Other Book Collections
Foot, Isaac. Library
- Size of the Collection:
- Over 12,000 volumes held at UC Davis.
- History of this Collection:
- In 1962 the University of California purchased the library of
Isaac Foot, containing 52,000 volumes and numerous manuscripts. Foot
(1880-1960) served as an attorney (solicitor) in Plymouth, England;
Labor member of Parliament; Secretary of Mines in the Labor Cabinet;
and was an authority on Oliver Cromwell and president of the Cromwellian
Society. The library was divided between several UC campuses (primarily
UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside). UC Davis received over 12,000
books from the Foot Library, a portion of which were absorbed into the
Blanchard Rare Book Collection.