We have gathered a great number of children's books including non-fiction, story books and picture books, including some from the 17th century. A list of these was compiled by the former librarian of the reference library, Hilda McGill (also a published author).
The collection contains around 1000 items, 650 of which are pre-1850, the rest from 1850 to 1899. The earliest item is: A short dictionary for children, Latin and English from 1602.
The materials show the many changes that have taken place in the education and amusement of children over time.
This is not strictly a collection, but a record of the books we own.
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