The impressive libraries that Edward and William Maxwell amassed throughout their lifetimes provided a source of architectural information and satisfied a marked penchant for collecting. It is fortunate that at least a part of their collections is preserved at the Blackader-Lauterman Library at McGill University through the generosity of Edward's widow, Elizabeth Ellen Maxwell; the family of his son, Stirling Maxwell; his grandson, Henry Yates; and William's daughter, Mary Maxwell Rabbani. Thus, four hundred and fifty volumes have been reunited with McGill's other Maxwell holdings of personal and business records and almost twenty thousand architectural drawings and photographs. full text