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Norman Colbeck fonds
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A bookman’s catalogue: the Norman Colbeck collection of nineteenth-century and Edwardian poetry and belles-lettres in the Special Collections of the University of British Columbia: drafts

Sub-series consists of a hand-written card catalogue to Colbeck’s book collection at the University of British Columbia. The sub-series also contains an early draft of Colbeck’s published catalogue, hand-written and over two thousand pages in length, and a proof copy of the catalogue.
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Manuscript Collection

Series consists of correspondence, notebooks, and other literary manuscripts of many of the authors represented in the Colbeck Book Collection.
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Hand-Written Volumes of Poetry and Prose

Sub-series consists of volumes of poetry and prose of nineteenth century authors compiled by Norman Colbeck and written by his hand. The sub-series also contains several notebooks kept by Norman Colbeck containing notes and information about authors, manuscripts, and his book-dealing activities.
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General Files

Sub-series consists of correspondence, notes, financial documents, speaking notes, reference queries, legal agreements, research files, newspaper clippings, prospectuses, certificates, and other records made or received by Norman Colbeck in the course of his activities as a book dealer and collector in England and later, in Canada, and his work cataloguing his book collection for the University of British Columbia Library.
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Colbeck Book Collection and Colbeck Librarian records

Series consists of correspondence, invoices, budgets, and other financial documents, written reference queries, order forms, planning notes, segments of edited drafts of "A Bookman’s Catalogue" and the inventory to Colbeck’s manuscript collection, transcriptions of items in the Colbeck manuscript collection, minutes of meetings, research files on authors represented in the Colbeck book and manuscript collections, and other records generated by various individuals in their capacity as librarian in charge of the Colbeck collections.
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Book and Manuscript Collecting Records

Series consists of notebooks, transcripts of literary works, a card catalogue, manuscripts, correspondence, financial documents, prospectuses, newspaper clippings, certificates, and other documents made or received by Colbeck in the course of his many activities as a book dealer and book collector and in his work at the University of British Columbia Library.
Title based on contents of series.

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