Turnbull Named Collections

The Turnbull Named Collections are the personal libraries of collectors that have been donated to us. There are about 30 named collections covering many subjects.

The Turnbull Named Collections contain printed items, mostly books, and are part of the Alexander Turnbull Library collections. Most were donated many years ago.

Subjects covered range from Esperanto and bee-keeping to the Shetland Islands. The named collections include:

More about the Alexander Turnbull Library collections

Access items in the Turnbull Named Collections

Original items in this collection are available at the Library's Wellington Reading Room.

All these collections are catalogued online with the exception of the Esperanto Collection.

For access to the Esperanto Collection, see Curator Rare Books and Fine Printing by using the Ask a Librarian form.