Special and Named Printed Collections


Purchased in 1978, the collection comprises 65 volumes of books, pamphlets and maps from the library of Douglas Haig, first Earl Haig (1861-1928), field-marshal and commander-in-chief of the British army. It contains works on military strategy, memoirs, accounts of 19th-century military campaigns in Europe and North America, and narratives of the First World War, many of them annotated by Haig. The Earl?s papers, including his diary, which had been on deposit since 1961, were purchased in 1982.

Typescript inventory of the manuscripts.

Shelfmark: Haig.

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