G.K. Chesterton Collection|
University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library
Chesterton, Gilbert Keith; English literature
In 1973, Rev. Kevin Scannell of Yorkshire, England, an expert on the work of G.K. Chesterton, donated his private Chesterton collection of some five hundred items to the University of St. Michael's College. By 1985, this collection had grown to nine hundred items and was the strongest Chesterton collection in Canada. The Chesterton Archives in Beaconsfield, England have also been microfilmed with the assistance of a grant.
The collection contains material by and about G. K. Chesterton. Included are all works by Chesterton, including about eighty first editions; works of criticism; and archival material in microform. The geographic and chronological emphasis, as it applies to Chesterton, is on England from 1874 to 1936.
1,200 monographs; 50 serial titles and 1,200 selections from serials; 5 serial titles currently received; 1,500 microfiches; 10 picture files.
The collection is catalogued. LC subject headings are used. A local classification system, based on LC classification, is used. The holdings are recorded in the University of Toronto Union Catalogue, the National Library Union Catalogue, and UTLAS.
The collection is housed in a rare book room which is open to the public. For further information visit: http://www.utoronto.ca/stmikes/library/rare.htm .
Interlibrary Loan: Yes.
Reference Assistance: Yes.
Publications Describing Collection
Descriptions of the collection have appeared in a variety of periodicals.