Rare books collections: Hollis Collection

Hollis Collection


This collection was presented c. 1760-1770 by Thomas Hollis (1720-1774), the Dorset 'Lover of Liberty' and library benefactor, who was founder of Harvard Library. It contains 9 volumes, 18th century English books in characteristic Hollis bindings (7 by John Matthewman and 2 by Richard Montagu).

Finding aids

The collection has been entirely catalogued. Classmarks for books in this collection have the prefix Hol and can be found on the online catalogue here.

Images of the collection