Rare Treasures of the Natural World in McGill’s Special Collections & Archives
ROAAr for Earth day! To celebrate, join us for this rare chance to marvel at manuscripts, early printed books, archival documents, and original artwork from our collections.
Special collections and archives contain a wealth of information that is vital for climate change research. From historical weather data hidden in archival collections to sketches by field naturalists of animals and their habitats, these materials serve as crucial historical records that modern climate scientists can use as proof of environmental change.
Painting: Kookany Pass, by George Mercer Dawson. McGill University Archives Accession 2624001.
Blueprint: MSG 318, Rare Books and Special Collections.
Book: L.M. Budgen. Episodes of Insect Life. New York: J.S. Redfield, 1851. QL467 B92 1851 V. 1, Rare Books and Special Collections.