Scope and Contents: The Mary Webb Collection is held in the Rare Books department of the Willis Library at UNT. Most of the items in the Mary Webb Collection were gathered by Gustine Courson Weaver, who was a collector throughout her life. (Her collection of children's books forms the core of the Weaver Collection in the Rare Books Department.) After becoming acquainted with Mary Webb's work, Mrs. Weaver proceeded to purchase a number of Webb's publications as well as books about related subjects such as the town of Shrewsbury and the Rossetti family. Hilda Addison, one of Mary Webb's biographers, sent Mrs. Weaver a number of mementos, including an unpublished snap shot of Webb's gravesite. Mrs. Weaver herself traveled to Shropshire and collected additional items that are now part of the Mary Webb Collection.