The Library houses over 600 manuscript collections covering a wide range of subject areas. Please click on the letter below for an alphabetical listing of our manuscript holdings.
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thomas Fisher Rare Book Library houses the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections including books, manuscripts and other materials and the University of Toronto Archives and Records Management Services (UTARMS), which holds the official records of the University.
Rene Descartes and the Excellent compendium of musick
One of the scarcest books by philosopher Rene Descartes is his Renatus Descartes excellent compendium of musick. It's among the earliest attempts to define the relationship between the physical and psychological in music.

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