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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Alfred, King of England, 849-899; Alfred Committee; Giles, J. A. (John Allen), 1808-1884
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Topics: Anglo-Saxons, genealogy
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by Barth, Justus Heinrich Schwensen, 1863-; Guldberg, Gustav Adolph, 1854-
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Topics: Craniology, genealogy
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Topics: Sepulchral monuments -- England, Tombs -- England, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Privy Council. Judicial Committee, England -- Law...
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Topics: Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Privy Council. Judicial Committee, England -- Law...
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- Church history 449-1066, genealogy
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by Bonavia, Ferruccio, 1877-1950; Bosanquet, Bernard, 1848-1923; Gonner, E. C. K. (Edward Carter Kersey), 1862-1922; Herford, C. H. (Charles Harold), 1853-1931; Peake, Arthur S. (Arthur Samuel), 1865-1929; Rose, J. Holland (John Holland), 1855-1942; Sadler, Michael, Sir, 1861-1943
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Topics: Philosophy, German, Music -- Germany History, Theology -- History, Germany -- Civilization,...
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by Bonavia, Ferruccio, 1877-1950; Bosanquet, Bernard, 1848-1923; Gonner, E. C. K. (Edward Carter Kersey), 1862-1922; Herford, C. H. (Charles Harold), 1853-1931; Peake, Arthur S. (Arthur Samuel), 1865-1929; Rose, J. Holland (John Holland), 1855-1942; Sadler, Michael, Sir, 1861-1943
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Topics: Philosophy, German, Music -- Germany History, Theology -- History, Germany -- Civilization,...
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by Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897; Barth, Richard, 1850-1923; Grimm, Julius Otto, 1827-1903
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Topic: genealogy
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by Bremen. Wittheit zu Bremen. Schriften. Reihe C. Deutsche geographische Blätter; Geographische Gesellschaft in Bremen. Deutsche geographische Blätter
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Topic: genealogy
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by Bremen. Wittheit zu Bremen. Schriften. Reihe C. Deutsche geographische Blätter; Geographische Gesellschaft in Bremen. Deutsche geographische Blätter
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Began publication 1877
Topic: genealogy
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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by British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings; Stephens, Frederic George, 1828-1907; George, M. Dorothy (Mary Dorothy)
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Topics: Engraving -- England London Catalogs, Drawing -- England London Catalogs, Caricatures and cartoons...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Cromwell, Richard, 1626-1712, Great Britain -- History Commonwealth...
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Topics: Ely (England) -- Church history Sources, genealogy
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by Cobbett, William, 1763-1835; Gasquet, Francis Aidan, 1846-1929
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Reformation, Reformation, genealogy
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by Dixon, Richard Watson, 1833-1900; Gee, Henry, 1858-1938
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century, genealogy
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by Dixon, Richard Watson, 1833-1900; Gee, Henry, 1858-1938
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century, genealogy
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by Dixon, Richard Watson, 1833-1900; Gee, Henry, 1858-1938
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century, genealogy
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by Dixon, Richard Watson, 1833-1900; Gee, Henry, 1858-1938
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Topics: Church of England, Great Britain -- Church history 16th century, genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Topics: Rome -- History Republic, 265-30 B.C, Rome -- Biography, Rome -- Genealogy
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Bound with Baden, F.H. The flowers' work
Topic: genealogy
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by Gairdner, James, 1828-1912
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Topics: English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 History and criticism, Literature, Medieval,...
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by Gajus, Joannes
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Topics: Russia, Russia, genealogy
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by Galland, Georg, 1857-
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Topics: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528, genealogy
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by Gama, Arnaldo de Sousa Dantas da, 1828-1869
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Baptists -- Missions, Missions, genealogy
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by Ganghofer, Ludwig, 1855-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Americans, genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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by García Icazbalceta, Joaquín, 1825-1894; Zumárraga, Juan de, 1468-1548
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Vol. 1.-2. Opuscolos varios. v. 1-2.- Vol. 3-4. Biografías. v. 1-2.- Vol. 5. Biografia de D. Fr. Juan de Zumárraga.- Vol. 6-8. Opuscolos varios.- Vol. 9. Biografias.- Vol. 10. Opuscolos varios. v. 6
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Coal trade -- Great Britain, Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -- History, genealogy
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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History James I, 1603-1625, Great Britain -- History Charles I, 1625-1649,...
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, genealogy
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Topics: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649, Great Britain -- History Charles I, 1625-1649, genealogy
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by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, 1829-1902
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v. 1. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, B.C. 55-A.D. 1509.--v. 2. From the earliest times to the death of King Edward VII, A.D. 1509-1689.--v. 3. From the earliest times to the conclusion of the Great War, A.D. 1689-1919
Topics: Great Britain -- History Compends, genealogy
Vol. 1. [Early period]- Vol. 2. Modern period
Topics: England -- Land, England -- Agriculture History, genealogy
Vol. 1. [Early period]- Vol. 2. Modern period
Topics: England -- Land, England -- Agriculture History, genealogy
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by Garraio, Augusto, b. 1843
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Inquisition, Persecution, Persecution, genealogy
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Topics: Whiting, Richard, Abbot, Glastonbury Abbey, England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Topics: Monasticism and religious orders -- England, Church and state -- Great Britain, Secularization,...
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by Gasquet, Francis Aidan, 1846-1929
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1. Notes on Mediaeval monastic libraries.- 2. The monastic scriptorium.- 3. A forgotten English preacher.- 4. The pre-Reformation English Bible (1).- 5. The pre-Reformation English Bible (2).- 6. Religious instruction in England during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.- 7. A Royal Christman in the fifteenth century.- 8. The Canterbury Claustral School in the fifteenth century.- 9. The notebooks of William Worcester, a fifteenth century antiquary.- 10. Hampshire recusants, a story of their...
Topics: Brunton, Bp, Worcester, William, Canterbury Cathedral, Bible, Books, Libraries, Bury Saint Edmunds...
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by Gasquet, Francis Aidan, 1846-1929
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England under the old religion; Wolsey and the divorce; What, then, was the English Reformation? Edward VI and the Catholic liturgy; The question of Anglican Ordinations; A commission on the Greek Ordinal in the seventeenth century; A hundred years ago: a glace at the former position of the English and Irish Catholics; The Holy Eucharist in pre Reformation times; Scotland in penal days: a historical survey; The makers of St. Gregory's, Downside; France and the Vatican; Editing and reviewing;...
Topics: Greek Church, England -- Ecclesiastical history, France -- Church history, genealogy
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by Gasquet, Francis Aidan, 1846-1929
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Topics: Great Britain -- Church history, Great Britain -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Topics: Reformation -- England, Great Britain -- Church history, genealogy
Topics: Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation (London, England), Jews -- England London, genealogy
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Thesis (Doctoral)--Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Bonn, 1894
Topics: Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, Zola, Emile, 1840-1902, genealogy
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by Gautier, Théophile, 1811-1872
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Topics: Nerval, Gérard de, 1808-1855, Girardin, Emile de, Mme, 1804-1855, Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856,...