Print Collections

MacGillivray Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Macgillivray Collection
The collection is mostly 19th-century Scottish history, including the study of heraldry, tartans, clans, costumes and military history.
Dickens Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Dickens Collection
A comprehensive collection of Dickens' works in novel and serial format.
Macdonell Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Macdonell Collection
The Macdonell Collection contains Bishop Alexander's Library. The main areas are religion, Irish history, classics, literature, world history, & travel.
Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana
The Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadiana is the centerpiece of our library and is intended to preserve Canadian literature and history.
Canadian School Textbooks Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Canadian School Textbooks
A collection of 19th century Ontario textbooks.
Bible Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Bible Collection

This collection contains a number of versions printed from 1491 to present in large and small formats.

Mitchell Gift Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Mitchell Gift
The original six volumes donated to Queen's in 1840 by Judge James Mitchell, M.A. are still in the Jordan Library collection.
Rare Books Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Rare Books Collection
Complementing the Dated Collection, these books are printed after 1700 and include many examples of contemporary bindings and prominent printers.
Dated Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Dated Collection
Books in this collection pre-date 1700.