Finding Aid for the A.N.L. Munby Papers, ca. 1940-1965

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Finding Aid for the A.N.L. Munby Papers, ca. 1940-1965

Collection number: 2069

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Brooke Whiting, July 1977
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, March 2004
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: A.N.L. Munby Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1965
Collection number: 2069
Creator: Munby, A.N.L. (Alan Noel Latimer), 1913-1974
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: A.N.L. (Alan Noel Latimer) Munby (1913-1974) was in the antiquarian book trade with Bernard Quaritch, Limited (1935-37) and Sotheby & Company (1937-39, 1945-47) before becoming Librarian (1947) and Fellow (1948) at King's College, Cambridge. He was also a J.P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography at the University of Oxford (1962-63), and a Sandars Reader in Bibliography at the University of Cambridge (1969-70). The collection consists of a holograph card catalog of some 700 cards in a file case of Munby's collection of 18th century English plays.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A.N.L. Munby Papers (Collection 2069). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Munby was born on December 25, 1913; educated at King's College, Cambridge; TD, 1945; Litt.D, 1962; was in the antiquarian book trade with Bernard Quaritch, Limited (1935-37) and Sotheby & Company (1937-39, 1945-47); became Librarian at King's College, Cambridge in 1947 and Fellow in 1948; J.P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography, University of Oxford, 1962-63; Sandars Reader in Bibliography, University of Cambridge, 1969-70; publications include The alabaster hand and other ghost stories (1949), The cult of the autograph letter in England (1962), The libraries of English men of letters (1964), and Conoisseurs and medieval miniatures (1972); he died on December 26, 1974.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of a holograph card catalog of some 700 cards in a file case of Munby's collection of 18th century English plays. The plays are bound in 73 volumes.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Munby, A.N.L. (Alan Noel Latimer), 1913-1974--Archives.
King's College (University of Cambridge). Library--Officials and employees.
Academic librarians--England--Archival resources.
English drama--18th century--Bibliography--Archival resources.
Card catalogs.


Container List

 

Card Catalogue of His Collection of 18th Century English Plays. n.p. (English). n.d.

Creator/Collector: Munby, Alan Noel Latimer, 1913-1974
Physical Description: (ca. 700 cards in a file case, Holograph)

Scope and Content Note

Munby's collections of 18th century English plays, bound in 73 volumes, was purchased by the UCLA Library about 1965. It is catalogued in the Department of Special Collections.
This catalogue accompanied the collection. It has been annotated for the cataloging of the collection at UCLA.
  • 1. English drama - Bibliography