18th Century British Political Pamphlet Collection

Collection Type: 
  • Pamphlets
Special Collection: 

This collection began at Queen's in the mid-19th century and has some notable donations from Dr. Duncan MacArthur (1934) and Dr. A.R.M. Lower (1965). Real development of the collection was undertaken by Dr. John A.W. Gunn, the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Studies at Queen's and a world-renowned 18th century scholar. As a result, Queen's has an outstanding research collection that includes some very scarce material. In addition, the extensive 18th century book collection has been developed to provide strong supportive, contextual research resource.

Before the development of general, non-partisan newspapers, the pamphlet was the most important medium for public discussion of a wide range of issues. The range of coverage for this collection extends from 1642 and includes: the Civil War period, the Standing Army controversy, and reform bills.

This collection has been digitized and is available through QSpace.

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