skip to content

The Wade Collection of Chinese and Manchu books (and western books about China) was presented to the Library in 1886 by Sir Thomas Francis Wade, GCB, GCMG (1818-1895), first Professor of Chinese in the University (1888-1895). His successor Herbert Allen Giles (1845-1935), Professor of Chinese 1897-1932, published A Catalogue of Chinese and Manchu Books in the Library of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, 1898) and  Supplementary catalogue of the Wade Collection of Chinese and Manchu books in the library of the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, 1915). Both catalogues have been digitised and available freely via Internet Archive.