The Friends of the Osborne Collection was established in 1966 and enjoys a worldwide membership. Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, is our Royal Patron.
Application For Membership and/or Donation
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The Picture Show: A Novel Picture Book for Children. London: Ernest Nister, .
Membership in the Friends provides opportunities to assist in preserving, vitalizing and extending the heritage of the past for generations of the future. Join us and share a mutual concern and enthusiasm for historical and contemporary children’s literature through your contributions of time, ideas and support. Your participation facilitates research and attracts gifts and bequests of materials and funds that provide a margin of excellence towards exceptional acquisitions, publications, exhibitions and publicity for this nationally and internationally renowned resource. We welcome your membership.
James Janeway. Token for Children. London: 1672.
Membership Categories and Benefits
Tax receipts are provided.
- Invitation to lectures
- Option to purchase special publications
- All of the above benefits PLUS
- Copy of the annual Helen E. Stubbs Memorial Lecture
- Invitations to library receptions and other special events for members plus guest
- Same benefits as a supporter for full-time students and members 65 years of age and over
Memberships are renewable annually
Any profits from the sale of publications are used to fund Friends’ ongoing publishing program. To apply, please print and fill in the attached application form and forward, together with the appropriate membership fees, to the address listed at the top of the form.
Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe. Illustrated by Vojtech Kubasta. London: Bancroft, [1957?].
Contributions to the Osborne Collection of $10.00 and over qualify for a tax receipt.
Donors who have given $100 or more will be thanked in the spring newsletter.
Donations may be given as a series of postdated cheques.
Cheques and donations to the Friends’ Trust Fund are payable to “Friends of Osborne”.
When making a donation, please fill in and send the membership and/or donation form with your cheque to the address listed on the form.
Donors who have contributed to the Osborne Collection online cataloguing project are recognized on a Virtual Wall.
Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp. London [between 1857 and 1865].