Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00697 (Downsview Offsite) - Patrick McGahern Papers

Zone d'identification


CA OTUTF MS COLL 00697 (Downsview Offsite)


Patrick McGahern Papers


  • 1888-2012 (Production)

Niveau de description

Manuscript Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

50 boxes and items (11 metres)

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur


Histoire administrative

Patrick McGahern Books is an Ottawa based book store specializing in Used and Rare Books, Canadiana, Americana, Arctic, Antarctic, Travel, Natural History & Voyages, Illustrated & Plate Books, Rare Books, Irish and Scottish History and Literature.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Gift of Patrick and Liam McGahern

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

This collection demonstrates the scope and practice of operating an antiquarian bookseller’s establishment both before and during the use of computerized orders, payments, and catalogue creation. In particular, it deals with Patrick McGahern Books in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, also known as both The Book Boutique and Patrick and Liam McGahern Books. The collection contains business records,financial records, book orders, correspondence, memorabilia, a card catalogue, and bookseller’s catalogue proofs, masters, and prints related to the operation of Patrick McGahern Books.It also contains a moderate collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century bookseller’s catalogues either collected or used by Patrick and Liam McGahern.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation


Mode de classement

Series 1: Administrative Records and Business-Specific Catalogues
Series 2: Financial Records
Series 3: Correspondence and Outreach
Series 4: Memorabilia and Miscellania
Series 5: Bookseller's Catalogues
Series 6: Card Catalogue

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: Please note that this material requires 2 business days to retrieve.

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

Notes de langue et graphie

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Instrument de recherche téléversé

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Descriptions associées

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Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)


Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

Zone du contrôle de la description

Identifiant de la description


Identifiant du service d'archives

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression




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