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Library catalog Québec, Canada

Ms. Codex 1927

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Library catalog Québec, Canada
Date:
circa 1880
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1927
Extent:
1 volume (+ 3 leaves)
Language:
English
Language Note:
Chiefly in French, with some items in English, and a few in Latin.
Abstract:
Volume comprising an inventory of a personal library probably from Québec, Canada, circa 1880. The works listed in the volume concern the history and exploration of Canada and North America.
Cite as:
Library catalog Québec, Canada, circa 1880, Ms. Codex 1927, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Ruled, notebook with marbled covers comprising an inventory of a personal library probably from Québec, Canada. The works listed in the volume concern the history and exploration of Canada and North America. Written by and unknown compiler, possibly a Jesuit priest, the inventory of books includes the bibliographical information for each work: author, title, number of volumes, and year of publication. The titles are chiefly in French, with some in English, and a few in Latin. Publication dates in the library span from the 17th century to the 19th century. The earliest work is dated is 1633 and the latest 1878. Subjects in the library concern all aspects of Canadian culture, founding, and history. They include botany, England relations, exploration, France, history, Jesuit relations, Native Americans, North America, politics, topography, and voyages. Two leaves of clippings regarding ecclesiastical appointments and changes in Montréal and Québec, dated October 7, 1882 are laid in the volume. One printed leaf entitled: Quebec and its historic past is a summary of remarks from the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held August 1882. The library inventory is written on the first sixteen pages the remainder of the volume is blank. The covers and first end leaf of the volume are detached and the spine is lacking.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  June 2018

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

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Source of Acquisition

Sold by J. Robertson (eBay), 2018.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Book catalogs
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Inventories
  • Manuscripts, French--19th century
Subject(s)
  • Private libraries--Canada--19th century
  • Private libraries--Québec (Province)--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Library catalog Québec, Canada, circa 1880.

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