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Lyman Collection
McGill University, Macdonald Campus Library

Insects; Entomology; Insect control; Apiculture (Bee culture)

The collection was originally donated to McGill University in 1914 by Henry Herbert Lyman. He also donated funds for additional purchases. The collection was transferred to Macdonald College in 1961 and incorporated into the library in 1965. Other library holdings on entomology were added to the collection and it has since been maintained on a more modest scale.

The collection contains material on all aspects of entomology, terrestrial arthropods, pest control, and apiculture. Material on orthoptera is particularly important. One hundred and one monographs are considered rare. Complete runs of a number of important journals (e.g.. Psyche, Vol. 1 , 1874- ) are also present. Most items are from the 1900s although some material dates back to 1634. The geographic emphasis is on Europe and North America with some coverage of Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa.

English, French and selected foreign language material. Only English and French material is presently collected.

4,300 monographs; 253 serials; 62 serials currently received.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. LC classification is used. The holdings are recorded in UTLAS.

Physical Access
The collection is in a separate reading room which is open to the public. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: Available except for rare books.

Reprography: Yes.

Reference Assistance: Yes. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.