Sheila Munby: Catalogue of books

Scope and Content

'A catalogue of a collection of British and American books on morals, etiquette, callisthenics, costume, pastimes, letter-writing, conversation, domestic economy and servants, the majority published between 1837 and 1914, in the possession of Mrs Sheila Munby at 24 Millington Road, Cambridge', typescript card entries stuck into a volume. There is an accompanying letter from Sheila Munby to David McKitterick, 2 February [1981], regarding the catalogue, and another from James M. Wells, Associate Director, The Newberry Library, Chicago, to Mrs Munby, 23 October 1973, regarding the purchase of courtesy books from her, with an invitation card to their grand opening.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sheila Rachel Munby, daughter of Vivian Francis Crowther-Smith, a London solicitor, married the historian and book collector A.N.L. Munby (1913-1974) in 1945. The couple had one son.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Sheila Munby, 1981.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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