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The Children's Collection The Children's Collection

The Mitchell Library has a collection of over 1500 children's books, including fairy stories, classic novels, annuals, picture books, nursery rhymes, school books and encyclopedias.


About the collection

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Front cover of the The animals' rebellion described by Clifton Bingham and pictured by G.H. Thompson. 1902.

 

The Mitchell Library has a collection of over 1500 children's books, including fairy stories, classic novels, annuals, picture books, nursery rhymes, school books and encyclopedias. The majority of titles are pre-1939, often with a Scottish connection. Many have fine pictorial bindings, typical of 19th century children's books.

The collection mirrors the development of children's literature - from the 'improving' stories of the Victorian age to the colourful Christmas annuals of the 20th century. Popular authors like G.A. Henty, Arthur Ransome and R.L. Stevenson are well represented alongside titles which were once firm favourites but are now forgotten, such as the 'Elsie' series of books by Martha Finley or 'The Lamplighter' by Maria S. Cummins.

 


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