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Dickens Collection
Queen's University, Douglas Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library

Dickens, Charles; English literature

The collection began in 1968 with a gift from Miss Catherine Millen of Ottawa. The gift included first editions of twenty-three novels and other works. The items had been collected by Miss Millen's brother, Walter. Gifts from other donors have followed and a grant has also helped build the collection.

The collection includes first and early British and American editions of Dickens' primary works. Some reference material and secondary work on Dickens (1812-1870) are also included. Most secondary material and later editions are, however, located in the main stacks collection or in the microform collection. Most of the material in the Dickens Collection is rare and primary. Relevant material is purchased when available and when funds permit.


975 volumes (680 titles); 2 serials; 2 serials currently received; microforms; 4 vertical files. Supplementary material to support this collection will be found in the main stacks collection.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is not catalogued. Uncatalogued material is accessible through a checklist and an "imprint" file.

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.