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Papers of The Book Collector

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9984

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence of the two editors John Hayward and Nicolas Barker; 'article files'; various other editorial files; and business papers mainly relating to The Collector Ltd. (a holding company created in 1955).


  • Creation: 1951-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


33 archive box(es) (33 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Nicolas Barker, 2012-14.


The pleasures of bibliophily: fifty years of the Book Collector; an anthology (2003), specif. the foreword by A. S. G. Edwards and 'The Book Collector: thoughts on scoring a century', pp. 1-7. D. Dickinson, John Carter (2004), 255-63.
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