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Edward J. Loftus Collection

 Collection — Box: SC095-LOFT-001
Identifier: SC095-LOFT

Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscripts, incunabula, vellum manuscripts and pages from books of early presses. Among the manuscripts are the French and Dutch Book of Hours, part of an early Bible as well as Venetian and German items. Other items of note include a section of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales as well as sheet music. Items date from the 15th and 16th centuries.


  • 1400-1573

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Materials believed to be under copyright or other restrictions are available for limited noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined by United States copyright law and with proper citation. Please note that the College of the Holy Cross may not hold the rights to all items in this collection. Users assume responsibility for identifying all copyright holders and for determining whether permission is needed to make any use of the content. For permission under rights held by the College, please contact

Historical Note

This collection was given to Dinand Library for the Louise Imogen Guiney Memorial Room in Dinand Library in 1932. It was donated by Edward Loftus in memory of his wife, Esther Lewellyn Lucas Loftus.


.21 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

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Acquisition Note

This collection was donated by Edward Loftus in 1932. It is believed the gift was facilitated by Ref. Miachael Earls, S.J. because he corresponded with Loftus.

Related Materials

Rev. Michael Earls, SJ Papers; Guiney Family Collection

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Repository Details

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