Describes collections which are associated with a particular person (e.g. a previous owner). Most are not identified as 'part of a collection' in Explore the British Library.
GANE, Douglas M.
Scope: Newspaper cuttings and pamphlets dating from 1886 to 1946, relating to the island of Tristan da Cunha (South Atlantic Ocean). Compiled by D M Gane.
GARRICK, David [1717-1779]. "Garrick Collection of Old Plays".
Scope: English drama, chiefly of the 16th and 17th centuries. Collected by the actor David Garrick. Bequeathed in 1779.
Location: 643.a - d. ; 644.a - l. ; C.34. ; C.21.
Catalogue: Catalogues and indexes of the collection of plays made by David Garrick, by Edward Cappell. [1778? In Manuscript]. * Shelved in British Library stacks at 643.l.30.
Catalogue: The Garrick Collection of Old English Plays: a catalogue with an historical introduction, by G M Kahrl and D Anderson (London, 1982). * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR822.008.
Reference: 'Reflections on librarianship: observations arising from the examination of the Garrick Collection of Old Plays in the British Library', by D Anderson. British Library Journal, vol. 6, no. 1 (Spring 1980), pp. 1-6. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.541 (small-sized sequence).
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London,1997), 'British Library' entry, section Db. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.
GATHERCOLE, Michael Augustus.
Scope: Pamphlets and sermons dating from 1820 to 1840. Collected by M A Gathercole.
Location: 908.b.1 - e.7.
GEORGE III, King. "The King's Library".
Scope: The library formed by King George III (ruled 1760-1820) to replace the earlier Old Royal Library, which had been given to the British nation by George II. The collection was built by acquiring both individual books and the libraries of other collectors, most notably that of Joseph Smith (1682-1770). Presented to the British Museum in 1823 by King George IV.
Location: 1 - 304; C.1 - C.16.
Catalogue: Bibliothecae regiae catalogus, by F A Barnard (London, 1820-29; 10 vols.). * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room in RAC sequence, annotated with earliest British Museum Library shelfmarks.
Catalogue: [A subject catalogue of the library of George III, by F A Barnard] (In manuscript, 1812-20?). * Shelved at: 102.gg.& 103.gg. (12 vols.).
Catalogue: [A catalogue of the pamphlets in the King's Library] (In manuscript, 1850s?). * Set 1 shelved at: L.R.419.b.3. (9 vols. complete). Set 2 shelved at: L.R.419.b.2. (18 vols., wanting v.1-2).
Reference: The King's Library, by EM Paintin (London, 1989). * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.541.
Reference: The George III Collection pages on the British Library website
Note: Manuscript materials collected by King GEORGE III can be found in the British Library Department of Manuscripts at King's.MSS.1 - 446. The largest part of the "King's Topographical Collection" is held in the Department of Maps. Some atlases however can be found in the main King's Library collection in the shelfmark ranges 113, 115 and 118. Further material is now in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings.
GILBERT, Sir William Schwenk [1836-1911]. (1)
Scope: Miscellaneous press cuttings relating to concerts. Material dates from 1887 to 1893. Collected by Sir W S Gilbert .
GILBERT, Sir William Schwenk [1836-1911]. (2)
Scope: Newspaper cuttings relating to Sir W S Gilbert and the Savoy operas. Also a collection of miscellaneous concert programmes. Material dates from 1879 to 1940. Collected by Sir W S Gilbert.
Note: Manuscript material relating to Sir W S GILBERT is in the Department of Manuscripts at Add.49289-49353.
GINGUENÉ, Pierre Louis [1748-1816].
Scope: Over 4,300 volumes, mainly Italian and French literature from the 16th to 18th centuries. Collected by PL Ginguené in preparation for his Histoire litteraire d'Italie, 1811-19. Purchased in 1818.
Location: 1062 ; 1065 ; many other volumes have been dispersed throughout the general collections.
Catalogue: Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M P L Ginguiné (Paris, 1817). * Copy in British Library stacks at 822.c.28 (annotated with early shelfmarks).
Reference: 'La Bibliothèque de Ginguené', by J-D Candoux. In: Ginguiné 1748-1816: idéologue et médiateur, E Guiton (ed.) (Rennes, 1995). * Copy in British Library stacks at YA.1996.a.19588.
