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Scottish Covenanters
University of Guelph, McLaughlin Library

Convenanters; Solemn League and Covenant; Scotland--Church history--17th century

The collection was begun in 1965, shortly after the History Department was formed at the university. Interest in the Scottish Covenanters stemmed from the first chairman of the Scottish Studies programme. Anything available was purchased for the early period (1637-1651), using grants from the Macdonald Stewart Foundation and the general library allocation.

The collection is particularly strong in primary materials of the early covenanting period. The later period of the Cameronian Covenanters (1681-1690) has been augmented substantially in recent years. Pamphlets, monographs, and a few broadsides by most of the main Covenanters and their opposition are represented in the collection.

English predominates. Materials in any language for critical works and especially French and Latin for primary sources are collected if they are on the Covenanting period.

306 titles - monographs, theses, pamphlets, maps, facsimile reprints and microforms; of these, 106 items are in the Rare Book Collection and 60 microfilm reels of related manuscript material are in the archives.

Bibliographic Access
All titles are catalogued or coded. Access is via the On-Line Public Access Catalogue or the CD-ROM catalogue. LC classification is used. Government documents are coded in the CODOC system. The archival collections are coded in an adaptation of the cataloguing and coding system.

Physical Access
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Interlibrary Loan: Available except for rare and archival materials.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants, and as the copyright allows.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present