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Unpacking a John Milton collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, 1975 (1 o 3)

Unpacking a John Milton collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, 1975

The Alexander Turnbull Library has a major collection of 17th-century editions of the works of English poet John Milton. The library's founder, Alexander Turnbull, amassed one of the most significant Milton collections in the world, and the library continued to add to it. In 1975, 694 Milton volumes arrived. Here they are being unpacked by librarians Alison Finigan and V. G. Elliott. The consignment cost around $94,000 ($895,000 in 2013 terms). 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/0493

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Julia Millen, 'Libraries - Research libraries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41637/unpacking-a-john-milton-collection-alexander-turnbull-library-1975 (accessed 21 May 2019)

Story by Julia Millen, published 22 Oct 2014