GLADSTONE, Herbert John, Viscount Gladstone [1854-1930].
Scope: Three volumes of English and South African newspaper cuttings, dating from around 1880 to 1930. Collected by Viscount Herbert John Gladstone (1854-1930).
GLADSTONE, William Ewart [1809-1898].
Scope: Printed material received with the Gladstone Papers (which are held in the Department of Manuscripts).
Location: B.P.2.; B.P.19.
Scope: Prospectuses of public companies and similar matter. For the most part, collected by Thomas Glover of Manchester. Material dates from around 1830 to around 1845.
GLYNN, Sidney Carr.
Scope: 12 volumes of playbills from London theatres, 1791-1895.
Location: Playbills 352 - 363.
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.C.13137), and access to the originals restricted.
Catalogue: Broadly indexed in the Library's Register of Playbills. * Copies in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR792.95 and at Reference Enquiries Desk.
GORDON, Arthur Charles Hamilton-, 1st Baron Stanmore [1829-1912].
Scope: Two file boxes of printed material received with the Stanmore Papers (which are held in the Department of Manuscripts).
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GORDON, Diana. (1)
Scope: English ballet, concert, opera and theatre programmes and similar material, all dating from 1932 to 1974. Collected by Diana Gordon. Donated in 1975.
GORDON, Diana. (2)
Scope: French, German and Italian concert, opera and theatre programmes and similar material, all dating from 1936 to 1963. Collected by Diana Gordon. Donated in 1975.
GORDON, George Hamilton-, 4th Earl of Aberdeen [1784-1860].
Scope: Printed materials dating from 1822 to 1862, received with the Aberdeen Papers (which are held in the Department of Manuscripts).
GOUGH, Richard. See Luttrell, Narcissus (4).
GOULD, Revd Sabine Baring [1834-1924]. (1)
Scope: Two volumes of ballads dating from 1730? to 1830?, printed mainly in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by J White, or in London. Each ballad is cut up and mounted. With manuscript index. Collected by Revd Sabine Baring Gould.
GOULD, Revd Sabine Baring [1834-1924]. (2)
Scope: Nine volumes of ballads, printed mainly in London by J Catnach and J Pitts. Mostly dated 1800 to 1870, but with a few of earlier date and with a small number of prose broadsheets. Collected by Revd Sabine Baring Gould. With manuscript indexes.
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.B.962/17-20), and access to the originals restricted.
Scope: Contemporary printed and manuscript documents relating to the Indian famine of 1874. Collected by Col. James Graham.
GRENVILLE, Thomas [1755-1846]. "The Grenville Library"
Scope: Approximately 16,000 works (in 20,240 volumes) collected by the statesman and British Museum Trustee Thomas Grenville. The collection contains printed books from the 15th to 19th centuries, including fine copies of the Gutenberg's 42-line Bible (1454/5) and Shakespeare's 'First Folio' (1623). Bequeathed to the Museum in 1846. Although part of the Grenville Library, the volumes at G.20276-78 were absent from the collection when it arrived at the British Museum. They were subsequently acquired though the book trade by either the British Museum or the British Library.
Location: G.1 - G.20278.
Catalogue: Bibliotheca Grenvilliana, by J T Payne and H Foss (Pts 1 and 2) and W B Rye (Pt 3) (London, 1842-72). * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room in the RAC sequence.
Reference: A Directory of rare books and special collections..., edited by B Bloomfield (2nd ed. London, 1997), 'British Library' entry, section Fa. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR027.041.
Reference: A list of works on Thomas Grenville is given in 'Spanish incunabula in the British Library: acquisitions to 1900', by B Taylor. El Libro antiguo español. VI: De libros, librerías, imprentas y lectores (Salamanca, 2002), p. 423.
Note: Around 60 manuscript items received with the library of Thomas GRENVILLE are held in the Department of Manuscripts.
Scope: 18 volumes, dating from 1596 to 1904 (but mainly 17th and 18th centuries), dealing with the Jesuits. Collected by Moritz Grolig.
Location: 4789.a - e.
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