His collection originally filled both the downstairs Library and the second floor Study (now the NC Literary Hall of Fame) and reflects Boyd’s interests in history, literature, art, music, and antiquarian books. Boyd’s own novels were extremely well-researched, and a few of his resources still remain, some with his notes penciled in the margins.
Boyd had been known to say “I’d rather ride than write!” and some of the most notable books are about horses and foxhunting.
A descriptive catalog of the approximately 1300 volumes is available in the Weymouth Library in print format, as well as online here. Books are divided by genre or subject and listed alphabetically by author.
The approximately 400 books in Katharine Lamont Boyd’s collection are shelved in a second-floor office. While her interests mirrored her husbands, there are more books on journalism, contemporary politics, and travel. They are listed alphabetically by author and are available in print format as well as online here.
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