Bell (Gertrude) Collection

Subject strengths: Archaeology, Politics, History, Travel

2,000 books on Arabic and Persian languages, and on the history and antiquities of Arabia, Iraq and the Near East that formed part of Gertrude Bell's working library.


Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Bell (Gertrude) Collection

Library Catalogue Collection Ref Code: B 

Date Range of Material

1653 - 1990

Type of Material

Gertrude Bell’s personal book collection

Size of Collection

65 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. 

Other Resources

See Bell (Gertrude) Archive for archival material related to Gertrude Bell.