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Other special collections

We are home to a number of important historical music collections, including family libraries formerly owned by Herbert Mackworth (1737-1791) and Theodore Aylward (1844-1933).

We also hold a large collection of works by Alfred Lord Tennyson, the Osman collection on the history of journalism, the library of the Cardiff Astrological Society, a children's literature collection, and the full works of critic Raymond Williams.


Mackworth music scores

Operas, dances, cantatas and songs assembled by Neath industrialist Sir Herbert Mackworth (1737-1791) and his family.

Aylward music scores

Sacred, dramatic and orchestral scores and concert programmes owned by Theodore Edward Aylward (1844-1933).

Tennyson's works

A comprehensive collection of works by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Osman collection

A collection of historic magazines, books, sound-recordings and photojournalism.

Cardiff Astrological Society collection

A collection of publications owned by the Cardiff Astrological Society.

Children's literature

Children's books, journals and comics.

Raymond Williams's works

A collection of works by social historian and critic Raymond Williams.

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