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John Martin (1789-1854), Jonathan Martin (1792-1838), and William Martin (1772-1851).
In 1969, the Library a collection of more than 300 books, pamphlets, and broadsides by or relating to the eccentric Martin brothers: John (1789-1854), the painter and engraver; Jonathan (1792-1838), preacher and pyromaniac (York Minster fire); and William (1772-1851), inventor, "natural philosopher and poet." The collection was "acquired in part through the generosity of Robert H. Taylor, '30" [cf. Princeton University Library Chronicle, XXXI, 2 (Winter, 1970) p. 144. (full text)] The vast majority of this accession consists of the following:
Author/Artist: Martin, Wm. (William), 1772-1851. Title: Martin’s tracts. Published/Created: [Newcastle upon Tyne (England) : Various publishers, 1821-1848] Physical description: 235 items in 2 v. ; 23 cm. Electronic access: Index of items Location: Rare Books (Ex) Call number:
QC24.5 .M37 1821
Other portions of the gift have been catalogued separately and may be entered under each brother's name and / or the heading "York Minster."