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Treasures Old and New: Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Toronto

Treasures Old and New: Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Toronto

Lecture by PJ Carefoote

Published on April 30, 2020

PJ Carefoote, the head of the University of Toronto’s Rare Books and Special Collections, traces the process by which one generous donor planted the seeds for the University’s medieval collections with a bequest of two manuscripts in 1901. That modest donation has blossomed into almost a hundred bound volumes and several hundred leaves which are in constant use in our reading and seminar rooms to the delight of visitors, students, and professors alike.

Click here to visit the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library website

Top Image: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library – Photo by Sean Marshall / Flickr

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