Main collection
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Collection description and availability
Collection description

The Georgica Collection contains works in Georgian printed in the Russian empire between 1828 and 1917 and received as deposit copies.

The over 2,000 titles of the collection include poetry and fiction, both from Georgia (e.g., Ilia Chavchavadze, Grigol Orbeliani, Shota Rustaveli), and works translated into Georgian written by European authors (e.g., Aisopos, Cervantes, Defoe, Dumas, Goethe, Molière, Shakespeare, Voltaire). In addition to these, the collection contains devotional literature, history, folklore, grammar guides, dictionaries, economic and political publications, newspapers and periodicals as well as various ephemera.

Catalogue information
  • Paper catalogue made of the collection
  • Card catalogue made of the collection
An alphabetical card catalogue and a typewritten catalogue are available in the Special Collections Reading Room. The typewritten catalogue is also digitised in Doria (see the links).

Eriksson, Tor-Erik, Catalogus Librorum Georgianorum Bibliothecae Universitatis Helsingiensis. Catalogum Ordine Litterarum Fecit Tor-Erik Eriksson. Helsinki 1953.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
Material type
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Aikakauslehdet
  • Ephemera