University College, London, Library. Catalogue of the Fine Art Library

Scope and Content

One volume with manuscript catalogue of the Fine Arts Library, arranged alphabetically. Date and author uncertain.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Library of University College London was originally planned on a grand scale. It was intendend to be housed in the southern of the three rooms opening off what is now the Flaxman Gallery. The Great Library was, however, for lack of funds, never completed and in 1837 the area designated for it was converted to the use of the boys' school. From 1828 to 1849 the library was housed in what was called the Small Library at the southern end of the building. In 1849 the books were moved into the splendid accommodation designed by T.L. Donaldson and called the General Library. From the first there were separate small subject libraries, such as the Law and Medical Libraries. The Fine Arts Library was housed in the Slade School from 1872 to 1898 when it was incorporated into the general collection.

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