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The Diamond Jubilee

As the British Commonwealth celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the British throne, we are looking back at the only other British monarch to achieve such a long reign, Queen Victoria.  Victoria marked the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne on June 22, 1897.  The Victorian Collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections contains memorabilia from her diamond jubilee and biographies and other works published during the celebrations.  These items, and more material pertaining to Victoria’s life and reign, can be found by performing a subject search in the library catalog using the search string “Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.” One interesting item in the collection from the 1897 jubilee is this commemorative pamphlet issued by London printer S.W. Partridge.

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