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Series - Hugh McLennan (1927-2004) files

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Hugh McLennan (1927-2004) files

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  • 1850-2000, predominant 1880-1960 (Creation)

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18.5 cm of textual records
36 photographs : b&w

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The series consists of photographs and textual records spanning the period 1850-1984, predominantly 1880-1960, relating to the McLennan family as arranged by Hugh McLennan (1927-2004). The series also comprises records related to Hugh McLennan's work as a camp counsellor north of Montreal during the early 1940s.

The series includes photographs; incoming and outgoing correspondence; genealogical and family information; diaries, including World War I diaries, and remembrances; newspaper clippings and ephemera; official documents, including wills and marriage certificates; obituaries and tributes; drafts of writings, research notes, and sketches; McLennan's coil-bound notebooks about canoe trips, a typescript of one of McLennan's camping journals and accompanying photographs; a letter to a family member regarding McLennan family genealogy; and photocopies of birth, marriage, and death notes in the family Bible. Family members prominently represented include Hugh McLennan (1825-1899), John Stewart McLennan (1853-1939), Francis McLennan (1857-1940), Bartlett McLennan (1868-1918), Isabella Christine McLennan (1870-1960), Hugh McLennan (1887-1915), and William McLennan (1856-1904).

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The files as they were received by Rare Books and Special Collections were arranged and labeled by Hugh McLennan (1927-2004). Upon donation of the materials his son, Neil McLennan, advised that Professor McLennan had begun at one point to sort through family papers. The folders he created were arranged by family member and labeled with each family member’s name. It is unknown how these materials were arranged previously.

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Contains RBSC-ARC-1717-PH-80 to RBSC-ARC-1717-PH-98

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