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Forbes Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Biblical commentaries; Theology; Doctrinal and controversial works; Baptism; Sermons; Forbes, James

The collection was established in 1966. It was purchased from the Trustees of Southgate Chapel, Gloucester, England.

The collection is the collection of James Forbes (1629?-1712), a nonconformist minister in Gloucester, England, from 1654 until his death. It is a model of a seventeenth century dissenting library. Although mainly theological in character, it includes several medical books and a number of school texts.

English and Latin.

1 600 books and pamphlets.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued.

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

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
Heyworth, P. L. -- "Forbes Collection". -- Notes on collections in the University of Toronto Library. -- No. 1 (1968) -- Toronto : University of Toronto Library, 1968. Heyworth, P.L. -- "Unfamiliar libraries XVI: the Forbes Library". -- The book collector. -- (Autumn 1970). -- London : The Collector Ltd., 1970. Renaissance and Reformation. -- Vol. 5, no. 1 (November 1968)-vol.5, no.3 (May 1969). -- Toronto : Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, 1968-1969.