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Ernest Thompson Seton Collection
Trent University Library

Seton, Ernest Thompson; Animals--Behaviour; Canada, Northwest--Description and travel; Arctic exploration

The original collection was a gift of Mrs. Dee Barber of New Mexico in 1981. One supplementary collection has since been purchased.

The collection is a collection of books from the library of the late Ernest Thompson Seton, a wildlife writer and naturalist for the government of Manitoba. The collection contains variant editions of Seton's own works and books used as reference sources by him on such topics as bird life, campcraft, Indian life and folklore, natural history, travel, animal stories, and scouts and scouting. Most of the volumes are from the nineteenth or early twentieth century although one is dated 1778. Archival material is not included in the collection.


250 monographs; 3 serials.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on cards and fiche. LC and NLC subject headings are used. LC classification is used. The holdings are recorded in the National Library Union Catalogue. There is a checklist for the uncatalogued portion of the collection.

Physical Access
The collection is in a special collections area which is open by appointment only.For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: Yes, in certain circumstances.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.