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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 10, March 5, 2006, Article 7

NUMISMATIC LITERATURE AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY

Gar Travis forwarded an article about the fabulous libraries
of the University of Cambridge, which includes a mention of
numismatic literature.

"The famous Cambridge University Library, on West Road, is
one of the greatest research libraries in the world.

Amazingly, it contains more than seven million books and
periodicals, one million maps and many thousands of manuscripts,
occupying more than one hundred miles of shelving - which extends
by a further two miles every year.

Dating back to the early 15th Century, it is a "legal deposit
library", which means it is entitled to claim without charge a
copy of every book, journal, printed maps and piece of music
published in Britain and Ireland."

"The Fitzwilliam Museum's collection of medieval manuscripts
is unrivalled in public museums outside the Vatican, while its
collection of 10,000 printed books assembled by Richard, 7th
Viscount Fitzwilliam (1745-1816) is one of the most valuable
historical and research collections in England.

Liz Fielden, assistant keeper/librarian at the Fitzwilliam said:
"We have three libraries - the Founder's which houses the
collections of rare books and manuscripts, the Numismatics,
which has an important collection of publications relating to
coins and medals, and the Reference, which holds more than 300,000
books, catalogues and periodicals relating to the Fine Arts."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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