Fontanus <p><span lang="EN-US">Founded in 1988, <em>Fontanus: from the collections of McGill University</em>, was conceived as an annual scholarly journal edited and produced by McGill Librarians. The primary purpose of <em>Fontanus </em>is to showcase the University Library's extensive rare and special collections through in-depth scholarly articles which interpret or showcase particular collections. Like McGill's collections, the subject range of the individual articles run the full spectrum from Science, Medicine, Law to the Humanities and Social Sciences. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">The fourteenth volume of <em>Fontanus,</em><em><span> co-edited by Peter McNally and Gordon Burr</span></em><em>, </em>contains 4 articles based on the collections in the McGill University Archives and the Redpath Museum. The McGill University Archives provided the main sources for all of the articles. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Editorial</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">This volume of Fontanus was edited by Professor Emeritus Peter McNally and Senior Archivist Gordon Burr. We wish to thank the invaluable aid and support that we received from the Dean of Libraries, Colleen Cook and the team of people that enable this type of project to come to fruition. A big thank you to Rhiannon Hebert and Nicola Vernon for their copy editing skills, Alex Kohn for her advice on copyright, Jessica Lange for her kind support of a neophyte editor and Jennifer Innes for her invaluable technical skills that in the end made this publication possible.</span></p><p>This volume of <em>Fontanus: from the Collections of McGill University</em> is dedicated to Dr. Robert H. Michel, Co-Editor of volumes 12 (2010) and 13 (2013) and a contributor of distinguished articles over many years.</p><p> </p><p><span lang="EN-US"><br /></span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Gordon Burr</span></p> McGill University Library & Archives en-US Fontanus 0838-2026 <p><em><span>Authors retain copyright of the work. They agree to the following terms:</span></em></p><p><em><span>1.<span> </span></span></em><em><span>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication.</span></em></p><p><em><span>2.<span> </span></span></em><em><span> Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal. </span></em></p><p><em><span>3.<span> </span></span></em><em><span>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</span></em></p> Introduction Gordon Burr Copyright (c) 2017 Gordon Burr 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 14 1 1 10.26443/fo.v14i.283 Editorial Gordon Burr Copyright (c) 2017 Gordon Burr 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 14 1 1 10.26443/fo.v14i.284 The Falcon: The Statue of a Winged Youth at McGill <p>The Falcon statue, created by R. Tait McKenzie, stands as a beacon just outside the entrance of the McLennan Library Building on the main campus of McGill University. The process of acquiring this statue was not straightforward but owing to the persistence of Principal F. Cyril James the statue of the winged youth made its way to McGill.</p> Joseph Hanaway Copyright (c) 2016 Fontanus 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 14 1 5 10.26443/fo.v14i.274 Sir Thomas and Lady Roddick, Their Gates and Clock Tower <p>This is the narrative of how a determined and resourceful McGill alumni restored the clock tower in the iconic Roddick Gates that span the entrance to the main campus of McGill University.</p> Joseph Hanaway Copyright (c) 2016 Fontanus 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 14 1 6 10.26443/fo.v14i.275 Egyptian Mummies at the Redpath Museum: Unravelling the History of McGill University’s Collection <h3>This article provides the context for the acquisition of the Egyptian Mummies collection at the Redpath Museum through donors such as James Ferrier, Sir Thomas Roddick and the Montreal Natural History Society. Since the 19<sup>th</sup> century the Mummies have solicited a great deal of public interest and have also been the object of rigorous scientific studies, this paper explores the history of the collection at Redpath and the impact of new technologies on adding to our knowledge of the collection.</h3><p> </p> Barbara Lawson Copyright (c) 2017 Barbara Lawson 2016-12-31 2016-12-31 14 1 37 10.26443/fo.v14i.281