The Friends Collection has been built-up through purchases with funds from the Friends of the University Library. It contains such rare books as Robert Boyle's Tracts: containing I. Suspicions about some hidden qualities of the air … (1674), J. Dryden's Albion and Albanius (1691), Some considerations on the consequences of the French settling colonies on the Mississippi: with respect to the trade and safety of the English plantations in America and the West-Indies (1720), various pamphlets by Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke, Newcastle songsters and other local material such as Report of the Orphan-House Sunday-School, Newcastle upon Tyne (1815-16). English literature is a particular strength of the collection.
Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:
Collection Name: Friends Collection
Library Catalogue Collection Ref Code: Friends
Date Range of Material
1585 - 1988
Type of Material
Rare book collection
Size of Collection
19 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.
Information about the Friends of the University Library, including how to join, can be found in this here.