Uppsala University Library

Specific Manuscript Collections

Some of the collections at the Manuscript Department are extensive and varied collections that have been bequeathed to the Library by an individual, often the collector himself. They often concern a certain subject, or a certain kind of material.

Here are some examples of specific collections in the Library's manuscript collections at Carolina:

  • De la Gardie Collection
    65 volumes mainly Nordic history and older works, one of which is the Codex argenteus and another Snorri Sturluson's Edda which is also known as the prose Edda, or the Uppsala Edda.
  • Ihre Collection
    Contains mainly historical and linguistic works, runology, . There are also books on topography, travel books and medicine. 
  • Linnaeus Collection
    Twenty or so original manuscripts by Linnaeus, some of which are extremely early, as well as just over 200 letters in his own hand.
  • Nordin Collection
    Original documents and copies concerning Swedish political history, ecclesiastic history, law and the history of learning.
  • Palmskiöld Collection
    Around 500 volumes of notes and copies mainly of political and topographical documents, even Swedish biographies from the 17th and early 18th centuries. The collection also contains a number of rare early printed works.
  • Waller's Autograph Collection
    Letters and other original manuscripts from scientists, doctors, philosophers, humanists, politicians and explorers from all over the world, from the Middle Ages to the 1950s. All the documents have been scanned and are available online. 
  • Westin Collection
    Mostly biography, history and topography with a focus on Stockholm.

The staff in the Special Reading Room at Carolina Rediviva is happy to assist you with your searches.


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