Contents:

9.42.1 Element information

9.42.1.1 Link to RDA Toolkit

9.42.1.2 Sources of information

9.42.2 RDA definition and scope

9.42.2.1 A record of previous ownership or custodianship of an item, including agent, place, and timespan.

9.42.25.1 See Immediate source of acquisition of item for instructions on recording the circumstances under which an item is directly acquired.

9.42.3 General rule

9.42.3.1 Record details of an item’s custodial history if considered important. Include the names of former owners and approximate dates whenever possible.

Example:
Former owner: Alfred Barrion

Example:
Library copy: Given by David Garrick to John Taylor, 1774

Example:
Library copy: From the library of Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753), with his library number on the title page

Example:
Library copy: Strawberry Hill Sale, viii, 33 (London, 1123) to William Knight; Sotheby’s 30 July 1919 (Col. Fellows Sale), lot 159, to Sabin; Sabin, August 1927, to W.S. Lewis

Example:
Library copy: Part of King George III’s Library. Donated to the nation by King George IV (1762-1830)

9.42.3.2 Record physical evidence of provenance on the item such as bookplates, stamps, autographs, and manuscript annotations as Modification of item if considered important (see 9.41.33.1).

9.42.3.3 Optionally, record the immediate source of acquisition of item as Custodial history of item if considered important and if not recorded as Immediate source of acquisition of item (see 9.425.3.1).

Example:
Gift from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Jan. 9, 1950
(Comment: Immediate source of acquisition recorded as Custodial history of item)


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