The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, edited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, K.G., assisted by Alfred E. T. Watson, was compiled in 1885 and dedicated to His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales. This collection of first edition volumes forms an:
"encyclopaedia to which the inexperienced man, who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British sports and pastimes, can turn for information" (Beaufort 1885).
It is located in locked glass-fronted cabinets in Special Collections.
What's in the Badminton Collection?
This collection includes information on all major sports of the time, with volumes dedicated to:
Material types: Printed books
Collection coverage: National/international
Languages: English language materials
Cataloguing status: Catalogued on University Library Catalogue