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Sir Frederick Augusta Barnard

(1743—1830) librarian


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Initially employed by George III to develop the King's Library, he became Royal Librarian in 1774. Most of the collection he amassed—including 65,000 printed books—was donated by George IV to the British Museum (seebritish library) in 1823. The catalogue of this collection, Bibliothecae Regiae Catalogus (1820–29), was chiefly Barnard's work.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Bibliography.


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