Collection of general literature, Sanskrit and comparative philology from the personal library of Charles MacDouall (1818-1883), first Professor of Latin at Queen's College, Belfast (1849-50) and second Professor of Greek (1850-78). The collection includes material relating to Classical, Eastern and Middle Eastern languages, and comparative philology, principally from the first half of the 19th century. The collection also includes examples of traditional folk tales and ballads from a variety of countries, and numerous dictionaries, primers and other general works.
The MacDouall Collection is significant for reflecting the research interests of a reputable 19th century academic. Its strengths focus primarily on philology, languages and general literature.
Approx. 1200 items consisting mainly of monographs, articles and journals etc.
Details of the MacDouall Collection can be found on the QUB on-line catalogue (QCAT) within the Special Collections sub-division (prefix MacD/) and is accessible on www.qub.ac.uk/lib ; Queen's University Belfast, The Library Shelf Catallogue, Vol. IX, Section B (Typescript ledger shelflist: Refs B7, B9, B16-18 )