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The Donors

Mr. Schulich and Principal Woolf share a passion for history and their combined collections form a particularly excellent overview of 16th through 18th-century history and culture. The illustrations, maps, signs of provenance, use, and readership provide a view of both printing and social history during the Hand Press period (1500-1800).

Mr. Seymour Schulich

Mr. Schulich is among Canada’s greatest philanthropists having donated or pledged in excess of $350 million to university faculties of business, medicine, dentistry, nursing, engineering, chemistry, music, law, education and science. His generous contribution of books to the collection includes several of our earliest English printed books, works on travel and exlporation, and significant Canadiana pieces.

 

Principal Daniel Woolf

Daniel Robert Woolf is the 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, a historian and proud Queen's alumnus. As a professor in Queen's Department of History, Principal, Dr. Woolf supervises graduates students and continues to teach. His contribution to the collection reflects his research interests in British history and historical writing.