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Esperanto Collection

Date range: 20th century

Medium: Printed

Number of items: c.2,000 items.

This important collection of books published in and about Esperanto includes the extensive library of Neil Salvesen (1944-1990).

For most of his adult life Salvesen held administrative posts in the textile industry. He was introduced to Esperanto by a friend and quickly became an enthusiastic Esperantist and active member of the Manchester Esperanto Society. A little over two years before his early death in 1990 he was appointed an official of the Universal Esperanto Association (Universala Esperanto-Asocio) and was based in Rotterdam.

The collection is arranged according to broad subject groups:

  • Encyclopaedias and dictionaries;
  • Original and translated poetry;
  • Original works;
  • Translated works;
  • Works in other languages about Esperanto;
  • Journals and yearbooks.

Further information:

  • Partly uncatalogued.
  • Recorded in Library Search.
  • Unpublished handlist available via the Special Collections reading rooms.


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