Sharpe Chapbook Collection
The Sharpe Collection of Chapbooks was formed by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe (1781-1851), the antiquary, etcher and authority on Scottish ballad literature.
About half the collection consists of early 19th-century items mainly printed in Stirling, Falkirk and Kilmarnock, the remainder being printed in Newcastle upon Tyne, the acknowledged capital of chapbook literature.
- Recorded in general printed-book catalogue.
- Note in Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 37 (1954-5), pp. 9-10.