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A Guide to the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections

Book of Hours

Book page. Coloured illustration of two figures in robes with flower decorations

Book of Hours [between 1470 and 1480] (MS 105) has been digitized and made accessible online.

Our conservator, Audrie Schell, restored and rebound this book in 2014. Learn more about the restoration of the Book of Hours here

Where to find Digital Archives and Rare Books at the William Ready Division

A growing number of items in our archives and rare book collection are now available online! Follow the links in the box below to discover our digital collections. 

For non-McMaster users: While much of our collection databases are available to the public, there are several databases which require a McMaster ID login.

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Digital Archival Resources @ Mac

General Archives Material

Rare Books

Bertrand Russell Archives

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