The John H. and Martha Daniels Collection.
The Daniels Collection was donated to the Library in part in 1995-1997. The remainder was donated in 1999, after the new Library building was opened in 1999.
This sporting book collection, dating from 1523, includes a handwritten manuscript on foxhunting by Theodore Roosevelt, 90 different editions of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, signed books by cowboy author-artist Will James, color plate books by British sporting artist Henry Alken, and much more. Daniels also collected books with fore-edge paintings. Topics include fly-fishing, foxhunting, horsemanship, veterinary medicine, shooting, sports general, dogs, coaching, sporting art, biographies, dueling and more. The collection also includes manuscripts by Irish ladies Edith Somerville and Martin Ross, from the early 20-th century, and a correspondence collection from Sir Alfred Munnings.
Rare books from the collection are shelved in the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room. Researchers may access the material by appointment only.
The non-rare books are cataloged and shelved with the main collection in the John H. and Martha Daniels Reading room. Visitors and researcher may use the main collection during Library hours.