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  1. The Morgan Collection of Children’s Books

    Image from The Sleeping Beauty, illustrated by Walter Crane, engraved and colour printed by Edmund Evans, London: J. Lane, c.1897. This book is from the Morgan Collection of Children’s Books, a substantial part of which was donated to the University Library in 1954 by F.C. Morgan (1878-1978). Morgan was an English librarian and through a connection to Sir John Medley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne from 1938 to 1951, he decided to donate to a Commonwealth country, believing that Britain already had sufficient such collections. The Morgan Collection has grown to around 4,000 beautiful and fascinating items, which can be viewed in the Special Collections reading room, 3rd floor, Baillieu Library.

  2. ‘Winter’ from the Library’s Prints Collection

    To mark a very wintery winter solstice today we’ve found something appropriate from our prints collection. Thomas Major, Winter, (1754) after Franz de Paula Ferg, engraving, …

  3. Books presented to the Library in the 1800s by Queen Victoria

    To mark the upcoming Queens Birthday holiday, curators from the University Library’s Special Collections surfaced two books (pictured below) each signed by Queen Victoria and presented …

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