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Jill Boruff (on leave December 2013-September 2015)
Liaison Librarian
jacki [dot] brazzeal [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Jacki Brazzeal) 514-398-4475 ext. 09220#
Senior Library Clerk - Circulation Services 
rachel [dot] demoskoff [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Rachel Demoskoff) 514-398-4769
Senior Library Clerk - Interlibrary Loan


giovanna [dot] badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Giovanna Badia) 514-398-7340
Liaison Librarian for Bioengineering; Chemical Engineering; Earth and Planetary Sciences; Mining and Materials Engineering
Main floor, Room 207
Jill Boruff (on leave December 2013-September 2015)
Liaison Librarian

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daniel [dot] boyer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Daniel Boyer) 514-398-4715 ext. #00156
Associate Dean, User Services, McGill University Library
Head Librarian, Nahum Gelber Law Library
maryvon [dot] cote [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Maryvon Côté) 514-398-4715 ext.


richard [dot] virr [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Richard Virr) 514-398-4708
Head and Curator of Manuscripts

French History and Literature

The collection contains a variety of materials documenting French history and literature. There are a number of fragments of early French literary texts including two leaves from a copy of the "Chevalier du Cygne" dated c. 1300. There is a copy dated c. 1660 of the "Receul [sic] des actes de tous les Sinodes Nationnaux...au Royaume de France", 1559-1660. There are also six volumes of "Extracts concernant les Antiquités Françaises" by Jean Baptiste de la Curne de Sainte Palaye (1768) and a copy of Henri de Boulainvilliers "Essay de metaphysique dans le principe de B*** de Spinosa" (c.

Joe Fishstein Yiddish Poetry Collection

The collection was donated to the library in 1981 by the family of the collector, the late Joe Fishstein of New York City. It is composed primarily of twentieth century Yiddish belles-lettres, poetry and criticism. While there are many standard works in the collection, there are, as well, many rare pre-World War II East European imprints. There are also scrapbooks of photographs and postcards. The collection includes some 2500 monographs and 200 serials. Most of the volumes have mac-tac bindings made by Fishstein.

Sir William Dawson Pamphlet Collection

The Sir William Dawson Pamphlet Collection was acquired in 1901 with the rest of his library. Dawson (1820-1899) was an eminent nineteenth-century geologist and Principal of McGill University (1854-1893). The collection consists of some 1762 items in thirty-one bound volumes and fifty-one pamphlet boxes. It includes off-prints and pamphlets on scientific subjects a substantial number of which bear presentation inscriptions. Sixteen pamphlet boxes contain items by Dawson himself and one box material about him. There are a few letters bound in.

Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon (fils) Collection

The collection of Crébillon fils (1701-1777) was acquired from a private collector in 1995. To this were added some titles and editions already held by Rare Books. The collection includes over sixty editions of Crébillon's various books, many of which are quite scarce. The collection is particularly rich in variants. For example, Le Sopha is present in three distinct issues of the first edition of 1742 as well as a separate edition of the same year. There is also an unrecorded 1782 edition of Le Sopha.


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