Beaverbrook Collection of Rare Books|
University of New Brunswick, Archives & Special Collections
Canadian literature; Canada--History; British literature
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.
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.
English, French, and Latin.
1,981 monographs; serial versions of some fictional works.
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.
The collection is open to the public. For further information visit: http://www.lib.unb.ca/archives .
Interlibrary Loan: No.
Reference Assistance: Yes.
Publications Describing Collection
None at present.