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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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Topics: Pindar, Locri Opuntii, genealogy
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by Arnold, of Lübeck, d. 1212; Lappenberg, J. M. (Johann Martin), 1794-1865; Pertz, Georg Heinrich, 1795-1876
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Topics: Henry, Duke of Saxony, 1129-1195, Crusades, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources, Denmark -- History...
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Topics: Dortmund (Germany) -- History, Neuss (Germany) -- History, Soest (Germany) -- History, Duisburg...
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Topics: Dortmund (Germany) -- History, Neuss (Germany) -- History, Soest (Germany) -- History, Duisburg...
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by Beck, Johann Tobias, 1804-1878; Lindenmeyer, Jul
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Topics: Church and state, genealogy
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by Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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Topic: genealogy
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by C.L.K; K., C.L; Loewe, Heinrich, 1869-1951
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Includes t.p. of 1840 Berlin ed., published by A.W. Hayn, 1840
Topics: Judea, Zionism, genealogy
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by Castlereagh, Robert Stewart, Viscount, 1769-1822; Londonderry, Charles William Vane, Marquis of, 1778-1854
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Topics: Great Britain -- History George III, 1760-1820, genealogy
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by Chmel, Joseph, 1798-1858; Lanz, Joseph; K. Akademie der Wissenschaften. Historische Commission
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Abt. 1 T. 1-2. Actenstücke und Briefe zur Geschichte des Hauses Habsburg im Zeitalter Maximilian's I, von Joseph Chmel.- Abt. 2 T. 1. Actenstücke und Briefe zur Geschichte Kaiser Karl V, von Dr. Karl Lanz
Topics: Habsburg, House of, genealogy
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by Chmel, Joseph, 1798-1858; Lanz, Joseph; K. Akademie der Wissenschaften. Historische Commission
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Abt. 1 T. 1-2. Actenstücke und Briefe zur Geschichte des Hauses Habsburg im Zeitalter Maximilian's I, von Joseph Chmel.- Abt. 2 T. 1. Actenstücke und Briefe zur Geschichte Kaiser Karl V, von Dr. Karl Lanz
Topics: Habsburg, House of, genealogy
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by Chmel, Joseph, 1798-1858; Lanz, Joseph; K. Akademie der Wissenschaften. Historische Commission
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Abt. 1 T. 1-2. Actenstücke und Briefe zur Geschichte des Hauses Habsburg im Zeitalter Maximilian's I, von Joseph Chmel.- Abt. 2 T. 1. Actenstücke und Briefe zur Geschichte Kaiser Karl V, von Dr. Karl Lanz
Topics: Habsburg, House of, genealogy
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by Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757; Wright, James, 1643-1713; Aston, Tony, ca. 1682-ca. 1753; Lowe, Robert William, 1853-1902
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Topics: English drama -- History and criticism, Theater -- Great Britain History, Actors -- England,...
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by Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757; Wright, James, 1643-1713; Aston, Tony, ca. 1682-ca. 1753; Lowe, Robert William, 1853-1902
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Topics: English drama -- History and criticism, Theater -- Great Britain History, Actors -- England,...
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by Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Clark, George Thomas, 1809-1898; Margam Abbey; Llandaff (Diocese)
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Topics: Glamorgan (Wales) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Club militar naval (Lisbon); Eça, Vicente Almeida d', 1852-1929; Oliveira, João Braz de, 1851-; Silva Telles; Lopes de Mendonça, Henrique, 1856-1931
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Bibliography: p. [43]-47
Topics: Henry, Infante of Portugal, 1394-1460, genealogy
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Topics: Fernando I, King of Portugal, 1345-1383, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, 1360-1384, genealogy
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Topics: Flodden, Battle of, England, 1513, genealogy
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by Cunningham, Audrey; Lasalle, Joseph Henri
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: England -- Finance and taxation History, genealogy
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by Fearenside, Charles Scott; Low, Walter Humboldt
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Bibliographical footnotes
Topics: Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, genealogy
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by Franchi de' Cavalieri, Pius, 1869-1960; Lietzmann, Hans, 1875-1942; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
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Topics: Manuscripts, Greek, Palaeography, Greek, genealogy
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by Giese, Friedrich, 1882-1958; Pius X, Pope, 1835-1914; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Popes, genealogy
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by Glogger, Placidus, 1874-; Leyden. Rijksuniversiteit. Bibliotheek. MSS. (Voss. lat. 4 69)
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Topics: Leyden glossary, Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English...
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by Glogger, Placidus, 1874-; Leyden. Rijksuniversiteit. Bibliotheek. MSS. (Voss. lat. 4 69)
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Topics: Leyden glossary, Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English...
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by Glogger, Placidus, 1874-; Leyden. Rijksuniversiteit. Bibliotheek. MSS. (Voss. lat. 4 69)
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Topics: Leyden glossary, Latin language, Medieval and modern -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, English...
