Print Collections

Cartwright Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Cartwright Collection
The Cartwright Collection is an example of a typical 19th century gentleman's library. The content relates to history, politics, literature, law, philosophy, religion.
Alexander Watt Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Alexander Watt Collection
The Watt Collection consists of books about theosophy, occult, and related topics. This material was originally collected by Alexander Watt.
Chinese Posters Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Chinese Posters
The Chinese Poster collection includes numerous posters from the Chinese Culutral Revolution.
Mazo de la Roche Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Mazo de la Roche
Contains various editions and dozens translations of her works, as well as other items from her personal collection.
Robertson Davies Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Robertson Davies Collection
The Robertson Davies Library has been preserved in its original order and is comprised of more than 5000 volumes, theatre prints, and ephemera.
Gustafson Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections Gustafson Collection

Personal library of Ralph Gustafson, Canadian poet and professor at Bishop's University.

The John Buchan Collection
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections John Buchan Collection
The collection includes the bound manuscripts of many of Buchan's published writings plus his entire private library.
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.