Chorley (Sarah) Collection

Subject strengths: Literature, Childrens Literature

The Chorley Collection, presented by Sarah Chorley, comprises children's literature chiefly from the Nineteenth Century and first decades of the Twentieth Century. Highlights include Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1884 (1883) R.M. Ballantyne's The Coral Island (1876) and The Giants and How to Fight Them (1904) by the Rev. Richard Newton. There are also several works by the highly influential children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886).


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Chorley (Sarah) Collection

Library Catalogue Collection Ref Code: Chorley

Date Range of Material

1847 - 1992

Type of Material

Rare book collection

Size of Collection

10 Linear Metres of shelving 

How To Order Items From This Collection

The books within this collection are described within the Newcastle University Library Catalogue and can be ordered directly from the catalogue.

This link to the library catalogue will show a list of all the items within the collection. Please note this link is available to members of the public as well as University staff and students.

Scanning and Photocopy Service

If you are unable to visit our reading room, we also have a scanning and photocopying service. 

Other Resources

Material from this collection was used in our Treasures of the Month feature for February 2009 and March 2009.