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A Brief History of the University of Sydney Library

VII Major Benefactions

Throughout its history the Library has attracted many thousands of donations of books and funds. Among the most significant are:

1878 Thomas Walker - library of Nicol Stenhouse

1884 Thomas Fisher - bequest "for establishing and maintaining a library"

1887 Sir Charles Nicholson - collection of books and early manuscripts

1959 William H Deane - collection of rare books and two endowment funds

1960 Andrew D Osborn - numerous collections of books and two endowment funds

1972 Kathleen Laurence - bequest for a biological sciences library

1977 Edward Richardson - Handel collection

1979 Anthony Gilbert - endowment fund

1979 Ronald Graham - science fiction collection

1979 Professor Walter Moore - collection of rare books in the history of science

1992 Dr Eric Edwards - bequest for the collection

1993 Charlotte McGuffog - bequest for the Library

1995 Barbara Browning - bequest for the collection

1996 Mollie Burns - endowment fund

1996 Selby Old Foundation - endowment fund

1997 Sir John Proud - bequest for rare books

1999 Ethel May Richmond - bequest to the Library

2000 Maurice Saxby - children's literature collection

2001 Leslie Edward John Lillie - bequest for the collection

2002 Richard Hanly - bequest for the humanities

Friends of the University of Sydney Library
Graduates of the University through the Annual Appeal and the Williams Fund

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