For information about access to the collection 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
Whiteman, Bruce. -- "A catalogue of the H.G. Wells Collection". -- Library research news. -- Vol. 7, no. 2 (Autumn 1983). -- [Hamilton, Ont.] : McMaster University Library Press, 1983.