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Simcoe Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Military history; Military art and science; Simcoe, John Graves

The collection was presented to the University of Toronto Library in 1927 by Sir Leicester Harmsworth. It consists of books from the library at Wolford Lodge, Devon, England, of John Simcoe (d. 1759) and his son, John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806), the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.

The collection consists primarily of books on military science and tactics, as practised in the eighteenth century.

English and French.

Approximately 200 volumes.

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
None at present.