Mudie's Select Library: Sara Keith collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Mudie's Select Library, 1842-1888, [1955-1972], comprise title index to principal works of fiction in circulation and their occurrence in the Mudie catalogues for 1876 and 1884 (1955); bibiography of fiction in Mudie's catalogues, 1848, 1858, 1869; typescript drafts including "George Moore, Mudie's Library and Public Opinion" (1972); notes on Mudie's advertisements in The Athenaeum , 1842-1888.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sara Keith was born in August 1923 and did her first degree at the University of Colorado. She subsequently studied at the universities of Denver and Edinburgh. Sara Keith began her career as a librarian but changed career to become an academic in North America. She studied at the University of London on a Fulbright scholarship in 1953-4 and gained her doctorate from Royal Holloway College, University of London in 1962. Sara Keith, who was an authority on Mudie's Library, died in Canada in November 1991.



Access Information

Open for research.

Acquisition Information

Ruth Pitman

Other Finding Aids

Collection-level description

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Temple.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Donated by Ruth Pitman.

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