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Durham University

Special Collections

Printed book collections


The following collections are general libraries that reflect the interests of the individuals or institutions that collected them

Bamburgh Library
Bishop Cosin's Library
Howard Library
Maltby Library
Newcastle Quakers' Library
Poor Clares' Library (Darlington)
Poor Clares' Library (Woodchester)
Routh Library
Richmond Grammar School Library
Sunderland Friends Library
Winterbottom Collection

Specialised book collections

The following collections of printed books (or which contain a significant number of printed books with papers and other material) reflect the specific interests of the people who created the collections

Collection Topic
Abbas Hilmi II Papers Khedivate Egypt and the Ottoman Empire, 19th/20th century
Robin Dix Akenside Collection Works of Mark Akenside
Keith Armstrong Collection Works of Keith Armstrong
Basil Bunting Poetry Archive Works of Basil Bunting; 20th century poetry
Cremation Society of Great Britain Archive Cremation; funerary procedures
Ellershaw Collection Translation of poetry into Latin or Greek
Elliott Collection Cryptography
Simon Fleming Music Collection Music printing from 18th century onwards
Keith Gilroy Collection Early printed books; early 20th century private press books
Grey Pamphlets Political pamphlets, 19th century
David J. Hall Collection 20th century private presses; printing
Donald Hawley Papers Middle East diplomacy, mid 20th century
Norman Hidden Collection British Poetry, mid 20th century
History of Science Printed Collection Science
Kellett Collection Medical history
Local Collection North Riding, Durham, Northumberland, Cumbria and Borders
Plomer Collection Works of William Plomer
Katrina Porteous Beadnell Archive Works of Katrina Porteous
Pratt Green Collection Hymns and hymnbooks
Anne Stevenson Poetry Library 20th/21st century poetry
Nora Tomlinson Ford Madox Ford Collection Works by and on Ford Madox Ford
Whitehead Collection Deer
Willis Papers Landscape architecture
Wilson Collection