Francis Corbin's Library
 

While not beginning to approach in scope or size the library of Edward Moseley, his predecessor as Granville agent, Francis Corbin's library was nonetheless among the more notable eighteenth century libraries in colonial North Carolina.


Francis Corbin's bookplate (in his copy of Mallet's The Life of Francis Bacon)
The shield and motto [God feeds the Ravens] are that of the Corbyn family of Corbyn's Hall, Staffordshire, and Hall End, Warwickshire
and would doubtless have been on the family silver that his father bequeathed to him.

There is a detailed list of his library's contents in the record of his administratrix's sale of his estate.

Several volumes were acquired by the Johnston family so were in the Library at Hayes in Chowan county that in 1989 was donated to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where there is now a precise reconstruction of the Hayes Library holding some 2000 volumes. Before the Civil War it was the largest private library in North Carolina.

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Sources:
http://search.lib.unc.edu/search?Ntt=Francis+Corbin&Ntk=Keyword&Nty=1&sugg=
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