The Roscoe Collection

One of the important treasurers of the Library is the William Roscoe collection of books and manuscripts. They were purchased by his friends at a book sale in 1815 and presented to the Athenaeum. This important collection is often the subject of enquiries and recently we have welcomed several overseas visitors who are interested in seeing particular items for their field of research. William Roscoe was a founder member of the Athenaeum in 1797.


Joan Hanford.