Early Children's Books
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What's in our collection?
We have amassed a sizeable number of children's books including non-fiction, story books and picture books. The former librarian of the Reference Library, Hilda McGill, herself a published author, compiled a list of such material scattered about the library, including children's books from as early as the seventeenth century.
This is not strictly a special collection in so much as there never has been a concerted effort on the library's part to collect this material nor has any extant collection been acquired.
Where can I find them?
To locate items, check the list at f011.62 In1 or look up individual authors and titles in the card catalogue.