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John Dryden Collection
McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library

Subjects
Dryden, John; English literature

History
The collection was established ca 1965.

Description
The collection is part of the Eighteenth Century Collection. It includes seventeenth and eighteenth century editions of Dryden's works. Manuscripts are excluded from the collection. Present acquisition policies are to acquire every Dryden item which becomes available, including eighteenth century French, German, and Italian translations.

Language
English, French, and selected foreign language material.

Holdings
190 monographs.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued in the Eighteenth Century Collection card catalogue. LC subject headings are used. The collection is not classified. The material is arranged according to an internal shelving location number. The holdings records are currently being converted to the library's online catalogue. Special bibliographies include an annotated copy of Hugh Macdonald's John Dryden: a bibliography of early editions of Drydeniana (London: Dawsons, 1966).

Physical Access
The collection is in a special collections area which is open to the public. For further information visit: http://library.lib.mcmaster.ca/archives/readyweb.htm.

Interlibrary Loan: Only to selected libraries on IUTS.

Reprography: Photocopying is done by the staff.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.