Subject Strength: Childrens Literature

19th Century Collection

Broad in subject, including works by R. Browning, A. Tennyson, and C. Dickens. Features first editions of Lewis Carroll's last novel for children, Sylvia and Bruno.

Alderson (Brian) Collection

Children's book collection donated by Brian Alderson, respected author, editor, translator and curator of children's books.

Booktrust Collection

Children’s book collection including new titles, reprints, existing books in new formats and books in translation.

Burnett (Mark) Collection

Children's literature collection of books and annuals published in the early to mid-20th century. Includes Timothy's Quest (1900) and Girl's Fun Annual (1952).

Butler (Joan) Collection

Children's literature collection including 18th century pamphlets, books by the likes of Daniel Defoe and J.M. Barrie and titles illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.

Chorley (Sarah) Collection

Children's literature chiefly from the 19th century. Includes Kate Greenaway's Almanack for 1884, R.M. Ballantyne's The Coral Island and the work of Randolph Caldecott.

Pollard Collection

Focuses on the work of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) and includes examples of his writing from his early years, as well as his many collections of short stories, novels and poems in various editions and formats.