My Great-Grandfather’s Book Shelf

This blog has been a long time in the making. For quite some time, I’ve hoped to share with my relatives and the world the library of my great-grandfather, James Watson Reid Collins.

By chance I came across several mentions of his library on the web and in a few books I found courtesy of Google books. I also wondered if a  catalog  had ever been issued  and if could I ever locate a copy. Well several years ago I did, and  I promptly made a phone call to a book seller in San Francisco. After inquiring about the availability and cost-he asked what my interest was. I mentioned that I was JWR Collins’s great-grandson. He seemed quite happy that he could reunite me with a piece of family history.


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