Fonds MG 6.23 - Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

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Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

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MG 6.23

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  • 1905-1986 (Creation)
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    MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

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12 cm of textual records

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(1895-1971)

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"Hughie" MacKenzie was born in 1895 in Rear Christmas Island, Cape Breton. The "seanachaidh" of the Gaelic Society of Cape Breton, he taught classes in the Gaelic language and had a weekly Gaelic radio program at the time of his death in Sydney in 1971. In addition to his fluency in Gaelic, he played the bagpipes and violin, as well as composing many Gaelic songs. He was the son of the bard Archie Sheumais MacKenzie and brother to Archie Alex MacKenzie.

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Fonds consists of papers that include:

b. Two copies of the history of the first settlers in Iona including MacKenzie's version of the story of their first encounter with the Mi'Kmaq ; a story in English and set in Christmas Island. Many cultural practices are discussed ; a speech addressed to The Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Social workers ; two songs in English.

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  • Scottish Gaelic

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File list is available: MG 6.23 [http://beaton.cbu.ca/atom/MGs/6/MG6.23.pdf]

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