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Book of Hours: Use of Rome.   Heures a l'usaige de Rome tout au long sans riens requerir: Avec les figures de l'apocalipse [et] plusieurs aultres figures.

Prisoner of War, Point Lookout Maryland, 1864


Ex Dono Collection

The Ex-Dono Collection was established for the books given to the library in its early years (1820-1825) outside of the original donors of Bentley, Winthrop and Thomas. The Library Catalogue of 1823 lists the books in this collection.



Lincoln Collection

American history can be found in various collections. The Lincoln Collection was original created by Ida M. Tarbell, Class of 1880. This collection contains many of Ida Tarbell's collected books. The collection also contains gifts from Mr. John Schiede from Titusville, Pennsylvania. His interest in Lincoln grew out of Ida M. Tarbell's writings on Abraham Lincoln. The Lewis Walker Collection is a repository of Civil War books and, of general interest in American history, there is the Americana Collection.


Charles Carroll Albertson Collection

Book of Hours, 15th and 17th century,  illuminated manuscripts donated by Rev. Dr. Charles Carroll Albertson, D.D. 1899, is that of a true collector.



Civil War Materials

Letters of Willard Cutter, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company K, Lincoln's Guard Soldier's Home

Letters of Stephen Clark, Ohio Calvary

Letters of Levi Bird Duff

James Rusling


Meadville Related Materials

William Reynolds, Atlantic & Great Western Railroad

Selected letters of Huidekoper family members

Samuel and Alfred Bates (selected letters and manuscripts)

Gideon Sunback, Talon Zipper Inc.


Other Collections

Chautauqua Redpath papers (John Ritchie Schultz, President Allegheny College, 1940s)

The Thoburn Family papers (Bishop James M. Thoburn)

Allegheny College

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