Scope and Content
Title: A.N.L. Munby Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1965
Collection number: 2069
Munby, A.N.L. (Alan Noel Latimer), 1913-1974
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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.
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[Identification of item], A.N.L. Munby Papers (Collection 2069). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
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.