The James Boyd Library Catalog
The James Boyd Library consists primarily of Boyd’s remaining personal book collection. About one half of his books were sold or otherwise disposed of before the Friends of Weymouth was organized. The first two sections of the annotated catalog include a few other volumes that are relevant to his life and writings.
This collection reflects his interests in history, literature and the book arts, music, journalism, and antiquarian books. Boyd’s own novels were extremely well-researched. Of those resource works that he owned, a few remain, some with his notes penciled in the margins. Boyd had been known to say, “I’d rather ride than write!” and some of the most notable books in his collection are about horses and foxhunting.
There are 1326 volumes in the Library. There is a descriptive catalog of the collection in print format. In it the books are divided by genre or subject area, and listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name.
The James Boyd Library is not a lending library. Photocopying is not allowed. All reading must be done on site.
Click here for the James Boyd Library Catalog
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