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Thomas Chandler Haliburton Collection
Dalhousie University, Killam Memorial Library

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler; Canadian literature; Nova Scotia--History

T.C. Haliburton's works have been part of the university's core collection since the library's founding. Haliburton's works have been purchased and donated. Following the establishment of a Special Collections Department in 1970, the collection has been maintained as a separate special collection.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton was an influential nineteenth century Nova Scotian humourist, historian, and public figure. The collection is a representative collection of British, American, and Canadian first and later editions of Haliburton's works. It includes fifty of the estimated eighty published editions of The clockmaker and two holograph letters to Joseph Howe and one to a British politician. The collection also includes biographical, bibliographical, and critical works about Haliburton. The chronological emphasis is on nineteenth century publications.


242 monographs; 1 picture file; 4 vertical files; 3 holograph letters.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. LC subject headings and classification are used. The holdings are recorded in the Nova Scotia Union Catalogue Partial holdings recorded in Libraries' on-line catalogue, Novanet.

Physical Access
The collection is available for consultation in the Special Collections Department which during term is open to the public. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Only for second copies of post 1900 editions and for current criticism.

Reprography: Photocopying and photography services are available, if the condition of the material allows.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.