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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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"Published by authority of the Government of New South Wales for the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893."
Topics: World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.), genealogy
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Aug 9, 2010 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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Topic: genealogy
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Aug 3, 2010 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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Topic: genealogy
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May 18, 2010 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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Topic: genealogy
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Nov 9, 2009 Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
Topic: genealogy
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Nov 9, 2009 Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
Topic: genealogy
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Nov 9, 2009 Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
Topic: genealogy
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Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography
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Nov 3, 2008 Rye, Walter, 1843-1929
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Topics: Norfolk (England) -- Antiquities Bibliography, Norwich (England) -- Antiquities Bibliography,...
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May 1, 2008 Great Britain. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
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Topics: England -- History Sources, genealogy
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Mar 31, 2008 London County Council; London Survey Committee; Joint Publishing Committee Representing the London County Council and the London Survey Committee
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Topics: Architecture -- England London, London (England) -- Description and travel Periodicals, London...
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Mar 28, 2008 Doubleday, Herbert Arthur, 1867-1941; Powell, W. Raymond
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v. 1. Natural history.- Early man.- Domesday Survey.--v. 2. Religious houses.- Social and economic history.--v. 3. Roman Essex, with index to vols. 1-3.--v. 4. Ongar Hundred.-- v. 5. Waltham Hundred and Becontree Hundred.--v. 6. Becontree Hundred.--v. 7. The Liberty of Havering-atte-Bower.- Chafford Hundred.--v. 8. Chafford Hundred.- Harlow Hundred.--v. 9. The Borough of Colchester.--v. 10. Lexden Hundred (part)
Topics: Natural history -- England Essex (England), Essex (England) -- History, Essex (England) --...
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Mar 28, 2008 Lincoln Record Society; Lincoln Record Society
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Publication year for 1911- ends Sept. 30; for 19 Aug. 31
Topics: Lincolnshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Mar 28, 2008 Lincoln Record Society; Lincoln Record Society
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Publication year for 1911- ends Sept. 30; for 19 Aug. 31
Topics: Lincolnshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Mar 28, 2008 Lincoln Record Society; Lincoln Record Society
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Publication year for 1911- ends Sept. 30; for 19 Aug. 31
Topics: Lincolnshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Mar 28, 2008 Lincoln Record Society; Lincoln Record Society
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Publication year for 1911- ends Sept. 30; for 19 Aug. 31
Topics: Lincolnshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Mar 28, 2008 Walpole, Spencer, Sir, 1839-1907
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Mar 25, 2008 Harleian Society
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals
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Topic: Nobility -- Great Britain
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Jan 15, 2008 U.S. Library of Congress; U.S. Library of Congress. Catalog Division; Gilkey, Malina Anvers, comp. [and] ed
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy Bibliography, England -- Genealogy Bibliography
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Jan 11, 2008 Grant, Francis James, Sir, 1863-
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Topic: Scotland -- Genealogy
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Topics: England -- Description and travel, England -- History Bibliography, genealogy
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Dec 29, 2007 Perry, John Tavenor, 1842-1915
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Topics: Middlesex (England) -- Antiquities, Middlesex (England) -- History, genealogy
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Dec 28, 2007 Collins, Arthur, 1690?-1760
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Topics: Nobility -- England, England -- Genealogy
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Dec 28, 2007 Collins, Arthur, 1690?-1760
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Topics: Nobility -- England, England -- Genealogy
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Dec 28, 2007 Collins, Arthur, 1690?-1760
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Topics: Nobility -- England, England -- Genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Dec 28, 2007 Rye, Walter, 1843-1929
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Topics: Archives, England -- Genealogy
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Topics: France -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Great Britain -- History, genealogy
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Dec 11, 2007 Round, John Horace, 1854-1928
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I. The Willoughby d'Eresby case and the rise of the Berties. The barony of Delawarr. Peerage cases in the Court of chivalry. The muddle of the law. Tales of the conquest. The House of lords.--II. Some 'Saxon' houses. The great Carrington imposture. The geste of John de Courcy. Heraldry and the gent
Topics: Bertrand family, Nobility -- Great Britain, Inheritance and succession -- Great Britain,...
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Topics: Nobility -- Great Britain, genealogy
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Dec 11, 2007 Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Dec 11, 2007 Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Dec 11, 2007 Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Dec 11, 2007 Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Dec 11, 2007 Battle Abbey; Cleveland, Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Powlett, Duchess of, 1819-1901
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Topics: Names, Personal -- Norman, Great Britain -- Genealogy
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Topics: England -- Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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Sep 14, 2007 Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain, Privately printed books -- Bibliography, Registers of...
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Topics: Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography, Registers of births, etc. -- Bibliography, Privately...
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Sep 14, 2007 Crisp, Frederick Arthur, 1851-1922
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain Bibliography, Privately printed books -- Bibliography,...
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Topics: Inverness (Scotland) -- Bibliography, Inverness-shire (Scotland) -- Bibliography, genealogy
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Topics: Finance, Public -- England, Money -- Great Britain History, Great Britain -- Economic conditions,...
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Topics: United States -- Genealogy, England -- Emigration and immigration, United States -- Biography,...
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May 28, 2007 Record Society for the Publication of Original Documents relating to Lancashire and Cheshire
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Topics: Lancashire (England) -- History Sources, Cheshire (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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May 28, 2007 Thoroton Society; Kingsbridge History Society
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Vols. for issued in collaboration with: Kingsbridge History Society, Devon
Topics: Nottinghamshire (England) -- History Societies, etc, genealogy
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May 2, 2007 Harleian Society
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals
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May 2, 2007 Harleian Society
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Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 26, 2007 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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Apr 11, 2007 Diffenderffer, Frank Ried, 1833-1921; Pennsylvania-German Society
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Redemptioners, Germans -- Pennsylvania History, Pennsylvania Dutch -- History, Pennsylvania Dutch...
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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Apr 4, 2007 Walford, Edward, 1823-1897
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Topics: Nobility -- Great Britain, Nobility -- Great Britain
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Topic: Nobility -- Great Britain
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Topic: Nobility -- Great Britain
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Apr 4, 2007 Harvey, William, d. 1567; Great Britain College of Arms; British Museum. Mss. (Harleian 888); British Museum. Mss. (Harleian 1092); Metcalfe, Walter Charles
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Topics: Heraldry -- Great Britain Dorsetshire, Eng, Visitations, Heraldic -- Dorsetshire, Eng, Dorset...
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Apr 4, 2007 Lodge, Edmund, 1756-1839; Innes, Anne
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Topic: Nobility -- Great Britain
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Apr 4, 2007 Harvey, William, d. 1567; British Museum. MSS (Harleian 1103); Cook, Robert, d. 1593; Raven, J. E. (John Earle); Metcalfe, Walter Charles
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Topics: Heraldry -- England Suffolk, Visitations, Heraldic -- England Suffolk, Suffolk (England) --...
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Apr 4, 2007 Phillimore, William Phillimore Watts, 1853-1913; Ruston-Harrison, C. W
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Cumberland, genealogy
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Apr 3, 2007 Convention internationale d'héraldique; Bernau, Charles A. (Charles Allan)
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Topics: Genealogy -- Directories, Heraldry -- Congresses
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Apr 3, 2007 Harleian Society
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Some vols. issued in combined form
Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Periodicals