Records related to the Bell library and book collection

Title: Records related to the Bell library and book collection
Dates of Material:

18 cm of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of records related to Bell's collection of 30,00+ books that were given to Victoria University Library after his death.  Includes the sheaf catalogue of his library and later lists of books as well as correspondence, reports, invoices and receipts, and a sample of a bookplate from the library. 

Location of originals

The sheaf catalogue (Box 2) is currently in Preservation Lab.  For access please talk to a librarian.    

Box 2
Bell Library -- Catalogue
2 Sheaf catalogue of the library of A.J. Bell, bound: Holograph entries made by Bell, commencing ca. 1909; bulk of entries made in 1910s, 1920s.1909, 1910-1929

Box is in Preservation Lab

Box 4
Bell Library
41Invoices and correspondence re books and autographs purchases by A.J. Bell1912-1923
42Correspondence and reports relating to the acquisition of the Bell library, 1933–1935n.d., 1933-1935

Correspondents include: F. Louis Barber and other individuals. File includes related notes.

43Lists of items in the Bell library, Boxes 1–48[193?]
44Lists of items in the Bell library, Boxes 1–299[193?]


45Lists of items in the Bell library, Boxes 300-597[193?]


46Sample bookplate, from the library of (“ex libris”) A.J. Bell, and sample bookplate, photocopiedn.d.
47 Handlist of Erasmiana in the Bell collection of Victoria College, prepared by Marie Tremaine, Toronto Public Library. [197?]

Copy 2

Bell Library -- Catalogue
48 Slips from A.J. Bell’s sheaf catalogue. Note by donor of envelope stated “... received from member of Bell family;”1909-1920

Slips probably fell out of catalogue. See Box 2

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