Fonds MG 6.33 - Angus R. MacDonald fonds

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Angus R. MacDonald fonds

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MG 6.33

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  • 1928-1973 (Creation)
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    MacDonald, Angus R.

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8 cm of textual records

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(1884-1973)

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“Angus R.” was born on the French Road in 1884. He was a carpenter “by nature,” whose handicraft is found in the churches he built. He was fond of singing in Gaelic and when new verses were needed he would write them. MacDonald lived in Boston from 1922-1931 but as he did not feel he was experiencing enough success to warrant being far from Cape Breton he returned to work as a carpenter in New Waterford.

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Fonds consists of papers including poetry, book excerpts, and a scrapbook. Papers include:

  1. A collection of his poetry compiled by his daughter, Christena E. MacDonald, 1968. Also included is a poem by French Road bard, Duncan MacDonald. Typescript and printed, 32 pages.
  2. Excerpts from Songs of the Gael [n.d.]. Printed, 6 pages.
  3. Obituary of Angus R. MacDonald, 1973. Clippings including a poem by John Og Walker of Lake Ainslie.
  4. “Biography of Christena Evelyn MacDonald” 1931. Original, 9 pages.
  5. Scrapbook of clippings pertaining to Florence E. MacDonald’s track and field career, and including clippings on Johnny Miles, 1929.
  6. Failte Cheap Breatuinn: A collection of Gaelic poetry by Vincent A. MacLellan (1891). The MacNeil Edition edited by James Hugh MacNeil, 1933. Typescript 233 pages. Supplement, 1933, containing biography of V. A. McLellan. Typescript, 22 pages. Presented by Angus R. MacDonald.

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  • English
  • Scottish Gaelic

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Christena MacDonald joined the Sisters of Charity at Mount St. Vincent.

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