There are 742 pages in Stainforth’s library catalog manuscript. It contains two sections: pages 1-509 list the titles Stainforth owned; pages 510-742 comprise his “Wants” list, or wish list of titles to acquire. In the “Wants” section, many of the titles that appear crossed out were acquired and added to his holdings list. The “Wants” section is further divided into 4 parts: British Writers (pp. 510-581), American Writers (pp. 582-635), Plays Wanted (pp. 636), and Annuals Wanted (pp. 690-692). In each section, entries are usually listed alpha-by-author. For help understanding symbols or abbreviations in the transcription, see our editorial principles. For general information about Stainforth's catalog, see the About page.