Literature

In addition to his strong interest in the sciences, arts, and theology of past centuries, Dr. Sellers had a fondness for nineteenth-century American and English literature. In this collecting area he particularly enjoyed the humor, adventurous spirit, and social commentary of Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles Dickens, and Lewis Carroll. In addition to the instructional purposes of his library, another major motivation for Dr. Sellers was simply the love of collecting. The latter is evident in his diligent search to acquire the earliest issues of highly collectible editions, in the process revealing literary tastes that have withstood the test of time.