Young Persons' fiction collection
Comprises 1000 items from the late 19th century until the 1930s. Includes adventure stories (authors such as G. Henty, Jules Verne and William Kingston), school stories (eg Angela Brazil and Elsie Oxenham), colonial writing (eg Ethel Turner) and some conduct literature. There are runs of the Boys Own Paper, Girls Own Annual and other annuals for both sexes.
The collection represents a merger of two smaller collections: one purchased in the 1980s from Professor D.C. Gunby, formerly of the English department, and the memorial collection of Iain Henderson, formerly of the Christchurch College of Education.