This Collection, and the closely related Collection of Victoran Literature, formed in the late 1970s, spans the period 1801-1901 and includes minor British poetry published over that time. Many of the volumes date from the earlier decades of the nineteenth century and are still in their original board covers with pasted spine labels.
Keywords: Literature (Victorian)
Strengths: Inclusion in this Collection is determined by reference to the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, and other standard reference works.
Physical characteristics: c. 575 volumes.
Accumulation date range: 1976-present
Contents date range: 1801-1901
Associated Publications: Sale catalogue: Minor Victorian Poetry: Five-hundred volumes offered for sale as one collection (Surrey: C. C. Kohler, 1976). Fredeman, William E., Victorian Poetry 1850-1900: A Collection of 1000 titles (Surrey: C. C. Kohler, 1980). Available on Library OPAC or WebPAC
Accrual Status: Highly selective. Inclusion in these Collections is determined by reference to the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, and other standard reference works.
Custodial history/provenance: Based upon a collection purchased from the antiquarian bookseller, C. C. Kohler, in 1976. The catalogue above lists the 400 volumes of books at the time of purchase and further additions to the collection integrated from the general stock.
Access Control: Closed access - please request. Non-borrowable.