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Darwin Yarish Collection of George William Russell (AE)
Queen's University, Douglas Library, W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library

Russell, George William; Irish literature

The collection was established in 1984. It was purchased in 1983 with a grant and special library funds. This collection forms part of the Rare Book Collection, Special Collections.

The collection is considered the "largest and most carefully selected assembly of Russell's work in private hands" by Anglo-Irish scholar Dr. Norman MacKenzie. The collection is supplemented by other Irish literature holdings (e.g. W.B. Yeats, Monk Gibbon, Katharine Tynan and others). Most of the material is rare and primary source material. The library collects relevant material when available. Secondary material and reference works are also added regularly as they become available.


112 titles; 2 serials. Supplementary material to support this collection will be found in the main stacks collection.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued on-line. LC subject headings and classification are used. Items catalogued before June 1980 and after February 1990 are recorded in the National Library Union Catalogue. Special indexes and/or databases include "imprint" files.

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

Interlibrary Loan: At the discretion of the curator.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.