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Robert L. Hunter Canadiana Collection
Trent University Library

Canada--Description and travel; Canada--Discovery and exploration; Canada, Northern; Northwest Passage; Canada--Maps

This collection was donated by Mr. Robert L. Hunter in 1985.

This collection of Canadiana includes original materials and rare first editions regarding the fur trade, the exploration of the Canadian Northwest and the Arctic and the ultimate transfer of all Hudson's Bay Company lands to Canada. The early constitutional development is documented in some depth from the subdivision of what was known, prior to its capture in 1759, as Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada in 1791 through the rebellions and subsequent Act of Union in 1840. Also included are a large number of maps of Canada created between the 17th and 19th centuries.

English and French.

558 monographs and serial titles and 71 maps.

Bibliographic Access
The monograph portion of the collection is catalogued in the Library's online catalogue. LC classification is used. There are checklists for the uncatalogued portions of the collection.

Physical Access
The collection is in a Special Collections Area which is open by appointment only. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: Yes, in certain circumstances.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.