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Collection of English Bookplates (A-Z)

Call Number: BKP 99

Scope and Contents

The collection contains English bookplates, dating roughly from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. Most of the bookplates belong to private individuals, so any institutional bookplates have been specifically noted. Also, the majority of the bookplates are armorial in style, although a few pictorial and typographic examples are included as well. The bookplates are mounted individually on sheets of white paper, measuring 9.875 x 8.125 inches. The mounts show a variety of notations made in pencil, including occasional references to the Franks Collection.


  • mid-18th to mid-20th century

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been transferred to Yale University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Yale Bookplate Collection was formerly housed in Sterling Memorial Library. The collection was incorporated into the Arts of the Book Collection in 1984 and then moved to the Seeley G. Mudd Library in 1990. In 2011, it was transferred to the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.


Arranged alphabetically by patron with a folder of unidentified bookplates at the end of the series.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection contains English bookplates, dating roughly from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century.

Processing Information

Bookplates were housed in a box labeled “English Bookplates (A-Z).”

Some materials included in this collection indicate the provenance of A. Bernard C. K. Keeves.

Collection of English Bookplates (A-Z)
Compiled by Molly E. Dotson
May 2012
Description rules
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections Repository

Arts Library Special Collections
180 York Street
New Haven CT 06511

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