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Leitzmann, Albert, 1867-1950
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Topic: genealogy
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by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832; Leitzmann, Albert, 1867-1950
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Topics: Fines and recoveries -- England Surrey, Land tenure -- England Surrey, Surrey (England) -- Genealogy
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts; FitzHerbert, William, Sir, 1808-1896; Robinson, John; Ancaster, Gilbert Henry Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 1st earl of, 1830-1910; Lyttelton-Annesley, Arthur Lyttleton, Sir, 1837-1926; Anglesey, Arthur Annesley, Earl of, 1614-1686; Bennett, James Arthur
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Rob. copy bd. with its The Manuscripts of the Marquess Townshend
Topics: Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714 Sources, genealogy
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts; Popham, Edward, 1610?-1651; Clarke, William, Sir, 1623-1666; Clarke, George, 1660-1736; Leyborne-Popham, Francis William, 1862-1907
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Bound with its Reports on the manuscripts of the Earl of Eglinton, 1885
Topics: England -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts; Buckinghamshire, John Hobart, 2nd Earl of, 1723-1793; Lothian, Philip Henry Kerr, Marquis of, 1882-1940
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Bound with its Report on the manuscripts of the family of Gawdy, 1885
Topics: England -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Hallam, Henry, 1777-1859; Lolme, Jean Louis de, 1740-1806
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Topics: Constitutional history, Great Britain, genealogy
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by Henson, Hensley, 1863-1947; London, Eng. St. Margaret's Church, Westminster
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The prae-Laudian church of England.- Sabbatarianism.- The Presbyterian experiment.- Erastianism.- Casuistry.- Toleration
Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Herculano, Alexandre, 1810-1877; Lopes, David de Melo, 1867-
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Topic: genealogy
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by Inverness (Scotland); Mackay, William, 1848-1928; Boyd, Herbert Cameron, 1868-; Laing, George Smith
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Topics: Inverness (Scotland) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by Inverness (Scotland); Mackay, William, 1848-1928; Boyd, Herbert Cameron, 1868-; Laing, George Smith
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Topics: Inverness (Scotland) -- History Sources, genealogy
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by James I, King of England, 1566-1625; Laing, David, 1793-1878
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v. 1. 1603-1614.- v. 2. 1614-1625
Topics: Scotland -- Church history Sources, genealogy
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by James I, King of England, 1566-1625; Laing, David, 1793-1878
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v. 1. 1603-1614.- v. 2. 1614-1625
Topics: Scotland -- Church history Sources, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Hadrianus, Emperor of Rome, 76-138, Trajan, Emperor of Rome, 53-117, Equestrian order (Rome),...
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Topics: De Clare family, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- History To 1517, genealogy
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Topics: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, Danzig (Germany) -- Siege, 1813, Danzig (Germany) --...
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by Landesberg, Leopold, 1848-
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Added t.p.: Chikre lew; Tanaim und Amoraim, ihr leben und wirken
Topics: Tannaim, Amoraim, genealogy
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by Landsberg, Hans, 1875-
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Topics: Herz, Henriette de Lemos, 1764-1847, German literature -- 18th century History and criticism,...
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"Schriften über die jüngste Kunstbewegung": p. 45-47
Topics: Expressionism (Art), Impressionism (Art), genealogy
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Topics: Jews, Rabbis, genealogy
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Vol. 1. From the earliest times to the dawn of the Reformation.- Vol. 2. Its Reformation and modern work
Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Vol. 1. From the earliest times to the dawn of the Reformation.- Vol. 2. Its Reformation and modern work
Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587, Scotland -- History Mary Stuart, 1542-1567, genealogy
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by Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912
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Topics: Scotland -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Joan, of Arc, Saint, 1412-1431, France -- History Charles VII, 1422-1461 Fiction, genealogy
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Topics: Legends -- Scotland Borders, Scottish Borders (England and Scotland) -- History, genealogy
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by Lang, Paul, 1888-
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Inaug.-Diss. - Bonn
Topics: Lotze, Hermann, 1817-1881, Vitalism, genealogy
Thesis - Erlangen
Topics: Hemsterhuis, François, 1721-1790, Locke, John, 1632-1704, genealogy
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by Lange, Ludwig
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Topic: genealogy
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by Lange, Ludwig
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Topic: genealogy
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by Langer, Carl Rudolf, 1893-
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Thesis - Bonn
Topics: Menander, of Athens, genealogy
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Topics: Vanuatu -- History, Vanuatu -- Politics and government, Great Britain -- Colonization, Great...
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Topics: Paris, Maine, United States -- Genealogy
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by Lappenberg, Johann Martin; Pauli, Reinhold, 1823-1882
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Vol. 1-2, by J.M. Lappenberg.- Vol. 3-5, by R. Pauli
Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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by Laprade, William Thomas, 1883-
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Topics: Great Britain -- Foreign relations France, Great Britain -- History 1789-1820, France -- History...
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by Larned, Josephus Nelson, 1836-1913; Lewis, Homer P
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: German language, genealogy
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand Johann Gottlieb, 1825-1864
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Bound with the author's Intime Briefe Ferdinand Lassalles an Eltern und Schwester. Berlin 1905
Topic: genealogy
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by Latimer, Elizabeth (Wormeley), 1822-1904
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy