Dating from the 12th century the collection includes works on the Classics, Literature, Logic and Business. Philosophical work is contained in Boethius’ de Consolatione Philosophiae (15th century). There is an important manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (15th Century) and also John Gower’s Confessio Amantis (15th century). Other manuscripts include works by John Hargrave, John Lydgate and George Dalgarno.
Covers political relations leading to World War I; during WWI smuggled documents, information gatherered from listening posts etc. offer insights into German society during the war; life in postwar Germany, the “beer hall putsch” and the slide towards the rise of the Nazis.
Newspapers, memoirs and autobiographies, bibliographies, pre-Revolutionary debate, political themes and authors, resistance to the revolution, religion, the reorganisation of society, the economy, war and the colonies, culture, etc.