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Beaverbrook Collection of Rare Books
University of New Brunswick, Archives & Special Collections

Subjects
Canadian literature; Canada--History; British literature

History
The collection was established between 1947 and 1951. It was donated by Lord Beaverbrook from his private collections. Some of the material was purchased especially for the University of New Brunswick.

Description
The collection reflects Lord Beaverbrook's wide ranging personal interests which include eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century Canadian literature and history, and sixteenth and seventeenth century religious reformers. The collection contains first editions and gifts to Lord Beaverbrook from such friends as Rudyard Kipling. Several British authors, such as Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, and H.G. Wells, are represented. Examples of fine bindings can be found among the 202 volumes from R. B. Bennett's private library.

Language
English, French, and Latin.

Holdings
1,981 monographs; serial versions of some fictional works.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued but not classified. It is accessible through the main library card catalogue and an abbreviated catalogue within the Archives and Special Collections.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public. For further information visit: http://www.lib.unb.ca/archives .

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: No.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.