Haddon Library Locked-Room Books Pamphlets

(Collection description created in 2002. Links checked 2009)


Haddon Library of Archaeology & Anthropology, Cambridge University

Publication date range

ca. 1850-1900

Number of items

ca. 100

Description of the collection

Books, kept in the Haddon Library's Locked-Room collection, that have some bearing on the Library's pamphlets of the same vintage. The subject area covered by these books lies broadly within the Haddon Library's field of Archaeology and Anthropology. Much of the older material is of interest not only for the information it gives about its subjects, but also for the light it sheds on the authors and the attitudes of their times.


See Peter Hocking's article 'Preservation challenges and the Haddon Library's rare books collection', Cambridge University libraries information bulletin, NS 39, 1996, 3-8. Hocking discusses other books in this collection, having handled them as part of an earlier cataloguing project, but he gives a valuable description of the collection as a whole.


Various donors and testators, including pioneer anthropologists such as Alfred Haddon and Sir James Frazer.

Language(s) of the material



Please ring +44 (0)1223 333506, or e-mail [email protected], if you wish to consult this material. It is stored in a locked room and is not available for loan. Readers are advised also that access to the Haddon Library involves stairs and that on-site parking is strictly limited.

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