Fletcher (G.B.A) Collection

Subject strengths: Classics

The Fletcher Collection of books bequeathed by Professor G.B.A. Fletcher (1903-1995) of the Department of Classics, contains antiquarian editions of classical texts, written in Latin, Ancient Greek and in English translations.

Recognised authors, such as Livy, Cicero, Terence, Virgil, Aeschylus, Tacitus and Sophocles are all represented. Some of the books were produced by the early printing houses, the Aldine and Elzevier presses.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Fletcher (G.B.A) Collection

Library Catalogue Collection Ref Code: Fletcher

Date Range of Material

1501 - 1996

Type of Material

Rare book collection

Size of Collection

48 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.

You can then place your order by linking to our request form

Scanning and Photocopy Service

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